From time to time, we may use your information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our Policy. If our information practices do change materially, we will post the changes to our Site and revise our Policy accordingly. In addition, if we have collected personally identifying information from you, we will notify you and secure your consent before using your personal information in new ways.
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect personal information you choose to provide to us in connection with your activities researching plumbers on the Site, such as finding a local plumber or plumbers, scheduling a plumbing service, finding local plumber coupons, and providing service feedback on your most recent plumbing contractor visit. This information may include your name, email and postal address, phone number, and the like. If you make purchases, it will also include credit card information, collected by a third-party credit card processor. If you are seeking plumbing job opportunities through the Site, we may also collect your contact information and job experience to consider your job application. Successful candidates may be required to possess a valid driver’s license and pass pre-employment drug screening and background checks, including driving record and criminal history before confirmation of hiring. Optional information about gender, race, disability, and so on: this information is collected through a third-party tool.
Other User Information We Collect:
In addition, for each visitor to our Site, we automatically collect certain other potentially identifying information and store it in log files. This information includes (as applicable) browser type and version, operating system and network, referring/exit pages, date/time stamp, whether you are a new or returning visitor, and frequency of visits. We collect and store this information only in aggregate, or combined, form; we do not connect it to an individual user’s personal information.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored in a user’s computer that recognizes your IP address for record-keeping purposes. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Plumber site. Session cookies also record session information, such as which web pages a user has visited, and to track user activity on our Site. Cookies will expire when browser cache is cleared.
Our ad partners also place cookies on your computer as you browse our Commercial Plumbing Site, advertising cookies will be placed on your computer to help us understand what products and services you are interested in. When you visit other sites, our display advertising partners let us show you retargeting advertising based on your interaction with our residential plumbing & commercial plumbing Site. In addition, we may show you ads of other plumbing companies or companies on our Plumbers Site, based on your activities on other plumber sites. Our ad partners do not collect any other personal information from your visit.
Portions of our Commercial Plumber Site may contain tracking technologies implemented by our contractors or franchisees, including cookies, web beacons, Facebook Pixel, or similar future technologies, to track user activity on our Commercial Plumber Site in connection with their marketing initiatives and other business activities. Any Commercial plumbing or plumber data collected via these technologies is collected directly by the applicable contractor or franchisee and is subject to their separate privacy practices as described in “Information about Independent Franchisees’ and Contractors’ Sites” below.
You can reject cookies through your browser. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some of the areas of our Commercial Plumbers Site will be limited.
To determine how many users visit our Plumbing Site, how often they visit the Plumbing Site, and to better understand the areas of greatest interest to our visitors, we use a tool called “Google Analytics” to compile this information for us. As a result of your visit to our Plumbing Site, Google may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address and clickstream information, and e-schedule order numbers. We do not combine the information collected using analytics tools with personally identifiable information. For more information about the analytics company’s ability to use and share information about your visits to this Plumbing Site, see https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
“Do Not Track” Signals:
We do not currently have the capability to recognize browser “Do Not Track” signals. We adhere to the standards set forth in this Policy.
How Do We use, and Share the Plumbing Information We Collect?
We store and process your personal information to process and fulfill orders, to provide locally relevant information, to assist with our recruitment efforts, to respond to inquiries, and to provide other services through the Site. We may also send you information we believe will be of interest to you. You can opt out of email correspondence at any time by using the unsubscribe mechanism in any email from us; however, we may still send you emails to facilitate agreed-upon transactions.
Because we operate through local plumbing contractors and plumbing franchisees, we share your information with them as appropriate, such as to schedule and provide services as requested by plumbers, to provide feedback, and so on. If you apply for a job through the Plumbing Site, we collect that information either directly or via a third-party tool and forward your plumber application information to the plumbing contractor or franchisee that posted the job opportunity.
If you share credit card information for a plumbing purchase, that information is used by a third-party processor to fulfill the transaction.
We also use information we collect to analyze trends, to administer the Plumbing Site, and to track users’ movements around the Commercial Plumbers Site. We also use this information to improve the Commercial Plumbers Site and to make it more useful to potential plumbing visitors.
It is possible that, at some time in the future, our plumbing company may be sold along with its assets or may engage in plumbing business transactions in which plumber’s customer information is one of the assets transferred. In such a case, the plumbing customer information which we have gathered may be one of the business assets we transfer.
We do not rent or sell email addresses, postal addresses, or telephone contact information to unaffiliated third parties, except as described above.
How Long Do We Keep the Plumbing Information We Collect?
We will retain your personal information in accordance with our continuing need to service this relationship and/or to improve our Site. To ensure continuity and excellence in service, we keep a service history for each customer. With respect to applications for job opportunities, we immediately redirect them to the appropriate contractor or franchisee without retaining any information. We do not retain geolocation information collected through Google Maps API.
Plumbing Site Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted plumbing industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, and to guard that information against loss, misuse, or alteration. All network connections are secured via an SSL certificate signed by a trusted certificate authority with SHA-256 encryption.
Please note, however, that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we use commercially reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
How to Correct Plumbing Information
If you wish to update, correct, or delete any personal information we have about you, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. To help us process the request, please provide sufficient information to allow us to identify you in our records. We reserve the right to ask for information verifying your identity before we disclose or modify any information in our possession.
Links to Third Party Sites; Information about Independent Franchisees' and Contractors' Sites
This Policy applies only to information collected by this Commercial Plumbing Site. From time to time, the Site may link you to other websites (“Linked Sites”) that are not owned by us, even though they provide goods or services related to our company. We do not control the collection or use of any information, including personal information, that occurs during your visit to the Linked Sites. Further, we make no representations about the privacy policies or practices of the Linked Sites, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices.
Be careful of disclosing any of your personally identifiable information when leaving our Site. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information.
Some of our franchisees and contractors may have their own privacy policies, which we encourage you to read if you visit those sites.
California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, users who are California residents can request certain plumbing information about the sharing of their own personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the past year. The information which you have a right to receive includes the categories of personal information disclosed by us for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year and the names of the plumbing companies and other companies that received such information. You are entitled to receive a copy of this information in a standardized format, and the information will not be specific to you individually.
Pursuant to the California Consumer Protection Act, (“CCPA”), California residents have additional rights with respect to their personal information. Please see our CCPA Notice for details. California residents can request this disclosure by sending a request to us using the contact information provided below. Please provide sufficient information to allow us to identify you in our records.
If you have any questions about this Plumbing Policy or our privacy practices, you may contact:
Jim & Sons Plumbing & Rooter, Inc.
9345 Narnia Dr
Riverside CA 92503