Everest Global, Inc., and its corporate affiliates (“Everest Group”) are committed to protecting your privacy. As part of this commitment Everest Group has adopted the following Privacy Policy.

By using the Site and submitting information, you agree to the Everest Group’s use of such information as described in this Policy.

What personally-identifiable information is collected?

Everest Group collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when you request publications or other information, sign up for events, apply for jobs, or participate in surveys or user posting areas such as bulletin boards or discussion forums. The information may consist of items that you provide, such as names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and fax numbers, and for recruiting purposes, any information on your resume. In addition, Everest Group collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by the Institute, as described below.

Everest Group uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, to process your requests to participate in events, to evaluate any job applications or other employment-related inquiries that you may submit, for such other business purposes as you may initiate or request, and to provide you with high-quality services and offerings we think are relevant to you. The information may be kept on file or stored in the Everest Group’s or its affiliates’ or service providers’ databases for such purposes. If you opt in to a newsletter list or request more information, you should be aware that you are granting permission to Everest Group to contact you or send you notifications from time to time about new developments, as well as marketing and promotional items regarding its services and products and those of its affiliates. Everest Group also uses personally-identifiable information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in specific areas and information posted on our Site, and Everest Group uses information collected from cookies and IP addresses as described below. Everest Group may provide your personally-identifiable information to any of its affiliates, agents, channel partners or service providers worldwide for such purposes. Depending on where you are located, your personally identifiable information may be transferred to a country that has less restrictive laws and regulations regarding data protection than the laws and regulations of your home country.

Privacy of Information Collected on this Website

Users of the website should be aware that links to other Internet sites may be available on the website. If a user leaves the website and goes to another site, users should be aware that those sites may follow privacy policies that differ from the policies of Everest Group. Everest Group is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to, actions of such linked sites, their privacy policies or the content of such sites.

If Everest Group decides to update or modify this website privacy policy, it will post the updated policy on this website so that users will always have access to the privacy policy.

Everest Group maintains other websites through its Everest Research Institute and Outsourcing Center divisions. Those websites, which may collect personally-identifiable information, are governed by separate Privacy Policies, which can be found at research.everestgrp.com/PrivacyPolicy.

Privacy of Data Not Collected Via our Websites

Everest Group may perform consulting services such as strategic analysis or data management for clients, during which it may be given access to personally-identifiable information (“PII”) relating to the personnel of such clients or their affiliates, customers or contractors (“Clients’ PII”) . Everest Group does not disclose clients’ data, including Clients’ PII, to any third parties without the express consent of the client. Everest Group requires its employees and subcontractors to enter into written agreements to keep all such data confidential and to abide by Everest Group’s Global Personnel Policy regarding Privacy and Security of Personally-identifiable Information, which is designed to comply with the European Union’s Data Processing Principles. Everest will collect and process any Client PII only as instructed by the client and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Onward Transfer

Everest Group will not transfer Clients’ PII to a third party except as authorized by the client. Any transfer of PII among the affiliated Everest Group companies is governed by Data Transfer Agreements between each company, which contain the ICC Standard Contractual Clauses for the Transfer of Personal Data from the Community to Third Countries in the form approved by the Commission of the European Union. Where Everest Group uses third-party sub-contractors or vendors having access to Clients’ PII through Everest Group they shall be contractually required to enter into confidentiality agreements and to comply with Everest Group’s confidentiality and privacy policies.

Security

Everest Group maintains reasonable and appropriate technical and organizational measures and precautions to protect personally-identifiable information from accidental or unlawful loss, misuse and unauthorized disclosure, access, alteration or destruction. Only authorized users, bound by employee confidentiality agreements, have access to Clients’ PII stored by Everest Group.

Enforcement

Everest Group will cooperate with relevant authorities, including the EU Data Protection Authorities and the Department of Commerce, to resolve any complaints and disputes arising in connection with its privacy policies. Everest Group will investigate any reported complaints of violations of its privacy policy and will take prompt remedial action where violations are found. Dispute resolution provisions in Everest Group’s client contracts will be followed.

Contacting Everest Group

In order to inquire about or to make requests concerning Everest Group’s privacy policies or related to the privacy of personal information handled by Everest Group, please contact Everest Group’s Data Protection Officer at Everest Group, 13455 Noel Road, Suite 2100, Dallas, Texas, 75240, attn: Data Protection Officer, or send an email to the Data Protection Officer and General Counsel at the following email address: privacy@everestgrp.com.