Information We Collect
We may collect information, including personal information (collectively “information” unless stated otherwise) about you directly from you and automatically when you use our Site.
Information We Collect Directly From You
We collect information directly from you when you sign up for the FTI Journal, request information from us, contact us, register to use our Site, and use our Site and our Services. The information that we collect from you will vary based on your interaction with our Site and our Services. If you would like to sign up for the FTI Journal, we will collect your name, e-mail address, company name, and industry preferences. When you sign up for the FTI Journal, you also have the option of registering to use our Site. To register, in addition to the information listed above, we also will ask you to create a username and password. As a registered user, you may create your own FTI Journal page in which you may list articles from the FTI Journal that are of interest to you.
Information We Collect Automatically
How We Use The Information We Collect About You
We use the information that we collect about you, for the following purposes:
• To provide our publications or other products and services to you; to respond to your inquiries; and for other customer services purposes
• To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Site
• To enable you to interact with our Site such as to create your personal FTI Journal page
• To communicate with you, send you emails, which may include promotional emails from us about products, services, and articles that we believe would be of interest to you, including promotional emails regarding the FTI Journal, other FTI Consulting products and services, as well as products and services offered by affiliated and non-affiliated entities
• For marketing, research and advertising purposes
• To improve our Site and our products and services
• To provide troubleshooting, technical support and customer service to users
• To better understand how users access and use our Site both on an aggregated and individualized basis
Sharing Your Information
We do not share your personal information with non-affiliated third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. We may disclose your information, including personal information, for the purposes described in this section.
• Other Persons and Entities. You have the option of creating a personal FTI Journal page linked to your account in which you may post articles from the FTI Journal that are of interest to you. FTI Journal will assign a URL to your page, which you may send to persons of your choice. Those persons will be able to view your personal FTI Journal page with the link that you have provided to them.
• Service Providers. We may share your information with third parties that provide services on our behalf, such as entities that assist us in maintaining our Site.
• Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected about you to the other company.
• In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose your information to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal process, such as in response to a subpoena.
• Aggregate Information. We may share aggregate or anonymized information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes. For example, if we display advertisements on behalf of a third party, we may share aggregate, demographic information with that third party about the users to whom we displayed the advertisements.
• Session Cookies- Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into the Site. This allows us to process your online requests and verify your identity, after you have logged in, as you move through our Site.
• Persistent cookies- Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use these cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity, which may be combined with other user information.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to disable and manage your cookies settings. If you disable cookies you may still browse public areas of the Site, but many features and Site will not function.
Local Storage ObjectsWe and our third party service providers may use Flash Local Storage Objects (“Flash LSOs”) to store your Site preferences, to personalize your visit or to display content based upon what you view on our Site. Flash LSOs are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data stored. In addition, you cannot control, delete or disable the acceptance of Flash LSOs through your browser. For more information on Flash LSOs, or to learn how to manage your settings for Flash cookies, go to the Adobe Flash Player Help Page, choose “Global Storage Settings Panel” and follow the instructions. To see the Flash LSOs currently on your computer, choose “Website Storage Settings Panel” and follow the instructions to review and, if you choose, to delete any specific Flash LSO.
Web beacons, Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies
We use web beacons, such as clear GIFs, web bugs or pixel tags, which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We and our third party service providers may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site, to among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
We use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our Site. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Site. We use these tools to help us improve our Site, performance and user experiences.
Third-Party Ad Networks
You may opt-out of many third-party ad networks, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). For more information regarding this practice by NAI members and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites: http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp (NAI) and http://www.aboutads.info/choices (DAA).
Opting out of one or more NAI member or DAA member networks (many of which will be the same) only means that those members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on our Site or other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your NAI or DAA opt-out may no longer be effective. Additional information is available on NAI’s and DAA’s websites accessible by the above links.
We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions, including, where appropriate, password protection and SSL encryption to protect our Site and the personal information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security all of the time.
Updating Your Information
What Choices Do I Have Regarding Use of My Personal Information?
We may send periodic promotional emails to you. You may opt-out of receiving promotional emails from the FTI Journal by following the opt-out instructions contained in the e-mail. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt-out of receiving promotional emails from the FTI Journal, we may still send you e-mails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.
Third-Party Links and Services
Effective Date: September 28, 2012.