Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://randacoustics.com. The firm is Rand Acoustics, LLC located in Brunswick, Maine providing acoustical consulting throughout the United States and abroad.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We retain e-mail and contact information indefinitely. We do not share this information with any aggregating or marketing services.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use analytics for SEO optimization and and hacker detection purposes. Software or persons attempting serial or automated intrusion may result in IP addresses banned permanently.

Who we share your data with

We do not share data with any data aggregating or marketing services. We hold data confidential as a general practice. We may share your data in the normal course of project business or if your inquiry suggests noise nuisance or health harm is underway.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We work constantly to protect the website and any data shared with us from intrusion. We limit data breach issues by retaining essentially no information about our site visitors in our website database.

What third parties we receive data from

We use hacker detection services but do not use any data aggregating third party services.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None. All data are evaluated by a real person.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Consistent with INCE Ethics, we may disclose to appropriate authorities any information submitted to us that suggests noise nuisance or health harm is occurring.