California Online Privacy Policy

Dudek (referred to herein as “Dudek,” “Company,” “we”, “us”, or “our”) has developed this Privacy Policy out of respect for the privacy of our clients and visitors to our website. This policy describes the personal information we collect, use, and disclose about individual consumers and website visitors who are California residents. This policy applies only to California residents who are natural persons; it does not apply to any entities (whether business, non-profit or governmental) or to any person who is not a California resident. For California residents, this policy supplements and modifies, but does not replace, our general Privacy Policy, which can be accessed here.

Whenever you visit our website, we will collect some information from you automatically simply by you visiting and navigating through this site, and some voluntarily when you submit information using a form on the website, request information, or use any of the other interactive portions of our website. Through this website, we will collect information that can identify you and/or your activity.

Whenever you communicate, interact or do business with us, whether online or at a Company location, we may be collecting personal information from you or about you in the course of our interaction or dealings with you.

The Company may collect the following categories of personal information about you based on your specific transactions and interactions with the Company or our website. We identify categories of information and examples of each category, the business purposes for which we use the information, the categories of sources from which the information is collected, and the categories of third parties with whom we have shared the information in the last 12 months.

Categories of Personal Information We Collect

Depending on the nature of your relationship with us, we may collect the following categories, of personal information about you, including:

  • 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.

Business Purposes We Collect Personal Information

Depending on your relationship with us, we may use information about you for our business purposes, including:

  • 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 or services you have purchased or of any other contract with us.
  • To contact you including to contact you by email, telephone calls, SMS, 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.

Categories of Sources From Which We Receive Personal Information

We receive personal information from sources including:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your personal information by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, 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.

Categories of Third Parties to Whom Personal Information Was Disclosed in the Last 12 Months

We do not share this information with any third party, unless required to do so by law or government agency or for the purpose of defending or prosecuting legal claims.

  • 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 the Dudek, or jointly with the Dudek, such as our service providers including hosting providers, consultants, advertising and email service provider;
  • 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.

Do we sell any of your personal information?

The Company does NOT and will not sell your personal information, including the data of any minors. We do not sell or otherwise trade the personal information that we collect from our site visitors at any point or under any circumstance.

Third-Party vendors

The Company may use other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include administering e-mail services and running special promotions. Such parties only have access to the personal information needed to perform these functions and may not use or store the information for any other purpose. Subscribers or site visitors will never receive unsolicited e-mail messages from vendors working on our behalf.

Business Transfers

In the event the Company sells or transfers a particular portion of its business assets, consumer information may be one of the business assets transferred as part of the transaction. If substantially all of the assets of the Company are acquired, consumer information may be transferred as part of the acquisition.

Compliance with Law/Safety:

The Company may disclose specific personal information based on a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with or conform to the law or that such disclosure is necessary to protect the users of our Website, the site itself, or the public.

Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Cookies are small files that a website may transfer to a user’s computer that reside there for either the duration of the browsing session (session cookies) or on a permanent (until deleted) basis (persistent cookies) that may be used to identify a user, a user’s machine, or a user’s behavior. We make use of cookies under the following circumstances and for the following reasons:

  • Compile data about site traffic to offer a better website experience
  • Understand and save visitor preferences for future visits

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set if they do not want web services to collect information about their online activity. However, there is currently no universal standard for sending and receiving DNT signals. Due to this lack of universal standard, it would be impossible for us to promise that we comply with all known and unknown DNT standards.

Therefore, we do not respond to DNT signals or other mechanisms that provide a choice regarding the collection of personal information about activities over time and across different websites or online services. If a universal standard for DNT becomes available, we may revisit our DNT Policy.

External Links

Our website contain links to other sites. The Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. To help ensure the protection of your privacy, we recommend that you review the privacy policy of any site you visit via a link from our website.

Children under the Age of 16

Our website is not intended for children under 16 years of age. No one under age 16 may provide any personal information on the website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on our website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at the email address below.

How We Protect the Information that We Collect

The protection of the information that we collect about visitors to this website is of the utmost importance to us and we take every reasonable measure to ensure that protection, including:

  • We keep automatically collected data and voluntarily collected data separate at all times.
  • We use commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems.
  • We restrict access to private information to those who need such access in the course of their duties for us.

Your Rights as a California Consumer

If you are a California resident, you have the following rights:

  • Right to Know. The right to request, up to 2 times in a 12-month period, that we identify to you (1) the categories of personal information we have collected, disclosed or sold about you in the last 12 months, (2) the categories of sources from which the personal information was collected, (3) the business purpose for which we use this information, and (4) the categories of third parties with whom we share or have shared your personal information in the last 12 months;
  • Right to Access. The right to request, up to 2 times in a 12-month period, that we provide you access to or disclose to you, free of charge, the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you in the last 12 months;
  • Right to Delete. The right to request, up to 2 times in a 12-month period, that we delete personal information that we collected from you, subject to certain exceptions;
  • The right to designate an authorized agent to submit one of the above requests on your behalf; and
  • The right to not be discriminated against for exercising any of the above rights.
You can submit any of the above 4 types of consumer requests by any of the 3 options below:
  • Submit an online request on our website here.
  • Call our privacy toll-free line at 800.450.1818.
  • Visit one of our Company locations to complete a paper form, which can be requested at the reception/front desk.
How we will verify that it is really you submitting the request

When you submit a Right to Know, Right to Access, or Right to Delete consumer request through one of the methods provided above, we will ask you to provide some information in order to verify your identity and respond to your request. Specifically, we will ask you to verify information that can be used to link your identity to particular records in our possession, which depends on the nature of your relationship and interaction with us. For example, we may need you to provide your name, address, email, phone number, last 4 digits of your SSN and your date of birth. In addition, our third-party identity verification provider will require your authorization to access your credit report. If your sole interaction with us was as a website visitor, then in order to verify your identify, we will need to ask you to provide your name, email, phone number, IP address, device ID, browser ID, and/or cookie ID.

Responding to your Right to Know, Right to Access, and Right to Delete requests

We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 45 days or 90 days total from the date we receive your request), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding our receipt of your verifiable consumer request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

Responding to your consumer request to opt-out of the sale of your personal information

We will act upon a verifiable consumer request to opt-out within fifteen (15) days of its receipt. We will notify all third parties to whom we have sold personal information (if any) within 90 days of our receipt of your request that you have exercised your right to opt-out and instruct them not to further sell the information. We will notify you when this has been completed by mail or electronically, at your option.

A request to opt-out need not be a verifiable consumer request. However, we may deny a request to opt-out if we have a good faith, reasonable, and documented belief that a request to opt-out is fraudulent. If we deny your request to opt-out, we shall inform you of our decision not to comply and provide an explanation as to why we believe the request is fraudulent.

How to authorize an agent to act on your behalf

You can authorize someone else as an Authorized Agent who can submit a consumer request on your behalf. To do so, you must either (a) execute a valid, verifiable, and notarized Power of Attorney or (b) provide other written authorization that we can then verify. When we receive a consumer request submitted on your behalf by an Authorized Agent, that person will be asked to provide written proof that they have your permission to act on your behalf, and we will also contact you and ask you for information to verify your own identity directly with us and not through your Authorized Agent.

California Shine The Light Law

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our website visitors who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, details about their personal information (if any) that we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to: ATTN: Legal Dept., Dudek, 605 3rd St. Encinitas, California 92024.

Consumers with disabilities

This policy is in a form that is accessible to consumers with disabilities.

Consent to Terms and Conditions

By using this website, you consent to all Terms and Conditions expressed in this Privacy Policy.

Changes

From time to time we may modify and/or update this Privacy Policy and so we encourage you to check back on a regular basis to determine if any changes have been made.  **This policy was last updated May 4, 2021. 

Questions about the Policy

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, contact privacy@dudek.com or call 800.450.1818.