TRANSPARENCY AND PRIVACY

Privacy

A key element in our approach to privacy at our company is our commitment to transparency in our privacy program. We aim to achieve this by providing clear and understandable notices of our privacy practices that enable our stakeholders to make meaningful choices about how we collect, use and disclose personal information about them. We offer both brief point of collection privacy notices and comprehensive privacy notices.

  • Our point of collection notices are offered at the time we seek to collect certain types of personal information from our stakeholders.
  • Our comprehensive privacy notices are intended to provide a thorough perspective on how our privacy practices apply to specific stakeholders.

Our comprehensive privacy notices for certain categories of our stakeholders are listed below.

Mobile App Privacy

As described in our Internet Privacy Policy, one type of online resource that we provide is mobile computing applications ("Apps") for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Many of these can be purchased or downloaded from App Stores that are offered by the provider of the device operating system, such as Apple and Google. Some of these Apps allow you to record information within the App and store it on your device, to create reports, and to email content from the App. In some cases, that information may be "personal information" that identifies or is used to identify you, such as your name. Where the personal information you record is collected by us, or others working for us, it will be used in accordance with our Internet Privacy Policy.

If you use an older version of one of our Apps, such as an App that we offered prior to 2014, the App may have functionality for evaluation of how it is used by enabling data about your use of the App on your device, such as which features you used the most, to be transmitted to Flurry, an analytics service provider. If you do not want Flurry to track your use of the App on your device, you can opt-out. If you have questions, please contact the Privacy Office.

Protection of Social Security Numbers

We protect U.S. Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and other government-issued identification numbers in accordance with our Cross Border Privacy Rules Policy and our Global Privacy and Data Protection Policy, which requires in relevant part that SSNs be appropriately secured, in accordance with their sensitivity, from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

To the extent applicable, we also protect SSNs in accordance with our Internet Privacy Policy