Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes, in general, the practices related to the online collection and use of personal information utilized by the websites operated by Informa Exhibitions U.S. and its divisions and affiliates ("Informa Exhibitions U.S.") at which this Privacy Policy is posted (the “Sites”). However, some Sites may include features that do not appear on other Sites, and you should see the applicable terms of each Site for the specific policies for each Site. This Policy applies only to the Sites and not to any third party websites that may be accessible from any Site. This Policy does not describe Informa Exhibitions offline personal information collection and use practices, or the practices it employs when collecting personal information online through means other than these Sites (for example, if you send us an email message).

Please be sure to read this Privacy Policy before using any Site or submitting information through a Site. This Privacy Policy is current as of January 14, 2015, but may change from time to time, so please check this area periodically for updates. If we make any substantive changes to this Policy, we will announce it on our Sites and, if you have provided us with contact information, we will also send you a notice to the email or physical address we have on file for you. Once the changes have been made, your continued use of any of the Sites will constitute your acceptance of the revised Policy. If you have questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy, we may be reached via email at, via fax at 972.536.6405, or by writing to us at Informa Exhibitions U.S.;  ATTN: Customer Service; 6191 N. Highway 161, Suite 500 | Irving, TX  75038 | United States.

This Privacy Policy refers to the Informa Exhibitions U.S. Construction & Real Estate, Inc. Terms and Conditions of Use.  

What information does Informa Exhibitions U.S. collect and how is it used?
Our Sites actively collect information volunteered by our users in several areas, trade show registrations, including for magazine subscription pages, newsletter sign up pages, website registrations and online surveys. The information we request for you to participate in these features may include personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you) such as your name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address, as well as "demographic" information such as the type of business you work for, your job responsibilities and certain information about your company. We will tell you at the time we collect information whether the information requested is necessary for you to participate in a particular feature.

The information we collect is used to respond to your specific requests, to send you periodic information and special offers from Informa Exhibitions U.S. and our sponsors, to provide you with updates on Informa Exhibitions U.S. offerings and features, to provide you with product information from manufacturers in our database, to provide notice of changes to our Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy, and to provide our sponsors and business partners with data about our users. The information you provide is also used to understand users' interests and behavior, and may be combined and analyzed with information Informa Exhibitions U.S. may have from other online or offline sources for marketing or other purposes.

As you navigate through a website, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without you actively providing the information) using various technologies and means. Like most website operators, Informa Exhibitions U.S. uses cookies, web beacons, log files and other electronic information collection mechanisms to track IP addresses and gather certain information from website users. IP addresses are collected for system administration purposes and for studying how people use our Sites and how we can improve them. When you use a Site, we may record information about your usage of the Site, such as by using the Site’s groups, forums or blogs and/or uploading images or photos. If you are logged into a Site, we may associate the login information with your account information. In order to ensure the quality of our Sites’ services to you, we may place a tag (also called a web beacon) in HTML-based customer support emails to or other communications with you in order to confirm delivery. Informa Exhibitions U.S. uses cookies to identify registered Site users and to automatically give them access to "member only" content areas such as articles and reports, and to provide them with access to previously-stored information. Informa Exhibitions U.S. also uses cookies to estimate our audience size and usage patterns and to track the aggregate number of customer returns at our Sites. Finally, Informa Exhibitions U.S. uses cookies to help simplify the process of filling out certain forms on our Sites that allow you to request information from manufactures in our catalog and/or our advertisers. You can choose whether or not you accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. However, certain parts of our Sites may not work if you turn off cookies on your browser.

With whom does Informa Exhibitions U.S.  share your information?
Informa Exhibitions U.S. shares your information with its affiliates and business partners, including agents such as third-party mail processing facilities. We may employ contractors to help with our operations. Some or all of these contractors may access the databases of user information. These contractors are and will be subject to confidentiality agreements that restrict their use and disclosure of all information they obtain through their relationship with Informa Exhibitions U.S.  In limited circumstances, Informa Exhibitions U.S. may also share information about its subscribers with third parties in whose products or services Informa Exhibitions U.S. believes you may be interested. We may sell, rent, license, trade or otherwise disclose your personal information, including but not limited to your mailing address, phone number and other registration information, to third parties for marketing, merchandising or other purposes, and you should presume that your personally identifiable information may thus be subject to future transactions. When sharing your information with third parties, Informa Exhibitions U.S. endeavors to oblige the third parties, via limited use or nondisclosure obligations, to follow practices substantially similar to those of Informa Exhibitions U.S. with respect to such information. Informa Exhibitions U.S. will also share your information if required by law to do so, to comply with applicable laws or valid legal process, or to protect the rights or property of Informa Exhibitions U.S.   Additionally, if part or some of our assets are purchased by a third party, Informa Exhibitions U.S. will share your information with the purchaser of all or part of our assets.

If you use our "tell a friend" service to email one of our articles, reports or product descriptions to a friend or colleague, Informa Exhibitions U.S. will automatically send this person a one-time email, attaching to the email the content you wished for your friend to receive. Your email address will appear on the "From" line of this email, thereby disclosing this information to whoever opens and reads the email.

Informa Exhibitions U.S. may provide users with the opportunity to request additional information from product manufacturers in our online directory or from our advertisers. If you specifically request information from a manufacturer or from one of our advertisers, your contact information will be given to that manufacturer or advertiser, to allow them to decide the best way to fulfill your request.

Some of our advertisers may display ads on the Sites that solicit, or contain technology to collect, information about our users. This information is collected and used by our advertisers, and is outside of our control. If you have any questions about an advertisement, you should contact the responsible advertiser directly.

What options do you have about how Informa Exhibitions U.S. uses or shares your information?
If you no longer wish for us to share your mailing address or other contact information with our sponsors or other third parties, please send us an email at For us to be able to locate your record, your email must include your name, mailing address, email address, and must identify the Informa Exhibitions U.S. product, event, or service for which you are registered. We will endeavor to process your request within 10 days, and thereafter we will no longer share your contact information with third parties. Please note that we will not be able to stop third parties from sending you information about their products or services if your information was shared with them before we received your request.

Regarding email specifically, you have the opportunity to elect to stop receiving advertising messages from Informa Exhibitions U.S. about our products or services each time you receive such a communication from us. To unsubscribe from such advertising email messages, please follow the directions included in that email message. We will endeavor to process your request within 10 days. Please note that during that time, you may continue to receive email messages from Informa Exhibitions U.S. about its products or services. Additionally, regardless of whether you have unsubscribed from receiving advertising and promotional material from Informa Exhibitions U.S., you will continue to receive transactional information from us, such as information relating to your account or payment or bill information.

If you receive broadcast email messages that we may send about third party manufacturers in whose products or services we believe you may be interested, and no longer wish to receive such messages, you can do so by following the directions included in the email message you receive.

If you have further questions regarding your options with respect to your account information, please contact us at the email or mailing address included at the beginning of this Privacy Policy.

What kind of security measures does Informa Exhibitions U.S. use?
We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to attempt to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. However, please remember that no transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us or from us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems. Informa Exhibitions U.S., however, will have no liability for disclosure of information obtained due to errors in transmissions or the unauthorized intervention of third parties.

Passwords may be used by a Site to protect your personal data. We recommend that you do not share your passwords with anyone, and notify us promptly if you believe your password security has been breached. Informa Exhibitions U.S. will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also, if you are using a computer that others have access to, such as one in a computer lab, Internet cafe or public library, always remember to log out and close your browser window when leaving any of our Sites. In addition, any personally identifiable information or sensitive data that you disclose through any discussion boards or other public online forums hosted on the Sites may be collected and used by others. We recommend caution when giving out personal information to others in these public online forums. When you provide information on these forums, you do so at your own risk. The information you share may be viewed by any other user of the Sites.

What is Informa Exhibitions position on children under 13 visiting the Sites?
These Sites are not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Site visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose online. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us via email at the above email address if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our databases.

Links to non-Informa Exhibitions Websites
Many of our Sites contain links to websites owned and operated by unaffiliated third parties. These links are provided as a service to you, and do not constitute Informa Exhibitions endorsement or support of the third party websites. The third parties who operate these sites have their own information collection and use practices, and Informa Exhibitions U.S. is not responsible for either the privacy practices or the content of these sites. When you follow a link and leave a Site, you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each third party site before providing your personal information, and to contact the providers directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

Social Media Sites
A Site may contain links to third party social media sites, such as Ning, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. The operators of such social media sites may collect personal information and use and disclose such information in accordance with their own privacy policies. For each such site, you should check with the site operator regarding its policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.

International Users
The Sites are hosted in the United States. If you use the Sites from any region with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, such as the European Union, please note that you are transferring your personal information to the United States. The United States does not have the same data protection laws as the European Union and other regions. By providing personal Information under this Privacy Policy, you consent to the use of personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the transfer of your personal Information to the United States.

What are QR Codes?
They are a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone