Privacy Policy

Committed to protecting your data

Your privacy is critically important to us. At the Building Biology Institute (BBI), we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, BBI collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. BBI’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use its website.

BBI also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments and submitting queries.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to BBI’s website choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information, such as registration for courses and certifications. The amount and type of information that BBI gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with BBI are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, BBI collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. BBI does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

BBI may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, we utilize Google Analytics to understand how our visitors use our site in order to maintain and improve our services. or provide it to others. However, BBI does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

BBI discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees that need to know that information in order to provide services available at BBI’s websites. BBI will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, BBI would disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when BBI believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BBI or the public at large. BBI takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. BBI uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of BBI websites, and their website access preferences. BBI visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the websites, with the drawback that certain features of BBI’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If BBI, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that BBI goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would not be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, BBI may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in BBI’s sole discretion. BBI encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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