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Information we collect
Decibel collects personal data in the course of its business activities, including in connection with some client services. We also collect personal data on certain areas of the Sites when you register for or apply for jobs through the Decibel Recruitment Portal or register for Decibel newsletters. The personal as well as business related information/data collected varies and may include information that you provide, such as your name and email address.
We may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Sites. The information we automatically collect may include IP address, device identifier, web browser, and browsing information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies”) on our Sites. We may also automatically collect information about how you use the Sites, such as what you have searched for and viewed on the Sites. The information automatically collected may be associated with a unique identifier as well as with any other personal data you have provided.
Decibel may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as data brokers or aggregators, in the course of its business activities including in connection with some client services. This includes demographic, professional and other information that is publicly available online, including information you choose to make public through social media platforms and other public online forums. We may combine this data with existing information we have about you or use it independently, for the purposes of our benchmarking and data analytics activities (e.g., analysis of recruiting practices across an industry, detecting fraud patterns in connection with financial transactions, foot traffic in retail environments). We will always seek to confirm that the third party has provided transparent information about its use of this data, including its disclosure to third parties like Decibel, in compliance with applicable law.
Use of information
Our Sites do not track you by collecting personal data about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services. Accordingly, we do not alter our data collection and use practices in response to “do not track” signals transmitted from web browsers.
Disclosure of personal data: data recipients and international data transfers
Personal data collected in the course of Decibel business activities, including in connection with some client services, as well as on the Sites may be transferred from time to time to Decibel subsidiaries and affiliates and their personnel across our global organization, as well as to our third party service providers located throughout the world, including in countries where the local law may grant you fewer rights than you have in your own country. Additionally, the Sites may be viewed and hosted by Decibel and our third party service providers anywhere in the world. Where required by law, we have put in place legal mechanisms designed to ensure adequate data protection of your personal data that is processed by Decibel subsidiaries, affiliates and third party service providers, including the transfer of your personal data to countries other than the one in which you reside. If you would like more information about these legal mechanisms, please contact us at the address below. By using any of the Sites and providing information on any of them, you voluntarily consent to such trans-border transfer and hosting of such information.
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Decibel has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized Decibel personnel and third party service providers are provided access to personal data, and these employees and service providers are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, however Decibel cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal data.
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Submitting a Business Plan
Please do not send any information to Decibel that constitutes a trade secret or is confidential or proprietary. Decibel cannot agree to obligations of confidentiality or non-disclosure with regard to information submitted to it. By submitting information or materials to Decibel, you and anyone acting on your behalf, agree that any such information or materials will not be considered confidential or proprietary. Decibel is not obligated to review any information or materials sent to it, Decibel reserves the right to reject information or materials in its sole discretion and Decibel shall be under no obligation to return any information or materials to you. It is possible that Decibel will receive a number of similar plans and ideas, you understand that your idea may have previously been submitted to Decibel and may be under our consideration. In no event shall Decibel be limited or restricted from pursuing any opportunities with others.
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