Privacy


Introduction: The web sites of The National Association of Home Builders Convention & Meetings division, hereto referred to as NAHB / www.BuildersShow.com, has a strong commitment to providing excellent service to all of our members, including respecting their concerns about privacy. We understand that visitors to our web site may have questions about whether and how this web site collects and uses information. We have prepared this statement to inform you of the privacy principles that govern the web sites of The National Association of Home Builders Convention & Meetings division (including www.BuildersShow.com and www.ibsnextbuild.com. Please note that a separate disclaimer statement and separate terms and conditions may apply to www.NAHB.com, the official web site of The National Association of Home Builders, and is located at:
http://www.nahb.org/footer_content.aspx?footerContentID=64

This statement contains numerous general and technical details about the steps we take to respect your privacy concerns. The bottom line is that the needs and expectations of our members form the foundation of why we created the www.BuildersShow.com web sites, including protecting your privacy.

Browsing: We have not configured this web site to collect any personal information from your computer when browsing this site. This means that, unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide us with personal information, we will not know your name, your e-mail address or any other information identifiable to you.

Internet Protocol (IP) Address: An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer every time you browse the Internet. When users request a page from our site, our servers may log the user’s current IP address. We may use IP addresses to help diagnose problems and for general statistical web site reporting. We do not link IP addresses to any personal information about you.

Cookies: Our web site uses "cookie" technology. "Cookies" are strings of text that a web site transmits to a user's computer. Cookies enable a web site to keep track of a user's preferences and activities relating to that web site. Our web site creates a cookie for each visit in order to facilitate your visit. For example, the cookie may be used to "remember" and "store" any booth selections or seminar information. We also use a permanent cookies to "remember" your log-in e-mail address so you do not need to physically log-in each time you visit the IBSN Virtual Trade Show. This cookie will expire 360 days after your initial log-in.

If you do not wish to receive these cookies, you may set your browser to reject the cookies (consult the instructions for your particular browser on how to do this), although doing so WILL affect your ability to perform certain transactions on our web site.

Accessing, Changing and Deactivating Your Personal Profile: You may access and review, update or deactivate your personal profile information.

e-mail Opt-In: If you elect, we will occasionally contact you via e-mail and provide information about products and offerings that may be of interest to you. These e-mails may be from Show management and/or Show exhibitors.

NAHB / www.BuildersShow.com Use of Information: We treat the information you provide to us as confidential information; it is, accordingly, subject to our company's security procedures and strict corporate policies regarding protection and use of confidential information. Because laws applicable to personal information vary by country, our business operations may put in place additional measures that vary depending on the applicable legal requirements. Information is generally processed and stored in the United States, in which data protection laws are not as comprehensive as in the European Union.

Links to Other Sites: If you choose to leave this NAHB / www.BuildersShow.com site via links to other non-NAHB / www.BuildersShow.com sites, including those of advertisers, NAHB / www.BuildersShow.com is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of those sites, nor is NAHB / www.BuildersShow.com responsible for the cookies those sites might deposit on your hard drive.

Legal Issues: NAHB / www.BuildersShow.com will disclose personal information without your permission when required by law or in good faith belief if such action is necessary or desirable to comply with the law, protect or defend the rights or property of NAHB / www.BuildersShow.com, this site or its users.

NAHB / www.BuildersShow.com Privacy Statement Changes: In the future, we may need to change the privacy statement for NAHB / www.BuildersShow.com. All changes will be made here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.

How to Contact Us: Your privacy concerns are important to us. We hope this privacy statement has been helpful to you. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or privacy concerns please send an e-mail to buildersshow@nahb.org

Date this document was updated and placed online: May 24, 2004.