Privacy Policy

SECTION 1.    Introduction.

Welcome to the website of Valiance Partners, Inc. (“Valiance”, “we”, “us”, or “our”).  The following Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and share the information that we collect or receive about you or your device when you use our website, www.valiancepartners.com (the “Website”).  This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected by us offline or through any other means.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.  By accessing and using our Website, you agree that you have read, understand and are bound by the terms and conditions set forth herein.  The Privacy Policy is incorporated into and made a part of our Terms of Use.  As part of the Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy constitutes a legally binding agreement between you and us.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY OR OUR TERMS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICES.

SECTION 2. Changes to our Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. If we decide to materially change our Privacy Policy, we will post a notice of those changes on the Website and update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Privacy Policy means that you accept and agree to the changes.

SECTION 3. What Information We Collect.

In general, you can use and visit our Website without submitting any personal information; however, in order to utilize and access certain features, you may need to submit your personal information. For example, we collect information from you when you contact us via e-mail (including submission of your résumé) or via the “Contact” section on the Website. When you contact us, we collect your name, e-mail address, phone number, as well as any information you include as part of your message. If you submit your résumé in connection with a job opening, we may also collect any other information you include on your résumé, such as your mailing address and education and work history. In addition, we also collect your information should you wish to view one of the case studies we make available in our “Information” section.

When you visit or interact with our Website, we (or our third-party service providers) may use cookies and other types of web technologies to collect technical and usage information such as browsing history, language settings, domain name, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, data and time of each visit, and pages that your web browser has visited. Cookies are small files that a website (or service provider) transfers to your computer’s hard drive that enables the website (or service provider) to recognize your browser and remember certain information about your usage or device. Below is a table to explain Valiance’s cookie functions and why they are used.

Analytics and research
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/

Site features and services
We use custom cookies to keep track of the visit information and client specific settings. These cookies temporarily store information that is used to enhance the website experience. The cookies collect information related to the current page and site level settings. Information in these cookies are not stored in any permanent media, instead the cookies are destroyed once the browser is closed.

Most browsers allow you to remove and block cookies. However, please note that our Website and other services may not function properly if you set your browser to reject cookies. Our use of cookies may change over time, but will generally fall into the above categories. Please visit this page regularly so that you are aware of any changes. If you would like to know more about cookies, including web beacons or local storage devices, the following website provides useful information: www.allaboutcookies.org.

SECTION 4. How We Use Information.

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in the following ways:

SECTION 5. How We Share Information.

Our policy is that we will not sell, trade, disclose, share or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information, unless you give us your consent or direct us to do so. We may, however, share the information we collect about you in limited circumstances including:

SECTION 6. Security.

We use commercially reasonable methods to prevent the unauthorized use, access, or disclosure of your personal information. While we strive to protect your personal information, no system can ever be 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information. Please be aware of this when submitting any personal information to us.

SECTION 7. Children.

Our Website and services are not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are under the age of 13, please stop using our Website and its services. It is our policy not to knowingly solicit or permit children under the age of 13 to provide their personal information for any purpose.

SECTION 8. Third Party Sites.

Our Website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we do not endorse and are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and the Privacy Policy presented here does not apply to such websites. If you have any questions about these other companies’ data practices, you should review their privacy policies.

SECTION 9. Your California Privacy Rights.

California law permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personally identifiable information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. At this time, we do not disclose your personal information to any third parties for their direct marketing purposes so this requirement does not apply to us.

SECTION 10. US-EU Safe Harbor and US-Swiss Safe Harbor.

With regards any personal information transferred to the United States, Valiance is committed to complying with the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding its handling of personal information from European Union member states and Switzerland. Valiance has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access, and Enforcement. You may view Valiance’s Safe Harbor Certification at http://safeharbor.export.gov/list.aspx. For more information about the Safe Harbor Principles, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website at www.export.gov/safeharbor.

The information that we collect and receive from you may be transferred to, and stored in the United States of America and you should be aware that the data privacy and data protection laws outside your country may offer less protection than the laws in your country. By using the Website, you agree to this transfer, storing, and/or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

SECTION 11. Contact Information.

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us by sending an email toinfo@valiancepartners.com.

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