Environmental Risk Services LLC (ERS) is dedicated to creating relationships based on respect for personal identity and information by promoting the use of fair information practices. This privacy statement covers the site www.environmentalrskservices.com. ERS wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, we agree to disclose our information practices and welcome having our privacy practices reviewed for compliance. What personally identifiable information ERS collects.
Information Gathering and Purpose
ERS is the sole owner of the information collected on www.environmentalrskservices.com. ERS collects and uses limited information from our users at several different points on our Web site. We do not share any information collected via this site with any other third parties.
In order to use some areas of this Web site, you must first login using an identifier (e.g., username and/or password) supplied by ERS. We do not associate this login to any other form of personal information; we use the login for the sole purposes of controlling access to secured areas of our site and the presentation of pertinent information.
Unless otherwise noted, all information collected via www.environmentalrskservices.com is the sole property of and for the sole use of ERS. We collect limited information about your session only in secured areas of our web site, requiring a login to access. We use this information only for purposes of securing certain areas of our site, your ease of navigation during your visit, and to present other information of direct relevance to you. Methods of collection include:
We store information that we collect through cookies and access log files to create a profile during your visit. This profile details your login’s viewing preferences. Collected information is not tied to any personally identifiable information, only to your login. This profile is used to tailor your visit to our Web site and to direct pertinent information to you.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer. While on our site, usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any of your personally identifiable information. We use session ID cookies but not persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates.
By setting a cookie on our site, your navigation of our site, and information presented to you during your visit, is made far easier and more pertinent, saving time while on our site and increasing our site’s usefulness. If you reject the cookie, they may still use our site, but you will be limited in some areas of our site. For example, you will not be able to navigate the secured, private areas of our site that require a login.
Like most web site servers, we use log files. Information collected in these log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, and track navigation patterns in the aggregate. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information and are used for troubleshooting and trend analysis reporting only.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, and do not collect personal information, we may need to disclose such information as we have. We do this only when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.
In the event ERS goes through a business change, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via a prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, any information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, you will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that ERS can not be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage you to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
This web site takes every precaution to respect and protect your information. Towards that end, the best protection is to not gather personal information at all. Our practice is to neither require nor solicit such information, thereby ensuring your personal privacy and protection.
Additionally, log files and other such data stores that are required for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of any web site, are secured in accordance with the best industry practices. This information is even restricted within our own organization. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our MIS or Marketing group) are granted access to this information. Our employees must use secure passwords to access our network, and are required to change them on a periodic basis. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every year, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure such information is protected. Finally, the servers that store this information are in a physically secure environment.
Notification of Changes