Even if you do not register with us, we will still collect some information from you when you visit the Web Site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Web Site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses that we collect are not linked to personally identifiable information.
The IDG Communications Inc. Web Site contains links to other Web Sites. Please be aware that IDG Communications Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every Web Site that you visit from our Web Site or through the interactive sessions.
Users Outside of the United States
While we make every effort to honor the laws and wishes of all users, this Web Site is available for users located exclusively in the United States of America and therefore may not recognize foreign laws.
In order to use many features of the Web Site and to participate in interactive sessions, you will be asked to complete a registration form. During registration, you are required to provide contact information, for you and the company you represent as well as business information about the company you represent. IDG Communications Inc. may use this contact information as a means of confirmation of your identity, position, or relationship to particular enterprise of company.
Information Collection and Use From Registered Users
When you register on IT Whitepapers, we ask you to share limited information about yourself and the company you represent. Only disclose business information that you are authorized to disclose. During interactive sessions, we may also collect your opinions and preferences regarding certain information technology products or services. We use this information to provide you with quality services as well as with offers that we think are relevant to you based on the preferences you share at registration or during interactive sessions. Please see the Information Sharing and Disclosure section below.
Using your contact information, IDG Communications Inc. may also send you e-mail messages under the following circumstances, among others:
Information Sharing and Disclosure
In addition, IDG Communications Inc. may share certain aggregated demographic information with our sponsors regarding the users of the Web Site and responses we receive from you through the interactive sessions. The aggregated information that we provide is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
If you have accessed the Web Site from the web site of one of our partners or sponsors, then IDG Communications Inc. may disclose all the information collected about you to such partner or sponsor.
Notification of Policy Changes
We monitor how our users use our Web Sites including search terms entered, pages visited and documents viewed. This information is stored with each registered user's registration information. It is unique-number identifiable, and is used solely for purposes of enabling us to provide you with a personalized Web Site experience. Aggregated forms of this data may also be used in order to help us understand areas for future research and to identify future features and functions to develop for the Web Sites. This data may also be used by IDG Communications Inc., in the aggregate, to identify appropriate product offerings and subscription plans.
IDG Communications Inc. takes precautions to protect data and information under its control from misuse, loss or alteration. IDG Communications Inc.'s security measures include industry-standard technology and equipment to help protect your information, and IDG Communications Inc. maintains security measures to allow only the appropriate personnel and contractors access to your information. Unfortunately, no system can ensure complete security, and IDG Communications Inc. disclaims any liability resulting from use of the Website.
If you have any questions about the security at our Web Sites, please contact us using this form.
Other than as set forth above, IDG Communications Inc. will not otherwise use or disclose any of your personal information except to the extent reasonably necessary to: (i) process your information and to correct technical problems and malfunctions in the Website or the computer systems supporting the Website; (ii) protect the security and integrity of the Website; (iii) protect the rights and property of IDG Communications Inc. and others; (iv) take precautions against liability; (v) respond to claims that your information violates the rights and interests of third-parties; (vi) respond to judicial or administrative process or otherwise comply with applicable law; and (vii) to assist law enforcement agencies in connection with investigations or matters related to public safety.
Updating Personal Information
You may update or correct information you previously provided to IDG Communications Inc. by accessing your user profile on our Web Site.
For additional questions, or to be taken off our marketing lists, please contact us using this form.