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GREAT PLACE TO WORK INSTITUTE, INC.
GLOBAL PRIVACY NOTICE

Effective October 24, 2014

THIS GLOBAL PRIVACY NOTICE ("Global Privacy Notice") describes (•) the information that Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. ("Great Place Inc.") , collect about you through or in connection with our websites and other online services, events, conferences, client engagements and business development activities, (•) how Great Place Inc. use and share this information, including when we share your information with other Great Place Inc. licensed affiliates (Great Place Inc. and all of its licensed affiliates, are collectively referred to as the "Great Place Network" in this Global Privacy Notice), (•) how Great Place Inc. protects your information, (•) the choices you can make about how we use this information, and (•) how you can correct or update your information.

This Global Privacy Notice applies to Great Place Inc. websites, online services, events, conferences, client engagements and business development activities that collect data and display these terms. It does not apply to information collected through or in connection with our survey instruments or focus group activities, or any other Great Place Network websites, activities, products or services that do not display or link to this Global Privacy Notice or that have their own privacy notices.

Great Place Inc. take your privacy rights very seriously and we will only use your information as described in this Global Privacy Notice. By using Great Place Inc. websites or otherwise providing information to Great Place Inc., you agree to the collection, use, sharing and transfer of your information as described in this Global Privacy Notice. Please read this Global Privacy Notice carefully and contact us if you have any questions.

Summary of Important Processing Information

Great Place Inc. is responsible for and control the information you provide to us under this Global Privacy Notice. You can contact us at any time if you have any questions.

Great Place to Work
222 Kearny Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94108
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it • 415.844.2500

INFORMATION
COLLECTED
Great Place Inc. collects information you provide to us (for example, when you contact us through our websites, register for our events, sign up for our newsletters or email lists, register to be considered for one of our Best Companies to Work For lists, and/or contract for or purchase one of our products or services).

When using our websites, we also collect certain information automatically (for example, we may use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies that collect non-personal information about your use of our websites, interactions with our emails, and information about your computer and web browser).
ABILITY TO CONTROL COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
Cookies, web beacons, Flash cookies and similar technologies serve many important functions that help us serve you better. However, you have a variety of tools to control cookies and similar technologies, including: (•) web browser controls to block and delete cookies, or adjust your tracking preferences (•) visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page here to opt out from receiving third party advertiser cookies, and (•) information on how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies here.

Note, however, that our systems do not recognize Do Not Track (DNT) headers.
PURPOSES FOR PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION AND POTENTIAL USES
Great Place Inc. processes your information to (•) respond to your inquiries or requests, (•) register you for events or conferences, as well as those of our licensed affiliates (•) provide you with information regarding our events, conferences, products and services, as well as those of our licensed affiliates (•) register and consider your company for one of our Best Companies to Work For lists, (•) communicate and/or coordinate with you regarding current, past, future or potential projects and engagements, and/or (•) facilitate or consider the sale of Great Place Inc. or one of our licensed affiliates to another company.

We process information collected automatically through our websites to help us (•) manage our websites and services, (•) tailor our websites and enhance your online experience, and (•) identify website features, advertisements and offers that may be of particular interest to you.
SHARING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Great Place Inc. may share your information with other licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network. We do not share your personal information with any other third parties except where (•) we engage third-party service providers to assist us with the activities identified in this Global Privacy Notice, (•) we publish event or conference information that you are associated with, (•) it is necessary to investigate or prevent an actual or suspected crime or injury to ourselves or others, (•) it is part of the sale of Great Place Inc. or one of our licensed affiliates to another company, and (•) as required by law or other government officials.

Great Place Inc. complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland.

For a listing of all licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network, please visit: http://www.greatplacetowork.net/about-us/our-locations
RIGHT TO ACCESS AND RECTIFY YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION; RIGHT TO OBJECT
You have the right to (•) access your personal information (if we are processing it), (•) rectify or delete any personal information deemed inaccurate, as appropriate, and (•) object to the processing of your personal information, as appropriate and where permitted by law.

To exercise these options, please contact us:

Great Place to Work
222 Kearny Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94108
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it • 415.844.2500
LINKS TO
OTHER SITES
Great Place Inc. tries to make sure that any links on our websites send you to a helpful and reliable place on the Internet, but we are not responsible for the content of these other websites or their privacy practices. We may also have “plug-ins” (such as the Facebook “Like” button) to third-party sites or offer login (such as log in with Facebook) through a third-party account. Third-party plugins and login features, including their loading, operation and use, are governed by the privacy notice and terms of the third-party providing them.

Great Place Inc. also provides links to the websites of other affiliates within the Great Place Network. These websites are governed by the privacy notice and terms of the Great Place Network affiliate providing them.
UPDATES TO OUR
GLOBAL PRIVACY NOTICE
Check this Global Privacy Notice from time to time, as we may change or update portions of this statement at any time and without prior notice to you. If we change or update this statement in a material way, we will process personal information received under this Global Privacy Notice according to the terms of this Global Privacy Notice, unless you consent otherwise.


COMPLETE FAIR PROCESSING INFORMATION

INFORMATION COLLECTED
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE
Great Place Inc. collect information from you when you choose to share it with us through or in connection with our websites, events, conferences, client engagements and business development activities. For example, when you share your personal information with us to submit an inquiry through our websites, sign-up for our e-mail lists or newsletters, register for an event or conference, apply for one of our Best Companies to Work For lists, receive information about our events, products and services, and/or contact you regarding a potential or actual future, existing or current project or engagement.

The information we collect may include (•) name, (•) address, (•) telephone number, (•) mobile telephone number, (•) e-mail address, (•) company name, (•) job function, (•) company industry, (•) company size, (•) nature of your inquiry, (•) the types of information you want to receive, (•) event information, (•) dietary restrictions and meal preferences, and (•) if you make a purchase, credit/debit card number or other financial information.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY ON OUR WEBSITES

Great Place Inc. may use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, or other technologies to collect certain information about visitors to and users of our websites to monitor interactions with our emails, text messages and online advertisements. For example, we may automatically collect certain information from you, such as (•) the type of web browser and operating system you use, (•) the name of your Internet Service Provider, (•) Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, (•) software version, (•) course geo-location information (for example, based on IP address or location of cellular tower used for the connection), and/or (•) the domain name from which you accessed our websites. In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as (•) the date and time you visit our sites, (•) the areas or pages of our sites that you visit, (•) the amount of time you spend viewing or using our websites, (•) the number of times you return to our websites, (•) other click-stream or website usage data, and/or (•) emails or ads that you open, forward or click-through to our websites.

Choices Regarding the Information Collected Automatically On Our Websites
You can set your Internet browser or operating system settings to stop accepting new cookies, to receive notice when you receive a new cookie, to disable existing cookies, to omit images (which will disable pixel tags) or adjust your tracking preferences. Note that the opt-out will apply only to the browser that you are using when you elect to opt out of advertising cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies, please click here. Without cookies or pixel tags though, you may not be able to take full advantage of our sites’ features. Check the “Tools” or “Help” tab on your browser to learn how to change your cookie and other tracking preferences.

Note, however, that our systems may not recognize Do Not Track (DNT) headers from some or all browsers.

PURPOSES OF PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND POTENTIAL USES
Great Place Inc. processes your information for the following purposes or may use you information in the following ways:
  • Respond to your inquiries or requests via the contact information you provide, including but not limited, e-mail;
  • Sign you up for, and provide you with, our newsletters and informative e-mail messages, as well as those of other licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network;
  • Register you for our events and conferences, as well as those of other licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network;
  • Promote our events and conferences, as well as those of other licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network;
  • Provide you with information regarding our events, conferences, products and services, as well as those of other licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network;
  • Register and consider your company for one of our Best Companies to Work For lists;
  • Communicate and/or coordinate with you regarding potential or actual future, current or past projects and engagements;
  • Facilitate the purchase of our books, products, services or other offerings, as well as those of other licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network;
  • Develop new products and services;
  • Address problems and review the usage and operations of our websites or business, and improve our content, products, and services;
  • Manage our telecommunications networks, as well as those of other licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network;
  • Protect the security or integrity of our sites and our business, as well as those of other licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network;
  • Facilitate or consider the sale of Great Place Inc. or one of our licensed affiliates to another company;
  • Investigate or prevent an actual or suspected crime or injury to ourselves or others; and
  • Respond to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or as otherwise required by law.
PARTIES WITH ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Great Place Inc. may share your personal information with other licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network. However, we do not share your personal information with any other third parties except where:
  • We engage third-party service providers to assist us with the processing activities identified in this Global Privacy Notice. In these situations, we only allow service providers to use your personal information as necessary to perform activities on our behalf or to comply with a legal requirement, and they are required to maintain the information in confidence;
  • We publish event or conference materials for use at our events or conferences, and/or to promote our events and conferences. In these situations, we will not publish your contact information unless you specifically allows us to;
  • It is necessary to facilitate or consider the sale of Great Place Inc. or one of our licensed affiliates to another company;
  • It is necessary to investigate or prevent an actual or suspected crime or injury to ourselves or others, if required by law, or in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials; and
  • As otherwise required by law.

For a listing of all licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network, please visit: www.greatplacetowork.net/about-us/our-locations

 

INFORMATION TRANSFERRED OUTSIDE YOUR COUNTRY OR JURISDICTION
AND U.S.- EU AND SWISS SAFE HARBOR PRIVACY STATEMENT

Your personal information is collected by or transferred to Great Place Inc. in the United States, where it is stored and processed. The United States may have data protection laws that differ from those in your country or the jurisdiction in which you provided your information to us. When your personal information is transferred to the United States, we transfer the information in compliance with applicable data protection laws. Great Place Inc. complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Great Place Inc. has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Great Place Inc.'s certification, please visit:

http://www.export.gov/safeharbor

By using Great Place Inc.'s websites or otherwise providing your personal information to Great Place Inc., you agree to the transfer of your personal information to Great Place Inc. in the United States as described in this Global Privacy Notice.

For a listing of all licensed affiliates within the Great Place Network, please visit: www.greatplacetowork.net/about-us/our-locations

YOUR RIGHT TO ACCESS, RECTIFY AND OBJECT
YOUR RIGHT TO ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right to obtain the following information from us:

  • Confirmation as to whether or not your personal information is being processed by Great Place Inc. and
  • If we are processing your personal information:
    • Purposes of the processing;
    • Categories of data concerned;
    • Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal information is disclosed, including the identity of any service providers we use to process your personal information on our behalf;
    • Details of any transfers of your personal information to non-European countries; and
    • Copy of the personal information being processed and of any available information as to the source of the information, except where prohibited by law.

You have the right to obtain this information from us at reasonable intervals and without excessive delay, unless we are prohibited by law from sharing such information or where it is necessary to protect the rights and freedoms of others.


YOUR RIGHT TO RECTIFY INACCURATE PERSONAL INFORMATION

Great Place Inc. takes reasonable care to ensure that your personal information is accurate, and where necessary, kept up to date. If it is determined that your personal information is inaccurate or out of date, we take every reasonable step to correct it.


YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You can object to the processing of your personal information if it is processed unlawfully. Further, if you allow us to process your personal information as described in this Global Privacy Notice, you can later withdraw your consent at any time (in which case, we will no longer process your personal information, anonymize it or delete it, as appropriate).

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact information listed in this Global Privacy Notice.

SAFEGUARDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Great Place Inc. employs commercially reasonable technical, physical, administrative and organizational safeguards designed to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personal information, including measures aimed at protecting personal information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, and against all other unlawful forms of processing.

In addition, we contractually require all service providers that process your personal information on our behalf to implement and maintain commercially reasonable technical, physical, administrative and organizational safeguards designed to protect your personal information.

TIMEFRAME FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION

Great Place Inc. processes your personal information for no longer than is necessary to satisfy the purposes described in this Global Privacy Notice or as required by law. Once we adequately satisfy these purposes, we either delete your personal information or keep it only in a form that does not allow you to be identified.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Great Place Inc. tries to make sure that any links on our websites send you to a helpful and reliable place on the Internet, but we are not responsible for the content of these other websites or their privacy practices. We may also have “plugins” (such as the Facebook “Like” button) to third-party sites or offer login (such as log in with Facebook) through a third-party account. Third-party plugins and login features, including their loading, operation and use, are governed by the privacy notice and terms of the third-party providing them.

Great Place Inc. also provides links to the websites of other affiliates within the Great Place Network. These websites are governed by the privacy notice and terms of the Great Place Network affiliate providing them.

UPDATES TO OUR GLOBAL PRIVACY NOTICE
Check this Global Privacy Notice from time to time, as we may change or update portions of this statement at any time and without prior notice to you. If we change or update this statement in a material way, we will process personal information received under this Global Privacy Notice according to the terms of this Global Privacy Notice, unless you consent otherwise.