Thank you for visiting one of our IDG Business Media GmbH websites (in the following "IDG")! We attach great importance to your privacy and the protection of your personal data. As a consequence, we would like to inform you as to how we are using and protecting the information we collect about you. It goes without saying that IDG is complying with all the applicable legal provisions and regulations in the field of data protection, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR").
Use of this website
This website as well as any of the associated IDG events and publications provides products, content, and services for professionals and consumers and is not intended for individuals under the age of 13 years. We do not knowingly collect or store any personal data of children under 13 years of age.
The data IDG collects about you will be limited to the kind of information that can be typically found on a business card: first name, last name, profession/job title, employer/company name, business address, business email, business phone number. In some cases, we may ask you to provide additional professional information, such as the line of business and the size of the company you are working for.
In order to improve and/or update the information you have provided to us we may combine such data with professional information or personal data collected from third-party sources. The personal data referred to in this document comprise the personal and professional information you have provided to us, as well as information obtained from third party sources both of which will be usually matched to a single user record.
How we collect personal data
We are entitled to collect your personal data when you register with us so as to receive any of the products, content or services offered by IDG and/or the company's external partners ("partners"), such as publications, subscriptions, contests, newsletters, memberships, premium content, webcasts, video material, white papers, online seminars, conferences and events.
What will happen if you do not provide your personal data?
We will need your personal data so as to be able to provide the products, content or services you requested. We will not be able to deliver these requested products, content or services, unless you provide such personal information.
IDG Communications Publishing Network
This website is part of a number of websites operated by IDG and its affiliated companies (collectively referred to as IDG Communications Publishing Network). To the extent legally permitted, we may share the personal data we will be collecting about you with other IDG Communications Publishing Network companies for internal analytical and business development purposes and to provide you with information about products, content and services that may be of interest to you. For a list of IDG Communications Publishing Network's online and print publications, please click here.
How we protect your personal data
Security of your personal data
IDG has established technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from any loss, abuse, unauthorized use, access, accidental disclosure, alteration, and deletion. Likewise, we also expect from any of the third parties we contractually appoint so as to support IDG's business transaction that they have appropriate security measures in place (see Section "When and how we share your information with third parties").
We will be updating and verifying these security measures on a regular basis and restrict access to your personal data to only those persons who actually need to know them in order to be able to make available IDG's products, content or services to you.
Storage of your personal data
We will be entitled to store your personal data on our own website servers or by using other technological means internally hosted by IDG. Your personal data may also be stored by third parties, i.e. via cloud services and/or other technological means contracted by IDG in order to support its business operations (see "When and how we share your information with third parties").
These third parties will not be using or having access to your personal data other than for cloud storage and retrieval purposes. IDG requires such third parties to use at least the same level of security IDG itself applies for the protection of your personal data (see Section "Security of your personal data").
How we handle the personal data collected from you
We will use the personal data collected so as to communicate with you, meet your requirements and wishes, improve our services, and provide other information and offers that may be of interest to you.
Communication with customers
We are entitled to use your personal data so as to send you important information, such as information about your registration, transactions, changes to IDG's terms and conditions, policies, and/or in connection with other internal purposes.
Meeting your requirements and wishes
We will be entitled to use your personal data so as to deliver your requested products, content or services. If you take part in a sweepstake, contest, or in any similar promotional event organised by IDG, we will be entitled to use your personal data in connection with the administration of such events.
Improvement of our services
We will be entitled to make use of your personal data for auditing and data analysis purposes and for the improvement of IDG's products, content and services.
Presentation of offers that might be of interest to you
We will be entitled to contact you in order to provide information about any additional IDG or third-party products, content or services that might be of interest to you.
Legal basis for processing your personal data
IDG will use the personal data you provided in order to make available your requested products, content and services and to send you important information - but also for internal purposes, such as auditing, data analysis, and research. We will also use your data to provide you with all the required information so as to enable you to take a well-founded technological purchase decision.
On the basis of the interests or preferences you shared with us, we are also entitled to use your personal data in order to offer you products, content or services that may be of interest to you. Moreover, we are entitled to share your personal data with external sponsors of content, events, and other services and/or offers.
The legal basis for processing your personal data is based on the fact that you have given us your consent to do so. In certain circumstances we may be entitled to otherwise process your personal data provided that IDG has a legitimate interest in doing so and is not infringing any of your fundamental rights and freedoms.
In the event that IDG processes your personal data according to IDG's legitimate interests, IDG will duly consider any potential impact such processing might have on you and your rights under data protection legislation as well as under any other applicable laws. Our legitimate business interests will not take precedence over your personal interests. IDG will not use your personal data in circumstances where your fundamental rights and freedoms take precedence over our legitimate interests, unless you have given us your consent to do so and/or such processing is otherwise required or permitted by law.
When and how we share your personal data with third parties
IDG will be entitled to share your personal data so as to make available content and services from our websites, affiliated companies and third parties that may be of interest to you, including sponsored content and events. This also applies to business operations and in order to comply with applicable legal procedures.
Content and services that you request and/or might be of interest to you
As mentioned above, we are entitled to share your personal data within the IDG Communications Publishing Network for the purposes of internal analytics and business development and to provide you with information about products, content and services that might be of interest to you (see Section "IDG Communications Publishing Network"). Moreover, we are entitled to share your personal data with third parties so as to make available sponsored third-party content and services requested by you (see Section "Content and events sponsored by third parties").
We are also entitled to share your personal data with third parties signed on to support IDG's business operations, including, inter alia, delivery, handling, payment processing, provision of email messages, administration of suppression lists and/or Robinson lists as well as data processing.
Content and events sponsored by third parties
IDG operates in cooperation with external sponsors so as to make available a large content library to our users, such as white papers, professional events (live or online), as well as other services and/or offers. In return for the possibility of having access to such offers, we may ask you to enter your personal data during the registration process.
We are entitled to use your personal data so as to send you your requested offers. In addition, we are entitled to share your personal data with the sponsor(s) of such offers so as to inform you about the respective offer but also about additional products, content or services that may be of interest to you.
Compliance with legal provisions
Your personal data may be shared, provided, however, such sharing is legally admissible or required so as to comply with applicable legal procedures.
Change of ownership
If IDG as a whole (and/or determined ownership interests in the company, its products or services) is sold or transferred, your personal data will be transferred to the new owner.
International data transfer
How long we store your personal data
We will store your personal data for the duration of the business relationship between you and our company and retain them only as long as necessary for individual purposes of use, unless you have given us your consent to use your data for other and/or similar purposes.
Your rights and preferences
If you inform us that you wish your personal data to be deleted, that you no longer wish to receive our messages for marketing purposes, or that you wish to restrict IDG's processing of your personal data in any other manner, we are entitled to retain only some basic information so as to avoid sending you unsolicited material in the future and to keep a record of your request and our response in this connection.
Confirming of and information about your personal data
If you receive any confirmation of/ information about the processing of your personal data by IDG, if you wish to access your personal data stored with IDG, update or correct them and/or if you wish to receive a copy of such data in order to use them for your own purposes, please send an email to email@example.com.
Deletion of your personal data
If you wish your personal data to be deleted, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unsubscribing from our marketing messages
If you wish to cancel IDG's marketing messages, please send an email to email@example.com.
Restriction of the processing of your personal data
If you wish to otherwise restrict IDG's processing of your personal data, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to get in touch with us
Questions, concerns or complaints:
Contact details of IDG Business Media GmbH's Privacy Officer: