Our Privacy Mission
If you reside in California, please also see the section below called California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Rights.
Information Collection and Use
Building36 collects and stores certain information from or about you that can be used to uniquely contact, identify, or locate you (“Personal Information”).
When using the User Interfaces, you may provide us with Personal Information including, but not limited to, your name, home or business address, phone number, email address, location, or zip code.
When using our Services, you or your Building36 Partner may provide us with certain additional information (e.g., unit description, home or business size, home or business system configuration, sensor names, appliances or other devices, account information, schedule, mode, automation settings, and device settings) in order for us to personalize your Services. Building36 may also receive Personal Information that you have provided to our Partners, including user profile information, to enable Building36 to provide our Services.
Building36 may process information regarding your use of the Building36 Services, including but not limited to: performance of any security or other device monitored by Building36, electrical usage or consumption, heating and cooling information, light or other fixture settings, and usage and alert logs. We receive this type of information from devices that are monitored by Building36 and your computer or other electronic device through which you may access, browse, download, receive, or otherwise use the Building36 User Interfaces or Services (each a “Personal Device”), and we may also receive and process such information from third parties.
Some features of our Services, such as thermostat adjustments, and other location-based Services (collectively, “GeoServices”), use location information. Before certain GeoServices information can be used or collected, you must first opt-in to activate these Services. If you enable these features, we will automatically collect and store location information from your Personal Device which is capable of producing location data (e.g., mobile device or GPS device). This location information may include your current location or places you have recently visited. We may also aggregate this information for Building36’s internal purposes and to provide information requested by you. If you do not wish for us to collect and store this information, do not enable these features.
Video and Audio Data
When you (i) subscribe to ’s video monitoring or video monitoring add-on Services (such as the Visual Verification services), (ii) use a connected doorbell, camera, image sensor, or other connected device or wearable that is capable of recording video and/or audio recordings, or (iii) subscribe to emergency two-way voice services, you are enabling us or certain of our partners to record, store, view and process video and/or audio recordings from your monitoring equipment. This may include capturing and sending you portions of this data as part of a notification or analyzing the data to identify motion or other events. We may process information from your monitoring equipment so that we can send you alerts. In addition, if you have the recording features enabled, we will capture, process and store video and audio data recordings from your device and you may be able to access those recordings.
Data protection and privacy laws in your country may impose certain responsibilities on you and your use of security cameras, connected doorbells and other devices with recording capabilities. You (not Building36) are responsible for ensuring that you comply with any applicable laws. For example, you may need to display a notice that alerts visitors to your home or business that they may be recorded using security cameras and other devices with recording capabilities. Building36 takes no responsibility for your compliance with applicable law.
Building36 will not disclose your Personal Information to any other entity except:
In addition, we may disclose your information when the information has been converted to a form that cannot be used to identify you. It may also be necessary for us to disclose your Personal Information in case of a merger or combination with, or acquisition of a portion of our business by, another company or entity, in which case Personal Information collected by Building36 would be expected to be one of the transferred business assets.
Building36 has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your Personal Information. For example, we protect your information through a unique username and password, and we protect certain sensitive communications with our website through server authentication and secure connections. However, no method of data transmission is completely secure.
Rights and Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
If you are an existing or potential end-user of Building36 Services and have entered Personal Information directly through our website, you may request to correct or delete your Personal Information by contacting us at info@Building36.com.
If you are an existing end-user of Services you may view, update, or delete certain Personal Information at any time by following the links at www.Building36.com to your profile and address book pages. These changes will be immediately made to our records. If you wish to stop Services notifications, you may do so through the User Interfaces. For customers of Building36 Partners, changes you make to your user profile on the Building36 User Interfaces to your user profile may not automatically change the records of your Building36 Partner. You should contact your Building36 Partner directly to make changes to its records.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Rights
If you are a California resident, then the CCPA may provide you with specific rights regarding your Personal Information.
You have the right to request that businesses subject to the CCPA (which may include your Building36 Partner) disclose certain information to you about their collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months. In addition, you have the right to ask such businesses to delete or correct personal information collected for you, subject to certain exceptions. You also have the right to opt out of a business selling or sharing your Personal Information. You may ask a business to limit its use of your sensitive Personal Information (e.g., biometric information or ethnicity), but know that Building36 doesn’t use your sensitive Personal Information in a manner subject to that right. If you choose to exercise your rights, you also have the right not to be discriminated against and will not be charged different prices or provided different quality of services.
End Users of the Services
In your capacity as an end user of the Services, you can exercise your applicable CCPA rights by following the procedures listed for “All Existing or Potential End-Users” above, contacting your Building36 Partner or contacting us at info@Building36.com. If you contact Building36 directly, we may forward your request to your Building36 Partner. Please note that the CCPA requires us to verify the requests we receive from you when you exercise certain of the rights listed above. We may need more information when we receive your request before taking further action.
Business Contacts and Website Visitors
Sometimes we collect Personal Information when you’re acting on behalf of a company (e.g., as an employee, agent, or contractor) or otherwise interact with Building36 directly (e.g., visiting the Building36 website outside of receiving Services from us). Some of the rights described in this section do not apply until January 1, 2023.
Information we collect from consumers (Categories, Purposes, Sources)
We collect these categories of Personal Information:
We collect the above categories of Personal Information for the following purposes:
We collect the above categories of Personal Information from the following sources:
We retain the Personal Information that we collect to achieve the purposes for which the Personal Information was collected. In certain cases, we may need to retain Personal Information for purposes required under applicable law, for tax, accounting, or audit purposes, or for other purposes permitted or required under law.
Disclosures of Personal Information
We may have disclosed each of the above categories of Personal Information with the following categories of third parties who perform services on our behalf:
We may allow certain third parties (such as online advertising services) to collect your Personal Information via automated technologies. We share the categories of Personal Information listed below for the business and commercial purposes of online advertising and to provide third-party social network features and functionality.
You have the right to opt out of this disclosure of your information, which may be considered a “sale” or “sharing” under California law. Beginning in January 2023, you may opt out of “sharing” or “selling” by setting a browser-level opt-out, the Global Privacy Control, sent by California consumers. You may learn how to set that signal by going to this website: https://globalprivacycontrol.org/.
As described above, we do not directly disclose your Personal Information with third parties for monetary consideration. Our “selling” or “sharing” is instead confined to the context of online tracking, and so we may have “sold” or “shared” the following categories of Personal Information:
|Category of Personal Information||Category of Third Party|
|Identifiers||Advertising networks, data analytics providers, social networks|
|Commercial Information||Advertising networks, data analytics providers, social networks|
|Online Activity||Advertising networks, data analytics providers, social networks|
We do not knowingly sell or share the Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age.
How to exercise your CCPA rights
You can exercise any of your CCPA rights described in this section by contacting us at info@Building36.com. We may need to collect additional information about your previous interactions with Building36 to verify your identity. You may designate an authorized agent to submit requests on your behalf. To submit a request as an authorized agent on behalf of a consumer, please contact us at info@Building36.com.
Virginia Residents Only
Under Virginia’s privacy law, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, Building36 acts as a data processor and your Building36 Partner will remain responsible for the handling of any Personal Information your Building36 Partner collects from you. You should refer to your Building36 Partner’s privacy notice for more information on your Building36 Partner’s privacy practices or to exercise a right under the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act.
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Or by mail at:
160 Gould Street, Suite 201
Needham, MA 02494
Last updated: January 1, 2023