PRIVACY POLICY FOR BUILDING CONSERVATION TRUST

Welcome to the official Building Conservation Trust (BCT) website. This website is owned and operated by the Building Conservation Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Houston, Texas. BCT values the members and other visitors who frequent our website. As such, we are committed to protecting the privacy of information you share with us. The following describes the information that may be collected from you when you make use of this site and how we may use this information. A special section for children under the age of 13 is included below in Section B. By availing yourself of the pages on this website you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

A. DATA COLLECTION

  1. Personal Information Voluntarily Provided on this website, BCT collects only personal information voluntarily provided by visitors to the site, such as name, address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, age and credit card data. Such personal information voluntarily supplied by members is used to establish or renew membership, distribute BCT publications, communicate fundraising solicitations, and offer other general information. The information is also used to contact members, as well as other guests, to fill orders for BCT merchandise.
  2. Use of Cookies. Members and visitors should be aware that non-personal information may be automatically collected by BCT through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvement. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want the information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. BCT uses “cookie” technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve the visitor’s online experience and facilitate the visit within our site.

B. PROTECTING CHILDREN

BCT acknowledges that children may visit the BCT website and encourages parents, guardians and teachers to always monitor children’s online activities. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, BCT does not actively solicit or knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without prior parental consent. Persons under the age of 13 must obtain their parent’s permission before sending any information about themselves or anyone else to the BCT website.

If, with a parent’s consent, information is collected from a child under the age of 13, that information will be used only for purposes of establishing or renewing BCT youth membership, or distributing newsletters or other member communications. Information from children under 13 will not be transferred to any third parties. Parents have the right to see the information collected from their child, revoke the consent to collect, and/or ask that information about their child be deleted from the site’s database.

C. THIRD PARTIES

BCT has adopted a policy that no information collected about members or guests who visit the BCT website shall be rented, sold or exchanged to third parties without the approval of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may elect to rent, sell or exchange data with third parties if such activities are in the best interest of BCT and will further its mission.

If at any time BCT is required by law to release information gathered through the website for the purpose of fraud reduction, credit risk reduction, and/or any other legal matter, we reserve the right to share that information with legal authorities or other companies assisting for that purpose.

This site contains links to other sites. BCT is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those websites.

D. SECURITY

Credit card information supplied to BCT is only used for purchasing or renewing memberships, purchasing BCT merchandise or making donations to BCT. If credit card information is transmitted to BCT, such information is encrypted and verified through PayPal when transmitted to BCT. However, it is important for you to know that data transmission over the Internet is not 100% secure. While BCT makes every effort, it cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted.


HOW TO CONTACT BCT

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:
Building Conservation Trust
6919 Portwest Dr., Suite 100
Houston, TX 77024-8010
(713) 626-4234 or toll free (800) 201-FISH
sstone@buildingconservation.org

THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR SITE.