Any data collected through the Services enables CfAD and its partners to fulfill its mission of transforming design and development practice, ensuring equitable access to vibrant public and private spaces that support healthy communities.
How We Collect Your Data
Likely situations when you make personal data available to CfAD include, but are not limited to: (i) by visiting our websites such, (ii) registering for Services, contests and special events; (iii) accessing Services using a third party ID, such as social networking sites or gaming services; (iv) subscribing to newsletters; (v) requesting technical support; and (vi) otherwise through use of CfAD Services where personal data is required for use and/or participation.
The data we process on you may include, but is not limited to: your name, email address, device ID, IP-address, user names and passwords. CfAD may supplement your data with data received from third parties in connection with demographic, advertisement, market and other analytics surveys or services.
We do not provide Personal Information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content, and advertising. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us or participate in our ad-customization programs, you may it-out from receiving these communications by following the directions that may be provided within the communication or advertisement.
Analytics and Anonymized Data
CfAD may use Anonymized Data to perform its own analytics and to enable analytics provided by third parties. We may use Anonymized Data for supporting business analysis and operations, business intelligence, product development, improving products and services, personalizing content, providing advertising, and making recommendations. We reserve the right to provide Anonymized Data to third parties for the purpose of evaluating the Services, evaluating the performance of the Services, or for other purposes.
Data Retention and Correctness
Please note that some data may be further retained if necessary to resolve disputes, enforce CfAD user agreements, and comply with technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of Services.
Cookies, Beacons and Tracking
The Services may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags, local shared objects, hardware-based device identifiers, Operating System-based identifiers, clear GIFs and web beacons. CfAD treats information collected by cookies and similar technologies as non-personal data.
Cookies: A “cookie” is a small file stored by your browser when told to do so by a website. Typically websites place a number of different cookies on an end-user’s machine. Some of the cookies are “1st Party,” from the website itself, and others are “3rd party,” belonging to advertising and analytics entities or social networks. CfAD’s cookies will not include personal data and are typically used to quickly identify your device and to “remember” your browser during subsequent visits for purposes of functionality, preferences, and website performance. You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device; however, disabling cookies may affect your ability to use the Services.
Flash cookies & HTML5: CfAD may also use Flash cookies (local shared objects) and HTML5 local storage. Flash cookies are small files similar to browser cookies, but which are not stored in the browser and can also be used to remember your settings, to personalize the look and feel of the Services, or for advertising and analytics. You may prevent Flash cookies from being stored by following the instructions provided by Adobe athttp://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html.
Web Beacons and pixel tags: A “web beacon” or a “pixel tag” is an electronic image (often not visible to the end-user) that allows CfAD to count users who have visited certain pages or viewed certain advertisements. Additionally, e-mails and other electronic communications CfAD sends to you may contain pixel tags that enable CfAD to track your usage of the communication, including whether the communication was opened and/or what links were followed, if any.
Third Party Terms and Conditions
Please note that your access to and use of the Services may be subject to certain third party terms and conditions and CfAD is not liable for any such third parties’ use of your personal data.
Certain Services that CfAD may offer, such as connection to social networking services, may use third party services to provide authentication for the Services. In connection with such use, certain personally identifiable user and/or membership data may be transferred automatically to and from CfAD.
CfAD follows generally accepted industry standards and maintains reasonable safeguards to attempt to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information in CfAD’s possession.
You may choose to disclose data about yourself in the course of contributing user generated content to the Services.
Any data that you disclose in any of these forums, blogs, chats or the like will become public information, and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality with respect to that data.
Special Note about Children’s Privacy
Use of CfAD Services by individuals under the age of 18 is prohibited and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children.
If we change this privacy statement in a way that expands the collection, use or disclosure of children’s Personal Information to which a parent has previously consented, the parent will be notified and we will be required to obtain the parent’s additional consent.
CfAD makes good faith efforts to enable you to review, update or correct your personal data in CfAD’s possession. CfAD will need sufficient information from you to establish your identity and to verify your access request, and also to assist us in handling your request.