Privacy policy

Project Surplus (“Project Surplus,” “we,” etc.) is committed to protecting the privacy of our users (“User,” “you,” etc.) on our website (“Site”). This Privacy Policy will help you to understand how we collect, use and safeguard information you provide. We will update this Privacy Policy as necessary in light of new technologies, business practices and our User’s needs. This Privacy Policy applies to this Site and governs data collection and use at this Site.

Project Surplus has a banner on the Site to let you know we use cookies and to obtain your consent. We hope you will click “I accept,” but we will rely for consent on your browser settings if they are set to accept cookies when you continue to use the Site.

Resale or disclosure of information to third parties: Project Surplus does not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease any personal information collected at our site, including membership forms or email lists.

Comments: In order to enhance their use of the Project Surplus, users can choose to leave comments on particular articles of interest. To leave a comment, users must submit information including an email address. Project Surplus may use this, and other information, to screen out users who leave comments prohibited by our terms and conditions of use, and will not pass this information to any other organization.

When and what information we collect:
We collect personal Information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form or download a document. When ordering or registering on our Site, as appropriate, we may ask you to enter your name, e-mail address, phone number or business. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. We may also collect information contained in any e-mail or other communication you send to us or information you give to us in any other way (all of this is “Personal Information”). We do not sell or rent Personal Information to anyone. Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we strive to keep your Personal Information private and will not share it with third parties.

As you use our Site, we may also collect certain passive information, including your Internet Protocol address, browser type, and operating system. We also use cookies, web beacons and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the solutions and information you searched and viewed. We collect this type of information to make our Site more useful to you. We do not deem this information as Personal Information.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include cookies, flash cookies, and/or web beacons, described below:

Cookies (or browser cookies): A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Site, allowing us to enhance your user experience.

Flash Cookies: Certain features of our Site may use local stored objects (or flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Site. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.

Web Beacons: Emails and newsletters sent electronically, as well as pages of our Site, may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related Site statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

If you visit this Site with an open ID (such as Facebook), you may also be sharing and integrating data with third-party social media sites, and we may track aggregate data about the number of visits to this site with an open ID, the number of items “liked” on this site, or items on this Site that you choose to share with a third-party social media site.

Legal Disclaimer: Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, Project Surplus may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on Project Surplus.

How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your Personal Information.

Third party links:
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our Site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance:
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site, make any purchases through this Site, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Site or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@Project

California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to privacy@Project

Online Privacy Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Users Outside of the United States
Our Site is hosted in the United States. It is possible that certain information will be stored on servers in multiple other countries on the “cloud” or other similar distributed hosting platforms. If you are a user accessing our Site from the European Union, Asia or any other region with laws governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your Personal Information outside your home jurisdiction, and that by providing your Personal Information you are consenting to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States and other jurisdictions as indicated above, and to our use of your Personal Information in accordance with this policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. If we make material changes to how we handle Personal Information, we may notify you by e-mail to the primary e-mail address specified in your account and/or through a notice on our Site. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our site and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
Email us at:

Or mail us at:

P.O. Box 180234
Chicago, IL 60618