Privacy Policy

Talent, Entertainment and Media Services, Inc., along with its subsidiaries and affiliates (“The TEAM Companies”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information that you share with us. Generally, you can browse through our website without giving us any information about yourself. When we do need your personal information to provide services that you request or when you choose to provide us with your personal information, this policy describes how we collect and use your personal information.  Your use of The TEAM Companies’ services and website shall constitute your acceptances of the terms of this Privacy Policy and any changes that may be made to it in the future.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, email address, a home, postal or other physical address, other contact information, title, birth date, gender, occupation, industry, personal interests, and other information that may be collected to provide services or access to resources.

When you browse our website, you do so anonymously.  We don’t automatically collect personal information, but we may log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which parts of our website you visit and how long you browse there, but we do not link your IP address to any personal information unless you have logged in to our website. Like many other commercial websites, the The TEAM Companies website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the site. Cookies are explained in the “Cookies and Tracking” section below.

The TEAM Companies collects personal information when you use certain of our products or services, when you register to attend a seminar or participate in an online survey, when you ask to be included in an email or other mailing list, when you contact us, or when you submit your personal information to us for any other reason.

As a business affairs and payroll service, The TEAM Companies also receives personal information from business partners and clients. The TEAM Companies only uses such information if it has been collected in accordance with acceptable privacy practices consistent with this Policy and applicable laws.  Access to certain The TEAM Companies web pages may require a login and a password. The use of those web pages, and the information or programs downloadable from those pages, may be governed by a written agreement between you or your employer and The TEAM Companies. Unless you request deletion of your personal information as specified below, your personal information may be retained by The TEAM Companies to verify compliance with the agreement, log software licenses granted, track applications or resources downloaded from those pages, or track usage of other applications available on those pages.

TEAM may make third party applications available through its websites and services.  The information collected by The TEAM Companies through such applications is subject to this Privacy Policy.  Information collected by third parties, however, is governed by the privacy policy of the third party, so you should review and consider third party privacy policies when using third party applications.

When you contact The TEAM Companies, The TEAM Companies may retain your communication in order to process your inquiry, respond to your inquiry, or improve our services.  All emails and other communications submitted to The TEAM Companies become the property of The TEAM Companies upon submission.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION COLLECTED

The TEAM Companies uses information for several general purposes:

  • to provide our services
  • to fulfill your requests for certain products and services
  • to personalize your experience on our Web site
  • to audit, research and conduct analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services,
  • to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers or other
  • information we think you’d like to hear about either from us or from our business partners, and
  • to better understand your needs and provide you with better services.

We may also use your information to send you, or to have our business partners send you, direct marketing information or contact you for market research.

NOTICE & CONSENT

You will be informed of the purpose of any data collection at the point of collection. The TEAM Companies will not transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except under the limited conditions described under “Information Sharing and Disclosure” below. If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we may only transfer that information within the TEAM family of companies or to The TEAM Companies’ third party service providers with your consent.  With your consent, we may transfer your information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.  You will always have the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving direct marketing or market research information. As previously stated, when you provide your information to us, we assume you have given us your consent to collect and use your information in accordance with this Policy unless you take action to indicate that you do not consent, for example by clicking or checking the appropriate option or box at the point of collection.

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

Your personal information may be shared with The TEAM Companies’ subsidiaries or affiliates. All such entities are governed by this Privacy Policy or are bound by the appropriate confidentiality and data transfer agreements.  Your personal information is never shared outside The TEAM Companies without your consent as explained above. Inside The TEAM Companies, data is stored in controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where The TEAM Companies, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.

The TEAM Companies may send your personal information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances:

  • when we have your consent to share the information;
  • when we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
  • when we need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of The TEAM Companies to provide a product or service to you (we will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose); or
  • when we want to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers or other information we think you’d like to hear about either from us or from our business partners (unless you have opted out of these types of communications).

We may also share your personal information if required to do so by law, legal process, or enforceable government request, to enforce our Terms of Use, to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or our websites, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of The TEAM Companies or the public as required or permitted by law.

The TEAM Companies may also share with third parties aggregated information regarding the use of its services or website such as the number of visitors to certain web pages or the number of users of certain services.  Aggregated information does not include personal information that identifies individual users.

DATA SECURITY

Your The TEAM Companies account information, if applicable, is password-protected for your privacy and security. The TEAM Companies safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. In certain areas of our websites, The TEAM Companies uses industry standard SSL-encryption to enhance the security of data transmissions. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us, and so we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser.

The TEAM Companies processes personal information for the purpose for which it was collected and in accordance with its Privacy Policy. The TEAM Companies regularly reviews its data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that its operations, processes, and protocols are in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

The TEAM Companies utilizes certain security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures. The TEAM Companies restricts access to personal information to The TEAM Companies employees, contractors and agents who need to know and have access to this information. Although The TEAM Companies takes steps to protect the data that it collects from its users and we do our best to make our website and data secure, it is simply not possible to protect against every conceivable breach of security and we cannot guarantee the total security of our website and data.  Accordingly, by using our website, you agree that you will not hold The TEAM Companies responsible, and hereby release The TEAM Companies, for any inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of user information that may occur, such as, for example, by a person hacking into our system and unlawfully gaining access to our data.

CHILDREN AND PRIVACY

Our websites do not target and are not intended to attract children under the age of 13.  The TEAM Companies does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for personal information.

THIRD PARTY SITES

The TEAM Companies’ website contains links to other sites operated by other companies or organizations. The TEAM Companies does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.  Some of these third-party sites may be co-branded with or include a The TEAM Companies logo or links to any or all of the TEAM companies, even though they are not operated or maintained by The TEAM Companies. Although we choose our business partners carefully, The TEAM Companies is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites operated by third parties that are linked to our website. Once you have left our website, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party website to determine how they will handle any information they collect from you. The TEAM Companies does not endorse or control third party websites (other than The TEAM Companies websites), and users assume all risks of using third party websites including, without limitation, all responsibility for the policies and procedures of such other websites.

COOKIES AND TRACKING

A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you’ve visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of The TEAM Companies’ website use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of our website information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of TEAM’s website if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on our website. You do not need to have cookies turned on, however, to use or navigate through many parts of our website, except access to certain of The TEAM Companies’ web pages that require a login and password.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The TEAM Companies may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in our privacy policy or in the way we use your personal information we will make that information available by posting a notice on this site.  Please check back frequently for updates.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at any time at:

privacy@theteamcompanies.com or by mail at:

The TEAM Companies
Attn:  Privacy Policy
901 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 100
Burbank, CA  91506

 

August 6, 2012