FTI Consulting, Inc. Privacy Practices
Purpose for Collecting Personal Information
On certain areas of its websites, FTI Consulting allows you to provide personal information so that we may fulfill your requests for information or otherwise allow you to interact with us. For instance, personal information may be used to fulfill your requests for FTI Consulting publications, to allow you to publish comments on FTI Consulting’s website content, or to facilitate its receipt and processing of your career-related inquiries.
What types of personal information are collected?
FTI Consulting collects personally identifiable information when you submit such information through its websites. For instance, FTI Consulting collects your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and other personally-identifiable information you provide as "comments" when you submit an inquiry through the "Contact Us" tool. FTI Consulting also collects other background information about you in connection with career-related inquiries that you submit through its website.
(a) What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file containing small amounts of information that a website puts on a user’s computer (or mobile device) when you visit a website and is used by the website to send information to your browser and for the browser to return information to the website.
The information your browser sends to one of FTI Consulting’s websites is used for authentication and identification of your session and allows FTI Consulting to display the correct information on the website. FTI Consulting matches the cookie against your details so it can distinguish you from other users as you browse the site, which helps it to provide you with a good user experience. Most browsers enable a user to disable cookies. If you do so, however, this site may not function correctly.
(b) What types of cookies may be used here?
First party cookies – First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Session cookies – Session cookies are used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server's pages. These are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser, and when you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you. You will have to log back in (if login is required) or select your preferences/themes again if the website uses these features. A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.
Persistent cookies – Persistent cookies are employed to store user preferences. These files stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file. For Information on session and persistent cookies, see here.
Third party cookies – Third party cookies are set by a different organization to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company that will set its own cookies to perform this service (for example, as described below, this website uses Google Analytics).
(c) What cookies does this website use?
A list of all the cookies used on this site by category is detailed below
Note: This website does not use any cookies which retain personal information about you after your session ends.
The table below provides additional details on the specific cookies used on FTI Consulting’s website:
||Persistent cookies||Country code (used to store the default country of the user)|
|_session_id||Session cookies||Hexidecimal hash (used to handle the session)|
|wco_data||Session cookies||Hexidecimal hash (used to handle the session)|
|__atuvc||Third party cookies||Addthis (marketing information)|
|__utma||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)|
|__utmb||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)
|__utmc||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)
|__utmz||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)
This website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by a Google Analytics cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
(d) What if I don’t want cookies to be set?
By using FTI Consulting’s website you agree that FTI Consulting can place cookies on your device as explained above. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies from being placed on your device you can change your browser settings to do this.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
FTI Consulting has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction.
Despite FTI Consulting's best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of FTI Consulting’s ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know.
International Hosting and Transfer of Information
A link to FTI Consulting’s EU-US Privacy Shield and US – Swiss Safe Harbor Policy is available here.
If you have submitted personal information to FTI Consulting, under most circumstances you have the right to reasonable access to that data to correct any inaccuracies. You can also make a request to update or remove information about you by contacting email@example.com, and FTI Consulting will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your PII by FTI Consulting to a third party for the third party's direct marketing purposes. FTI Consulting, does not share, sell, rent or trade your PII with any third parties for promotional purposes. To make such a request, please contact FTI Consulting using the contact information provided below.
FTI Consulting’s websites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. It is FTI Consulting’s policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.
Changes to this Policy
Questions and Comments
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy or FTI Consulting’s personal data processing policies, please contact FTI Consulting at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EU-US PRIVACY SHIELD AND US – SWISS SAFE HARBOR POLICY
EU-US Privacy Shield
FTI Consulting’s participation in the Privacy Shield applies to personal data received from the EU/EEA. FTI Consulting will comply with the Privacy Shield Principles in respect of such personal data. Some types of Personal Information may be subject to additional privacy-related requirements and policies, which are consistent with the Privacy Shield Principles. For example:
- Personal Information regarding and/or received from clients is also subject to any specific agreement with, or notice to, the client, as well as additional applicable laws and professional standards.
- Personal Information regarding FTI Consulting personnel is subject to internal human resource policies.
Types of Personal Information Collected and Purpose for Collection
Personal Information from Client Engagements: FTI Consulting provides professional consulting services to its clients. FTI Consulting’s clients may send Personal Information to it for processing on their behalf as part of the consulting services they have purchased. For example, FTI Consulting may receive Personal Information such as name, email address, employment information, or financial data. FTI Consulting uses any such Personal Information to perform services for its clients and to administer and manage its relationships with its clients.
In the event that a client engagement involves a transfer of Personal Information from the EU to the United States, the relevant clients are responsible for providing appropriate notice, where required, to the individuals whose Personal Information may be transferred to FTI Consulting, including providing individuals with certain choices with respect to the use or disclosure of their Personal Information, and obtaining any requisite consent. FTI Consulting handles such Personal Information in accordance with its clients’ instructions.
Personal Information Regarding FTI Consulting Employees: FTI Consulting may transfer Personal Information regarding FTI Consulting personnel. This Personal Information may include, without limitation, business contact information, employee ID, job role and reporting line, demographic information, work history, compensation and performance ratings. FTI Consulting uses such information to administer and manage its business.
Choice and Accountability for Onward Transfer
Information Security and Data Integrity
FTI Consulting has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect Personal Information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction.
Despite FTI Consulting's best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of FTI Consulting’s ability, access to your Personal Information is limited to those who have a need to know.
If FTI Consulting holds your Personal Information, under most circumstances you have the right to reasonable access to that data to correct any inaccuracies. You can also make a request to update or remove information about you by contacting email@example.com, and FTI Consulting will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.
Recourse, Enforcement and Liability
FTI Consulting commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and its collection or use of your Personal Information in compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles. Please contact FTI Consulting at: firstname.lastname@example.org should you have a Privacy Shield-related (or general privacy-related) complaint.
If you are a resident of the EU/EEA, and you have a complaint related to this Policy that cannot be resolved with FTI Consulting directly, you may report your claim to the EU/EEA Data Protection Authorities located in your jurisdiction. As further explained in the Privacy Shield Principles, a binding arbitration option will also be made available to you in order to address residual complaints not resolved by any other means.
FTI Consulting is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
US-Swiss Safe Harbor
If you are a resident of Switzerland, and you have a complaint related to this Policy that cannot be resolved with FTI Consulting directly, you alternatively may report your claim to the Swiss Data Protection Authority (Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner).
Changes to this Policy
FTI Consulting reserves the right to make changes to this EU – US Privacy Shield and US – Swiss Safe Harbor Policy from time to time. FTI Consulting will notify you by posting amendments on this website.
Questions and Comments
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy or FTI Consulting’s Personal Information processing policies, please contact FTI Consulting at:email@example.com.