MDC Partners Privacy Policy

Updated and effective as of September 14, 2017

This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to the MDC Partners, Inc., (the “Company‚”) website, located at, and any other websites owned or operated by the Company (collectively, the “Website”).


The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to disclose to you what information the Company may collect, how the Company may collect it, with whom the Company may share it, and certain other matters related to such information, including the choices you have regarding the Company’s collection of information and the Company’s use and disclosure to other parties of information the Company may have collected from you.



By using the Website, you signify your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy. The Company may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If the Company makes a material change to the way in which the Company collects, uses, and/or shares your personally identifiable information, the Company will post a notice on the Website and / or send an email to users who have provided an email address. The Company will assume that you have given your permission for your information to be used under the terms of the Privacy Policy, as modified, if you do not respond to the Company email within thirty days or continue to use the Website thirty days after a notice is posted. Please note that you should always update your personally identifiable information to provide the Company with a current email address.



Generally, you may provide us with personally identifying information through our contact pages, by registering an account with us, by email, by responding to our communications, by seeking employment with us, or some other means. Personally identifying information means information which identifies you as an individual, and may include your name, email address, telephone number, and similar information you provide.


When you visit the Website, we may automatically collect certain non-identifying information about you, such as the type of browser or device operating system you use, the domain name of the website from which you linked to us, the amount of time you spend on the Website, the pages on the Website that you view, clickstream data, downloads, anonymized demographic information such as age and gender, and other log file data. On mobile devices, we may also collect device type, make and model, operating system, carrier, user ID, similar device IDs, and information about the apps you use.


Email Communications

When you open emails from the Company, the Company may receive a confirmation notifying the Company that you opened the email, if your device supports such capabilities. The Company also may keep track of what emails the Company sends you and what emails you may be receiving from the Company’s subsidiaries and affiliates. Additionally, the Company keeps a record of what communications you have opted to receive or not to receive.



The Company may collect information from you in several different areas on the Website, including but not limited to those described below:



You may be asked to complete an online registration form and provide personally identifiable information; you may also be asked to choose a user ID and password in order to take advantage of certain features the Website may choose to offer. Your decision to register is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information to the Company.


Cookies and Similar Technologies

As with many websites, we may use “cookies” or similar types of files (such as clear gifs, web beacons, tags, and similar devices including devices that function in the mobile environment) for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with the Website. By accessing our Website you agree that we and certain third party business partners and service providers may use such cookies and similar technologies which may be used to identify your browser software used to visit the Website, to analyze the traffic patterns on the Website, and to collect information and other behavioral data from you for purposes such as targeting advertising services and better understanding the effectiveness of our advertisements. Cookies may also be used to understand how many people visit the Website and where visitors go on the Website, and the number times a user has been on certain pages. For registered users, cookies can make using the Website easier for you by saving information such as your passwords or preferences. By tracking how and when you use the Website, cookies help the Company determine which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the Website are based on data obtained from cookies. Accepting cookies allows you, among other things, to personalize your experience on the Website. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your device or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. Some areas of the Website, however, may not provide you with a personalized experience if you have disabled the use of cookies.


Web Beacons and Other Tracking Technology.

The Website may use a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including Web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of web sites. We also use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on the Website, such as the frequency with which the Company users visit various parts of the Website. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to the Company or to another party authorized by the Company to collect information on the Company’s behalf. The Company also uses these technical methods in HTML e-mails that the Company sends the Company’s guests to determine whether the Company’s guests have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. The information from use of these technical methods may be collected in a form that is personally identifiable.


IP Addresses and Clickstream Data.

The Company may collect IP addresses and/or clickstream data. An IP address is a number associated with the service through which you access the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. At times, the Company also uses IP addresses for purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information, for example regarding the frequency with which the Company guests visit various parts of the Website. The Company may combine this information with personally identifiable information you provide or that the Company otherwise obtains from you directly on the Website.


As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each website you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a website’s server. Clickstream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of device and browser software you use, the address of the website from which you linked to the Website, and other such non-personally identifiable information. When analyzed, this data helps the Company analyze how visitors arrive at the Website, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising, and the like. This information will be used to improve our Website and our services. Any collection or use of clickstream data will be anonymous, and will not intentionally contain any personally identifiable information.


Surveys / Questionnaires / Contests.

The Company may request information from users on the Website via surveys, questionnaires or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary. You are not required to participate or disclose any information for a survey or contest. In cases where the Company uses a third party to conduct these surveys and contests, the third party may not use your personally identifiable information for any secondary purpose.



The Company owns the information collected on or through the Website. As applicable, the information you provide to the Company, including your personally identifiable information, may be used to: contact you about the Website or the Company or its subsidiaries and affiliates; contact you relating to your registration status; monitor or improve the use of the Website; customize the content you see; monitor compliance with the Company’s terms and conditions of use of the Website; to operate the Website and provide you with information or services that you have requested e.g. a newsletter, bulletins; to add you to our mailing lists and to send you emails from time to time; to respond to specific queries you may raise regarding the Company and/or its affiliates; to process and consider your job application.


Your personally identifiable information will not be used for third party marketing or commercial purposes, other than as set forth herein. Non-personal or aggregate information may be shared with any number of parties, provided that such information shall not specifically identify you.



The Company may share your information, including your personally identifiable information, as described below:


  • We may also share your information with the Company’s agents, vendors, or other entities or individuals that perform functions on the Company behalf (including, without limitation, sending e-mails, analysis of the Website, and analyzing data). These agents or vendors may have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but may not use or disclose it for other purposes, like sending you marketing offers about their products.
  • We may disclose your information as required by law or legal process.
  • We may disclose your information to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or the policies for the Website.
  • We may transfer your information in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding or the sale, merger or change of control of Company or the division responsible for the services with which your information is associated.
  • When you submit a resume or job application through our Website, we may share those documents and the information therein with our third party service providers that help us manage personnel matters. They may only access and use such records in connection with performing services for us. They are not authorized by us to use the information for their own benefit.


Finally, please note that if you specifically consent to additional uses or disclosures of your information, either at the time the information is collected or through some other form of consent from you or notification to you, we may use or disclose your information in a manner consistent with that consent.



To opt-out of future promotional emails from us, you should unsubscribe using the unsubscribe link included in the email.  We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt.  However, we are not responsible for removing your personally identifiable information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided with your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy or your consent.


As noted above, you may opt-out of or restrict the placement of cookies on your device or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences or device settings.



Please note that we do not respond to or honor “do not track” (a/k/a/ DNT) signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.



You should be aware that when you are on the Website you could be directed to other websites beyond the Company control. These other websites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit personally identifiable information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. If you visit a website that is linked to the Website, you should consult that website’s privacy policy before providing any personally identifiable information.



The Website incorporates reasonable safeguards to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy and privacy of the personally identifiable information that the Company may collect and the Company has put into place reasonable precautions to protect such information from loss, misuse and alteration. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information provided online.  We retain your personally identifiable information, if provided by you through the Website, for as long as your inquiry is active (as determined by us) and for a reasonable time thereafter, or if applicable, for as long as you remain on our marketing list. The Company’s security policies are reviewed periodically and revised as required (as determined by Company).



The Website is a general audience website and is not intended for children under the age of 13. On the Website, the Company does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of thirteen.



If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the privacy practices of this Website, please contact the Company by email at or:


The MDC Innovation Center
745 5th Avenue, 19th Fl
New York, NY 10151


You may also request access to your personally identifiable information (if you have provided such information to us through the Website) and information about our collection, use and disclosure of that information by using the contact information provided above.  You will be given reasonable access to your personally identifiable information, and may seek to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information, and have it amended as is appropriate.  You can help us maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any changes to your personally identifiable information.



Please also visit the Company’s Terms of Use, which explain other terms governing the use of the Website. Your use, or access, of the Website constitutes your agreement to be bound by these provisions. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use you may not access or otherwise use the Website.



By using the Website, you authorize the export of your information to the USA and its storage and use as specified in this policy.  You understand that data stored in the USA may be subject to lawful requests by the courts or law enforcement authorities in the USA.