Privacy Policy | Protiviti - United States

Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

This website ("Site") is owned and operated by Protiviti Inc. ("We," "we," or "Protiviti"). This privacy policy ("Policy") describes how we may use and disclose personally identifiable information that we may collect about you through the Site ("Personal Information"). This Site is hosted on our website servers in Pleasanton, CA, USA. Personal Information will be stored through an electronic system of Protiviti that is located at the offices of Protiviti as specified above. If you are located in a non-US jurisdiction, please note that you will be transferring your Personal Information to the United States and other jurisdictions that may not provide an equivalent level of data protection to the laws in your home country. 

Collections and Uses of Personal Information
When you use or register with the Site, we may ask for certain Personal Information. The categories of Personal Information we may request include your name, your job title, your company's name and industry sector, your company's location (country, state and zip code) and your contact information (email and phone number). Depending on the nature of your inquiry or activities on the Site, we may also obtain information about your professional interests through white papers or newsletters you request, as well as professional interests that you specifically describe to us. Providing Personal Information is necessary for performance of the services and functionalities offered by the Site. If you decline to provide the requisite Personal Information, we may not be able to process your inquiry or other requests. 

The Site also utilizes cookies to track your online activities, including your registration, submissions, and information requests, in accordance with applicable law. Cookies are files placed on your computer by a website server. Cookies on this Site do not collect Personal Information, but we do track your online activities and may link that information with Personal Information you have provided us through online registration. Your web browser may be set to accept cookies automatically, but can be changed to decline them. The Help section of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to set your browser to prevent accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that if you decline to accept cookies, then when and if you choose to download materials from the Site, you may be required to register each time you download materials from the Site.

We use Personal Information and other data collected through the Site to register you with the Site and to otherwise provide you with requested information or services. We may also from time to time use your Personal Information to send you automated email messages or marketing materials regarding our services. These email messages may contain web beacons and other features that help us make sure that you received and were able to open the message. You may opt out of receiving such marketing email messages at any time by sending a message with "unsubscribe" in the subject line to [email protected], or by following the instructions in any marketing communication.

Disclosures of Personal Information

As described in Section 4 of the Terms of Use, Protiviti may disclose Personal Information to third parties. The disclosure to third parties would occur in the following circumstances:

  • We may disclose Personal Information to our affiliates in your local jurisdiction or other locations as necessary or appropriate to provide the product or service you requested, to contact you in connection with product or service offerings, or for other legitimate business purposes. The names and addresses of our affiliates are provided at the end of this Policy.
  • We may disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform business functions and services on our behalf. Such functions may include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing legal, accounting and marketing services, and providing other support services. All such parties will be under obligation to maintain the security and confidentiality of the Personal Information, and to process the data in accordance with our instructions.
  • We may disclose Personal Information to the extent necessary or appropriate to government agencies, advisors, and other third parties in order to comply with applicable laws, or if such action is necessary to protect the rights or property of Protiviti or its affiliated companies.

Personal Data Security and Confidentiality
We maintain adequate technical and organizational security measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Personal Data Access and Correction

Protiviti will provide access to, update and amend, and/or delete the Personal Information in accordance with applicable law. You can request access to, and have the opportunity to update and amend your Personal Information, and, you can exercise the other rights acknowledged by applicable data protection legislation, including, for example, objection to and blocking of the processing of your Personal Information, by contacting us at [email protected] or by sending a letter to Attn: Database Management, Protiviti Inc., 2884 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025. For security reasons, Protiviti reserves the right to take steps to authenticate the identity of the requesting party before providing access to Personal Information in accordance with this section of the Privacy Policy.

Revisions to the Policy
If we change this Policy we will post any updates here for your review. If we change material terms in this Policy, we will provide notice of the revised policy for 30 days on the home page at with a link back to this page. We will also take other steps as necessary depending on the nature of the changes, including obtaining your consent where required by local data protection laws, or providing you with the opportunity to delete your Personal Information.


EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Participation for EU Client Engagement Data

Protiviti Inc. in the U.S. (the "Protiviti US") participates in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (the "Framework").  Protiviti US’s participation in the Framework applies to personal data received in the U.S. from the European Union (EU) about our corporate clients' personnel, customers and vendors (collectively, "EU Client Engagement Data").  We are committed to subjecting such EU Client Engagement Data to the Framework, including its Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability to the extent applicable to Protiviti US as a processor acting on behalf of our corporate clients. To learn more about the Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce's Privacy Shield List here


EU Client Engagement Data Collection, Use, and Disclosure

We operate as a processor acting on behalf of our corporate clients regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of EU Client Engagement Data and we process EU Client Engagement Data that our corporate clients submit to our services in accordance with their instructions. If you are an employee at, or customer or vendor of, our corporate clients, please consult the privacy policies of that entity for information about its privacy practices.


Rights of EU Data Subjects under the Framework

If you are an EU data subject, you have the right to access your own EU Client Engagement Data subject to certain limitations, such as where the legitimate rights of other persons would be infringed or where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate.   Please note that because Protiviti US personnel may have limited ability to access EU Client Engagement Data our clients provide to us as part of our services, if you wish to request access, to limit use, or to limit disclosure, please contact us as described below and provide the name of the corporate client who submitted your data to us. We will refer your request to that corporate client, and will support them as needed in responding to your request.


Choices of EU Data Subjects

We operate as a processor acting on behalf of our corporate clients and, as such, do not use or disclose EU Client Engagement Data in a manner that is subject to choice requirements under the Framework.


Recourse, Enforcement, and Liability under the Framework

Please contact us as specified below if you have any questions, need access to your EU Client Engagement Data, or otherwise need assistance.  We remain responsible for our collection, use and disclosure of EU Client Engagement Data in accordance with the Framework.  We also are responsible for third party agents that are processing EU Client Engagement Data on our behalf, unless we prove that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.  In certain situations, we may be required to disclose EU Client Engagement Data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including meeting national security or law enforcement requirements.


If you have an unresolved concern about EU Client Engagement Data that we have not addressed satisfactorily, we have committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU Data Protection Authorities to serve as our independent dispute resolution body for the Framework.  We are also subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission with respect to the Framework.  In addition, under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website (available here), EU residents may invoke binding arbitration for non-monetary issues when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.


Contact Us

Please contact us here [email protected] if you have any questions, wish to exercise your rights of access, or seek other assistance related to our participation in the Framework as described above.  

This Policy is effective as of September 28, 2016. If you have any questions about our website privacy policies, please contact us at: 

Mailing Address 

Privacy Office

Protiviti Inc.

2884 Sand Hill Road 

Menlo Park, California 94025


Email Address 

[email protected]