In compliance with the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), this is a general audience website, and we do not knowingly collect, nor will we ever knowingly retain, personally identifiable information from any visitor we actually know to be under thirteen years of age without the consent of that child’s parent or legal guardian.
2. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Knowles Talent Search and our service providers collect the following information from and about you:
Registration Information is the information you submit to register for a Knowles Talent Search Service, for example, to create an account, post comments, receive a newsletter, or submit. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address and gender.
Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post to the Knowles Talent Search Services and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, comments, likes, status, profile information and picture. Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
Activity Information. When you access and interact with the Knowles Talent Search Services, Knowles Talent Search and our service providers may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Knowles Talent Search Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, authentication identifiers, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Knowles Talent Search Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data (including your precise location), or other transactional information for that device in order to provide the Knowles Talent Search Services to it.
Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies), which are comprised of small bits of data that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier may also be used. Websites, apps and other services send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer or other device so the website, app or other service can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that website, app or other service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the Knowles Talent Search Services, such as pages you have visited, the videos and other content you have viewed, search queries you have run and advertisements you have seen. Cookies may also be used by us or by our service providers to collect and store information on your use of other companies’ websites or services, such as sites you visit and materials you view. We may merge this with other data we collect about you from third parties to assist us in our ability to provide the Services, including, without limitation, to advertise and provide content to you.
Third parties that support the Knowles Talent Search Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate Knowles Talent Search Services usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information when you use the Knowles Talent Search Services or third party service. Knowles Talent Search does not control these third party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. For more information about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, including your choices with respect to them, see the section entitled “To deliver relevant advertisements,” below.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/
en-US/windows-vista/Block-or- allow-cookies). Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, see http://www.macromedia.com/ support/documentation/en/ flashplayer/help/settings_ manager.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through the Knowles Talent Search Services.
Information from Other Sources. To improve the quality of the Knowles Talent Search Services, Knowles Talent Search and our service providers may supplement the information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from our Affiliates or business partners.
Do Not Track Signals. At this time we do not respond to browser ‘Do Not Track’ signals, as we await the work of interested stakeholders and others to develop standards for how such signals should be interpreted.
3. USE AND DISCLOSURE
We use the personal information and other information we collect from and about you for the following purposes:
To provide and manage the Knowles Talent Search Service. Knowles Talent Search and our service providers use the information we collect from and about you to provide the Knowles Talent Search Services and features to you, including to measure and improve those Knowles Talent Search Services and features; to improve and personalize your experience with both online and off-line Knowles Talent Search Services by delivering content you will find relevant and interesting, including advertising and marketing messages; to allow you to comment on content, and participate in online games, contests, or rewards programs; to provide you with customer support and to respond to inquiries. In order to provide you with content and advertising that is more interesting and relevant to you, we may use the information from and about you to make inferences and predictions about your potential areas of interest. We may also use aggregated or anonymous data about your use of and activity on the Knowles Talent Search Services to assist us in this regard.
To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Knowles Talent Search Services. Knowles Talent Search may make your information we collect from and about you available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, analytics and other measurement companies, agents or sponsors, who help us analyze and understand your use of the Knowles Talent Search Services, and manage and/or provide the Knowles Talent Search Services.
To contact you. Knowles Talent Search may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters or email updates) or notifications related to the Knowles Talent Search Services to the email address you provided to us at registration or for your account. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from a Knowles Talent Search Service, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to the Knowles Talent Search Services or policies. If you have installed a mobile app and you wish to stop receiving push notifications, you can change the settings either on your mobile device or through the app.
To share with business partners. Knowles Talent Search may share your information with business partners to permit them to send you marketing communications consistent with your choices.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Knowles Talent Search sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business (including, without limitation, in connection with bankruptcy or a similar proceeding), Knowles Talent Search may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
When the information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties.
Knowles Talent Search uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information.
5. USER ACCESS AND CONTROL
If you would like to access, review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise limit our use of your personal information you have previously provided directly to Knowles Talent Search for your Site profile, you may do so through your “Edit Your Profile” settings or you may contact us using the mechanisms provided below. In your request, please include your email address, name, address, and telephone number and specify clearly what information you would like to access, change, update and/or whether you would like to have your personal information suppressed from our database, or if you have other questions about your personal information. If you no longer want to use the Knowles Talent Search Services, you may cancel your account by clicking on “Delete Profile” on your “Edit Your Profile” page. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
You may request that we not share your personal information on a going-forward basis with Knowles Talent Search affiliates or unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes by submitting an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “KTS Disclosure Opt-out” as the subject. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.
6. Data Retention.
Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with social media or Other Services. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others and there may be a delay in the removal of the content from elsewhere on the Internet and from search engines. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancelation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. It is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints, contractual, financial or legal requirements.
7. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
In addition, Knowles Talent Search is not responsible for the privacy or data security practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Apple, Google, Microsoft or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider, or device manufacturer, including in connection with any information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Knowles Talent Search Services.
Sensitive Information. We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (such as social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Knowles Talent Search Services or otherwise.