Last Updated: May 29, 2020; Re-Reviewed: July 14,2020
Your privacy is important to Environmental Systems Design, Inc. (“ESD”, “we” or “us”). We
your Personal Information. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy
Policy, please contact us at email@example.com.
1. What is Personal Information?
“Personal Information” is information that, either alone or in combination with other
information, identifies you. When we combine other information (i.e., information that does not,
on its own, identify you) with your Personal Information, we treat the combined information as
between our Site and the Services.
3. How We Collect and Use Personal Information
A. Personal Information Collected via the Site
If you are a user of our Service (a “Customer”) or otherwise visit our Site, we collect the
following type of information through your use of the Site:
To help operate the Site, enhance your experience, and collect information about online activity,
we place small data files on your device known as “cookies,” or we use similar technologies
(e.g., pixel tags, web beacons, local shared objects). Cookies and similar technologies enable us
to personalize the Site, and help make our Site load faster (through “load balancing” technology).
Most browsers provide you with the ability to block, delete or disable these technologies. If you
choose to reject cookies or similar technologies, some features of our Site may not be available
or some functionality may be limited or unavailable. Please review your browser manufacturer’s
help pages for assistance with changing your settings.
5. To Whom We Disclose Personal Information
This section describes to whom we disclose Personal Information, and for what purposes:
6. Personal Information Transferred from the EU or Switzerland
ESD complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-US Privacy Shield
Framework (collectively, “Privacy Shield”) as set forth by the US Department of Commerce
regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union (the
“EU”) member countries and Switzerland. ESD has certified to the Department of Commerce
that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward
Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement
and Liability. A violation of our commitment to Privacy Shield may be investigated by the
Federal Trade Commission and/or the United States Department of Commerce. If there is any
Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our
certification page, to the extent available, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, ESD commits to resolve complaints about your
privacy and our collection or use of personal information about you. Persons from the EU or
Switzerland who have inquiries or complaints regarding this Statement should first contact us
via: email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESD has committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles
to JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not
receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily
addressed, please visit https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield for more information and
to file a complaint.
These recourse mechanisms are available at no cost to you. Damages may be awarded in
accordance with applicable law.
Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited
circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.
In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU or Swiss individuals received pursuant
to the Privacy Shield, ESD is potentially liable.
7. Your Data Subject Rights
A. Your Rights as a Customer of ESD
As a controller of the Personal Information collected by or through the Site, we take steps to help
ensure that our Customers are able to exercise their rights regarding their Personal Information in
accordance with applicable law.
If you would like to access, amend, erase, or object to or restrict the processing of Personal
Information collected via the Site, you may submit a request to email@example.com. We
will promptly review all such requests in accordance with applicable laws.
Depending on where you live, you may have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory
authority or other regulatory agency if you believe that we have violated any of the rights
concerning your Personal Information. We encourage you to reach out to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org, so we have an opportunity to address your concerns directly before you
8. Children’s Personal Data.
The Site is not intended to children under the age of sixteen (16). If we learn that we have
collected Personal Information of children, and if we do not have a lawful basis to process such
Personal Information under applicable law, we will promptly take steps to delete such Personal
9. Retention of Personal Information
We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes for
longer retention period is required by law.
10. How We Protect the Confidentiality and Integrity of Your Personal Information
We have implemented security measures to protect user information from loss, misuse and
alteration. We use industry-standard practices such as encrypted storage, firewalls and password
protection systems to safeguard the confidentiality of Customers’ personal information. We take
steps to help ensure our employees and contractors are aware of their information security
obligations, and we restrict employee and contractor access to Personal Information. Despite
these efforts to store Personal Information in a secure operating environment that is not available
to the public, we cannot guarantee the security of Personal Information during its transmission or
its storage on our systems. Further, while we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of
Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-parties
such as so-called hackers from illegally obtaining access to Personal Information. We do not
warrant or represent that Personal Information about you will be protected against, loss, misuse,
or alteration by third parties.
11. Links to Third Party Websites
Our Site may contain links to third party websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible
for the privacy practices of third party websites you choose to visit. If you provide any
information directly to parties other than us, different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of
that information. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing your
personal information to third parties.
referring to the “Last Updated” legend on top of this page. If these changes are material (i.e.,
changes we believe you will find important), we will provide notice to you by email or by
posting notice of the changes on our Site. Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your
consent. UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, ANY CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY
POLICY WILL APPLY IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING TO THE SITE.
13. Contacting Us
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
+1 (312) 372-1200