Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At Architectural Medicine we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We will not ask you for information like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is Architectural Medicine’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Architectural Medicine collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Architectural Medicine’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Architectural Medicine’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Architectural Medicine may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Architectural Medicine also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Architectural Medicine only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Architectural Medicine’s website choose to interact with Architectural Medicine in ways that require Architectural Medicine to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Architectural Medicine gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Architectural Medicine’s updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Architectural Medicine collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Architectural Medicine. Architectural Medicine does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Architectural Medicine may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Architectural Medicine may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Architectural Medicine may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Architectural Medicine does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Architectural Medicine discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Architectural Medicine’s behalf or to provide services available at Architectural Medicine’s website(s), and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Architectural Medicine’s website(s), you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Architectural Medicine will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Architectural Medicine discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Architectural Medicine believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Architectural Medicine, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Architectural Medicine website and have supplied your email address, Architectural Medicine may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Architectural Medicine and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Architectural Medicine takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Architectural Medicine uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the Architectural Medicine website, and their website access preferences. Architectural Medicine visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Architectural Medicine’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of the websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

The following is a list of cookies on the Architectural Medicine website:

CookieTypeDurationDescription
_gaAnalytics2 yearsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gatPerformance1 minuteThis cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.
_gidAnalytics1 dayThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
langFunctionalThis cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.
tk_lrAnalytics1 yearThis cookie is set by JetPack plugin on sites using WooCommerce. This is a referral cookie used for analyzing referrer behavior for Jetpack.
tk_orAnalytics5 yearsThis cookie is set by JetPack plugin on sites using WooCommerce. This is a referral cookie used for analyzing referrer behavior for Jetpack.
tk_r3dAnalytics3 daysThe cookie is installed by JetPack. Used for the internal metrics fo user activities to improve user experience.

 

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

 

We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store:

What we collect and store

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for three (3) years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Payments

We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

We also accept payments through Stripe. This Credit Card processing service provides the following privacy details at this link: https://stripe.com/gb/privacy

Privacy Policy Changes

We may update or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time in the future. Any such updates or modifications shall be effective immediately upon their announcement. Architectural Medicine encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

Revised August 14, 2020

Revised June 6, 2014