Information That Identifies You
We rely primarily on the information you provide to us – as you register for access online, register to participate in face-to-face events, subscribe to print publications and/or email newsletters, participate in surveys, post to public areas of and interact with our web sites, respond to our email campaigns, and participate in webcasts or online events. We may also add data from external sources to the information which you have given us, for example, additional details about the company which you designate as your employer. We will add information about how you interact with our offerings – your subscriptions, the events you attend, and the like.
We may work to expand our communities by acquiring names and contact details from other sources that have compiled contact information. This information might be public information or data you provided with necessary and proper permissions. We may also invite you to join our communities via third party social and professional networking sites.
Automatic Data Collection Technologies
We may also gather date, time, certain information about a user’s browser and system or device configuration and capabilities, navigation history and IP address for all visitors to our web sites. We use this information for our internal audit log, for trend analysis and system administration, and to gather broad information about our audiences and their geographic locations.
We may allow our advertisers and/or sponsors to serve third-party advertising displayed on our sites. Their cookies may allow those advertisers to display ads to you once you have left our web pages. The ad servers we use as well as those used by third party advertisers may also read routine information about your browsers and system configuration to manage ad frequency and serve ads in a format most compatible with your system.