Effective Date: July 1, 2010
1. Our Commitment To Privacy and Restrictions on Use of Our Site
Albincarlson.com (each a “Site”) are Internet properties of Albin Carlson & Company, respectively (collectively, “Albin Carlson,” “we,” “us”). Your privacy is important to us. In this statement we explain our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. Your name and contact information will not be shared with a third party without your consent.
Our Site may not be used by persons under eighteen (18) years of age, or persons who are not residents of the United States. Persons in these categories must not disclose any information to us. We do not knowingly solicit or collect information from persons under eighteen (18) years of age or who are not United States residents. We define "United States" as the fifty (50) states, plus U.S. territories, including the Midway Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and Guam.
Requesting alerts, newsletters or invitations to educational seminars or additional information does not create any customer-provider relationship with Albin Carlson or any of the firm's professionals. Such a relationship would require direct, personal contact between you and Albin Carlson through one or more professionals and would also require an agreement that confirms that a relationship is established and the terms of that relationship. Similarly, the invitation to contact Albin Carlson is not a solicitation to provide professional services and should not be construed as a statement as to the availability of any of our professionals to perform any services.
2. The Information We Collect
This statement applies to all information collected or submitted on this Site. We collect information on the forms that you complete in connection with responses to employment solicitations or other invitations to seminars or similar activities.
The types of personal information we collect include:
First and last name
Age and/or date of birth
Any other personal information the user submits during the course of correspondence with us concerning employment opportunities, seminars or similar activities
We also collect non-personally identifiable information. Non-personally identifiable information is information collected in the normal course of operating our business that does not reveal the specific identity of the user. This data records activity either on this Site or within Site-initiated email. The types of non-personally identifiable information collected include:
Internet protocol (“IP”) address
Information about a site from which you reached our Site, such as a search engine page
The time spent viewing particular pages of our Site
Whether you clicked on a link we provided on our Site
Our Site's servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address, which is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider. IP addresses are automatically logged by web servers, collecting information about a user's traffic patterns. While the IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the Internet. Your IP address can, however, reveal what geographic area you are connecting from, or which ISP you are using. Your IP address may be used to address problems with our server, administer our Site and/or to gather broad demographic information about users of the Site. Finally, the other websites that you visit have IP addresses, and we may collect the IP addresses of those websites and their pages, as well.
Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive. Cookies do not spy on you or otherwise invade your privacy, and they cannot invade your hard drive and steal information. Rather, they help you navigate a website and enhance the user experience.
Our Site may utilize cookies to collect information about how our Site is used. Information gathered from cookies may include the date and time of visits, the Site pages viewed, viewing and other options chosen as preferences regarding our Site, time spent at our Site and the websites that you visited just before and just after your visit to our Site. We reserve the right to retain cookie data indefinitely.
If you do not wish to transmit "cookie" information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie function in your web browser. Please consult the "Help" section of your web browser in order to correctly turn off or disable the cookie functions. However, turning off or disabling the cookie functions on your web browser may prevent our system from properly recognizing you when you visit our Site.
4. The Way We Use Information
Generally, we will use information collected on this Site to contact you in response to your inquiries, to provide services requested by you, to alert you to changes in services, and to provide you with requested information regarding us or our services. We may also provide newsletters or bulletins.
Any information that you submit at the Site remains your property. However, by submitting that information to us, you grant to us the right: (1) to share your information with third party individuals and entities that we employ directly, or as contractors or agents at our direction, for our own internal business purposes only; (2) to use your information for purposes of administering our business activities; (3) to use your information for purposes of providing services to you or fulfilling your requests.
We do not send mailings which are not individually requested or solicited by users of the Site. By submitting your email address at the Site, you agree to receive emailed materials from us.
We also reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, when legal process is served on our Site, if our assets are sold or acquired, or if our company is sold or acquired, or when we otherwise deem it necessary or appropriate. By agreeing to this statement, you consent to disclosure of any record or communication to any third party when we, in our sole discretion, determine the disclosure to be appropriate.
5. Data Collection Practices by Third Parties
We do not endorse, nor are we liable for the accuracy of, the privacy policies and/or terms and conditions of any third parties, including without limitation, those to which we provide links on our Site. You should read the privacy policies of such third party websites to make sure that you agree to their terms before using such websites. .
6. Group Aggregate Data
We reserve the right to provide aggregate or group data about our Site users for lawful purposes. Aggregate or group data is data that describes the demographics, usage, or characteristics of our Site users as a group, without disclosing their personal information.
We endeavor to safeguard and protect our users’ information. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control, and we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
8. Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Site is structured to attract anyone under 13.
9. How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
If you wish to access, delete or correct the information that you have provided to us through this Site, or if you do not wish to receive any emails from us, please contact us through the “Contact Us” section of our Site or at the address given below.
10. Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents who have provided personal information to us or our third party advertisers and marketing partners to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes (if any). Within thirty days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for third party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties, if any. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.
11. Policy Changes
12. How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about our privacy policies, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at:
4985 Varsity Drive
Lisle, Illinois 60532