This policy is effective as of August 2013
INFONETICS PRIVACY PHILOSOPHY
Scope. The following policy sets forth how Infonetics Research Incorporated ("Infonetics") collects, uses and, if applicable, discloses the ‘personal information’ about users of Infonetics services (collectively “you”) that Infonetics collects on this website (“Collected Information”). Personal information means information which directly identifies you, like your name and email address, and any information that falls outside of this is non-personal information. This policy applies to all personal information collected by Infonetics on Infonetics’ websites, through Infonetics’ day to day business operations and via any web sites related to Infonetics business operations and the services Infonetics provides (collectively the “Infonetics Services”) to you.
Information Collected by Infonetics. During your registration with Infonetics, your participation in an Infonetics event, and your participation in any Infonetics’ survey, Infonetics collects the information you provide. When you sign on as an Infonetics customer, you will select or will be assigned a user name and password, all of which are used to identify you when you are using Infonetics Services.
Use of Collected Information
Visitors to the Site. If you do not register online to use Infonetics Services, we do not collect, capture, or retain personally identifiable information when you are just browsing.
Use of Information for Registration. During registration with Infonetics, Infonetics utilizes the information you submit to register as a user of Infonetics Services. Infonetics will use the information it collects during the registration process for the provision of Infonetics Services and to conduct continuing security, monitoring, and risk assessment.
Use of Information Collected in Surveys. If you opt to complete an Infonetics survey, you and your company remain anonymous in resulting reports that we share with Infonetics Services users. Infonetics does not reveal the identity of the respondent or respondent company in its reports. Instead, Infonetics uses information provided by survey respondents only in the aggregate.
Use of Information Collected in Event Registration. Infonetics may, at its discretion, offer you access to services, reports or events offered or sponsored by Infonetics or trusted business associates (each a “Sponsor”). If you choose to register for any such service, report or event, you will be asked during such registration process to agree that Infonetics may share your registration information with the Sponsor of the event for which you registered and we may put you in direct contact with such Sponsor.
Payment Information. Infonetics also collects information necessary to process payment transactions, when applicable. Infonetics uses banks and third party payment processors and you agree that Infonetics may share your payment information with such third party processors.
Customer Access, Update or Deletion of Information Collected by Infonetics. Upon written request, Infonetics will use reasonable efforts to provide you a summary of any personal information retained by Infonetics relating to you. You have a responsibility to keep current certain information of yours that we collect. You may correct, change or update your information through Infonetics’ portal.
Infonetics and its authorized employees and certain third party agents, vendors and service providers, as set forth below, have access to the Collected Information. Infonetics will not disclose, sell, rent, license, exchange or release Collected Information to third parties except as set forth in this section and except when Infonetics has your permission or when Infonetics believes in good faith that the law requires it. During the payment process, Infonetics will disclose certain payment information provided by you, to banks or third parties that process payments.
If our organizational structure or status changes (if we undergo a restructuring, are acquired, or go bankrupt) we may pass your information to a successor or affiliate.
Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall personal information previously indicated by you. Cookies for registration data fields are encrypted and stored in your local computer. Cookies are used to keep session status and ensure that you are the person using the Infonetics’ services. Cookies also are used in our survey process to track whether you have already taken the survey and, if you have started but not completed the survey, which questions you have answered already to make resuming the survey easier for you.
Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that Infonetics’ site is accessed. Infonetics or its third party service providers may also analyze information that does not contain personal information for trends and statistics.
Infonetics’ website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google uses "cookies" or anonymous identifiers. An anonymous identifier is a random string of characters that is used for the same purposes as a cookie on platforms, including certain mobile devices, where cookie technology is not available. The information generated by Google Analytics’ cookie (including your IP address) or anonymous identifiers about your use of our website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses the information generated to help analyze how our users use the Infonetics site. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, and also for compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with its partners. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Customer Choices Regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of Collected Information
Additional Offers. Infonetics may offer you, during registration or, through a follow-on email, the opportunity to receive offers and information about products and services from Infonetics and our trusted business associates that Infonetics believes may be of interest to you. You will be provided a choice whether to accept or not accept this offer. If you accept, Infonetics (or agents working on behalf of Infonetics) may occasionally send you such offers and information. If this offer is not accepted, then you will not receive such offers or information. If you initially accept, you will be provided an opportunity to discontinue receiving such information each time it is sent.
Security Precautions. User connections to Infonetics Services are through a Web site to which only authorized users have access. Infonetics also takes physical, technical, and administrative safeguards related to information security within Infonetics Services to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive Collected Information while stored or in use within Infonetics Services. The Infonetics sites may contain links to other sites but Infonetics is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.