Thompson Building Materials, Inc. (“Thompson Building Materials,” “us,” or “we”) respects the privacy concerns of visitors to the Thompson Building Materials Web site. We are proud of our information practices, and we want you to know the steps we take to protect the personal information you may provide to us. This Privacy Policy applies only to the information we collect on this Web site.

Information We Collect Automatically
If you merely browse through the Thompson Building Materials Web site or download information, our servers will automatically collect certain information from you. This information includes the: (a) name of the domain and host form which you access the Internet; (b) Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; (c) browser software you use and your operating system; (d) date and time you access the Web site; and (e) Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to this Web site.

We will use information that we automatically collect to manage and improve our Web site to make it as useful as possible for visitors like you. None of the information we automatically collect is tied to personal information you may provide to us (see below)

Information You Choose to Provide to Us
Thompson Building Materials gathers and retains personal information about you only when voluntarily submitted by you. For example, if you choose to complete and submit one of the forms located on our “Request Literature” page or “Contact Us” page, we will retain the data you submit to respond to your inquiry and consider your request, After we have responded to your inquiry and/or considered your request, the information you submitted will be retained for our records. If we change the manner we use or retain personal information you provide to us, we will update this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information as an Asset of Thompson Building Materials
The personal information you provide to us is an asset of Thompson Building Materials. If Thompson Building Materials or a substantial part of our business is sold or otherwise transferred to a third party, your personal information may be transferred as well.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Except for major transaction as described above, Thompson Building Materials will not sell or rent the personal information you provide to us to any third party without first obtaining your consent. In addition, we will not disclose the personal information you provide to us without your consent, except: (a) as required by law; (b) to our independent contractors who host and maintain or Web site and e-mail services; (c) to our franchisees of distributors, but only to respond to requests by you for information; and (d) to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us.

A “cookie” is a small text file that a Web site can place on your computer’s hard drive for record keeping or other administrative purposes. We currently do not use cookies on this Web site.

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. You should be aware, however, that no transmission over the Internet, and no electronic data storage method, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of the personal information you provide to us either during its transmission or its storage on Thompson Building Materials systems.

Links to Other Web sites
Thompson Building Materials does not endorse and is not responsible for the information practices or privacy policies of Web sites operated by others that may be linked to our Web site. If you decide to access a third party’s Web site that may be linked to this Web site, you should consult that Web site’s privacy policy.

Franchisees’ and Distributors’ Web sites
We may use many various franchises and distributors to conduct our business in certain locations. Some of these franchisees and distributors may operate their own Web sites. Currently, we do not require franchisees or distributor’s to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Policy, so you should review the privacy policy of any franchises or distributor’s Web site you may visit.

It is not our intension to collect personal information from anyone under 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you may use this Web site only with the involvement of an adult.

How to Contact Us
If you have questions about how we use the personal information you may provide us on this Web site or about this Privacy Policy, or for technical questions about the operation of the Web site, please contact us by e-mail at

Changes in this Privacy Policy
We may modify, alter, or update this Privacy Policy at any time, so we may encourage you to review this policy frequently.

This privacy policy was last updated on February 25, 2008.
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