Information We Collect and How We Collect It
The information that we may collect from or about you broadly falls into the following categories:
- Information that you voluntarily provide to us, for example, your name and contact information and job applications.
- Information collected through your use of the Site, for example, data collected by the servers used to operate the Site (e.g., IP addresses), data collected by cookies and other tracking technologies, data collected by analytics services, and data collected when you connect using or share information via social media platforms.
Information You Voluntarily Provide to Us
Personal Information.You can visit and use the Site without submitting your personal information to us but you will be required to provide your personal information to request information from us and to use certain other features of the Site.We will collect any personal information from or about you that you choose to provide, which may include your name, email address, telephone number, and zip code, as well as the name of the school at which you are a student or with which you are affiliated. Personal information must be provided, for example, to request information from us, to submit a job application, and when responding to communications from us (e.g., surveys, promotional offers).
Other Information We Collect
IP Addresses and Related Data.The servers used to operate and provide the Site may collect data pertaining to you and the equipment, software, and communication methods you use to access the Internet and the Site, including Internet protocol (“IP”) addresses assigned to the computers and other devices from where you access the Internet, your Internet service provider (ISP), your device ID number, your media access control (MAC) address, your operating system, your computer screen resolution, your web browser type, the pages you access on the Site, the websites you access before and after visiting the Site, the length of time you spend on the Site, date and time stamps, clickstream data, and your approximate geographic location. Company may use this information to administer the Site and its servers, to generate statistical information, to monitor and analyze Site traffic and usage patterns, to monitor and help prevent fraud, to investigate complaints and violations of our policies, and to improve the Site’s content and the products, services, materials, and other content that we describe or make available through the Site (see also how we use analytics services as described below). We may combine this information with other Collected Information (including personal information) and information obtained from third parties for security reasons and to protect our rights or the rights of others as discussed below. The suppliers that we use to provide the Site may collect information about your visits to the Site and other websites. Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technologies as explained further below under “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.”
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. Browsers generally also allow users to manage cookies in the browser’s settings. For example, a browser may allow you to reject cookies from certain websites, reject certain types of cookies regardless of the website, reject or disable all cookies from all websites, and/or delete cookies stored previously. Some browsers also give you the option of being notified every time a cookie is sent to your browser by a website. You can disable or limit cookies but doing so may impact your use and enjoyment of the Site and other websites. For example, the Site may not be able to be personalized for you, may no longer capture or remember your preferences or other choices you have made on the Site in the past, and may not remember your contact information.
A cookie can either be a “session” cookie or a “persistent” cookie. Session cookies exist only for so long as you are visiting the applicable website. Session cookies are typically deleted or removed when you exit or quit your browser application. Persistent cookies exist for a set period of time, for example, six months or one year. Each time you visit a website that has implemented a persistent cookie, that cookie will remain active until its predetermined expiration date. You can also manually delete persistent cookies as discussed below.
The types of information collected by a cookie and the purposes for which that information is used depends on the type of cookie. By way of illustration, the types of information collected by the Site’s cookies and the purposes for which that information are used are described below. We may also combine information collected by cookies with other Collected Information.
Operationally necessary cookies (also called essential cookies).These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Site. For example, these cookies are required to identify irregular website behavior, prevent fraudulent activity, and improve security. They also allow users of the Site to make use of its functions. Without these cookies, services that you have requested cannot be provided.
Functional cookies.These cookies allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using the Site. This may include to remembering choices you make, for example, remembering your preferences or settings, remembering if you reacted to something on or through the Site so that you are not asked to react to it again, remembering if you have used any feature of the Site before, remembering your location, and enabling social media features. If functional cookies are disabled, various functions of the Site may be unavailable to you or may not work the way you want them to.
Performance cookies (also called analytical cookies).These cookies assess the performance of the Site, including as party of our analytic practices to help us understand how visitors use and interact with the Site, for example, which pages on our websites users visit most often. These cookies also enable us to personalize content and remember your preferences (e.g., your choice of language, country, or region). These cookies help us improve the way our websites work and provide a better, personalized user experience. Some of our performance-related cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we don’t allow those third parties to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
Advertising or targeted cookies.
The Site may also use the following types of tracking technologies: web beacons (also called clear GIFs), flash cookies, and pixels (also called pixel tags). Web beacons are tiny graphics with unique identifiers that functions similar to how cookies function but, in contrast to cookies, web beacons are embedded invisibly on websites. Pixels can be placed on websites or within emails to track your interactions with those websites and when emails are opened.Flash cookies collect and store information about your use of a website and are commonly used for advertisements and videos.
How We Respond to Do-Not-Track Signals
Advertising Networks, Personalized Advertising, Remarketing, and Retargeting.
Google Analytics’ Advertising Features. We have enabled and implemented the following Google Analytics Advertising Features on the Site: Remarketing with Analytics, Demographics and Interest reporting, Campaign Manager integration, Display & Video 360 integration, Google Display Network (GDN) Impression Reporting, and Segments. Remarketing with Analyticsuses Google Analytics cookies to serve advertisements to you across the Internet based on your visits to the Site. Demographics and Interest reportinguses a third-party cookie to collect information about our Site traffic by tracking users across websites and across time, which generates a report for us to better understand Site users. Campaign Manager integrationallow us to view, analyze, and create remarketing lists using our Campaign Manager data in Google Analytics. Display & Video 360 integrationallows us to create remarketing lists in Google Analytics and have those lists available in Display & Video 360. Google Display Network (“GDN”) Impression Reportingallows us to measure the impact of unclicked GDN Display ad impressions on website behavior and conversions. Segmentsallows us to isolate and analyze subsets of Site users by sorting our Google Analytics data.
To opt out of remarketing advertising provided through Google, to customize your ad preferences, or to limit Google’s collection or use this information, visit Google’s Safety Center and Google’s Ad Settingsand follow Google’s personalized ad opt-out instructions. Opting out will not affect your use of the Site.
The Site may also use the advertising services and networks offered by social media platforms to deliver advertising content. Use of these services may require social media platforms to implement cookies or pixel tags to deliver ads to you while you are logged into that platform.
If you do not want social media platforms to collect information relating to you via the Site or to link information collected via the Site to your social media accounts, we suggest that you: (a) do not connect to or share information with social media platforms using the Site; (b) hide social media platform plug-ins using an ad blocker; (c) always log off completely from social media platforms before visiting the Site or other websites and delete all related cookies; and, (d) where the option made available by a social media platform, disable the advertising services and networks operated by that platform. For example, you may opt out of Twitter’s interest-based advertising by notifying Twitter through one of the methods it describes here.
Company’s Social Media Pages. Company is active on social media. You may have the opportunity to comment on social media platforms regarding Company and the services we offer. Company may post on the Site and its other websites and social media pages any comments or content that you post on social media.
How We Use and Share Collected Information
Purpose Collected.We will use and share your personal information and other Collected Information for the purpose for which it was collected, for example, to provide the Site, to process and communicate with you in connection with your requests for information, to respond to job applications you have submitted, to administer Company business activities, to provide customer support to Site users, and to provide you with information and communications that you request. Your location information will be used for the purpose for which it was provided (e.g. displaying our closest office) and to understand where Site users are located.
Company may use Collected Information to send you promotional communications about our products, services, events, and promotions to the extent permitted by applicable law. In order to provide you with a personalized experience, these communications may be tailored to your preferences based on, for example, inferences we make using your visits to the Site or the links you click in Company emails. You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in the email, where applicable, or by contacting us using the contact information provided below under “Contact Us.” Note that, even if you opt out of receiving promotional communications from Company, you may still receive administrative communications from us, such as technical updates to our products or services and confirmations.
Evaluation and Improvement of Our Services, User Demographics, and Aggregation.We may use and disclose Collected Information to analyze, develop, and improve the content, materials, products, and services that we make available (including the Site); to inform marketing and communication plans and strategies; to understand use demographics and preferences; to analyze the effectiveness of the Site; and to evaluate user needs and customize Site content, promotional emails, and users’ browsing experience. We may also aggregate personal information and other Collected Information to create aggregate data on Site users that describes users as a group but does not reveal the identity of individual users. We may use aggregate data to understand Site users’ needs and Site usage patterns, to determine what kinds of products and services we can provide, and to improve and enrich our products, our services, and the Site.
Lawful Processes.We may use Collected Information and share it with third parties as required or permitted in accordance with subpoenas, court orders, law enforcement requests, governmental agency requests, and other legal processes.
Security and Protection of Rights.We may use Collected Information and share it with third parties if we believe doing so is necessary or appropriate to protect our rights or the rights of others, including to protect our operations, to enforce or bring legal action in the event of a violation of our agreements or policies, and to pursue available remedies or limit damages that we may sustain.
How Long We Retain Your Personal Information
How to Access Your Personal Information
To access or update your personal information as it exists in our records, please contact us at [email address].
Company does not guarantee that loss, misuse, or alteration of Collected Information will not occur, but we have appropriate technical and organizational security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of
Access by Children
The Site is not directed at children under 13 years of age. Company does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through the Site.
If a parent or legal guardian becomes aware that their child has provided Company with personal information without his or her consent, the parent or legal guardian should contact us at [contact info]. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with information, we will delete that information from our files.
Third-Party Websites and Services
Access from Outside the United States
If you are accessing or visiting the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that Collected Information may be transferred to, stored in, and processed in the United States (where our and our suppliers’ servers and databases are located and operated). The data protection and related laws and regulations of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in the country from which you access the Site.