Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Environmental Data Resources, Inc.’s (“EDR”) Web site.  EDR is committed to protecting your privacy, and the following Privacy Policy is intended to explain our information collection and dissemination practices in connection our Web sites (“Sites”), including www.edrnet.com, www.parcelplatform.com, www.environmentalissuesreport.com and www.briki.com.

By using any of our Sites, you agree to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, then please do not use a Site or such publications.

BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO OUR COLLECTION, USE AND MAINTENANCE OF YOUR INFORMATION. 

If you have comments, concerns, or questions regarding this Privacy Policy, or would like to be removed from any of our lists, please contact EDR:privacy@edrnet.com

Information Collection and Use

EDR is the sole owner of any information we collect about visitors to our Sites.

EDR uses contact and other information voluntarily given by our users or obtained through Site tracking to enhance user experience on our Sites by personalizing the experience. Information is also requested and used for the purpose of filling orders, enabling attendance at our events, providing newsletters/alerts, and fulfilling other requests. In addition, we may use the information to identify and contact you regarding potential services that we feel will be of interest to you or provide you with information and promotional materials and offers from our company as well as from our affiliates, other related companies, marketing partners and other third parties. We also use the information gained to plan future content based on users' interests and our assessment of important trends and issues in the industries we serve. The information gained may also be used to help us plan other EDR services as well as future events.

If you provide information to us about the company you work for, we will assume that such information is accurate and that you have the authority to provide such information.

We may also collect contact and other information from you if you:  (1) participate in one of our contests or sweepstakes; (2) order from us; (3) take part in one of our surveys; (4) contact us; (5) register for any of our events (webcasts, seminars, etc.), or (6) otherwise voluntarily submit information to us, including in our online communities or Interactive Areas.

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily upload or submit for posting to a Site or any Interactive Areas (including your name and information in your blogs or in any Interactive Area, biographies, professional information, business information, photos, videos, ratings, reviews and comments) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.  It may also be available to third party search engines. 

In addition, we may from time to time use software that uses your IP address to determine roughly where you are located, so that we can deliver advertisements to you, while you are on the Site, based on your location and therefore as relevant to you as possible. 

From time to time, EDR will share aggregated demographic information and user data with our partners. This data/information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

In the event that we engage or partner with third party vendors, consultants or other service providers in connection with the operation of the Site and our business ("Service Providers"), we may share personal information with such Service Providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. For example, we may use credit card processing or verification service companies to verify credit card information. In addition, we may offer various features through a third party service provider.  When you use these services, you are providing information directly to the provider of these services, and the provision of such information is subject to such party's own privacy policy. We are not responsible for any information you provide to these parties directly, and we encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing information directly to such third parties with which you come into contact.

In addition, we may disclose the information collected from and about you as follows:  (1) to our affiliated companies; (2) as necessary, if we believe that there has been a violation of our Site Terms and Conditions or of our rights or the rights of any third party; (3) to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law; and (4) as disclosed to you at the point of collection.  In addition, if our company or substantially all of its assets are acquired, your personal information may be one of the transferred assets.

Registration and Information Requests

To use certain portions of our Sites and to access certain requested content and information, a user must first complete registration and request forms. During registration and requests, users are required to give their contact information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is used to provide the user with a more personalized online experience, to process requests and orders, to track preferences and topics of interest, and to contact the user about products and services on our Site for which interest has been expressed.

Orders

We request information from the user on our order form. Here, a user may be required to provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer orders. If we have problems processing an order, this information is used to contact the user. Credit card data is only used to complete a credit card transaction, and is never stored in our databases, unless you opt-in to have EDR store your credit card data for future user or company orders.

Log Files

Like most Web sites, we also collect certain anonymous information from you while you are visiting our Site.  This may include the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the browser software you use and your operating system, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our Site.  Additionally, we may collect information detailing which pages you visited on the Site and how you got there.  This information is collected in the aggregate and is used only to provide us with a statistical overview of our Site usage.  We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user movement, personalize the user experience, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This data may be linked to personally identifiable information for these purposes.

About Cookies

We use cookies to collect the non-personal information described above.  A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a Web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each Web site can send its own cookies to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Choices About Cookies

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to use all parts of EDR's Sites, and you will not be able to take full advantage of all offerings.

EDR's Practices Regarding Cookies

EDR uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:

  • Access your information when you visit our Sites, so we can provide you with customized experiences and content
  • Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using EDR's services - for example, the items in your shopping cart or
         topical interests
  • Display the most appropriate content and messages, based on your defined preferences, interests, and activity with EDR
  • Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic

    Other Companies' Cookies on EDR Web Sites

    We may also use third parties to serve ads on the Site, provide certain functionalities (such as maps), or to collect, track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from users, such as the user's browser type, operating system, browsing behavior and demographic information. These third parties may collect personal information from you in connection with the services they provide and may place cookies, web beacons or other devices on your computer to collect nonpersonal information which may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and visitation of our Site and the other sites tracked by these third parties. We are not responsible for, and do not control, any actions or policies of any third party service providers.  Other companies' use of such data, cookies, web beacons or other devices is subject to their own privacy policies, not the EDR Privacy Policy. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies, web beacons or other devices; in addition, we do not monitor or control the content of other companies' privacy policies, nor do we monitor or control their compliance with such policies.


    Links

    Our Sites may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that EDR is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each Web site they visit that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by EDR Sites.

    E-Mail Newsletters and Alerts

    If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletters and alerts, we ask for contact information such as e-mail address. Each issue of all EDR e-mail newsletters includes clear and simple instructions to unsubscribe.

    Security

    As part of EDR’s pledge to protect your privacy, we have implemented technologies and security policies to protect the stored personal data of our users from unauthorized access.  We cannot, however, guarantee that such technologies and policies will be effective, which you should consider when disclosing information to us through EDR’s Sites.

    Site and Service Updates

    We occasionally send customers and users Site and service announcement updates. Customers are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the services which they have purchased. We communicate with users via e-mail, mail or phone to provide requested services and to make them aware of issues relating to their account.

      

    Correcting/Updating/Accessing Personal Information

    If a user wishes to access or change personally identifiable information (such as ZIP code or e-mail address), or if a user no longer desires EDR services or communications, we will endeavor to provide a way to access, correct, update, or remove that user's personal data provided to us. Please e-mail privacy@edrnet.com

    Choice/Opt-Out

    If you no longer wish to receive our newsletters and other types of e-mail communications, you may opt out of receiving these communications by following the unsubscribe instructions found on every newsletter and mass e-mail communication or by logging into your account and editing your profile.

    Children

    We do not direct the Site to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under thirteen.

    Consent to Processing

    If you should use the Site outside of the United States, by providing any personal information to us, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer of such personal information to, and the collection and processing of such personal information in, the United States and other countries or territories. Your personal information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States. The laws on holding personal information in the United States may vary and be less stringent than laws of your state or country.


    Notification of Changes

    We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a revised Privacy Policy on the Site and indicating on the Privacy Policy the date it was last updated. Your use of the Site following the posting of such changes or revised statement shall constitute your acceptance of any such changes. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy whenever you visit our Site to determine if any changes have been made and to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.