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Wendy Wisbrun, AIA (American Institute of Architects)
Version 1.0 | June 2019
1.0 HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
WWA typically collects personal information directly from the individual to whom it relates, except where that individual has consented to WWA collecting the personal information from a third-party or the law otherwise permits WWA to do so.
WWA will collect and store your personal information when you interact with wwarchitect.co. We collect information, some of which may contain personal information, by online applications as follows: (i) limited information is automatically collected about you when you visit wwarchitect.co through the use of Google Analytics or Log Data (as discussed below); or (ii) you may voluntarily provide information, including personal information, to us by: (a) emailing WWA about our services, employment or internship opportunities, marketing, media requests, and other business matters; (b) by registering online to attend an WWA-sponsored event; or (c) downloading one of our online publications.
Google Analytics is a free third-party services that uses “cookies” to measure, collect, analyze and report web data for purposes of optimizing the experience of users of wwarchitect.co . Cookies are files with small amounts of data, that are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can opt-out and prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics with the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.
Log Data is information your browser sends us whenever you visit wwarchitect.co/ Log Data may include information such as your computer’s browser type, the browser version, the pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.
WWA does not make any attempt to use Google Analytics or Log Data to find out the identities of those visiting wwarchitect.co . It is your responsibility to adjust your browser settings to accommodate your personal privacy preferences and by your use of wwarchitect.co you have consented to WWA’s collection of information as discussed above.
2.0 TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
Personal information means any information relating to a person that enables them to be identified either directly or indirectly. Personal information that we hold about you may include your contact details (e.g. name, phone number, address and email address), IP address, language, gender and geolocation.
If you are a client, vendor or subconsultant, personal information that we hold about you may include the same information listed above, along with your date of birth, social media/network accounts, business address, email address, phone number and fax number, function/job title, company, types of services provided, and financial compensation. WWA may request that you provide additional information such as your company’s legal status, date of incorporation, place of incorporation, your company’s related entities, your company’s shareholding details, your relationship to any government official, your company’s tax identification numbers, country of origin, business and professional licenses, your company’s insurer, broker and insurance policies, and other information you consent to provide us for purposes of performing contracts or services.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure the personal information that we store is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
3.0 HOW PERSONAL INFORMATION IS USED
We will use your personal information, and may share your personal information with other parties acting on our behalf, for one or more of the following: (i) to conduct research about the use of our website; (ii) to improve services provided by WWA; (iii) to assess and respond to a complaint you might make to us; (iv) for our own administrative purposes, including training our staff, conducting internal audits, improving our services or transferring assets as part of a sale, purchase or investment in the business; (v) if you are a client, vendor or subconsultant, to perform services or carry out our contract with you; (vi) for market research purposes; (vii) to make informed decisions about business relationships and to prevent inadvertent engagement in illegal or corrupt practices; (ix) to conduct investigations of suspicious or harmful activity; (x) to comply with WWA’s regulatory and legal obligations; (xi) to manage risks related to WWA’s contracts and services; and (xii) for marketing purposes. If we wish to use your personal information for a purpose beyond that for which it was originally provided, we will ask for your consent or seek to rely on another valid legal ground to process your personal information in accordance with the applicable law. WWA does not sell personal information to others.
4.0 INFORMATION FOR MARKETING PURPOSES
Where you have consented to us using your personal data for marketing purposes, we may use your information to conduct marketing and data analysis or to send you updates and news concerning WWA and its business partners. If at any time after you have consented to us using your information for marketing purposes and you wish us to stop using your information for these purposes, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
5.0 GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING
To process your data lawfully we need to rely on one or more valid legal grounds. The grounds we may rely upon include:
- Your consent to particular processing activities. For example, where you have consented to us using your information for marketing purposes;
- Our legitimate interests as a business (except where your interests or fundamental rights override these). For example, it is within our legitimate interests to use your information to prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website;
- Our compliance with a legal obligation to which WWA is subject. For example, we have a duty to investigate and respond to complaints made against us and may need to process your personal information as part of such investigation; or
- If you are a client, vendor or subconsultant, because processing your personal information is necessary for the performance of a contract or services.
6.0 DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
There are circumstances where we may wish to disclose or are compelled to disclose your personal information to third-parties. This will only take place in accordance with the applicable law, for the purposes listed above, and pursuant to WWA’s Third-Party Data Privacy Addendum. These scenarios include disclosure to: (i) WWA’s subsidiaries, branches or associated offices; (ii) outsourced vendors or subconsultants to facilitate the provision of our services (including other professional service providers); (iii) third-party service providers and consultants in order to protect the security or integrity of our business, including our databases and systems and for business continuity reasons (including cloud service providers); (iv) another legal entity, on a temporary or permanent basis, for the purposes of a joint venture, collaboration, financing, sale, merger, reorganization, change of legal form, dissolution or similar event; (v) attorneys in connection with negotiation of a contract, dispute resolution, and other legal advice; (vi) tax advisors for purposes of tax filings, obtaining tax credits, negotiating tax liabilities, and other tax advice; (vii) public authorities where we are required by law to do so; and (viii) any other third party where you have provided your consent. Further, we may disclose your information to any person as required by law and specifically to any government agency if we believe in good faith that we must do so to comply with the law or that doing so is required to prevent, detect, investigate or remedy improper conduct potentially affecting WWA.
7.0 RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
8.0 CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
Our website may provide hyperlinks to websites owned and controlled by others. WWA is not responsible for the privacy practices of any website that it does not own or otherwise control.
10.0 THIRD PARTIES
Where you submit information on behalf of another person, you confirm that you have made that person aware of how we may collect, use and disclose their information, the reason you have provided it, how they can contact us, the terms of this policy and that they have consented to such collection, use and disclosure.
11.0 COMPLIANCE WITH PRIVACY LAWS
14.0 CHANGES TO THIS POLICY