The IDG publications and websites collect personally identifying information and data about individuals, their company, and their demographics (“personally identifying information and data”) including (i) when you provide information to one of our publications or websites such as when you register or sign up for any of our products such as publications, subscriptions, e-mails, contests, newsletters, memberships, RSS Feeds, webcasts, white papers, online seminars, conferences and other communications with one of our publications or websites (ii) when you register or sign up on one of our websites or when you register for any other IDG products individually or through an automated registration (“auto register”), your information will be known to the publication and (iii) from time to time we may add other information that we collect from third party sources to enhance the information that you provided to the publication or web site.
To access restricted content on any IDG website you need to provide certain information about yourself. If you have previously registered on an IDG website and you begin to fill out certain forms on another IDG website, the site may “recognize” you and automatically complete the form.
In the event that the ownership of IDG, or any IDG business or publication or any of its products are sold or transferred, all lists and data which contain personally identifiable information and data will be transferred to the new owner.
The IDG websites are intended for individuals over the age of 13 years old. Personal information may not be provided by anyone under 13 years of age. Further, no one under 13 years old may participate in the forums or chat rooms or any other areas where public discussions may take place. In addition, no one under the age of 18 may conduct any transactions for the purposes or purchasing or selling any items. Parents should be sure that their children are not conducting any of the above activities on the IDG websites.