Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March 4, 2014 

This privacy policy applies to the website www.pbworld.com ("Site", "Website") owned and operated by Parsons Brinckerhoff Group Inc. ("Parsons Brinckerhoff", "We", "Us"). This privacy policy describes how Parsons Brinkerhoff collects and uses the personal information you provide on our website. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

Parsons Brinckerhoff has received TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy statement and our practices have been reviewed for compliance with the TRUSTe program viewable on the validation page available by clicking the TRUSTe seal. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Website, www.pbworld.com.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact TRUSTe.

U.S.-E.U and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor - Parsons Brinckerhoff complies with the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Parsons Brinckerhoff has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Parsons Brinckerhoff's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

Dispute Resolution

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, you should first Contact Us. If contacting us does not resolve your complaint, you may raise your complaint with TRUSTe by Internet here, or by fax at 415-520-3420 or mail to TRUSTe Safe Harbor Compliance Dept (click for mailing address). If you are faxing or mailing TRUSTe to lodge a complaint, you must include the following information: the name of company, the alleged privacy violation, your contact information, and whether you would like the particulars of your complaint shared with the company. For information about TRUSTe or the operation of TRUSTe's dispute resolution process, click here or request this information from TRUSTe at any of the addresses listed above. The TRUSTe dispute resolution process will be conducted in English.

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent's or guardian's permission before you provide any personal information to us.

Parsons Brinckerhoff is committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information in accordance with the principles below.

  • We will only collect and use your information where we have lawful grounds and legitimate business reasons to do so;
  • We will be transparent in our dealings with you, and will tell you how we will collect and use your information;
  • If we have collected your information for a particular purpose we will not use it for anything else unless you have been informed and, where relevant, your permission obtained;
  • We will not ask for more information than we need for the purposes for which we are collecting it;
  • We will update our records when you inform us that your details have changed;
  • We will observe the rights granted to you under applicable privacy and data protection laws and we will ensure that any queries relating to privacy issues are dealt with promptly and transparently; and
  • We will train our staff on their privacy obligations.

We will do our best to ensure that we have appropriate physical and technological security measures in place to protect your information. When you use our Website, we collect certain personal information about you. We also collect information about you from messages you send to us, and from other third parties. By "personal information" we mean any information about you (such as your name, address, email address or other contact details), which you or third parties provide to us that can identify you. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully as it explains what we will do with your data. By using our website you confirm your agreement to these terms.

  1. Personal Information We Collect:
    When you register with our Site we collect your name, email address, mailing address, phone number ("Contact Information") and, should you submit additional information pertaining to a job vacancy or work inquiry, we also collect and retain that information.

  2. How We Use Your Information
    The information you provide through this Website will be used to respond to any inquiries, comments or information you send to us. With regard to the submission of information pertaining to any job vacancy, we may use the information provided by you to assess your suitability for the role or any other role we have open. We may provide your information to other divisions in our group if we believe that your skills better match their needs than ours.

  3. Information Sharing
    We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

    We may share aggregate information on the use of our Website with third parties (including other divisions in our group), but this will not include information that identifies you. We engage third parties to process data on our behalf.

    We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

    The third parties engaged are for distinct purposes: To collect aggregate and anonymous data on the use of the website; to store information provided regarding employment opportunities with Parsons Brinckerhoff, and to allow visitors to our Site to share and link to pages and information provided herein.
    We may also disclose your personal information:
    • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
    • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
    • if Parsons Brinckerhoff is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information and
    • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.
  4. User Access and Choice
    If you have provided personal information to us and your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire to have information retained by us, you may correct, update, amend, or ask to have it deleted by contacting us by email or postal mail. Please find our contact information and inquiry form HERE. We will respond to your request to access ("Personal Information Request") within 30 days.

    We will retain your information for as long as your registered account is active and/or as needed to provide you services or information requested. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

  5. Cookies / Tracking Technologies
    Cookies are small text files stored by your device when you access most websites on the internet. This small amount of data often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive.

    We use two types of cookies:
    • Session cookies - these expire when you close your browser and do not remain on your computer.
    • Persistent cookies - these are stored in the longer term on your computer. They are normally used to make sure the site remembers your preferences.

    This Website uses cookies in order to make the site easier to use and to support the provision of relevant information and functionality to you. Cookies also provide us with information about how this Website is used so we can keep it is as up to date, relevant, and error free as possible.

    By using this Website you agree to the use of cookies. Please note that certain cookies may be set the moment you start visiting this Website. These will be session cookies on your first visit to this Website. If you continue to use or revisit this Website then persistent cookies of the types described below will be served. You can choose to manage the cookies we use on this Website through your browser settings at any time by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file. You can find out more about cookies on http://www.cookiecentral.com. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of our Website. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site will be limited.

    For more information about how to do this, and about cookies in general, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

    Please note that preventing cookies is likely to impact the functionality or performance of this Website, or prevent you from using certain services provided through it. If you choose to prevent cookies, we cannot guarantee access to the services provided through this Website or be sure how this Website will perform during your visit. Preventing cookies will also affect our ability to update this Website to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.
    The type of cookies we currently use on this Website are Performance Cookies. Performance cookies allow us to update this Website to cater for Website user preferences and improve performance. They collect information about how this Website is used; e.g., which pages users visit most often and where error messages are delivered. These cookies don't collect information that identifies individuals. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
    The use of cookies by our service providers is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our service providers use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site.

    Our third party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our site. We do not tie the information gathered to our Customers' or Users' personal information.

    Analytics / Log Files
    As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

  6. Security
    The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

  7. Additional Information
    • Links to 3rd Party Sites
      Our Website may contain links to other web sites or services which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Statement. If you access or share information to other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy; these may differ from ours. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
    • Social Media Widgets
      Our Website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google + and Twitter buttons 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 Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.
  8. Privacy Policy Changes
    We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

  9. Contact Us
    All comments, queries, and requests relating to our use of your data are welcomed and should be addressed to our Corporate Communications team: http://www.pbworld.com/global/contact.aspx

    Parsons Brinckerhoff
    One Penn Plaza
    New York, NY 10119
    USA
TRUSTe European Safe Harbor certification