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THE LEGAL STUFF…

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By using ICI Architecture Studios’ Services. You agree to our terms and conditions and terms of service.

 

 

OUR REGISTERED OFFICE:

ICI Architecture Studio Registered Office is at: 

ICI Architecture Studio

Grosvenor House 
3 Chapel Street
Congleton
Cheshire
CW12 4AB

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT:

 

  1. Definitions and Interpretation:

 

  1. Letter of Appointment means the letter of appointment to which these conditions are annexed.

 

Other Persons means any person, company or firm, other that the Consultant ‘ICI Architecture Studio’ or any sub consultant, of the Consultant, including but not limited to consultants, contractors, subcontractors, specialists, statutory bodies or undertakers, approving or adopting authorities, who have performed or will perform work or services in connection with the Project.

 

Project is defined in the letter of appointment.

 

Services mean the services to be performed by the Consultant specified in the schedule of Services annexed to the Letter of Appointment, which may be varied by agreement.

 

  1. Where under this agreement an action is required within a specified period of days from a specified date, that period commences immediately after that date. The period includes Saturdays and Sundays but excludes any day tat is a public holiday.

 

  1. The provisions of this agreement are without prejudice to the respective rights and obligations of the parties and continue in force for as a long as necessary to give effect to such rights and obligations.

 

  1. This Agreement is subject to the law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales or Northern Ireland or Scotland as specified in the Letter of Appointment.

 

 

  1. Consultants Services:

 

  1. The Consultant shall exercise reasonable skill, care and diligence in accordance with the normal standards of the Consultants profession in performing the Services and discharging all the obligations under this Condition 2.

 

  1. The consultant shall:

 

  1. Perform the services with due regard to the Client’s requirements;

  2. Advise on progress in the performance of the Services and of any issue that may materially affect the delivery, the cost or quality of the project;

 

  1. (a) act on behalf of the Client in the matters set out or implied by this Agreement;

(b) if acting as Contract Administrator of a building contract, exercise impartial and independent judgement when dealing between the Client and the contractor;

 

  1. Collaborate with any Other Persons appointed by the Client and, as applicable, shall coordinate and integrate information received into the Consultants work and shall pass relevant information to them;

 

  1. Make no material alteration to the services or the approved design without the consent of the Client, except in an emergency.

 

  1. The Consultant shall have the right to publish photographs of the project, and the Client shall reasonable access to the Project for this purpose for 2 years after practical completion of the construction works.

 

 

  1. Client’s responsibilities:

 

  1. The Client:

 

  1. Shall advise the Consultant of the requirements and of any subsequent changes required;

 

  1. Shall provide, free of charge, the information in the client’s possession, or which is reasonably obtainable, and which is necessary for the proper and timely performance of the Services and the Consultant shall be entitled to rely on such information.

 

  1. Shall give decisions and approvals necessary for the performance of the Services;

 

  1. May issue reasonable instruction to the Consultant.

 

  1. The Client acknowledges that the Consultant does not warrant:

 

  1. That planning permission and other approvals from third parties will be granted at all or, if granted will be granted in accordance with anticipated time-scale;

 

  1. Compliance with any programme and / or target cost for the building work which may need to be reviewed for:

(a)variations requested by the Client;

(b) variation in market prices;

(C)delays caused by any factor beyond the control of the Consultant.

(d) the discovery at any time of previously unknown conditions;

 

  1. The competence, performance, work, services, products or solvency of any Other Persons.

 

 

  1. The Client shall:

 

  1. Appoint and pay Other Persons required to perform work or services under separate agreements;

 

  1. Hold the contractor or contractors and not the Consultant responsible for the proper carrying out and completion of construction works;

 

  1. Not deal with the contractor or contractors directly or interfere with the Consultants duties or actions under the building contract.

 

  1. Assignment

 

  1. Neither the Consultant nor the Client shall at anytime assign the benefit of this Agreement or any rights arising under it without the prior written consent of the other, which consent shall not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

 

  1. Fees & Expenses:

 

  1. The fees for performance of the Services and/ or any additional services shall be calculated in accordance with the condition 5 and as specified in the Letter of Appointment.

 

  1. The Basic Fee for performance of the Services shall be:

 

 

  1. The specified percentage applied to the final cost of the building work; or

 

  1. The separate percentages specified for each work stage applied to the approved cost of the building work at the end of the previous stage; or

 

 

  1. The specified fixed lump sum or sums; or

 

  1. Time charges ascertained by multiplying the time reasonably spent in the performance of the Services by the Specified hourly or daily rate for the relevant personnel. Time ‘reasonably spent’ includes the time spent in connection with he performance of the Services in traveling from and returning to the Consultant’s office; or

 

 

  1. Any combination of these; and /or

 

  1. Any other agreed method.

Where a percentage applies, the percentages are applied to the current approved estimate of the cost of the building works or the contract sum. The cost shall exclude VAT, fees and any claims made by or against the contractor or contractors.

 

  1. Lump sums, rates for time charges, mileage and printing shall be revised every 12 months in accordance with changes in the Consumer Price Index. Each 12 month period commences on the anniversary of the date on which the Consultant commenced performance of the Services.

 

  1. The Basic Fee:

 

  1. Shall be adjusted, including due allowance for any loss and / or expense, if material changes are made to the Brief and / or the latest approved estimate of the cost of the building work and / or the programme and / or the Services are varied by agreement;

 

  1. Shall not be adjusted for any reduction of the cost of the building works arising solely from deflationary market conditions not prevailing at the date of this Agreement. The Basic fee shall continue to be based on the approved cost of the building works current prior to the date of such reduction.

 

  1. If the Consultant is involved in extra work or incurs extra expense for reasons beyond the Consultant’s reasonable control, additional fees shall be calculated on a time basis in accordance with condition 5.2.4 where:

 

  1. The cost of any work, installation or equipment, for which the Consultant performs Services, is not included in the cost for the building work; and / or

 

  1. The Consultant is required to vary any item of work commenced or completed or to provide a new design after the Client has authorised development of an approved design: and / or

 

  1. Performance of the Services is delayed, disrupted or prolonged.

The consultant shall inform the Client on becoming aware that this condition 5.5 will apply. This condition 5.5 shall not apply where any change or extra work or expense arises from a breach of this Agreement by the Consultant.

 

  1. The Client shall reimburse the Consultant for expense in the manner specified in the Letter of Appointment.

 

  1. The Consultant shall maintain records of time spent on Services performed on a time basis and for any expenses and disbursements to be reimbursed at net cost. The Consultant shall make sure records available to the Client on reasonable request.

 

  1. The Consultant shall issue accounts at intervals of not less than one month or as specified in the Letter of Appointment setting out any accrued instalments of the Basic Fee and any additional fees, expense, disbursements or VAT. Less any amounts previously paid and stating the basis of calculation of the amounts due.

 

Payment shall become due to the Consultant on the date of issue of the Consultants account. The final date for payment of any amount due to the Consultant shall be 7 days from the issue of the relevant account.

 

  1. The Client shall inform the Consultant in writing, on or before the date when payment is due, if the client intends to withhold payment of any part of that amount stating the amount proposed to be withheld and the reason or reasons for doing so. If no notice is given the amount due shall be the amount stated as due in the account.

 

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  1. If performance of any or all of the Services and / or other obligations is suspended or ended, the Consultant shall be entitled:

 

  1. To payment of any part of the fee and other amounts properly due; together with

 

  1. Reimbursement of any loss and / or expense properly and necessarily incurred by the Consultant by reason of the suspension or termination, except where the Consultant is in material or persistent breach of the obligations under the Agreement.

 

 

  1. In the event of any amounts not paid when properly due to the payee shall be entitled to simple interest on such amounts under the date that payment is received at 8% over the dealing rate of the Bank of England Rate current at the date that the payment becomes overdue, together with such costs reasonably incurred by the payee (including costs of time spent by principals, employees and advisors) in obtaining payment of any sums due under this Agreement.

 

  1. The Client or the Consultant shall pay to the other party who successfully pursues, resists or defends any claim or part of a claim brought by the other:

 

 

 

  1. Such costs reasonably incurred including costs of time spent by principals, employees and advisors where the matter is resolved by negotiation or mediation; or

 

  1. Such costs as may be determined by any tribunal to which the matter is referred.

 

 

  1. In addition to the fees and expenses, the Client shall pay any Value Added Tax chargeable on the Consultants Fees and expenses.

 

  1. Copyright License:

 

  1. The Consultant shall own the copyright in the drawings and documents produced in performing the Services and generally asserts the Consultant’s moral rights to be identified as the author of such work.

 

Providing that all fees and / or other amounts properly due are paid, the Client shall have a license to copy and use and allow Other Persons providing services to the Project to copy and use the drawings and documents for purposes related to the construction of the Project or its subsequent use of sale but may not be used for reproduction of the design for any part of any extension of the Project or any other project. The Consultant shall not be liable for any use of the drawings and documents other than for the purpose for which they were prepared.

 

No part of the design by the Consultant may be registered by the Client without the written consent of the Consultant.

 

  1. Liability and Insurance

 

  1. No Action or proceedings arising from the failure of the Consultant to keep to this agreement shall be commenced after the expiry of six years from the date of the last Services performed under this Agreement or, if earlier, practical completion of construction of the Project or such earlier date as prescribed by law.

 

  1. In any such action or proceedings;

 

  1. The Consultant’s liability for loss or damage shall not exceed the amount of the Consultant’s professional indemnity insurance specified in the Letter of Appointment providing the Consultant has notified the insurers of relevant claim or claims as required by the terms of such insurance.

 

  1. No employee of the Consultant or any agent of the Consultant shall be personally liable to the Client for any negligence, default or any other liability whatsoever from performance of the Services.

 

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  1. The Consultant shall maintain until at least the expiry of the period specified in condition 7.1 professional indemnity insurance with a limit of indemnity no less that the amount or amounts specified in the Letter of Appointment, provided such insurance continues to be offered on commercially reasonable terms to the Consultant at the time when the insurance is taken out or renewed.

 

The Consultant, when reasonably requested by the Client, shall produce for inspection a brokers certificate confirming that such insurance has been obtained and / or is being maintained.

 

  1. Nothing in this agreement confers or is intended to confer any right to enforce any of its terms on any person who is not party to it, other than the lawful assignees.

 

  1. Suspension or Termination:

 

  1. The Client may suspend or end performance of the Services and other obligations by giving at least 7 days written notice and stating the reason for doing so.

 

The Consultant may suspend or end performance of the Services and other obligations by giving at least 7 days written notice and stating the reason for doing so. Such reasons include, but not are limited to, the Client’s failure to pay any fees or other amounts due by date when payment is due.

 

If the reason for a notice of suspension arises from default:

 

  1. Which is remedied, the consultant shall resume, performance of the Services and other obligations within a reasonable period; or

  2. Which is not remedied by the defaulting party, the agreement will end by giving at least 7 days further written notice.

 

Where Services are suspended by the Client and not resumed within 3 months, the Consultant has the right to treat performance of the Services affected as ended on giving at least 7 days further written notice to the Client.

 

  1. Dispute Resolution

 

  1. In the event of any dispute or difference arising under the Agreement, the parties, may:

 

  1. Attempt to settle the matter by negotiation or mediation; or

 

  1. Start court proceedings to settle the dispute at anytime; or

 

 

  1. Have disputes decided within 21 days by an adjudicator

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  1. If appointed, the Adjudicator may allocate between the parties the costs relating to the adjudication, including the fees and expenses of the adjudicator, in accordance with the provisions of condition 5.13

 

COLLECTIONS & DEBT MANAGEMENT:

ICI Architecture Studio understands that sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise and clients may need extra time to pay our fees. In order for us to best support our clients it is important for you to notify us as soon as possible to enable us to put in place systems that support both yourselves and us. 

We work with a number of suppliers to provide payment options to assist out clients including the options of pay monthly with 0% interest if we are advised at early stages or during appointment. 

Late Payment Formal Process:

In the event of a late payment (Max 30 days from invoice) we will attempt to contact our clients to notify them of our outstanding invoice and to find out the reason for late payment in some cases it can be simply they have forgotten, or its got buried! which is no issue at all. 

In cases where clients choose not to inform us or contact us when asked to do so. We may proceed with our more formal approach. 

We may charge interest at 8% plus the Bank of England Base rate on any outstanding balances due.

In addition to our charges from our interest rates we may charge for our debt recovery fees which can range from £40-£100.

We also charge administration fees for each additional attempt made at £30.00 (Initial Contact is Free)

In the extremely rare scenarios, we may appoint solicitors and debt recovery agents to recover our fees. We will charge Solicitor & Debt Recovery fees on top of any outstanding debt. 

 

 

DATA PROTECTION & GDPR  REGULATIONS

ICI Architecture Studio is committed to respecting your privacy. Our policies below explain the information we may collect, store and how we process any personal information you provide us from using our website. By visiting our website you agree for us to utilise your information in conjunction with our policies below.

 

Privacy Notice:

This policy explains how we use the personal information we collect about you.  Make sure you understand our practices in relation to your data and the rights that you have.

What information we collect.

We collect name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, and the location address of the potential project if elsewhere.

 

Why do we need to collect this information?

The primary reason for the process of this data is for contacting you to enable us to carry out our services. 

 

How will we use the information about you?

We will use the information to provide the services for which you engage us. 

 

Who might we share your information with.

In order to deliver our services, we may need to send your details to third parties such as those we engage for professional services such as Structural Engineers, Building Approved Inspectors or Local Authorities on submission for approvals.

We do not send any information to third parties for marketing purposes.

 

How long do we keep hold of your information?

We are required by law to keep data on the accounts for 6 years but we shall retain our records for 12 years to fulfil our regulatory requirements to retain data for insurance purposes.

 

You have the right to request deletion of your personal data from our records and we will comply with this request, subject to the restrictions of our regulatory obligations and legitimate interests.

 

How can I access the information you hold

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold, if you would like a copy please email or write using the contact details below.

We have an obligation to make sure your information is correct and accurate. 

Please advise us to remove any incorrect information.

 

What can you do if you are unhappy with how your personal data is processed

You can contact the advisory authority for data protection in the UK (ICO)

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

0303 123 1113 (local rate)

 

We keep our policy under review and update when necessary.

How to contact us:

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you at: team@iciarchitecture.co.uk

ICI Architecture Studio, together with its marketing, analytics and technology partners, uses certain monitoring and tracking technologies (such as cookies, beacons, pixels, tags and scripts). These technologies are used in order to maintain, provide and improve our Services on an ongoing basis, and in order to provide our visitors, our users and their users-of-users with a better experience. For example, thanks to these technologies, we are able to maintain and keep track of our visitors’ and users’ preferences and authenticated sessions, to better secure our Services, to identify technical issues, user trends and effectiveness of campaigns, and to monitor and improve the overall performance of our Services.

Please note that third party services placing cookies or utilizing other tracking technologies through our Services may have their own policies regarding how they collect and store information. Such practices are not covered by our Privacy Policy and we do not have any control over them. 

 

Cookies:

In order for some of these technologies to work properly, a small data file (“cookie”) must be downloaded and stored on your device. By default, we use several persistent cookies for purposes of session and user authentication, security, keeping the user’s preferences (e.g., regarding default language and settings), connection stability etc, monitoring performance of our services and marketing campaigns, and generally providing and improving our services.

If you want to delete or block any cookies, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.aboutcookie.org (note that this website is not provided by ICI Architecture Studio, and we therefore cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability). Please note that deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies or tracking technologies may prevent you from accessing certain areas or features of our Services, or may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.

Clear Gifs:

We and certain third party services may employ a software technology called “clear gifs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), which enables them and us to improve our services by measuring their effectiveness and performance. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, these however are not stored on your device, but instead embedded within our Services.

Flash and HTML5:

We and certain third party services may also employ certain tracking technologies known as “Flash cookies” and “HTML5”, mainly for advertising purposes. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing or blocking such technologies.

 

Additional information about managing Flash cookies is available here. 

(Please note that this website is not provided by ICI Architecture Studio, and we therefore cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability).

 

Behavioral Targeting/Re-Targeting:

Certain third party services and ad networks may display advertising on our website, or manage our advertising on other websites. Such parties may use certain tracking technologies to collect certain information about your activities on the services and different third party services to provide you with targeted advertising based on your interests and preferences. You may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from certain advertisers and ad networks by clicking here (or if you are located in the European Union click here (provided by YourChoicesOnline.eu). Please note this does not opt you out of receiving all advertising and that your opt-out will only be in relation to the specific advertising. You will continue to receive advertising for which you have not opted out.

User Data Supplementation: 

We may receive information about you from other sources, including publicly available databases or third parties from whom we have purchased data, and combine this data with information we already have about you. This helps us to update, expand and analyse our records, identify new customers, and provide services that may be of interest to you. Where we obtain your personal information from these third parties, we ensure that such parties are contractually committed to inform you that your personal information will be disclosed to us and we take steps to ensure the accuracy of your personal information before using it. If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.

“Do Not Track” Signals:

Please note that we do not change our practices in response to a “Do Not Track” signal in the HTTP header from a browser or mobile application.

Third Party/ Embedded Content:

‘ICI Architecture Studio’ may make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These social media platforms include but are not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, Google + or embedded content from You Tube or Vimeo. Tracking services such as but not limited to include Google Analytics. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. ‘ICI Architecture Studio’ have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

 

HOW WE MAY USE YOUR DATA:

ICI Architecture Studio is fully committed to the protection of our clients data. Below you will find listed as to how we will use your data in order for us to deliver the quality of service you would expect from us.

 

  • We never sell your details onto any 3rd party organisation.

 

  • We will use your details in order to contact appropriate suppliers in order to gather fee quotations from alternative suppliers, such as manufacturers and builders etc.

 

  • We will use your contact details in order to complete and submit planning and building control applications and any other statutory forms.

 

  • Where required to do so we may pass your details onto any government official if required to do so by law.

 

  • ICI Architecture Studio does not store or have access to any payment information that you may store with us to facilitate paying our fees. Please visit our payment partner ‘Square’ for further details https://squareup.com/gb/en/legal/general/ua

 

  • If you choose to store your payment card or agree to a payment plan with us. We will use your data in order to collect outstanding fees.

 

  • In the event of a non payment your information may be passed onto debt recovery agencies to collect any outstanding fees.

 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY & COOLING OFF PERIOD:

ICI Architecture Studio is fully committed to the Distant Selling Regulations and Consumer Rights act.

 

  • We offer a 14 day cooling off period.   

 

  • Clients can request a cancellation for all of our services within 14 days after agreeing to our services. This is known as the cooling off period. Any requests made to cancel during this time period and any payments provided at this point including the deposit made will be refunded in full to the original card payment.

 

  • Please note the refund request will be processed immediately however the funds may take up to 14 days to appear back on your card.

 

  • Please note that ICI Architecture Studio will not be able to commence working on your project during the cooling off period without your written consent.

 

 

  • As soon as we receive that we will immediately start working on the project.

 

  • Please be advised that at this stage you still retain your rights to cancel any of our services, however a fee will be charged as a percentage of the work that has been completed.

 

  • If our full scope of works has been completed during the 14 day cooling off period with your written consent. Please be advised that in this instance we will not be able to process any cancellation requests and our full fees will be due (Non Refundable).

 

  • This does not affect your statutory rights. 

 

 

REFUNDS:

  • ICI Architecture Studio deposits are non-refundable except for during the cooling off period if project work has not commenced

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  • All elements of our completed work are non-refundable.

 

  • Whilst every effort is made to secure a positive planning outcome. ICI Architecture Studio is not responsible for the outcomes and decision notices imposed by the local authority. If a planning application has been ‘Refused’ or ‘Withdrawn’ our fees are still liable for payment and are non-refundable. 

 

  • In the event of a cancellation for any of our services. We will only charge a percentage of the work that has been completed for that stage of works. If payment has been received in full, we will deduct our percentage from the balance has been paid and refund the difference.

 

  • Refunds may take up to 14 days to be returned back to your payment card.

 

  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original payment card or the account holder.

 

  • In the event of an original payment card being lost or stolen or choosing for the refund to be processed onto another card or account. We may require Government approved ID, including proof of address in order for us to process a refund back to the account holder.

Privacy Policy & Cookies Policy...

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ICI Architecture Studio is committed to respecting your privacy. Our policies below explain the information we may collect, store and how we process any personal information you provide us from using our website. By visiting our website you agree for us to utilise your information in conjunction with our policies below.

 

Privacy Notice:

This policy explains how we use the personal information we collect about you.  Make sure you understand our practices in relation to your data and the rights that you have.

What information we collect.

We collect name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, and the location address of the potential project if elsewhere.

Why do we need to collect this information?

The primary reason for the process of this data is for contacting you to enable us to carry out our services. 

How will we use the information about you?

We will use the information to provide the services for which you engage us. 

Who might we share your information with

In order to deliver our services, we may need to send your details to third parties such as those we engage for professional services such as Structural Engineers,  Building Approved Inspectors or Local Authorities on submission for approvals.

We do not send any information to third parties for marketing purposes.

How long do we keep hold of your information?

We are required by law to keep data on the accounts for 6 years but we shall retain our records for 12 years to fulfil our regulatory requirements to retain data for insurance purposes.

You have the right to request deletion of your personal data from our records and we will comply with this request, subject to the restrictions of our regulatory obligations and legitimate interests.

How can I access the information you hold

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold, if you would like a copy please email or write using the contact details below.

We have an obligation to make sure your information is correct and accurate. 

Please advise us to remove any incorrect information.

What can you do if you are unhappy with how your personal data is processed

You can contact the advisory authority for data protection in the UK (ICO)

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

0303 123 1113 (local rate)

 

We keep our policy under review and update when necessary.

 

How to contact us:

 

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you at:   iciarchitectureltd@gmail.com

 

Use of Cookies and other tracking technologies:

ICI Architecture Studio, together with its marketing, analytics and technology partners, uses certain monitoring and tracking technologies (such as cookies, beacons, pixels, tags and scripts). These technologies are used in order to maintain, provide and improve our Services on an ongoing basis, and in order to provide our visitors, our users and their users-of-users with a better experience. For example, thanks to these technologies, we are able to maintain and keep track of our visitors’ and users’ preferences and authenticated sessions, to better secure our Services, to identify technical issues, user trends and effectiveness of campaigns, and to monitor and improve the overall performance of our Services.

 

Please note that third party services placing cookies or utilizing other tracking technologies through our Services may have their own policies regarding how they collect and store information. Such practices are not covered by our Privacy Policy and we do not have any control over them. 

 

Cookies:

In order for some of these technologies to work properly, a small data file (“cookie”) must be downloaded and stored on your device. By default, we use several persistent cookies for purposes of session and user authentication, security, keeping the user’s preferences (e.g., regarding default language and settings), connection stability etc, monitoring performance of our services and marketing campaigns, and generally providing and improving our services.

If you want to delete or block any cookies, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.aboutcookie.org (note that this website is not provided by ICI Architecture Studio, and we therefore cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability). Please note that deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies or tracking technologies may prevent you from accessing certain areas or features of our Services, or may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.

 

 

Clear Gifs:

We and certain third party services may employ a software technology called “clear gifs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), which enables them and us to improve our services by measuring their effectiveness and performance. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, these however are not stored on your device, but instead embedded within our Services.

 

Flash and HTML5:

We and certain third party services may also employ certain tracking technologies known as “Flash cookies” and “HTML5”, mainly for advertising purposes. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing or blocking such technologies. Additional information about managing Flash cookies is available here. 

(Please note that this website is not provided by ICI Architecture Studio, and we therefore cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability).

 

Behavioral Targeting/Re-Targeting:

Certain third party services and ad networks may display advertising on our website, or manage our advertising on other websites. Such parties may use certain tracking technologies to collect certain information about your activities on the services and different third party services to provide you with targeted advertising based on your interests and preferences. You may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from certain advertisers and ad networks by clicking here (or if you are located in the European Union click here (provided by YourChoicesOnline.eu). Please note this does not opt you out of receiving all advertising and that your opt-out will only be in relation to the specific advertising. You will continue to receive advertising for which you have not opted out.

User Data Supplementation: 

We may receive information about you from other sources, including publicly available databases or third parties from whom we have purchased data, and combine this data with information we already have about you. This helps us to update, expand and analyse our records, identify new customers, and provide services that may be of interest to you. Where we obtain your personal information from these third parties, we ensure that such parties are contractually committed to inform you that your personal information will be disclosed to us and we take steps to ensure the accuracy of your personal information before using it. If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.

“Do Not Track” Signals:

Please note that we do not change our practices in response to a “Do Not Track” signal in the HTTP header from a browser or mobile application.

 

Third Party/ Embedded Content:

‘ICI Architecture Studio’ may make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These social media platforms include but are not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, Google + or embedded content from You Tube or Vimeo. Tracking services such as but not limited to include Google Analytics. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. ‘ICI Architecture Studio’ have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.