Privacy Policy & Conflict of Interest

In the transportation planning and engineering discipline, Fehr & Peers’ goal is to provide information that helps our clients make better decisions for travelers and for communities.  While our intent is not to monitor individual behavior, we do understand that information used in transportation planning and engineering efforts is often compiled from individual data, and thus may contain potentially sensitive information.

Fehr & Peers is committed to protecting privacy and maintaining confidentiality.  We have strong internal protocols to limit the use of and access to data during each stage of our projects, and to protect it from dissemination to others.  Likewise, the subconsultants and data-gathering partners we work with also have strict confidentiality policies. Fehr & Peers will continue to maintain and update our protocols as data sources and legislation continue to evolve.

Except where any specific provision is superseded by contract between you and Fehr & Peers, the following describes the Fehr & Peers policies on the collection, use, disclosure, and protection of information you may provide when you use our websites, communicate with us through the web, or use our web-related services or work products. Even if any specific provision is superseded, the rest will still remain effective.

 

Information Collected and Used by Fehr & Peers | Cookies | Information Shared with Third Parties | California Privacy Rights | Information Retained After Termination of Service Agreement | Security | Contact | Modifications | Conflict of Interest | Licensed Tools and Data

Information Collected and Used by Fehr & Peers

Fehr & Peers may collect, and may store, your information. We use that information to comply with our legal obligations, perform work and provide web-related services and work products, fulfill client’s requests, improve our services, engage in research and analysis relating to our services and work products, track usage of our websites and web-related services and work product, provide client support, message clients, provide security for our services and web-related work products, back up our systems, and prepare for disaster recovery.

We may store and use information that you provide in creating an account with Fehr & Peers, including your full name, email addresses, and any other information you may provide. You may modify some of this information through your account settings. Please contact Fehr & Peers immediately if you believe that someone has created an unauthorized account using your information.

Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. We use cookies to retain your user preferences, store information for things logged in areas, and to provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications such as Google Analytics. If you do not want cookies to be set in your browser, you can change your browser’s cookie settings to reflect your preferences. Otherwise, you agree to our use of cookies as they are currently set.

Information Shared with Third Parties

Some third parties may receive your information that Fehr & Peers collects under the following circumstances:

Subsidiary
Fehr & Peers may share your information with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, which also honor this Privacy Policy.

Content Partners
Fehr & Peers may allow its third-party partners to use and display some of the public content you provide for public consumption, such as your photos, reviews, and other information you may potentially upload.

Service Providers
Fehr & Peer relies on the services of third-party providers to support or provide some parts of the Services, such as communications, web hosting, network security, our own marketing of the Service, and others. In doing so, we may share your information with these third-party providers. These third-party providers may also share your information with us that they obtain in the process of providing their services. They may in turn share this information with their subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other affiliates. Some of the web pages created by Fehr & Peers will utilize framing techniques to serve content from third-party providers. In such cases, Fehr & Peers will provide your information to the third-party providers.

California Privacy Rights

For California residents, Fehr & Peers does not disclose your information to third parties for such third parties to directly market to you unless you first agree to such disclosure. If you have any questions regarding this policy, or would like to change its preferences, please contact us at the contact information below.

Information Retained After Termination of Service Agreement

Fehr & Peers may retain your information even after our Service Agreement with you (if any) is terminated for the purposes authorized under this Privacy Policy unless prohibited by law. For example, we may retain information to comply with legal obligations.

Security

Fehr & Peers uses commercially reasonable efforts to maintain various safeguards to protect your information as well as any personal information provided to us, during its transmission and after it is received. However, we of course cannot guarantee total safety because no such safeguard can be 100% secure.

Contact

You may contact Fehr & Peers concerning these Privacy Policies and Security Terms at the following addresses:

Email: privacy@fehrandpeers.com

Fehr & Peers
100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 600
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Modifications

Fehr & Peers may revise these policies from time to time. Our relationship with you is governed by the most current version of these policies. F&P will notify you by email about any material changes to these policies prior to the effective date of the changes. By continuing to access or use our websites or web-based services or to communicate with us through the internet even after such changes, you agree to these policies as revised.

Conflict of Interest

Fehr & Peers takes any conflict or potential conflict of interest in our work and in our relationships with our clients very seriously. We are therefore committed to:

  1. Endeavor to identify potential sources of conflict of interest before we agree to accept a project;
  2. Acknowledge, disclose, and endeavor to resolve actual and apparent conflicts of interest once identified; and
  3. Reject all work in which an unresolved actual or apparent conflict of interest is identified.

Licensed Tools and Data

Agreement

Fehr & Peers makes the demonstration tools available to the public free of charge in order to foster discussions and growth in the subject matter within the discipline and industry. By accessing the tools, you agree to the following:

License 
Fehr & Peers shall retain all rights, titles, and interests in the Tool and its content, as well as all inventions, improvements, discoveries, methodologies, models, formats, software, algorithms, processes, procedures, designs, specifications, findings, other intellectual properties developed, gathered, compiled or produced by Fehr & Peers in developing the Tool, or which is otherwise incorporated in the Tool. Fehr & Peers grants you only a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free, license for intended USE.

Use
Review, promote, use, disclose, evaluation for functionality as demonstration of capabilities only, and make derivatives from the Tool or output of the Tool.

Functionality 
You use the Tool at your own risk. Fehr & Peers makes no promise and gives no guaranty regarding the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or functionality of the Tool. The Tool should not be used in the performance of your professional services or for any other purpose. Fehr & Peers does not assume responsibility for any impact that the use of the Tool may have on your or any third party’s operational environment or CPU performance. Fehr & Peers does not promise that the Tool, Fehr & Peers’ server, or Fehr & Peers’ other electronic, digital, computing, or communication system, is free of bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or other harmful, unlawful, or malicious materials. Fehr & Peers may change the data, functionality, interface, or availability of the Tool at any time in its sole discretion, but Fehr & Peers does not promise to update or debug the Tool.

Warranty
The tool and any associated documentation are made available “as is,” without any warranty of any kind. There is no warranty that the tool or documentation will meet your expectations or requirements, or that the operation of the tool will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the tool will function as described in the documentation. Fehr & peers hereby disclaims any and all express or implied warranties, including without limitation, any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or infringement. In no event will Fehr & peers have any liability to you or any other party for any losses or damages you may suffer directly or indirectly, or for any expense or costs you may incurred, in connection with the use of the tool. Fehr & peers shall have no liability to you or any other party for lost data, lost profits, business interruption, time, money, goodwill and any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages, whether in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, arising out of the use or inability to use the tool, even if you have advised Fehr & peers of the possibility of such loss or damages. Your sole and exclusive remedy shall be to terminate the use of the tool.

Terms of Service
In accessing Fehr & Peers’ website, server, or on the Tool, you agree not to:

    1. access any other website or web content through Fehr & Peers’ server;
    2. decompile, or reverse engineer any portion of the Tool or any other content on Fehr & Peers’ server;
    3. attempt unauthorized access to the Tool, Fehr & Peers’ server, or any other content, on Fehr & Peers’ server, or in any way interfere with their access control devices, integrity, or performance;
    4. perform load, technical security, or other vulnerability testing on any content on Fehr & Peers’ server other than the Tool;
    5. store, transmit, or produce libelous, slanderous, lewd or lascivious, viruses, Trojan horses, or other harmful, unlawful, or malicious materials;
    6. violate any person’s privacy rights, access information of or on any person, or determine the person’s identity or location;
    7. violate any intellectual property rights; or
    8. mass download or batch data.

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