(Effective July 13, 2016)
Collection of Personal Information -- When you visit our Website we may collect two types of information from you: (1) personal information about you (“personal information”) that you voluntarily choose to disclose to us, and (2) information related to your activities on the Website that we automatically collect as you interact with the Website ("website usage information").
-- Personal Information You Voluntarily Provide to Us - Generally, you can visit our Website without telling us who you are and without giving us any personal information about yourself. We collect only personal information that you voluntarily submit to us via the Website – for example, if you voluntarily fill out an online submission form (such as a “Submit CV” form), or if you use one of the features on the Website for sending us an email. In such case, we will collect whatever personal information you voluntarily provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, CV, resume, and employment preferences. You are under no obligation to provide personal information via the Website, but if you chose not to you may be unable to register with us via the Website.
If you voluntarily choose to submit personal information to Boyden via the “Submit CV” form on the Website or to otherwise obtain or use our executive search services, you will also be required to provide your consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in connection with the pursuit of employment opportunities known to Boyden, which consent may provide us broader rights to use your personal information than specified in this Policy. In such case, we reserve the right to process personal information in the course of providing professional services to our clients without the knowledge of individuals involved, to the extent permitted by law.
-- Website Usage Information We Automatically Collect - When you visit the Website, we may automatically collect certain website usage information related to your activities on the Website. Website usage information may include, among other things, your IP address, browser type and operating system, the domain from which you came, the page you are viewing, the time, and what you clicked. To collect website usage information, we may utilize a variety of technologies, such as cookies (a small data file placed on your computer when you visit the Website), web beacons (small graphic images or other web programming code that may be included in our web pages and e-mail messages), embedded scripts (code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website, such as which links you click on), or similar technologies.
Use of Personal Information - Boyden may use your personal information in the following manner:
-- Use of Your Personal Information - Boyden may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to facilitate and enhance your use of the Website, to provide you with information and services requested through the Website, and as otherwise permitted by law. Boyden may develop a confidential user profile for you, which will be used to facilitate your use of the Website. Additionally, Boyden may keep a record of all communications with you. Boyden may also add any personal information that you submit via the “Submit CV” form to the Boyden database accessible to all Boyden offices worldwide.
Disclosure of Personal Information - Boyden may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:
-- Disclosure to Boyden Offices – Boyden may provide your personal information to Boyden’s offices worldwide for use in connection with employment search-related purposes, and for use in connection with matters relating to your use of the Website. If you do not wish your personal information to be disclosed to any Boyden offices, you should not submit personal information via the Website.
-- Disclosure to Prospective Employers and Other Third Parties - Boyden and its offices may provide your personal information to prospective employers, and other third parties for employment-search related purposes or for use in connection with matters relating to your use of the Website. Boyden has no control over these third parties' use of your personal information, and that use is not necessarily subject to this Policy. If you do not wish your personal information to be disclosed to prospective employers or any other third parties, you should not submit personal information via the Website.
-- Disclosure to Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf -- Boyden may share your personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf, solely for the purpose of providing such services. This includes, without limitation, third parties that may host the Website or operate certain functions or features of the Website, store or archive our data, send communications, analyze data, or create, or provide other services on our behalf.
-- Disclosure in Business Transfers - Boyden may be involved in the sale or transfer of some or all of its business. As part of that sale or transfer, Boyden may disclose your personal information to the acquiring organization, but will require the acquiring organization to agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Policy. If you do not wish Boyden to disclose your personal information as part of the sale or transfer of some or all of its business, you should not submit personal information via the Website.
-- Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure - Boyden may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where Boyden has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to their legal counsel.
-- Sharing of Non-Personal Information - Boyden may share non-personally identifiable information, such as website usage information or other aggregated user statistics, as well as anonymous information derived from personal information, such as de-identified information, with third parties for any purpose.
Data Security, Integrity, and Access
-- Location of Information - The Website is operated in the United States, and Boyden will store and process your personal information in the United States and Germany, and, from time to time, in other locations that Boyden decides are necessary or convenient in order to provide you with efficient and effective service. The data protection laws of the countries in which your personal information is stored and processed may differ from those of the country in which you are located, and your personal information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in any of these countries according to laws of such country. By using the Website or providing us with any personal information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your personal information in such countries.
-- Securing Your Information - To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, Boyden employs security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, due to the nature of Internet technologies, security and privacy risks cannot be eliminated and Boyden cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy. Please note that communications to us from the Website may not be encrypted, and that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information we collect.
Accountability and Enforcement
We encourage interested persons to raise any questions or concerns with us using the contact information below, and we will do our best to resolve them.
Links to Other Sites
The Website may provide links to and/or advertisements from other websites and/or resources (including those offered by other Boyden offices) that we do not maintain or are not under our control (“Third Party Websites”). We do not control any Third Party Websites linked to from the Website, and your dealings with such Third Party Websites are solely between you and such third parties. We are not responsible for, and we make no representations or warranties with respect to, the personal information practices of any such linked Third Party Website unless expressly stated by us. Your use of such Third Party Websites is subject to the terms and conditions established by such third parties, and we encourage you to review their user terms and privacy policies before you use their services or providing any personal information.
Contact Us - If you have any comments, questions, or concerns about this Policy or your personal information, please contact Boyden at webmaster@Boyden.com.
User Terms and Conditions Agreement - The User Terms and Conditions Agreement governing your use of the Website contains important provisions, including provisions disclaiming, limiting or excluding the liability of Boyden and others for your use of the Website. Each of those provisions applies to any disputes that may arise in relation to this Policy and the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, and are of the same force and effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Policy.