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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how AdizesInstitute, LLC (“Adizes,” “we,” “our” or “us”) collects, uses and shares your information when you visit ourwebsite at https://adizes.com,and the webpages thereof (the “Site”), and use the services, features,content or applications we offer, including the service management styleindicator (collectively with the Site, the “Online Services”). Wereceive information about you from various sources, including: (i) if youregister for the Online Services, through your user account for the OnlineServices (your “Account”); (ii) your use of the Online Servicesgenerally; and (iii) from third party websites and services. When you use the OnlineServices, you are consenting to the collection, transfer, manipulation,storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in thisPrivacy Policy.


Adizes is a U.S. company.  Regardless of the country in which you live,you authorize us to transfer, store, and use your information in the UnitedStates and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. U.S. privacy and dataprotection laws and rules may vary from those in the country where you live.  Further details regarding applicable dataprotection legislation for users located in the European Union (EU) and/or theUnited Kingdom under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU)2016/679) (the “GDPR”) are provided below.


InformationCovered by Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information(“Personal Information”) gathered when you are using or accessing theOnline Services.  This Privacy Policyalso covers our treatment of any Personal Information shared with us by thirdparties.  However, this Privacy Policydoes not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control,including but not limited to any third party websites, services andapplications (“Third Party Services”) that you elect to access throughthe Service or to individuals that we do not manage or employ. While we attemptto facilitate access only to those Third Party Services that share our respectfor your privacy, we cannot take responsibility for the content or privacypolicies of those Third Party Services. We encourage you to carefully reviewthe privacy policies of any Third Party Services you access.



The information we gather enables us topersonalize, improve and continue to operate the Online Services.  In connection with certain aspects of theOnline Services, we may request, collect, store, use, and process the followingtypes of information:

·       Your name and contact details;

·       Professional,educational and other information about experience;

·       Technical skills/performanceinformation.


We may collect additional information asneeded. Depending on the relevant circumstances, we may provide additionalnotices and obtain any consents that may be required to collect and processthis information, in according applicable laws.


We may collect this information from youand/or from an entity that is a client of Adizes  (“Client”) (e.g.,  a third party employer), to the extent youruse of the Online Services is affiliated with, directed by, or requested onbehalf of such Client.


We also collect certain dataautomatically when you visit the Site or click through any links in an e-mailfrom us.  For more information, pleasesee the section below entitled “Information Collected Using Cookies.”


We may use this information:

·       To create an Accountfor you on the Site

·       To assess data aboutyou against various internal metrics and/or analyses, including the results of psychometricevaluation(s)

·       To allow you toparticipate in interactive features of our services

·       To enable us to developand market other products and services

·       To improve our customerservice and to make our services more valuable to you, including tailoring theSite to enrich your personal online experience

·       To send you details ofreports, offers, networking events, promotions, and general information aboutthe industry sectors in which you may be interested

·       To comply with ourlegal, compliance and audit obligations, including to monitor compliance withour equal opportunities policy

·       For surveying salaryand other relevant marketplace trends

·       To communicate with youand answer your questions

·       For our legal, auditand record-keeping purposes.


We may disclose your Personal Informationto:

·       A Client, to the extentyour use of the Online Services is affiliated with, directed by, or requestedon behalf of such Client;

·       Third parties whoperform services that you or our Clients have requested, including but notlimited to reference checking, background screening, psychometric evaluation,and/or skills testing;

·       Third parties whoperform services on our behalf and for us, including but not limited toprofessional advisors, and information technology consultants,  

·       Regulatory or lawenforcement agencies, if we have a good faith belief that disclosure isrequired by law or is reasonably necessary to mitigate physical or financialharm, in connection with the detection or investigation of a crime, thecollection of taxes, in order to comply with applicable law, legal process orcourt order, or in connection with legal proceedings;

·       Other companies ownedor controlled by, or under common ownership with, Adizes, including oursubsidiaries (i.e. any organization we own or control).


If you represent a Client, we may collect, store, use and process data aboutyou and/or or individuals in your organization including but not limited to:

·       Information about theservices/products your company provides

·       Your company’s organizationalstructure

·       Contact information forindividuals within your organization.


We may collect the information from:

·       You

·       Third party job boards,professional forums, and similar sites

·       Professionalassociations

·       Survey results.


We also collect certain dataautomatically when you visit the Site or click through any links in an e-mailfrom us.  For more information, pleasesee the section below entitled “Information Collected Using Cookies.”


We may disclose this information to:

·       Third parties whoperform services for us, including but not limited to professional advisors,data storage and processing, document retention, and research;

·       Other companies ownedor controlled by Adizes, and other companies under common ownership as Adizes,which also includes our subsidiaries (i.e. any organization we own or control).


We automatically receive and record information from your web browser when youinteract with the Online Services, including your IP address and cookieinformation. This information may be used for fighting spam/malware and also tofacilitate collection of data concerning your interaction with the Services(e.g., what links you have clicked on), provide personalized content andadvertising, and remember you when you return to the Site.


Account Information
When you create an Account, you will provide information that could be PersonalInformation, such as your name and email address. You acknowledge that thisinformation may be personal to you, and by creating an Account for the Online Servicesand providing Personal Information to us, you consent to allowing others,including us, to identify you and therefore may not be anonymous.


We may use your contact information tosend you information about the Online Services, but only rarely when we feelsuch information is important. You may unsubscribe from these messages throughyour Account settings, although we, regardless, reserve the right to contactyou when we believe it is necessary, such as for account recovery purposes.  Public information associated with yourAccount (“Profile”) includes a username, and, optionally, otherinformation as provided by you and/or other sources.  


To the extent your use of the OnlineServices is affiliated with, directed by, or requested on behalf of a Client,Account and/or Profile information may be provided to us by such Client withoutyour knowledge.


User Content
Some features of the Online Services allow you to provide content to the OnlineServices, such as written comments. All content submitted by you to the Online Servicesmay be retained by us indefinitely, even after you terminate your Account. Wemay continue to disclose such content to third parties in a manner that doesnot reveal Personal Information, as described in this Privacy Policy.


Information Collected Using Cookies
Cookies are pieces of text that may be provided to your computer through yourweb browser when you access a website. Your browser stores cookies in a mannerassociated with each website you visit. We use cookies to enable our servers torecognize your web browser and tell us how and when you visit the Site andotherwise use the Online Services through the Internet, including by enablingus to:

·      Remember your login,recognize you when you return to the Site;

·       Track web traffic on anaggregate basis (i.e., no individuals are identified);

·       Track campaigns;

·       Keep sessioninformation including but not limited to your last search.

Our cookies do not, by themselves,contain Personal Information, and we do not combine the general informationcollected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who youare. As noted, however, we do use cookies to identify that your web browser hasaccessed aspects of the Services and may associate that information with yourAccount if you have one.


Most browsers have an option for turningoff the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting newcookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software)allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways.We strongly recommend that you leave cookies active, as switching off cookieswill likely restrict your use of the Site. Although we do our best to honor theprivacy preferences of our visitors, we are not able to respond to “Do NotTrack” signals from your browser at this time.


This Privacy Policy covers our use ofcookies only and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties. We do notcontrol when or how third parties place cookies on your computer. For example,third party websites to which a link points may set cookies on your computer.


Advertising and the Use of Web Beacons
To support and enhance the Online Services, we may serve advertisements, and also allow third parties’ advertisements, through the Services. These advertisements are sometimes targeted and served toparticular users and may come from third party companies called “ad networks.”Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendorsand research firms.

Advertisementsserved through the Online Services may be targeted to users who fit a certaingeneral profile category and may be based on anonymized information inferredfrom information provided to us by a user, including Personal Information(e.g., gender or age), may be based on the Online Services usage patterns ofparticular users, or may be based on your activity on Third Party Services. Wedo not provide Personal Information to any ad networks for use outside of the OnlineServices.


To increase the effectiveness of addelivery, we may deliver a file known as a “web beacon” from an ad network toyou through the Online Services. Web beacons allow ad networks to provideanonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for us and foradvertisers. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targetedadvertisements to you when you visit other websites.  Because your web browser must request theseadvertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companiescan view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a webpage from their site.


Aggregate Information
Generally, the Online Services automatically collect usage information (“Aggregate Information”), such as the number and frequency of visitors to theSite.  We may use this data in aggregateform, that is, as a statistical measure, but not in a manner that wouldidentify you personally.  While some ofthe Aggregate Information may be derived from Personal Information, such datacannot be used to identify you personally, or be tied back to you, your Account,or your web browser.


We may share Aggregate Information withour partners, service providers and other persons with whom we conduct businessso that we can understand how often individuals use parts of the OnlineServices.  This use facilitates analysisand improvement of the Online Services.  Inaddition, these parties may share with us non-private, aggregated or otherwisenon-Personal Information about you that they have independently developed oracquired.


Public/Shared Information

The Services are designed to help youshare information with others.  As aresult, some of the information generated through the Online Services is sharedpublicly or with third parties.

Some of your activity on and through the Online Services may be public bydefault.  This may include, but is notlimited to, content you have posted publicly on the Site or otherwise throughthe Online Services.


Please remember that if you choose toprovide Personal Information using certain public features of the Online Services,then that information is governed by the privacy settings of those particularfeatures and may be publicly available. Individuals reading such informationmay use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control andwithout your knowledge, and search engines may index that information.


Other Information You Elect to Share
You may access other Third Party Services through the Online Services, forexample by clicking on links to those Third Party Services from within theSite. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of theseThird Party Services, and you are responsible for reading and understandingthose Third Party Services’ privacy policies. This Privacy Policy only governsinformation collected on the Online Services.


IP Address Information
While we collect and store IP address information, that information is not madepublic. We do at times, however, share this information with our partners,service providers and other persons with whom we conduct business, and asotherwise specified in this Privacy Policy. Further, we may use this information to identify the country from whichyou are accessing the Site.


Email Communications with Us
As part of the Online Services, you may occasionally receive email and othercommunications from us, such as communications relating to your Account.Communications relating to your Account will only be sent for purposesimportant to the Online Services, such as password recovery.


Profile Information
Profile information, including your username and other information you enter, maybe displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Online Services. We will not directly reveal user emailaddresses or contact information to other users.  You may delete your username and/or otherinformation associated with your Profile through your Account.


Information Shared with Our Agents
We employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certaintasks on our behalf and who are under our control (our “Agents”).  We may need to share Personal Information withour Agents in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell youdifferently, our Agents do not have any right to use Personal Information orother information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. Youhereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information with our Agents.


InformationDisclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types oftransactions, user information is typically one of the transferred businessassets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, orif we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one ofthe assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledgethat such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets maycontinue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.


Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others 
We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose anyinformation as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicablelaw, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce thisPrivacy Policy and our Terms of Service, including investigation of potentialviolations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, securityor technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect ourrights, property or safety, our users and the public. This includes exchanginginformation with other companies and organizations for fraud protection andspam/malware prevention.


Security of Information
Your Account information will be protected by a password for your privacy andsecurity. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your Account and PersonalInformation by selecting and protecting your password appropriately andlimiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you havefinished accessing your Account.


We seek to protect Account information toensure that it is kept private; however, we cannot guarantee the security ofany Account information.  Unauthorizedentry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromisethe security of user information at any time.


We otherwise store all of ourinformation, including your IP address information, using industry-standardtechniques. We do not guarantee or warrant that such techniques will preventunauthorized access to information about you that we store, PersonalInformation or otherwise.


If we become aware that your Accountand/or Personal Information is or has been compromised, we will notify youpromptly.


Where Your PersonalInformation Will Be Held

Inorder to provide the Service, the Personal Information that we collect from youmay be transferred to and stored at a destination outside of your country andthe European Economic Area (“EEA”), and in particular the United States. It mayalso be processed by any service providers appointed by us who operate outsideof the EEA and their staff. By submitting your data, you agree to thistransfer, storing or processing outside of the EEA or your country andacknowledge that not all countries guarantee the same level of protection foryour Information as the one in which you reside. Data transferred will betreated in accordance with this Policy and, where applicable, the EU’s GDPR.


Rights for California Residents

If youare a California Consumer, you have certain rights with respect to thecollection, use, transfer, and processing of your personal information, asdefined by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) (“PI”). We reserve theright to limit these rights where permitted under applicable law, includingwhere your identity cannot be reasonably verified or to the extent your rightsadversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. To exercise any of therights below, please contact us via the contact information below. Only you ora person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorizeto act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your PI.


Underthe CCPA, if you are a California resident you areentitled to a list of the categories of PI that we have collected aboutconsumers in the last 12 months, the business or commercial purpose(s) forwhich that information will be used, the categories of sources from which thatinformation was collected and the categories of third parties with whom weshare that information. That information is provided in the table below.


Under the CCPA, you are also entitled to request that we disclosethe categories of PI that we have collected about you in the prior twelvemonths, that we disclose the categories of sources from which that informationwas collected, that we disclose the business or commercial purpose forcollecting or selling that information, that we disclose the specific pieces ofPI that we have collected about you, and/or that we delete your PI.


If you wish to make a request under the CCPA, you may do so bycalling us at [insert tollfree phone number] and providing the following information: name,address, cell phone number and email address, and specifying your request underthe CCPA.  We use this information solelyto verify your request. We may follow up with you by telephone if additionalinformation is necessary to verify your request. Upon verification, we will endeavorto respond to you within 45 days of receiving your request. If you are anauthorized agent of a California resident and wish to make a request under theCCPA for that California resident, you may make a request by calling as at [insert toll free phone number]  and providing the same information describedabove for both you and the California resident for whom you are the authorizedagent. We will follow up with you by telephone to request appropriate writtenauthorization confirming that you are authorized make the request on behalf ofthe California resident.


Under the CCPA, you are also entitled to request that we disclosethe categories of PI that we sold about you in the prior twelve months, thecategories of third parties to whom that information was sold (by category of PIfor each such third party), and the categories of PI that we disclosed aboutyou for a business purpose.


The CCPA also protects you from discrimination because you exercisedany of your rights under the CCPA


Lastly, the CCPA requires us to state whether we sell the PersonalInformation of minors under 16 years of age without affirmative authorization.We do not intentionally collect such information, and to the extent we do, wedo not sell it.


In the preceding 12 months we have not sold Personal Informationabout consumers.

In the preceding 12 months we have not sold Personal Information aboutminors.


CCPA Personal Information

Information Categories
Sources of Information
Business Purposes of Information Collected
Who we Share this Information With

Identifying information: Name, address, phone number; IP  address, email address, username, social security number, employment and  employment history

From you directly, including via the Site; Client(s) if your use of the Online Services is affiliated with, directed by,  or requested on behalf of Client(s).

To enable your use of the Online Services;  to communicate with you and send you  promotional materials.

Client(s) if your use of the  Online Services is affiliated with, directed by, or requested on behalf of  Client(s).

Financial information, such as income history.

From you directly, including via the Site; Client(s) if your use of the Online Services is affiliated with, directed by,  or requested on behalf of Client(s).

To enable your use of the Online Services.

Client(s) if your use of the  Online Services is affiliated with, directed by, or requested on behalf of  Client(s).

Internet activity: browsing history, search history, interaction  with the Site.

From the Site

To operate, understand, optimize, develop or improve the Site  and the Online Services; To provide you with targeted advertising.

Ad networks.

Rights of EU Residents

The EU’sGDPR provides EU and United Kingdom residents with certain rights regardingtheir personal data.  Subject to certainconditions, you may ask us to take the following actions in relation to yourpersonal data that we hold:

·                 Provide you with informationabout our processing of your personal data and give you access to your personaldata.

·                 Update or correctinaccuracies in your personal data.

·                 Delete your personaldata.

·                 Transfer amachine-readable copy of your personal data to you or a third party of yourchoice.

·                 Restrict the processingof your personal data.

·                 Object to our processingof your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

·                 Object to reliance on ourlegitimate interests as the basis for processing of your personal data.


Youcan submit these requests by email to contact@adizes.com or our postal address provided below


Global Headquarters: 1212 Mark Avenue, Santa Barbara County, CA 93013.


Wemay request specific information from you to help us confirm your identityprior to processing your request. Applicable law may require or permit us todecline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subjectto legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use ofyour personal data or our response to your requests regarding your personaldata, you may contact us at  [insert email address to receiveprivacy messages] or lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.


Deleting your Account
Should you ever decide to delete your Account, you may do so through thesettings of your Account itself, or by emailing [insertemail address].  Please note that wewill need to verify that you have the authority to delete the Account.  


If you terminate your Account, anyassociation between your Account and information we store will no longer beaccessible through your Account.  However,Activity generated prior to deletion will remain stored by us, and any publicactivity on your Account prior to deletion may remain publicly accessible.  


Further, to the extent that your use ofthe Online Services is affiliated with, directed by, or requested on behalf ofa Client, information from your Account may still be provided to such Clientwith or without notice to you, notwithstanding the deletion of your Account.


Choices Regarding Your Information
You may opt not to disclose certain information to us, even though it may beneeded to take advantage of some of the Site features.  However, this is subject to any conditions,requirements, or obligations on you imposed by a Client with whom you have anexisting relationship with respect to use of the Online Services.  The terms of your rights and choicesregarding the Online Services as they pertain to your relationship with suchClient are not within the purview of this Privacy Policy.  


We are not responsible for the outcomesthat may result from your use of the Online Services, or from our disclosure ofyour Personal Information to other parties subject to the terms of this PrivacyPolicy.


Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify or update this Privacy Policy at anytime, consistent with legal, contractual, and regulatory requirements.  Use of information we collect now is subjectto the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used.  If we make changes in the way we collect oruse information that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify youby posting an announcement on the Online Services or sending you an email.  By continuing to access or use the OnlineServices after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by anychanges to the Privacy Policy.


When we revise this Privacy Policy, we will indicate the date ofrevision at the top of the Privacy Policy. We encourage you to periodicallyreview this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.


Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Online Services, please send us a detailed message to contact@adizes.com. We will make every effort to resolveyour concerns.

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