If you browse our website, you may generally do so anonymously without providing any personal information. We collect personally identifiable and transactional information when you sign up to receive information from us, create a user account (including through the DOT Customer Gateway), or send us an email, sing up for our newsletter, inquiry or request an assessment. You will know this data is being collected because you will have to fill out a form in order to submit such data to us.
Passive Collection of Usage Information
The servers hosting our websites collect general data (“Usage Information”) pertaining to users of this website and the mobile devices and programs from which they access this site. Usage Information may include IP address, domain name, referring web page, browser type, mobile device type, device operating system, device settings, device identifiers and information about the way you use your device or this site (such as the length of time spent, the pages accessed while visiting this site, and links or ads clicked). Usage Information does not, in and of itself, identify you personally, but we may link it to personal information for registered users. This Usage Information is collected and analyzed to help us manage and administer our websites, to customize and improve the content of our websites, and to support and advance our promotional efforts. Usage Information may be collected using the following methods:
(2) Tags – Tags/beacons (a.k.a. web beacons or clear gifs) are small graphic images designed to allow us or a third party to collect Usage Information (such as when you view a web page or e-mail that contains the web beacon) and monitor user activity. We may permit third parties to place tags on our sites or in e-mails sent on our behalf for purposes of collecting Usage Information.
(3) Conversion tracking – We may use conversion tracking or other search engine features that collect Usage Information to permit us to measure the effectiveness of search engine results.
(5) Passive Identifiers – The servers hosting our site may generally detect and collect Usage Information provided by your browser or device such as your internet protocol (IP) address, device identifiers, and domain name. We may also collect information about your location that is provided to us by your mobile device or browser.
(6) Chatbots – We may collect personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors to our chatbot. Such personally identifiable information includes name, title, address, email address, and telephone numbers, from chatbot users. This information is collected and analyzed to help us manage and administer our website, to improve our services, and to support requests made by visitors to our chatbot.
When you sign up to receive information from us or otherwise provide us with personal information, we automatically place you on our list to receive communications and updates and offers regarding DOT and our products and services. If you do not wish to receive these messages, you can simply utilize the opt-out method detailed in the message or contact us through at the Contact Information specified below.
Use and Sharing of Personal Information
We may share your personal information with third-party agents and businesses that we have hired or contracted with to help us administer our website or conduct our business (including web hosting, payment processing, maintenance, administration, support, fulfillment and database management services). We do not authorize these third parties to use your personal information except for the purpose of providing those services requested by us. We may also disclose your personal information as set forth below under Special Cases. We do not otherwise rent or sell personally identifiable information, obtained on this website, to third parties.
We may share statistical or aggregated non-personal information or Usage Information about our users with advertisers, affiliates, agents, business partners, sponsors and other third parties.
DOT uses security measures consistent with industry practice to protect from the loss, misuse and alteration of sensitive information we collect from visitors to our websites. While we use reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your information, we cannot guarantee that data will always remain secure due to transmission errors, outside events, third party hacking or other causes. We will comply with all privacy laws and make any legally required disclosures regarding breaches of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of personal data consistent with our ability to determine the scope of a breach and our obligations to law enforcement.
Additional Privacy Rights
We do not provide personally identifiable information collected by this website to any third party for such third party’s direct marketing purposes. DOT does not track its users over time and across third party websites and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.
You will not be discriminated against by DOT for the exercise of your privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) or any other privacy law.
Additionally, you may elect to have an authorized agent make a request to DOT on your behalf by submitting a request to the Contact Information listed below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through our websites), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information may be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
Access, Correction and Deletion
You may have the right to request DOT to disclose to you what personal information it collects, uses, and discloses. If you wish to learn more from DOT as to the personal information it has collected, used, and disclosed as it relates to you, please contact us through the Contact Information listed below. Please include in any message, your name, date or range of dates when you provided your personal information to DOT and contact information for DOT to directly communicate with. DOT will review each request to determine its validity by reviewing the information provided by you. DOT will endeavor to provide the information it can regarding your request including identifying the categories of personal information collected and provide a meaningful description of the personal information collected.
If you wish to update, correct or delete personal information you have provided to us, you can contact us, as specified below through the “Contact Information” below, and we will endeavor to correct, update or remove your personal information that you have provided or that has been otherwise collected by us. Please ensure to provide accurate contact information including name and best contact information and the specific personal information for which you request DOT to update, correct or delete. DOT will review each request to determine its validity by reviewing the information provided by you. Additionally, DOT will endeavor to notify you after it has updated, corrected, or deleted your personal information.
Consent to Transfer
This website is operated in the United States and intended to market our goods and services to a United States client base. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to DOT will be transferred to the United States. By using our websites or providing us with your information you consent to this transfer.
DOT reserves the right to disclose user information in Special Cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other DOT website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose personal information without notice to you in response to a subpoena or when we believe in good faith that the law permits it or to respond to an emergency
In the event DOT is involved in a corporate transaction, your personal information will likely be transferred as part of that transaction. We reserve the right to transfer your information without your consent in such a situation; provided that we will make reasonable efforts to see that your privacy preferences are honored by the transferee.
DOT does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from users under 18 years of age. No information should be submitted to this site by guests under 18 years of age, and guests under 18 years of age should not register with our website.
Please be advised that our websites may contain links to third-party websites. The linked sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked site or any link on a linked site.
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13753 W Boulton Blvd
Mettawa, IL 60045