Privacy Policy

The Facade Tectonics Institute, Inc. regards the safeguarding of Internet privacy as a serious matter. Although we do collect information about the visitors to our web sites, the amount and type of information gathered depends upon how you use our web sites.

This privacy policy will explain how Facade Tectonics Institute, Inc. uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

Normal Web Usage

When you visit, we may collect and store information about your visit on an anonymous, aggregate basis. This information may include the name of your internet service provider, the web site that referred you to our web site, the pages you requested, the length of time of your request, and the date and time of your requests.

We use this collected information to generate statistics and measure web site activity to improve the usefulness of your visits. During normal web site visits, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone numbers, or social security number.

Web Site Interaction

There are times when Facade Tectonics Institute will require personal information about you in order to satisfy your Internet request to register for membership and events, receive company documents, submit a profile, or otherwise correspond with one of our offices. You will be prompted for this information (name, mailing address, phone number, email address, type of request, etc.) at the time of your request. This information will be collected and stored in an appropriate manner and will be used to fulfill your request. If you tell us that the information should not be used as a basis for further communications, we will respect your desire for privacy. The information you provide to Facade Tectonics Institute is used by us to improve the services we provide to you and to other potential visitors to our web sites. The information will not be shared outside of Facade Tectonics Institute.

When you submit personally identifiable information to the Facade Tectonics Institute, you understand that you are agreeing to allow Facade Tectonics Institute to access, store, and use the data in any of the locations where the Facade Tectonics Institute does business. The Facade Tectonics Institute may use the personal information you submit for any purpose related to the Facade Tectonics Institute conduct of business, including, but not limited to, generating statistical studies, conducting marketing research, improving products and services, sending you surveys, notifying you of new developments, and any other changes within the Facade Tectonics Institute that may affect you.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Facade Tectonics Institute with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online or place an order for any of our products or services
  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies
  • Process your order and manage your account
  • Email you with special offers on other products and services we think you might like.
  • The right to access – You have the right to request the Facade Tectonics Institute for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Facade Tectonics Institute correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Facade Tectonics Institute to complete information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Facade Tectonics Institute erase your personal data.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request the Facade Tectonics Institute restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the Facade Tectonics Institute’s processing of your personal data.
  • The right to data portability - You have the right to request that Facade Tectonics Institute transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you.
  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website
  • Displaying your account information to you
  • Functionality – Facade Tectonics Institute uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and the location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Advertising – Facade Tectonics Institute uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. Facade Tectonics Institute sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website.

How will we use your data?

Facade Tectonics Institute collects your data so that we can:

Facade Tectonics Institute will not share your data with our partner companies.

When Facade Tectonics Institute processes your order, it may send your data to, and also uses the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases.

How do we store your data?

FTI securely stores your data with Digital Ocean, MailChimp, and Stripe.

Facade Tectonics Institute will keep your Personal identification information indefinitely unless you request we delete your data by emailing us at


Facade Tectonics Institute would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like.

If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt-out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop Facade Tectonics Institute from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to other members of the Facade Tectonics Institute.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please log in to your account and update your subscription preferences. If you don't have an FTI account, please update your preferences using this form.

What are your data protection rights?

Facade Tectonics Institute would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please email us at

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit

How do we use cookies?

Facade Tectonics Institute uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The Facade Tectonics Institute website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

The Facade Tectonics Institute reserves the right to modify its Privacy Statement as business needs warrant, or in our attempt to better serve your needs. Facade Tectonics Institute keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on December 6, 2019.


Although the Facade Tectonics Institute will protect the privacy of personal information submitted through, the Facade Tectonics Institute will comply with requests for information or subpoenas from government officials or law enforcement officers that may require the disclosure of personal information or communications with the Facade Tectonics Institute.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Facade Tectonics Institute’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us at