Effective as of 16 October 2013
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200 E Randolph St
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Attention: Privacy Officer
If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here.
ThoughtWorks complies with the EU Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
ThoughtWorks complies with the U.S. - EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. ThoughtWorks has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view ThoughtWorks’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
ThoughtWorks gathers information in two ways:
One example of information we collect indirectly is information collected through our Internet access logs. When you access our website, your Internet address is automatically collected and is placed in our Internet access logs. We may also record the URLs of the websites and pages you visit (before, during and after your visit to any ThoughtWorks website), the times and dates of such visits, information about the computer hardware and software you use and other information that may be available.
We also collect information directly when you voluntarily submit it to us. We may provide the opportunity to sign-up for a periodic email newsletter by entering in your email address. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it. Additionally, we collect personal information when you apply online for a job opening at ThoughtWorks.
When you visit our website, the following categories of cookies may be set in your browser:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around a site and use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.
These cookies collect information so that we can analyse how our visitors use our site. These cookies don't collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how our site works.
These cookies allow websites and applications to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
We may use information collected from functional cookies to identify user behavior and to serve content based on your profile. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. They don’t gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet outside our site.
In order to keep our website services relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use the site.
Cookies allow web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and, for example, identify whether you have visited our website before, what you have previously viewed or clicked on, and how you found us. The information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes, and it helps us to analyse patterns of user activity and to develop a better user experience.
Web analytics data and cookies cannot be used to identify you – they do not contain personal information such as your name or email address.
ThoughtWorks and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on past visits to our website. More specifically, our website has implemented and uses display advertising, and we utilize Google Analytics to implement a specific feature called remarketing. Remarketing is a feature of Google’s AdWords that allows us to optimize the delivery of ad content specifically targeted to a visitor’s interests based upon previous visits to our site. If you’d like more information about remarketing lists in Google Analytics please visit the following site - https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2611268.
If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising you may do so by using the Ads Preferences Manager.
There is also a Google Analytics opt-out browser add on that you can download at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
As you browse ThoughtWorks.com, advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. One of our display advertising partners, AdRoll, then enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with ThoughtWorks.com. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address or telephone number. You can visit this page - http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ - to opt out of AdRoll and their partners’ targeted advertising.
Our Web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
We also collect information directly when you voluntarily submit it to us. We may provide the opportunity to sign-up for a periodic email newsletter by entering in your email address. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it. Additionally, we collect personal information (such as your name and contact information) when you apply online for a job opening at ThoughtWorks.
You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails.
We analyse the information we gather to determine what is most effective about our site, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor the ThoughtWorks website to make it more effective.
The personal information ThoughtWorks collects when you apply online for ThoughtWorks employment opportunities is used to determine whether to pursue an employment relationship and for the purposes of our equal opportunity monitoring.
We may also use data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information.
We reserve the right to disclose any information that we obtain through any ThoughtWorks website to appropriate governmental or regulatory authorities, if required by law or any governmental agency. If ThoughtWorks is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via a prominent notice on our website if any change in ownership or uses of your personal information as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
You are entitled to know whether we hold information about you and, if we do, the type of information, the purposes for which we hold it, the possible recipients or types of recipients and to have access to that information and require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. You can do this by sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon written request and within 30 days we will correct, delete and/or block personal information from further processing if that information proves to be factually inaccurate, incomplete, or irrelevant to the purpose(s) of the processing. We will retain your information as needed to provide you services and will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and/or enforce our agreements.
We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your information/data on our website by using encryption where appropriate. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that information/data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the information/data is intended. We recommend that you always log out after each session and close the browser when done, especially when accessing the service from public terminals.
Our website offers publicly accessible blogs. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected and used by others who read them.
We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
200 E Randolph St
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Attention: Privacy Officer
ThoughtWorks participates in the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the United States Department of Commerce. As part of our participation in the safe harbor, we have agreed to TRUSTe dispute resolution for disputes relating to our compliance with the Safe Harbor Privacy Framework. If you have any complaints regarding our compliance with the Safe Harbor you should first contact us (as provided above). If contacting us does not resolve your complaint, you may raise your complaint with TRUSTe by Internet here, fax to 415-520-3420, or mail to TRUSTe Safe Harbor Compliance Dept., click for mailing address. If you are faxing or mailing TRUSTe to lodge a complaint, you must include the following information: the name of company, the alleged privacy violation, your contact information, and whether you would like the particulars of your complaint shared with the company. For information about TRUSTe or the operation of TRUSTe's dispute resolution process, click here or request this information from TRUSTe at any of the addresses listed above. The TRUSTe dispute resolution process shall be conducted in English. For human resources data we have agreed to cooperate with Data Protection Authorities.