Last Revised: January 7, 2017.
Dependable and its parent company, Sound Strategy, LLC, also referred to below as “we,” “us” and “our”) are privacy conscious organizations. This privacy statement explains how we protect visitors’ information gathered via the web pages of the Dependable website (dependablewp.com). By using the Dependable Website you agree to the use of such information in accordance with this privacy statement.
This privacy statement may be supplemented or amended from time to time by privacy statements that are specific to certain areas of the Dependable website [(e.g., recruitment). For more detail about the online recruitment process, please review the specific statement governing that area.]
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement, please contact webmaster services using the contact us link.
As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the website. The Dependable website collects personal information only if it is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, company address, email address and telephone and fax numbers.
The Dependable website may also collect content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications and services that we may provide.
We do not usually seek sensitive information (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health or sexual orientation) from visitors. We will, where necessary, obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information.
Log information, cookies and Web beacons
All Sound Strategy, LLC companies adhere to the Safe Harbor Agreement between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission with respect to personally identifiable information that is transferred from the European Economic Area to the United States.
At times, you may choose to register or create a user profile on this site – e.g., to gain access to specific content, attend a hosted event, respond to a survey or request communications about specific areas of interest. In such cases, the information you submit may be used to manage your request; to manage our relationship with you; or to customize or improve the Dependable website.
We may also use your personal information for marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by us or other Sound Strategy subsidiaries that we feel may be of interest to you. We may also contact you to seek feedback on our services or for market or other research purposes. Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users.
You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you emails or other communications generated in response to your registration on the Dependable website by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any email you receive from us.
Disclosure of information to third parties
We may provide your personal information to other subsidiaries within the Sound Strategy, LLC family of companies in order to provide you with information that could be of interest to you and conduct market or other research. Personal information may also be disclosed to members of the Dependable Network and other third parties in order to respond to your requests or inquiries; as part of a corporate transaction (such as a sale, divestiture, merger or acquisition); or where those parties handle information on our behalf.
All of these disclosures may involve the transfer of personal information to countries or regions without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your area of residence.
Personal information may also be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.
By providing information through the Dependable website, you are consenting to the disclosures described above.
Blogs, forums, wikis and other social media
The Dependable website may host various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (collectively “Social Media Applications”). Any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application can be read, collected and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have little or no control. Therefore, we are not responsible for any other user’s use, misuse or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.
Access to information
Visitors who choose to register with the Dependable website may access their user profile, correct and update their details, or unsubscribe at any time. Visitors who have any problem accessing their profiles, or would like to request a copy of their personal information should contact webmaster services using the contact us link. In all cases we will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors via the Dependable website from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
Changes to our privacy statement
We may modify or amend this privacy statement from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.
Children’s privacy protection
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. The Dependable website is not designed for or intentionally targeted at children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using the Dependable website, please direct them to webmaster services using the contact us link.