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This Privacy Policy (“this Policy”) relates to OP Business as well as the OP Business website (“this Website”). By using this Website, you are agreeing to this Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, then you are not allowed to use this Website and should immediately terminate such usage. This Website is provided by OP Business and those entities controlled by OP Business (hereinafter referred to as “we”, “us” or “our”). OP Business intends for this Website to complement the services that the firm provides. This statement, set forth below, is our privacy statement for the OP Group of companies including OP Business and its related entities. In this Policy we describe the practices we follow to respect the privacy of all visitors to this Website. At OP Business, we have focused on implementing fair information practices that are designed to protect your privacy. We are committed to operating business in social and ethical manners. We take great care to ensure that our client’s data is safe and secure by using reliable and up-to-date security protocols. Furthermore, we believe that everyone benefits from the free flow of information when that information is gathered and used responsibly. If you have questions or you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed in our privacy statement, email “enter email address”

COLLECTION, USE, DISCLOSURE, CHOICE

Registration is not required for you to use this Website. If you are merely a visitor, we do not collect any personal information about you. However, there may be circumstances in which you choose to register to ongoing updates from OP Business.

OP Business collects personally identifiable information when you submit such information through its websites. For instance, OP Business collects your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and other personally-identifiable information you provide as "comments" when you submit an inquiry through the "Contact Us" tool. OP Business also collects other background information about you in connection with career-related inquiries that you submit through its website.

In addition, OP Business may collect certain types of information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing patterns on its websites, click stream data, and HTP protocol elements. This tracking information is stored in anonymous, aggregated and non-personal format, and is used to understand and analyze trends, to administer the websites, and to learn about user behavior on the websites. However, OP Business may use IP addresses to help identify you when OP Business feels, in its sole discretion, that it is necessary to enforce compliance with this Privacy Policy, to protect its services, websites, systems, information, employees, business partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, users, customers or others, or when required by law or for law enforcement purposes.

Information collected at registration is protected using industry-standard encryption technology as it is sent over the Internet. For example, you may choose to register for:

EMAIL ALERTS

OP Business offers an email alert service to site visitors, in which we send subscribers email updates when new information is added to this Website. If you decide to subscribe, we will collect basic contact information about you, such as your name and email address.

EXPRESSING AN INTEREST IN WORKING FOR OP BUSINESS

This Website enables you to register your interest in working for us or applying for an advertised vacancy. For more detail about the recruitment process and the information required, visit the careers section of this Website.

SURVEYS

OP Business may conduct surveys via this Website. Survey participants may be asked for personal information (name, contact information, etc.) in addition to opinions or feedback. The type of information collected in surveys will vary.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP REGISTRATION

OP Business occasionally requires registration in exchange for our thought leadership: white papers, articles, studies, reports, survey analyses, booklets, etc. Personal information may be asked for on registration forms and the type of information collected may vary. OP Business reserves the right to distribute certain thought leadership materials only to those who supply the requested information.

OP BUSINESS ALUMNI

Any personal data that an alumnus submits to OP Business will only be used to maintain contact with that alumnus, and will not be disclosed to any third party without the individual’s express permission.

USE OF COOKIES

OP Business may use cookies on its websites to improve performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains generally how cookies work.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a small text file containing small amounts of information that a website puts on a user’s computer (or mobile device) when you visit a website and is used by the website to send information to your browser and for the browser to return information to the website.

– You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org. For a video about cookies, please visit www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies.

The information your browser sends to one of OP Business’ websites is used for authentication and identification of your session and allows OP Business to display the correct information on the website. OP Business matches the cookie against your details so it can distinguish you from other users as you browse the site, which helps it to provide you with a good user experience. Most browsers enable a user to disable cookies. If you do so, however, this site may not function correctly.

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES MAY BE USED HERE?

First party cookies – First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

Session cookies –

Session cookies are used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server's pages. These are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser, and when you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you. You will have to log back in (if login is required) or select your preferences/themes again if the website uses these features. A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.

Persistent cookies –

Persistent cookies are employed to store user preferences. These files stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file. For Information on session and persistent cookies, see here.

Third party cookies –

Third party cookies are set by a different organization to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company that will set its own cookies to perform this service (for example, as described below, this website uses Google Analytics).

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by a Google Analytics 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 the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. By continuing to use this website you give your consent for OP Business to use cookies as detailed above. If the way OP Business uses cookies changes significantly (e.g. a new cookie being added with different functionality), OP Business will inform you from the log in page. This detail will always be available to you from the navigation links at the bottom of all pages.

WHAT IF I DON’T WANT COOKIES TO BE SET?

By using OP Business’ website you agree that OP Business can place cookies on your device as explained above. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies from being placed on your device you can change your browser settings to do this.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA

OP Business does not intentionally collect any sensitive information via this Website unless legally required to do so, for example recruitment purposes. Sensitive personal information includes race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal records and in some cases social security numbers or financial information.

OP Business works to protect the confidentiality and security of such information it obtains in the course of business. Access to such information is limited and policies and procedures are in place designed to safeguard the information from loss, misuse and improper disclosure.

DISCLOSURE

OP Business subscribes to the Safe Harbor Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce and will only disclose personal data to third parties that have agreed in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection.

• Where the transfer is necessary to fulfil your request and involves a third party organization with which OP Business has a relationship (see “Third Party Links” below); or

• When explicitly requested by you, the site visitor; or

• As required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement; or The disclosure is reasonably related to the sale or other disposition of all or part of our business.

Note: OP Business does not collect or compile personal data or information obtained by this site for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

DATA AMENDMENTS AND RETENTION

Information collected from visitors to this Website will only be kept in order to provide the required service. Once the service has been completed all information will be destroyed in accordance with OP Business’s data retention policies. Should you require your information to be updated, amended or deleted from our records please contact “enter email address” outlining your requirements.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS

Please be aware that OP Business sometimes contains links to other sites that are not governed by this privacy policy. Visitors to this Website may be directed to third-party sites for more information, such as about our thought leadership, events, content sponsorships, vendor services, government entities, non-profits, and social networks.

OP Business makes no representations or warranties regarding how user data is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend reviewing the privacy policy of each third-party site linked from this Website to determine their use of your personal data.

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

You may wish to participate in the various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media platforms hosted by OP Business (“Social Media Platforms”) which we make available to you. The main aim of these Social Media Platforms is to facilitate and allow you to share content. However, OP Business cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on Social Media Platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user.

OP Business may also provide links to other social media platforms maintained on separate servers by individuals or organizations over which OP Business has no control. OP Business makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or any other aspect of the information located on such servers.

A link to a third party’s website should not be construed as an endorsement by either OP Business or that third party of the other or its products and services. OP Business makes no representations or warranties regarding how user data is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend reviewing the privacy policy of each third-party site linked from this Website to determine their use of your personal data.

CHILDREN

This privacy statement is not intended for use by children. We understand the importance of protecting children’s information, especially in an online environment, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain information about children.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

OP Business may change this policy statement as needed. If changes to the statement are made, please note that it may take up to 30 business days before new privacy practices are implemented. Check this page periodically if you would like to monitor changes.

UNSUBSCRIBE

OP Business gives you choices regarding the collection and usage of your personally identifiable information. If you have registered for any OP Business related updates through The Website, and do not wish to receive future e-mails, please visit our unsubscribe page within the application you registered.