Privacy Policy


This policy is intended to help you understand how Engineering Design & Testing Corp., ("EDT," , "ED&T", "we" or "us") collect, use and safeguard the information you provide on this website. This policy covers this website and all EDT websites except where otherwise indicated. 

Collection of Personal Information
If you browse any EDT website, you may generally do so anonymously without providing any personal information. However, there are cases in which we may ask you for personal data. For example, we will occasionally conduct on-line surveys to better understand the needs and profile of our visitors. In addition, we may request personal information when you register to receive additional information regarding our products and services, download information, sign up for a newsletter or send us a question. In such cases, the personal information we request will typically consist of: your title, first and last name, mailing address, phone number and email.

During your visit to our websites, you may send e-mail to EDT. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message.
In order to assign a file, request an engineer, apply for employment or complete other transactions with EDT, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information. Any personal information you choose to provide EDT will only be used to conduct official EDT business. The personal information you provide may be used by EDT (or third parties engaged by us) to: (1) customize the advertising and the content that you see, (2) fulfill your requests for products and services, (3) contact you, (4) conduct research, (5) respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, or (6) establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Even if you choose not to give information we request, you can still visit most of the EDT website, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers and services.

EDT Mailings/Marketing Communications
If you provide us with personal information oe choose to join EDT's company e-mail list, we will place you on our list to receive e-mail regarding product/service updates, special offers, important issues and new products and services from EDT.  If you do not wish to receive e-mail updates or other marketing communications from EDT, please contact us at the opt-out e-mail address specified below.

If you are a prospective client and supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on the EDT's services. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us at the number provided below, e-mailing us at the address below, or writing to us at the address below.
Prospective clients who supply us with their telephone numbers online may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding the EDT's services. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by sending us an e-mail at the address below, calling us at the telephone number below, or writing to us at the address below.

Sharing and Use of Personal Information
Personal information provided to us may be used for marketing and promotional purposes only by EDT. Except as described in this policy, EDT does not rent, sell or otherwise distribute to third parties, your personal information entered on this site without your consent, unless required by law or as disclosed to you when the information is collected. If you do provide us with consent to share your information with other third party companies, we may share your information with third party companies who offer products and services that may be of interest to you. These companies may then contact you directly with product or sample offers, personalized offers and information, or to ask for your feedback on products and programs that they think may be of interest to you.

We may share your personal information with our third party service providers on a need-to-know basis. We engage third party service providers to perform certain services on our behalf. In order to perform those services, the service providers may need to know your personal information. We require that they protect this information and only use it to perform services on our behalf. For example, we may use outside shipping companies, credit card processing companies, resellers, distributors and content providers.

EDT does not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies. EDT will not sell, rent, loan, trade or lease personal information collected on this site.

No mobile information will be shared with third parties/affiliates for marketing/promotional purposes. All the above categories exlclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

Special Cases
EDT 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 EDT 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 requires it or to respond to an emergency situation. We also may disclose personal information as part of a merger or acquisition.

Cookies and IP Tracking

Cookies are small amounts of data that EDT’s websites may place on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie file contains unique information that our websites can use to track such things as the password you create to access any of our site, lists of webpages you have visited, the date when you last looked at a specific webpage, or to identify your session on our websites. A cookie file allows our websites to recognize you as you click through pages on our site and when you later revisit our site. EDT's websites use cookies to “remember” your preferences, and to record your browsing behavior on our websites. Although you can prevent our websites from placing cookies on your hard drive, there may be some features of our websites that will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly if you disable cookies. No personal data is stored in cookies on your computer.

This website also may detect and use your IP address or domain name for internal traffic monitoring and capacity purposes or to otherwise administer our website. No personal information is obtained; rather, just the patterns of usage of our various users may be tracked to provide you with improved service and content based on aggregate or statistical reviews of user site traffic patterns.

Other Analytic Tools
We may use Google Analytics and other analytic tools to gather aggregate, non-identifiable information. Such tools enable us to gather information such as what pages people visit, which products they look at, what device they use and where they are located. 

Currently, (i) other parties (e.g. third-party advertising networks and analytics providers) may not collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our website or services, and (ii) we do not respond to, or take any specific action in connection with the receipt of, Do-Not-Track signals or other similar mechanisms regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.

Policies for Children
Generally, our websites are not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect information from children under such age; moreover, EDT encourages parents and guardians to monitor and participate in their children's online activities. Where appropriate, EDT may ask you to indicate your age to verify compliance with these policies.

Linked Sites
Please be advised that this website may contain links to third party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of EDT, and we are not responsible for the content, or privacy practices or other activities of any linked site or any link on a linked site.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
EDT reserves the right to change or update this policy, or any other policy or practice, at any time. We will provide individuals who have submitted personal information to us with reasonable notice of material changes to this website. Additionally, you are encouraged from time to time to review any updated versions of this policy, as indicated by the effective date of this policy set forth below. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the EDT site. Your use of this website after such changes or updates have been posted signifies your acceptance of the changed terms.

Changes to your Personal Information
In case you have questions about this policy or our related practices, or wish to review, update or delete personal information about yourself submitted to or collected by us, we will endeavor to answer such questions, facilitate such review and correct, update or remove the personal data in question, as requested. In such case, please contact us via the contact points specified below:

Engineering Design & Testing Corp.
Post Office Box 8027
Columbia, SC 29202