Privacy Policy

Scientific Applications & Research Associates, Inc. (referred to as "SARA", “We”, “Us” or “Our”), is committed to protecting and respecting your (“Your” or “You”) privacy and personal information, meaning any information about You which is personally identifiable (“Personal Information”), that We may collect from or which You may submit to or through SARA.COM or other websites that directly link to this privacy statement (the “Website”).

This privacy statement (the “Privacy Statement”), together with Our Terms of Use describes how We may use Your Personal Information and how that information may be used or disclosed by Us.

Please read the following carefully to understand Our views and practices regarding Your Personal Information and how We will treat it. 

This Privacy Statement applies only to Personal Information collected on the Website or other websites that directly link to this privacy statement (the “Website”). It does not apply to Personal Information collected on any third-party site that may link to or be accessible to the Website over which We have no influence or control. The use of other sites, or the submission of Personal Information to other third-party sites is at Your own risk and is subject to their privacy statements and policies.

Collecting Your Personal Information Directly from You

Generally, You can visit the Website without revealing who You are and without disclosing any of Your Personal Information. However, there may be times when We require Personal Information about You or when You wish to disclose such Personal Information to Us. Such Personal Information is obtained when submitted by You and is subject to the provisions set out in this Privacy Statement.

We may collect and process the following Personal Information about You:

  • Information that You provide by filling in forms on the Website, such as Your personal details (i.e., Your name) or contact details (e.g., telephone number, email address, postal address, etc.).
  • With respect to the use of the careers section of this Website, Information You have provided as part of the job application and onboarding process (such as application materials, offer letter, etc.).
  • We may also ask You for Personal Information (such as when You report a problem with the Website).
  •  If You contact us, in writing, by email or other electronic means, We may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of Your visits to the Website and information as You navigate through the Website together with details of the resources that You access. This information includes but is not limited to: usage details, IP addresses, location data and other communication data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Statement.


Collecting Your Information from Other Sources

SARA, Inc. may also collect the following categories of Personal Information from third parties, such as temp agencies, sub-contractors, visitor forms, lists from acquired companies, events, and conferences.

  • Name, address, email address, company name, title, preferences, citizenship status, place of birth, date of birth
  • We may enhance or merge Your Personal Information with data obtained from third parties for the same purposes for which We use Your Personal Information that You personally volunteer.

How We Will Use Your Personal Information

  • We may use Your Personal Information for the following purposes, which are in Our legitimate interests:
  • We may use Your Personal Information to respond to an inquiry or communicate to You about new services and products that may be of interest to you.
  • We may use Your Personal Information to respond to subsequent requests You may make of Us.
  • We may use Your Personal Information to make employment decisions via our Careers site.
  • We may use any of the categories of Your Personal Information to exercise Our legal rights where it is necessary to do so, for example to detect, prevent and respond to intellectual property infringement claims, or violations of law or the contract.

If You do not want Us to use Your Personal Information in this way, please contact Us at the details below.

Worldwide Transfer of Your Personal Information  [NM1] 

Your personal information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in a country other than the one in which it was provided, including the U.S. (i.e., a ‘Recipient’ country). When SARA, Inc.  does so, it transfers the information in compliance with applicable data protection laws. Where the applicable data protection laws of your jurisdiction do not recognize the Recipient country as providing an adequate level of data protection,  will use such lawful mechanisms for the transfer as are approved by the applicable data protection authority of your jurisdiction prior to transferring any of your personal data (e.g., the Standard Contractual Clauses for transfers from the European Economic Area (EEA), the United Kingdom’s International Data Transfer Agreement, Switzerland’s Transborder Data Flow Agreement as applicable). If you wish to see a copy of the relevant mechanism that is used to transfer your personal information, please contact us using the contact details set out below.

Third Parties

We may share Your Personal Information with customers, contractors, or partners of SARA, Inc. in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with. These customers, contractors or partners are restricted from using this information in any way other than to provide services for SARA, Inc., or services for the collaboration in which they and SARA, Inc. are engaged. We may, for example, provide Your information to customers, contractors, or partners for hosting Our databases, for data processing services, such as ADP, CostPoint, Unanet, benefit providers, and other similar service providers, or so that they can mail You information that You requested or is required to do so. We will not give, sell, rent, loan, or otherwise disclose any Personal Information to any third party, unless permitted, required, or otherwise authorized to do so.

SARA, Inc. reserves the right to share Personal Information in response to duly authorized information requests of any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority, or other third party, where We believe such disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect Our rights or the rights of any third party.

We may also provide Personal Information to a third party in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of this Website to which the information relates, in which case We will require any such third party to agree to treat Personal Information in accordance with Our Terms of Use.

We also may share aggregate, non-personal information about Website usage with unaffiliated third parties. This aggregate information does not contain any personal identifiable information about our users.

Information Security and Storage

We reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of this Website. We also reserve the right to take any action to prevent the unauthorized use of Our intellectual property rights.

We may cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Us to disclose the identity of or locate anyone for the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders. There may be other circumstances in which We may be required by law to disclose information about You or Your use of this Website. You waive and hold Us harmless from any claims resulting from such disclosures and from any actions taken as a consequence of investigations by either Us or law enforcement authorities.

We may investigate any complaints or reported breaches of this Privacy Statement and take any action that We deem appropriate (which may include, without limitation, removing any of Your information, issuing warnings, suspending, restricting, or terminating Your access to this Website). We also reserve the right at Our discretion to suspend, restrict, or terminate Your access to this Website at any time without notice if We have reasonable grounds to believe that You have breached this Privacy Statement or Our Terms of Use.

The Safety and Security of Your Personal Information Also Depends on You

If You choose or are given a user identification code, password or any other information as part of Our security procedures for one of the registration-only sections of the Website or our Careers site, You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password and username for the Website and You are responsible for all activities that are carried out under them.

We do not have the means to check the identities of people using the Website and We will not be liable where Your password or username is used by someone else. You agree to notify Us immediately at the contact information provided below of any unauthorized use of Your password or username of which You become aware. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by You or allocated by us, at any time, if in Our opinion, You have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms or Our Terms of Use.

Please be aware that while We take appropriate steps to safeguard the security of Your Personal Information, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure and therefore You do this at Your own risk. Once We receive Your Personal Information, We will implement strict security procedures with the objective of preventing unauthorized access.

We implement technical and organizational measures to maintain a level of security appropriate to the risk to the Personal Information We process. These measures are aimed at maintaining the on-going integrity and confidentiality of Personal Information. We evaluate these measures on a regular basis.

We will retain Your Personal Information in accordance with Our record retention policy, as updated from time to time, and as long as We have a relationship with You. To request that Your Personal Information be deleted from Our databases, please see below for more information.


SARA, Inc. tracks visitors to our website and careers site by collecting data elements called cookies. Cookies collected from the SARA, Inc. website are used to (1) enable certain functions and tools on this website, (2) assist in the navigation of the website, (3) track resources and data used on this site, (4) promote SARA, Inc.’s products and services, and (5) remember computer settings. SARA, Inc. also collects other forms of non-personal information, such as browsers used to access our website, search terms used to find the website, and traffic referrals and links to our website. Cookies are not permanently maintained within our tracking system. You may prevent your computer from accepting cookies by modifying the properties on your web browser; however, stopping your computer from accepting cookies may limit your web browser's functionality on the SARA, Inc. website and careers page.

SARA, Inc. also uses the services of Google Analytics software to analyze traffic to the various SARA, Inc. webpages. Data collected regarding site usage is compiled in aggregate to improve the performance of the site. If you do not wish your information to be included in this aggregated data through Google Analytics, you can download and install Google’s “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” available here.

If you wish to prevent the use of cookies or for your information to be included in aggregated data through Google Analytics, You must modify the properties on your web browser for both as described above.

Internet Links

As a convenience to our site visitors, the SARA, Inc. website may contain links to a number of sites that may provide useful information. Links contained on the SARA, Inc. website that transfer you to a non-SARA, Inc. site, are not maintained by SARA, Inc. and may contain different information and/or different privacy policies from those of our Company. You may review the privacy policies of these websites and/or receive specific information regarding that site's privacy policies and procedures after leaving the SARA, Inc. site. SARA, Inc. is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of a non-SARA, Inc. website. SARA, Inc. does not control, or have any input into, whether our business partners or internet-linked sites, use or accept cookies on their sites.

Updates and Changes

We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. When We do update it, for Your convenience, We will make the updated Privacy Statement available on this page. Changes and additions to the Privacy Statement are effective from the date on which they are posted. Please review the Privacy Statement from time to time to check whether We have made any changes to the way in which We use Your Personal Information.

Your Rights over Your Personal Information

You have certain rights regarding Your Personal Information, subject to local law. These include the following rights to:

  •  access Your Personal Information;
  • rectify the information We hold about You;
  • erase Your Personal Information;
  • restrict Our use of Your Personal Information;
  •  object to Our use of Your Personal Information;
  • receive Your Personal Information in a usable electronic format and transmit it to a third party (right to data portability); and
  • lodge a complaint with Your local data protection authority if one exists in Your country.

We encourage You to contact Us to update or correct Your Personal Information if it changes or if the Personal Information We hold about You is inaccurate. Please note that We will likely require additional information from You in order to honor Your requests.

Please note that should You request that Your Personal Information be deleted, You may continue to receive materials for a short period while We are updating Our lists. Your records will then be permanently deleted from Our systems.

How to Contact Us

Scientific Applications & Research Associates is based in the US and is the controller responsible for Personal Information that it collects and processes.

If You have any questions or concerns regarding the way in which Your personal information is used, please contact Us via mail 6300 Gateway Drive, Cypress, California, 90630-4844, marking Your letter for the attention of the Human Resources Department. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at 


This Privacy Statement was last updated March 1, 2023.

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