We are committed to protecting your privacy when you interact with us. The purpose of this Privacy Statement (“Statement”) is to set forth the Granite Consulting Group Inc. (GCG) and its affiliated entities, privacy practices with respect to Personal Data (which means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person), we collect from and about individuals with whom we interact (“you”), in connection with our processing of such Personal Data for a General Business Purpose (defined below) . It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.
This Privacy Statement applies to Personal Data we obtain from and about our clients, candidates and customers and it applies to all methods of data handling (including online, offline, and through our website). Please read the information below to learn about the Personal Data collected about you and how it is used.
The most current version of the Statement can always be reviewed by clicking on the “Privacy Statement” link located at the bottom of our website.
What Information Do We Collect?
The types of Personal Data we collect includes:
Contact information (such as name, email address, mailing address and phone numbers),
Account log-in credentials,
Resume and applicant information for those applying for a job, and
Data gathered by technology when you visit our website.
How Do We Use Personal Data?
We use your Personal Data for our business purposes, including the provision of services; support related to the services provided; and, internal operations. This includes developing and implementing software, providing consulting and technology services, and intra-company communications.
Specifically, we process your Personal Data to:
Provide our products or services or process orders – this is necessary for the performance of a contract,
To send administrative notices about important changes in our contractual relationship – this is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or for our legitimate interest to do so,
Resolve disputes; to enforce our agreements and to protect the rights, property and safety of our personnel and others,
To provide a more efficient and customized educational and shopping experience; provide customized marketing and promotional services; provide information about our products, services, special offers and upcoming events; statistically analyze website use; improve our product and service offerings; and enhance our website content, layout, and services – this is necessary for our legitimate interests as set out herein or based on your consent (in which case we would ask you separately to provide your consent to a particular processing activity),
To consider resumes and applications received by applicants for jobs with GCG entities, including all elements of the procedure leading up to making a decision whether to offer, subject to any appropriate background checks, the applicant a position. Some job applicant data processing may also be necessary to comply with legal obligations.
With Whom Do We Share Personal Data?
Within the GCG group of companies: Your Personal Data may be shared with other companies within the GCG Group (i.e., intra-group) for all the purposes described above. We may also provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with other companies in the GCG group of companies who process the Personal Data on our behalf, in particular for performance of our IT consulting, training, support, and maintenance services and mailing or delivery/courier services and in connection with our business operations including processing of Personal Data of employees and contractors.
With third-party service providers: We need to share your Personal Data with other third parties in order to deliver the requested products or services. We also share your Personal Data with accounting and consulting firms and external counsel. We may also use or share your information in an aggregate manner.
Law enforcement or other legal reasons: Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or other public authorities as well as judicial authorities, courts or tribunals to share Personal Data with them or other parties. We will disclose Personal Data upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, warrant, or other legal process to the extent necessary to meet legal, national security, public interest, or law enforcement obligations or defend our interests in legal, administrative or other proceedings, which may require us to share Personal Data with other parties to the proceedings and their external counsel. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
Business transactions or legal restructuring: If we or some or all of our assets are acquired by another company, including through a sale in connection with bankruptcy, we will share the information that we hold with that company. We may also buy or sell all or part of our business or the business of a third party. All or part of your Personal Data may be transferred to a new business or owner as a result of such transactions, in accordance with applicable laws.
Retention of Data
We will keep your Personal Data as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which Personal Data is collected as stated herein; for as long as is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us, if any; and to comply with legal and statutory obligations, such as tax, trade and corporate laws.
We do not use the Site to knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of thirteen (13), nor is this Site designed for or directed at children. By using the Site, you represent that you are age thirteen (13) or over. If you are a child under thirteen (13) years of age, you are not permitted to use the website and should not send any Personal Data about yourself to us through the website. If you believe that a child may have provided his or her Personal Data to us, please contact us using the contact information at the end of this Statement.
You may sign-up/opt-in to receive marketing campaign emails, newsletters or other communications from us. If you would like to discontinue receiving this information, you may update your email preferences by using the “Unsubscribe” link found in the communications or by emailing back “unsubscribe”
Links to Third-Party Websites
Our website includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of GCG. If you submit personal data to any of those websites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.
Social Media Widgets
Our website may include Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button [and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our website]. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing it.
Questions or concerns about how we handle Personal Data are to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.