Protecting your privacy
Your privacy is extremely important to us, and we will openly communicate and disclose our privacy practices to visitors of our site. We operate the site by the principles set forth below. The following Weber Shandwick privacy statement will outline:
What kind of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) we collect through our Web site;
How that information is collected and used;
With whom that information is shared, and who has access to that information;
Choices available to you regarding the collection, use and distribution of that information; and,
Security procedures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of that information under our control.
Information Collection and Use
Weber Shandwick is the sole owner of the information collected on this Web site. Our site collects non-personally identifiable information about you, such as the server your computer is logged onto and your browser type (for example, Netscape or Internet Explorer). This information will not be sold, shared with, or rented to other parties outside of Weber Shandwick, and is purged or automatically deleted when you close your Internet browser. Weber Shandwick does, however, collect “personally identifiable information” or PII (information that can be linked to you personally) about you through the Weber Shandwick Virtual Recruiter.
Additionally, we have implemented Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to better understand certain characteristics of the visitors to our website and to help our make content more relevant to them. You can opt out of this reporting by utilizing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on or by using the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out tool.
Text or Log Files
A Text or Log file is a file that describes which files or Web pages a site visitor has requested from our server(s). Like most public Web sites, our site collects non-PII data about you when you arrive at our site through text files and your Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you connect to the Internet; this number is not linked to any PII. The number is used by network computers to identify your computer so that data can be sent to you. Weber Shandwick collects IP addresses for system administration purposes and to gather broad demographic information about our visitors’ browsing actions and patterns for aggregate use only.
Weber Shandwick will only disclose PII if required to do so by law. With that exception, under no circumstances will we share single user or aggregated demographic data with our partners without explicit consent of our users.
We have taken every precaution to ensure the protection of your information on our site. When you submit sensitive information to Weber Shandwick via our Web site, that information is protected both online and offline.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, the Webmaster, System Administrators and Weber Shandwick HR) are granted access to any PII. Weber Shandwick HR professionals use a password-protected section of our intranet to retrieve job applications, and password-protected screen savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their passwords to regain access to your information.
Furthermore, all our employees are kept up to date on Weber Shandwick’s security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy and what we can do to ensure our visitor’s information is protected. Further, we keep track of what information has been purged and when it was purged using our server backups. Finally, the servers that we use to store PII are password-protected and kept in a secure environment behind a locked door.
Notification of Changes
Intellectual Property Rights
You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used without the written permission of Weber Shandwick except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on the Site. Weber Shandwick neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with Weber Shandwick. While Weber Shandwick uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the site, Weber Shandwick makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Weber Shandwick assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on the Site.
Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by Weber Shandwick. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Weber Shandwick or others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademarks displayed on the Site without the written permission of Weber Shandwick or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that Weber Shandwick will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, which may include the seeking of criminal prosecution. Weber Shandwick has not necessarily reviewed all of the sites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the contents of any off -site pages or any other sites linked to the Site. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.
Your use and browsing of the Site is at your own risk. Neither Weber Shandwick nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Site is provided to you “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties. Weber Shandwick also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable, for any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Site.
Although Weber Shandwick may from time to time create new features, or monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site, Weber Shandwick is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information contained within such locations on the Site. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. Weber Shandwick will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Weber Shandwick to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials. Weber Shandwick may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.
Communicating with Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick will endeavor to respond promptly and appropriately with respect to communications we receive. However, any communication or material you transmit to the Site or Weber Shandwick by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post to the site may be used by Weber Shandwick or its affiliates for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, Weber Shandwick is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site or Weber Shandwick for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information.
Weber Shandwick is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is the policy of Weber Shandwick to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, disability or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law.