Disclaimer & Privacy Policy


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Privacy Policy

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 
Website Privacy Policy

Effective date: February 8, 2019

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research ( “Upjohn Institute”, “we”, or “us”) has adopted this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and practices with respect to information collected from the Upjohn Institute website, www.upjohn.org (the “Site”).  Your use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and your consent to the practices it describes.  This Privacy Policy applies only to information gathered on and through the Site, and does not apply to any other information, website, or application not owned or operated by the Upjohn Institute.  Please review this Privacy Policy periodically as we may update it from time to time. Each time you visit or use the Site or provide us with information, you are, by doing so, accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy at that time. 

We value your privacy and, unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, will not sell your personal information without your consent.  This section gives a brief overview of our data collection and use policies.  Please see below for a more detailed discussion of each topic.

We collect the following information:
Personal information that you provide us on a voluntary basis.
Information that your browser routinely shares with websites.

We use and disclose the information we collect for the following purposes:
To provide services and support that you request or register to receive.
To help us improve the Site, understand our users and their preferences, and to market our products and services.
To our contractors who provide supporting services so that they can access information needed for such services, but only on terms consistent with this Policy.
To protect our business interests or the rights of others, when required by law, to cooperate with law enforcement, or in connection with the sale or merger of all or part of our business.

The Site uses the following tracking technologies:
Cookies, web beacons and similar technology track movement across our website and keeps track of our users and their preferences.
Advertising services place ads on the internet for us, and they may use tracking technology. We do not share your personal information with these services.
Google Analytics may use cookies and browser information to provide demographic, statistical, and other information about the visitors to our website, such as their interests, hobbies, and preferences.

Other details about our practices:
We use commercially reasonable data security practices to limit access to your personal information to those who have legitimate need to use it.
Although the Site may contain links to other websites, this policy applies only to the Site owned or operated by Upjohn Institute.
We use your personal information only for the purposes for which it is collected and consistent with this policy, and we retain your information as permitted by applicable law.
We may update this policy from time to time, but we will allow you to opt in to any material changes in how we use your previously collected personal information.

Information We Collect
Personal information that you provide: You may visit and browse the Site without providing any personal information.  We may, however, collect personal information that you provide to us on a voluntary basis.  When we ask for your personal information, it is so we can provide you information about products and services that may be of interest to you.  However, you can always choose to opt out of these messages about products or services at a later time.

Information provided by your web browser: Like many other websites and applications, and regardless of which section of the Site you are visiting, we may record information that your browser routinely shares, and we may automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on an anonymous, aggregate basis (“Aggregate Information”), in accordance with our Cookie Policy, below.  This information may include, for example, the URL that you have just come from (whether this URL is on our Site or not), the URL you go to next (whether this URL is on our Site or not), your computer’s browser information, mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity, and text that is typed and your IP address.  Aggregate Information that is collected through the Site may be collected via Google Analytics. 

Information collected from other sources: We may obtain information about you from other sources, including social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn that you use to connect with us or the Site.  This information may include name, user name, demographic information, updated address or contact information, interests, and publicly-observed data, such as from social media and online activity.

How We Use The Information We Collect
We will generally use the information that we collect to help us operate the Site, to respond to your requests, to help us understand our users and their preferences, and to market products and services to our Site’s users that may be of interest to them.  The following provides a more specific discussion of our uses and disclosures of the information that we collect.  We will seek your consent before we use your personal information for any other purposes.

To communicate with you about products or services that you may be interested in:  We, or our authorized dealers or representatives, may use the personal information collected through our Site to provide you information about the Upjohn Institute’s or its affiliates’ products or services that we believe you may be interested in.  You will always be given the opportunity to unsubscribe or opt out of receiving further electronic communications or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email communication, or you may contact us using the information provided below to be removed from all of our mailing lists.  

Information shared with our business partners:  To improve the products and services offered, we may use business partners to help us design and operate the Site or to provide other services to support the Site. For example, we may hire a company to run certain website applications or help us analyze our data. Unless otherwise indicated on our website, if we allow our business partners to access the personal information we collect, it will be for limited purposes and in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Statistical analyses of Aggregate Information and the use of Google Analytics: We may use an analytics provider to help us gather Aggregate Information.  We do not and will not attempt to associate this data with personally identifiable data unless required to do so to cooperate with law enforcement activity or other governmental request or to comply with law.  We may use this information to gain a better understanding of the users of our Site, to improve our Site, and to improve our services and product offerings.  Currently, we use Google Analytics and New Relic to perform such functions.  Depending on the type of browser and device that you use, you may have the ability to control the type of information that these providers use, and you may opt-out of having made your activity on the Site available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, or to install the opt-out browser, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.  We reserve the right to license or sell Aggregate Information about the visitors to and users of our Site, but this information will not be individually identifiable.

Business operations, law enforcement and legal actions:  We may release your information without prior notice when we believe it is appropriate to prevent fraud; to comply with law or to cooperate with law enforcement activity or other governmental request; to respond to subpoenas, court orders or administrative agency requests for information; to enforce our policies; to protect the rights, property and safety of our business and of others; or when required or otherwise permitted by law. For example, we may share information with law enforcement to reduce the risk of fraud or if someone uses or attempts to use our Site for illegal reasons. If there is a sale or merger of the company, division or business unit that operates the Site, we may also transfer the information we have collected in connection with such sale or merger.

Customized experience:  We may use the information that we have about you to provide and personalize some of the Site’s features or services (including ads), including with the help of automated systems and inferences we make, so that the Site can be made more relevant and useful to you and others.  However, we do not use automated decision-making without human intervention, including profiling, in a way that produces legal effects concerning you or otherwise significantly affects you.

Cookies Policy And Other Online Tracking Technologies
This Site uses cookies to customize your Site experience and analyze the traffic on our Site.  Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient.  They are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our Site.  However, you have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.  Please be aware that some of the Site’s functions or features may not work properly without cookies.  

In addition to the cookies utilized on this Site by us, Upjohn Institute may allow trusted third parties to place advertisements for our products and services on sites and applications operated by others.  These third parties may use cookies and web beacons to measure the effectiveness of our ads and to determine the display of content and advertising to you based on your interests both on our Site and other sites and applications that you may visit.  To support this interest-based advertising solution, we and the companies we have contracted with may use anonymous information about your visits to our and other websites and applications. If you access this Site using a mobile device, the third party may use anonymous identifiers if the device does not accept cookies. The information collected and used by this process is always anonymous and does not enable any third party to identify you individually.  You can learn more about interest-based advertising and opt out of such advertising from certain companies at aboutads.info.

How We Protect Your Personal Information
Upjohn Institute will use commercially reasonable means to protect the integrity of the Site and limit access to your personal information.  However, we cannot provide absolute assurances against, and will not be liable for, any breaches of data security or confidentiality due to system failures or unauthorized access by third parties, or other causes beyond our reasonable control.  

The Site may contain links to other sites, including to the Upjohn Institutional Repository, Upjohn Research (research.upjohn.org), which is owned and operated by Elsevier Inc.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those linked sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each website to which we may link that may collect personally identifiable information.

Transfer of Information
Any information you provide to us through the use of the Site may be stored, processed, transferred among, and accessed from the United States and other countries which may not guarantee the same level of protection of personal information as the one in which you reside. However, we will handle your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy regardless of where your personal information is kept.  If you have questions about cross-border transfers, please contact us as detailed below. 

Consequences Of Not Providing Personal Information  
You are not required to provide all personal information identified in this policy to use our Site or to interact with us offline, but certain functionality will not be available if you do not provide personal information. For example, if you do not provide personal information, we will not be able to process your orders, respond to your requests, or provide you with marketing that we believe you would find valuable.

Data Integrity And Retention
We use the information that we collect about you only for the purposes for which it is collected and consistent with this policy. We keep information provided to us for as long as we believe necessary for our business purposes and as permitted by applicable law.

Verifying, Changing, And Deleting Your Information
You can contact us as detailed below and ask us to change your communication preferences or otherwise change, update or fix your information in certain cases, particularly if it is inaccurate.  You can also request that we erase or delete all or some of your personal information or otherwise object to, limit, or restrict the use of such information (if we have no legal right or legitimate business interest in retaining such information).

Your California Privacy Rights
For California residents:  as noted in this Privacy Policy, we may share your personal information with affiliates, some of which do not share the Upjohn Institute name, for their direct marketing purposes.  As this category of affiliate is considered an unaffiliated party under California law, you may request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  To make such a request, please contact us using the contact information provided below.  Please include your name and email address in such request.

At this time the Site does not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “do not track” instructions.  However, you can change your privacy preferences regarding the use of cookies and similar technologies through your browser or mobile device.

Changes To This Policy
Our business and the laws that regulate us change from time to time, and we reserve the right to change this policy.  If we do change this policy, we will post the revised version on the Site.  If we propose to change our policy in a way that would permit us to make additional uses of the personal information that we had previously collected about you, we will obtain your affirmative, express consent before using your information in a materially different way.

Contact Us  
If you have questions about this Policy, please contact us using our online contact form found here, or using any of the following methods:

W.E. Upjohn Institute
300 S. Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4686
Phone: (269) 343.5541
Email: communications@upjohn.org

Updated: 2/8/2019