This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit any website that links to this policy, or of any pages, facilities, services, or capabilities accessible on or by any domain owned by Robins & Morton, including the website www.robinsmorton.com, services available at that website, and mobile applications available from or that link to any Robins & Morton website (each our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
Measuring our visitors
We measure visitors to our websites using Google Analytics and, on some sites, we use some of Google’s Analytics’ extended functionality, namely, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. This service records what pages people view within our site, how people arrived at our site, some basic information about their computer, and anonymous aggregated information related to the demographics and interests of site visitors. The information we collect helps us and our designated web partner(s) understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site, and other website usage-related queries. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better. You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish. Google Analytics data is automatically deleted 26 months after your last visit.
Our websites include videos hosted by YouTube and Vimeo. They record anonymous aggregated statistics that help us optimize our video content (e.g. at which points in the video are people most likely to stop watching).
Our website has links to third-party sites and services. Robins & Morton is not responsible for how these websites choose to aggregate, store, or use data they collect from their visitors.
Robins & Morton takes many precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. These precautions include:
- Use of SSL encryption for sensitive data
- Hardware stored in secured data centers behind firewalls
- All access to information restricted by password and/or secure key
- Restrictions to what information can be accessed via any location
While we take great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected, we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.
What are cookies?
For modern websites to work according to visitors’ expectations, they need to collect certain basic information about visitors. To do this, a site will create small text files which are placed on visitors’ devices – these files are known as cookies. Cookies are uniquely assigned to each visitor, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to the visitor. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a visitor’s device.
Cookies do various jobs which make the visitor’s experience of the internet much smoother and more interactive. For instance, cookies are used to remember the visitor’s preferences on sites they visit often, to remember language preference and to help navigate between pages more efficiently. Much, though not all, of the data collected is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve the visitor experience.
How are cookies used on Robins & Morton’s websites?
Robins & Morton’s website places cookies to store and then retrieve small bits of information on your computer when you visit. This is to ensure that our content is tailored to your specifications, thereby improving the visitor experience of the site.
We believe that the visitor experience of the website would be adversely affected if visitors opt out of the cookies we use.
What types of cookies are there and which ones do we use?
Cookies can be categorized by how long they are stored and their function.
Cookies categorized by length of storage:
Persistent cookies remain on a visitor’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time the visitor visits the website that created the particular cookie.
Examples of how we use persistent cookies:
- Distinguishing between individual anonymized users
- Calculating the aggregate number of return visitors
Session cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a visitor during a browser session. A browser session starts when a visitor opens a browser window and finishes when they close it. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Examples of how we use session cookies:
- To improve the usability of our site
- To route the visitor to the most available web server
Cookies categorized according to function:
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to navigate around a website and to use its features. Without them, visitors would not be able to use some site features. These cookies do not gather information about visitors that could be used for marketing or remembering where a visitor has been on the internet. Examples of how we use strictly necessary cookies:
- To verify whether a user is logged in to our 3rd party recruiting software managed by Visibility Software.
Performance cookies collect anonymous data for statistical purposes on how visitors use a website. They don’t contain personal information and are used to improve the visitor experience.
Examples of how we use performance cookies include:
- Gathering data about visits to the website, including numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on, or where visitors have come from
Information supplied by performance cookies helps us understand how visitors use the website; for example, whether or not visitors have visited before, what visitors looked at or clicked on, and how they found us. Information supplied by performance cookies may be used in (re)marketing activities.
Functionality cookies allow visitors to customize how a website looks for them. They can remember usernames, language preferences and regions. Currently, we do not use functionality cookies.
How can visitors control cookies?
Visitors must be aware that any preferences will be lost if cookies are deleted, and many websites will not work properly, or functionality will be lost. We therefore do not recommend turning cookies off when using our website(s).
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but visitors can alter the settings of their browser to erase cookies or to prevent automatic acceptance. Browsers generally provide the option to see the cookies currently stored and to accept, reject, or delete cookies, block third party cookies, block cookies from particular sites, and accept all cookies and subscribe to a notification when a cookie is issued. The “Options” or “Preferences” menu of your browser should allow you to change these settings. The Browser Help section usually provides detailed information on how this is accomplished.
Managing performance cookies
It is possible to opt out of having your anonymized browsing activity within websites recorded by performance cookies. Visitors can prevent their data from being used by installing a browser add-on that blocks the functionality.
We use the following tools for recording performance cookies:
- Google Analytics
Links to other sites
Users & Respondents
In order to provide services to its visitors, Robins & Morton collects certain types of data from you. That data includes: (a) information you provide to us, (b) information by which you may be personally identified, such as name, job title, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, company or employer, payment information such as credit card information, and any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”), (c) information that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as Website tracking information and Website usage information, (d) information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details, and (e) information about your geolocation. Geolocation may be collected from, for example, your mobile device. Furthermore, our employees collect information from respondents who fill out our forms. Data entered or transferred to us, such as inquiries, contact information, media files, etc., remains the property of the visitor. This data may be shared with a third party by Robins & Morton in order to better serve that visitor.
We collect information: (a) directly from you when you provide it to us, (b) automatically as you navigate through the Website, and (c) from third parties, for example, our business partners. Respondents should be aware that in responding to our online forms, they could be disclosing information that could make them personally identifiable to our employees. With the exception of information provided for employment reasons, the security and privacy protection implemented on our platform does not cover this type of transfer or disclosure of personal information. The personally identifiable information provided as part of our employment application is protected in accordance with applicable law. Respondents responding to our online forms should be aware that they alone are responsible for the content of their responses.
Collection and use of user and respondent data
During a respondent’s completion of various website forms, they provide information such as name, company name, email, telephone, and other relevant data. This information is used by Robins & Morton to identify the user and provide them with support, services, mailings, sales and marketing actions, and contractual obligations, as appropriate.
We will not retain user data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.
The purpose of collecting personal data as part of our online forms will vary depending on the online form. This website and any digital marketing or remarketing activities that Robins & Morton conducts are not primarily intended for use by or to specifically target users within the European Economic Area. Generally, we will use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information in a number of ways that include but may not be limited to the following: (a) to present our Website and its contents to you, (b) to provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us, and (c) to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
If you or your organization is required under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to enter into a contract, or other binding legal act under EU or Member State law, with your data processors, contact us at email@example.com.
Our Legal Obligation to Disclose Personal Information
We will reveal a user’s personal information without his/her prior permission only when we have reason to believe that the disclosure of this information is required to establish the identity of, to contact or to initiate legal proceedings against a person or persons who are suspected of infringing rights or property belonging to Robins & Morton or to others who could be harmed by the user’s activities or of persons who could (deliberately or otherwise) transgress upon these rights and property. We are permitted to disclose personal information when we have good reason to believe that this is legally required.
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
We do not currently recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “Do Not Track” instructions. You can change your privacy preferences regarding the use of tracking technologies through your browser. As noted above, if you do adjust your privacy preferences, certain functionality of the site may be affected. Additional information about Do Not Track requests as it applies to California residents is available at the section of this policy “Your California Privacy Rights.”
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
In addition, we make this disclosure concerning tracking technology as it relates to California residents. Since Do Not Track technology has not been fully standardized, we do not respond to Web browser “Do Not Track”’ signals at this time. We await the result of work by the policy community and industry to determine when such a response is appropriate and what form it should take. We do allow you to exercise choice regarding the collection of information by third parties about your online activities over time and across third-party Websites or online services for online interest based advertising purposes by going to http://www.networkadvertising.org.
The NAI offers useful information about internet advertising companies, including information about how to opt-out of interest-based advertising by their members. See http://www.networkadvertising.org for general information about the NAI and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp for the opt-out page.
These opt-out mechanisms rely on cookies to remember your choices with respect to ad-serving on websites. If you delete your cookies, use another computer or device, or change browsers, then you will need to repeat this process. In addition, opting out of interest-based ads will not opt you out of all ads, but rather only those ads that are personalized to your interests based on activities observed on websites not owned and operated by Robins & Morton.
If you are a California resident and have an established business relationship with us, then you can request a notice disclosing the categories of personal information we have shared with third parties, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, during the preceding calendar year. You may request that information once a year. To request a notice, please submit your request to Data Protection Officer, 400 Shades Creek Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209, or contact us by telephone at Telephone: 205-870-1000, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 30 days for a response.
If you are a California resident under 18 years old and a registered user, then you can request that we remove content or information that you have posted to our website or other online services. Note that fulfillment of the request may not ensure complete or comprehensive removal (e.g., if the content or information has been reposted by another user). To request removal of content or information, please contact us at: Data Protection Officer, 400 Shades Creek Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209, or contact us by telephone at Telephone: 205-870-1000, or by email at email@example.com. Please allow 30 days for a response.
For Further Information
If you have any further questions regarding the data Robins & Morton collects, or how we use it, then please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following address:
Robins & Morton
Attn: Data Protection Officer
400 Shades Creek Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35209
Last modified: April 24, 2019