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BD Community Planning respects your privacy. We do not lease, sell or otherwise release your any data to outside companies for marketing purposes. BD Community Planning does not collect personal data from the general public, but may collect data from project partners provided with log in information. Additionally, we track aggregate usage data to help us improve site content and organization. The policy details section below specifies what information we collect and how we use it.


Information collected and stored automatically for each visit to the Web site


We do not collect personal information from the general public when you visit our Web site. Every time you visit the BD Community Planning site and view pages, we collect the following usage information:

  • The Internet domain, for example, "hostcompany.com" (if you use a private Internet access account) or "theschool.edu" (if you connect from a university's domain) and the IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time or your visit;
  • The pages you visit;
  • If you followed a link to the BD Community Planning Web site, the address of the page from which you came.
  • The amount of time you spent viewing pages

The information collected allows us to see trends in usage—the most commonly viewed pages, what sites link to the BD Community Planning site, and information on the browsers used to view the site.

Information Collected from Project Partners with Usernames

To assist in the efficient dissemination of information, BD Community Planning provides usernames to some project partners. Information submitted while logged in may be tracked. For instance, if project partners submit questions, we may use contact information to respond. We will also track changes project partners make to the discussion board, document depository or password protected websites.


Cookies are small files, which can be placed on your computer by Web servers when you visit certain sites. This site may employ cookies. These files may contain information such as ID's and passwords, or preferences. During your visit, the server can access these files to help personalize pages or allow you to effect e-commerce more easily. At your option and responsibility, you may block or delete our cookies from your PC hard drive. However, if you disable or delete cookies, certain site features and functionality may no longer work properly, or at all.

Links to other sites

We provide links to selected sites unconnected to BD Community Planning, such as the Department of Housing and Community Development, which we feel would be of benefit to you. If you follow these links, you are leaving the BD Community Planning Web site and are subject to the privacy policies of those sites.

Note that the links we provide to outside sites are offered for your convenience. BD Community Planning takes no responsibility for outside sites' content or policies.


All images and text on the BD Community Planning Web site are copyrighted by BD Community Planning and are protected by applicable laws. Anyone wishing to use BD Community Planning graphics such as our logo or banners should contact BD Community Planning to obtain a license or permit.

BD Community Planning diligently protects its intellectual property and will take all steps to prevent unpermitted use, up to, and including, litigation.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Personal information- Information that can identify an individual, such as:

  • a first and last name
  • an address, such as work or home, including city and state
  • a telephone number
  • a Social Security number
  • a credit card number
  • an e-mail address

Please note: We are required to release personal information if it is subpoenaed by a court, grand jury. We may also provide statistics based on the information automatically collected from your visit to governement officials.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Joshua Abrams 510.658.2827