Welcome! Buildeee is a technology-enabled platform solution providing the best experience in connecting people with a trusted ecosystem of qualified and certified professionals, merchants, and builders. Through Buildeee, people can find design ideas, advice, products, and services related to construction, renovation, and design.
The terms “we,” “us,” or “our” refer to (a) Buildeeedotcom Inc. By “you,” we are referring to visitors and users of any part of our Platform.
1. Collection of Information
We collect information that you provide us, from third parties, and automatically when you use our Platform. We collect information associated with your device using cookies and similar technologies. We may also receive information about your location.
Information You Provide Us
We collect information that you provide us, including your account and profile information, content you submit or post to our Platform, your purchase information, your communications, and the information you provide to us as part of surveys and contests.
Account and Profile Information. When you create an account on our Platform, we collect the information you provide us, like your name, email address, interests, gender, age, and profile information. If you are a professional, you may also choose to provide us information related to your business.
The content you submit. We collect information and content that you submit or post to our Platform, including your photos, comments, reviews, searches, photo notes, Ideabooks, and discussions.
Surveys and Contests. If you participate in our surveys, contests, or promotions, we will collect the information you provide to us.
Information from Others
We collect information that others provide us, including information from other platforms, publicly available information, information from other users of our Platform, information from our partners and corporate affiliates, and information from third-party sites.
Other Platforms. We may receive information about you from third-party platforms that obtain your permission to share this information with us. If you choose to sign-up for our Platform through Facebook or Google or upload your contacts from your third-party email service, you will be asked to share certain information with us as identified by those third-party platforms.
Publicly Available Information. Others may post content on our Platform that includes information about you (for example, as part of photos or stories). If you are a professional or seller, we may also collect information about you from publicly available sources and make it available as part of our Platform. For example, we may receive your name and contact information from industry associations and dealer networks in which you participate and display your affiliation with these organizations.
Other Users. In order to enhance the quality of our Platform, professionals and sellers on our Platform may provide us information about your engagement with them, including whether you have contacted them or responded to them, whether your project has been completed, and whether you have received a product you have ordered. If you are a professional or seller, Platform users and visitors may provide us with feedback and public reviews about you.
Buildeeedotcom. Subject to the privacy policies of our corporate affiliates and in accordance with applicable laws, we may receive information about you from them.
Automatically Collected Information
We collect information about your use of our Platform, including your search activity, the pages you view, the date and time of your visit, and if you use our browser extensions, content you interact with on third-party sites. We also collect information that your device provides to us in connection with your use of our Platform, such as your browser type, type of device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
We will receive your device's location if you enable this through your browser or mobile device. We may infer your general location from your IP address. You may also choose to provide us your location information by inputting this information in our Platform, including in your Buildeee settings or when you checkout as a shipping or billing address.
2. Use of Information
We use the information we collect to provide, support, and personalize our Platform and to communicate with you about our Platform (on and off our Platform). The ways we do this include the following:
- to provide and improve our Platform's functionality, including to display content you post publicly; to fulfill your purchases through our Platform; to process, store, and deliver your communications; to provide customer service and support; to respond to your inquiries or requests; to back-up our systems; and to improve the security of our Platform;
- to evaluate use of our Platform for our business purposes and to improve and develop our products and services, including new products and services and our Platform's functionality;
- to personalize your experience, such as to tailor the content and information made available to you and our support services;
- to display relevant advertising (on our Platform and third-party sites) and to evaluate the success of our advertising;
- to provide feedback to professionals and sellers on our Platform;
- to prevent fraud and to maintain a quality experience for our business purposes or legal reasons, including to filter for spam and communications that violate our agreements with you ;
- to enforce compliance with our agreements with you and applicable law; to comply with our legal obligations; to prosecute or defend a lawsuit, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding; to respond to lawful requests by public authorities (including national security or law enforcement requirements);
- to perform research and analysis for our business purposes; and
- if you decide to participate, to administer surveys, contests, and promotions.
- If you provide us information about your contacts (for example, when you sign up for our Platform through Facebook), in order to facilitate a more connected experience, we may inform your contacts who have accounts on our Platform that you also have joined our Platform and follow them on your behalf so that you may view their public activities on our Platform.
We may use your communications generally for quality assurance purposes and training and to improve our products and services. We may use your communications to understand and help manage the quality of requests received and responses sent by professionals and sellers on our Platform and to provide them feedback. We may use automated technology to review your communications and improve user experience. Learn more.
We may use your log-in information, cookie information, device information and IP addresses to identify you and log your use across devices and our Platform. We may use your addresses to personalize your experience on our Platform.
3. Sharing Your Information
We do not rent or sell your personal contact information (such as your email address associated with your account registration) to third parties to use for their own marketing purposes. We share information in the following ways:
Platform Visitors and Users
Through Buildeee, others may find, contact, view, and follow your profile and public activity on Buildeee (for example, if you "like" content on our Platform), including through your username. You can customize your Buildeee profile and whether users may follow you through your Buildeee settings. Unless you make them private using your Buildeee settings and other tools, your Buildeee content (for example, Ideabooks, photos, notes on others' photos, projects, discussions, and social media profiles), followers, and others you follow are viewable and open to comments by others. Learn how to make these private. If you are a professional or seller on Buildeee, we may also display the aggregated information about your activity in order to help visitors and users evaluate you, including your response rate and last visit to Buildeee. We cannot control Platform visitors' and users' use of any information or content you choose to make available publicly.
Professionals, Sellers, and Other Businesses
If you request us to find professionals for you, your project information (including the contact information) that you provide will be made available to a limited number of professionals that we believe may be suitable for your project. Professionals and sellers that participate on the Buildeee Platform may view your public activities on our Platform and receive feedback you provide to us about your engagement with them. For example, if you requested us to find professionals for you and provide us feedback about your level of interest in these professionals, we may convey such feedback to them. In addition, a professional or seller can view your public activities on our Platform that are interactions with their content (for example, that you added one of their photos to your non-private Ideabook on a particular date, as identified by the username for your profile and any photo or public identifiers you provide for your profile). The business cannot see your non-public account information (for example, email address) or see private activity (for example, if your Ideabook is private). We ask professionals, sellers, and advertising businesses on our Platform to limit the use of your information to the reasons for which the information was provided. However, their use of your information is subject to their own privacy policies.
Service Providers and Platform Partners
Advertisers and Ad Networks
Corporate Affiliates and Business Transfers
We may investigate and disclose information from or about you, as permitted by applicable law, if we believe that such investigation or disclosure is (a) reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (b) helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with our Platform; (c) helpful to protect our rights, reputation, property, or that of our visitors, users, corporate affiliates, or the public; or (d) to enforce compliance with our agreements with you .
4. Third-Party Plug-ins, Widgets, and Links
An essential part of our services that you sign up for when you create an account on our Platform is to receive communications from the Buildeee group through email and our Platform. If you use our mobile app or provide us with your cell phone number, these communications also include text messages and push notifications. We communicate with you about your account, privacy, and interactions with your content (for example, if others "like" your Ideabook, respond to your comment, or if you earn a badge on our Platform). We also ask for your feedback about your experience in connection with our Platform or about your home renovation and design plans. In accordance with applicable law, we communicate to you tips, offers, and similar services from the Buildeee group and may feature professionals, sellers, and other businesses on our Platform in these communications. You may change your communication preferences at any time through your Buildeee settings if you have a Buildeee account and your Ivy settings if you have an Ivy account, and you may also opt-out of similar types of marketing emails from us directly through the email. Your communication preferences on Buildeee are independent and generally will not affect or change the communications you receive through the rest of the Platform. Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving an account and privacy-related messages from us.
Our Platform also allows you and others to send messages in our Platform, share content with others outside our Platform, and if you make your contact information available, for others to contact you outside our Platform.
6. Account Termination and Data Retention
We will keep your personal information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we are processing your personal information unless the law permits or requires us to retain your personal information for a longer period. For example, we may need to keep your personal data for quality assurance for our Platform or to defend future legal claims. We also will retain de-identified information after your account has been deleted. Information you have shared with others will remain visible after your account has been deactivated or deleted and after the information has been deleted from your own profile or account. We do not control information or content that others have copied out of our Platform. Please note that copies of information that you have updated, modified, or deleted may continue to reside in our systems for a period of time, and we may maintain copies of this information as part of our business records.
7. Data Security
We use reasonable and appropriate measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal information.
9. Contact Us