Privacy Policy

Updated:  February, 2014

The Northridge Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries (“Northridge,” also referred to below as “we,” “us” and “our”), is committed to protecting your privacy online.  This privacy policy explains how we protect visitors’ information gathered via the Web pages of the northridgegroup.com website (“Northridge Website”).   By using the Northridge Website you agree to the use of such information in accordance with this privacy policy.  

Changes to Privacy Statement

We may modify or amend this privacy policy from time to time at our discretion by posting the revised privacy policy in the “Privacy Policy” section of the Northridge Website.  The revised privacy policy is effective immediately when posted on the Northridge Website.  When we make changes to this policy, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page.  We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to be informed about how we are protecting your information.

Information Collection and Use

As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the website.  The Northridge Website collects personal information only if it is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors.  Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, company address, email address and telephone and fax numbers.

The Northridge Website may also collect content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on any blogs, and other social media applications and services that we may provide.

We may use your personal information to enhance the operation of the Northridge Website, improve our marketing efforts, and analyze Website use.  We may also use your personal information to contact you, enforce our agreements with you, including this privacy policy, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities.

Log Information, Cookies and Web Beacons

The Northridge Website collects standard Internet log information including your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses.  To facilitate and customize your experience with the website, we store cookies on your computer.  A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a visitor’s computer for record-keeping purposes which contains information about that visitor.  We use cookies to save you time while using the Website, remind us who you are, and track and target your interests in order to provide a customized experience.

We may use other industry standard technologies, such as pixel tags and web beacons, to track your use of the Northridge Website pages, or we may allow our service provider(s) to use these devices on our behalf.  Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny electronic images that allow the website to count visitors who have accessed a particular page and to access certain cookies.  Pixel tags allow us to measure and improve our understanding of visitor traffic and behavior on our website.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

We may provide your personal information to other members of Northridge in order to provide you with information that could be of interest to you and conduct market or other research.  Personal information may also be disclosed to other third parties in order to analyze data, provide marketing assistance, provide search results and links, operate the Website, troubleshoot, and provide customer service.  We may share your information as a result of a business transfer, such as a merger with or an acquisition by another company.

Personal information may also be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.

By providing information through the Northridge Website, you are consenting to the disclosures described above.

Public Areas

The Northridge Website may provide areas where you can publicly post information about yourself or can communicate with others.  This information may be accessible by others and may appear on other websites or web searches, and therefore this information could be read, collected, and used by others.  We have little or no control over who reads your postings or what other visitors may do with the information you voluntarily post.  Therefore, we are not responsible for any other visitor’s use, misuse or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to these forums.

Information Security

We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors via the Northridge Website from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Miscellaneous Privacy Issues

We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy in the interactive online world.  No part of the Northridge Website is designed to attract anyone under the age of 18.  It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 18.