Privacy Notice

Last Updated: April 26, 2022

Geobarns, LLC (“Geobarns”, “our”, “us”, or “we”) is devoted to creating thoughtfully designed buildings that are beautiful, emotionally uplifting, and functionally inspired.  To that end, we collect and use information to provide you with a better experience and fulfill our mission of creating buildings that are new and wonderful.

We value your privacy.  This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) describes the types of personal information we collect or obtain, the reasons why we collect or obtain this information, how we may use the information, with whom we may share this information, how we safeguard this information, and more.  We will not collect, obtain, use, or share personal information except as described in this Notice, unless you consent.

We encourage you to read this Notice carefully so you can understand our policies and practices regarding your personal information.  Please also note that by choosing to access or use our website and services, you agree to these policies and practices.  If you do not agree with them, you may choose not to access our website or use our services. 

We may change this Notice periodically (see “Changes to this Notice,” below).  You agree to any changes we make if you continue to access our website or use our services after we make the changes, so please be sure to check this Notice periodically for any updates.

1. Information We Collect or Obtain

We collect information in the following ways, depending on your use of our website or services:

  • We collect information from you directly, such as when you communicate with us via our website, phone, email, or in person
  • We collect information automatically about your use of our services and the devices you use to access our services, using cookies and similar technologies for this purpose (see “Cookies and Other Tracking,” below)
  • We may collect information from third parties, such as business/project partners (such as contractors working on your project), third-party applications, and devices that you use to connect to our services
  • We may collect information that you choose to make publicly available, such as on social media

The categories of information we may collect from our customers include:

  • Identifying and contact information including name, email address, phone number, and street address, along with contact preferences, such as preferred times to call you
  • Commercial information you may provide in connection with a potential or ongoing project, which may include:
    • Project location and name (if applicable)
    • Information about how you will use your Geobarn, what type of general structure you prefer, and other preferences
    • Details about the project including estimated dates, estimated square footage and dimensions, number of levels, target budget range, contractor information, etc.
    • General project information regarding property ownership, timing, and additional work you may need
  • Commercial information related to payment and financing for your project, which may include:
    • Credit information
    • Financial information
    • Plans/options for financing
    • Budget constraints
    • Information about your employment
  • Any other information you choose to provide to us about your project or yourself
  • Technical information about your browser, device, etc. See “Cookies and Other Tracking” below

We require this information in order to enter into contracts with our customers for a Geobarn, to design and build Geobarns, and also to communicate with our customers throughout the process.  Without it, we would not be able to complete our beautiful, strong, and versatile constructions to meet your specifications and otherwise provide you with helpful customer service and support along the way.

2. Why We Collect, and How We Use, Your Information

We collect and use the information described above for a variety of purposes:

  • To determine if we are the right fit for your project, including considering factors such as budget and geographic location feasibility
  • To enter into contracts with you for your project and complete related transactions with you
  • To operate, maintain, and complete our building services for you
  • To navigate issues such as licensing, local ordinances, permissions, and staffing/crew for your project
  • To communicate and coordinate with you regarding your project
  • To market our projects, services, and capabilities
  • For the purposes described below under “Cookies and Other Tracking”
  • For the purposes described below under “Sharing and Disclosure of Your Information”

European Economic Area and United Kingdom Data Subjects:  If you are a data subject covered by the EU or UK General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), we may only process your “personal data” (as that term is defined in applicable law, such as the GDPR) if we have a “legal basis” to do so.  Our legal bases for processing your personal data are as follows:

  • Where you have given your consent (in such cases, you may withdraw your consent at any time as described below under “Your Rights with Respect to Your Information”)
  • To enter into contracts with you and perform our obligations pursuant to those contracts with you
  • To comply with our legal obligations (such as our obligation to share data with tax authorities)
  • For our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others (see the purposes listed at the beginning of this “Why We Collect, and How We Use, Your Information” section)

If you have questions or concerns about why we are collecting and how we are using your information, please contact us as indicated in the “How to Contact Us” section below.

3. Cookies and Other Tracking

When you use our website, we collect information from you by automatic means, including cookies and pixel tags.  These are small text or electronic files (some of which may be placed on our website user’s device or browser) that allow us to improve content and consumer experience, recognize and remember things about users, count users who have visited our website, determine how they got here, track their activity on the website, gauge their interests, gather technical information about their devices, browsers, IP addresses, etc., assess our website’s performance, and help protect our sites against certain attacks.  The cookies used on our website also may identify other devices you use to visit our website, which helps us to ensure that our site functions correctly for any device may be using.

Our website currently uses necessary, functional, performance, analytics, and advertising cookies that are provided or placed by the following:

  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Facebook Advertising
  • Vimeo

Non-necessary cookies are set to be deleted from our records after a maximum of two (2) years, depending on user browser settings and in accordance with Google’s standards.  For more information about Google’s standards, please visit: Google Ads Technology.

You also may object to cookies being placed on your computer or device by setting your browser to disable cookies.  However, please note that after doing so, some areas of our website may not function correctly. 

We are pleased to provide a website that responds to “Do Not Track” signals or similar requests from browsers based on your preferences.

For more information about cookies, our complete list of cookies used in our website, and other tracking, please see our Cookie Policy.

4. Sharing and Disclosure of Your Information

The information we collect and/or obtain about you when you use our services (see “Information We Collect or Obtain” above), along with any inferences we may draw from that information, may be shared with the following third parties in the course of planning and building your Geobarns project:

  • Project managers (generally these are licensed general contractors)
  • Construction subcontractors
  • Material suppliers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Local planning offices
  • Construction project management companies, such as Buildertrend
  • Other parties as necessary for the purposes of planning and building your Geobarns project

In addition, we may share your information with other third parties at your direction or upon your consent.

As explained in the “Cookies and Other Tracking” section above, we also provide information on your usage of our website to Google for marketing and analytics purposes.

We aim to always provide a high level of service and always want to treat you with respect. Therefore, we do not and will not sell your information under any circumstances.  We also do not and will not share your information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

We also may disclose information about you if necessary to comply with applicable laws and regulations; to respond to any legal process or other lawful request for information we receive; to protect vital interests of you or another natural person; to detect, prevent, and investigate fraud, abuse, or other illegal activity; to defend our legal interests where necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others; or to otherwise protect our rights.  We may transfer personal information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer some or all of our business or assets.

Finally, your information may be transferred to, stored in, accessed from, or processed in the United States or other jurisdictions in which we maintain operations or facilities.  These jurisdictions may have different data protection regimes than in the country in which you are located.

5. Retention of Your Information

We maintain your information for as long as is reasonably necessary to complete your Geobarns project, to provide customer service related to the project, to perform any other necessary tasks under our contract with you, or to satisfy our legal obligations.  After that period, we may delete or anonymize/de-identify your information.

6. Notice Regarding Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly or intentionally request, collect, use, or share personal information from children under 13 years of age.  If we discover or are notified that this has occurred, we will immediately delete the information from our servers and instruct any third parties with whom we have shared the information to do so as well.

7. Access, Correction, Deletion, and Other Rights Concerning Your Information

In General:  To learn what personal information we have about you, and to update, correct, receive, or delete that information, please contact us as indicated in the “How To Contact Us” section below.  For certain requests to exercise your rights, we may need to verify your identity by asking questions we expect only you have the information to answer.

European Economic Area and United Kingdom Data Subjects:  If you are a data subject covered by the GDPR, you have the following rights, unless certain exceptions apply:

  • To access information we have about you
  • To have any incorrect or incomplete information we hold about you corrected or updated
  • To object to our processing of your information or prevent the processing your information for direct-marketing purposes
  • To withdraw your consent at any time where we are relying on consent as the basis for processing your information
  • To restrict the use of your information
  • To have the information we have about you deleted in certain circumstances
  • To receive a copy of the information we have about you and to request that we transfer it to a third party, with certain exceptions
  • To not be subject to automated or algorithmic decision-making using your information that has legal or other significant effects on you

Nevada Residents:  Although we do not sell your information under any circumstances, Nevada law allows you to direct us not to sell your “covered information” (as defined under Nevada law) to any person who licenses or sells that information to additional persons, by contacting us at the designated email address provided in the “How To Contact Us” section below.

Regardless of where you reside, we will consider all requests you make regarding your information and will respond within the time period required by applicable law.  Please note, however, that certain information may be exempt from such requests, such as if we need to keep the information to comply with our own legal obligations or to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims.  Your rights and our responses also may vary based on your state or country of residency.  Please note that you may be located in a jurisdiction where we are not obligated, or are unable, to fulfill a request.  In such a case, your request may not be fulfilled.

We also reserve the right to verify your identity before responding to a request, which may include, at a minimum, depending on the sensitivity of the information you are requesting and the type of request you are making, verifying your name, email address, phone number, or other information. 

If you would like further information on requests concerning your information, or if you would like to make such a request, please contact us as indicated in the “How To Contact Us” section below.

8. Protection of Your Information

We maintain reasonable safeguards in order to protect your personal information from accidental or unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, destruction, or loss.  These safeguards include technological measures such as encryption, multi-factor authentication, and password protection; administrative measures such as employee training, periodic risk assessments, auditing, and contractual obligations for third parties to retain confidentiality; and physical measures such as access restrictions.

9. Changes to this Notice

We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time in order to reflect changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.  Whenever we make any changes to this Notice, we will update the “Last Updated” date above and will notify users at log-in.  We encourage you to check our Privacy Notice often to always be up-to-date on the current version and to review any updates we have made.

10. How to Contact Us

If you have any question, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Notice or our privacy practices, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or any preferences you might have given us, you can reach us here:

Sean Foster
704 Kings Hwy, White River Jct., VT 05001
Toll Free: 1-888-835-6472

If applicable, you may make a complaint to your local data protection supervisory authority in the country where you reside, in addition to any other remedies you may have under law.