June 16, 2023


At Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (hereafter referred to as “Kittelson” or “we,” “our” or “us”), we respect your privacy. We use the information you provide to us and information collected on your behalf in order to provide you with better services, relevant information, and an improved user experience on our website. By using www.kittelson.com, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

What Information We Collect

This website collects two types of Personal Information: Identifiable Information and Non-Identifiable Information.

Identifiable Information: Information You Provide to Us

On this website, we may ask you to provide us with certain types of information, such as your first and last name, e-mail address, and information about your organization or school. We may collect this information in various places on the website, including contact forms, e-mail subscription lists, event sign-up forms, employment submissions, blog comments or when you otherwise interact with the website.

Non-Identifiable Information: Information Collected or Stored As You Access and Use the Service

Like most website operators, we collect non-identifiable personal information browsers send about a user to help us understand and maintain the general workings of the web site. This includes:

  • your computer’s internet protocol (IP) addresses
  • your browser type
  • device information
  • your internet service provider (ISP)
  • pages of the site you visit
  • date and time of your visit
  • links you click on
  • how long you are on a page

We use this data to analyze website content popularity, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information. It is used to improve user experience on our website and to understand user behavior. We use a third-party tool, Google Analytics, to review this data.

Information Third Parties Provide About You

We may choose to supplement the information we collect directly from you on our website with outside records from third parties’ services for various purposes, including to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you and to offer you opportunities that may be of interest to you. Recipients of our e-newsletter communications can opt out at any time.

Interactions with Third-Party Services

Our website may include functionality that allows certain kinds of interactions between the website and a third-party web site or application. The use of this functionality may involve the third-party operator providing certain information, including Personal Information, to us. If we offer and you choose to use this functionality to access or use our website, the third-party site or application may send Personal Information about you to us. In addition, we may provide third-party sites’ interfaces or links on the Service to facilitate your sending a communication from the Service. For example, we may use third parties to facilitate emails or social media posts. These third parties may retain any information used or provided in any such communications or other activities and these third parties’ practices are not subject to our Privacy Policy. Kittelson may not control or have access to your communications through these third parties.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We may use the information that we collect about you to:

  • Provide services
  • Email you with industry news and information that we believe will be relevant to you
  • Administer the recruiting and employment application processes
  • Administer our relationship with our employees
  • Process, make, and receive payments
  • Verify eligibility for clients’ small, minority, or other disadvantaged business enterprise classifications
  • Administer information technology services, including IT security
  • Track website analytics to improve the functionality of the website
  • Maintain security at our office locations
  • Comply with federal, state, or local laws
  • Cooperate with law enforcement agencies concerning conduct or activity that we reasonably and in good faith believe may violate federal, state, or local law
  • For any other reason you allow or consent to

Use of Cookies

Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

We use cookies for various reasons. Cookies enable us to provide you with a better experience by helping us understand what areas of the website are of interest to our visitors. These cookies do not track individual information. 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. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of the website.

How We Disclose/Share Your Personal Data

Kittelson will never sell or rent your personal data. We may share personal data with:

Our Wholly Owned Subsidiaries and Affiliates

We share information within the Kittelson family of companies to provide our services or conduct business operations. If we were to engage in an acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar proceeding that involves the transfer of the information described in this Privacy Policy, we would share your information with a party involved in this process (for example, a potential purchaser).

Third Party Companies, Service Providers or Business Partners

We rely on third parties to perform a few contractual services on our behalf. To do so, we may need to share your information with them. For example, from time to time, we may share your personal information with third parties that help us provide services, or operate our business, such as a website consultant, payroll service, or a benefits administrator.

Legal Compliance

We may share personal information when it is necessary to comply with the law, enforce our policies and other agreements, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Kittelson and our employees. We may also share your information to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues.

Data Collection from our EU Users

Kittelson uses Personal Information as a Processor as defined in the GDPR from May 25th, 2018. All European Union (EU) users of the website will be notified of our data collection and be prompted to opt-in prior to visiting the site.

Data Storage in the U.S.

The information collected on this site will be stored and processed on databases in the United States. Personal information you provide is stored until the user unsubscribes.

Protecting Your Privacy

Kittelson takes appropriate steps to protect your privacy. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure once we receive it. For example, we store the personal information you provide on limited access computer systems, located in secured facilities. When you submit personal information, using forms like the Contact Us form, that information is encrypted and is protected with the standard encryption software in the industry – Secure Socket Layer (SSL).

All hosting is performed in accordance with extensive security regulations.

Our websites may provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party sites.

How to Control Your Personal Data

You may opt-out of email correspondence at any time by following the “unsubscribe” prompt at the bottom of the email or through direct correspondence with DigitalCommunications@kittelson.com.

You have the following privacy rights:

  • You have the right to request that Kittelson disclose the following to you:
    • The categories of Personal Information we have collected about you
    • The categories of sources from which the Personal Information is collected
    • The purpose for collecting, selling, or sharing the Personal Information
    • The categories of third parties to whom we disclose Personal Information
    • The specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected about you
  • You have the right to request that Kittelson delete any Personal Information about you that we have collected from you.
  • You have the right to request that Kittelson correct any inaccurate Personal Information we maintain about you.
  • Non-Discrimination: Kittelson will not discriminate against you because you exercised the right to know, delete, or correct under this Privacy Policy.

Notification of Changes

We may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time, as we add new features, change our practices, or as laws change that may affect our services. We will include a date on this Privacy Statement (year, month, and day) to communicate when it was last revised. We encourage you to periodically reread this Privacy Statement, to see if there have been any changes to our policies that may affect you.

Date: June 16, 2023



If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your interactions with this website, you can contact:

Kittelson & Associates


851 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 600

Portland, OR 97204