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Privacy Notice

Architosh Privacy Notice v1.1

Protecting your privacy is very important to Architosh. The following notice will help you understand how Architosh collects, uses and safeguards the personal information you volunteer to our Web site.

Information Collection

When you visit Architosh.com or our parent company’s Web site(s) you do so anonymously. We only ask for personal or identifiable information when you join the following:

  • Architosh Forums Boards
  • Architosh.com and AIWUG membership
  • ToshLetter
  • Various Architosh Petitions and Surveys

At no times do we collect personal information, including your email address, with the exception of the above items and personal email correspondence to us. We do log your IP (Internet Protocol) address (the Internet address of your computer) which allows us to analize your visits so that we can better design the site for you in the future.

During your visits to Architosh you may volunteer personal information about you or your company. This may happen via forms, online discussion forums, online databases, or email communication. Architosh does not use this personal information for any purposes not specifically stated. And this information is not sold to any third parties or made available to any individual or company outside of Architosh’s parent company BritasMedia, unless noted during the information collection process.

Architosh, like thousands of commercial websites, may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the site. Normally the use of cookies will be restricted to forums which allows you to log in to forums with previously saved preferences. 

Information Use

When you volunteer information to Architosh through any means of collection we endeavor to strickly guard your privacy. However when you volunteer information to us this information becomes the property of BritasMedia, Architosh’s publisher and parent company. We reserve the right to publish, based on our sole discretion, certain or any information forwarded to us through any means of collection, with the exception of the following:

  • any email communication stated “not for publication” or some equivalent message.
  • any personal indentifying information when there is a request for anonimity.
  • any personal information (about you or your company) on our site unrelated to AIWUG membership, a story on you or your firm, or some related news item, or your general membership (user name) for our new CMS-driven site. 

In general Architosh publishes news items forwarded to us from company representatives and readers with the intention of publication. We assume all email communication is publishable material unless stated otherwise or in contradiction with our Information Use statements.

Children

Architosh is a site for adult professionals and high-school or college students. We encourage proper language in our online forums and at no time will we publish offensive language in our own writing. However we cannot police our forums or comments on our own site 24x7x365.

In our art galleries we reserve the right to show nudity related to artistic subjects. We permit our readers/users to post images in our forums that may pertain nudity related to artistic subjects. Generally this will be 3d animated type content (not photography of real persons) and Architosh reserves the right, and will execute our right, to omit and de-post or eliminate any images that we feel are in bad taste. 

Third-Party Ad Server

Architosh may at times utilize third-party ad server or ad service ads. While we will endeavor to make sure such ad content is thoroughly consistent with our policies, we make no guarantees that such material may contradict our stated policies. Such matters should be brought to our attention so we can make adjustments. 

Data Security

Architosh is fully committed to data security and utilizes appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you. However, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us. In this regard, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data while you are on the Internet.

Architosh’s privacy notice is subject to change at any time. We will publish a notice of such changes 15 days prior to implementing any major changes to our privacy notice. This policy is version 1.1. 

Last updated: Oct 22, 2008