ICS Analytics Privacy Practices
Purpose for Collecting Personal Information
On certain areas of its websites, ICS allows you to provide personal information so that we may fulfill your requests for information or otherwise allow you to interact with us. For instance, personal information may be used to fulfill your requests for ICS publications, to allow you to publish comments on ICS’s website content, or to facilitate its receipt and processing of your career-related inquiries.
What types of personal information are collected?
ICS collects personally identifiable information when you submit such information through its websites. For instance, ICS collects your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and other personally-identifiable information you provide as “comments” when you submit an inquiry through the “Contact Us” tool. ICS also collects other background information about you in connection with career-related inquiries that you submit through its website.
(a) What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file containing small amounts of information that a website puts on a user’s computer (or mobile device) when you visit a website and is used by the website to send information to your browser and for the browser to return information to the website.
The information your browser sends to one of ICS’s websites is used for authentication and identification of your session and allows ICS to display the correct information on the website. ICS matches the cookie against your details so it can distinguish you from other users as you browse the site, which helps it to provide you with a good user experience. Most browsers enable a user to disable cookies. If you do so, however, this site may not function correctly.
(b) What types of cookies may be used here?
First party cookies – First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Session cookies – Session cookies are used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server’s pages. These are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser, and when you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you. You will have to log back in (if login is required) or select your preferences/themes again if the website uses these features. A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.
Persistent cookies – Persistent cookies are employed to store user preferences. These files stay in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie’s file. For Information on session and persistent cookies, see here.
Third party cookies – Third party cookies are set by a different organization to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third-party analytics company that will set its own cookies to perform this service (for example, as described below, this website uses Google Analytics).
This website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by a Google Analytics cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
(c) What if I don’t want cookies to be set?
By using ICS’s website, you agree that ICS can place cookies on your device as explained above. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies from being placed on your device you can change your browser settings to do this.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
ICS has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction.
Despite ICS’s best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of ICS’s ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know.
International Hosting and Transfer of Information
If you have submitted personal information to ICS, under most circumstances you have the right to reasonable access to that data to correct any inaccuracies. You can also make a request to update or remove information about you by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, and ICS will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your PII by ICS to a third party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes. ICS, does not share, sell, rent or trade your PII with any third parties for promotional purposes. To make such a request, please contact ICS using the contact information provided below.
ICS’s websites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. It is ICS’s policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.
Changes to this Policy
Questions and Comments
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy or ICS’s personal data processing policies, please contact ICS at: email@example.com.
Types of Personal Information Collected and Purpose for Collection
Personal Information from Client Engagements: ICS provides professional consulting services to its clients. ICS’s clients may send Personal Information to it for processing on their behalf as part of the consulting services they have purchased. For example, ICS may receive Personal Information such as name, email address, employment information, or financial data. ICS uses any such Personal Information to perform services for its clients and to administer and manage its relationships with its clients.
In the event that a client engagement involves a transfer of Personal Information from the US to the United States, the relevant clients are responsible for providing appropriate notice, where required, to the individuals whose Personal Information may be transferred to ICS, including providing individuals with certain choices with respect to the use or disclosure of their Personal Information, and obtaining any requisite consent. ICS handles such Personal Information in accordance with its clients’ instructions.
Personal Information Regarding ICS Employees: ICS may transfer Personal Information regarding ICS personnel. This Personal Information may include, without limitation, business contact information, employee ID, job role and reporting line, demographic information, work history, compensation and performance ratings. ICS uses such information to administer and manage its business.
Choice and Accountability for Onward Transfer
Information Security and Data Integrity
ICS has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect Personal Information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction.
Despite ICS’s best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of ICS’s ability, access to your Personal Information is limited to those who have a need to know.
If ICS holds your Personal Information, under most circumstances you have the right to reasonable access to that data to correct any inaccuracies. You can also make a request to update or remove information about you by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, and ICS will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.
Recourse, Enforcement and Liability
ICS commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and its collection or use of your Personal Information in compliance with the US Privacy Shield Principles. Please contact ICS at: email@example.com should you have a Privacy Shield-related (or general privacy-related) complaint.
ICS is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Changes to this Policy
ICS reserves the right to make changes to this US Privacy Shield Policy from time to time. ICS will notify you by posting amendments on this website.
Questions and Comments
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy or ICS’s Personal Information processing policies, please contact ICS at: firstname.lastname@example.org