Heights Website Privacy Statement
This policy was last updated in February 2014
Heights Global IT Service Corporation, the US firm of the Heights network of firms, is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information, and this privacy statement explains how Heights treats your personal information when you use this site. By using this site and submitting any personal information, you agree to the use by Heights Global IT Service Corporation (“Heights” or “we”) of such data in accordance with this privacy statement.
We collect only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors to Heights website. Heights receives limited identifiable information, such as name, job title, and company name, address, email address, telephone and fax numbers, from website visitors.
A visitor may choose to provide personal information in the following examples:
- Subscribe or order newsletters and/or publications.
- Submit resumes or work history information.
- Participate in “join our mailing list” initiatives.
- Participate in bulletin boards, discussion or message forums.
- Enter Quick Surveys, Quiz’s or Benchmarking Surveys.
- Register for events and conferences.
- Register for premium online services.
- Contact us for further information.
Demographic information, including gender and occupation, is not actively sought, but may be submitted when a visitor responds to an online job application. It is Heights policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a visitor’s request. If a visitor believes the site has collected excessive information, we encourage the visitor to contact us at hr@Heightsit.com to raise any concerns. In any instance where non-mandatory information is sought, the website visitor will be notified of this at the point of collection.
Visitors are also able to send email through the site. Their messages will contain the user’s screen name and email address, as well as any additional information the visitor may wish to include in the message. Heights intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our website unless legally required. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you choose to provide sensitive information for any reason, Heights accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this privacy statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.
Using Heightsit.com does not require registration of any kind other than voluntary registration for white papers, investor kits, alumni correspondence and registration to conferences and net sessions organized by Heights. The personal data collected will not be sold to anyone outside and will be solely used by Heights for a one-on-one contact with the registrants. Any information that we have collected or stored about you may be transferred to a future purchaser of our company and/or its assets. The data collected is stored in a secure server with our ISP which will take periodic backups of it but will not give or sell them to anyone.
Cookies and log files
If you are concerned about cookies, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. In most cases, a visitor may refuse a cookie and still fully navigate our websites, however other functionality in the site may be impaired. After termination of the visit to our site, you can always delete the cookie from your system if you wish. In order to properly manage our website we may anonymously log information on our operational systems, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our webmasters. This is to ensure that our website presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource.
Personal data collected by Heights may be transferred or disclosed to third party contractors, subcontractors, subsidiaries and or other Heights firms, including those outside the US, for the purposes for which the visitor has submitted the information and for the administration of our system or site and/or other internal, administrative purposes. By submitting data on Heights website, the visitor is providing explicit consent to the transfer of such data for the fulfillment of his or her voluntary requests or otherwise as set out in the ‘Use of data’ section.
It is Heights policy to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:
- As required by applicable law, statue, rule, regulation or professional standard, or through subpoena, search warrant or other legal process.
- For regulatory compliance purposes.
- When explicitly requested by a visitor.
- When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by a visitor.
- When required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by a third party.
- Or otherwise as set out in this statement.
This website contains links to other websites. Heights is not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of such websites, nor do we take any responsibility for the opinions of third parties expressed on or through our website.
TThe personal data you submit to us will only be retained for as long as is required for the purposes for which it was collected. Contact information about visitors such as mailing list information is kept until a user unsubscribes to a publication or requests that we delete that information. Resumes are disposed of when they are either no longer under consideration, or are considered dated by our Human Resources departments.
Heights has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized Heights personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of this information.
Visitor updates of information should be handled by going back through the registration process. Inquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted to Heights through its website, or requests to have outdated information removed, should be directed to hr@Heightsit.com. Heights is committed to providing reasonable and practical access to visitors to allow them the opportunity to identify and correct any inaccuracies. When requested and practical, Heights will delete identifying information from current operational systems.
When personally identifiable information is retained, Heights assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of the information once a visitor has submitted and verified the data. Heights does not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information. When practically possible, if Heights is informed that any personal data collected through a website is no longer accurate, Heights will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided by the authenticated visitor.
Heights understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy especially in an online environment. The Heights sites covered by this privacy statement are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13 years. It is Heights policy never to knowingly collect or maintain personal information about children under the age of 13.
This site gives users the following option for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service: To delete your record from our database, send us an email at hr@Heightsit.com .
Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org