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 Everest Group, as described below.
How may Everest Group use my personally-identifiable information?
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.
Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?
Everest Group shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality and security, and to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of Everest Group), whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, subject only to the following exceptions : a) if such disclosure is required by applicable laws, rules, or regulations; b) as appropriate for Everest Group to make transmissions or deliveries to you; c) in accordance with a consent made by you; d) in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights; e) to agents, associates or service providers of Everest Group or its affiliates who assist us in providing or marketing our products or services or those of our affiliates; or g) to third party payment processors for payment purposes. Everest Group does not control the purposes for which third parties may use personally-identifiable information.
Email Subscriber List
Everest Group requires that users provide an email address as their login identity when registering for a Research Portal account on our website. This process ensures a unique identity and provides Everest Group with a method to contact you about service interruptions and other service-related issues. During registration, users are added to Everest Group’s subscriber list to receive additional communications about special Everest Group offers, unless they uncheck the pre-checked Contact box. If you choose to un-check the Contact box, you will not be included in Everest Group subscriber list. You may opt to be removed from the subscriber list at any time. To remove your email address from this list, simply login to the sites, click on Edit Profile in the top right corner of the screen, then un-check the selected contact methods in the “Contact Me By” section. Or you may also request that your email address be removed from the website subscriber list by entering it on our Unsubscribe list. Once you request to be removed, please allow up to 10 days to be taken off Everest Group subscriber list. If you would like to re-subscribe, you can add your email address to our list again by sending a request to Everest Group at [email protected].
Privacy of Information Collected on this Site
Privacy of Data Not Collected Via our Sites
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 Group will collect and process any Client PII only as instructed by the client and in accordance with Everest Group’s policies, procedures, applicable laws and regulations.
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.
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.
How can I access, change, and/or delete information?
You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submit to the Site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the Site. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information or subscribed or registered, or contact us at Everest Group, attn. Data Protection Officer and General Counsel, 12770 Merit Drive, Suite 800, Dallas, TX 75251 or by email at [email protected].
Statement of Data Processing Principles
In order to further protect the personally-identifiable information we collect on this website, Everest Group and its affiliates have agreed to comply with certain Data Processing Principles established by the European Union. Those Principles can be briefly summarized as follows:
- Purpose limitation. We will collect, use, process and communicate personally-identifiable information collected on this website only for the purposes stated in this Policy.
- Data quality and proportionality. We will use care in recording and processing the personally-identifiable information to avoid creating any inaccuracies in it. The personally-identifiable information we collect and store will be relevant to, and not excessive in relation to, the purposes for which it is being collected and used.
- Security and confidentiality. We will take such technical and organisational security measures as are appropriate to the risks of accidental, unauthorized or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, access or disclosure of your personally-identifiable information.
- Right to access, change, delete and object to the use of data. Upon request, we will provide you with any personally-identifiable information we have collected from you, rectify any errors in it, and cease any further use of it, where reasonably possible, as permitted by law. To make such a request, please contact us as detailed below. You may also unsubscribe from the email subscriber lists as stated above.
- Sensitive Data. Regarding data that is defined as “sensitive” under applicable data protection laws or regulations (“Sensitive Data”), Everest Group shall take any additional measures as are necessary and appropriate to protect such Sensitive Data, in accordance with its obligations under such laws or regulations.
- Automated Decisions. We will not use your personally-identifiable information to make any automated decisions that will affect your legal rights.
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, 12770 Merit Drive, Suite 800, Dallas, Texas, 75251, attn: Data Protection Officer, or send an email to the Data Protection Officer and General Counsel at the following email address: [email protected].