Privacy Policy

 

Introduction

Keystone Associates is an organization offering career, learning, and networking resources. Keystone Associates delivers the highest quality and most personalized consultation to individuals facing career transition or growth situations.

Keystone Associates is committed to protecting the privacy rights of all persons with whom it deals. To demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, Keystone Associates has made its information and privacy practices available in this statement. 

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of the Keystone Associates website at http://www.keystoneassociates.com and your use of any service offered from the website. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to the Keystone Associates Site including notification about:

If you have questions or concerns regarding the privacy of your personal information, please write to Keystone Associates at 125 Summer St. Ste. 1020 Boston, MA 02110.

Consent

By using the Keystone Associates website at http://www.keystoneassociates.com, you consent to the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is information that can be explicitly used to identify or contact you as an individual. (e.g. name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card number).  Personal information is considered information that is (1) recorded in any form; (2) is about, or pertains to a specific individual; and (3) can be linked to that individual.

Personal information is collected by Keystone Associates only when you specifically and knowingly choose to receive information or services from Keystone Associates or its associate companies. You will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information.

We may also receive personal information from our business associates and other third parties provided that such third parties confirm to us that they have obtained your consent to the disclosure of your personal information.

Information We Collect

We collect personally identifying information, such as your name, street address, email address, and phone number, and any other information you provide to us.

Keystone Associates website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.

Demographic and profile data is collected at our site. We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

Keystone Associates may make aggregate information about our users available to third parties for the purposes of marketing, advertising and other beneficial services. The information gathered on the Keystone Associates website may be shared within Keystone Associates and its Associate Companies acting on our behalf, who are subject to confidentiality agreements.

YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE EXCHANGED OR SOLD TO ANY OTHER BUSINESS OR VENDOR.

If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via email or by telephone. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner.

If you choose to provide personally identifying information to us, we will use and disclose it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Keystone Associates is required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Your personal information is required for:

Registration

When you register for services using the Keystone Associates Website, Keystone Associates will request personal information from you, including your name and email address. Some of the information requested from you during registration is optional, and is clearly identified on the site.

Information collected by Keystone Associates as part of the log-in/registration is NOT made accessible to the public, other users of the site or anyone not employed by Keystone Associates directly. This information is held in strict confidence and can be removed at your request at any time.

For RetirementOptions.com certified coaches, you will have the ability to share your contact information on our website for your own advertising purposes.  This is at your discretion and can be added or removed by you at any time.

Your personal information is used to communicate with you about your account and to provide you with information related to Keysstone Associates services. We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates to the Keystone Associates Website, such as new career opportunities which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.

You have the option to elect to receive additional communications, and information including without limitation free informational newsletters from Keystone Associates or Retirement Options relating to topics that may be of special interest to you. You always have the option, however, to tell us not to share your personal information with Keystone Associates or to exclude you from offers for other products or services.

My Account

Personal contact Information is collected (e.g. First Name, Last Name, Address, Home Phone, Work Phone, Email Address and Fax number). You can choose to make this information visible to public in your resume or you may choose for this information to remain private.

Resume Maker

Publishes your career objective, accomplishments, capabilities and job history. You may choose to make the information contained in your resume private or public.

Privacy Shield Principles

Notice

Keystone Associates shall inform an individual of the purpose for which it collects and uses the Personal Information and the types of non-agent third parties to which we disclose or may disclose that Information. Keysotne Associates will provide individuals with the choice and means for limiting the use and disclosure of their Personal Information. Notice will be provided when individuals are first asked to provide Personal Information, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before Keystone Associates uses or discloses the Information for a purpose other than for which it was originally collected.

Keystone Associates uses the information we gather on the Keystone Associates Website, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the Keystone Associates Website, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services available from Keystone Associates or its affiliated companies.

Keystone Associates uses the information for:

Choice

Keystone Associates will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their Personal Information is (1) to be disclosed to a third party or (2) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

Accountability for Onward Transfers

Prior to disclosing Personal Information to a third party, Keystone Associates will notify the individual of such disclosure and allow the individual the choice (opt out) of such disclosure. 

To enable us to more efficiently provide the services you have requested from us, Keystone Associates may share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to the Keystone Associates Website (for example, the number of visitors to the Keystone Associates Website) with its clients, agents and other third parties so that they may understand the kinds of visitors to the Keystone Associates Portal Site and how those visitors use the site.

We may disclose your personal information to other agents, contractors and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Only the information necessary to perform a specified business function will be disclosed (e.g. to provide career assistance, host our web servers, or provide customer service). These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information only as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party and are subject to strict terms of confidentiality.

In other circumstances we may be required or authorized by law to disclose the information you provide. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of Keystone Associates or its affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

Keystone Associates is held accountable for onward transfer of your information. Keystone Associates is potentially liable for any unlawful onward transfer of data to third parties.

Security

Keystone Associates will take reasonable steps to protect your information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Areas of this website that collect your information use industry standard secure socket layer encryption (SSL); however, to take advantage of this your browser must support encryption protection.

Your profile has a password so that only you can access it. We recommend that you do not provide your password to anyone, as you are ultimately responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your account information. If you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public location, remember to sign out and close your browser window when you have finished to ensure that others cannot access your personal information.

Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation

Keystone Associates will only process Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for those purposes, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, current

E-Mail Messages / Feedback

When you send us messages via e-mail, we will use your name and e-mail address only to respond to the concerns you write to us with. Your e-mail may be shared with appropriate people within the Keystone Associates organization to help us respond to your concerns and improve the services we provide.

We have an area where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in this area becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing purposes, without attribution, or contact you for further information and release.

Public vs. Private 

Once you have created a resume, you will have the option of choosing a Public or Private setting. The Private setting will prevent anyone other than you from viewing your online resume. The Public setting makes your online resume viewable by selected hiring employers. At any time, you may reset the Public setting to “Private.”

Online Forums

Please remember that any personal information that is disclosed in public areas of the Keystone Associates Website becomes public information. We recommend that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personally identifying information, as it could be collected and used by others over whom Keystone Associates has no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of the Keystone Associates Website.

Information Supplied by Your Browser / Use of Cookies

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive to collect information about your activities on a website. "Cookies" give us an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting. For example, if you personalize Keystone Associates pages, or register for services, a cookie helps you to recall your specific information (e.g. your user name, password and preferences). When you return to the Keystone Associates Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

We use this information only as anonymous aggregate data to determine how many people visit our site, which features are used most frequently, and which browsers are primarily used. We do not use it to track or record information about individuals. This information assists us in diagnosing problems with our site and helps us deliver a better overall experience for you and other visitors.

Many consumers do not know that "cookies" are being placed on their computers when they visit websites. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can usually only be read by the web server that issued the cookie to you.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a "cookie" on your computer. Accepting cookies is voluntary; however, if you decline cookies you may not be able to use some features of the Keystone Associates Website.

Links to Other Sites

This Privacy Statement applies solely to the information we collect on the Keystone Associates Website, and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.

Users should be aware that when you are on Keystone Associates sites, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. Keystone Associates is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites that may be linked to this site.

There may be links to other sites from Keystone Associates web pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. Personally identifying information which you choose to provide to another party or website will be subject to their privacy policy.

Changes to this Policy

Keystone Associates is the legal entity which determines the purposes and means of processing the information gathered at the Keystone Associates Website. If we plan to make significant changes to our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement at least 30 days before they take effect. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can send e-mail to info@keystoneassociates.com or call 617-720-7300.

Questions or Concerns 
If you have any questions or concerns about the information contained in this privacy statement, please contact our Office at: 125 Summer St. Ste. 1020 Boston, MA 02110 or 617-720-7300.