Privacy Policy

Public Consulting Group and its affiliates (collectively referred to as “PCG”) respect the privacy of your personal information.  This Privacy Policy outlines the types of information that PCG may collect from you at its websites (each referred to as “the Site”), what we do with that information, and with whom we may share the information.

User Agreement

Each visitor to the Site (“the User”) is encouraged to review this Privacy Policy. By using the Site, the User is accepting the Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy cannot be changed by the User.

Scope

The Privacy Policy applies to all PCG corporate websites that are generally accessible by the public.  The Privacy Policy does not apply to password-protected websites created by PCG for specific PCG clients, which by their nature require different uses of personal information.  The policy also does not apply to the websites to which this website may link.  If you choose to follow a link to another website, please consult the privacy policy for that site.

Amendments

PCG may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the amended version on the Site.

 

This Privacy Policy was last updated on June 26, 2020. 

Collection and Use of User information

PCG collects and processes two types of User information: computer information that is collected automatically, and personal information that you enter voluntarily.  All personal information is collected directly from Users, not from third parties.

We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors under 16 years of age.

Automatic Collection of Computer Information

When you visit the Site, PCG does not automatically collect personal information from you or about you (such as your name or mailing address). However, the Site does place small files called “cookies” on your computer to automatically collect and store certain types of data from the computer that you use to access the Site. PCG uses this computer information to assess interest in the Site and its pages, and for other internal business purposes. Please see our Cookie Notice for more information.

Collection of Voluntarily Provided Personal Information

PCG also may request and collect certain personal information from Users who wish to be contacted by PCG or to receive PCG publications such as white papers and newsletters. This personal information may include the User’s name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address. PCG does not request or collect other personal information such as social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, or financial account numbers. You are under no obligation to provide any information about yourself, though certain information may be needed in order to respond to a request for information or publications. We will not attempt to match this personal information with IP addresses and other automatically collected information, except as may be necessary to police misuse of the Site.

User information posted by the User on a PCG blog may be accessible to anyone visiting the blog.

PCG does not sell, rent, or trade personal information for commercial purposes.

PCG does not transfer personal data outside of the United States.

You may opt out of receiving communications from PCG by contacting the Website Administrator as described below.

Recent Collection and Transfer of Personal Information

PCG has collected the following personal information from Users within the 12 months prior to the last update of this Privacy Policy

 

Category of Information

Do we collect?

Purpose of Collection

Do we transfer for a business purpose? 

Third Parties Who Receive and for What Purpose

Do we sell? 

Identifiers:   such as name, address, date of birth, email address, phone number, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or Internet Protocol (IP) address. 

yes

To enable us to provide you with the information you requested; to comply with legal obligations; for internal business operations.

yes

Website operators, analytics vendors and other subcontractors for purposes of operating the PCG website; entities assisting with or related to the sale of, purchase of or merger with another corporate entity;  entities as needed to comply with legal obligations (such as subpoena requests).

no

Account Information: such as financial account numbers, credit or debit card numbers; or medical insurance account numbers 

no

n/a

no

n/a

no

Protected classifications: such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, or genetic information.

no

n/a

no

n/a

no

Commercial Information: such as products or services purchased or considered, or other purchasing or use histories or tendencies.

no

n/a

no

n/a

no

Usage data: such as internet or other electronic network activity, browsing history, or search history.

yes

To assess interest in our website; to analyze and improve our website; to personalize content and experiences; to comply with legal obligations; to prevent misuse and for internal business operations.

yes

Website operators, analytics vendors and other subcontractors for purposes of operating our website; entities assisting PCG in marketing or sales efforts; entities assisting with or related to the sale of, purchase of or merger with another corporate entity; entities as needed to comply with legal obligations (such as subpoena requests.

no

Geolocation data: precise geographic location information about a particular individual or device.

yes

To provide users with an individualized website experience.

no

n/a

no

Audio, Video and other Electronic Data: audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information such as, CCTV footage, photographs, and call recordings.

no

n/a

no

n/a

no

Biometric data:  such as hair color, eye color, fingerprints, height, retina scans, facial recognition, voice, and other biometric data

no

n/a

no

n/a

no

Professional, Educational or Employment related information: such as job history or education information that is not publicly available

no

n/a

no

n/a

no

Profiles and inferences: Inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile reflecting a resident’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, or aptitudes.

no

n/a

no

n/a

no

 

Links to Other Websites

For your convenience, this website may contain links to other websites of interest that are not owned, controlled, or managed by PCG, including social media sites. These non-PCG websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy, and PCG is not responsible for their privacy policies. The User is encouraged to review the privacy policy of each other website visited.

Disclaimer

Maintaining the security of your personal information is of utmost concern to PCG. PCG uses reasonable security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. However, no system can be absolutely secure. Consequently, you should not transmit to the PCG website any health information or other information that you consider sensitive. PCG cannot warrant the security of your personal information transmitted to our website, and you do so at your own risk.

Website Administrator

This website is administered by PCG’s webmaster. The webmaster can be contacted by email at info@publicconsultinggroup.com or by regular mail at

Website Administrator
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
148 State Street, 10th Floor
Boston, MA  02109