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Privacy Notice

1. Purpose of this notice

This statement tells you how Ian Ritchie Architects will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

2. Automated collection of personal information

As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded by Ian Ritchie Architects. This may include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection.

3. Non-automated collection

Where you are required under this website to provide personal data this data will be used to contact you regarding the query that you have made. If you have expressed an interest in receiving information about any of the products for sale on this site, your information may be passed to third parties if they can help with your enquiries. In such cases, the product page will make this explicit.

4. Third-party access

Your personal data that you have provided will not routinely be sent to other third-parties (unless notified – see 3. above).

5. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Our website uses first party cookies which are set by our web server as opposed to a different web server. They are categorised as strictly necessary, which are essential to the operation of the website, and performance cookies which collect anonymous information about the usage of our website. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you. Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser or the manual that comes with your device should tell you how. You may also wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how you can do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

Cookies used on this site

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This cookie determines which poem will be visible on the site in the main menu system at the top of the page. The cookie is updated each time you visit the home page, and expires when you close your web browser. If you disable this cookie, you will see a different (random) poem in the main menu on each page visit.
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This cookie stores data for your portfolio, which enables you to build customised PDF downloads from the information on the website. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 1 month from being set or updated. If you disable this cookie, the portfolio feature will not be available.
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This cookie is used to provide access to a shopping basket on the site, and expires when you close your web browser. If you disable this cookie, you will not be able to purchase items from the site.
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This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine unique visitors to the site, and is written upon your first visit to this site from your web browser. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 2 years from being set or updated.
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This cookie is used to establish the length of your visit to the site. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 30 minutes from being set or updated.
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This cookie stores the type of referral used by you to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within the site. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 6 months from being set or updated.
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This cookie may be set from some pages which are used to track file downloads, or which are used in advertising campaigns. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 2 years from being set or updated.

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6. Changes to this notice

This notice and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.

8. Further information and Contact

If you have any queries relating to this privacy notice or the way your data is being processed through this website then please contact mail@ianritchiearchitects.org.uk.