Alescent Privacy Policy

Alescent, Inc. (“Alescent”, “us” or “we”) understands that your privacy is important to you. Alescent is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personally-identifiable information, being any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person, as you use this Site and any related Alescent websites or materials. The scope of Alescent’s commitment is described in this Privacy Policy. By submitting personally-identifiable information, you consent to Alescent’s use of such personally-identifiable information as described herein. Please see our terms of use for more information about our on-line terms and policies in general.

What personally-identifiable information is collected?

Alescent collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register for or apply for jobs through the Alescent Recruitment Portal, register for Alescent newsletters and alerts, participate in our alumni activities,  sign up for conferences and events, and participate in user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys).

The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information required to apply for a job or otherwise interact with the Site. For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include other personally-identifiable information that you include on your resume and information that you submit as part of your application.

In addition, Alescent collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by Alescent.

How may ALESCENT use my personally-identifiable information?

Alescent uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, publish your letters to the editor or comments, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, evaluate any job applications, recruit personnel, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, personalize content that you view or receive, evaluate and improve our services, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you.

How are cookies used?

Cookies are small packets of information that are stored by your web browser. They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites.

The laws in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before cookies are placed on your web browser unless the cookie is necessary for the website to work.

There is no agreed standard for how companies comply with these laws. We do the following:

  • We only use cookies where they are necessary for our services or where you have provided your express or implied consent.
  • We respect your wishes, and you can inspect, delete, or block any cookies used by us by selecting the appropriate control in your web browser.
  • We support technologies that have been developed and are being developed for your web browser that allows you to be more selective about the cookies that your web browser will accept.

What are “cookies” used for on this website?

Alescent uses cookies to identify you and your interests and to track your use of the Site. We also use cookies to control access to certain content on our Site and to process any requests that you make with us.

To administer our website and for research purposes, Alescent has also contracted with third parties to track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, manage our site content, and track visitor behavior.

Alescent has also contracted with a third party to send e-mail to our registered members. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, the third party sets cookies. All data collected by this third party on behalf of Alescent is used solely by or on behalf of Alescent and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.

More specifically, Alescent places the following cookies:

Cookie Cookie Purpose Nature of the Cookies Cookie Type Approval Method
Web Analytics Google Analytics: tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit First Party Permanent Implied Consent
Web Analytics Google Analytics: tracks how long you stay on a site – when a visit starts and approximately ends First Party Permanent Implied Consent
Web Analytics Google Analytics: tracks where a visitor came from First Party Permanent Implied Consent
Device Identification Identify your device (e.g. computer, phone, tablet PC) so that content is delivered in the correct format First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Language Identification Identify your language preferences when navigating the website First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Server Identification Identify the Server which served the request First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Session Identification Identify the Session which is currently used for maintaining your log-in; even if they are logged in or not First Party Permanent Strictly Necessary
User Identification Identify the site User and grant access to the user’s account First Party Permanent Strictly Necessary
Print Specification Identify what pages the user wants to print First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Session Identification and Analytics Pages on our websites may use a widget from ShareThis which facilitates users in sharing articles, links, and other information across various social media networks. The cookie uset determines whether a cookie has been set and the stid cookie tracks statistics related to use of the ShareThis widget. Third Party Temporary Implied Consent
User Identification and Analysis Pages on our website may use a widget from Twitter which facilitates interaction with its services.  Twitter tracks users for authentication and security, user preferences, analytics and research, and to serve personalized content First Party Permanent Implied Consent
Session Tracking Used in connection with embedded videos delivered by YouTube to track anonymous Session Tracking information about the videos played, including the number of visitors and where visitors originated Third Party Temporary Implied Consent


  • “First Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by this website
  • “Third Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by another domain (e.g. not this website)
  • “Permanent” Cookie – The cookie information is permanently stored on your device
  • “Temporary” Cookie – The cookie information is stored for a defined period on your device (e.g. six months)
  • “Session” Cookie – The cookie information is temporarily stored in your web browser’s memory
  • Implied Consent – You are deemed to have given your consent by continuing to use this website after having had this privacy policy made available to you
  • Explicit Consent – You specifically agree to the use of cookies after having had this privacy policy made available to you
  • “Strictly Necessary” Cookies – These cookies are required so the website can function. No consent is required

We don’t seek to collect your personal information, and, where we do collect it, we strive to anonymize your personal information as soon as practicable.

Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?

Alescent shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of Alescent) without your consent, whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. Alescent may provide access to your personally-identifiable information to third party vendors engaged by Alescent to provide services related to the Site; provided that such vendors will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by Alescent. Alescent may also be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the Terms of Use of or any other terms on this Site, including but not limited to a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this Site, Alescent may disclose personal user information to affected parties and legal authorities in furtherance of potential or on-going legal proceedings.


If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.

User forums

You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. Alescent is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.

Link to third-party sites

Alescent may provide links to third-party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Alescent of the third party, the third party website, or the information contained therein, and Alescent shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

How can I access, change, and/or delete information?

You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submit to the Site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the Site. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or contact us at the address provide at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.


Alescent has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized Alescent personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, Alescent, however, cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.

Transborder hosting and transfer of information

Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to Alescent offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted by Alescent or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have the same data protection laws than what is found in your country of residence. By using the Site and registering such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfer and hosting of such information.

Without limiting the foregoing, in connection with client engagements involving specific services, Alescent’s United States entities have certified to the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework with respect to certain personal information about its clients’ personnel located in the European Economic Area or Switzerland. Alescent is aware that the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks may, in light of a 2015 ruling by the European Court of Justice, no longer constitute an adequate basis for the transfer of personal information to the United States. Nevertheless, Alescent also believes that the Safe Harbor principles continue to represent important commitments for protecting the privacy and security of personal information, and Alescent will continue to abide by these principles in the course of the specific services covered by its Safe Harbor certification, as well as with any other commitments made to its clients.

Data Retention Policy

Alescent stores personally-identifiable information for various purposes as notified to you in this policy. For each of these different purposes, Alescent seeks to retain the personally-identifiable information only for so long as it is serving its notified purpose.

More specifically, Alescent seeks to retain personally-identifiable information for:

System Data Retention Purpose Retention Period Your contact details will be collected for the purpose of registering for the event. 6 months after the event– Your contact details will be retained for the duration of the event and 18 months thereafter to assist with organizing the event. User forums and boards – To provide an environment for the open exchange of ideas. Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information made publicly available on user forums or boards will remain available indefinitely. Contact details for submitted comments or contact us inquiries Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information will be retained for contacting purposes only. Retain contact details for distribution of Alescent Newsletter and Alerts Indefinitely – Once registered, the user will continue to receive Alescent Newsletters and alerts unless they ask to no longer receive delivery of email or the periodical. Retain contact details for submitted customer service inquires Indefinitely – information submitted in connection with an inquiry is stored with the relevant submission.


Alescent understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an on-line environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and Alescent will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under this age.

Consent; changes to privacy policy

By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Site. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on January 1, 2017.

Contact our privacy department

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or if you require any assistance in navigating or reading the materials on this Site or any other Alescent Sites, please contact us at: