Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Building Design Experts takes privacy seriously and protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to buildingdesignexperts.com, its products and services, subsidiaries and apps, where Building Design Experts LLC governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to “BDE” shall mean Building Design Experts LLC including its products and services, and the “Site” shall include buildingdesignexperts.com.  Buildingdesignexperts.com is a freelance marketplace, industry news, information, community sharing and knowledge hub site. By using the BDE website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

1. Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, and for you to promote your services in the Freelance Marketplace, BDE may collect and store personally identifiable information, such as your:

  –      First and Last Name

 –      Mailing Address

 –      Email Address

 –      Phone Number

 –      Professional Certifications 

–       Past and Current Employers

 –      Job Titles

 –      Employment History

 –      Portfolio of work

 –      Drivers License

 –      Other information related to your professional experience

If you purchase BDE’s products and services, or use our Freelance Marketplace, we may collect billing, banking and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. BDE may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:

 –      Age

 –      Gender

 –      Race

 –      Religion

 –      Household Income

 –      Profession

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Site(s) community section and public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) participating in our Freelance Marketplace c) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (d) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (e) sending us an email message; (f) submitting your credit card, banking or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

2. Use of your Personal Information

BDE collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. BDE may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BDE and its affiliates.

3. Sharing Information with Third Parties

BDE does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

BDE may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. BDE may share data in aggregate with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to BDE, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of any information.

BDE may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BDE or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BDE; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BDE, or the public.

4. Tracking User Behavior

BDE may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within buildingdesignexperts.com, in order to determine what BDE services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the Site to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

5. Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by BDE. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SiteI.

6. Use of Cookies

The BDE website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, to personalize the Site, register a profile or use services, a cookie helps BDE to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the BDE services or Websites you visit.

7. Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

8. Security of your Personal Information

BDE secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. BDE uses the following methods for this purpose:

 –      SSL Protocol

–       Secure data storage

 –      Internal span of control and user level access restrictions

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to our payments service provider, Stripe Inc., it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

9. Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted          in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing                    business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by        law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics            and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research,                provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

10. Children Under Thirteen

BDE does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you may not use or access this site.  

11. Disconnecting your BDE Account from Third Party Websites

You will be able to connect your BDE account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR BDE ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Users may disconnect their accounts by contacting us via email

12. E-mail Communications

From time to time, BDE may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Products and Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from BDE or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from BDE, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE on the footer of any email.

13. External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.  BDE only uses industry leading hosting and data services providers, and binds these 3rd parties with agreements that cover confidentiality and strict security standards. 

14. Changes to this Statement

BDE reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

15. Contact Information

We welcome your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that BDE has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at:

Building Design Experts

161 Remsen Street, Apt 2A,

 Brooklyn, New York 11201

Email Address: privacy@buildingdesignexperts.com

Telephone number: 917250380

Effective as of November 27, 2020