Privacy Policy

Flippen Group (“Flippen Group”, “us” or “we”) understands that your privacy is important to you. Flippen Group is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personally-identifiable information, being any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person, as you use this Site. The scope of Flippen Group’s commitment is described in this Privacy Policy. By submitting personally-identifiable information, you consent to Flippen Group’s use of such personally-identifiable information as described herein. Please see our Terms of Use for more information about our on-line terms and policies in general.

What personally-identifiable information is collected?
Flippen Group collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register for or apply for jobs, register for emails and alerts, participate in our activities, sign up for our events, and participate in user posting areas (such as social media accounts, discussion forums and surveys). The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information required to apply for a job. For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include other personally-identifiable information you include on your resume and information you submit as part of your application. In addition, Flippen Group collects certain information you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by Flippen Group.

How may Flippen Group use my personally-identifiable information?
Flippen Group uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, publish your letters to the editor or comments, process your requests to participate in activities and events, evaluate any job applications, recruit personnel, distribute emails and alerts to you, personalize content you view or receive, evaluate and improve our services, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you.

How are cookies used?
Cookies are small packets of information that are stored by your web browser. They are put on your web browser by the websites you visit. These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites.

The laws in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before cookies are placed on your web browser unless the cookie is necessary for the website to work.

There is no agreed standard for how companies comply with these laws. We do the following:

We only use cookies where they are necessary for our services or where you have provided your express or implied consent.

We respect your wishes, and you can inspect, delete, or block any cookies we use by selecting the appropriate control in your web browser.

We support technologies that have been developed and are being developed for your web browser which allow you to be more selective about the cookies your web browser will accept.

What are “cookies” used for on this website?
Flippen Group uses cookies to identify you and your interests and to track your use of the Site. We also use cookies to control access to certain content on our Site and to process any requests you make with us.

To administer our website and for research purposes, Flippen Group has also contracted with third parties to track and analyze anonymous usage and statistical volume information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, manage our site content, and track visitor behavior.

Flippen Group has also contracted with a third party to send emails to our registered members. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our email communications, the third party sets cookies. All data collected by this third party on behalf of Flippen Group is used solely by or on behalf of Flippen Group and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.

Mobile Applications
In connection with applications we make available for mobile devices, Flippen Group may use third-party services to track and analyze non-personally identifiable user activity to fix errors, monitor usage, and improve the performance of the applications. None of these third parties gather information in a manner intended to identify any particular user personally.

Our mobile applications may include integration with various social-networking sites, including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter. If you enable and use these features within an application, the extent to which your activities and information are tracked is governed by the relevant user agreement you have in place with such a third party.

Emails and Alerts
By registering for recurring Flippen Group emails or alerts, you agree to occasionally receive other correspondence from Flippen Group related to the subscribed news and information to which you consented during registration. This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalized user analysis or to enable third party agents to send emails to you on our behalf. You will be contacted by email or otherwise only by Flippen Group or it agents.

We ask for your email address at registration. We will send emails to this address to confirm your registration, to provide emails or alerts, and to contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status. If you sign up to receive any of our emails, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from Flippen Group. Your email address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send emails on our behalf.

The Site also includes a feature that enables Flippen Group to send links to its content through email at our users’ request. The email address(es) that you supply in connection with this service will be used only to send the requested content. They will not be stored or reused for any purpose.

Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?
Flippen Group shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of Flippen Group) without your consent, whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. Flippen Group may provide access to your personally-identifiable information to third party vendors engaged by Flippen Group to provide services related to the Site, provided that such vendors will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by Flippen Group. Flippen Group may also be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the Terms of Use or any other terms on this Site, including but not limited to a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this Site, Flippen Group may disclose personal user information to affected parties and legal authorities in furtherance of potential or ongoing legal proceedings.

If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.

User Forums
You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. Flippen Group is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.

Link to Third-Party Sites
Flippen Group may provide links to third-party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Flippen Group of the third party, the third party website, or the information contained therein, and Flippen Group shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

How can I access, change, and/or delete information?
You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submit to the Site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the Site. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information, subscribed or registered, or contact us at the address provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Flippen Group has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized Flippen Group personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, however, Flippen Group cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.

Transborder Hosting and Transfer of Information
Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to Flippen Group offices or personnel, or to third parties located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted by Flippen Group or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have the same data protection laws as what is found in your country of residence. By using the Site and registering such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfer and hosting of such information.

Data Retention Policy
Flippen Group stores personally-identifiable information for various purposes as notified to you in this policy. For each of these different purposes, Flippen Group only retains the personally-identifiable information for so long as it is serving its notified purpose.

Flippen Group understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and Flippen Group will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under this age.

Consent and Changes to Privacy Policy
By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Site. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on January 1, 2016.

Contact our Privacy Department
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or if you require any assistance in navigating or reading the materials on this Site or any other Flippen Group Sites, please contact us at:

Flippen Group
Legal Department
1199 Haywood Drive
College Station, TX 77845