April 25, 2018  
  Home About Us Contact Us
 Read terms of use Login Problems?
Help for Search
Subscribe to the Computer Economics Report. Free sample issue.
Research Sections
Major Studies
IT Management Advisories
Valuation Data
...and More
Register for free research notification
Computer Economics Online Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Privacy Policy page of Computer Economics, Inc. We value your right of privacy, and want you to feel comfortable using our website at https://www.computereconomics.com (the "Website").  By using and/or visiting the Website, you signify your assent to the terms of this Privacy Policy, which was last updated on September 29, 2017.

1. Website. This Privacy Policy applies solely to the Website, which may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Computer Economics. Computer Economics has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party website. Computer Economics will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third party site. By using the Website, you relieve Computer Economics from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website.

2. What Type of Information Do We Collect?  When you visit the Website, we may collect passive information about your visit.  Passive information is any form of aggregate data, navigational data, tracking data, click-stream data, or historical data, which does not on its own personally identify you.  We may also collect the following personally identifiable information should you voluntarily submit it to Computer Economics, through the Computer Economics Website or otherwise: your first and last name, company name, job title, your physical address, your email address, and your telephone number and certain demographic information about you and your organization. Computer Economics provides you with the ability to "opt-out" of certain uses of such personally identifiable information.

3. Maintenance & Opt-Out Of Information.  If you wish to change your personally identifiable information, or wish to opt-out of our use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information, other than as expressly permitted in this Privacy Policy, please contact us through one of the following means:

Email address:  privacy@computereconomics.com

Physical Address: 
Computer Economics, Inc. 
Attn: Online Privacy Manager 
2082 Business Center Dr., Ste 240
Irvine, California 92612

Telephone: US. (949) 831-8700 x253

4. How Do We Use Or Share Information?  If you have opted out of our general use of personally identifiable information, Computer Economics will not use or disclose such information except as follows:

  • to communicate directly with you in connection with your specific requests;
  • to validate credit card numbers;
  • to comply with a lawful subpoena or court order;
  • to remedy any violation or breach of an agreement between you and Computer Economics; or
  • to prevent harm to the property or rights of Computer Economics or its customers.

If you have not "opted-out" of our use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information, Computer Economics may also use such information for its own marketing and survey purposes, and Computer Economics may appoint third party agents in connection with such marketing and survey efforts, subject to reasonable confidentiality restrictions.  For instance, Computer Economics uses Roving Software Incorporated d/b/a Constant Contact as its email news service agent. 

5. Aggregate Information.  Computer Economics may share aggregate statistical information with business partners or other third parties, but none of them receive personally identifiable information.  For example, we may tell a business partner that X number of visitors visited a certain area on the Website, or that Y number of IT executives responded to a survey, but we would not disclose anything that uniquely identifies those individuals. 

6. Unsolicited Emails Received by You.  Computer Economics endeavors not to send unsolicited email to anyone who has opted out of their receipt.  If you have inadvertently received one of our emails after opting out, or if you simply wish to stop receiving them, please follow the instructions contained in the email or send a request to be unsubscribed to privacy@computereconomics.com.

7. Cookies.  We may use "cookies" to enhance your experience with the Website.  If enabled in your browser, cookies may store small amounts of data that enable us to customize our content according to your preferences.  We may use cookies to: (i) keep count of your return visits to the Website; (ii) accumulate anonymous, aggregate, statistical information on website usage; (iii) deliver content specific to your interests or past viewing history; and (iv) save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our Website.  Cookies tell us nothing about you personally, unless you specifically give us additional information.  You can also disable cookies by modifying your browser preferences.

8. Security.  Many pages of the Computer Economics Website use security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of information that is transmitted through the Website.  These pages use Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") connections with at least 128-bit encryption for certain transactions and confidential data.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit, and you do so at your own risk.

9. Children's Online Privacy Protection.  The Website complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).  Computer Economics does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13.  It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13.  If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers.  If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by emailing us at privacy@computereconomics.com.

10. Information Collected via Research Surveys. By responding to a Computer Economics survey, you agree that we may aggregate your survey response data with that of other respondents and research reports based on aggregate statistics. Notwithstanding the above, Computer Economics does not share survey data collected for research purposes about organizations, such as IT spending and staffing data, security practices, and technology utilization. We do not disclose such information to third parties except in aggregate statistics.

11. Changes To This Policy. This Privacy Policy may evolve as our business changes over time. Should our Policy change, we will publish the amended Policy on the Website. Accordingly, we recommend that you check our Website frequently to view recent changes or updates. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Help Desk    Alliances     Privacy Policy  


© Computer Economics • 2082 Business Center Dr. Ste 240, Irvine, CA 92612 • tel: (949) 831-8700