Note: This policy tells you, among other things, what information we gather from you, how we may use or disclose that information and our efforts to protect it. Please read this policy carefully and feel free to contact us at Admin@BuildingSurplus.com if you have any questions regarding its content.
Types of Information Collected
When orders are placed, we collect billing and shipping information. We only collect personal information from users when registering to use the site and in order to process billing. Registration allows us to customize users’ experience primarily in terms of managing their listings and viewing their billing histories and banner statistics. We use your personally identifying information to identify you as a user of the site and to assist and speed the completion of transactions on the site. We will NOT use your email address to contact you directly regarding services or products.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from our servers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
• Access your information when you "sign in" so we can provide you with customized content or remember the last page you visited .
• Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using our products or services.
We also use third party advertisements on BuildingSurplus.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
We never sell your personal information to third parties.