INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. Privacy Policy

About INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc.

At  INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. (“our” or “we” or “us”), in North America, we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it and maintaining the integrity of any identifiable information (“Personal Data”  or “Personal Information”) we collect about you.  Personal Information is information about an identified or identifiable person, i.e., information which can be traced back to an individual. This includes e.g. names, addresses, e-mail addresses or telephone numbers as well as information about preferences, hobbies, memberships or website access. The purpose of this Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) is to disclose how we collect, use, and disclose Personal Information, our purpose for collecting Personal Information, and to inform you of the steps we take to keep your Personal information confidential.

We will respect your privacy when we may contact you concerning various products and services which we make available to you from time to time, your rights over how we obtain, use, and under certain circumstances, provide information about you, and who will have access to the information that we have about you.

Scope of this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement governs the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide to us only when you visit or contact us through our United States Websites (“Website”): https://www.initse.com/enus/start/  and https://www.initse.com/enus/company/organization/init-usa/ and the data processing activities undertaken by us in relation to that information and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information which may include your Personal Information. For information on the privacy practices regarding INIT websites located outside of the United States, please review the Data Protection Declaration at those websites.

Children

The Website is not intended for use by individuals under eighteen (18) years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under age 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from an individual under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you are under 18 and believe we might have collected any information from or about you on this Website, please ask your parent(s) or guardian(s) to contact our Director of Marketing at: getinit_prefix@initusa._suffixcom

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection

As you navigate through and interact with the Website, we use automatic data collection methods to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to the Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website such as downloading videos and viewing videos.
  • Information about your computer and Internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, device type and browser type.


You can object to the use of optional cookies at any time by adjusting your 
cookie settings accordingly.

 

Technically necessary cookies

Your cookie settings:
Your cookie settings are saved in a cookie itself.

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Storage period: 1 year
Purpose: storage of cookie settings

Language selection:
Your last language selection on our site is saved so that when visit again, the pages are displayed in the correct language.

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Storage period: 1 year
Purpose: to save the selected language

MTCaptcha

We use a service from MTCaptcha to protect the contact forms on our website from abuse by spammers and bots. The cookies set by this service are used exclusively to prevent the use of forms by bots and automatic scripts. No personal data is collected.

More information on MTCaptcha and compliance with the GDPR can be found on these websites: https://www.mtcaptcha.com/gdpr-captcha and https://www.mtcaptcha.com/

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Storage duration: will be deleted after the session
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Storage duration: will be deleted after the session
Purpose: identification string

Session management in the career area

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Storage time: 1 minute
Purpose: visitor allocation

Cookies for statistical evaluation

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect anonymized statistical data. The analysis of user behavior enables us to optimize our website and better adapt it to the needs of consumers.

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Storage time: 10 minutes
Purpose: to limit the polling rate
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Storage period: 2 years

Purpose: to distinguish visitors
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Storage duration: 1 day
Purpose: stores visitor behavior

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), for the purpose of statistically evaluating access to the Website. Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the Website. Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site. This gives you as the user full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically.

The information generated by the cookies about your use of this Website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google Analytics cookies are stored based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data, if any, using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analytical purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR if the user has given their consent.

Additionally, we have also added the "anonymizeIP" code to Google Analytics on this Website. This guarantees the masking of your IP address so that all data are collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website, compile reports on Website activity, and provide other services related to the use of the Website and the Internet to the Website operator. The IP address provided by your browser to Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

We collect this information based on our legitimate interest in evaluating the use of the Website and to improve your experiences on the Website and our services.  The data collected by data analytics providers may be combined with other information they may have collected for their own purposes. This Privacy Statement does not cover such uses of data by third parties but are governed by those third parties’ privacy policies. For more information about Google Analytics, and its privacy policies, please visit: https://policies.google.com/policy

When accessing the Website, the user is informed about the use of cookies and his/her consent to the processing of the personal data used is obtained. It is also possible to view the Website without accepting cookies. If you do not want cookies stored on your computer, you are requested to disable the corresponding option in your browser's system settings. You can prevent cookies from being accepted and stored and tracking by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to completely use all the functions and features of this Website. 

Stored cookies can be deleted in your browser's system settings. For more information on disabling cookies, please visit: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

You may also prevent Google from tracking the data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the Website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For more information on Google terms of use and privacy, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html 

Our Website does not respond to do not track mechanisms, including general web browser “Do Not Track” settings and/or signals.

Purposes and Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Your Information

The information that we request or may request from you are required for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement and failing to provide that information may make it difficult for us to contact you or to respond to any request from you. We reserve the right to refrain from responding to requests that do not include the required information requested.

By submitting your request, you guarantee the accuracy of the personal information provided to us. We may periodically ask that you revise and update your personal information. Your rights pursuant to this Privacy Statement would apply to any request we make for update or revision of your information.  We will only ask you for and only collect and process, the information necessary to achieve the operational purpose for which it was collected.

The business purposes and legal bases for which we collect and process your Personal Information are:

To Perform the Services and to Fulfill Our Contractual Obligations:

  • To Establish your identity
  • To Perform necessary identity and security verifications
  • To Process transactions and conduct business
  • To Deliver products and services
  • To Provide customer support and services
  • To Provide ongoing service delivery
  • To Provide you with information

 

Legitimate Interests of Us:

  • To Improve our products, services and service delivery
  • To Better understand your needs, interests and suitability for various products and service
  • To Recommend specific products and services that may meet your need
  • To Respond to issues, questions, and queries
  • To Protect you and us against errors or fraud and if we believe it is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our customers, you, or third-parties.
  • To co-operate with law enforcement and legal authorities, where required, to comply with and to comply with any legal obligations or defend any legal claims, or to comply with civil, criminal, or regulatory inquiries, investigations, subpoenas, summonses or legal processes
  • To present the Website and its contents in the best possible way to you and to keep the Website updated and relevant and to develop our outreach, marketing, and business operations as well as enforcing the Website terms of use set forth herein
  • To notify you about changes to the Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it to develop our business and improve our services
  • To detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity and prosecuting those responsible for that activity

 

With Your Express Consent

  • To provide you with information
  • When you subscribe to our Customer Magazine
  • When you log in to the “Customer Log In” page for correction of an issue through the “Issue Tracking Portal”
  • If you are an employee, when you log in to the “Employee Log In” page
  • When you contact us through the “Contact Us” page
  • When you contact us to register to attend an event through the “Events” page
  • When you download our Training Catalogues
  • When you contact us concerning a job opening on our website through our third-party vendor iSolved Hire. Please visit iSolved for more information on their privacy practices: https://admin.isolvedhire.com/applicant-privacy-policy/
  • When you sign up for “Job Alerts” on our website through our third-party vendor Refer.io LLC. Please visit Refer.io’s for more information on their privacy practices: https://www.refer.io/privacy
  • When you provided it to us in a request to know, request to delete, or request to “opt-out”

 

Please note that aggregated statistics and information, where the identity of a specific individual cannot be identified, is not Personal Information.  We reserve the right to use aggregated information in any manner it determines, in its discretion, to be appropriate.  Use of such aggregated information may include, but not be limited to, the preparation of aggregated user statistics and information summaries to improve efficiencies, more effectively describe our product and service offerings, and assist in the marketing of our products and services.  Aggregated statistics and information will not contain Personal Information.

Marketing

You may receive marketing communications from us if you are an existing customer or if you provided us with your consent by contacting us through this Website or where we are pursuing a legitimate interest and have a lawful right to do so and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing or revoked your consent. If you do not wish to have your contact information used by us to promote our services, you can opt out by checking the relevant unsubscribe link located on the communication which we send or at any other time by sending us an email stating your request to opt out to: Director of Marketing at: getinit_prefix@initusa._suffixcom or revoke your consent on the Website at:

https://www.initse.com/ende/us/news-resources/subscription-to-customer-magazine/?email.

Our Newsletter

If you register for our newsletter, we use Constant Contact Inc, 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451, United States. Constant Contact treats the Personal Information of its recipients confidentially and does not pass them on to third parties.  If you subscribe to our newsletter, you give your consent that you would like to receive our newsletter, that information is stored and may be processed by Constant Contact on our behalf. Constant Contact provides analytical tools, which make it possible to make statements about the success of the newsletter delivery. Among other services, Constant Contact uses Google Analytics for this purpose. We are interested only in statistical results, such as how many subscribers read our newsletter and which links are followed. For more information, please visit the following:

https://www.endurance.com/privacy/privacy

https://knowledgebase.constantcontact.com/articles/KnowledgeBase/5536-constant-contact-privacy-policies-for-protecting-customers?lang=en_US

https://endurance.clarip.com/privacycenter/?brand=ctct

 

Categories/Types of Personal Information We May Collect

We may collect the following types of information, some of which may be used to identify you (Personal Information):

  • Geographic (physical/postal) addresses
  • Demographic information
  • E-mail addresses
  • Phone numbers or other contact information
  • Company name and position
  • Country
  • Full name (first and last) or online identifier such as your domain or user name and password
  • Shipping information
  • Billing information
  • Transaction history
  • Web site usage preferences
  • Feedback regarding our business, services, web site and public relations
  • Source internet protocol addresses
  • Times and dates of access to Web site servers
  • Language
  • Personal preferences
  • Product and service preferences
  • Browsers types and configurations
  • Any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline including, but not limited to, Internet or other electronic network activity information (see “Information We Collect Through “Automatic Data Collection”)

 

Applicant Management / Career portal / Job Alerts 

Please note that if you apply for a job on the Website or for “Job Alerts” for a position in the United States, we utilize the third-parties listed above, ISolved Hire and Refer.io. If you apply for a job in another location, such as within the European Union, utilizing the INIT European website, a different process applies.  Please read the Data Protection Declaration for INIT SE to understand that process and the privacy practices and data retention policies associated with it. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail to us is Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR §26 para. 1 BDSG (neu). The processing of personal data is solely for the purpose of processing the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also includes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.  The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection.

The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for Job Alert by the user is, if the user has given his consent, Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR §26 para. 1 BDSG (neu). The collection of the user's e-mail address is used to deliver the Job Alert. The collection of other personal data during the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose of its collection. The user's e-mail address is therefore stored as long as the subscription to the Job Alert is active. The subscription to the Job Alert can be cancelled by the user concerned at any time. For this purpose there is a corresponding link in every Job Alert.

Transfer of Applicant Data

Candidate data will only be disclosed to affiliated companies and service partners if they are acting on our behalf and support us in providing their services. Processing of your personal data by commissioned service providers is based on an order processing according to Article 28 GDPR.

Applicant data will only be used in companies of the INIT group. As INIT operates globally, the Applicant data may also be transferred to a location outside the EU and/or your country of origin, or relevant managers and authorized persons may be able to view the data released for them. This is only the case if the job advertisement states a location outside the EU and you explicitly apply for this location. The data is only transferred to the extent necessary to fulfill pre-contractual obligations. The transmission is carried out in accordance with Art. 45 Para. 1 GDPR insofar as an appropriateness decision of the European Commission is available, in accordance with Art. 46 Para. 2 c) GDPR in the case of signed standard data protection clauses or in accordance with Art. 49 Para. 1 a) in the case of consent or in accordance with Art. 49 Para. 1 b) for the fulfilment of the contract.

An application for a job advertisement at a foreign location constitutes consent to the transfer of applicant data to the respective location.

How We May Collect Your Information

We will only collect Personal Information that you have voluntarily provided to us or have agreed to have provided to us.  We will not collect any Personal Information about you without advising you concerning (either by way of this Privacy Statement or by way of providing you with some other form of notice at the time we are requesting or collecting Personal Information and prior to its actual collection), why and how that Personal Information is being collected and how such Personal Information will be used or disclosed.  We may collect Personal Information through a variety of means:

  •  using the Website;
  •  using our services;
  • in the course of communications with us (by e-mail, by phone, mail or otherwise);
  • in the course of feedback to us regarding our business, services, Website and public relations;
  • when registering with us for services or, where relevant, accounts, or, where relevant, for the download of our software;
  • customer, membership, recipient, or service lists that have been lawfully acquired from third parties;
  • through the completion of manual or electronic forms;
  • Any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline including, but not limited to, Internet or other electronic network activity information (see “Information We Collect Through “Automatic Data Collection”)


In addition, we may review and analyze your use of products and services, to help us serve you better, and to bring other products and services to your attention, which we feel, will be of benefit to you. We also collect and analyze information from other sources for the same purposes.

How We May Disclose and Share Your Personal Information

We may disclose aggregated or de-identified information without restriction, including to third parties for research, analytics, and marketing or other purposes, provided it does not personally identify a particular individual.  We do not sell any Personal Information it collects to third parties for money.

When necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement, the Personal Information that you provide to us as described in this Privacy Statement may be sent, shared, or disclosed to the following:

  •  Third parties to whom we are obliged to send information, including public authorities, law enforcement officials, judges and courts if we are required to do so by a court of competent jurisdiction, or other legal or regulatory authority, and in order to comply with the requirements of these authorities and the applicable international, federal, state, or local laws, where appropriate, and, if there is a good faith belief, and reliance on said belief, that disclosure is necessary to comply with any legal process served on us;
  • To maintain, uphold or protect our rights or property; to protect and ensure the personal safety of the public or our other clients and other third-parties; to protect against criminal or quasi-criminal activities;
  • To detect, prevent, investigate allegations of, or address, misrepresentation or fraud and to assess risk;
  • To enforce or apply our Website terms of use set forth herein and other agreements, for billing and collection purposes.
  • To third party providers that provide services to us or to whom we outsource certain services which may include data analytics or marketing services;
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our Website users is among the assets transferred;
  • To Companies that form part of the INIT group, of which we are part, in the course of providing you with our business services, support, or the fulfilment or delivery of our products or services and to manage our contractual relationship with you appropriately as well as the management of the recruitment/job selection process at different INIT companies, which will entail providing your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Statement.  We may also share Personal Information with its affiliates, subsidiaries employees, contractors and agents.


​​​​​​​INIT includes companies inside the European Union. In these instances, the parent company requires that these companies fulfil the measures designed to protect personal data established in a binding contract, unless for instances in which the European Commission has determined that the country in which the recipient is located provides an appropriate level of personal data protection.

Data Storage Retention and Disposal

In general, we keep information only for so long as it is needed for the efficient and effective delivery or fulfillment of the software, products, or services you are using or contemplating using and for a reasonable time thereafter, or to meet any legal requirements or to protect our legal interests or those of others. We will either destroy or remove information when it is no longer needed.  The criteria we use to define the periods for storing your data have been established consistent with the requirements established in the applicable legislation, regulations and guidelines, in addition to our operating requirements.

E-mail Communications

We may receive an e-mail notice when you open one of us e-mails and this information may be used to tailor the e-mails we send to you. We may also send out e-mails about promotions or other news on behalf of us and its operating groups. You may opt-out of being contacted by us, or you can modify the content you receive, by accessing our Preference Page.

Your Rights

Depending on the circumstances related to the personal information we collect and where you are located or reside, you may have certain rights regarding the personal information we collect about you. For example, under certain European data privacy laws and under certain conditions, you have the following rights:

Your right of access – you may ask us to confirm whether we are processing your personal information.

  • Your right to correction (rectification) – you may ask us to correct information about you that is inaccurate.
  • Your right to erasure – you may ask us to delete or remove your personal information under certain circumstances, such as when we no longer need it, unless we are required to retain it in order to comply with a legal obligation or to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims.
  • Your right to restrict – you may ask us to restrict or stop the processing of your personal information based on your consent and, under certain circumstances, to not be subject to a decision based on automatic processing, including profiling.
  • Your right to withdraw consent - To the extent your personal information is processed based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, although this will not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out prior to your withdrawal of consent.
  • Your right to portability – under certain circumstances you may ask for a copy of your personal information in a commonly used machine- readable format.
  • Your right to lodge a complaint – you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority if you believe the processing of your personal information infringes applicable European data protection laws.

 

Tracking Technologies and Advertising:

You may withdraw your consent whenever you choose, by contacting us at the address or email address mentioned in the “Contact Us” section below.

If you would like more information about your data protection rights or need to file a complaint, you may contact the appropriate Supervisory Authority.

Your California Privacy Rights

Click here to read additional disclosures required under the California Consumer Privacy Act.