Privacy Policy

World Wide Wood Network® and our Web site and electronic trading exchange at are committed to protecting your privacy.

Overall Policy Statement

We strongly believe in protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our Subscribers' individually identifiable information. Accordingly, we will not sell, license, or rent any individually identifiable information about you or your company to any third party without your consent.

Information We Obtain From Our Subscribers

We ask our Subscribers to supply information and data that is required to ensure secure access and efficient usage of various parts of our Web site and electronic trading exchange.

As a visitor to the® Web site, our web server automatically recognizes the Internet domain from which you are accessing our Web site.

When you inquire to become a Subscriber of our electronic trading exchange, we ask that you provide us with your company name, division, billing address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, telephone, fax and URL. We also ask that you provide information indicating the primary type of business your company is involved in and the first and last name and email address of the primary contacts at your company.

When you become a registered Subscriber, we also ask if you would like to receive email communication from us. We will send email only if you have agreed to receive it. You do not have to receive such email to become a registered Subscriber and you may also terminate your Subscription at anytime under the terms and conditions of the Subscription Agreement.

Depending upon what portion of our Web site and electronic trading exchange you visit, you may be asked to provide additional information about you and your company. This additional information helps us better understand your needs and respond to your inquiries about the products and the services we provide.

How We Use Information Obtained From Our Subscribers

We use individually identifiable information about our Subscribers to statistically analyze and report site usage, to improve product and service offerings, to customize our Web site and electronic trading exchange content and layout, and to improve our marketing and promotional efforts.

We may also use individually identifiable information about you to deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests, such as targeted advertisements and promotions.

We may also provide third parties with aggregate information regarding the number of users of our Web site and/or number of Subscribers of our electronic trading exchange for informational purposes. However, such aggregate information will never contain anything that can identify you and/or your individually identifiable information.

In rare instances, we may need to contact you regarding disputes or resolve system problems that you may be experiencing.

It is remotely possible that we could be required to disclose certain individually identifiable information by court or administrative order, law or governmental regulation, search warrant or subpoena. In such case, you will be immediately notified, so you will have the option of attempting to obtain a protective order.

Chat Rooms, Discussion Forums and Message Boards

Our Web site and/or electronic trading exchange may provide, from time to time, chat rooms, discussion forums and message boards for the use of our Subscribers. Any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and can be collected and used by others. You could receive unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should exercise caution when deciding what personal information to disclose.

Occasionally, our Web site and/or electronic trading exchange may offer interactive polls to Subscribers so they can easily share their opinions with other Subscribers and determine what our Subscriber base thinks about certain issues. Our Web site servers will use a system to "tag" Subscribers after they vote, so they cannot vote more than one time on a particular issue. This tag is not correlated with information about individual Subscribers.

Additionally, our Web site and/or electronic trading exchange may periodically conduct surveys to better target content and products and services to our Subscribers. We may, at our discretion, share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our vendors and other business partners. We will never share such information about any specific individual or Subscriber company, nor will we take any action that would subject any of our Subscribers to unwanted communication from third parties.

Advertising, Promotions and Links to Third Party Web Sites

Our Web site contains a variety of link advertisements and links to a variety of third party Web sites that are not related to our Web site or electronic trading exchange.

We provide advertisers with aggregate information about site visits and other related information to allow them to monitor the effectiveness of the advertisements they place on our Web site. No individually identifiable information is ever provided to third parties.

Our Web site contains numerous links to other third party Web sites. These third party Web sites have separate data collection and privacy policies and practices that are independent of World Wide Wood Network® and our Web site at We assume no responsibility for policies of, or the actions undertaken by, the third party Web sites that are linked to our Web site.


"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. When you visit our Web site, one of our cookies is written to your hard drive with a single identification number. When you visit our Web site again, your profile is automatically accessed so that your next visit will be faster and smoother.

We use cookies to track your access to and navigation within our Web site. We do not use cookies to invade the privacy of our Subscribers. Our cookies do not have the capability of infiltrating your hard drive and viewing your personal or corporate information.


Ultimately, on your own end, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your user passwords and related account information. You should always be careful and responsible whenever you are online.

World Wide Wood Network® and our Web site and electronic trading exchange at cannot guarantee that individually identifiable information will be protected in all situations.

We shall not be held responsible for any damages or losses that you may incur as a result of visiting our Web site or electronic trading exchange.

We disclaim responsibility or liability for any damages caused by viruses contained at, or within, our Web site or electronic trading exchange, or within any electronic files sent from our Web site.

Finally, we are not responsible for any typographical errors or technical inaccuracies that may be contained within our Web site or electronic trading exchange.

Policy Changes

We may change our Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions to our Web site. Your use of our Web site and/or electronic trading exchange constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this policy statement and your continued usage after such changes are posted constitutes acceptance of each revised Privacy Policy.

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