Privacy Policy

Who we are

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We are the controllers of personal information collected on this website and through offline or other means during business activities. We collect Personal Data from individuals with whom we interact for business purposes, including but not limited to contact individuals within business customer/prospect and vendor organizations, job candidates, and employees and their beneficiaries/plan participants. We are committed to respecting your privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable data («Personal Data») you share with us.

“Affiliated Companies” means with respect to any specified person or entity, any other person or entity Controlling, Controlled by or under common Control with such entity, where “Control” with regard to an entity, means the beneficial, equitable or legal ownership, either directly or indirectly, of more than fifty percent (50%) or more of the capital stock (or other ownership interest, if not a corporation) of such entity ordinarily having voting rights, or effective control of the activities of such entity regardless of the percentage of ownership.

Sutherland’s Privacy Policy outlines how Sutherland collects, uses, shares, and secures your Personal Data on a global basis where Sutherland is the controller of your Personal Data, as defined by applicable privacy laws. This policy also describes your choices and rights regarding your Personal Data.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select «Remember Me», your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

rticles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We may share your Personal Data with third-party service providers under contract to us to assist in our business activities, which may include but are not limited to marketing, advertising our product/service offerings, recruiting, and maintaining and improving our service offerings. These service providers are authorized to use your Personal Data only as necessary to provide these services to us. Sutherland does not sell Personal Data or provide Personal Data to third parties for their own uses.

That said, some third-party advertising or analytics cookies can be considered a “sale” under some definitions, and you can opt out of this sharing through our cookie consent banner that may appear in a ribbon on our website pages, or by following instructions provided. In addition, though Sutherland does not otherwise sell Personal Data.

Sutherland may also disclose your Personal Data as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, when Sutherland believes in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect Sutherland’s rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request. We may also share as a part of merger or acquisition activity.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Depending on where you live, you may have certain rights regarding your Personal Data. To exercise any of the following rights, please contact us at, complete an individual rights request using this Individual Rights Form, or if you are a California resident and calling from the US you can call us toll free at 1-866-I-OPT-OUT (1-866-467-8688) and enter Service Code 843.

Note that there may be exceptions and limited applicability to some individual data rights, and Sutherland may not be required or able to fulfill your request. In most cases, we will respond to your request within 30 days unless legal requirements dictate otherwise. Below is a summary of individual data rights you may have, depending on local requirements:

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