Privacy Policy

BOMA International is a trade association representing the interests of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. BOMA International respects the privacy of its website visitors.  The following Privacy Policy has been developed to disclose what types of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used and with whom the information is shared.

What information is collected and how is it used?

Personal, identifying information is not collected from visitors to the BOMA International website unless this information has been voluntarily provided. All sensitive information sent to BOMA is kept confidential. However, please be advised that the BOMA website will query visitors’ browsers for certain information, such as

  • the domain used to access the BOMA website,
  • the type of computer operating system used, 
  • the IP address and type of browser used, and
  • the day, month and year of the site visit.

This information is used to calculate the number of visitors to the different sections of the site, and to perform analysis of site behavior to continually improve the BOMA website experience.  BOMA International does not sell or transfer to third parties any of the information collected automatically from every visitor.

What about "Cookies?"

BOMA uses cookies to store and track certain information about its site visitors. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of the site visitor’s computer. This unique number identifies a site visitor’s web browser, but not the individual.  A cookie will not provide personally identifiable information, such as name and address. The use of cookies is now an industry standard and cookies are currently used on most major websites. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. A browser can be reset to provide notification when a cookie is received.  It can also be set to refuse to accept cookies altogether. While BOMA does not require the use of cookies, if you browse the BOMA site with the cookies option turned off, you will not be able to use many of the site functions, including access to the membership directory or other features in the secure members-only area.

How secure is my credit card information?

When placing an order from the BOMA Online Bookstore or registering for an event, your name, e-mail address, mailing address and credit card type/number/expiration date will be required. This information is used specifically to process your order. This information is not used for any other purpose.  BOMA uses secure server software (SSL) that is the industry standard and among the best software available for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of the personal information, including credit card number, name and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the internet.

How will my e-mail address be used?

Your e-mail address will be used for communications from BOMA International on BOMA products, services and educational offerings that relate to your areas of interest, unless you choose to opt-out. 

How do I opt out of e-mail communications?

Although most BOMA members and site visitors tell us they appreciate receiving email information from BOMA International, you may elect to opt out of receiving email at any time by simply following the opt out instructions posted to the email. If you continue to receive e-mail communications after you have unsubscribed, please contact BOMA International at or call 202-408-2662 and tell us which email communications you do not wish to receive.

Does BOMA share my e-mail address with third-party organizations?

No. BOMA International does not sell, rent or provide email addresses of its members, customers or site visitors to anyone.

Does BOMA rent its mailing list?

No. BOMA International policy prohibits the renting of BOMA member addresses, telephone and fax numbers and email addresses. 

If you have questions or concerns about BOMA’s privacy policy, please contact BOMA International at or call 202-408-2662.

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