We collect only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors to SG's website. SG receives limited identifiable information, such as name, email address and telephone numbers from website visitors. A visitor may choose to provide personal information in the following examples:
- Participate or comment to Blog posts
- Register for events and conferences
- Contact us for further information
- Connect with us on various social media platforms
Visitors are also able to send email through the site. Their messages will contain the user's screen name and email address, as well as any additional information the visitor may wish to include in the message. SG's intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our website unless legally required. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you choose to provide sensitive information for any reason, SG accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this privacy statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.
Use of data
When a visitor provides personal information to us, we use it for the purposes for which it was provided to us as stated at the point of collection (or as obvious from the context of collection). Examples of the types of use are given in the 'Data collection' section above. We may use the email address and phone number we collect from you to respond to your inquiries and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to contact you regarding administrative notices, new product offerings and communications relevant to your use of our sites. In some cases, we may use your personally identifiable information to inform you of new services, promotions and other matters targeted to your interests. You may unsubscribe from any mailing lists, that we currently have or may have in the future, at any time by contacting us as set out in the 'Unsubscribe' section below or through the unsubscribe link in our communication to you. SG may also use your information in order to administer and manage the site or communicate with you about the site.
Our website does not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of third parties. If you would like to find out more about the different categories of information collected, please review the 'Data collection' section.
Cookies and log files
Our goal is to become your destination for HR Services by providing offerings that are most relevant to you in the most convenient way. To achieve this goal, SG collects information about site visitors. SG collects some information each time a visitor comes to our website, so we can improve the overall quality of the visitor's experience. This is done by the use of "Cookies", which are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing a more customized website experience. Cookies may be used on some pages of our site.
In order to properly manage our website we may anonymously log information on our operational systems, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our webmasters. This is to ensure that our website presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource.
Personal data collected by SG may be transferred or disclosed to third party contractors or subcontractors for the purposes for which the visitor has submitted the information and for the administration of our system or site and/or other internal, administrative purposes. By submitting data on SG's website, the visitor is providing explicit consent to the transfer of such data for the fulfillment of his or her voluntary requests or otherwise as set out in the 'Use of data' section.
It is SG's policy to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:
- As required by applicable law, statue, rule, regulation or professional standard, or through subpoena, search warrant or other legal process
- For regulatory compliance purposes
- When explicitly requested by a visitor
- When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by a visitor
- When required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by a third party
- Or otherwise as set out in this statement.
Third party links
Social Media Widgets
The personal data you submit to us will only be retained for as long as is required for the purposes for which it was collected. Contact information about visitors such as mailing list information is kept until a user unsubscribes to a publication or requests that we delete that information.
When personally identifiable information is retained, SG assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of the information once a visitor has submitted and verified the data. SG does not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information. When practically possible, if SG is informed that any personal data collected through a website is no longer accurate, SG will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided by the authenticated visitor.
SG has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized SG personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of this information.
SG understands the importance of protecting children's privacy especially in an online environment. The SG sites covered by this privacy statement are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13 years. It is SG's policy never to knowingly collect or maintain personal information about children under the age of 13.