Information We Collect about You
ComputerTalk is committed to protecting your privacy. Therefore, you should be aware that we may collect information about you through your use of our Site. Some of the information we collect may personally identify you. For example:
You may provide registration information, such as your username, first and last name, mailing address, email address, language preference, country, and occupation, when using the Site when you participate in an online community or event, or subscribe to a newsletter.
You may provide information in our online communities, such as posts or comments. This may occur when you invite others to join an online community or when you share a post or blog. For example, you may provide names and email addresses when sharing a post.
Location, IP address, domain, browser, viewing data, and other information may be collected as a part of our analysis of your use of our Site.
By using the Site, you consent to our collection of your information.
Use of Your Information
We may use your information for the following purposes:
- To respond to inquiries or to communicate with you, such as through welcome messages, newsletters, or direct marketing;
- To facilitate participation in our online communities;
- To perform market research or to conduct surveys unless you have requested that we not contact you for this purpose;
- To enhance our marketing and to improve our Site, services, and products; or
- To comply with legal requirements and to prevent activities that may violate our policies.
By using the Site, you consent to our use of your information for these purposes.
Sharing of Your Information
We will not disclose your personal information outside of ComputerTalk except in limited circumstances, such as:
We may share your personal information with our business partners when necessary in order to support the uses mentioned above.
We may hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases or postal mail, answering customer questions about products or services, and processing event registration. We will provide those companies with only the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary (i) to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, (ii) to protect and defend the rights or property of ComputerTalk, or (iii) to act in exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
In the event that ComputerTalk, or any portion thereof, is sold, transferred, merged, financed, or dissolved, in whole or in part, your personal information that we may possess may be sold, transferred, or otherwise disclosed as part of the transaction or proceeding, unless you instruct us not to do so.
Control of Your Information
When you provide personal information to us, we will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than in circumstances referred to above. We may send out important notices informing you of changes to our policies, or other information that is essential to the use of our Site.
Access to Your Information
We make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can edit or update your personal information. You may have the ability to view or edit some of your personal information online. Profiles created on our sites may be kept at different locations for different services, so you may have to review and update the information in multiple locations. You may review and update this information or request deletions of any and all of your personal information at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security of Your Information
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information and we honor your choices for its intended use. We have implemented the appropriate safeguards to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. For example, your personal information is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. We make good faith efforts to provide the security measures necessary to keep the integrity and confidentiality of your information safe. However, no system can be completely secure and we do not guarantee that our security measures are impenetrable.
Cookies and Other Mechanisms
A cookie is placed on your machine (if you accept cookies) or is read if you have visited our Site previously. All of this is done in accordance with applicable laws.
Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, assist in delivering the cookie. This technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) While using the Site, we do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable information on the Site; it is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about Site usage. We may share aggregated Site statistics with our business partners but do not allow other companies to place clear gifs on the Site.
To ensure we are creating and publishing relevant content, we may use information collected from cookies and other mechanisms. We may use this information in aggregated form and use site-visitation statistics to improve our sites. If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from our Site, you will be able to view the text on the screens, however, you will not experience a personalized visit or to subscribe to the service offerings on our Site.
ComputerTalk Technology Inc.
South Creek Corporate Centre
150 Commerce Valley Drive West
Suite 800, Markham, Ontario L3T 7Z3