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Disclaimer

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Privacy

Effective Date: January 1, 2020.BLACKOPS Partners Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “BLACKOPS”, “us” or “we”) understand that your privacy is important to you. We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal data, which is any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person. This Privacy Policy describes how we handle and protect your personal data in connection with BLACKOPS’s business activities, like conferences and events, and client services, and on website, applications, and communications that post a link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, “the Site”), in our capacity as data controllers. Please see our Terms of Use for more information about our online terms and policies in general.

Information we collect

BLACKOPS collects personal data in the course of its business activities, including in connection with some client services. We also collect personal data on certain areas of the Site when you register for or apply for jobs, submit a contact form, register for BLACKOPS newsletters and alerts, sign up for conferences and events. The personal data collected varies and may include information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information required to apply for a job. 

We may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Site. The information we automatically collect may include IP address, device identifier, web browser, and browsing information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies”) on our Site. We may also automatically collect information about how you use the Site, such as what you have searched for and viewed on the Site. The information automatically collected may be associated with a unique identifier as well as with any other personal data you have provided.

BLACKOPS may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as data brokers or aggregators, in the course of its business activities including in connection with some client services. This includes demographic, professional and other information that is publicly available online, including information you choose to make public through social media platforms and other public online forums. We may combine this data with existing information we have about you or use it independently, for the purposes of our benchmarking and data analytics activities (e.g., analysis of recruiting practices across an industry, detecting fraud patterns in connection with financial transactions, foot traffic in retail environments). We will always seek to confirm that the third party has provided transparent information about its use of this data, including its disclosure to third parties like BLACKOPS, in compliance with applicable law. 

Use of information

BLACKOPS uses your personal data to fulfill your requests for information, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, evaluate and improve our services, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, recruit and evaluate job applicants, analyze the Site’s performance and functioning, prevent fraud, enforce our terms of use, comply with all applicable laws and corporate reporting obligations, enforce BLACKOPS’s agreements, and accomplish other purposes you may initiate or request. In some situations, the collection of personal data may be required for the operation of the Site, or we may use it in the course of our business activities, including in connection with some client services, for example, to provide certain services or products such as our benchmarking products. We may combine and/or analyze personal data to evaluate and offer content and services most relevant to you. We may keep any of your personal data on file and use it to contact you.

BLACKOPS and its service providers may use first and third party Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies, including web beacons, to manage our Site and our services and collect analytics about how you use them. BLACKOPS and its service providers may collect information about whether you open or click any links in the knowledge, research or event communications that we send to you. The information provided throughout this Privacy Policy about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for more details regarding our use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

Our Site does not track you by collecting personal data about your online activities over time and across third party website or online services. Accordingly, we do not alter our data collection and use practices in response to “do not track” signals transmitted from web browsers.

The legal basis by which we process your personal data

Our processing of your personal data for the purposes mentioned above is based:

  • in part, on our legitimate interests in promoting and protecting BLACKOPS, building and maintaining relationships. recruitment, and providing our services;
  • in part, on your consent, for example if you create a user profile, or register for our newsletters or alerts, or for business purposes that support web operations such as understanding and enhancing the quality of your experience on our website;
  • in part, to comply with the law, when certain information is necessary to satisfy our legal or regulatory obligations.

Disclosure of personal data: data recipients and international data transfers

Personal data collected in the course of BLACKOPS business activities, including in connection with some client services, as well as on the Site may be transferred from time to time to BLACKOPS subsidiaries and affiliates and their personnel across our global organization, as well as to our third party service providers located throughout the world, including in countries where the local law may grant you fewer rights than you have in your own country. Additionally, the Site may be viewed and hosted by BLACKOPS and our third party service providers anywhere in the world. Where required by law, we have put in place legal mechanisms designed to ensure adequate data protection of your personal data that is processed by BLACKOPS subsidiaries, affiliates and third party service providers, including the transfer of your personal data to countries other than the one in which you reside. If you would like more information about these legal mechanisms, which may include the EU’s Standard Contractual Clauses, please contact us at the address below. By using any of the Site and providing information on any of them, you voluntarily consent to such trans-border transfer and hosting of such information.

BLACKOPS will not intentionally disclose or transfer (and will take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personal data to third parties without your consent or as otherwise permitted by law, whether for such third parties’ own marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. BLACKOPS may provide access to your personal data to third party service providers engaged by BLACKOPS to provide services related to the Site as well as related to BLACKOPS’s business activities, including in connection with some client services, in the manner agreed upon in our client services agreements. We maintain processes designed to ensure that any processing of personal data by third party service providers is consistent with this Privacy Policy and protects the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of your personal data.

We also may share your personal data with third party service providers who perform services and functions on our behalf to support our interactions with you, including, for example, processing recruitment materials, administering surveys or contests, or communicating with you. 

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

  • If we are required to do so by law or legal process;
  • To law enforcement authorities or other government officials;
  • When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;
  • If disclosure is necessary to protect the vital interests of a person;
  • To enforce our Terms of use;
  • To protect our property, services and legal rights;
  • To prevent fraud against BLACKOPS, our subsidiaries, affiliates and/or business partners;
  • To support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions; or
  • To comply with any and all applicable laws.

In addition, we may disclose or transfer your personal data in the event of a reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, or other transfer or disposition of all or any portion of our business.

Link to third party Site

BLACKOPS may provide links to third party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave the Site. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by BLACKOPS of the third party, the third party website, or the information contained therein, and BLACKOPS shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those Sites.

Security

BLACKOPS has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized BLACKOPS personnel and third party service providers are provided access to personal data, and these employees and service providers are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions however, BLACKOPS cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal data.

Data retention

BLACKOPS retains personal data, as necessary, for the duration of the relevant business relationship.

We may also retain personal data for longer than the duration of the business relationship should we need to retain it to protect ourselves against legal claims, use it for analysis or historical record-keeping, or comply with our information management policies and schedules. If you request that we delete your personal data, BLACKOPS will make reasonable attempts to delete all instances of the information in their entirety. For requests for access, corrections, or deletion, please refer to the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Policy.

Children

The Site are not designed for or directed at children 16 years of age or younger, and BLACKOPS does not intentionally collect or maintain personal data about anyone under this age.

Unsubscribe

If you have registered for BLACKOPS newsletter or alerts, or you receive invitations to survey or events from BLACKOPS and you prefer not to receive future email communications from us, please review the communications settings in your profile on BLACKOPS.com, follow the instructions on the page of the Site where you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or write to unsubscribe@blackopspartners.com to unsubscribe from all BLACKOPS communications. 

Your California privacy rights

If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a registered user of any of the Site where this Privacy Policy is posted, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please send an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information to privacy@BLACKOPS.com. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.

As required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), this Privacy Policy describes the categories of personal data collected, processed, and disclosed by BLACKOPS, the categories of sources for that data, and the business or commercial purposes for which that data is collected, processed, and disclosed. 

In addition, under California law, you may have the right (up to two times in any 12-month period) to request more information about BLACKOPS’s collection, use, disclosure, and sale of personal data about you including:

  • The categories of personal data about you that we have collected in the preceding 12 months and the categories of sources of that information,
  • The categories of sources from which we have collected that information in the preceding 12 months,
  • The commercial or business reason(s) we have collected, used, disclosed, or sold that information, and
  • The categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed or sold that information in the preceding 12 months.
  • In addition, upon receipt of a verifiable request from you establishing your identity, you may have the right to know about the specific pieces of personal data that we have collected about you and/or shared with third parties in the preceding 12 months.

You may also have the right to request deletion of personal data about you that we have collected or maintain, which we will honor subject to certain limitations set forth in California law. 

If you are a California consumer and you or your authorized agent would like to exercise your privacy rights, please contact us at contact@blackopspartners.com. When we process your request, we require you to provide certain personal data about you in order to verify your identity in accordance with requirements under CCPA. This may include your first and last name, email address, physical address, telephone number, and information about your relationship with us or other information needed to verify your identity. BLACKOPS will not discriminate against you based on your exercise of any of these rights.

 

Consent; changes to Privacy Policy

By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your personal data by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Site. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy that increase our rights to use personal data that we have previously collected about you, we will obtain your consent either through an email to your registered email address or by prominently posting information about the changes on our Site.

Terms

BLACKOPS Partners and its affiliates (“BLACKOPS” or “we”) provides its content on its websites or applications that post a link to this Terms of Use (the “Site”) subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”). We may periodically change the Terms without prior notice, so please check back from time to time. These Terms were last updated on December 20, 2020. By accessing and using this Site, you agree to these Terms. For an explanation of BLACKOPS Partners’ practices and policies related to the collection, use, and storage of our users’ information, please read our Privacy Policy.

1. Copyrights

All content and functionality on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, images, and videos and the selection and arrangement thereof, in addition to any concepts, know-how, tools, frameworks, processes, and industry perspectives underlying or embedded in the foregoing, along with any enhancements to or derivative works thereof (the “Site Content”) is the exclusive property of BLACKOPS Partners or its licensors and, to the extent applicable, is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Neither the Site Content nor functionality of the Site, may be copied, reproduced, modified, reverse engineered, altered (including the removal or disabling of any security or technological safeguards, disclaimers, or legends) uploaded, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without our written permission, except for those uses specified in Section 3 – Use of site content. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. 

2. Trademarks 

The trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are the registered and unregistered Trademarks of BLACKOPS Partners and its licensors. You agree that, except as expressly permitted by us (e.g., through social media sharing tools provided on the Site) or by our licensors, where applicable, you will not refer to or attribute any information to BLACKOPS Partners or its licensors in any public medium (e.g., press release, websites, or public social media) for advertising or promotion purposes, or for the purpose of informing or influencing any third party and that you will not use or reproduce any Trademark of, or imply any endorsement by or relationship with, BLACKOPS Partners or its licensors.

3. Use of site content

BLACKOPS Partners hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license for the term hereof to access and download, display, and print one copy of the Site Content on any single computer solely for your internal, business use, provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way (including creating derivative works thereof), that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content, and that you otherwise comply with these Terms. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, reverse engineer, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Site Content without BLACKOPS Partners’s prior written consent. In addition, you may not “mirror” the Site Content or any portion thereof without BLACKOPS Partners’s express written consent. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting directly or indirectly, or by implication any license or right to use any BLACKOPS Partners intellectual property other than as expressly set forth herein. The license granted in this section terminates automatically and immediately if you do not comply with these Terms.

6. Disclaimers

THE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT BLACKOPS PARTNERS IS NOT HEREIN ENGAGED IN RENDERING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR SERVICES TO YOU, NO SITE CONTENT IS INTENDED TO SERVE AS OR SHALL BE DEEMED INVESTMENT, LEGAL, TAX, ACCOUNTING OR OTHER REGULATED ADVICE, AND THAT YOU SHALL REMAIN SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF ALL SITE CONTENT AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE UPON THE SITE CONTENT SHALL BE ENTIRELY AT YOUR SOLE OPTION AND RISK. ALL CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BLACKOPS PARTNERS AND ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OWNERSHIP, ACCURACY, OR ADEQUACY OF THE SITE CONTENT. BLACKOPS PARTNERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON LINKED WEBSITES, CONTAINED IN ANY USER SUBMISSIONS PUBLISHED ON THE SITE, OR PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. NEITHER BLACKOPS PARTNERS NOR ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES OR FOR LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY.

7. Indemnification

You hereby indemnify, defend, and hold harmless BLACKOPS Partners and all of its predecessors, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, investors, employees, agents, representatives, and attorneys and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns (“BLACKOPS Partners Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability, expenses, costs, or other losses (“Losses”) incurred by BLACKOPS Partners and/or BLACKOPS Partners Indemnified Parties in connection to any claims arising out of your use of the Site and/or any breach by you of these Terms, including the representations, warranties and covenants you made, if any, by agreeing to these Term. BLACKOPS Partners reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. 

8. Third-party websites & Providers

We may provide links to third-party websites, and some of the content appearing to be on this Site is in fact supplied, supported, or provided directly or indirectly by third parties, for example, in instances of framing of third-party websites or incorporation through framesets of content supplied by third-party servers. BLACKOPS Partners has no responsibility for these third-party websites, which are governed by the terms of use and privacy policies, if any, of the applicable third-party content providers.

9. Governing law; jurisdiction

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Texas without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof.