This Privacy Statement relates solely to the data collected by The Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc. d/b/a SoftwareCEO ("CompTIA" or "SoftwareCEO") through its Web site located at www.softwareceo.com (this "Web Site").
SoftwareCEO's Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. We never collect or maintain information at this Web site from those we actually know are under the age of 13, and no part of this Web site is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13.
How To Access or Update Your Information
You can access or change your personal information that we collect online and maintain. To do this, login to the Member's area of this Web site with your username or e-mail address, and your password. If you cannot remember your username or password, contact us.
The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on this Web site. On some pages, you can order products, services, make requests, apply for membership, participate in surveys, or register for events, discussion forums, seminars or conferences. The types of personal information collected at these pages may include:
- E-mail address,
- Phone numbers,
- Other contact information,
- Birth Date,
- Credit/debit card information,
- The nature of your inquiry or comment,
- Business type or profile information,
- Confirmation of attendance for events or meetings, and
- Other types of feedback and information when needed to provide a product or service you requested.
If you wish to receive news and updates from this Web Site, you can join our mailing list at no cost through the Become a Member link on this Web site. You may also opt-out from our mailing list at any time, as described below.
If you wish to participate in our discussion forums, you will be asked to register and to submit your name, the type of business you are in, a legitimate e-mail address, and a username and password of your choice. We ask for your e-mail address to help ensure that online discussions are kept to a high professional standard. Only your username will be visible to other discussion forum members. If you wish to become a paid member of this site, you will also be required to submit your company name, physical mailing address, and phone number. This is collected partly for demographic reasons - so that we can see how our members are distributed throughout the world - but mainly for financial reasons. We want to be able to contact you if there is any question about your paid account.
How SoftwareCEO Uses Information
We use the information you submit or otherwise provide about yourself on this Web site for the purpose of completing your request or order. We also use such information to provide you, or have our business partners provide you, with our free e-newsletter, e-mail announcements about Web site updates and events, announcements and advertising from our business partners and sponsors, and other information that we think may be of interest to you. By submitting or otherwise providing information on this Web site, you are authorizing SoftwareCEO and its affiliates, business partners and sponsors to collect, save, transmit, transfer, use, deliver and otherwise process such information for marketing, administration, statistical analysis, research, promotions and other purposes deemed necessary or appropriate by SoftwareCEO, including, without limitation, transmitting or otherwise transferring such information outside the country or geographic region in which you reside. By submitting or otherwise providing information on this Web site, you are authorizing SoftwareCEO and its affiliates to send you, and to have our business partners or sponsors send you, news, announcements and other promotional communications via facsimile, e-mail and telephone.
Except as noted in this Privacy Statement, we do not share the information you submit or otherwise provide about yourself on this Web site with third parties unless it is necessary to complete your request or order, it is necessary to provide a product or service to you, or we want to provide you, or have our business partners or sponsors provide you, with updates and other information that we think may be of interest to you. We will also share such information with third parties if it is necessary to protect our rights or property or if it is required by law. We may not control the use or disclosure of such information by any third parties.
We use return e-mail addresses to respond to e-mail inquiries and to confirm orders or registrations. Except as noted in this Privacy Statement, such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with third parties. We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Finally, we use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design this Web site and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on this Web site, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals, except as noted in this Privacy Statement.
Registrations for Events, Discussion Forums, Seminars and Conferences
To the extent that you submit or otherwise provide information on this Web site for the purpose of registering for any event, discussion forum, seminar or conference, such information (other than any credit/debit card information) may be shared with other attendees, participants, sponsors, speakers and/or exhibitors at such event, discussion forum, seminar or conference for networking and other promotional purposes. In addition, such information may be shared with a third party research firm to survey the attendees or participants at any such event, discussion forum, seminar or conference. Such information may be used or publicly disclosed by such attendees, participants, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors in their discretion. We do not control the use or disclosure of such information by such attendees, participants, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors.
If you would like to opt-out of the sharing of your personally identifiable information submitted on this Web site with third parties, contact us and indicate your unwillingness to share such information with third parties.
If you would like to opt-out of receiving any direct marketing information from us, contact usand indicate that you do not consent to the use by CompTIA of your personally identifiable information for marketing purposes.
You can also opt-out at any time by clicking on the manage your subscription on this website.
This Web site may contain links to other Web sites. Please be aware that this Privacy Statement does not apply to such linked sites nor is SoftwareCEO responsible for the content or privacy practices of such linked sites.
Like most Web sites, SoftwareCEO uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, and web server logs for several legitimate purposes. These include remembering usernames and passwords, tracking user traffic patterns, and differentiating between repeat and new users. It is SoftwareCEO's policy that data generated by cookies and web server logs will be used for internal purposes only and to improve this Web site and site-related services.
SoftwareCEO may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. Any such amendments will be posted on this Web site.
Inquiries or Complaints
If you have any inquiries or complaints regarding this Privacy Statement, contact us.