Protecting your privacy is important to UpSearch (“UpSearch”) and upsearch.com is intended to be a complement to the services that the firm provides. This statement, set forth below, is our privacy statement and explains how UpSearch collects, uses, and discloses the personal information you may provide while using UpSearch’s www.upsearch.com Web Site and the content, information and services provided through the Web Site (collectively the “Web Site”). UpSearch and its affiliated entities (“the firm,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) adhere to the Safe Harbor Agreement concerning the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United States of America. Accordingly, we follow the Safe Harbor Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Principles”) with respect to all such data. The Principles will govern any conflict between our policies and the Principles, should they arise.
If you have questions or you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed in our privacy statement, feel free to contact us.
Notice and Choice. UpSearch intends for www.upsearch.com to complement the services that the firm provides. We collect personal information from individuals only as permitted by the Principles or with the consent of the individual affected. Consent for personal information to be collected, used, and/or disclosed in certain ways may be required in order for an individual to obtain or use our services. To the extent permitted by the Safe Harbor Agreement, we reserve the right to process personal information in the course of providing professional services to our clients without the knowledge of individuals involved.
“Web Beacons.” UpSearch occasionally advertises on third party Web sites. As part of our effort to track the success of our advertising campaigns, we may at times use a technology called “web beacons,” or “action tags,” which count visitors who have come to www.upsearch.com after being exposed to an UpSearch banner ad on a third party site. We do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable information; it is only used to compile aggregated statistics about visitors who come to www.upsearch.com and to gauge the effectiveness of our ads.
Use of Your Personal Information. UpSearch may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to facilitate and enhance your use of the Web Site, to provide you with information and services requested through the Web Site, and as otherwise permitted by law. UpSearch may develop a confidential user profile for you, which will be used to facilitate your use of the Web Site. Additionally, UpSearch may keep a record of all communications with you.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information. UpSearch may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:
- Disclosure to Affiliates. UpSearch may provide your personal information to its affiliated businesses for employment-related purposes or for use in connection with matters relating to your use of the Web Site. UpSearch has no control over its affiliated businesses’ 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 certain or any affiliated businesses, you may not use the Web Site.
- Disclosure to Prospective Employers, and Other Third Parties. UpSearch may provide your personal information to prospective employers and third parties for employment-related purposes, or for use in connection with matters relating to your use of the Web Site. UpSearch 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 certain or any third parties, you may not use the Web Site.
- Disclosure in Business Transfers. UpSearch may be involved in the sale or transfer of some or all of its business. As part of that sale or transfer, UpSearch 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 UpSearch to disclose your personal information as part of the sale or transfer of some or all of its business, you may not use the Web Site.
- Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure. UpSearch may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or when UpSearch has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena, warrant, or 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.
Data Security/Integrity. UpSearch has technological and operational security functions in place to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. The data you may provide via Web site is shared only with authorized employees of UpSearch, and on a limited basis, with vendors who supply information management services, and third parties in association with. Access to your information is limited by need, and those who have access to the data have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information. In addition, UpSearch may disclose personally identifiable information as may be required by subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process.
Children. UpSearch understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive, online world. www.upsearch.com does not intentionally target or solicit to children 13 and younger.
Accountability. UpSearch complies with applicable privacy regulations. UpSearch supports and is involved in consumer, government and industry efforts to identify and resolve privacy issues.
Your Comments. If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, feel free to contact us.