PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY 2018-07-31T13:03:39+00:00

1. OUR CORE BELIEFS REGARDING USER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION

  • We place a high value on user privacy and data protection
  • We collect and store data only when necessary
  • We will never sell, rent, or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information, unless requited by law or legal authorities to do so.

2. RELEVANT LEGISLATION

This website is designed to comply with applicable data protection laws, including all relevant U.S. and state laws and EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).

3. PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons: to deliver the services that you requested or purchased and maintain records as are necessary related to those services.

4. SITE VISITATION TRACKING

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages, and to review their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser, and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address, which could be used to personally identify you, but Google does not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor (see section below).

GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. Our website uses the “analytics.js” implementation of GA. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

In addition to GA, this website may collect information held in the public domain and attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it.

5. BLOG

Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on blog sites, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third-party data processors detailed below. Only your name and email address that you supplied will be shown on the public-facing website.

Your comments and its associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either remove the comment or remove the blog post. Should you wish to have the comment and its associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address that you commented with.

If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.

NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this website.

6. CONTACT FORMS AND EMAIL LINKS

Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third-party data processors defined in section below. Instead, the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.

7. EMAIL NEWSLETTER

If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to our email marketing system. We consider our email marketing system to be a third-party data processor (see section below). The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.

Your email address will remain within our email marketing system’s database for as long as we continue to use their services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.

If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.

8. THIRD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS

We use several third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section above.

9. COOKIE POLICY

This policy covers the use of cookies and other technologies. The types of cookies we use fall into 3 categories:

a. ESSENTIAL COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

These are vital for the running of our services on our websites and apps. Without the use of these cookies, parts of our websites would not function. For example, session cookies allows a navigation experience that is consistent and optimal to the user’s network speed and choice of device.

b. ANALYTICS COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

These collect information about your use of our websites and apps and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages. They also help identify any difficulties you have accessing our services, so we can fix any problems. Additionally, these cookies allow us to see overall patterns of usage at an aggregated level.

c. TRACKING, ADVERTISING COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

We use these types of technologies to provide advertisements that are more relevant to your interests. This can be done by delivering online adverts based your previous web browsing activity. Cookies are placed on your browser that will remember the websites you have visited. Advertising based on what you have been looking at is then displayed to you when you visit websites who use the same advertising networks.

We may also use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with adverts based on your location, offers you click on, and other similar interactions with our websites and apps.

10. DATA BREACHES

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third-party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

11. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy may change from time to time to conform with legislation and/or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.

12. HOW TO CONTACT US

For any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement or our data privacy practices, please contact us:

By email: info@mgrconsultinggroup.com

To the extent permitted under the local law, you may also use the above contact details to request access to any of your personal information that is held by MGR Consulting Group. These requests will be reviewed and processed in line with the local law.

Where EU data protection laws apply, you have a right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection supervisory authority at any time. However, we ask that you please try to resolve any issues with us first before referring your complaint to the supervisory authority.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

WHAT DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION FOR?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
  • To send periodic emails or newsletters with information and updates about our services.

The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

HOW WE COLLECT VISITOR DATA

Cookies. We collect certain data from cookies, which are pieces of data stored directly on the computer or mobile device that you are using. Cookies allow us to collect data such as browser type, time spent on the Online Services, pages visited, referring URL, language preferences, and other aggregated traffic data.  We use the data for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display data more effectively, to collect statistical data, to personalize your experience while using the Online Services and to recognize your computer to assist your use of the Online Services.  We also gather statistical data about use of the Online Services to continually improve design and functionality, understand how they are used and assist us with resolving questions.

Cookies further allow us to select which advertisements or offers are most likely to appeal to you and display them while you are using the Online Services or to send marketing emails. We also use cookies to track responses to online advertisements and marketing emails.

If you do not want data collected with cookies, you can learn more about controlling cookies at: allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.  You can also choose whether to accept cookies by changing your browser preferences or your browser settings to “private browsing.”

Pixel Tags and other similar technologies. We collect data from pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs), which are used with some Online Services to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Online Services (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Online Services.

Analytics. We collect data through Google Analytics and Facebook Analytics, which use cookies and technologies to collect and analyze data about use of the Services. These services collect data regarding the use of other websites, apps and online resources. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to google.com/policies/privacy/‌partners/  and opt out by downloading the Google Analytics opt out browser add-on, available at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Your IP Address. We collect your IP address, a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).  An IP address is identified and logged automatically in our server log files when a user accesses the Online Services, along with the time of the visit and the pages that were visited. We use IP addresses to calculate usage levels, diagnose server problems and administer the Online Services. We also may derive your approximate location from your IP address.

Aggregated Data. We may aggregate data that we collected and this aggregated data will not personally identify you or any other user.

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and services that may interest you when you access and use the Online Services, other websites or online services.  To serve such advertisements, these companies place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through use of pixel tags).  If you would like more information about this practice, and to learn about your choices in connection with it, please visit networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and aboutads.info/ . To opt out of the practice, you may download the AppChoices app at aboutads.info/appchoices.

DO WE DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION TO OUTSIDE PARTIES?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

NON MGR RELATED ENTITIES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for the privacy, data or other practices of any entities outside of MGR Consulting Group, including Clients, Third Party Service Providers, Strategic Business Partners, Advertisers or any third party with which MGR Consulting Group may be engaged during the regular course of business in relation to providing online marketing services.  We have no control over, and are not responsible for, any third party’s collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Data.

In addition, we are not responsible for the data collection, use, disclosure or security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including with respect to any Personal Data you disclose to other organizations through or the Apps or our Social Media Pages.

HOW TO ACCESS, CHANGE OR REMOVE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict or delete Personal Data that you have previously provided to us, or if you would like to receive an electronic copy of your Personal Data for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by law), you can contact us tech@mgrconsultinggroup.com:

In your request, please make clear what Personal Data you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Data suppressed from our database, or other limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Data. For your protection, we only fulfill requests for the Personal Data associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before fulfilling your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we often need to retain certain data for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion (e.g., existing hosting services, advertising plans, or any other ongoing service, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Data provided until after the completion of such service).  There may also be residual data that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed.  In addition, there may be certain data that we may not allow you to review for legal, security or other reasons.

ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY ONLY

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

YOUR CONSENT

By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your business information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our web site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

CONTACTING US

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us at tech@mgrconsultinggroup.com