February 24, 2020
As the publisher of waterbidtracker.com, Technology Publishing Company (TPC) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement applies to data collection and usage on waterbidtracker.com sites and services. Please read the Privacy Statement below.
Waterbidtracker.com is an industry-focused web site, intended for those involved with any and all phases of maintenance or construction work in the water and wastewater industries. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement.
Other websites linked to or from this website have their own privacy statements that can be viewed on those sites; this Privacy Statement does not apply to linked and referenced sites.
TPC collects basic identity information, such as name and company, and personal contact information, such as email address, home or work address, telephone number and fax number. TPC may also collect demographic information, such as your state, ZIP code, country, company type, preferences, interests and favorite content.
If you choose to sign up for the Water BidTracker paid subscription service, TPC may collect additional personal information, including your credit card number and billing address, in order to create a TPC billing account.
TPC keeps track of the pages our customers visit within its websites to determine what TPC sites and services are the most popular.
TPC also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses.
Certain TPC services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both TPC and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.
TPC collects and uses your personal contact information to operate waterbidtracker.com and deliver the services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content and advertising based upon the information waterbidtracker.com has collected. TPC does not collect sensitive personal information, such as gender, race, religion, or political affiliations.
TPC may use your personal information to inform you of other products and services available from our company and its affiliates. You may also be consulted about current or potential new products or services that our company may offer.
From time to time, once youâ??ve become a member of the Water BidTracker community, Water BidTracker may send you information about e-books, webinars, and other technical resources, as well as product information on behalf of our sponsors. Additionally, when you click on advertising hyperlinks in Water BidTracker e-mails and on the Water BidTracker web site, we will provide your contact details to advertisers so they may follow up on the interest youâ??ve expressed in their products or services.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of publication mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose, in accordance with all current global data protection regulations.
TPC may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on TPC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of TPC, including its waterbidtracker.com website; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of TPC services or members of the public.
Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which TPC or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities; by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
As part of this agreement, you are also providing TPC with the authorization to send you information regarding its products and services via fax if you choose to provide us with your fax number.
TPC offers its customers choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may choose not to receive marketing material from TPC or on behalf of third-party business partners. You may also stop the delivery of future promotional email from TPC by following the specific instructions in the email you receive. These instructions explain how to stop receiving such emails.
You may subscribe and unsubscribe to TPC newsletters. Each TPC newsletter you receive will include prominently displayed instructions on how to unsubscribe.
TPC operates in compliance with all current global data protection laws, including the General Protection Data Regulation (GDPR). Under this regulation, all users from protected countries have the right to subject access requests (SARs) regarding their personal data collected by TPC.
SARs from individuals should be made by email to email@example.com. The first SAR for an individual will be provided free of charge. Subsequent SARs from an individual within a 12-month period will be charged USD15 per additional SAR.
TPC will aim to provide the relevant data within 14 days. TPC will always verify the identity of anyone requesting this data before providing any such information.
TPC is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, located in controlled facilities. All internal and external sites that process personal information are encrypted through a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
Waterbidtracker.com uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, a cookie helps waterbidtracker.com to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as your username and password. When you return to waterbidtracker.com, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the waterbidtracker.com features to which you subscribe.
Waterbidtracker.com web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons -- sometimes called single-pixel gifs -- that allow TPC to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. TPC may include web beacons in promotional email messages or waterbidtracker.com newsletters to count how many messages have been opened and acted upon.
Web beacons collect only a limited set of information, including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. Waterbidtracker.com web pages may also contain web beacons placed there by third parties to compile aggregated statistics and to help determine the effectiveness of our joint promotional or advertising campaigns. TPC prohibits third-party web beacons from being used to access your personal information.
The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on waterbidtracker.com web pages are displayed by TPC.
In addition, TPC may allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on TPC web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows members of the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads have been clicked. This information allows ad networks to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. TPC does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.
This PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS supplements the information contained above and applies solely to visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California ("consumers" or "you") when you visit the waterbidtracker.com website or subscribe to receive the waterbidtracker.com services (collectively, our "Services"). We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA") and other California privacy laws. Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice.
Information We Collect
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device ("personal information"). In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the last twelve (12) months:
We collect this personal information from you and from other categories of sources such as: our affiliates; our customers; public and publicly available sources; our third-party vendors, data suppliers and service providers; partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint event or marketing activities; social networks; news outlets and related media; and the organization with which you are employed or affiliated.
We share this personal information with: our affiliates; our customers; our vendors, service providers, suppliers, agents and representatives; joint venture partners; other entities offering products and services that may be of interest to you; the administrators authorized by your organization (if you access our services through a subscription administered by your organization); and other parties where required by law or to protect our rights.
We may use this personal information to operate, manage, and maintain our business, to provide our products and services, to communicate with you, for our vendor management purposes, and to accomplish our business purposes and objectives, including, for example, using personal information to: develop, improve, repair, and maintain our products and services; process or fulfill a request or other transactions submitted to us; personalize, advertise, and market our products and services; conduct research, analytics, and data analysis; maintain our facilities and infrastructure; undertake quality and safety assurance measures; conduct risk and security control and monitoring; detect and prevent fraud; perform identity verification; perform accounting, audit, and other internal functions; comply with law, legal process, and internal policies; maintain records; exercise and defend legal claims; and fulfill legal obligations.
Personal Information Disclosed
We disclose the following categories of personal information to our affiliates; our customers; our vendors, service providers, suppliers, agents and representatives; joint venture partners; other entities offering products and services that may be of interest to you; resellers, distributors, referral partners and integrators; the administrators authorized by your organization (if you access our services through a subscription administered by your organization); licensors of third-party applications (if you access a third-party application on our services through a license agreement with the licensor); and other parties where required by law or to protect our rights for our operational business purposes:
TPC does not sell personal information to third parties within the scope of the application of the CCPA.
You have the right to request that we disclose to you (i) the categories of personal information we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such information; (ii) the specific pieces of personal information we collected about you; (iii) the business or commercial purpose for collecting personal information about you; and (iv) the categories of personal information about you that we shared or disclosed and the categories of third parties with whom we shared or to whom we disclosed such information in the preceding 12 months. You also have the right to request that we delete personal information we collected from you subject to certain exceptions.
You also have the right to not be discriminated against in pricing and services because you exercise any of your rights under the CCPA. TPC does not offer financial incentives or price or service differences to consumers in exchange for the retention or sale of a consumer's personal information.
How to Make a Request
Requests for disclosures or deletion described above may be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may be required to submit proof of your identity for these requests to be processed as a verifiable consumer request. We may not be able to comply with your request if we are unable to confirm your identity or to connect the information you submit in your request with personal information in our possession. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf subject to proof of identity and authorization.
We will respond to your request consistent with the CCPA, which does not apply to certain information, such as information made available from government records, certain data subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and certain other laws, and where its application is preempted by, or in conflict with, federal law or the United States or California Constitution.
If you have any questions regarding this statement, contact TPC via email.
TPC may occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. When TPC posts changes to this Statement, you will see the word "updated" next to the Privacy Statement link on the home page of waterbidtracker.com. If there are material changes to this Statement or to the ways in which TPC will use your personal information, announcement of such changes will be prominently posted on waterbidtracker.com prior to their implementation. TPC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed about how TPC is protecting your information.
TPC welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that TPC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact TPC by telephone, email, or postal mail.
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