At Builders Digital Experience, LLC (BDX), we share your concerns about privacy. Because an essential function of this site is performing customized home searches and securing information about builders, product manufacturers and related resources for the home and garden, largely based upon the information you input, we want you to understand what types of information we are collecting and what may happen to that information.
- What types of information are collected by BDX?
- How is this information used by BDX?
- Who this information may be shared with by BDX?
- What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under BDX's control?
- How can you update your information?
- What other provisions apply to your use of this site?
How to Contact Us
Privacy at BDX
Builders Digital Experience, LLC
11900 Ranch Road 620 N
Austin, TX 78750-1345
1. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Information is collected from our users at several different points during your visit to BDX.
Registration: To use some resources available on our websites, a user must complete our registration process. During registration, a user is required to provide certain categories of information, such as name, email address and password.
Optional Information: At various other points during your visit to BDX, you may be asked to provide information about yourself. For example, you may wish to participate in a survey or a contest. Participation in surveys or contests or the use of other services which require the input of additional information is completely voluntary on your part, and you have the choice about whether to disclose the information necessary to use these features of our site.
Passive Collection of Information: In addition to the information which you actively provide to BDX by methods such as completing the registration form, BDX collects information about how you interact with our site. BDX collects passive information for purposes such as testing and improving a user's experience at the site and the compilation of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information for internal purposes and for disclosure to third parties such as advertisers and content partners. The types of passive information collected by this site include, without limitation, your IP address, which type of browser you are using, where you go on our site, and how long you stay on any part of our site. Passive information does not identify you to BDX by name, and BDX does not link your IP address to your personally identifiable information.
Collection of Information from Children: BDX abides by federal law and the guidelines set up by the Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act). As such, BDX will not knowingly collect any personal information from or allow the registration of young people under the age of 13.
2. USE OF INFORMATION
The information which you supply to BDX enables us to provide the new home search and matching services, home brochures, maps, etc. In addition, BDX uses your information to customize our site to your interests and enhance your overall experience at our site. BDX tries to recognize you using various methods, including having you log in with your email address and your password. Once BDX recognizes you, pages, advertisements and other content is customized for you so that you can see what interests you the most. In addition, as described above, BDX utilizes passive information to learn more about how you interact with our site. This passive information may be combined with your other information for purposes such as testing and improving your experience at our site and the compilation of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information for internal purposes and for disclosure to third parties such as advertisers and content partners. This aggregate passive information does not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.
Contacting You by Email: BDX may use your contact information periodically in order to send you email regarding updates at the BDX site, such as new BDX opportunities and additional listings which may be of interest to you. The frequency of these messages will vary depending upon your profile. In addition, we may send you free informational newsletters or notices related to topics which may be of special interest to you, including builders, product manufacturers, related advertisers and general home shopping advice.
3. SHARING OF INFORMATION
During the registration process, and at certain points thereafter in connection with specific offers, BDX asks you whether information about you may be sent to third parties who have products, services and opportunities which may be useful to you. BDX understands how important your information is to you. Therefore, BDX does not share any information that can be tied to you without your permission. If you give your permission to allow third parties to contact you, personal information about you (such as your contact information and other information collected during your visit to BDX) may be shared with builders, product manufacturers, data aggregators, marketers (possibly in the form of list rental), and other organizations. Regardless of your decision regarding the sharing of your personal information, we may share broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information with our business partners. This aggregate information does not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.
Third Party Service Providers: From time to time, BDX may decide that it is more efficient to use third parties to perform specific services, such as sending newsletters to BDX's users. If we use a third party to provide specific services (such as sending newsletters to our users on our behalf), then information (such as contact information) may be shared with that party to the extent necessary for the third party to provide these services. These third party service providers are only allowed to use personally identifiable information for the purpose of providing the specific services requested by BDX. The third-party services covered by this paragraph do not include links to third party sites found on our site, which are governed by a more specific provision (Links to Other Sites) below.
Disclosure to Law Enforcement and Similar Disclosures: While BDX strives to protect the personal information of our users, BDX will release personal information if required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate.
BDX has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. You are the only user authorized to update your profile, unless you provide your password information to another party.
BDX helps protect personally identifiable information by utilizing both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the places where your information is stored. Our staff is trained to comply with our security procedures, and our security procedures are regularly reviewed and revised, if necessary, by the Privacy Team at BDX.
If you have any questions about security issues at our site, please send an email to email@example.com and we will try to answer your questions.
5. HOW YOU CAN UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION
You can update your personal information by clicking on the "My Account" or "Update Profile" link on the BDX sites, or by following the instructions included in any email message you receive from BDX. Users who are experiencing problems with updating their information should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to resolve your problems.
6. OTHER PROVISIONS
Disclaimer: BDX provides information on many topics. Some of this information is created by BDX, and some of it is created by third parties. While our site strives to provide accurate expert advice, commentary and other information, BDX does not make any warranty regarding the accuracy, reliability or use of any information provided on this site, including articles, demonstration videos, mortgage calculators and other tools.
Other: In the event that BDX sells, assigns or transfers some or all of its business to a successor or acquirer, BDX may sell, assign or transfer all of your information, regardless of your opt status, to such successor or acquirer.
Choice/Opt-Out: BDX users are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site. You may opt-out from receiving specified types of communications from BDX by clicking here. BDX will only communicate with you according to your instructions. If you have any questions relating to opting-out, please contact us at email@example.com and we will try to answer your questions.
Your privacy is important to BDX. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the other contact information listed above.
The State of CA enacted the Shine the Light law (CA Civil Code Sec 198.83) that permits customers of Builders Digital Experience who are CA residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information during the past year for marketing purposes. To make such a request, send an email to email@example.com.
Update effective January 24, 2013.