Last updated: July 2020
We take your privacy and the protection of your personal information seriously. We will only store, process, and disclose your personal information where we have your consent or a legitimate interest and in accordance with applicable law. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. We do our best to protect your privacy through the appropriate use of information security measures.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We (and our affiliates and authorized service providers) may collect, store, and use any information you provide to us if you correspond with us.
We also use outside services such as Google Analytics to gather data about our Site visitors. We may sometimes permit our authorized service providers to have access to aggregate statistics about our clients, Site traffic patterns, usage, and related information. Except where you fill out an online form, the information from your site visit does not allow us to identify you (or your household) specifically.
We may share your personal information with Exponent’s successor-in-interest, in the event of the sale, assignment, merger, or other transfer of all or a portion of Exponent or its assets to such entity (including due to a sale in connection with a bankruptcy or dissolution). We will require any such purchaser, assignee, or other successor to honor the terms of this privacy statement.
We do not allow third-parties to collect personally identifiable data about your online or mobile activities over time and across different web sites or mobile devices when you use the Site.
We also will not sell your personal information.
Where required by applicable law, we will rely on your consent for collecting your personal information.
For instance, information collected through Google Analytics is shared with Google and its partners who may combine it with other information you’ve provided to them or they’ve collected from your use of their services. This information will be stored in Google’s servers in the United States of America according to Google’s privacy practices and policies.
If you share material from the Site on social media, you are advised that we do not control how your personal information is collected, stored or used by such third-party social media platforms or websites, or to whom it is disclosed. You should review the privacy policies and settings on any social networking platform or website that you subscribe to so that you understand the information they may be collecting and sharing. If you do not want your social networking sites to share information about you, you must contact that particular social media platform website and determine whether it gives you the opportunity to opt-out of sharing such information. Exponent is not responsible for how these third-party social media platforms or websites may use information collected from or about you.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Exponent may disclose personal information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating any agreement with Exponent, or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose information in response to a subpoena, search warrant, in connection with judicial proceedings, or pursuant to court orders, legal process, or other law enforcement measures. Exponent may disclose or access personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, to establish our legal rights or to defend against legal claims, and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
RESPONSE TO “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals. Because uniform standards for “Do Not Track” signals have not yet been adopted, Exponent does not process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals.
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA) COMPLIANCE AND RELATED INFORMATION
The U.S. federal Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (“COPPA”) regulates online collection of information from persons under the age of 13. It is our policy to refrain from knowingly collecting or maintaining personally identifiable data relating to any person under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not supply any personally identifiable data through the Site. If you are under the age of 18 and have already provided personally identifiable data through the Site, please have your parent or guardian contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can remove such information from our files.
We only collect the personal information necessary to fulfill the purposes identified to you prior to or at the time of collection, or any other reasonable and legitimate purposes or as required by applicable law.
We do not use or disclose your personal information, except for the purposes for which it was collected, new purposes to which you have consented, or as required or permitted by applicable law.
We do not, as a condition of providing services to you or on your behalf, or as an administrative or management requirement, require consent to the collection, use or disclosure of personal information beyond that reasonably required for such purposes or to comply with our obligations under applicable law.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may keep a record of your personal information, including correspondence or comments, in the applicable file specific to you. We will utilize, disclose, or retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and for legal or business requirements. When personal information is retained to make a decision about you, we will retain such information for the period required in order to comply with our internal compliance and data retention policies.