Effective Date: September 19, 2016
Privacy Shield Certification
As part of CH2M’s commitment to privacy, CH2M complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce and enforced by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission with respect to the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union (EU) member countries. “Personal information” means information which can be used to identify, directly or indirectly, a particular individual, but does not include data that is de-identified, anonymous, or publicly available. We have certified our adherence to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, accountability for onward transfer, security, data integrity and purpose limitation, access, and recourse, enforcement and liability. CH2M will continue to adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles for as long as we retain your personal information. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view CH2M’s certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome.
Types of Data Collected
Through use of the Website
You can visit this Website without telling CH2M who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself except as set forth in this section.
In viewing the Website, CH2M will capture certain technical information from your device regarding: the domain name of the site providing you with Internet access; your Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; your browser type; your type of operating system; the time you spend surfing the Website; the specific pages that you view at this Website; and other items that assist CH2M in administering this Website.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website. You can find more information about cookies and how to manage them at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
Strictly necessary cookies - These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like linking to relevant content, saved searches, and other functionality cannot be provided.
Performance cookies - These cookies collect information about how you use the Website, for instance which pages you go to most often, how long you stay and your path through the site pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are only used to improve how the Website works and help us gather data to improve functionality or retention on the site.
Functionality cookies - These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make such as your user name, language or the region you are in and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies do not track your browsing activity on other websites.
You may disable cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Please refer to your browser options or other browser instructional materials to learn more about cookie management, and you may check the help menu in your browser for further information.
Remember that if you disable cookies it is likely to affect how the Website works and you may not be able to access or use certain areas of the Website or functionality. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse all cookies, CH2M’s system will place cookies when you log on to the Website.
Information you submit to CH2M though the Website and Business Contacts
You may choose to give CH2M personal information about yourself through the Website as noted below. This is entirely optional – if you wish to contact CH2M without revealing such personal information then the CH2M postal address and telephone number is provided on the Website.
From Website Visitors, CH2M may collect the following types of personal information:
- contact information;
- company information;
- photos, social media profile, areas of expertise and any other information visitors choose to provide;
- resume and applicant information for those applying to job openings; and
- other personal information provided by the Website Visitor.
From Business Contacts, CH2M may collect the following types of personal information:
- contact information;
- company information;
- financial and billing information;
- security authorization and authentication information; and
- other personal information provided by the Business Contact.
If you elect to subscribe to the CH2M newsletter or blog, we will also ask you to provide your name and email address. You will have the option to unsubscribe through the unsubscribe mechanism at the bottom of each email, or through the unsubscribe option on the “Blog” section of the Website.
Purposes of Collection and Use
CH2M collects and uses personal information of Website Visitors and Business Contacts for the purposes of:
- providing information about our services;
- personalizing visitors’ experience on our Website;
- providing services and support to our customers;
- communicating with corporate business partners about business matters;
- conducting related tasks for legitimate business purposes;
- aggregating data; and
- other purposes disclosed at the time of collection.
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Use and Disclosure
When you provide CH2M with personal information about yourself, CH2M will act in a responsible manner, and will only use the information for the purpose for which it was collected. CH2M may provide your information to subsidiaries, affiliates, third party contractors and vendors, purely for the purposes of processing such data on behalf of CH2M to provide the services requested. CH2M will only provide your information to third parties for other purposes when you, the user, specifically requests information from that third party. If a third party service provider providing services on CH2M’s behalf processes personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, CH2M is potentially liable.
CH2M may store, use, and disclose personal information as authorized or required by applicable law, including making disclosures that are necessary or advisable to: (1) protect the rights, health, safety, or property of CH2M or others; (2) allow for lawful national security related or law enforcement investigations; and (3) comply with applicable laws, regulations, or other lawful requirements.
Except as stated above, CH2M will not transfer, exchange, license, sell, lease, or otherwise disclose your personal information without your approval; however, CH2M may collect and/or provide aggregated and anonymized statistics about the Website, Website Visitors and Business Contacts to other parties.
Please note that this Website contains hyperlinks to other non-CH2M Internet Web sites and CH2M does not control or monitor the privacy policies of those sites.
Transfer of Information Overseas
CH2M is a global organization and data collected through the Website may be shared outside your country of residence, including through transfer to personnel or equipment located in the United States. By using this Website you consent to the transfer of your information and the processing of such information in the United States and other countries where CH2M and its third party vendors operate. You acknowledge that laws on the processing and transfer of personal information in these third countries may be less protective than the privacy laws in the country where you are based.
CH2M is committed to comply with the United States' Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The Website and services are not targeted at children under the age of 13. CH2M does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
The Website is not designed to store sensitive personal information such as financial or health information, so please do not provide CH2M with such data through the Website. CH2M takes the security of your information seriously so has implemented appropriate technical and organizational security arrangements to protect your personal information, but cannot assure that these measures will be sufficient to protect against unauthorized efforts to access such data.
This CH2M Policy only applies to information collected and maintained by CH2M. CH2M reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time by updating this Policy Web page. If CH2M decides to make any material changes to this Policy, users will be notified by a notice on the Website. We encourage you to periodically review the Website for the latest information on our privacy practices. This Policy was last updated on September 19, 2016.
Choice, and Correcting and Updating Your Information
You may make requests with regard to the purposes your information is used, you wish to object to our use of your information, request access to it or update or correct it, or if you wish to delete it altogether. CH2M will make a sincere effort to respond in a timely manner to your requests. We will retain and use your information for as long as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
For questions regarding this Policy, and all other requests relating to how your data is processed by CH2M, please contact us or by regular mail at CH2M’s address for the United States:
CH2M HILL World Headquarters
9191 South Jamaica Street
Englewood, CO 80112
Independent Dispute Resolution for EU Complaints
To ensure compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, CH2M provides multiple recourse options for EU citizens as follows:
Should you have a complaint, CH2M encourages you to contact us. Based upon the nature of the inquiry, CH2M’s Data Privacy Officer may also be engaged to review and assist as appropriate. CH2M will respond within 45 days of receipt of the complaint.
Independent Recourse Mechanism
If your complaint is not resolved after contacting CH2M, you may seek independent recourse to investigate and resolve the dispute by submitting the complaint to the appropriate Data Protection Authority (DPA) of the EU Member State where CH2M has operations and you reside. The list of DPAs and contact information may be found at:
CH2M agrees to cooperate with the DPAs in the investigation and resolution of complaints, and comply with the information and advice given by the DPAs. This independent recourse is provided at no cost to you.
If your complaint remains unresolved following the independent recourse process, you may invoke binding arbitration by delivering notice to CH2M. Details of the binding arbitration process may be found at:
The scope of the arbitration will be limited to the issue of whether CH2M has violated its obligations under the Privacy Shield Principles in relation to your personal information, and whether any such violation remains fully or partially unremedied. The arbitration panel has the authority to impose individual-specific, non-monetary equitable relief (such as access, correction, deletion, or return of your data in question) necessary to remedy the violation of the Privacy Shield Principles only with respect to your claim. No damages, costs, fees, or other remedies are available. Each party bears its own attorney’s fees.
CH2M is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
This Policy applies to CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd., and its subsidiaries CH2M HILL Constructors, Inc., CH2M HILL Engineers, Inc., CH2M HILL Global, Inc., CH2M HILL International, Ltd., and CH2M HILL, Inc.