Privacy Policy

General

This Privacy Policy was updated on and its effective date is May 1, 2021.

This Privacy Policy aims to give you information on how Dudek and its affiliates (referred to in this privacy policy as “Dudek,” “Company,” “we”, “us” or “our”) collect and use your personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information we may collect through our website https://dudek.com/ (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy is only applicable to the Site. Because Dudek does not control how information is collected or used by third-party websites, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the websites of other individuals or entities that contain links to this Site.

If you are a California resident, please also review our California Privacy Policy by clicking here, which supplements and/or modifies the Privacy Policy described below only with respect to California residents.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use and disclose your personal information, and what rights you have with respect to the use of your information.

Consent

By accessing this Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy and to the collection, usage, and storage of your personal information by us in the manner described below. If you do not assent to this Privacy Policy, do not use this Site and do not submit any personally identifiable information through the Site. If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact privacy@dudek.com or call 800.450.1818.

Types of Personal Data Collected

Personal data or personal information, means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous, deidentified or aggregate data). It also does not include publicly available information.

For the purpose of carrying on our business and providing our products and services, including registration and administration of our website and related products and services (including relevant online services), we may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Personal Identifiers includes name, alias, postal or mailing address, and email address, telephone number.
  • Protected Classifications includes race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, medical or mental condition, military status, veteran status, familial status, and language.
  • Employment-Related Information includes job title, employer’s name, and employer’s location.
  • Education Information includes educational institutions attended and years of attendance, transcripts or records of degrees and vocational certifications obtained.
  • Geolocation Information includes internet protocol (IP) address and the city, county, and state that you are located in.
  • Technical Data includes your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website.
  • Publicly Available Data.
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us, but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

Publicly Available Data

You agree that the information you choose to share with through this Site about you was information you authorized third party internet services providers to share through the internet with the public about you; was lawfully made available by you to a federal, state, or local agency; may be lawfully found in federal, state, or local government records; or was made available to the general public by you before you shared it through this Site. 

Collection of Your Personal Data

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your personal information by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by mail, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
    • Fill-out the “Contact Us” form on our Site;
    • Apply for employment at Dudek;
    • Request our products or services;
    • Subscribe to our services or publications;
    • Request marketing to be sent to you; or
    • Give us feedback.
  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies.
  • Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties.
  • Technical Data from the following parties:
    • Analytics providers such as Google Analytics; and
    • Search information providers such as Google. 

Use of Your Personal Data

Dudek may use the personally identifiable information you choose to submit through the Site to communicate with you about our products and services. When we collect this information, we may store it in our computer systems. Do not submit any information via this Site that you do not want us to store or use. If you do not want to submit information through this Site, call us instead.

Dudek may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Site including to monitor the usage of our Site, enable third parties or agents to help Dudek maintain our Site, analyze how users use the Site, and provide other administrative services to Dudek.
  • To identify Site usage and trends of Site usage.
  • For the performance of a contract including the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services you have purchased or of any other contract with us.
  • To contact you including to contact you by email, telephone calls, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
  • To identify leads generated from the Site.
  • To provide you with information including news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage your requests.
  • To email you, for example, we may use your personal information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you unless you have opted not to receive such information.
  • To provide service including services that you requested or asked Dudek to provide you.
  • To evaluate an applicant for employment including to obtain a background check and reference check.
  • To review customer feedback and provide you follow-up information.
  • To comply with the law or lawful orders.
  • To protect or defend Dudek’s legal rights or property.

Disclosure of Personal Data

We may share your personal data with the parties set out below to enable us to carry out the activities specified in the table above:

  • Any subsidiaries, holding companies, associated companies, or affiliates of, or companies controlled by, or under common control with, Dudek;
  • Any person or company who is acting for or on behalf of Dudek, or jointly with Dudek, such as our service providers including hosting providers, consultants, advertising and email service provider; and/or
  • Any party as ordered by a court of competent authority. For example, if we were served with a court order demanding certain customer information then we would need to disclose the information to the duly appointed officer of the court or such other persons as the court orders.

In addition, if we choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets or if we seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them, we may need to share your personal information with those other businesses. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy policy.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal information and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal information for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Marketing By Us and Third Parties

We want to provide you with choices regarding certain personal information uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.

We may use your personal information to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you.

You will receive marketing communications from us where you have purchased products or services from us as an individual customer or if you have requested information from us and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by unsubscribing from each email sent to you as part of a campaign and by making a request to unsubscribe on the “Contact Us” page at https://dudek.com/contact-us/. If you have subscribed to Dudek’s newsletter and would like to modify or cancel your subscription, please send an email to privacy@dudek.com.  Dudek will use reasonable and appropriate measure to honor your request.

Dudek may use the aggregate and non-personally identifiable information collected through the use of cookies or IP address collection to improve users’ experience on the Site. This Site may not support your browser software’s Do Not Track setting or feature. Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit Do Not Track signals that give you control over the collection and use of web browsing information. Since there are no uniform standards for such signals, Dudek does not process or respond to such signals.

Retention of Personal Data

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal information (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including personal data, is processed at Dudek’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such personal data represents your agreement to that transfer.

Dudek will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Security of Your Personal Data

Dudek uses reasonable and appropriate measures to safeguard the information you submitted to us through the Site or that Dudek received about you through the Site. You agree by using this Site that you understand that no transmission of information over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. If you do not want to transmit information to Dudek because Dudek cannot and does not guarantee it will be 100% secure during its transmission, you agree that you will not submit personally identifiable information through the Site, and you will call us instead.

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Links to Other Websites

Our Site may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children

Dudek does not target, market to, or offer its products or services to children under the age 16 who are living anywhere in the world. Dudek does not target, market to, or offer its products or services to anyone living outside the United States, which includes children under age 16. If Dudek learns a child under age 16 living in the United States or a child under age 16 living outside the United States submitted through the Site the child’s personally identifiable information without parental consent or Dudek learns it collected information about the child through the Site, Dudek will take reasonable and appropriate steps to delete it.

Assignment

If Dudek sells its assets to or is acquired by another company, or if Dudek merges with another company, you, by using this Site, authorize Dudek to assign the personally identifiable information you provided to Dudek or that Dudek collected while you used this Site.

Choice/Opt-out

Registering with the Site is voluntary. You may view most of the Site without registering or submitting your personally identifiable information through the Site. Some portions of the Site may only be available to users who have registered. If you want to stop receiving the information you requested when you registered, to update the registration information you submitted, or to correct any personally identifiable information in or remove any personally identifiable information from Dudek computer systems, send an email to privacy@dudek.com indicating your request. Dudek will use reasonable and appropriate measures to honor your request.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Dudek may change this Privacy Policy. When Dudek changes it, Dudek will revise the Privacy Policy’s effective date. If Dudek changes the Privacy Policy in a way that will decrease limitations on how Dudek may use the information it collected about you, Dudek will either send a notice email to you at the email address you provided or the email address Dudek has on file for you, or Dudek will publish a notice on the Site, or Dudek will use other reasonable and appropriate measures to notify you of the change.

Getting in Touch

This Site is operated by Dudek.

Questions Regarding Privacy

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our website and email marketing practices, please contact us in writing at: ATTN: Legal Department, Dudek, 605 Third St. Encinitas, California 92024, 800.450.1818, or email: privacy@dudek.com.