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Our Sites are not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does ICF knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any Personal Information to us.
Please also review our Privacy Statement, which discloses our information treatment practices.
ICF does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through the Sites. Please note that any information or material sent to ICF through the Sites will be deemed NOT to be confidential and we will not be required to treat any material your submit as confidential.
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We will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless: (a) we obtain your permission to use your name; (b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of the Sites will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law.
Personally identifiable information that you submit to ICF for the purpose of receiving services or engaging in our programs will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Statement.
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ICF, in its sole discretion, or other end users through the use of the Sites may provide links to other sites on the Internet for your convenience in locating related information, programs, and services. ICF has not necessarily reviewed such websites, and they are maintained by third parties, over which ICF exercises no control. ICF is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents. Use of these sites is at your own risk. ICF makes no warranties or representations of any kind as to the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. ICF expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, the materials, the accuracy of the information, and/or quality of the services provided by, available through, or advertised on these sites and ICF disclaims all liability with regard to your access to and use of such linked sites. Moreover, these links do not imply an endorsement by ICF with respect to such sites or any related i) third party, information, or material; ii) identified candidate for political office; and iii) products or services provided by any third party. ICF has no obligation to monitor, control, or restrict the use of the Sites, or third-party websites accessible via links on the Sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of any site by ICF or any association with its operators. ICF has no obligation to verify any content submitted by you or to provide any registration or other information to you concerning any content.
ICF may or may not at times require you to have a password and provide registration details to access the Sites or portions of our Site. If ICF does require a password and registration details, it shall be a condition of use of the Sites that all the details you provide are correct, current, and complete. If ICF believes that the details are not correct, current, or complete, ICF will have the right to refuse you access to the Sites, or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your account, if any. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) you are given to access the Sites, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s). You agree to notify ICF immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s). ICF reserves the absolute right not to issue a password to any person or entity.
Registration by you, or such assignment of you, as an authorized user for access to certain areas of the Sites may require both a username and a password (“Authorized User Credentials”). You may also have to provide certain registration information, all of which must be accurate and updated. You agree not to share or give your Authorized User Credentials to anyone else. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree to notify ICF immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your Authorized User Credentials. You are solely responsible for any and all uses of your Authorized User Credentials.
You agree not to use another person’s Authorized User Credentials or select Authorized User Credentials: (i) with the intent to impersonate another person; (ii) subject to the rights of another person without authorization; (iii) in violation of the intellectual property rights of another person; or (iv) that ICF, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive or discriminates on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. You acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in your account and/or user name, and you further acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to your user name and account are and shall forever be owned by and inure to the benefit of ICF. Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate suspension or termination of your Authorized User Credentials. ICF will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations. ICF reserves the right to delete or change Authorized User Credentials (with notice) at any time and for any reason.
ICF cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Sites over the Internet or other global communication network and ICF is not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information. You must make your own determination as to these issues.
ICF may obtain access to, block, disclose, and review electronic transmissions and communications made through the Sites at any time. Actual or attempted unauthorized use of the Sites may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution, including, without limitation, punishment under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986. ICF also reserves the right to view, monitor, and document activity on the Sites without notice or permission from you. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or documenting is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity on the Sites. ICF also will comply with all court orders involving requests for such information. In addition to the foregoing, ICF reserves the right at any time, and without notice, to modify, suspend, terminate, or interrupt operation of or access to the Sites, or any portion of functionality, for any reason.
ICF has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the Content of the Sites (including any social or chat forum or tools, services or functions that enable the sharing, display or performance of any material), to determine compliance with these Terms of Service and any operating rules established by ICF and to satisfy any law, regulation, or authorized government request. ICF has the right and sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on or within the Sites, including, without limitation, the right to remove any material that ICF, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.
You represent and warrant that: i) you own any material posted by you on or through the Sites or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Agreement and ii) the posting of any material you submit on or through the Sites does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other rights of any person.
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Our Sites, the Content, the material, or any other information contained herein is provided free of charge and primarily for informational and educational purposes only, and could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information on the Sites is provided with the understanding that ICF is not rendering professional advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on the Sites to replace consultations with qualified professionals to meet your individual or organizational needs. The information provided does not create a business or professional services relationship between you and ICF.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, ICF operates it Sites from its offices in the United States. ICF makes no representation that the Content, materials, or the Sites are available or appropriate for use in other locations. Our Sites may be viewed internationally and may contain references to other ICF services and programs that are not in your country. These references may not imply that ICF intends to announce or provide such policies, programs, or services in your country. Please consult your local ICF site or business contact for information regarding the services and programs that may be available to you. If you choose to access the Sites from locations outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws to the extent permitted by law. You may not use the Sites or export the materials or Contents in violation of United States export laws and regulations.
IN NO EVENT WILL ICF OR ITS SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE), WHICH INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA AND BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, OUR SITES, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT THEREOF, EVEN IF ICF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION INCLUDES DAMAGES TO, OR FOR ANY VIRUSES THAT INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold ICF harmless from any and all losses, expenses, liabilities, claims, or demands, costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, due to or arising out of your use of the Sites and/or breach of this Agreement.
ICF is committed to complying with copyright and related laws, and requires all users of the Sites to comply with these laws. Accordingly, you may not store any material or content or use or disseminate any material or content though the Sites in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third party intellectual property rights, including rights granted by copyright law. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is our policy to terminate use privileges of any user who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to us by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent.
Owners of copyrighted works or such agents, which believe that Content posted on the Sites infringes a copyright under copyright law should Contact Us with a written notice pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) setting forth information as follows: i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; ii) a description of the allegedly infringing copyrighted work; iii) the URL or a specific description of the location on the Sites containing the allegedly infringing copyrighted work; iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Upon our receipt of a proper notice of claimed infringement under the DMCA, we, where warranted, will respond expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the content in issue. Please note, however, that attachments cannot be accepted at the email address for security reasons. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed and we advise that you send written notice with attachments to us through postal mail.
Except for historical information and discussions, some of the information on the Sites and the related documents may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or other applicable laws. Any such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. These statements may involve a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, as discussed in ICF’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they are made. We refer you to our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These documents identify important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking statements.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to judicial decree, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section.
We reserve the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of this Agreement, including without limitation the right to block access from a particular Internet address. Any failure by ICF to strictly enforce any provision of the Agreement will not operate as a waiver of that provision or any subsequent breach of that provision. The disclaimers and limitations of liability will survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
IT IS EXPRESSLY UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED THAT IN THE EVENT ANY REMEDY HEREUNDER IS DETERMINED TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, ALL LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSIONS OF DAMAGES WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT.
To the extent permissible by law, all claims arising out of this Agreement or relating to the Sites will be governed by and construed in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA, excluding the application of its conflicts of law rules. Any legal action or proceeding arising out of this Agreement or relating to this Site shall be brought exclusively in a state or federal court in or for Arlington County, Virginia, USA, and you submit to personal jurisdiction of those courts for purposes of any action or proceeding to the extent permissible by law. You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing the Sites, and you agree that you will not access or use the information on this Site in violation of such laws.
This Agreement, along with the Privacy Statement, constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between ICF and you with respect to this Site and any transactions contemplated in the Agreement and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written communications with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement, all of which are merged in the this Agreement.
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Last updated June 11, 2019.
Effective Date: 07/10/2019
This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) applies to the webpages, mobile applications, features, widgets, online services, electronic mail, and related content (collectively, the “Site(s)") owned, operated, or controlled by ICF International, Inc. and its affiliates, subsidiaries, trusted business partners or alliances, agents, subcontractors, or third-party vendors (collectively, "ICF" or which may be referred to as “we”, “us”, and “our”), as well as any information ICF collects offline in connection with our services or programs.
ICF is a privacy conscious organization and your trust is paramount to us. This Privacy Statement discloses our information treatment practices, from what type of information we gather and track about Site users to how we collect, use, process, share, or transfer such information. This Privacy Statement also describes the choices available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to update and correct your information. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any site that does not display or link to this Privacy Statement or that has its own privacy statement. This Privacy Statement does not apply to instances where we merely process data on our client’s behalf for their benefit unless as otherwise expressed in writing. We encourage you to read this Privacy Statement for this Site, privacy statements for our other Sites where this Privacy Statement may not apply (e.g., European Economic Areas (“EEA”), etc.), or applicable privacy statement for other sites you visit or review.
This Privacy Statement may be supplemented or amended from time to time at our discretion. When we make such changes to this Privacy Statement, will adhere to Notification of Privacy Statement Changes’ below. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement. By accessing or continuing to use our Sites after we post any such changes, you consent to accept this Privacy Statement as modified.
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Statement or you want to let us know about our Site or marketing permissions, please Contact Us.
We collect information that identifies you as a specific individual (e.g., our program participants and Website users) and can be used to contact or identify you. This information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, email address, home address, utility account numbers, telephone number, or any other information required to provide our services and programs or to carry out a transaction you have requested (collectively “Personal Information”). We will always try to give individuals appropriate notice of what data will be collected and how it will be used. We only will process that data if we consider it fair and lawful to do so.
This site collects information about you in two ways:
You may choose to give us Personal Information directly in a variety of situations. For example, you may give us your Personal Information by:
If we collect Personal Information from you at any other time on our Sites, we will either link to this Privacy Statement, link to our other applicable privacy statements, or state that Personal Information is being collected at that time and it is always a voluntary submission. Due to the open nature of the Internet, ICF requests that you do not send us unsolicited proprietary or other confidential information through our Sites.
We also may collect information through the use of various technologies to enhance your experience on the Site. For example, when you visit our Sites, we may automatically log certain information that your browser sends us, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access time, and referring website addresses (“Automated Non-Identifiable Data”). We may collect information about the pages you view within our Sites and other actions you take while visiting us. We may use such technologies to determine whether you've opened an email or clicked on a link contained in an email. For details regarding the technologies we employ, see Cookies, Web Beacon and Other Technologies below.
We may use your Personal Information to:
ICF and its trusted business partners, agents, subcontractors, or third-party vendors only uses Personal Information for purposes consistent with this Privacy Statement.
The information you provide to us, as well as the information we have collected about you indirectly, may be used by us for marketing purposes. Before we do so, however, we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether or not to have your information used in this way.
ICF contracts with a number of third-party vendors to enhance your experience on our Sites and provide special features, such as online payment processing, online incentive applications, and program materials. All such third-party vendors are prohibited from using your Personal Information except to provide these services to ICF, and we require them to maintain the confidentiality of your information. In addition, these third-party vendors are subject to contractual prohibitions on selling or sharing any Personal Information. Also see Cookies, Web Beacon and Other Technologies below for information on how these third-party sites may be using cookies.
We may use a rebate application portal to process rebates. If you visit and submit an application through our Site, we request that you provide us with personal information. We may provide your application information to a utility partner to validate and process payments.
We may use a home auditing tool that allows a 3rd Party to collect personal information and data on your home or business in order to provide energy savings improvements.
We may use tools to schedule appointments or site visits which require personal information.
We may use Inspection tools that collect personal information, as well as information regarding your energy savings improvements.
We use this procurement portal to capture qualifications and proposals. If you visit and submit qualifications or a proposal through our Site, we request that you provide personal information, e.g., name, email address, company information.
Please be aware that in certain circumstances, your Personal Information may be subject to disclosure to government agencies pursuant to judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. We also may share your information to protect the rights or property of ICF, our business partners or alliances, suppliers or clients, and others when we have reasonable grounds to believe that such rights or property have been or could be affected.
ICF will disclose Personal Information or the content of an email message, without notice, to law enforcement, government officials, or other investigative personnel if we determine it is required to do so by law. ICF also may disclose such information based on its good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
To allow you to interact with other websites on which you may have accounts (such as Facebook and other social media sites) or join communities on such sites, we may provide links or embed third-party applications that allow you to login, post content, or join communities from our Sites. We provide links to other websites for your convenience and for informational purposes only. ICF is not responsible for the content, accuracy of, or cookies set by any third-party linked site that is not operated by or on behalf of ICF or for any other links contained in such third-party sites. The inclusion of any link to a website not owned by ICF is not an endorsement by ICF of the site or its contents or accuracy and does not suggest that the opinions expressed on a third-party site are representative of the views or opinions of ICF. You may wish to review the privacy statements in use on third-party sites before interacting with such third-party websites.
ICF assumes no responsibility for any links to our Sites from another party's website. You may post a link to any portion of the Site without prior written permission. However, any such links must not use framing techniques or in any way represent the Site or its content as being connected with another organization. In addition, you may not use any meta tags or hidden text in your website that incorporate the ICF name or the names of any ICF affiliate, subsidiary, business, program, or service.
We intend to maintain Personal Information accuracy, completeness current status, and security. In the event of changes in your Personal Information, you may inform us to make sure that our information is up-to-date.
We implement commercially reasonable physical, administrative and technical safeguards to help us protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of your Personal Information and prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, unauthorized interception, or information alteration. For example, ICF takes appropriate measure to make sure that the Personal Information you provide is stored on computer servers in controlled, secure environments.
In some instances, ICF contracts with third-party vendors for website hosting and data storage, including Personal Information. These third-party vendors are required to implement security measures and are subject to contractual prohibitions on selling or sharing any Personal Information. When Personal Information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Your choice to disclose Personal Information in an email submission or online form is voluntary. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warranty the security of any such Personal Information or fully ensure that your private communications and other Personal Information will not be inadvertently disclosed to third parties by ICF or its business partners, agents, subcontractors, or other third-party vendors. Although we take commercially reasonable precautions to maintain the security of our Sites and servers, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.
As mentioned above, we collect information from your visits to our Sites to help us gather statistics about usage and effectiveness, personalize your experience, and tailor our interactions with you. We do so through the use of various automated technologies, including scripts, tags, Local Shared Objects (Flash cookies), Local Storage (HTML5) beacons, and one most commonly used called "cookies" that over time provide valuable insight to help improve your experience as a visitor or user.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. However, by remembering you and your preferences, for example, you don’t have to give the same information, such as a username/password or registration form, again during your session or on subsequent visits to our Sites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to experience fully the Sites you visit.
Cookies perform many different jobs. Some are "necessary" because they are required to make the website perform properly. Other cookies are "functional" and are used to improve the way the website functions for you. The majority of our cookies are "first-party," meaning that they are set by the same website where they are read. Third-party cookies are set and read by contracted vendors that provide services to ICF, such as web analytics or online advertising. A list of cookies on our Sites and the purposes for which such cookies are used are set out below. By using our Sites, you agree that we can place cookies and other similar technologies on your device as explained below. Please bear in mind that current “Do Not Track” initiatives are not recognized by our Sites. Please, however, follow the steps under the below Your Rights section if you would like to decline cookies. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please Contact Us.
We also may include Web beacons (including conversion pixels) or other technologies in marketing email messages or our newsletters to determine whether you have opened messages, clicked links, or implemented similar actions. Web beacons do not place information on your device, but may work in conjunction with cookies to monitor website activity and the information on cookies above also applies to Web beacons and similar technologies. Conversion pixels are small codes located on a particular Web page which are triggered when someone visits a page resulting in an increase in the conversion count.
Please bear in mind that you cannot remove or block Web beacons or personalized URLs, as they form part of the content of Web pages and emails rather than placing information on your device. But, as they work in conjunction with cookies, turning off cookies also will prevent any Web beacons from tracking your user activity on our Sites. Web beacons will still account for an anonymous visit, but your unique information will not be recorded.
Some of our business partners or alliances set Web beacons and cookies on our Sites. In addition, third-party social media buttons may log certain information such as your IP address, browser type and language, access time, and referring website addresses, and, if you are logged in to those social media sites, they may also link such collected information with your profile information on that site. We do not control third party tracking technologies.
As we noted above, we may, from time to time, amend this Privacy Statement. The “Effective Date” reference at the top of this page indicates when we last revised this Privacy Statement, and any changes to this Privacy Statement will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Statement on our Sites. Your continued use of our Sites or engagement in the Interactions after we implement such changes also will constitute your affirmative consent to the revised Privacy Statement.
We will retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to fulfill your requests or inquiries, provide services, or comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
ICF is committed to protecting children's privacy online. Our Sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), ICF will not intentionally collect, maintain, or distribute information about anyone under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a user under the age of 13, we will delete these data from our records.
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General. You may, at any time, exercise your right to decline to supply certain information while using our Sites. Please bear in mind that you, however, may not be able to access certain content or participate in some features on our Sites. If you tell us that you do not want us to use your information to make further contact with you beyond fulfilling your request, we will respect your wishes. You are entitled to know whether we hold Personal Information about you and, if we do, to have access to that Personal Information and require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. We generally do not make decisions by purely automatic means, but if we do, you have the right to object. If we are going to use your Personal Information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we can use your Personal Information in such a way.
Marketing. You may, at any time, exercise your right to prevent us from sharing marketing materials with you by checking certain boxes on our forms, utilizing the unsubscribe or opt-opt mechanisms in the emails we send you, indicating so when we call you, or sending an email to email@example.com. In such cases, we will retain minimum Personal Information to note that you opted out in order to avoid contacting you again.
If you have subscribed to one or more of our newsletters or receive information from ICF via email or postal mail and would like to modify or cancel these mailings, please follow the instructions in the mailing, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For best results, please forward a copy of the mailing you received from ICF.
Cookies. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device, you can implement those steps by using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies being placed on your device, you can change your browser settings to do this. When you review your browser settings or options, you can identify the ICF cookies in the name. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Sites or click a link in a targeted email we have sent you, even if you have previously deleted our cookies. Please bear in mind that deleting and blocking cookies will have an impact on your user experience as parts of the Site may no longer work. For more information on managing cookies, see www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.
California Residents. California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our Site visitors who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, details about their Personal Information (if any) that we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of Personal Information that were shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year.
You can exercise any of your rights by Contacting Us or submitting any requests regarding exercising your rights in writing to:
ATTN: Data Protection Team
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031-1207 USA
Please note that you may be required to prove your identity before we can fulfill your request.