Policies & Compliance

GGAS holds Compliance & Integrity at the core of our company values and business commitments. Our compliance principles are deeply embedded within our corporate culture and form the basis of our company policies that guide and inform our employees as they implement the company’s business strategy. Our team is committed to the highest standards of compliance and integrity to not only meet but exceed what is required by the laws and regulations.

GGAS heavily invests in resources to ensure compliance, integrity, and quality control. These resources are available to our employees and include employee trainings, a specialized legal department, internal audits, and a third-party Compliance and Integrity Officer. We require and encourage our employees to leverage the suite of resources readily available.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Since inception, GGAS has believed in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. From leadership to interns, our design team is representative of diverse personalities and backgrounds. We continue to build upon our founding principles, making it a priority to be a part of the solution to end systematic racism, driving change in our firm, our industry, and our city.

We believe a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment encourages new and innovative ideas. Through design and collaboration, we execute solutions to solve complex problems our clients face in the intricate and highly regulated NYC landscape. As architects, our diverse and inclusive culture helps us better fulfil our responsibility to serve our clients and community.

Accessibility

GGA Studios DPC is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We aim to comply with all applicable standards, including WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards up to level AA. If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of this website, please feel free to call us at 917.967.GGAS (4427)
or to email us at info@ggastudios.com. We will work with you to provide the information, item, or transaction you seek through an alternate communication method or one that is accessible for you consistent with applicable law (for example, through telephone support).

Privacy Policy

GGA Studios DPC

Last updated - 8-30-2022

Legal Context

We abide by the recommendations of the relevant authorities and have put in place an organization to ensure our compliance with the regulatory framework established by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (GDPR) and any other laws or regulations relating to personal data that apply to us.

Our Commitments

In order to comply with the principle of lawfulness, the legal bases for each data processing is determined carefully and on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the list provided by Article 6 of the General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR).

  • Consent: you have given clear consent to process your personal data for a specific purpose.

We do not process your data without your knowledge, nor do we sell or rent your personal data.

What personal data do we collect?

We only collect and process personal data that are relevant and adequate. We give a special attention to its accuracy and updates when needed. Personal data includes in particular:

  • Cookies
  • Analytics
  • Metrics
  • Location
How do we use your personal data?

We only collect and process personal data for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes, like:

  • Follow up on services requested
  • Newsletters
  • Customer Records

Your personal data will never be processed for incompatible purposes regarding why it was first collected.

To whom do we disclose your personal data?

Recipients to whom we disclose your personal data are carefully chosen by us. They receive data for legitimate purposes, whether it is to pursue our activity (hosting provider) or to conform with legal obligations (tax authority).

When we transfer your personal data to a recipient outside the European Union, we take care of putting in place sufficient guarantees in accordance with the list provided by Article 44 to 50 of the General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR), whether it is having it stored in a country with an adequate privacy protection or contracting data protection agreements to ensure your data are protected.

What are the retention periods for your personal data?

Retention periods of your personal data are determined according to the purposes for which we collected it and our legal obligations. When theses purposes are fulfilled or when you ask us, your personal data are archived, erased or anonymized.

For instance, we store your email information to send you our newsletter if you don't unsubscribe from it.

Is your data processed securely?

We care deeply about the safety of your personal data and that is why we put in place adequate technical and organizational security measures to preserve its confidentiality, integrity and availability (for instance, Secure Hosting, SSL Encryption, Multifactor Authentication).

We take into account the risks for data subjects and therefore follow with great care the recommendations of the competent authorities regarding security.

What are your rights and how to exercise them?

In accordance with Articles 12 to 23 of the General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR), you have rights over your personal data that we are committed to respect: right of access, right of rectification, right to object, right to data portability, right to erasure, right to limitation of processing.

These rights can be exercised directly and at any time via [list here the channels that can be used to exercise rights, usually on the website or by email]. We make every effort to answer requests in the shortest possible time.

You are duly informed in clear and simple terms in our Privacy Information Notices available on our forms and subscription page.

Policy Change

This Privacy Policy may be modified in the future to keep it updated with legal jurisprudence and evolution. You'll be informed either by a special mention on our website or by a personalized warning, by email for instance.

Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that may be deposited and saved on the hard drive of your device (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. It allows us or third parties to identify the device on which it has been saved and to keep record of certain information relating to your journey in order, for instance, to simplify your visit on our website, to secure your connection or to adapt the content of a page to your interests.

What types of cookies are collected?

The Most Common Cookies

  • Essential cookies
  • Analytics and Performance Cookies
  • Preference Cookies
  • Advertising Cookies

How to manage cookies?

You can manage your preferences in the bottom corner of our webpage. Alternatively, your internet browser may allow you to manage your cookie preferences by removing or rejecting them via your browser settings (usually located in "help", “tools” or “edit” sections). Remember that if you choose to disable our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience when using our website.

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