Privacy policy

1.   Why Does This Policy Exists?

This data protection policy ensures Adest Architecture:

  • Complies with data protection laws and follows good practice.
  • Protects the rights of our staff, our customers and partners.
  • Is open and transparent about how we store and processes the data of individuals.
  • Protects Adest Architecture from the risks of a data breach.

2. What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you fill in forms on our website, contact us, or when you choose to apply to work with us.

The information we collect may include:

  • Contact Data including business name, billing address, postcode; email address and telephone numbers.
  • Financial Data including bank account and payment card details.
  • Identity Data including first name, surname, marital status, title, gender and photo.
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.
  • Profile Data includes your online username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our services.
  • Transaction Data including details about payments, invoices, and receipts between you and NC Architecture, and other details of products and services we have purchased from one another.
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, and our products or services.

 

With regard to your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information using Google Analytics:

  • Technical information, including the browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), services you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visit to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page.

3. How and When Do We Collect Data?

Adest Architecture collects data from you:

Directly when you contact us by telephone, email, or completed and submit any form that is included on our website.

Indirectly when you take some action on our site (passive data).

We may also have personal data about you, if you:

  • Have met a member of Adest Architecture in person.
  • Are a supplier to Adest Architecture.
  • Are a contractor, former-contractor, employee or former employee of Adest Architecture.
  • You have established a connection with us online, using third-party social media websites that Adest Architecture has accounts with.

4. How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to:

  • maintain contact and communication with you during the course of a potential, new or existing project
  • We may periodically send promotional emails or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • maintain our own records and accounts
  • manage your account, process invoices and payments
  • inform you of our news, events or activities
  • purchase goods, materials and services from you
  • send you direct marketing
  • better understand how people interact with our website

 

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will be shared only with directors, HR administrative and finance staff where necessary, and contact details with members of the design team for project contacts.

The collection and use of personal information will always relate to a legitimate business requirement - activity ‘which can reasonably be considered as fundamental to the efficient delivery of a service for which Adest Architecture  is responsible’ or ‘an activity which Adest Architecture is legally obliged to undertake’.


4. Disclosing Data For Other Reasons

In certain circumstances, the EU General Data Protection Regulation allows personal data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the data subject. Under these circumstances, Adest Architecture will disclose requested data. However, we will ensure the request is legitimate, seeking assistance from legal advisers where necessary.


5. Where do we store your information?

The information we collect from you is stored on our server, and on the servers of the cloud-based database management services Adest Architecture engage where it is self-certified with the EU Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss Privacy Shield Framework.

We do not generally transfer personal data outside the EEA, unless on a project by project basis the client or main supplier is a company based outside the EEA, in which case project team contact details may be shared with them for communication purposes only.

We do not share your personal information with any third parties for marketing purposes.


6. How long do we retain your information for?

We ensure personal information collected via our website is kept for no longer than is necessary.

We keep your personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary, but may be for a period of time beyond the end of the contract with you.  Examples include: in case of any legal claims/complaints, accounting etc., for example for accounting purposes we must keep records for 6 years from the end of the last company financial year they relate to. For contracts under seal details need to be kept for 12 years for legal purposes.

If you have any queries or would like to have your information removed, please email: office@adest.ro


5. Will we use your information for marketing?

We do not share any of your information with any third parties for marketing purposes.

On occasion, we would like to contact you about other recommendations and services we think may be of interest or value to you. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please email:
office@adest.ro

Or, use the unsubscribe link in any marketing email.


6. Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email: office@adest.ro or write to us at the following address:


ADEST ARCHITECTURE

12, Alexandru Sihleanu Street, 3rd District

Bucharest
Romania

 

We usually act on such requests and provide information free of charge, but may charge a reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs of providing the information for:

  • baseless or excessive/repeated requests, or
  • further copies of the same information.

Alternatively, we may be entitled to refuse to act on the request.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

In certain circumstances, the EU General Data Protection Regulation allows personal data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the data subject. Under these circumstances, Adest Architecture will disclose requested data. However, we will ensure the request is legitimate, seeking assistance from legal advisers where necessary.


7. Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.


8. Children and privacy

Our website does not target, and is not intended to attract, children 15 years of age or under. Adest Architecture does not knowingly solicit personal information from children 15 years of age or under or send them requests for personal information.


9. Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on November 2018.


10. How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you office@adest.ro or write to us at the following address:

 

ADEST ARCHITECTURE

12, Alexandru Sihleanu Street, 3rd District

Bucharest
Romania