Last Revision Date: February 2014
Subsidiary, Affiliate, Partner and Third-Party Websites
Purpose of Collection of Personal Information
While visiting the Kroll website you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information in order to accomplish the purpose of your visit. For example, if you visit the Careers section of the website to explore employment opportunities, you may be asked to provide your email address, residence, education, work experience, and other similar information.
Information Collected from Cookies and Other Technologies
Kroll’s website, online services, applications, email messages, and advertisements, if any, may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons to collect information about you (pixel tags and web beacons are also known as clear GIFs, action tags or web tags). Please see our Cookies Policy for further information.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Kroll will not share personal information collected from you with third parties for purposes other than those in support of Kroll’s operations and as necessary to facilitate the purpose for which you provided it. In some cases Kroll may share the information with its affiliated companies or with third party service providers retained by Kroll to provide services on its behalf. These affiliated companies or third party service providers will use your information only to accomplish the purposes for which the information was collected. Any onward transfer of your Personal Information is pursuant to the U.S.-EU and/or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks, discussed later in this Privacy Notice. The transfer of your Personal Information to our affiliates is done to allow these entities to offer you information about their businesses, products or services that may be of interest to you, or for other lawful business purposes.
Your Personal Information may also be shared under the following circumstances: (i) if Kroll is required to do so by law enforcement authorities or government agencies; and (ii) in connection with investigations or other efforts to prevent illegal activities or pertaining to public safety.
Kroll may disclose and transfer your personal information during a merger or during the divestiture of company assets. However, we will require the acquiring organization to agree to protect the privacy of your personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice.
Integrity, Protection and Retention of Your Personal Information
While Kroll endeavors to protect your personal information, we cannot warrant the security of any personal information, and ultimately you provide your personal information to us at your own risk. Kroll uses industry standard efforts and security practices to safeguard your personal information, and uses commercially reasonable efforts to employ security measures designed to protect your personal information from access by unauthorized persons. Some of those measures include, but may not be limited to, encryption, firewalls and use of Secure Socket Layers (SSL). Kroll retains your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected, as outlined previously in this Privacy Notice, unless a longer retention period is mandated or permitted by law.
Access to Personal Information
There may be times that you wish to access your personal information. Kroll makes good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information so you can instruct us to correct or update the personal information if it is inaccurate, or delete your personal information if Kroll is not required to retain it by law or for a legitimate business purpose. To receive a copy of your personal information, or to provide instructions to us on what you want corrected or updated, send us an e-mail at: [email protected].
Opting Out: How You Control the Use of Your Personal Information
In the event you decide that you want to opt out from Kroll’s use of your personal information that you previously provided to Kroll, you may opt out of our use of your personal information by notifying Kroll by email at: [email protected].
European Union and Swiss Users: United States Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Certification
Kroll is self-certified with the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) as compliant with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. We abide by the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles set forth by the DOC regarding the collection, use, transmission, and retention of Personal Information of residents of the European Union (EU) and Switzerland. These privacy principles can be found at www.export.gov/safeharbor/eg_main_018237.asp. We have a mechanism for you to access, correct, or update your personal information, as described above. If there is an unresolved dispute as to the collection, use, transmission or retention of your personal information, we have designated the American Arbitration Association (AAA) www.adr.org as our independent resource mechanism to resolve these disputes. You may contact the American Arbitration Association by one of the following means:
Mail: 1633 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 1.800.778.7879 (Toll-Free) / or 1.212.716.5800
Kroll does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and does not target its websites to children under 13. Kroll encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests.
Changes to this Privacy Notice and Notification to You
Kroll reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to make changes to this Privacy Notice. When changes are made to the Privacy Notice, the “Last Revision Date” field at the top of the Privacy Notice will be updated accordingly. Changes to the Privacy Notice become effective upon posting and updating the “Last Revision Date”. Kroll encourages you to periodically review the Privacy Notice to be informed of any changes.