Who we are

The American Wood Council is the nationally recognized technical authority and advocate for the sustainable wood building products industry in the codes, standards, legislative, regulatory, and climate policy arenas. Our website address is: http://awc.org.

AWC Software Applications

What data IS NOT collected : Personal and Sensitive User Data

AWC applications do not collect the following kinds of information:  

  • Personal identifiable information
  • Financial and Payment information
  • Device Location
  • Authentication information
  • Phone book
  • Contacts
  • SMS
  • Call related data
  • Health data
  • Inventory of apps on the device
  • Microphone
  • Camera
  • Other sensitive device or usage data

What data is collected

To improve the quality of our apps, AWC applications use 3rd party libraries to collect the types of data listed below:

  • Application’s version number
  • Unique device identifier (Apple: Advertising ID, Android: App Set ID, or a unique ID generated upon application installation)
  • Crash information :
    • A trace of program methods showing where the crash occurred
    • The type of crash

This information is collected for the following purposes:

  • Analytics :
    • How many unique installations of an app is used over a time period.
    • How many app starts and stops occur over a time period.
  • Crash Logs :
    • What parts of the application program were running when the app crashed.
    • What portion of the app users have experienced this issue

Who is this data shared with

The above data is shared with a 3rd party crash reporting and analytics services.  At the time of publication, these services are:

AWC Website


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


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If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.