Chong + Koster is a media firm that specializes in digital communications for high-profile clients.

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Privacy Policy

Updated 22 February 2019

While the functions of our website and digital tracking are limited (mainly resume submissions), we decided to create a privacy policy to be abundantly clear about our practices and your privacy rights. The following applies to chongandkoster.com and any sub-domains thereunder.

Information Collected About You
We may collect different sorts of personal information about anyone who uses the site’s functions/features or about anyone who uses the site to contact us. For example, users who submit resumes through the site https://www.chongandkoster.com/apply, or anyone who contacts us through the site’s “contact us” features, should expect that we will collect information about them. This information may include identifiable data points, including a name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or information about activities that are directly linked to user, as well as anything any user chooses to upload to our site.

Automatically Collected Information: Certain types of information may be automatically collected, including your IP address and browser type. Information may be automatically collected through the use of “cookies” (more information below). We also collect “clickstream” data about your use of the site. We also may use other third party analytics (such as LinkedIn pixel and Google Analytics) to automatically collect and track certain types of information whenever you interact with us online, and we may drive traffic to third-party sites such as LinkedIn.

Disclosure of Personal Information
Information about our website visitors is one of our most important assets and therefore we keep it confidential. Personal information is made available to others for the following, limited purposes: We may be required to disclose personal information in order to carry out your requests when you use the site, such as reviewing your resume. We release personal information when we believe that doing so is appropriate to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect our physical or intellectual property, or any rights we might have, or to protect our company (or our customers or clients) from fraud, abuse, or illegal conduct. We may also release information if we reasonably believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to help prevent death or serious physical injury or the imminent commission of a crime.

Cookies
You should expect that our site uses “cookies” (which are small data files stored on your hard drive by a Web site) or cookie-like files called Local Shared Objects (Flash cookies) which are basically larger data files stored on your hard drive) Cookies and flash cookies help improve our site, help us count visitors, and help the site be more tailored to your prior visits and preferences you specified, and by saving you the effort of provide information each time you visit our Website. These cookies and flash cookies may be linked to your personal information. Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you can generally reset your browser settings to reject and remove cookies--but understand, that doing so may affect certain features of the site, and your Browser settings won’t impact Flash cookies.

Third-Party Advertisements
We may also use third parties to show you ads for information on our site and may choose to allow other parties to display out ads on other websites based on your prior visits to our site. These other organizations may collect information about your visits to our site and other Web sites, your IP address/ISP, and browser (but generally not your name, address, email address or telephone number). They also do this using cookies, clear gifs or other technologies. Information collected may be used, among other things, to target advertising to you based on your preferences/interests, and to help us get a better picture of how our site is being used and visited, and the use/visitation of other Web sites tracked by these third parties. This policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, cookies or clear gifs in third party ads or on third party websites, and we encourage you to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these third parties, click here. (http://www.networkadvertising.org)

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
We do not knowingly, directly or passively, collect information from children under the age of 13. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of 13 should not provide any Personal Information on this Site. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.

European Resident Data
We do not maintain any of the information described above on persons who, live in EU member nations. If you are a resident of an EU nation, please do not take any action on this site or provide any information about yourself through this site. If you are a resident of an EU nation and believe you have already provided such data inadvertently, contact us at the e-mail address below so that we can take steps to delete that data.

Network and Information Security
We take seriously the need to protect your personal information, so we use a variety of safeguards to do that, which are a combination of physical, electronic, and procedural/process. We take commercially reasonable steps and use commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. Access to your personal information is limited to only those employees who need to know that information to provide services to you. In addition, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input and allows you to view your information in a secure manner. Your personal information is stored behind a secure firewall and on a secure server. That said, you should understand that we do not control any other side on the Internet you might interact with or visit.

Links to Other Sites
Please be aware that we may provide links to third-party Web sites as a service to our visitors. We are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. Please note that these sites’ privacy policies may differ from ours.

Updating this Policy
Note that we may revise and update this policy if our practices change or if our site incorporates new features or if we updated existing ones in a way that would impact this policy. If we come up with new ways of informing you of services/products we think you’ll find interesting or useful, we may decide to update this policy as well. If we do make changes, we’ll post the new policy with an updated date. So please refer back here often.

How to Contact Us
For questions about this policy, please contact us by e-mail at inquires@chongandkoster.com, or at the mailing address listed below:

Chong + Koster LLC
1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036