George Karas & Associates Architects Civil Engineers L.L.C (referred to herein as "The Company") and its wholly owned subsidiaries are committed to protecting the privacy of The Company users and the overall integrity of the internet. To that end, we are disclosing here any issues related to privacy in the collection by The Company of personally identifiable information from users of The Company
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the The Company site coordinator at
A summary of the measures taken by The Company to protect our users' privacy is as follows:
What personally identifiable information do we collect about you?
We collect information on our users in the following way:
We may require users to provide us with a name, email address, postal address, postcode, gender and date of birth in order to register for access to certain services. We may also ask for other non-mandatory demographic information from subscribers, including number of children and occupation. This information is stored by us and our data processors (see below).
We may also collect personal information from you through your use of enquiry and feedback forms and every time you email us your details.
We may also log IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We occasionally use IP addresses to track a user's session, but do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.
What do we do with the information collected?
We may perform statistical analyses of user behaviour in order to measure relative consumer interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or 'clicked' their advertising banners. In performing these statistical analyses, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information on individual subscribers will not be provided to any third party if you object.
We may periodically send you email updates on The Company and services offered by The Company and its advertisers. Only those users who have opted in to receive these communications via email or SMS will receive this information via these methods. If you wish to opt out of receiving such information from us, please use the unsubscribe option included in all our email correspondence or send an email to stating that you would prefer not to receive such mailings.
We will also use your information to target banner and box advertising on the site so you will see advertising that may be more relevant to you. You will never be targeted as an individual, but as a larger demographic group of similar users. This use of your personal information is contractual to the use of The Company. If you do not wish your information to be used in this way then you will be unable to use those areas of The Company that may require registration.
With whom do we share the information we collect?
We will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others unless you have given us your permission. With your permission we will only share the information with carefully chosen, reputable and trustworthy third parties. Also, we may provide aggregate statistics on our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.
We will provide subscribers a summary of all personal information that we process on them upon request. We will charge 20€ for such requests. To make such a request, send an email to and include the email address that you registered with along with your full postal address and postcode.
We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which The Company may link.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are pieces of data, usually text file, stored by websites on the computers of their visitors. These cookies store specific information of the visitor.
Websites have no "memory" and can’t transfer information to each other. Cookies were created to solve these problems and act as a kind of memory.
For example, cookies allow you to log on to one page, proceed on other pages, and then go back to the first, staying connected.
Cookies are either set to expire when the browser closes or expire after a predetermined period of time.
Session cookies are set to expire when the user's browser is closed. These cookies allow websites to link the actions of a visitor during a browser session. They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping cart as they browse a website. They can also provide security in transactions.
Session cookies are set to expire when the user's browser is closed. Persistent cookies are set to expire after a predetermined time without being affected by the browser. These cookies can be used for a variety of reasons, such as storing the preferences and choices of the users, when using a web page or an ad targeting.
Cookies we use
Specifically, the cookies we use are as follows:
How do I change cookies settings?
Most browsers allow some cookies to be managed by the browser settings.