Last Updated: January 1, 2024
INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
If you subscribe to a newsletter or other publication published by Shields and distributed by email, we will keep your email address in a private distribution list. Electronic messages sent to the list of subscribers do not reveal recipients’ email addresses or any other personal information. Shields will only send electronic messages to individuals who have subscribed and provided their email address to us directly. You may opt-out of receiving further electronic messages from us at any time by using the unsubscribe link provided in the publication email, which will remove your information from the distribution list for that publication.
We also automatically collect certain technical information about your visit to the Website, including: (i) the Internet domain from which you access the Website (for example, “xcompany.com”, “yschool.edu” or “zorganization.org”, etc.), (ii) the type of Web browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, etc.) used to access the Website, (iii) the operating system (for example, Windows and Unix, etc.) used to access the Website, (iv) the date and time you access the Website, (v) the URLs of the Web pages you visit, and (vi) the URL of the forwarding website if you visited the Website from another website or search engine. With this information, we learn about the number of visitors to different sections of the Website, find out what information is the most viewed and the types of technology the visitors use. We use this information to help make the Website more useful for visitors.
INDIVIDUALLY IDENTIFIABLE HEALTH INFORMATION
Please do not provide us with any individually identifiable health information about you or another person online through this Website or by email. If you provide us with such individually identifiable health information online through this Website, we will not retain such information. If you believe we may have accidentally received health information about you or another person, please immediately contact us.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We will not voluntarily share your name and email provided via the Website with any third party, except:
- with third parties that we hire to perform services for us (these third parties are not authorized to keep or use your personal information for any other purpose);
- to comply with legal requirements, such as law, regulation, warrant, subpoena, court order, or with a regulator or law enforcement agency or personnel;
- with third parties to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Shields, our users or the public as required or permitted by law;
- or in connection with a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, acquisition, dissolution or similar event.
User information described above under “Information that we collect and how we use it” may be provided to third parties as described below under “Cookies”.
YOUR CHOICES AND ACCESS
We want to keep your name and email address accurate. You can correct or update your name or email address that you have provided us. You may contact us to request such change.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Cookies, tracking pixels, and other tagging technologies (collectively, “cookies”) are small amounts of data that a website transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your web browser, the cookie disappears. We may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the Website or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the Website. Persistent cookies, which store information on your computer for longer periods of time, are utilized for registered users of the Website.
We may also use third-party advertising and social media networks such as Google Ads and LinkedIn to improve our content based on browsing activity. These cookies track anonymous visitor interactions with the Website and may store information accordingly. Furthermore, we may employ cookies from third-party providers to collect anonymous traffic data for analytical purposes, enabling us to measure usage patterns and maintain the Website’s performance.
Unless you voluntarily complete a form on our site, we don’t collect, store or use your personal information. If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your machine, you can turn them off in your web browser. However, this may affect the functioning of some sections of the Website.
We take all reasonable steps to protect personal information from loss and misuse. Please keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure. Some email sent to or from the Website may not be secure. Please consider this when sending information to us by email.
The Website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect personal information from them. If we discover that a child has provided us with personal information, we will use reasonable efforts to delete this information. If you have reason to believe we may have accidentally received personal information from a child under the age of 13, please immediately contact us.
PRIVACY RIGHTS FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
California residents employed by or applying for work at Shields have certain privacy rights. See: Shields California Workforce Privacy Notice