Information on our website is collected based on user input. We also track user behavior in order to improve the user experience. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our website. Your IP address is also used to help verify who you are. Data is collected through the use of an IP Address, PHP Sessions, and your chosen account information.
a. Information provided by you
The types of information that EHS GRADES collects directly from you may include the following as well as any other information type that we expressly request, such as by entering and submitting the information to us:
Contact information, such as your name, email address, and telephone number; usernames and passwords; invoice processing or payment information, such as a bank account and routing number, credit or debit card number; educational and employment background information, including information required for background tests or other employment-related screenings; comments and feedback; interests and communication preferences;
and Any other information that you provide to/through EHS GRADES.
b. Information Collected Automatically
Our system automatically collects certain information regarding your use of our service. Examples of information collected automatically include:
c. Cookies and Web Beacons
Our site uses long-term and short-term cookies. Long-term cookies are used to store user preferences. For example, a long-term cookie might store the user's preference regarding how data is displayed. Short-term cookies contain more information and are deleted as soon as you log off. Sensitive information is stored long-term only on our secure servers. In general, cookies, web beacons and similar technologies do not contain personal data, but when you furnish your personal data through EHS GRADES, this information may be linked to the non–personal data stored in cookies sent to your browser from EHS GRADES.
EHS GRADES may use collected information for various purposes, including facilitating the login process; administering, customizing and improving our services; personalizing the browsing experience; advertising, promotions and surveys; reporting and paying royalties and license fees to third–party providers and content distributors; as well as tracking and analyzing user preferences and trends. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. On selected EHS GRADES websites, a cookies banner will appear on the home page to ask your consent to set any cookies that are not required to enable you to visit the website and remember your preferences. In addition, the “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new browser cookie, and how to disable existing browser cookies. However, if you block cookies, you may not be able to register, login or make full use of EHS GRADES. You can also use your mobile device’s settings to manage the available privacy options. Our HTML– formatted emails may contain a web beacon to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements. The web beacon will be deleted when you delete the email. Emails in plain text rather than HTML will not include the web beacon.
We may display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies.
This document outlines our obligations and practices towards handling any personal information that you may provide to us. Our site gives users the ability to provide information, or have information provided on their behalf, including personal or confidential information, about the user, its employees, and vendors (“User Information”). Examples of User Information may include contact information (such as name, email, or postal address), unique identifiers (such as username, password, identification number or social security number), demographic information (such as zip code), compliance information (such as safety manuals or accident reports) and other personal or confidential information. Such User Information is collected within EHS GRADES to verify the user's identity, allow for database linkage, provide reporting capability (including aggregated data or benchmarking reports that do not identify the User Information provided by or on behalf of a particular user), allow for record keeping and tracking of data (such as internal training and injury and illness records), for use as account information in our system, and for other similar purposes appropriate to the operation of EHS GRADES, including its review and verification services. User Information is supplied at the user’s discretion and will be used only as specified above. We do not sell information of any kind to any 3rd party agencies. We may on occasion also match or combine the personal data that you provide with information that we obtain from other sources or that is already in our records, whether collected online or offline or by predecessor or affiliated group companies, for the purposes described above.
We may share your personal data, or EHS GRADES may permit sharing, in the following ways:
Subscribers. Subscribers to EHS GRADES may be able to directly share personal data with each other or make personal data available to all other subscribers. If EHS GRADES offers a content database or subscription service and you access the service through a subscription, your personal data and certain usage data gathered through the Subscription EHS GRADES may be shared with your institution for the purposes of usage analysis, subscription management, and testing and remediation. If your institution is a corporation or other business entity, additional usage data, such as the types of records you viewed and the number of searches you run, also may be shared for the purposes of cost attribution and departmental budgeting.
Contractors and Suppliers. We offer our subscribers the ability to create a profile and upload information to our database. Your profile and information may be then made available for searching, viewing over the Internet and downloading by your approval only. This means that unless specified by the user, a Project Owner information is not shared with other Industry Clients and a contractor information is not shared with other contractors - except agreed upon by the parties involved. However, a potential project owner may request access to view a Contractor's summarized performance grade snapshot in order to invite the Contractor to bid on a project. In all cases, Contractors who have supplied information to EHS GRADES would have the ability to restrict the access to Industry Clients or other Contractors to view the information.
Agents, Representatives, Sponsors, and Business Partners. Your personal data may be accessible to our agents, representatives, sponsors, and entities for which we are acting as an agent, licensee, joint venture partner, or publisher.
EHS GRADES Service Providers. Your personal data may be accessible to our service providers and suppliers, which assist us in producing and delivering our products and services, operating our business, and marketing, promotion, and communications. These providers and suppliers include, for example, editors, reviewers, credit, debit, and payment card processors, payments processors, customer support, email service providers, IT service providers, banks and shipping agents.
Other Third Parties. We may share personal data with other third parties if we expressly told you about such potential disclosure at the point at which you submitted the personal data to us. If you do not want us to share your personal data with these companies, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compliance with Law and Similar Obligations. We may share personal data in order to: (i) respond to or comply with any law, regulation, subpoena or court order, or government or judicial request (including in the context of private litigation); (ii) investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; (iii) enforce and protect the rights and properties of EHS GRADES or its affiliates; or (iv) protect the rights or personal safety of our employees and third parties on or using our property. Where relevant, we may share or transfer your personal data in order to respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Change in Corporate Circumstances. If EHS GRADES or a related asset or line of business is acquired by, transferred to or merged with another company, or otherwise reorganized, your personal data may be disclosed to the prospective or actual purchasers, or other persons involved in the transaction. EHS GRADES also may provide access to social media features, message boards, chat, forums, blogs, profile pages and other services to which you are able to post personal data and materials. Any information you post or disclose through these media is public. Please be careful when disclosing personal data in these public areas.
We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 18 and EHS GRADES does not target its services to children under 18.
If you are a user of EHS GRADES services, you can manage available communications preferences when you register with the relevant EHS GRADES (including by providing your opt–in consent, where required), by updating your account preferences, or, where applicable, by using the “opt–out” or unsubscribe mechanism or other means provided within the communications that you receive. We reserve the right to notify you of changes or updates to EHS GRADES whenever necessary.
The security of your personal data is important to us. We use a variety of data security measures intended to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your personal data. We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of User Information under our control. EHS GRADES database and subscription service log-in are password-protected, allowing only users who have been duly authorized and authenticated by EHS GRADES access to this site. While no site can guaranty 100% online security, EHS GRADES has industry standard or better measures in place to protect against the unintended disclosure or use of User Information. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of User Information under our control.