Children Under the Age of 13
This site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this site or through any of its features, including providing your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have information from or about a child under 13, please contact us in the method provided below.
Active Information Collection
FMI’s site actively collects information from its visitors by permitting you to communicate directly with us via email and forms. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, email address, phone number and so on). Personally identifiable information may also be referred to as personal information. Some areas of this site may require you to submit information in order for you to access restricted content and benefit from the specified features (e.g., an article or subscription).
Passive Information Collection
As you navigate through a website, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol addresses, cookies, internet tags and navigational data collection. We use Internet Protocol (IP) addressees and cookies on this site.
A cookie is a bit of information that a website sends to your web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences.
Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on websites and to collect statistical information. This site uses session cookies.
Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (e.g., login passwords), helping to determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and customizing the website based on your preferences. This site uses persistent cookies.
Internet tags tell the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. They can also record the individual behavior of the visitor such as clicks, hovers and scroll actions. We use internet tags at this site.
Tags have been placed both on online advertisements that bring people to the site and on different pages of the site. These tags indicate technical details of the users browsing, including but not limited to how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted.
Navigational data (log files, server logs, and clickstream data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, market research purposes and to communicate information to visitors. This site uses navigational data.
Use and Disclosure of Information
Except as otherwise stated, we may use your information:
- To improve the content of our site;
- To customize the site to your preferences;
- To communicate information, including available products or services, to you (if you have requested it);
- For our marketing and research purposes, including notification about changes to our website or any products or services we offer through it;
- To fulfill any purpose for which you have specifically provided information; and
If you provide personally identifiable information to this site, we may combine such information with other actively or passively collected information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection.
We may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties, located in the U.S. and/or any other country:
- Where required by applicable laws, court orders or government regulations;
- To our subsidiaries and affiliates;
- To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personally identifiable information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them;
- To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of FMI’s assets in which personal information held by FMI about our website’s users is among the assets transferred;
- To fulfill the purpose for which you have specifically provided the information;
- For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the personally identifiable information.
In addition, we will make full use of information acquired through this site that is not in personally identifiable form, including through disclosure to third parties.
We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personally identifiable information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria. For more information on third-party and advertiser collection and use of your data, please see the Third-Party Use of Passive Information Collection section below.
Access and Correction
You can at any time correct your personal profile by logging into your account or by contacting us. To keep your personally identifiable information accurate, current and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you have previously submitted via this site. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices and should consult the Separate Notice to California Residents section below.
We take reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. You should keep in mind that no internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error free. In particular email sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk, and we are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the website.
Third-Party Use of Active Information Collection
Third-Party Use of Passive Information Collection
Links to Other Websites
How to Contact Us
223 South West St.
Suite 1200 Raleigh, NC 27603
You may also visit our Contact Us page.
Separate Notice to California Residents
If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, see below.
Effective Date: January 1, 2021
Last Updated: August 30, 2021
This Policy does not apply to workforce-related personal information collected from California-based employees, job applicants, contractors or similar individuals. The policy for workforce-related personal information collected from California residents can be found here.
Where noted in this Policy, the CCPA temporarily exempts personal information reflecting a written or verbal business-to-business communication (B2B personal information) from some of its requirements.
Information We Collect
Our website collects information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer, household or device (personal information). Personal information does not include publicly available information from government records or deidentified or aggregated consumer information. In particular we have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the last 12 months:
|A. Identifiers||A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number or other similar identifiers||Yes (but no Social Security numbers)|
|B. Personal information categories listed in the California consumer Records Statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))||A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.||Yes (but no Social Security numbers, medical information, health insurance information)|
|C. Protected classification or characteristics under California or federal law||Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).||No|
|D. Commercial Information||Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.||Yes|
|E. Biometric Information||Genetic, physiological, behavioral and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait or other physical patterns, and sleep, health or exercise data.||No|
|F. Internet or other similar network activity||Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application or advertisement.||Yes|
|G. Geolocation Data||Physical location or movements||Yes|
|H. Sensory Data||Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information||No|
|I. Professional or employment-related information||Current or past job history or performance evaluations||No|
|J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99))||Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information or student disciplinary records.||No|
|K. Inferences drawn from other personal information||Profile reflecting a person’s preference, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities and aptitudes.||Yes|
Our website obtains the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
- Directly from you through active collection. For example, from forms you complete or products and services you purchase.
- Indirectly from you through passive collection. For example, from observing your actions on our website.
Use of Personal Information
We may use or disclose to subsidiaries, affiliates and third parties the personal information we collect for one or more of the following purposes:
- To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information;
- To provide, support, personalize and develop our website, products and services;
- To create, maintain, customize and secure your account with us;
- To process your requests, purchases, transactions, and payments and prevent transactional fraud;
- To provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses;
- To personalize your website experience and to deliver content and product and service offerings relevant to your interests, including targeted offers and ads through our website, third-party sites, and via email or text message, with your consent where required by law;
- To help maintain the safety, security and integrity of our website, products and services, databases, and other technology assets and business;
- For testing, research, analysis and product development, including to develop and improve our website, products and services;
- To respond to law enforcement requests, and as required by applicable law, court order or governmental regulations;
- As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA; and
- To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our consumers is among the assets transferred.
Sharing of Personal Information
We may share your personal information by disclosing it to a third party for a business purpose. We only make these business purpose disclosures under written contracts that describe the purposes, require the recipient to keep the personal information confidential, and prohibit using the disclosed information for any purpose except performing the contract. In the preceding 12 months, FMI has disclosed personal information for a business purpose to the categories of third parties indicated in the chart below. We do not sell personal information.
|Personal Information Category||Category of Third-Party Recipients|
|Business Purpose Disclosures||Sales|
|A. Identifiers||Affiliates, Partners, Parent or Subsidiary Organizations, Service Providers, Advertising Networks, Internet Service Providers, including internet cookie data recipients like Google Analytics, Data Analytic Providers, Operating systems and platforms, social networks.||None|
|B. California Customer Records personal information categories||Affiliates, Partners, Parent or Subsidiary Organizations, Service Providers, Advertising Networks, Internet Service Providers, including internet cookie data recipients like Google Analytics, Data Analytic Providers, Operating systems and platforms, social networks.||None|
|C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law||None||None|
|D. Commercial Information||Affiliates, Partners, Parent or Subsidiary Organizations, Service Providers, Advertising Networks, Internet Service Providers, including Internet cookie data recipients like Google Analytics, Data Analytic Providers, Operating systems and platforms, social networks.||None|
|E. Biometric Information||None||None|
|F. Internet or other similar network activity||Affiliates, Partners, Parent or Subsidiary Organizations, Service Providers, Advertising Networks, Internet Service Providers, including Internet cookie data recipients like Google Analytics, Data Analytic Providers, Operating systems and platforms, social networks, data brokers or aggregators.||None|
|G. Geolocation data||Affiliates, Partners, Parent or Subsidiary Organizations, Service Providers, Advertising Networks, Internet Service Providers, including Internet cookie data recipients like Google Analytics, Data Analytic Providers, Operating systems and platforms, social networks, data brokers or aggregators.||None|
|H. Sensory data||No||None|
|I. Professional or employment-related information||No||None|
|J. Non-public education information||No||None|
|K. Inferences drawn from other personal information||Affiliates, Partners, Parent or Subsidiary Organizations, Service Providers, Advertising Networks, Internet Service Providers, including Internet cookie data recipients like Google Analytics, Data Analytic Providers, Operating systems and platforms, social networks, data brokers or aggregators.||None|
We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated or incompatible purposes without providing you updated notice on this website. Please check back frequently for any updated notice.
Your Rights and Choices
The CCPA provides consumers who are California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights. Right to Know and Data Portability You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months (the “Right to Know”). Once we receive your request and confirm your identity, we will disclose to you:
- The categories of personal information we collected about you;
- The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you;
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information;
- The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information;
- If we sold or disclosed your personal information for business purposes, two separate lists disclosing:
- Sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
- Disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained;
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you in a useable format (known as a data portability request under the CCPA).
We reserve the right not to provide a Right to Know disclosure for B2B personal information.
Right to Delete
You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions (the “Right to Delete”). Once we receive your request and confirm your identity, we will review your request to see if an exception allowing us to retain the information applies. We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:
- Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you request, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, or otherwise perform our contract with you;
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities;
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law;
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. Seq.);
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent;
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us;
- Comply with a legal obligation; and
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
We will delete or deidentify personal information not subject to one of these exceptions from our records and will direct our service providers to take similar action. We reserve the right not to provide a Right to Delete for B2B personal information.
Exercising Your Rights to Know or Delete
To exercise your Right to Know or Right to Delete described above, please submit a request by:
Calling us toll-free at 800.669.1364
Emailing us at [email protected]
First class mail, at
223 South West St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a request to know or delete related to your personal information. You may also make a request to know or delete on behalf of your child.
You may only submit a Right to Know request twice within any 12-month period. Your request to know or delete must:
- Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative, which may include:
- Your username and password, if you maintain an account with our website;
- Your name and a scanned copy of your drivers’ license or other state-issued photo identification;
- Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate and respond to it; and
- Include an email address and mailing address to which our response can be sent.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you.
You do not need to create an account with us to submit a request to know or delete.
We will only use personal information provided in the request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make it.
Response Timing and Format
We endeavor to substantively respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to another 45 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.
We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option, to the address or email provided by you in your request.
Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding our receipt of your request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not deny you goods or services, charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties, provide you a different level or quality of goods or services, or suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
How to Contact Us
Email us at: [email protected]
By first-class mail, at:
223 South West St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
You may also visit our Contact Us page.
- Identifying information, such as your full name, gender, date of birth, and signature;
- Contact information, such as your home address, telephone numbers, email addresses, and emergency contact information;
- National identifiers, such as Social Security numbers, passport and visa information, and immigration status and documentation;
- Dependent’s or other individual’s information, such as their full name, address, date of birth, and Social Security numbers;
- Educational and professional background, such as your work history, academic and professional qualifications, educational records, references, and interview notes;
- Employment details, such as your job title, position, hire dates, compensation, performance and disciplinary records, and vacation and sick leave records; • Financial information, such as banking details, tax information, payroll information, and withholdings;
- Health and Safety information, such as health conditions (if relevant to your employment), job restrictions, workplace illness and injury information, and health insurance policy information, including, but not limited to, information related to COVID-19 illness and vaccination;
- Information Systems information, such as your search history, browsing history, login information, and IP addresses on the Company’s information systems and networks;
- Geolocation data, such as time and physical location related to use of an internet website, application, device, or physical access to the Company’s offices;
- Sensory or surveillance information, such as COVID-19 related temperature checks and call monitoring and video surveillance; and
- Profile or summary information about an applicant or employee’s preferences, characteristics, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
The Company collects Personal Information to use or disclose as appropriate to:
- Comply with all applicable laws and regulations;
- Recruit and evaluate job applicants and candidates for employment;
- Conduct background checks;
- Manage your employment relationship with us, including for:
- Onboarding processes;
- Timekeeping, payroll, and expense report administration;
- Employee benefits administration;
- Employee training and development requirements;
- The creation, maintenance, and security of your online employee accounts;
- Reaching your emergency contacts when needed, such as when you are not reachable or are injured or ill;
- Workers’ compensation claims management;
- Employee job performance, including goals and performance reviews, promotions, discipline, and termination; and
- Other human resources purposes;
- Manage and monitor employee access to company facilities, equipment, and systems;
- Conduct internal audits and workplace investigations;
- Investigate and enforce compliance with and potential breaches of Company policies and procedures;
- Engage in corporate transactions requiring review of employee records, such as for evaluating potential mergers and acquisitions of the Company;
- Maintain commercial insurance policies and coverages, including for workers; compensation and other liability insurance;
- Perform workforce analytics, data analytics, and benchmarking;
- Administer and maintain the Company’s operations, including for safety purposes;
- For client marketing purposes;
- To exercise or defend legal rights of the Company, its employees, affiliates, customers, contractors, and agents; and
- For any other lawful business purpose of the Company.
If you have any questions about this Notice or need to access this Notice in an alternative format due to having a disability, please contact us by email at [email protected].
Last updated: August 2021