RD Architecture PLLC d/b/a 3rd story d/b/a “3rdstory.com” and its affiliates (individually and
collectively the “COMPANY,” “we” or “us”) understands that your privacy is important to you. We are
committed to protecting the privacy of your personally-identifiable information as you use this
By using this website, you consent to the terms described in the most recent version of this Privacy
this website, and any additional terms that may apply when you access particular services or
materials on certain areas of this website. “You,” “your,” visitor,” or “user” means the individual
accessing this site.
PERSONAL AND NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
WHAT IS NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION AND HOW IS IT COLLECTED AND USED?
Non-personal information is information that cannot identify you. If you visit this web site to read
information, such as information about one of our services, we may collect certain non-personal
information about you from your computer’s web browser. Because non-personal information cannot
identify you or be tied to you in any way, there are no restrictions on the ways that we can use or
share non-personal information. What is personal information and how is it collected? Personal
information is information that identifies you as an individual, such as your name, mailing address, e-
mail address, telephone number, and fax number. We may collect personal information from you in a
variety of ways:
• When you send us an application or other form
• When you conduct a transaction with us, our affiliates, or others
• When we collect information about in you in support of a transaction, such as credit card
• In some places on this web site you have the opportunity to send us personal information about
yourself, to elect to receive particular information, to purchase access to one of our products or
services, or to participate in an activity.
ARE COOKIES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGIES USED TO COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
our web site. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies
cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned
to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the
primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a
cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you
register with us, a cookie helps the COMPANY to recall your specific information on subsequent
visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses,
shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same the COMPANY website, the
information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you
customized. A web beacon is a small graphic image that allows the party that set the web beacon to
monitor and collect certain information about the viewer of the web page, web-based document or e-
mail message, such as the type of browser requesting the web beacon, the IP address of the
computer that the web beacon is sent to and the time the web beacon was viewed. Web beacons
can be very small and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a
web page or e-mail, including HTML based content, can act as a web beacon. We may use web
beacons to count visitors to the web pages on the web site or to monitor how our users navigate the
web site, and we may include web beacons in e-mail messages in order to count how many
messages sent were actually opened, acted upon or forwarded.
statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on
an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us to improve
the visitor experience, to manage our site content, and to track visitor behavior. We may also
contract with a third party to send email to our registered clients, users, visitors, or members.
To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our email communications, the third party sets
cookies. All data collected by this third party on behalf of the COMPANY is used solely by or on
behalf of the COMPANY and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. From
time to time we may allow third parties to post advertisements on our website, and those third-party
does not cover the use of information collected from you by third party ad servers. We do not control
cookies in such third-party ads, and you should check the privacy policies of those advertisers
We will not share your personal information with these companies, but these companies may use
information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this site
and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you, and they may share your
personal information that you provide to them with others.
You have the ability 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. If you choose to
decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the COMPANY’s
websites you visit.
HOW DOES THE COMPANY USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
The COMPANY may keep and use personal information we collect from or about you to provide you
with access to this web site or other products or services, to respond to your requests, to bill you for
products/services you purchased, and to provide ongoing service and support, to contact you with
information that might be of interest to you, including information about products and services of ours
and of others, or ask for your opinion about our products or the products of others, for record
keeping and analytical purposes and to research, develop and improve programs, products, services
Personal information collected online may be combined with information you provide to us through
other sources We may also remove your personal identifiers (your name, email address, social
security number, etc). In this case, you would no longer be identified as a single unique individual.
Once we have de-identified information, it is non-personal information and we may treat it like other
non-personal information. Finally, we may use your personal information to protect our rights or
property, or to protect someone’s health, safety or welfare, and to comply with a law or regulation,
court order or other legal process.
DOES THE COMPANY SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH OTHERS?
We will not share your personal information collected from this web site with an unrelated third party
of business, we may share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform
services or functions on our behalf. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a
third party for the purpose of providing a service to us, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose
or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them
We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a
corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition. For some sorts of transactions, in addition to our
direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies,
clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow
services may collect personal information directly from you to assist you with your transaction. We
do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they
use your personal information before they collect it.
If you submit a review for a third party (person or business) using our Facebook Fan Review
Application or other similar social media site, during the submission process we ask your permission
to gather your basic information (such as name and email address) which we then share with the
third party for whom you are submitting the review. We may be legally compelled to release your
personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation.
We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting web site
visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior, which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal). We
may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to
protect our rights or property, protect someone’s health, safety or welfare, or to comply with a law or
regulation, court order or other legal process. As discussed in the section on cookies and other
technologies, from time to time we may allow a third party to serve advertisements on this web site.
does not control the advertisers use of your personal information, and you should check the privacy
technology before linking to an ad.
HOW IS PERSONAL INFORMATION USED FOR COMMUNICATIONS?
We may contact you periodically by email, mail or telephone to provide information regarding
programs, products, services and content that may be of interest to you. In addition, some of the
features on this web site allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your
communication requests a response from us, we may send you a response via e-mail. The e-mail
response or confirmation may include your personal information. We cannot guarantee that our e-
mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.
HOW IS PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURED?
We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order
to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only
authorized personnel and third-party vendors have access to your personal information, and these
employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these
precautions, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal
This site contains links to other sites that provide information that we consider to be interesting. The
COMPANY is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
This site may provide public discussions on various business or personal topics. Please note that
any information you post in these discussions will become public, so please do not post sensitive
information in the public discussions. Whenever you publicly disclose information online, that
information could be collected and used by others. We are not responsible for any action or policies
of any third parties who collect information that users disclose in any such forums on the web site.
The COMPANY does not agree or disagree with anything posted on the discussion board. Also
remember that you must comply with our other published policies regarding postings on the
COMPANY or third-party public forums.
HOW CAN A USER ACCESS, CHANGE, AND/OR DELETE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you
submit to the web site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the web
site. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the web site on which you have
provided such information or subscribed or registered or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The COMPANY will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child’s name or
email address) from children under the age of 13. If you think that we have collected personal
information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us.
The COMPANY reserves the right to modify this statement at any time. Any changes to this Privacy
Policy will be listed in this section, and if such changes are material, a notice will be included on the
homepage of the web site for a period of time. If you have any questions about privacy at any
websites operated by the COMPANY or about our website practices, please contact us at: