Please read this policy before using or submitting information to Gordian, Inc. and its affiliates, R.S. Means Company LLC and Sightlines, LLC (collectively “Gordian” or “we”), or any Gordian online resources. By using our websites or submitting any information to Gordian through such websites, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy, and any information you submit to Gordian through a website or online resource will be collected, processed, used and disclosed in accordance with these terms.
This Privacy Policy applies to all Gordian websites and online resources that line to our websites. This Policy explains what information we collect about users, how we collect that information, what we use the information for, who we disclose information to, and how users can limit the uses we make of Personally Identifiable Information.

Personally Identifiable Information. Gordian’s website may request and collect Personally Identifiable Information, which is information that either directly identifies you or could reasonably be used in combination with other publicly available information to identify you. Examples of Personally Identifiable Information include your name, contact information, email address, and other information in combination with such identifiers.

Certain areas of Gordian’s websites and online resources allow you to submit Personally Identifiable Information. If you provide Personally Identifiable Information to Gordian, the information may be processed by Gordian for the purposes of providing you with Gordian’s services and fulfilling your requests. You may be contacted by Gordian or by its representatives for additional information, to answer your questions, fulfill your requests, for marketing our goods and services to you, opinion surveys, product surveys or for technical administration and development of this site for similar purposes. We may also combine the Personally Identifiable Information you provide with other information collected through or website and online resources with Gordian’s offline records and information provided to us by third-parties to improve our websites, enhance our marketing activities, better design product offerings and facilitate other business functions.

Protection of Personally Identifiable Information. Gordian will store Personally Identifiable Information as required to meet legal and regulatory requirements or as additionally needed in accordance with this Policy. Gordian has endeavored to take appropriate action to ensure the security of your Personally Identifiable Information in order to prevent their unauthorized disclosure and incorrect use.

The Internet. Notwithstanding the statement above, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although Gordian will take all reasonable steps to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot guarantee the security or your Personally Identifiable Information transmitted to Gordian’s websites or online resources. Any and all transmissions of such information is at your own risk.

Gordian’s websites may, from time to time, contain links to other websites which are outside Gordian’s control and not covered by this Policy. If you access other websites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information form you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from Gordian’s. Gordian does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check the privacy policy of any third-party websites before you submit any personal information to these websites.

Non-Personal Information. Gordian websites and online resources also collect other Non-Personal Information about you which does not directly identify you but which may correspond with you or a particular device. These services may use technology such as Google Analytics, that reveals certain technical information like your computer’s operating system, network location, browser type and address of a referring website. Gordian collects this information to evaluate usage and improve the websites and online resources. Examples of information collected include the Internet Protocol Address assigned to your computer by your internet service provider.

Cookies. Gordian’s websites may use tracking technology called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to maintain session state and help identify your personal preferences within our online services. We do not use cookies to collect Personally Identifiable Information. In some instances, we also use cookies to recognize you as a previous visitor or track your activity on our website. These text files make using our websites more convenient by, among other things, saving your passwords and preferences. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit our website but if you want to access web pages that require registration, you need to accept a mandatory session cookie, which you can delete after you leave the website.

Disclosure of Information. Gordian will not sell, trade, or disclose to unaffiliated third parties any individually identifiable customer or visitor information without proper consent. We may disclose information to third parties who provide us with various business services, including monitoring and maintaining the website and preparing newsletters and mailings. We may also share Personally Identifiable Information with third parties with whom we are working to provide you with services or information. We may share your information as required by law or in the interest of protecting or exercising our or other’s legal rights (i.e. without limitation), in connection with requests from law enforcement officials and in connection with court proceedings. We may share or transfer your information in connection with a prospective or actual sale, merger, transfer or other reorganization of all or parts of our business. Reasonable precaution will be taken during the course of these transactions to insure that information collected is kept secure and confidential.
If Gordian is merged into another entity, the information we possess may be transferred to a third party as part of that transaction. Your continued use of Gordian’s websites and online resources will signify your agreement to be bound by the privacy policy and other applicable terms of the subsequent owner

Contact. If you have any requests concerning your Personally Identifiable Information or any queries with regard to this Policy, please contact Gordian.

Your California Privacy Rights: California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact Gordian as provided above. Be sure to include your name and address. If you would like a response via email, please include an email address. Otherwise, we will respond by postal mail within the time required by law.

Changes. Gordian reserves the right to update this Policy at our discretion at any time. When changes are made, Gordian will post the updated policy and the date of its revision.

Effective Dates/Amendments. This Policy, originally in effect as of June 13, 2008, was last amended on May 24, 2016. When you visit any Gordian website or online resource you are accepting the current version of this Policy as posted at that time.