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Privacy Notice

Effective Date: April 23, 2018

Berkeley Research Group, LLC and its affiliates (collectively “BRG,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) provide this privacy notice to describe how we collect, use, share, and otherwise process the personal data of individuals who visit our website, www.thingbrg.com, and any other sites that link to this privacy notice (“Site”) or through other interactions with BRG.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you use the Site, you may provide us with information such as your first and last name, address, email address, phone number, job title, company or organization name, content you post in your resume or CV, and any other information you choose to provide to us.  We may collect this information for online recruiting purposes, subscriptions to publications, event registration, or when you choose to contact us.  We also collect business contact information during events and other business engagements. 

We collect information relating to your interactions with us and the Site, such as your Internet Service Provider, IP address, user language, operating system, browser type, presence of “flash” plugins, screen resolution, connection type, and information that identifies cookies.  Cookies are small bits of data cached or stored on your computer based on internet activity.  We may use cookies or similar technologies to monitor aggregated information to improve the Site, as well as to collect information for advertising and other purposes. 

We use analytics services to help understand how visitors use the Site. These services use cookies, scripts, and other technologies to collect and store information such as how users interact with the Site, how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site.

We may also work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes.  BRG uses Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and for analytics and marketing purposes.  For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use the Site, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

INFORMATION USE

BRG may use personal data for a number of purposes as permitted by law and in accordance with our contractual arrangements, including, but not limited to:

Where we intend to use or otherwise process your personal data for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was collected, we will provide you with information regarding the purpose for the processing, as well as other relevant information, prior to processing your personal data for the new purpose.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

We share your personal data with the following third parties:

We may share information that has been anonymized or aggregated without limitation.

INTERNATIONAL DATA SUBJECTS

This section applies to those that visit the Site from outside the United States, including data subjects from the European Economic Area.

LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING

We process your personal data to respond to your inquiries concerning our products and services, including to process job applications.  Additionally, we process your personal data for direct marketing and communications purposes when these interests are not overridden by your data protection rights.  Where we process your personal data for this purpose, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities in furtherance of the well-being of all our employees and clients.

On certain occasions, we process your personal data when it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, such as to provide services to you that you have requested. 

On other occasions, we process your personal data where required by law.  We may also process your personal data if necessary to protect your interests or the interests of a third party.

If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we will ensure that your consent is obtained to process your personal data.  You have the right to withdraw your consent to processing of personal data at any time. If you wish to exercise the right to withdraw consent, contact us via the “Contact Information” section below.

YOUR RIGHTS 

You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you. You have the right to request that we rectify or erase your personal data.  You also have the right to request that we restrict or block the processing of your personal data.  Under certain circumstances, you have the right to receive personal data about you that we store and transmit to another without hindrance from us, including requesting that we provide your personal data directly to another, i.e., a right to data portability; and where we previously obtained your consent, to withdraw consent to processing your personal data.

To exercise these rights, contact us.  See the “Contact Information” section below.  Please be aware that BRG may be unable to afford these rights to you under certain circumstances, such as if we are legally prevented from doing so.  Additionally, you have the right to lodge a complaint against us.  To do so, contact the supervisory authority in your country of residence. To contact our Data Protection Officer, please contact: DPO@thinkbrg.com. 15th Floor, 6 New Street Square London, EC4A 3BF United Kingdom, Main:  + 44 (0)20 3725 8350

RETENTION 

BRG will retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy, (i.e. for the length of your engagement with BRG or length of time you consent to receive communications), or as needed to provide services to you. After such time lapses, BRG will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your information to comply with applicable tax/revenue laws), resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, and as otherwise described in this policy.

TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL DATA

Please be aware that the personal data we collect may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, country, or other jurisdiction, where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your location. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store personal data in the United States.

PRIVACY SHIELD

BRG complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  To learn more information, please visit our Privacy Shield Policy: https://www.thinkbrg.com/assets/htmldocuments/BRG_Privacy-Shield_20170608_WEB.pdf

THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND TOOLS

The Site may link to websites maintained by third party organizations, including our clients. 

We may also allow you to connect and share information with certain social networking platforms (“Social Networking Platforms”) (e.g., a Facebook application). By choosing to use these Social Networking Platforms, you allow BRG to share information with the Social Networking Platform. For example, you might use an application to publish BRG related notices on your Facebook wall. If you do not want us to continue to provide your information to the Social Networking Platform, you may change your privacy settings in the Social Networking Platform.

You can also access certain features of the Site using Social Networking Platforms. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal data with us such as your name, email address, and other personal data to pre-populate an application.

We do not control the privacy practices of third party websites including Social Networking Platforms and sign-in services that you choose to use, and this privacy notice does not cover their practices. You should visit the privacy policies of any third-party website, Social Networking Platform or sign-in service you choose to use to understand their practices.

YOUR CHOICES REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your personal data.  We allow you to opt out of future communications at any time by replying to any email you receive with a message that reads "Remove" in the subject line.

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can typically remove and reject cookies from the Site with your browser settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it will affect how the Site and services work for you.

CHANGES TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA

You may change some of your personal data in your account by editing your profile from the Site. You may also request changes or deletions by e-mailing us at the e-mail address set forth below.  

SECURITY

BRG will take reasonable steps to help protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, BRG cannot guarantee the absolute security of information on or transmitted via the Internet.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions or comments about the privacy notice, please contact us in our role as data controller, at privacy@thinkbrg.com or at the following address or phone number: 70 W. Madison Suite 5000, Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 429-7900.

For visitors from the European Economic Area, to contact our Data Protection Officer, please contact:

DPO@thinkbrg.com. 15th Floor, 6 New Street Square London, EC4A 3BF United Kingdom, Main:  + 44 (0)20 3725 8350

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may change this privacy notice from time to time.  If such changes are material, we will post a notice of the changes along with the revised privacy notice on the Site.  We encourage you to visit this page periodically to learn of any updates.