IDC Privacy Policy

IDC UK Limited ("IDC" or "we") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy 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 [] ("Website") you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy and you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

For purposes of this policy, the term "you" includes all visitors to the Website who are not yet customers, those who become customers, as well as those who do not become customers; whether you upload information to the Website, download it, or are merely visiting the Website. You can choose not to provide certain information when using the Website but please note that you then might not be able to take advantage of many of the Website features.

The Website is maintained by: [IDC UK Ltd, Ealing Cross, 85 Uxbridge Road, London W5 5TH, United Kingdom].

Any personal information provided to or gathered on the Website is controlled by us and/or one of the members of our corporate group from time to time (inclusive of IDC's ultimate parent or holding company and any sister companies and its or their subsidiaries from time to time (if any)) ("International Data Group Inc.").

Information collected by IDC

IDC collects personally identifying information and data about individuals, their company, and their company's demographics ("personal information") including (i) when you provide information to IDC, such as when you register or sign up for any of our products such as publications, subscriptions, e-mails, contests, newsletters, memberships, RSS Feeds, content delivery via sms text or other technologies, webcasts, White Papers, online seminars, conferences, participation in discussion boards or other social media functions on the Website and other communications with IDC (by phone, e-mail or otherwise from time to time), (ii) when you register or sign up on the website your personal information will be known to IDC, (iii) when you report a problem with the Website.

The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, other contact information, financial and payment card information, Internet protocol (IP) address, personal description, photograph, live chat messages, telephone conversations, product and service selections and orders or other things that identify you individually.

With regard to each of your visits to the Website we may automatically collect the following information: 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 setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from the Website (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.

We may add other information that we collect from third party sources to enhance and/or update the information that you provided to IDC. We also working 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.


IDC, the IDC Group or third party partners may place online tracking technology such as a "cookie" in the browser files on the hard drive of your computer. A cookie is a small piece of unique alphanumeric identifier information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver a virus. Other servers cannot read them and personal information cannot be gathered from them

We use cookies to identify you when you visit the Website and to keep track of your browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile. We may also capture information about your computer system, such as your browser type and operating system.

Our use of cookies also allows registered users to be presented with a personalized version of the Website, carry out transactions and have access to information about their account.

If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your computer, then they can be disabled in your web browser. The option to do so is normally found in your browser's "security settings" section. However, please note, permanently disabling cookies in your browser may hinder your use of the Website as well as other websites and interactive services.

For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy.

Web Beacons

A web beacon, also known as a web bug, is a small graphic (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel), that is embedded in a web advertisement, email, or page on the Website, but is invisible to you. When you view a page on the Website, an email or an advertisement your web browser will request the web beacon from a web server, which in turn will set a cookie in your web browser containing a unique identifier. This unique identifier will be linked to log information that is used to track your movements on the Website in order to determine the effectiveness of content and advertising campaigns.

Third Party Content

IDC makes available a large library of content provided to us by third parties. In return for access to this content, we may ask that you provide us with personal information.. When accessing content contributed by a third party, your personal information may be shared with those third parties, and the information will be governed by those parties' privacy policies as well as ours. IDC, nor its parent company, nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of such third parties. If you do not wish to have your information shared with a third party, please do not access third party content on the Website.

IDC users should be aware that when they disclose personal identifying information in discussion forums, chat rooms or other areas that are publicly accessible by others, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties. IDC nor its parent company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates are not responsible for any information that you provide in the above areas.

Sensitive Information

We will not intentionally collect or maintain, and do not want you to provide, any information regarding your medical or health condition, race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or other sensitive information.

Children's Online Privacy Protection

Our services and the Website are directed towards users in their business capacity and are not designed for or directed to children under the age of [18], and we will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of [18].

Use of Information by IDC

We will use this information:

Information we collect about you.

We use information held about you in the following ways:
Information you give to us. We will use this information:

Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information 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 Personal Information

We may share your personal information with any member of the IDC Group.

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

We will only share your personal information to the extent reasonably necessary to perform their functions and they will not be authorized to use it for any other function. All third parties must also agree to use at least the same level of privacy protections described in this Privacy Policy.

If you breach the terms of this Privacy Policy or the terms of any other agreement we may have with you from time to time; or we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation; or in order to enforce or apply any terms of agreement with you; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the IDC Group, our customers, or others, we may disclose your information to a relevant authority. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We may also disclose your personal information to third parties 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; or If IDC, the IDC Group or substantially all of IDC, the IDC Group's 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.

How we store your Personal Information

IDC is committed to industry best practices approaches concerning security measures to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information in our possession. We use various security measures to protect the information we collect, as appropriate to the type of information, including encryption, firewalls, and access controls. Visitor textual information is encrypted during transmission, our company databases are accessible only by persons who have entered into and are bound by a confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement with IDC.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Transfer of your Personal Information

The personal information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to the Website; 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 unauthorised access.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your personal information) if we intend to use your personal information for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your personal information. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at [[email protected]].

The Website 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 information to these websites.

You have the right to access any personal information held about you. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

We always endeavor to make sure that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date, if you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us or e-mail us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Changing your Preferences.

Users who later decide they want to opt-out of receiving communications from IDC via one or all of the methods described above (see: Use of Information by IDC), or otherwise change their preferences may do so by contacting [[email protected]]. In addition, at any time you may "opt-out" of receiving communications via your mobile phone or email by clicking the unsubscribe link of any individual message you may receive. We will use our reasonable endeavors to remove your personal information from our marketing mailing list within 5 business days of receipt of your withdrawal of consent.

If you request that we terminate your registration and/or cancel your account, IDC will delete your personal information that we have in our records.

Policy Changes

We reevaluate this policy on an ongoing basis based on feedback from readers. IDC reserves the right to change its privacy policy. However, if there are any changes to the use of personal information that is different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you by posting a notice on the Website.