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PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy explains how we use and otherwise process the personal information that Westwicke Partners, LLC (“Westwicke”, “we”, “our”, “us”) holds in order to provide you with our monthly newsletter, Westwicke Wisdom, press releases, webinars, thought leadership content, including Westwicke eBooks, Westwicke Partners Blog, and invitations to events (collectively “Westwicke News”).

Westwicke operates the https://westwickepartners.com/ website (the “Website”).

When we use the term “personal information”, we use the term to describe information that may be used to identify you.

Westwicke knows that you care how information about you is used and share. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and appreciate the trust that you have in us.

What information do we hold about you?
Information you provide to us
We collect personal information about you in the course of providing the Website to you. In order for you to receive Westwicke News we collect and store certain types of personal information and other information about you, including your full name, company name, and email address.

You may also provide personal information if you email a résumé to us (including address, phone number, email address, education information, and work experience).

Information we collect about you
We, or our service providers, may also collect personal information about you through your use of the Website. This information includes online activity information and technical information about your usage activities.

We collect technical information automatically through your electronic device, such as your IP address (i.e., your computer’s address on the internet), operating system type (Windows or Mac) and version, internet browser type and version, and the web address of the website from which you liked directly to our Website. We also collect information about your use of our Website, such as the date and time you access the Website, time spent on pages and the pages read and images viewed, and the content you download from the Website. We use this information to ensure that the Website functions properly and to personalize your experience.  Some of this information may be collected through the use of cookies; please also see additional information on our cookie usage in “How we use cookies” below.

Information we receive from third parties
In addition to information we collect from you, we may receive information, including personal information, from our third-party service providers. We may also collect information from publicly available sources, such as social media platforms.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on the device you are using. Cookies help analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our Website in order to tailor it to customer needs.

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use our Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our Website works.

Westwicke Partners, LLC uses Google Analytics cookies and Pardot cookies which expire after 2 years.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website. If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your device you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However, this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit. For more help on how to disable your cookies or delete them visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Changes to your personal information; opt out
You may contact us using the contact information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy if you have any questions, or if you wish to update, correct or amend your personal information. If you have provided us with personal information through this Website and wish to have it removed from our records, you may send an email back by ‘reply’ every time you receive an item of mail using the subject line ‘unsubscribe’. Each electronic communication also contains an ‘Unsubscribe’ link to remove yourself from the emailing list.

How we use the information that we collect from you
We only use information collected from you to provide you with the Website, to provide you with Westwicke News, to communicate with you, including to respond to your requests for information from us, to engage with you via our blogs or discussion boards, to provide you with information regarding issues referred to in Westwicke News which we think may be of interest to you, to provide customer communications, and to notify you about any changes to our Website.

We may use your information to audit and monitor the Website, including for security purposes, to facilitate navigation of the Website, to resolve any technical issues, to display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience while using the Website. In addition, we may use such information to gather statistical information about the usage of the Website to understand how it is used and to continually improve the Website.

We may also use your information, including personal information, to comply with legal obligations, to prevent or investigate fraud or other unlawful activity, and to protect the security and integrity of the Website and other systems.  

What is our legal basis for processing?
With respect to personal information that is subject to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), our legal basis for collecting and using your personal information depends on the type of personal information and the purpose for which we collect it.

For the purposes stated in “How we use the information we collect from you” above, we process your personal information for our legitimate business interests, and these interests include: to provide, improve, promote and monitor the Website and to conduct our activities and objectives, such as providing thought leadership to you. In certain instances we may process your personal information to comply with our legal obligations. Where appropriate, we may ask for your consent.  

How we share information with third parties
We may share your information, including personal information, with our affiliates, our business partners, our service providers (e.g., website analytics provider, marketing provider, website host), our professional advisers, and government authorities.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • To enable our service providers, who are contractually bound by confidentiality provisions as applicable, to provide you with the Westwicke News.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce our contractual rights; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Westwicke, our stakeholders, or others.
  • In connection with a sale or transfer of assets.

Except as set out above, we do not share your personal information with any third parties.

Where, how and for how long will we store your personal data?
The personal information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, various destinations, including outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating at various locations outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our service providers and who are involved in the creation and/or transmission of Westwicke News. If we transfer personal information outside the EEA, we will implement appropriate and suitable safeguards to ensure that such data will be protected as required by applicable data protection law. Westwicke enters into standard contractual clauses with its service providers and business partners where appropriate. Westwicke generally relies on derogations for specific situations set forth in Article 49 of the GDPR, such as consent.

We will implement and maintain, and ensure that our service providers implement and maintain, appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable laws. Due to the design of the internet and other factors outside our control, we cannot guarantee communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.

We will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for purposes for which it was collected. The precise period will depend on the reason why it was collected. Those periods are also based on the requirements of applicable data protection laws, applicable legal and regulatory requirements and periods relating to the commencement of legal actions. Unless we need to store it for some other lawful reason, we will not store your personal information for more than one month after the date that you unsubscribe from our newsletter, Westwicke Wisdom, at which time your personal information will be irretrievably deleted.

Links to third-party websites
The Website may contain links to third-party websites that are not controlled by us. These links are made available to you as a convenience, and you agree to use these links at your own risk.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices or content of such third-party websites. If you navigate to a third-party website from the Website, we encourage you to review and become familiar with such third-party website’s privacy policy and statements.

Notice to California residents
California law permits California residents who provide us with personal information to request certain information regarding our disclosure of such information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not, at this time, disclose such information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If we change this policy, we will update this provision and provide instructions on how you may make a request for details. If any other state enacts a similar law as the California law, then this provision will also apply to such state. 

Do-not-track disclosure; third-party tracking
Certain mechanisms may allow you to send web browser signals, known as “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signals, indicating your choice to disable tracking on the Website. We do not respond to browser do not track signals at this time. We may not be aware of or able to honor and respond to every such mechanism. More information about “do not track” is available at www.allaboutdnt.org concerning such information.

Third parties, other than our service providers (such as our website analytics providers and marketing provider), do not have our permission to track which websites you visited prior to and after visiting the Website. That said, we cannot control third-party tracking and there may be some third-party tracking that occurs without our knowledge or consent.

Your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation
If your personal information is protected by the GDPR, you have certain data protection rights described below with respect to the personal information collected and used by Westwicke.  These rights may only apply in certain circumstances and are subject to certain exemptions.  You can exercise these rights using the contact details at the end of this Privacy Policy. The rights are as follows:

  • The right at any time to withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information where we rely on consent to use your personal information.
  • The right to receive a copy of your personal information we hold about you.
  • The right to request that we correct or delete your personal information that we hold about you.
  • The right to restrict our use of your personal information.
  • The right to object to our use of your personal information.
  • The right to ask us to transfer your personal information to another organization where it is technically feasible.
  • The right to complain to the relevant data protection authority where you think we have not used your personal information in accordance with data protection law.

If you exercise any of the above rights, we will action your request as soon as reasonably practical and, in any event, within one month of receipt of the request. 

Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes we make to this Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on the Website. The updated Privacy Policy will take effect as soon as it has been updated or otherwise communicated to you.

Data controller; questions; contact us
For the purpose of the data protection law, the data controller is:

Westwicke Partners, LLC
2800 Quarry Lake Drive, Suite 380
Baltimore, MD 21209

Depending on the location where services are provided, another Westwicke entity or Westwicke business partner may be the data controller.

If you have any comments or questions about this Privacy Policy, our practices, or your dealings with Westwicke, or wish to exercise your rights, please contact us via mail at the address above or via email at dataprivacy@westwicke.com.

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