Privacy Policy

The Rand Group is sensitive to your concerns about how we use the personal and company information we collect from you through our website and through other methods of communication. This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how The Rand Group, LLC and its related companies (“Company”) collect, use and share personal information of users of this website, http://www.randgroup.com (the “Site”). WHAT WE COLLECT

We get information about you in a range of ways.

Information You Give Us.  We collect your‎ name,‎ job title, company name, postal address,‎ email address,‎ phone number,‎ fax number,‎ username,‎ password,‎ personal and company demographic information (such as your company software application, version, user usage, gender and occupation),  and any other information you provide to us on our Site.

Information We Get from Others.  We may get information about you or your company from other sources. We may add this to information we get from this Site.

Information Automatically Collected.  We automatically log information about you and your computer. For example, when visiting our Site, we log‎ your computer operating system type,‎ browser type,‎ browser language,‎ the website you visited before browsing to our Site,‎ pages you viewed,‎ how long you spent on a page,‎ access times,‎ Internet protocol (IP) address, and information about your use of and actions on our Site.

Cookies.  We may log information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. Cookies help us make our Site and your visit better. We use cookies to see which parts of our Site people use and like and to count visits to our Site.

Web Beacons.  We may log information using digital images called Web beacons on our Site or in our emails. We use Web beacons to manage cookies, count visits, and to learn what marketing works and what does not.  We also use Web Beacons to tell if you open or act on our emails.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use your personal information as follows:

  • We use your personal information to operate, maintain, and improve our sites, products, and services.
  • We use your personal information to process and deliver contest entries and rewards.
  • We use your personal information to respond to comments and questions and provide customer service.
  • We use your personal information to send information including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.
  • We use your personal information to communicate about promotions, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by us and our selected partners.
  • We use your personal information to link or combine user information with other personal information.
  • We use your personal information to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity.
  • We use your personal information to provide and deliver products and services customers request.

SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share personal information as follows:

  • We may share personal information with your consent. For example, you may let us share personal information with others for their own marketing uses. Those uses will be subject to their privacy policies.
  • We may share personal information when we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.
  • We may share personal information for legal, protection, and safety purposes.
  • We may share information to comply with laws in the countries where we operate.
  • We may share information to respond to lawful requests and legal processes.
  • We may share information to protect the rights and property of The Rand Group, LLC, our agents, customers, and others. This includes enforcing our agreements, policies, and terms of use.
  • We may share information in an emergency. This includes protecting the safety of our employees and agents, our customers, or any person.
  • We may share information with those who need it to do work for us.

We may also share aggregated and/or anonymized data with others for their own uses.

To the extent we have a mutually executed non-disclosure agreement then certain data collected from this Site will not be covered by that agreement. If you have any questions, then please contact our legal department.

INFORMATION CHOICES AND CHANGES

Our marketing emails tell you how to “opt-out.” If you opt out, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about your accounts and our business dealings with you.

You may send requests about personal information to our Contact Information below.  You can request to change contact choices, opt-out of our sharing with others, and update your personal information.

You can typically remove and reject cookies from our Site with your browser settings. Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect how our Site works for you.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

We strive to make certain that our servers and connections incorporate the latest encryption and security devices. We have implemented physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Documents are delivered to you via U.S.P.S., overnight delivery services, or email. Unfortunately, no data transmission is guaranteed to be 100% secure and bad actors may defeat our security, we therefore cannot guarantee the security of information you transmit to or from the Site, Applications, or through the use of our services, and you provide this information at your own risk. ACCORDINGLY, WE DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR THE THEFT, LOSS, OR INTERCEPTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR DAMAGE TO, YOUR DATA OR COMMUNICATIONS BY USING THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, AND OUR SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND ASSUME THESE RISKS.

IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR PRIVACY HAS BEEN BREACHED THROUGH USE OF OUR WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS, OR OTHER SERVICES PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY AT (713) 850-0747.

CONTACT INFORMATION.  We welcome your comments or questions about this privacy policy.  You may also contact us at our address:

6575 West Loop South, Suite 700 | Bellaire, Texas 77401

Attn.: Legal Department

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.  We may change this privacy policy. If we make any changes, we will change the Last Updated date below.

This privacy policy was last Updated on July 5, 2013.


Terms of Use

The Rand Group, LLC and its affiliates (“Rand Group” or “we”) provide content on randgroup.com (the “Site”) subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”). We may periodically change the Terms, so please check back from time to time. These Terms were last updated on July 5, 2013. By accessing and using this Site, you agree to these Terms. For an explanation of Rand Group’s practices and policies related to the collection, use, and storage of our users’ information, please read our privacy policy.

1. User Consent

By visiting our website or using our products or services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

You expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy. Personal Information may be processed by Rand Group trusted vendors or other third parties in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent.

2. Minors

Our website is not designed for minors under the age of 18. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about visitors who are under the age of 18.

3. Copyrights

All content and functionality on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, and images and the selection and arrangement thereof, is the exclusive property of Rand Group or its licensors and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

4. Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are the registered and unregistered Trademarks of Rand Group and its licensors. You agree that you will not refer to or attribute any information to Rand Group or its licensors in any public medium (e.g., press release, Web sites) 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, Rand Group or its licensors.

5. Calls/Electronic Communications.

In the regular course of our business, Rand Group may monitor and record phone conversations or email communications between you and Rand Group employees for training and quality assurance purposes. We may receive a confirmation when you open or click on content in an email from us, which helps us make our communications to you more useful and interesting. If you do not wish to receive email from Rand Group, you may unsubscribe from our mailing list on any of the emails we send.

6. Use of site content

Rand Group hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license for the term hereof to access and download, display, and print one copy of the content and functionality displayed on the Site (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 and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Site Content without Rand Group’s prior written consent.

7. User postings

You acknowledge and agree that Rand Group shall own and have the unrestricted right to use, publish, and otherwise exploit any and all information that you post or otherwise publish on the Site in postings, survey responses, and otherwise, and you hereby waive any claims against Rand Group for any alleged or actual infringements of any rights of privacy or publicity, moral rights, or rights of attribution in connection with Rand Group’s use and publication of such submissions. You covenant that you shall not post or otherwise publish on the Site any materials that (a) are threatening, libelous, defamatory, or obscene; (b) would constitute, or that encourage conduct that would constitute, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate law; (c) infringe the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third parties; (d) contain a computer virus or other destructive element; (e) contain advertising; or (f) constitute or contain false or misleading statements. Rand Group does not and cannot review all information posted to the Site by users and is not responsible for such information. However, Rand Group reserves the right to refuse to post and the right to remove any information, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason.

8. Notices of infringement and takedown by The Rand Group

Rand Group prohibits the posting of any information that infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe that your intellectual property right (or such a right that you are responsible for enforcing) is infringed by any content on the Site, please write to Rand Group at the address shown below, giving a written statement that contains: (a) identification of the copyrighted work and/or intellectual property right claimed to have been infringed; (b) identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Site that is requested to be removed; (c) your name, address, and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available; (d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work and/or exercise of the intellectual property right is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed; and (f) the signature of the intellectual property right owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of the right. Rand Group will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under U.S. law upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C.§ 512(c)(3)). U.S. law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely. Under appropriate circumstances, persons who repeatedly submit infringing or unlawful material will be prohibited from posting further submissions. Rand Group’s contact for submission of notices under paragraph is: The Rand Group, LLC, 6575 West Loop South, Suite 700, Bellaire, Texas 77401.

9. Disclaimers

THE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT RAND GROUP IS NOT HEREIN ENGAGED IN RENDERING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR SERVICES TO YOU. 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. RAND GROUP AND ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OWNERSHIP, ACCURACY, OR ADEQUACY OF THE SITE CONTENT. RAND GROUP SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON LINKED WEB SITES, CONTAINED IN ANY USER SUBMISSIONS PUBLISHED ON THE SITE, OR PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. NEITHER RAND GROUP NOR ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES 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.

10. Third-party web sites

We may provide links to third-party Web sites, and some of the content appearing to be on this Site is in fact supplied by third parties, for example, in instances of framing of third-party web sites or incorporation through framesets of content supplied by third-party servers. Rand Group has no responsibility for these third-party Web sites, which are governed by the Terms of Use and privacy policies, if any, of the applicable third-party content providers.

11. Governing law; jurisdiction

If you choose to visit Rand Group’s Site, any dispute over privacy subject to this privacy policy is governed by the laws of the State of Texas without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof.


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