What we collect: Part 1- “Personal Information”
Personal Information generally means information which might reasonably be used to specifically identify you and may include information such as your name, address, age, credit card details, email and phone number. We collect such personal information when you provide it to us, such as when you:
- Subscribe to the iTPro Business Digital Edition,
- Register with any of our iTPro Business B2B sites,
- Purchase software license or a product,
- Sign up for email newsletters or white papers,
- Enter a sweepstakes,
- Register for site membership and webinars,
- Participate in surveys, or
- Otherwise communicate with us.
- Several of the services that we offer require registration as a condition of use. We may also receive personal information about you from other sources and add it to the information you have provided to us.
Please note that iTPro Business is not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself in the discussions in our forums, chat rooms, or other publicly accessible interaction, or information that you choose to make public in your member profile. You can change your publicly available information at any time via your profile page.
Part 2- Other Information We Collect:
When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from us, we may use web beacons, customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
You need not have cookies turned on to visit all of our sites, though cookies may be required in order for you to participate in certain areas. If you choose to become a member of a iTPro Business web site, you must have cookies enabled to access any member related pages (i.e., Discussion Boards, Member Profile pages, Search for a Member).
What We Provide to Third Parties:
Statistical Reports and Mailing Lists The aggregate statistics that describe our online audience, which are often based on the information you provide when you subscribe, register, or browse our sites, help us sell advertising and otherwise publicize iTPro Business and our brands. In addition, we make certain information such as the name of our users, their mailing address, phone number, email addresses, and – in certain circumstances – their employer’s name, company size and other industry data (when voluntarily submitted by the user) available on a rental or other basis (e.g. sale) to third party providers of goods and services. To learn how you can make choices about how this information is used or shared, please visit the How You Can Change or Control what is collected section below.
Email Deployment, Data Analysis E-Commerce and Other Services We provide customer lists, email addresses and other information to third party companies and contractors who provide us with specialized services, such as email message deployment, merge-purge (identifying and removing duplicate addresses), subscription fulfillment, and customer support and service, research, statistical analysis, data and website hosting and other data and transaction processing. These companies work on our behalf and we do not provide our lists or other data to them for their own, permanent use. Those service providers will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They should also maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
Please note that we engage third party service providers for the purpose of processing sales of subscriptions, to fulfill your orders for product purchases, to honor your request to be removed from promotional mailings, or other services. These service providers have access to or are provided with certain personal information (including credit card information) in order to provide us with the applicable service.
Contests/Sweepstakes Data collected during the registration for contests and sweepstakes may be shared with sponsors. Please read the contest rules carefully before you submit your data.
Co-Branded Sites and Services When you use a co-branded service (a service operated with a service or site partner of iTPro Business) within our network of sites, or register or otherwise provide information on a co-branded site, you grant us permission to pass the information collected back to that service or site partner. Use of your information by such partners is subject to their privacy policies as well as ours.
Ecommerce When shopping on certain of our sites or pages, our users will need to provide personally identifiable information necessary to fulfill an online order, including name, billing address, shipping address, telephone number, email address, credit card number (with expiration date), and any of the above information needed to send a package to a gift recipient. If a user creates an account, the credit card information above will not be stored under their account. When placing an order, credit card information may be either temporarily stored on a iTPro Business server and then immediately transferred to a secure server of a PCI compliant third party or will be immediately entered onto a secure server of a PCI compliant third party. We partner with a number of third parties to process and fulfill orders, send transactional emails, and ensure delivery of packages. While these third parties may have access to personal information in order to perform their duties, they are not permitted to use it for other purposes.
What Third parties May Collect:
Online Ad Serving, iTPro Business and some of our advertisers use third-party advertising service companies to serve advertisements when you visit our sites. Often, these third-party advertising companies employ cookie, pixel tag and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of Web and e-mail advertisement and to create a record of interaction with our site content that they use in conjunction with their advertising which appears on other sites, or for reporting web site traffic, statistics, advertisement data and/or other activities on our sites. We will also engage third party providers to assist with the segmentation of this data. The specific providers we use are subject to change. As of the date of the posting of this policy, some of the current providers include DoubleClick, Omniture SiteCatalyst and Google Analytics (for information about how to opt out of tracking methods for these entities and others.
Other Information: Ad Serving and iTPro Business
At times we display ads both on our network of owned and operated web sites and on non-iTPro Business web sites. When you visit one of our web sites or view ads that we serve off of our network elsewhere on the Internet, you may see multiple kinds of ads, such as text ads next to search results and graphical ads shown on web pages. Sometimes these ads are based on the content of the page on which they appear. Other times these ads are generated by matching the ad to your interests as inferred from your browsing activities collected online. Either way, iTPro Business tries to show you relevant ads, and to do so, we may use information we know or receive about you like your gender, location or interests.
We store page views, clicks and search terms used for ad personalization targeting separately from your contact information or other data that directly identifies you (such as your name, e-mail address) which we obtained as described above under Personal Information and we do not combine the two sets of data.
We will engage third party providers to assist with the collection, storage and segmentation of this data; and the providers are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information. These efforts do not result in the collection of personally identifiable information such as name or address; and we do not intentionally collect data that we consider to be sensitive such as health or medical information. This data is not sold or transferred to any third party. Except as may be set forth elsewhere in this policy, this data is retained for not more than 180 days after which it shall expire except in certain situations when the same user subsequently visits one of our sites or a partner’s site in which event the 180 day period will commence again.
How You Can Change or Control what is Collected:
Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings so you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis. You may stop or restrict cookies on your computer or purge them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. If you would prefer that we not collect anonymous data that may be used to help determine which advertisements to serve you, opt out by clicking this icon AdChoice
iTPro Business supports the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising of the Digital Advertising Alliance, and has Evidon Inc.’s assurance platform to comply with these Principles. As part of this service, online ads that we place using behavioral data we collect are expected to be delivered with the Advertising Option Icon (also referred to as the Forward i) or similar icon that helps consumers understand how their data is being used and provides choices for consumers who want more control. Online advertisements on our sites targeted to you based on previously collected online data about you by third parties should also have the Advertising Option Icon. This icon is also at the bottom of each of our web pages. The Advertising Option icon provides information (and links to other information) on online behavioral ads, who is collecting and using your online data, how you can opt out and more.
Updating Your Registration Information. You can correct or change the information collected during site registration at any time at the profile page links shown below or by sending email to the addresses shown below. Please allow five to ten business days for corrections or changes to be publicly displayed or implemented throughout our systems.
Your Newsletter Subscriptions. You can opt-in to newsletter mailing lists, or remove yourself at any time through the newsletter subscription management page (this page will display all of your newsletter subscriptions) or by following the instructions at the end of the newsletters you receive. Please allow five to ten business days for changes to take effect.
Your Subscription Information. You can correct or change your iTPro Business Digital Edition subscription information and your preferences as to our ability to provide your information to third parties for their own marketing purposes. Please allow two to four weeks for changes to take effect (if you are a new subscriber, your information may not be immediately available at this URL – please allow up to four weeks from placing your subscription order for processing).
Stop Sharing of Lists Many customers appreciate the offerings they receive from the third party providers of goods and services to whom we provide lists of our customers, but here is what to do if you no longer wish for us to share this information with such providers:
If you are a registered user of our sites, you can change your preferences via the following profile page links: ExtremeTech; iTPro Business.com and the iTPro Business.com Utility Library; and Smart Device Central; one of the iTPro Business B2B Focus sites or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you provided your contact information to iTPro Business.com in order to download a white paper, case study or other document provided by a iTPro Business advertiser or to enter a itprobusiness.com contest sponsored by a iTPro Business advertiser, please send an email with your preference request changes to: email@example.com.
Please allow up to ten business days for any changes to be implemented throughout our systems.
Other Useful Information Regarding Your Privacy
Change of Ownership of iTPro Business. Some or all personal information maintained by iTPro Business may be subject to transfer to another company in the event of a change of ownership of iTPro Business or sale of any part of iTPro Business.
Security. We believe we use reasonable precautions to keep the personal information you disclose to our websites secure and to only release this information to third parties that share our commitment to privacy. However, we cannot guarantee there will not be a breach and we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of any third parties.
Children. iTPro Business web sites are not intended for use by children, especially those under 13. No one under age 13 should provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums, and chats. Minors under the age of 18 are prohibited from making purchases on our sites. If, notwithstanding these prohibitions, your children disclose information about themselves in our public discussion areas, consequences may occur that are not intended for children (e.g., they may receive unsolicited messages from other parties).