Privacy

Introduction
The Noble Groups respects your privacy. We make use of any personal information that you provide to us for the purpose of serving you better. We have created this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to demonstrate our firm commitment to online privacy. This “Notice of Privacy Policy” discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for The Noble Groups’ websites which include The Noble Groups.com and BIZCOMPLETE™ and our password-protected Internet service platforms--which are available primarily to us, our clients, our employees and their families. This Privacy Policy applies to all information that you provide to The Noble Groups and that The Noble Groups maintains electronically, whether you provide the information through The Noble Groups.com, BIZCOMPLETE™ or ANY New Client Web site (collectively referred to as “The Noble Groups’ websites”) or through other means. Additionally, this Privacy Policy applies to any personal information obtained from your use (and, if applicable, your family’s use) of The Noble Groups’ websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that you may provide to third parties; for example, other sites linked to The Noble Groups’ websites. You should contact such third parties directly to determine their respective privacy policies. As used herein, the terms “The Noble Groups,” “we,” “our” and “its” when referring to The Noble Groups, Inc. and its related companies are used only for convenience and are not intended to be an accurate description of ownership, operation or corporate/legal relationships.


What information does The Noble Groups collect?

If you are an employee or client of The Noble Groups, we collect and maintain a variety of personal information about you and, if applicable, your company and employees. This information may be collected through any of OUR WEB SITES or through paper forms submitted by you. For employees, the information we maintain includes, among other things:

We may make some or all of this information available for your use on our web sites. For clients, examples of this information include:

Depending on the use that you make of The Noble Groups’ websites, we may also collect your Internet Protocol (IP) Address (which is the unique address of your computer), information about your interests and preferences, and, if you decide to send us your resume, information included in your resume. From time to time, we may conduct surveys or offer contests or other promotional events, and gather additional personal information from you in connection with those events. The Noble Groups may store and analyze log files from user sessions.

 

What is this information used for?
We use your personal information in the course of your business or client relationship with The Noble Groups. Among other things, we use this information to provide you with the services available via The Noble Groups. For example, we allow you to edit and update personal information online and allow you to download forms that have been pre-populated with your personal information. We also use your information for other things which may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

With whom is this information shared?
The Noble Groups shares personal information only as described below:

 

What access do you have to information you provide?
If you are a client who has purchased the online webspace capabilities through The Noble Groups, you have access to much of your personal information through that web site, where you can view and update most of the personal information we maintain.


Security measures
The Noble Groups makes access to your personally identifiable information subject to certain security measures, including technological controls such as "firewalls", in accordance with industry standards. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so while The Noble Groups strives to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to The Noble Groups.


Disclaimer of responsibility for privacy policy and content at linked sites
The Noble Groups’ websites may provide you with links to other websites. We are not responsible for those sites and cannot control the use of information that you submit once you reach those sites, nor can we control the content of what is offered on those sites or on links from those sites. You should contact such third-party websites directly to determine their privacy policies.


Use of information from third parties
We may use information about you provided to us by third parties (such as credit reporting agencies or strategic alliances) in order to offer you their services and products, to improve our own services, or to evaluate your eligibility for our services.


This is not a children’s website
The Noble Groups does not knowingly solicit data from children, and we do not knowingly market to children.

Applicable only to U.S. residents
The Noble Groups’ websites are designed for and intended only for the use of client companies located in the United States and employees who are U.S. citizens or are residents of the United States If you are a client company that is located outside of the United States, you are not authorized to access The Noble Groups’ websites.


The Noble Groups employees and privacy
The Noble Groups trains all The Noble Groups employees about the importance of privacy. It is The Noble Groups’ policy to give access to your information only to those employees who require it to carry out the responsibilities of their jobs.

Changes in these policies and practices
The Noble Groups reserves the right to change its privacy policies and practices periodically, without providing individual notice, by updating this Privacy Policy notice. This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 11, 2006. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor such updates and that your continued use of The Noble Groups’ websites after such revisions have been made constitutes your full acceptance of such revised terms and conditions.

More information
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please write to:

 

The Noble Groups
Attn: Web Support (Privacy Policy Inquiry)
3202 Chalfont Drive, Houston, TX 77066

Fax: 281-580-0961
Telephone: 281-580-3156
Email address: mhray@noblegroups.com