Last Updated June 1, 2023.
Any references to "BuildingLink," "we," "our" or "us" refer to BuildingLink.com, LLC.
Customers and Users
Our "Customer" is typically a legal entity representing a building or property. Customers purchase or license one or more products or services that are part of the Platform.
You are a user of the Platform. BuildingLink collects information from our Customers and users on behalf of our Customers. There are many types of users, and each one has a unique relationship to the information that we collect. Users can include our Customers' employees (building staff, maintenance personnel, managers, etc.), residents (tenants, owners, subtenants, guests, etc.), service providers (outside contractors, local businesses, etc.) and others. Each of these (and generally anyone who has a BuildingLink username and password) is considered a "Registered User". Some users may not be Registered Users, such as a visitor to our public website.
Most Registered Users will be affiliated with one or more BuildingLink Customers (i.e., your building(s)). BuildingLink is the custodian of data on behalf of our Customers, with respect to most of the information we collect. Each Customer also determines its own policies regarding information collection, access, sharing and retention. Please contact the Customer if you have any questions regarding their privacy practices.
The Information we collect
In order for you to use the BuildingLink platform, we need to collect and process certain information. Most of this information is provided by our Customers or by you, when you use our Platform.
Finally, we receive some information from other Registered Users. An example would be when a Registered User submits or modifies the information and settings for various non-member 3rd parties, such as family members, roommates, or other people who are relevant to the building's management and who they wish to submit through BuildingLink (e.g. housekeepers, cleaners, caretakers). There may also be personal information submitted by our Customers about our Registered Users that Registered Users cannot access directly.
The types of information we collect depend on your level of access and engagement with BuildingLink, as well as what BuildingLink products and services you and the Customer are using, and can include:
Provided a user's device settings permit the applicable BuildingLink application to access such user's location, BuildingLink collects precise geographical location data to enable building access control for secured doors via Bluetooth even when the app is closed or not in use. Not all users will utilize access control functionality within the BuildingLink Resident App or other related applications such as property-specific versions in the BuildingLink Developer account. Access control is only applicable where the integration has been appropriately enabled and configured between BuildingLink and the property management staff. Location services data are not shared with third parties and are only used under the onsite access control scenario outlined above. While a user may disable location services through such user's device settings, certain features within BuildingLink's applications will lose functionality, including access control features. Please also note that BuildingLink may be able to obtain a user's approximate location based on such user's IP address or similar information BuildingLink collects, even if such user disables location settings on such user's device.
BuildingLink does not sell, share, or otherwise disclose your biometric data (e.g., fingerprints or photographs). BuildingLink employs industry standards for the safeguarding of this information and stores this data as permitted by applicable law.
Web Beacons / GIFs
Third party tracking technology companies employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers' personally identifiable information.
Analytics / Log Files
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
3rd Party Tracking
How we use the information
For users of our platform, we use the information we receive to:
For visitors requesting information about our products and services from one of our websites, we use the information we receive to:
If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.
We share your personal information only with your consent or the consent of our Customer, or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any product you or our Customer has requested or authorized. We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us deliver our services such as processing payments (Stripe), hosting applications, communicating with you by phone or text message (Twilio), or fulfilling other functions of the website. These third-party service providers are limited to accessing or using this information solely for the purpose of providing services to us and to you and must provide reasonable assurances that they will appropriately safeguard all information.
You can request a current list of service providers (sub-processors).
Your personal information is neither sold nor rented to third parties. In some cases, you may request that we transmit personal information to a partnered vendor, however, we will only do so if explicit permission is given by the Registered User or our Customer.
We do retain the right to share non-identifying aggregated demographic and/or statistical information with partners, advertisers, and sponsors.
We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to improve your experience on the website and to share with partners, advertisers and sponsors. For example, any personal information will remain with us, however, your visit may be counted to demonstrate the number of visitors to a particular page or area of the site.
Links to Third Party Sites
We may disclose your personal information:
BuildingLink will only retain personal data we process on behalf of our Customers for as long as needed to provide services and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
User Access and Choice
Registered Users residing in certain jurisdictions, including Europe and California, are afforded certain rights regarding their personal information. These rights include the right to access, correct and request deletion of your personal information. While these rights are not applicable worldwide, all BuildingLink users can manage their personal information as described below.
You may access, correct, update, amend or remove certain personal information by making the change on your user account settings page or by requesting that your property manager (or other program administrator) make such change on your behalf. Your account is protected by a password. We encourage you to choose your password carefully and keep it secure. If you have trouble accessing your account or your information, you can contact BuildingLink by emailing our customer support team at , or calling +1-877-501-7117.
If necessary, we may request that you send us information to validate your identity in response to any requests related to your personal information. Your request must (1) provide sufficient information to allow us to verify that you are the person about whom we have collected personal information, and (2) describe your request in sufficient detail to allow us to understand, evaluate, and respond to it. Each request that meets both of these criteria will be considered a "Valid Request." We may not respond to requests that do not meet these criteria. We will only use personal information provided in a Valid Request to verify you and complete your request. You do not need an account to submit a Valid Request.
If you wish to request your personal information be deleted/removed, please contact the BuildingLink Customer with whom you are affiliated (your building), if you are a representative of a BuildingLink Customer, please contact us at . We will respond to your request within thirty (30) days.
If you are a BuildingLink Customer and no longer require our service, please contact . Termination of service proceedings are conducted offline and are subject to approval by our Customer, if you are a resident or staff user. We will respond to your request within thirty (30) days.
Our commitment to children's privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Data Act ("PIPEDA")
For our Canadian Customers, BuildingLink shall act in accordance with the privacy provisions contained in the PIPEDA.
California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")
California residents have certain rights with respect to personal information, as set forth in Cal. Civ. Code 1798.100 et seq. This Privacy Statement addresses those California-specific rights as applied to the CCPA-covered information, including the right to request information about the personal information we collect and share and to request access to and deletion of such information consistent with the provisions of the law (see User Access and Choice section).
BuildingLink does not sell or rent personal information of our users to third-parties (see Aggregated Information section). If it does, BuildingLink will provide an opportunity for you to opt-out of such sale.
Once you have submitted an opt-out request, we will not ask you to reauthorize the sale of your personal information for at least 12 months. However, you may change your mind and opt back in to personal information sales at any time by creating a new profile for yourself.
Please contact us at , (toll-free) 877-501-7117, or by should you wish to make any of the above requests regarding your personal information.
Changes to this policy
European Union Data Subject Rights
If you are a resident of the European Union ("EU"), United Kingdom, Lichtenstein, Norway, or Iceland, you may have additional rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") or the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation ("UK-GDPR") with respect to your Personal Data, as outlined below (the "GDPR Privacy Notice").
For this GDPR Privacy Notice, we use the terms "Personal Data" and "processing" as they are defined in the European Privacy Laws, but "Personal Data" generally means information that can be used to individually identify a person, and "processing" generally covers actions that can be performed in connection with data such as collection, use, storage and disclosure. BuildingLink will be the processor of your Personal Data processed in connection with the Service. For purposes of this GDPR Privacy Notice, "Personal Data" includes (but is not limited to) personal information, as used above.
|Category of Data||Source of Data||Purpose of Processing||Grounds for Processing (e.g. contractual necessity, legitimate interest, consent)||Specific Legitimate Interest (if applicable)|
|Customer Account Data (e.g. first last name, email, IP address)||Data Subject or Customer||Analytics||Legitimate Interest||Monitoring and conducting analytics on website & app use, pages/links clicked, traffic demographics, patterns of navigation, on potential security/spam breach, on performance issues, etc.|
|Customer Account Data (e.g. first last name, email, company)||Data Subject or Customer||Customer Success Communication||Legitimate Interest||Personalized service and communications related to the customer's use of the product.|
|Customer Account Data||Data Subject or Customer||Marketing Campaign (email, list creation)||Legitimate Interest||Personalization, market research or direct marketing.|
|Customer Account Data (e.g. first last name, device type, browser)||Data Subject or Customer||Product Development||Legitimate Interest||Improving performance, troubleshooting bugs, other internal development needs.|
|Customer Account Data (e.g. first last name, email, company)||Data Subject or Customer||Sales Communication||Legitimate Interest||Targeted advertisement or direct marketing.|
|Customer Account Data (e.g. first last name, email, and information identified above in "The Information we collect")||Data Subject or Customer||Using BuildingLink Products||Contractual Necessity||Contractual Necessity.|
|User Session Data (e.g. utms, logged in, xsrf token)||Data Subject||Using BuildingLink Products||Legitimate Interest||Maintain logged-in state during a single browsing session. Maintain their logged in state across browsing sessions. Enable users to log back in when a new session is started. Prevent cross-site request forgery attacks. Product feature rollout, conducting analysis. Ad performance and conversion tracking. Personalization of Web Content|
How and With Whom Do We Share Your Data?
We also share Personal Data when necessary to complete a transaction initiated or authorized by you or provide you with a product or service you have requested. In addition to those set forth above, these parties also include:
We also share Personal Data when we believe it is necessary to:
We also share information with third parties when you give us consent to do so.
Last, if we choose to buy or sell assets, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party, and we would share Personal Data with the party that is acquiring our assets. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
How Long Do We Retain Your Personal Data?
We retain Personal Data about you for as long as you have an open account with us or as otherwise necessary to provide you with the Service. In some cases we retain Personal Data for longer if doing so is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes or collect fees owed, or is otherwise permitted or required by applicable law, rule or regulation. Afterwards, we retain some information in a depersonalized or aggregated form but not in a way that would identify you personally.
What Rights Do You Have Regarding Your Personal Data?
You have certain rights with respect to your Personal Data, including those set forth below. For more information about these rights, or to submit a request, please email . Please note that in some circumstances, we may not be able to fully comply with your request, such as if it is frivolous or extremely impractical, if it jeopardizes the rights of others, or if it is not required by law, but in those circumstances, we will still respond to notify you of such a decision. In some cases, we may also need you to provide us with additional information, which may include Personal Data, if necessary to verify your identity and the nature of your request.
Transfers of Personal Data: The Service is hosted and operated in the United States ("U.S.") through BuildingLink and its service providers, and if you do not reside in the U.S., laws in the U.S. may differ from the laws where you reside. By using the Service, you acknowledge that any Personal Data about you, regardless of whether provided by you or obtained from a third party, is being provided to BuildingLink in the U.S. and will be hosted on U.S. servers, and you authorize BuildingLink to transfer, store and process your information to and in the U.S., and possibly other countries. You hereby consent to the transfer of your data to the U.S.