The Architect's Newspaper, LLC understands that confidential business information must remain confidential. We are absolutely committed to keeping your private information private. This Privacy Statement discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices we use on the archpaper.com website.
During the subscription process, our forms require you to provide contact and profile information. In addition to the information we obtain at registration, we may ask you for information at other times. We use customer contact, profile and site use information to tailor your experience at our site and to send you communications about our company and our partners. As described below, you may choose to opt-out of receiving this information. We may share profile and site use information with advertisers. Financial information that we collect may be used to check your qualifications for registration or to bill you for products and services which you order. We may supplement the information that you provide to us with information we receive from third parties.
The Architect's Newspaper, LLC also may occasionally ask you to provide information to participate in certain services such as requesting a sample, emailing a document to a colleague, requesting product information, and creating a sample board. Finally, The Architect's Newspaper, LLC collects information about its Members in general, which does not necessarily identify the Member, by using our server log files.
Information Gathering and Usage
Our website is for use by practicing professionals and designers. To ensure the quality of data and services we provide, we must verify that you are who you say you are. When you order a product or service we use your name, email address, delivery address, and credit card number and expiration date (or financial information) as part of a credit check. We use your email address as a component of our security check - preferably a company email. We ask for your telephone number to enable us to contact you if there is a problem with your order or the delivery of a product or service. In the event you have asked for the delivery of tangible goods, we may need to share the telephone number with the carrier delivering the goods.
When you order a product or service from a company linked to the The Architect's Newspaper, LLC Web site, it may be necessary for The Architect's Newspaper, LLC to share certain limited information, such as your IP address, with such company in order to process and complete your purchase or other transaction. In such cases, The Architect's Newspaper, LLC shares the minimum information necessary to complete the transaction and only shares such information when you make a purchase or engage in a transaction - not when you simply visit and leave the other site.
For the most part, company information that is shared with other companies is done only upon authorization from your company. In order to request a sample for example, the manufacturer must be provided with your company name, contact name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and email address. These are paid services of members is only shared with manufacturers, vendors, and contractors upon your request.
From time to time, we share aggregated data regarding the Members and users of our services (for example, the percentage of our users that are architects). Some of this information may include the data obtained as described in the "cookies" section below, but no personally identifiable information is included in these types of statistics.
If you choose to receive information from companies with which we have a strategic alliance, The Architect's Newspaper, LLC (or agents working on behalf of The Architect's Newspaper, LLC and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings. The Architect's Newspaper, LLC will not provide your information to strategic alliance companies unless it is necessary to complete a purchase from or transaction with such company or to provide a co-branded product/service on The Architect's Newspaper, LLC that you have ordered. This may be necessary so that the company may process your orders and ship, supply, maintain, or service the goods or services that you requested. If you register directly with another company reached through the The Architect's Newspaper, LLC site, that company will have control over the information you provide.
The Architect's Newspaper, LLC follows an "opt-in" policy. When you register with The Architect's Newspaper, LLC, you can choose whether you want to receive promotional information from us or from companies with which we have a strategic alliance. If you want to receive this information, be sure to indicate that on your The Architect's Newspaper, LLC registration form. You also have choices about whether you want to receive this information when you visit and provide information to other sites, including sites accessible through The Architect's Newspaper, LLC.
Our site contains links to other sites and information provided by third-party suppliers. These third party suppliers are solely responsible for the accuracy of their data and their sites have separate data collection and privacy policies which you should review before providing information on these other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites.
The Architect's Newspaper, LLC Security Precautions
We use a 24 / 7 monitored security to prevent a breach of security within our internet servers. While no data transmission across the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, we strive to protect your vital information. Your The Architect's Newspaper, LLC membership profile is password protected so that only you have access. It may on occasion be necessary for The Architect's Newspaper, LLC employees or contractors working on behalf of The Architect's Newspaper, LLC to have access to your profile to provide you with support or to perform certain maintenance tasks. This access happens on an as-needed basis only.
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Also remember to sign out of your The Architect's Newspaper, LLC account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. Unfortunately, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or within our online products or services.
Company and personal data submitted to The Architect's Newspaper, LLC is processed and stored in the United States where our hosting, services, and corporate offices currently reside. In the future, data may also be processed and stored in other countries when our services are being provided outside the United States.
If we change our Privacy Statement, we will post the changes here so that you will always know the information we gather and how we use and disclose this information. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and your profile. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.