The following policy describes the kind of information that we collect, secure, and use via makingpublicworks.com (this Site). The use of personal information collected through this Site is limited to two purposes: providing a service to you and others who visit this Site (Visitors); and providing a service to individuals or organizations who have engaged Public Works (Clients).
This policy was last updated on November 28, 2023.
The type of information we collect from you depends on how you use this Site. Generally, when using this Site, we may collect personal information in two ways: (a) you provide it to us or (b) it is collected automatically.
We only collect the minimum amount of Personal Information about you that we consider necessary for achieving the above purposes.
Non-identifying Information Information that does not identify you (“Non-Identifying Information”) could be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers (like, for example, combining your first name with your last name) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other Non-Identifying Information (like, for example, your country and gender). We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other Visitors to this Site in an effort to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of this Site, and to analyze and understand how this Site is used.
In general, Public Works will gather some technical information automatically to improve this Site's performance on your browser. This information includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, referring and exit pages, the files viewed on this Site, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. Public Works gathers this information using third-party services like Google Analytics for the purpose of monitoring website performance and determining customer service and Site needs. Please visit the privacy policies of these third parties to learn about their privacy practices and your opt-out choices.
We use two types of cookies. Strictly-necessary cookies are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. Performance cookies allow us to count the number of Visitors to our Site and to see how Visitors move around our Site. This helps us to improve the way our Site works by ensuring, for example, you find what you are looking for easily.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. Soon you will be able to set your cookie preferences in the banner of this Site. In the meantime, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on this Site. For more information on how to do this and how to change your browser settings, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Log Data Upon visiting this Site, we automatically track certain information that your browser sends us (“log data”) – including the URL that you just came from, which URL you go to next, access times and dates, your computer browser information, your IP address, and other statistics. We use Log Data to monitor and analyze the use of the services on this Site; to increase this Site's functionality and friendliness; and to better tailor this Site to your needs.
We are committed to the security of Personal Information. We take appropriate security measures to limit abuse of and unauthorized access to Personal Information. This ensures that only the necessary persons have access to your data, that access to the data is protected, and that our security measures are regularly reviewed. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. So, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may share data collected on this Site to show you and others personalized advertisements on third-party websites and online services such as Facebook (Meta), Google, and LinkedIn. Some of these advertisements may be for Public Works services and other ads may be to recruit survey participants and feedback providers. You may be able to opt out of receiving personalized advertisements from online services such as Facebook (Meta). However, when you opt out of personalized advertising, you may continue to see online advertising from Public Works. For more information on Facebook ads, please visit https://www.facebook.com/about/ads. This does not affect your rights to Personal Information deletion, removal, or amendment under applicable law.
If you have consented, we store your data until you revoke your consent; if we need the data for the execution of a contract, for as long as the contractual relationship with you exists; if we use the data on the basis of a legitimate interest, for as long as your interest in deletion or anonymization does not outweigh the need for the data; insofar as statutory storage obligations exist, until the end of the statutory retention period.