Effective Date/Last Updated: August 7, 2020
When you provide personal information to us, we take steps to protect the privacy and confidentiality of that information. We collect the following categories of information from and about you:
Information Collected Automatically. When you browse through this website, you do so anonymously. As a common practice, similar to most companies, our servers automatically log information about visits to this website in the normal course of establishing and maintaining web connections, using cookies and other similar technologies. Cookies are small computer files set to or accessed from your web browser or your device’s hard drive that contain information about your device, such as a used ID, user settings, browsing history, and activities conducted while using the Services. Cookies may be linked to Personal Information that you provide to use through your interaction with the Services.
The Services also may use data collection tools to collect information from the device used to access the Services, such as operating system type, browser type, domain and other system settings, as well as country and time zone in which the computer or device is located. With this information, MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL may collect aggregate statistics, but this data does not contain any identifiable information.
Information Provided by You. We collect information you voluntarily provide to us. Filling out the Contact form is an example of how you may be voluntarily providing us with personal information. In that instance, your email address will not be used for commercial purposes, and MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL will not sell or otherwise distribute your email address to any third party.
Information from Other Sources. In certain circumstances, we may obtain information about you from other sources. In particular, we obtain phone numbers that are publicly available on the Internet and from third party sources such as our vendors or acquaintances that we have in common. We may use these phone numbers to reach out to you via text for recruitment purposes, or, if you are a vendor, for business opportunity purposes. We may also receive your information when you attend industry events or conferences.
Use of Information Collected
We use the information we collect from you for the following purposes:
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
We may share or disclose your information to the following categories of third parties and for the following reasons:
MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL uses industry standard security measures to protect the information under our control, including firewalls and other security measures. Although the inherent dangers of the Internet means we cannot guarantee the protection of your information against loss, misuse, or alteration, MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL takes steps to protect your personal information. If we learn of a security systems breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the Services or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services.
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Collection of Information from Children
The Services are not directed at or intended for use by children. Consistent with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), if we learn that we have received any information directly from a child under age 13, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child to inform the child that he or she cannot use the Services and subsequently will delete that information.
California Privacy Rights
California residents have the following rights:
Right to Know – You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you the categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you, as well as the categories of sources from which such information is collected, the purpose for collecting such information, the categories of third parties with whom we share such information, and information about our sale or disclosure for business purposes of your personal information to third parties.
Right to Delete – You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.
Right to Opt-Out of Sale – You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information to third parties. Please note we do not “sell” your personal information, as that term is defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. We do not sell the personal information of consumers under 16 years of age without affirmative authorization.
Right to Non-Discrimination – You have the right to not be discriminated against for exercising any of these rights.
If you would like to exercise one or more of the above rights, please contact us via telephone by calling 855-828-3822 or by email at mbakerintl.alertine.com. We may need you to provide additional information to verify your request, such as providing certain data elements so that we can confirm they match the personal information already maintained by us. We will not use this additional information for anything other than handling your request. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request in certain circumstances on your behalf. Such authorized agent must be registered with the California Secretary of State. We will endeavor to respond to all such requests within forty-five (45) days, although there may be a brief delay in processing a request while we verify that the request is valid and originates from you as opposed to an unauthorized third party. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.
Additionally, California's “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please note we do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to assign the personal information collected via the Services.
If you have any questions about this statement or our handling of personal information, please use the contact information provided above.