Last updated on October 15, 2010
Information CollectionWe do not collect any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") about you, unless you voluntarily provide us with such information. If you are a current or prospective Expert being considered by TEI, you will be required to provide us with your name, contact information, employment and biographical information, areas of expertise, statement of qualifications, fee schedule, references, and feedback related to consulting opportunities that we contact you about. If you are a current or prospective Client working with TEI this includes but is not limited to your name, contact information, and information explaining your requirement for an expert. We may also obtain information from third parties about you.
Information Usage and DisclosureWe utilize your Personal Information and Other Information to match you with consulting opportunities (if you are a current or prospective Expert) or to match an Expert with your consulting requirements (if you are a current or prospective Client). We will share your Personal Information and Other information with Experts or Clients, as the case may be, in an effort to make an engagement possible.
We may also share your Personal Information and Usage Information as described below:
- In an ongoing effort to better understand users of our Website, we might analyze the Usage Information in aggregate form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Website. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. We may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our products and services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
- We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include processing payments, and providing marketing assistance, information technology support, and customer service. These other companies will have access to the Personal Information and the Usage Information as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law.
- As we develop our businesses, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, sale of assets, dissolution, or similar event, the Personal Information and Usage Information may be part of the transferred assets.
- To the extent permitted by law, we may also disclose Personal Information and the Usage Information when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency, or whenever we believe that disclosing such information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Expert Institute or others.
We may conduct background checks through the use of third-party service providers to confirm the accuracy of information provided to us by Experts, and we may share Personal Information with such third party service providers in connection therewith.