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L.E.K. Consulting Privacy Policy

Information Regarding Fraudulent Job Postings and Check Fraud Scam
Certain individuals using various names and non-L.E.K. Consulting identities have been posting or sending fraudulent job offers through various non-L.E.K. Consulting email addresses, including through @mail.com and @ftifirm.com addresses.  Certain individuals have also fraudulently used the identities of individuals affiliated with L.E.K. Consulting, and have sent checks fraudulently using the L.E.K. Consulting name.  These individuals are not authorized to act on behalf of L.E.K. Consulting and they are not affiliated with L.E.K. Consulting.  If you have received correspondence that is fraudulent, L.E.K. Consulting suggests that you contact your local authorities.

L.E.K. Consulting LLC (together with its global associated offices, “L.E.K. Consulting”, “we”, “us” or “our”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy through this policy. This policy applies to the www.lek.com website (the “Website”) and describes the types of personal identifying information we may collect from you when you visit the Website and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining and disclosing that information.

By accessing the Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy is subject to change from time to time, and your continued use of the Website after such changes are made is considered to be your acceptance of those changes.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

  1.  Automatic Collection of Information Upon Visiting L.E.K. Consulting’s Site.

When you access our Website, L.E.K. Consulting will collect and store certain information, such as: the domain name and host from which you access the Internet, the browser software and operating system of your computer, the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer, the pages accessed or visited on the site, the Internet address of the site from which you directly linked to L.E.K. Consulting’s Website, as well as your browser’s country setting. If you leave our Website via an external link to another site/domain name, we will not collect any information that you share on the external site/external domain name.

  1.  Collection of Voluntary Information by L.E.K. Consulting.

By writing to L.E.K. Consulting or by filling out certain forms or data requests from L.E.K. Consulting, or otherwise voluntarily requesting or supplying information to L.E.K. Consulting, you are volunteering to provide such information, including your contact information and/or site registrations, name and address, telephone number or fax number, to us. If you e-mail us, we will collect your e-mail address.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED

The information we collect from you is used to improve the content of our Website, provide services and marketing information to you and otherwise communicate with you, and to serve the appropriate region data to you. L.E.K. Consulting does not sell or license personal information to third parties. We may disclose the information collected with third-party marketing service companies with which we have an agreement in place. These third-party service providers assist us in maintaining our Website, analyzing our Website traffic, and in providing services and information to users of our Website. L.E.K. Consulting reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal or regulatory processes to protect L.E.K. Consulting’s rights. Personal data submitted on the Website will be used for the purposes specified in the relevant part of the Website and for other purposes for which you give your consent. If you are a user of our alumni website and you choose to list your contact information in our searchable directory, other alumni and L.E.K. staff will also have access to your contact information and may use such information to contact you.

The information collected may also be shared within the L.E.K. Consulting companies on a global basis and globally with third parties who may be providing services to any L.E.K. Consulting company. Those countries may not provide an adequate level of protection in relation to the processing of personal data. Each of those offices will comply with L.E.K. Consulting’s internal policies on personal data. By your use of this Website, you agree to the transfer and hosting of your information anywhere in the world. For more information on the use of personal data provided on our online application system, please see our online application system privacy policy.

TECHNOLOGIES FOR DATA COLLECTION AND HOW COOKIES ARE USED

Our Website uses “Cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit the Website to store certain preferences and information. Your browser includes instructions to allow you to establish certain settings on your computer to warn you before a Cookie is stored, block all Cookies or erase Cookies from your hard drive, if you wish to do so. If you do decide to disable cookies, you may not be able to access some areas of our website.

Our Website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies enable you to move from page to page within our website and any information you enter to be remembered. A session cookie is deleted when you close your browser or after a short time. Persistent cookies allow our Website to remember your preferences and settings when you visit our Website in the future. Persistent cookies expire after a set period of time. Cookies are used in the following ways on our Website:

  • Contact Forms - We use a session cookie in our contact forms to allow you to contact us via our Website.
  • Content Management System - We use persistent cookies and session cookies in our content management system to enable the Website to work effectively and to remember your preferences and settings.
  • Google Analytics - We use Google Analytics to provide us with information about how you use our Website. We use this information to compile statistics and to help us to improve our website and the services we offer. Google uses cookies as part of this process to collect anonymous information, including the number of visitors to the Website, where they have come to the Website from, the pages they visit and the length of time they have spent on the Website.
  • E-mail Subscriptions Service - Session cookies are used in our e-mail subscriptions service to track recipients' interaction with our e-mail updates and to facilitate our online subscriptions manager website.
  • Online Application System - We use session cookies on our online application system to assist in the navigation around the site. 
  • Video Content - We use an online video software provider to host and play our video content. That provider uses session cookies to collect certain non-personally identifiable information about you when you view our videos, including your IP address, browser type, Internet Service Provider and operating system. They also collect information relating to how videos are played, including when and for long, and whether they are played in full screen mode. This information helps them to monitor how their software is being used and us to monitor how our videos are being viewed.

The use of cookies in these ways is to improve the functionality of our Website and your experience when using it. 

By continuing to use our Website without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies as described above.

You can learn more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the 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 e-mail to info@lek.com or write us at L.E.K. Consulting, Attn: Legal, 75 State Street, 19th Floor, Boston, MA 02109.

MISCELLANEOUS

L.E.K. Consulting cannot guarantee the security of the information collected from third parties, despite our efforts to maintain the security of such information. Therefore, we assume no liability for any disclosure of information collected arising from the acts of third parties or other events, acts or omissions outside of our control. 

We follow reasonable standards to protect the information we collect from you. However, no data security program can prevent all potential security breaches, and we cannot guarantee the complete security of your information transmitted to our Website. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us e-mail at info@lek.com. If you supply us with your postal address online you will only receive the information for which you provided us your address. Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders they have placed online.

With respect to Ad Servers: we do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

This Website is not directed at children 13 years of age or younger. L.E.K. Consulting, therefore, will not intentionally collect information about any user under the age of 13.

L.E.K. Consulting reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time and to use user information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our Website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Website periodically.

CONTACT

If you have questions or comments about this policy or our privacy practice, we can be reached via e-mail at: info@lek.com and our postal address is:

L.E.K. Consulting
Attn: Legal
75 State Street, 19th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

All users of the L.E.K. Consulting Website consent to this Privacy Policy and the uses of information as described herein. You may update or change information about yourself, or forward any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy to L.E.K. Consulting by e-mailing us at: info@lek.com.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of February 3, 2016.