Web Policy

Thank you for visiting the Timber Framers Guild website and viewing our web policy.

Disclosure:
The materials, products, designs, plans, ideas, and data of the Timber Framers Guild are the property of the Timber Framers Guild, and may not be given to an outside firm or individual except with appropriate authorization of the board or executive director.

Privacy:
The Guild is committed to protecting the privacy of our web visitors. Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Any information you choose to provide on the website will be used only to provide or improve services. The Timber Framers Guild guards your privacy and appreciates your trust.
Members and donors may inform us of their communication preferences at any time by logging in to edit their profile. If you have any questions about the opt-in or opt-out options on your profile page, please ask us.

Information about you specifically:
When you join the Timber Framers Guild, subscribe to our blogs, participate in our online forum, purchase a product, register for an event, or do other such activities, we may need specific information about you, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, or credit card number. If you choose to receive transaction communications but later decide you no longer want to receive them, you can edit your profile or ask us to remove you from their subscription.

General information disclosure:
We do not disclose any personal information about you, nor do we disclose information about your individual visits to our website.
We do not offer, sell, or rent your personal information to any other organization.
When you place an order at our online store, your personal details and credit card information are not sent over the Internet. All of your information is kept in a secure environment at the site of our online store, accessible only to those few people necessary to process your order.
When you register for a Forum Bulletin Board, however, or when you leave a message in our Guestbook and provide your email address, that information may be used by others who visit the site or by Guild staff.
We cannot authenticate that visitors to our website are who they say they are, nor can we validate the information provided by other users. Please use caution and judgment when you visit our site as well as any other site on the Internet.

Cookies:
The Timber Framers Guild site does not use cookies to track your visits except in the case of the Forum, which we lease from a third-party provider. For this feature to function properly, you must have cookies enabled on your computer. You can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent.

Media relations:
To ensure the quality and consistency of information disseminated to media sources, all media relations are handled by the Guild’s executive director or designee.
Press releases or other promotional materials that mention the TFG must be approved by the president or designee before dissemination.
The Guild may extend the courtesy of a web link to not-for-profit organizations that offer information or activities judged to be of interest to Guild members.

TFG logo use:
The TFG logo as a stand-alone image may not be used on company letterheads, promotional materials, business cards, or the like. However, use of language such as “supporter of the Timber Framers Guild” along with the logo is acceptable so long as the logo is not modified or obstructed in any way. Apply to the Guild office for an electronic copy of the logo.

Exclusions:
For your information and convenience, this site provides links to third-party web sites that, when clicked, will open in a new browser window or tab. While we have taken great care in screening all external links on this site, we do not control those sites or their privacy practices. Timber Framers Guild does not endorse or make any representation about third party web sites. Surf at your own risk.
In no event will Timber Framers Guild be liable or responsible for any errors or omissions in the content of this web site.
This policy and the use of this website are governed by Washington State law. All disputes arising from this policy and/or the use of this website shall be submitted to binding arbitration under the then current rules of the American Arbitration Association. The venue for said arbitration shall be Bellingham, Washington, United States.

If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, please email us.