At Bernard Building Center, we take great care to protect the privacy of our customers. Rest assured that any information you provide to us will be treated with the utmost care, and will never be rented or sold. To review our complete policies, please see the links below, and - as always - feel free to Contact Us with any questions of concerns.
A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Your privacy is critically important to us. At Bernard Building Center, Inc. we have a few fundamental principles:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or to protect our rights.
We don’t store personal information on our servers or the oﬀsite servers of the third-party service providers we use to provide our core services unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.
In our social networking and mobile application products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what is visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Bernard Building Center, Inc. [BBCI] operates a mobile application (the "Application") on behalf of our customers. It is BBCI’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating the Application.
B. NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Bernard Building Center, Inc. collects, or may have a third-party service collect, non-personally identifying information of the sort that mobile applications typically make available, such as
The type of device using the Application
The operating system
Aggregated user statistics.
Bernard Building Center’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how users utilize the Application. For instance, Bernard Building Center may monitor the most popular features of the Application.
From time to time Bernard Building Center may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing or disclosing to third parties a report on trends in the usage of the Application or of mobile applications including the Application.
C. PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Certain users of the Application choose to interact with Bernard Building Center in ways that require Bernard Building Center to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Bernard Building Center gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.
For example, we ask users who log in to a social network through the Application to provide a username and an email address. Those who engage in transactions with Bernard Building Center are asked to provide additional personally identifying information, including, as necessary, their first and last name, physical address, telephone number, and additional data such as financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Bernard Building Center collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the user interaction with Bernard Building Center. Bernard Building Center does not share personally identifying information other than as described below. Users can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Application-related activities.
D. SHARING OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Bernard Building Center shares personally identifying information only with those of its employees, contractors and aﬃliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Bernard Building Center’s behalf or to provide services available through the Application, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. For instance, Bernard Building Center uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, data storage, and related technology required to run the services available through the Application. Some of those employees, contractors and aﬃliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Application you consent to the transfer of such information to them and their potential sub-contractors. Bernard Building Center will not rent or sell personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and aﬃliated organizations, as described above, Bernard Building Center discloses personally identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Bernard Building Center believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Bernard Building Center, third parties or the public at large.
E. USE OF EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PUSH NOTIFICATIONS
If you are a user of the Application and have supplied your email address, Bernard Building Center may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what is going on with Bernard Building Center and our products.
Bernard Building Center uses push notifications to send you messages related to the services provided through the Application or to make available to you general information regarding Bernard Building Center and its products. You can deactivate push notifications in the settings of your device at any time.
F. PROTECTION OF INFORMATION
Bernard Building Center takes measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, loss, or destruction of personally- identifying information. We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed and intended to protect personal information against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. Despite these safeguards, due to inherent uncertainty in the use of the internet and information systems and the potential for unlawful attacks by third parties, we cannot guarantee that the use of our systems, websites or applications will be completely safe or secure.
G. RETENTION OF INFORMATION
We retain personal information only for as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. To determine the appropriate duration of the retention of personal information, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of personal information and if we can attain our objectives by other means, as well as our legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, and other applicable obligations.
Once retention of the personal information is no longer necessary for the purposes outlined above, we will either delete or deidentify the personal information or, if this is not possible (for example, because personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will store and protect the personal information until deletion or deidentification is possible.
H. HOW TO SUBMIT PRIVACY REQUESTS
To access, correct, delete or limit the use and disclosure of sensitive personal information please visit https://bernardbuilding.com/opt-out or call 989.310.2385.
To opt-out from sharing of personal information for targeted advertising please visit https://bernardbuilding.com/opt-out or call 989.310.2396.
We need your contact information, such as name, address, phone number, and email, to submit your request and verify your identity for access or deletion requests. We respond to requests to exercise privacy rights in accordance with our legal obligations. We may decline a privacy rights request if we are unable to verify your identity.
J. DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURES
Neither Bernard Building Center nor any third party engages in the collection of personally-identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services when you are accessing or using the Application. For this reason, the Application does not respond to "Do Not Track" signals or other mechanisms providing you the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of such information.
K. AGE LIMITATION
The Application is not directed toward and should not be available to children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect any kind of personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, do not use the Application or otherwise provide us with personal information. If we become aware that such information has been collected, we will immediately delete such information. If any parent or guardian learns or otherwise becomes aware of a child under 13 years of age using the Application or otherwise providing personal information to us, please contact us. This policy is in accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act [COPPA], and outlines our practices in the United States and Latin America regarding children’s personal information.
M. YOUR CONSENT
Eﬀective Date: 6/15/2023