PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to us. When you provide information to us via our Web site, we protect it according to this policy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

WHO IS A TYPICAL USER OF THE ADVANCED GROUP WEB SITE?

Advanced Group operates primarily as a provider of business-to-consumer services. Unlike many companies and Web sites, we do not focus on consumer users or the collection of consumer data. To the extent we collect information online, our purpose is to better serve our business clients and their employees.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ONLINE?

Unless otherwise stated in another, more specific policy on the Web pages you are viewing, we collect the following types of information when you browse www.advancedgroup.com/ or any other Advanced Group Web site:

  • Information you provide directly, such as your name or ordering information when you register or make an online order, or any chat room postings or e-mail messages you send us;
  • The Web pages your Internet browser visits;
  • Aggregate data, such as the number of hits per week, per Web page.

HOW DO WE USE THIS INFORMATION?

Advanced Group does not rent or sell customer lists to other companies. Instead, we use information collected via the Web site in the following ways: For information you provide directly, such as ordering information or e-mail messages, we use the information to respond to your orders and requests. For information about Web pages visited, page hits per week, and the like, we use this information internally to improve the design of our Web pages. For some registration and use data, we may direct you to particular Web pages, customize the Web pages you see, or otherwise increase the relevance of the information you access through the Web site.

Advanced Group may use third-party storage or service-provider companies to perform some functions including the processing of data.

Advanced Group may disclose information to protect our rights or property, to enforce our terms of use and legal notices, as required or permitted by law, or at the request of government regulators or other law enforcement officials and the courts (including the issuance of a valid subpoena). We shall have no duty to notify you of such compliance with the law.

E-MAIL LISTS

Advanced Group maintains e-mail lists to keep interested parties informed about our company, events, products, support, and more. We do not sell the addresses on our list, but we may make information available to specific business partners, sponsors, or service providers. Users may voluntarily request to join our mailing lists by signing up or opting in through a form on our Web site. To be removed from a Advanced Group mailing list, simply contact us now.

TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM OUR COMMUNICATIONS

You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our e-mails, updating your communication preferences, or by sending us an email at marketing@advancedgroup.com. Unsubscribing from marketing communications will not prevent you from receiving transactional emails related to your account.

NOTIFICATION OF DATA PROCESSING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

When you choose to submit information through the Web site, Advanced Group and its affiliates may transfer, process and store the information in countries in which Advanced Group and its affiliates maintain offices, including the United States. The United States does not regulate data protection in the same manner as other countries, including the Member States of the European Union. Accordingly, the data that you submit to Advanced Group may be transferred to, processed, or stored in countries where the data protection laws are different than those of your country of residence.

INFORMATION STORAGE AND UPDATES

You can update your contact information by contacting us at any time. We may keep all information in an off-line form, for archival purposes or as otherwise required by law.

WEB SITE REVISIONS

We constantly update the features of our Web site to better serve you and all our customers, so this policy may also be revised from time to time. Advanced Group may modify this policy without advance notice and any modifications are effective when they are posted here. By using our Web site, you indicate your understanding and acceptance of the terms of the policy posted at the time of your use. If you have any questions, please contact us at your convenience.


CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT NOTICE FOR CANDIDATES

1. About this Privacy Notice

Advanced Group has issued this California Consumer Privacy Notice (“CCPA Notice”) pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), as amended. This CCPA Notice, effective January 1, 2024, applies to Personal Information (described below) of residents of the State of California in their capacity as consumers, including job applicants (“California Consumers”) and supplements the terms of Advanced Group’s privacy policy.

2. Personal Information Collected and Sources of Information

Advanced Group collects the categories of personal information (“Personal Information”) indicated in the table below. In most cases, we collect Personal Information directly from you, but we also may collect Personal Information from data collection technologies including the Internet and other electronic network activity and certain third parties.

For more details about how we handle your Personal Information, we encourage you to review the Privacy Policy, including the Recruitment Privacy Policy.

Advanced Group collects, discloses and uses your Personal Information as part of its business operations, including when you apply for a job as an employee or independent contractor. The purposes for which we collect Personal Information are described below and generally include human resources and employment purposes. Your Personal Information may be shared with third parties including clients and service providers. Any Personal Information that Advanced Group collects in connection with your application may also be used to comply with applicable law and to defend legal claims.

The CCPA requires that Advanced Group tell you whether we collect any personal information described in California Civil Code Section 1798.80(e), which includes a broad list of categories of personal information, as described below.

Category Name
Description
Source of Information
Purpose
Disclosures to Third Parties
Identifiers

NOTE: The information in this category may include the following elements of Sensitive Personal Information: Social Security number, driver’s license number, state identification card number, and/or passport number. 

Name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol (IP) address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers This information is provided by you during the application process, aside from any Advanced Group assigned identifiers. We may collect information about you from third parties such as your references, background check vendors, staffing agencies or other third-party sources that are lawfully entitled to share information with us.  This may include service providers or contractors who collect or process your Personal information on our behalf.  We also may collect information about your through your social media services consistent with your settings on those services, and from our related parties and affiliates Collecting and processing employment applications, including confirming eligibility for employment, background and related checks, references, and related recruiting efforts; communicating with you about a current application, future job opportunities or current and past employment This information may be disclosed to third party providers, including for background screening and applicant processing purposes (ATS systems) and for arranging interviews and travel.  This information also may be shared with clients.  Technology service providers and cloud storage providers also may have access to this data.
Protected classes

NOTE: The information in this category may include the following elements of Sensitive Personal Information: racial, ethnic, or national origin. 

Race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age This information may be provided by you on a voluntary basis during the application process To comply with legal requirements and assist Advanced Group in its diversity efforts. Advanced Group may disclose this information to third parties for the purpose of complying with legal requirements. Technology service providers and cloud storage providers also may have access to this data, including the ATS.  In some instances, this information may be shared with clients to whom you are assigned to perform work.
Commercial information

NOTE: The information in this category may include the following elements of Sensitive Personal Information: log-in, financial account in combination with any required security or access code, password, or credential allowing access to an account.

Bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or other financial account information, or other information you share for expense reimbursement purposes or payment purposes This information is collected directly from you To provide you the expense reimbursements associated with your candidacy, if any Advanced Group discloses this information to its service providers including technology service providers and could storage providers.
Biometric information

NOTE: Biometric information is considered an element of Sensitive Personal Information.

Hair color, eye color, fingerprints, height, facial recognition, voice, other biometric data This information is collected from you from voicemails, phone calls, and video calls Collecting and processing employment applications, including confirming eligibility for employment Technology service providers and cloud storage providers may have access to this data.
Network activity information Browsing history, search history, and information from company networks, including cell phone make, model and serial number, cell phone number, and cell phone provider. This information is collected from your device when you interact with Advanced Group’s website and/or network To allow access to Advanced Group’s application systems and to detect network systems vulnerabilities Technology service providers and cloud storage providers may have access to this data.
Geolocation data

NOTE: The information in this category may include the following elements of Sensitive Personal Information: precise geolocation. 

Device location that identifies an individual’s precise location This information is collected from your device when you interact with Advanced Group’s website and/or network To allow access to Advanced Group’s application systems and to detect network systems vulnerabilities Technology service providers and cloud storage providers may have access to this data.
Sensory data Images and audio, video or call recordings made in connection with our business activities, surveillance videos on company property This information may be collected from you from voicemails and video calls Collecting and processing employment applications, including confirming eligibility for employment Technology service providers and cloud storage providers may have access to this data.
Employment information Job title, work history and experience, bios collected, testimonials, and any other information you provide as part of the application process This information is collected directly from you and from information that you provide and from your references, if any.  This information also may be obtained from third parties performing background screens on candidates. Collecting and processing employment applications, including confirming eligibility for employment, background and related checks, references, and related recruiting efforts; communicating with you about a current application, future job opportunities or current and past employment This information may be disclosed to third party providers, including for background screening and applicant processing purposes (ATS systems) and for arranging interviews and travel.  This information also may be shared with clients.  Technology service providers and cloud storage providers also may have access to this data.
Education information

NOTE: The information in this category may include the following elements of Sensitive Personal Information: union membership. 

Information that is not “publicly available personally identifiable information” as defined in the California Family Educational rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99), including transcripts or records of degrees and vocational certifications obtained This information is collected directly from you or from third parties performing background screens on candidates. Collecting and processing employment applications, including confirming eligibility for employment, background and related checks, references, and related recruiting efforts; communicating with you about a current application, future job opportunities or current and past employment This information may be disclosed to third party providers, including for background screening and applicant processing purposes (ATS systems) and for arranging interviews and travel.  This information also may be shared with clients.  Technology service providers and cloud storage providers also may have access to this data.
Profile inferences

NOTE: The information in this category may include the following elements of Sensitive Personal Information: racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, union membership, health information. 

Inferences drawn from the personal information above to create a profile or summary about and individual’s preferences and characteristics N/A N/A N/A

Advanced Group may add to the categories of Personal Information it collects and the purposes it uses Personal Information. In that case, Advanced Group will inform you.

We do not sell or share, as those terms are defined under applicable law, the above categories of Personal Information. We do not use or disclose your Sensitive Personal Information for purposes that, with limited exceptions, are not necessary for the application related purpose for which we collect it or as reasonably expected by an average individual in this context, for other permitted purposes under the CCPA, or as authorized by regulation.

3. Your Rights

  • Right to Know: California consumers have the right to submit a verifiable request to know:
    • The categories and specific pieces of Personal Information that Advanced Group has collected about them
    • The categories of sources from which Advanced Group has collected Personal Information
    • The categories of Personal Information that Advanced Group has sold, shared or disclosed to a third party (other than a service provider) for a business purpose and the categories of recipients of that information; and
    • The business or commercial purposes for Advanced Group’s collection, disclosure, sale, and sharing of the Personal Information
  • Right to Delete: California consumers have the right to submit a verifiable request for deletion of their Personal Information that Advanced Group has collected from them to the extent permitted by law.
  • Request to Update: California Consumers have the right to submit a verifiable request that Advanced Group correct any inaccurate Personal Information we maintain about you, taking into account the nature of that information and purpose for processing it.
  • Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of Your Privacy Rights. We will not discriminate or retaliate against you for exercising any of the rights described above.

4. How to Exercise Your Rights

If you would like to exercise your rights under this Notice, please complete the form at the following link: Privacy Request Form

You may call the number set forth below.

Please note that a business is only required to respond to requests that are “Verifiable Consumer Requests” which is one made by a consumer, by a consumer on behalf of the consumer’s minor child, or by a natural person or a person registered with the Secretary of State, authorized by the consumer to act on the consumer’s behalf, and that the business can reasonably verify to the be consumer about whom the business has collected Personal Information. We may request additional information from you to verify your identity in connection with a request.

Advanced Group and its service providers may use your Personal Information that is deidentified, in an anonymized format or aggregated (in a form in which your identity cannot be determined) for other purposes not specified above, including in the development and testing of products and services.

5. Retention

We retain your Personal Information for as long as is necessary to process your application for employment, and if applicable, to assist you in finding employment through us, and in accordance with Advanced Group’s data retention schedule. We may retain your Personal Information for longer if it is necessary to comply with our legal or reporting obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, enforce our legal agreements and policies, address other legitimate business needs, or as permitted or required by applicable law. We may also retain your Personal Information in a deidentified or aggregated form so that it can no longer be associated with you. To determine the appropriate retention period for your Personal Information, we consider various factors such as the amount, nature, and sensitivity of your information; the potential risk of unauthorized access, use or disclosure; the purposes for which we collect or process your personal information; and applicable legal requirements. Personal information

6. Contact Us

For questions or concerns about Advanced Group’s policies and practices, you may write to:

Advanced Group
Attn: General Counsel
111 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60604
Email: legal@advancedgroup.com

If you have a disability and would like for us to provide this notice in an alternative format, please contact Advanced Group’s Human Resources department at AGhumanresources@advancedgroup.com or call 1-877-411-1331.

 

We will update this CCPA Notice from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.

Last updated: January 1, 2024

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