Privacy Policy

Brick Industry Association Privacy Statement

Last revised: June 1, 2018

The Brick Industry Association is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy describes how The Brick Industry Association and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“BIA,” “we,” or “us”) collects, uses, stores, processes, and transfers data when operating the BIA website located at and any associated mobile sites or applications, products, software and other services (collectively, the “Service” or “Services”).

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and is subject to, the Terms of Service. By using the Services, you consent to the data practices described in this statement and the Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use or this Privacy Statement, please do not use the Services.

Collection of your Information

BIA collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number, when you create an account, make purchases, submit awards nominations, or otherwise contact us. BIA also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code.

Certain non-personal information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by BIA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by BIA for the operation of the Services, to maintain quality of the Services, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Services.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through BIA public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: BIA does not read any of your private online communications.

BIA encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from our Services so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. BIA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Services.

Use of Your Information

BIA collects and uses your personal information to operate the Services and deliver the services you have requested. BIA may use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BIA and its affiliates. BIA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. To unsubscribe from or adjust your preferences for these communications, you may select the “Unsubscribe” link in email footers or adjust your account settings on Please note that you may not opt-out of receiving non-promotional messages regarding your account, such as technical notices, purchase confirmations, or Service-related emails.

BIA keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Services in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the Services to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Sharing of Your Information

BIA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BIA 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 unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, BIA may share data with trusted service providers to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to BIA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

BIA may disclose your personal information, without notice, only 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 BIA or the Services; (b) protect and defend the rights or property BIA; (c) effect a transfer or purchase of substantially all of our assets and business to a third party; and (d) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services, or the public. Should a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to ensure that the entity to which we transfer your personal information uses it in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement.

We may share non-personal information, such as aggregate or anonymized information, with third parties, including but not limited to advisors, advertisers, analytics providers, and investors, for the purpose of conducting our business. BIA uses Google Analytics to track aggregated visitor data, which does not include any personal information. We reserve the right to disclose to third parties non-personal information collected for any lawful purpose.

Cookies and Do Not Track

We use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage 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. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Services, or register with the Services, a cookie helps BIA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same BIA site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the BIA Service 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 Services you visit.
At this time, we do not track our users’ personal information over time and across third-party websites.  We therefore do not respond to browser Do Not Track signals.

Security of Your Personal Information

BIA cares about the security and confidentiality of the information you provide to us. We maintain commercially reasonable administrative, technical and physical security measures to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure of information you submit to us that is under our control. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. However, no website is completely secure or “hacker proof”; we cannot guarantee and we do not warrant that loss, misuse, or alteration of data will not occur, and we are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information. You are also responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure or misuse.


We do not knowingly collect or store personal information from anyone under the age of 13 unless or except as permitted by law. ANY PERSON WHO USES ANY OF THE SERVICES REPRESENTS TO US THAT HE OR SHE IS 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. If we are made aware that we have received personal information from someone under 13, we will use reasonable efforts to remove that information from our records.

Non-US Residents

Please be advised that BIA may transfer personal information it collects outside your country of domicile to jurisdictions where data protection and privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws of your country. BY USING OUR SERVICES, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. As stated above, BIA does not disclose your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to

Changes to this Statement

BIA will occasionally in its sole discretion update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. BIA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how BIA is protecting your information.  If you do not agree with this Privacy Statement, please do not use or access the Services, and if you do not agree to any changes we make in the future, you must end your use of the Services.

Contact Information

BIA welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that BIA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact BIA at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.