We use different methods to collect data from and about you, including:
(a) Direct Interactions
You may give us your Personal Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, Email, providing us with your business card or other face to face interaction such as but not limited to us scanning your badge at a trade show or event. This includes Personal Data you provide when you request access to content or product demonstration, register for an event or webinar, submit a contact request, send us a direct Email or mail, or contact us by phone.
(b) Information Third Parties Provide About You
We may, from time to time, supplement the information we collect directly from you with outside records from third parties for various purposes, including to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you and to offer you opportunities that may be of interest to you. Personal data which is not collected directly from you may be collected:
- From your employer in connection with your job and how it relates to us.
- If you use the Site or any other websites or apps operated by us.
- From third parties we work closely with in providing and supporting services to you, such as business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, and search information providers.
(c) Tracking Technologies
We may use various methods and technologies to store or collect Usage Information (“Tracking Technologies”). Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your Device. A few of the Tracking Technologies include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods later developed):
- Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Web A Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file placed on a Device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your Device. HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage.
- Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our Site’s pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or Email can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many Emails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
- Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
- Browser Fingerprinting. Collection and analysis of information from your Device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts and other data, for purposes of identification.
- Recognition Technologies. Technologies, including application of statistical probability to data sets, which attempt to recognize or make assumptions about users and devices (e.g., that a user of multiple devices is the same user).
(d) Tracking Technologies Usage
We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:
- Targeting-Related. We may use Tracking Technologies to deliver content relevant to your interests on our Site and third-party sites, including advertising on third-party sites that you visit, based on how you interact with our content. This includes using Tracking Technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the content that has been delivered to you.
(e) Tracking Technologies Choices and Consent
We are giving you detailed notice of the Tracking Technologies and your limited choices regarding them so that your consent is meaningfully informed.
(e) Third Party Tracking and “Do Not Track.”
There may be other Tracking Technologies now and later devised and used by us in connection with the Site. Further, third parties may use Tracking Technologies in connection with our Site, which may include the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services. We may not control those Tracking Technologies and we are not responsible for them. Also, various third parties are developing or have developed signals or other mechanisms for the expression of consumer choice regarding the collection of information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services (e.g., browser do not track signals). Currently, we do not monitor or take any action with respect to these signals or other mechanisms.
In connection with the above we may also work third party advertising networks that gather information about the content on our Site you visit and on information on other websites and services you visit. This may result in you seeing our advertisements when you visit other websites and services of third parties. For information on how to turn this feature off, see below or visit https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
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(g) Interactions with Third-Party Sites