Effective Date: 1/1/2018
This Privacy Statement covers and describes how Javelin Institute (“the Institute”) collects, uses and discloses information the Institute collects through its Web site www.JavelinInstitute.org and Internet Assessment System (IAS). It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information. The use of information collected through the Institute systems shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which the Client has engaged the Institute.
The Javelin Institute (“the Institute”) is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of our constituents. The Institute subscribes to the American Psychological Association’s code of ethics regarding the use of an individual’s personal data for research; this code is particularly concerned with protecting the rights of the person.
The Institute is based in the United States and maintains its servers in the United States. If you are visiting from the regions outside the United States with laws governing data collection and use, please note that by using our site and services your personal information will be transferred to the United States for processing.
The Institute will also comply with government laws and regulations related to data collected by the Institute for the purposes of providing the service for which the Client has engaged the Institute. This could require local data storage or duplication of data storage across geographic regions.
Questions regarding our Privacy Statement or practices may be directed to us at info@JavelinInstitute.org. Unresolved privacy or data use concerns that the Institute has not addressed satisfactorily should be directed to our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
The Institute does not rent or sell information to any outside organizations. The Institute will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Privacy Statement. The Institute also limits the information it collects to the minimum necessary to provide outstanding service such as offering customer service or sending you marketing emails. All financial information given to the Institute is kept secure. The Institute has partnerships with third parties where basic contact information and data are shared to deliver contracted services and research with the Institute clients. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
Upon request the Institute will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. Clients may correct, update, amend, delete/remove personal information, ask to have personal information removed from a public forum, directory or testimonial on our site or deactivate account by making the change on their account or by emailing the Institute at info@JavelinInstitute.org. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
The Institute will retain personal data including data we process on behalf of our Clients for as long as it is needed to provide services to its Clients. The Institute will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
General Legal Disclaimer
The Institute may also disclose personal information:
- In response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements or to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
- When it is believed in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect others’ safety, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request
- If the Institute is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, users will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of personal information, as well as any choices users may have regarding their personal information
- To any other third party for whom users or clients have given prior consent
Changes To This Policy
The Institute may update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If any material changes are made, users or our Client will be notified by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in their account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. Users are encouraged to periodically review this page for the latest information on the Institute’s privacy practices.