Booz Allen Privacy Policy for AppCritique™

PRIVACY POLICY – EFFECTIVE DATE JULY 1ST, 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (collectively “Booz Allen,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) values your privacy. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to our products, services, and websites (collectively “Services”) linking to this Privacy Policy and explains how we collect, use, and disclose the information we collect from you. By using our Services, you agree that you have read, understand, and agree to this Privacy Policy, which incorporates our Terms of Use, available here. For any Booz Allen website (“Site”) you access as part of the Services, please note that certain sections of the Site may have additional or different privacy policies or terms of use applicable to those sections of the Site. Any such additional or different terms will be posted on the applicable section of the Site.


INFORMATION WE COLLECT

INFORMATION FROM YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES

When you use our Services, we may automatically collect information about your usage, including the following:

  • Cookies and similar technologies: as described below, we may use cookies and other comparable technologies to identify your IP address, information about the website from which you came to our Services, clickstream data (data regarding the sections of the Site you click on, how long you spend on a page, etc.), and information regarding the device, web browser, and language you use to access the Services. Some of this information may be shared with advertising services whose services we utilize.
  • Location Information: When you use our Services, we may collect and process information about your geographic location.
  • Usage Data: We may also collect information about how you use or Services as well as information about events such as system activity, settings, and crashes.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE

We also collect information that you provide to us, for example, when you create an account on our websites, when your register to use our Services, when you subscribe to receive communications from us, when you submit information in connection with contacting us, or when you otherwise provide or post information to us. This information may include your name, email address, address, phone number, and other information.


HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

INFORMATION FROM YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES

We use the information we automatically collect when you use our Services, among other things, to:

  • provide, maintain, improve, and develop new Services.
  • protect us and our other users.
  • better understand how our users access and use our Services.
  • analyze user trends.
  • display advertisements that may be of interest to you.

We may use third parties to collect this information on our behalf and provide us with analytics related to this information, as set forth above.


INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE

If you provide information to us, we will only use and disclose that information to fulfill the purpose for which it was supplied to us. For example,.

  • when you create an account on one of our websites to apply for a job, we use the information you provide for processioning your application and to contact you about jobs you have applied for (for more information regarding the job application process please see our Terms of Use);
  • when you provide us with information in connection with subscribing to communications from us, we use this information to alert you to company news and other company information; and
  • when you provide us information in connection with contacting us, we use this information to reply to your inquiry.

We occasionally engage third parties to provide limited services on our behalf with respect to the information you provide to us. We will only provide those third parties the information they need to deliver the Services on our behalf.


OTHER DISCLOSURES AND DO-NOT-TRACK

We may also need to use or disclose the information we collect when required by law or to enforce and protect our rights or property, this Privacy Policy, or the Terms of Use.
Given the nature or our data collection, use, and disclosure activities discussed above and below, we do not respond to do-not-track requests.


COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING MECHANISMS

Our Services, including websites and other Services, may use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to track user activity and collect Services’ data.
Cookies are small pieces of data which are sent by a website to your web browser and are stored on your computer. We use cookies for statistical tracking purposes regarding your activities on our Sites and to improve our Sites. Your browser can be configured to accept cookies, request your specific acceptance of a cookie, or disable cookies entirely. You will still be able to fully navigate our Site if you choose to refuse or disable cookies.
Web beacons are object images that are embedded in a web site or email. We use web beacons to optimize your experience while on the Sites.
Analytics may also be included in our software and apps to measure usage, improve, and develop new products and services.


USER CONTENT

We may allow users to post information using our Services, such as blog comments, pictures, chat messages, and other items. Please see our Terms of Use for more detail. Any information that you post using our Services will not be shared with third parties. To learn more, see our Terms of Use. By posting content using our Services, you agree that such posting is subject to our Terms of Use.


THIRD-PARTY LINKING

Our Services may contain links to other third party services and websites, including various social media websites. We do not regularly review materials on third party services or websites linked to from our Services, and we assume no responsibility for the content or the policies and practices of such other third party services or websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy policies of any other services or websites that you visit.


EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

Through your use of our Services, you agree to receive Services-related emails from us. If you subscribe to receive other email communications from us, we may send you email communications to alert you to company news and provide you with other company information. In addition, if you sign up to receive information regarding job openings that may be of interest to you, we may send you email communications based on the preferences you specified in connection with signing-up for such communications. We may also contact you regarding any jobs for which you applied, even if you did not sign-up to receive ongoing communications from us. If at any time you would like to stop receiving these email communications, you can follow the opt-out procedures described in such email.


SECURITY

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information we collect. That said, no data security measures are 100% secure. Therefore, while we implement reasonable physical, technical, and administrative measures to protect the information we collect, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We have the right to change this Privacy Policy without prior notification to you. If we make a change to this Privacy Policy, we will change the effective date above. We suggest you review this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we materially change our privacy practices with respect to the information we have collected from you, we will attempt to provide you with notice of such changes via email or by posting a notice on our website(s).


CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our Services are not directed toward children under the age of 13, and children under the age of 13 are not permitted to submit any information to us via the Services.


CHOICE OF LAW

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia without regard to its conflicts of law rules.


CONTACT

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at appcritique@bah.com or at:
Attention: AppCritique
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
8283 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 2210