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Participating in discussions related to community design, both online and in person, requires a thoughtful balance of identification and privacy. strives to be a good steward of information in exploring solutions for the shared spaces in our communities.

This Privacy Policy describes:

  1. The types of information collects
  2. How we use that information
  3. Other important considerations

Your use of represents you express consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated in the Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use

This policy is effective January 20, 2014.

If you choose to interact with, we may require you to provide personal information in connection with use of and its affiliate sites.

We collect and store the following information:

  • Email address, IP address;
  • Device and location (e.g., via a mobile device);
  • Content supplied by you, including but not limited to data, text, graphics, designs, logos, icons, images, audio/visual materials, links, reviews, suggestions, feedback, and references;
  • Other information automatically collected whenever you interact with, such as computer sign-on data, time of day, statistics on page views and traffic to and from the our site.  We also use “cookies” (data files placed on your computer) so that we can recognize and record such interaction information. You can disable the use of cookies through your browser settings, however this is likely to affect your ability to use certain features of our site.

We may use your information as follows:

  • To provide services and suggestions;
  • To verify your identity for sign up and submission of Content;
  • To encourage safe online experiences and enforce our policies;
  • To customize information and announcement for various users and user groups, analyze site usage, compile data and metrics to improve our services, and inform users about services and updates;
  • To communicate administrative updates;
  • To communicate marketing and promotional offers to our users;
  • To provide customer service; and
  • To deliver to you information that is targeted to your interests. will offer opt-out features such as unsubscribe (though certain communication may be exempt from op out, when warranted, for safety or legal reasons).

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. However, we may disclose your personal information as follows:

  1. With your permission to access your information in other services (e.g., Facebook or Twitter accounts. The information we collect from those services will depend on your settings and privacy policies;
  2. To affiliates that follow privacy practices at least as protective as those included in this Privacy Policy;
  3. To identify your reviews as your own;
  4. To third parties to enforce our Terms of Use, or to protect the rights, copyright, property, or safety of others, including reports to law enforcement as required by law;
  5. To anyone involved in acquiring a financial stake of;
  6. To service providers


  1. Your continued use of represents your acceptance of any revisions of this Privacy Policy.
  2. Per the Terms and Services, we cannot ensure secure and uninterrupted service. will take steps to promote data security and prevent unauthorized breaches of Content and information.
  3. You agree that we may transfer your personal information to other countries.
  4. We may provide links to websites operated by companies, provided we receive your consent.
  5. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use this site or services.
  6. reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice.