The Foundation Group , LLC (“TFG”) takes our obligation to protect the personal information you share with us very seriously.

Your Acceptance Through Use

This Privacy Notice describes how TFG collects, uses and discloses certain personal information obtained through this Site, your interactions with us on social media, and other professional interactions with you. Please note that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, your use of this Site signifies your understanding and acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Notice. This privacy policy does not apply to information you provide to TFG or that TFG may collect offline or via mail, phone or personal conversation.

Information Collection

TFG may collect various types of information, both personal and non-personal, through our services and websites from your usage of our services and your entry of information on our websites.  We may obtain information about you from our websites and other forms you submit to us, from your transactions and dealings with us and others, and from other sources.

“Personal information” means information that identifies you personally and is not otherwise available to the public.   It may include private financial information. Personal information is only collected based upon your choice to provide it to TFG through our services and websites. You have the option to choose not to provide personal information not us; however, the lack of such personal information will typically prevent TFG from providing the requested services to you.

“Nonpersonal information” means general information that does not directly identify you. When you browse TFG websites, we may automatically collect non-personal information such as your IP address, device information, browser, internet connection speed, past web pages visited, and your link selections on our various website pages. This information may be used to (1) manage and protect our websites, products, services, and users from fraudulent, abusive or unlawful uses; and (2) help us research, develop, and improve our websites, products and services. This type of information may also be aggregated or otherwise rendered anonymous for business and marketing uses by us or by third parties.

Data Collection through Third Party Sources

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may collect and process the following personal information about you from third party sources:

Contact Information:  such as your name, postal or e-mail address, and phone number. (The third parties who collect and share your Contact Information with us may include your employer, operators of property listing and other websites accessible from links within the Site, and other business partners.  These third parties are independently responsible (also referred to as an independent data controller in some jurisdictions) for the collection and processing of your Contact Information for their own, independent purposes.  We refer you to their privacy notices to understand their privacy practices and how to exercise any rights you may have).

Job Applicant Data:  such as employment and educational history, relevant skills, professional certifications and affiliations, compensation history (where allowed by law) and any other information included in curriculum vitaes/resumés, online professional profiles, and job applications and, where allowed by law:  test and assessment results, and information about criminal offense, conviction, pending investigations and administrative sanctions.

Marketing Data: such as your interest and preference in products and services similar to those offered by TFG.  (The third parties who collect and share your Marketing Data with us may include companies in the business of compiling and selling marketing data and other business partners to whom you have provided your personal information. The third parties who collect and share your Marketing Data with us are independently responsible (also referred to as an independent data controller in some jurisdictions) for the collecting and processing of your Marketing Data for their own, independent purposes. We refer you to their privacy notices to understand their privacy practices and how to exercise any rights you may have).

Social Media Information based on your interactions with third-party social media sites (including TFG’s accounts on such third party sites) such as:  your social media username, profile, and content of your interactions with, statements or opinions about TFG or others in our industry, and aggregated reports about your interactions with TFG’s social media accounts.

Third Party Advertisement Technical Data from advertisements we place on third party websites: such as your IP address, browser type and version, device identifiers, location and time zone setting

Contact Information we collect from third parties such as your employer or other professional referrals:  such as your name, postal or e-mail address, and phone number.

Information Disclosure

Except as explained in this privacy policy, TFG does not sell, license, or share our users’ information other than with TFG affiliates without the consent and authorization of the user whose information will be shared.

We may share your information with TFG affiliates for operational and marketing purposes. The TFG affiliates that access your information will do so in conformity with the practices described in this privacy policy. Sharing this information allows TFG to provide you with the best customer service experience possible, provide you with the services you have ordered or requested, and notify you of the latest information regarding new or enhanced products, services, and promotions. TFG may periodically send offers, promotions, and updates regarding TFG products and services to current and potential users via e-mail.

In some circumstances, we use third-party companies, agents, and contractors to perform services on our behalf, such as website optimization, email distribution, processing credit card transactions, infrastructure and IT services, background screening, and other data processing or handling functions. In the course of engaging these third party services, TFG only shares your information to the extent reasonably necessary for the third party to perform the services on our behalf. We do not permit these third parties to use or disclose your personal information except for the purpose of providing the services we request of them. However, please note that TFG does not maintain control over the privacy policies and practices of any third party companies, agents, or contractors.

TFG also reserves the right to disclose user information if we reasonably believe that such disclosure is necessary to (1) satisfy any applicable legal or regulatory requirement, (2) to respond to a governmental request, (3) enforce TFG Terms and Conditions or investigate potential violations thereof, (4) to protect against fraudulent, malicious, abusive, unauthorized or unlawful use of TFG products, services, and websites, or (5) to protect our rights or property, or the safety or security of our customers, employees or data.

If TFG enters into any business transition, restructuring, merger, sale, or other transferring of assets, we reserve the right to transfer user information, including all personal information, as part of or in connection with the transaction.

How Long We Keep Your Personal Information

We will only retain the personal information we collect about you for as long as necessary for the purpose for which that information was collected, and to the extent permitted by applicable laws. We take steps to ensure that when we no longer need to use your personal information, we remove it from our systems and records and/or take steps to anonymize it so that you can no longer be identified from it (unless we need to keep your information to comply with legal or regulatory obligations to which we are subject).

Information Security

TFG implements and maintains physical, administrative, and technical safeguards designed to secure user information and prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of that information. Under our security policies and practices, access to sensitive personal information is authorized only for those who have a business need for such access, and sensitive records are retained only as long as reasonably necessary for business or legal purposes. TFG strives to protect the user information that we collect and store, however, no security program is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use, or disclose personal information.

Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Technologies

When you access our websites, products, and services, TFG servers may place small text files (“cookies”) on your computer for recordkeeping purposes. Among other things, cookies enable TFG to gather information about your activity on our websites, products, and services for the purposes of improving your online experience, remembering your preferences and settings, delivering advertising to match your preferences and interests, and for other similar customization purposes.

In addition to cookies, TFG may utilize web beacons, clear gifs, or other technologies built into our websites, products and services to gather information on how users interact with and utilize various features. These technologies can help personalize your TFG usage experience and help associate your interactions with our products and services to other information within your account. For example, these technologies can identify popular pages, viewing patterns, click-through, conversion rates, and other information that can be used to improve, monitor, and operate our websites, products, and services.

Most internet browsers provide controls that allow users to manage or disable the placement and usage of cookies on their computer. Please note that disabling cookies may deactivate or otherwise restrict certain features on TFG websites, products, and services.

Children’s Online Privacy

TFG does not target children under the age of 13 for the collection of information online. Our products, services, and websites are not designed to attract the attention of persons under the age of 13.

Third-Party Advertisements and Links to Other Sites

Certain TFG websites may include third party advertisements and links to other websites. These linked websites are operated by unaffiliated third parties that have separate and independent privacy statements, terms of use, and related notices or disclosures regarding information handling practices. Third party advertisers may also utilize cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect information regarding your website interactions and activities. These third party technologies may be utilized by those entities to provided targeted advertising and web links based upon your activities and preferences. If you choose to interact with specific advertisers who advertise on our sites, the information you provide to them is subject to the conditions of their specific privacy policies and in no way covered by the practices described in this policy. TFG cannot be responsible for the information handling practices of independent parties and encourages you to review their practices prior to information disclosure.

Social Media Integration

TFG websites, products, and services may include the option of integration through third party social networking sites and related social media plug-ins or applications. When you integrate or link our websites, products, and services with your social media applications (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), you authorize TFG to have access to certain information from your social media profile (e.g., name, e-mail address, photo, gender, birthday, location, your list of friends, comments, etc.) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the integrated application. We may also obtain non-personally identifiable information (e.g., content viewed, advertising viewed, etc.) from your interaction with our integrated content.

By choosing to integrate TFG websites, product, and services with social media applications, you consent to the use of this information in accordance with our privacy policy. When you provide personal information to us through an integrated application, it may be publicly viewed by other members of these sites and TFG cannot prevent further use of the information by independent third parties. For more information about how social networking sites handle your personal information and available privacy settings, please refer to their privacy policies and terms of use.

Terms of Use

Your use of the TFG websites is also governed by our Terms and Conditions.

Further Information

We may change our privacy policy at any time, and you are bound by such amendments to the privacy policy immediately upon access of the website after the amended policy has been posted. By visiting and using our websites, you agree to TFG’s online privacy practices and that any dispute over such is governed by this privacy policy and our Terms and Conditions. You have the right to opt out from receiving commercial emails from us in the future.