Your privacy is our top concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
- We do not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes.
- We do not share your contact information with another User without your consent.
- Any personally identifiable information that you provide will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. By continuing to use the P&G Alumni Network service, you are consenting to the changes.
- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected by P&G Alumni Network.
- How the information is used.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- How you can access and change your Account settings.
- What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by P&G Alumni Network.
- How to contact us.
The P&G Alumni Network is a nonprofit organization founded by alumni to help former P&G employees stay connected. Our mission is to share ideas, talents and resources with each other and with our communities. We will donate any profits to charitable groups around the world. We are not formally connected with the Procter & Gamble Company, but they are supportive of our efforts and we have obtained a trademark agreement to use the P&G name.
1. Personal Information Collected
The purpose of the P&G Alumni Network website is to permit Users to voluntarily provide information about themselves for the purposes of developing, maintaining and enhancing a network of contacts with other Procter & Gamble Alumni. To become a member of the P&G Alumni Network, you must have worked for Procter & Gamble at sometime during your career. This could include your entire career (and therefore you are a retiree of Procter & Gamble) or part of your career as long as you were directly on the Procter & Gamble payroll. If you were a contractor to Procter & Gamble, then are not eligible to join. If you worked for a company that Procter & Gamble acquired at some point in time, then you must have continued to work at that Company for a period of time after Procter & Gamble made the acquisition. Finally, current employees of Procter & Gamble are not eligible to join the P&G Alumni Network until they retire from the Company or leave the Company. The P&G Alumni Network reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel the membership of any member who does not meet these qualifications. Finally, the P&G Alumni Network is not formally connected with the Procter & Gamble Company, but they are supportive of our efforts and we have obtained a trademark agreement to use the P&G name.
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
Registration – In order to become a User, you must first create an account on our website. To create an account you are required to provide the following contact information, which you recognize and expressly acknowledge is personal information allowing others, including P&G Alumni Network, to identify you: name, email address, and a password chosen by you. We also collect additional optional information in the User Information section regarding your personal contact information, your current work information, and your history while working at Procter & Gamble. You may also decide whether you want your User Information to appear in the membership directory. Your email address will never be visible and other members of the Network may only contact you by sending you a message via this website using the internal communication system. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration to become a User is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new opportunities in the P&G Alumni Network to build and leverage your network.
Additionally, if you log out of the P&G Alumni Network website you will need to re–enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a "session" cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the P&G Alumni Network website. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Unfortunately, if your browser settings do not allow cookies or you opt to refuse all cookies, you may not be able to use the P&G Alumni Network website or services. P&G Alumni Network does not store personally identifiable information in the cookies.
Log files, IP addresses and information about your computer – Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the P&G Alumni Network web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave P&G Alumni Network. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the P&G Alumni Network service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third–parties without your permission or except when required by law.
Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You – You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data about you which has been collected pursuant to your decision to become a User. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information which you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented herein. We take your rights seriously and encourage you to use them if you deem this to be appropriate. You may exercise these rights by contacting us at [email protected]:
2. Uses of personal information
P&G Alumni Network is an online service dedicated to helping all types of P&G Alumni more effectively connect with one another. The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on our website is used to help you describe yourself to other Users. Other information, that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected by P&G Alumni Network from Users (such as, for example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by P&G Alumni Network. This information can be utilized by P&G Alumni Network in such manner as P&G Alumni Network, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
P&G Alumni Network Communications – P&G Alumni Network will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the P&G Alumni Network website. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from P&G Alumni Network related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another User in your network sends you an opportunity. P&G Alumni Network may send you promotional information unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by amending your email notification choices. If you wish, you can also opt–out of receiving promotional emails, by sending a request to [email protected]
Sharing Information with Third Parties – P&G Alumni Network takes the privacy of Users very seriously. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes.
Surveys and Polls – As a User, you will receive requests to participate in market research including polls and surveys from the P&G Alumni Network. You may opt–out of participating in any survey.
Forums/Chats/Blogs – If you post on the comments/discussion/answers section of the P&G Alumni Network, or use a bulletin board, import a blog, or participate in a chat room on P&G Alumni Network, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other Users of these forums, as well as Platform Developers and other third parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. P&G Alumni Network is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Communications to other Users – Many emails you initiate through the P&G Alumni Network website, e.g., a message sent to another member, will list your email address and name in the header of the message.
Legal Disclaimer – It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, such as responses to civil or criminal subpoenas, or other requests by law enforcement personnel. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good–faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, subpoena, or other legal process or request to P&G Alumni Network brought in any country throughout the world, or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
3.Your Information Choices Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your P&G Alumni Network account including your email, and personal preferences, at any time by logging in to My Settings on the P&G Alumni Network website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, P&G Alumni Network may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
To request that we close your account and remove your information from the P&G Alumni Network, please send your request to [email protected] Please send your request using an email account that you have registered with P&G Alumni Network under your name. You will receive a response to requests sent to [email protected] within three business days of our receiving it. Closing your account You can also close your account through the P&G Alumni Network website. If you close your P&G Alumni Network account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. We may retain certain data contributed by you if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non–personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. To request that we close your account and remove your information from the P&G Alumni Network website, please send your request to [email protected] Please send your request using an email account that you have registered with P&G Alumni Network under your name. You will receive a response to requests sent to [email protected] within five business days of its receipt.
4. Your Obligations
As a User, you have certain obligations toward the other Users with whom you will be communicating. Certain of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user–friendly communities of like–minded members, such as P&G Alumni Network:
- You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information which may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of P&G Alumni Network and its community of Users.
- You must not provide information to P&G Alumni Network and /or other Users which you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person, professional or social status.
Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account by P&G Alumni Network, as we take these principles seriously and consider them to be the basis on which our Users adhere to the P&G Alumni Network website and the services which it offers.
5. Important Information
Children – Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.
If you use the P&G Alumni Network service after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the changed practices.
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on P&G Alumni Network is password-protected. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails and instant messaging and similar means of communication with other users of P&G Alumni Network are not encrypted and we strongly request you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
7. How to contact us