Privacy policy

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We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and if you have questions about your personal information, please contact us.

Any person is authorized to view the information available from the forum and comments you create will become visible.

What information we hold about you:

The type of data that we collect and process includes:

- Your name or username.
- Your email address.
- Your IP address.

Login data such as your username, and password will be stored in a database indefinitely whilst while you are a member as they are required for site functionality.

Your email and IP address will not be shared.

We collect some or all of this information in the following cases:

- You register as a member on this site.
- You fill out our contact form.
- You browse this site. See "Cookie policy" below.
- You fill out fields on your profile.

None of these profile fields are required for this site to function. However, it may be collected if you choose to share it.

- Biography.
- Date of birth.
- Friends.
- Home page url.
- Interests.
- Instant messaging user account names.
- Location.
- Occupation.
- Photos.
- Social media user account names.
- Threads, comments and messages you post on the forum.

How your personal information is used:

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

- For the purposes of making you a registered member of our site, in order for you to contribute content to this site.
- We may use your email address to inform you of activity on our site.
- Your IP address is never publicly visible but will be recorded when you perform certain actions on our site.

Other ways we may use your personal information:

In addition to notifying you of activity on our site which may be relevant to you, from time to time we may wish to communicate important information such as newsletters or announcements by email. You can opt-in to or opt-out of such emails by editing your profile.

Log files:

Like most website servers we use log files and may collect non-personally identifiable information about your interaction with our site that will be used purely for the purposes of analytics and tracking the number of visitors. This information may include technical information such as;

- Type of device you're using
- Internet protocol (IP) addresses
- Browser type
- Search keywords
- Internet service provider (ISP)
- Referrer
- Entry and exit pages
- Operating system
- Date and time stamp
- Number of clicks

Logs files will only be used to analyze trends, administer the site and gather broad demographic information.

IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information and will only used to assist us in providing an effective service on our web site.

Keeping your data secure:

We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

Cookie policy:

Cookies are small text files which are set by us on your computer which allow us to provide certain functionality on our site, such as being able to log in, or remembering certain preferences.

We have a detailed cookie policy and more information about the cookies that we set on this page.

Opting Out of Requested Communications:

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR for short, is designed to give you more control over how your data is used.

We understand that your personal data and privacy are very important, which is why we don't share your data with anyone. We also require your permission to carry on sending you notifications, subscriptions, newsletters and special offers.

Requested communications include, for instance, email newsletters or responses that may be expressly requested by you or which you consented to receive. If you request such communications, you may still "opt out" of receiving them by using one of the following methods:

- Select the email "opt out" or "unsubscribe" link, or follow the opt-out instructions included in each email communication.

- Go to the site settings and follow the opt-out instructions.

- Use the contact form. Please provide your name, contact information, and specific relevant information that you no longer wish to receive.

Your rights:

You have a right to;

- Request the erasure of your personal data.

- Ask us to confirm what personal information we hold relating to you and how that data is processed and used by us (often referred to as a 'Subject Access Request').

- Have us rectify personal information which we hold about you that is inaccurate.

- Have us erase personal information which relates to you if it is no longer necessary for us to continue to process it, or if we have no lawful basis to store, process or retain it (though we do have rights to refuse these requests in certain situations).

- Object to us processing your personal information.

- Be informed about the existence of any automated decision making and profiling of your personal information.

- Have us provide you with a copy of your personal information.

If you ever wish to exercise one or more of these rights anytime, please contact us.

If you believe that the information we hold for you is incomplete or inaccurate, you may ask us to complete or correct that information.

Acceptance of this policy:

Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. When registering we will further request your explicit acceptance of the privacy policy.

Contact Information:

Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed via the forum personal messaging if you are logged in, or by using the site contact form.

We always want to hear from our customers, even if it is in the form of a complaint. We are grateful for any time you spend providing us with the knowledge we need to ensure you are completely satisfied as we want you to return to the site and also recommend us to your colleagues in the construction industry and friends alike. If you have any questions or feedback about this statement please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can either contact us via email at:

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Or write to us at:

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Changes to this policy:

We may make changes to this policy at any time. You may be asked to review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in the future.