The Partnering Group, Inc. (“The Partnering Group” or “we”) recognizes that your privacy is critical to you. The Partnering Group is committed to preserving the privacy of your personally-identifiable information as you use this Site. The scope of The Partnering Group’s commitment is detailed in this Privacy Policy. By submitting information, you agree to The Partnering Group’s use of such information as described in this policy. Please see our terms of use for more information about our online terms and policies.

What personally-identifiable information do we collect?

The Partnering Group collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of our Site when users register, request publications or other information, sign up for conferences, apply for jobs, and partake in user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums, and surveys). The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number. For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include any other personally-identifiable information that you include on your resume. In addition, The Partnering Group collects some information that 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 The Partnering Group.

How may The Partnering Group use my personally-identifiable information?

The Partnering Group may use your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, to participate in conferences and events, to evaluate any job applications and other job-related inquiries that you may submit, and for such other purposes as you may initiate. We may retain any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to reach you for recruiting purposes. The Partnering Group also uses personally-identifiable information to perform standard statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in specific areas and information posted on our Site. The Partnering Group uses personally-identifiable information collected from cookies and IP addresses as described below.

How are cookies used by The Partnering Group?

A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, thereby giving yourself a chance to decide whether to accept it, or you can refuse all cookies by turning them off in your web browser. If you accept a cookie from the Site, you will be permitted access to certain pages of the Site without having to log in again each time you visit.

The Partnering 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 subscription requests that you make with us.

To administer our Web site and for research purposes, The Partnering Group has also contracted with third parties to track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical 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, to manage our site content, and to track visitor behavior.

The Partnering Group may work with a third party to send e-mail to our enrolled members. To help improve the value of our e-mail communications, the third party sets cookies. All data collected by this third party on behalf of The Partnering Group is used solely by or on behalf of The Partnering Group and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.

Are IP addresses used by The Partnering Group?

The Partnering Group also logs IP addresses, or the location of computers on the Internet, to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Site, and to serve content based on your IP address.

Registration, newsletters, and alerts

By signing up for any of our newsletters or communications, you agree to receive other correspondence on occasion from The Partnering Group or its agents. This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalized user analysis or to enable third party agents to send e-mails to you on our behalf. You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by The Partnering Group or it agents.

We ask for your e-mail address at registration. We will send e-mail to this address to confirm your registration, if you opt in to any of our newsletters or communications, and if you request that we contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status. If you register to receive any of our newsletters, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from The Partnering Group. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf.

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

Does The Partnering Group personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?

The Partnering 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 The Partnering Group) without your consent, whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. The Partnering Group may provide access to your personally-identifiable information to third party vendors engaged by The Partnering Group to provide Site-related services related; provided that such vendors agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information. The Partnering 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 of 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, The Partnering Group may disclose personal user information to affected parties and legal authorities.

Links to third-party sites

The Partnering Group may provide links to third-party Web sites 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 The Partnering Group of the third party, the third party web site, or the information contained therein, and The Partnering 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.


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

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that you may disclose that may appear on this Site. You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. The Partnering Group is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users disclose in any such forums on the Site.

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 contact The Partnering Group, Inc, 8170 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 310, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242, USA.


The Partnering 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 The Partnering 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, The Partnering 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 The Partnering Group offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted by The Partnering Group or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have laws of general applicability regulating the use and transfer of such data. By using the Site and submitting such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfer and hosting of such information.


The Partnering Group understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children 18 years of age or younger, and The Partnering Group will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under this age.

Consent; 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 16th, 2012.

Contact our privacy department

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact The Partnering Group, Inc., 4575 Willow Hills Lane, Cincinnati, OH, 45243, USA.