Privacy

Privacy Policy

1. General Statement.

At Proteus we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it consistent with the terms of our privacy policy. This privacy statement explains our policies and practices regarding on-line customer information. It is through this disclosure that we intend to provide you with a level of comfort and confidence in how we collect, use, and safeguard personal and other information we collect or that you provide through this website, and how you can contact us if you have any questions or concerns. It is our hope that by explaining our data handling practices we will develop a trusting and long-lasting relationship with you. By using the site, you agree to the terms of this privacy statement.

2. Information About Our Organization and Website.

This Privacy Statement applies to www.proteusdiscovery.com and its related websites, (together “Website”) which are owned and maintained by Proteus Discovery (“Proteus”). The purpose of this website is to provide visitors with knowledge about Proteus’s objectives, initiatives, jobs available, and technologies.

3. Personally Identifiable Information We May Collect From You.

When you visit the Website we will not collect any personal information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily. Personal data includes information that is particular to you such as name, street address, telephone number, e-mail address and related information. If you opt not to provide us with personal information you can still access our website, however you may be unable to participate in certain activities, create login credentials in order to use certain functionalities on the site, or receive certain company or product information. Certain Website pages may allow you to create login credentials by typing in your user name/ID and password and other information, or by using Facebook credentials, or similar social media credentials, in order to utilize certain functionalities. If you choose to create login credentials using a social media account, where you allow us to access your social media information that is publicly available or that you have made publicly available (e.g., name, user ID, profile picture), and information, you “Allow” the Website to access and store this same information. For more information regarding the privacy practices of Facebook, LinkedIn, or other social networking sites that may be linked to this website, please see the privacy policy statements of those particular organizations.

Our goal in collecting personal information from you when you visit the Website is to provide you the functionality and services that you need to have a meaningful and customized experience while using the site features. We need to collect personal information in order to fulfill a site user request such as mailing a brochure, lead generation, sending marketing or promotional materials including e-mails or other information, and related activities.

On occasion you may be able to post material, such as reviews or stories, to this site. In doing so, your name may also be posted. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personally identifiable information or other sensitive data through a chat room, message board, or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others.

This site may use session and persistent “cookies” to collect personally identifiable information. An explanation for each of these items and how they work is included in Section 7 “Methods to Collect Information”.

4. How We May Use the Personally Identifiable Information We Collect.

Personally identifiable information collected on Website may be used to:

  • Fulfill a site user request (brochure fulfillment, lead generation, send marketing or promotional materials including e-mails or other information)
  • Respond to your comments or requests for information
  • Meet a request for or to develop new products or services
  • Make the user experience more customer friendly
  • Generate site analytics that improve our site layout, content, product offerings and services
  • Compile user data that is stored in our corporate database and may be used for marketing and other purposes
  • Match personal data collected here with data about you that we collect through other sources
  • Comply with legal requirements

5. Other (Non-Personally Identifiable) Information We May Collect From Site Visitors.

During a normal visit to our site, no personally identifiable information about you is collected, but we may gather and collect information on an aggregate or anonymous basis. Non-personal information may include information such as tracking the site pages that are visited, the amount of time spent on our site, clicks, page views, events, and zip code.

If you visit a related mobile site, we collect additional non-personal information which may include the type/model of the mobile device viewing the site and the mobile device’s service provider. Our primary goal in collecting aggregate information from you is to be able to perform site metrics that allow us to improve the functionality of the website. We need to collect aggregate information in order to track page visits and peak site usage time, and to perform site clickthrough analysis and site layout re-design.

We may use session and persistent “cookies,” session logs, spot light ads/web beacons/GIF/pixel tags, banner ads or links, and third-party click tracking analytics tools to collect aggregate or other non-personally identifiable information about site visitors. An explanation for each of these items and how they work is included in Section 7 “Methods to Collect Information”.

6. How We May Use the Aggregate or Non-Personally Identifiable Information We Collect.

Non-Personally identifiable information collected on Website may be used to:

  • Compile aggregate and statistical data to help in website design and to identify popular features
  • Measure site activity to allow us to update our site to better meet user wants and needs
  • Make the user experience more customer friendly

Website utilizes non-personal data for the purpose of performing analytics on the users’ experience while visiting this site. This analysis:

  • Is performed on an aggregate level and does not identify you or your information personally
  • May involve the use of a third-party vendor acting on behalf of Proteus
  • Is performed in order to improve our website and the user experience
  • May include the use of session and/or persistent cookies to track user movement across this and other Proteus websites or to track other events within or across this website

7. Methods to Collect Information and Interest-Based/Online Behavioral Advertising.

A “cookie” is a small text file that helps us make your visit to our website more enjoyable and meaningful. For example, cookies avoid you having to log in every time you come back to one of our websites. They also allow us to tailor a website or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences.

Website may use spotlight ads/web beacons/GIF/pixel tags which are site instrumentation tools that help us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed or not and, if so, how many times. Emails or electronic newsletters we send may use tools (e.g., pixel tags or web beacons) to gather email metrics and information to improve the reader’s experience such as how many of the emails are opened, if they were printed or forwarded, the type of device (e.g., mobile or PC) from which they were opened, and the city, state, and county associated with the applicable IP address. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a webpage, including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon.

When you visit our website the server housing the pages automatically generates a “session log.” We may use session logs to help us determine how people travel through our site. In this way, we can structure our pages so that the information most frequently visited is easier to find. By tracking page visits, we can also determine if the information we’re providing is being used. The only data gathered is the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you came (which contains no personal information), the web site that referred you, the pages you visited and the date and time of those visits.

If you visit this site with an open ID, you may integrate with third-party social media sites, and we may track on an aggregate level the number of visits to this site with an open ID, the number of items “liked” on this site, or items on this site that you choose to share with a third-party social media site.

8. Sharing Your Information.

Website does not share, sell, or rent personally identifiable information with independent companies for their own use without providing you a choice. Personal information that you provide to us in the course of requesting a product or service through this website may be gathered and stored in one or more of our corporate databases and be used for purposes of contacting you for Proteus programs and services.

Proteus may share your information with subcontractors. Subcontractors are restricted from using this data in any other way other than to provide these services to Proteus and they may not share or resell this data.  Website metrics may be shared with Proteus’s employees, subsidiaries or affiliates. The information shared will be aggregate data and will not include any of your personally identifiable information.

Website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if 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 Proteus or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Proteus and this site; or, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Proteus, its web sites, or the public.

9. Access To and Control Over the Use of Your Information.

We currently do not have a way to let you correct or update your personal information.

10. Security of Your Information.

Safeguarding information of visitors to our website is important to us. We use systems, policies and procedures to maintain accuracy of information and to protect information from loss, misuse or alteration. When you send personal information, such as name, address and telephone numbers, to Website we undertake the appropriate measures to protect your data. Vendors, contractors or partners of Proteus who have access to your personal information in connection with providing services for Website are required to keep the information confidential.

11. Consent to Processing.

By visiting this site and by providing your personally identifiable information to us, you understand and consent to the collection, use, processing, transfer, and disclosure of your personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information globally in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Therefore, by visiting this site and by providing such information, you consent to the transfer of such information across country borders, and to the use, processing, and disclosure of such information in global locations. Your consent shall be deemed to include your consent to transfer of the personally identifiable or non-personally identifiable information to locations that may have different levels of privacy protection than in your own country.

12. Links to Other Sites.

Website may provide links to other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of all sites which you visit, including those whose links are provided so that you can understand how those sites collect, use and share your information.  Proteus is not responsible for the privacy statements, content or data handling practices on other websites.

13. Children’s Privacy.

Proteus does not knowingly intend to collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.

14. Contacting Us.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this online privacy statement for Website, Proteus privacy practices, or have any questions regarding the contents of this website please contact us at: info [at] Proteusdiscovery [dot] com

15. Privacy Statement Effective Date and Revision Days.

Occasionally we may update the privacy statement for Website in order to reflect any changes to the website or our privacy practices.

The effective date of this privacy statement is 7/1/2012.