Website Privacy Policy

This website and the Building Answers campaign are initiatives of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). With 1,500 member companies, BILD is the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area.

This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about BILD’s practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information that you may provide via this website. Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to this site. This site is intended for use by residents of Canada.

For the purposes of this Policy, personal information means any information, recorded in any form, about an identified individual or an individual whose identity may be inferred or determined from the information.

This Policy does not cover any information, recorded in any form, about more than one individual where an individual’s identity is not known and cannot be inferred from the information (aggregated information). BILD retains the right to use aggregated information in any way that it determines appropriate.

BILD will investigate all complaints and if it is justified, we will take all reasonable steps to resolve the issue. We will also let you know to which public bodies you may complain regarding our privacy practices.

Your Consent

This Privacy Policy forms part of this site’s Terms of Use. Your use of this site and the provision of personal information to BILD means that you have reviewed the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy and agree that we may collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Policy. If you do not agree with these terms, you may not use this site, and are requested not to provide any personal information through this site.

Further, where appropriate, specific authorizations or consents may be obtained from time to time.

Please review this Policy periodically, especially before you provide any personal information.

Active Information Collection

When you submit a question or use the “Contact Us” functionality on this website, we collect your first and last name and your email address. This personal information is collected so BILD staff can answer your question via email and is not used for any other purpose. We do not share this personal information with third parties for any reason.

Any question you submit via the website may be published on the Building Answers website or in other communication vehicles in the course of the Building Answers campaign. Your question would first be edited to remove any identifying or personal information.

Passive Information Collection

When you visit this website, we store certain information about your visit automatically, via the placement of a file called a “cookie” in the browser directory of your computer’s hard drive. Here’s the type of information we track using cookies: the Internet domain from which you accessed the site, the type of browser and operating system you are using, the date and time of your visit, the pages that you visit; and, if you linked to another website from our website, the address of that site.

We collect this non-identifying information to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of our website and the Building Answers campaign. We also use the non-identifying information to create aggregate (not personal) data that may be shared with third parties such as our members or the media to help them better understand the public’s response to the Building Answers campaign. For instance, we might report how many visitors came the website during a certain time frame.

You may choose to modify your browser to disable cookies.

Additionally, we may give third-party advertising companies such as Facebook permission to use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other technologies to collect or receive information about your visit to our website, and to use that information to target ads and provide measurement services for us. You may opt out from the collection and use of your web-viewing data for interest-based advertising by taking the steps outlined on this website: https://youradchoices.ca/choices/

Links To Other Websites

This site may contain links or references to other websites. Please be aware that BILD does not control these other websites and that this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

How To Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, email buildinganswers@bildgta.ca