Thank you for visiting hillwest.com (“Website”).
At Hill West Architects, LLP (“HW”), we understand that protecting the privacy of visitors to our Website is very important and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through our Website.
HW Website that display this Privacy Statement (“statement”) and that ask for any information from you are committed to collecting, maintaining, and securing personal information about you in accordance with this statement, as well as applicable laws, rules and regulations. This statement applies to personal information (as defined below) collected from HW online resources and communications (such as Website, email, and other online tools) that display a link to this statement. This statement does not apply to personal information collected from offline resources and communications, except in cases where such personal information is consolidated with personal information collected by HW online. This statement also does not apply to third-party online resources to which HW’s Website may link, where HW does not control the content or the privacy practices of such resources.
We only collect personally identifiable information about you if you choose to give it to us. We do not share any of your personally identifiable information with third parties for their own marketing use unless you explicitly give us permission to do so. Please review this Privacy Statement to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect information online.
There are two general methods that HW uses to collect information from you online:
Information We Get
– Personal identifiable information: You can visit our Website without providing any personal information. We may collect your personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, email address or other identifying information) only when you choose to submit it to us.
– Aggregate information: In some cases we also remove personal identifiers from data you provide to us and maintain it in aggregate form. We may combine this data with other information to produce anonymous, aggregated statistical information (e.g. number of visitors, originating domain name of the Internet Service Provider), helpful to us in improving our Website, products and services.
Automatically Collected Information
We and some third party providers we work with automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us on our sites and in some emails we may send each other. Automatic technologies and services we use may include, for example, Web server logs/IP addresses, cookies, Web beacons and third party application and content tools.
Web Server Logs/IP Addresses
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. HW collects IP addresses to conduct system administration and report aggregate information to affiliates, business partners and/or vendors to conduct site analysis and website performance review.
Web Beacons. On certain Web pages or emails, HW may utilize a common Internet technology called a “Web beacon” (also known as an “action tag” or “clear GIF technology”). Web beacons help analyze the effectiveness of websites by measuring, for example, the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a site.
Web beacons, cookies and other tracking technologies do not automatically obtain personally identifiable information about you. Only if you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information, such as by registering or sending emails, can these automatic tracking technologies be used to provide further information about your use of the website and/or interactive emails to improve their usefulness to you.
Services: We may provide services based on third party applications and content tools on our Website such as MapBox or Google Maps. These third parties may automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us on our sites using such third party applications and tools.
You have several choices regarding your use of our Website. You could decide not to submit any personally identifiable information at all by not entering it into any forms or data fields on our Website and not using any available personalized services. If you choose to submit personal data, you have the right to see and correct your data at any time by accessing the application. Certain sites may ask for your permission for certain uses of your information and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will work to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.
As described above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you anonymously as you navigate our sites, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
HW uses technology and security precautions, rules and other procedures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use, disclosure, loss or destruction. To ensure the confidentiality of your information, HW uses also industry standard firewalls and password protection. It is, however, your personal responsibility to ensure that the computer you are using is adequately secured and protected against malicious software, such as trojans, computer viruses and worm programs. You are aware of the fact that without adequate security measures (e.g. secure web browser configuration, up-to-date antivirus software, personal firewall software, no usage of software from dubious sources) there is a risk that the data and passwords you use to protect access to your data, could be disclosed to unauthorized third parties.
Data Sharing and Transfer
HW shares personally identifiable data about you with various outside companies or agents doing technological maintenance or working on our behalf to help fulfill business transactions, such as providing customer services, sending marketing communications about our products, services and offers. We may also share personally identifiable data with our company’s subsidiaries and affiliates. All these companies and agents are required to comply with the terms of our Privacy Statement.
We may also disclose personally identifiable information for these purposes:
- a) in connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of the business of the site to which the data relates;
- b) to respond to appropriate requests of legitimate government agencies or where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations; or
- c) where needed for corporate audits or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat.
No Third-Party Direct Marketing Use.
We will not sell or otherwise transfer the personally identifiable information you provide to us at our Website to any third parties for their own direct marketing use unless we provide clear notice to you and obtain your explicit consent for your data to be shared in this manner.
Email a Friend or Colleague.
On our Website, you can choose to send a link or a message to a friend or colleague referring them to our Website. Email addresses you may provide for a friend will be used to send your friend information on your behalf and will not be collected or used by HW or other third parties for additional purposes.
Links to Other Sites
Our Website contain links to a number of websites that may offer useful information to our visitors. This Privacy Statement does not apply to those sites, and we recommend communicating to them directly for information on their privacy policies.
Privacy Statement for Children
Our Website is directed at an adult audience. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from anyone we know to be under the age of 13 without the prior, verifiable consent of his or her legal representative. Such legal representative has the right, upon request, to view the information provided by the child and/or to require that it be deleted.
Note to Users of Business or Professional Website
If you have a business or professional relationship with HW, we may use information you submit on our sites, including sites intended specifically for business and professional users, to fulfill your requests and develop our business relationship with you and the entities you represent. We may also share such information with third parties acting on our behalf.
Updates to Privacy Statement
From time to time, HW may revise this online Privacy Statement. Any such changes to this Privacy Statement will be promptly communicated on this page. Continued use of our Website after receiving notice of a change in our Privacy Statement indicates your consent to the use of newly submitted information in accordance with the amended HW Privacy Statement.
How to Contact HW
For questions regarding this Privacy Statement or if you wish HW to amend or delete your profile, please contact us in writing at:
Hill West Architects, LLP
Attn: Privacy Officer
11 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, New York 10004
The effective date of this Privacy Statement: January 1, 2017