Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Friedman & Partners and our website; This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:

  • What information we collect;
  • With whom it is shared;
  • How it can be corrected;
  • How it is secured;
  • How policy changes will be communicated; and
  • How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.

Collection of Personal Information

Friedman & Partners may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name and email address. We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We collect information that you voluntarily give us via online forms, email or other direct contact from you. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Friedman & Partners. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Friedman & Partners website.

Friedman & Partners does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Use of your Personal Information

Friedman & Partners takes precautions to protect the information you submit to us via the website, both online and offline. Only employees and suppliers who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.

We will use your information to operate this web site, to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us and deliver information and services you have requested. We will not share your information with any third-party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to send you a newsletter. We do not sell or rent this information to anyone.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new services, to changes to this privacy policy, or to conduct research about your opinion of current and potential service offerings. Friedman & Partners may also contact you on behalf of external business partners about an offering that may be of interest to you.

Friedman & Partners may keep track of the pages that our users visit within This data is used to improve and enhance services offered by Friedman & Partners and may be used to deliver customized content to users who are interested in particular subject areas.

Friedman & Partners will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith that such action is necessary to comply with legal process served on Friedman & Partners or the site; protect and defend the rights or property of Friedman & Partners; or act under to protect the personal safety of users of, or the public.

When Friedman & Partners partner with a third party to provide specific services, including the delivery of the Friedman File newsletter, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.


We may use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. Cookies can enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site and improve our services. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Friedman & Partners is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


We respect your privacy and offer you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information at any time. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Friedman & Partners by contacting us via email at

Changes to this Statement

Friedman & Partners may occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Friedman & Partners encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how your information is protected.

Contact Information

Friedman & Partners welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Friedman & Partners has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us via email at


Effective as of July 14, 2017


Terms / Agreement between User and

Welcome to The website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by Friedman & Partners (“Friedman & Partners”). is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference. provides information and advice for leaders and businesses within the design and construction industry. Articles offer ideas on marketing, business development, talent acquisition, leadership, growth strategy, and other aspects of business. The site also includes information about Friedman & Partners’ consulting and executive coaching services.

Earnings Disclaimer

There is no promise or representation that you will make a certain amount of money, or any money, or not lose money, as a result of using this Site or our services. Any earnings, revenue, or income statements are strictly used as examples. As with any business, your results will vary and will be based on your abilities, experience, knowledge, capabilities, level of desire, and other variables beyond our control. There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you or your business may experience. The use of our information and services should be based on your own due diligence and you agree that we are not liable for your firm’s success or failure.


Your use of is subject to Friedman & Partner’s Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs users of our data collection practices.

Electronic Communications

Visiting, using our contact form or sending emails to Friedman & Partners constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Friedman & Partners does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use only with permission of a parent or guardian.

Links to Third-Party Sites/Services may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Friedman & Partners and Friedman & Partners is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Friedman & Partners is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Friedman & Partners of the site or any association with its operators.

Some services made available via, including the Friedman File newsletter, are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Friedman & Partners may share such information and data with any third party with whom Friedman & Partners has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of users and customers.

Unlawful or Prohibited Use of Intellectual Property

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to Friedman & Partners that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

All content included as part of the Site, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Friedman & Partners or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Friedman & Partners content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, or to delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in the content provided. You will use protected content solely for your personal and internal business use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Friedman & Partners. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Friedman & Partners or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms. Friedman File blog/newsletter content may be reprinted with credit to Richard Friedman, Friedman & Partners and with expressed permission.

Third-Party Accounts

You will be able to connect with third-party accounts while using the Site. By connecting to your third-party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third-party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.

International Users

The Site is controlled, operated and administered by Friedman & Partners from our offices within the USA. If you access the Site from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Friedman & Partners content accessed through the Site in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Friedman & Partners, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Friedman & Partners reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Friedman & Partners in asserting any available defenses.

Liability Disclaimer

The information, software, products and services included in or available through the Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Friedman & Partners and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes to the site at any time.

Friedman & Partners and/or its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services, and related graphics contained on the site for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, services, products, and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. Friedman & Partners and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, services, products and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event shall Friedman & Partners and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Site, with the delay or inability to use the Site or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the Site or otherwise arising out of the use of the Site, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if Friedman & Partners or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/ jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Site, or with these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

Termination/Access Restriction

Friedman & Partners reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Massachusetts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Friedman & Partners as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Friedman & Partners’ performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Friedman & Partners’ right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Friedman & Partners with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Friedman & Partners with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Friedman & Partners with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms

Friedman & Partners reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Friedman & Partners encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.

Contact Us

Friedman & Partners welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms via email at


Effective as of July 14, 2017