Collection and Use of User Details
When you register, and at other times, TRI collects personally identifiable information that you provide voluntarily which includes such details as your name, address, job title and function, organization, e-mail address and other information that you may provide.
TRI uses personal information in the following ways:
· To enable us to process, validate and verify subscriptions or any other service
· To notify you of new products, promotions and services from TRI
· To allow us to deliver content and advertising based on your characteristics and/or personal preferences
The registration form provides you with the opportunity of receiving information on new TRI products and services. If you want to be kept informed, then you should select "Yes" in the opt-in box at the bottom of the registration form.
TRI may also on occasion provide your information to third parties, who provide products and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive these messages please contact us by email with the subject heading "Third Party" or visit our Feedback form.
TRI collects IP address and web site usage data information in aggregate form so that no individual user is identified.
TRI uses information in aggregate form in the following ways:
· To enhance and develop content and services
· To aid future strategic development
· To plan for the maintenance and development of system software, hardware and communications technology.
· To provide advertisers with data on the number of users and usage patterns
1. Session Cookie.
When you log in or register on a TRI web site, TRI's web servers send a string of text called a "cookie" to your browser, which stores it in its memory. The text identifies TRI and includes a string of numbers that represent your rights to access restricted material on TRI web sites. As your browser connects to TRI sites, it automatically sends the cookie information back to TRI servers so that your access rights can be determined very quickly. In addition to this, some of our services need to recall selections you have made during your session so that they display the correct information to you. In both cases, when you close your browser, this cookie information disappears. It is never written to a file on your machine.
2. Persistent Cookie.
We use persistent cookie on technology-research.com for two purposes. The first is for pages that contain advertising, the Ad Server sends a string of text called a "cookie" to your browser, if you don't already have one. The text identifies the Ad Server and includes a unique string of characters that allow the Ad Server to recognize your browser as you visit sites that use the Ad Server's advertising software. When the Ad Server receives the cookie from your browser, it can recognize you and determine what advertisement to display. For example, the Ad Server may use your cookie to select an ad you haven't seen before, or to display an ad the advertiser only wants you to see once per week.
TRI takes physical, electronic and managerial steps to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. However, TRI makes no representation, warranty or guarantee that such information will remain secure and accurate at all times. In addition, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to TRI, and you do so at your own risk.
Occasions will arise when customer information is passed outside TRI to other data processors such as magazine subscription fulfilment bureaus but they will only act upon instruction from TRI in order to perform the services required. TRI provides your information to such third parties solely to enable such parties to perform the services required.
If you are a user contracting for a fee-paying service, TRI may in some instances carry out credit checks on you with credit reference agencies or we may request references. The fact that TRI has carried out such a credit check, and in some instances the nature or results of the credit check, will appear on the agency's register. In many countries you can obtain a copy of your register entry by writing to the relevant credit reference agency, sometimes on payment of a fee.
Transfer of Personal Data Overseas
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by using TRI and communicating electronically with us you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.
Protecting children's privacy is important to us. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information from individuals we actually know are under 13, and no TRI web site is targeted to attract anyone under 13. We request that all visitors under 13 to a TRI web site not disclose or provide any personally identifiable information. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete the child's personally identifiable information from our records.
We may provide access to your personally identifiable information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of a TRI web site, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors of a TRI web site or the public. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.
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