Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are a news publication about technology aimed at business and technology professionals.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymous string, created from your email address (also called a hash), may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. We may use these cookies in our analytics to determine which content is most relevant to our readership. We do track the content consumption of our subscribers and use this in our analytics to try to improve the engagement level of our readers. We will NOT ever share or sell your personal data or reveal your personal consumption habits to any third party for any reason.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. We also provide links to other websites when we have used their data as a source for our stories. This is purely for your convenience and to give you the opportunity to dig deeper into a topic. While we believe our sources and the sites we refer you to are reputable, we do not take any responsibility for the content they publish.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

As noted above, we do not share personal data with any third party based on our analytics. We will, from time to time, send you information we think is valuable based on our analysis. Some of that information may include links to downloadable content created by our editorial or research team or provided by third parties. When you download content you will be asked to give contact data and permission to be contacted by the company sponsoring that content. Any sharing of your data is done with explicit notice and will only be shared with permission. In every case you will always have the option to “opt-out” of any further contact.

How long we retain your data

Subscriber data is kept as long as you are a subscriber. For those who unsubscribe we will keep data for at least 7 years and perhaps longer We do this to ensure that we have records your instructions, permission to contact as well as the time that your have unsubscribed or stated that you wish no further contact.

We do our utmost to keep this information secure using commercially reasonable practices. We encrypt identities where ever possible and de-anonymize any data for our analytics to the greatest degree we can.

What rights you have over your data

We respect your privacy and include the ability to unsubscribe or have no further contact. As noted, in order to ensure that we do not contact you, we must store some data about you. If requested, we will confirm any personal data we are storing about you. Any anonymized data that we have used in our analytics will remain in our analytics engine.

Where we send your data

We may use your data in utilities that check the validity of your information. As well, your data may be stored on our services or in our cloud backups. We will not share your information with any third party without your consent.

 

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