WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER?
BuildingsGuide.com gathers information for the purpose of matching buyers with relevant suppliers and to personalize and continually improve your experience with us. We recognize that your information is sensitive and restrict our collection and use of it to the critical data needed to deliver the service provided by us. As a visitor to our site, you can browse our pages without having any personally identifiable information revealed about you. Information we automatically collect via industry standard web log files includes the URL from which you visited, the page you are visiting, your computer browser information and your IP address. As a buyer using our Request for Quote service, you need to provide certain information so BuildingsGuide.com can deliver our Request for Quote service to you. This includes contact information, basic demographic information, and your purchasing requirements. The information collected varies according to the different purchasing categories and can be viewed by visiting the different forms located throughout our site. We will also ask you for feedback about our service, which is collected and stored to allow us to continually improve our offerings. As a supplier using our Request for Quote service, you must provide information that allows us to deliver our Request for Quote service to you. This includes your contact information, information about your desired target markets, and billing information. In addition, we may supplement the information you provide with a credit check to ensure your creditworthiness. It should be noted that any credit card information we receive is stored securely via encryption and a SSL connection; our security measures are reviewed later in this document.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
BuildingsGuide.com uses the information we gather to put buyers and sellers into contact with one another and to provide better services on our site through analysis and communication.
Request for Quote. Buyers or suppliers who utilize our Request for Quote service receive emails from us to facilitate your transaction. You cannot opt out of emails that are necessary to provide our services. Your use of BuildingsGuide.com’s Request for Quote service and acceptance of our Terms and Conditions include agreement that we may use your personal information to contact you and deliver information to you. Email Services BuildingsGuide.com offers services such as “Recommend a Friend” that allow visitors to notify other people via e-mail about our services. We do not use any email addresses used in these communications for any purpose other than to send your email. Other communications From time to time, BuildingsGuide.com will send a promotional offer to our users that we believe will be of interest to you based on your profile. We also occasionally send surveys, general announcements, and service updates. If you do not wish to receive these communications, we encourage you to opt out of these communications by contacting:
HOW DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH OTHERS?
Our customer information is an important part of our business. As a result, we limit the disclosure of this information to the information necessary to provide our service of matching buyers and suppliers. Our sharing of information to outside parties is described below. Buyers: To facilitate our business of matching buyers and suppliers, buyers using our Request for Quote service will be provided information about suppliers. This may include supplier contact information, company background information and, where appropriate, ratings or reviews. Suppliers: Similarly, a small set of suppliers will be provided with buyer information so buyers may be able to have their purchasing needs fulfilled. The buyer’s information (including all forms of contact information submitted) can only be used to communicate with the buyer about their desired purchase. In addition, suppliers may receive information about buyers in a manner that does not disclose personally identifiable information. Examples include data that are aggregated across a group of buyers or feedback that is provided without attribution to a specific person or company.
Agents: From time to time, we may utilize the services of third-party companies to help facilitate our business activities. These may include bill collection services, affiliate or incentive program providers, customer service organizations, e-mail and postal mail brokers, and marketing service providers. These companies are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and are prohibited from using the information we provide for any reason except to perform the functions that BuildingsGuide.com has outlined for them.
Affiliates. BuildingsGuide.com has established partnerships to provide our Request for Quote service more broadly throughout the Internet to both buyers and suppliers. When a user has utilized these services through an affiliate, we will share information about these users to the affiliate as necessary. This information is typically reported in an aggregated format.
Legal Requests: BuildingsGuide.com may release account and other personal information to legal authorities when it is obligated to do so to comply with the law. In addition, BuildingsGuide.com may release information about you to public authorities in relation to investigations of fraud, piracy or other unlawful activity in order to maintain a high level of trust and safety in our community.
Your information is stored on servers that are protected against unauthorized access through the use of safeguards such as “firewalls,” encryption and Secure Socket Layers. We utilize many security techniques to protect your personal information. However, it is impossible to guarantee a perfect security system.
Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use BuildingsGuide.com’s services.
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