Computer Trends and any of their group or companies (together "Computer Trends" or "we" or "our") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our terms and conditions and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting Computer Trends websites, including www.secureonlinehost.com, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this notice.
Computer Trends takes a 'layered approach' to explaining its privacy practices, as recommended by regulators. This means that we endeavor to provide you with only the relevant privacy information for the Computer Trends service being utilized and we will often use 'short form' privacy notices, such as this website privacy notice, to do so.
Contact us details are provided at the end of the notice, for feedback or any privacy enquiries you may have.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data about you:
1. Information you give us.
You may give us information about you by filling in forms on one of our sites, e.g. Computer Trends (our site) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail, web chat or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our service, search for a product, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, email address and phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description and photograph. If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that you have given them the information set out in this notice and that they have given permission for us to use their information as set out in this notice.
2. Information we collect about you.
With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following
1. Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
2. Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
3. Information we receive from other sources.
We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.
4. Geo-Location Information.
Some devices allow applications to access real-time location based information (for example GPS). Our mobile apps may collect such information from your mobile device at any time while you download or use our mobile apps. We may use this information to optimise your experience.
5. Personal and Non-personal information.
Personal information is information that can be used to uniquely identify a single person. We also collect non-personal information, or may anonymise personal information in order to make it nonpersonal. Non-personal information is information that will not allow a specific individual to be identified. You agree that CMS may collect, store, use, transfer and disclose non-personal information for any purpose; for example, the use of aggregated transactional information for commercial purposes. Under this notice, information collected by cookies and similar technologies are dealt with as non-personal information.
5. Event Use of Information Policy.
In registering for any CMS event webinar, you agree that: 1. CMS may use photos and videos of the event that may include you for distribution to event participants and in our promotional materials for future events; 2. Any insights gained from sessions that you participate in and contribute to may also be used by us (on an anonymized basis) for any purpose and without restriction; 3. CMS may include details of your name, title and company in our app for the event which is available to registered delegates.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:
We may combine the information we receive from other sources with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may us this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our
We may share your personal information with selected third parties including: to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
◆ to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
◆ to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you;
◆ to notify you about changes to our service;
◆ to understand customer requirements, perform analysis and comparisons and to obtain your views on our goods, services and website(s);
◆ to develop and test products and services; to improve our site and ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
◆ to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
◆ to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and
◆ to keep our site safe and secure;
1. Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
2. Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our site, although ordinarily only non-personal information is shared.
3. Credit reference agencies for assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you. We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
1. In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
2. If CMS or substantially all its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password or access code which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
We ask you not to share a password with anyone, and you authorize CMS to act upon instructions and information from any person that enters your user id or password.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
Where applicable, you may have certain rights under the UK's Data Protection Act 1998, including the right to see the personal information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure it is accurate and up to date. If, where applicable, you would like a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please see the Contact Us section.
Where applicable, the Data Protection Act also provides the following rights in relation to personal information:
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
The laws of other territories applicable to your dealings with CMS may also be relevant (and may also impact the above rights) and any such rights can also be progressed via the contact us section below.
Our website uses "cookies" and other technologies, which store small amounts of information on your computer or device, to allow certain information from your web browser to be collected.
Cookies are widely used on the internet and allow a website/portal to recognize a user's device, without uniquely identifying the individual person using the computer. These technologies help to make it easier for you to log on and use the site, provide feedback to us as to which parts of the website you visit, so we can assess the effectiveness of the site and provide a be_er user experience or to serve CMS adverts to you whilst browsing other sites.
For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage, block and delete them, see www.allaboutcookies.org. You may also be able to configure your browser not to accept cookies, although please bear in mind that this may affect your ability to use the services we provide.
CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE
All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed, or if you should wish to exercise any of your rights, you should write to the address below, marked FAO
Corporate Legal or contact us.
All rights reserved. Unless otherwise specified, no part of this publication may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and microfilm, without permission in writing from CMS or subsidiary organizations.
Computer Trends uses a feature of Internet browsers called a "cookie". Cookies are files that the Internet browser places on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are used to improve the experience web users have when they see web advertisements. Cookies are not viruses and cannot erase your hard drive or otherwise damage your computer.
Assignment of Rights, by providing any personal information, you agree to receive marketing communications from Computer Trends and its third party marketing partners, by means of telephone, e-mail or other sources of marketing, including but not limited to direct mail, email, text-message marketing and even if your number is found on a do not call registry or listed on an opt out list pursuant to the CAN-SPAM Act.
Cookies are used to ensure that when a web user clicks on an ad, they are sent to the correct click-through destination. They are also used by our reporting system to estimate the total reach of an ad campaign, as well as frequency of display. Cookies are also used to control the delivery of a series of ads to a web browser, and to limit the number of times a web browser receives any one advertisement.
In an effort to provide a better and safer experience for all, we reserve the right to amend, modify or revise our policies as we see fit to better serve our customers and clients. We invite you to check back and thoroughly review our policies periodically.