Privacy Statement

Updated 25 May 2018


Legal Disclaimer

Signium International, Inc. ("Signium," "we," "us," or "our") is a global network of executive search firms which is comprised of separate legal entities. Signium International, Inc. does not itself provide services to clients and does not participate in client engagements. While Signium International Inc. assists in the coordination of its network firms’ marketing efforts and seeks to oversee the implementation of certain policies consistent with its network firms’ licensed use of the ‘SIGNIUM’ mark and other Signium service marks, Signium International Inc. does not control or manage or have any ownership interest in such firms. Signium International, Inc. is not the agent of any network firm, nor does it have any authority to represent or bind any thereof. Likewise, no network firm is the agent of Signium International, Inc., nor may any of them represent or bind Signium International, Inc. in any way.


Introduction

Protecting your privacy is important to Signium. This Privacy Policy explains how Signium collects, uses, and discloses the information provided while using Signium.com (the "Website"). This Privacy Policy applies only to personal information that we gather or collect via the Website. It does not apply to any information collected offline or otherwise outside of the Website.

Signium adheres to the principles and requirements of data protection, including those of the European Economic Area (EEA) where the GDPR applies.

If you are a Candidate, Source, or Client, the controller of your personal information is typically the Signium member firm that is engaging with and managing the relationship with you.

For local and national Privacy Policies, contact our member firms.


Information we collect
 

Information we collect automatically: When you visit our Website, we may collect certain information automatically from your device. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws. Such automatically collected information may include your IP address, device type, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g., country) and/or other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Website, including the pages or content accessed and links clicked.

Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Website, where they come from, and what Website content is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Website to our visitors.

This information is collected using cookies, as explained under the heading “Indirect data collection and cookies” below.

Indirect data collection and cookies

Signium collects information that does not reveal your specific identity. The Signium Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your computer by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

We only collect "session" cookies, which are not usually stored after your browsing session has ended. These are used to establish your approximate location and to serve up the website in an appropriate language.

The Cookies on our website are generally divided into:

  • Necessary Cookies: Cookies that are necessary to operate our website, such as maintain the security of the website. These are session Cookies that are erased when you close your browser.
  • Analytical/Performance Cookies: Cookies that allow us to recognize and count the number of people who visit our website and understand how such visitors navigate through our website. This helps to improve how our website works, by ensuring that visitors can easily find what they are looking for on our website. These Cookies are session cookies which are erased when you close your browser.
  • Functional Cookies: Cookies that improve the functional performance of our website and make it easier for you to use, including that you have previously visited our website in order to maintain your language preferences. These Cookies qualify as persistent Cookies, because they remain on your device so we can provide the same experience during your next visit to our website.

Cookie choices

You can review your Internet browser settings, typically under "Help" or "Internet Options" for options you have to block certain Cookies. Please visit the following specific links for additional information and choices on certain Cookies:

You may delete and block all cookies, or just certain types of cookies, via your browser settings. However, if you disable cookies, your experience on the Site may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Social Media Widgets: Our Website includes social media features, such as social media widgets that link to a social media website or allow you to share website content. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.


Use of your Personal Information

We typically use the personal information we collect through our Website in the usual course of our business for the following reasons: (i) to administer, protect, and improve our Website and our Services; (ii) to better understand the preferences of our Website visitors; (iii) to compile aggregated statistics about Website usage; and/or (iv) for other business purposes such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, and enhancing, customizing and improving our Website

We will not disclose your personal information unless required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Signium or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Signium International, Inc; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users or the public.


Third-party disclosure

Signium does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to outside parties. We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website. We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

Changes to this Statement

Signium International will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Signium International encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we protect your information.


Contact Information

Signium International welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Signium has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at contact@signium.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.