U.S. Privacy Notice

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.: U.S. Privacy Notice

 

Effective Date: Dec 6, 2017

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. (“DDB”) respects your concerns about privacy. This U.S. Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect about individuals on ddb.com, how we may use the information, with whom we may share it, and the choices available regarding our use of the information. The U.S. Privacy Notice also describes the measures we take to safeguard the personal information and how individuals can contact us about our privacy practices.

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Information We Obtain

When you visit our Site, we may obtain personal information about you in various ways. The types of personal information we may obtain include:

  • Contact information, such as name, postal address, email address and telephone number;
  • If you are seeking career opportunities with DDB via the Site, we request information such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number and Skype address, and you may also choose to submit your resume, cover letter and additional files; and
  • Personal information contained in content you submit, such as through our “Contact” feature.

 

Automated Collection of Data on the Site

When you visit our Site, we may obtain certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons, and other technologies. “A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.

The information we obtain in this manner may include your device IP address, identifiers associated with your devices, types of devices, web browser characteristics, device characteristics, language preferences, clickstream data, and dates and times of visits to the Site. These technologies help us (1) remember your information so you will not have to re-enter it; (2) track and understand how you use and interact with our Site; (3) tailor the Site around your preferences; (4) measure the usability of the Site; (5) understand the effectiveness of our communications; and (6) otherwise manage and enhance the Site.

Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our Site. Our Site is not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers.

 

How We Use the Information We Obtain

We may use the information we obtain on the Site to:

  • Personalize your experience on the Site;
  • provide our services;
  • respond to your inquiries;
  • market our services to you;
  • manage career opportunities, including for recruitment purposes (such as processing job applications);
  • operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new services; enhancing and improving our services; analyzing our services; managing our communications; performing data analytics; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
  • protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, claims and other liabilities; and
  • comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies, including this U.S. Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use.

We may use the information we obtain in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.

 

Third-Party Web Analytics Services 

We may use third-party analytics services on our Site, such as Google Analytics and ShareThis. The service providers that administer these services use automated technologies to collect data (such as email and IP addresses) to evaluate use of our Site. To learn more about Google Analytics and how to opt out, please visit google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.To learn more about ShareThis and how to opt out, please visit www.sharethis.com/privacy.

 

Information Sharing

We do not disclose personal information we obtain about you, except as described in this U.S. Privacy Notice. We may share your personal information with our (1) subsidiaries and affiliates and (2) service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as data analytics services, for the purposes described in this U.S. Privacy Notice. We do not authorize our service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements.

We also may disclose information about you (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena); (2) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities; (3) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights; (4) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical or other harm or financial loss; (5) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; (6) in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation) or (7) otherwise with your consent.

 

Your Choices

We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we obtain about you. To update your preferences, update or correct your information, or submit a request, please contact us as specified in the How to Contact Us section of this U.S. Privacy Notice.

 

Other Online Services and Third-Party Features

Our Site may provide links to other online services and websites, and may include third-party features such as apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins (such as LinkedIn, Instagram, ShareThis or Twitter buttons). These online services, websites and third-party features may operate independently from us. The privacy practices of the relevant third parties, including details on the information they may collect about you, is subject to the privacy statements of these parties, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked online service, website or third-party features are not owned or controlled by us, DDB is not responsible for these third parties’ information practices.

 

How We Protect Personal Information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information we obtain through the Site against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

 

Children’s Personal Information

The Site is designed for a general audience and are not directed to children under the age of 13.  The Site does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13.  If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that information.  If you believe that a child under the age of 13 may have provided us with personal information, please contact us as specified in the How to Contact Us section of this U.S. Privacy Notice.

 

Updates to Our U.S. Privacy Notice

This U.S. Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices on the Site. We will post a notice on our Site to notify you of significant changes to our U.S. Privacy Notice and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.

 

How to Contact Us

To update your preferences, update or correct your information, submit a request or ask us questions about this U.S. Privacy Notice, please contact us by email at privacy@ddb.com or write to us at:

Attn: General Counsel
DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
437 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022