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Privacy Notice


The H.A.B.I.T.S. Group (“The Habits Group”) operates thehabitsgroup.net and may operate other websites. It is The Habits Group's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect. This Privacy Policy sets out the principles governing The Habits Group's use and protection of personal data.

This policy is effective as of September 15, 2022 

Privacy Notice Changes
This privacy policy will be reviewed and updated, if required at a minimum of every 12 months. 

The H
abits Group encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Notice. If we make changes, we will revise the “Effective” date at the top of this statement, and we may provide additional notice such as on the The Habits Group website homepage, or via the email address we have on file for you.

What We Collect and How We Use the Personal Information
The H
abits Group may collect Personal Data in the course of our normal business activities, as detailed below.

The Habits G
roup collects, uses, stores and process Personal Data, which is data that identifies, relates to, describes, or can reasonably be associated with a particular person.  For all data subjects, this can include: 
 

  • Identifiers:  Identifying information including name, postal or e-mail address, and phone or fax number, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, biometric information.

  • Personal Information:  Names, signatures, Social Security Numbers, addresses, government identification documents, financial information such as bank account, credit or debit card information, health insurance information, education information.

  • Business contact information including as job title, department and name of organization, business address, e-mail address, mobile telephone number.

  • Website visitor activity including IP address, the identity of the Internet service provider, the name and version of the operating system, the name and version of the browser, the date and time of the visit, the pages visited. This data may be aggregated such that the individual identities have been removed.

  • Biometric information:  Genetic, physiological, behavioral, biological characteristics, activity patterns, fingerprints, eye scans, health or exercise data.

  • Geolocation information:  Physical location, movements, and mobile device unique identifier.

  • Financial information including as financial account information used for payment purposes and/or information that may be contained in a consumer report, bank account information.

  • Contact information for referrals.

  • Employment information:  employment history, employee number, performance appraisals, salary and benefits, healthcare information, emergency contact information. 

  • Protected class information:  Age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, disability information, sex, genetic information, military or veteran status. 

 

Children
The H
abits Group's services are not directed to persons under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with personal information without the parent’s consent, they should contact us at privacy@tcco.com. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to delete the information from our records.


How We Collect Information
When you visit our website, we may collect information about your visit.
Directly from clients, contractors, sub-contractors, vendors, employees, and job applicants.
From third parties including contractors, sub-contractors, government agencies.  

Why We Collect It
We collect personal information to conduct our business activities. The H
abits Group's collects only the minimum amount of personal data required to fulfill these activities.  These activities include: 

 

  • Executing business activities, including completing our services.

  • Conducting marketing and promotional activities, including responding to inquiries about The Habits Group products or services, providing offers and information (as permitted by law) about products, services, or events offered by The Habits Group.

  • Improving the functionality, security, and usability of The Habits Group's website.

  • Security, including monitoring log-in portals for access, validating identity, and preventing fraud.

  • Fulfilling a legal or contractual obligation.

  • Managing employee relationships, including the administration of benefits.

  • Processing job applications, including background investigations.

  • Validating identity for security to allow access to Thehabitsgroup premises and job sites.

  • Complying with applicable laws or regulations.

The Habits Group will not use the personal data it collects for purposes other than those described above without notifying data subjects identified by the data.

How We Share the Information
We use the information you have given us in order to conduct business activities.

Information Sharing
The H
abits Group may share this information with:

  • Other entities controlled by or under common control with The Habits Group, including all affiliated entities using the THE H.A.B.I.T.S. GROUP® mark 

  • Vendors

  • Service providers

  • Contractors or sub-contractors

  • Federal, state, and local governments

For the purposes of:

  • Fulfilling The Habits Group commercial, contractual, legal, and regulatory obligations.

  • Responding to subpoenas, court orders, or other lawful requests by public authorities, and to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

  • Investigating illegal activities, suspected fraud, or as otherwise required by law or regulation. Centralizing The Habits Group administrative, IT maintenance, and IT security practices.

  • Providing information about The Habits Group products, services, or events.

 

Any third-party that receives personal information from The Habits Group may only process the information in accordance with applicable data processing agreements or contracts terms which require the third-party to protect the data and process it in a manner consistent with applicable privacy laws, regulations and The Habits Group's policies and practices.

Third-Party Links
The H
abits Group's websites may provide links to other third-party websites that are outside of The Habits Group's control and not covered by this Privacy Policy. The Habits Group is not responsible for the availability, content, or accuracy of third-party policies, nor is it responsible for the privacy practices of other websites, products, services, or goods that may be linked to The Habits Group's websites. The Habits Group encourages all users of its websites to review the privacy policies posted on these (and all) sites.

How We Store Your Information
The H
abits Group takes the responsibility of keeping your information secure.

Storage
The security measures The H
abits Group uses vary based on the sensitivity of the personal information we collect, process, and store, and the current state of technology. We also take measures to ensure service providers that process personal data on our behalf also have appropriate security measures.

Retention
The H
abits Group retains Personal Data only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or not prohibited by law.

If you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data (“opt-in”), The H
abits Group will retain and process your Personal Data until you withdraw your consent (“opt-out”), unless the Personal Data must be kept for administrative, legal, or regulatory purposes.

If The H
abits Group has not received your opt-in, The Habits Group will delete your Personal Data once the purpose of the collection and processing of such Personal Data has been fulfilled and the adequate duration for documentation and backup storage of such Personal Data has lapsed.

Disposal
Data is securely destroyed or disposed once it is no longer necessary to retain the data.

Security
The H
abits Group has in place security policies that are intended to ensure the security and integrity of all Personal Data. The Habits Group has appropriate technical and organizational measures in place to protect against unauthorized or unlawful processing of Personal Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, Personal Data held or processed by The Habits Group. If The Habits Group forwards Personal Data to any third party, The Habits Group requires that those third parties have appropriate technical and organizational measures in place to comply with this Privacy Policy and applicable laws.

Your Data Protection Rights
You have certain rights for the collection, use, or dissemination of your personal.

Your Individual Data Subject Rights

Right to request access to data
You have the right to ask for copies of your Personal Data.

Right to correction
You have the right to request correction of your Personal Data.

Right to deletion
You have the right to request that we delete your Personal Data.

Right to opt-out of communications
You have the right to opt-out from marketing communications.  We provide an unsubscribe link in certain marketing communications.  You may also request to opt-out of marketing communications via the data subject rights request process.

Californian Consumers Data Subject Rights Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 provides California consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. If you are a California resident, you have the rights under data protection law which are explained here.

How to Submit a Data Subject Rights Request:
You may exercise your data subject rights using any of the following methods:

Emailing 

info@thehabitsgroup.net



We will verify your identity prior to completing these requests. Please provide sufficient information in your request for us to be able to reasonably locate our records about you and what actions you are requesting we take with regards to your data.


How to Contact Us
If you have any concerns or questions about anything in this Privacy Notice, please get in touch with us.

This website is owned and operated by The H.A.B.I.T.S. Group (“The Habits Group”).


Chief Privacy Officer contact information:
info@thehabitsgroup.net

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