Effective Date: September 20, 2004
As sole owner of all information collected on this web site, Spencer Stuart is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data. This statement summarizes our web site’s policies regarding the collection, use and transfer of your personal data, the security measures Spencer Stuart employs to protect such data and your right to access.
The Information We Collect
Spencer Stuart is an executive search firm and collects a variety of personal data necessary to provide such services in a proprietary and highly confidential database accessible only by Spencer Stuart. Categories of personally identifiable data include: career history, education history, professional experience, resume/CV and contact information. By choosing to enter your personal information on this web site, you indicate your willingness to disclose this information to Spencer Stuart and to be considered, when appropriate, for one of Spencer Stuart’s confidential executive searches. If you do not wish to disclose your personal information, Spencer Stuart will be unable to provide you the services offered by this web site, since employment, educational and other personal information is necessary in order to assess your employment opportunities.
How We Use and Disclose Personally Identifying Information
In order to present you as a potential candidate to potential employers (Spencer Stuart clients), your personal information may be shared with clients and/or transferred between Spencer Stuart’s worldwide affiliates, subsidiaries and licensees (Spencer Stuart’s licensees are only associated with Spencer Stuart and are not affiliated with any other search firm). Each Spencer Stuart entity is committed to implementing the appropriate data integrity and security measures required of the country in which it resides in order to protect your information.
By choosing to enter your personal information on this web site you indicate your willingness to share and have your information transferred between Spencer Stuart’s worldwide affiliates, subsidiaries and licensees and to be considered, when appropriate, for one of Spencer Stuart’s confidential executive searches. A complete list of our offices can be found by visiting our web site at www.spencerstuart.com. If you object to your information being shared and transferred in such manner or if you do not wish to participate in this service and benefit from the executive career searches that Spencer Stuart provides, please do not enter your personal information into the web site.
Your personal information is used only for the intended purposes stated at the time of collection. Spencer Stuart does not sell or share your personal information for related or unrelated purposes to non-licensee third parties, unless otherwise stated at the time of collection or required by law. If at any time we decide to use personal data in a manner different from that stated as the time it was collected, we will notify you and give you a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. No notification and choice will be sought, however, if Spencer Stuart is compelled or required by applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance or court order to disclose personal data.
How We Use and Disclose Non-Personally Identifying Information
Your personal information may also be used anonymously and in the aggregate in order to put together industry, marketing and employment statistics. Used in this matter, your personal information becomes non-identifying. Spencer Stuart also monitors IP addresses for security purposes, trend analysis, web site administration, user movement tracking and broad demographic information gathering for aggregate use. The IP address of the computer you use to access www.spencerstuart.com is not linked to any personal information you provide on the web site.
Information Security and Integrity
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain accuracy of data and ensure proper use of information, www.spencerstuart.com has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security procedures to safeguard all information collected online. In addition to requiring all users to sign in with a unique username and password (used for user authentication only), all sections of the web site in which personal information is submitted or exchanged employ industry-standard SSL encryption and are authenticated by Thawte.
We will not process your personal information in a way that is incompatible with what is outlined in the Privacy Statement, and will use our best efforts to ensure that data is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use. We also will use our best efforts to protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
Access to Information
The web site makes it easy to access the personal information you provide to Spencer Stuart. You may access your own personal information at any time with your User ID and Password. If you forget your password or think that it has been changed, you may elect to receive a password reminder. This reminder will be sent to the e-mail address you used when you first registered at the web site. To learn how to receive a reminder e-mail, visit our help page.
If the information you provided the web site changes or needs to be amended, please log-in and follow the on-screen instructions for viewing and editing your profile. For a more detailed description as to how to access your profile and make changes to your personal information, please visit our help page.
If you need further assistance accessing, updating, correcting or removing your personal information, or if you no longer desire our services, please e-mail Spencer Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spencer Stuart reserves the right to change User IDs and Passwords at any time to protect the security of the web site. Additionally, Spencer Stuart retains the right to revise your submitted data only to comply with its normal formatting and categorization practices, including but not limited to slight alterations of company listings. Should you have any issues or not agree with the revised data, please contact Spencer Stuart.
Newsletter, Web Site/Service Updates, Surveys and Contests
Spencer Stuart may offer newsletters to registered and unregistered users of the web site via e-mail. If you wish to unsubscribe from a newsletter, please follow the directions at the bottom of the newsletter and you will be taken off the recipient list.
Spencer Stuart will periodically send you web site update information and service announcement updates via e-mail. Because these announcements contain important information about Spencer Stuart’s service, as long as you remain a registered user, you will not be able to unsubscribe from these announcements. From time-to-time, the web site requests information from you via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is your choice and is completely voluntary as to whether to disclose information. Information requested may include contact information and demographic information. Contact information will be used to notify and award winners. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring, improving or enhancing the use and satisfaction of the web site.
Cookies are packets of information that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. At www.spencerstuart.com, cookies allow us to keep track of the areas of the web site you visit and thereby offer you easy access to the information you find most relevant. They also allow us to greet you by name when you visit and to remember that you have already registered. No secure information or information about your personal identity is ever contained within our cookies. Your web browser is most likely set to automatically accept cookies, but you can consult your browser help file if you wish to change these settings. If you elect not to receive cookies, registered users will not be able to view a personalized home page and will view the default homepage instead.
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