Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy formulated by Brick & Portal™ (also referred to as “BrickandPortal.com”, “Brick & Portal”, “we”, “us”, “our”, “the site”) establishes what information we collect from the user (also referred to as “you”, “your”) and how we use this information. The Privacy Policy is an integral component of our Terms & Conditions, and as such, applies to the user in the framework of the Terms & Conditions. If you do not agree with both the Privacy Policy and the Terms & Conditions in their entirety, do not use BrickandPortal.com or the Brick & Portal iOS app.

We may make modifications to our Privacy Policy over time, in which case the modification date will be indicated at the top of the Privacy Policy page. For this reason, you are encouraged to check the Privacy Policy page periodically, to remain up to date with the Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

When you access BrickandPortal.com or the Brick & Portal iOS app: The moment you go on BrickandPortal.com, or download the Brick & Portal app, we collect your IP address, geographic location (based on the IP address), browser type, operating system type, and version and language settings.

When you create an account on BrickandPortal.com or the Brick & Portal iOS app: In addition to the above, we collect further information once you register to our services. These are: your name, email address, username, password, birthday, “about me” and location info, mobile phone device ID. We also collect any other information you voluntarily provide on the site: your styles, selected products, likely items, your followers and those you follow, your groups, your messages and all sets or collections you create.

When you create an account on BrickandPortal.com, or the Brick & Portal iOS app through another service (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+): If you decide to register through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+, we collect that account’s information (including “About” information, friends/followers list, likes, etc.…)

When you participate in a Contest/Sweepstakes on BrickandPortal.com Brick & Portal iOS app: We collect the information that you provide, required when entering one of our contests or sweepstakes.

Cookies: “Cookies” (tiny data files transferred to your hard drive) on BrickandPortal.com and the Brick & Portal iOS app serve to collect information, to save your login information for your future uses of BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app (“persistent” cookies), and to activate certain features of Brick & Portal according to your interaction with BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app, as well as to monitor your web traffic routing and aggregate usage on BrickandProtal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app  (“session ID” cookies). These “session ID” cookies are deleted upon logging out of BrickandPortal.com or the Brick & Portal iOS app, and closing your browser or app.

How We Use Information

There are various reasons we may use your information, namely to:

  • Provide the services of BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app
  • Personalize our service according to your use of BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app
  • Improve the services of BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app and most adequately provide customer service
  • Communicate with you for all account and security settings/issues
  • Process transactions on BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app
  • Provide you with updates, and information pertaining to technical, security or administrative issues
  • Communicate with you about services, products, features and special deals that could correspond to your interests in a customized manner
  • Operate contests and provide you with relevant information
  • Facilitate finding you on BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app (for example, for your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google + contacts)
  • Maintain analytics of trends within BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app
  • Monitor and prevent forbidden or illegal activity
  • Fulfill any other function stemming from collected information

The collected information may be specific or non-specific to the user (with regards to identifying the user), depending on the context for use of the collected information.

How We Share Information

There are various ways we may share your information, namely:

  • With the user’s consent (such as when the user’s Brick & Portal™ account is linked to another social media account, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+)
  • With other users (your profile is visible to everyone on the site)
  • With Third Parties (other companies that provide services on BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app)
  • With advertisers
  • To enforce the entirety of our Terms & Conditions
  • To protect the rights and security of BrickandPortal.com and/or the
  • Brick & Portal iOS app users and anyone related to our service
  • To comply with the law and legal authorities, in legal processes (responding to legal authorities, warrants, subpoenas, court orders, legal testimony)
  • In the context of possible negotiations with Third Parties for the sale or transfers of Brick & Portal™’s assets or transfers, mergers and acquisitions conducted by Brick & Portal™.

Information used by Third Parties

In some cases, other companies, web beacons and other technologies on BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app may use cookies. They may collect and use information such as IP address, Geolocator, “About” information and user activity; this serves to analyze your use of BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app. Furthermore, the information may be used to provide targeted advertisement. For any questions on targeted advertisement and your options pertaining to it, visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

Your Control Over Information

Cookies: You can configure your browser to stop accepting cookies or to notify you of accepting cookies before accessing and using BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app. However, not accepting cookies will compromise the full functionality of BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app, and you will not be able to use all of the site’s services.

Email: You can suspend your reception of Brick & Portal™ email notifications, by unsubscribing from them. To do so, follow instructions in the “preferences” section of your Account Settings.

Messages: You may restrict your messaging accessibility to those you are following through your account on BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app.

De-Linking Account: You may de-link your Brick & Portal™ account from your account on another service (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+). This is done in your account settings.

Modifying Information: You may change, update or remove information in your account by editing your account on BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app or contacting us at hello@brickandportal.com. Removing all your information may result in de-activation of your account. We may hold on to certain information, for analytics, business purposes, legal requirements, and other regular functions in our practices.

 

Security Of Your Information

While we take up commercially reasonable measures to protect the information you provided on BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app, we cannot ensure that your information will not be accessed, altered, published or destroyed by unauthorized persons. We provide no warranty over your information and the protection thereof.

International Transfer

Your information may be transferred on computers under a different governmental and legal jurisdiction from your own. All information provided on BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app will be processed in abidance to United States law. By agreeing to the Privacy Policy, the Terms & Conditions and creating an account on BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app, you agree to this transfer of your information.

Children under 13

BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app may not be used by children under 13 (in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998), and we thus do not knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you know of any case of children under 13 using BrickandPortal.com and/or the Brick & Portal iOS app, please notify us at hello@brickandportal.com.

Further Inquiries

For any further information or inquiries regarding our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at hello@brickandportal.com.