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ORC Online Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to You

Scope

This ORC Online Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by ORC through any of its websites which display or link to this policy. ORC Expert Advisory Services, an ORC International company, is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your personal information according to the terms outlined in this Policy.

ORC's Agreement with our Experts

Prior to your engagement with an ORC expert, we ensure the expert has signed a confidentiality agreement to protect your proprietary interests. The expert must treat all your information as confidential and proprietary, and cannot disclose your information or your identity to any 3rd party. Patents, patent applications, trade secrets, processes, formulas or other proprietary information resulting from your interaction will be your sole property.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

We do not collect personally identifying information at this site from users unless it is provided to us knowingly and voluntarily. In certain parts of the site such as submitting requests for services and sending feedback, you may communicate with us via an online form and/or by e-mail. Through these channels, you may disclose limited personal information to us, such as your name, title, street address, company, telephone/fax numbers, email address and certain other information which will enable us to respond to your inquiries about our expertise, products, services, expert opportunities, etc. and/or to your request to receive communications from us. When you voluntarily submit personal information via this website for any of these purposes, we will use the personal information you provide in accordance with the purpose for which it was submitted. Though you are under no obligation to provide us with this information, withholding it may prevent us from responding to your inquiry. When you provide any personal information to us through this website, you acknowledge that you are knowingly and voluntarily consenting to its use as described in this Privacy Policy.

Use of Personal Information by Third Parties

Except as stated in this Policy, ORC does not disclose the personally identifying information collected on this website to any person or entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with ORC. ORC may disclose personally identifying information collected on this website if we believe such action is required by law or necessary to permit us to exercise our legal rights or take action regarding illegal activities, or if we have a good faith belief that you are in violation of the terms of service. Should there be a change in control of ORC or all or part of the company is sold, merged, or otherwise transferred to another entity, we may transfer personally identifying information as part of that transaction. For those conducting credit card transactions, ORC uses a third party to process credit cards for billing purposes. Your personal information will not be stored or used by this third party.

Security

We take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption (e.g., Secure Expert Request Form) and firewalls. However, as information transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Cookies and Usage Tracking Information

Like many companies, we use "cookie" technology on our site. The cookies we use do not collect any personally identifying information about you or provide us with any way to contact you, nor do they extract any unrelated information about your computer. These cookies may tell us whether you are a new or previous visitor, as well as what material you have viewed. We also collect certain usage information about our site, such as the number and frequency of visitors to its various sections, which may be used for the general purpose of improving our website. Collected data is used only in the aggregate and does not include any personally identifying information.

Children

ORC is intended to be used by adults to request expert services for their company or firm. We do not believe this site is appealing to children, including those under the age of 13. If you are a parent and believe that your child has submitted information to ORC on an Expert Request Form, Contact Us Form, or through other means, please contact us using the information below.

Contact Us

Questions regarding this Policy and related privacy issues should be directed to ORC by sending an e-mail to eas@orcinternational.com with the subject line "privacy," along with a thorough description of your concern.

Conditions of Use and Your Consent

When you use this site, you consent to the transmission of personally identifying information and to its use as described herein. As this website may be hosted outside your geographic region, any email communications or communications you send us through this website may be directed to a server that is not located within your home country. Regardless of your geographic location, use of our website and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy and application of the laws of the state of New Jersey.

Changes to This Online Privacy Policy

If we make a material change to this policy or to our privacy practices, we will post an updated Policy either at this location or elsewhere on our website in a prominent location. The updated Policy will reflect the date of the last revision.

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