Altum, Inc. (“Altum”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information we may receive from visitors to our web site. You may visit the Altum site without telling us anything about yourself. If you contact us and choose to provide personally identifiable information, we will use it for the purpose for which you submitted it to us.
Altum takes reasonable and appropriate measures to protect [personal information] from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
Any and all uses of personally identifiable information comply with applicable United States laws.
By submitting personally identifiable information to the Altum web site, to the extent permitted by law, you waive any rights you may have under any law of any other country or region.
Types of Personally Identifiable Information Collected and Purposes of Collection and Use
Altum only collects personally identifiable information of the following types and for the following purposes:
- Altum collects contact information from website visitors when those visitors request information about or a demonstration of Altum products and services.
- Altum collects contact information, employment experience and other relevant information from individuals seeking employment with Altum or responding to specific Altum job postings. If you send a resume in response to a job opening posted on this web site, we will retain your personal information only for the purpose of filling the job opening and will not use it for any other purpose.
- Altum collects contact information from users of our products and services in order to provide technical support and updates about those products and services.
- Altum collects contact information and other personally identifiable information from users on behalf of customers of Altum’s grants management products (proposalCENTRAL, Easygrants, and PhilanTrack). Users providing personally identifiable information include applicants, grantees, reviewers and grants administrators. This personally identifiable information is collected and used in process of applying for and managing grants.
Altum does not collect or maintain personally identifiable information for resale purposes.
Third Parties to Whom Altum Discloses Personally Identifiable Information
For users of Altum products and services and visitors to our website, Altum discloses that personal information for the purposes listed above to Altum employees and the Company’s subcontractors who provide and support the Company’s products and services.
When Altum collects personally identifiable information from users of Altum’s grants management products (proposalCENTRAL, Easygrants, and PhilanTrack), that personal information is disclosed to the grant funding organizations and their designated users to enable them to manage their grant-making processes. Applicant and grantee personal information may also be disclosed to co-applicants and applicant organizations in support of the application, review, approval and grantee reporting process.
Where customers of Altum’s grants management products and services integrate those products with the customer’s websites, software and/or other third party products used by the customer, Altum provides customers of our products and services with the ability to transfer information, including personally identifiable information, to the customer’s other products. Altum’s customers who use these facilities are typically grant funding organizations who utilize multiple systems to manage the process of receiving applications from and distributing grant funding to applicants and grantees respectively.
Other than as listed above or in connection with a proposed financing, merger or other corporate transaction, Altum does not share your information with any other third parties.
Other Information Routinely Collected by Our Site Technology
IP Address. From time to time the Altum web site may be configured to collect domain information – your Internet Protocol (IP) address – as part of our analysis of the use of the web site. This data enables Altum to become more familiar with which users visit our site, how often they visit and what parts of the site they visit most often. Altum uses this information to improve our web site. The IP address does not identify you personally and is collected automatically.
Cookies. Periodically, some pages on this web site may use “cookies,” which are small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit the web site. You should note that cookies cannot be read off your hard drive. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this web site. We do not allow other sites or third parties to access our cookies for their own purposes or to place their own cookies on you as you access the Altum web site.
Altum Privacy Shield Policy
This policy was last updated on 24th October, 2016.
Scope. This PS Policy applies to all personal information, either in electronic or paper format, received by ALTUM in the United States from the EU in any format, including electronic, paper, or verbal.
The following privacy principles are based on the Privacy Shield Principles and the definitions applied therein.
Where ALTUM receives personal information from its subsidiaries, affiliates or other entities in the EU, it will use such information in accordance with the notices provided by such entities and the choices made by the individuals to whom such personal information relates.
ALTUM will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt-out) whether their personal information is (a) to be disclosed to a non-agent third party, or (b) to be used for a purpose that is materially different from the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.
For sensitive personal information, ALTUM will give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively and explicitly consent (opt-in) to the disclosure of such information to a third party or the use of such information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual, as required by the Privacy Shield Principles. ALTUM will provide individuals with reasonable means to exercise their choices.
Accountability For Onward Transfer:
ALTUM does not transfer data to third parties outside of its agents. ALTUM transfers personal data to its agents only for limited and specified purposes, and will obtain assurances from its agents that they will process personal information consistently with this PS Policy and with ALTUM’s obligations under the Privacy Shield Principles. Examples of appropriate assurances that may be provided by agents include: a contract obligating the agent to provide at least the same level of protection as is required by the relevant EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, being subject to EU Directive 95/46/EC (the EU Data Protection Directive), EU-US Privacy Shield certification by the agent, or being subject to another European Commission adequacy finding (e.g., companies located in Canada). If the agent is no longer able to meet its obligation to provide the same level of protection as provided under the Principles, ALTUM requires the agent to notify ALTUM. Where ALTUM has knowledge that an agent is using or disclosing personal information in a manner contrary to this PS Policy, ALTUM will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure.
Please be aware that ALTUM may be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
ALTUM will take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into due account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal data.
Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation:
ALTUM will process personal information only in ways that are compatible with the Privacy Shield Principles and with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual and only as relevant for the purposes of processing. ALTUM will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is relevant to and reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current. ALTUM will adhere to the Principles for as long as it retains such information.
Upon request, ALTUM will grant individuals whose personal information is subject to this PS Policy reasonable access to the personal information about them that ALTUM holds. In addition, ALTUM will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete personal information about them that ALTUM holds that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete, or has been processed in violation of the Privacy Shield Principles, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy in the case in question, where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated, or where access is otherwise not required or may be restricted under the Privacy Shield Principles. In cases where ALTUM is acting as a processor, ALTUM will obtain authorization from its client prior to providing access, or refer the requesting individual to the appropriate client contact.
Recourse, Enforcement and Liability:
ALTUM will conduct compliance audits of its relevant privacy practices to verify adherence to this PS Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles. ALTUM will take all necessary measures against any employee that ALTUM determines is in violation of this PS Policy, including disciplinary action. ALTUM is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding ALTUM’s processing or disclosure of personal information should be directed to the ALTUM Global Data Protection Officer at the address given below. ALTUM will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information, in accordance with the principles contained in this PS Policy free of charge to the individual. Additionally, ALTUM has committed to cooperate with the panel established by the European Union data protection authorities (“DPAs”) to address unresolved Privacy Shield disputes and provide appropriate recourse free of charge to individuals whose personal information is subject to this PS Policy, pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles.
Questions or comments related to this PS policy should be submitted to the ALTUM Global Data Protection Officer by mail as follows:
Global Data Protection Officer
1801 Robert Fulton Dr., Suite 450
Reston, VA 20191
or by e-mail:
This PS Policy may be amended from time to time, consistent with the requirements of the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles. Appropriate notice will be given concerning such amendments.