Privacy Notice

Welcome to Software Architecture Portal, LLC (“Software Architecture Portal”). This Privacy Policy outlines the information collection practices and the use of such information by Software Architecture Portal. Please carefully read and understand this policy before using our website (“Website”) or submitting personal information through our services (“Services”). By using our Services or submitting personal information, you expressly consent to the processing and use of your personal information as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

1. Personal Information Definition

In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” refers to personally identifiable information, including but not limited to names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, associated with a User. Software Architecture Portal collects and uses Personal Information from users of our Services, as described in this Privacy Policy.

2. Information Collection

Software Architecture Portal collects Personal Information with user consent. This information is utilized for various purposes, such as sending product recommendations, newsletters, or providing more details about specific technology vendors. The types of Personal Information collected include:

  • Product Recommendations: Information necessary to connect users with technology sellers, including contact details.
  • Email Newsletters: Email addresses to send blog updates, product recommendations, and research white papers.
  • Get Pricing: Information such as email address, name, phone number, industry, and company demographics when users request pricing details for a specific technology.
  • Product Reviews: Personal information for identity verification and to ensure users are not affiliated with the reviewed technology company or its competitors.
  • Additional Information: Users may voluntarily provide more information during service use, including physical addresses, telephone numbers, business information, technology requirements, and other personally identifiable details.

3. Browsing Information

When users browse the Website without providing Personal Information, Software Architecture Portal automatically collects certain non-identifying information about the visit. This includes IP address, domain name, browser type, operating system, date and time of access, pages visited, and referral information. IP addresses are used for diagnostics and to administer the Website.

4. Cookies

Software Architecture Portal may use “cookies” to enhance user experience. Cookies are small identifiers stored on a user’s computer that help recognize them during future visits. Cookies record session information, track user-specific page access, and personalize content. They do not retrieve personal data from users’ hard drives or email.

Users can adjust browser settings to reject cookies. However, rejecting cookies may affect proper page loading and access to certain information.

5. Minors

Software Architecture Portal does not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 18. Users under 18 should refrain from filling out forms or providing information.

6. Use of Personal Information

Software Architecture Portal uses collected Personal Information to provide Services, respond to user requests, improve Services, and operate and maintain the Website. Specific purposes include:

  • Providing and enhancing Services, responding to inquiries, and fulfilling orders.
  • Tailoring content, providing personalized help and instructions, and improving user experiences.
  • Conducting customer loyalty programs.
  • Sharing information with affiliates and vendors based on user consent.
  • Marketing and promotional activities, contacting users as per their preferences, and advertising Services on third-party websites.
  • Analyzing user access and behavior to enhance Services and respond to user preferences.

7. Public Postings

Users should assume that any information posted, excluding registration details, is made available to other users. Software Architecture Portal may allow anonymous posting of comments, withholding contact information.

8. Feedback

Feedback provided by users may be used and disclosed for any purpose without associating it with Personal Information.

9. Disclosure of Personal Information

Except as stated otherwise, Software Architecture Portal does not disclose or share Personal Information with third parties unless authorized by the user. Personal Information may be shared with service providers and suppliers working on behalf of Software Architecture Portal.

10. Data Retention

Unused data is regularly deleted. To ensure data accuracy and privacy, Software Architecture Portal analyzes records annually and deletes untouched, unprocessed, and unreferenced data after 5 years. Data requested to be forgotten is promptly deleted.

11. Mergers

In the event of a business transition, such as a merger or acquisition, Personal Information may be transferred. Users acknowledge and consent to such transfers.

12. Legal Obligation to Disclose

Software Architecture Portal may disclose information if it believes, in good faith, that such disclosure is necessary to comply with laws, respond to legal requests, enforce Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, or protect rights and property.

13. Data Compliance

  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): Software Architecture Portal adheres to GDPR rights, allowing users to be forgotten, update information, transfer data, and object to processing. Users can make subject access requests by contacting the Data Protection Officer.
  • CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act): Software Architecture Portal adheres to CCPA rights, providing the right to know, object to data sale, access personal information, and equal service and pricing. Users can make verifiable consumer requests, subject to specific conditions.

14. Security

Software Architecture Portal employs encryption, data minimization, pseudonymization, and other security measures to protect user information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access.

15. Information Sharing

Aggregated research results may be shared with advertisers, research firms, and partners for analysis. Individual reader information is not disclosed.

16. Links to Other Web Sites

The Website may contain links to Third Party Sites. Software Architecture Portal does not endorse or control these sites, and their privacy policies apply.

17. Disclosure Notice

Software Architecture Portal may have affiliate marketing agreements with products mentioned on the site, where it may receive a portion of revenue from user purchases.

18. Notification of Changes

Software Architecture Portal may update this Privacy Policy. Users are advised to check for policy changes periodically.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected].