Privacy Policy | AIA Atlanta

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to The Atlanta Chapter, The American Institute of Architects, Inc. (“AIA Atlanta,” “we,” “us,” and “our”). It is AIA Atlanta’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. Accordingly, this policy describes how AIA Atlanta collects, uses, shares, communicates, discloses and otherwise makes use of personal information when you use our website at, participate in our events, or communicate with our representatives.

How to Contact Us

AIA Atlanta is located in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Please contact AIA Atlanta at members @ (without spaces) for questions or concerns about AIA Atlanta’s policies or your Information.

AIA Atlanta
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 109
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Information We Collect

User-submitted Information Collected: (1) personal information that may be used to identify yourself, including your name and e-mail address, phone number, physical address, and AIA Member Number; and (2) demographic information, such as gender, zip code, or similar information. This information may be collected at times of event registration and participation, newsletter and text messaging registration, and surveys. It is solely your choice to provide us with this information, but you may not be able to participate in certain features of AIA Atlanta or its website.

Non-submitted Information Collected: AIA Atlanta may collect information that is not personal or used to identify you. We collect this data to enhance AIA Atlanta, in order to tailor content to users’ preferences. The information collected that is non-submitted may include Internet Protocol (IP) address, time, data transferred, file, browser type/version, operating system and cookies.

Cookies are used to keep track of your application states and log in status while on AIA Atlanta. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer cannot, alone, damage your computer’s files. Cookies assigned to your computer by AIA Atlanta are useless outside of this website. At any time, you may disable your browser’s collection of cookies by adjusting the applicable settings. Note: some features throughout AIA Atlanta require the use of cookies to customize the delivery of content and information to you.

Please never share sensitive information, including social security or credit card numbers, via email. AIA Atlanta does not collect credit card information for any transactions, but instead uses external payment processors, including but not limited to PayPal and Stripe.

How We Use Your Information

Information, in user-submitted and non-submitted forms, is used to customize AIA Atlanta and provide you with a tailored user experience. Upon rare occasion, AIA Atlanta may contact you to customize this website (including advertisements) for your interests, and also to notify you of promotions and/or news.

AIA Atlanta uses your IP address to help solve issues with our servers, and to administer our website. Your IP address is used to identify you and to gather general demographic data, although your IP address maintains no personal information about you.

Media (including photos, video, audio, text, etc.) submitted to AIA Atlanta by e-mail, contact form or other forms across the website, may or may not be published, at our discretion. Your name, voice, likeness, etc. may also be published with the information you submit.

Except as described above, we will not monitor, edit or disclose any personal information about you or your account, without your prior consent unless we have a belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with legal process, requirements, or other forms of governmental authority; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of AIA Atlanta; (iii) enforce our Terms of Service; (iv) protect the interests of users of our services other than you or any other person; or (v) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of AIA Atlanta’s services or equipment as authorized by law.

AIA Atlanta cooperates with all law enforcement inquires and with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights.

Non-member Customer Data. Non-member customer data generally obtained through online or storefront (paper) registration and sales is for internal AIA purposes only and is not shared or sold to vendors for bulk mail solicitations. It is used to solicit feedback on the product or service purchased and to inform customer of new products and services available for sale. It is also used for market research within the AIA, and to develop products and services to benefit the architectural profession.

Member Data. Member data is generally obtained through the American Institute of Architects (“AIA National”) online registration at, or through paper applications submitted for membership. Member data is used for market research within the AIA, and to develop products and services to benefit the architectural profession. Regarding privacy, AIA National is a separate legal entity that may be subject to different laws and requirements than those of AIA Atlanta.

Individuals Under the Age of 13

AIA Atlanta does not knowingly collect information from persons under thirteen years of age. No part of this website is directed to individuals under thirteen years of age, and if you are, please do not access AIA Atlanta. If we find that personally identifiable information of persons under thirteen years of age has been collected, AIA Atlanta will take the necessary actions to destroy this information.

Our Disclosure of Your Information

AIA Atlanta does not sell, rent, or share personal information about its members or website users to any third parties. Information collected through this website is used strictly for the internal purposes specified.

External Links Disclaimer

Out of convenience and not constituting an endorsement, AIA Atlanta provides links to external websites because they provide information that may interest our customers. We are not responsible for the privacy practices, legality, accuracy, or costs incurred from any other websites, so use at your own discretion. This applies to advertisements as well, which may or may not direct you to an external website that is not property of AIA Atlanta.

Social Networking Sites and Applications

AIA Atlanta also provides links to other third-party sites and applications (e.g., Community, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Mighty Networks, Twitter, YouTube). These sites and applications may not follow the same privacy policies as AIA Atlanta. For instance, these sites and applications may use cookies, collect data, and use the data in ways that AIA Atlanta would not. AIA Atlanta is not responsible for the privacy practices on these other sites.


AIA Atlanta implements reasonable safety measures to ensure your safety. Our website is hosted securely and our pages are protected through encryption. However, no information transmitted over the Internet or electronic storage is guaranteed completely safe. AIA Atlanta does cannot warrant the information you submit to AIA Atlanta through our website, so submit on your own recognizance.

For any inquiries about privacy, including removing your information from our database, please contact (404) 222-0099 or members @ (without spaces).

EU Data Subject

Scope. This section applies if you are an individual located in the European Union (“EU”) (“EU Data Subject”). For these purposes, reference to the EU also includes the European Economic Area countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and, where applicable, Switzerland.

Data Controller. The American Institute of Architects is the data controller for the processing of your Personal Data as described in this Policy.

Your Rights. Subject to applicable law, you have the following rights in relation to your Personal Data:

  • Right of access: If you ask us, we will confirm whether we are processing your Personal Data and, if so, provide you with a copy of that Personal Data (along with certain other details). If you require additional copies, we may need to charge a reasonable fee.
  • Right to rectification: If your Personal Data is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to have it rectified or completed. If we have shared your Personal Data with others, we will tell them about the rectification where possible. If you ask us, where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so that you can contact them directly.
  • Right to erasure: You may ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data and we will do so in some circumstances, such as where we no longer need it (we may not delete your data when other interests outweigh your right to deletion). If we have shared your data with others, we will tell them about the erasure where possible. If you ask us, where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so that you can contact them directly.
  • Right to restrict processing: You may ask us to restrict or ‘block’ the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances, such as where you contest the accuracy of that Personal Data or object to us processing it. We will tell you before we lift any restriction on processing. If we have shared your Personal Data with others, we will tell them about the restriction where possible. If you ask us, where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so that you can contact them directly.
  • Right to data portability: Effective May 25, 2018, you have the right to obtain your Personal Data from us that you consented to give us or that is necessary to perform a contract with you. We will give you your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You may reuse it elsewhere.
  • Right to object: You may ask us at any time to stop processing your Personal Data, and we will do so:
  • Right to withdraw consent: If we rely on your consent to process your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your prior consent.
  • Right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority: If you have a concern about our privacy practices, including the way we have handled your Personal Data, you can report it to the data protection authority that is authorized to hear those concerns.

You may exercise your rights by contacting us as indicated under “How to Contact Us” section.

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