We collect personally-identifiable information on certain areas of our Website when: (a) users request us information about our products and users; (b) candidates apply for our job vacancies; and (c) users register to receive our newsletters and alerts. The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background and/or personal information. In addition, we collect certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by us.
We use your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, evaluate any job applications, recruit personnel, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, personalize content that you view or receive, evaluate and improve our services and products, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you.
If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.
We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only our authorized personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, we, however, cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.
Cookies are small packets of information that are stored by your web browser. They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites (a “Cookie” or the “Cookies”).
The laws in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before Cookies are placed on your web browser unless the Cookie is necessary for the website to work.
To administer our Website and for research purposes, we have also contracted with third parties to track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent Cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, manage our Website content, and track visitor behavior.
We have also contracted with a third party to send e-mail to our registered members. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, the third party sets Cookies. All data collected by this third party on our behalf is used solely by us or on our behalf and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.