Information We Collect
We collect “personally identifiable information” and “usage information.”
“Personally identifiable information” is information that tells us who you are, such as your name, phone number, physical address, e-mail address, employment information, job history and qualifications. “Usage information” is information automatically collected by our web server (which may be hosted by a third-party) that your web browser makes available whenever you visit or use our Site, such as your computer’s IP address, browser type, operating system version and geolocation information.
We may collect personally identifiable information when you contact us via our Site, create an account or register with our Site, edit or update your account information, participate in our surveys, contests and other promotions or if you voluntarily choose to provide it to us. For example, we may collect your name, phone number, physical address, e-mail address, employment information, job history and qualifications, and job title and company name.
You can choose not to provide personally identifiable information to us. If you do not provide personally identifiable information, however, you will not be able to create an account, so your ability to use the Site will be limited to those web pages available to unregistered users of the Site, and you may be unable to use certain other features of the Site. Also, we will be unable to contact you (e.g., the event that you win a prize through a promotion) or respond to any inquiry from you.
We may collect “usage information” anytime you view and/or interact with our Site or its pages, features and functionality. For example, we may collect your computer’s IP address, browser type, operating system version, geolocation information, and information regarding your browsing activities (e.g., what parts of the website you visit, what items you click on, and information about the website that you visited before or after visiting the Site). We may associate this information with your personally identifiable information and/or other information that you provide (e.g., survey responses).
This Site may also use “cookies” and other technologies to recognize users and customize their experience, and obtain information regarding the use of the Site. A cookie is a small text file that a website’s server places on a user’s computer, mobile phone or other device. The cookie transmits information back to the website’s server about the browsing activities of the computer user on the Site. This includes information such as pages and content viewed, the time and duration of visits and whether a computer user clicked on an advertisement. Cookies also can be used to recognize users and maintain data related to a particular individual, including passwords. If you would prefer not to accept cookies from our Site or any other website, you can modify the settings on your web browser. You may refer to your browser’s online help feature for instructions on how to do this. If you refuse to accept cookies, it is possible that some portions of the Site may not function as intended.
For more information on collection and processing of data through Google Analytics, please see www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.
Disclosure and Use of Information We Collect
We may provide your personally identifiable information to third parties who provide services to us or on our behalf. For example, we may provide personally identifiable information to third parties who handle marketing and other communications on our behalf. We may also disclose personally identifiable information to affiliated companies, our parent company and sister companies.
We use usage information to help us run and maintain our Site, customize your experience, study traffic patterns, and generally learn about the usage of the Site.
We may use and disclose personally identifiable information and other information that we collect when we have reason to believe that using and/or disclosing this information is necessary to investigate, identify, contact, or take action against someone who may have engaged in illegal activities or breached the Terms of Service applicable to the Site or who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other users of our Site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose personally identifiable information when we reasonably believe that the law requires it.
We might sell or buy subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, personally identifiable information and other information collected via a website are generally transferred business assets. Also, in the event that our assets are sold, such information may be one of the transferred assets.
Do Not Track
Certain browsers may allow you to turn on a “do not track” setting. If you enable your “do not track” setting, we will not place cookies on your computer or other device. (Please note that this may affect your interaction with us and the Site (e.g., you will not be able to subscribe to our blog).)
Empowered Partnerships Privacy of Children
The Site is a general audience website. We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from users of this Site who are under the age of 13.
If we become aware that a user of our Site is under the age of 13 and has placed an order using our Site, we will remove that child’s personal information from our files.
Updating Your Information and Communication Preferences
We do not currently offer a means to review and/or request changes to any of your personally identifiable information collected through the Site.
If you would like to opt-out of receiving electronic marketing communications from us, you may do so by clicking “unsubscribe” on emails that you receive from us.
Information transmitted on the Internet and/or stored on systems attached to the Internet is not 100% secure. As a result, we do not ensure, warrant or guarantee the security or integrity of such information. We will not be responsible for disclosure of any information due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized acts of third parties.
You help to maintain the security of your personally identifiable information stored in our systems by keeping your username and password confidential and protecting against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
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