We have a commitment to your privacy.

This site is owned and operated by Architect Partners.  Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information.  This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Architect Partners gathers two types of information about users:

• Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions.  These are voluntary submissions to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys.

• Information Architect Partners gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites.  This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs.  Under no circumstances does Architect Partners divulge any information about an individual user to a third party, unless required by law.

Usage tracking

Architect Partners tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites.  However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users.  Architect Partners does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

Architect Partners sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users.  We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas.  We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall.  This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer.  The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided.  But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself.  A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.  Architect Partners uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser.  If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie.

Privacy Policy Use

Architect Partners uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience and better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas.  We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall.  This helps us continue to build a better service for you.  We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users.  But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.

Architect Partners creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners.  This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs.  Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad.  We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Sharing of Information

Architect Partners uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience’s demographics.  This is essential to keeping our service free.  We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Security

Architect Partners operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems.  Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Architect Partners.  If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.