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Effective Date: January 1, 2020

At SAFEbuilt (“SAFEbuilt”, “We” or “Us”), your privacy is important to us. We respect your privacy and take reasonable measures to protect it. This Privacy Policy applies to the SAFEbuilt website (www.safebuilt.com) and our family of websites, including: Interwest Group, CommunityCore Solutions, GovEasy, and MTCI Private Provider Services (https://fl-mtci.gov-easy.com/home) (collectively, the “Sites”) and any services offered on the Sites:

  • SAFEbuilt (www.safebuilt.com) and Interwest Group (www.interwestgrp.com) provide professional consulting and management services to businesses and local governments for construction, design, and development projects.
  • CommunityCore Solutions (www.communitycore.com and app.communitycore.com) is an online software and portal solution that enables Clients to manage and track construction projects, obtain permits and licenses, pay fees and review and approve construction plans.
  • GovEasy (www.gov-easy.com) is an online portal or standalone software tool for municipalities and private companies to collaborate on the tracking and reporting on building permits, code enforcement, and to enable remote payment of government fees.
  • MTCI Private Provider Services (https://fl-mtci.gov-easy.com/home) provides engineering consulting services, plan review and inspection services for municipalities and local governments which is integrated into the GovEasy software and portal.
  • Calvin, Giordano & Associates (www.cgasolutions.com) provides microsites for municipalities to distribute project updates and general communication to registered subscribers.

This Sites are structured so that, in general, you can visit without revealing any personal information. However, to access some services requires that you register and open an account with Us, including providing certain personal information. if you choose to provide us with personal information, you may be assured that it will only be used in accordance with the principles set forth in this document.

By accessing or using the Sites, you agree and consent to our use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into our Terms of Use (available from our website). If you do not agree to any of the terms and conditions in this policy, you should not access the Sites or use any of the services.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information Collected Automatically. We collect certain data when you visit most pages on the Sites. Your visit may automatically provide us with data about your computer, such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times, and any referring web site addresses. As further described below, some parts of the Sites may use embedded cookies or other technologies to track and facilitate your use of the Sites.

Personal Information You Provide Voluntarily. On some pages of the Sites, We provide online forms for the purposes of contacting us, registering for online services and establishing an account, subscribing to communications, registering for a training course or webinar, downloading information resources such as whitepapers, and engaging in promotional events or other purposes. Personal information collected may include name, phone number, mailing address and email address. We may also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with our products, and contact preferences.

Except as otherwise described in this policy, we do not collect any personal information from you on the Sites unless you provide it to us. For example, if you email us or answer questions we have placed on the Sites, you are voluntarily releasing that information to Us for use as set forth in this policy. Please do not submit personal information to Us if you do not want Us to have this information. We also do not collect any sensitive personal information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or union membership).

CommunityCore and GovEasy Online Portals. To access the CommunityCore and GovEasy online portals, Clients are asked to set up a Client Account and receive specific User IDs for the Client’s designated representatives to access the portal and services. Each authorized user will register under a User ID, establish a profile (name, organization, work phone number and email) and create an individual password. Users are requested to keep your User ID and password secure and not disclose them to a third party. The portal and services are intended to be used by professionals – government officials, contractors, attorneys, inspectors, among others – involved in the real estate, construction, management and building trades (collectively, “Clients”). Information available on the portal is pulled primarily from public databases and as may be supplemented by certain user-uploaded information (“Client Information”). Be advised that We are not responsible for nor do we review, confirm or otherwise approve information from these public databases or what Client Information is uploaded.

Users are further advised NOT to include unnecessary personal information when uploading Customer Information unless, for example, such personal information may be required by a permitting or licensing entity or other governmental authority to obtain the requested permit or license. To the extent possible, notice and permission should be obtained before submitting personal information belonging to third parties.

Users should assume that any and all uploaded Client Information, including any personal information, will be publicly available. (See our Terms of Use for more information.) No financial or payment information is collected or processed when a user registers for the portal under a Client Account. If payment is enabled, such as to obtain a government permit, such payments are made through third-party payment processors. The collection and process of this information by the third-party payment processors is subject to their terms and policies. We do not have access to any financial information that you provide to any third-party payment processor.

PERFORMANCE AND TRACKING INFORMATION

We may track and record your interactions with our advertisements, our web sites, emails or other applications we provide using clickstream data and cookies. Clickstream data is a recording of what you click on while browsing the Sites. This data can tell Us the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the web site from which you linked to the Sites. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by a web site for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that web site, such as remembering your preferences and collecting aggregate (i.e., not personal) information. Many web sites, including ours, use cookies for these purposes. For example, We use Google Analytics to help use measure the performance of the Sites and improve your online experience. Our agreements with these service providers do not permit them to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or delete them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences and browser plug-in settings, in which case you may still use the Site, but it may interfere with some of its functionality. If you wish to find out more about cookies, or how to refuse cookies for your browser, please visit the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s web site at www.allaboutcookies.org.

We may use the following types of cookies on the Sites:

  • “Required” or “Essential” cookies are necessary for operation of the Sites.
  • “Functional” cookies enable the Sites to remember information a user has provided and personalize functionality.
  • “Analytics” cookies collect and analyze how the Sites are used, typically on an aggregate and anonymous basis.

In the future We may enable online behavioral advertising when you access the Sites, which may use third-party cookies or other tracking technologies to serve you advertisements about goods and services on our Sites and on other sites that may be of interest to you. These advertising companies and networks use certain non-personal information about your access and use of the Sites and other websites you have visited to provide tailored advertisements.

If you would like more information about online behavioral advertising and to know what are your choices, including how to opt-out of having your online information used for online behavioral advertising, please see the following industry websites:

Be advised, however, that opting out of online behavioral advertising does not mean that you will not see advertising when you are online. It means only that the advertising you do see on our Sites or other websites will be less relevant to your interests and choices.

Social Media. When users connect to the Sites from a social media website, such as Facebook or LinkedIn, we collect the personal information you have provided to that particular social media website in accordance with the social media website’s privacy practices, and we add the information to your profile and to manage your account, if any.

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use your personal information to understand your needs and provide better products and services, personalize your web site experience, and tailor future communications. Occasionally, We may use your personal information, such as an email you have provided, to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing promotion or offer that may be of particular interest to you. However, you may opt out of receiving these marketing or promotional messages at any time by contacting Us as provided below or clicking on the “Unsubscribe” function embedded in these messages. However, you cannot unsubscribe to transactional or administrative email messages about the status of your account, if any, or any product or service that you have requested.

We will not use or share personal information provided to us online for purposes unrelated to the ones described in this policy without letting you know and offering you a choice.

HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share the personal information you provide with other SAFEbuilt divisions or affiliates, provided that, such other divisions or affiliates have privacy practices that are no less robust than those set forth in this policy.

SAFEbuilt may permit its vendors and subcontractors to access your personal information, but they are only permitted to do so in connection with services they are performing on our behalf and in accordance with their contractual obligations with us. They are not authorized by SAFEbuilt to use your personal information for their own benefit or in ways inconsistent for the services they are providing to Us. We do not sell, lease or otherwise provide any personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes.

We use third-party payment processors when, for example, you register for a training course or purchase any other product or service provided on the Sites. Financial information you provide to a payment processor is subject to that third party’s terms and policies. We do not have access to this information at any time.

We may disclose personal information to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or the terms or policies for the web site. In addition, SAFEbuilt may disclose personally identifiable information as required by law or legal process.

In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization or acquisition of SAFEbuilt, or a business unit, personal information We have collected about you may be sold or otherwise transferred. However, this will only happen if the party acquiring the information agrees to use personal information in a manner which is substantially similar to the uses described in this policy.

We may, from time to time, offer surveys, contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions on the Sites. Participation is completely voluntary. Information requested for entry may include personal contact information such as your name, address, date of birth, phone number, email address, username, and similar details.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

The Sites may contain links to other websites and services. This can include clicking “Learn More” to take you to the websites of various third-party retailers or service providers. We do not control such third-party websites and services and are not responsible for their actions or privacy practices. The existence of a link on our Sites does not mean that we endorse or have vetted such third-party website or service. You are encouraged to carefully review the policies and practices of every website and service that you visit. While posted, third-party links may include special promotions or offers, the Sites currently do not implement Online Behavioral Advertising features.

SECURITY

SAFEbuilt has implemented reasonable and appropriate security measures steps to ensure the security of the personal and other information we collect on the Sites and the CommunityCore online portal. Any third-party service providers with whom We may share personal information are contractually obligated to implement security measures no less robust and comprehensive.

Users of the CommunityCore and GovEasy online portals are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of their login information, especially your password. It is recommended that you not share your login information with any other person. You are responsible for any access to or use of the portal by you or any person or entity using your login information, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you, and whether or not such person or entity is your employee or agent. SAFEbuilt will not be responsible for a data breach that results from a lost or stolen login information.

Be advised that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. and we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to the Sites or the CommunityCore or GovEasy online portals or that your personal information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner inconsistent with this policy. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Sites or CommunityCore online portal or associated services.

Any transactions conducted on the Sites will be encrypted using current SSL technology and will be managed by a third-party payment processor. We will not have access to any payment or other financial information that you provide to a payment processor operating on our behalf. The privacy policy of any third-party payment processer will govern how they treat any personal information you may provide to them.

NON-CONFIDENTIAL

Except as described in our Terms of Use (available from our website), any communication or material you transmit to Us by email or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and nonproprietary. Except to the extent expressly covered by this policy, anything you transmit or post may be used by Us for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. You expressly agree that We are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to Us without compensation and for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services using such information. Furthermore, you confirm that any media files you submit to Us (e.g., pictures, videos, etc.) are your property and you have permission of anyone depicted in these files to transfer rights to SAFEbuilt.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Sites who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to info@SAFEbuilt.com or link to www.safebuilt.com/contact-us/.

DO NOT TRACK

We currently do not honor browser-based Do Not Track signals.

CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT

For users located in California, SAFEbuilt has taken steps to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). We do not sell and will not sell personal information. You may submit a request to know what personal information We collect about you, what categories of personal information are provided to third parties, if any, or to request that We delete your personal information. These requests may be submitted to Us at info@SAFEbuilt.com or via www.safebuilt.com/about/contact or via a toll-free telephone call at 866-977-4111. Upon receipt, We will inform you what steps We will take to verify your identify and when you should expect a response. We will not treat a user different from other users because that user exercises a right available under the CCPA.

ACCESS TO AND CORRECTION OF INFORMATION / OPT-OUT

We retain your personal information for as long as needed to provide you the requested services or information. However, SAFEbuilt will maintain reasonable procedures for individuals to gain access to their personal information and preferences. If you wish for us to cease using your personal information and delete it from our list of active users, please contact us at info@SAFEbuilt.com or via www.safebuilt.com/about/contact and including sufficient details to enable Us to complete your request. We will process and honor such requests within a reasonable period of time after receipt.

Keep in mind, however, that there may be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain personal information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes, but we may retain and use it as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

LEGAL BASIS

Our legal basis for collecting and using your personal information is (i) to do so with your consent; (ii) where we need the personal information for performance of a contract or requested service, or (iii) where the collection and use is in our or another’s legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect the personal information in question. If We collect your personal information with your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time. You understand and agree that We may collect, use, disclose, and otherwise process the personal information you provide even if you are located outside the United States.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. SAFEbuilt does not collect or maintain information on the Site from persons We know to be under age 13, and no part of our Sites are designed to attract anyone under age 13. Please do not communicate with or contact Us if you are under age 13. If a child under the age of 13 has provided SAFEbuilt with their personal information, we ask that a parent or guardian of the child contact us using our Contact Us page to inform us of that fact. SAFEbuilt will use reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES

SAFEbuilt is located in the United States and the Sites are maintained in the United States. Your personal and other information will be stored, processed and accessed in the United States. You understand and agree that SAFEbuilt may collect, use, disclose, and otherwise process the personal information you provide as described in this Privacy Policy even if you are from an area outside the United States. This Privacy Policy is governed by the data privacy laws of the United States, which laws may not as protective as such laws in other countries.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

From time to time we may modify this Privacy Policy. We will notify you of any material change by sending a notice to the e-mail address you provided to us or by placing a prominent notice on our Sites. You can view the most recent version of the Privacy Policy at any time by clicking the “Privacy Policy” link at the bottom of each page on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any modification indicates your agreement to the new terms and conditions.

COMMENT AND QUESTIONS

If you have comments or questions about our privacy policy or your personal information, you may email us at info@SAFEbuilt.com or via www.safebuilt.com/about/contact.

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3755 Precision Drive
Suite 140
Loveland, CO 80538
Tel: 866-977-4111

 

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