We’re glad you chose to visit the Tech Meets Tech site! We care about your privacy and the information you share with us and want you to understand how we are using and protecting the information we collect about you. Tech Meets Tech respects data privacy and adopts best practice compliance with applicable privacy laws and regulations, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
Use of this website
This website and associated Tech Meets Tech events and publications provide products, content, and services for a professional and consumer audience and are not intended for individuals under 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect or store personal data provided by anyone under 13 years of age.
What information we collect
Tech Meets Tech collects data about you limited to the kind of information found on a typical business card: first name, last name, job title, employer/company name, work address, work email, and work phone number. In some cases, we may ask you to provide additional professional information, such as the size of the company you work for and industry type.
To enhance and/or update the information that you have provided to us, we may combine it with professional information or personal data that we collect from third-party sources. The personal data that we refer to in this document is the personal and professional information you provide and information that we obtain from third-party sources, both of which we typically combine as one user record.
How we collect it
We may collect your personal data when you register to receive any of the products, content, or services offered by Tech Meets Tech or its third-party sponsors (“sponsors”) such as publications, subscriptions, contests, newsletters, memberships, premium content, webcasts, video, white papers, online seminars, conferences, and events.
What happens if you don’t provide personal data?
To provide the products, content, or services you request, we need your personal data. Therefore, if you do not provide such personal data, we cannot deliver the products, content, or services.
How do we safeguard your personal data?
Security of your personal data
Tech Meets Tech maintains safeguards that include technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized use, access, inadvertent disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We require the third parties we contract to support Tech Meets Tech business operations to employ reasonable security measures (see “When and how we share your information with others” below).
We update and test security on an ongoing basis and restrict access to your personal data to only those who need to know to provide Tech Meets Tech products, content, or services to you.
Storage of your personal data
We may store your personal data using Tech Meets Tech’s own secure on-site servers or other internally hosted technology. Third parties may also store your personal data via cloud services or other technology, to whom Tech Meets Tech has contracted, to support Tech Meets Tech business operations (see “When and how we share your information with others” below).
These third parties do not use or have access to your personal data other than for cloud storage and retrieval, and Tech Meets Tech requires such parties to employ at least the same level of security that we use to protect your personal data (see “Security of your personal data” above).
What we do with the personal data we collect
We use the personal data that we collect to communicate with you, deliver what you request, improve our service, and present other information and offers that may be of interest.
To communicate with you.
We may use your personal data to send you important notices, such as communications about your registration, transactions, and changes to Tech Meets Tech terms, conditions, policies, and/or other internal purposes.
To deliver what you request.
We may use your personal data to provide the products, content, or services you request. If you enter a sweepstake, contest, or similar Tech Meets Tech promotion, we may use your personal data to administer such promotion.
To improve our service.
We may use your personal data for auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Tech Meets Tech products, content, and services.
To present offers that may be of interest to you.
We may contact you to offer you additional Tech Meets Tech or third-party products, content, or services that may be of interest to you.
The legal basis we have for processing your personal data
The GDPR requires data collectors, such as IDGC, to have a legal basis for using the personal data of EU residents. Therefore, this section shall apply to any such personal data collected by Tech Meets Tech.
Tech Meets Tech uses the personal data that you provide to supply you with high-quality products, content, and services as you request, to send important notices, and for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to provide you with the information you need to make the most informed technology purchasing decisions.
We may also use your personal data to offer you products, content, or services that may be of interest to you, based upon your interests or the preferences you shared with us and may share your personal data with third-party sponsors of content, events, and other services or offers.
The legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent. In certain circumstances, we may otherwise process your personal data if Tech Meets Tech has a legitimate interest in doing so and Tech Meets Tech is not infringing any of your rights and freedoms.
When Tech Meets Tech processes your personal data for Tech Meets Tech’s legitimate interests, Tech Meets Tech will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection and any other relevant law. Our legitimate business interests do not override your interests. Tech Meets Tech will not use your personal data in circumstances where your rights and freedoms override our legitimate interests unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law.
When and how we share your personal data with others
Tech Meets Tech may share your personal data to deliver content and services from our sites, affiliated companies, and third-party services that might interest you, including sponsored content and events, for business operations and to comply with valid legal processes.
If you are an EU resident, Tech Meets Tech will only share your personal data with third parties outside of Tech Meets Tech, with your consent.
For content and services that may interest you or that you request
As we mentioned above, your personal data may be shared within Tech Meets Tech to provide you with information about products, content, and services that might interest you and for internal analytical and business development purposes (see “Tech Meets Tech” above). We may also share your personal data with third parties to deliver the third-party sponsored content or other services that you request (see “third party sponsored content and events” below).
For business operations
We may also share your personal data with third parties we have contracted to support Tech Meets Tech business operations, including delivery, fulfillment, payment processing, email deployment, suppression list management, and data processing.
For third party sponsored content and events
Tech Meets Tech partners with third-party sponsors to make available a large library of content to our users, such as white papers, professional events (live or online), as well as other services or offers. In return for access to such offers, we may ask you to provide us with personal data as part of the registration.
As required by law
Your personal data may be shared when authorized by law or necessary to comply with a valid legal process.
In the event of new ownership
If part or all the ownership of Tech Meets Tech or any of its products or services are sold or transferred, will transfer your personal data to the new owner.
International Data Transfers
This section shall apply to any personal data collected by Tech Meets Tech from EU residents.
How long we keep your personal data
We retain your personal data for the duration of your business relationship with us. We hold your information only as long as necessary for each purpose we use unless we have obtained your consent to use it for another or similar purpose.
Your rights and preferences
If you inform us that you want your personal data erased (if you are an EU resident), or that you no longer wish for us to communicate with you for marketing purposes, or otherwise to restrict Tech Meets Tech processing of your personal data, we may retain some basic information to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future and to keep a record of your request and our response.
Confirming your personal data
This section shall apply to any personal data collected by Tech Meets Tech from EU residents.
To confirm that Tech Meets Tech is processing your personal data, or to access, update or correct the personal data Tech Meets Tech holds about you, or to obtain a copy to reuse for your own purposes, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can we help? Getting in touch
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