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In the normal course of our business together, you share financial, operational, personal, and other non-public information with NCM Associates. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do with it; this policy supersedes all other policies, 20 Group bylaws, agreements, and other statements regarding NCM Associates’ collection and use of your information.
Data collection. NCM Associates only collects information that you voluntarily provide to us or to which you voluntarily give us access. The information we collect depends on the products or services provided by NCM Associates to you and could include employee names, titles, and contact information, monthly financial data for use in preparing composites, operational information shared during consulting engagements or employee training, and data submitted via business intelligence software.
Data security. NCM Associates uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. While no method is 100 percent secure, we use reasonable commercial efforts to secure the information you provide on computer servers in a controlled environment, with reasonable and customary protections against unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
Data use. NCM Associates uses your information in order to provide you with products such as monthly composites, benchmarks, and other analytical tools and services such as consulting and training. We also use your information to create a variety of benchmarks and other research insights for our clients. We use tools and methods to make sure that there is no reasonable possibility of identifying your individual information in the reports that we create for our clients. For example, we combine your information with information that we collect from other clients to produce "aggregated" benchmarks and other analytical reports (collectively, “NCM Benchmarks”). You understand and agree that all NCM Benchmarks and any derivative works created therefrom are the sole and exclusive intellectual property of NCM Associates.
Data sharing. NCM Associates does not sell, rent or lease its client lists to third parties, except to those with which we have a formal agreement to provide products or services to NCM Associates and/or our clients or prospects (“NCM Partners”). NCM Associates may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of NCM Partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you or provide your contact information (i.e., name, address, telephone number, email address, etc.) to one or more NCM Partners so they can contact you about such an offering. NCM Associates also may share your information with NCM Partners so that the NCM Partners can provide a product or service that you have requested or assist us in performing statistical analysis or in providing a product or service to you. NCM Partners are prohibited from using your information except to provide products or services to NCM Associates and/or our clients or prospects, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. In addition, we share certain components of your information with your employees in the normal course of providing consulting and training services to you and your employees. If you have concerns about NCM Associates sharing your information with your employees, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For US clients:
Consumer Information/Gramm-Leach-Bliley. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLB”) requires financial institutions (companies that offer consumers financial products or services like loans and insurance) to safeguard the personal information (including names, addresses, phone numbers, bank and credit card account numbers, income and credit histories and Social Security numbers) of consumers with whom they do business. In order to comply with GLB, we realize that you may need to obtain assurances from third party vendors, such as NCM Associates, that they will maintain the privacy of this consumer information. You agree that you will not provide us with any of this type of consumer information unless we specifically request it, but to the extent requested by NCM Associates and provided by you, NCM Associates will not disclose any such consumer information.
FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS:
California residents may have additional rights regarding the collection, disclosure, and sale of their personal information. Please see NCM Associates Privacy Notice for California Residents for more information ( www.ncmassociates.com/ccpa).
For Canadian clients:
Personal information. Certain laws and regulations (including Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) can be accessed here: www.priv.gc.ca/en/privacy-topics/privacy-laws-in-canada/the-personal-information-protection-and-electronic-documents-act-pipeda/ ) require organizations to safeguard the personal information (including names, addresses, phone numbers, bank and credit card account numbers, income and credit histories) of identifiable individuals. In order to comply with such laws and regulations, we realize that you may need to obtain assurances from third party vendors, such as NCM Associates, that they will maintain the privacy of personal information. You agree that you will not provide us with any personal information unless we specifically request it, but to the extent requested by NCM Associates and provided by you, NCM Associates will (1) undertake reasonable measures to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of any such personal information; (2) comply with PIPEDA to the extent applicable to such personal information; and (3) retain such data only for as long as necessary to provide our services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes, or enforce our agreements.
EFFECTIVE: JANUARY 1, 2020
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We collect information from you when you, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, or enter information on our site.
We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser's help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
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We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Learn more here. We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site.
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California residents may have additional rights regarding the collection, disclosure, and sale of their personal information. Please see NCM Associates Privacy Notice for California Residents for more information (www.ncmassociates.com/ccpa).
We honor Do Not Track (DNT) signals and DNT plant cookies.
It's also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
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Last Edited on 2018-09-13
LAST REVISED: [9/20/2018]
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