Welcome to the AIA Bookstore online.

Privacy Notice

This Web site, www.aiabookstore.com, is owned and operated by the AIA Bookstore of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. For ease of understanding, this Privacy Notice refers to the AIA Bookstore as “we,” “us,” or “our” as the context may require. We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy.

By visiting this Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

Purpose:
The information we learn from customers allows us to personalize and continually improve the total shopping experience at this site. Here are the types of information we gather.

Types:

User Supplied Information. We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. Information that we collect can be: items searched for, name and address (to fulfill an order placed), e-mail address, items stored in a wish list, buying and searching patterns, credit card information supplied, and shipping information. This list is not exclusive, and may be altered without notice based on information that you supply voluntarily.

Right to refrain from giving information. You have right to refrain from giving us certain information, but then you will not be able to take advantage of all of our features. We use the information that you provide for to enhance the service, such as responding to your requests, customizing future shopping for you, improving our stores, and communicating with you.

Cookies. When you access our site, information is received and stored by us. The most significant information is stored in the form of cookies, or small storage files that transmits your electronic identity to the Web site that you visit. Like most Web sites, we use cookies to be able to identify you as a return visitor to the site. We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us.

E-mail Communications: We communicate and make special offers available via email. To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open email from this Site if your computer supports such capabilities. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please follow the provided link to unsubscribe.


Information from Other Sources: From time to time, we receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.

Sharing Of Information

The information that we collect about our customers is critical to our business. We respect and value this information, and do not want to jeopardize the flow of information between our customers and this Site. Therefore, we are not in the business of selling this information to other Web sites or businesses. There are very limited circumstances where we do share some customer information, and this is outlined immediately below.

Protection of this Site. It is sometimes necessary to release account and other personal information when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of this Site, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Under no circumstances, however, does this include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this privacy policy.


With Your Consent. Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

Information Security

Software Used. To protect the security of your information during transmission, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.


Order Confirmation. We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. To process an order, it is necessary to transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company.

Signing off. To prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information, it is important for you to monitor those who have access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

User Access To Information

When you access your account, there is a variety of information that you will see. This is designed to allow you to update any changed information and view the information that you entered previously. This information is sensitive, and it is necessary to both protect this information and keep it current in order to have the best experience at our site.

Children

We do not sell products for purchase by children. We do sell children’s products, but only for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use this Site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

Safe Harbor

This Site is a participant in the Safe Harbor program developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Union. We have certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles agreed upon by the U.S. and the E.U. For more information about the Safe Harbor and to view our certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Web site. If you would more information about the Safe Harbor program, please visit the Web site at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.

Terms Of Use

Acceptance of Terms of Use. By visiting this Site, you accept that your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, the application of the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the use of state and federal courts located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Revisions. Because our business changes constantly, we reserve the right to periodically revise our Privacy Notice and the Terms of Use.