Building Performance Association Data Protection Rules
At the Building Performance Association, data protection is vital. Your personal data is only used in the following cases and will not be used in other cases without your explicit approval. Here is a breakdown of the information we gather while you are browsing our website and how this information is used.
While visiting our website, general information is collected automatically (in other words, not by means of registration) and is not stored as personal-related data. The web servers we use for this purpose store the following data by default:
- The name of your internet service provider
- The website from which you visited us
- The websites which you visit when you are with us
- The queries that helped you discover our site
- Your IP address
This information is analyzed in anonymized form. It is used solely for the purpose of improving the design, content and functionality of our website. Where data is passed on to external service providers, we have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that our data protection regulations are observed.
Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.
The following cookies are important for the smooth operation and specific services of our website and web audience measuring:
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Google Analytics registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
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You may use your browser settings to decide which cookies to accept and to decline. Please be aware that you may not be able to use all features of our website if you decline cookies.
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We have compiled a list of resources to help you change your browser's cookie settings. To learn how, please follow one of the links below.
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Collecting and processing personal data
Beyond this use, personal data is only collected when you provide it to us in the course of filling out forms or sending emails, and in the course of ordering products or services, inquiries or requests for material.
The following data is also collected during a form submission:
- Email address
- All other fields that have text entered into them
- Website activity
- IP address of your computer
- Information about your browser
- URL or file requested
- Date and time of your visit
- Status information, e.g. error messages
Your personal data remains with our company and our provider and will not be made available to third parties in any form by us or by persons instructed by us.
With the exception of conference registration transactions, all sales are final and no refunds will be given. The conference registration refund policy can be found on the individual conference website.
Items will ship out within three business days of purchase. We determine the most efficient shipping carrier for your order.
For more on Building Performance Association’s policies or if you have questions, email email@example.com.