Here are a few ways we collect your information and the types of information we collect. We may also obtain information from other sources. We may take that information and combine it with information we collect about you. Information we collect may be in the form of personal information or anonymized data. Anonymized data may be in the form of aggregate data. Aggregate data is information we collect about a group or category of services or users from which individual user identities have been removed. In other words, no personal information is included in aggregate data. Aggregate data helps us understand trends in our users' needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor our products and services. This Policy does not restrict or limit our collection and use of aggregate data.
We collect personal information you give us. These are the general types of information we may collect from you:
When you register to use our services, to receive information, to participate in our events and create or update your forum profile, we may collect various kinds of information about you. For example, we may collect your name, postal address, phone numbers, fax numbers and email address; your log-in ID and password; your title, company and other profile information you provide; demographic information; and information linked with your profile like comments you may post. To update your forum profile, please log in and select "My Account".
From time to time we may use surveys, contests or sweepstakes requesting personal information. Information we collect may include demographic information, information about your personal interests and your feedback as a valued customer.
When you visit our Sites or use our services, some information is automatically collected. For example, when you visit our Sites or use our services, your computer's operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language, and the Web site you visited before our Site are logged automatically. We also collect information about your usage and activity on our Sites. We may tie your IP address to information we automatically collect on our Sites. We may also tie information we automatically collect with personal information, such as your login ID and information you give us at registration. We use our own products, and products of third parties acting on our behalf, to analyze, optimize and improve our Sites, including our products and services.
We may collect information using Web beacons. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on our Sites or in our emails. We use Web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness. We also use Web beacons to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.
We use personal information collected through our Sites in the ways we tell you in this Policy. For example, we may use your information to:
We may also link, combine or supplement your personal information with other personal information we get from third parties such as a business directory. We do this to help understand your needs and provide you with better products and services. We may also use your personal information in other ways than as listed here, in which case, we will inform you.
Webtrends may store and process personal information in the United States, European Union Member States and other countries. Webtrends is a participant in the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor program and adheres to the Safe Harbor privacy principles regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from the European Union.
We do not share your personal information with third parties other than as follows:
Webtrends takes reasonable measures to help protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.