Architools is hosted on Squarespace Inc, which provides us with this online e-commerce platform. To protect our customers personal information, Squarespace follows the best industry practices to ensure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Credit card information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with an AES-256 encryption, following all PCI-DSS requirements along with additional generally accepted industry standards.
Purchases made through a direct payment gateway are handled by Stripe. Stripe stores your purchase transaction data only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction, and is then deleted. All direct payment gateways adhere to PCI-DSS standards as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. For additional information, you may refer to Squarespace’s and Stripe’s Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.