PRIVACY NOTICE

Updated August 2, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Site (“Site”) of Carlyle Investment Management LLC and its affiliates (which we refer to collectively as “The Carlyle Group” or “we” or “us”).  

We respect the privacy of visitors to the Site.  This Privacy Notice describes how we gather and use information that we may collect from visitors to our Site.  Please note, this Privacy Notice does not apply to our Limited Partner portal.

This Site is operated from servers in the United States.  If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that the Personal Data we collect will be processed and stored in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the data protection and privacy laws may not offer the same level of protection as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen.  BY USING THIS WEBSITE AND PROVIDING INFORMATION TO US, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER AND PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN THE UNITED STATES.

Personal Data

When we use the term “Personal Data” we mean information that reasonably can be used to identify you as an individual person. We collect your Personal Data when you voluntarily submit information to, or contact us through, our Site.  For example, you may submit Personal Data in a request for general information, through the submission of a business proposal or when you apply for a job on our careers page. We may record and use any Personal Data, such as your name, phone number, e-mail address, and your IP address for our reasonable and legitimate business purposes including, but not limited to, the following purposes:

  • Fulfilling your requests;
  • Responding to your inquiries;
  • Creating, improving and developing our products and services;
  • Conducting market research, surveys, and similar inquiries to help us understand trends and visitor needs;
  • Preventing, investigating, or providing notice of fraud, unlawful or criminal activity, or unauthorized access to or use of Personal Data, our Site or data systems, or to meet legal obligations;
  • Investigating and resolving disputes and security issues and enforcing our Terms of Use and other agreements; or
  • Processing and considering your application for employment.

We will not use your Personal Data for any purposes inconsistent with this Privacy Notice without your permission.

Information Collected Automatically

We use data collection tools (“Cookies”) on our Site to record certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site. This information may include the websites that you access immediately before and after your visit to our Site, and which Internet browser you are using. Please see our separate Cookies Policy to learn about how we use Cookies on the Site. 

Sharing Personal Data

We may use third party service providers to operate our Site and to perform other services on our behalf, such as sending postal mail and e-mail. These providers may have access to the Personal Data you submit through the Site, but only for the purpose of performing their duties. We generally require these providers by contract to keep the information confidential. 

Your Personal Data may be disclosed as part of a corporate business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or financing or sale of company assets, including bankruptcy proceedings, and could be transferred to a third party as one of the business assets in such a transaction. It also may be disclosed in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership. In such an event, we will post prominent notice of the change in ownership. 

We also may disclose your Personal Data if we are required to make disclosures by applicable law or to the government or private parties in connection with a lawsuit, subpoena, investigation or similar proceeding.

We will not disclose your Personal Data to any other persons without consent or permission under the law.   

Updating or Editing Your Personal Data

To update or edit your Personal Data that we have on file, including your communication preferences, please send an email to webmaster@carlyle.com .

Access to Personal Data

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area, then in accordance with applicable law, you may be entitled to make a request to determine if we hold any Personal Data about you by making a ‘subject access request’. To the extent that we hold Personal Data about you and as required by applicable law, we will:

  • give you a description of the Personal Data we hold about you;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

To make a subject access request to The Carlyle Group for any Personal Data we may hold about you, please contact us at webmaster@carlyle.com

If we do hold Personal Data about you, you can ask us to update or correct any mistakes regarding such Personal Data, and in some circumstances delete, your Personal Data by contacting us at webmaster@carlyle.com 

Retention

We will keep Personal Data received under this Privacy Policy in line with our retention policy.  Generally, this means we will retain such information for 2 years from last contact.  Any Personal Data retained by The Carlyle Group will be retained in a protected environment and access to it will be restricted to only those persons who need to know such information.

Complaints

The Carlyle Group takes any complaints we receive about our use of your Personal Data very seriously. If you believe that our collection or use of your information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate, please contact us at webmaster@carlyle.com .  Any Personal Data we receive from you when making a complaint will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Notice and only to process the complaint and check on the level of service we provide. Similarly, where enquiries are submitted to us we will only use the information supplied to us to deal with the enquiry and any subsequent issues and to check on the level of service we provide.

[If you are accessing our Site from the EU, you are also entitled to direct any complaints in relation to our processing of your Personal Data to your national or local data protection supervisory authority.]

Third Parties

Please be aware that our Sites may contain links to other Sites hosted by third parties.  Carlyle does not control and is not responsible for the content or privacy practices and policies of such third party Sites.  We encourage you to be aware when you leave one of our Sites and to read the privacy policies of each and every third party Site, especially if such Sites collect Personal Data from you.

Contact Us

Thank you for visiting our Site.  Please contact us at webmaster@carlyle.com  if you have any questions about our Site or our Privacy Policy and User Agreement.