Employee Empowerment (“Employee Empowerment”, “we”, “us”, “our”) has developed EmpEmp.org to help empower employees and candidates. This privacy policy describes the types of personal information we collect and process, how we use it, how long we keep it, when it is shared, how you can manage it, and how we secure it. If you have questions or concerns about your privacy, please notify us by submitting an issue .

What kinds of information do we collect?

We collect information related to individuals who access our services (our “Services”). This may include information to provide log-in credentials and to communicate with our users. This information may include names, email addresses, and demographic information.

We collect information entered by users of our website, edits made, and information from “cookies” (see below).

How do we use this information?

We use this information:

  • to communicate with our users regarding their use of our Services,
  • to provide technical support to our users,
  • to provide information and engage in marketing activities regarding our Services,
  • to enable use of our Services
  • to improve our Services,
  • for volunteers, to use in connection with their work with Employee Empowerment.

How long do we keep this information?

Information entered by users is retained until they indicate they no longer wish to participate (e.g., deleting their account).

When do we share personal information?

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. However, we may provide personal information to other parties to help us accomplish the uses described above. Such sharing of information includes:

  • parties which we contract with to help us provide the Services, including subcontractors, agents and third party service providers (such as data centers), and
  • parties who assist us in our marketing and promotional programs.

We provide the third parties with the minimum amount of personal information necessary to fulfill the terms of the predetermined service or transaction, and none of these third parties are permitted to use your personal information except for the purpose of providing a specific service on behalf of Employee Empowerment. All Employee Empowerment data is stored in the United States. Data transfers to the United States are necessary to provide the services set forth in the  Terms of Service  and to globally operate and provide our Services to you. We utilize   standard contract clauses , rely on the European Commission's   adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable, and obtain your consent for these data transfers to the United States.

We may also provide information to third parties in connection with legal matters, which includes:

  • providing information where we are legally obligated to do so (such as subpoenas or court orders), and
  • in connection with the investigation, prevention or assisting law enforcement with respect to suspected or known illegal activities, fraud, threats, violations of our terms of service, or as otherwise required by law.

How can I manage my personal information retained by Employee Empowerment?

You are in control of whether or not you give us personal information, and you are free at any time to delete all personal information you have provided. Individuals have the right to access their personal information .

If you want to opt out from receiving promotional email from Employee Empowerment, edit your account accordingly . If you receive an email using Employee Empowerment’s name that you suspect might be spam, please contact us by submitting an issue .

To contact us via the postal service send a letter to:

Privacy Officer, Employee Empowerment

48 Lunenburg St, Suite 2

Fitchburg, MA 01420

How do we secure your information?

Employee Empowerment is committed to protecting the Personal Information you share with us. We utilize a combination of industry-standard security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure the security of the information that you transmit to Employee Empowerment, please make sure that you protect yourself by never sending Personal Data over an unsecure connection.

We strongly encourage you to take every possible precaution to protect your Personal Information when you are on the Internet. Good methods of protecting private information include: use unique passwords, make your password lengthy, make sure you use a secure browser and protect emails though encryption.

Provisions Specific to EU Citizens

Rights of EU Citizens Under the GDPR

If you are a citizen of the European Union you have certain rights relating to how others handle your personal information. These rights are:

  1. The right to be informed how your personal information is being used.
  2. The right to access your personal information and how it is processed.
  3. The right to rectify personal information which is inaccurate or incomplete.
  4. The right to erasure – also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’, this refers to an individual’s right to having their personal data deleted or removed.
  5. The right to restrict processing, that is, the right to block or suppress processing of your personal data.
  6. The right to data portability – this allows individuals to retain and reuse their personal data for their own purpose.
  7. The right to object, in certain circumstances, to use of your personal data in a manner different from the purpose for which it was provided.
  8. Right to prevent automated decision making or profiling based on your data without human intervention.

Identity of Data Controller

If an individual is providing personal information directly to Employee Empowerment, for example, as an Employee Empowerment volunteer, or a user of Employee Empowerment’s website, then Employee Empowerment is generally going to be the data controller. In circumstances where Employee Empowerment is the data controller, you can contact us at the link and physical addresses provided above in the section named “How can I manage my personal information retained by Employee Empowerment?”

“Personal Information” is any information that can be used to identify an individual, and may include, but is not limited to, name, email address, demographic information, title, and other information required to provide or deliver a Service. If you give us Personal Information, we will treat it according to this policy.

Definition of the Parties Who Use Our Services and/or Access our Site:

Users refers to the people who interact with our Service. Users may add information about companies they have worked for or been candidates of.

Users may also from time to time, include our volunteers who serve as beta testers for quality control purposes.

Collection and use of your Personal Information

The reasons we collect and use your Personal Information are outlined below.

If you create an account in “Login”, you may receive periodic emails from our team. Employee Empowerment may provide enrollees with the latest product announcements, software updates, software and system enhancements, and other information. Enrollees may also be contacted by Employee Empowerment or its trusted partners with offers to participate in surveys aimed at improving our Services.

CHOICE:

If you ever opted in to receive mail from Employee Empowerment and now want to opt out, edit your account accordingly  or send a letter including your name and email address to:

Privacy Officer, Employee Empowerment

48 Lunenburg St, Suite 2

Fitchburg, MA 01420

Cookies web logs and web beacons

Like many websites, Employee Empowerment uses technologies, such as cookies and web beacons, which allow us to make your visit to our website easier, more efficient and more valuable by providing you with a customized experience and recognizing you when you return.

Our cookies do not read personal data off of your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. The only Personal Information that a cookie can contain is that which you explicitly consent to supply. Accepting the cookies used on our website may give us access to information about your browsing behavior while on our web pages, which we may use to personalize your experience and track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of our website information based on the needs of our users, and to assess how effectively our navigational structure helps users reach needed sources of information. You may browse most of Employee Empowerment’s website without accepting cookies from Employee Empowerment; however, some website functionality may be lost by disabling cookies on your computer. Other Employee Empowerment web pages, particularly those that require a login and password, require cookies and cannot be used when you have disabled cookies in your browser.

Web logs and web beacons are ways of gathering basic statistics and managing cookies, and do not extract any extra information from your computer. Turning off your browser’s cookies will prevent web logs and beacons from tracking your specific activity.

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website or via HTML-formatted emails, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts cookies or refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser.

Linked websites and third party services

Our websites and services may provide links to third-party websites and services that are outside our control and not covered by this policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these (and all) sites you visit or services you use.

Children’s privacy

Employee Empowerment’s website does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13, without parental consent. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information on a child under the age of 13, without parental consent, we will erase that data from our systems. Employee Empowerment encourages parents and guardians to monitor the online activity of children in their care. Here are a few tips to help make a child’s online experience safer:

  • Teach children never to give Personal Information (such as name, address, phone number, school, etc.) unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult
  • Know the sites your children are visiting and which sites are appropriate
  • Review website privacy policies and be aware of how your child’s information is treated
  • We encourage you to visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website for information regarding initiatives designed to protect children’s privacy online.

Consent to the transfer, processing and storage of Personal Information:

We reserve the right to transfer your Personal Information gathered from our website (this includes demographic information) to third parties acting on our behalf, for the purposes of processing or storage of data. By providing any of your Personal Information, you fully understand and consent to such transfer, processing and storage of such information.

Employee Empowerment is required to disclose personal information to public authorities if they provide lawful requests for reasons of national security or law enforcement.

Accessing and updating your Personal Information

You are in control of whether or not you give us Personal Information, and you are free at any time to delete any personal information you have provided. Users can access their personal information by viewing their profile.

Unsubscribing

Employee Empowerment does not give out your Personal Information without your prior consent. By signing up for email notifications you are consenting to being contacted by the Employee Empowerment marketing team or their representatives.

Each promotional email from Employee Empowerment or from parties to whom Employee Empowerment has given your email address with your prior consent includes instructions on how you can unsubscribe from that category of mailing or from receiving email from that third party.

You may also unsubscribe from Employee Empowerment’s promotional emails by updating your account , or sending a letter to:

Privacy Officer, Employee Empowerment,

48 Lunenburg St, Suite 2, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Employee Empowerment will work diligently to update these settings in a timely manner: please allow 2-4 weeks for account updates to take effect. If you have additional questions regarding your information disclosure choices or Employee Empowerment’s policies regarding receipt of promotional email, you may contact Employee Empowerment by reporting an issue.

We will ask for your consent before we use or share your Personal Information for any purpose other than the reason you provided it or as otherwise provided by this policy. In order to let us know your preferences, we will require an action on your part, such as checking the appropriate option, to indicate your consent.

Consent to the transfer, processing and storage of Personal Information:

We reserve the right to transfer your Personal Information gathered from our website to third parties acting on our behalf, for the purposes of processing or storage. By providing any of your Personal Information, you fully understand and consent to such transfer, processing and storage of such information.

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