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Privacy Policy

Build in Progress was created to help support people creating, developing, and sharing their design projects, all while connecting with a community of peers. To build this community, we collect some information for our users. This privacy policy outlines what information we collect, how we use it, and how we keep it safe.

Please do not share personal contact information such as your name, physical address, email address, phone number, or anything that can be used to make contact outside of Build in Progress.


What information do we collect?

Account Information: The following information is required to create an account on Build in Progress:
  • username and password
  • email address

Other users can see your username but cannot see your email address

User generated content: Your Build in Progress projects (including images, videos, and text descriptions) as well as your comments are stored on the Build in Progress servers. Any user visiting the site can see your shared projects and comments.
Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information on what parts of the site are being used. This information helps us determine ways to improve the website. Information collected and processed by Google Analytics includes the user’s IP address, network location, and geographic location. Google Analytics acquires all its information directly from the user by installing a cookie on your computer if you have enabled JavaScript. Build in Progress does not share any information it collects to Google, and Google does not collect any personal identifying information about you.
Cookies: Cookies are small data files that our site can send to your browser for storage on your computer. When you log in to Build in Progress, the website asks your browser to put an http “cookie” on your computer. The cookie allows the website to remember that you are logged in when you go to a different page.

How do we use your information?

We use your email address to verify your user account and to send password reset instructions if needed.

We may use de-identified projects and comments shared on Build in Progress in research studies to improve our understanding of how people collaborate and learn online with Build in Progress. The results of this research are shared with researchers and designers through conferences, journals, and other publications.

How do we protect your information?

In an effort to prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the correct use of collected information, Build in Progress has established appropriate electronic and physical procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Data is kept on Build in Progress indefinitely to provide ideas and inspiration for others on the site unless you wish to delete your account, which you may do under account settings.

Notifications of changes to the Privacy Policy

We may modify our privacy policy if we add new services or features. If we make changes to our Privacy practices, we will amend this Privacy Policy accordingly and post the amended policy on this page.