Iqbal Architects Privacy Policy

The protection of your privacy and personal information is of the must  importance to Iqbal Architects. This is Privacy Policy who gives transparency to the information we collect, how we use it and the steps we take to protect it. The policy governs all the products and services. So, we provide throughout the website. When you use the site, you consent to the way we collect, manage and protect your data as described in this document.

1. Information you share with us

1.1 Your user account

When you sign up for a personal account at Iqbal Architects we save your name, email and password. So, your passwords are saved encrypted. If you forget your email you can reset your password via a link that can be sent to the email address which you created the account. In your personal account you are free to add your occupation, location, and your interests, brands you want to follow and create a first collection during the sign-up phase.

Iqbal Architects can use this anatomized information to give clients insight into the demographics of its users and can use this anatomized information to offer you content linked to your interests, followed companies, profession and collections.

therefore, you are also free to add your name, language and location. Iqbal Architects will never share this with other parties. As an option, you can add a profile picture and about yourself to your personal account and add a short description. When you login via face book, twitter or Google+, Iqbal Architects automatically adds your profile image from the respective social media profile. The profile picture is visible if you link your personal account to a brand account as a team member, then your profile images and name will be shown in the team member section of the brand you connected to. The personal profile page is visible to the public, but you can turn this off in your settings by making your profile private.

1.2 Collection

When you make a collection your profile picture will be shown on the collection page and next to the collection card on the homepage if it is featured. When you save your favorite products or projects in a collection, you can choose to make this private or public. Visitors will only be able to see a public collection.

1.3 Newsletters

Iqbal Architects offers newsletters. This way you can receive updates on the most interesting posts of the week or get notifications about new products or projects from your favorite companies, about upcoming events, new functions and offers.

1.4 Personal profile visibility

An open profile is visible for the public and indexed by search engines. This profile contains your name and added profile information (see 1.1), the collections you created and it shows the brands you are following. On the followers page of the brands you follow, your name and profile picture will also be visible. Brands you are connected to or created will also show your profile photo and name.

1.5 Activity

With certain actions on Iqbal Architects, a company will receive a record of the action if it relates to their profile. When you save a products or projects to a collection, download a brochure, click on a website link, download an image, or use any of the contact buttons, the company related to the item on Iqbal Architects will see your public profile name mentioned in an activity list next to the action you performed. Only your username and profile image are visible, nothing more will be shared (such as your email or other contact information).

2. Information we collect

2.1 Devices

To optimize the website on relevant devices, screen sizes, browsers and operating systems, we collect information about the device through which you visit the site, and which screen size, browser and operating system you use. The information about how visitors use our site is anatomized and encrypted by Google Analytics.

2.2 IP address

For each visitor that makes an account on Iqbal Architects we register an IP-address in order to be able to identify them onward towards the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

2.3 Local storage

It is possible we store data, also of a personal nature, on your local device via mechanisms in your web browser storage and your device’s data caches.

3. Cookies

3.1 What are cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your computer via your web browser. Your device gets a unique number in order to recognize it. There are two types of cookies. Session cookies and temporary or permanent cookies. The session cookies are deleted as soon as you close the browser. The temporary and permanent cookies stay on your device. Iqbal Architects uses this information to improve its website experience.

3.2 Which cookies does Iqbal Architects use

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies, which are immediately deleted after you close the browser. Session cookies are for example used to recognize you are logged in and offer functionalities from the logged in environment. Next to session cookies we also use temporary and permanent cookies. When you come back to the website these cookies make sure to recognize you and remember your website settings. More information on the cookies we use can be found here.

3.3 Remove or block cookies

You can turn off the use of cookies via the settings in your web browser. If you do this you will no longer receive cookies when you visit our website. An explanation on how to do this can often be found in the help section of the web browser. Be advised that without cookies our website performance is less optimal.

4. Data

4.1 Safe storage of your data

The personal information you provide Iqbal Architects is safely stored on the Amazon cloud. Your information is stored for an indeterminate amount of time so that you don’t have to provide this information again. Both the website and the services Iqbal Architects uses are protected and designed in a way such that only employees who absolutely need access in order to perform their tasks can get access. Iqbal Architects has an assigned privacy officer who oversees that your privacy is protected.

4.2 Data Retention

We will keep and use your data as long as your account is in use, is open, or is active; as long as is necessary to comply with any tax, legal, and/or other regulations; and to protect and defend against potential legal claims. If you would like to request your personally identifiable information or request that it be returned to you, please contact us at [email protected]

4.3 For legal reasons

Iqbal Architects shares personal information with companies, organizations or persons, when employees of Iqbal Architects seem due necessary in order to comply with the law, regulations or enforceable government requests, in cases where we need to investigate possible fraud, security risks, violations of our terms, and in order to protect the rights and safety or Iqbal Architects and its users.

4.4 Trend insights

Information that cannot be traced back to an individual we can use with our clients or users. This way we can show developments in how our services are used.

4.5 Changes

We retain the right to alter this document at a later time. The latest version of the policy applies. If we make profound changes to the policy, the user will be informed about these changes.

4.5 Finding, changing and deleting your personal data

Your personal data on Iqbal Architects can be accessed, changed or deleted. The information you provided can be accessed, changed or deleted by signing in to your account and performing your intended action. By deleting your data from our website, you understand that you can no longer use our services. We will retain your anatomized, aggregated, depersonalized data after you deleted your account from our site.

4.6 Revocation and objection

You can object to the use of your data for our products and services. At the bottom of every newsletter of Iqbal Architects you can find an unsubscribe option with which you can unsubscribe. You can also object to further newsletters or to other email advertisements via [email protected].  A written notification (for example by e-mail or by letter) is sufficient for this. The possibility of revocation applies to the permission of explicitly provided data.