The Arcosanti privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is intended to inform you of our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information and other information you submit to us through Arcosanti. By accessing or otherwise using the Arcosanti websites, e-mails or other services (collectively “Arcosanti.org”), you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy (which is incorporated into and forms a part of the Arcosanti.org Conditions of Use) and consent to the processing of your information according to the Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information

In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through Arcosanti.org. We also collect information that you submit in the process of creating a workshop application, updating the alumni registry or placing an order on Arcosanti.org.

To process payment through Arcosanti.org, we collect and store billing and credit card information.

If you choose to sign up to receive information about events, products or services that may be of interest to you, we will collect your e-mail address and other related information. Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including Personal Information, into any postings, comments or forums within the Arcosanti.org community.

E-mail and E-mail Addresses

If you send an e-mail to us, or fill out a form through Arcosanti.org, we will collect your e-mail address and the full content of your e-mail, including attached files, and other information you provide. We may also use your e-mail address to contact you for things such as notifications of limited-edition shop sales and other related information. You may indicate your preference to stop receiving further promotional communications as further detailed below.

Information Collected Via Technology

As you use Arcosanti.org, certain information may be passively collected and stored on our or our service providers’ server logs, including your Internet protocol address, browser type and operating system. We also use Cookies and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (“URLs”) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the solutions and information for which you searched and viewed. An Internet protocol address, or “IP Address,” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience with Arcosanti.org. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. In order to use our services offered through Arcosanti.org, your web browser must accept Cookies. If you choose to disable Cookies, some aspects of Arcosanti.org may not work properly, and you may not be able to receive our services. You can manage your cookie preferences via your browser settings (see http://www.aboutcookies.org for more information)

Feedback Information

If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You agree that any such comments and any e-mail we receive becomes our property. We may use feedback for marketing purposes or to add to or modify our services without paying any royalties or other compensation to you.

Use and Disclosure of Information

In general, Personal Information and other information you submit or share with us is used for the following purposes by Arcosanti.org: to enable your access to our services; to provide, maintain, protect, develop and improve Arcosanti.org; to fulfill your requests for products and services; to customize the content and advertisements you receive from us and our trusted partners; and to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us or on our behalf, or from our partners or our advertisers at your request.

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes the Personal Information that we collect with third parties, unless you ask or authorize us to do so.

We use Google Analytics to better understand how visitors interact with our site. This service provides non-personally identifiable data including but not limited to data on where visitors came from, what actions they took on our site and where visitors went when they left our site. If you would like to learn more about this service, or about choices to opt out from it, please click here.

We may disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend our rights or property, you, or third parties. You hereby consent to us sharing your Personal Information under the circumstances described herein.

Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information

We offer you choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your Personal Information. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing or outreach purposes. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly at info@arcosanti.org.

Despite your indicated e-mail marketing preferences, we may send you administrative e-mails regarding Arcosanti.org, including, for example, administrative and transactional confirmations, and notices of updates to our Privacy Policy if we choose to provide such notices to you in this manner.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision at our discretion, and if we make any substantial changes in the way we use your Personal Information, we will post an alert on this page or may otherwise post an alert on the Arcosanti.org website. If you object to any such changes, you must cease using Arcosanti.org. Continued use of Arcosanti.org following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Last updated: October 10, 2013