Privacy Policy

At J. Walter Thompson Company (d/b/a Wunderman Thompson) we are committed to ensuring that your personal information is protected and never misused.

Our privacy policy explains what personal information we collect, why we collect it, how we use it, the controls you have over your personal information and the procedures that we have in place to protect your privacy. It applies to personal information we collect through this website.

By sharing your personal information with us, and by continuing to use this website, you confirm that you have read and understood the terms of this privacy policy. We take responsibility for the personal information we collect about you, and we aim to be transparent about how we handle it, and give you control over it.

In this privacy policy, when we refer to "JWT", "us", "we" or "our", we mean the J. Walter Thompson Company, J. Walter Thompson U.S.A., LLC (d/b/a Wunderman Thompson) or companies which provide you with this website. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any aspect of this policy or how JWT handles your information in relation to this website, please email us at dpo@wundermanthompson.com so we may route your inquiry to our Privacy Team.

What personal information do we collect?

We collect personal information from you in several different ways; you may share that information with us, or we may collect it using other means. In this section, we explain the different ways we collect personal information from you and some ways in which that information will be used.

At times, we may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information or you may choose to provide us with your personal information by emailing us via the "Contact" section of this website. Generally, this information is requested or provided when you want us to provide you with information.

We may gather the following information about you when you use this website:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • IP address (a unique identifier for your computer or other device)
  • Mobile device ID
  • Such other personal information provided by you when contacting us via the "Contact" sections of this website, email, phone or otherwise.

Cookies

We may use cookies and similar technologies to customize your use of the website. A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. We may also use web bugs, clear gifs and similar technologies that collect data similar to that collected by a cookie. A cookie file can contain various types of information, including a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies; however, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent or you can flush your browser of cookies from time to time. (Note: you may need to consult the help area of your browser application for instructions.) If you choose to disable cookies or refuse to accept a cookie, you may not be able to utilize all features of the website. For more information about our use of cookies and other tracking technologies, as well as how to opt out of the use of cookies, please refer to our Cookie Statement.

How do we use your personal information?

We will use your personal information in the following ways. We are also required by law to state a “legal basis for processing”, i.e. to tell you on what grounds we are allowed to use your information, and this is also set out below:

How we will use your personal information

Our legal basis for processing

To provide you with materials and information you requested

Consent – we only use your personal information for this purpose if you have asked us to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

To send you information and materials that may be of interest to you, such as newsletters, whitepapers, news bulletins, and other business information.

Our legitimate interests – we use your business - related contact information such as your work email address to communicate such information to you.

To respond to specific queries you may raise regarding Wunderman Thompson and its various operating companies and brands.

Consent – we only use your personal information for this purpose if you have asked us to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

To provide you with better ways of accessing information on this website

Our legitimate interests – we use your personal information to help deliver the best online experience to you and other website users.

To process and consider your queries and requests such as those submitted via or pursuant to the "Contact" and "Careers" section, such as job applications. We will update you on your application, and keep you informed of other opportunities, if you have asked us to, via the methods you have selected.

Our legitimate interests – we use your personal information to assess the information you have submitted to us and to communicate and respond accordingly. For example, if you submit a job application, we will need to keep you updated throughout the application process.

To allow you to submit information to our new business team.

Our legitimate interests- we only use your personal information to assess the information submitted for new business purposes.

To process your registration for events, seminars, conferences, and meetings via the Wundermanthompson.com website for Wunderman Thompson, its affiliates.

Our legitimate Interests -we use your information to book you on to the requested events and to send confirmation to you and the event organizer

DO WE PASS YOUR INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES?

  • We may send your personal information to other Wunderman Thompson and WPP group companies, affiliates and third parties to help us process your personal information for the purposes set out in this notice. Further details of our group companies can be found here.
  • We may disclose your personal information if we or any of our assets are the subject of a sale or similar corporate transaction. We will ensure that the third parties who receive your personal information are required to keep it confidential.
  • We may disclose personal information to third parties when we reasonably believe we are required or permitted by law (such as third parties who provide services on our behalf), and in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual unlawful or otherwise prohibited activities, including, but not limited to, fraud.
  • We may also share your personal information with third parties where required for processing. For example, when applying for a job through our website, we work with a company called Greenhouse in some countries to help us manage the application process. To learn more about the privacy practices of Greenhouse, please click here.

If you have previously applied to a job with Wunderman Thompson and would like to request that we update or delete the information that we hold about you, or you would like a copy of that information, please send your name and email address to applicants@wundermanthompson.com with as many details of your application as you can. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept new job applications via this email address.

We will always take steps to require such third parties to keep your personal information confidential. If you would like more information on how we share your personal information, please email us at dpo@wundermanthompson.com.

Links to third party websites

We may provide links to other websites which are not operated and controlled by JWT.

We have no control over and are not responsible for the content of those sites or how the third parties responsible for them collect and use your personal information. We do not endorse or make any representations about third party websites.

Third party websites may have their own privacy policies explaining how they use and share your personal information. You should carefully review those privacy policies before you use these websites to make sure that you are happy with how your personal information is being collected and shared.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We only keep your personal information for as long as we need to, to be able to use it for the reasons given in this privacy notice, and for as long as we are required to keep it by law. For example, following a job application we may keep your information to inform you of any other opportunities that become available; however, we will only keep your information for a limited period and your details will not be kept longer than is reasonably necessary or as required by law.

Your Rights

You are entitled to ask:

1. for a copy of the personal information we hold about you, and details about how we are processing your personal information;

2. to have any inaccuracies in your personal information corrected;

3. if we are processing your personal information by automated means and on the basis of your consent (see "How do we use it?", above), for us to provide your personal information to you in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format. You can also ask us to provide your personal information directly to a third party in this format, and, if technically feasible, we will do so; and

4. to have your personal information erased, or for our use of it to be restricted (for example, if your preferences change, or if you don’t want us to send you the information you have requested).

Please contact us using the details set out below if you would like to exercise any of these rights.

You also have the right to make a complaint to the supervisory authority if you’re not happy with how we’ve handled your personal information. Please refer to the local data protection authority where you are located. For example, if you are in the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) (http://www.ico.org.uk); In France the supervisory authority is the Commission Nationale de l'informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) (https://www.cnil.fr/).

Where do we send your information?

We are a global company and therefore we may transfer your personal information to countries around the world including the US and other countries outside Europe. We will, where the country to which your data is transferred has not been found to provide an adequate level of protection, put in place appropriate safeguards (we use standard contractual clauses) to ensure your information is protected.

How do we protect your personal information?

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that your personal information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.

Changes to this privacy policy

We will review and update this privacy policy from time to time. We therefore ask you to check it occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access this website.

How to contact us

If you wish to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information or if you have any queries about how we use your personal information, please let us know by emailing dpo@wundermanthompson.com.

November 12, 2019

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