This website ("Website") and associated websites are maintained by:
492 Old Connecticut Path
P.O. Box 9208
Framingham, MA 01701-9208
The publisher of this Website ("Publisher") collects personally identifying information and data about individuals, their company,
and their company's demographics (personally identifying information and data) including (i) when you provide information to us, such
as when you register or sign up for any of our products such as publications, subscriptions, e-mails, contests, newsletters,
memberships, RSS feeds, webcasts, white papers, online seminars, conferences and other communications with the Publisher, (ii) when
you register or sign up on one of our Websites, or when you register for any other IDG Publishing Network product, individually or
through auto register, your information will be known to the Publisher and (iii) from time to time we may add other information that
we collect from third-party sources to enhance the information that you provided to the Publisher.
Below is the current policy regarding the usage of personally identifying information and data collected by the Publisher.
We reevaluate this policy on an ongoing basis based on feedback from readers. The Publisher reserves the right to change its privacy
policy. However, if there are any changes to the use of personally identifying information and data that is different from that stated at the time of collection, we will
notify you by posting a notice on our Website.
The Publisher or one of our IDG-affiliated companies, or third-party partners or advertisers may place online tracking technology
such as a "cookie" in the browser files of a user's computer. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information,
except when such information has been supplied by a subscriber or registered user. In addition, cookies placed in the browser files
of a user's computer by a third-party advertiser may be used by the advertiser to collect Web viewing data to serve further online
interest-based advertising, also known as online behavioral advertising.
If you have registered with our Website, the information in your cookie is used to provide a more personalized experience on our
Website. If you haven't registered with our Website, we may place a cookie on your system to help provide a more personalized
experience. This cookie identifies you as a unique user by means of a tracking ID. However, if you have not registered on our Website,
we cannot link that user ID with personally identifying information and data about you such as your name or e-mail address.
Other cookies without personally identifying information and data are used to enable the Publisher to manage the banner
advertisements presented or personalized information to the user.
"anonymizer" services to mask information in your cookies, or even general data such as your IP address. In such cases you would not
be able to take advantage of most of the personalization services offered by the Publisher's site(s).
The aggregated information we collect is used for a number of purposes including the following:
- to improve the content and design of our Website
- to enable our audit bureau to verify our claims of traffic to our Website
- to help advertisers, potential advertisers or marketers assess the suitability of our Website for their ad campaigns
- as clear GIFs, also known as pixel tags, provided by our ad-serving company to help manage online advertising. These clear
GIFS let our ad-serving company recognize a browser's cookie when a user visits our site. The information we collect and share
through this technology is not personally identifiable (it does not include your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail
address). For more information about our ad-serving company or for your choices about not having this anonymous information used,
please visit http://www.google.com/doubleclick/.
The Publisher has contracted with DoubleClick to serve all advertising on our Website itself and through its e-mail newsletters and
other products. When DoubleClick is serving ads, it recognizes certain types of non-personally identifiable information, such as a
the general content of the sites that users visit over time in order to serve ads on this site and other sites. Any pages a user calls
up on our Website aren't connected with personally identifiable information collected either on our Website or elsewhere. For more
details about the non-personally identifiable information DoubleClick collects and the opportunity to opt out of such data collection,
please visit http://www.google.com/doubleclick/. We
use Web metric vendors to gather information to help us understand how users utilize our Website and other electronic products.
We may create and use aggregate customer data to understand more about the interests of our customers and may use the data to offer
goods and services we believe may be of interest to our customers, on behalf of the Publisher, its sister IDG companies, or select
Postal addresses, and other personally identifying information and data may be collected from our online users and may be used to
promote the Publisher's and other IDG companies' products and services, and may be rented and/or licensed to select outside firms for
promotional purposes. Offers for which the personally identifying information and data are rented and/or licensed for use are required
to target their offers carefully.
Telephone numbers may be collected from our online users and may be used by the Publisher to collect requalification data and may
be used by the Publisher, IDG and other IDG companies, affiliates, and its advertisers for promotional purposes. The Publisher may
rent and/or license for use phone numbers to select outside firms for promotional purposes. Offers for which the numbers are rented
and/or licensed for use are required to target their offers carefully.
Mobile telephone numbers that are provided to the Publisher will be used to provide the products and services you've specifically
requested, such as, but not limited to content delivery via SMS text or other technologies, and for customer service related to the
products and services you've requested. With your express consent, your mobile telephone number may be used to promote other products
and services of the Publisher, as well as the products and services of other IDG companies. Further, your mobile phone number may,
with your express consent, be used to promote the products and services of carefully chosen third parties. At any time you may
"opt-out" of receiving communications via your mobile phone from the Publisher, other IDG companies, and third parties, by visiting
infoworld.com or by clicking the unsubscribe link of any individual message you may receive. Because many phone companies recycle
phone numbers, it is possible for users who purchase a new phone to receive messages that the previous owner had subscribed to or
otherwise consented to receive.
Fax numbers may be collected from our online users and may be used by the Publisher to collect requalification data, and may be
used for surveys for the Publisher and third parties. Except as set forth in this policy, no fax numbers are rented and/or licensed to
Email addresses may be collected from our online users and may be used for requalification purposes. These email addresses may also
be used to collect feedback by members of our editorial or research team, to promote the Publisher's and IDG's products and services,
and they may be rented to select outside firms* and/or licensed for promotional purposes. When you provide your email address to us,
you agree to receive email from outside firms, the Publisher and its sister IDG companies, and the IDG Network. With each email use of
the user's address you can individually opt out of receiving further email from outside firms, the Publisher, its sister IDG companies,
and the IDG Network. Offers for which the email address is rented and/or licensed for use require the users to target their offers
(*If, however, you are a registered user and have indicated, either in response to a question asked during the registration process
in place prior to the date this policy was last updated [see the date posted at the end of the policy], or otherwise, that you do not
wish to allow your email address to be rented and/or licensed for use by outside firms, your email address will not be rented and/or
licensed for use.)
Users who later decide they want to change any of their preferences may do so at our newsletter preferences page and
our online offers opt-out page
Our Website makes available a large library of content provided to us from third parties. In return for access to this content, we
may ask you to provide us with personally identifying information. Once you have submitted your information, you will have access to
the full library of third-party content and will not be asked to provide that information again (unless you disable or otherwise
modify your cookies). When accessing content contributed by a third party, your personally identifying information may be shared with
those third parties, and the information will be governed by those parties' privacy policies as well as ours. The Publisher, nor its
parent company, or 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 our site.
Our Website users should be aware that when they disclose personally identifying information (e.g., user name, address, company
name, telephone number, demographic information, buying information, other data and email address) 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. Neither the Publisher, nor its parent company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates are
responsible for any information that you provide in the above areas.
In the event that the ownership of this Website and/or any of the Publisher's other products and/or assets are sold or transferred,
all lists and data which contain personally identifying information and data, including for example user name, address, company name,
telephone number, demographic information, buying information, other data and email address, will be transferred to the new owner.
We may use or disclose personally identifying information if we have a good-faith belief that the disclosure is reasonably
necessary (a) to satisfy applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request, (b) to enforce agreements we
have with you, (c) to address fraud or security issues, or (d) to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of the
Publisher or our employees or customers.
Below is the current policy regarding the usage of personally identifying information and data collected by the IDG Publishing
Network. We reevaluate this policy on an ongoing basis based on feedback from readers.
identifiable information and data that is different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you by posting a notice
on our website.
About the IDG Publishing Network
The International Data Group (IDG) family of online and print publications consists of hundreds of award-winning properties,
including CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, IT World, JavaWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World.
The IDG Publishing Network is a growing collection of IDG websites that presently includes cio.com, computerworld.com, csoonline.com,
infoworld.com, itworld.com, javaworld.com, macworld.com, networkworld.com, and pcworld.com. A complete listing is available at
To access restricted content on any IDG Publishing Network website you must be a member of the IDG Publishing Network. To become a
member of the IDG Publishing Network, you need to provide certain information about yourself. Any of the IDG Publishing Network sites
may use this identifying information for internal analytical and business development purposes and to send you email. However, other
updated from time to time.
You can opt out of receiving further email by clicking the appropriate links that appear at the bottom of any email you receive.
If you do not want to receive other types of communication, including as applicable, postal mail, from the editor and publisher of the
The IDG Publishing Network is intended for individuals over the age of 13 years old. Personal information may not be provided by
anyone under 13 years of age. Further no one under 13 years old may participate in the forums or chat rooms or any other areas where
public discussions may take place. In addition no one under that age of 18 may conduct any transactions for the purposes or purchasing
or selling any items. Parents should be sure that their children are not conducting any of the above activities on the IDG Publishing
If you have any questions or comments regarding the IDG Publishing Network or its use of information please send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
Customer Service, TSG Department
492 Old Connecticut Path
P.O. Box 9208
Framingham, MA 01701-9208
Last updated: January 11, 2011