Last updated 6/4/2018
The privacy of our clients, enablers, and partners is very important to SandTech. This privacy statement explains the personal data SandTech processes, how we processes it, and for what purposes.
SandTech provides cyberspace, managed IT, and program/project management services to a variety of US Government organizations and private commercial businesses. Occasionally, SandTech will store or process private information that is entitled to reasonable protections as a result of internal business processes related to employing personnel who may work on US Government contract activities. Please read the product-specific details in this privacy statement, which provide additional relevant information.
SandTech occasionally collects data from you, through our interactions as an employer and in providing service to clients. You provide some of this data directly, and we get some of it by collecting data about your interactions, use and experiences with our products. The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with SandTech and the choices you make regarding benefits packages and compensation, and because of the privacy settings you select when configuring user-controlled settings on SandTech IT equipment (e.g. your browser privacy settings). During employment screening, we may also obtain information about you via third-party entities and open source Internet searches.
You have choices when it comes to the technology you use and the data you share. When we ask you to provide personal data, you can decline. Where we need to collect personal data by law or to enter into or carry out a contract with you, and you do not provide the data, we will not be able to enter into the contract; or if this relates to an existing product you’re using as a part of your SandTech employment, we may have to suspend or cancel your accesses. Some personal data is collected, stored, and maintained by third party entities in order for SandTech to provide professional employment activities such as payroll and time/labor accounting.
SandTech uses Microsoft O365 to provide office automation, IT security, and cloud-based data storage. With a Microsoft account, you can sign into Microsoft products, as well as those of select Microsoft partners. Personal data associated with your Microsoft account includes credentials, name and contact data, payment data, device and usage data, your contacts, information about your activities, and your interests and favorites. Signing into your Microsoft account enables personalization and consistent experiences across products and devices, permits you to use cloud data storage, allows you to make payments using payment instruments stored in your Microsoft account, and enables other features.
There are three types of Microsoft account:
- When you create your own Microsoft account tied to your personal email address, we refer to that account as a personal Microsoft account.
- When you or your organization (such as an employer or your school) create your Microsoft account tied to your email address provided by that organization, we refer to that account as a work or school account.
- When you or your service provider (such as a cable or internet service provider) create your Microsoft account tied to your email address with your service provider’s domain, we refer to that account as a third-party account.
If you sign into a service offered by a third party with your Microsoft account, you will share with that third party the account data required by that service.
Windows is a personalized computing environment that enables you to seamlessly roam and access services, preferences and content across your computing devices from phones to tablets to the Surface Hub. Rather than residing as a static software program on your device, key components of Windows are cloud-based, and both cloud and local elements of Windows are updated regularly, providing you with the latest improvements and features. In order to provide this computing experience, we collect data about you, your device, and the way you use Windows. And because Windows is personal to you, we give you choices about the personal data we collect and how we use it. Note that if your Windows device is managed by your organization (such as your employer or school), your organization may use centralized management tools provided by Microsoft or others to control device settings, device policies, software updates, data collection by us or the organization, or other aspects of your device. For more information about data collection and privacy in Windows, go to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=529552. Legacy versions of Windows (including Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1) are subject to their own privacy statements.