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GDPR & Privacy Shield

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The Devine Group, Inc. is committed to protecting your information.

Founded in 1970, The Devine Group is devoted to helping companies reduce costs, increase revenue and enhance productivity through our vast range of solutions. The tools offered are used and trusted by many prominent organizations such as Valvoline, Lexus, Marriott and many more. The Devine Group works together on all levels to create industry-leading assessments and surveys to help companies eliminate some of the guesswork that comes with hiring.  The assessments offered look to maximize a company’s return on human capital investments.  The Devine Group looks to bring clarity to a foggy process and help organizations make critical hiring decisions. For more information about The Devine Group, visit our website at

The Devine Group, Inc., also known as The Devine Group, complies with the European Union directive on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679). This includes your right to access data, right to rectify inaccurate data, right to erase data (‘right to be forgotten’), right to restriction of processing, and right to data portability.

Additionally, The Devine Group, complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from European Union and Switzerland to the United States, respectively. The Devine Group, Inc. has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit

In compliance with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles, The Devine Group, Inc. commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. European Union or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact The Devine Group, Inc. at:

The Devine Group, Inc. has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit for more information and to file a complaint.

You, under certain conditions, have the possibility to invoke binding arbitration for complaints regarding Privacy Shield compliance not resolved by any of the other Privacy Shield mechanisms.  For more information, see:

The Devine Group, Inc. creates surveys and questionnaires on behalf of our clients. Our clients are typically public companies looking to hire people.  Users/applicants for a job provide their name and email as contact information and then complete the survey/questionnaire.  Our clients can be any employer in the EU or Switzerland.  Name and email are the only personal information collected.  Only authorized users of that specific client can access the information provided by the participant.

Before you provide any personal data you will be asked to check an “opt-in” box so that we may collect this information. To “opt-out”, do not click the “opt-in” box.

We will also provide an EU or Swiss individuals with opt-out or opt-in choice before we share their data with third parties other than our agents, or before we use it for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized.

To limit the use and disclosure of your personal information, please submit a written request to

The Devine Group, Inc. acknowledges that EU and Swiss individuals have the right to access the personal information that we maintain about them.  An EU or Swiss individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct their query to  If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.

After you have provided your personal information, you have the right to access your personal data to correct or delete it by contacting the Data Protection Officer of The Devine Group, Inc. at

In the case of an onward transfer, The Devine Group, Inc. has responsibility for the processing of personal information it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. At this time, The Devine Group, Inc. does not transfer any data or allow access to data by third party business partners or service providers.  In the future, should The Devine Group, Inc. allow access to data by third parties, The Devine Group, Inc. shall remain liable under the Principles if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless The Devine Group, Inc. proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

The Devine Group, Inc. may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over The Devine Group, Inc.’s compliance with the Privacy Shield.

Frequently Asked Questions

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you fill out forms on our site. When filling out forms on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, company name and phone number.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs).
To send periodic emails. The email address you provide on forms may be used to send you information and updates about Devine company news and related product or service information. Note: if at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed instructions at the bottom of each email.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site or service provider systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to compile and aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property or safety.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Terms of Use

Please also visit our Terms of Use section establishing the use, disclaimers and limitations of liability governing the use of our website and products.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Contact Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below: