Last updated: April 1, 2021
Our Website collects information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device (”personal information”).
Raland Compliance Partners
1250 South Grove Avenue
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: 877 972-5263
The data we process is determined by the context in question: for example, it may vary depending on whether you have submitted an inquiry via our contact form, registered for our newsletter or submitted a complaint.
We obtain personal information from the following categories of sources:
When you visit our Website, we collect and process the following data:
When you send us a “Contact” request or “Information Form”, we collect and process the following data:
Our Website uses what are known as cookies at multiple points. These are used to make our offering more user-friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser (locally on your hard disk).
These cookies enable us to analyze how users use our Website. This means we can design the Website content according to our visitors’ needs.
We use both session cookies and permanent cookies. The session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies are automatically deleted from your computer when their expiry date is reached or when you delete them yourself before the expiry date.
Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. You can usually change your browser's settings if you would prefer not to send the information. Please note, however, that some of the Website’s features may not function properly if you disable cookies.
The Website may contain links to our practice’s accounts on Facebook and LinkedIn platforms. Clicking on any such links means that the respective social network receives information on which website you came from as a user. It is also possible if you are currently logged in to the network in question, that the social network links this information to your account.
When you use our Website, we may receive log file information such as your IP address, browser type, access times, domain names operating system, the referring web page(s), pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We receive log file data when you interact with our Website, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Website, or interact with our email notifications. Raland uses log file data to provide, understand, and improve our Website, and to customize the content we show you. Raland may link this log file to other information Raland collects about you via the Website.
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our Website and content by users, to compile reports on the activities within the Website, and to provide us with other services related to the use of our Website content and internet usage. Also, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users may be created from the processed data.
Users may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the content and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
If your browser does not support the link to the Browser Add-On from Google (e.g. when using our Website from your smartphone), you can also opt out of data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie is then stored that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting the Website.
Click here to opt out of Google Analytics measurements.
We will only share your data with third parties as described herein or within the scope of applicable law or with the appropriate consent. Otherwise, it will not be shared with third parties unless we are obliged to do so due to mandatory legal regulations (disclosure to external bodies such as law enforcement authorities in the United States).
Within our organization our standard practice is that individuals who receive data are limited to those who require that data to fulfill their employment, contractual or legal obligations.
In many cases, our specialist departments are supported by Service Providers (defined below) to fulfill their tasks.
We work with various organizations and individuals to help provide our services to you ("Service Providers"), such as web and data hosting companies and companies providing analytics information. We need to engage such third-party Service Providers to help us operate, provide, and market our services. These third parties have only limited access to your information and may use your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf. Information we share with our Service Providers may include both information you provide to us and information we collect about you, including personal information and information from data collection tools like cookies.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that our Service Providers are obligated to reasonably protect your information on our behalf. If we become aware that a Service Provider is using or disclosing information improperly, we will take commercially reasonable steps to end or correct such improper use or disclosure.
We share personal information with our Service Providers on the legal basis of our legitimate interests in providing you with our services. Our engagement of Service Providers is often necessary for us to provide the services to you, particularly where such companies play important roles like helping us keep our services operating and secure. In some other cases, these Service Providers aren’t strictly necessary for us to provide our services, but help us make it better, like by helping us conduct research into how we could better serve our users. In these latter cases, we have a legitimate interest in working with service providers to make our services better.
We may purchase other practices or businesses or their assets, sell our practice or business assets, or be involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets. Your information, including personal information, may be among assets sold or transferred as part of a business transaction. In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. Such transactions may be necessary and in our legitimate interests, particularly our interest in making decisions that enable our organization to develop over the long term.
We may disclose aggregated, non-personal information received from providing the services, including information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. We may share demographic information with business partners, but it will be aggregated and de-personalized, so that personal information is not revealed.
We store your data as long as it is necessary for the processing purpose in question. Please note that a number of legally imposed retention periods require data to be stored for extended periods. This relates in particular to commercial or fiscal retention obligations. Unless there are further retention requirements, the data will be routinely deleted after use.
In addition, we may retain the information if you have given us your permission to do so, or in the event of legal disputes and we use evidence within the statutory limitation periods.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We make commercially reasonable efforts to secure and protect the privacy, accuracy, and reliability of your information and to protect it from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We have implemented security measures consistent with industry standards. As no data security protocol is impenetrable, we cannot guarantee the security of our systems or databases, nor can we guarantee that personal information we collect about you will not be breached, intercepted, destroyed, accessed, or otherwise disclosed without authorization. Accordingly, any information including your personal information is provided by you at your own risk.
Our Website also contains links to the websites of other companies. Where links to websites of other providers are available, we have no influence as to their content. As a result, no guarantee and liability can be assumed for this content. The content of these pages is always the responsibility of the respective provider or operator of the pages.
We do not collect any information from children. Persons under the age of 16 are not permitted to submit any personal information to us without the consent of the legal guardian or a declaration of consent. We encourage parents and guardians to actively participate in the online activities and interests of their children.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under the applicable data protection laws in relation to your personal information, including:
To exercise your data protection rights, where applicable, you can submit a request by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 877 972-5263 and specify your request type.
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 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. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com.