Personal Information We Collect
“Personal Information” means any information obtained through your use of our websites which might reasonably be used to specifically identify you and may include your name, title, company, address, email and phone number. We collect personal information when you provide it to us, such as when you subscribe to the Security MEA (either directly with us or through another company such as a subscription agency), sign up for email newsletters, enter a contest, register for site membership or an online event, participate in surveys, attend face to face events, or otherwise communicate with us. Several of the services that we offer, including but not limited to file downloads, message boards, webcasts and online trade shows, require registration as a condition of use; when you register with, or sign into one of our sites, you are no longer anonymous. We may also receive information about you from other sources and add it to the information you have provided to us.
Information You Volunteer and How It Is Displayed to Others Online
ZARKS Media or Security MEA is not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself in the course of discussions in our forums, chat rooms, or other forms of publicly accessible interaction, or information that you choose to make public in your member profile. As a member, you can view, correct or change your publicly available information at any time via your profile page.
What We Provide to Third Parties
Statistical Reports and Analysis
The aggregate statistics that describe our online audience, which are often based on the information you provide when you subscribe, register, or browse our sites, help us sell advertising and otherwise publicize ZARKS Media and our brands.
We make certain information such as email and postal lists of our customers available on a rental or other basis to third party providers of goods and services.
Email and Postal Mail Deployment, Data Analysis and Other Services
Change of Ownership of ZARKS Media
Some or all personal information maintained by ZARKS Media may be subject to transfer to another company in the event of a change of ownership of ZARKS Media or sale of any part of ZARKS Media.
As you may know, cookies are small pieces of information that many web sites store on your computer’s hard drive when you visit them. They do not tell us who you are unless you have specifically given us personal information.
Some of our advertisers and content providers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers and content providers. You need not have cookies turned on to visit all of our sites, though cookies may be required in order for you to participate in certain areas. If you choose to become a member of a ZARKS Media web site, you must have cookies enabled to access any member related pages (i.e., Discussion Boards, Member Profile pages, Search for a Member).
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings so you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis.
Note: You may stop or restrict cookies on your computer or purge them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences and you should consult the operating instructions that apply to your browser for instructions should you wish to do so and in general to determine how best to configure your browser settings to meet your requirements. However, if you ‘turn off,’ purge or disable cookies, although you may still use our Website, you may not be able to use all of the features, functions or services available on our Website.
Online Ad Serving
ZARKS Media may use other third-party advertising service companies to serve advertisements when you visit our sites. These companies may collect and use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other personal information you have provided us) about your visits to our and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. For this purpose, these companies may monitor our sites using cookies and pixel tags for the purpose of reporting web site traffic, statistics, advertisement data and/or other activities on our sites. Such activities are subject to the privacy policies, of these companies, as applicable. The information collected through the use of these pixel tags is not personally identifiable.
Several companies provide email deployment services for our email messages. The information (such as e-mail addresses) that we provide to these vendors for the purposes of e-mail deployment is used by them only for that purpose and not for any other business activity. These vendors may also create their own cookies on your computer, for the purpose of tracking your interaction with the email messages you receive.
Some of our advertisers use third-party companies to serve their advertisements on our sites and, in some cases, in our HTML-formatted newsletters. Often, these third-party advertising companies employ cookie and pixel tag technologies to measure the effectiveness of Web and e-mail advertisements. Use of their tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies, if any.
Web Casts, Online Expos, Learning Centers, and Sponsored Downloads
The Web Casts may also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, Internet connection speed, Internet connection duration, and media player information. This is done in conjunction with our broadcast providers. Your data is collected and retained by the broadcast providers for the purposes of delivering content appropriately, traffic reporting, and enabling re-registration for future events. In addition, the providers use cookie technology to identify you as a registered user of the Web Cast service.
Contests and Raffle Draws
Co-Branded Sites and Services
When you use a co-branded service (a service operated with a service or site partner of ZARKS Media) within our network of sites, or register or otherwise provide information on a co-branded site, you grant us permission to pass the information collected back to that service or site partner. Use of your information by such partners is subject to their privacy policies.
White Papers and Other Sponsored Downloads
Changing Your Profile and Privacy Options
Updating Your Registration Information
You can correct or change the information collected during site registration at any time at the profile page links shown above by sending email to the addresses shown above. Please allow five to ten business days for corrections or changes to be publicly displayed or implemented throughout our systems.
Updating Your Newsletter Subscriptions
You can opt-in to newsletter mailing lists, or remove yourself at any time through the subscription management page (this page will display all of your newsletter subscriptions) or by following the instructions at the end of the newsletters you receive. Please allow five to ten business days for changes to take effect.
Updating Your Subscription Information
You can correct or change your subscription information and your preferences as to our ability to provide your information to third parties, here email@example.com. Please allow two to four weeks for changes to take effect (if you are a new subscriber, your information may not be immediately available at this URL – please allow up to four weeks from placing your subscription order for processing).
We believe we use reasonable precautions to keep the personal information you disclose to our magazines and websites secure and to only release this information to third parties that share our commitment to privacy. However, we cannot guarantee there will not be a breach and we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of any third parties.
Compliance with Law and Other Terms
Updated: October 2020