Website and Marketing Privacy Notice
At Coetzee Alberts Architects, we are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This privacy notice outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard your data in both our client relationships and on our website. By engaging with us or using our website, you consent to the practices described in this notice.
As an architectural practice, we highly value personal relationships and actively encourage networking. When you provide your contact or personal details to one of our partners or employees, please be assured that we prioritize the security and confidentiality of your information. We maintain a secure client database where your details are stored and protected. Rest assured that we do not share this data with any third parties outside of our company, unless required by law or with your explicit consent. Our partners and employees adhere to strict guidelines on the appropriate use and protection of personal data.
If you do not wish to be contacted by us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will promptly remove your details from our records.
For clients with whom we have an ongoing working relationship, we handle your data in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) to fullfill our obligations to you.
Your Rights and Data Retention
Comments and User Data
If you leave a comment on our website, we collect the data provided in the comments form, including your IP address and browser user agent string, to help detect and prevent spam. An anonymized hash of your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service if you are using it. Your approved comment and profile picture may be visible to the public.
Media and Cookies
If you upload images to our website, please ensure they do not contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS) that can be extracted by visitors. When you leave a comment, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies for convenience. These cookies last for one year. Temporary cookies are set on the login page to determine if your browser accepts cookies. Login cookies are saved to remember your login information and screen display choices.
We retain comments and their metadata indefinitely to automatically recognize and approve follow-up comments. If you register on our website, your personal information provided in your user profile is stored. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information, except for their username. Website administrators can also access and modify this information.
Data Sharing and Security
We do not share your data with unauthorized third parties unless required by law or with your explicit consent. However, please note that certain data, such as comments and associated metadata, may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We implement appropriate security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Despite our best efforts, no method of data transmission or storage can be guaranteed as 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot ensure the absolute security of your information.
If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding your privacy or this privacy notice, please contact us at email@example.com.
This privacy notice aims to provide a comprehensive overview of our privacy practices for both client interactions and website usage.