Octo Consulting Group Privacy Policy

Effective date: December 2, 2022

The Privacy Policy describes how Octo Consulting Group (“Octo,” “we” and “us”) collects, uses, protects, and discloses information when you visit or use our website, www.octo.us, or any other website that posts or links to this policy (each a “Site” and collectively “Sites”), contact our team or otherwise interact with us. This Privacy Policy applies to all users of the website.  By using the website, you are consenting to this Privacy Policy. Please read it carefully.  

Personal Information We Collect

Listed below are details about the categories of information we collect:

  • Contact Information: name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number.
  • Demographic information: We may collect your zip code, age, gender, and the device type and operating system you are using to access our sites.
  • Identifiers: IP address, username, account number, password and other security information for authentication and access.
  • Geolocation Data: the general region or area from which you access our site.
  • Usage Data: data concerning your Internet or other electronic activity including browsing and click history, device types, operating system, browser settings, IP address, language settings, and Site use data including information about how you navigate the Site, other websites, and the Internet.
  • Employment Information: If you apply for a job, we collect information about you, your prior education and work history and your skills and qualifications for the position. We may ask about your salary expectations and how you learned of the position. We may also ask you for contact information for references.

Business Purposes for Collecting Personal Information  

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Transactional Purposes: We use your contact information, demographic information, identifiers to:
    • Provide you with the requested products or services
    • Communicate with you; and
    • Respond to inquiries.
  • Employment Purposes:  We use your contact information, demographic information, and employment information when you apply for a job with us
  • Analytical Purposes: We use your identifiers, usage data, geolocation data, and inferences to analyze preferences, trends and statistics
  • Marketing and Promotional Purposes: We use your contact information, identifiers, usage data, geolocation data, to improve our marketing efforts, and provide you with information about us, including personalized marketing communication
  • Maintenance and Improvement of the Sites: We use your contact information, identifiers, employment information, geolocation data, and usage data to improve our Sites, provide and maintain functionality on our Sites, and help us diagnose technical and service problems and administer our Site
  • Security and Fraud Prevention: We use your contact information, identifiers, geolocation data, employment information, and usage data to protect our Sites, products and services; protect us, our affiliated companies, our employees, our carriers and others; and to prevent fraud, theft and misconduc
  • Legal: We use your contact information, identifiers, employment information, geolocation data, and usage data to comply with our legal obligations, including reporting requirements, and defend ourselves in legal proceedings, and protect our company and our property, employees, and others through legal proceedings.

Methods of Collecting Information 

We collect information in a variety of ways:

  • Directly from you: We collect contact information, demographic information, identifiers, and employment information that you provide directly to us.
  • Automatically: When you access our Sites, we collect identifiers, geolocation data, and usage data using tools like browser cookies.
  • From third parties: We may collect contact information, identifiers, and employment information from third parties, including service providers and public authorities.

We Combine Information 

We combine information we obtain from different sources with publicly available information.  For example, we may combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online.

How We Share Information With Others 

We will share personal information in the following circumstances or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • Service Providers: We may share personal information with vendors and service providers who support the operation of the Services, the Sites, and our business and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us (including, for example, web hosting, analytics, payment processing, order fulfillment, email delivery, marketing, insurance, transportation, and background check). In some cases, the vendor or service provider may directly collect the information from you on our behalf.
  • Affiliates: We may share personal information with and among our parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, or their successors or assigns.
  • Government Entities: We share information with regulatory and government entities including government, administrative, law enforcement and regulatory agencies; tax authorities; corporate registries; and other public agencies or authorities if we think we should in order to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or other legal obligation.  This includes cooperating with law enforcement when we think it is appropriate, obtaining legal remedies or limiting our damages, and to enforcing or protecting our contracts, legal rights or the rights of others, including by responding to claims asserted against us.
  • Corporate Transaction Recipients: We may share information with potential investors, purchasers, merger partners, and their advisors in the event we: (i) sell or transfer, or are considering selling or transferring, all or a portion of our business or assets; or (ii) are considering or engaging in any reorganization, conversion, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or disposition of all or any portion of our ownership interest, business or operations.
  • With Your Consent or At Your Direction: We may share information with third parties whenever you consent to or direct such sharing.
  • Other Reasons: We may share information for other reasons we may describe to you.

How Long We Keep Personal Information 

We will retain and use your information for as long as we need it to provide you services or products, or as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If you wish to request that we no longer use your information to provide you services or products, please contact us at privacy@octo.us.

Cookies, Analytics, and Other Tracking Technology 

Cookies and Tracking Technology 

We want you to be aware that certain online tools exist to help us serve and recognize you when you visit our Sites. We receive and store certain types of information when you visit our Sites. When you access the Sites, we (including companies we work with) may place small data files on your computer or other device. These data files may be web beacons, cookies, clear gifs, pixel tags, e-tags, flash cookies, log files, or other local storage provided by your browser or associated applications.  These tracking technologies, which are often referred to collectively as cookies, allow us to understand how users navigate to and around our Sites, view different pages, access content and request Services. We may use them, for example, to keep track of your preferences and profile information and collect general usage and volume statistical information. If you want to remove or block cookies, you may be able to update your browser settings. You can also find instructions on how to manage cookies on different types of web browsers at www.allaboutcookies.org. Please click here to read our cookie policy.

Do Not Track Signals

Some browsers have a “do not track” feature. It lets you tell websites you visit that you do not want them to track your online activity. These features are not yet uniform across browsers. Our Sites are thus not currently set up to respond to these signals. For more information on Do Not Track signals, please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.

Google Analytics 

We use analytics services provided by Google Analytics. If you would like more information on how Google uses data when you visit or use our Sites, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners. If you would like to opt-out, Google provides a an opt-out tool which is available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Links to Other Websites

Our Sites may include links to other websites or applications whose privacy practices may differ from ours. If you submit personal information to any of those websites or applications, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.


We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us and have implemented reasonable technical, organization, administrative and physical measures to protect personal information. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security and encourage you to use websites and share information with caution.

This Website is Not Intended for Children

We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have collected or stored personal information from an individual under age 13, we will remove his or her personal information from our files. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we may have inadvertently collected personal information from your child, please notify us immediately by sending an email to privacy@octo.us.

Marketing Communications 

You can opt out of marketing or advertising emails and newsletters by using the “unsubscribe” link or mechanism noted in communications you receive from us. You may also request to opt out of marketing or advertising emails by contacting us through one of the methods specified in the Contact Us section of this Privacy Statement. Once we process your request, we will cease using the information for such purposes.  If you opt out of getting marketing messages, you will continue to receive messages from us about your relationship with us where permitted by law. We do not share your personal information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

Processing in the United States 

We are based in the United States. If you are using the Sites from outside the United States, please be aware that information we obtain about you will be processed in the United States or in other jurisdictions. By using the Sites or Services, you acknowledge your personal information may be transferred to and processed in jurisdictions outside your own, including the United States, as described in this Privacy Policy. Please be aware that the data protection laws and regulations that apply to your personal information transferred to the United States or other countries may be different from the laws in your country of residence.  The United States may not afford the same level of protection as laws in your own country.

Contact Us 

If you have any questions about this Policy or our data practices, please email us at privacy@octo.us.

You can also write to us at:

Octo Consulting Group

Attn: Privacy Office

10780 Parkridge Boulevard
4th Floor
Reston, VA 20191


From time to time we may change our privacy policies. We will notify you of any material changes to our Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on the website where this appears. Please check our website periodically for updates.