FedEx Ground understands the importance of protecting the privacy of
BuildAGroundBiz.com users. The information collected is used to market and
improve the services, the BuildAGroundBiz.com web site content, and to
contact you with updates to the web site or for other marketing
BuildAGroundBiz.com requires a registration and a password for access.
Information obtained from registered users of these areas may also be
used for FedEx Ground marketing purposes, and cookies may be used in
those and other areas, as is described in this Policy. Information
obtained in these areas may also be used in accordance with agreements
governing access to and use of BuildAGroundBiz.com, including, but not
necessarily limited to BuildAGroundBiz.com. In addition, visitors to
BuildAGroundBiz.com must register for a BuildAGroundBiz.com Login User ID and
password to access the site. Log file data and other information
gathered from registered users of BuildAGroundBiz.com are used to improve
the overall experience.
The BuildAGroundBiz.com Login provides users with access to
BuildAGroundBiz.com only. Other FedEx Ground web sites require separate log
What information does FedEx Ground capture about visitors to BuildAGroundBiz.com?
- The web server uses an extended log file format which captures:
date and time of visit, referring address (location from which a visitor
comes to BuildAGroundBiz.com), type of Internet browser, and visitor's IP
address. (Each computer that connects to the Internet is assigned a
unique number, an IP address, for identification purposes). The log file
does not capture a visitor's email address, though, the BuildAGroundBiz.com
registration requires an email address for validation purposes.
Does FedEx Ground ask for personal information?
- The initial registration area of BuildAGroundBiz.com asks for personal
information. The information required to access the web site is your
name, business address, email address, and terminal profile are
requested. This information is collected to help us further develop our
services, to provide you access to valuable Internet-based information
How does FedEx Ground use the information?
- The information collected through this site helps us identify the
type of web site content our customers value most. We use this
information to market and improve the web site and our service. We also
use this information to send you email notifications about updates to
the web site, and to contact you by other means for marketing and other
purposes. Our policy is to not give, sell or otherwise distribute the
information collected through this site to third parties outside of
FedEx Ground and its subsidiaries (unless required by law); provided,
however, in some cases we may use suppliers to assist us in collecting,
using or otherwise processing for our benefit the information obtained
through this site. Our practice is to require our suppliers to conduct
such activities consistent with this policy and our requirements.
What happens when I leave BuildAGroundBiz.com to visit a third party linked web site?
- Parts of BuildAGroundBiz.com, consist of information, products and
services which may be hosted by a third-party business. When you leave
BuildAGroundBiz.com to visit one of these sites, the only information
transferred to the third-party is the fact that you came from
BuildAGroundBiz.com (the referring IP address). This practice allows the
third-party to monitor its own web site traffic, but does not provide
them with any information about you. FedEx Ground is not responsible or
liable for the independent privacy policies of our third-party sites.
You should consult the privacy policies at those sites to determine how
your information may be used.
What is a cookie?
- A cookie is a series of data characters that, when programmed into a
web site, is placed by the web server into the browser's application
folder on your computer. Once placed onto your machine, the cookie will
allow the web site to "recognize" you as a unique individual.
- Cookies are used to achieve two goals. The first is to provide
FedEx Ground with the capability to personalize information for certain
segments of its user base. Secondly, in some instances, cookies are used
to allow FedEx Ground the opportunity to associate individual customers
with their information profiles. For example, through the use of
cookies, your BuildAGroundBiz.com can "remember" your user ID and password,
so when you visit the site again you will be able to access it without
always having to enter that information at every visit. This is only
available when you login to BuildAGroundBiz.com on your computer. If you
login from another computer or a computer that is not owned by you, it
is recommended that you do not choose to have your login and password
information “remembered” by that computer.
Can cookies be removed from my hard drive?
- Yes, cookies can be removed from your hard drive. Also, depending
on what type of web browser and what browser version you are using, you
may be able to change the properties on your cookie file so that cookies
are not used or saved. Please check with your browser provider for more
information on removing cookies.
Additional resources on information privacy
- The Electronic Privacy Information Center focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure. EPIC Alert
is the online newsletter of the Electronic Privacy Information Center
in Washington, DC. The newsletter is bi-weekly and covers issues related
to privacy and civil liberties in the information age.
time with or without notice. Please check back frequently in the event