Privacy policy

for Builders Patch, Inc.
Last UPDATED ON JULY 12, 2020
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.  Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, do not download, install, register with, access, or use Builders Patch. By downloading, installing, registering with, accessing, or using Builders Patch, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of or access to Builders Patch after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates, available at the following link: www.builderspatch.com/privacy.

1. Contact us

If you have questions about data protection, or if you have any requests for resolving issues withyour personal data, we encourage you to primarily contact us through our Site so we can reply to you more quickly.

Name of the controller: Kanan Ajmera, CEO
Email: legal@builderspatch.com

2. Information we collect and how we collect it

‍We collect information from and about users of Builders Patch:

3. Information we collect and how we collect it

We understand that one of the primary benefits of using Builders Patch is the functionality, features, and convenience our users receive for managing, underwriting, and obtaining analytics on their real estate development projects and facilitating asset management.  As such, we also acknowledge that this entails sharing proprietary, sensitive, or non-public information with us that may also include information on your own partners, vendors, customers, and users.  In this regards, the information you share with us will be processed, used, and deleted in accordance with this policy.

We acknowledge and appreciate your trust toward our processes and security procedures.  We would like to assure you that the information you share with us will be kept in confidence in accordance with this policy, with a reasonable degree of care, for as long as you are a registered user of Builders Patch and for five years thereafter.  We will share your information only with members of our team and third-parties that have a need to know such information to enable us to provide our services to you and that, in turn, are bound by similar confidentiality obligations.

When you download, install, register with, access, or use Builders Patch, we may ask you to provide information (a) by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, or any other personal or personally identifiable information under applicable law (“personal information“), and/or (b) that is about you but individually does not identify you.

This information includes, without limitation:
Information provided for demonstration purposes

Additionally, we understand that when we demonstrate Builders Patch to you for your consideration, you may be sharing with us certain information on any current projects you are working on.  Any such information you share (for example, proformas) will be used to create tabs and populate the demo dashboard in order to capture the data that is to be uploaded to Builders Patch.  After the files you have shared have been uploaded to the Builders Patch system, you and your team will be granted access to the demo dashboard and your files therein. The demo dashboard can then be tested by you and your team.

In case you decide not to proceed and register with Builders Patch, all information provided by you to us will be erased in accordance with this policy and particularly Section 12 thereof.

4. Automatic information collection and tracking

When you download, install, register with, access, and use Builders Patch, it may use technology to automatically collect:
You acknowledge and accept that Builders Patch has certain content, features, functionality and/or services that are based on geolocation, location tracking, and geofencing which may also be collecting information on your use and access of Builders Patch, including information on your surroundings and background. You can disable this function in the settings of your Device, but some parts of Builders Patch may then not function properly.

If you do not want us to collect this information, do not download, install, register with, use or access Builders Patch, or delete it from your Device. Certain features may be opted out of. Note, however, that opting out of Builders Patch’s collection of location information will cause its location-based features to be disabled.

We also may use these technologies to collect information about your activities over time and across third-party websites, apps, or other online services (behavioral tracking).

Information collection and tracking technologies

The technologies we use for automatic information collection may include:

5. Data we collect from our partners

We also collect the following data from our partners:

6. Third party information collection

When you use or access Builders Patch or its/their content, certain third parties may use automatic information collection technologies to collect information about you or your Device, or you may otherwise be accessing and using third-party platforms, software, and applications. These third parties may include, without limitation: media platforms and services; analytics companies; your Device manufacturer; your vendor.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about a third party’s processing of your information, you should contact the responsible provider directly.  You acknowledge and agree that your access and use of such third party tools may be subject to their respective terms of use and privacy policies.

7. Why do we collect your data

7.1 To make Builders Patch work

To perform the contract, we process data necessary to:
7.2 To make Builders Patch more suitable for our users.

To provide a great application and Site to our users, we have a legitimate interest to collect and process necessary data to:
7.3 To keep Builders Patch safe and fair.

In order to keep Builders Patch and its social features safe and fair, to fight fraud and ensure acceptable use otherwise, we have a legitimate interest to process necessary data to:
7.4 To analyze, profile, and segment.

In all of the above cases and purposes, we may analyze, profile, and segment all collected data, including for the purpose of estimating our audience size and usage patterns.

7.5 With your consent.

With your consent, which is implied herein, we may process your data for additional purposes, such as personalized tips to improve your experience.

8. Disclosure of your information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual or device, without restriction.

In addition, we may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide:

9. Data security

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet and mobile platforms is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted through Builders Patch. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we provide.

10. International data transfers

Builders Patch, the Site, and its services may be accessed globally (despite the geographic restrictions we implement) and your data can therefore be transferred to anywhere in the world. Because different countries may have different data protection laws than the United States (or your own country, if you are using Builders Patch outside of the United States), we take steps to ensure adequate safeguards are in place to protect your data as explained in this privacy policy. Adequate safeguards that our partners may use include standard contractual clauses approved by EU Commission and the Privacy Shield certification in case of transfers in and to the United States.

11. Your rights and options

12. Data retention

We retain your data for as long as your Account is active or you are otherwise accessing and using Builders Patch or as needed to provide you Builders Patch. We will, for example, periodically de-identify unused Accounts, and we regularly review and de-identify unnecessary data. Note that if you ask us to remove your personal data, we will retain your data as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

13. Changes to our privacy policy

We may update our privacy policy from time to time. If we make material changes to how we treat your personal information, we will post the new privacy policy on this page, and we may also send a courtesy email to you to the email address we have on file for you, if any.

The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting this privacy policy to check for any changes.

14. Age limits

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal data about or direct or target interest-based advertising to anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to use or access Builders Patch. If you are under 18, please do not send any data about yourself to us, including your name, address, or email address. No one under the age of 18 may provide any personal data. If we learn that we have collected personal data about a child under age 18, we will delete that data as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any data from or about a child under the age of 18, please contact us.

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