Effective Date: 05/08/2020

Introduction 

Valley Construction Co. / Valley Group Inc. (“The Companies”, “we”, “us”, “our”, “our companies”) is committed to respecting the privacy of our users and to protecting the information you provide to us. This privacy notice applies to information about you which is obtained through www.valleyconstruction.com (the “Website”).  This notice describes how we may collect, use, and disclose such information; the choices available to you regarding our use of your information; how we safeguard the information we collect; and how to contact us with any questions regarding our privacy practices. By accessing or otherwise using the Website, you agree to the collection, use, disclosure practices and other activities as described in this policy.  

Information We Collect 

In order to provide you with information about our services and respond to your inquiries, we may ask you to provide certain information to us. Personal information that you submit through the Website may include contact information, such as your name, email address, company name, postal address, and phone number. To the extent such functionality exists on the Website, we may also collect account and login information, such as your username, password, security questions, and basic details about your account. Some forms on the Website may require you to provide certain information in order to submit the form. You may elect to not provide this information but doing so may prevent you from using or accessing certain features. Our Companies collect the aforementioned personal information from you so that we can serve you better, and so that we can provide you with certain offerings and functionality. For example, we may ask you to provide certain personal information when you wish to have us bid a project, request guidance, or submit an inquiry.

Information Automatically Collected

Our Companies may also automatically collect certain information about you when you access or use the Website (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include your device identifier, IP address, browser type, operating system, and other information regarding your use of the Website. We use Usage Information to assess the quality and performance of our website platform, conduct internal debugging and troubleshooting, and to tailor our marketing efforts. We may obtain this Usage Information through the following means:

  • Log information. Log information is data about your use of the Website, such as IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data. Log information may be stored in log files.

Web Beacons (“Tracking Pixels”)

Web beacons are small graphic images, also known as “internet tags” or “clear gifs,” embedded in web pages. Web beacons may be used, without limitation, to count the number of visitors to the Website, to monitor how users navigate the Website, and to count content views.

Embedded Scripts

An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website. It is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from our web server, or from a third party with which we work, and is active only while you are connected to the Website. It is deleted or deactivated once you are no longer connected. Our Companies may use Google Analytics, New Relic, and/or other embedded scripts on its site.

Information Obtained from Third Parties 

In addition to the above, we may receive information about you from service providers, business partners or other third parties. For example, we may receive your resume and other application information from entities such as LinkedIn, Monster, Facebook, or other job boards or job posting aggregates. We may also use outside vendors to help us collect the information described above.  

How We Use Your Information

Our Companies may use information about you for any purpose not inconsistent with this privacy notice or our statements at the point of collection, and not prohibited by applicable law. Such uses may include, without limitation: (1) to provide you with information or process transactions that you have requested or agreed to receive, including quotes or bids; (2) to enable you to participate in a variety of the Website’s features including online promotions; (3) to manage and administer the Website; (4) to improve the Website or create new service offerings; (5) to contact you with regard to your use of any of our services; (6) to prevent unauthorized, improper or illegal activities on the Website; (7) for internal business purposes.

Advertising & Analytics

We also use Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, or similar tools to help us analyze and assess user interaction with the Website. These analytics services may use cookies and other Tracking Technologies to gather and associate information. Information collected or generated by these services (e.g., your IP address and other Usage Information) may be transmitted to and stored by these service providers, who may in turn use this information for purposes such as: evaluating your use of the Website, compiling statistical reports on the Website’s activity and performance, and helping us place advertisements for services or placements that may interest you.

Other Necessary Circumstances 

We may also disclose your personal information if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary and/or appropriate in the following circumstances:

  • To comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or court orders served on us;
  • To respond to requests from government agencies, including law enforcement authorities;
  • In connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is or may be illegal, or which may expose us, our service or content providers, or you to possible legal liability;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our terms of use, user agreements, applicable terms or policies; or
  • To protect the rights, property, life, health, security, or safety of Our Companies, the Website, users of the Websites, or any Company affiliate or third party.

Your browser settings may also allow you to transmit a “Do Not Track” signal when you visit various websites. Like many websites, this Website is not configured to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from browsers. To learn more about “Do Not Track” signals, please click here.

Analytics and Interest-Based Advertising.  You may exercise certain choices regarding the use of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page, or downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. 

Security

Our Companies take reasonable measures to protect your information from loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Our secure server uses industry-standard antivirus, threat detection, and firewall technology to keep your personal information private. However, our Companies cannot guarantee “perfect security” and cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or others through the Website. Such information is transmitted at your own risk and you do so openly and freely.

Children’s Privacy Rights

The Website is not intended for, nor targeted to, children under 13. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect information from children under 13. If we learn that we have received information directly from a child who is under the age of 13, we will delete the information in accordance with applicable law.

International Users

If you are visiting the Website from outside the United States, please be aware that Our Companies are based in the U.S. and the information we collect will be transferred to, processed, and stored on our servers in the United States. The data protection laws and regulations applicable to your personal data transferred to the United States may be different from the laws in your country of residence.

Amendments

Our Companies reserve the right to change this privacy notice at any time. The revised notice will be effective at the time of posting to the Website. The terms of this privacy notice are incorporated by reference into this Website’s Terms of Use, and are subject to those terms, conditions, and limitations stated therein. 

Questions and Concerns 

If you have questions regarding this policy, or if you believe that Valley Construction Co. / Valley Group Inc.,  has handled your personal information in a manner that does not comply with this policy, please notify us by phone at 1-309-787-0292 or in writing at: 3610-78th Ave West, Rock Island, Illinois. 61204