BCW respects your privacy. Our purpose in collecting information from you is to help us provide you with better service, such as notifications about special offers and promotions. We will not willfully disclose any individually identifiable information about you to any third party without first receiving your permission, as explained in this privacy statement.
Profile Information: Our primary goal in collecting profile information (which may include your name and the following business – and not home or personal – information: title, address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address) is to provide you with the best and most useful content and services, and to offer you opportunities to obtain other products and services from us and our partners. Because we derive revenue mainly from advertising, collecting information is essential to keeping our services affordable to users.
We collect profile information when you provide it to us through the following: when you register on one of our sites, or an e-mail newsletter, register for one of our events or register to use certain services (like webcasts and white papers). Several of the services that we offer on our sites may require registration as a condition of use. Once you register with one of the BCW network of sites you are no longer anonymous to us. We may also receive information about you from other sources, such as Dunn and Bradstreet, and add it to the information you provided to us.
Subscriber Information: If you subscribe to an email newsletter and become a “Subscriber”, BCW collects your email address.
Member Information: If you register as a Member (such as by registering on a content directory, subscribing to a newsletter, registering on http://www.businesscomputingworld.co.uk, BCW collects additional information, including your name and corporate title, the name of your company and the department in which you work, your industry group, country, postcode and telephone number (“Member Details”). At the time you register to become a Member, or later when you access a particular page or document, BCW may collect additional information, including but not limited to: information about software or hardware your company is using, plans your company may have to purchase additional products/services, etc.. All of this information together is included in the definition of “Member Details”.
Sharing Information: We aggregate profile information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing, promotional, and other purposes. Except for the specific instances of information-sharing described above, we do not disclose to third parties any information that could be used to identify you personally.
Profile Information: BCW collects profile information supplied by visitors who register, as described above. That information lets us better tailor our content to visitor interests and helps our advertisers better understand the audience they are reaching. Access to BCW is free and is supported by paid content and sponsorships from our advertisers.
Cookies: BCW uses persistent cookies to link Members to their registration information, which allows our system to confirm a user’s identity and access level on the Sites. BCW also uses that information to track service selections, and save passwords so that Members do not have to log in each time they visit the Sites.
Clear GIFs & Servers: We use these tracking technologies for a variety of purposes, including:
Subscriber Information: We use Subscriber Information to deliver email newsletters on topics of interest to Subscribers who have signed up for those services. We may also send general promotional and marketing materials to Subscribers. We use Subscriber Information and Supplementary Information in aggregated form to understand our customer base and to market our services to our customers.
Sharing Information: BCW may share profile information collected:
When you register with the BCW Network, we ask you to share limited information about yourself and the company you represent. We only disclose business information that you are authorised 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.
Using your contact information, BCW may also send you e-mail messages under the following circumstances, among others:
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 UK and therefore may not recognise 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. BCW may use this contact information as a means of confirmation of your identity, position, or relationship to particular enterprise of company.
When you register on BCW or any Directory, 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, BCW may also send you e-mail messages under the following circumstances, among others:
Disclosure of Anonymous, Aggregated Information We provide summary reports to our Content Providers, based on our analysis of Click stream Data. The type of information included in a summary report is “3,000 people looked at your information this week, and of those people 60% clicked through to read the full report.” This aggregated information is anonymous and does not disclose to the Content Providers any Member Details about the individual users who saw or clicked on their reports.
BCW also discloses aggregated user statistics (for example, 25% of our users are interested in Networking) in order to describe our services to prospective customers and partners, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Member Information: When you view Third Party Content, BCW may disclose your Member Details and Click stream Data, together with Supplementary Information, to the Content Provider. BCW’s customer agreement with the Content Provider: (a) provides that the Content Provider may use this information only to send you product information, to contact you via common methods of communication to assess your interest in its products and services, and to assess your interest in the Content Provider’s products and services; and (b) prohibits disclosure of this information to any third party other than agents of the Content Provider for the permitted marketing purposes set forth above. You should contact the Content Provider directly if you have any questions about their use of this information.
We use IP addresses to analyse 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.
BCW takes precautions to protect data and information under its control from misuse, loss or alteration. BCW’s security measures include industry-standard technology and equipment to help protect your information, and BCW maintains security measures to allow only the appropriate personnel and contractors access to your information. Unfortunately, no system can ensure complete security, and BCW disclaims any liability resulting from use of the Website. If you have any questions about the security at our Web Sites, please contact us.
Other than as set forth above, BCW 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 BCW 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.
You may update or correct information you previously provided to BCW by accessing your user profile on our various directory web sites.
The BCW Web Site also contains links to other Web Sites. Please be aware that BCW 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.
For additional questions, or to be taken off our marketing lists, please contact us.