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