WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY
Last Modified: August 1, 2018
About This Website
https://buildingbits.com/ (the “Site”) is a website owned by Building Bits Holdings, LLC (“BuildingBits” “us,” “our” or “we”). BuildingBits is not a registered broker-dealer or an investment adviser. We do not provide financial advice or investment recommendations; any information or representations made on the Site does not constitute and should not be construed as investment advice or recommendations.
Information We Collect About You
Personally Identifiable Information. “Personally Identifiable Information” is information that may be used to identify you personally and can include financial information as well. BuildingBits collects Personally Identifiable Information from you when you use our Site in various ways such as signing up for an account, completing forms or applications on our Site, sending us an email through our Site, or engaging in a transaction through our Site. BuildingBits may also collect information which may be contained on server logs, such as your Internet protocol (“IP”) address.
The types of Personally Identifiable Information that we collect through our Site may include, but not be limited to, your: (1) personal name; (2) email address; (3) physical address; (4) phone number; (5) date of birth; (6) Social Security Number; (7) information from an identity document such as a passport or driver’s license; (8) business name; (9) business address; (10) articles of incorporation; (11) bank account information; and (12) any other Personally Identifiable Information you may voluntarily provide.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. BuildingBits also collects Non-Personally Identifiable Information from you when you use our Site. “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” is information which, by itself, cannot be used to identify or contact you. Non-Personally Identifiable Information which we collect and may store in our log files may include, without limitation, frequency of visits to our Site, time spent viewing pages on our Site, date(s) and time(s) of visits to our Site, clickstream data, cookies existing on your computer, operating system, browser type, device type used to visit our Site (desktop or mobile), and sites visited before arriving at our Site. We collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information through automated tracking technologies, some of which are discussed below, and we may combine this automatically collected information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you and to improve our Site.
Personally Identifiable Information may be supplemented with other information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information and Personally Identifiable Information from third party sources. Types and uses of such third party sources may include: (1) services used to verify identity and backgrounds; (2) services used for anti-money laundering screening; or (3) payment processing services.
How We Collect Information about You
We collect the above information about you when you voluntarily provide it through our Site. For example, we collect information you provide to us when you complete forms on our Site such as when you create your user account, or submit inquiries, feedback, or comments to us by email. We also collect other information or content from you when you upload it voluntarily to our Site.
We and our service providers may also collect information about you using various automated technologies on our Site such as those described below:
By visiting or registering for our Site, you consent to our use of first-party and third-party cookies and other automated technologies that we or third parties may use to collect information from our Site.
- Web Beacons. Some pages of our Site may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages of our Site and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
- Log File Data. Log files are automatically reported by your web browser and may include information such as your Internet protocol (“IP”) address, frequency and timing of clicks you make on webpages, browser type and configuration, or webpages viewed or visited. This information helps us with improving our Site.
- Analytics. We may use analytics programs and service providers, such as Google Analytics and Hubspot, which can use first-party cookies to report on your interactions with the Site. Google Analytics collects information including, but not limited to, the time of each of your visits to the Site, whether you have visited the Site before, what website referred you to the Site, and what pages you viewed on the Site. If you wish to learn more about Google Analytics and how it collects and processes data, please visit the following link: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can also choose to opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The above technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering our Site, tracking users’ movements around our Site and gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by third-party companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis. This information helps us with improving our Site.
How We Use Information We Collect About You
BuildingBits will use Non-Personally Identifiable Information and Personally Identifiable Information: (1) to market our Site or our affiliates’ websites, products, and services to you and other users of our Site; (2) analyze data to send more targeted messages to users of our Site; (3) to conduct research and analyze data to improve our products, services, and Site; (4) to enable our vendors and contractors to provide and assist us in the marketing, operation, troubleshooting and analysis of our Site and other services; (5) to fulfill product and service requests; (6) to deliver email messages like special offers, updates, newsletters, customer service, and service announcements; (7) to comply with and meet any regulatory requirements for the offer or sale of securities required by law, rules or regulations; (8) to protect our Site or its users; (9) to engage in any other lawful activities we believe are consistent with the foregoing; and (10) when required by law (e.g., to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process), when we deem it necessary to protect against legal liability, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
We may provide or obtain any of the above services through third parties, which may necessitate sharing Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information with them. For example, we may use a third party website developer who will need access to your information for development and analysis purposes in connection with improving our Site. With regard to use of your information for marketing, none of the information is shared beyond BuildingBits’s affiliates.
BuildingBits employs or contracts with third-party companies or individuals to perform certain functions or services on its behalf. Examples of these services from such third parties, companies, or individuals, may include ID verification, accreditation/financial/credit verification, electronic document signing, payment storing and processing, sending e-mail, escrow services, disbursement of funds, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. BuildingBits may share with these third parties, and these third parties may have access to, your information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information needed to perform their functions or services. However, these third parties may not use your information for other purposes. To the extent that your Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information is provided to such third parties, the information will be collected and used by the third parties only to perform their prescribed functions or services.
Transfer of Your Information
We may have to transfer your information to a buyer or other successor to our business in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of BuildingBits’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of a bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personally Identifiable Information held by us about our Site user is among the assets transferred.
Third Party Websites and Services
The Site may permit you and other users to communicate with BuildingBits and each other through communications channels included on the Site. We may read, collect, and analyze information transmitted between users for compliance and marketing purposes. We do not guarantee that information provided by other users on the Site is accurate or complete, nor do we assume any responsibility for correcting such information.
We or our affiliates may at times send you e-mail communications with general marketing information. If you prefer not to receive such marketing or promotional e-mails, you may unsubscribe via your account dashboard or by emailing us at: email@example.com or you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included in these emails. However, you cannot opt out of receiving certain types of email communications such as emails regarding specific transactions you have participated in on our Site, legal notices we may be required to give, or emails responding to specific inquiries from you.
Please note that opt-out requests may take up to one (1) week to process. Please also note that at times we may need to send you e-mail communications which are transactional in nature and which you will not be able to opt-out of, such as service or termination announcements or payment confirmations.
Accessing or Changing Your Information
You can choose to delete your account. However, we will have the right to retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, provide our services, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. For example, we may need to retain archival copies of your information for legal or compliance purposes even after you have requested its deletion.
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We use reasonable efforts to secure access to Personally Identifiable Information in our possession, but will not be liable for any failure to safeguard such information, whether inadvertent or otherwise. The information you provide to us is encrypted and stored securely on private cloud servers through third-party service providers that we use. We also take commercially reasonable efforts to store as little sensitive information as possible. For example, information regarding bank accounts will not be stored on our servers, but may be transferred to third-party payment processors and stored by them. Information regarding identification documents such as passports or driver’s licenses will not be stored on our servers but be transferred to third-party service providers who must use that information to perform verification services for us.
Though we and our service providers, who have informed us that they also use reasonable efforts to secure Personally Identifiable Information, take commercially reasonable efforts to keep secure any Personally Identifiable Information, there is no guarantee that any communication over the public Internet is 100% secure at all times. Therefore, neither we nor our service providers shall be held liable for the failure to safeguard Personally Identifiable Information, whether inadvertent or otherwise.
It is also important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to log off any computer or device you use to access your account on our Site after you have finished.
The BuildingBits Site is not intended for use by children, especially those under eighteen (18) years of age. No one under eighteen (18) years of age is allowed to use our Site, provide any Personally Identifiable Information or receive our email distributions. We do not knowingly solicit or collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of thirteen (13) or anyone under eighteen years of age. If you believe that anyone under these ages has disclosed Personally Identifiable Information to BuildingBits, please report this to us immediately by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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