We take our users privacy seriously. Below you can read the privacy policy for this website; www.RioArchitects.co.uk. The website is managed by Rio Architects.

This policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users. The way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information is detailed within this policy. We comply with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.


Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files saved to your computer's hard drive that track, save and store information about your interactions and usage of our website. This allows the website, through its server to provide you with a tailored experience within our website. We will not use cookies to collect or store personally identifiable information about you, but you may wish to restrict or block the cookies set by our website. You can do this through your browser settings.

The 'Help' function within your browser will tell you how, but you can also visit www.aboutcookies.org,which contains information on how to do this as well as how to delete cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website. 

Our website uses third party tracking software, Google Analytics. For further information; http://www.google.com/privacy.html.


Google Analytics Collected Data:

Cookie - _utmc - used to track site performance 

Cookie - _utmt - used to track site load so Google can manage how much data they collect               

Cookie - _utma - used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics

Cookie - _utmb - used to determine new sessions and visits 

Cookie - _utmz - used to track the source of traffic to the site

We also have a few cookies set by Uprise VSI:

Cookie - ASP.NET_SessionId - used to preserve the visitors sessions state across the site (necessary for functionality)

Cookie - _ga - Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 

Cookie - _gat - Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 

Cookie - _gid - Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 


Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.


Contact & Communication

Main method of communication is via phone and email. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. 

External Links

Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, you are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites).

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our very best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.


Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that we participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

You are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution regarding their own privacy and personal details. We will never ask for personal or sensitive information.

Shortened Links in Social Media

Through our social media platform accounts we may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses].

You are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by Rio Architects. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore Rio Architects and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.


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