Protecting your personal data is a priority to Stress Engineering Services, Inc. and its affiliates. This is the privacy and personal data protection statement of Stress Engineering Services, Inc. and its affiliates, which we may update from time to time. You may visit our website and browse without having to provide any personal data.
Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. SES may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
We may collect the following information:
The personal data we collect from you will be used in the following ways:
Provision of services to you: Where you have engaged us to provide services to you or your company, your personal data may be collected, used and disclosed by SES and its affiliates, service providers and agents to enable SES and its affiliates, service providers and agents to properly provide services to or for you, and to enable SES and its affiliates, services providers and agents to comply with applicable laws, regulations, industry codes and guidelines, and for internal audit.
Request for contact: Where you provide information via the Contact Us page on our website or by any other method, your personal data may be used to contact you in response to your inquiry or to provide information regarding Stress Engineering Services, Inc. and its affiliates, including electronic publications (such as bulletins, updates, alerts, reviews, invitations and announcements), and we will use your personal data to send such publications to you.
Email marketing: We occasionally send email marketing materials to clients and future clients who have provided permission for the purposes of sharing industry information, news items from SES and other relevant information from our company. You may unsubscribe at any time and we will remove you from our email marketing list. All requests to be unsubscribed from our email lists are strictly followed. To be removed from our marketing email list, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not direct any websites to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13.
If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that your information will be transferred to, processed and stored in the United States and in other countries where we do business.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online through the use of a variety of commercially reasonable, industry standard physical, administrative and technical safeguards.
The Internet, however, is not perfectly secure and we are not responsible for security incidents not reasonably foreseeable or reasonably within our control.
We require that you maintain the confidentiality of your user names and passwords. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of an account, loss of your account credentials or suspect a security breach, notify us immediately.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
Each resident of California, under section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code (the “Shine the Light” statute), may request, once per calendar year, from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to whom the company has disclosed certain personally identifiable information, as defined under California law, about that resident during the preceding year for third-party direct-marketing purposes. In your request, please attest to your being a California resident and provide a current California address for our response.
Section 22581 of the California Business and Professions Code (the California Consumer Privacy Act) permits California residents under the age of 18 to request the deletion of personal information that companies have collected about them, and the removal of content that they have publicly posted, although certain exceptions may apply, such as the exception for business-to-business transactions. Please note that such a request will not ensure a complete removal of the content and that in some cases the statute may not require or allow removal even if requested.
California law treats disclosures of personal information in exchange for valuable consideration as “sales”. California law gives consumers who reside in California that right to opt out of such sales, except in the case of personal data subject to the business-to-business exception, and to opt out of financial incentive programs that we might offer.
The California Consumer Privacy Act provides that we may not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under that statute.
To the extent that the California Consumer Privacy Act applies to you, you may have the following rights free of charge:
California residents with questions about our handling of their personal information should email us at email@example.com and put “Your California Privacy Rights” in the subject field of the email, or include that phrase in your letter if you write to us. Be sure to include your name, street address, city, state and zip code.
You may have certain rights under the European Union’s GDPR 2016/679, for example, if you are a data subject in the European Union protected by the GDPR. These rights are in addition to the commitments we are making elsewhere in this policy to safeguard your privacy. The GDPR is a complex regulatory scheme and we have not provided every detail here. For more information, please read the GDPR itself and the relevant guidance provided by the applicable authorities for a fuller explanation. The GDPR applies to businesses that market their products and services to people in the EU or monitor the behavior of people in the EU. We wish to assure visitors to our website that we have put in place processes and procedures to comply with GDPR.
The GDPR steps up the standards for disclosures when obtaining consent. Consent must be “freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous”. The consent must be in “clear and plain” language that EU residents can pick out and distinguish from other matters. If the GDPR applies to you, you must know exactly what you are consenting to when you consent and you must be informed in advanced of your right to withdraw that consent.
The GDPR builds in two new rights where applicable, namely, the “right to be forgotten” and the right to “data portability”. More specifically, the GDPR provides the right, where applicable (a) to access your Personal Data (as defined in the GDPR), (b) to publication of your Personal Data, (c) to have your Personal Data rectified or erased, (d) to restrict the processing of your Personal Data, (e) to object to the processing of your Personal Data, (f) to data portability, meaning to obtain your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, so you can transmit it to another data controller(g) to complain to a supervisory authority, and (h) to withdraw your consent with respect to the processing of your Personal Data. You do not have to give us reasons for exercising these rights.
Here are some further details about these rights:
Where applicable, the GDPR provides you with the right to confirm whether SES processes or has processed your Personal Data and to access those data, together with certain other information including the purposes of the processing, the categories of Personal Data concerned, and the recipients of the Personal Data. Where applicable, and providing that we do not affect the rights and freedoms of anyone else, we will supply you with one copy of your Personal Data. The first copy is free. We may charge a reasonable fee for additional copies.
Where applicable, the GDPR provides the rights to rectify any inaccurate Personal Data about you and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to complete any incomplete data about you.
In some circumstances the GDPR provides you the right to erase your Personal Data without undue delay, including when we no longer need the Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected or processed the Personal Data, if you withdraw your consent to consent-based processing, if you object to the processing of the Personal Data under certain rules of the GDPR, if the processing is for the purpose of direct marketing, and if the Personal Data have been unlawfully processed. However, the GDPR provides exceptions or exclusions to the right to erase, including where the processing is necessary for the exercise of free expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, or to establish, exercise, or defend a legal claim.
In some circumstances the GDPR provides you the right to restrict the processing of your Personal Data, such as to contest the accuracy of the Personal Data, where the processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure, or when we no longer need the Personal Data for the purpose of our processing but you require Personal Data to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim, and you have objected to the processing pending the verification of that objection. When processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your Personal Data. But we will process your Personal Data otherwise only with your consent, to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim, or to protect another natural or legal person’s rights, or for reasons of important public interest.
If applicable, the GDPR provides the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data on grounds relating to your situation, but only to the extent that the processing is necessary for a task carried out in the public interest or to exercise any official authority vested in SES, or for a legitimate interest pursued by SES or someone else. If you object, we shall stop processing the Personal Data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds to process the information that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the purpose of the processing is to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim.
You may object to our processing of your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes including profiling for direct marketing purposes. If you notify us of such an objection, we shall stop processing your Personal Data for direct-marketing purposes.
You may object to our processing of your Personal Data for scientific or historical research or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for a task carried out in the public interest.
If the legal basis for our processing your Personal Data is consent or that the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party, or in order to take steps at your request before entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automatic means, you have the right to receive your Personal Data from us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. But this right does not apply when its application will affect the rights and freedoms of others adversely.
If you believe that our processing of your Personal Data infringes any data-protection statute, rule or regulation, you may lodge a complaint with the appropriate authorities responsible for data protection. If applicable, you may lodge that complaint in the European Union member state of your habitual residence, your workplace, or the place of the alleged infringement.
To the extent that we base our processing of your Personal Data on your consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time. But your withdrawal of that consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we do before your withdrawal.
If applicable, you may exercise any of your rights in relation to your Personal Data by emailing SES at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any inquiries, comments or suggestions about our collection or use of your personal data or this statement, we would be pleased to receive them if you contact our Privacy and Data Protection Officer by email at email@example.com or at Stress Engineering Services Inc., 13800 Westfair East Drive, Houston, Texas, 77041, USA.
If you would like to receive information about the personal data we have in relation to you, to update such personal data, to withdraw any consent you have provided to us previously or to be removed from our systems, please contact our Privacy and Data Protection Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more information on Stress Engineering Services, please call us at 281.955.2900, or complete the following form and one of our representatives contact you shortly. For a complete listing of contact information, visit our Locations page.
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