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Information collected by IDG Global
IDG Global (or “we”) collects personally identifying information and data about individuals, their company, and their company’s demographics (“personal information”) including (but not limited to): (i) when you provide information to IDG Global, such as when you register or sign up for any of our products such as publications, subscriptions, e-mails, contests, newsletters, memberships, RSS Feeds, content delivery via sms, text or other similar technologies, webcasts, White Papers, online seminars, conferences and other communications with IDG Global, (ii) when you register or sign up on this Website or when you register for any other IDG Publishing Network products individually or through “auto register”, your personal information will be known to IDG Global and (iii) from time to time we may add other information that we collect from third party sources to enhance and/or update the information that you provided to IDG Global in order to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor content to you, or to correct information we may have on file (such as a misspelled email address).
The ways IDG Global (and IDG Publishing Network) may use and/or share certain personal information is described below (“Use of Information by IDG Global”).
Scope of Policy and Storage of Information
Below is the current policy regarding the usage of personal information collected by IDG Global. By registering, you agree that except as otherwise described in this policy, your personal information will be maintained and managed by IDG Global in the United Kingdom and that it may be shared with third parties in accordance with this policy. It may also be processed by our vendors, who may be located in the United States or outside of the United States, and who may perform services for us, including collection of registration data, fulfillment of your order, and payment processing. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this policy, and in accordance with all applicable data protection laws.
IDG Global or one of our IDG affiliated companies, or third party partners may place “cookies” or similar technologies in the browser files of a user’s computer when they visit this Website. A cookie is a small file which is placed on your device when you visit a website, which enables the server to collect information from the browser and to enhance or enable the usability of this Website.
IDG Global may collect and store the IP address of our users when they register or log in, and a session cookie is used to identify you when you visit this Website and to allow for automatic re-authentication, to keep track of your browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile.
Cookies do not contain personal information, except when such information has been supplied by a subscriber or registered user.
If you haven’t registered with this Website, we may place a cookie on your system to help provide a more personalized experience. This cookie identifies you as a unique user by means of a tracking ID. However, if you have not registered on this Website, we cannot link that user ID with personal information about you such as your name or e-mail address. However, as stated above, IDG Global does collect IP addresses of its users.
Other cookies without personal information may be used to enable IDG Global or one of our IDG affiliated companies to manage the banner advertisements that may be presented or personalized information to the user. For example, pixel tags may be provided by our ad-serving company to help manage online advertising. These clear GIFS let our ad-serving company recognize a browser’s cookie when a user visits our website.
The aggregated information we collect through cookies is used for a number of purposes including the following:
1. to improve the content and design of this Website
2. to enable our audit bureau to verify our claims of traffic to this Website
3. to help advertisers, potential advertisers or marketers assess the suitability of this Website for their ad campaigns
4. to understand more about the interests of our customers and to offer goods and services we believe may be of interest to our customers, on behalf of IDG Global, its sister IDG companies, or selected organizations.
If you do not want these cookies to be served on your device, you are able to disable them by changing the settings on your browsers or third-party software can allow you to block cookies while you use this Website site. If you want to know how to do this, please look at the menu on your browser, or visit www.allaboutcookies.org for more information about cookies and how you can turn them off. Or, you can use third-party “anonymizer” services to mask information in your cookies, or even general data such as your IP address. In such cases you would not be able to take advantage of most of the personalization services offered by IDG Global. Please note that if you do decide to disable cookies you may not be able to access this Website, some of the features of this Website or this Website may not function properly. By continuing to use this Website you consent to the relevant cookies being set on your device.
Use of Information by IDG Global
Postal Addresses. Postal addresses, and other person information and data may be used to promote IDG Global and other IDG companies’ products and services, and with your prior consent, may be rented and/or licensed to select outside firms for promotional purposes. Offers for which the personal information and data are rented and/or licensed for use and the users are required to target their offers carefully.
Telephone Numbers. Telephone numbers of IDG Global subscribers may be used by IDG Global to collect re-qualification data and may be used by IDG Global, IDG and other IDG companies, affiliates and its advertisers for promotional purposes. With your prior consent, IDG Global may rent and/or license for use phone numbers to select outside firms for promotional purposes. Offers for which the numbers are rented and/or licensed for use are required to target their offers carefully.
Mobile Numbers. Mobile telephone numbers that are provided to IDG Global, may be used to provide the products and services you’ve specifically requested, such as, but not limited to content delivery via sms text or other technologies, and for customer service related to the products and services you’ve requested. With your express consent, your mobile telephone number may be used to promote other products and services of IDG Global, as well as the products and services of other IDG companies. Further, your mobile phone number may, with your express consent, be used to promote the products and services of carefully chosen third parties. Because many phone companies recycle phone numbers, it is possible for users who purchase a new phone to receive messages that the previous owner had subscribed to or otherwise consented to receive.
Fax Numbers. Fax numbers of IDG Global subscribers may be collected by IDG Global and used to collect re-qualification data, and may be used for surveys for IDG Global and third parties. Except as set forth in this policy, no fax numbers are rented and/or licensed to outside firms.
Email Addresses. Email addresses of IDG Global subscribers may be used for re-qualification purposes. These email addresses may also be used to collect feedback by members of our editorial or research team, to promote IDG Global and IDG products and services, and they may be rented to other firms and/or licensed for promotional purposes. When you provide your email address to us, you agree to receive email from IDG Global and its sister IDG companies, and the IDG Publishing Network. We allow users to “opt-out” of receiving e-mails from IDG Global, its sister IDG companies, and the IDG Network by clicking the unsubscribe link of any individual message you may receive. With your prior consent, IDG Global may rent and/or license your email address for use to by third parties. Offers for which the e-mail address is rented and/or licensed for use require the users to target their offers carefully.
For more information about how to change your preferences, please see “Changing Your Preferences” below.
Third Party Content
IDG Global makes available a large library of content provided to us by third parties. In return for access to this content, we may ask that you provide us with personal information. Once you have submitted your information, you will have access to the full library of third party content and will not be asked to provide that information again (unless you disable or otherwise modify your cookies). When accessing content contributed by a third party, your personal information may be shared with those third parties, and the use of such information by such third parties shall be governed by those parties’ privacy policies. Neither IDG Global, nor its parent company, nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, bears any responsibility for any actions or policies of such third parties. If you do not wish to have your information shared with a third party, please do not access third party content on this Website.
IDG Global users should be aware that when they disclose personal identifying information in discussion forums, chat rooms or other areas that are publicly accessible by others, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties. IDG Global nor its parent company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates are not responsible for any information that you provide in the above areas.
Changing Your Preferences
Users who later decide they want to opt-out of receiving communications from IDG Global via one or all of the methods described above (see: Use of Information by IDG Global), or otherwise change their preferences may do so by contacting [email protected]. In addition, at any time you may “opt-out” of receiving communications via your mobile phone or email by clicking the unsubscribe link of any individual message you may receive.
If you request that we terminate your registration and/or cancel your account, IDG Global will delete your personal data that we have in our records.
Transfer of Information by IDG Global
In the event that part or all of the ownership of IDG Global or any of its products are sold or transferred, all lists and data which contains person information including for example user name, address, company name, telephone number, demographic information, buying information, other data and e-mail address, will be transferred to the new owner.
About the IDG Publishing Network
The IDG Publishing Network is intended for individuals over the age of 13 years old. Personal information may not be provided by anyone under 13 years of age. Further, no one under 13 years old may participate in the forums or chat rooms or any other areas where public discussions may take place. In addition no one under the age of 18 may conduct any transactions for the purposes or purchasing or selling any items. Parents should be sure that their children are not conducting any of the above activities on the IDG Publishing Network.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the IDG Publishing Network or its use of information please send email to [email protected], or write to us at IDG Publishing Network, C/O Customer Service, TSG, IDG Communications, Inc., 5 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 U.S.A.