Privacy Policy

Criterion Systems, Inc. Privacy Policy:

As of: March 4, 2019

Last Updated: January 22, 2019

Criterion Systems, Inc. (“Criterion Systems”) Website Privacy Policy:

At Criterion Systems, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document references the types of information that are collected and recorded by Criterion Systems and how we use them. Criterion Systems collects your personal information through this website, social media, email, and applications; we use your personal information for legitimate business interests; we only disclose it when necessary; we only collect what we need, we delete it when we no longer need it, and we use reasonable measures to keep it secure. For contact, access, or to remove consent please contact us at webmaster@criterion-sys.com. For more detailed information please see below. Criterion Systems values your privacy. Our privacy policy describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through website operated by us; through the software applications made available by us for use on or through systems and mobile devices; through our social media pages and apps; and through HTML-formatted email messages that we send to you that link to this privacy policy.

Personal and Other Information We May Collect:

“Personal Information” is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual for example:

  • Contact Information
  • Candidate Applicant Information
  • Background Information
  • Financial Information including Bank Account Number
  • Other Human Resources Information

If you submit any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the website, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personal Information:

We and our service providers collect personal information in a variety of ways, including: through the website; from offline; and from other sources. We collect personal information through the website, for example, when you sign up for a newsletter, download a publication, register for an event or request information. We collect personal information from you offline, e.g., when you attend an event. We may receive your personal information from other sources, for example: publicly available databases; joint marketing partners, when they share the information with us; sales channel partners; and demand generation companies. We need to collect personal information to provide the requested services to you. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide the services. If you disclose any personal information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the website, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual, such as: browser and device information; application usage data; information collected through cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies; demographic information and other information provided by you; and aggregated information. If we are required to treat other information as personal information under applicable law, then we may use it for the purposes for which we use and disclose personal information as detailed in this Privacy Policy.

 

How We May Collect Other Information:

We and our third-party service providers may collect other information in a variety of ways, including: through your browser or device; through your use of an application; IP address; and from you. Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control address, computer type, screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version, referring URL, and the name and version of the website (such as the mobile application) you are using. We use this information to ensure that the website functions properly. When you download and use certain applications, we and our service providers may track and collect application usage data, such as the date and time the application on your device accesses our servers and what information and files have been downloaded to the application based on your device number. Your internet protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the website, along with the time of the visit and the pages visited. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems, and administering the website. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address. Information such as your preferred means of communication is collected when you voluntarily provide it.

How We May Use Personal and Other Information:

We may use personal information for legitimate business purposes including:

  • Providing the functionality of the website and fulfilling your request
    • To provide the website functionality to you, such as arranging access to your registered account when applying for a position and providing you with related customer service.
    • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, when you contact us via one of our online contact forms or otherwise, for example, when you send us questions, suggestions, compliments, or complaints, or when you request other information about our website.
    • To complete your transactions, such as applying for employment.
    • To send administrative information to you, such as changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
    • To allow you to send messages to another person if you choose to do so.

We will engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or to comply with a legal obligation.

  • Providing you with our newsletter and/or other marketing materials and facilitating social sharing.
    • To send you marketing related emails, with information about our website, new services, and other news about our company.
    • To facilitate social sharing functionality that you choose to use.

We will engage in this activity because we have a legitimate interest or with your consent (where required).

  • Analysis of personal information for business reporting and providing personalized services.
    • To analyze or predict our users’ preferences to prepare aggregated trend reports on how our digital content is used, so we can improve our website.
    • To better understand you, so that we can personalize our interactions with you and provide you with information and/or offers tailored to your interests.
    • To better understand your preferences so that we can deliver content via our website that we believe will be relevant and interesting to you.

We will provide personalized services either with your consent or because we have a legitimate interest.

  • Aggregating and/or anonymizing personal information. We may aggregate and/or anonymize personal information so that it will no longer be considered personal information. We do so to generate other data for our use, which we may use and disclose for any business purpose.
  • Accomplishing our business purposes.
    • For data analysis, for example, to improve the efficiency of our website;
    • For audits, to verify that our internal processes function as intended and are compliant with legal, regulatory or contractual requirements;
    • For fraud and security monitoring purposes, for example, to detect and prevent cyberattacks or attempts to commit identity theft;
    • For developing new products and services;
    • For enhancing, improving, or modifying our current products and services;
    • For identifying usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of our website are of most interest to users;
    • For determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, so that we can adapt our campaigns to the needs and interests of our users; and
    • For operating and expanding our business activities, for example, understanding which parts of our website are of most interest to our users so we can focus our energies on meeting our users’ interests.

How Your Personal Information May Be Disclosed:

Your personal information may be disclosed to our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy; to our third party service providers, to facilitate services they provide to us, including website hosting, data analysis, information technology, customer service, email delivery, auditing, and other services; and to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the website.

Other Uses and Disclosures:

We also use and disclose your personal information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate, especially when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so including: to comply with applicable law, which may include laws outside your country of residence; to respond to requests from public and government authorities, which may include such authorities outside your country of residence; to cooperate with law enforcement to enforce our terms and conditions; and to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; in connection with a sale or business transaction. We have a legitimate business interest in disclosing or transferring your personal information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings.)

How We May Use and Disclose Other Information:

We may use and disclose other information for any business purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we combine other information with personal information, we will treat the combined information as personal information if it is combined.

Log Files:

The Criterion Systems’ website follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit the website. All hosting companies do this as part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include IP addresses, browser type, ISP, date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and (possibly) the number of clicks. This data is not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information collected is to facilitate the analysis of trends (including users’ movements within the website and demographic information) and to most effectively administer the website.

Third Party Website:

Criterion Systems’ Privacy Policy does not apply to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any website or service to which the website links. The inclusion of a link on the website does not imply endorsement of the linked website or service by us or by our affiliates. In addition, we are not responsible for the information practices of other organizations, social media website, web browsers, or software. We are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of any third-party website, including website linking to or from www.criterion-sys.com. Privacy Policies may include a company or organization’s practices as well as instructions on how to opt-out of certain activities, if applicable.

Cookies:

You may choose to disable cookies through your web browser’s options or settings. You may obtain additional information about cookie management with specific web browsers at the browser’s website or by referencing the list below:

Cybersecurity:

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect personal information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Criterion Systems takes appropriate steps to maintain the cybersecurity of any personal or other information collected. Regarding your use of our website, you should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that information and personal data may flow over networks connecting you to our systems without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended. Any personal data collected by us may be stored on servers in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that personal information we collect will be processed and stored in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the data protection and privacy laws may not offer the same level of protection as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen. By using our services and/or submitting your personal and other information, you agree to the transfer, storage, and/or processing of your personal and other information in the United States. Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the website of our partner networks, advertisers, or affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or website. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

Choices and Access:

Your choices regarding our use of your personal information. If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt out by following the instructions contained in each email. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that, if you opt out, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt out.

How You Can Access, Change Or Suppress Your Personal Information:

If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict, or delete personal information that you have previously provided to us, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your personal information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you may contact us at webmaster@criterion-sys.com. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law. In your request, please make clear what personal information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your personal information suppressed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your personal information. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the personal information associated with the email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion. There may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed.

Retention Period:

We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:

  • The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the website to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or keep using the website);
  • Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period before we can delete them); or
  • Whether retention is advisable considering our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

Criterion Systems will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. If you have an account with us, we will only keep the data while your account is active or for as long as needed to provide services to you and, as further needed for us to comply with our global legal and contractual obligations.

Data Access, Modification, or Deletion Rights (both inside and Outside the U.S.):

You have the right in certain circumstances to request confirmation from us as to whether we are processing your personal and other information. Where we are processing your personal or other information, you also have the right to request access to, modification of, or deletion of such personal information. You have the right in certain circumstances to receive the personal information concerning you that you provided to us. To exercise your rights with respect to your personal information, please contact us at webmaster@criterion-sys.com. As permitted by law, certain data elements may not be subject to access, modification, and/or deletion. Furthermore, we reserve the right to charge for this service in amounts that are commensurate with actual costs to provide the service, and we will respond to reasonable requests as soon as practicable and as required by law.

Third Party Advertising:

We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to you when you access and use the Services and other website or online services. You may receive advertisements based on information relating to your access to and use of the website and other website or online services on any of your devices, as well as on information received from third parties. These companies place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. They also use these technologies, along with information they collect about your online use, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop. If you would like more information about this practice, and to learn how to opt out of it in desktop and mobile browsers on the device on which you are accessing this Privacy Policy, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#/. You may download the AppChoices app at www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in mobile apps.

Use of the Website by Minors:

The Website is not directed to individuals under the age of eighteen (18), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from such children. If you think that your child provided this information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best to promptly remove such information from our records.

Sensitive Information:

We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, trade union membership, or criminal background) on or through the website or otherwise to us.

Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Transfer:

The website is controlled and operated by us from the United States and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of the United States. Your personal information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the website you understand that your information will be transferred to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your personal information.

Updates to this Privacy Policy:

We may change this Privacy Policy. The “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the website. Your use of the website following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

Contacting Us:

Criterion Systems, Inc., located at 8330 Boone Boulevard, Suite 400, Vienna, Virginia, 22182, is the company responsible for the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information under this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at webmaster@criterion-sys.com. Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include confidential or sensitive information in your emails to us.

Online Privacy Policy Only:

This Privacy Policy applies only to Criterion Systems’ online activities at www.criterion-sys.com and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information shared on or collected by that website. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent:

By using the Criterion Systems’ website, located at www.criterion-sys.com, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms and conditions.