Effective Date: March 27, 2014
Erickson Incorporated, together with its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, and assigns (“Erickson,” “us,” “our,” and “we”), provide this Privacy Statement to outline the types of Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information (defined below) that we collect and how we use and protect it. This Statement applies to the data collected through your use of www.ericksonaviation.com (“Site”). This Statement also applies to information collected by us through offline contacts we may have with you.
1. YOUR AGREEMENT.
When you use the Site, you, on behalf of yourself and any entity you represent, signify that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms of our current Privacy Statement; to our collection, use, and dissemination of your Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information as described in this Statement; and to our storage of your Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information in the United States. If you are acting on behalf of an entity, you must have, and you represent that you have, full authority to bind your entity to this Statement. If you do not have such authority or if you do not agree to all provisions of this Statement, do not use our Site. Throughout this Statement, when we say “use of our Site,” this “use” includes visiting and browsing our Site, providing your Personal Information through the Site and/or through offline contacts with us (such as phone calls), and/or creating an account to submit an employment application and using your account. You agree that this Statement is supported by reasonable and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that such consideration includes your use of the Site.
2. CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT.
We may update this Statement from time to time in our discretion. We will post any new Statement here, and you should review this Statement regularly to make sure you are aware of its terms. We will also provide notification of significant changes to this Statement through the Site. If changes are significant and if you have an account you opened to apply for a job with us, we may also notify you of such changes either (i) via your contact information; or (ii) by requiring that you agree to the revised Statement the next time you log into your account. Your use of the Site following a revision to this Statement constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to the terms of this Statement, as revised. The revisions will apply to all Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information collected on and after the date on which we post the revised Statement (the effective date and last updated date will appear at the top).
3. INTENDED USERS.
By using our Site, you affirm (i) that you are at least eighteen (18) years old or that you are between the ages of thirteen (13) and seventeen (17) and possess legal parental or guardian consent to use the Site and provide information through the Site; and (ii) that you have authority to agree to this Statement and are competent and capable of understanding, agreeing to, and complying with this Statement. Our Site is not directed to children under age 13, and children under age 13 are prohibited from using the Site. We do not knowingly (i) collect Personal Information or Automatically-Collected Information from anyone under age 13; (ii) contact children under age 13 for marketing purposes; or (iii) sell products or services to children under age 13. If we learn that we have received Personal Information or Automatically-Collected Information from a child under age 13 in violation of this Statement, we will delete that information from our files.
4. INFORMATION COLLECTED.
When you use the Site, you provide us with Personal Information that you actively provide and Automatically-Collected Information that we collect as you use the Site.
a. Personal Information. To use certain features of the Site, you will have to provide us with information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). If you fill out the Contact Us form, you will be providing us your Personal Information for the purpose of seeking additional information from us, obtaining a price quote from us, or obtaining information about career opportunities at Erickson. You are never under any obligation to provide us your Personal Information. However, if you do not provide your Personal Information, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site, and we will not be able to provide you with the information you are seeking, unless you contact us and provide us with your Personal Information through other means (such as via phone). When you do provide us your Personal Information, you are authorizing us to use that information in accordance with the provisions of this Statement and to store your information on our servers located in the United States.
Personal Information includes the following categories of information: 1) Your name and/or company name; 2) Contact Data (such as your home or business address, e-mail address, phone number); 3) Username and password if you register for an account to apply for one or more jobs; 4) Employment history, education information, and all other information requested as part of a job application if you submit one or more applications; 5) User preferences; and 6) Other information you actively enter into the Site or provide us through offline contacts.
b. Automatically-Collected Information. As you browse and navigate the Site, we may automatically track, collect, and store the following categories of information about your use of the Site (“Automatically-Collected Information”): 1) Internet Protocol (“IP”) or MAC addresses of computers used to access the Site; 2) Mobile device unique IDs; 3) Domain server; 4) Type of computer and/or device accessing the Site; 5) Type of web browser and/or mobile Internet browser used to access the Site; 6) Type of operating system your computer and/or device uses; 7) Date and time you access the Site; 8) Referring source and/or the site you visited just prior to visiting our Site; 9) The order in which you view the Site pages and actions you take on the Site; and 10) Other similar information about the interaction between your browser and the Site. Unless otherwise stated in this Statement, Automatically-Collected Information may be combined with the Personal Information you have provided.
5. COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS.
We collect Automatically-Collected Information through commonly-used information gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons.
a. Cookies. To help make the Site more responsive to the needs of our users, we use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie.” When you visit the Site, our servers send a cookie to your computer or other operating device. The cookie is placed on your hard drive or other operating device, and it assigns your computer or operating device a unique, random number that acts as a sort of anonymous ID. Standing alone, cookies do not personally identify you; rather, a cookie identifies the computer or operating device you use to access the Site. Unless you choose to identify yourself to us, such as by filling out a web form, you remain anonymous to us when browsing the Site; in other words, the cookie alone will not allow us to identify you personally. Broadly speaking, there are two types of browser cookies:
1. Session cookies are stored in a computer or other device’s memory during a user’s browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user’s computer or device when the browser is closed and the session has ended. These cookies usually store a session ID that does not personally-identify the user. They allow users to navigate the Site efficiently, and they can contain information about Site features used and activities conducted while using the Site.
2. Persistent cookies are stored on a user’s computer or other device and are not deleted when the browser is closed and session ended. Persistent cookies can be used to retain user preferences for our Site, allowing the preferences to be used in future browsing sessions. These cookies assign a unique ID to a user’s computer or device, and they are used to identify a user upon logging into his or her account. We may use these cookies to remember your personal settings and pre-fill forms for you by saving your preferences for future visits. Standing alone, persistent cookies do not identify the Personal Information of the user; rather, they identify computer IP or MAC addresses and device IDs.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can block cookies at any time by changing the preferences in your browser and/or delete cookies from your hard drive and mobile device. By blocking and deleting cookies, you will be able to browse the Site, but you will not have access to all features of the Site, and some features may not function properly. Please refer to your browser for information on how to disable and control cookies.
b. Web Beacons. We may also use “web beacons” (also called clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel tags) to collect Automatically-Collected Information about your use of the Site, as well as your interaction with emails from us. Web beacons are clear electronic images imbedded in a web page, website feature, or email, which can recognize certain types of information on your computer or other operating device, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular website tied to the web beacon, and a description of a website tied to the web beacon. For example, we may place web beacons in marketing emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email that directs you to the Site. We use web beacons to operate and improve the Site and email communications and to statistically monitor how many people are using the Site and opening our emails and for what purposes. We do not collect Personal Information with web beacons.
c. IP Addresses and Mobile Device IDs. When you visit the Site, we collect your IP/MAC addresses and mobile device IDs to track and aggregate Automatically-Collected Information. For example, we use IP/MAC addresses and mobile device IDs to monitor the regions from which users navigate the Site. We also collect IP/MAC addresses and mobile device IDs from users when they log into their account on the Site in order to confirm user identity.
6. USES OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND AUTOMATICALLY-COLLECTED INFORMATION.
a. Use of Personal Information to Perform Services Requested and to Contact You. When you supply us with your Personal Information, we will use it for the express purpose stated when we ask for such Personal Information, to present our Site to you, and to allow you to participate in interactive features on our Site. If you apply for a job, we will use the information provided to consider you for the position and to contact you regarding your application. The information may also become part of your personnel file if you are hired. We may also use your Personal Information to contact you regarding your use of the Site and/or to provide required notices.
b. Use of Personal Information for Marketing Purposes. We may also use your Personal Information to contact you for marketing purposes. For example, we may use your Personal Information to send you information regarding promotions, events, or updates about us. However, if we have your Personal Information because you applied for a job with us, we will not use your Personal Information to contact you for marketing purposes. At any time, you may request that we stop contacting you for marketing purposes by sending an email with your request to email@example.com. Also, if we use your Personal Information to send you marketing communications via email, we will provide you with an unsubscribe mechanism to opt-out of receiving future marketing communications. If you request that we not contact you for marketing purposes (either by using the unsubscribe mechanism or by sending us an email), we reserve the right to contact you for non-marketing purposes relating to your use of the Site. Please see important information below regarding our affiliates and subsidiaries with whom we share your Personal Information for their direct marketing purposes.
c. Other Uses of Your Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information. We may use your Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information to customize and tailor your experience using the Site, displaying content we think you might be interested in seeing. We may use Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information to help diagnose problems with the Site, to make the Site more compatible with the technology used by our users, and to analyze statistical use patterns. We also use Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information as described elsewhere in this Statement.
7. INFORMATION SHARED WITH THIRD PARTIES.
Except in the circumstances described in this Statement, we do not share, sell, rent, license, trade, or otherwise transfer or disclose your Personal Information with or to any third parties for their promotional purposes or otherwise. Note that this Privacy Statement is provided on behalf of Erickson Incorporated, together with its affiliates and subsidiaries, all of whom may have access to your Personal Information for use in accordance with this Statement. We may share de-identified, aggregated Automatically-Collected Information without restriction.
a. Affiliate and Subsidiaries for their Direct Marketing Purposes. As noted above, all of our affiliates and subsidiaries can use your Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information in accordance with this Statement, including to contact you for their direct marketing purposes. Our affiliates and subsidiaries include: Air Amazonia LTDA; Canadian Air-Crane LTD.; Erickson Helicopters, Inc.; and Erickson Transport, Inc.
However, at any time, you can contact us to limit our sharing of your Personal Information with our affiliates and subsidiaries for their marketing purposes. See the Subsection below entitled “Stop Marketing Communications” for instructions regarding how to contact us to request that we stop sharing your Personal Information with our affiliates and subsidiaries for their marketing purposes.
b. Third-Party Service Providers. We share Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information with our third-party service providers who assist us by performing services related to our operation of the Site (such as hosting, data storage) and performing marketing on our behalf. We may also share Personal Information of our Site users with our third-party service providers to ensure the quality of the information provided. These third-party service providers are not authorized to use your information in any way other than as described here and are required to keep the information confidential.
c. Third-Party Analytics Services. We may use third-party analytics services to assist us in better understanding Site users, such as to track and analyze Site feature usage. We only provide these service providers with (or allow these service providers to collect on our behalf) Automatically-Collected Information. When our analytics service providers track and analyze your Site feature usage, they do not identify you personally, but they can identify your IP/MAC addresses and device IDs. The information we receive from these third parties may be re-associated with your Personal Information after we receive it back from these third parties. These third parties are not authorized to use your information in any other way and are required to keep the information confidential.
d. Merger, Acquisition, or Sale. We may transfer your Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information to another entity if we are involved in a merger, acquisition, reorganization, restructuring, or other sale or transfer of all or any portion of our assets or business, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding. In this event, we will, if allowed, use reasonable efforts to notify you when your Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information is transferred to any third party under this paragraph by posting such notice on the Site and/or by contacting you via the Personal Information you have provided us, if any. Unless you consent otherwise, we will require the third party to agree to only use your Personal Information in accordance with the promises made in this Statement, even after the transfer. But any Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information you provide through the Site after the transfer will likely be subject to a new privacy statement, and you should review that statement.
e. Required by Law. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information and/or Automatically-Collected Information if we reasonably believe we are required by law, rule, regulation, judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or similar legal process to do so; if we reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary to protect, establish, or exercise our rights or to defend against legal claims; or if we reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our other Site users or our employees, property, or business, or to take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud.
8. CONTROLLING YOUR INFORMATION; OPT-OUT RIGHTS.
a. Stop Marketing Communications. See the Subsection entitled “Use of Personal Information for Marketing Purposes” above regarding how to unsubscribe from future marketing communications from us. Also, you may contact us at any time via the contact information shown here to be removed from the list of our users whose Personal Information we share with our affiliates and subsidiaries for their marketing purposes.
5550 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, Oregon 97239
b. Stop Future Collection of Information. You can stop all future collection of Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information by discontinuing use of the Site (but see below regarding data retention of earlier-collected data). If you want us to remove your Personal Information from our records, see the paragraph below.
c. Review and Modification of Information; Deleting Information. If you have an account for applying for one or more jobs through the Site, you may update or change your Personal Information by editing your account at any time. For all other purposes, Site users may update or change their Personal Information, or ask us to delete their Personal Information from our databases, by sending us an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of your request to delete or to change your Personal Information, we will use commercially-reasonable efforts to remove your existing Personal Information from our databases, but see the Section entitled “Retention and Storage” below regarding why we may retain some information. Note that all features of the Site may not function properly if we remove any or all of your Personal Information.
Upon receipt of your request to close your account and/or delete your information from our databases, we will use commercially-reasonable efforts to delete your account and remove your Personal Information from our databases; however, it may be impossible to remove residual Personal Information, in which case we will retain your Personal information and Automatically-Collected Information, as described in Section 9. For as long as your Personal Information is in our possession, you may request that we provide your Personal Information to you at any time. However, once we have closed your account, we will have no obligation to maintain a copy of your Personal Information.
9. RETENTION AND STORAGE.
We may retain your Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information in our databases until you ask that we remove your information from our databases, unless applicable law requires otherwise. Note that even after you ask us to remove your information from our databases, it may be impossible to remove some information, such as information tracked in our web server log files and information that may reside in backup files. We may also retain de-identified Automatically-Collected Information even after you request that we remove your information from our databases, for use in the aggregate and to analyze and improve the Site. Further, even after you request that we remove your information from our databases, we may retain Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information to comply with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; to prevent fraudulent activity; to protect ourselves against liability and to pursue available legal remedies and limit damages we may sustain; to resolve disputes; and to enforce our contractual or other rights.
10. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES.
This Statement applies only to information collected through your use of the Site. The Site may contain links to other websites, products, and services that are not owned or controlled by us. We are not responsible or liable for and have not reviewed the privacy practices or other actions of these third parties or their websites, products, or services. These third parties may have their own policies regarding privacy and security, and we advise you to review those policies to determine what information about you may be collected and used.
11. SECURITY OF INFORMATION.
We use generally-accepted industry standard physical, electronic, and procedural security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, alteration, or unauthorized access of Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information we collect and store. The safety and security of your Personal Information also depends on you. If you have an account, you are responsible for keeping your username and password confidential and for all activity that occurs under your username and password, whether with or without your knowledge. Also, you should not send us sensitive Personal Information via email, as this is not secure. Please promptly notify us if you become aware that your Personal Information is lost, stolen, or used without permission.
12. LEGAL DISCLAIMER.
We cannot guarantee that your information will never be compromised. No data storage system or system of transmitting data over the Internet or a wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and no security system can prevent all security breaches. Further, while we employ reasonable measures to protect your information, we do not and cannot guarantee that there will be no unintended disclosures or losses of your information or that unauthorized third parties will not defeat our security measures or use non-public information for improper purposes. Any transmission of your Personal Information and Automatically-Collected Information to us is at your own risk.
13. CONTACT INFORMATION.
5550 S.W. Macadam Avenue, Suite 200, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
If any part of this Statement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid and enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of this Statement shall continue in full force and effect.
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