Allan Block Terms, Conditions & Privacy Policy

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE & PRIVACY POLICIES CAREFULLY.

Terms of Service

This is a contract between you (the Customer) and us (Allan Block). It describes the services we will provide to you, how we will work together, and other aspects of our business relationship. It is a legal document so some of the language is necessarily “legalese”, but we have tried to make it as readable as possible. These terms are so important that we cannot provide our products and services to you unless you agree to them. By using our Software, Websites or any of our educational services, you are agreeing to these terms. We periodically update these terms.

Use of Site: Personal and Non-Commercial Use Limitation

Unless otherwise specified, the Allan Block Websites, Software and educational resources are for your personal and noncommercial use. You may not modify copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Allan Block.

You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, electronically copy, download and print hard copy portions of the material from the Websites or Software solely for your own noncommercial use. Any other use of materials, including but not limited to the modification, reproduction, distribution, republication, display or transmission of the content of this Site, without prior written permission of Allan Block is strictly prohibited.

Copyrights & Trademarks

The entire content included within our Websites, Software and educational materials, including but not limited to text, design, graphics, interfaces, or code and the selection and arrangements thereof is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of Allan Block. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names (collectively the "Marks") are trademarks or registered trademarks of and are proprietary to Allan Block.

Allan Block collects personal information (name, address, email, etc.) through the site on a voluntary basis only. We do not require this information to view the site. Allan Block may ask for this information to respond to a question, fulfill a request or an order, to sign up to receive Allan Block’s electronic newsletter or to enter you in contests that you voluntarily participate in.

Allan Block does not sell or provide personal information data to non-affiliated third parties for promotional purposes, and you will not receive emails, phone calls or mailings concerning Allan Block or its products, services or promotions unless you specifically elect to receive such information.

About the Accuracy of the Website Information

Information from Websites, Software and educational resources are provided "as is" and for general information in nature. The specific use of the information is the responsibility of the user. We will not be liable for any action taken (or not taken) in reliance upon this information and such action is taken entirely at your own risk. We reserve the right to make changes to the Site’s information to correct any errors or omissions (or at our discretion) without notice and without liability to you

External sites to which we provide links to are not under our control and we take no responsibility and shall not be liable in any way for their content.

Privacy Policy

We at Allan Block Corporation are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to both our Websites (www.allanblock.com, www.allanblock.de, www.allanblock.nl, www.allanblock.com.es, www.allanblock.pl, www.allanblock.be, www.allanblock.com.au, www.allanblock.co.uk, www.allanblock.la, www.allanblock.in, www.allanblock.ch, www.allanblock.it) and our Software (AB Walls Design Software and the Allan Block Design Center), as well as our Portals (Dealer Resource Portal, AB GO, Submittal Builders) including our associated mobile applications (Mobile Apps) owned and controlled by Allan Block Corporation. This Privacy Policy governs our data collection, processing and usage practices. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information. If you do not agree with the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Websites or the Design Center.

We periodically update this Privacy Policy. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice by sending you an email notification.

While we will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically. We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of the information you provide us, please write to us by email at abcorp@allanblock.com or by mail to Allan Block Corporation, 7424 W. 78th Street, Bloomington, MN 55439 USA, Attn: Privacy.

Information We Collect

When You Visit our Websites

You are free to explore the Websites without providing any Personal Information about yourself. When you visit the Websites or register for any additional service, we request that you provide Personal Information about yourself, and we collect Navigational Information.

When You Use our Mobile Application

We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our Mobile Apps on your mobile device. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. In addition to information we collect on our Websites, when you use our Mobile Apps we may also collect your city location, device model and version, device identifier (or “UDID”), OS version, and your account credentials.

We may link information we store within the analytics software to Personal Information you submit within the Mobile App. We do this to improve services we offer you and improve our marketing, analytics and site functionality.

"Personal Information"

This refers to any information that you voluntarily submit to us and that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, e-mail address, company name, address, phone number, and other information about yourself or your business. Personal Information can also include information about any transactions, both free and paid, that you enter into on the Websites, and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, or publicly available information that we acquire from service providers.

Personal Information also includes Navigational Information where such information can directly or indirectly identify an individual. Navigational information refers to information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and pages viewed. Please see the "Navigation Information" section below. Except for this, we do not collect Sensitive Information from you.

Log Files

When you use our services or view content provided by us, we automatically collect information about your computer hardware and software. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, internet service provider (ISP), the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Allan Block for the operation of our Software, to maintain quality of the Software, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Allan Block Websites. For these purposes, we do link this automatically-collected data to Personal Information such as name, email address, address, and phone number.

Information we collect from third parties

From time to time, we may receive Personal Information about you from third party sources including partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities, and publicly available sources such as social media websites.

Information about Children

The Websites are not intended for or targeted at children under 16 and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information about children under 16. If you believe that we have collected information about a child under 16, please contact us at abcorp@allanblock.com, so that we may delete the information.

How We Use Information We Collect

Compliance with Our Privacy Policy

We use the information we collect only in compliance with this Privacy Policy. Customers who subscribe to our Software are obligated through our agreements with them to comply with this Privacy Policy.

We Never Sell Personal Information

We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party.

Use of Personal Information

In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we may use your Personal Information to:

  • Send information or Allan Block content to you which we think may be of interest to you by post, email, or other means and send you marketing communications relating to our business;
  • Promote use of our services to you and share promotional and information content with you in accordance with your communication preferences;
  • Provide other companies with statistical information about our users -- but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
  • Send information to you regarding changes to our Customer Terms of Service, Privacy Policy or other legal agreements
  • Meet legal requirements.

We use the information collected through our Websites and/or Software by our customers for the following purposes:

  • To provide Software services(which may include the detection, prevention and resolution of security and technical issues);
  • To respond to customer support requests; and
  • Otherwise to fulfill the obligations under the Allan Block Customer Terms of Service.
  • Legal basis for processing Personal Information (EEA visitors only)

If you are a visitor/customer located in the European Economic Area ("EEA"), Allan Block Corporation is the data controller of your personal information. Allan Block’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted at abcorp@allanblock.com

Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you.

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information). Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.

Use of Navigational Information

We use Navigational Information to operate and improve the Websites and Software.

Security of your Personal Information

We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We secure the Personal Information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. All Personal Information is protected using appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures.

Social Media Features

Our Websites include Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our sites. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our sites, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these features. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy and other policies of the companies providing them.

External Websites

Our Websites provide links to other websites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the content or practices of these other websites. Our provision of such links does not constitute our endorsement of these other websites, their content, their owners, or their practices. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these other websites, which are subject to any privacy and other policies they may have.

Public Forums

We offer publicly accessible message boards, blogs, and community forums. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose any information through our public message boards, blogs, or forums, this information may be collected and used by others. We will correct or delete any information you have posted on the Websites if you so request, as described in "Opting Out and Unsubscribing" below.

Retention of Personal Information

How long we keep information we collect about you depends on the type of information as described in further detail below. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your information or, if this is not possible, then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.

We retain Personal Information that you provide to us where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, as long as is required in order to contact you about Software or our other services, or as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we securely delete the information or anonymize it or, if this is not possible, then we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible. We will delete this information from the servers at an earlier date if you so request, as described in "To Unsubscribe from Our Communications" below.

If you provide information to our licensed partners as part of their use Software or Websites, our customers decide how long to retain the personal information they collect from you. If a licensed partner terminates its contractual agreement with us, we will not provide them with access to all information stored for them by Allan Block, including any Personal Information provided by you, for export by the licensed partner according to our agreement with our licensed partner. After termination, we may, unless legally prohibited, transfer or delete all customer information, including your Personal Information, from our records.

If you have elected to receive communications from us, we retain information about your preferences for a reasonable period of time from the date you last expressed interest in our content, products, or services, such as when you last opened an email from us or ceased using your Allan Block account. We retain information derived from tracking technologies for a reasonable period of time from the date such information was created.

How we Share Information we Collect

Allan Block Partners

We may share data with trusted partners to contact you based on your request to receive such communications, help us perform statistical analysis, or provide customer support. Such third parties are prohibited from using your Personal Information except for these purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Corporate Events

If we (or our assets) are acquired by another company, whether by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or otherwise, that company would receive all information gathered by Allan Block on the Websites and the Software. In this event, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your Personal Information, and choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.

Compelled Disclosure

We reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or comply with a law, court order, or legal process.

International Transfer of Information

International Transfers within Allan Block’s Entities

To facilitate our global operations, we transfer information to other countries and allow access to that information from countries in which the Allan Block affiliated entities have operations for the purposes described in this policy.

This Privacy Policy shall apply even if we transfer Personal Information to other countries. We have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your Personal Information will remain protected. When we share information about you within and among Allan Block’s affiliated entities, we make use of standard contractual data protection clauses, which have been approved by the European Commission, and we rely on the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework to safeguard the transfer of information we collect from the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

International transfers to third parties

Some of the third parties described in this privacy policy, which provide services to us under contract, are based in other countries that may not have equivalent privacy and data protection laws to the country in which you reside. When we share information of customers in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, we make use of the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks, European Commission-approved standard contractual data protection clauses, binding corporate rules for transfers to data processors, or other appropriate legal mechanisms to safeguard the transfer.

Navigational Information Collected by Our Partners

Our customers can use the tools we provide, as well as tools provided by third parties, to collect Navigational Information when you visit their webpages on the Software. Allan Block does not control our customers' use of these tools, nor do we control the information they collect or how they use it.

How to Access & Control Your Personal Data

Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Information

You have the following data protection rights:

  • You can request access, correction, updates or deletion of your personal information.
  • You can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.
  • If we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here.)

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at abcorp@allanblock.com or by mail to Allan Block Corporation 7424 W. 78th Street, Bloomington, MN 55439 USA, Attention: Privacy. We will respond to your request to change, correct, or delete your information within a reasonable timeframe and notify you of the action we have taken.

Anti-Spam Policy

Allan Block will never send unsolicited emails with the intention of Spamming.

To Unsubscribe From Our Communications

You may unsubscribe from our communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link located on the bottom of our e-mails, updating your communication preferences, or by sending us email us at abcorp@allanblock.com or postal mail to Allan Block Corporation 7424 W. 78th Street, Bloomington, MN 55439 USA, Attention: Privacy.

To Unsubscribe from Our Partners' Communications

Our partners are solely responsible for their own marketing emails and other communications; we cannot unsubscribe you from their communications. You can unsubscribe from our partners' marketing communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link located on the bottom of their emails, or by contacting them directly.

Contact

Allan Block Corporation
7424 W. 78th Street
Bloomington, MN 55439
USA
abcorp@allanblock.com