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.
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
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).
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.
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 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
COOKIES AND TRACKING
email@example.com or by mail at:
The TEAM Companies
901 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 100
Burbank, CA 91506
August 6, 2012