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Terms of Use

Welcome to the Navigant Consulting, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Navigant,” “Navigant Group", we,” “our,” or “us”) websites (e.g., navigant.com, navigantresearch.com, navigantconsulting.com, navigantconsulting.co.uk, navigantcapitaladvisors.com, cymetrix.com), our other related mobile websites, mobile Navigant applications (“mobile apps”), services, tools, and other applications (the “Site”). Thank you for visiting and learning more about Navigant.

It is important to us that you, and our other visitors, have a special experience while using the Site and that when you use this Site you are fully aware of your respective legal rights and obligations. For that reason, we have created these Terms of Use (“Terms”) as the legally binding terms to govern your use of this Site. Please read these Terms carefully before using the Site, because they affect your legal rights and obligations (e.g., requiring arbitration and no class relief and limiting our liability).

Contents & Summary

1. You Accept These Terms. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, including the Privacy Policy incorporated herein, please do not use this Site. By using this Site you will be deemed to have irrevocably agreed to these Terms. Some areas of this Site may be subject to additional terms and conditions, which you should read carefully before making any use of those areas. Such additional terms will not change or replace these Terms regarding use of this Site, unless otherwise expressly stated.

2. Updates to Terms. Please note that these Terms may be revised and reissued, prospectively by posting updated terms on this Site. You consent and agree to receive notices of updates of these Terms through our posting of updated Terms on the Site. You should visit this page regularly to review the current terms. Your continued use of the Site will be deemed as irrevocable acceptance of any revisions.

3. Legal Capacity. This is a general audience Site for adults. We will assume (and by using this Site you warrant that) you have legal capacity to enter into the agreement set out in these Terms (i.e., that you are of sufficient age and mental capacity and are otherwise entitled to be legally bound in contract).

4. The Information You Give Us Must be Correct. To access this Site or some of the resources it has to offer, you may be asked to provide registration details. It is a condition of use of this Site that all the details you provide be correct, current, and complete. If we at Navigant believe the details are not correct, current, or complete, we have the right to refuse you access to the Site, or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your account.

5. Online Privacy Notice. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide a notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at this site. Click here to show this notice, which forms part of these Terms.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE AND ALL THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICES AND OTHER CONTENT IN THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE, NAVIGANT AND ANY SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES OF NAVIGANT (“THE NAVIGANT GROUP”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE NAVIGANT GROUP DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE NAVIGANT GROUP DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIAL, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICES OR OTHER CONTENT ON THE SITE OR ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THE SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE NAVIGANT GROUP MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICE OR OTHER CONTENT IN THE SITE OR ANY WEB SITE WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND THE NAVIGANT GROUP ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICE OR OTHER CONTENT OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO APPLY TO YOU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

IF YOU ARE ACCESSING A UNITED KINGDOM VERSION OF THE SITE, NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF EITHER PARTY OR THEIR SERVANTS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES.

7.  Limitation of Liability. THE NAVIGANT GROUP DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, AND DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE) RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE, OR THE MATERIAL, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICES, OR OTHER CONTENT ON THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS UPON WHICH LIABILITY IS CLAIMED AND EVEN IF ANY MEMBER OF THE NAVIGANT GROUP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOU (AND NOT ANY MEMBER OF THE NAVIGANT GROUP) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW ALL OR ANY PART OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO APPLY TO YOU, THE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

8. Binding Arbitration of All Disputes; No Class Relief.

(a) U.S. Residents: To the fullest extend permissible by law, with the exception of disputes pertaining to Navigant intellectual property rights and certain statutory claims that, pursuant to law, are not arbitrable, any dispute of any kind between you and Navigant arising under these Terms shall be resolved through binding arbitration pursuant to the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures on an individual basis with no class relief. The arbitrator shall be a retired judge or justice of any California state or federal court with substantial experience in the internet industry and shall follow California substantive law in adjudicating the dispute, except that this Section 8(a) shall be construed as a “written agreement to arbitrate” pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). You and we agree that we intend that this Section 8(a) satisfies the “writing” requirement of the FAA. The hearing shall be conducted in the county that encompasses the billing address you have provided to Navigant. For any claim in which you seek U.S. $10,000.00 or less, you shall have the choice as to whether the hearing is conducted in person, by telephone, or instead the arbitrator may decide the dispute without a hearing. For those claims that the arbitrator determines are not frivolous, Navigant shall pay the costs and fees of JAMS and the arbitrator. Navigant agrees that it will not seek reimbursement from you for its costs and fees incurred by it in the arbitration. AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS CONSTITUTES AN AGREEMENT TO PURSUE YOUR CLAIM ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND A WAIVER OF THE ABILITY TO PURSUE YOUR CLAIM IN A CLASS ACTION.

(b) Non-U.S. Residents: If any controversy, allegation, or claim (including any non-contractual claim) arises out of or relates to the Site or Terms of Service, then you and we agree to send a written notice to the other providing a reasonable description of the Section 8(b) Dispute, along with a proposed resolution of it. Our notice to you will be sent to you based on the most recent contact information that you provide us. But if no such information exists or if such information is not current, then we have no obligation under this Section 8(b). Your notice to us must be sent to us at Navigantforeigndispute@Navigant.com. For a period of sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of notice from the other party, Navigant and you will engage in a dialogue in order to attempt to resolve the Section 8(b) Dispute, though nothing will require either you or Navigant to resolve the Section 8(b) Dispute on terms either you or Navigant, in each of our sole discretion, are uncomfortable. Nothing in this Section will prevent a party from pursuing their claims in Court or another complaint process.

9.  Trademarks and Copyrights. This Site and materials incorporated by Navigant on this Site (“Material”) are protected by copyrights, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights (“Copyrights”). Some of the characters, logos or other images incorporated by Navigant on this Site are also protected as registered or unregistered trademarks, trade names and/or service marks owned by Navigant or others (“Trademarks”). Navigant respects the intellectual property rights of others and asks users of this Site to do the same.

10.  Your Use of Material. Your right to make use of this Site and any Material or other content appearing on it is subject to your compliance with these Terms. Modification or use of the Material or any other content on this Site for any purpose not permitted by these Terms may be a violation of the Copyrights and/or Trademarks protected by law and these Terms and is prohibited.

You may access and display Material and all other content displayed on this Site for non-commercial, personal, entertainment use on a single computer only. The Material and all other content on this Site may not otherwise be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed or used in any way unless specifically authorized by Navigant. Any authorization to copy Material granted by Navigant in any part of this Site for any reason is restricted to making a single copy for non-commercial, personal, entertainment use on a single computer only, and is subject to your keeping intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Using any Material on any other web site or networked computer environment is prohibited. Also, decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling, or otherwise reducing the code used in any software on this Site into a readable form in order to examine the construction of such software and/or to copy or create other products based (in whole or in part) on such software, is prohibited.

11.  Forums. THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND OPINIONS INCLUDED AND/OR EXPRESSED IN OR ON BULLETIN BOARDS, CHAT ROOMS, COMMUNITY PAGES OR OTHER FORUMS ON THIS SITE (“FORUMS”) ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF THE NAVIGANT GROUP OR CONTENT PROVIDERS. NAVIGANT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO MONITOR OR REVIEW FORUMS, AND THE CONTENT OF FORUMS IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF NAVIGANT. NAVIGANT MAY REMOVE OR MODIFY ANY CONTENT WITHOUT NOTICE OR LIABILITY AT ANY TIME IN NAVIGANT'S SOLE DISCRETION. ANY USE OF THE FORUMS WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SET OUT ABOVE.

12.  Submissions, Postings and E-mails. Navigant is interested in hearing from you regarding your questions or comments about our Site. However, the Navigant Group does not accept or consider unsolicited submissions of any kind (e.g. ideas, treatments, concepts, or any other materials) in any format, by any means of transmission (including email). Any such submissions are either returned to the sender without being reviewed or deleted or discarded without being reviewed. Therefore, please do not send any unsolicited submissions to any member of the Navigant Group.

13.  Invited Submissions. From time to time, areas on this Site may expressly request submissions of concepts, stories, or other potential content from you (“Invited Submissions”'). Where this is the case, please carefully read any specific rules or other terms and conditions which appear elsewhere on this Site to govern those submissions (“Additional Terms”), as they will affect your legal rights. If no Additional Terms govern those submissions, then these Terms will apply in full to any Invited Submissions you make. IN ANY EVENT, ANY MATERIAL YOU SEND TO US WILL NOT BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL. Regardless of any industry custom or practice, we will not pay you for the use of any content that you submit to the Site.

14.  Our Use of Content. Navigant will consider anything you provide to Navigant and/or contribute to this Site as available for our use free of any obligations to you (including any payment), except where solicited Invited Submissions are expressly governed by Additional Terms appearing elsewhere on this Site (see ‘Submissions, Postings and E-mails’ above), in which event those Additional Terms will determine how we will treat your Invited Submissions. Under no circumstances will we pay you for the use of your ideas or submissions.

15.  User Content. Applications, responses to Requests for Proposal, profile entries, posts or questions may not be able to be deleted once uploaded. For some of our features, other members may be able to request email notifications of your new public content or publish their own comments to your comments. We may use the public content to develop aggregate ratings, personalize site views, market products or identify or feature popular members. By posting or uploading any content to this Site, including posts, responses, and/or providing any communication or material to Navigant (“User Content”), you automatically and irrevocably:

a. Retain ownership of your User Content, and grant and assign to Navigant a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to any and all rights in the User Content including without limitation all copyright, together with all consents (if any) necessary to enable its reproduction, distribution, modification, publishing and/or other exploitation by Navigant and/or by any person authorized by Navigant, by any means and in all media now known or hereafter devised, without payment or other reference to you or any other person, and to advertise and promote such exploitation, for the full period of all such rights (together with any extensions and renewals) and insofar as possible in perpetuity;

b. Waive all moral rights in the User Content which may be available to you in any part of the world and confirm that no such rights have been asserted;

c. Appoint Navigant as your agent with full power to enter into any document and/or do any act Navigant may consider appropriate to confirm the grant and assignment, consent and waiver set out above;

d. Warrant that you are the owner of the User Content and entitled to enter into these Terms;

e. Confirm that no such User Content will be subject to any obligation, of confidence or otherwise, to you or any other person and that Navigant shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of such User Content.

16.  Claims of Infringement. If you believe that any content appearing on this Site infringes your copyright rights, we at Navigant want to hear from you. Please forward the following information in writing to the Copyright Agent at the address listed below:

a. Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;

b. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

c. The exact URL or a description of each place where alleged infringing material is located;

d. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized by you, your agent, or the law;

e. Your electronic or physical signature or the electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on your behalf; and

f. A statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Copyright Agent

Navigant
c/o: Dawn Cassie
Navigant Consulting , Inc.
30 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60606
312.583.2688
Email: dawn.cassie@navigant.com

17.  Responsible Use of Site. Please act responsibly when using this Site. You may only use this Site and its contents for lawful purposes and in accordance with applicable law and you are prohibited from storing, distributing or transmitting any unlawful material through this Site. You may not collect or store personal information regarding other users. You recognize that storing, distributing, or transmitting unlawful material could expose you to criminal and/or civil liability. You agree that if a third party claims that material you have contributed to the Site is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that it is lawful. You understand and agree that all materials publicly posted or privately transmitted on or through this Site are the sole responsibility of the sender, not Navigant, and that you are responsible for all material you upload, publicly post or otherwise transmit to or through this Site.

18.  Content Limitations. We at Navigant require that you do not post e-mails or submit to or publish through Forums or otherwise make available on this Site any content, or act in a way, which in our opinion:

a. Libels, defames, invades privacy, stalks, is obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive, harassing, threatening, or offensive;

b. Disparages, criticizes, belittles, parodies, or otherwise portrays in a negative light any actor appearing in the content;

c. Seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise;

d. Infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including violating anyone's copyrights or trademarks or their rights of publicity;

e. Violates any law or may be considered to violate any law;

f. You do not have the right to transmit under any contractual or other relationship (e.g., inside information, proprietary, or confidential information received in the context of an employment or a non-disclosure agreement);

g. Advocates or promotes illegal activity;

h. Impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content;

i. Advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as specifically authorized on this Site;

j. Solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors;

k. Includes programs which contain viruses, worms and/or 'Trojan horses' or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, overload, collapse, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications;

l. Disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise act in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real time activities via the Site;

m. Copies any other pages or images on this Site except with appropriate authority;

n. Includes MP3 format files;

o. Amounts to a 'pyramid' or similar scheme;

p. Amounts to 'data warehousing' (i.e., using any web space made available to you as storage for large files or large amount of data which are only linked from other sites). You must provide a reasonable amount of content to accompany such material in order that at least some of the traffic to your site comes directly via us;

q. Disobeys any policy or regulations established from time to time regarding use of this Site or any networks connected to this Site; or

r. Contains links to other sites that contain the kind of content, which falls within the descriptions set out at (a) to (q) above.

In addition, you are prohibited from removing any sponsorship banners or other material inserted by Navigant anywhere on this Site (e.g., on any web space made available for your use).

19.  Release. If you have a dispute with one or more users (including merchants), you release us (and our parent company Navigant, affiliates and subsidiaries, and our and their respective officers directors, employees, and agents) from claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses and damages (actual and consequential of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. In entering into this release, you expressly waive any protections (whether statutory or otherwise) to the extent permitted by applicable law, that would otherwise limit the coverage of this release to include only those claims which you may know or suspect to exist in your favor at the time of agreeing to this release.

20.  Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Navigant and its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors, and affiliates from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, resulting from your breach of these Terms, including any of the foregoing provisions, representations or warranties, and/or from your placement or transmission of any content onto Navigant's servers, and/or from any and all use of your account.

21.  System Abuse. Without limitation, you agree not to send, create or reply to so called “mailbombs” (i.e., emailing copies of a single message to many users, or sending large or multiple files or messages to a single user with malicious intent) or engage in “spamming”(i.e., unsolicited emailing for business or other purposes), or undertake any other activity which may adversely affect the operation or enjoyment of this Site by any other person.

22.  Security. Any usernames and passwords used for this Site are for individual use only. You shall be responsible for the security of your username and password (if any). Navigant shall be entitled to monitor your username and password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. If you use a username and password that Navigant considers insecure, Navigant will be entitled to require this to be changed and/or terminate your account.

23.  Violation of Security Systems. You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this Site to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g. password guessing programs, cracking tools, or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, Navigant reserves the right to release your details to system administrators at other sites in order to assist them in resolving security incidents.

24.  Investigations. Navigant reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms, including without limitation any violation arising from any submission, posting, or e-mails you make or send to any Forum. Navigant may seek to gather information from the user who is suspected of violating these Terms, and from any other user. Navigant may suspend any users whose conduct or postings are under investigation and may remove such material from its servers as it deems appropriate and without notice. If Navigant believes, in its sole discretion, that a violation of these Terms has occurred, it may edit or modify any submission, posting, or e-mails, remove the material permanently, cancel postings, warn users, suspend users and passwords, terminate accounts or take other corrective action it deems appropriate. Navigant will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Navigant to disclose the identity of anyone posting any e-mails, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS ALL MEMBERS OF THE NAVIGANT GROUP FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY MEMBER OF THE NAVIGANT GROUP DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUNCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER A MEMBER OF THE NAVIGANT GROUP OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

25.  Service. In order to use this Site, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web and pay any service fee associated with that access. You will need to provide all equipment necessary to connect to the Site on the World Wide Web (including a computer, modem, mobile device, tablet and/or other access devices).

26.  Reservation of Rights. Navigant reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any part of this Site and/or any software, facilities and services on this Site, with or without notice, and/or to establish general guidelines and limitations on their use.

27.  Local Regulations. Navigant makes no representation that Materials or other content on the Site are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, its territories, possessions and protectorates. If you choose to access the Site from other locations you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk.

You are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You specifically agree to comply with all applicable laws concerning the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country you reside in.

28.  Third-Party Sites. This Site may link you to other sites on the Internet. These sites may contain information or material that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. These other sites are not under the control of Navigant, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with Navigant) Navigant is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of any site by Navigant or any association with its operators.

Navigant cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from any third-party site that links to or from Navigant since other shop channels are owned and operated by independent retailers. Navigant does not endorse any of the merchandise, nor has Navigant taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained on such third-party sites. Navigant does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third party, and you irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online transaction with any of these third parties.

29.  Proprietary Online Services. Any area of this Site that is accessed through any proprietary online service is subject to the rules, policies and guidelines of such proprietary online service.

30.  Jurisdictional Issues. The Materials and all other content in this Site are presented for the purpose of providing information regarding products available in the United States and elsewhere.

31.  Choice of Law. With the exception of Section 8 which will be construed in accordance with the FAA and Illinois law, these Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Illinois.

32.  Notice to California Residents. Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the online services are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.

33.  How To Contact Us. This Site is controlled and operated by Navigant located at 30 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60606. Please forward any comments or complaints about the Site to ifeedback@navigant.com. Please forward any questions regarding privacy to privacy@navigant.com.

34.  General. If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between you and Navigant relating to the matters contained here and the Site.

Terms Applicable For Apple iOS

If you are accessing or using the online services through an Apple device, the following additional terms and conditions are applicable to you and are incorporated into the Terms of Service by this reference:

(a) To the extent that you are accessing the online services through an Apple device, you acknowledge that these Terms of Use are entered into between you and Navigant and, that Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) is not a party to these Terms of Service other than as third party beneficiary as contemplated below.

(b) The license granted to you in Section 10 of these Terms of Use is subject to the permitted Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms (see: http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/us/terms.html) and any third party terms of agreement applicable to the online services.

(c) You acknowledge that Navigant, and not Apple, is responsible for providing the Site and Content thereof.

(d) You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance or support services to you with respect to the online services.

(e) To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the online services.

(f) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, and subject to the terms in these Terms of Use, you acknowledge that, solely as between Apple and Navigant, Navigant and not Apple is responsible for addressing any claims you may have relating to the online services, or your possession and/or use thereof, including, but not limited, to: (i) product liability claims, (ii) any claim that the online services fail to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. As set forth under these Terms of Use in Sections 6 and 7, Navigant’s liability to you for use of the online services is greatly limited.

(g) Further, you agree that if the Site, or your possession and use of the Site, infringes on a third party’s intellectual property rights, you will not hold Apple responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claims.

(h) You acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Service, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms of Service against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.

(i) When using the online services, you agree to comply with any and all third party terms that are applicable to any platform, website, technology or service that interacts with the online services.

Ownership of Intellectual Properties

Unless otherwise stated, the contents of this site including, but not limited to, the text and images contained herein and their arrangement are property of Navigant Consulting, Inc. All trademarks used or referred to in this website are the property of their respective owners.

Other than as expressly allowed herein, content on this site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, distributed, uploaded, posted or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of Navigant Consulting, Inc. You may download, display and print one copy of the materials for personal, non-commercial, non-marketing use, provided it is not modified in anyway and all copyright, trademark and proprietary notices are maintained.

Vendor / Third Party Business Partners

CODE OF BUSINESS STANDARDS AND ETHICS FOR THIRD PARTY BUSINESS PARTNERS OF NAVIGANT CONSULTING, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

Navigant Consulting, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Navigant”) are committed to promoting a positive work environment. We expect our agents, subcontractors, independent contractors, vendors and their respective officers, directors and employees (“Third Party Business Partners”) to adhere to the same standards of conduct and behavior that we expect from our own employees.

These standards are set out in the Code of Business Standards and Ethics (“Code”). The Code forms a part of the Third Party Business Partner contract with Navigant and establishes ethical business practices and regulatory compliance, and identifies the mechanisms available to report potential illegal or unethical conduct.

The Company requires that each Third Party Business Partner conducting business with or on behalf of Navigant sign an Acknowledgment confirming that he or she has reviewed and understands this Code, has complied and will continue to comply with it. A copy of our Code may be found by clicking on the link below: 

Code of Business Standards and Ethics

Once you have read the Code, please fill in the applicable information, sign and date the acknowledgement form, and return to:  apvendors@navigant.com

Disclaimers

Website

This site and its contents are provided “as is” and Navigant Consulting and its subsidiary companies expressly disclaim all express and implied representations or warranties regarding the Navigant Consulting, Inc. website, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for particular purpose, title, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

The Navigant Consulting, Inc. website, including the podcasts and articles contained herein, is intended to provide general information on a particular subject or subjects. This website is not intended to be relied upon as legal, accounting, financial, consulting or other professional advice, and before making any decision that may affect your business or personal affairs, you should consult a qualified professional advisor.

Your use of the Navigant Consulting, Inc. website is at your own discretion and you assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from the use thereof. Navigant Consulting, Inc. entities will not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or any other damages whatsoever relating to the use of the Navigant Consulting, Inc. website.

No Public Accounting Services

While many of Navigant Consulting’s professionals are Certified Public Accountants licensed in various states, Navigant Consulting is not a certified public accounting firm, and neither our professionals nor Navigant Consulting provide audit, attest, or public accounting services.

E-mail Usage


Please be advised that e-mail and other communications to or from Navigant Consulting's wholly-owned broker-dealer affiliate, Navigant Capital Advisors, LLC or NCI corporate finance practice employees may be subject to certain SEC and FINRA rules requiring human or systemic monitoring and archival preservation.

Regulatory Advisories

To comply with certain U.S. Treasury regulations, we inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any U.S. federal tax advice contained within Navigant Consulting e-mail, including attachments, is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any person for the purpose of avoiding any penalties that may be imposed by the Internal Revenue Service.

Career Submission Terms

1. You Accept These Career Submission Terms. Your submission of personal and/or employment information on this portion of the Navigant online service, including through our websites (e.g., navigant.com, navigantresearch.com, navigantconsulting.com, navigantconsulting.co.uk, navigantcapitaladvisors.com, cymetrix.com), our other related mobile websites, mobile Navigant applications (“mobile apps”), services, tools, and other applications (the “Site”) is subject to the following career submission terms and conditions (“Career Submission Terms”), as may be modified from time to time. These Career Submission Terms set forth below supplement the Privacy Policy governing your use of Navigant’s Site. If you do not agree to these Career Submission Terms or are dissatisfied with any portion of the Site, your sole remedy is to not use the Site and to not submit or post any career information.

2.  We Collect the Career Information You Give Us. As set forth in the Privacy Policy the Navigant Careers section of the Site give you the opportunity to register and create a profile to apply for jobs. In order to do so, you will provide us with your email, username and password that will allow you to access your account later. By clicking the "Submit" button on any of the job application pages and submitting your information, you agree that we may use third parties to verify your information or to collect additional data to assist us in the evaluation of your job application. This additional information could include obtaining a consumer report (e.g., background check), and/or collecting additional personal and non-personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number, resume, employment history, reference information, compensation, compensation history, education, social security number and so on). Also you may upload your photo to the website if it is on your resume. Create a safe resume and remove all sensitive information such as social security numbers, identification numbers (e.g., driver’s license), financial information, dates of birth before uploading your resume. We don’t need or want that information in your resume.

We do not seek sensitive information (e.g. data relating to gender, race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union or works council membership, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from initial candidates. But to the extent you supply any information of a sensitive nature with your application, you agree that we may use such information in accordance with applicable law, including for statistical and reporting purposes.

3. How We Use and Retain Your Career Information.

(a) We Use the Career Information to Process Your Requests. We use your career information to provide job alerts or other information you may request. We also use your application profile information to process your employment applications (e.g., to authenticate your identity, review qualifications, contact references, conduct background checks, to communicate with you regarding your application and to comply with applicable laws such as anti-terrorism and immigration requirements). We also use your employment information for general statistical analysis and reporting purposes. We may also use your career information, in our sole and absolute discretion, to let you know about other job opportunities that might be a good fit for you.

(b) Your Information is Retained if You are Employed. If you are successful and offered employment or a placement with Navigant, this information will be retained and transferred to your personnel file and used to manage any employment or other relationship with Navigant (e.g., to administer benefits, performance reviews, training, regulatory compliance or disciplinary actions). If you are not successful, then we will only retain your information to the extent permitted by law, including retaining a record of your application and, unless you tell us that you do not wish us to do so pursuant to Section 9 below, we may retain a copy of your resume for up to 5 years for potential future opportunities.

4. We Share Your Career Information With Third-Parties to Process Your Requests to Apply for a Job. We share your information with third-parties (e.g. recruiters, persons you have provided as references or other service providers) to assist us in processing your career requests and applications for employment and other employment related tasks (e.g., providing internal statistical analysis and reporting, such as candidate activity and demographic reports).

5. No Offer of Employment. Nothing contained on this Site should be construed as an offer of employment, a representation concerning the availability of any position, or a promise of any kind concerning any term or condition of employment with Navigant, including job responsibilities, salary, benefits, eligibility for promotion, or career path. The information contained on the website is merely an invitation for qualified prospective candidates to apply. Navigant makes no guarantee that you will receive an interview or career opportunity.

6. Your Information Must be Accurate- You Can Change Your Information. You expressly agree and acknowledge that all of the personal information and employment information submitted by you to the Navigant Site is truthful and does not contain any misleading or false statements. Your application/profile information is maintained on this Site. In accordance with applicable law, you may review update or request removal of your personal applicant/profile information at any time using the Site website by clicking on “my profile” and amending details.

7. You Certify That You Have Authorization to Submit Information From Others. Where you supply personal information of another person, you confirm that you have made that person aware that we are collecting and may use and disclose this information, the reasons why you have provided it to us, how he or she can contact us and, generally, the terms of the Navigant Privacy Policy. Further, you confirm that the other person has consented in writing to such collection, use and disclosure.

8. Personal Information is Subject to Our Privacy Policy. All personal information provided by, or collected from, you or, in the event that your application progresses with us, from third-party sources such as referees or health professionals, as part of the recruitment process is handled in accordance with Navigant Privacy Policy.

9. Deactivation or Deletion of Your Account. Candidates (who are not employed by us) may request that we deactivate or delete their account by emailing us at privacy@navigant.com. When you request that your account be cancelled or deleted, your information, including your resume and profiles will no longer be available to you and will be deleted by us. When you ask that we delete your account we will do so without undue delay. Even though your account will be deleted, we may retain digital logs and non-personally identifiable information or non-personal data about your account, which is not accessible by you or third-parties on Navigant Site but which might be used by us for recordkeeping and internal purposes, including enforcing the Privacy Policy and demographic reporting and research purposes for up to four years after your deletion request is made.

10. You Are Not Subject to a Non-Compete Or Confidentiality Obligation. By submitting an application for employment with Navigant, you are certifying that you are not subject to any confidentiality obligations or employment agreement that will limit your ability to work for Navigant in the position for which you submitted your request.

11. No Warranties. THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. Navigant DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THIS SITE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY AND TIMELINESS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN.

IF YOU ARE ACCESSING THIS SITE FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS THAT DO NOT RECOGNIZE DISCLAIMERS OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF EITHER PARTY OR THEIR SERVANTS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES.

12. U.S. Residents: Binding Arbitration of All Disputes, No Class Relief:

(a) U.S. Residents: To the fullest extent permissible by law, with the exception of disputes pertaining to Navigant’s intellectual property rights and certain statutory claims that, pursuant to law, are not arbitrable, any dispute of any kind between you and Navigant arising under these Career Submission Terms shall be resolved through binding arbitration pursuant to JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures. The arbitrator shall be a retired judge or justice of any state or federal court in the US and have substantial experience in the areas of employment and privacy law. The arbitrator shall follow California substantive law in adjudicating the dispute, except that this Section 12 shall be construed as a “written agreement to arbitrate” pursuant to the United States Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). The hearing shall be conducted in the city/county that encompasses the mailing address you have provided to Navigant. For any claim in which you seek US $10,000.00 or less, you shall have the choice as to whether the hearing is conducted in person, by telephone, or instead the arbitrator decides the dispute without a hearing. AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS CONSTITUTES AN AGREEMENT TO PURSUE YOUR CLAIM ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND A WAIVER OF THE ABILITY TO PURSUE YOUR CLAIM IN A CLASS ACTION.

(b) Non-US Residents: If any controversy, allegation, or claim arises out of or relates to these Career Submission Terms, then you and we may send a written notice to the other providing a reasonable description of the Section 12(b) Dispute, along with a proposed resolution of it. Our notice to you will be sent to you based on the most recent contact information that you provide us. But if no such information exists or if such information is not current, then we have no obligation under this Section 12 (b). Your notice to us must be sent to us at navigantforeigndispute@navigant.com. For a period of sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of notice from the other party, Navigant and you may engage in a dialogue in order to attempt to resolve the Section 12(b) Dispute, though nothing will require either you or Navigant to resolve the Section 12(b) Dispute on terms either you or Navigant, in each of our sole discretion, are uncomfortable. Nothing in this Section will prevent a party from pursuing their claims in Court or another complaint process.

Cookies & Tracking Technologies Policy

Navigant Consulting, Inc. ("Navigant"), its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively, "Navigant," "we," "our," or "us") maintain our websites www.navigant.com, www.navigantresearch.com, www.navigantcymetrix.com and our other related websites and mobile websites, services, tools and other applications (collectively, the “Site”). We, along with our advertising partners and vendors, use a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use the Site. You can find out more about these technologies and how to control them in the information below. This policy forms part of the Navigant Privacy Policy.

1.  COOKIES & OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES & HOW WE USE THEM

Like many companies, we use cookies and other tracking technologies on our Site (referred to together from this point forward as “cookies”, unless otherwise stated) including HTTP cookies, HTML5 and Flash local storage, web beacons/GIFs, embedded scripts and e-tags/cache browsers as defined below.

We may use cookies for a variety of purposes and to enhance your online experience, for example, by remembering your log-in status and viewing preferences from a previous use of our Site, for when you later return to the Site.

We use both session and persistent tracking technologies. Tracking technologies (e.g., cookies) can either be persistent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser).

We also use first and third-party cookies. First party cookies are used and controlled by us to provide services on the Site.

In particular, our Site uses the following categories of cookies:

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are cookies which are needed to provide services and features you have specifically requested. We may use cookies and tracking technologies required to prevent fraudulent activity, improve security (both not applicable under German law), for system administration and/or allow you to make use of shopping cart functionality. We are not required to obtain your consent to cookies that are strictly necessary.

Analytics and Performance Related Cookies: We may use cookies to assess the performance of our Site, including as part of our analytic practices to improve the content offered through the Site. These cookies may be used to prevent fraudulent activity and improve security.

Functionality Related Cookies: We may use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Site before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify the features in which you may have the greatest interest.

Targeting Related Cookies: We may use cookies to deliver content, including marketing, relevant to your interests based upon your use of our Site and based on how you interact with our marketing content.

By using our Site you consent to the use of cookies and tracking technologies and the corresponding processing of information. You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting placed cookies and disabling cookies in your browser. For further information about our use of cookies and tracking technologies and your opt-out choices, see Your Cookie Choices & How to Opt-Out. See here for details of each type of cookie used on Navigant’s Site.

2.  YOUR COOKIE CHOICES & HOW TO OPT-OUT

You have the choice whether to accept the use of cookies and we have explained how you can exercise your rights, below.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept HTTP Cookies. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies and how to disable existing cookies. For more information about HTTP cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

We are not responsible for the effectiveness of any opt-out options referenced in the links provided above. California residents may be entitled to know the effects of opt-out options under California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b)(7). The effect of an opt-out, if successful, will be to stop tracking for certain purposes (e.g., marketing), but it will still allow the collection of usage data for certain purposes (e.g., research, analytics and internal Site operation purposes).

Controlling the HTML5 local storage on your browser depends on which browser you use. For more information regarding your specific browser please consult the browser’s website (often in the Help section).

Please note, however, that without HTTP cookies and HTML5 local storage, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Site features and some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising click here [or if located in the European Union click here. Please note you will continue to receive generic ads.

3.  COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES USED ON NAVIGANT’S SITE

Click here to view details of the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them.

We provide the chart as a courtesy for all users outside of Germany, but we are not obligated to maintain or update it. We are not responsible for third-party sites and their privacy practices as it relates to opt-outs from tracking activities. The third-parties that collect information from you on our Site have given us notice that you may obtain information on their policies and practices, and in some instances opt-out of certain of their activities.

4.  DEFINITIONS

Cookies
A cookie (sometimes referred to as local shared objects or LSO) is a data file placed on a device. Cookies can be created through a variety of web-related protocols and technologies, such as HTTP (sometimes referred to as “browser cookies”), and HTML5.

Web Beacons
Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our Site’s pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or email can act as a web beacon.

Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to HTTP cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

Embedded Script

An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.

ETag, or entity tag
A feature of the cache in browsers, an ETag is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of device identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies.

5.  SOCIAL PLUGINS

We also use social plugins on our Site. The social plugins used on the Site are hosted by our vendor Share This or a social media network such as Facebook or Google+ and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to that social media network when loading the social plugin inside your browser. These data contain information on your use of the Site. In case you are registered with the social media network, the data will be associated with your data already stored in the social media network. We use a two-click-mechanism for social plugins. Prior to using the social plugin, you must activate it by clicking the social plugin. Until the social plugin is activated, some cookies will not collect your data and they will not be sent to the social media network. To find out more on the social media networks and their corresponding social plugins, see the table in Section 4 of this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy.

6.  CONTACT US

For any queries in relation to this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy please contact us at privacy@navigant.com or Chief Privacy Officer, Navigant Compliance Department, 30 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60606, US.

Just in Time Notice for Mobile Apps

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (“Navigant” or “we”) and/or third parties collect the following types of information about you when you use this Application.  You either enter this information into the Application or agree to its collection automatically by the Application.  We may share the information collected with third parties.  If you do not consent to our collection and sharing of the data as indicated below, please do not use this Application.

  • Location (GPS, WiFi, or user-entered) – Your precise past or current location and the history of where you have gone.  We need and use this information to respond to your requests to locate Navigant office locations.  
  • Call Logs – the list of phone calls you made or received using your mobile phone.
  • Contacts/Address Book – the names of your contacts, social networking connections, or their phone numbers, postal, email and text addresses and other contact information. 
  • Dialer – functionality on this device used to make phone calls.
  • Calendar Information – any information in this device’s calendar.
  • Unique Device ID (UDID) – The unique series of numbers and letters assigned to your device. 
  • Social Network Credentials – The username, password and any other log in information required to log into Facebook.

Further information about the third parties we share your information with:

  • “Data Analytics Providers” are companies that collect and analyze the information we collect about you.
  • “Operating Systems and Platforms” are companies that develop the software on your device and the locations where the apps may be sold or downloaded (e.g., Google and Apple’s app store).
  • “Social Networks” are companies that connect individuals around common interests and facilitate sharing (e.g., Facebook).

By using this Navigant App, I agree that Navigant may collect the information above and share with third parties pursuant to Navigant’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Web Privacy Policy

Welcome! Thank you for visiting a Navigant Consulting, Inc. (“Navigant,” “we” or “us”) offering. To help inform you, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the collection and use of information you submit or we collect through our websites navigant.com, navigantresearch.com, navigantconsulting.com, navigantconsulting.co.uk, navigantcapitaladvisors.com, alleviant.com, cymetrix.com and our other related mobile websites, mobile Navigant applications (“mobile apps”), services, tools, and other applications (the “Site”). The Site is owned and operated by Navigant.


1.  Scope and Consent


When you use the Site, you are contracting with Navigant, which is owned by Navigant located at 30 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60606. If you reside outside of the United States, Navigant is your data controller. By using the Site, U.S. and EEA residents, other than German residents, expressly consent to our collection, use, disclosure, and retention of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

2.  Information We Collect


Registration and Account Information: You can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information (i.e., name, email address, phone number, fax number, mobile telephone number and physical contact information) about yourself. If you register for an account with us, you choose to give us your personal information and are not anonymous to us. When you register an account, create a profile, purchase products, or otherwise engage with our Site, you may provide personal information. Personal information is only associated with your account/profile when you sign in as a registered user. You may also provide non-personal information such as your job title, company name or business address.

(i) Career Information: The “Careers” sections of the Site give you the opportunity to register to apply for jobs. To apply for a position, you will need to establish a “Profile.” In order to do so, you will provide us with your email address, username, password, first and last name, physical address, phone number, career data (e.g., current pay level and desired pay). You may also provide other information about you (such as your gender, ethnicity, Veteran, or disability status). Navigant is an equal opportunity employer. Your username and password will allow you to access your account later. Also, when you apply for a job or authorize us to obtain a consumer report (e.g., background check), we will collect personal and non-personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number, resume, employment history, reference information, compensation, compensation history, education, social security number and so on). Also you may upload your photo to the website on your resume. When you apply for a position you may also provide the names, email addresses and phone numbers of third party references. You represent that you have obtained permission from your references to provide us with their personal information.

Visit our Career Submission Terms for more information regarding the types of career information we collect and how we treat it.

(b) Information to respond to your requests: You may give us your personal information so we can send you information you request – e.g., newsletters, publications, market research reports, Navigant Advantage, surveys to understand your interests and other communications you request. Details of how you can opt-out of receiving any communications from us are detailed in the section headed “Your Choices” below.

(c) Social Media Information: We may offer sign-on services that allow you to use third-party login credentials to access the Site. We also may offer services that allow you to share information with third-party social media websites such as Facebook, Google Plus, Linkedin, Twitter, and others.

When you link your account or engage with our Site through third-party social media sites, you understand that you may be allowing us to have ongoing access to certain information stored on those social media sites (e.g., your public profile, friend list, people you follow or who follow you, your email address, birthday, work history, education history, interests, current city, religious and political views, website, personal description, and likes, and your friends’ birthdays, education histories, personal descriptions and likes). We may also receive other information (e.g., content viewed and information about the advertisements within the content you have been shown or may have clicked on, etc.) from your interaction with our Site. You agree that we may share your video viewing with or obtain information about your video viewing from analytics companies as well as third-party social media sites for two years or until you withdraw consent. The information we have access to from the third-party social media websites varies by website and is controlled by your privacy settings on that website and by your consent. By associating an account managed by a third party with your Navigant account and authorizing us to have access to this information, you agree that we may collect, use, and store information from these websites in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

(d) Information About Others/Sharing Information With Friends: From time to time you may choose to submit personal information about other people to share information with them from Navigant. Sharing information with friends is always optional.

(e) Information From Other Sources: The information we collect may be combined with information from outside records (e.g., demographic information, navigation information, additional contact information) that we have acquired in accordance with the law.

(f) Mobile Information: We may collect additional information from you if you access our Site through a mobile device (e.g. your device’s operating system, unique device identifier, call logs, contacts/address book, GPS/geolocation, and stored information on your device such as calendar and dialer).

(g) Technical Usage Information: When you visit our Site, we collect usage information sent to us by your computer, mobile, or other access device that tells us how you are using the Sites such as the browser type, IP address, user language, the operating system, the presence/absence of “flash” plug-ins, screen resolution, connection type, and information that identifies the cookie, the pages you view and the length of your visit to the Site (“usage information”). We use tracking technologies (including cookies, flash cookies, web beacons/GIFs, embedded scripts, e-tags/cache browsers) to collect usage information.

We may also collect password information from you when you log in, as well as computer and/or connection information. During some visits we may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, time spent on certain pages and page interaction information.

Our goal is to collect and use only that information that we think is required for our legitimate business interests, in order to better understand your interests and improve your experience of using the Site. To learn more about how we use tracking technologies and cookies, see Section 7 of this Privacy Policy and click here.

3.  Uses and Retention

(a) Operate Our Site: We use the information collected to (i) respond to your requests; (ii) provide customer service (e.g., to resolve disputes, problems with your account/profile or the Site); (iii) personalize your experience; (iv) improve the Site; (v) give you information about your profile; (v) provide you with a safe, efficient, and customized experience.

(b) Analyze and Aggregate Non-Personal Information: We use aggregate information about our users and non-personal information for statistical purposes, to analyze Site and user behavior, to prepare aggregated reports, and for our own marketing purposes.

(c) Prevent Fraud: We use information from the Site to prevent, detect, and investigate fraud, security breaches, and potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms of Use.

(d) Communicate With You and Process Your Requests: We use your information to contact you, to maintain the Site, your account, or to comply with your stated communication preferences, respond to your employment applications, communicate with you regarding a response for a Request for a Proposal submitted by you, or to provide other services requested by you, as described at the time when we collect the information from you, or to contact you for other purposes authorized by law.

(e) Mobile Data: When you access the Site on a mobile device, we may use the information collected for any purpose set forth in this Privacy Policy.

We retain information as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations. You consent to our retention of your video viewing tracking data for as long as permissible under applicable law – up to one year after you close your account or otherwise withdraw consent for video tracking.

4.  Disclosure

Information collected on the Site may be shared with:

(a) The Navigant Corporate Family. We may share the information we collect about you with the Navigant corporate family and their and our affiliates and subsidiaries, as well as with third party suppliers. The information may be disclosed (i) to provide joint content and our services (e.g., registration, transactions, analytics and customer support); (ii) to help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts, violations of our policies, fraud and/or data security breaches; and (iii) to guide decisions about our, Navigant products, sites, applications, services, tools, and communications. Members of our corporate family will use this information to send you marketing communications and you will have the opportunity to opt-out in email communications.

(b) Service Providers and Other Third Parties. We may disclose your information to service providers under contract who help with our business operations (such as, but not limited to, fraud investigations, software development, email delivery, marketing communications, bill collection, payment processing, and site analytics and operations.

(c) Other Entities with your Consent. Other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service). On the Site, you may have opportunities to express interest in or register for other services. If you do, we will provide information about you to those third parties, or parties working on their behalf, to implement your request.

(d) Legal and Law Enforcement. Law enforcement, governmental agencies, or authorized third parties, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other Navigant user to legal liability. In such events, we will only disclose information relevant and necessary to the investigation or inquiry, such as name, city, state, ZIP code, telephone number, email address, user ID history, IP address, fraud complaints, and anything else we may deem relevant to the investigation.

(e) Change of Control – New Owners. We may share your information with other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity. Should such a combination occur, we will make reasonable efforts to request that the new combined entity follow this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information would be used contrary to this policy, we will request tha the new owner provide you with prior notice.

(f) Companies In The Mobile App Industry. If you access the Site through a mobile device or app, we may also share your information with Carriers, operating systems and platforms.

(g) Social Networks. When you interact with our Site through social media sites, plug-ins or other applications, depending upon your privacy settings, this information may become public on the Internet. We cannot prevent or control further use of this information. You can control what data you share through privacy settings available on some social media sites. Please refer to those third-party sites’ privacy policies and terms of use to learn more about their privacy practices, which we do not control.

5.  Your Choices

You can control how and when you want to receive notifications regarding electronic newsletters and marketing-related emails for services described on the Site by contacting us at mkowalski@navigant.com or by following the “unsubscribe” instructions within the notices.

6.  Information You Share on the Site

When you interact with our Site through social media sites, plug-ins or other applications, depending upon your privacy settings, this information may become public on the Internet. We cannot prevent further use of this information. You can control what data you share through privacy settings available on some social media sites. Please refer to those third party sites’ privacy policies and terms of use to learn more about their privacy practices, which we do not control.


7.  Tracking Technologies (Cookies)


When you visit the Site, we and our business partners may use tracking technologies to enhance your online experience or customize our offerings.

A few additional important things you should know about our use of tracking technologies (cookies):

  • We offer certain features that are available only through the use of tracking technologies.
  • We use both session and persistent tracking technologies. Tracking technologies (e.g., cookies) can either be persistent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). You are always free to decline tracking technologies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of the Site. Refer to the help section of your browser, browser extensions, or installed applications for instructions on blocking, deleting, or disabling tracking technologies such as cookies.
  • We use tracking technologies with your prior consent as obtained through your continued use of this Site.
  • You may encounter tracking technologies/cookies from our third party service providers, that we have allowed on our site that assist us with various aspects of our web site operations and services, such as Google Analytics.
  • You also may encounter tracking technologies from third parties on certain pages of the websites that we do not control and have not authorized. (For example, if you view a web page posted as a link from our Site, there may be a cookie placed by that web page).
  • We may target and track the videos you view on the Site. You consent to our tracking of your video viewing through the Site or third party social media for up to two years or as permitted by applicable law.

For more information about the use of cookies and similar technology on our Site please review this Privacy Policy and our Cookies And Tracking Technologies Policy.

8.  Accessing, Reviewing, and Changing Your Personal Information

Registered members can review and change personal information at any time by contacting us at privacy@navigant.com, by following the instructions described in the Career Submission Terms, or via the “Manage My Subscription” link in our emails. You should promptly update your personal information if it changes or becomes inaccurate. We may retain some information from closed accounts so that we can comply with law, prevent fraud, assist with investigations, resolve disputes, analyze or troubleshoot programs, enforce our Terms of Use, or take other actions permitted by law. Likewise if your account or membership is terminated or suspended, we may maintain some information to prevent re-registration.

9.  Notice to California Residents and European Economic Area Residents


(a) How Do We Respond to Do Not Track Signals for California Residents. California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b)(as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how Navigant responds to “Do Not Track” browser settings. Navigant does not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a standard once one is created.

(b) Notice to EEA Residents. If data is processed in the European Economic Area, you may be entitled to request information from us regarding your personal information stored by us and to have your personal data corrected, deleted and blocked by us in accordance with applicable laws. Please contact us by using the contact information as set out in Section 16 of this Privacy Policy below

10.  Third Parties


Our Site may contain links to other third party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third party sites.

11.  Security

We store and process your information on our servers located in the United States and around the world. We maintain technical, physical, and administrative security measures to protect the security of your personal information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls, data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers and information access authorization controls. It is your responsibility to make sure that your personal information is accurate.

12.  Children's Privacy

The Site is a general audience site and it is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information via our websites, applications, services, or tools from users in this age group.

13.  International Transfer


As we operate internationally, and many of our computer systems are currently based in the United States, your personal information may be processed in the U.S. and elsewhere where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you create an account/profile, you consent to the collection and/or processing in the United States of your personal information and tracking technologies/cookies as described in this Policy.

14.  Safe Harbor

Navigant complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Navigant has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Navigant’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

15.  Notification Regarding Updates

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy. You agree that we may notify you about material changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a notice on the Site. You should check the Site frequently for updates.

16.  Contact Us


If your questions are not answered online, you may email us at privacy@navigant.com or write to us at Navigant: 30 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60606, U.S., or using the contact on the Site.

PI Licenses

Florida
Navigant Consulting, Inc.


Headquarters:
License Type: Private Investigator Agency
License No: A 2900360
Address:

101 Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2200
Tampa, FL 33602
813.277.1900 main phone
813.277.1901 main fax

Illinois
Navigant Consulting, Inc.


Headquarters:
License Type: Detective Private Agency
License No: 117001439
Address:

30 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3550
Chicago, IL 60103
312.583.5700 main phone
312.583.5701 main fax
Affiliates:
Manager in Charge:
License Type: Private Detective
Sandra Desautels - License No. 115002207

Michigan
Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Headquarters:
License Type: Professional Investigator Agency
License No: 3701207094

Address:
30 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3550
Chicago, IL 60103
312.583.5700 main phone
312.583.5701 main fax
Affiliates:
Qualified Manager: Rob Lay

Canadian Privacy Policy

The professionals and staff at Navigant Consulting Ltd. doing business as Navigant (herein referred to as “Navigant Canada”, or “we”) recognize the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. Our professionals have professional obligations regarding the confidentiality of information we receive from our clients. We are committed to protecting personal information we hold in accordance with law. This Privacy Policy outlines how we manage personal information and safeguard privacy.

Personal Information

Personal information means information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.

PIPEDA

As of January 1, 2004, all Canadian organizations engaged in commercial activities must comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information incorporated by reference into PIPEDA. These obligations extend to Navigant Canada.

Personal Information at Navigant Canada

Navigant Canada provides services to a wide range of clients. In doing so, we often collect and use personal information. As well, Navigant Canada sends to individuals’ information and marketing materials concerning relevant developments in our various service areas.

Collecting Personal Information

We collect personal information fairly and in accordance with the law. Generally, we collect personal information directly from individuals to which it relates. Such collection may be done at the start of our relationship with a client or during the course of our representation or retainer.

Sometimes we may obtain information about individuals from other sources including, for example:

  • From a government agency or registry;
  • Other professionals who serve our clients;
  • Other parties or witnesses in the context of investigation or litigation files; and
  • Other parties or participants in a commercial transaction.

Consent

In most cases, if we collect, use, or disclose personal information, we will obtain consent from the individual to which it relates. Sometimes we will ask for consent in writing, but in some cases, we may accept oral consent. Sometimes consent may be implied through conduct with us or the nature of our retainer. Should consent be withdrawn, that may impact on our ability to provide our services.

Use of Personal Information

We use personal information to provide services, to administer our client (time and billing) databases, to build and to maintain the firm's expertise and knowledge, and to include individuals in our information distribution and marketing activities. If an individual no longer wishes to receive information about developments in our various services areas or our services, he or she can ask us not to send any further material.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Navigant Canada does not disclose personal information to third parties to enable them to market their products and services.

Under certain circumstances Navigant Canada may disclose personal information. Some examples are:

  • When the relevant individual has consented to the disclosure; when we are required by law to do so, or required by a warrant, a subpoena, or rules of court to do so; in order to comply with the requirements any regulatory body that governs any of our professional practices;
  • When the services we are providing requires us to give a client's personal information to third parties, his or her consent will be implied, unless he or she tells us otherwise;
  • Where it is necessary to collect fees or disbursements;
  • Where the disclosure is to a purchaser of all or a part of Navigant Canada's business;
  • If we engage a third party to provide administrative services to us (like computer back-up services, archival file storage, or insurance) and the third party is bound by obligations regarding privacy which are consistent with this Policy;
  • Or if we retain other professional firms on behalf of a client.

In addition, where Navigant Canada is acting in the capacity of an investigative body, Navigant Canada may disclose personal information when the disclosure is reasonable for purposes related to investigating a breach of an agreement or a contravention of the laws of Canada or a province.

Updating Information

Since we use personal information to provide our services, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date. If during the course of the retainer, any personal information changes, we ask that clients please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes. We may also periodically inquire of clients whether their personal information is accurate and up-to-date.

Securing Personal Information

Navigant Canada takes precautions to ensure that personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect personal information are:

  • Premises security;
  • Confidentiality policies as part of our professional obligations;
  • Deploying technological safeguards like security software and firewalls to prevent unauthorized computer access or "hacking";
  • And internal password and security policies.

E-mail

E-mail is not an entirely secure medium, and appropriate precautions should be taken when contacting us to send personal or confidential information.

Accessing Personal Information

An individual may ask for access to personal information we hold about him or her.

Detailed requests which require archive or other retrieval costs may be subject to our normal professional and disbursement fees.

An individual's rights to access his or her personal information are not absolute. There are a number of situations where we may deny access. If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct personal information, we will provide a reason or reasons for doing so.

Credit Bureaus

To help us make credit decisions about clients, to try to prevent fraud, and to check the identity of new clients, on occasion we may request information about clients or potential clients from the files of consumer reporting agencies.

Web Site

Our website contains links to other sites, which are not governed by this Policy.

On our website, like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order to optimise our web service. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any identifiable personal information.

Navigant Canada uses cookies to enhance the user’s online experience but we do not use any electronic means to automatically collect personal information from users of Navigant Canada's web-site or their computers; however, web servers used by Navigant Canada’s will automatically collect Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses and we may view our web server IP log from time to time to prevent fraudulent acts and possible network attacks.

Requests for Access

Any questions, or any access requests regarding personal information should be directed to the professional with whom individuals normally deal in writing to our Chief Privacy Officer at:

Chief Privacy Officer
Navigant Consulting
Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street, Suite 1250
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2R2
(416) 777-2453
cpo@navigant.com

 

If our response is not satisfactory, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada can be reached at:

30 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 1H3
1.800.282.1376

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Navigant Canada reviews all of its policies and procedures periodically and we may change this Privacy Policy from time to time.

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