Effective Date: September 30, 2023.
This Privacy Notice describes how Freed & Associates, Inc., dba Freed Associates, and our affiliates (collectively, “Freed Associates,” “us” or “we”) process personal information that we collect through our digital materials or online sites that link to this Privacy Notice (including as applicable, our website and other websites and social media pages), as well as through our marketing activities, services we provide to our clients, any offline business interactions you may have with us, and other activities described in this Privacy Notice (collectively, the “Sites”).
Freed Associates may provide additional or supplemental privacy policies to individuals for specific products or services that we offer at the time we collect personal information. For example, this Privacy Notice does not apply to personal information that we may collect from our employees, contractors, or job candidates. Such information may be subject to separate privacy policies.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Notice at any time. If we make material changes to this Privacy Notice, we will notify you by updating the date of this Privacy Notice and posting it on the Sites or other appropriate means. Any modifications to this Privacy Notice will be effective upon our posting the modified version (or as otherwise indicated at the time of posting). In all cases, your use of the Sites after the effective date of any modified Privacy Notice indicates your acknowledging that the modified content of the Privacy Notice applies to your interactions with the Sites and our business.
Information we collect
Freed Associates 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 Sites when you register for or apply for jobs through the Freed Associates Careers portal, create a user profile, sign up for the Freed Associates newsletter, or download content from our Knowledge Center. The personal data collected varies and may include information that you provide, such as your email address.
We may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Sites. 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 Sites. We may also automatically collect information about how you use the Sites, such as what you have searched for and viewed on the Sites. The information automatically collected may be associated with a unique identifier as well as with any other personal data you have provided.
Use of information
Freed Associates uses your personal data to fulfill your requests for information, personalize content most relevant to you, evaluate and improve our services, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, recruit and evaluate job applicants, analyze the Sites’ performance and functioning, comply with all applicable laws and corporate reporting obligations, 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 Sites, or we may use it in the course of our business activities.
Freed Associates and its service providers may use first- and third-party Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies, including web beacons, to manage our Sites and our services and collect analytics about how you use them. Freed Associates and its service providers may collect information about whether you open or click any links in the newsletter that we send to you or the Knowledge Center communications that you read or download. The information provided throughout this Privacy Notice about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies.
Our Sites do not track you by collecting personal data about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services. Accordingly, we may not be able to alter our practices regarding data collection and use in response to “do not track” signals transmitted from web browsers.
Disclosure of personal data
Freed Associates 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. Freed Associates may provide access to your personal data to third party service providers engaged by Freed Associates to provide services related to the Sites as well as related to Freed Associates’ 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 Notice 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 job applicant information, or communicating with you if you request communication.
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 protect our property, services and legal rights; to prevent fraud; to support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions; or to comply with any and all applicable laws. Further, 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.
Links to third party sites
Freed Associates has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized Freed Associates 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. Data is stored in the United States. Despite these precautions however, Freed Associates cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal data, from this or any other website.
Freed Associates 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, Freed Associates 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 Notice.
The Sites are not designed for or directed at children 16 years of age or younger, and Freed Associates does not intentionally collect or maintain personal data about anyone under this age. If you are a parent or guardian of a child from whom you believe we have collected personal information in a manner prohibited by law, please contact us at [email protected]. If we learn that we have collected personal information through the website from a child without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian as required by law, we will comply with applicable legal requirements to delete the information.
Through the Careers portal, you can apply for positions with Freed Associates or sign up for an account with which you may submit your contact information and your resume online, or you may check, at your convenience, for new job openings or similar opportunities. If you do so, we will collect any information you make available to us, via Freed’s Careers portal. The Privacy Notice and practices described at the link in the Careers portal describes in detail how Freed Associates and this affiliate handle and protect the personal data that is collected in connection with the recruitment process.
Depending on applicable laws, you may have the right to request access to the personal data that we have collected about you, for the purposes of reviewing, modifying, or requesting deletion of the data. You may also have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we have collected about you and to have any inaccuracies in that data corrected. In certain circumstances, you may also request that we cease processing your personal data.
If you would like to make a request to access, review, delete, or correct the personal data we have collected about you, or to discuss how we process your personal data, please contact us at [email protected] To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your personal data. We will make reasonable attempts to promptly investigate, comply with, or otherwise respond to your requests as may be required by applicable law. Different laws may prevent us from providing access to your personal data or otherwise fully complying with your request depending upon the circumstances and the request, such as for example, where producing your information may reveal the identity of someone else.
Your California privacy rights
As required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), this Privacy Notice describes the categories of personal data collected, processed, and disclosed by Freed Associates, 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 to request more information about Freed Associates’ collection, use, disclosure, and sale of personal data about you including:
- The categories of personal data about you that we have collected and the categories of sources of that information,
- The categories of sources from which we have collected that information in the preceding twelve months,
- The commercial or business purpose for collecting, using, or disclosing that information, and
- The categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed or sold that information, in the preceding twelve 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 twelve months.
You may also have the right to request deletion of personal data about you (or correction of inaccurate personal data about you) that we have collected or that we 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 [email protected]. When we process your request, we may 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. You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination as prohibited by the CCPA.
If you have registered for Freed Associates newsletter or alerts, or you receive invitations to surveys or events from Freed Associates and you prefer not to receive future email communications from us, please review the communications settings in your profile on Freed Associates.com, follow the instructions on the page of the Site where you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or write to [email protected] to unsubscribe from all Freed Associates communications.
If you have any questions about our Privacy Notice or if you would like to communicate with our Privacy Officer, please contact us here:
Freed & Associates, Inc.
412 Yale Ave.
Kensington, CA 94708
Last updated November 13, 2023