Updated October 2014

Marc-Ryan Group is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement applies to the Marc-Ryan Group web site at the URL HTTP://www.marc-ryan.com (the “Site”); it does not apply to any other online or offline Marc-Ryan Group or Marc J. Sievers web sites, social media services, products, or other services.

Collection of Your Information

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you.  At this time we do not automatically collect any personal information as a result of your visit to the Site. We may collect anonymized information about your visit to the Site.  For example, we may use web site analytics tools to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our Site, the pages you view within the Site, your browser add-ons, and your browser's width and height.  Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every web site that you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring web site addresses.  This information cannot be reconstituted to identify you personally.

Use of Your Information

The information collected on this Site will be used to operate the Site and to provide the service and information available on this Site.  In support of these uses, Marc-Ryan Group may use your anonymized information to improve the Site and any related Marc-Ryan Group, perform statistical analysis, and make the Site easier to use.

Third-Party Responsibilities

Marc-Ryan Group occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as web site hosting and email hosting.  Though we make every reasonable effort to conduct our business and provide our Internet presence with reliable and ethical service providers, Marc-Ryan Group is not responsible for the privacy policy and practices of our third-party service providers.

Disclosure & Storage of Information

We may access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications, in order to: (a) comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of Marc-Ryan Group or our clients, including the enforcement of our agreements or policies governing your use of the services; or (c) act on a good faith belief that such access or disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of Marc-Ryan Group employees, clients, or the public.  We may also disclose anonymized information as part of a corporate transaction such as a merger or sale of assets.

Information that is collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Marc-Ryan Group or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or service providers maintain facilities. Marc-Ryan Group abides by the Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland.

Control of Your Information

Except as otherwise described in this statement, any personal information you provide on the Site will not be shared outside of Marc-Ryan Group and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission.

Please be aware that this privacy statement and any choices you make on the Site will not necessarily apply to personal information you may have provided to Marc-Ryan Group in the context of other, separately operated, Marc-Ryan Group products or services.

Access to Your Personal Information

Only anonymized information about your visit to the Site may be collected and therefore cannot be edited or provided to you.

Use of Cookies & Web Beacons

We do not use cookies (a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server) or web beacons (electronic images sometimes called single-pixel GIFs used to assist in delivering cookies and to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon) on this Site. We prohibit web beacons on our Sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this privacy policy. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy policy. For material changes to this privacy policy, we will notify you either by placing a prominent notice on the home page of our web site. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to stay informed about the information we collect on the Site.

Contact Information

Marc-Ryan Group welcomes your comments regarding this privacy policy. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us by clicking here.

Email Marketing

Marc-Ryan Group utilizes a third-party service provider to manage, store, distribute, and receive all information related to our email database and marketing campaigns.  MailChimp is a permission-based email marketing service that provides forms through which Marc-Ryan Group can collect information from our customers, and allows us to send emails to participants who have opted-in to receive such communications.  You can review MailChimp's privacy policy by clicking here.

How We Treat Email

If you receive an email sent via this service, the sender’s records indicate that you have either (a) expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information from the sender ("opt-in"), or (b) registered or purchased or otherwise have an existing relationship with Marc-Ryan Group. 

How Can You Stop Receiving Email?

Each email contains unsubscribe instructions as well as a link that will allow you to change your opt-in preferences or stop receiving email from Marc-Ryan Group.  If you do not wish to receive further mailings, simply click on the unsubscribe link provided in the email.  You may also report your receipt of unwanted email here.

Use Of Web Beacons

When you receive an email sent via MailChimp, the email may include a web beacon to measure marketing effectiveness.  When you click on a link provided in the email, MailChimp may record that response so that MailChimp and Marc-Ryan Group can better customize customer offerings.