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Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATED AND EFFECTIVE: September 15, 2021

1. Who Is Collecting Your Personal Data?

The Davey Tree Expert Company (“Davey Tree,” "us," "we," or "our") offers and maintains the website(s) located at www.davey.com, including all subdomains and subparts, as well as our My Davey Portal and social media accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other platforms (collectively, the “Site”). When you visit the Site, call or visit our offices, or meet with our representatives, you may choose to provide us with personal data that identifies you. Information is one of the most powerful and valuable assets in business today. The Davey Tree Expert Company promises to safeguard the information you share with us as if it were our own. This Privacy Policy explains how we process and use your personal data, and it applies regardless of how you access the Site or provide your personal data to us. Please take time to read this Privacy Policy carefully. Please also review our Terms of Use. BY CHECKING THE BOX PROMPT BEFORE SUBMITTING DATA TO US YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO THE COLLECTION, USE, DISCLOSURE, RETENTION, AND DESTRUCTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA SUBMITTED TO US IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

If you are a California resident, the section below titled “Privacy Rights for California Residents” includes a description of your rights and our handling of your Personal Data.

If you are a resident of the European Union, the section below titled “Privacy Rights for European Union Residents” includes a description of your rights and our handling of your Personal Data.

If you are a resident of a country, like Brazil or Canada, that is outside the United States and the European Union and provides similar data subject rights to those provided in the GDPR, you should review the GDPR provisions of this Global Privacy Policy and contact us if you have any questions at privacy@davey.com.

2. What Personal Data Do We Collect?

The amount and type of information that Davey Tree gathers depends on the nature of our interaction with you. In each case, Davey Tree collects information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of your interaction with us. For example, if you sign up for a Davey Tree account, we ask you to provide a username and email address. If you engage in a transaction with us, we ask you to provide personal and financial information required to process your transaction.

When you provide it to us, we collect information that identifies you (“Personal Data”), such as your:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Password
  • Time zone
  • Information about your home
  • Your Servicing Office
  • Payment information
  • Content of your email messages to us

When you visit the Site, we collect data from the device or browser through which you access the Site (“Log Data”), such as:

  • Your internet protocol (“IP”) address
  • Browser type
  • Browser version
  • Statistics on your activities on the Site (such as the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the Site)
  • Information about how you came to the Site
  • Data collected through Cookies or other similar technologies are discussed in more detail below. 

Much of this Log Data does not identify you personally. However, we may associate this Log Data with your Personal Data. When we do, we will treat any such combined data as Personal Data until such time as it can no longer be associated with you or used to identify you.

3. What Is The Lawful Basis for Processing Your Personal Data?

We collect your Personal Data after receiving your explicit consent to do so. You provide this consent by checking the box prompt before submitting your data to us.

4. How Do We Use Your Personal Data?

We use your Personal Data for the purposes for which you provided it, including to:

  • fulfill your product or service needs;
  • register your online account;
  • maintain our own accounts for billing and delivery;
  • advise you about products, services, offers, or events that may be of interest to you; and
  • provide customer service to you, such as a service estimate.

We may also use your Personal Data or Log Data in an aggregated format to administer our internal business activities, including to:

  • design and arrange the Site content and functionality in the most user-friendly manner;
  • better understand customer trends and requirements;
  • create non-personally identifiable data to be used for marketing;
  • manage your account; and
  • provide a service that is reliable, responsive, and efficient. 

In addition, we may use third-party services and advertising networks, such as Google Display Network or Google Analytics, that collect, monitor, and analyze Log Data to deliver online behavioral advertising that serves ads to you on Davey Tree’s behalf on other sites throughout the Internet. We may also contract with third-party vendors to send direct mail or catalogs to customers whom we think may be interested in our products or services.

5. How Do We Share Your Personal Data?

No Sale of Personal Data 

We will not sell your Personal Data to third parties, including third-party advertisers. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may disclose, transfer, or share your Personal Data with certain third parties to perform services on behalf of Davey Tree. By checking the box prompt before submitting your Personal Data to us, you expressly consent to our sharing your Personal Data, as set forth below.

Sharing Personal Data With Affiliates, Successors, and Agents

For purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy, we may share your Personal Data with:

  • our parent companies, subsidiaries, and/or affiliates;
  • successors who acquire your Personal Data if we sell, merge, reorganize, dissolve, or similarly change our ownership or corporate structure;
  • other companies we engage to perform business-related functions, such as:
    • vendors who provide services to our customers;
    • marketing agencies;
    • database service providers;
    • backup and disaster recovery service providers;
    • email service providers; and
    • payment processors. 

We only share your Personal Data with companies that have agreed not to retain, use, or disclose it, except as necessary to perform services for us.  

Sharing Data Through Social Media 

Davey Tree maintains social networking accounts and integrated tools on the Site that help us interact with you through social networking websites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. We may also work with application developers who specialize in social commerce so you can connect to us, share your interests, express opinions about products and services, purchase our products and services, and generate interest in our products and services among members of your social networks. Using these integrated tools enables you to share your Personal Data with other individuals or the public, depending on the settings that you have established with social networking websites. If you use social networking website features integrated in the Site, we may collect or share the information you share, including your Personal Data.

If you do not want us to be able to access information about you, including Personal Data, from social networking websites, you must limit data collection and disclosure in the privacy settings on the Third Party Sites. We reserve the right to remove the Personal Data or other data of any person for any reason we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate.

Legally Compelled Disclosure of Personal Data 

We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in our good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • comply with a legal obligation;
  • protect or defend our rights, interests, or property, or that of third parties;
  • prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site;
  • act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public; or
  • protect against legal liability. 

6. What Are Your Rights About The Processing Of Your Personal Data? 

You always have a choice regarding the tools that you use and the information that you provide so that we can provide products and services that are of real value.

You have the right to consent or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Data at any time, subject to exceptions defined by law. To opt-out of receiving emails, direct mail, catalogues, or other communications, please email us at privacy@davey.com with the phrase “Privacy Opt-out” in the subject line and specify what you would like us to do (for example, Change my mailing preferences). To stop email communications from us, you can also follow the unsubscribe instructions set forth at the bottom of our promotional e-mail messages. You may also access and correct some of your Personal Data by logging into your online account, if you have one.

If you choose to limit our use of your Personal Data, you may not have access to certain functionality of the Site. If you change your privacy preferences in the future, that will not limit the lawfulness of any processing performed based on your prior consent. We do not sell your Personal Data, but you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your Personal Data at any time. You may have additional rights, under the laws of your jurisdiction, with which we comply.  

California Privacy Rights 

If you are a California resident, you have the following additional rights.

  • Access: You have the right to access a copy of your Personal Data that we hold about you, upon receipt of a verified request. Specifically, you have the right to request information from us regarding the manner in which we process certain Personal Data or categories of Personal Data, including:
  • Deletion: You have the right to delete your Personal Data, upon receipt of a verified request, with some exceptions.
  • Equal Treatment: You have the right to equal treatment regardless of your exercise of your privacy rights. 
    Opt-Out: You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your Personal Data at any time. We do not presently sell Personal Data. 

You, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may request the following information or exercise any of the above rights by emailing us at privacy@davey.com or calling us at 1-800-445-8733:

  • the categories of Personal Data we collected, sold, or disclosed in the prior 12 months;
  • the pieces of Personal Data we collected about you in the prior 12 months;
  • our business purposes for collecting or selling Personal Data;
  • the categories of sources from which we collected Personal Data in the prior 12 months;
  • the categories of third persons with whom we sold or shared Personal Data in the prior 12 months;
  • the names and addresses of the third parties that received the information.

We may provide this information in a standardized format that is not entirely specific to you. Before we may fulfill a request to access or delete your information, we are required to verify your identity. We will ask you to verify your name, address, email address, telephone number, and any additional information we may need to help us confirm your identity. This is a security measure to ensure we do not disclose personal information to any person who is not entitled to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We have collected some of the following categories of Personal Data from our patrons within the last twelve (12) months:

Category Examples Collected
Identifiers A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, or other similar identifiers. Yes
Identifiers Social Security number, driver's license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers. No
Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)) A name, address, education, employment, and employment history. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories. Yes
Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)) Signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information Yes
Demographic information Age or gender. No
Commercial information Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. Yes
Biometric information Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, face prints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data. No
Internet or other similar network activity Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement. Yes
Geolocation data Physical location or movements. No
Sensory data Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. No
Professional or employment-related information Current or past job history or performance evaluations. No
Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)) Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records. No
Inferences drawn from other personal information Profile reflecting a person's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. No

Personal Data does not include: publicly available information; de-identified or aggregated consumer information; or information excluded from the scope of California privacy law, such as health or medical information covered by the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Privacy Rights for European Union Residents

We process Personal Data you submit to us to provide customer service to you, as described more fully above, based on your consent, which you provide by checking the box prompt before submitting your data to us.

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  • Consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Data at any time.
  • Access: You have the right to access a copy of your Personal Data that we hold about you.
  • Accuracy: You have the right to correction of any inaccurate or out-of-date Personal Data.
  • Portability: You have the right to our transmission of your Personal Data directly to another data controller, where possible and applicable.
  • Deletion: You have the right to delete your Personal Data when we no longer need it.
  • Object: You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data, where applicable.
  • Restriction: You have the right to restrict further processing of your Personal Data, where there is a dispute as to the accuracy or processing.
  • Complaint: You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

To exercise any of these rights, please email us at privacy@davey.com with the phrase “Privacy Opt-out” in the subject line and specify what you would like us to do (for example, Send me my data, Correct my data, Delete my data, Restrict use of my data, etc.).

You have the right to file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority in your jurisdiction if you have concerns about how we process your Personal Data. You may do so through the following links:

  • France
  • Germany
  • The Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

 

7. How We Secure Your Personal Data?

Davey Tree has security measures in place to help protect your Personal Data. We secure your Personal Data by: keeping Personal Data up to date; storing and destroying it securely; using industry standards to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access and disclosure, alteration, and destruction; and ensuring that appropriate technical measures, such as encryption, are in place to protect Personal Data. For example, when we collect credit card data, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to Personal Data. Our computer servers are kept in a secure environment.

However, no network, server, database, or Internet or e-mail transmission, is ever fully secure or error free. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what Personal Data you send to us electronically.

8. How Long Will We Keep Your Personal Data? 

We will retain your personal data as long as necessary to carry out the function for which you provided it to us, including maintenance of your account. You may close your account, unsubscribe to emails, and otherwise limit our use of your Personal Data by contacting us. However, we may retain your Personal Data for an additional period as is permitted or required under applicable laws. Even if we delete your Personal Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for an additional period of time.

9. How Do We Use Cookies?

Davey Tree uses cookies to track information on your browsing history on the Site.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information that is placed on your web browser or device when you access and/or use the Site or view advertisements. Cookies store text and can later be read back by the Site or third parties. Cookies can remember the information you access on one webpage to simplify your subsequent interactions with the Site or to use the information to streamline your transactions on related web pages.

What Do You Use Cookies For?

We use cookies to recognize your browser and you as a unique visitor to the Site through an anonymous unique identifier. We use cookies to:

  • monitor and analyze how you use the Site;
  • remember your preferences to make your online experience easier and more personalized;
  • route Site traffic to effectively distribute the Site workload across servers; and
  • test new features. 

Third-party vendors may pool the information that they collect from our Site with other sources of information, which may include your name and mailing address, for purposes of determining whether you might be interested in receiving direct mail or a catalog. We may use cookies placed by third parties to deliver focused online banner advertisements to you both on and off the Site.

How You Can Manage Cookies

If you do not wish for cookies to be placed on your computer, most web browsers permit you to manage cookies through your web browser's option settings. You may be able to be notified when you are receiving new cookies and disable or delete cookies. Please refer to your web browser's help section for information on whether you can and how to do this.

Many of the third-party technologies that enable targeted banner advertising also allows you to opt out. Such third-party service providers include Adroll, Rubicon, Google, Media Math, Perfect Audience, Quantcast, Retargeter, and Yahoo! among others. You can control your preferences directly with each such third-party service provider.

You can learn more about cookies at the following third-party websites:

  • All About Cookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/; and
  • Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/. 

Note that if you disable, delete, or refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of the Site and/or some of our pages might not display properly.

Do Not Track (DNT) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third parties. We do not currently respond to DNT signals. Therefore, please be advised that third-party web analytics companies may collect information about your online activities over time and across our website and other online properties.

10. What Data Is Not Covered By The Privacy Policy?

The limitations in and requirements of this Privacy Policy do not apply to:

  • Third-Party Sites: The Site may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by us (“Third Party Sites”). DAVEY TREE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE POLICIES AND PRACTICES EMPLOYED BY, OR THE CONTENT OF, THIRD-PARTY SITES. We provide such links only as a convenience and the inclusion of a link on the Site does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Davey Tree. If you provide Personal Data through any such Third Party Site, your Personal Data may be collected by the third party and controlled by the privacy policy of that third party. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information about their privacy policies and practices.
  • Deidentified Data: Any non-personally identifiable data we collect, including, without limitation, Log Data, domain names of your Internet Service Provider, your approximate geographic location, a record of your usage of the Site, the time of your usage, and aggregated personally identifiable information, but only to the extent the foregoing cannot be used to specifically identify you.
  • Aggregated Personal Data: Any aggregated Personal Data that can no longer be used to identify you will be treated as non-personally identifiable data under this Privacy Policy. 

11. We Do Not Collect The Personal Data of Children?


We do not intentionally or knowingly collect any Personal Data from children under the age of sixteen (16), nor do we target our emails to them. Children under the age of sixteen (16) should not submit any Personal Data through the Site. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's use of the Internet and instruct them to never provide Personal Data through the Site. If you believe a child under the age of sixteen (16) may have provided Personal Data to us through the Site, please contact us at info@davey.com, and we will use reasonable efforts to delete it from the Site and our files.

12. International Privacy Laws

If you are visiting the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that you are sending information (including Personal Data) to the United States where our servers are located. That information may then be transferred within the United States or back out of the United States depending on the type of information and how it is stored by us. We will hold and process your Personal Data in accordance with privacy laws in the United States and this Privacy Policy. Please note that privacy laws in the United States may not be the same as, and in some cases may be less protective than, the privacy laws in your country, and while in the United States Personal Data may be subject to lawful access requests by government agencies. If you are a resident of the European Union or a country, like Brazil or Canada, that provides similar data subject rights to those provided in the GDPR, you should review the GDPR provisions of this Global Privacy Policy in the section above titled “Privacy Rights for European Union Residents” for a description of your rights and our handling of your Personal Data.

13. What If We Change This Privacy Policy?

We may occasionally make changes to this Privacy Policy. If we wish to use your Personal Data for a new purpose not covered by this Privacy Policy, we will provide you with a new Privacy Policy explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing of your Personal Data pursuant to the new Privacy Policy and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. If we change this Privacy Policy, your checking the box prompt before submitting Personal Data to us will signify your express consent to new uses of your Personal Data.

14. How You Can Resolve A Privacy Dispute With You?

If you have a complaint about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, we will work with you in an attempt to resolve your complaint. Please contact us at privacy@davey.com.  Please also refer to the arbitration procedures described in the Dispute Resolution section of the Site’s Terms of Use. BY CHECKING THE BOX PROMPT BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PERSONAL DATA TO US, WE EACH AGREE TO SETTLE DISPUTES ONLY BY NON-CLASS, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION, INSTEAD OF SUING IN COURT (EXCEPT CERTAIN SMALL CLAIMS). THE RULES IN ARBITRATION ARE DIFFERENT. THERE IS NO JUDGE OR JURY, LIMITED DISCOVERY RIGHTS, AND REVIEW IS LIMITED, BUT AN ARBITRATOR CAN AWARD THE SAME DAMAGES AND RELIEF, AND MUST HONOR THE SAME LIMITATIONS STATED IN THE AGREEMENT, AS A COURT WOULD. To initiate an arbitration proceeding, you must send us a notice of your complaint that includes a written statement of your name, address, and contact information, the facts giving rise to your complaint, and the relief you are requesting (the “Dispute Notice”). The Dispute Notice must be addressed to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, OH 44240, and sent to us by certified mail as described in the Dispute Resolution section of the Site’s Terms of Use. If we do not reach an agreement to resolve your privacy complaint within sixty (60) days after we receive your Dispute Notice, you may commence an arbitration proceeding under the Dispute Resolution section of the Site’s Terms of Use.

15. How You Can Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our practices, or your dealings with us, or to exercise any and all of your rights, please contact us at:

The Davey Tree Expert Company 
1500 N. Mantua Street 
Kent, OH 44240 
info@davey.com