HITT Contracting Inc. Website Privacy Policy

Last modified: October 13, 2021

HITT Contracting Inc., d/b/a “HITT,” a corporation headquartered in Virginia, and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“HITT,” “Americon HITT Contracting Inc.,” “ we,” “us,” or “our”) respect your privacy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit or interact with the website at www.HITT.com (our "Website") and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

PRIVACY POLICY INDEX 
•    INTRODUCTION 
•    HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION 
•    INFORMATION YOU POST
•    INFORMATION WE COLLECT THROUGH AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES  
•    HOW WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
•    DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
•    DIGITAL ADVERTISING AND ANALYTICS
•    CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
•    SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
•    CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16
•    POLICY UPDATES 
•    CONTACT INFORMATION 

INTRODUCTION
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide in connection with our Website and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On or through this Website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and us submitted through or in connection with this Website.
  • When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.
  • The online application job portal.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • Use offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by us or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries) that does not link to this policy; or 
  • Any third party (including our affiliates, subsidiaries, and other related companies), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.  See “Third-Party Links and Tools” below for more information.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding information about you and how we will treat it. By accessing or using this Website, you indicate that you have read and understand this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Policy Updates), so please check the policy periodically for updates.

HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • That identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer, household, or device ("personal information"). However, personal information does not include:
    • Publicly available information.
    • Deidentified or aggregated consumer information.
       
  • We have collected or may possibly collect the following categories of personal information from consumers:
    • Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, or other similar identifiers.
    • The Website uses “cookies” and other tracking technologies. Each time a user visits the Website, certain use and navigation information is collected by our servers. This type of tracking provides us with information such as the number, frequency, and duration of visits to each web page, which we use to better understand our audience and to improve the content and navigation features of the Website. These technologies also allow us to track new visitors to the Website, recognize return visitors, and to store your password.  See “Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Policies” and “Digital Advertising and Analytics” sections below.
    • A third-party cookie may also be placed on your computer, which will collect information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.  See the “Digital Advertising and Analytics” section below.
    • Other personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
    • Commercial information such as records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
    • Behavioral, and characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information.
    • Internet or other similar network activity such as browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
       
  • We collect the information above from the following categories of sources:
    • Directly from you when you provide it to us. For example, from forms, inquiries, surveys, or applications you complete on or about the Website; communications you send through or regarding the Website or information thereon; or through surveys we provide you. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, posting material, or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a contest, promotion or events sponsored or hosted by us, and when you report a problem with our Website.
    • Automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.  Certain of this information is used for analytics and advertising purposes.  See the “Digital Advertising and Analytics” section for more information, including information about how to opt out of these uses.
    • Indirectly from you. For example, from our business partners and/or third-party vendors observing your actions.

INFORMATION YOU POST
You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, "posted") on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, "User Contributions"). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk, so if you don’t want it to be public, please don’t post it. Although we limit access to certain pages or you may set certain privacy settings for such information by logging into your account profile, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT THROUGH AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include, for example:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. However, certain features of our Website or other services may not work optimally if you delete or disable cookies. For further details, see below, or consult the help menu in your browser. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website. 
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see “Choices About How We Use and Disclose Information About You.”
  • Web Beacons. Pages of the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

We may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU 
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, for any lawful purpose including, for example:

  • To share with our affiliates, subsidiaries, and other related companies to support our business.
  • To operate, provide, and personalize the Website and our products and services.
  • To create, maintain, customize, and secure your data with us.
  • For marketing purposes.
  • To provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses
  • To help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our Website, services, databases and other technology assets, and business.
  • For testing, research, analysis, and development, including to develop and improve our Website, products, and services.
  • To comply with applicable laws.
  • To detect and prevent fraud, security concerns, and abuse of our Website, products, and services.
  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations, to ensure compliance with any applicable laws, or to conduct internal investigations and reviews as appropriate.
  • For any other purpose in accordance with your consent or as disclosed at the time personal information is collected.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of HITT, our clients, or others, consistent with law.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. 

We may disclose personal information that we collect, or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To our subsidiaries, and other related companies.
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of  HITT’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by HITT about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you give us an email address to use the "email a friend" feature of our Website, we will transmit the contents of that email and your email address to the recipients.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information or with your consent.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.

Additional Information for California Residents:

  • This section supplements the information contained in the other sections of this Privacy Policy and applies solely to clients, visitors, users, and others who reside in the state of California (“consumers” or “you”) and for whom we have data that is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) as may be amended or supplemented from time to time. This Privacy Policy, including this additional information, is provided to comply with the CCPA and other California privacy laws. Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this section.
     
  • Where noted in this Privacy Policy, the CCPA temporarily exempts personal information reflecting a written or verbal business-to-business communication ("B2B personal information") from most of its requirements.

DIGITAL ADVERTISING AND ANALYTICS
We may partner with ad networks and other ad serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) that serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated platforms.  Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information Advertising Providers collect about your use of the Website and other sites or apps over time, including information about relationships among different browsers and devices.  This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising.

[HITT adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Principles in connection with this interest-based advertising activity.]  To opt out of these practices, you may visit the DAA Webchoices tool at www.aboutads.info/choices to learn more about this type of advertising and how to opt out of this advertising on websites by companies participating in the DAA self-regulatory program.  You can also opt out of Google ad tracking by following the instructions on this page: https://adssettings.google.com/.  

Note that electing to opt out from interest-based advertising will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications. It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests. In addition, note that if you use a different browser or device, you may need to renew your opt-out choice. 

We may also work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Website and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes.  We use Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Website and for analytics and marketing purposes.  For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use the Website, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over information about you: 

  • To remove your name from our marketing lists. You can choose to decline communications from us at the point that we request your personal information. After we have collected your personal information, you can choose to stop our communications, or stop us from sharing information about you with other companies for their marketing purposes. 
  • To stop email marketing communications. If you receive email marketing communications from us and want to opt out of receiving such communications in the future, you can click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the promotional email. If you opt out of our email marketing, we will still send you messages related to our transactions and relationship with you.
  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.  Please see “Digital Advertising and Analytics” above for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and certain analytics services without disabling or refusing cookies.

To exercise any of these options, please contact us using the contact information at the end of this Policy.

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16
Our Website is not intended for children under sixteen (16) years of age.  We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under sixteen (16).  If you are under sixteen (16), do not use or provide any information on this Website or through any of its features, register on the Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use.  

THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND TOOLS
The Website may provide links to third-party websites or apps.  We do not control the privacy practices of those websites or apps, and they are not covered by this Privacy Policy.  You should review the privacy policies of other websites or apps that you use to learn about their data practices.

The Website also includes integrated social media tools or “plug-ins,” such as links to social media pages offered on third party websites.  If you interact with these features on the Website, those companies may collect data about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such data with the general public.  

Your interactions with third-party companies and your use of their features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide those features.  We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any accounts you create and use.

POLICY UPDATES 
HITT reserves the right to modify the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time and in our sole discretion. When we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the updated notice on the Website and update the notice’s effective date.  We encourage you to visit this page periodically to learn of any updates.  Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions or comments about this notice, the ways in which HITT collects and uses information about you described here, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under applicable law, please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@hitt-gc.com or (703) 546-9000.