Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Siena Consulting, LLC (Siena) respects and is committed to protecting your privacy. Siena's services are most often contracted by companies to perform consulting services on their behalf (i.e., clients). Siena has established safeguards to protect the privacy of personally-identifiable information that is collected on its client's behalf or received from its clients in the United States, EU, Switzerland, or any other country. This privacy policy applies to all personally-identifiable information that Siena processes including manually or electronically processed data in electronic, written, or verbal formats. Personally-identifiable information is any information that can be directly or indirectly linked to or used to identify a living individual including name, email, address, phone number, race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, or other identifying characteristics. Personally-identifiable information does not include publicly available information that is not combined with non-public personal information or information which has been encoded or anonymized.

All Siena employees and contractors are required to read and comply with these policies when using personally-identifiable information.

Privacy Shield

Siena complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. Siena 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, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

Notice

Siena Consulting, LLC (Siena) respects and is committed to protecting your privacy. Siena's services are most often contracted by companies to perform consulting services on their behalf (i.e., clients). Siena has established safeguards to protect the privacy of personally-identifiable information that is collected on its client's behalf or received from its clients in the United States, EU, Switzerland, or Siena performs management and human resources consulting services for clients including employee assessments and surveys. As part of its consulting work, Siena may collect or be given access to personally-identifiable information to process, analyze, or report. Personally-identifiable data that is collected for the purpose of employee assessment will be shared with the client. Personally-identifiable data that is collected for the purpose of surveying employees on their attitudes and opinions will be kept confidential. Siena may share data collected for either purpose with third party sub-contractors or vendors working for Siena provided that they comply with Siena's privacy policy and are subject to the Privacy Shield Principles.

Siena collects personal information for various purposes, which include, but are not limited to: (1) providing our products and services to clients; (2) generating research and statistical data related to the information collected through our products and services; (3) communicating with our clients regarding the administration of our service contracts with them; (4) marketing our products and services to prospective and current clients in accordance with their marketing preferences; and (5) soliciting feedback from clients regarding our products and services. other country. This privacy policy applies to all personally-identifiable information that Siena processes including manually or electronically processed data in electronic, written, or verbal formats. Personally-identifiable information is any information that can be directly or indirectly linked to or used to identify a living individual including name, email, address, phone number, race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, or other identifying characteristics. Personally-identifiable information does not include publicly available information that is not combined with non-public personal information or information which has been encoded or anonymized.All Siena employees and contractors are required to read and comply with these policies when using personally-identifiable information.

Choice

Siena does not disclose any personal information that it has collected for or received from a client to any other third parties except as required by law or instructed by the client. Third party sub-contractors or vendors working for Siena that have access to personal data are required to comply with Siena's privacy policy and are subject to the Privacy Shield Principles of the European Commission's Directive on Data Protection. Siena may transfer data to third parties or additional vendors when instructed to do so by the client.

To the extent permitted under the Privacy Shield, Siena reserves the right to process personal information in the course of providing services to its clients in a manner consistent with the purposes for which the information is collected, and without the knowledge of individuals involved.When required by the Privacy Shield, Siena offers individuals the opportunity to opt out of disclosures of personal information to a third party or the use of personal information for a purpose that is materially different from the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

Siena does not sell or rent individuals' personal information to third parties.

Accountability for Onward Transfer

Siena will not transfer personal information to any third party except (1) as required by law, (2) in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, (3) as directed by the client , or (4) to a third party working for Siena that has agreed to comply with Siena's privacy policy and the Privacy Shield principles of the European Commission's Directive on Data Protection. Third party providers include company's providing certain functions offered as part of the Siena's products and services (e.g. data center colocation services, a SaaS survey solution, and SaaS IT service management software). All third-party sub-contractors or vendors working for Siena are required to execute a written confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement. This agreement stipulates the confidential nature of data collected by and transferred to the third party working on Siena's behalf. It also prohibits the third party working for Siena from releasing or disclosing information or data to any other parties without Siena's express written permission. When Siena does onward transfer of personal information on behalf of its clients, Siena shall remain liable under the Privacy Shield principles if Siena processes the personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield principles.

Security

Siena maintains reasonable precautions to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction. Data are stored and maintained such that access is limited only to authorized users. All authorized users are bound by Siena's confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation

Siena is committed to only collecting data authorized by the client and analyzing any client data in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. To the extent possible, Siena will take reasonable steps to ensure that any data it collects or analyzes are reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current. However, the responsibility for ensuring the reliability of the data that are provided by the client rests with the client.

Access

Siena acknowledges the right of EU and Swiss individuals to access their personal data. Upon request, Siena will grant individuals reasonable access to their Personal Information and allow the individual to correct, amend or erase information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the privacy of the individual in the case in question or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated. If directed to do so by its client, Siena will correct, revise, or remove any inaccurate data in a manner consistent with the principles of proportionality and reasonableness. Any requests by a client's employees for corrections, revisions, or removal of any inaccurate data must be made through the client. Any requests by a client's employees to limit the use and disclosure of personal information must be made through the client.

Enforcement, Resource, and Liability

Siena will allow its clients reasonable access to verify adherence to the Privacy Shield principles. Siena will thoroughly investigate any and all complaints, and take prompt and appropriate remedial action where necessary if violations of Privacy Shield principles are found. Siena will cooperate with the EU Data Protection Authorities and the Federal Trade Commission to resolve any complaints and disputes arising in connection with its privacy policy. Siena will use the EU Data Protection Authorities as the sole independent recourse mechanism if complaints regarding human resources data or non-human resources data cannot be resolved between Siena and the client. Siena will comply with any advice given by the EU Data Protection Authorities where the EU Data Protection Authorities take the view that Siena needs to take specific action to comply with the Privacy Shield principles, including remedial or compensatory measures for the benefit of individuals affected by any non-compliance with the Principles, and will provide the EU Data Protection Authorities with written confirmation that such action has been taken. Siena is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission. As a Privacy Shield participant, Siena commits to binding arbitration at the request of the individual to address any compliant relating to our privacy policies that has not been addressed by other recourse and enforcement mechanisms.

Contact Siena Consulting, LLC

In order to inquire about Siena's privacy policies or anything related to the privacy of personal information handled by Siena, please contact the following:

Siena Consulting, LLC
208 Bullock Drive
Princeton, NJ
08540

Policy Updated on October 17, 2019

Our Story

Back in early 1990’s, when they were still PhD students at the University of Maryland, friends Ken Yusko and Harold Goldstein were on separate trips to the Siena region of Italy.  As deep thinkers, they came to the same conclusion: as Psychologists, we can do a better job measuring intelligence. There had been a long-held assumption that intelligence tests and others measures of cognitive ability will always result in whites, Asians, and males out-performing others. They believed individual test items and how they were developed were to blame. They felt this led to these tests favoring individuals based on their education and life experiences and not their raw ability.

So they asked themselves, what if “we pretended to put everyone on Mars?” – where we just need smart people and all of our experience from Earth is no longer relevant. How then would we measure intelligence? They became obsessed with finding alternative ways to view and measure cognitive ability. The result is a radical new approach to viewing intelligence in a broader, multi-dimensional way, as well as, finding innovative ways to measure this complexity.

Nearly thirty (30) years later, this vision has become a reality as the Siena Reasoning Test (SRT) has been used by Fortune 500 companies, roles in State & Federal Governments, and professional sports. Now companies and organizations make decisions selecting corporate executives, production workers in world-class manufacturing plants, and even NFL quarterbacks using Ken and Harold’s intelligence and personality tests. Today, as university professors and co-founders of Siena Consulting, they share and continue to advance this field of understanding through publications in scientific journals like the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, and Personnel Psychology.  In 2011, their breakthrough work in measuring intelligence was recognized by the American Psychology Association when they were awarded the prestigious M. Scott Meyers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace.  And this obsession continues today.