Effective: June 25, 2024

The Build It Green website at www.builditgreen.org is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our Web sites. Please note, we respect your privacy and will not sell or share your contact information. We collect and use the following information to provide, improve and protect our Services:

Information from Website Browsers

Some web pages created by Build It Green use “cookies”, which are small text files that may be placed on your hard disk for record-keeping purposes. It is essentially your identification card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. A cookie’s purpose is to tell the server that you returned to that Web page. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Furthermore, a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer. The use of cookies is an industry standard.

Many major Web sites use cookies to provide useful features for their customers. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies. However, you will not be able to take full advantage of a Web site if you do so.

Information from Users with Accounts

  • When you create a user account on builditgreen.org, we collect your name, a valid e-mail address at which we may contact you, and your zip code, to better personalize your account. 
  • If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), you may sign up using the form on our website, and we will use your email address to send the newsletter to you. 
  • For those who work with our organization, as members, clients, partners, or via attending trainings, workshops, events, etc., we may collect your name, company name, telephone number, email address, and postal address, to maintain communications and keep you up to date on our programs and events. 

When you use the Build It Green Site, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not for legitimate business purposes. You may update your Account information by logging into your Account. 

We may only disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with the law; (b) protect any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of Build It Green or our users; or (d) protect Build It Green’s property rights.

Build It Green will not send you any unsolicited information, including unsolicited email regarding any commercial offers or advertisements at any time. We value the relationships we have with our customers and future customers, so we respect these concerns. You may choose to stop receiving communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in our emails, or contacting us at (510) 590-3360 or [email protected].

Analytics/ Log Files

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser or device type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. This information enables us to make ongoing improvements to the site, to optimize the experience of our site users.


Social Media (Features) and Widgets


Our Web site includes 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 site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, 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 Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.


When you enter sensitive information (such as login credentials), we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at (510) 590-3360 or [email protected].


Build It Green complies with the CAN-SPAM Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the Mobile Marketing Association´s Code of Conduct.

Build It Green complies with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA). Our organization does not track its website users over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third-party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, you may set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.

Build It Green complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – our organization does not target its offerings toward, and does not knowingly collect any personal information from, users under 13 years of age.

Linked Sites

Linked sites are not under the control of Build It Green. Therefore, Build It Green is not responsible or liable for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Links are provided to you as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply the endorsement of the site by Build It Green.

This policy may change without prior notice.


For any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us as (510) 590-3360 or mail us at: [email protected].

Build It Green

300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 301

Oakland, CA 94612

Alex Coba

Communications Associate

As a proud California native from Stockton, Alex brings a wealth of experience and a versatile skill set. He has a solid communication background with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University, Chico. Alex is adept at strategic communications and media relations, with experience gathering and sharing stories from his local communities that uplift the unique spirit and values of those places. He is excited to join Build It Green, where he can apply his talents to further BIG’s mission to help communities across California thrive.