Privacy Policy

Last Updated: Feb. 26, 2020

Welcome to https://www.kaloramapartners.com/ (the “Website”)!  Kalorama Partners, LLC, Kalorama Legal Services, and its affiliates and representatives (collectively, “Kalorama Partners”) understand the importance of privacy. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you better understand the information we collect from you through our Website and Services (described below), how we protect the information once we collect it, and whether and how we disclose it to anyone. This Privacy Policy also discusses how you can exercise your privacy rights.

 

We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy in full to ensure you are completely informed before using Kalorama Partners’ Website or Services. If any aspect of this Privacy Policy makes you uncomfortable or otherwise disagree with any of the terms listed below, please stop using our Website immediately.

 

Please note, this Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party links to websites, applications, or services that have their own privacy policies (like clicking on a link that takes you to an article on Forbes’ website).

 

 

ABOUT US

 

Here is a little background before we dive in. This Website is operated by Kalorama Partners, a limited liability company located in the District of Columbia in the United States (“Kalorama Partners,” “us,” “we,” or “our”). We provide consulting and expert witness services related to corporate governance, regulatory compliance, crisis management, internal inquiries, investment fund advisory services, and disclosure analysis and review (collectively referred to in this Privacy Policy as the “Services”). We provide these Services, or information about these Services, both on our Website and in-person at our office or other locations.  

 

For more information about Kalorama Partners, please visit our About page here.  

 

 

KEY TERMS

 

To cut down on your reading time, these terms have the following meanings throughout this Privacy Policy:  

 

  • Website” or “Websites” means any website we own and operate (such as https://www.kaloramapartners.com/) or any web pages, applications, interactive features, or other online offerings.  

  • Users,” “User,” “you,” or “your” means any person who utilizes our Services or Website in any way (including just browsing) or signs up to receive emails or other communications from Kalorama Partners. This includes you and anyone either using this Website on your behalf (like a representative or employee) or you are otherwise responsible for (like children, wards, etc.).

  • Services” includes any services provided through our Website and other products and services.  

  • Personal Information” means any information or data that identifies or can be used to identify a User (see above), directly or indirectly. 

 

 

YOUR CONSENT

 

By using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Information by us as described in our Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post a link to those changes on this page, so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it. We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to notify you of material changes to our Privacy Policy by email using the email address you provide us. Your continued use of our Website after we make changes indicates your acceptance of those changes, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for updates. 

You may also view our past privacy policies here.

 

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

 

Personal Information You Provide Us  

 

When you participate in the Services through our Website, we may ask you to voluntarily provide us with Personal Information. The Personal Information we collect from you is only what we need to be able to provide you with the Services effectively. This Personal Information may include:  

 

  • Your name;  

  • Your email address; 

  • Your phone number;

  • Information about your business or someone else’s business;

  • Information about a government entity; and  

  • Any communications related to your use of the Services or Website.  

 

You may choose to provide additional Personal Information when you communicate with us through our Website or otherwise, and we will keep copies of those communications for our records. 

 

As a reminder, your decision to allow us to collect this Personal Information from you is voluntary. However, if you choose not to provide this information, some or all of the Services may be unavailable to you.  

 

Personal Information Automatically Collected 

 

In addition to the Personal Information you voluntarily provide us, we may also collect certain information automatically from your personal computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, or other devices. Some states and territories of the United States, and other countries including those in the European Union, may consider this to be Personal Information under applicable laws.  

 

Specifically, the Personal Information we collect automatically may include the following:  

 

  • Your IP address or other unique identifier; 

  • Your device’s hardware model, operating system information, unique device identifiers, and mobile network and data information;

  • Your Internet browser identification;  

  • Your Internet browsing activity;  

  • Your general geographic location; and

  • Other certain information related to your devices, including the time of day you visit our Website or Mobile Application, among other information. 

 

We may use various methods and technologies to automatically collect or store this Personal Information through tracking tools like browser cookies, web beacons, pixels, embedded scripts, and ETags or entity tags. We may do this on our Website and in emails we send to you.  

 

We Combine Personal Information Collected Online and Offline

 

We combine any Personal Information that we have collected offline (like on a phone call or during an in-person meeting) with what we collect online through our Website. We also combine Personal Information that we have collected across other third-party websites, your devices, and from third parties with Personal Information we already have

 

Security Disclaimer

 

At Kalorama Partners, we strive to protect the privacy of your Personal Information we keep on record, but please keep in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% safe. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete and absolute security of your Personal Information. Unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, in addition to hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of your Personal Information at any time. 

 

CONSEQUENTLY, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US FROM SECURITY BREACHES, IDENTITY LEFT, OR EVENTS THAT COULD CAUSE LOSS OF YOUR DATA OR INFORMATION. WE SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY SECURITY BREACH, ACCIDENT, INADVERTENCE OR ANY OTHER ACT RESULTING IN DISCLOSURE. THEREFORE, ANY TRANSMISSION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH OUR WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU ARE AT ALL UNCOMFORTABLE WITH OUR SECURITY MEASURES, PLEASE DO NOT USE OUR WEBSITE. 

 

We are also not responsible for your or a third party’s circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures. Your own efforts to protect against unauthorized access play an important role in protecting the security of your Personal Information. For example, you should be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer, not transmit your Personal Information while on a public Wi-Fi network, and always log out of any site when viewing your Personal Information. Please note, we are not security professionals and therefore recommend speaking to a security professional if you have any questions about your own efforts to protect your Personal Information.

 

Cookies and Similar Tracking Devices

 

Because we employ cookies and similar tracking tools, we wanted to provide you with some additional information what they are and how they affect you.  

 

A cookie is a piece of information, which may include a unique identifier, that is sent to your Internet browser from a server and stored on your hard drive or device. We assign a different cookie to each device that accesses our Website. Cookies allow your devices to use all the features on our Website, such as remembering who you are, knowing if you have visited our site before or if you are a first-time visitor, and remembering if you clicked on a specific link. Cookies do not contain specific information about you or any device you are using.  

 

You are always free to decline our cookies and you may be able to set your Internet browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our Website may be inaccessible or not function properly.  

 

Updating Your Information and Choices 

 

You may update or correct information about yourself through the Website’s account registration forms or by contacting us at info@kaloramapartners.com.  

 

You may opt-out of receiving promotional mail, emails, or other forms of communication from us by unsubscribing using the link on the email communication or by contacting Kalorama Partners at info@kaloramapartners.com. Please be sure to include your current information and the requested changes you would like us to make to your marketing profile in your communication.  

 

Please note, we may still send you certain communications relating to your use of our Website, such as administrative and service announcements, security notifications, or Privacy Policy updates, and these communications may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from receiving our marketing communications. 

 

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

 

Now that we’ve discussed what Personal Information we collect and how we collect it, here is some information on how we use it.

 

Overall, we may use your Personal Information for various purposes, including, but not limited to, the following: 

 

  • Improving the effectiveness of our Website, marketing endeavors, and Services; 

  • Providing customer service; 

  • Notifying you of any information concerning the Services; 

  • Sending you newsletters and related communications that you opt-into;  

  • Sending you direct mail offerings; 

  • Sending you email communications about our Services, promotions, events, or other important information that you opt-into; 

  • Sending you email communications about content you included on our Website; 

  • Sending you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support messages;  

  • Enabling you to participate in the Website’s features; 

  • Identifying your Services preferences and informing you of new or additional products, services, and promotions that may be of interest to you; 

  • For internal business purposes such as trainings and business development;  

  • Notifying you about important changes to our Website;  

  • Detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent, illegal, or unauthorized activities on our Website and protect the rights and property of Kalorama Partners and our Users; and  

  • For purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information or as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy. 

 

If you do not want to receive email notifications from us, please unsubscribe by using the link on the email communication or contact Kalorama Partners at info@kaloramapartners.com.

 

HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH OTHERS

 

Like many businesses, the Personal Information we collect may be shared with third parties to enable us to provide our Services to you. We may hire other companies to perform certain business-related functions on our behalf, and we may provide access to or share your information with these companies so they can perform services for us. Examples of such functions include marketing, mailing information, data storage, security, fraud preventions, payment processing, legal services, accounting services, and maintaining databases. We may also provide your Personal Information to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes.  

 

By providing these third-party companies your Personal Information, they are not permitted to use, share, or sell said information; however, they have their own privacy policies with respect to the information we share with them to provide our Services. This includes how they may process and store your Personal Information.  

 

We may also disclose your Personal Information to third parties for the following reasons:  

 

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;  

  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes; or 

  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Kalorama Partners, our Users, or others. 

 

In general, these third-party companies will only collect, use and disclose your Personal Information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us; however, once you leave our Website or Mobile Application or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our Terms and Conditions. Therefore, we recommend that you read any third-party company’s privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which they will handle your Personal Information.  

 

CONSEQUENTLY, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND CANNOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT, THE PRIVACY AND SECURITY PRACTICES AND POLICIES, OR USE OF COOKIES OF THESE THIRD-PARTY COMPANIES OR ANY OTHER WEBSITES THAT ARE LINKED TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE. WE SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BY THESE THIRD-PARTY COMPANIES. THEREFORE, ANY TRANSMISSION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH OUR WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU ARE AT ALL UNCOMFORTABLE WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BEING SHARED WITH THIRD PARTIES, PLEASE STOP USING THE WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY. 

 

HOW WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION

 

We retain your Personal Information as long as is commercially reasonable to provide you with our Services, comply with any applicable laws, resolve disputes, and enforce any of our agreements, or for the other purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We may retain your Personal Information for longer periods if we have obtained your consent. We may also retain your Personal Information for any amount of time that may be required by law.  

 

Because retention needs can vary for different Personal Information types in the context of different products, actual retention periods can vary based on criteria such as User expectations or consent, the sensitivity of the information, the availability of automated controls that enable Users to delete information, and our legal or contractual obligations. If you have any questions concerning our retention of your Personal Information, please contact Kalorama Partners at info@kaloramapartners.com.

 

AGE RESTRICTIONS

 

The Services we provide, and the Website we discuss them on, is intended for adults 18 or older. But if someone under the age of 18 uses our Website, that minor’s parent or guardian is fully responsible for that minor’s: (i) the online conduct; (ii) access to and use of our Website; and (iii) misuse of the Website and its related consequences. By using this Website, you acknowledge that Kalorama Partners has no obligation to monitor the content accessible on or through our Website. 

 

Children under 13 years of age are strictly prohibited from using the Website. No one under the age of 13 may provide any information to Kalorama Partners, including through the Website. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors under the age of 13, even with verified parental or guardian consent. If you are under 13, you are prohibited from providing us with any Personal Information about yourself, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or Username you may use. 

 

If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact Kalorama Partners immediately at info@kaloramapartners.com, and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our records. 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Our Website may permit you to submit ideas, photographs, videos, audio recordings, questions, comments, suggestions or other content, including Personal Information, on social media websites and applications, message boards, and other public forums (collectively “Social Media Activities”). By engaging in these Social Media Activities, you agree to the processing of any of your Personal Information accessed on that social media page in accordance with its separate terms of use and privacy policy. Social Media Activities may include without limitation your name, your User profile, your age, your preferences, choices and viewpoints with regards to the topic or subject matter of the relevant social media page, your photos and other images and your videos.

 

APPLICABLE LAW

 

The Privacy Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia in the United States, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. 

 

ADDITIONAL PRIVACY RIGHTS FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

  

As discussed in this Privacy Policy, we may from time to time elect to share your Personal Information with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Under California Civil Code § 1798.83, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of Personal Information we share with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of Personal Information shared with third parties and used for direct marketing purposes and the name and address of the third parties that received such Personal Information. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to Kalorama Partners at the following address (limit one request per year): info@kaloramapartners.com. You must include your full name, email address, and postal address in your request. Please allow thirty (30) days for us to respond. 

 

ADDITIONAL PRIVACY RIGHTS FOR EUROPEAN UNION RESIDENTS

 

Following the European Union’s passage of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), Users residing in the European Union have the right to manage the Personal Information we collect from you while using our Website and related Services. These rights include the following:  

 

  • Right to be forgotten: you may request we delete all of your Personal Information without undue delay. 

  • Right to object: you may prohibit certain Personal Information uses. 

  • Right to rectification: you may request that incomplete Personal Information be completed or that incorrect information be corrected. 

  • Right of access: you have the right to know what Personal Information is being processed and how. 

  • Right of portability: you may request that Personal Information held by us be transported to another entity.  

 

You also have the right to take the following actions regarding your Personal Information:

 

  • Request a copy of the Personal Information we hold about you; 

  • Request that we correct any Personal Information if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date; 

  • Request your Personal Information be erased where it is no longer necessary for us to retain such information; 

  • Withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Information at any time; 

  • Request we provide you with your Personal Information and where possible, to transmit that information directly to another information controller, (known as the right to information portability), where applicable;  

  • Where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your Personal Information, to request a restriction on further processing; 

  • Object to the processing of Personal Information. Please note, this only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority), direct marketing, and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics;  

  • Lodge a complaint with authorities; and

  • Transfer your Personal Information abroad. Please note, if your Personal Information is to be transferred to countries or territories outside the European Union, you must include details of how the information will be protected. 

 

If we wish to use or process your Personal Information for a purpose not covered by this Privacy Policy, we will provide you with a new notice explaining this use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Wherever and whenever necessary, we will seek your consent prior to any new use or processing. 

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

 

We value your privacy and any questions, comments, or opinions you have regarding your Personal Information. If you would like to act on any of the rights discussed above, please contact Kalorama Partners at info@kaloramapartners.com.

© 2020 by Kalorama Partners, LLC. 

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