Our site visitors’ privacy and trust are important to us. We provide this notice in order to make sure that your expectations and our practices are aligned, and that you are aware of your choices with regard to our use and disclosure of the information you provide to our sites.
- Information obtained when you (“you” or “User”) visit any of the following web sites of RCD and R.S. Means Company, LLC: ReedConstructionData.com, ReedConnect.com, SmartProjectNews.com, cubusReedConstructionData.com, MeansCostworks.com,RSMeans.com and ReedPSP.com(collectively, the “Sites”).
- Information obtained through e-mail communications with you related to the Sites.
Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the Sites.
Information We Collect and How We Collect It
We require you to provide certain information about yourself if you register with the Sites or request products and services. We also collect information when you participate in contests and surveys, when you respond to requests for feedback, when you submit postings to public areas of the Sites (e.g., blogs, moderated discussions and bulletin boards) and when you log on to the Sites through social networks such as Facebook, or Twitter.
The information we collect may include information from which you may be personally identified ("Personally Identifiable Information"), such as name, postal address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address, and certain business information such as employer name, occupation, job function, job title and buying information (e.g., preferences or history). We also will collect credit card and related information when you request a product or service (including, if applicable, registering for the Sites) for which there is a charge.
When you visit the Sites, we may collect the IP address of your computer. We also use automatic data collection technology to record other information that identifies your computer and tracks your behavior on the Sites. Methods used to collect this information may include “cookies” and “clear GIFs” (also known as “pixel tags” or “beacons”). A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Most browsers allow Users to block the receipt of cookies, but doing so may compromise your ability to use certain features of the Sites. A clear GIF is a small graphic image, typically used in connection with cookies, that is placed on a web site or in an email message. A clear GIF can monitor certain user behavior, such as your usage of the Sites, whether you opened an email message or whether you clicked on a URL in an email message. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information in this way, but if you provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, we may associate that information with the information that is collected automatically.
Some of the materials included on the Sites, including advertising, may be served by third parties. These third parties, in the course of serving such materials, may collect information regarding your use of the Sites and how you respond to e-mail communications, using methods that may include automatic data collection, and may use this information in order to present advertisements or other content that may be of interest to you on both the Sites and other web sites. Collection, use, disclosure and security of information collected by third parties are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties. If you would like more information about this practice or to opt out of having this information used by certain third-party ad servers to provide targeted ads, please visit . http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.
How We Use Your Information
We use Personally Identifiable Information collected on the Sites for the following purposes:
- To provide you with the Sites and other products and services.
- To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes regarding the Sites.
- To provide you with e-mail, fax and other notices (such as expiration and renewal notices) regarding your account and the products or services that you are receiving, and for billing and collection purposes.
- For any other purpose disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent.
We also may use your information to better understand our Users and to improve our Sites. For example, we may use this information to determine what portions of the Sites are most popular and the demographics of our Users generally. Cookies and other User information also enable us to customize your experience on the Sites and display targeted advertising.
We may use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers or to administer our Sites. We may also use IP addresses to help identify a User during a particular session and to gather data regarding use of the Sites.
We may use the information you provide us to send you e-mail, fax and other communications on behalf of RCD and our affiliates. These communications may include e-mail newsletters, as well as offers for other RCD and Reed Elsevier Inc. services. All e-mail newsletters will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of receiving future issues of the newsletter. All promotional offers will include an opportunity to opt out of receiving future promotions from the brand whose product/service is being promoted.
We also may use your information to send you e-mail and other communications on behalf of third parties. Each of these communications will include instructions for opting out of receiving future third party offers from us. You may also opt out of receiving third party offers from the Sites at any time by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line “opt out — third party.”
Our Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated, anonymous statistics about many Users, and individual information that is not Personally Identifiable Information without restriction as long as no individual is identifiable by the information disclosed, and otherwise will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information except as follows:
- Name and/or business name and title (but not information by which you may be contacted (i.e. name, postal address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address) in representative lists of our magazine circulation and/or web site membership, but not for further use or dissemination by the recipient.
- To third parties engaged to provide services under contractual requirement to keep Personally Identifiable Information confidential and use it only to perform the services.
- Portions of the Sites may be provided as “Premium” or “Sponsored” content. Premium or Sponsored content is made available to Users on the condition that we may share certain of the User’s registration information with the Premium or Sponsored content’s sponsors and advertisers and/or their service providers. We will always disclose when you are registering or being provided with Premium or Sponsored content.
- To other third parties (and/or to their service providers on their behalf) to market their products or services under contractual requirement to keep Personally Identifiable Information confidential and use it only to market and provide their products or services. You may opt out of such disclosures by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “do not disclose.”
- To any successor pursuant to an asset sale, merger, consolidation, restructuring, reorganization, liquidation or other similar transaction involving RCD or theSites.
- When we believe such disclosure is required by law, regulation or securities exchange requirement or for the protection of persons or property.
- When disclosure is necessary to accomplish the purpose for which you provide it.
We use reasonable safeguards to protect Personally Identifiable Information we collect on the Sites from unauthorized access, use, modification or disclosure. However, due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside of our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.
All information you submit using forums on the Sites will be available to other users of the forums without limitation. We have no control over how others use that information and you should consider this when posting information.
Right to Access and Change Information
You may view and update information that you previously submitted to the Sites by visiting the newsletter or website registration page for the Sites, or which you submitted to request a print publication, by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. However, a request to change information may not be accommodated if the request would conflict with legal requirements or result in incorrect information. Requests to view or change personal information may take a few days to process.
The Sites are operated by: Reed Construction Data LLC
30 Technology Parkway South
Norcross, GA 30092
Your California Privacy Rights
We will provide individuals who are California residents a description of the categories of personal customer information Reed Construction Data shares with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties or corporate affiliates' direct marketing purposes. We will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like this information, please submit a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Reed Construction Data at the mailing address above. In your request, please specify that you want a "California Privacy Rights Notice." Please allow 30 days for a response.
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