Website Privacy Policy

Legal Notices and Terms of Use                                                                                                                                Updated December 2017
All New York Building Congress Owned and Operated Websites

Welcome to the New York Building Congress website (the “Site”), owned and operated by the New York Building Congress website (the “Building Congress”).  Please review the following legal notices and terms and conditions of use (collectively, the “Terms”) and note that your access to and/or use of our website(s) constitutes your consent to, and agreement to be legally bound by, these terms and conditions.  There may be additional terms and conditions stated elsewhere in this website that apply to your use of particular functions and features. Note that this policy applies to all New York Building Congress website owned and operated websites (“Sites”). Including, but not limited to:  NYBuildingFoundation.com.

If you do not agree to these Terms, you are not authorized to access or use the Site.  Your failure to comply with these Terms will constitute breach of contract and may violate the Building Congress' copyright, trademark, and other proprietary and intellectual property rights. 

HOW YOU MAY USE THE CONTENT ON OUR WEBSITE 

All text, images, graphics, photographs, video clips, designs, icons, wallpaper, characters, artwork, sounds, information, software, data, and other materials, and all HTML design, layouts, configurations, CGI, and other code and scripts in any format used to implement the Site (the “Content”) on the Site are copyrights, trademarks, service marks or other intellectual property or proprietary rights owned or licensed by the Building Congress or its affiliates, unless we have stated otherwise on this website.

With regard to other Content, you may use the Content only for limited, internal, non-commercial, informational purposes.  You may print out a single copy of the Content solely for those purposes, if the copy bears all copyright, trademark, service mark and other intellectual property and proprietary notices displayed on the web page.  You may not distribute, publish, transmit, modify, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, in whole or in part, for any purpose.  Additionally, framing pages or parts of pages on our website and deep linking to pages in our website are prohibited.  Except as authorized in this paragraph, you are not being granted a license under any copyright, trademark, service mark, patent or other intellectual property or proprietary right in the Content or any rights in the products, services, processes or technology described in the Content.  All of those rights are retained by the Building Congress, its affiliates and any third party owners of those rights. 

Spam or unwanted email is abundantly transferred through the Internet.  The Building Congress does not support or condone the use of spam and the sending of unsolicited email in any form.  Use of this Site, directly or indirectly, to send spam or unwanted email is strictly prohibited.  In particular, you agree not to use data from this Site to allow, enable, or otherwise make possible, dissemination or collection of this data, in part or in its entirety, for any purpose, such as the transmission of unsolicited advertising and solicitations of any kind, including spam. You further agree not to use this data to enable high volume, automated or robotic electronic processes designed to collect or compile this data for any purpose, including mining this data for your own personal or commercial purposes. 

You are prohibited from posting on or transmitting to the Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or pornographic material, or any material that would violate any law. 

PRIVACY 

The Building Congress is sensitive to privacy issues with respect to the use of information provided to us over the Internet by visitors to our Site.  Generally, you can visit this website without telling us who you are or revealing personal information about yourself. Our web servers do collect general information that does not identify you personally.  We do this by placing a small text file called a “cookie” on your computer's hard drive.  For example, we collect information on the number of visits to our website, time spent on the website, number of pages viewed and the domains from which people visit our website.  We aggregate, evaluate and use this information to improve our website and business and may provide it to third parties. 

There are a few areas of our website where you may choose to submit personal information.  For example, you may choose to complete registration forms in various locations on our website.  We may use information you submit to improve the Content of our website, to answer questions, to notify you about updates to our website, and to contact you for marketing purposes.  Unless you give us your permission, however, we will not share with anyone outside of the Building Congress, its affiliates or third parties processing information for the Building Congress any personal information you provide to us. 

We use data security systems and procedures to protect the privacy of personal information you provide to us.  No security system is perfect, however, and we cannot guarantee that personal information you provide to us will remain private.  We also cannot guarantee that information you transmit to us over the Internet will not be intercepted.  Additionally, we may be required to provide your personal information in response to a subpoena or other legal process. 

We would be pleased to communicate with you by email.  However, if you do send us e-mail, recognize that Internet e-mail is not secure, so that your communication will not be treated as confidential.  The Building Congress does not want you to send, and you should not send, any confidential or proprietary information to the Building Congress via the website.  You agree that any information or materials that you or individuals acting on your behalf provide to the Building Congress will not be considered confidential or proprietary. By providing any information or materials to the Building Congress via email, you grant to the Building Congress an unrestricted, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, exploit, transfer, transmit and distribute the information and materials. 

The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13.  The Building Congress will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via the Site from visitors in this age group.  If you believe we have not followed this privacy policy in some instance, you may contact us as set forth below (see “How to Reach Us”). 

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS 

If you are a copyright owner and believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with notice containing the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that you claim is infringing and a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; (iv) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (v) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.  Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with these requirements will not be considered sufficient notice and will not be deemed to confer on the Building Congress actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident.  You must send the written notice to: Copyright Infringement, New York Building Congress, 44 West 28th Street, 12th Floor New York, NY 10001 or info@buildingcongress.com

REFERENCES TO OTHER COMPANIES AND LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES 

This Site may contain links to other resources on the Internet.  Those links are provided to help you identify and locate other Internet resources of potential interest; they are not intended to imply that the Building Congress sponsors or has any control over the information in any linked material, or is associated with or authorized to use any trade name, trademark or symbol that may be reflected in the links.  We do not monitor or control the content of any website linked to or from our website, and we are not responsible for the content of those other websites or the terms of use or privacy practices of those sites. 

CONTENT AND LIABILITY DISCLAIMER 

The materials at this Site are provided for informational purposes only.  They are not business or legal advice and should not be used as such.  They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Building Congress or of its employees or affiliates, and may not reflect the most current business or legal developments, and are not guaranteed to e correct, accurate, complete or up-to-date. Viewing these materials does not create a business relationship between you and the Building Congress, and you should not act upon the information contained in them without seeking legal advice. 

THE BUILDING CONGRESS WEB SITE AND ALL CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE WEB SITE OR THE CONTENT ARE DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AS WELL AS ANY WARRANTY OF QUALITY, FUNCTIONALITY, ACCURACY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, OPERABILITY, USE, PERFORMANCE OR ABSENCE OF VIRUSES.  YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OUR WEB SITE.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE BUILDING CONGRESS OR ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE WEB SITE OR THE CONTENT, IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF THE BUILDING CONGRESS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES. 

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY 

For purposes of this Section, “Social Media” includes, but is not limited to:
    • Social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
    • Professional networking websites such as LinkedIn

The Building Congress is not responsible for the content of any postings by third-parties on its Social Media sites.  You are solely responsible for the content of any post to the Building Congress' Social Media sites and are solely responsible for ensuring that all postings are accurate, truthful and otherwise in compliance with the Building Congress' Legal Notices and Terms of Use.  You may be subject to liability for posts that are defamatory, harassing, or in violation of other applicable laws.  Postings that include confidential or copyrighted information belonging to third parties may also subject you to liability.  Social Media communications that are threatening, inappropriate, defamatory, harassing or in violation of local, state or federal laws or regulations are expressly prohibited.  

Posting on the Building Congress' Social Media sites constitutes your consent to, and agreement to be legally bound by, not only these terms and conditions, but also the terms and conditions of the host site (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).  You agree that the Building Congress shall not be liable, under any circumstances, for any errors, omissions, loss or damages claimed or incurred due to any of your Social Media postings. 

Contributors to the Building Congress' Social Media sites should not suggest, either explicitly or implicitly, that their Social Media communications represent the communications of the Building Congress, its or its affiliates, directors, officers, partners, employees or agents.  Social Media communications should not suggest or imply endorsement by the Building Congress.  Unless otherwise authorized by the Building Congress, use of the Building Congress' logo or brand is strictly prohibited.  The Building Congress does not view Social Media as the appropriate forum for criticisms, complaints or negative views of the Building Congress, its members, employees, former employees, or affiliates.  All Social Media postings must be professional and appropriate.  

The Building Congress reserves the right to remove any postings or comments from its Social Media sites as it deems necessary in its business judgment.  

These rules and restrictions are intended to serve as a general framework with respect to use of the Building Congress' Social Media sites and are note intended to be all-inclusive.  These rules must be read in conjunction with the other requirements of these Legal Notices and Terms of Use The New York Building Congress Website.  As stated elsewhere in these Notices and Terms of Use, the nature and content of communications through Social Media will not be treated as confidential.  You agree that any information or materials that you or individuals acting on your behalf post on the Building Congress' Social Media sites will not be considered confidential or proprietary.  

By providing any information or materials to the Building Congress through postings on its Social Media sites, you grant to the Building Congress an unrestricted, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, exploit, transfer, transmit and distribute the information and materials. 

HOW TO REACH US 

We can be reached in the following ways:
Postal address: VP of Public Affairs
The New York Building Congress
44 West 28th Street, 12th Floor 
New York, NY 10001
email:  info@buildingcongress.com  

MODIFICATION AND APPLICABLE LAW 

The Building Congress may modify these Terms at any time without providing written notice. You should visit this web page periodically to determine the current Terms that apply.  These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, excluding its conflicts of law principles.  All actions and proceedings relating to this website or the Content shall be commenced and heard exclusively in the state and federal courts for Kings, New York, and the Building Congress and you consent to the jurisdiction and venue of those courts. 

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