Privacy Policy

IT Enquirer’s Privacy Policy covers the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that may be collected by IT Enquirer anytime you interact with IT Enquirer, such as when you visit our website, and when you purchase IT Enquirer products and services. Please take a moment to read the following to learn more about our information practices, including what type of information is gathered, how the information is used and for what purposes, to whom we disclose the information, and how we safeguard your personal information. Your privacy is a priority at IT Enquirer, and we go to great lengths to protect it.

Purpose of collecting personal information

We collect your personal information because it helps us deliver a better level of service. It enables us to give you convenient access to Premium Content and focus on categories of greatest interest to you. In addition, your personal information helps us keep you posted on the latest article and Premium Content announcements, updates, offers, and events that you might like to hear about.

If you do not want IT Enquirer to keep you up to date with IT Enquirer news, software updates and the latest information on products and services, log in to your user account and edit your data there. Alternatively, send us an e-mail and we will update your personal contact information and preferences for you.

What information we collect and how we may use it

We only save your e-mail address, name and surname. Other information you give to us is used solely for statistical purposes in order to fine-tune our services to you. Except for the e-mail address, which we strongly advise to be a real, existing address where you can receive e-mail from us, none of the information you provide us with is compulsory.

Your e-mail address is our contact point with you. If you want to be kept informed of new Premium Content —  restricted-access content — when it is released, we will inform you by sending you an e-mail message.

We only collect your personal information at subscription, except where it explicitly says otherwise.

Your IT Enquirer ID and related information

If you use the comments section, a bulletin board or chat room, or leave comments on the IT Enquirer web site, you should be aware that any information you share is visible to other users. Personally identifiable information you submit to one of these forums can be read, collected, or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages. IT Enquirer is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. For example, if you choose to make information, which was previously non-public, available by enabling certain user features, IT Enquirer will collect that information from your interaction and the information will become publicly available.

When we disclose your information

IT Enquirer takes your privacy very seriously. IT Enquirer does not sell or rent your contact information to other marketers. However, we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information.

How we protect your personal information

IT Enquirer takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers.

Integrity of your personal information

IT Enquirer has safeguards in place to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date for the purposes for which it is used. Naturally, you always have the right to access and correct the personal information you have provided. You can edit your information at any time by logging in to your account and edit your Profile. And you can save or print your Profile so you have a copy of your personal information.

Children

IT Enquirer has no content that appeals to children under age 16 especially. However, we recognize that minors may use our web site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 for marketing purposes, but because some information is collected electronically, it can appear to be the personal information of the IT Enquirer subscriber, and will be treated as such by this privacy policy. If a child under 13 submits personal information to IT Enquirer and we learn that this personal information is the information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible.

Cookies and other technologies

As is standard practice on many corporate websites, IT Enquirer’s website uses “cookies” and other technologies to help us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there. We also use cookies and other technologies for our online advertising. We use cookies and other technologies to study traffic patterns on our website. And we use cookies to customize your experience and provide greater convenience each time you interact with us.

If, however, you prefer not to enable cookies, please follow the next steps:

Netscape Navigator 3: Select Network Preferences from the Options
menu. From the Network Preferences menu, select the Protocols tab and modify
your preference if you wish to be warned before accepting cookies.

Netscape Navigator 4: Select Preferences from the Edit menu. From
the Preferences menu, select Advanced, and several options for cookies will
be listed in the lower right of the menu. You can select Help
for more details. For further information about the Netscape browser and use
of cookies, visit Netscape’s website.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 3: Select Options from the View menu.
Choose the Advanced menu to modify your preference if you wish to be warned
before accepting cookies.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4: Select Options from the View menu.
Choose the Advanced menu and scroll to the section labeled “Cookies,” where
several options are listed. For further information about the Microsoft
Internet Explorer browser and use of cookies,
visit Microsoft’s website.

AOL: If you are using AOL v3.0 for Windows 95, select Preferences
from the Members menu. Click on the WWW icon and select Advanced. Modify your
preference if you wish to be warned before accepting cookies.

If you are using the following AOL browsers, you will not be able to set
cookie preferences since these browsers automatically accept cookies:

AOL v3.0 for Windows 3.0, using AOL’s proprietary browser or AOL’s version
of Microsoft Internet Explorer v3.0; AOL for the Mac, using AOL’s version of
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1.

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. IT Enquirer will not use the information collected to market directly to that person.

In some of our email messages we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the IT Enquirer website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in the email.

In addition we use pixel tags — tiny graphic images — to tell us what parts of our website customers have visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches customers perform on our site.

Pixel tags also enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read. And they tell us whether emails have been opened to ensure that we’re sending only messages that are of interest to our customers. We store all of this information in a secure database located in Lansing, Michigan in the United States.

International users

IT Enquirer abides by the safe harbor framework set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information collected from the European Union. The following link provides more information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program.

IT Enquirer’s website has links to the sites of other companies. IT Enquirer is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

Privacy questions

If you have questions or concerns about IT Enquirer’s Customer Privacy Policy or data processing, please email to contact us. We will respond to your inquiry within 30 days.

Special Privacy email address: privacy[at] it-enquirer [dot] com.

If you do not want IT Enquirer to keep you up to date with IT Enquirer news, software updates and the latest information on products and services update your Profile and preferences to not receive any email from administrators. Naturally, if you notify us that you do not want us to use your information for a particular purpose, we will not do so.

IT Enquirer may update its privacy policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated privacy policy.

Updated on 01/12/11

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