Privacy Policy

(Effective January 1, 2023)

At MapsArch, we take your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes how we collect, use, and protect the personal information you provide to us through the use of the MapsArch website, app, and APIs (“MapsArch” or the “Service”). By using MapsArch, you consent to the terms of this privacy policy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

Information we collect

Personal Information

By signing up on mapsarch, you voluntarily disclose some information, such as your name, email, phone number, job, employer, pictures, and other data that you choose to share with us. You can also decide to share your precise location with us by using your device settings. Your IP address will always be used to approximate your location, even if you opt not to share your exact location. You also have the option to provide additional personal information, including gender identity, age, and preferred language.

If you link your mapsarch account to your Facebook, Google, or other third-party accounts, we will receive information from those accounts, such as your friends or contacts, which we will use to enhance your MapsArch experience. This use of data is subject to the privacy policies or settings of the connected accounts.

Technical Information

We may collect information about your use of the website and application, such as the pages you visit, the content you view, the searches you conduct, and the files you create on MapsArch. We may also collect information about the content that you like, endorse, or share with others. We may use cookies to enhance your user experience and to analyze how our website and application are used. Cookies are small data files that are stored on your device when you visit our website or application. You can disable cookies in your browser settings if you do not want us to use them.Finally, we also collect information about the device from which you use MapsArch, including its type, operating system, settings, unique identifiers, and crash data that allows us to better understand when a malfunction occurred.

How we use your information

We may use the information we collect from you to personalize your experience on MapsArch, to improve our services, and to develop new features for the website and application. We may also use your information to communicate with you, to send you promotional materials, to provide customer support, and to respond to your inquiries or requests. In addition, we may use your information for research and analytics purposes to understand how our website and application are used and to improve our business. We may use your information to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, to enforce our terms and conditions, and to protect our rights, property, or safety and that of others.

Sharing of information

MapsArch is a global service. By using our products or services, you authorize us to transfer and store your information outside of your country of residence for the purposes described in this policy. The privacy protections and government rights to access your personal information in these countries may not be equivalent to those in your country of residence.

Links to other websites

Our website and application may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites and encourage you to read their privacy policies before providing any personal information.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on our website. Your continued use of MapsArch after any changes to this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Terms of Use

(Effective January 1, 2023)

These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) regulate your access to and use of the MapsArch website, app, and APIs (“MapsArch” or the “Service”). By creating an account or using MapsArch, users agree to abide by the following Terms as well as our Privacy Policy. Please read these Terms carefully and contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

The service

MapsArch helps users discover architecture and the world of buildings and find all the information they need about buildings, their context and their achievements. To achieve this, MapsArch offers users and professionals of the architecture and construction industry to post their achievements and share their knowledge and experience. In order to provide you with our service, we must be able to identify you and your interests. Some of the products we present to you are sponsored by advertisers. As part of the service we offer, we try to ensure that even sponsored content is interesting to you and relevant to your profile. You can recognize advertiser-sponsored content because it is clearly marked as such.

Use of MapsArch

You may use our service only if you are legally authorized to enter into a binding contract with MapsArch, and if you comply with these Terms and all applicable laws. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to access or use MapsArch. If you are opening an account on behalf of a business, organization or other entity, then (a) “you” includes you and such entity, and (b) you promise that you are authorized to grant all permissions and licenses set forth in these Terms and to bind the entity to these Terms. You further promise to accept these Terms on behalf of the Entity. In addition, when you create your business account, you must provide us with accurate and complete information. Part of our service may include software that will be downloaded to your computer, phone, tablet or other device. You agree that we may automatically update the software, and these Terms will apply to any such update.

Your Content

User Responsibility

Users are solely responsible for their use of MapsArch and the content they create or upload. Users must ensure that their content is accurate, not defamatory, and does not infringe upon any intellectual property rights or violate any laws. Users retain all ownership rights in their content, but by posting content on MapsArch, users grant MapsArch a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, and sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, and distribute the content on MapsArch and through its business partners. This license is granted without any compensation or obligation to the user or any third party. MapsArch reserves the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and review user-generated content, and to remove or edit any content that it deems inappropriate or contrary to these Terms and conditions, or that infringes the rights of any third party. MapsArch is not responsible for any user-generated content or any third-party content linked to or from MapsArch, and does not endorse any opinions expressed in such content.

Infringement Notices

Users and non-users can contact MapsArch at [email protected] to report any infringement notices and abuse of copyrights.

Feedback and Suggestions

We value our users’ opinions, and we’re constantly interested in finding out how we can make MapsArch even more useful and enriching. If you choose to post comments, ideas or feedback, you agree that we are free to use them without restriction or compensation to you. By agreeing to receive your comments, ideas or suggestions, MapsArch does not waive its rights to use similar or related comments previously known to MapsArch, or written by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.


The security of our users is important to us. We do our best to ensure the security of your content and your account. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to bypass our safeguards. We ask that you keep your password confidential. Please notify us immediately if your account is hacked or used in an unauthorized manner. For accounts created on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, you are responsible for ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the account.

Use of Personal Data

MapsArch collects and uses personal data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, which is available on the MapsArch website.

Restriction or Termination of Service

We may terminate, suspend or restrict your rights to access or use the Service for any reason upon proper notice. To the extent permitted by law, we may terminate, suspend or restrict your access immediately and without notice for cause such as a breach of these Terms. You may terminate your account at any time and not contact us if you need assistance in deactivating your account.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

MapsArch provides its services “as is” and without any warranty or condition, whether express, implied, or statutory. MapsArch expressly disclaims any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. MapsArch does not warrant that its services will be uninterrupted or error-free, nor does it make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of its services. In no event shall MapsArch be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use of MapsArch or the content provided by users, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, even if MapsArch has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Governing Laws

These Terms are governed by Swiss law, and any disputes arising from the use of MapsArch or these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Swiss courts. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

General Terms and Conditions

Changes to the Terms

We may change these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on our website. If a revision is made that is significant in our sole discretion, we will notify you by e-mail. By continuing to access or use the Service after such changes become effective, you are agreeing to be bound by these amended Terms.


These Terms constitute a contract between you and MapsArch, referring to mapsarch sa, a company registered in Switzerland with its headquarters located at Rue du Cardinal-Journet 5, 1217 Meyrin, and operating the website and its derivatives including the mobile application MapsArch.