IDG understands that your privacy is important. IDG is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information you provide as you access and use materials on www.deal-gateway.com (the “Site”), including the Site subscription pages. In addition, information that you submit to IDG in response to an email request for information or other outreach from IDG, or through IDG’s application processes, will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
IDG may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. To ensure you are able to remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it, material changes to our statement will be reflected here. This Site may contain links to external sites which are not governed by this Privacy Statement. IDG does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.
We sometimes aggregate demographic information, and the types of systems and browsers of users for internal purposes, so that we may better understand the Site’s user population, identify subject areas of interest, and determine whether the Site is designed to work with the computer settings of a majority of our visitors. IDG also may conduct user surveys on the Web or use technologies to provide IDG with information on a number of areas, such as user identity, user viewing habits, whether or not users found what they were searching for, whether the Site content is relevant to user needs, and the like. IDG uses the information gathered from such surveys to improve our web content, navigation, and overall visitor experience and to provide you with relevant IDG materials.
Any personal information that is provided, such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, subject areas of interest, etc., allows IDG to inform you about updates to the service and to notify you about other products and services offered by IDG that may be of interest to you. We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available any of that information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services. Any third parties will only process this information to the extent to which and within the limits that IDG itself is permitted to process that data. In addition, IDG may disclose your contact information in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information that you have posted on the Site or otherwise provided to IDG. Individuals that subscribe to e-mail newsletters are given the opportunity to opt-out of promotions, news, and information at the time of sign up. IDG also provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the points where we request information.
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority once you have tried to resolve the issue with us.
- our subsidiaries or affiliates;
- our advisors;
- our third party service providers who process information on our behalf to help run some of our internal business operations including email distribution, IT services and marketing and events services;
- law enforcement bodies in order to comply with any legal obligation or court order
Because IDG is a global organization we need to transfer personal information which is collected on the Site or through other means across IDG group of affiliates to help operate our business efficiently. This also includes third parties located in different countries around the world, including outside of Canada. These arrangements may involve your personal information being located in various countries around the world e.g. USA where privacy laws differ. We only make these arrangements or transfers where we are satisfied that adequate levels of protection are in place to protect information held in that country. In addition, the Site may be viewed and accessed anywhere in the world including countries that may not have laws regulating the use and transfer of personally identifiable information. By using the Site, submitting information through this site, or submitting personal information to IDG through other means you voluntarily consent to such international transfer and hosting of such information to those countries and parties.