Altman Vilandrie Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 3, 2020

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What Information Do We Collect?
  3. How Do We Use Your Information?
  4. How Do We Share Your Information?
  5. How Do We Store Your Information?
  6. Cookies Policy
  7. Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information
  8. Information for Residents of the European Economic Area
  9. Information for California Residents
  10. Amendments to this Privacy Policy
  11. Questions About this Privacy Policy
  1. Introduction

Altman Vilandrie & Company (“Altman Vilandrie” or “we” or “us” or “our”) is a consulting agency that specializes in the telecommunications, media, and technology industries.  We are headquartered in Boston, MA, have other offices in New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.  We also provide Services in conjunction with our partner, Solon Management Consulting (“Solon”), a European consulting firm with offices in Munich, London, Paris, Warsaw, and Milan.

Together with Solon, we assist clients (“Clients”) around the world in every phase of their business, from top down corporate strategy, to detailed operational and go-to-market analysis, planning, and execution (collectively, our “Services”).  We also maintain a website (our “Website”) where visitors can view information about Altman Vilandrie and contact us through a web-form or email address.

In providing our Services and operating our Website, Altman Vilandrie handles certain personal information from individuals associated with our Clients and from visitors to the Website.  This privacy policy describes how we collect, use, store, and share such personal information.  This privacy policy does not cover personal information that Altman Vilandrie collects from employees or prospective employees.  The privacy policy does not cover information collected from a Client that is not capable of being associated with an individual.

  1. What Information Do We Collect?

From Viewers of the Website: Altman Vilandrie collects your IP address and certain “cookies” from you when you view this website.  For more information about cookies, see our Cookies Policy below.  We also collect your email address, first and last name, and/or phone number when you contact us through the web-form on our Website or through our email address.

From Individuals Associated with our Clients: Altman Vilandrie collects personal information from individuals who work for or with our Clients.  This information may include first and last names, email addresses, and phone numbers.  We may also collect this information through our European partner, Solon.

  1. How Do We Use Your Information?

Viewers of the Website: We use your IP address and web-tracking information to improve website functionality, ensure website security, and track the number of visitors and sources of visitors to the Website.  When you contact us through the Website, we use your personal information to process and respond to your inquiry.

Individuals Associated with our Clients: We use your personal information to maintain contact with you in connection with our Services.  We may also occasionally use your personal information for marketing our Services to you.

  1. How Do We Share Your Information?

Viewers of the Website: We may share your personal information with vendors who provide services to us related to information technology and cybersecurity.  We may also share your personal information with our European partner, Solon.

Individuals Associated with our Clients: We may share your payment information with vendors who provide services related to payment processing, contact management, information technology, and cybersecurity.  We may also share your personal information with our European partner, Solon.

Other Sharing of Information:

  • We may disclose aggregated or de-identified data to third parties to describe and market our Services.
  • We may disclose any personal information that we collect to any successor organization to Altman Vilandrie.
  • We may disclose any information that we collect to any law enforcement or regulatory authority, to the extent required by law or if in Altman Vilandrie’s reasonable discretion disclosure is necessary to investigate fraud or any threat to the safety of any individual, to protect our legal rights, or to protect the rights of third parties.
  1. How Do We Store Your Personal Information?

No method of electronic storage or Internet transmission is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that security incidents or breaches will not occur.  We are not responsible for the actions of hackers and other unauthorized third parties that breach our reasonable security procedures.  Nonetheless, we use reasonable security precautions consistent with industry best practices to protect the security and integrity of your information, both during transmission and once we receive it.

Altman Vilandrie stores any personal information it maintains in an electronic format in servers located in the United States.  Altman Vilandrie may transfer such information to its European partner, Solon, which maintains information on servers located in Europe.

  1. Cookies Policy

Cookies are small files that are created when a consumer visits a website to help improve the functionality of the website and to improve the consumer’s experience using the website.  Cookies can help to keep track of a consumer’s movements within the site; help consumer’s resume where they left off on a website; help consumers remember their login information, theme selection, and preferences; and help to enable other customization functions.  We collect cookies associated with Google Analytics, which helps us measure the effectiveness of our website.  If a user of the website sends a “Do Not Track” signal, Google Analytics does not honor that request.

  1. Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information

Please contact Altman Vilandrie at info@altvil.com or through our web-form and use the subject line “Personal Information Request” if you would like to:

  • access and obtain a copy of the personal information Altman Vilandrie has collected about you;
  • ask Altman Vilandrie to delete your personal information;
  • ask Altman Vilandrie to correct personal information that you believe is inaccurate or outdated;
  • transfer your personal information to a third-party provider of services;
  • ask us to stop, restrict, or modify the processing or sharing of your personal information; or
  • revoke your consent for the processing of your personal information.

While Altman Vilandrie will make reasonable efforts to comply with your request, we reserve the right to decline your request if we are authorized or required to do so under applicable law and regulations.  For example, if you provide us with your personal information in your capacity as an employee of a Client, we will not delete your personal information if such information is necessary to maintaining our business relationship with the Client (unless otherwise required by law).

  1. Information for Residents of the European Economic Area

Altman Vilandrie collects personal information from residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) through its European partner, Solon.  Altman Vilandrie participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield as established by the U.S. Department of Commerce to comply with Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).  We have certified that we adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, purpose limitation, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, recourse, liability, and enforcement for such personal data.  You can learn more about the Privacy Shield and view a list of companies that participate in the Privacy Shield by visiting www.privacyshield.gov.

As required under the principles, when Altman Vilandrie receives personal information under the Privacy Shield and then transfers it to a third-party service provider acting as an agent on our behalf, we have certain liability under the Privacy Shield if both (i) the agent processes the information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield; and (ii) Altman Vilandrie is responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

EEA residents may learn how we collect, use, store, and share their personal information by reviewing this privacy policy, and may exercising their rights to access, correct, and delete personal information by contacting us as described in the “Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information” section above.

If you are an EEA resident and have questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy or practices, you may direct a complaint in writing to Altman Vilandrie & Company, Attn: Human Resources 101 Federal Street, 28th Flr., Boston, MA, 02110, or via email at info@altvil.com.  You may also contact our European partner, Solon, at Kardinal-Faulhaber-Strasse 6, 80333 Munich Germany or at contact@solonstrategy.com.

If you are an EEA resident and are dissatisfied with the manner in which we have addressed your concerns, you may seek further assistance, at no cost to you, from our designated Privacy Shield independent recourse mechanism, the JAMS Privacy Shield Program, which you can learn more about by visiting here.  EEA residents may elect to address unresolved complaints through binding arbitration but prior to initiating such binding arbitration, you must: (1) afford us the opportunity to resolve the issue; (2) seek assistance via Altman Vilandrie’s recourse mechanism above; and (3) contact the U.S. Department of Commerce (either directly or through a European Data Protection Authority) and afford the Department of Commerce time to attempt to resolve the issue. Each party shall be responsible for its own attorney’s fees. Please be advised that, pursuant to the Privacy Shield, the arbitrator(s) may only impose individual-specific, non-monetary, equitable relief necessary to remedy any violation of the Privacy Shield Principles with respect to the individual.

Altman Vilandrie is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

 

  1. Information for California Residents

If you are a California resident, you have certain rights to access and request that Altman Vilandrie delete your personal information under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).  To request that Altman Vilandrie disclose the categories of information or the specific pieces of information that we collect, or to request that we delete your personal information, please email Altman Vilandrie at info@altvil.com or through the webform located at  https://www.altvil.com/contact-us/.  Please use the subject line “CCPA Request.”  Upon receiving a request, we will request that you provide us with certain information to verify your identity and will comply with your request, if the law requires us to do so, within the timeframes specified by the CCPA.  These rights do not apply to personal information provided to Altman Vilandrie in a business-to-business context pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.145(n).

Altman Vilandrie does not sell your personal information and so the CCPA right to “opt out” from the sale of personal information is inapplicable.

 

  1. Amendments to this Privacy Policy

We may modify or amend this privacy policy from time to time and will place any updates to the policy on this webpage.  This privacy policy was last updated on June 3, 2020.

  1. Questions About this Privacy Policy

We encourage you to submit any questions that you may have about our privacy policy to info@altvil.com.