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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is a part of the Terms & Conditions of this website (the “Site”) which are binding on all Site users.

The policy of GREAT PLACE TO WORK INSTITUTE, INC (‘GPTW”) is to respect and protect your privacy. GPTW therefore exercises precautions to maintain the confidentiality of information that you provide to us.

We may gather certain types of personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address, street address or other postal mailing address, and telephone number(s) (collectively, “Personal Information”). It is therefore important for you to know how we collect, use, disclose, manage, and store the Personal Information that you may voluntarily provide to us, as well as the information that is collected passively on the Site.

This Privacy Policy sets forth GPTW’s current policies and practices with respect to Personal Information of Site users .  Your continued participation on this Site indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Personal Information as described below.

If you have any objections to this Privacy Policy, you should immediately discontinue use of the Site.

Collection and Use of Information

We may collect and use aggregate information for analysis and research.  Aggregated information is not covered by this policy because it does not identify any individuals.

You may browse the Site without providing any Personal Information.

We do not collect Personal Information about you except when you provide it, such as when you:

  • click "CONTACT US" on the Site to send us a message
  • place an order
  • download certain articles or reports
  • post a comment on a blog, event or other article
  • sign up to receive e-mails
  • register for a conference or seminar

If you place an order or request certain reports and articles through the Site, you will be asked to submit certain Personal Information, including your full name and address, and in some cases financial information such as your credit card number. This financial information is collected by a third party that is clearly identified. The collection of this financial information is subject to the third party’s privacy policy, so we recommend that you take the time to review that privacy policy.

Additionally, we may post information about career opportunities on the Site. If you are interested in these opportunities, you can submit an application.  We make reasonable efforts to review the applications in a timely fashion.  We will not distribute or share Personal Information submitted in relation to employment with any third party without your consent.

We may also use your Personal Information for operational and business purposes, or to find out how we can improve our organization and Site via surveys or online tracking mechanisms. We use aggregate Personal Information collected directly during any registration process and via “cookies” to help us evaluate and modify existing services and features.

Cookies

This Site uses “cookies” to obtain non-Personal Information from online visitors in order to improve their online experience and facilitate their visit within the Site. Cookies are small files stored on a computer hard drive. Websites can use cookies to recognize repeat visitors, and track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow the visitor to reject cookies.

Disclosure of Information

We may share Personal Information with certain third parties that we engage, and with whom we have written agreements regarding the confidentiality of Personal Information, to help us provide services to you.  Additionally, as GPTW pursues its mission of building  a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces, GPTW may share certain contact information such as your e-mail address with other like-minded organizations; if you do not want GPTW to share your information in this way, you can let us know by using the “CONTACT US” feature on this Site.  Other than as set forth, we will not sell, exchange, rent, lease or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to any third party without your consent. In particular, we do not share Personal Information with third parties for their marketing or promotional use.

However, GPTW may disclose Personal Information in special cases: (1) when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to investigate, identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be intentionally or unintentionally: (a) causing injury to GPTW or to a third party; (b) interfering with the rights of GPTW or a third party; and/or (c) threatening the physical safety of any person; (2) when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, such as to comply with a court order, subpoena or warrant; (3) to our affiliates; and (4) to any third party who may acquire GPTW.

Procedures to Review Your Personal Information and to Opt-Out

You can always contact GPTW if you wish to review any Personal Information we may have about you. If we have Personal Information about you, we will provide you with a readable copy of such Personal Information at no charge.  Factual errors in your Personal Information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by using the “CONTACT US” feature on this Site to send us a request that credibly shows our error.  To protect your privacy and security, we take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to Personal Information or making corrections.

Also, you may always opt-out of receiving communications from us. If you do not want your Personal Information to be shared with third parties in the manner discussed in this Privacy Policy, please contact GPTW by using the “CONTACT US” feature on this Site.

If you are receiving e-mail messages from us and do not wish to receive any more, use the links on the bottom of the e-mail message to make changes to your e-mail preferences. If there are no links, follow the instructions at the bottom of the message.   When we receive your notification that you want to opt-out, we will process your request as soon as possible.

Security of Information

Our servers  are hosted at a secure location facility in the United States.   The content of this Site and any data provided through this Site, including information such as your contact information that you may send via the e-mail information request form, are housed on these servers. For information about  Terms and Conditions please review in full the information that is posted on the PICnet web site www.picnet.net.

In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions are handled by established third-party banking, processing agents and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order. Financial transactions related to your purchases from the Site are handled by clearly identified third parties: please visit their websites to familiarize yourself with their terms and conditions and with their privacy policies. Information relating to your financial transactions will not be maintained on GPTW servers.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through the Site cannot be guaranteed; (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party; and (d) WHEN YOU TRANSFER ANY INFORMATION TO US, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE AT ALL TIMES FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY PASSWORD OR OTHER ACCESS INFORMATION.

Links to Third Party Sites

The Site may contain links to the websites of third parties not affiliated with GPTW. You understand, acknowledge and agree that these links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by GPTW of the content, advertising or business practices of any third parties. GPTW is NOT responsible for the privacy practices or the content on any of these other websites, including any websites that may indicate a special relationship or “partnership” with GPTW. GPTW does not disclose unique identifiers to those responsible for the linked websites. The linked websites, however, may collect Personal Information from you when you link to their websites. This collecting of information is not subject to the control of GPTW. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policies of the websites you visit by linking from the Site.

For example, this Site provides links to social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We recommend that you review the privacy policies and other terms and conditions of these websites before posting any content (“User Content”).

User Content / Online User Conduct Guidelines

If you wish to post a comment on an article or if you wish to submit any other User Content through this Site, please review our Online User Conduct Guidelines  to learn how GPTW handles User Content. This Privacy Policy does not apply to User Content.

Surveys

If you are a participant in a survey conducted by GPTW, please review the privacy policy that governs the particular survey project; this Privacy Policy does not apply to surveys which have their own customized policy.

Payments to GPTW

All online payments to GPTW, including for seminars, workshops, conferences and books ordered from this Site, shall be made by credit card or Electronic Check and are subject to the approval of the financial institution issuing the credit card or electronic check. Purchases are not binding on GPTW until such approval is received. GPTW shall not be liable in any way if any financial institution refuses to accept or honor your credit card for any reason.

Each time you make a purchase you agree that GPTW is authorized to charge your designated account for the applicable rate or price published on the Site.

International Users

The Site is hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Site from a location outside the U.S. and that location has laws or regulations regarding the collection, use and/or disclosure of Personal Information that is different than U.S. laws and regulations, please be advised that your continued use of the Site, which is governed by U.S. law (as stated in the Terms & Conditions), indicates your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to the U.S.

Translations

This Privacy Policy is posted on GPTW’s affiliate websites in numerous jurisdictions around the world and in numerous languages. If you are not fluent in the language you are reading, please visit the website of the Great Place to Work® affiliate in the country in which the language is spoken in which you are most comfortable.  For questions use the “CONTACT US” feature.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. We do not collect or maintain information at the Site from persons we know to be under age 13, and no part of the Site is designed to attract anyone under 13. Please do not communicate with or contact us if you are under age 13. If we learn that Personal Information relating to someone under the age of 13 has been collected on the Site, we will take appropriate steps to delete such information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

GPTW may revise this Privacy Policy over time as new features are added to the Site or as Internet law and standards evolve, and this will be reflected by the "Last Modified" notice below.  We will post those changes prominently but we do recommend that you read this Privacy Policy periodically when you visit the Site. Changes will not apply retroactively to Personal Information that was collected before the changes to the Privacy Policy, except as may be required by law.

Last Modified: June 9, 2011