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BRUNSWICK NETWORK ALUMNI GROUP (“NETWORK”) PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY

Brunswick Group LLP and each and all of the associated companies within the Brunswick group ("we", “our”, “us”, "Brunswick Group") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Brunswick Group is a multinational group of companies, operating in the United States, the United Kingdom and elsewhere globally.

The Network is operated by Brunswick Group Services Limited, an associated company of Brunswick Group LLP. Brunswick Group Services Limited is registered on the UK Register of Data Controllers with number Z8997254.

This Privacy and Cookies Policy ("Policy") explains our practices regarding information we may collect from you or you may provide to us when you:

  • visit the web site on which a link to this Policy appears ("Site"); and
  • register for the Network on the Site.

This Policy does not apply to information collected offline or by any other websites or by any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or on the Site.

Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding the information you submit to us through the Network and how we will treat it.

YOUR CONSENT

By using or accessing the Site, you signify your agreement to be bound by this Policy.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE. 

This Policy fulfils our duty to process information fairly, which includes giving you appropriate notice and explanation of the way in which your information will be used. 

Where consent is required for our use of your information, by submitting your information to us, you consent to our use of that information as set out in this Policy.

If you provide us with sensitive personal information for any reason (for example, health-related dietary requirements or accessibility requirements if you are intending to attend an event that we run) you expressly consent to us using that information for the purpose given.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

We do not collect personal information about you, such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, unless you voluntarily submit that information to us, for example by:

  • sending us a message through the “Contact Us” feature on the Site;
  • filling in forms on the Site, e.g. subscribing to receive periodic updates via email, or to request further services;
  • completing surveys that we use for research purposes, although you are not under any obligation to respond to them.

If you sign up to the Network on the Site, we will collect personal information about you in order to stay in touch with you and to invite you to events which we think you may be interested in. The personal information which we may collect and hold about you for these purposes may include:

-       your name and address;
-       details of the position(s) you previously held with us;
-       the dates on which you joined and left us;
-       preferences on information that you would like to receive from us.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and we may request further information from you from time to time following on from any contact you have made with us through the Site.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you have registered on the Site for the Network, we may use your personal information to provide you with information and invitations to events which we feel may interest you, unless you have asked us not to.

We will only use your personal information as described in this section, unless you have specifically consented to another type of use, either at the time your personal information is collected or at a later date.

We may use your personal information to:

  • respond to your direct inquires;
  • present the Site and its contents to you;
  • ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • allow you to participate in the interactive features of the Site, when you choose to do so; and
  • notify you about changes to the Site and/or our services.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may disclose your personal information to third parties, including but not limited to reference checking companies:

  • to fulfil the purpose for which you provide it;
  • for the purposes of confirming the accuracy of the personal information you provide;
  • if our vendors and subcontractors require access to your personal information, but only if they are only permitted to do so in connection with performing services for us and they will not be authorized by us to use your personal information for their own benefit;
  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation or process;
  • in order to enforce or apply the terms of use applicable to the Site;
  • as necessary to protect our rights, property, or the safety of, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction and to investigate harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or policies for the Site; 
  • in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
  • if we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by it about our clients and contacts will be one of the transferred assets;
  • for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide us with your personal information; and
  • with your consent.

NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we may automatically collect certain non-personal information about you through the use of cookies and similar technologies (as described below), including:

  • details of your visits to the Site, including traffic data, location data and information about the resources that you access and use on the Site; and
  • the type of browser or operating system you use or the web site from which you linked to us.

This is statistical data about users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. It helps us to improve our Site and deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to:

  • estimate our audience size and usage patterns;
  • store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize the Site according to your individual interests;
  • speed up your searches; and
  • recognize you when you return to our Site.

We may also aggregate personal information collected from our users (such as the number of users in a particular region or having particular characteristics) and use that information to create non-personal information.    If we have anonymized your personal information, by turning your information into a form which does not identify you as an individual and where such identification is not likely to take place, then such information shall be considered non- personal information.

Non- personal information may be shared with any number of parties and may be used for any reason.

COOKIES

We may obtain non-personal information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your device. A cookie is a small piece of data that a web site can send to your device’s browser so that this device will be recognized by the Site on your return, enabling us to provide a better browsing experience. In addition cookies may also be used by us to help gather statistics about the use of the Site, such as most visited pages, time spent by users on each page, Site performance, etc. By collecting and using such data, we hope to improve the quality of the Site.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Persistent Cookies. We use persistent cookies to improve your experience of using the Site.  These cookies remain on your device after you close your browser.
  • Session Cookies. These cookies are temporary and deleted from your device when your web browser closes. We use session cookies to help us track internet usage as described above.

You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser.  However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Site.  If you delete your cookies, change browsers or use a different device, our cookie (or an opt-out cookie) may no longer work and you will have to re-input (or opt-out) again.

We may use Google Analytics and other third party analytics companies to analyze the usage of the Site, each of whom may use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to collect such data.  Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyze how users use the Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your and other users’ use of the Site, compiling reports for us on Site activity and providing other services relating to activity and usage.  Google will collect and use information for such purposes pursuant to its own policies.  We are not responsible for the policies or acts of Google.  You can find more information on Google Analytics here and in Google’s privacy policy.

DATA RETENTION AND ACCESS

We will retain your information only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we hold that information in accordance with applicable law. You may request copies of personal information you submit through the Site.

SECURITY

The security of your information is very important to us. We attempt to provide for the secure storage of your information by utilizing generally accepted industry practices.  Due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and the Network or information stored on the Site or our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers and your use of the Site demonstrates your assumption of this risk. We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect in accordance with the standards required from us by law. Only those personnel who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your personal information.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Policy at any time. Any changes we may make to this Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any changes to this Policy means you accept such changes.

OPT-OUT PROCESS

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. If you decide to opt-out of any future promotional messages from us, we will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt.

We are not responsible for removing your personal information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided with your information in accordance with this Policy or your consent.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

The Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the web sites of third parties outside of our control. If you follow a link to any of these web sites, please note that these web sites may have their own privacy policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these web sites.

WHERE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE STORED

By using the Site and submitting your personal information to us, you freely and specifically give us your consent to transfer your personal information to a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"), including the USA, and to store and use your personal information at a destination outside the EEA, including in the USA, as specified in this Policy. You understand that data stored in the USA may be subject to lawful requests by the courts or law enforcement authorities in the USA.

CONTACT

If you wish to cease communications in relation to the Network, please contact us at: [email protected]

To opt-out of any future promotional messages from us, please contact us at: [email protected]

For questions or concerns relating to this Policy, you may contact us at: [email protected]

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