Privacy Statement


ArchitectsUSA respects your privacy and is committed to protect the personal information that you share with us. Generally, you can browse through our website without giving us any information about yourself. When we do need your personal information to provide services that you request or when you choose to provide us with your personal information, this policy describes how we collect and use your personal information.

Information Collection


When you browse our website, you do so anonymously, unless you have created an ArchitectsUSA account with a login.

ArchitectsUSA collects personal information when you register with ArchitectsUSA for an ArchitectsUSA account, when you ask to be included in an email or other mailing list, or when you submit your information to ArchitectsUSA for any other reason. From time to time, ArchitectsUSA receives personal information from business partners and vendors. We only use such information if it has been collected in accordance with acceptable privacy practices consistent with this policy and applicable laws.

Access to certain ArchitectsUSA web pages requires a login and a password for the use of those web pages. We save your name, email, and password for the sole purpose of providing a login. This information is not shared with any third party.

Payment using a credit card


We provide pages using https (Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol) where you can enter credit card information, however we do not store credit card information on our own servers. The service we use meets the standard for PCI compliance. The third party merchant account we use for the transaction may store credit card information on our behalf (especially in the case of recurring monthly payments, where it will be necessary to store this information).

We will also allow payment using a check in the mail for large purchases to avoid online transactions completely.

Notice


When personal information is collected, we will inform you at the point of collection the purpose for the collection. ArchitectsUSA does not share, sell, or distribute your email information with other third parties in any situation. Your email address is completely secure.

Third Party Sites


ArchitectsUSA contains links to other sites. We do not share your personal information with those websites and are not responsible for their privacy practices.

Visitor tracking


Because we find it useful to know some information about how people get to and use our site we use both Google Analytics and Quantcast as third party visitor tracking tools. Both tools collect the following types of information from users: type of web browser, type of operating system, screen colors, Javascript support, Flash version, screen resolution, IP address, pages visited, and referring site statistics (example: clicking on a link from Bing.com that took the user to this website). We also record information about clicks to architect websites from our site so we can let architects know how many clicks to their website came from ArchitectsUSA.
This document was last updated April 15, 2013.



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