Privacy Policy

Effective Date: September 24, 2012

This policy supplements CBRE’s Global Privacy Policy (collectively “Policy”) and governs the information that the Real Green Research Challenge (“Challenge”) receives by participants through the website  This Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, and protect information you provide to us, and when we disclose it to third parties.

All submissions are subject to the Challenge Website Terms and Conditions & Challenge Official Rules (“Terms and Conditions”).  Please ensure you have read and agree to follow the Terms and Conditions.  Any provisions relating to ownership of intellectual property shall be found in the Terms and Conditions. 

By using, registering with our website, or by providing Personal Information or a submission for consideration in the Challenge, you signify your understanding of and agree to the terms of this Policy.  If you disagree with any of the terms in the Policy, do not use this website or submit any information for consideration in the Challenge. 

The types of Personal Information we collect for the Challenge

In addition to gathering Challenge submissions for evaluation and funding, we collect information that can be used to identify you personally (“Personal Information”), such as your name, mailing address, university or company name, telephone number, and email address. We do not collect any Personal Information about you unless you provide it voluntarily. If you do not want us to collect Personal Information about you, please do not provide a submission to the Challenge.  Please see CBRE’s Global Privacy Policy​​ for more information. 

The reasons we collect Personal Information for the Challenge

We collect your Personal Information to keep you informed about the status of your submission, update you as to Challenge activities, and award the winners of the Challenge.  Further, we may use your Personal Information to inform you about future competitions or activities, for website administration, to improve our services, and for the purpose of performing any other services for which such data was collected. You may contact us at the email or mailing address below if you decide at any time to stop receiving mailings.  Please see CBRE’s Global Privacy Policy for more information.  

How we collect Personal Information for the Challenge

As part of your submission and in order to participate in the Challenge, we require Personal Information such as name, mailing address, university or company name, telephone number, and email address.  Therefore, we collect the Personal Information that you provide to us as part of your submission or when using this website.  We also reserve the right to employ automatic data collection, which may include cookies and performance tracking. Please see CBRE’s Global Privacy Policy​ for more information.  

When and with whom we may share your Personal Information

As noted in the Terms of Use, by participating in the Challenge, we may use the material you submitted for distribution in any form and at any time for marketing, communication, or commercial purposes.  We will also disclose your Personal Information when required to do so by law. We may also share your Personal Information if we determine, in our sole judgment, that the release of your information may protect the rights, property, or safety of you or another person. In this instance we may share your information with law enforcement or any other person or entity we determine, in our sole judgment, may be able to protect you or the other person. We may also report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful, or that we reasonably believe may aid a law enforcement investigation into unlawful activity.  Please see CBRE’s Global Privacy Policy​ for more information.  

How we protect your Personal Information

We endeavor to protect the security of your Personal Information.  We store your Personal Information on a secure server, whether internally or by a contracted third party vendor, and use procedures designed to protect the Personal Information we collect from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure.  Due to the open nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee that any of your Personal Information stored on servers, or transferred to or from a user, will be free from unauthorized access.  We disclaim any liability for any theft or loss of, unauthorized access or damage to, or interception of any data or communications. By using this website and providing Personal Information, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

Please see CBRE’s Global Privacy Policy for more information.  If we make any material changes to this Policy, we will notify you here. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy or would like to opt out of the Challenge after submission, please feel free to contact us at​ or by writing to us at Director of Web Marketing, CBRE, Inc., 2415 Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85016.