Last Updated: June 9, 2021
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The Information We Collect
In the course of providing the Services, SGC collects or receives the following types of information, which may include personal information.
We collect contact information through our Services, which typically includes your name, email address, phone number, address and zip code, and any information you provide when using the “Contact Us” function or “Career Application” form. We use such contact information for purposes such as providing you with information about the Services, putting you in touch with our local offices, responding to your inquiries or providing you the Services.
Email Communications and Newsletters
You may choose to provide us with personal information in an email or written message to us when using, providing or inquiring about our Services or by submitting your information in a “Contact” section of the Website. We use this information to respond to your messages, fulfill your requests, or to register you for the Services you have purchased, and we may use it to market or promote relevant services to you. If you sign up for an email newsletter, you have the option to unsubscribe at any time. Any information you choose to provide regarding special interests may be used for marketing and promotional purposes. By providing this information, you may receive occasional email messages from SGC or an affiliated organization.
We may automatically collect geolocation information from your device via your browser’s location services, if such features are enabled. You can enable or disable these features on the device level (e.g., you have consented to location services generally through your browser’s settings) or by accepting our request for geolocation access on the Website. Please consult your browser’s or device’s documentation regarding how to turn off location services. If you disable location services, you may be asked to manually enter a zip code or to select a Stephen Gould office location from a list to use the full array of features and functionalities available through our Website.
Cookies and Device Identifiers
We may collect information using “cookie” and other similar tracking technologies. Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive (or other storage medium) so that your computer will remember information about your use and enable us to track and target your interests and to personalize your experience on our Website For example, we may use these technologies to:
- collect information about how visitors use the Website (for example, which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page);
- support the features and functionality of the Website;
- personalize a visitor’s experience when they use the Website; and
- improve our marketing efforts, including targeted advertising.
We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. The information we collect using cookies and similar technologies may or may not be directly identifying of you, but we may link it to personal information that you provide. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit our Website, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of the Website if your browser rejects cookies.
Information from Your Computer or Mobile Device
When you access the Website through your computer or mobile device, we may automatically collect certain information from and/or about your device, such as IP address, access dates and times, information about your approximate location (as determined through your IP address), hardware and software information, mobile and computer or hardware device information. This information allows us to understand how you’ve used the Website, and other actions you have taken in connection with your use of the Website. We automatically collect log data when you access and use the Website.
You may provide payment information, including credit card or financial account information, to pay for our Services through the Website. This information is used only to fulfill the transactional purpose for which you submit it to us and may be processed by a third-party vendor on our behalf. We use a third-party payment processor to take payment for our Services.
You may provide additional information to us when you request information about our Services. We may receive this information from you through email, the Website, or over the phone. This information may be combined with other information received through the various channels through which you interact with us.
For information about Google Analytics, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics
When you use our Website, third parties may deliver cookies or other tracking technologies to your computer or mobile device for the purpose of tracking your online behaviors across nonaffiliated websites, and to deliver targeted advertisements on other nonaffiliated websites.
How We Use Information
We use the information we collect to provide you Services, enhance your experience on our Website, to improve our Services, and for marketing and promotional efforts.
Our Use of Information
We may use the information we collect for the following purposes:
- to provide the information, content and Services you request;
- for security or fraud prevention purposes;
- to provide you with effective customer service;
- to provide you with a personalized experience when you use our Site;
- to contact you with information and notices related to your use of our Site;
- to better understand your needs and interests;
- to improve the content, functionality and usability of this Site;
- to improve our Services;
- to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; and
- for any other purpose identified in an applicable privacy notice, click-through agreement, or other agreement between you and us.
Please see “Your Choices” below for information about the choices you have about the ways we use the information we collect about you.
In an ongoing effort to better understand our users and the Services, we might analyze your information in aggregate form to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Services. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. We may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
Third-Party Data Sharing and Disclosure
Compliance with Law or Protection of Rights
We may contemplate, for strategic or other reasons, selling, buying, merging, or otherwise reorganizing our businesses. In negotiating with a third party about entering into such an arrangement, we may need to disclose your personal information. In such cases, we will take reasonable measures to protect the personal information we disclose, for example, by requiring a prospective partner or purchaser to sign a non-disclosure agreement limiting the use and protecting the confidentiality of the information.
We may transfer the information you submit on or through our Services, including personal information, to a partner or buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, transfer of control, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by SGC, a subsidiary, or an affiliated company about our Site’s users is among the assets transferred.
We may from time to time retain third-party vendors in order to help us manage our Website and Services and allow us to better serve our visitors and customers. These may include third-party vendors we engage to analyze the information we collect for marketing or similar purposes.
We may also share information, including personal information, to third-party vendors to help us provide the Services. For example, we may use a cloud-service provider to host information we collect or other aspects of our Services. Such vendors have access to personal information for a limited purpose and for a limited period of time.
We do not disclose personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
How We Protect Your Information
Our servers are located in the US and elsewhere. Please be aware that your information may be transferred to, processed, maintained, and used on computers, servers, and systems located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your country of origin. If you are located outside the United States and choose to use the Services, you do so at your own risk.
We do not control how third parties use your information, but you can opt out of certain third-party activities at the links below.
To opt out of Google Analytics, please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
To opt out of certain ad functions, please visit: https://youradchoices.com/control.
SGC does not respond to “Do Not Track” settings or other related mechanisms at this time.
How To Contact Us
Stephen Gould Corporation
Attn: Legal Department
35 S Jefferson Road
Whippany, New Jersey 070981