WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW DO WE USE IT?
We collect personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) from you if you provide it to us. The Personal Information we collect may include your:
- phone number;
- email address;
- credit card information;
- date of birth; and
- any other information that might be used to identify you by another person.
We may use this Personal Information for the particular purposes for which it was collected or provided, as well as to:
- communicate with you regarding our products, services, promotions and news releases;
- provide you with information that you request;
- improve our product and service offerings;
- consider your job application and communicate with you about your job application;
- administer a contest, promotion, survey, market research, focus group or other feature to provide you with the relevant products and services;
- analyze visits to our websites and learn about the interests of our visitors on a personal level to better understand their interests and needs;
- respond to investor-specific inquiries;
- facilitate your transactions; and
All of the above uses are considered “Services.” With respect to Personal Information covered by the Privacy Shield, as defined and discussed further below, we certify that we collect and process Personal Information solely to the extent such Personal Information is relevant in providing the Services. For our record keeping purposes, we may retain certain Personal?Information that you provide in connection with commercial transactions; however, we will only retain the information for so long as it serves the purpose of providing the Services.
HOW DO WE COLLECT AND SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We engage other companies, including, without limitation, certain of our affiliates and subsidiaries, to perform tasks on our behalf (“Agents”). We may need to share with your Personal Information with, and may transfer your Personal Information to, such Agents in order to provide products or Services to you (for example, general contests, email campaigns and similar marketing events, and in connection with investor relations matters). Other types of Agents we may share Personal Information with include those providing services to support our business functions, like analyzing contest and campaign data. Certain other Agents collect Personal Information on our behalf. For example, we use Agents for our career portal. In this context, Personal Information is collected by our Agents for a specific purpose (e.g., applying for a position) and transferred to us expressly for that purpose. In all circumstances where an Agent collects data on our behalf, it is for the purpose of providing the Services described above. All of these Agents are bound by contract to refrain from using the Personal Information we collect from you for any purpose other than providing the service to us. We are liable under the Privacy Shield Principles (as defined below) for our Agents to process transferred Personal Information in a manner consistent with the Principles.
We do not sell or share the Personal Information we collect from you to any unrelated third parties (who are not Agents) so that they may send you commercial promotions or unsolicited offers for unrelated products or services. If you would like more information about our disclosure of your Personal Information to third parties, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we transfer Personal Information to countries other than the country where it was provided, we do so in compliance with applicable data protection laws, including, as applicable, the Privacy Shield Principles as described below. We may transfer Personal Information from persons outside of the United States (“U.S.”) to affiliates located either in the U.S. or otherwise; provided that transfers to the U.S. from the European Union (“E.U.”) or Switzerland will comply with the Privacy Shield Principles in all respects.
HOW DO WE GATHER DATA BY AUTOMATIC MEANS?
Sometimes we and/or our Agents use cookie technology, web beacons, and similar technologies on our website to enhance functionality and navigation for our visitors, and learn about the use and users of our website. In doing so, we analyze trends, administer our websites and gather information about our user base as a whole.
Information tracked through these mechanisms includes, but is not limited to, (1) your IP address, (2) the type of web browser and operating system being used, (3) the pages of the website you visit, (4) other websites you visited before visiting our website, and (5) your geographic location.
If you wish to disable cookies, refer to your browser help menu to learn how to do so. Please note that if you disable cookies, the website may not function as intended and you may not be able to use certain features of the website.
Internet tags, graphic tags and similar web beacon type functions allow us to count the number of users who have visited a particular web page or to access certain cookies. We and/or our Agents may use web beacons on our websites to count users and to recognize users by accessing our cookies. Being able to access our cookies allows us to personalize our website and improve your experience on our website. We and/or our Agents may also include web beacons in HTML-formatted email messages to determine which email messages are opened.