Privacy Notice, Cookie Policy and Terms of Use

Privacy Notice, Cookie Policy and Terms of Use

Privacy Notice

Category of information collected Source Business purposes* for use Categories of third parties receiving information
Identifiers (name, employer, job title, department, username or similar identifier, postal address, email address and telephone numbers). Individuals submitting information to us. Information we may receive from third-party marketing and data partners. Performing services for you. Advertising customization. Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control. Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5.2 above). Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses.
Sensitive information (passwords, username, or similar security information used for authentication and account access, invoice data and bank, brokerage, and/or investment account details, health data). Individuals submitting information to us. Information we may receive from third-party marketing and data partners. Individuals submitting information to us. Performing services for you. Advertising customization. Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control. Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5.2 above). Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses.
Commercial information (preferences in receiving marketing, record of your participation in an event as an attendee, presenter or a member of the press). Individuals submitting information to us. Information we automatically collect from website visitors. Performing services for you. Advertising customization. Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control. Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5.2 above). Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses.
Protected classification information (racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs and sexual orientation). Individuals submitting information to us. Performing services for you. Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5.2 above). Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses.
Professional or employment-related information (employment history, qualifications, academic qualifications and education records, and any other information). Individuals submitting information to us. Performing services for you. Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5.2 above). Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses.
Internet or other electronic network activity (unique device ID, device type, machine ID, the location from which you use or access the website, the kind of browser you use, computer and connection information, browser type, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, domain name, log data, including information associated with your activities on the website such as the date and time you visit the website, the amount of time you spend on the website, information about the way you interact with the website, statistics regarding your page views and traffic to and from the website, the hyperlinks clicked, and other actions you take). Information we automatically collect from website visitors. Advertising customization. Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control. Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5.2 above). Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses.
Biometric information Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, or facial or voice recognition Audio and video recordings of seminars and other meetings. Making audio/video recordings of seminars and other meetings available to existing and potential registered investors, representatives of investors, and others Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5.2 above). Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses.
Geolocation Information we automatically collect from website users. Advertising customization. Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control. Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5.2 above). Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses.
Inferences from the above (preferences, characteristics, behaviour, attitudes and abilities, etc.). Internal analytics Advertising customization. Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control. Section 5.2 above). Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses.

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    PRIVACY POLICY & COOKIE POLICY

    PRIVACY NOTICE

    Effective Date: December 31, 2019

    Last Updated: January 1, 2022

    This website is owned and operated by Platinum Equity, LLC and Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC (collectively, "Platinum", "us", "we", or "our").

    Please read this Privacy Notice carefully as it explains what personal data we process, how we use that personal data, who we share it with, and your rights. It also includes other information regarding our practices concerning the handling of your personal data.

  • 1. What information is covered by this Privacy Notice?
  • This Privacy Notice governs the processing of personal data that you provide to us, that we collect or receive from you, or that we receive about you when you visit our website, attend an event, or otherwise interact with us. “Personal data” is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person and should be considered synonymous with “personal information” for purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act.

  • 2. What information do we collect?
  • 2.1. Information we receive from you

    We may collect personal data that you provide to us when you visit our website and/or engage with us to provide you with access to our website and its features. This includes your name, postal and email address, telephone number, employer, job title, department or similar information. Contact data may be provided when you subscribe to receive our newsletter, provide your business card at a meeting or event, when you communicate with us in other ways including applying for a position in which case we may collect candidate data, such as employment history, qualifications, academic qualifications and education records, and any other information that you provide to us when applying for a role, for example in your curriculum vitae, a covering letter, on an application form or during an interview, or that we have received from a recruitment agency or background check provider.

    For example, you may provide us with personal data when you:

    -Elect to subscribe to email newsletters;
    -Correspond with us via the links available on our website or by email;
    -Visit our offices or attend an event we sponsor;
    -Apply for a job with Platinum; and
    -Complete forms on our website.

    Registered investors and representatives of investors may access our Investor Portal. SS&C Technologies, Inc. is a third party whose collection and use of your login information and any other personal data collected in relation to your use of the Investor Portal is subject to a separate privacy policy accessible upon registration and login.

    Children: Our website is intended to be used by adults and is not directed to children (under 13 years of age or any other age defined under applicable law), and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children. If a child has provided us with personal data, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us by clicking here or by calling our Privacy Hotline at +1 800.940.4948.

    2.2. Information we collect about you

    In addition to personal data you provide to us, we may receive information about you that you authorize third parties to provide to us, such as a third party acting on your behalf (e.g., a professional advisor) or from publicly available sources or registers where necessary.

    We also may obtain personal data from third-party service providers in order to verify your identity, to prevent fraud, or to help us identify products and services that may be of interest to you.

    When you visit our website, we may use cookies and other technologies to automatically collect the following information:

    Technical information, including your IP address, browser type and version, device identifier, device type, machine ID, computer and connection information, Internet Protocol address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer or device when you use the Internet), location and time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, page response times, and download errors;
    Information about your visit, including the websites you visit before and after our website and products you viewed or searched for;
    Length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouseovers) and methods used to browse away from the page; and
    Similar information for additional content that can be accessed from website pages, such as opening or printing documents or which videos are played and for how long. 

    To learn more about how we use cookies and how to control which cookies are used, please see our Cookie Policy. We also may collect personal data in the process or recording seminars, meetings, office visits or other events at which you are present.

  • 3. How do we use your personal data?
  • 3.1. Website. We use your personal data to diagnose problems with our website or administer our website, to analyse user traffic to measure use of our website and to improve the content of our website and our services as well as to keep our website safe and secure. We also use cookies on our website for the purposes set out in our Cookie Policy.

    We use your personal data in this way as it is necessary for our legitimate interest to: (a) analyse user traffic so that we can improve our website and meet the needs of visitors to our website; (b) to provide you with access to our website; and (c) monitor how our website is used to detect and prevent fraud, other crimes and the misuse of our website. This helps us to ensure that you can safely use our website. Where we use cookies, we rely on your consent to place cookies as required under applicable law – please see our Cookie Policy for further information and how to manage cookies.

    3.2. Comply with legal or regulatory requirements and exercise or defend legal claims. We may need to process personal data to comply with legal and regulatory requirements to which we are subject and/or to defend such claims or exercise our legal rights.

    Processing personal data in this way is necessary to ensure compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations. It is also necessary for our legitimate interests to process personal data for the purposes of exercising and defending such claims.

    3.3. To provide you with information about our products and services. We use your personal data (such as your email address or other contact details) to send you information about our services and other information which may be of interest to you, including events, surveys, updates and other relevant information. We may process your personal data as necessary to better understand your needs and to develop a relationship with you to improve our services; to send you marketing or promotional materials or other information); to respond to your comments or requests for information; and to contact you if needed in the course of processing your requests; to confirm, update and improve our records; to identify and inform you of services that may be of interest; to offer our products and services to you in a personalized way.

    Where we are permitted to send you such messages under applicable law, our legal basis for processing your personal data is that it is necessary for our legitimate interests to promote our services and provide you with other information which may be of interest to you. We will not send such messages to you if you have opted out of receiving these (please see "What are your rights?" section below for further information).

    3.4. For our records, administration, and managing our relationship with you. We will keep records of your personal data, such as your name, address, account details and marketing preferences, in order to administer our website and keep our records up to date.

    We use your personal data in this way as it is necessary for our legitimate interest to keep records of your personal details and update these when necessary. It is also in our legitimate interests to keep records of any correspondence with you. Our clients are important to us and so we need to keep track of your details and preferences.

    3.5. To fulfill our contractual obligations. The provision of your personal data is necessary when personal data is needed for the purposes of entering into or servicing a contract that you, or a company you are associated with, has with us or to receive the products, services or information you or your company request. Refusal to provide your information may make it impossible for us to provide the products, services or information requested or to fulfill our contractual obligations.

    3.6. Identifying and evaluating candidates for potential employment. If you have applied for employment, and internship or secondment, we will use personal data in the following ways as necessary in our legitimate interests, and to decide whether to enter into a contract with you: to assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role you have applied for; to carry out background and reference checks, where applicable; to communicate with you about the recruitment process; to keep records related to our hiring processes; and to comply with legal or regulatory requirements.

    3.7. For the marketing and promotion of our business. If you are recorded as part of a meeting or event, we may use the recording for marketing and promotional purposes.

  • 4. Do we use your personal data for direct marketing?
  • Yes. But providing your personal data to us for marketing purposes is voluntary and you may opt-out by following the instructions below. Marketing may be sent by email, posted on our website or other social media, but also sometimes through postal mail or telephone. By providing an email address or other contact information on our website, you agree that we may contact you in the event of a change in this Privacy Notice, to provide you with any service-related notices, or to provide you with information about our events, invitation, or related materials. Please see further information below under "What are your rights" in relation to your rights to opt out of receiving marketing messages. Please see our Cookie Policy for further information on how to manage cookies.

  • 5. With whom do we share your personal data?
  • Your personal data is intended for Platinum but may be shared with third parties in the following circumstances:

    5.1. Within Platinum. We may share your personal data among other offices, affiliates and locations within our firm to administer our website, send you information about products and services that may be of interest to you, and conduct the other activities described in this Privacy Notice.

    5.2. Our service providers. We use other companies, agents or contractors to perform services on our behalf or to assist us with the provision of our website, services and products to you. We may share your personal data with the following categories of service provider:

    -Infrastructure and IT service providers (including for email archiving);
    -Marketing, advertising, analysis, research and communications agencies; and
    -External auditors and professional advisers (such as accounts, lawyers or other consultants).

    We will only provide our service providers with personal data which is necessary for them to perform their services to us or assist us with the provision of our website, and we require them not to use your information for any other purpose. We will use reasonable commercial efforts to ensure that all our service providers keep your personal data secure.

    5.3. Third parties permitted by law or regulation. In certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation (for example, we may be required to disclose personal data to the police, regulators, government agencies or to judicial or administrative authorities).

    We may also disclose your personal data to third parties where disclosure is both legally permissible and necessary to protect or defend our rights, safety or property, and/or that of our partners, you or others, matters of national security, law enforcement, to enforce our contracts or protect your rights or those of the public.

    5.4. Third parties connected with business transfers. We may transfer your personal data to third parties in connection with a reorganisation, restructuring, merger, acquisition, or transfer of assets, provided that the receiving party agrees to treat your personal data in a manner consistent with this Privacy Notice.

  • 6. What categories of personal data do we disclose for a business purpose?
  • During the past twelve (12) months, we have collected the following categories of information from the listed sources, used it for the listed business purposes and shared it with the listed categories of third parties. The categories of information collected include information we collect from our members, event attendees, event sponsors, website users and others that interacts with us either online or offline. This does not mean that all examples of that category of information were in fact collected but reflects our good faith belief to the best of our knowledge that some of that information may have been collected about individuals. We will update this disclosure from time to time as appropriate.

  • 7. Do we transfer personal data outside the EEA?
  • Your personal data may be transferred to and processed by us, our affiliates and our service providers which may be located in countries outside the European Union and/or European Economic Area ("EEA"). In particular, if you are located in the EEA we will transfer the personal data we collect about you to the USA. We will take all steps that are reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice as well as applicable data protection laws, including, where relevant, by entering into EU standard contractual clauses (or equivalent measures) with the recipient outside the EEA.

  • 8. What are your rights?
  • To the extent provided by the law of your jurisdiction, you may request access to the personal data we maintain about you or request that we correct, amend, delete or block the information by contacting us as indicated below. Where provided by law, you may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us or object at any time on legitimate grounds to the processing of your personal data, and we will apply your preferences going forward.

    At any time, you can follow the “unsubscribe” link provided in marketing email message received from us to opt out of receiving our email marketing communications. You can make a request to exercise any of these rights in relation to your personal data by clicking here or contacting us through the address or telephone number provided below.

    You also have the right to make a complaint at any time with your national data protection authority or other public authority governing the protection of your personal data.

    8.1. EEA Residents: Your Privacy Rights and International Data Transfer If you are a resident in the EEA, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

    -Access. You have the right to request a copy of the personal data we are processing about you. For your own privacy and security, at our discretion we may require you to prove your identity before providing the requested information.
    -Correction. You have the right to have incomplete or inaccurate personal data that we process about you corrected.
    -Deletion. You have the right to request that we delete personal data that we process about you, except we are not obliged to do so if we need to retain such data in order to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation or to establish, exercise or defend such claims.
    -Restriction. You have the right to restrict our processing of your personal data where you believe such data to be inaccurate; our processing is unlawful; or that we no longer need to process such data for a particular purpose unless we are not able to delete the data due to a legal or other obligation or because you do not wish for us to delete it.
    -Portability. You have the right to obtain personal data we hold about you, in a structured, electronic format, and to transmit such data to another data controller, where this is (a) personal data which you have provided to us, and (b) if we are processing that data on the basis of your consent or to perform a contract with you
    -Objection. Where the legal justification for our processing of your personal data is our legitimate interest, you have the right to object to such processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will abide by your request unless we have compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests and rights, or if we need to continue to process the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal claim.
    -Withdrawing Consent. If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, free of charge. This includes cases where you wish to opt out from marketing messages that you receive from us.
     

    8.2. California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights Beginning January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides California residents with certain additional rights regarding the collection, use and sharing of their personal data as described below. The terms used in this section have the meanings given to them in the CCPA, which may be broader than their common meaning. Please note your right to know and right to delete are subject to certain exceptions under the CCPA.

    Right to Know

    You have the right to request to know the categories and specific pieces of personal data we have collected about you over the past twelve (12) months, as well as information about how we collect, use, disclose, and “sell” personal data. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Exercising Your CCPA Rights below), we will disclose to you:

    The categories of personal data we have collected about you;
    The categories of sources from which we collect personal data;
    The categories of personal data about you we disclosed for a business purpose or sold (if applicable);
    The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling (if applicable) that personal data;
    The categories of third parties to whom the personal data was disclosed for a business purpose or sold (if applicable) that personal information; and
    The specific pieces of personal data we have collected about you (also called a data portability request).
     

    Right to Delete

    You have the right to request deletion of your personal data that we collected from you and retained, though exceptions under the CCPA may allow us to retain and use personal data notwithstanding your deletion request. For example, we may retain personal data (i) as permitted by law, such as for tax or other record keeping purposes Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Exercising Your CCPA Rights below), we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal data from our records, unless an exception applies.

    Exercising Your CCPA Rights

    To exercise your rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

    Calling our Privacy Hotline at +1 800.940.4948; or
    Emailing us at privacy@platinumequity.com
     

    In the request, please specify which right you are seeking to exercise and the scope of your request. You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal data or an authorized representative. We may require specific information from you that allows us to verify your identify and process your request. We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal data if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to register with us. We will only use personal data provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

    You can designate an authorized agent to submit requests on your behalf. However, we will require written proof of the agent’s permission to do so and verify your identity directly.

    Do Not Sell My Information

    CCPA provides that California residents may opt out of the sale of their personal data. We have not sold your personal data in the preceding twelve (12) months.

    Response Timing and Format

    We will aim to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the twelve (12) month period preceding receipt of the verifiable consumer request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal data that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.

    We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

    Non-Discrimination

    We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not: (i) deny you goods or services, (ii) charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties, (iii) provide you a different level or quality of goods or services, (iv) or suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

    8.3. California Shine the Light. Separate from the CCPA, California’s Shine the Light law gives California residents the right to request a notice disclosing the categories of personal data we have shared with third parties, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, during the preceding twelve (12) months. To make a request, please email us by clicking here and indicate in your email that you are making a "Data Sharing"; inquiry.

  • 9. How do we protect your personal data? 
  • We have implemented technical and organisational security measures to safeguard the personal data in our custody and control. Such measures include, for example, limiting access to personal data only to employees and authorised service providers who need to know such information for (a) the purposes described in this Privacy Notice; and (b) in order to perform their jobs, such as providing you with information you request, or notifying you of new products and services. We also maintain certain reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal data in our possession from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, and we review and adjust these safeguards regularly in response to advances in technology.

    While we endeavour to protect our systems, sites, operations and information against unauthorised access, use, modification and disclosure, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle and other risk factors, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission or while stored on our systems, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

    Although we will use reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal data, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure and the website cannot be absolutely protected against unauthorized intrusion. We will have no liability for disclosure of information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized or negligent acts of third parties. In addition, we will release specific information about you to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of security or a physical threat to you or others. Please note that if you give out personal data online that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although we strive to protect our users’ privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums. You disclose such information at your own risk.

  • 10. How long do we keep your personal data?
  • We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary for the purpose for which that data was collected and to the extent permitted by applicable law or regulation. We may retain and use your personal data as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements and rights.

  • 11. How do we respond to “Do Not Track” signals?
  • California Law requires that we disclose how we respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals. Some browsers give individuals the ability to communicate that they wish not to be tracked while browsing the Internet. The DNT feature of these browsers sends a signal that inform operators of services online that they do not want certain information about their online activities collected over time and across websites or online services. Currently, we do not recognize or respond to DNT signals.

    Please note our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites, such as the website of companies in the Platinum portfolio. If you follow a link to any other websites from our website, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we have no control over how they may use your personal data. You should check the privacy policies of third-party websites before you submit any personal data to them.

  • 13. How can you contact us?
  • If there are any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice, the ways in which we collect and use your information described above, your choices and rights regarding such use, or if you wish to exercise your rights under applicable law, please contact us at:

    Privacy Hotline: +1 800.940.4948
    Email: privacy@platinumequity.com
    Mailing Address:

    Platinum Equity, LLC
    Attn: Compliance Department
    360 North Crescent Drive, South Building
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • 14. Changes to this Privacy Notice
  • We reserve the right to change this Privacy Notice at any time and as permitted by law, you agree to be bound by such changes. We will notify you of material changes to this Privacy Notice by posting the updated Privacy Notice on our website. Please consult this portion of the website regularly to stay informed of any important changes to the Privacy Notice as they occur. The “Effective Date” at the top of this page will indicate when the Privacy Notice was most recently updated. Unless otherwise provided in a signed, written agreement between you and Platinum, by using the website after we post any changes to this Privacy Notice, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them, and such acceptance shall be deemed legally conclusive. If at any time you choose not to accept the terms of this Privacy Notice, do not use this website.

    Update History: January 1, 2021, January 1, 2022

  • What are cookies?
  • Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device when you access or visit a website. We, like most other websites, use cookies to enhance your experience and improve our website.

    We use cookies to monitor traffic on our website, customise and improve our website, help you to navigate on our website and to serve advertisements.

    We may place and access cookies and similar technologies on your computer or device, which are known as "first party cookies". In addition, cookies may also be placed and accessed by third parties, which are known as "third party cookies".

  • What are beacons?
  • We also use "web beacons" (also known as web bugs, pixel tags, or clear GIFS) which are small graphics with a unique identifier, for example to deliver or communicate with cookies, to track and measure performance of our website, monitor the effectiveness of our advertising and to monitor the number of visitors which view our website. Unlike cookies, web beacons typically are embedded on web pages (or in an email) and may not be visible.

  • Types of cookies
  • We use the following types of cookies:

    1.   Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are cookies that are essential to enable you to use the website, for example moving around the website.

    2.   Performance Cookies: These are cookies which collect information about how and when you and other visitors use our website, such as which pages are visited most frequently. Information collected by performance cookies is used to improve how our website works.

    3.   Functionality Cookies: These are cookies that allow our website to remember choices you have made and to provide content and features you have requested.

    4.   Advertising Cookies: These are cookies which are used to deliver advertisements to you. These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed. Certain third party cookies may track users over different websites are will provide ads relevant to your interests. We may also share this type of information with third parties for these purposes.

    The types of cookies described above may be stored for different periods of time on your computer or device depending on whether they are session cookies or persistent cookies. Some cookies are deleted when you close your web browser or leave the website, which are known as "session cookies" as they are only stored on your computer or device for that visit. "Persistent cookies" are stored on your computer or device for a period of time after you close your browser or leave the website.

  • Third-Party Cookies
  • Some cookies may be placed by third parties when you visit our website as some third party service providers that we engage (including third party advertisers) may place their own cookies on your computer or device. These cookies may provide information to those third parties about your browsing habits and help to provide you with advertisements which are more relevant to you.

    For more detailed information about the cookies presently in use on the existing site:

    Google
    https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

    Jetpack
    https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/

    Automattic
    https://automattic.com/cookies/

  • Cookies Settings

  • You can delete cookies using your web browser and/or device settings. You can also change your browser settings to stop cookies from being placed on your computer or device. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to access all features or parts of our website.

    Please follow the links below to helpful information for the most popular browsers:

    -Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

    -Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Site%3DDesktop&hl=en

    -Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

    -Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

    In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:

    -http://onetrust.com/cookie-policy/

    -http://www.aboutads.info/choices/,

    -http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/; or

    -http://youronlinechoices.com/.

  • List of Beacons Used
Domain Type Description
analytics.twitter.com, t.co Javascript, XHR Analytics: Loads analytics JS and reports analytics events to Twitter
twimg.com, twitter.com, static.ads-twitter.com Images, Javascript Content: Loads content from Twitter (Timeline)
vimeocdn.com Images, Video, Javascript Content: Loads video thumbnail images, Player scripts, and video content
google-analytics.com XHR Analytics: Reports analytics events to Google Analytics
licdn.com, linkedin.com Image, JS, XHR Analytics: Loads analytics JS and reports analytics to LinkedIn
ajax.googleapis.com Javascript Loads JS library (JQuery) used by scripts on Deal Activity page
  • List of Cookies Used
  • Please see below information regarding the cookies used on our website:

Cookie Name Source / Duration - Type of Cookie Description
OptanonAlertBoxClosed One Trust / 1 year Did visitor close the alert box?
OptanonConsent One Trust / 1 year Did visitor consent?

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  • Acceptance of these Terms of Use
  • Last Modified: February 18, 2022

    These terms of use are entered into by and between you and Platinum Equity, LLC and Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC (collectively, “Platinum,” “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). The following terms and conditions, together with any documents expressly incorporated by reference (collectively, “Terms of Use”), govern your access to and use of www.platinumequity.com (the “Website”), including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through the Website.

    Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use, our Privacy Notice, and our Cookie Policy. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use, the Privacy Notice, or Cookie Policy, do not access or use the Website.

  • Age Requirement
  • The Website is offered and available to users who are eighteen years of age or older. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you are eighteen years of age or older. If you do not meet this age requirement, you must not access or use the Website.

  • Changes to these Terms of Use
  • We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. However, any changes to the dispute resolution provisions set forth in Governing Law and Jurisdiction will not apply to any disputes for which the parties have actual notice prior to the date the change is posted within the Website.

    Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

  • Accessing the Website and Account Security
  • We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.

    You are responsible for both:

    • Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.
    • Ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them.

    To access the Website or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with the Website or otherwise, including, but not limited to, through the use of any interactive features on the Website, is governed by our Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy.

    If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to the Website or portions of it using your user name, password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

    We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • The Website and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by the Company, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

    These Terms of Use permit you to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on the Website, except as follows:

    -Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.

    -You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.

    -You may print one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution.

    -If we provide desktop, mobile or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.

    You must not:

    -Modify copies of any materials from the Website.

    -Delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from the Website.

    You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Website or any services or materials available through the Website.

    If you wish to make any use of material on the Website other than that set out in this section, please address your request to Support.

    If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Website in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title or interest in or to the Website or any content on the Website is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Company. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

  • Trademarks
  • The Company name, the term Platinum Equity, the Company logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on the Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Prohibited Uses
  • You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Website:

    -In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).

    -For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise.

    -To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with these Terms of Use.

    -To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail,” “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation.

    -To impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses associated with any of the foregoing).

    -To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the Company or users of the Website, or expose them to liability.

    Additionally, you agree not to:

    -Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party's use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.

    -Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.

    -Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website, or for any other purpose not expressly authorized in these Terms of Use, without our prior written consent.

    -Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website.

    -Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

    -Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.

    -Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

    -Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.

  • Reliance on Information Posted
  • The information presented on or through the Website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

    The Website includes content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

    If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

  • Disclaimer of Warranties
  • You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Website for any reconstruction of any lost data.

    WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

    YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

    THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

    THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

  • Limitation on Liability
  • TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

    THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

  • Indemnification
  • You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, any use of the Website’s content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use, or your use of any information obtained from the Website.

  • Governing Law and Jurisdiction
  • All matters relating to the Website and these Terms of Use, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction).

    Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Website shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of California, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

  • Arbitration
  • At the Company’s sole discretion, it may require you to submit any disputes arising from these Terms of Use or use of the Website, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying California law.

  • Limitation on Time to File Claims
  • ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE WEBSITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

  • Waiver and Severability
  • No waiver of or by the Company of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

    If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

  • Entire Agreement
  • These Terms of Use, the Privacy Notice, and the Cookie Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Platinum with respect to the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Website.

  • Contact Information
  • The Website is operated by Platinum Equity, LLC and Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC, 360 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210. To provide Platinum with feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Website, please email us at Support.

    Effective Date: February 18, 2022