Privacy

McKinley Consulting Group (“McKinley”, “us” or “we”) understands that your privacy is important to you. McKinley is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personally-identifiable information, being any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person, as you use this Site. The scope of McKinley’s commitment is described in this Privacy Policy. By submitting personally-identifiable information, you consent to McKinley’s use of such personally-identifiable information as described herein. Please see our terms of use for more information about our on-line terms and policies in general.

What personally-identifiable information is collected?

McKinley collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register for, register for McKinley newsletters and alerts, sign up for conferences and events, and participate in user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys). The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information required to apply for a job. For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include other personally-identifiable information that you include on your resume and information that you submit as part of your application. In addition, McKinley collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by McKinley.

How may McKinley use my personally-identifiable information?

McKinley use your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, publish your letters to the editor or comments, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, evaluate any job applications, for its own internal recruiting purposes, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of  your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you.

How are cookies used?

Cookies are small packets of information that are stored by your web browser.They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites. McKinley Consulting Group The laws in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before cookies are placed on your web browser unless the cookie is necessary for the website to work.There is no agreed upon standard for how companies comply with these laws. We do the following:

• We only use cookies where they are necessary for our services or where you have provided your express or implied consent.
• We respect your wishes, and you can inspect, delete, or block any cookies used by us by selecting the appropriate control in your web browser.
• We support technologies that have been developed and are being developed for your web browser that allows you to be more selective about the cookies that your web browser will accept.

General Definitions:

• “First Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by this Website
• “Third Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by another domain (e.g. not this Website)
• “Permanent” Cookie – The cookie information is permanently stored on your device
• “Temporary” Cookie – The cookie information is stored for a defined period on your device (e.g. six months)
• “Session” Cookie – The cookie information is temporarily stored in your web browser’s memory
• Implied Consent – You are deemed to have given your consent by continuing to use this Website after having had this privacy policy made available to you
• Explicit Consent – You specifically agree to the use of cookies after having had this privacy policy made available to you
• “Strictly Necessary” Cookies – These cookies are required so the Website can function. No consent is required.

At McKinley Consulting Group, we don’t seek to collect your personal information, and, where we do collect it, we strive to anonymize your personal information as soon as practicable.

Mobile Applications

In connection with applications that we make available for mobile devices, McKinley may use third-party services to track and analyze non-personally identifiable user activity in order to fix errors, monitor usage, and improve the performance of the applications. In addition, our mobile applications may include integration with various social-networking sites, including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter. If you enable and use these features within an application, the extent to which your activities and information are governed by the relevant user agreement you have in place with such a third party.

Newsletters and Alerts

By registering for recurring McKinley newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from McKinley related to the subscribed newsletters and other McKinley news and information that you consented to receive during registration. This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalized user analysis or to enable third party agents to send e-mails to you on our behalf. You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by McKinley or it agents.We ask for your e-mail address at registration. We will send e-mails to this address to confirm your registration, to provide newsletters or alerts and to contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status. If you sign up to receive any of our newsletters, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from McKinley. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf.The Site also includes a feature that enables McKinley to send links to its content through e-mail at our users’ request. The e-mail address(es) that you supply in connection with this service will be used only to send the requested content. They will not be stored or reused for any purpose.

Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?

McKinley shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of McKinley) without your consent, whether for such third parties’ McKinley Consulting Groupmarketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. McKinley may provide access to your personally-identifiable information to third party vendors engaged by McKinley to provide services related to the Site; provided that such vendors will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by McKinley. McKinley may also be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the Terms of Use of or any other terms on this Site, including but not limited to a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this Site, McKinley may disclose personal user information to affected parties and legal authorities in furtherance of potential or on-going legal proceedings.

Surveys

If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.

User forums

You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. McKinley is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.

Link to third-party sites

McKinley may provide links to third-party Web sites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by McKinley of the third party, the third party web site, or the information contained therein, and McKinley shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

How can I access, change, and/or delete information?

You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submit to the Site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the Site. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or contact us at the address provide at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Security

McKinley has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized McKinley personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information,and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, McKinley, however, cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.

Trans-border hosting and transfer of information

Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to McKinley offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted by McKinley or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have the same data protection laws than what is found in your country of residence. By using the Site and registering such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such trans-border transfer and hosting of such information.

Data Retention Policy

McKinley stores personally-identifiable information for various purposes as notified to you in this policy. For each of these different purposes, McKinley only retains the personally-identifiable information for so long as it is serving its notified purpose. Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information will be retained for contacting purposes only. More specifically, McKinley retains personally-identifiable information for:

McKinleyConsultingGroup.com Retain contact details Indefinitely – Once registered, the user
for distribution of will continue to receive McKinley
McKinley Newsletter Newsletters and alerts unless they ask
and Alerts to no longer receive delivery of email or
the periodical.
McKinleyConsultingGroup.com Retain contact details Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable
for submitted customer information submitted as part of an
service comments inquiry.
McKinleyConsultingGroup.com Retain contact details Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable
for submitted information is either published with the
comments article or stored with the article.

Children

McKinley understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an on-line environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and McKinley will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under this age.

Consent; changes to privacy policy

By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Site. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time
to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy.

Contact our privacy department

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or if you require any assistance in navigating or reading the materials on this Site or any other McKinley Sites, please send us an email at info@mckinleyconsultinggroup.com.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on June 1, 2014.

-McKinley Consulting Group

 

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