Privacy Policy

The privacy of our users on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. Since BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc., does gather certain types of information about our users, we feel that you should completely understand the conditions and terms surrounding the gathering and use of information about those using our Sites and services. This Privacy Policy Statement divulges what information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it. In the policy, the pronouns "you" and "your" are used to refer to the end user, while "we," "us" and "our" are used to refer to BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc.

By visiting one of the Sites, or by using a Site's services, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy Statement. We may amend this Statement at any time; if we make changes to this Statement, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. This Statement was last revised on Sept 30, 2010. Any questions regarding our Privacy Policy Statement should be directed to BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. (support@brickclassifieds.com) for clarification and further elaboration.

1. Collecting & Sharing Information

BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. gathers and tracks information/data that users provide through registration on our Sites for some services. In addition to this gathering of information by the registration of users, BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. also gathers information through tracking systems, depending on the service being used by you. The tracking systems include deriving data by tallying page views throughout our Sites and capturing information on the type of browser being used to view the Site, tracking what pages you have visited while on the Site and in market research studies tracking what computers respond to a survey. This information enables us to better provide content and to respond to our users' needs. Taken together, these aggregate site usage data also helps our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. As BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. derives its revenue mainly from advertising on our Sites, it is necessary for us to provide such demographic data to our sponsors and advertisers; this allows us to keep our services free to users

Rules on Information Sharing

  1. Your email address is your property and BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. will not divulge it to any third party.
  2. When you participate in a market research or marketing program, information you provide can be provided to the program sponsor:
    • When you take part in market research, your identity as a participant may be shared, but your answers remain anonymous.
    • If you take part in a sponsored promotional program, such as "Messages" your identity and the information you provide (answers to questions, requests for information, etc.) will be provided to the program's sponsor.
  3. In quiz games your name may appear on the LeaderBoard. Your answers are not shared.

BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. may gather information about our members in the following ways:

 

Registration

Some Site services require user registration. For the registration process, we may require some information, like name, email address, zip code and profession, while other information requested will be voluntary and optional. Information collected in the registration process is never shared with third parties in a personally identifiable way other than in the instances described above under "Rules of Information Sharing", when you elect to participate in a sponsored program or take part in a quiz program Site..

Electronic Newsletters

brickclassifieds.com offer free electronic newsletters to users, providing specific information to them on the appropriate topics. To provide these services, we must gather the email addresses of users who register for and voluntarily subscribe to said services. You may remove yourself from an BRICK CLASSIFIEDS mailing list at any time by following the instructions provided at the end of every newsletter. BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. will never share your email address with third parties without your explicit permission.

Emails

By registering with our Sites you agree that we may send you emails regarding information specific to such Site, surveys or opportunities involving other BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. services and Sites. To provide these services, we must gather the email addresses of users who register for said Site(s). You may remove yourself from these mailing lists at any time by terminating the service.

Market Research Studies

Users of the Sites may elect to participate in market research surveys that BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. runs from time to time. These studies are intended to give specific anonymous feedback to third parties. This feedback, while shared in the format it was collected, will not be shared in manner that is correlated to your personally identifiable information used to pay honoraria for your time. All participants may be disclosed to such third parties by a unique identifier but such identifier will not be associated with any specific feedback.

Discussion Lists

Users of discussion lists must subscribe to them separately. Subscribing to any of our free email newsletters does not also subscribe users to affiliated discussion lists. A user must register for this free service and must agree to the terms and conditions of the service. You may remove yourself from a discussion list at any time by following the instructions provided.

Usage Tracking

BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. uses traffic analysis software on our servers to track user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. uses this data to break down overall usage statistics according to IP address, domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the data automatically sent by the browser whenever a web page is requested. Additionally, solely in connection with your voluntarily participation in a market research study, your computer may be tracked by digital fingerprinting or watermarking to help ensure unique responders to a survey.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that resides only on your own computer and that can be accessed only by the server that originally created the cookie. A cookie cannot store or send back any information to us that you have not specifically and voluntarily provided while on a Site, or that is not among the information mentioned above that is contained in every user's browser (e.g.., domain name, browser type). We use cookies so that we may tally the number of unique users who visit our Sites, and potentially to permit greater personalization of the Sites to your preferences and specifications.

Industry Sponsored Programs

You may be offered the opportunity to participate in special programs from advertisers, such as our “Messages” programs or other industry supported events and web resources. Members who participate agree that their name, specialty, profession, the messages they read and their answers to questions to which they respond can be shared with the industry sponsor. Members may cease participating in these programs at any time.

Please note that we do not control the practices of the advertisers on their sites. When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you off of our Site(s) and on to third-party web sites, you will be subject to that parties' privacy policies. We encourage you to read the posted privacy policy statement whenever interacting with any web site. If you have questions about how one of our advertisers uses information about you when you click their ad, visit their site, and view their content, please contact them directly.

2. "No-spam" policy

Your email address will not be sold to a third party if you sign up for one of our email newsletters, market research programs, discussion lists, or quiz programs. If you sign up for an email newsletter or discussion list at brickclassifieds.com, you will receive only the email newsletter or discussion list you have requested. You may receive occasional offers from us to sign up for a new newsletter, discussion list or quiz program, or information about other BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. services, but you will not receive additional newsletters or discussion list mailings unless you specifically have requested them or have otherwise opted in for third-party announcements (see Opt-in Announcement List Privacy Policy below).

3. Delete/deactivate policy

Users may unsubscribe to any of our electronic newsletters or discussion lists at any time by following the instructions contained at the end of every newsletter or discussion list, and also on the Sites. If you no longer wish to use any of our services or receive any information from us, you may request to have your personal information removed from our databases by sending a request via email (support@brickclassifieds.com) or by fax (509-561-5079), including your first and last names and email address with which you originally registered. Changes or corrections to your information may be submitted in the same fashion.

Opt-in Announcement List Privacy Policy

When you register for our services you may be given the option of joining an opt-in list. If you choose to sign up, you will receive information or participate in campaigns relevant to the specialty you selected from select third parties who have entered into agreements with us. You may have your email address removed from our opt-in announcement lists at any time by deselecting the opt-in list option. BRICK CLASSIFIEDS Inc. is not responsible for the content of emails you may receive when you have elected to opt-in to a particular opt-in list.