Privacy Policy

Compass Lexecon, LLC Privacy Practices

Below you will find Compass Lexecon, LLC’s Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, and FTI Consulting LLC’s EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Policy. These policies apply to Compass Lexecon, LLC and its affiliated companies (collectively “Compass Lexecon”). PLEASE READ THESE POLICIES CAREFULLY.

Compass Lexecon, LLC Privacy Policy

Compass Lexecon, LLC Cookie Policy

FTI Consulting, LLC EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: May 25, 2018.

Compass Lexecon, LLC understands that your privacy is important to you and is committed to safeguarding the confidentiality and privacy of personal information entrusted to it.

This Privacy Policy describes how Compass Lexecon handles and protects your personal information relating to the hosting of this website, and the provision of its practice areas. (“Practice Areas“), as explained in more detail here: http://www.compasslexecon.com/practice-areas.

Scope of this policy

This policy applies to personal information which is collected and/or used by Compass Lexecon in its capacity as a controller as that term is defined in the EU data protection laws.  The contexts in which this might occur are explored under “When do we collect personal information” below.

When we provide Services to clients, we sometimes handle personal information.  This means that we process the information solely on the instructions of our clients, who retain control of the information.  Therefore, if our use of your personal information is not covered by this policy, you may need to contact the client (and controller) on whose behalf the processing of your information is carried out.

Quick read

Compass Lexecon collects personal information from and on behalf of its clients (e.g. about their employees and customers) to provide economic consulting services to those clients.  It also processes client personal information to manage its relationship with those clients.  Further, Compass Lexecon also collects some personal information from visitors to this website, recruitment applicants, and attendees at Compass Lexecon events.

Compass Lexecon uses personal information to deliver its Services to clients.  For its own purposes, it also uses personal information to analyse and improve how it delivers those services, to contact representatives of its clients or prospective clients and to market to them, and to administer recruitment and events.

If Compass Lexecon uses your personal information, you may have certain important rights which you can exercise.  The rights you will be able to exercise will depend on how and why Compass Lexecon uses your information.

The primary point of contact at Compass Lexecon for questions regarding your personal information is privacy@compasslexecon.com (or DPO-EU@compasslexecon.com within the European Economic Area).

Who is your controller?

The Compass Lexecon entity responsible for your personal information will be the entity that originally collected information from or about you.  If you have a direct interaction with a Compass Lexecon employee (for example, you attend a Compass Lexecon hosted event), the identity of your controller may be disclosed to you in connection with that interaction.   If we process your personal information while providing our Services to clients, your controller will be the Compass Lexecon entity providing the Services (assuming those Services are provided as a controller, see above for an explanation).

Your Acceptance

In respect of personal information collected over this website, your continued use of this website constitutes your understanding of, and agreement to, the practices described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the website, as well as any subsequent updates. Please see the additional information at https://www.fticonsulting.com/about/legal for more information about our on-line terms of use and policies in general.

When do we collect personal information?

We collect information about you if:

  • you use the Compass Lexecon website;
  • you enquire about, or engage Compass Lexecon to provide its Practice Areas (either in a personal capacity, or as a representative for your employer or client);
  • the use of your personal information is reasonably necessary to provide our Services (in these circumstances, your personal information may be disclosed to us by our client who may, for example, be your employer or service provider, or we may obtain your personal information from a range of public or subscription sources, directly from you, or from your associates or persons known to you);
  • you apply for a position with Compass Lexecon;
  • you attend a Compass Lexecon hosted or sponsored event or webinar;
  • you invest in stock (please see our investor relations site of our parent company, FTI Consulting, FTI Consulting Investor Relations for more information); or
  • you contact us with any other enquiry, complaint or notice.

What types of personal information are collected and what do we use it for?

The following is a summary of the types of personal information we collect, and the purposes for which that information is used.

Website Users

Compass Lexecon collects your name, company, e-mail address, telephone number, country, and comments and any other personally-identifiable information which you voluntarily provide as “comments” when you submit an inquiry through the “Contact” or “Subscribe to CL News”.  Compass Lexecon also collects other background information about you in connection with career-related inquiries that you submit through its website.

Compass Lexecon may also automatically collect personal information (through the use of Cookies or similar technologies, including  your IP address, device identifier, browsing patterns on its websites, click stream data, and HTTP protocol elements) to ensure the effective operation of the website or in order to align the presentation of our Services more closely to your requirements (for example, processing information about your broad geographic location to serve you with a local version of this website). This tracking information is stored in an anonymous, aggregated and non-personal format, and is also used to understand and analyse trends, to administer the websites, and to learn about user behaviour on the websites.

Please refer to our Cookie Policy for a more detailed overview on how Compass Lexecon uses Cookies.

In certain instances, Compass Lexecon may use IP addresses to help identify you.  At its sole discretion, it is necessary to enforce compliance with this Privacy Policy, to protect its services, websites, systems, information, employees, business partners, affiliates, users, customers or others, or when required by law or for law enforcement purposes.

Compass Lexecon’s Former, Current and Prospective Clients

If you submit an enquiry to Compass Lexecon about our Services (either over the website, or by emailing, telephoning or meeting with one of our colleagues), then we will process information such as your name, job title and contact information in order to respond to your enquiry.

If you attend a Compass Lexecon event or webinar, or if you associate with a Compass Lexecon colleague at, for example, an industry event, then Compass Lexecon may collect basic personal information, such as contact details, which you voluntarily provide (for example, by filling in a form or handing over a business card) in order to facilitate your participation in the event, and for the management of our relationship with you as an actual or prospective client.

If you or the organisation you are associated with becomes a Compass Lexecon client, then we may process your personal information in order to:

  • Carry out “Know Your Client” checks and screening prior to starting a new engagement (as well as basic contact information, this may mean processing compliance related information such as proof of your identity, information about your professional background, history of directorships and, in some circumstance, details of any criminal convictions or adverse media coverage);
  • Carry out client communication, service, billing and administration;
  • Deal with client complaints; and
  • Administer claims.

Taking account of applicable marketing laws, we also process personal information about our clients (former, current, and prospective) in order to:

  • Send our clients newsletters, promotional material, and other marketing communications;
  • Invite our clients to events (and arrange and administer those events).

Performing Services for Our Clients

As discussed above, many of our Services involve the processing of personal information. In the majority of cases, personal information is provided to us in strict confidence, subject to restrictive undertakings on its use / disclosure.

Why is personal information used? What legal bases are relied upon?
Compass Lexecon business provides economic and financial advisory services, in the fields of securities litigation, mergers or anti-trust investigations and compliance.   This may include providing advice to clients, courts, tribunals and regulators. Inputs to some of these analyses may necessarily include personal information provided for that purpose by the client, or disclosed by another party to a regulatory or judicial process. Such information may include: names; salaries, benefits or other remuneration received; or decisions taken or choices made about spending or other matters. Legitimate interest in providing economic and financial advisory services to clients, courts, tribunals and regulators in relation to a consideration of factors pertaining to staff, customers, the public interest, or other individual people or groups of people.

Other Uses

If you apply for a position with Compass Lexecon, we will need to collect personal information in order to consider your application, and during any interview and assessment phase.  If you contact us for any other reason, we will collect basic contact details, as well as any other personal information relevant to the reason for your enquiry, in order to resolve that enquiry.

What is our legal basis for collecting personal information?

All processing (i.e. use) of your personal information is justified by a “lawful basis” for processing.  In the majority of cases, processing will be justified on the basis that:

  • the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or to take steps (at your request) to enter into a contract (e.g. where you request certain Services as an individual client, or where we help advise your employer or service provider on fulfilling an obligation to you under a contract);
  • the processing is necessary for us to comply with a relevant legal obligation (e.g. where we are required to collect certain information about our clients for tax or accounting purposes, or where we are required to make disclosures to courts or regulators); or
  • the processing is in our legitimate interests, subject to due consideration for your interests and fundamental rights (this is the basis we rely upon for the majority of the processing of personal information in connection with the provision of our Services, and also for the purposes of most client on-boarding, administration and relationship management activities).

In limited circumstances, we will use your consent as the basis for processing your personal information, for example, where we are required by applicable law to obtain your prior consent in order to send you marketing communications.

Before collecting and/or using any special categories of data (as that term is defined in the GDPR), or criminal record data, we will establish a lawful exemption which will allow us to use that information.  This exemption will typically be:

  • your explicit consent;
  • the establishment, exercise or defence by us or third parties of legal claims; or
  • other uses allowed by applicable law including context specific exemptions provided for under local laws of EU Member States and other countries implementing the GDPR, such as in relation to the processing of special category data for the purposes of preventing or detecting fraud in relation to instructions from potential clients.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

Compass Lexecon will not disclose your personal information to third parties other than as described in this Privacy Policy unless Compass Lexecon has your permission or is required or permitted by law.

Compass Lexecon may share such information with its affiliates as necessary to carry out the purposes for which the information was supplied or collected.  Similarly, third party contractors, consultants and/or vendors engaged by Compass Lexecon to provide services may have access to your personal information. These third parties will be subject to their own data protection requirements providing the same or greater level of security provided by Compass Lexecon and in most instances, will also have entered into a written agreement with Compass Lexecon which addresses the protection of your personal information.

Compass Lexecon may also disclose your personal information for the purposes of:

  • responding to requests from law enforcement agencies, regulators or courts, or to subpoenas, search warrants, or other legal requests;
  • the prevention and/or detection of crime;
  • establishing legal rights or to investigate or pursue legal claims;
  • a merger, acquisition or corporate restructuring to which Compass Lexecon is subject;
  • preventing risk of harm to an individual.

International Hosting and Transfer of Information

Compass Lexecon is a global organization and may transfer certain personal information collected on its website across geographical borders to Compass Lexecon offices, personnel, or third parties located throughout the world. Compass Lexecon may also store such information in a jurisdiction other than where you are based including outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

Compass Lexecon will take appropriate steps ensure that transfers of personal information are in accordance with applicable law and carefully managed to protect your privacy rights and interests. Transfers are limited to countries which are recognized as providing an adequate level of legal protection or where we can be satisfied that alternative arrangements are in place to protect your privacy rights.  To this end:

  • Transfers of personal information to Compass Lexecon’s US offices are protected by the certification of Compass Lexecon’s parent company, FTI Consulting, Inc. certification under the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield schemes. A link to Compass Lexecon’s EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Policy is available here.  Transfers to US based service providers may also be protected through reliance on the Privacy Shield.
  • Where we transfer your personal information outside Compass Lexecon to third parties who help provide us with any of the activities described in this policy, we obtain contractual commitments (such as the Standard Contractual Clauses) from them in order to protect your personal information.
  • Where we receive requests for information from law enforcement, courts or regulators (who may be based overseas), we carefully validate these requests before any personal information are disclosed.

You have a right to contact us for more information about the safeguards we have put in place (including a copy of relevant contractual commitments) to ensure the adequate protection of your personal information when this is transferred as mentioned above.

Information Security

Compass Lexecon has reasonable technical safeguards, security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction.  Measures we take include placing confidentiality requirements on our staff members and service providers, limiting access to your personal information on a “need to know” basis, and providing training to appropriate Compass Lexecon personnel.

Despite Compass Lexecon’s best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats.

Retention of your personal information

Compass Lexecon retains your personal information for the period of time required for the purposes for which it was collected, any compatible purposes which we subsequently establish, or any new purposes to which you subsequently consent, or to comply with legal, regulatory and Compass Lexecon policy requirements. This period of time will usually be the period of your, or the relevant client’s, relationship or contract with Compass Lexecon plus a period reflecting the length of time for which legal claims may be made following the termination of such relationship or contract.  Some information (such as call recordings, tax records and certain information required to demonstrate regulatory compliance) may need to be kept for longer.  Personal information will be kept for a shorter or longer period of time if so required by law or a Compass Lexecon policy, if the information becomes subject to a legal hold (for example, following a communication from our regulator) or if we have identified through a data protection impact assessment that a different retention period is appropriate.

Your EEA Rights

If your personal information is processed by a Compass Lexecon entity in the EEA then, subject to certain exemptions, and dependent on how and why we use it, you have certain rights in relation to your personal information.

We may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity before disclosing any personal information to you. We reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law, for instance if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive.

You can exercise your rights by contacting us. Subject to legal and other permissible considerations, we will make every reasonable effort to honour your request promptly or inform you if we require further information in order to fulfil your request.

We may not always be able to fully address your request, for example if it would impact the duty of confidentiality we owe to others, or if we are legally entitled to deal with the request in a different way.

Right to Access

You have the right to access personal information which Compass Lexecon holds about you, together with certain information about how and why your personal information is processed.

Right to Rectification

You have a right to request us to correct your personal information where it is inaccurate or out of date.

Right to be Forgotten (Right to Erasure)

You have the right under certain circumstances to have your personal information erased. Your information can only be erased if it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, and we have no other legal ground for processing the information.

Right to Restrict Processing

You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal information, but only where:

  • its accuracy is contested, to allow us to verify its accuracy; or
  • the processing is unlawful, but you do not want it erased; or
  • it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected, but we still need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
  • you have exercised the right to object, and verification of overriding grounds is pending.

Right to Data Portability

You have the right to data portability, which requires us to provide personal information to you or another controller in a commonly used, machine readable format, but only where the processing of that information is based on (i) consent; or (ii) the performance of a contract to which you are a party.  Please note that Compass Lexecon rarely relies upon consent as a legal basis, and the performance of a contract basis will only be relevant to the extent that you, as an individual, are party to a contract with Compass Lexecon or a client, and our use of your personal information is necessary for the performance of that contract.

Right to Object to Processing

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information at any time, but only where that processing is based on our legitimate interests. If you raise an objection, we have an opportunity to demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate interests which override your rights and freedoms.

If you reside in the European Economic Area (EEA) and would like to exercise your right to access, review, correct or discuss how your personal information is processed by Compass Lexecon please contact us at DPO-EU@compasslexecon.com.

If you reside outside of the EEA you can also make a request to update or remove information about you by contacting privacy@compasslexecon.com.  Compass Lexecon will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.

In addition, under applicable local law you may have the legal right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority or local data protection authority.

Your California Rights

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your PII by Compass Lexecon to a third party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes. Compass Lexecon, does not share, sell, rent or trade your PII with any third parties for promotional purposes. To make such a request, please contact Compass Lexecon using the contact information provided below.

Marketing

Compass Lexecon may send you information related to its services, products and events that we believe are of interest to you. This information may be sent by post or via email. We are also including a custom preference center for CL which should allow the user to select which region(s), topics, etc. news they would like to receive.  If at any point you no longer prefer to receive marketing communications from Compass Lexecon you can (i) unsubscribe from Compass Lexecon communications sent by email using a link provided in marketing emails sent from Compass Lexecon; or (ii) contact us to exercise your right to prevent all forms of marketing (both post and email).

Children

Compass Lexecon’s websites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. It is Compass Lexecon’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.

Links

Compass Lexecon’s website may contain links to other sites, including websites maintained by Compass Lexecon’s parent company, FTI Consulting and its affiliates that are governed by other privacy policies that may differ somewhat from this one. Users should review the privacy policy of each website visited before disclosing any personal information.  To the extent that Compass Lexecon provides links to third party websites, such links do not constitute an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Compass Lexecon of the third parties, the third-party websites, or the information contained on those websites, and Compass Lexecon is not responsible or liable for your use of such third-party websites. Where appropriate you should review the privacy polices of any websites or applications before submitting personal information.

Changes to this Policy

By using Compass Lexecon websites you consent to the collection, use and storage of personal information as described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the websites. Compass Lexecon reserves the right to make changes to this Website Privacy Policy from time to time. Compass Lexecon will notify you by posting amendments to the Privacy Policy on this website.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy or Compass Lexecon’s personal data processing policies, please contact Compass Lexecon at: privacy@compasslexecon.com.

If you reside in the EEA and have questions or concerns regarding this policy or processing of your personal information by Compass Lexecon please contact us at  DPO-EU@compasslexecon.com.

In all cases where legitimate interests are relied upon as a lawful basis for processing Personal Data, Compass Lexecon takes steps to ensure that its legitimate interests are not outweighed by any prejudice to the rights and freedoms of the underlying data subjects.  This is achieved in several ways, including through the application of principles of data minimisation and security, and by taking steps to ensure that personal information is only collected or otherwise obtained where it is relevant to the provision of Services to a client, and where access to personal information for Compass Lexecon is reasonably necessary for the provision of those Services.


COOKIE POLICY

Effective Date: May 25, 2018.

This policy applies to Compass Lexecon, LLC.  Compass Lexecon is committed to safeguarding the privacy of your personal information and to being transparent about the technologies it uses. This Cookie Policy explains how and why Cookies and similar technologies are used by Compass Lexecon to improve and enhance your user experience when using our websites. This Cookie Policy should read in conjunction with the Compass Lexecon Privacy Policy. By continuing to browse or use Compass Lexecon websites you agree that Compass Lexecon can store, and access Cookies as described in this Policy

What are Cookies and other Tracking Technologies?

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.

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies, please visit www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies.

How do we use Cookies and other Tracking Technologies?

The information your browser sends to one of Compass Lexecon’s websites is used for authentication and identification of your session and allows Compass Lexecon to display the correct information on the website. Compass Lexecon 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 web browsers enable you to erase cookies, block cookies, receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your device or disable cookies. If you wish to withdraw consent to use Cookies at any point you will need to delete cookies using your web browsers settings. If you do so, however, this site may not function correctly.

Logging: Compass Lexecon records and stores details of the pages visited so that it can generate usage statistics. Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, Compass Lexecon does not sell or share any information gathered to other companies.

Cookie retention: This website uses cookies which are persistent and non-persistent (session-based). While many of the cookies used on this website only last for the duration of your use of this website (session-based cookies), other cookies are persistent, i.e., stay in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them.

What types of Cookies may be used?

First party cookies – First party cookies are set by the Compass Lexecon website you are visiting and they can only be read by Compass Lexecon.

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).

What cookies does Compass Lexecon websites 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 Compass Lexecon’s website:

Name Type Description
GA1.2.1037100184.1515086513 Third Party Cookies Addthis (marketing information)
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ssc Third Party Cookies Addthis (marketing information)
mus Third Party Cookies Addthis (marketing information)
loc Third Party Cookies Addthis (marketing information)
__utmz Third Party Cookies FontAwesome (font information)
__utma Third Party Cookies FontAwesome (font information)
_ga Third Party Cookies FontAwesome (font information)
SIDCC Third Party Cookies Google Analytics
1P_JAR Third Party Cookies Google Analytics
APISID Third Party Cookies Google Analytics
SID Third Party Cookies Google Analytics
HSID Third Party Cookies Google Analytics
SAPISID Third Party Cookies Google Analytics
NID Third Party Cookies Google Analytics
SSID Third Party Cookies Google Analytics
fs_uid Session cookies WPEngine
__hstc Session cookies WPEngine
lc_ssoundefined Session cookies WPEngine
__cfduid Session cookies WPEngine
__lc.visitor_id.g2819642_1.group1 Session cookies WPEngine
optimizelyBuckets Session cookies WPEngine
optimizelyEndUserId Session cookies WPEngine
ate_session Session cookies WPEngine
__utmzz Third Party Cookies Google Analytics
intercom-id-nv9zvscc Session cookies WPEngine
lc_sso2819642 Session cookies WPEngine
hubspotutk Session cookies WPEngine
XSRF-TOKEN Session cookies WPEngine
optimizelySegments Session cookies WPEngine
__lc.visitor_id.2819642 Session cookies WPEngine
_ga Session cookies WPEngine
__reff Third Party Cookies Google Analytics
_gaexp Third Party Cookies Google Analytics
wp-settings-time-4 Session cookies WordPress
wp-settings-time-1 Session cookies WordPress
wp-settings-1 Session cookies WordPress
wpe-auth Session cookies WordPress
wordpress_test_cookie Session cookies WordPress
wordpress_sec_52d5b85846b2e7d6627ef78a817cf034 Session cookies WordPress
__atuvc Session cookies WordPress
wordpress_logged_in_52d5b85846 Session cookies WordPress

 

Compass Lexecon websites also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help analyze how users use the site, for example which pages are most frequently visited. 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.

By continuing to use this website you give your consent for Compass Lexecon to use cookies as detailed above.

If the way Compass Lexecon uses cookies changes significantly (e.g. a new cookie being added with different functionality), Compass Lexecon will inform you from the log in page. This detail will always be available to you from the navigation links at the bottom of all pages.

What if I don’t want cookies to be used?

By using Compass Lexecon’s website you agree that Compass Lexecon 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. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block the use of all Cookies it may impact certain functionality on the Compass Lexecon websites or degrade your browsing experience.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy or Compass Lexecon’s personal data processing policies, please contact Compass Lexecon at: privacy@compasslexecon.com.


EU-US AND SWISS-US PRIVACY SHIELD POLICY

EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield

Under the certification of its parent company, FTI Consulting, Inc., Compass Lexecon complies with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks (collectively the “Privacy Shield”) as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the member countries of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland to the United States (“Personal Information”).  FTI Consulting, Inc. has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view FTI Consulting’s certifications, please visit www.privacyshield.gov.

FTI Consulting’s participation in the Privacy Shield applies to personal data received from the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Compass Lexecon 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 Compass Lexecon personnel is subject to internal human resource policies.
  • Personal Information received via Compass Lexecon’s websites is subject to this Web Privacy Policy.

Types of Personal Information Collected and Purpose for Collection

Personal Information from Client Engagements: Compass Lexecon provides professional consulting services to its clients. Compass Lexecon’s clients may send Personal Information to it for processing on their behalf as part of the consulting services they have purchased. For example, Compass Lexecon may receive Personal Information such as name, email address, employment information, or financial data.   Compass Lexecon 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 Compass Lexecon, including providing individuals with certain choices with respect to the use or disclosure of their Personal Information, and obtaining any requisite consent. Compass Lexecon handles such Personal Information in accordance with its clients’ instructions.

Personal Information from Compass Lexecon Website Use: Compass Lexecon may collect Personal Information when you choose to access and use Compass Lexecon’s websites.  Please see the Website Privacy Policy for more information regarding the types of Personal Information collected and the purposes of collection.

Personal Information Regarding Compass Lexecon Employees: Compass Lexecon may transfer Personal Information regarding Compass Lexecon 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. Compass Lexecon uses such information to administer and manage its business.

Choice and Accountability for Onward Transfer

Compass Lexecon will not transfer, disclose, sell, distribute, or lease your Personal Information to third parties other than as described in this Privacy Policy unless it has your permission or is required or permitted by law (including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements). Compass Lexecon may share such information with its affiliates as necessary to carry out the purposes for which the information was supplied, collected, or received.  Similarly, third party contractors, consultants and/or vendors engaged by Compass Lexecon to assist it in providing its services may have access to such Personal Information (these third parties must first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by Compass Lexecon). Compass Lexecon remains responsible and liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third party agents that it engages to process the personal data on its behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Principles.

Information Security and Data Integrity

Compass Lexecon has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect Personal Information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction.

Despite Compass Lexecon’s best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of Compass Lexecon’s ability, access to your Personal Information is limited to those who have a need to know.

Access

If Compass Lexecon 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, privacy@fticonsulting.com  who will make all reasonable and practical efforts for its business practices to comply with your request, as long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.

Recourse, Enforcement and Liability

Compass Lexecon commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and its collection or use of your Personal Information in compliance with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles.  Please contact FTI Consulting at: privacy@fticonsulting.com 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 Compass Lexecon directly, you may report your claim to the EU/EEA Data Protection Authorities located in your jurisdiction. If you are a resident of Switzerland, and you have a complaint related to this Policy that cannot be resolved with Compass Lexecon directly, you alternatively may report your claim to the Swiss Data Protection Authority (Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner). 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.

Compass Lexecon is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Changes to this Policy

FTI Consulting reserves the right to make changes to this EU – US and Swiss – US Privacy Shield Policy from time to time. Compass Lexecon will notify you by posting amendments on this website.

Questions and Comments

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy or Compass Lexecon’s Personal Information processing policies, please contact Compass Lexecon at: privacy@compasslexecon.com.