Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 2018-05-31T10:35:10+00:00

Who we are

At PWArchitects, Inc. (http://pwarchitects.com), hereafter referred to as PWA, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site. In particular, we want you to know that PWA is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. We just don’t do that sort of thing. In this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided lots of detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

What personal data we collect, why we collect it and What third parties we receive data from

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Disqus

When someone posts a comment on www.PWArchitects.com, we use a third-party service, Disqus, which is an online public comment sharing platform where users may login and create profiles to participate in conversations with peers and enjoy an interactive experience. By using this comment sharing platform, software and website (collectively the “Service”) you understand and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. You further understand that the Service is a public platform and that PWA, Disqus or other users may search for, see, use, or re-post any of your User Content that you post through the Service.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We use a website theme contact form to manage contact form submissions. The information is sent as email messages that only a select few at PWA are allowed to access. The information is also stored in the database on our hosting server for backup and later reference purposes.

Cookies

The PWA website (www.PWArchitects.com) places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. This is standard practice for all websites.

Cookies are essential for helping us deliver a high-quality website for our visitors, and some collect information about browsing and browsing behavior. For more information about cookies, including how we use them and how to disable them, read our full Cookie Policy.

By using and browsing the PWA website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

When someone visits www.PWArchitects.com, we use third-party services, Google Analytics and Statcounter (https://statcounter.com), to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow either Google or Statcounter to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Who we share your data with

Promotional communications

PWA uses your personal data for electronic marketing purposes (with your consent) and may send you postal mail to update you on the latest PWA information and services.

PWA aims to update you about products & services which are of interest and relevance to you as an individual. You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time, by:

  1. Making use of the simple “unsubscribe” link in emails and/or
  2. Contacting PWA via the contact channels set out in this Policy.

Mailing Lists

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our communication materials via email. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve these communications. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our Marketing Coordinator Dawn Andres.

Third Parties

PWA will not disclose your personal data to any third party, except as set out above.  We will never sell or rent our customer data to other organizations for marketing purposes.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.  Email or mail your request to the contact listed below.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

Marketing Coordinator Dawn Andres or mail to PWArchitects, Inc., 2120 Forum Blvd., Ste. 101, Columbia, MO

Who we are

At PWArchitects, Inc. (http://pwarchitects.com), hereafter referred to as PWA, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site. In particular, we want you to know that PWA is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. We just don’t do that sort of thing. In this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided lots of detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

What personal data we collect, why we collect it and What third parties we receive data from

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Disqus

When someone posts a comment on www.PWArchitects.com, we use a third-party service, Disqus, which is an online public comment sharing platform where users may login and create profiles to participate in conversations with peers and enjoy an interactive experience. By using this comment sharing platform, software and website (collectively the "Service") you understand and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. You further understand that the Service is a public platform and that PWA, Disqus or other users may search for, see, use, or re-post any of your User Content that you post through the Service.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We use a website theme contact form to manage contact form submissions. The information is sent as email messages that only a select few at PWA are allowed to access. The information is also stored in the database on our hosting server for backup and later reference purposes.

Cookies

The PWA website (www.PWArchitects.com) places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. This is standard practice for all websites.

Cookies are essential for helping us deliver a high-quality website for our visitors, and some collect information about browsing and browsing behavior. For more information about cookies, including how we use them and how to disable them, read our full Cookie Policy.

By using and browsing the PWA website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

When someone visits www.PWArchitects.com, we use third-party services, Google Analytics and Statcounter (https://statcounter.com), to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow either Google or Statcounter to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Who we share your data with

Promotional communications

PWA uses your personal data for electronic marketing purposes (with your consent) and may send you postal mail to update you on the latest PWA information and services.

PWA aims to update you about products & services which are of interest and relevance to you as an individual. You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time, by:

  1. Making use of the simple “unsubscribe” link in emails and/or
  2. Contacting PWA via the contact channels set out in this Policy.

Mailing Lists

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our communication materials via email. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve these communications. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our Marketing Coordinator Dawn Andres.

Third Parties

PWA will not disclose your personal data to any third party, except as set out above.  We will never sell or rent our customer data to other organizations for marketing purposes.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.  Email or mail your request to the contact listed below.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

Marketing Coordinator Dawn Andres or mail to PWArchitects, Inc., 2120 Forum Blvd., Ste. 101, Columbia, MO