Business policies and practices
Some Doble proprietary programs, software, and related offerings may contain certain third party code, commonly referred to as “Open Source Software” (OSS). In the event that any OSS is present in Doble offerings, please reference the items on the Doble Software Information and Resources page for more information.
As an original equipment manufacturer, Doble Engineering Company (Doble) is sensitive to the human injustices suffered by laborers in the world and, as such, will not do business with any vendor or other business partner that it knows to be involved in human trafficking or slavery. However, as Doble does not believe such practices to be in use in its industries, Doble does not, at this time, engage in any third party or internal verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery, conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains, or require direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business. Further, while Doble does not tolerate retaining or continuing any sort of business or employee relationship with any entity that it knows to be involved in such slavery or trafficking, it does not, at this time, actively maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking or provide company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products. Should slavery and trafficking become a legitimate concern in its industries, Doble reserves the right to revisit and change this policy to better address the need, should it emerge.
The mining and trading of “conflict minerals” and their derivatives – cassiterite (tin), wolframite (tungsten), coltan (tantalum) and gold – in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is helping to finance armed groups which promote widespread violence, human rights violations and environmental degradation in the DRC and adjacent countries (the DRC Region).
Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act and related SEC regulations endeavor to reduce these actions by motivating businesses to obtain their conflict minerals from sources which do not support armed groups in the DRC Region. The Act and regulations require SEC reporting companies to make certain inquiries and conduct due diligence on their entire supply chain regarding the sources of any conflict minerals used in their products, and to report annually as to whether or not they have found these conflict minerals to have originated in the DRC Region and to be “conflict free.”
As an SEC reporting company, ESCO is subject to the conflict minerals provisions of the Act and SEC regulations, and we fully support their objectives. However, because we do not smelt or refine conflict minerals ourselves, we must rely on assistance from our many suppliers – and their own suppliers in turn – in gathering the information necessary for our due diligence and reports, and in attempting to trace the conflict minerals used in our products all the way back to their ultimate sources. We realize this places a burden on our suppliers, many of whom are private or foreign companies which are not themselves subject to the conflict minerals provisions. In addition, many of the procedures for determining whether sources are “conflict free” have not yet been fully developed, and we expect that the refinement and implementation of these due diligence procedures will be an ongoing process requiring cooperation among entities throughout our entire supply chain.
Accordingly, it is ESCO’s policy that:
This statement discloses the privacy practices of Doble.com, the corporate Web site of Doble Engineering Company. Doble Engineering Company will seek to comply with applicable data protection laws and regulations. As a company, we want to build user trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we are disclosing to you our information practices. This includes notifying you of:
Doble Engineering Company does not collects and holds the information collected on this site. Doble Engineering Company is the sole owner of the information collected on this site and will keep the information for a limited period of time that is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected. We will not use this information, or sell, share, rent or otherwise disclose this information to others in ways other than as described in this statement.
In order to use some of the facilities accessible through this Web site, a user must first complete an entry form. During registration a user is required to give his or her contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. We may not be able to provide information regarding our services if a user does not provide this information. By completing the form, the user confirms he/she has been advised on the purpose for which the information will be used and consents to such use. The user agrees to be bound by this statement, as in effect from time to time, and any other agreement provided on this Web site.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. After a user closes his or her browser, cookies may stay active for a period of 24 hours so users do not have to reenter login information. If a user rejects the cookie, he or she may still use our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Doble Engineering Company is not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
From time-to-time our site requests information from users in connection with surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose the information requested. Information requested may include personally identifiable information, such as name, mailing address and email address, as well as demographic information, such as zip code. It may also include other personal identifiable information. The information may also be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site, or collection of information relative to our customers or market.
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