Salience Learning Website Privacy Statement

Our Privacy Commitment

At Salience Learning, we recognize the importance of and are fully committed to protecting the privacy of personal information related to all individuals with whom we interact – including members of the public, employees, regulatory authorities’ representatives, health care organizations’ representatives, and business partners.

About this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement (the ‘Statement’) is an overview of how Salience Learning and its worldwide Affiliates (to learn more about Salience Learning’s Affiliates and how to contact them directly please visit our parent company’s [Blue Matter Consulting] website at: https://bluematterconsulting.com/ – Contact Us section) process personal information about individuals, and illustrates Salience Learning’s commitment to ensuring that individuals can exercise choice and control over their personal information in accordance with local laws.

Scope of this Privacy Statement

This Statement is specifically intended to provide information for our website users, members of the public who interact with Salience Learning, and individuals with whom we do business (including, but not limited to, staff at regulatory authorities, personnel of suppliers and partners, and visitors to Salience Learning offices). This Statement also provides information about specific privacy practices towards specific categories of data subjects such as to individuals who may be considered for employment (“Job Applicants” or “Candidates”). 

References to “Salience Learning”, “group”, “affiliates”, “we”, “us” and “our” are references to Salience Learning and its worldwide affiliates. 

Please read this Statement before using Salience Learning’s website (https://saliencelearning.com/)  or otherwise providing your personal information to us. By visiting our Website or by providing us your personal information, you agree and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this Statement.

Personal Information Salience Learning May Process About You

Salience Learning may process personal information about you including, but not limited to:

  • General information such as name, postal and/or email address, phone number, date of birth, and other information such as photographs and digital imagery, payment- related information, government issued identification in accordance with applicable laws (e.g. driving license, passport, professional license number), agreements, your communications preferences; queries you make to Blue Matter;
  • Professional information, such as your job title, educational information, professional qualifications, work experience, programs and activities in which you participated;
  • Digital information generated from your use of Salience Learning’s websites and mobile applications, such as IP address, geo-localization, device ID and data transmitted via Cookies. For further details on the use of Cookies by Blue Matter please read our Cookies Statement available at: [insert hyperlink to Cookies Statement]. 

Sources of Information

In most cases, Salience Learning will collect information directly from you, although sometimes we will obtain information about you from public or third-party information sources including (but not limited to):

  • Salience Learning may collect information about you from public or third-party sources for marketing purposes (e.g. when you choose to download material made available by Salience Learning over third-party websites) and to verify professional information (including but not limited to access to publicly accessible information, national registries or third-party databases);
  • Salience Learning may collect information from your computer or other device you use when visiting Salience Learning ’s website such as Internet Protocol (IP), domain name, Internet Service Provider (ISP), information about date and time of your request and other information provided by tracking technologies. Please see our Cookies Statement here. 
  • Information may be shared between Salience Learning and its parent company, Blue Matter Consulting.

Why Salience Learning Processes Your Personal Information

Salience Learning will only process your personal information for purposes permitted by applicable laws, which may vary depending on where you live, and where Salience Learning operates. The purposes of the data processing activities may include:

  • Managing Salience Learning’s relationship with individuals for example, responding to questions and comments, inviting individuals to Salience Learning’s events;
  • For collaboration purposes, for example to enable Salience Learning to make more informed and objective decisions when identifying, engaging with professionals and key opinion leaders, and managing the collaboration relationship with such professionals;
  • Recruitment, processingprofessional information to assess individual’s suitability for job openings at Salience Learning; 
  • Market Research, processing information about individuals for lawful market research purposes. We sometimes collect information through surveys and interviews to help us improve our services.
  • Direct Marketing and Business Development Purposes, we process personal information to provide promotional material and engage in marketing and promotional activities with individuals in accordance with applicable local laws (You have choices about this – see “Individual Choices: Rights and Access to Information” section of this Statement).
  • Website functionalities, to ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device.
  • Any other purpose that is relevant to the relationship between Salience Learning and you.

Salience Learning will process personal information for further purposes, where lawful to do so (such as for archiving, scientific or market research purposes) or when legally obliged to do so.

Methods in Which Salience Learning Collects and Uses Personal Information for Marketing and Business Development Purposes

Salience Learning may collect personal information in a variety of ways for purposes related to its own marketing and business development efforts.  These methods are outlined below:

  1. Downloads on the Salience Learning Corporate Website – Salience Learning makes some materials (white papers, reports, etc.) available for download on its own corporate website.  This material is freely available for downloading. Salience Learning may, at its discretion and subject to visitors’ consent, request that visitors also provide their basic identification and contact information (such as name, title, company, e-mail address, and similar data) to enable Salience Learning to provide such visitors with additional promotional material related to the content of the material downloaded, as well as to contact them for marketing and introductory/business development purposes. Providing your consent to Salience Learning to process your data for the above marketing and business development purposes is optional and is not a condition for downloading the material. If you choose to provide your consent you may later change your mind and withdraw it at any time as provided below.  All information provided will be stored securely by Salience Learning in its customer relationship management (CRM) system and made accessible only to authorized Salience Learning personnel for the agreed purposes. Salience Learning relies on its legitimate business interests for processing anonymized and statistical information relating to the downloads, such as number of downloads, location (country), industry, etc.) for internal statistical analysis purposes.  
  2. Downloads on Third-Party Websites – Salience Learning periodically makes its materials (white papers, reports, etc.) also available for download on certain third-party websites.  These third-party web sites are typically well-recognized industry news sources.  This material is freely available for downloading. Salience Learning may, at its discretion and subject to visitors’ consent, request that visitors also provide their basic identification and contact information (such as name, title, company, e-mail address, and similar data) to enable Salience Learning to provide such visitors with additional promotional material related to the content of the material downloaded, as well as to contact them for marketing and introductory/business development purposes. Providing your consent to Salience Learning for processing your data for the above marketing and business development purposes is optional and is not a condition for downloading the material. If you choose to provide your consent you may later change your mind and withdraw it at any time as provided below.  Your information will be collected by these third-parties, in accordance with their own privacy policies and subject to specific contractual arrangements with Salience Learning, for and on behalf of Salience Learning and will be subsequently provided to Salience Learning for further processing for the agreed above purposes. All information provided will be stored securely by Salience Learning in its customer relationship management (CRM) system and made accessible only to authorized Salience Learning personnel for the agreed purposes. Salience Learning relies on its legitimate business interests for processing anonymized and statistical information relating to the downloads, such as number of downloads, location (country), industry, etc. for internal statistical analysis purposes. Information aimed at Salience Learning will not be processed by such third-party websites for their own purposes.  
  3. Newsletter / Blog Subscriptions – Salience Learning may enable visitors to its corporate website / blog to subscribe to a corporate newsletter or to receiving updates/news from the blog.  To subscribe, visitors would be required to enter basic contact information (including name and e-mail address).  This information would be stored in Salience Learning’s CRM system which is accessible only to authorized personnel.  This information shall be used to deliver the blog or newsletter content, unless visitors specifically opt-in to also receive other forms of communication, such as information about Salience Learning’s services, invitations to Salience Learning events, and similar. Subscription to Salience Learning’s blog and/or corporate newsletter is optional; if you choose to subscribe, please note that you can change your mind and withdraw your consent at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the end of each email communication. 
  4. Off-Line Personal Data Collection – Salience Learning may collect personal information directly from individuals in off-line settings.  These settings may include face-to-face meetings, telephone conversations, conversations at conferences, and the like.  Salience Learning may collect this information and store it in its CRM system which is accessible only to authorized personnel.  Salience Learning may use this information to reach out to selected individuals for introductory or business development purposes.

Legal Basis of Processing

Salience Learning processes personal information under one or more of the following conditions:

  • Where you have provided your consent (in which cases, such consent can be withdrawn at any time and without giving any reason); 
  • Where it is necessary to comply with contractual obligations with you;
  • Where the processing is necessary for our compliance with a legal obligation; or
  • Where the processing is in Salience Learning’s legitimate interest, for example, Salience Learning  processes information for statistical purposes, for purposes related to its marketing and business development efforts, information about Salience Learning’s visitors and supplier personnel, for the improvement of our services, to provide security measures to protect Salience Learning’s employees, contractors, information and other assets and to prevent crime (such as fraud, financial crime and theft of intellectual and industry property and to ensure the integrity of its manufacturing and other operations).

Data Sharing and Cross-Border Data Transfers 

Salience Learning’s headquarters are in the USA, however its operations are both in Europe and in the USA. Personal information about you may be accessible to Salience Learning’s offices in the European Union (EU), as well as to some Salience Learning’s Affiliates outside the EU/ European Economic Area (“EEA”), and selected vendors and partners, established in the EU or globally. Your personal information may be accessed by staff or suppliers in, transferred to and stored at, a location outside the EU or the EEA in which data protection laws may not afford the same level of data protection as the one in the EU/EEA. Where Salience Learning processes personal information in countries that may not provide the same level of data protection as in the EU or in your own country where you are resident, Salience Learning will implement reasonable and appropriate legal as well as technical and organizational security measures to ensure the security of the processing and in particular to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure including, but not limited to, maintaining binding contractual arrangements with all third parties processing personal information of individuals, for and on behalf of Salience Learning, as well as executing, where necessary, adequate data transfer mechanisms, in the form of standard contractual clauses, for any cross-border data transfers from the EU to controller or processors established in third countries, as adopted and approved by the European Commission, or by the competent supervisory authorities, with the aim to achieve an adequate level of data protection of the personal information of those individuals.

For residents of EEA – whenever we transfer your information outside of the EEA, we will either ask for your explicit consent or take any and all necessary steps to ensure that adequate safeguards are put in place to protect your information (unless we are permitted under applicable data protection law to make such transfers without additional formalities e.g. where the recipient country is considered an adequate destination). Such safeguards include the use of European Commission approved standard contractual clauses as mentioned above.

The confidentiality of Personal Information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Salience Learning urges you to exercise increased caution when transmitting Personal Information over the Internet, as we cannot absolutely guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your Personal Information. 

Our Website may contain links to other third-party websites which may have their own privacy policies and terms of uses. Salience Learning has no control over such third-party websites or their content, and this Privacy Statement does not apply to such websites. We do not accept responsibility or liability for the policies or processing of your personal information by websites linked to or from our Website as we do not control the privacy practices of these third parties and we strongly recommend you review the privacy settings they have set up directly with them by visiting their respective privacy related websites and policies.

Disclosure of Your PersonalInformation to Third Parties

Salience Learning does not sell personal data to third parties.

Salience Learning may disclose personal information to third party recipients where this is reasonably permitted to pursue its legitimate business aims and as required by applicable law. Your personal information will be disclosed only in accordance with local applicable laws, and appropriate safeguards will be established, where possible, to protect your personal information. Salience Learning may disclose personal information to any member of our group of companies.

In order to conduct Salience Learning’s business, Salience Learning may also disclose information to third parties such as public/regulatory authorities/governmental bodies (government, including social and benefits departments), third parties that provide services to Salience Learning (such as but not limited to service providers conducting audits, providing IT services, etc.). Salience Learning may also disclose information if Salience Learning or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by us about individuals will be included as transferred assets, or if Salience Learning is under a duty to disclose or share individuals’ information in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation or request.

Salience Learning may also disclose information to enforce any agreements it has with individuals; or to protect the rights, property or safety of Salience Learning’s employees or others (e.g. visitors to Salience Learning premises).

Automated Decision Making and Individuals’Rights

Salience Learning does not undertake decisions based solely on automated processing, including profiling, of individual unless we inform you otherwise.

Individual Choices: Rights and Access to Information

Access, Revision, Deletion

Under applicable privacy laws (e.g. European data protection and privacy laws), you may have a right to request a copy of personal information of you held by Salience Learning. You may also have the right to revise, correct, or delete such information. Your rights to such information may be subject to limited legal and regulatory restrictions. 

Choices about Marketing

Whenever we collect and use your information for marketing and business development purposes we will inform you and ask for your consent; Please note that your consent is voluntary and you will have the right to object to your personal information being further processed for the purposes of direct marketing at any time. You can exercise this right and prevent such processing by using the “opt-out” or “unsubscribe” functionality in electronic communications to update your preferences. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us as set out below.

Cookies

Information about use of cookies and similar technology implemented by Salience Learning on digital services and Salience Learning’s website can be found at Salience Learning’s Cookie Statement

Objection to Processing and Additional Rights

Under applicable privacy laws (e.g. European data privacy law), where Salience Learning relies on legitimate interests or public interest to process information, and where Salience Learning conducts direct marketing, individuals can formally object to processing of their information for these purposes (in addition to the “Choices about Marketing” set out above). Individuals should clearly state “objection to processing” when contacting Salience Learning to exercise this right to objection.

In certain circumstances, you have the additional rights to restrict aspects of the processing of your information or ask for a copy of your data to be provided to you, or a third party, in a digital format.

Exercising Your Individual Rights

Your exercise of the above-mentioned rights is subject to certain exemptions to safeguard the public interest and our own legitimate interests. If you decide to exercise any of these rights, we will check your entitlement, we may request to confirm your identity and in any case we shall respond within a calendar month from receipt of such a request, unless there are valid grounds for extending the response periods, essentially due to the need to confirm your identity, to request additional information or to ask you to specify or limit your request, in case your request is too general or too complex to be handled within the initial deadline. Salience Learning may not be able to comply with a request where personal information has been destroyed, erased or made anonymous in accordance with applicable laws and regulations as well as with Salience Learning’s record retention obligations and practices.  In the event that we cannot satisfy a request with regards to your personal data, we will endeavor to provide you with an explanation, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.

If we do not handle your request timely or if you are not satisfied with our response to any exercise of these rights, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. Further information and contact details of the competent supervisory authorities can be found here: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en  

To exercise your individual data protection rights please contact our Privacy Office by email at privacy@saliencelearning.com. Alternatively, you may contact us by post at the address available at Contact Us section below.

How Long Salience Learning Retains Your Personal Information

We will retain your personal information for no longer than is necessary for the processing purpose(s) for which your information was collected and any other permitted associated purpose. Information may be retained for a longer duration where applicable laws or regulations require or allow Salience Learning to do so. Your information that is no longer needed is either irreversibly anonymized (and the anonymized information may be retained) or securely destroyed. 

Security of Processing of Personal Information 

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement, applicable data protection laws and regulations and international industry security standards. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers and accessed and used subject to our security policies and standards. Salience Learning has implemented reasonable physical, technical and managerial controls and safeguards to keep your personal information protected from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Such measures may include but are not limited to: access controls, separation of duties, and similar security protocols.

Access to your personal information is limited to a restricted number of Salience Learning employees whose duties reasonably require such information and third parties with whom Salience Learning contracts to carry out business activities on its behalf. Our employees have been trained on the importance of privacy and how to handle and manage personal information appropriately and securely.  

Applying to Work at Salience Learning 

Salience Learning processes information to identify job applicants, assess job applications, and for other human resources processes necessary for evaluating and considering job applications. The information processed may include information such as your job title, education information, professional qualifications, work experience, publications and scientific activities, professional networks, and programs and activities in which you participated.

In the course of an application, Salience Learning may process further information, such as government issued identification number, tax status, bank account details, details of any known disability/workplace accessibility needs, background information, travel and expenses, performance management, emergency contact details, compensation, hours of work, holidays and benefits related information.

For further information on how Salience Learning processes information of Job applicants and candidates please see our Recruitment Policy.

Children

Salience Learning’s website is not intended or designed to collect or use any personal information from children (“children” are individuals who have not reached the age of majority in their residential jurisdictions). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from or provide online services to any individual we know to be under the age of 13. 

Should you suspect that a child of whom you are the parent or legal guardian has provided us with Personal Information, please contact Salience Learning using one of the methods specified below and we will work with you to address this issue.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

Salience Learning reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect technological advancements, legal and regulatory changes, and Salience Learning’s business practices and processing activities, subject to applicable laws. If Salience Learning changes its privacy practices, an updated version of this Privacy Statement will reflect those changes by posting any revisions on Salience Learning’s corporate website with the respective update date listed on the bottom of this Statement. All changes to this Statement shall become fully effective thirty days (30) after the update date posted below. We therefore encourage you to view any amendments when you visit our Website from time to time to stay informed of how we are using your personal information.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Statement, or to obtain more information about Salience Learning’s privacy practices, please contact us.

You can contact our the Privacy Office by email at privacy@saliencelearning.com or by postal mail at:

(for residents of the European Economic Area) 

European Data Privacy Office
18 Holborn | 5th Floor
London | EC1N 2LE | United Kingdom

(for residents of USA) 

Chief Privacy Officer
205 E. 42nd Street | Suite 19003
New York | NY 10017 | USA

(for residents of Switzerland)

Usteristrasse 12 | 8001 Zurich
Switzerland 

Last Updated: April 2019