Who we are
10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #3165
Houston, TX 77043-3828
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect names, e-mail addresses, and digital files as necessary to respond to inquiries, provide quotes, and deliver assignments to contracting parties.
Files containing personal health information will be stripped of personally identifiable information for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and other applicable privacy legislation as required to preserve confidentiality.
Files provided in order to obtain quotations will not be shared with third parties and will be discarded upon request within a reasonable timeframe.
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.
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.
We provide a secure contact form to receive files in order to receive inquiries, provide quotations and perform assignments.
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.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
We use the third-party application Monster Insights for web analytics purposes. Monster Insights places cookies by Google Analytics within the website to obtain data from visitors. Such data is provided to us in aggregate form in order to analyze the website’s traffic volume and patterns.
Who we share your data with
Files provided to us and derivatives thereof may be shared with third parties as required to perform assignments entrusted to us. Receiving parties may include reviewers, proofreaders and typesetters.
No data will be shared without the contracting party’s explicit prior consent. Personally identifiable information will be redacted as necessary.
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.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also 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.
Your contact information
If you have any privacy concerns or wish to place a request for partial or total deletion of your data we have on file, please use the website contact form available at www.pcmendes.com/contact
How we protect your data
Your data is kept in a server to which only Paulo Mendes has access. The server is regularly audited for hacking and data breaches.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Whenever required by law and upon the data owner’s request, data breaches will be reported within a reasonable timeframe to the owners of the data that we believe may have been inappropriately accessed.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements