Collection of Personal Information
As a general rule, you can visit the Websites without revealing any personal information about yourself (i.e. information that identifies you). However, certain parts of the Websites permit you to provide personal information to the Company in order to request employment information or investor information, to file a compliance report or to otherwise communicate with the Company by e-mail. Such personal information may include your name, e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number or it may involve other personal information relating to a compliance report. When you provide the Company with such personal information for a specific purpose, the Company uses that personal information only for that purpose. For example, if you provide the Company with personal information in relation to a job inquiry, the Company will use that personal information only in connection with such job inquiry. Also, if you provide the Company with personal information in relation to a compliance report, the Company will use that information only to review and address such compliance issue.
Protecting Personal Information
Other than in those circumstances noted below, the Company will not disclose or provide your personal information to unaffiliated third parties. The Company’s employees and representatives are required to maintain and protect the confidentiality of the personal information submitted by the users of the Websites and must follow established confidentiality procedures. Also, the Company does not permit its third party hosting vendor to disclose, provide or sell any personal information relating to any user of the Websites to any third parties unaffiliated with the Company. Although the Company takes steps to protect your personal information, the Company does not guarantee that such steps are adequate in all circumstances, and such steps are taken without any express or implied warranty of any kind.
Disclosure of Personal Information
In using the Websites and submitting personal information to the Company over the Websites, you agree that the Company may use your personal information as follows:
1. The Company may disclose your personal information to the extent required by law.
2. The Company may disclose your personal information to law enforcement or regulatory authorities or pursuant to any investigation of any compliance matters or other purported unlawful activities if the Company believes in good faith that such action is necessary to protect the employees or property of the Company, to protect public safety or to otherwise comply with applicable law.
3. The Company may use your personal information to develop data for internal purposes in statistical form as such information is aggregated with the personal information from the other users of the Websites.
Through your interaction with the Websites, the Company or the Company’s third party hosting vendor may also gather personal information about you regarding your computer hardware and software, such as your domain name and access times, and your usage patterns. Such usage pattern information may include, without limitation, information relating to what webpages you visit on the Websites and your online activities while accessing the Websites. This information is used to compile statistics about the use of the Websites in order to maintain the quality of the Websites. This information may be collected by the Company’s third party hosting vendor using “cookies.” Cookies are files that a website may transmit and store on your computer in order to identify you. Cookies are widely used in the industry, and the Company’s third party hosting vendor may use them in connection with the Websites. You may disable these cookies by making certain adjustments to the settings in your web browser, but, if you disable any cookies, please note that certain features of the Websites may not function properly or be available to you.
Links and Other Sites
This Privacy Statement only applies to the personal information that is collected from you by the Company or its third party hosting vendor. You may also disclose personal information to other parties through your use of the Websites by linking to other websites or through the general transmission of such personal information over the Internet. Please note that different privacy policies may apply to personal information submitted to another third party and that the Company shall not be responsible for any wrongful use or disclosure of such personal information by any third party.
Privacy of Minors
The Company will not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If the Company ever becomes aware that the Company has acquired such personal information in error, the Company will immediately remove such personal information from its database.