Privacy Policy

This was last updated on July 26, 2016.

This Privacy Policy, along with the Terms of Service (‘Terms of Service and/or ‘Terms‘ contain the legal terms and conditions that govern your use of and access to c3backflow.com and, any related sites (the ‘Site‘) contain capitalized defined terms within the Terms that may also be used within this Privacy Policy as defined terms. Please review the Terms of Service carefully.

Cross Connection Control, Inc. (‘Cross Connection Control‘, ‘C3backflow‘, ‘we‘, ‘our‘, or ‘us‘) is committed to protecting your (‘you‘, ‘your, or ‘ yourself‘) privacy. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe to you our practices regarding the Application Data and Personal Data (each as defined below) that we collect from users of our website (located at c3backflow.com), the Cross Connection Control products (the ‘Products‘), or related Services. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and considered a part of, the Cross Connection Control Terms of Service, currently located at https://c3backflow.com/terms

This Privacy Policy covers our collection, use and disclosure of information we collect through our website c3backflow.com, as well as all subdomains of c3backflow.com. The use of information collected through our Service shall be limited to the purpose of providing the Service for which a Client has engaged Cross Connection Control.

User Consent

By submitting or making available Application Data or Personal Data through our website, Products, or related Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the processing of your Application Data and Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Your Personal Data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent than the laws in your country.

Information We Collect About You

A Note About Children

We do not intentionally gather Personal Data about visitors who are under the age of 13.

Types of Data We Collect

Cross Connection Control collects Personal Data and Anonymous Data from you when you visit our Site, when you send us information or communications, and/or when you download and use our Products. ‘Personal Data‘ means data that allows someone to identify or contact you including, for example, your name, phone number, zip code, and e-mail address. ‘Anonymous Data‘ means data about you that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data (but does not include Application Data, which is covered later in this Privacy Policy); Anonymous Data does not permit the identification of individual persons. We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data, as described below.

Personal Data You Provide to Us

We collect Personal Data from you, such as first and last name, phone number, zip code, e-mail, professional title, company name, and password, when you purchase Products, register to receive information, or post a comment on our blog. In addition, we (or our third-party credit card or payment processor on our behalf) will collect Personal Data including your credit card number or account information when you purchase Products or Services on our website. We also retain information on your behalf, such as the Personal Data described above and any correspondence or blog comments. If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail (e.g., in response to an employment opportunity posted on our website), we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply, and any information that you submit to us, such as a resume. When you participate in one of our surveys, we may collect additional profile information such as your name, phone number, address, and e-mail address. When you post comments on our blog, the information contained in your posting will be stored on our servers and other users will be able to see it. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at info@c3backflow.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. We also collect other types of Personal Data that you provide to us voluntarily, such as operating system and version, information about your browser and operating environment, and other requested information if you contact us via e-mail regarding support for the Products). We may also collect Personal Data at other points in our website that state that Personal Data is being collected.

Personal Data Collected via Technology

To make our website, Products, and related Services more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third-party service provider) collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data from you, such as browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (‘IP‘) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit. We may also use certain technologies such as Cookies (as defined below), HTML5 Storage, web beacons, JavaScript, and e-tags, and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (‘URL‘) to:

  • gather information about the date and time of your visit and about the solutions and information for which you searched or which you may have viewed;
  • analyze trends;
  • administer the website;
  • gather information about users’ movements around the website; and
  • gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Like most Internet services, we automatically gather data about you or your device and store it in log files each time you visit our website or access your account on our network.

Cookies‘ are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer hard drive or in device memory. We link the information we store in Cookies to the personally identifiable information you submit while on our Site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our website. Your Web browser may allow you to delete, block or otherwise disable the use of Cookies or HTML5. If you choose to disable Cookies, some areas of our website may not work properly.

Our partners, affiliates and other service providers may use Cookies and other technologies to improve the quality of your experience when you interact with our website, Products, and related Services and to deliver or target advertising. We may receive reports based on the use of certain technologies by these companies on an individual and aggregated basis.

We may use Cookies and other technologies in our HTML-based emails to inform us which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

Third parties, with whom we may partner, may use local shared objects, known as Flash cookies, to collect and store information.

Personal Data Collected by Third Parties

We may receive Personal Data about you from other sources like telephone or fax, from companies that provide our Products or Services by way of a co-branded or private-labeled website, companies that offer their products and/or services on our website, or companies that provide services (such as payment processing services) in connection with our website (‘Partner Companies‘). Our Partner Companies may supply us with Personal Data, such as your name and e-mail and mailing address information, in order to help us establish the account or fulfill orders.

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Privacy Policy, only Cross Connection Control collects Personal Data through our website, Products, or the related Services provided solely by Cross Connection Control. This Privacy Policy applies only to the use and disclosure of Personal Data that we collect while you use our website, Products, or related Services.

Our provision of a link to any other website or location is for your convenience, and does not signify our endorsement of such other website or location or its contents. When you click on such a link, you will leave our Site and go to another site. During this process, a third party may collect Personal Data or Anonymous Data from you.

We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for these outside websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or content, or to any collection of data after you click on a link to a third party. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Web site you visit.

Use of Your Personal Data

In general, Personal Data you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. Cross Connection Control uses your Personal Data in the following ways:

  • To facilitate the creation of and secure your account on our network;
  • Identify you as a user in our system;
  • Provide improved administration of our website, Products, and related Services;
  • Improve the quality of experience when you interact with our website, Products, and related Services;
  • Send you a welcome e-mail to verify ownership of the e-mail address provided when your account was created;
  • Send you administrative e-mail notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories;
  • Respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests;
  • Send promotional communications;
  • Provide you with hardcopy or electronic newsletters, or surveys;
  • Send upgrades and special offers related to our Products and related Services and for other marketing purposes of Cross Connection Control, should you request to receive such communications from us; and
  • Make telephone calls to you, from time to time, as a part of secondary fraud protection or to solicit your feedback.

We may create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as your name) that make the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Products and Services and improve Site navigation. Cross Connection Control reserves the right to use for other purposes and to disclose Anonymous Data to third parties in its discretion.

If you provide feedback on any of our Products or related Services to us, we may use such feedback for any purpose, provided we will not associate such feedback with your Application Data or your Personal Data. Cross Connection Control will collect any information contained in such communication and will treat the Application Data and Personal Data in such communication in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

We may share your Personal Data with third parties to provide technical support or to provide specific Services, such as hosting of your applications, communicating with you via live chat software, or payment processing for purchases.

Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Data (as described below), Cross Connection Control may disclose Personal Data if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (i) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Cross Connection Control; or (ii) protect or defend the rights or property of Cross Connection Control or users of the Products or related Services.

If Cross Connection Control is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, share, or rent the Personal Data collected from our Services to third parties other than as outlined in this Privacy Policy. You expressly consent to the sharing of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.

Mobile Application

When you use our Cross Connection Control mobile application, we collect location-based information for immediate usage at your request – i.e. to determine your location relative to nearby customers. We send push notifications to alert you of new activity on Cross Connection Control. If you no longer wish to receive such push communications, please turn them off at the device level.

Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Data

We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Data. We will periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails that directly promote the use of our Site or the purchase of our Products or Services. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below). Should you decide to opt-out of receiving future mailings, we may share your e-mail address with third parties to ensure that you do not receive further communications from third parties. Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you notices of any updates to our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy.

You may change any of your Personal Data in your account by editing your profile within the registration portion of our website or by sending an e-mail to us at support@c3backflow.com. You may request deletion of your account information by us by sending an email to support@c3backflow.combut please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). We will respond to access to Personal Data within thirty (30) days. When we delete account information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We will otherwise retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services as well as is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Testimonials

We post Client testimonials on our website which may contain personally identifiable information. Should we use your testimonial, we will obtain your consent (via email) to post your name along with your testimonial. If you want your testimonial removed, please contact us at info@c3backflow.com

Social Media Features and Widgets

Our website includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the ‘Share this’ button or interactive mini-programs that run on our Site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Site, and may set a Cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Information Related to Data Collected for our Clients

Cross Connection Control collects information under the direction of its Clients, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. Cross Connection Control works with its Clients to help them provide notice to their customers concerning the purpose for which personal information is collected.

We collect personally identifiable information such as first and last name, phone number, zip code, e-mail address, address, and password from our Clients customers.

Choice

We collect information for our Clients. If you are a customer of one of our Clients and would no longer like to be contacted by one of our Clients that use our service, please directly contact the Client with whom you interact. If you are our Client and would like to update your account please email us at support@c3backflow.com

Access to Data Controlled by our Clients

Cross Connection Control has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes nor does it store the information provided to the Client. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to the Cross Connection Control’s Client (the data controller). If the Client requests Cross Connection Control to remove the data, we will respond to their request within thirty (30) business days.

Types of Application Data We Collect

Cross Connection Control collects Application Data when you use our Products. ‘Application Data‘ means data you have entered in to our applications to perform your work. This is generally data related to your customers, their backflow devices & the tests performed on them as well as related information.

Use of Your Application Data

Application Data we collect is primarily used to provide you with backflow testing information & related reporting & workflow for the account user. It is also used by Cross Connection Control personnel to answer questions that Clients may have about their account and to develop and improve our Products. Cross Connection Control may also aggregate Application Data across multiple accounts and use this data to create and publish industry benchmarks or comparative application metrics.

Disclosure of Your Application Data

We may share your Application Data with third parties to provide technical support or to provide specific Services, such as hosting of your applications.

We may enter into agreements with Partner Companies such as hosting companies or other services providers. A Partner Company may want access to Application Data that we collect from its clients. As a result, we may provide your Application Data to a Partner Company on a confidential basis in order assist the Partner Company in providing customer support. Because we do not control the privacy practices of our Partner Companies, you should read and understand their privacy policies.

Cross Connection Control may disclose Application Data if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (i) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Cross Connection Control; or (ii) protect or defend the rights or property of Cross Connection Control or users of the Products or related Services.

If another company acquires our company or our assets, that company will possess the Application Data collected by it and us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Application Data as described in this Privacy Policy.

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not disclose the Application Data collected from our Services to third parties without consent from you. You expressly consent to the sharing of your Application Data as described in this Privacy Policy.

Security of Your Application and Personal Data

Cross Connection Control is committed to protecting the security of your Application Data and Personal Data. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Application Data and Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our website, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology ( strong ‘SSL’) We also require you to enter a password to access your account information. Please do not disclose your account password tounauthorized people. Despite these measures, you should know that Cross Connection Control cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with Application Data and Personal Data and mistakes and security breaches may happen. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us at the information below.

Contact Information

Cross Connection Control welcomes your comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy. Please e-mail us at info@c3backflow.com or contact us at the following address:

Cross Connection Control, Inc.
Attn: Legal Department
PO Box 24746
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and when revised, we will update the ‘Last Updated‘ at the top of the Privacy Policy. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your Application Data and Personal Data, we will notify you by sending you an e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our website. Any material changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon the earlier of (i) thirty (30) calendar days following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you of the changes, (ii) thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our Site, or (iii) the date that you accept the changes (e.g., by clicking an ‘I Accept’ button or similar means). These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our website, Products or related Services. Please note that at all times you are responsible for updating your Personal Data to provide us with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice. In any event, changes to this Privacy Policy may affect our use of Application Data or Personal Data that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your Application Data or Personal Data, you must notify us prior to the effective date of the changes that you wish to deactivate your account with us. Continued use of our website, Products, or related Services, following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.