Web Site Information We Collect and How We Use It
Effective Date: March 2, 2023
You may choose to provide personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) on this web site. Here are some of the ways you may provide the information and the types of information you may submit. We also tell you how we may use the information.
- Contact Us
If you e-mail us through the “Contact” link on this site, we ask you for information such as your name and e-mail address so we can respond to your questions and comments. You may choose to provide additional information as well.
- Questionnaires and Surveys
We occasionally may ask visitors to our web site to complete online surveys and opinion polls about their activities, attitudes and interests. These surveys help us serve you better and improve the usefulness of our site. In conducting these surveys, we may ask you for your name and e-mail address. We do not keep any personal information about you in connection with your participation in a ghsmart.com survey unless you specifically agree to provide that information.
- Order Reports
If you would like to receive the printed ghSMART Brochure by postal mail, you may ask for a copy on our web site. We ask for your contact information so we can send you the report.
- Contact ghSMART’s Board of Directors
On ghsmart.com, we provide a postal address and an e-mail address so visitors can report any complaints or other concerns. If you e-mail us, please be aware that you will be providing us with your e-mail address and any other information you include in your e-mail.
We collect certain aggregate and non-personal information when you visit this web site. Aggregate and non-personal information does not relate to a single identifiable visitor. It tells us such things as how many users visited our site and the pages accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our web site to our visitors. We collect this information either through “cookie” technology or with “web beacons,” as explained below.
Like many companies, we use browser cookies on this web site. Browser cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain web sites. We use browser cookies to tell us, for example, whether you’ve visited us before or if you’re a new visitor and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Browser cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new browser cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new browser cookie, and how to disable existing browser cookies. Remember though, without browser cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our web site features. We also use flash cookies on our web site to enhance your online experience. Flash cookies are similar to browser cookies, except that they can store data more complex than simple text. Flash cookies, by themselves, cannot do anything to or with the data on your computer. In addition, flash cookies cannot access or remember your e-mail address or other personal information unless you provide the information on this site. We use flash cookies to provide you with a better user experience.
- Web Beacons
Certain pages on our site contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party. We use log files to store the data that is collected through web beacons ghSMART also uses third party web beacons to help manage online advertising. These web beacons are provided by our ad management partners, DoubleClick, and Omniture. These files enable DoubleClick and Omniture to recognize a unique cookie on your web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website. The cookie on your web browser could be placed by ghSMART, or by another advertiser who works with DoubleClick. With both cookies and web beacon technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. For more information about DoubleClick, including information about how to opt out of these technologies, go to www.doubleclick.net. For more information about Omniture, including how to opt out of these technologies, go to www.omniture.com.
Information We Share
We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about our web site visitors, except as described here. We may share information provided by our visitors to this website with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are contractually restricted from using or disclosing the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided through this web site in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement.
Information We Transfer
We may transfer the personal information we collect on this site to other countries where we do business, but we will do so only for the purposes described above. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described here unless otherwise required by applicable laws.
Links We Transfer
We may provide links to other web sites for your convenience and information. These sites may have their own privacy statements in place, which we recommend you review if you visit any linked web sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked sites or any use of the sites.
This web site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen on the site. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen on the site, we will delete the information from our records.
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the personal information you provide on this web site. We use secure socket layer (SSL) technology to help keep the personal information you provide on this site secure.
Information We Collect and use from Assessment Candidates and Participants
In providing our services, we collect information from assessment candidates (“Candidates”) and participants (“Participants”), including personal information. This section describes how we collect, use, and disclose Candidate and Participant information. By participating in one of our assessments or consulting services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this policy. Participants include anyone who provides data as part of ghSMART services.We collect information directly from Candidates and Participants through interviews and questionnaires. The information we collect may include information about work history and personal experiences. In addition, we may gather information from other sources pertaining to such Candidates and Participants. We primarily use this information to conduct Candidate assessments, to prepare reports as requested by our clients, and to fulfill the deliverables of our client agreements.
In addition to Candidate assessments and other client deliverables, as permitted by applicable law we also use and disclose Candidate information as follows:
- Sharing Candidate Information with the client who requested services from us pertaining to the Candidate.
- Performing research on our assessments and using anonymized, deidentified and/or aggregated information for books, articles, white papers or other publications.
- Disclosing Candidate information to our third-party service providers for executing the administration and operations of our business including, without limitation, storage of data in cloud servers operated by third parties (such as Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, or other infrastructure providers), for antivirus software scanning, document management (such as DocuSign) related to agreements or forms, and outside editors for document review and document production.
- For research and analysis conducted by some of our third-party partners. This may include individuals, entities or other organizations we use to conduct research and data analysis.
Candidates who have questions about how their information is used and disclosed may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates to Our Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our online information practices. We will post a prominent notice on this web site to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Statement and indicate at the top of the statement when it was most recently updated.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact: email@example.com.
G. H. Smart & Company, LLC
203 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601
The United States of America