BuildHappy PRIVACY POLICY


BuildHappy is a unique site and repository for the work you choose to share. For that reason, this Privacy Policy is created for you to understand how information that is submitted to BuildHappy (the “Site”) is used. This Privacy Policy is part of our overall Terms of Use that we encourage you to review. Please note that this Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, and changes are effective upon posting. You should check back and review the policy from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 11/24/2009.



OVERVIEW

1. We want you to know when we collect information that can personally identify you and how we safeguard that information. We make sure to limit third party access to your private information. We will not contact you unless necessary to maintain your registration with BuildHappy or for other specific purposes relating to your use of the Site. If we do contact you with any kind of offers or extra information, we’ll respect your request to opt out of unwanted correspondence from us. Please keep in mind that what you post to the Site is not private. It will be up to you what you post on the Site, as long as your posts comply with our Terms of Use.


HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION



2. Registration. In order to use some functions of our website, you may first complete the registration form and create a user name and password. During registration, you may be required to give valid contact information (such as your name and email address). We use this information to contact you according to our Terms of Use.


3. Surveys or Contests. From time to time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our Site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). We may use a third-party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests. We will prohibit this third-party service provider from using our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose.


4. Browser Activities. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in web server log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and click-stream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. For more information about this, please see the section on “Cookies” below.


5. Profile. We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and/or clear gifs to create a “profile” of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information to information in the profile in order to provide tailored promotions for the Site, and improve the content of the Site.


COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SITE



6. You may receive a variety of communications from BuildHappy. Out of respect for your privacy, with some exceptions (listed below) we generally provide you a way to unsubscribe from these communications. Communications from BuildHappy comply with United States Federal Law, including the CAN-SPAM Act, which establishes requirements for those who send commercial email, spells out penalties for spammers and companies whose products are advertised in spam if they violate the law, and gives consumers the right to ask emailers to stop spamming them. (For more information on The CAN-SPAM Act go to the government website at http://www.ftc.gov/spam).


BUILDHAPPY INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE



7. Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable information about groups of users).We may share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers, as applicable. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.


8. Personally Identifiable Information. We do not share personally identifiable information with third parties except as follows: We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website. We also reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information to take legal action related to breaches of our Terms of Use.


9. Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies are nearly ubiquitous on the Internet, and are a feature of virtually all commercial Sites. We use cookies on this Site. We link the information we store in cookies to personally identifiable information you submit while on our Site. We use both temporary and persistent cookies. We use temporary cookies to make it easier for you to navigate through our Site. Your computer will delete our temporary cookies when you close your Internet browser’s window. A persistent cookie will remain on your hard drive for an extended period. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Site. We also use persistent cookies to reduce the risk of fraud. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. If you refuse cookies issued by BuildHappy on the Site, you may be unable to use our website. Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) may use cookies on our Site. We have no access to or control over these cookies. See “Third Party Advertisers.” This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by BuildHappy only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


10. Third Party Advertisers. The ads that may appear on this Website are delivered to users by our advertising partners. We may share Website usage information about users with reputable third parties for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements on this Site. Our advertising partners may use cookies and clear GIFs on this Site, which allow them to recognize a user’s cookie when a user visits this Site. The information that our advertising partners collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable. For more information about our third-party advertiser, or to learn more about the choices available to you regarding this anonymous information, please visit their respective privacy policy.


OTHER PRIVACY ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE SITE



11. Links to Other Sites. This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by BuildHappy. Please be aware that we, BuildHappy, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.


12. Personal Information Posted to the BuildHappy Site. You should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit to the Site can be read, collected, or used by other users of the website. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in this manner. BuildHappy reserves the right to terminate the accounts of any users who violate the Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy as stated on the BuildHappy website, or to remove any content BuildHappy determines in its sole discretion is inappropriate for the Site.


13. Access to Personally Identifiable Information. If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or deactivate it by making the appropriate changes on your profile page.


14. Security. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can send email us at info@BuildHappy.net.


15. Changes in this Privacy Statement. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. We will notate the date of last revision at the beginning of each copy of our privacy policy. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our Site after you have logged in.


16. Contact Us. If you believe that your personal information, name, likeness or other images have been used without your consent or in violation of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, please contact us at once at info@BuildHappy.net and we will investigate the matter. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: info@BuildHappy.net.