This website is operated by and on behalf of Allied Group and its members, associate- including its affiliates, divisions and business units- ("Allied").
Collection of Your Personal Information
Personal information you provide. Allied collects personal information about individuals when specifically, and knowingly provided by such individuals for purposes disclosed or otherwise known to them when they provide their information or for the wider purposes set out below. This includes, for example, voluntary submission of an email address for our news email update list, providing a business card in a meeting, sending us an email which includes personal information about you, providing basic details for building security purposes when you enter Allied premises, or allowing us to photograph, film or otherwise record you when you attend an event that we host or sponsor.
Unless we explain otherwise at the time, providing personal information that we request is optional and disclosures are made voluntarily.
Automatic collection of your personal information. We may collect certain information by automated means when you visit our premises or websites. In particular:
Our websites log IP addresses, the type of operating system that the visitor’s computer uses, the type of browser software used by the visitor, and the pages accessed by the visitor.
Allied uses this data, in aggregated form, to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors and to measure overall user demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for us and our affiliates. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Collection of your personal information from third party sources. If you are involved in a business relationship with us, we may also obtain some limited information about you indirectly, for example when your colleagues give us your contact details and information about your role, or from publicly available sources such as the Internet and/or subscription-based services.
Use of Your Personal Information. We may use the information we collect about you for purposes which are made clear to you (or which you already know) when you provide your information or for the following purposes:
protecting the security and integrity of our premises, websites and other information technology systems;
responding to and communicating with you about your requests, questions and comments;
managing and developing our relationship with you and the organization that you represent; and
operating, evaluating and improving our business.
Legal and compliance purposes
protecting ourselves and our employees and business counter-parties against fraud and other criminal activity, and co-operating with law enforcement and other regulatory agencies;
exercising and defending our legal rights and legal claims made against us; and
complying with our legal and regulatory obligations.
Except as otherwise allowed by this policy, Allied will not trade, sell, or rent personal information but may collect, or provide aggregate statistics about its websites and their users to other parties who do not provide services directly to Allied.
Except in rare circumstances where Allied is required by law to disclose or otherwise process your personal information, Allied will only process your personal information as necessary for the purposes explained to you when the information is collected or otherwise set out in this policy. Allied will not collect your personal information unless it has concluded that it has a legitimate interest in pursuing the relevant purpose. We may occasionally ask for your consent to allow us to process your personal information – for example, if we wish to use images of you in published materials relating to an event that you attended.
Allied entities may share personal information about you between themselves, and they may disclose your personal information to technology and other service providers, including professional advisors, who hold and process the information on their behalf.
Allied may also disclose your personal information if it has a good faith belief that this is necessary for the legal and compliance purposes set out above. For these purposes, we may, for example, disclose information about you to courts and litigation counter-parties, insurers, the police and other competent governmental authorities.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, personal information is generally one of the transferred business assets. Also, if either Allied itself or substantially all of Allied’s assets were acquired, personal information may be one of the transferred assets. Therefore, we may disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party purchaser in these circumstances.
If your personal information is collected or processed by a Allied entity within the European Economic Area (the "EEA") or the United Kingdom (the “UK”), you should be aware that the disclosures described above may include transfers of your personal information to recipients outside the EEA or the UK, including recipients in countries (such as the United States) which do not have data privacy laws as strict as those in the EEA and the UK. Personal information transferred to Allied entities in the United States is protected by the commitments made by Allied through its participation in the EU-US Privacy Shield discussed below. Where your personal information is transferred to other Allied entities, or to third party service providers, in countries without strict data privacy laws, the information will be protected by data transfer agreements in the appropriate form approved for this purpose by the European Commission.
Your data protection rights
You have a right to access the information that Allied collects about you, and related rights to require your information to be corrected if it is inaccurate, to object to our processing of your information and, in some circumstances, to require us to delete your information or restrict its processing. If you want to exercise any of these rights, or withdraw a consent that you have given to our processing of your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your information is held by an Allied entity in the EEA or the UK you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection authority, either in the EEA member state or the UK where the Allied entity is located or in your own EEA member state or the UK.
If you no longer wish to receive our marketing communications, you may opt out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter.
Retention of Your Personal Information
Allied will retain your personal information as follows (or longer if required by law), and will then promptly delete the information:
We retain personal information in accordance with Allied’s records management policies (unless we delete the information earlier at your request). You may contact us at email@example.com for more information on record retention periods.
EU-US Privacy Shield
In compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, Allied commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information.
Allied commits to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities ('DPAs') to address any complaints and comply with the advice given by the panel with regard to personal information transferred to the United States from the EEA and the UK.