Frequently Asked Questions

Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files. We may collect Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, and track user’s movement in the aggregate. The other information we collect through the Ridgecrest Associates or affiliate Web site is contact information you choose to provide as a consumer, client or partner, when you complete a form to request more information about our company, products or services.

We use the contact information you provide to respond to your request or to provide you future updates. We may contact you through any of the means you identified on the form (e.g., phone, fax, e-mail).

We may share the contact information you provide on our Web site with our contractors and vendors in order to provide a requested service or transaction (e.g., to send you an e-mail) subject to our confidentiality policies. Other than agents who act on our behalf, the information you provide at this site will not be transferred or sold to unrelated third parties, unless we have your permission to do so. We may disclose your personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or to protect or establish our legal rights or property. Information may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets, as well as in the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.

When you apply for a position with Ridgecrest Associates or an affiliate, you may be linked to a third party Web site. If you are linked to a third party Web site, all personally identifiable information that you choose to provide, will be collected and maintained by the third party. The collection of information will be governed by the third party’s privacy policy. Ridgecrest Associates or its affiliate will have access to the information that you provide to the third party. If you apply for a position with Ridgecrest Associates or an affiliate directly or through a third party, and you choose to provide personally identifiable information, your personally identifiable information will be treated in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you are interested in partnership opportunities with Ridgecrest Associates, we provide you with the opportunity to contact us through our Web site. The information you can submit through our Web site includes your name and contact information, information about your company, and references along with their contact information. If you choose to provide your personal information or your reference’s personal information, we will use this information to assist us in determining whether to pursue a partnership opportunity with you, and will not use this information for any other purpose. We may share your personal information or your reference’s personal information with our contractors and vendors to perform services for us in regard to your request (e.g., to send you an email) subject to our confidentiality policies. We will not disclose your personal information or your reference’s personal information, except as otherwise described in this privacy statement.

We have security policies and procedures to protect information in our possession from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. While no data transfer can be completely secure, we will make reasonable efforts to secure all data that is transferred, stored or processed.

After opting-in, you may choose to opt-out from any mailing lists that you have subscribed to, at any time. You may opt-out by clicking on the unsubscribe link within any of the emails that you receive.

You can e-mail info@ridgecrestassociates.com if you wish to access your personally identifying information. We will provide you with reasonable access to review and request the deletion of your personally identifiable information, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Ridgecrest Associates and its affiliates may host discipline or employee blogs and may provide links to the blogs from www.ridgecrestassociates.com or affiliate Web sites. The postings on the blogs may include articles, press releases and research conducted by Ridgecrest Associates or its affiliates. The postings on the blogs reflect the views of the authors and not necessarily those of Ridgecrest Associates or its affiliates. Web site users may post comments to the blogs. In order to post a comment on a blog, you may be required to create a user name and provide your email address. Your user name and email address will be stored by Ridgecrest Associates or a third party, but your name and email address will not be shared or used for any purpose beyond posting comments to the blog.If you use a Ridgecrest Associates or affiliate blog, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Ridgecrest Associates and its affiliates are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in comments on our blogs.

The Ridgecrest Associates and affiliate Web sites may provide links to third party Web sites that provide valuable information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and data collection procedures on these Web sites.