TYPES OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information You Provide to Us
You can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, we may require you to provide personally identifiable information in order to access certain information, services or features that may be contained on the Site. For example, if you send questions or comments to us over the Site or via email, we may require you to provide personally identifiable information such as your name and email address.
We may also use personally identifiable information to consider your application for employment, or your request to be considered a subcontractor, if you provide us with resumes or other job or subcontractor application materials. You hereby agree that any resumes, applications and other employment or subcontractor related materials you submit may be used by us in any manner that we, at our sole discretion, deem necessary to facilitate consideration of these materials, subject to applicable laws.
Information Collected Through Technology
We collect information through technology to make the Site more interesting and useful to you and for various purposes related to our business. For instance, when you visit the Site, we collect your IP address. An IP address is associated with the access point through which you enter the Internet, and is typically controlled by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your company or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. We may use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our sites, and we may combine IP addresses with personally identifiable information.
The Site also collects information through a variety of technical methods, including cookies and web beacons. Cookies are pieces of information that a Site sends to your computer while you are viewing the Site. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of Sites. Cookies, web beacons and other technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf.
We may use the information collected through these technical methods for many purposes, including delivering content, and tracking and enhancing our users’ experience on the Site. For example, cookies provide information to the Site so that the Site will remember who you are. We also may use technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on our Site, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our Site, and the frequency with which our users visit other third party websites. In HTML emails that we send our users, we may use technical methods for a number of purposes, including to determine whether our users have opened or forwarded those emails and/or clicked on links in those emails, to customize the display of banner advertisements and other messages after a user has closed the email, and to determine whether a user has made an inquiry in response to a particular email. These technical methods may enable us to collect and use information in a form that is personally identifiable.
Information That We Collect from Others
HOW YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS USED AND SHARED
Except as expressly set forth herein, we do not loan, give away, sell, distribute or rent your personally identifiable information to any entity with which we are not affiliated, or to any third party. We will disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties if you have previously consented to such disclosures.
For the purpose of operating our business and providing you with certain information and services, and to fulfill requests you submit to us, we may disclose your personally identifiable information to one or more of our business partners, subcontractors, service providers or other third parties who are assisting Plaza in performing such services. Without limiting the foregoing, these entities may provide Plaza with email distribution, email response, market research, information analysis and promotions management services. We provide such entities with the personally identifiable information they need to perform their respective services and we use commercially reasonable efforts to require them to safeguard your personally identifiable information and limit their use of it.
We may also provide aggregated, non-personally identifiable information to third parties for any legal purposes whatsoever, such as the number of users who visited the Site or searched for a particular term or item. Such aggregated information does not identify you personally.
PROTECTING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We use commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard and secure your personally identifiable information while stored on our computer systems. We use a variety of industry standard security measures, which may include the requirement of a unique username and password for each registered subcontractor user as well as encryption and authentication tools to maintain the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. Your personally identifiable information is stored behind industry standard firewalls and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who are authorized to access such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. Regardless of these efforts by us, however, no system connected to the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
We use commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard and secure the transmission of your personally identifiable information from your computer to our computers. When you request information or services or access your personally identifiable information, you can elect not to receive future brochures and other informational materials from us. Regardless of these efforts by us, no data transmission over the public Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
To help protect your computer and personally identifiable information, make sure you have current anti-virus and firewall software installed on your computer and update such software on a regular basis. Each subcontractor or other user with a username and password is responsible for maintaining the secrecy of his/her own password and account information.
UPDATING, MODIFYING OR REMOVING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
If you are a subcontractor or other party who may be a registered user of this Site, you may view and update, modify or remove your registered information at any time by logging into the Site with your username and password.
NO LIABILITY FOR ACTS OF THIRD PARTIES
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY
This Site is not intended for use by children under 13. As part of our compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not knowingly collect names and email addresses from children under 13, except for the limited circumstances described below. In the event a child under the age of 13 submits a request or question to us on the Site and identifies his or her age, we may use the child’s email address for the sole purpose of responding to the child’s question on a one-time-only basis. However, we will not use the child’s email address for subsequent contact with the child, and we will delete that address from our records once we have responded. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.
We recognize that children under the age of 13 may inadvertently give out other personally identifiable information in addition to their email address when contacting us with any requests, questions or concerns they have encountered while visiting the Site. We do not collect or use any such additional personally identifiable information acquired in this manner unless it is necessary for us to respond to the problem or question or concern. We do not divulge any such information to any third parties unless we are required to do so by law, court order or subpoena.
Children should check with their parent or guardian before entering personally identifiable information on any website, and we urge parents and guardians to discuss with their kids restrictions regarding the online release of personally identifiable information to anyone they don’t know.