Schlesinger Group is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Piplsay website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Piplsay website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Schlesinger Group collects following information:
- Personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Schlesinger Group also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
- Information collected through automated means, includes, without limitation, IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses.
This information is used by Schlesinger Group for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Piplsay website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Piplsay public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Schlesinger Group does not read any of your private online communications.
Schlesinger Group encourages you to review the privacy statements of website you choose to link to from Piplsay so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Schlesinger Group is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on website outside of the Schlesinger Group and the Schlesinger Group family of website.
Use of your Personal Information
Schlesinger Group collects and uses your personal information to operate the Piplsay website and deliver the services you have requested. Schlesinger Group also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Piplsay and its affiliates. Schlesinger Group may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Schlesinger Group does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Schlesinger Group may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Schlesinger Group may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Schlesinger Group, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Schlesinger Group does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Schlesinger Group keeps track of the website and pages our customers visit within Piplsay, in order to determine what Piplsay services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Piplsay to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Piplsay website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Piplsay or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Schlesinger Group; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Schlesinger Group, or the public.
The Piplsay website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Piplsay pages, or register with Piplsay site or services, a cookie helps Schlesinger Group to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Piplsay website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Piplsay features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Piplsay services or the website you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Schlesinger Group secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Schlesinger Group secures the personally identifiable information you provide on servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Website, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose your personal information when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding or a court order or if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Piplsay site terms, or as otherwise required by law.
Schlesinger Group may also disclose your personal information to third parties where it has your express permission to do so, or where it can reasonably be inferred from the circumstances that you consent to the disclosure to the third parties.
Schlesinger Group may share your personal information and/or socio-demographic information, including, without limitation, a unique identification number (“UID”), postal code, gender, marital status, education, ethnicity/race (where permitted by applicable law), employment related information, and non-personally identifiable information on household members, with third party sample/market research companies (individually each a “Third Party MR Company” and collectively the “Third Party MR Companies”) for the following purposes:
Use of Information
We may use information provided by you, including, without limitation, to:
- Provide, administer, and communicate with you about Schlesinger Group’s products, promotions, services, events (e.g., webinars, etc.), newsletters, and industry expertise/knowledge (e.g., whitepapers, articles, etc.);
- Create, supplement, and update Schlesinger Group’s directories and records for actual and/or potential suppliers, customers, and/or clients;
- Respond to inquiries and requests;
- Operate, evaluate, conduct, and improve Schlesinger Group’s business (including, without limitation, to complete transactions for Schlesinger Group’s products and/or services, to improve Schlesinger Group’s current products and/or services, to develop new products and/or services, etc.);
- Process and manage opt-out or unsubscribe requests;
- Comply with applicable laws, regulations, codes, and industry standards and practices;
- Conduct marketing and market research activities including, without limitation,: (a) contacting you to participate in customer satisfaction surveys or questionnaires via telephone, email, or otherwise, and (b) soliciting your opinions or feedback on Schlesinger Group’s business activities, including, without limitation, current and future products and services;
- Create and send targeted communications to you regarding you or your company’s transactions with Schlesinger Group and/or the profile for your company;
- Respond to a subpoena or an order of a court or government agency;
- Establish, exercise, or defend legal claims, including, without limitation, in order to protect the safety of an individual or to protect Schlesinger Group’s rights and/or property; and
- Evaluate your interest in employment and contact you regarding possible employment opportunities with Schlesinger Group and/or any company within the Schlesinger Group group of companies.
Feedback and Suggestions
In the event that you provide Schlesinger Group with any feedback, suggestions, and/or comments regarding Schlesinger Group’s business activities, including, without limitation, regarding current and/or future products and/or services, Schlesinger Group may use, apply, and implement such feedback, suggestions, and/or comments, at Schlesinger Group’s discretion, and without notice to you, without any consent or approval from you, without any compensation to you, and/or without any attribution or credit to you, and you hereby irrevocably assign and transfer to Schlesinger Group all right, title, and interest in and/or to any such feedback, suggestions, and/or comments.
Schlesinger Group’s website(s) may contain or provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These website(s) may operate independently from Schlesinger Group. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked website. To the extent any linked website you visit are not owned or controlled by Schlesinger Group, Schlesinger Group is not liable or responsible for the website’ content, any use of the website, or the privacy practices of the website.
Schlesinger Group welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Schlesinger Group has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Schlesinger Group at [email protected] We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
Schlesinger Group believes it is important to protect the online privacy of children. Accordingly, Schlesinger Group adheres to applicable laws and codes pertaining to the protection of children’s privacy, including, without limitation, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 in the United States (as amended). Schlesinger Group does not knowingly collect PII from anyone under the age thresholds prescribed by applicable laws and codes for the collection of PII from individuals without parental consent. If Schlesinger Group became aware that it had inadvertently collected PII from anyone under such age thresholds, Schlesinger Group would promptly delete such PII.
- Changes to Site. Schlesinger Group may change or discontinue any aspect, service or feature of the Site at any time, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
- Equipment. You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all connectivity, computer software, hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the Site and all charges related to the same.
The Site contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of the Site are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws. Schlesinger Group owns copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. You may download copyrighted material for your personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of Schlesinger Group and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.
Third Party Content
Schlesinger Group may provide access to certain content supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers or users of the Site, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Schlesinger Group. Neither Schlesinger Group nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. (Refer to Section 5 below for the complete provisions governing limitation of liabilities and disclaimers of warranty.)In many instances, the third-party content available through the Site represents the opinions and judgments of the information provider not under contract with us. Schlesinger Group neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Site by any third party. Under no circumstances will Schlesinger Group be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused by your use or reliance on information obtained through the Site. Schlesinger Group is not responsible for any actions or inaction on your part based on the information that is presented on the Site. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through the Site. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content.
Advertisements and Promotions
Schlesinger Group may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than Schlesinger Group, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. Schlesinger Group is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of third-party advertisers on the Site.
Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability
THE SITE, APPLICATIONS/SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION, SURVEYS, CONTENT, MATERIAL, COMMENTARY AND APPLICATIONS/SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE APPLICATIONS/SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”. Schlesinger Group DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIAL, COMMENTARY, SURVEYS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE APPLICATIONS/SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY USER CONTENT. FURTHER, Schlesinger Group HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Schlesinger Group DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE TOOLS, TECHNOLOGY OR FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE APPLICATIONS/SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT, MATERIAL, COMMENTARY, INFORMATION AND/OR SERVICES CONTAINED THEREIN, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE SYSTEMS OR THE SERVER(S) THAT SUPPORT THE APPLICATIONS/SERVICES AND MAKE THE APPLICATIONS/SERVICES AVAILABLE WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE APPLICATIONS/SERVICES AND/OR THE SYSTEMS AND/OR THE SERVER(S) THAT SUPPORT THE APPLICATIONS/SERVICES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Schlesinger Group DOES NOT PROVIDE ACCESS OR CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET AND IS NOT AND SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF THIRD PARTIES THAT INTERFERE WITH, LIMIT, RESTRICT OR PREVENT ACCESS OR CONNECTION TO, OR USE OF, THE APPLICATIONS/SERVICES.IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW ALL OR ANY PART OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO APPLY TO YOU, THE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY PROVISION APPLIES TO NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS.Schlesinger Group disclaims any and all liability of any kind for any unauthorized access to or use of your personally identifiable information. By accessing the Site, you acknowledge and agree to Schlesinger Group’s disclaimer of any such liability. If you do not agree, you should not access or use the Site.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Schlesinger Group, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use of the Site by you. Schlesinger Group reserves the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In case of such an event, you shall provide Schlesinger Group with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by Schlesinger Group.
Schlesinger Group, its parent company, subsidiaries and affiliates, own all rights to their logos and trademarks used in connection with the Site. All other logos and trademarks appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners.
Copyrights and Copyright Agent
Schlesinger Group respects the rights of all copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Schlesinger Group’s Copyright Agent the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.For copyright inquiries under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act please contact:
6 Research Drive
Shelton, CT 06484Email: [email protected]
For any questions or requests other than copyright issues or licensing requests, please contact us atwww.schlesingergroup.com
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