This privacy notice describes how The ALS Group generally handles personal information collected through www.thealsgroup.com and other websites controlled by ALS. This privacy notice may be revised from time to time to reflect changes in law or changes in The ALS Group’s business operation.
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect personally identifiable and anonymous information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter and/or email updates, fill out a form, or apply for a job.
Such information may include, but is not limited to your:
- E-mail address
- Phone number
- Company and job title
- Any interest you have in relation to our services or our practice areas
- Employment history, education and other information necessary for us to consider you for employment
ALS also automatically collects information about your computer hardware and software. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.
You can engage with us through social media websites or through features on ALS websites that integrate with social media sites. When you engage with us through social media sites, you may allow us to have access to certain information from your social media account (e.g., name, e-mail address, photo, gender, birthday, city, the posts or the ‘likes’ you make).
If you access our websites on your mobile telephone or mobile device, we may also collect your unique device identifier and mobile device IP address, as well as information about your device’s operating system, mobile carrier and your location information.
What Do We Use Your Information For?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the
information and feedback we receive from you.
- To send periodic emails. The email address you provide may be used to send you information,
respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
- To consider you for employment. The personal information that you provide when applying or inquiring about an employment opportunity through our site may be used to provide you information regarding the employment opportunity or to evaluate you for employment.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email, or you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732.395.4250.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. Access to any information gathered is restricted to certain employees of The ALS Group. The ALS Group does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors to our site from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
The ALS Group does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
ALS web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ALS or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ALS; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The ALS Group, or the public.
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes collect information about your usage of websites. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. This helps use to understand how visitors use our website so that we can develop and improve the design, layout and functionality of the website.
Google Analytics. This cookie is provided by Google, and we use them on our websites in order to analyze how visitors use our website, thereby helping us to improve our websites. Google Analytics collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our websites, how visitors have arrived to our websites, and which pages on our website the visitors have viewed. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.
ACCEPTING OR REJECTING COOKIES
Most web browsers will accept cookies, but if you would prefer that we did not collect data by this method, you can disable this function within your browser settings. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your web browser software to delete cookies and disable their use.
- Collect information that will help us to distinguish visitors and to improve their experience.
- Compile statistical reports on website activity through analytics cookies e.g. numbers of visitors and the pages they visit.
- Remember information about you when you visit our website.
Do We Disclose Any Information to Outside Parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.
Third Party Links and Content
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest. The ALS Group is not responsible for and assumes no liability for any third-party content. The ALS Group does not have any control over that other website, therefore we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites and this privacy statement does not govern such sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) as we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
This privacy notice was last updated on: 11/17/16
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Limitations on Use
The content on this website is for personal use only and not for commercial exploitation. You may use this site for your own personal use or your organization’s internal business use only. You may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, rent, lease, loan, sell, sublicense, or create derivative works from the website or the content thereof. Nor may you use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the site architecture or to extract information about usage or users. You may not use any robot, spider, or other automatic or manual device or process to monitor or copy the website or the content without the prior written permission of The ALS Group. You may not print, download, copy, modify, reproduce, republish, distribute, display, or transmit for commercial, non-profit or public purposes all or any portion of the website, except to the extent permitted above. You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the website or any portion thereof, the content or any software available on or through the Website in violation of the export control laws and regulations of the United States of America. Any unauthorized use of the website or the content is prohibited.
Not Professional Advice
The website and the content do not constitute accounting, consulting, investment, legal, tax or any other type of professional advice, and should be used only in conjunction with the services of an ALS Group consultant and any other appropriate professional advisors who have full knowledge of the user’s situation. The accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the website or the content is not warranted or guaranteed. Your use of the content, the website, or materials linked from the website is at your own risk.
Intellectual Property Rights
By submitting content to a forum or any other portion of the website, you automatically grant The ALS Group a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adopt, publish, edit (for length or clarity), translate, create derivative works from, distribute, redistribute, transmit, perform and display such content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. The ALS Group reserves the right to remove any content submitted to the website at any time for any reason.
Certain sections of the website require you to register. If registration is requested, you agree to supply ALS with accurate and complete registration information. It is your responsibility to inform ALS of any changes to that information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account number and/or password. You are responsible for all uses of your account, whether or not actually or expressly authorized by you. The ALS Group reserves the right to refuse registrations or subscriptions.
Use of Communication Services
Our website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
- Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
- Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
We have no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, we reserve the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Errors and Corrections
The ALS Group does not represent or warrant that the website will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. The ALS Group does not warrant or represent that the content and any information available on or through the website will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. The ALS Group may make changes to the content or the website at any time.
The website and the content is provided on an “as-is” basis. The ALS Group disclaims all warranties, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The ALS Group disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of or any way related to: (A) any errors in or omissions from this website and the content, including but not limited to technical inaccuracies and typographical errors; (B) any third-party websites or content therein directly or indirectly accessed through links in this website, including by not limited to any errors in or omissions therefrom; (C) the unavailability of the website or any portion thereof; (D) your use of this website; or (E) your use of any equipment or software in connection with the website.
Limitation of Liability
The ALS Group and all its affiliates shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from your use of the website or the content. The ALS Group shall not be liable for any special, direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever (including or arising in connection with the use of or inability to use the website or the content. To the extent the foregoing limitation of liability is prohibited, The ALS Group’s sole obligation to you for damages shall be limited to $1,000.00 USD (one thousand dollars (USD)).
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