Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 29, 2018

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 25, 2018

This site (together with any successor site(s), computer systems, cloud-based storage accounts, and associated social media websites, hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Website") is operated by Schellman and Company, LLC ("we," "us," or "Schellman"). 

We are concerned about privacy issues and want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information, so that you can make educated and informed decisions. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through our Website. Please note that the Privacy Policy applies only to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Website and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline.

Your use of any of the Website is conditioned on your agreement with all the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. The Terms of Use, as amended from time to time, and this Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between us and you with respect to your use of this Website. Do not use the Website if you disagree with any part of this Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy is written in the English language. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any translated versions of this Privacy Policy. To the extent any translated versions of this Privacy Policy conflict with the English language version, the English language version of this Privacy Policy shall control.  If you have any questions or comments about the Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at inquiry@schellman.com.

 

Types of Information

When using this Website, there are two types of information we may collect from you: Personal Information and Other Information.   “Personal Information” is any information that can be used to personally identify you, and may include your name, email address, work telephone or fax numbers, your job title, and your company’s name and address.   

“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as browser and device information, usage data, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, pixel tags and other technologies, demographic information and other information provided by you, aggregated or anonymized information, or information collected through cookies which may be used to send information to us or our third-party service providers.  For more information on our cookies policy, please see the “Cookies” section below.

You are solely responsible for the privacy and security of any information that does not constitute Personal Information or Other Information which you may upload onto this Website.

 

Collection of Information

While using this Website, we may collect both Personal Information and Other Information.  Demographic information, such as gender and occupation, is not actively sought, but may be requested when submitting a job application or resume through this Website.  Registration is not required to use this Website but may be necessary to contact us. 

It is our policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete your request.  We will never seek to obtain sensitive information unless legally required to do so and we ask that you do not send us Personal Information such as Social Security numbers, credit card or other payment card information, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership.  Our Services offered on this Website are not intended for children under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that such individuals do not provide us with Personal Information.

You may choose to provide Personal Information in the following examples:

  • Through subscription to our blog.

  • By joining our mailing list.

  • By contacting us for further information.

  • By registration for events, webinars, and conferences.

  • By submitting resumes or work history.

Other Information that may be collected, such as standard internet log information and usage information, includes your IP address, browser type and language, access times, location, usage data, and referring website addresses.  We may use Online Identification Technologies, such as those listed above in “Types of Information,” to store registration information in an area of the Website so that you do not need to enter it on subsequent visits to make navigation of this Website easier for you and to facilitate efficient registration processes. Currently, this Website does not respond to a "Do Not Track" or similar signal.  "Do Not Track" is a preference you can set to let the websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting information about you.

 

Use and Disclosure of Information

Entry of your Personal Information into any portion of this Website constitutes express consent for us to use any such Personal Information for the reasons set forth in this section.  Personal Information collected by us may be transferred or disclosed to third party contractors, subcontractors, and/or subsidiaries for the purposes for which you have provided the Personal Information and for the administration of our system or this Website and/or other internal, administrative purposes. Your Personal Information may also be transferred to third party service providers of identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data backup, security and storage services. As a result, your Personal Information may be transferred outside the country where you are located. By submitting Personal Information on this Website, you are providing explicit consent to the transfer of such Personal Information for the fulfillment of his or her voluntary requests or otherwise as set out in this Terms of Use.

It is our policy to disclose Personal Information to third parties under the following circumstances:

  • As required by applicable law, statute, rule, regulation or professional standard, or through subpoena, search warrant or other legal process.

  • For regulatory compliance purposes.

  • When explicitly requested by you.

  • When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by you.

  • For administrative or maintenance purposes related to this Website.

  • As otherwise as set out in this statement.

The Personal Information you submit to us will only be retained for as long as is required for the purposes for which it was collected unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  

Other Information may be used by us for any purpose except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use it as described in the "Collection of Information" section above.  

In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your geographical location). If we combine any Other Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

 

Security

The security and confidentiality of your Personal Information is important to us. We work hard to protect the Personal Information you provide from loss, misuse or unauthorized access or disclosure.  We follow reasonable commercial standards for organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received.  If you believe any Personal Information you have submitted to us is unsecure, please notify us immediately at inquiry@schellman.com.

 

Your Rights Regarding Personal Information; Unsubscribe; California Residents

You may request to review, correct, update, delete, or otherwise modify any of your Personal Information that you have previously provided to us through this Website, or object to the use or processing of such Personal Information by us. You may also inform us if you do not wish to have your location stored via cookie.  Upon request, you may have a complete electronic copy of any Personal Information we may have processed with regards to your use of this Website sent to you or to a third party in a commonly used electronic form.  You may exercise these rights by contacting us via email at inquiry@schellman.com.

In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information that you have provided to us removed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information that you have provided to us.  We may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

If you no longer wish to receive emails from us that you may have signed up for while on this Website, you may opt-out of receiving such emails by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in any such email or by contacting us at inquiry@schellman.com with the subject “unsubscribe.” 

Special notice to California residents
If you are a California resident, you are entitled to request information concerning whether your Personal Information has been disclosed to nonaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We will provide a list of the categories of Personal Information disclosed to third parties, if any, for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year and must be made via email to inquiry@schellman.com.

 

Cookies

Cookies are small data files which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow us to recognize your device and we may use cookies as described above in the “Collection of Information” section.  Some of the cookies we use are necessary to enable you to move around the Website and use its features.  We also use functional cookies to record information about the choices you have made and to allow us to tailor the Website to our users; for example, to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is usually anonymized and is not used for any other purpose.  We may also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have, and to improve how this Website works. In addition, we use web beacons or tracking pixels to count visitor numbers and performance cookies to track how many individual users access this Website and how often. This information is used for statistical purposes only and it is not our intention to use such information to personally identify any user. 

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default but will allow you to see what cookies you have, delete them on an individual basis, or block cookies from particular or all websites (“opting out”).  You can learn more about how to block cookies by visiting allaboutcookies.org. Please note that if you choose to remove, reject, or opt-out from cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of this Website.

 

Third Party Links

This Website may link to other websites which are not operated by us.  This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which this Website link. Please note that we are not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure policies and practices (including the data security practices) of other organizations, such as any app, social media platform, or wireless service provider, including any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Services.

 

Cross-Border Transfer

This Website is controlled and operated by us from the United States.  Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the Website you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country.

 

Updates

We may update this Privacy Policy at any time by publishing an updated version here.  Please review the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised.

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