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INFONETICS RESEARCH PRIVACY POLICY

 

This policy is effective as of August 2013



INFONETICS PRIVACY PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy. At Infonetics, we know the importance of privacy. The cornerstones of Infonetics’ privacy policy are our principles of accountability to you and respect of your private information. Our approach to data collection and use is based on informed consent from you and proper secure storage by us. We work to ensure your data is safeguarded. We strive to ensure that all personal information collected is accurate; you must help us with this goal. We strive to use such information only in a responsible and respectful matter; we do not share such information with third parties unless you agree for us to do so. Otherwise, the only time we will give your information away is if we are required to comply with a law, regulation, or legal request.

INFONETICS PRIVACY POLICY

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.

Communications with You. Infonetics may retain copies of any communications Infonetics sends to or receives from you for our records, but we do not use any such contact information except in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

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.

Information Sharing

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.

Infonetics may disclose Collected Information when Infonetics has reason to believe that disclosing Collected Information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms of Use for the Infonetics Services or may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with Infonetics rights or property, other Infonetics Services users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.

Infonetics may share aggregated Collected Information (i.e., non-personally identifiable information) with any third parties. From time to time, Infonetics retains the services of certain third-party agents, vendors, service providers, and consultants, such as Internet Service Providers and payment processors. Infonetics will allow these third parties to access Collected Information, but only to the extent required to perform the tasks Infonetics has retained them to perform that may include certain operations for Infonetics Services. Infonetics' shall require such third parties to agree to maintain the confidentiality of Collected Information in compliance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

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.

Cookies

Infonetics’ Web site(s) uses cookies to recognize you as an authorized user of Infonetics Services, and allow us to provide customized services and improve the performance and usability of our website(s). Cookies are pieces of data that a Web site transfers to a user's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. These cookies may be delivered in a first-party or third-party context. We may offer certain features that are only available through the use of a "cookie". You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our website(s) or in the Infonetics Services. Infonetics may also transfer certain information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Infonetics’ behalf.

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

You agree that Infonetics may collect certain information (as detailed in this Privacy Policy) from and about you. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you may not use Infonetics Services.

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.

Customer Contact. Infonetics reserves the right to contact you regarding account status and changes to the Terms of Use for the Infonetics Services, this Privacy Policy, or any other policies or agreements relevant to you or for various purposes related to processing invoices, payments or other business documents.

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.

Changes to the Privacy Policy.
Infonetics may change this Privacy Policy at any time and Infonetics will notify you of significant amendments by sending you a link to our website and/or online service portal and any such significant amendments to the Privacy Policy will be effective and binding once you continue to use Infonetics Services after such notification. Continued use of the Infonetics Services following such period will mean that you accept such changes.

Contacting Infonetics. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our information collection, use and disclosure practices, you can contact privacy@infonetics.com.

 

   
     
     
   
   
   
   
   

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