Our data collection and privacy practices are described below. This policy tells you, among other things, what information we may gather from you, how we may use or disclose that information, and our efforts to protect it. Please read this policy carefully, and feel free to contact us at 451Alliance@451research.com if you have any questions regarding its contents.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information is any piece of data about a person that can, in any way, identify them or allow someone to contact them. This includes names, email addresses and phone numbers. The Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance and 451 Research handle such pieces of information with the utmost attention, care and security.
What information do we gather?
451 Research may obtain three types of information from its Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance Members:
1. registration, subscription, or application data,
2. site usage data and,
3. voluntary survey submissions and postings.
Registration, Subscription, or Application Data. The only individually identifiable information that the Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance seeks about you is that which you are asked to provide when you register or apply for 451 Alliance membership. This information may include your name, email address, mailing address, or other information. 451 Alliance applicants may also be asked to provide additional personal information, such as employer, occupation, educational background, areas of expertise, age range, and other demographic information.
Site Usage Data. We collect non-identifiable information to measure how our Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance members use 451 Alliance websites. This information may include statistics about the numbers and timing of unique visits, repeat visits, and which pages are viewed. We use IP addresses for logins, to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for administration purposes and to aggregate information about our users' browsing habits. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Voluntary Postings. The Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance offers several avenues for 451 Alliance members to volunteer statements, opinions, or other information which can be made available to others on 451 Research websites. We do not require 451 Alliance members to include personally-identifiable information in these postings. In fact, we generally discourage it. The content of voluntary postings is the sole responsibility of the 451 Alliance members who post them, subject to the applicable Usage Agreement.
A cookie is a small piece of information that is stored by a user's Web browser and enables our servers to 'identify' unique visitors and provide personalized content. Each time you log in to one of our websites, a cookie is stored in order to identify you, determine your appropriate access levels and serve the appropriate content to you. Cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. They are simple, anonymous identifiers.
What do we do with personal information?
Your registration and 451 Alliance application data will be closely protected.
Many of the features on 451 Research websites are designed to be "personalized" to meet the needs and interests of our 451 Alliance members. To support this personalization, we need to be able to identify your account each time you log in to a 451 Research website.
We may combine your application data and information about your usage of our Site with those of all or a particular group of our members, to prepare aggregated, non-identifiable profiles of our members and their activities on our Site. For example, we may track the number of our members who view certain pages or use certain features. Such information, and other aggregated information we derive from individual members' information, allows us to continue to grow and provide you with timely and useful information through our Site.
Personally identifiable information is never shared with any advertisers, outside agencies, clients or third parties. No one outside of 451 Research and its Affiliates will be given any information that could identify you or allow someone to contact you.
We may provide prospective business partners and other third parties with non-identifiable, aggregated information about 451 Alliance website traffic. However, this aggregated information about website traffic will not include personally-identifiable information such as registration, subscription, or 451 Alliance application data or individual page-views.
451 Research also reserves the right to disclose information as required by law, or to the extent that we believe in good faith that such disclosure is legally required or necessary to protect others' rights or property.
Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance Members. 451 Alliance application data is used internally to evaluate your membership application and to identify your areas of professional and technical expertise to ensure that 451 Alliance members represent diverse industries and perspectives. We use 451 Alliance application data to differentiate you from other 451 Alliance members, to select relevant Industry Groups, to enable you to participate in 451 Alliance discussions within your areas of expertise, to send you personalized emails, and to provide you with other forms of targeted analyses and data.
From time to time, the 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance may use highly reputable third-party partners and/or software for email list management, email distribution and survey research. In such cases, specific types of information may be transferred to these third parties so as to enable them to perform specific functions on our behalf.
Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance members will occasionally receive information on products and services that 451 Research offers. If you do not wish to receive this information you may "opt out" by sending an email stating such to 451Alliance@451research.com.
Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance members' personal information will not be provided to third parties.
Can you access information about yourself?
Yes. At any time after you have been accepted for 451 Alliance membership, you may personally access, review and/or modify the information in your membership profile. You may request access to your records by sending a request to 451Alliance@451research.com. Upon making your changes, any new piece of information will replace the corresponding information previously provided.
What happens to my information if I am no longer a Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance Member?
Former 451 Alliance Members. If for any reason you are no longer a 451 Alliance member, your "application information" will be archived in our system. The content of your voluntary postings, if any, will be retained.
451 Alliance Applicants. If you apply for membership but do not become a member, your "application information" will be archived in our system.
How is your information protected?
We use industry-standard encryption methods to transmit 451 Alliance application data between your computer and ours across the Internet. We restrict access to any transactional portions of our websites to computers running web browsers that support the Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") protocol. To use this protection technology, 451 Alliance members need to have an SSL-capable browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.5 or higher. These browsers will automatically activate the encryption technology when you log on to one of our websites.
Please remember that you play a valuable part in data security as well. Your passwords to access our websites, which you select when you register, subscribe, or join the 451 Alliance or other 451 Research services, should never be shared with anyone and should be changed frequently. After you have finished using one or more of our websites, you should log off and exit your browser so that no unauthorized persons can use our websites under your name and account information. Remember that any information you voluntarily disclose online in any news or message postings, discussion groups or chat rooms may be collected and used by others without your permission. Furthermore, if you provide any information to parties who operate websites that are linked to or from one or more of our websites, different policies may apply to their collection, use or disclosure of your personal information. We encourage you to review these external sites' policies carefully before revealing any sensitive or personal information.
Regardless of the precautions taken by you or by us, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.
Restrictions on Access by Children
Federal law restricts our ability to collect information from children online. For this and other reasons, 451 Alliance websites are open only to persons 18 years of age and over. All 451 Alliance Applicants are required to certify that they are 18 years of age or over. If we learn that a 451 Alliance Applicant is under age 18, his or her access to the 451 Alliance will be immediately terminated with no further obligation to the 451 Alliance, and all identifiable information will be deleted. Misrepresenting age is a violation of our Usage Agreements and will not be tolerated.
Please remember that voluntary postings submitted through our 451 Alliance Surveys, Submission Forms, and other sources, along with all voluntary postings submitted through our 451 Alliance websites, are subject to wider distribution. As set forth in the 451 Alliance’s Usage Agreements, 451 Alliance Members are solely responsible for the content of their postings and must follow acceptable standards of behavior when posting messages online. Voluntary postings by 451 Alliance members become the property of 451 Research, and we cannot restrict disclosures of or otherwise guarantee the privacy of any information contained in such postings.
Additional Information Usage
If You Have Any Questions
Your right to privacy is extremely important to 451 Research.
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