Privacy Policy

Effective Date: July 01, 2021

All information submitted to the ARCHway Institute will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and will not be sold, leased, given away, or disseminated to anyone outside the ARCHway board of directors, without your written consent.

Who we are

Thank you for visiting the ARCHway Institute’s website (https://thearchwayinstitute.org)  and reviewing our privacy policy. This Privacy Policy governs the way in which ARCHway collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from website visitors.

All information that you voluntarily provide to ARCHway Institute website and any information electronically collected by our website, such as your IP Address, are stored in our secure database and are for our own express use. By accessing, browsing, and/or using the website, you are deemed to have accepted the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any part of this Privacy Policy, please refrain from using the website.

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If significant changes are made to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised Privacy Policy here. Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date.

How We Use Collected Information

ARCHway Institute may collect and use personal information from users for the following reasons:

  • To run and operate our website
  • To improve customer service / online requests for assistance. Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support your needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience. We may use information to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our website.
  • To improve our website. We may use the feedback you provide to improve our services.
  • To process payments / donations. We may use the information users provide about themselves when placing an order / making a donation only to provide service to that order / donation. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • To process event registration. We may use the information users provide about themselves when registering for an event only to provide services for that event. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • To send emails. We may use the email address to send user information and updates. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, or other requests.

What Information we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When users post comments, request assistance, or submit payments, our site collects the data pertaining to the respective form, the user’s IP address, and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Personal Identification Information

Our site may collect personal identification information from you in a number of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, fill out a form, make a donation or a purchase. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. In addition, users who submit requests for assistance on our site, whether financial or otherwise, may be asked for personal demographics, type of request, and reason for request. Users may, however, visit our website anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information; however, it may prevent them from engaging in certain website features.

Non-personal Identification Information

Our site may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. This information can include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about the user’s means of connection to our site, like the operating system and the Internet service providers.

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.

Cookies

Our website may use “cookies” to enhance the user experience. The user’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. For example, if you leave a comment or submit a form on our site you may opt-in to saving your name and email address 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. You may adjust your web browser settings to refuse cookies, or to send alerts when cookies are being sent. Note, however, that in doing so some parts of the website may not function properly.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to track visitor statistics. You may view Google’s privacy policy on their website at https://policies.google.com/privacy

Sharing Your Personal Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, like distributing newsletters or sending out surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

How We Protect Your Information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage, processing, and industry standard security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure of your personal information, transaction information, and stored data on our website. If a data breach occurs, you will be notified within 24 hours.

Disclosure for Legal Purposes

We may use any collected Personal Data to contact users in connection with their inappropriate use of our website, noncompliance with our Terms of Use, or in connection with a complaint another user has filed about their use.

We may also disclose any information to another party (e.g., law enforcement or government officials) to comply with legal requirements, court orders, or government agency requests, to the extent permitted by law; to protect the rights and safety of any third party, user, or the public; to stop any activity that we consider illegal or unethical; or, to the extent required or allowed by law.

Interaction with Children Online

ARCHway will take all reasonable steps necessary to protect the privacy and safety of any child from whom information is collected, as required by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). A child’s parent or guardian is required to provide consent before we collect, use, or share personal information from a child under age 13. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will take steps to remove such information from our systems. If you are under the age of 13, please consult a parent or guardian for help.

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.

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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please feel free to contact us.

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