OI Partners Privacy Policy

OI Partners’ talent management  firms provide services to corporations and adults seeking to enhance professional growth and career development. This Privacy Policy tells you what information is collected through this site and how it is used, disclosed and protected and what rights you have in the information.  Our corporate website, oipartners.net. (this “site”) is owned by OI Partners Inc.(“I”, “we”, “us” and “our”) and is hosted and managed by a subcontractor, Big Tree Media (BTM). As a subcontractor for services, BTM abides by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

In accordance with our commitment to protect personal privacy, OI Partners Inc. adheres to the principles of the Safe Harbor Framework as developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission. The seven principles and fifteen Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) referred to in this policy constitute Safe Harbor privacy framework. These principles and FAQs may be found at: http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.

Some of the things you may want to know that may be described in more detail below in this Privacy Policy are:

      If you give us information, we combine all the information you give us (“Contributed Data”) with the information we collect about the way you use the site (“Use Data”).  When we refer to “your information”, we mean the Contributed Data and the Use Data.

      We will not sell your information and we will not give the information we have collected about you to advertisers or sponsors or other third parties.  We may review aggregate information about the overall use of the site (e.g., how many users have viewed certain content or clicked on certain ads), but that information will not identify you or be able to be used to identify you.

      We will not track your activity across other web sites generally, but we may identify any website from which you link to our site or any website you link to from our site.

      We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13.

      We may supplement this policy with additional privacy-related information.

      If we make material changes to this policy concerning your information, we will post an update to the site.

Two kinds of information from or about you (“your information”) are collected through this site:

1.  Contributed Data.  The information you actively and intentionally give, such as when you submit an online form (e.g., your name, email address), send an email to the site, post a comment or other information on the site (e.g., your opinions and preferences), send a Twitter message from the site or post on the site’s Facebook  or Blog page, or any other information you send to the site, by any method or media.  Contributed Data typically is personally identifiable data, which means it can be used (alone or with other available information) to identify you. Your Contributed Data is kept as appropriate and relevant to the purpose as intended. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as appropriate and relevant to the purpose and services intended.

2.  Use Data.  The data about your use of the site that is collected by or through the site through the use of cookies and other software tools that make a record of your Internet Protocol (IP) address and the pages you visit on the site, any site from which you linked to this site or to which you link from this site, as well as what activities you do on the site.  Some Use Data is personally identifiable data, but we will not use it to identify you if you have not provided Contributed Data. Your User Data is kept as  appropriate and relevant to its use for metrics analysis. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as appropriate and relevant to the purpose and services intended.

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. The site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the site, and understanding how visitors use the site. Cookies can also help customize the site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology. However, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.


In this instance, we accept no responsibility or liability for the use of such third parties’ cookies. If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your PC or handheld device, they can be disabled in your web browser. Please note that permanently disabling cookies in your browser may hinder your use of our website as well as other websites and interactive services.

How we may use your information.

We may use your information to operate and improve the site, including developing, providing or modifying any site content, design, tools, applications and other functionality.

We may use your information to make certain content available to you on the site when we think it may interest you.

We may use your information to send you messages, including email, phone or text messages, about changes to the site or to this policy, about opportunities related to the site we think may interest you, about important safety or security issues or in response to your questions or comments.  You may opt out of receiving these messages (except for ones that inform you about material changes to this policy or ones that we believe are important for safety or security reasons)  by not submitting the web forms.

We may use your information in the aggregate combined with the information of other users to analyze it to show third parties about how many users we have and what their general demographics may be about the overall use of the site (e.g., how many users have viewed certain content), but that information will not identify you or be able to be used to identify you.

We may use your information in the event we believe it is necessary to protect that information from misuse, protect the site from misuse, prevent a data security breach, in response to law enforcement or other legal requests or similar reasons designed to protect you, the site or others.

If you post or submit comments or messages on or to the site that are clearly intended to be public, such as through blogging, submitting letters that you agree may be posted on the site, posting on Facebook or sending Twitter messages or other similar applications, that information will be considered public and not subject to the restrictions of this policy.  If you send us a private message (i.e., through the contact us form rather than posting on the site), we will not post or publish it or disclose it publicly unless you have agreed in accordance with our Letters protocol as described.

How we disclose your information.

We may disclose your information to individuals and companies that provide services to us or the site, including BTM, for their provisions of those services.  We require these subcontractors to also comply with the provisions in this policy concerning the use, disclosure and protection of your information.

We may disclose your information to law enforcement or pursuant to other legal requests, such as with respect to litigation, data security breaches or national security concerns.  We may disclose your information in the event we believe it is necessary to protect that information from misuse, protect the site from misuse, prevent a data security breach, protect an individual or group from harm or similar reasons designed to protect you, the site or others.

We may disclose your information to third parties doing or entering into discussions to do, a business transaction with or concerning the site, including the acquisition of all or a part of the site or its functionality or entering into other business arrangements.  We will require these third parties to execute a Non-Disclosure Agreement that limits their use or disclosure of your information to purposes necessary for the transaction at issue and consistent with this policy.

How we protect your information.

Where applicable, we undertake website security steps to protect data transmissions. However, there is no guarantee that such data transmissions cannot be accessed, altered or deleted due to firewall or other security software failures.

BTM abides by the policies herein and does not authorize access to the information except as required by development to modify online features, tools and content.

How you may access your information.

You may request and receive a copy of your information, if any, that we have in our active databases.  You must authenticate who you are when you make that request.  You may make the request by sending an email to contactus@oipartners.net with “Requesting a Copy” in the subject line.  We may contact you to ask additional questions or to authenticate you.  We may have copies of your information in back-up files, inactive files, or in aggregated (unidentifiable) format in our data analyses that we will not provide in response to your request.

Changes to this Policy

We may edit or modify this policy from time to time.  If the changes do not materially expand the ways in which we use or disclose your information, we will simply post the revised policy (with a revision date at the bottom) on the site.  You should review the policy from time to time to stay informed of its content.

If we make changes to this policy that materially expand the way we use or disclose your information, we will not use or disclose your information in those new, more expansive ways until we notify you and you opt-in to the changes.

Children and adolescents under 13

Children and adolescents under the age of 13 should not post or provide any Contributed Data.  We do not collect Contributed Data from anyone we know or believe is under the age of 13.  If someone under the age of 13 uses the site without submitting any information, we may unknowingly collect Use Data as a matter of course, but we will not use it to identify the individual or use it to analyze preferences or to select content or messaging to send to the individual’s web browser.

Public Postings

Please consider carefully what information you post in a public portion of this site.  Please remember that anyone who accesses the site may be able to read that information and use and disclose it to others, that it is not private and that it is not subject to the protections afforded by this policy.

Sensitive Information

Please do not send us or submit or post any information that is sensitive, such as social security numbers, information about your health or the health of others, financial information or genetic information.  We do not have processes in place to handle or adequately protect that sensitive information.  If we become aware that you have submitted or posted information we consider sensitive, we will delete it to the extent we are reasonably able, but we make no representations or promises with respect to that deletion.

Links to other Sites

We may put links to other web sites on our site.  However, these links do not mean that we have reviewed or that we endorse the sites or the privacy and security policies and practices of these other sites.  Before you use another web site or submit information to that site, please read and consider its privacy policy carefully.  That policy may be very different from ours.  We take no responsibility for and have no control over the policies and practices of other sites.  You link to and use other sites at your own risk.

Tracking your movements across the web

We will not track your activity across other websites generally, but we may identify any website from which you link to our site or any website you link to from our site.

Deleting your information

You may request that we delete your information that we have in our active databases and we will do to the extent we reasonably are able.  You must authenticate who you are when you make that request.  You may make the request by sending an email to contactus@oipartners.net with “Delete My Information” in the subject line.  We may contact you to ask additional questions or to authenticate you.  We may have copies of your information in back-up files, inactive files or in aggregated (unidentifiable) format in our data analyses that we will not delete in response to your request.

Payments


OI Partners does not collect any financial information or payments on this site.


Business Transfer


If OI Partners Inc. and substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that OI Partners Inc. goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of OI Partners Inc. may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


DISPUTE RESOLUTION

As part of enforcing these policies, administrators empowered by OI Partners may take action in response to violation of our policies.

These actions may include:

      Direct contact to investigate an incident

      Removal of content previously posted

      Removal from a mailing or discussion list

      Removal of permissions on the site as they relate to posting, commenting, receiving

      or sending messages and any other feature as applicable.

Should an action be required and you wish to dispute that action, send an email to contactus@oipartners.net with “DISPUTE” appearing in the subject line. When this happens, the Marketing Division of OI Partners will review the issue and make a determination. Should you wish to refute the determination, you can process an appeal in like manner (replacing the word “DISPUTE” with “APPEAL”) to the Board of Directors who will issue a final decision.

OI Partners  is a member of Privacy Trust (formerly eTrust) (www.privacytrust.orgso if you are not satisfied with our response, you can contact Privacy Trust (www.privacytrust.org).

Contacting us with privacy concerns or questions

Please feel free to contact us with privacy questions or concerns by sending an email  to contactus@oipartners.net with “Privacy Question” in the subject line. You can also reach us by mail – 618 Church Street, Suite 220, Nashville TN 37219

Revised February 2014

OI Partners Inc.  |  618 Church Street, Suite 220    Nashville, TN  37219  |  800-232-5285

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