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Privacy Policy

Ruth Butler Architects Privacy Policy
This privacy policy sets out how Ruth Butler Architects uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

Ruth Butler Architects is committed to ensuring that your privacy is respected and your data is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Ruth Butler Architects may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This latest version of our privacy policy is effective from May 2018.

What we collect
We will collect the following information:

  • name
  • email address
  • details of your enquiry

This is the limit of what we will collect for the purpose of responding to your web enquiry. Should you wish to progress your enquiry further, then we will need more information in order to provide bespoke advice on architectural services for your project.  At this stage, we will include details of data use and privacy within the Terms & Conditions of our service.

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may send promotional emails about new services or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. This will be limited to four times a year.
  • We may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail but, again, this is limited to four times a year. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure. We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive which helps analyse web traffic or lets us know when you visit particular pages on our website. Cookies allow our web applications to respond to you as an individual enabling them to tailor their operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies and Google Analytics to collect data on our how our users are using our site – to identify which pages are being used and their demographics (age, gender) and interests which enables us to evaluate how our users’ behaviour varies by demographics and interests in order that we can improve our website content, marketing and services for our clients. We only use this anonymised information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better and more usable website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may however limit some functionality and prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. For details on how to do this, please refer to aboutcookies.org, provided by international law firm Pinsent Masons.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection, use or access to your personal information, or ask that your data be erased, at any time by writing to or emailing us at ruth@ruthbutlerarchitects.com

We will not release your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

In the interest of maintaining correct and accurate data, ensuring your continual consent and minimising our retention of data, we will ask you to review the data we hold annually. In the meantime, if you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at ruth@ruthbutlerarchitects.com. We will promptly correct any information which you identify.

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