Allied Building Products Privacy Statement
(last updated: January, 2005)

Allied Building Products is committed to protecting your privacy. This Allied Building Products Privacy Statement applies to data collection and usage on Allied Building Products sites and services; it does not apply to other offline Allied Building Products services. Please read the Allied Building Products Privacy Statement below and also any supplementary information at the end of this statement for additional details about particular Allied Building Products sites and services that you may use.

Allied Building Products is a general audience web site, and may be used by users of all ages, but is primarily intended for commercial use by contractors, building product manufacturers, architects and engineers, as well as homeowners. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement.

Other services linked to from this Web site, have their own privacy statements which can be viewed by clicking on the links.

Collection of your Personal Information

At some sites, Allied Building Products collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Allied Building Products may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, preferences, interests and favorites. Information collected by Allied Building Products may be combined with information obtained from other services and other companies.

If you choose to sign up for an Allied Online Account, we will collect additional personal information, in order to create an account.

Allied Building Products may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken within Allied Building Products. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.

Certain Allied Building Products services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both Allied Building Products and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.

Use of your Personal Information

Allied Building Products collects and uses your personal information to operate Allied Building Products and deliver the services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content and advertising based upon the information Allied Building Products has collected. In order to provide services in conjunction with other Allied Building Products services, personal information collected by Allied Building Products may be accessed and used by other Allied Building Products services as necessary to provide such services. Any use of such information within Allied Building Products will remain subject to the limitations of this privacy statement.

Allied Building Products also uses your personal information to inform you of other products or services available from Allied and its affiliates. Allied Building Products may also send you surveys regarding current services or potential new services that may be offered.

Allied Building Products does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Allied Building Products 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 personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. Allied Building Products does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Allied Building Products may access and/or disclose your personal information 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 Allied Building Products or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Allied Building Products, including its family of Web sites; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Allied Building Products services or members of the public.

Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Allied Building Products or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Allied Building Products abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.

Control of your Personal Information

There are some Allied Building Products services, that send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service issues, product surveys, new feature announcements and news about products and services from Allied Building Products . You will not be able to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered a part of the service you have chosen.

Each Allied Building Products newsletter you receive will have instructions on how to unsubscribe prominently mentioned in it. You may subscribe and unsubscribe to Allied Building Products Newsletters by following these instructions.

Security of your Personal Information

Allied Building Products is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Use of Cookies

Allied Building Products uses "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. For example, if you personalize Allied Building Products' pages, or register with Allied Building Products sites or services, a cookie helps Allied Building Products to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, preferred email address, and so on. When you return to Allied Building Products, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Allied Building Products 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 Allied Building Products services or Web sites you visit.

Enforcement of this Privacy Statement

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact Allied Building Products via e-mail.

Changes to this Statement

Allied Building Products will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Allied Building Products will use your personal information, Allied Building Products will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Allied Building Products encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Allied Building Products is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Allied Building Products welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that Allied Building Products has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Allied Building Products by e-mail, or postal mail.

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Allied Building Products
15 Union Avenue
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

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