Last Updated: August 10, 2020
Ferguson Partners is a premier professional services firm dedicated to serving the human capital and organizational needs of the real estate and related industries around the globe. Ferguson Partners (“Ferguson Partners,” “we,” “our” or “us”) is serious about protecting your privacy, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.
What Personal Data Do We Collect?
Information You Provide
We may collect personal data from you in connection with the Services, including over the phone, by email or on paper. For example, if you are a candidate for an executive search engagement, we may collect your name, street address, telephone number, email address, educational background, employment history and overall compensation.
Information from Other Sources
We may also collect personal data about you from other sources and combine that with information we obtain through the Services or directly from you. For example, if the company you work for has engaged Ferguson Partners to provide certain services, your company may provide us with your name and information regarding your job responsibilities and reporting requirements, as well as information regarding your personal performance.
Information Automatically Collected
When you visit our websites, we may automatically collect certain information about your visit, such as your device’s operating system, application software, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, and specific pages that you visited before and after our website through essential and non-essential cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies (collectively, “Cookies”). Cookies are small text files placed and stored on your computer hard drive, our websites or our emails, which we use to provide and improve our websites and your experience, such as to see which areas and features are popular by analyzing website traffic and usage patterns and/or tell if an email that we have sent to you has been opened and acted upon.
Do Not Track
Some internet browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals. Because uniform standards for “Do Not Track” have not been established, we do not process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals at this time.
How Do We Use Personal Data That We Collect?
We may use your personal data for legitimate business purposes, including:
- To operate and improve our websites;
- To communicate with you about potential opportunities;
- To respond to your inquiries;
- To provide the Services;
- To conduct compensation studies and other research;
- To provide you with information and updates about our Services, new offerings and events; and
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data
We rely on our legitimate interest in securing, improving and developing our websites and providing Services to you, the need to process your personal data to provide the Services required by contract, and as necessary to comply with legal obligations, as our legal bases (where required) for processing your personal data.
We will retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws.
Cross-Border Data Transfers
With Whom Do We Share Personal Data?
We may share your personal data:
- With our clients, to the extent you are engaged with us as a potential candidate in connection with an executive search or board assignment or otherwise in connection with our consulting services;
- With our third-party service providers who provide services, such as website hosting, data analysis, information technology and other similar services;
- In order to: (i) establish, exercise, or defend against legal claims; (ii) comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal process; or (iii) investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person, to the extent permitted by applicable law; and
- In connection with or during negotiation of any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
What Choices Do You Have Regarding the Use and Sharing of Personal Data?
Email and Marketing Choices
You may elect at any time to opt-out of receiving any marketing emails and newsletters from us. You can exercise this option by: (i) following the opt-out instructions in promotional emails, or (ii) contacting email@example.com with the subject line “Marketing Opt-Out.”
Exercising your Rights
Subject to applicable law in your jurisdiction (e.g., laws in the European Economic Area, United Kingdom, and Switzerland), you may have certain rights with respect to your personal data that we are processing. These rights may include the right to access your personal data, correct inaccurate personal data, object to the processing of your personal data based on Ferguson Partners’ legitimate interests (e.g., direct marketing purposes), restrict or delete personal data that you have previously provided to us, or to receive an electronic copy of your personal data for purposes of transmitting it to another company. In cases where you provided consent to our processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Data Subject Rights Request.”
How Do We Protect Personal Data Collected About You?
Who Can You Contact For More Information?
Alternatively, inquiries may be addressed to:
FPL Corporate Services LLC
Chief Administrative Officer
123 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2500
Chicago, Illinois 60606
EU residents may also lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in the EU member state where they live, work or where an alleged infringement of applicable data protection law occurred.