Effective Date: September 12, 2014
Towers Watson & Co. and its majority-owned subsidiaries (“Towers Watson,” “we,” “our,” “us”) are committed to protecting the privacy of the users (“you,” “your”) of this site (“Website”). We collect personally identifiable information about you only with your permission.
Collection of personal information: In some cases, such as to participate in surveys, apply for employment or to contact us through our Website, we ask you for personal information. The information collected is related to the purpose, and includes your name, contact information and (if applying for employment) relevant information about your qualifications.
Security: We will use appropriate, commercially reasonable safeguards to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information. We will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information against (a) accidental or unlawful destruction, (b) accidental loss and (c) unauthorized alteration, disclosure or access. Any data we collect may be transferred internationally throughout Towers Watson for the purposes for which it was collected from towerswatson.com and its respective subdomains.
Online tracking: Towers Watson collects information during your visit to a Towers Watson website through the use of online tracking technology. Towers Watson may use online tracking technologies to collect information about your visits to Towers Watson websites. These are small electronic signals embedded in web content and are ordinarily not visible to users. This tracking technology enables Towers Watson to track pages and content accessed and viewed by users on Towers Watson websites. The use of these technologies also helps Towers Watson provide you with a positive experience when you browse our websites, and it also helps refine our content and personalize your experience. Towers Watson does not respond to Do Not Track signals.
Customization: Some areas of the Website can be customized according to user preferences. We use individual preferences to deliver custom content online and analyze aggregate preferences in order to improve site quality.
Publication orders: If a user orders a publication, their personal information will be used to fulfil the order and may be shared with third parties involved in fulfilling the order (a printer, for instance).
Event registration: If a user registers for an event online, their personal information will be used to fulfill that request and may be shared with third parties involved with the event (a hotel, for instance).
Online job applications: Separate notices and policies are provided to prospective job applicants relating the use and processing of job applicant data.
Email: If you send an email message to us, we will use your email address and other information you provide to respond to your request.
Subscriptions: If you subscribe to one of our online publications, we use the information you provide to send you email updates. You can unsubscribe at any time by contacting our Webmaster, whose details are provided below.
Surveys: The information we collect in online surveys is used for internal research purposes. In general, we do not divulge individual responses to surveys except for participant names. Exceptions to this policy are noted when users access particular surveys. On occasion, we may share responses with a cosponsor that works with us to analyze the data; in this case, we expect the cosponsor to maintain the same level of confidentiality and security as employed by Towers Watson.
Cookies: A cookie is a text-only string of information stored on a user's hard drive that allows a website to remember them. For general users of the site, cookies are used only during a user session (to maintain a shopping cart, for instance) and are then deleted. We do use persistent cookies to identify users who take advantage of the customization features of this Website and to save this identification between site visits.
Third parties: We do not sell or share personal information with third parties for their own separate use. Rather, data may be shared with third parties retained by Towers Watson for purposes of fulfilling their obligations to Towers Watson only.
Accessing and updating: If your personal information changes or if you no longer wish to receive a service, please let the Webmaster know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will correct, update or remove your details. You are entitled to see the information held about you. If you wish to do this, please contact us.
If you have any questions about Towers Watson's privacy practices, please contact our Webmaster at:
901 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203