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Privacy Policy

Effective as of September 29th, 2021

Introduction

ERDMAN Company (ERDMAN) respects the privacy of your information. This privacy policy will help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us when using our websites, including our blogs and client portals, and the services provided through our websites.  When we use words like “we” or “us” in this policy, we mean ERDMAN.  When we use words like “you” we mean the individual person viewing our website or using our services.

From time to time, we may update this privacy policy. If we do, we will post an amended version on this webpage. Please review our privacy policy periodically.

When do we collect information?

When you use our websites and services, we may collect personally identifiable information from you. “Personally Identifiable Information” is individually identifiable information about you that we collect online and that we maintain in an accessible form.

What information do we collect?

We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us.

We may collect the following personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us:

  • First and last names
  • Address
  • City, State, and Zip
  • Country
  • Email
  • Telephone number
  • Other identifiers that allow us to contact you online or otherwise such as your role, employer, employment history, qualifications, or references
  • Username and password supported by a security question and answer as part of our applicant tracking system
  • EEO compliance voluntary data (i.e. sex and ethnicity)
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without a sponsor visa
  • Whether you are currently or previously worked/working with third-party recruiting firm

Also, we may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, job title, gender, ethnicity, citizenship status, email address, and log-in information when visiting our websites, log in to an account you have created, send us any inquiries, feedback, questions, comments, suggestions or ideas, or interact with us in any way.

We may collect information when you visit our websites and online services.

Our websites and online services may collect information about you which may be maintained in combination with the personal identifiable information described above.  We may also automatically collect certain personally identifiable information through your use of our websites and services, such as the following:

  • Usage information: We collect information such as which pages on the sites you access, the frequency of access and what you click on while on the sites
  • Device information: We collect information about the device you are using, such as hardware model, operating system, application version number and browser
  • Mobile device information: In addition to the device information listed above, when you access our Sites via a browser on your mobile device, we collect and aggregate information about whether you are accessing the sites via a mobile device or tablet, device type, and carrier
  • Location information: We collect location information from site visitors on a city-regional basis

How do we use your information?

We may use the personally identifiable information we collect to provide the services to you, to improve our online services and websites. In addition, we may use the personally identifiable information we collect to:

  • Process your response to a survey or other marketing communication
  • Process your request to receive our newsletter
  • Send you periodic emails about ERDMAN insights or services
  • Email you our blog posts
  • Contact you regarding our services or events that we feel may be of interest to you
  • Follow up with you after correspondence (email or phone inquiries)
  • Review your job application
  • Communicate with you about our websites or services or to inform you of any changes to our websites or services
  • Comply with applicable law

How we share your personally identifiable information

We may share the information that we collect about you in the following ways:

  • With service providers who perform data services on our behalf (for example, email, hosting, maintenance, backup and analysis)
  • To service providers to prepare, deploy and analyze advertising content
  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings
  • To establish, exercise or defend our legal rights, including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention
  • To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personally identifiable information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information
  • To any other person or entity as part of any business or asset sale
  • To any other person or entity where you consent to the disclosure

How do we protect your information?

We maintain commercially reasonable security measures to protect the personally identifiable Information we collect and store from loss, misuse, destruction or unauthorized access. However, no security measure or modality of data transmission over the internet is 100 percent secure. Although we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

Cookies and other tracking technologies

We use cookies and other tracking technologies (together “cookies”).  Cookies are small files that are stored by your web browser on your computer hard drive, smart phone, tablet or other devices that help a website keep track of your visits and activity.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits
  • Remember when you access articles, whitepapers or videos
  • Understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

How you can manage cookies

Cookies can be blocked by changing your internet browser settings to refuse all or some cookies. If you choose to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our websites and on-line services.

You can understand which third parties have currently enabled cookies for your browser or mobile device and how to opt-out of some of those cookies by accessing the Network Advertising Initiative’s website or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s website. For more information on mobile specific opt-out choices, visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Mobile Choices website.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

We do, however, use cloud data storage, payroll processors, accounting software, payment processors, employee applicant tracking systems, and marketing service providers. These service providers may have access to your personally identifiable information for purposes of providing services to us.  We have appropriate procedures in place with these providers to ensure your personally identifiable information is treated in accordance with applicable laws on data security and privacy.

Third-party links

Our websites may contain links that will let you leave our site and on-line services and access another website. Linked websites are not under our control. Except as otherwise noted, this privacy policy applies solely to personally identifiable information that is collected through our websites and on-line services. We accept no responsibility or liability for other websites. 

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies or other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with our websites and on-line services, compile reports on their activity, and provide other services related to their activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your internet protocol address, time of visit, whether you are a returning visitor and any referring website. The technologies used by Google Analytics do not gather information that personally identifies you. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. To learn more about Google’s partner services and to learn how to opt out of tracking of analytics by Google, click here.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

Some internet browsers incorporate a “do not track” feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Given that there is not a uniform way that browsers communicate the “do not track” signal, our websites and on-line services do not currently interpret, respond to or alter their practices when they receive “do not track” signals.

COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)

Our websites and on-line services are not intended for children under 13 years of age.  We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under 13. 

Review and Request Changes to Your Personally Identifiable Information

To review or request changes to any of your Personally Identifiable Information, please contact us at info@erdman.com.

How to unsubscribe from receiving future emails

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from the requested correspondence. Alternatively, you can send a request to info@erdman.com indicating which subscription you would like updated.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us through the contact page on the erdman.com website, sending an email to info@erdman.com, calling us at 866-855-1001, or by sending a written request to:

One Erdman Place
Madison, WI 53717
USA

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