WHAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (“PII”) DOES STANDARD & POOR’S RATINGS SERVICES COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
Certain contact information that you provide to us may be considered PII under applicable data privacy laws. This information may include: your name, title and organization, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address.
WHY DOES STANDARD & POOR’S RATINGS SERVICES COLLECT PII?
To provide you with information about services and products that we believe may be of interest to you, offered by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and other parts of our parent company, McGraw Hill Financial ("MHF").
HOW DOES STANDARD & POOR’S RATINGS SERVICES SHARE YOUR PII?
- With our vendors to perform services on our behalf;
- With other parts of McGraw Hill Financial whose services and products might be of interest to you;
- Potentially in conjunction with a sale or similar transfer of a business; and
- When legally compelled or for other legal purposes.
In connection with these legitimate business purposes, your PII may potentially be shared outside of the country where it was collected, anywhere in the world.
IF YOU WANT TO LIMIT USE OR SHARING OF YOUR PII FOR MARKETING PURPOSES:
Indicate your preferences as noted below or write to us at email@example.com or Privacy Official, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, 55 Water Street, NY, NY 10041 with the following instructions:
I am an authorized user of the email account below and do not want to be contacted by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services via these methods for marketing purposes:
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We have established safeguards and use reasonable security measures to protect your PII from unauthorized access and use. Your PII is stored in a secure location in the U.S. and access is limited to authorized persons.
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Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services mobile apps obtain the information you provide when you download them. Such information may include your name, e-mail address, user name, and password. In addition, the app may collect certain information automatically, such as the type of mobile device you use, the device’s unique ID and IP address, your mobile operating system, the type of browser you use, and information about the location of your mobile device. You can stop all collection of information by the app by uninstalling it.
QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
To review and confirm the accuracy of your PII, or to contact us with concerns or questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or Privacy Official, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, 55 Water Street, NY, NY 10041.
Last updated: November 2015. Future revisions to this Privacy and Cookie Notice will be posted at this location.