Updated on August 8, 2020
LTH offers a public website where you can search for information about technology products, services, events, courses and providers..
Information We Collect and How We Use It
We receive, store, and process certain types of personal information about you from your use of the Site, automatic data collection, and from certain third parties.
What Categories and Types of Information We Collect
We may collect, transmit and store information about you if you are a visitor or registered user of our Site. We collect various categories of personal information when you use the Site. We may collect the following categories of personal information, including when the user signs up for any membership and/or subscription option:
Identifiers: First Name, Last Name, Email address.
Commercial Information: Records of software products and/or services considered
Internet or other electronic network or device activity information: Search history, information on your interactions with a website, application, or advertisement
Geolocation Data: Physical location, generally.
Professional Information: Current employment, job title, employer name.
How We Receive Personal Information
Directly from you: When you visit our Site, log-in as a registered user, or provide your information in a form on our Site, we will collect and store that information.
From Social Media Networks: When you use a social network login to access our Site, you will share certain personal information from your social media account with us. For example, if you connect to our Site through your LinkedIn account, we will receive and store your LinkedIn Profile information (your company name, industry, company size, job title, summary, end date, profile picture, and skills from your LinkedIn profile). We will not access your connections’ contact information nor send messages to your connections.
From Other Sources: We also may periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from affiliated entities, business partners, and other independent third-party sources and add it to other information about you. For example, if you visit our Site by “clicking-through” from a site operated by one of our business partners and you have registered with that partner, then information about you that you have provided to that partner may be shared with us, such as contact information and demographic information.
Why We Use Your Personal Information
We may use Personal Information as permitted by law, for the following business purposes:
To provide the Site and various functions related to services offered on the Site: When you create an account on the Site, we store and use the information you provide during that process. This may include your first and last name, your email address, the company you work for, and any other information you may provide during the account creation process. We may, only if you consent, publicly display your first name and last initial, as well as any other photo or content you supply as part of your account profile. We also store and use any preferences you provide to personalize your user experience, including the types of software services and products that you use.
To engage in research and analysis related to the Site: We store and use information to identify and fix errors, understand how visitors use our Site, research and test different features, and analyze how visitors arrive at and use our Site.
To personalize your experience: We store and use information provided by you, such as the software products and services you use or have used, or are researching on the Site, to personalize and make recommendations to you based on your provided information.
To improve and understand usage of the Site. We store and use information about your use of the Site, such as your search activity, pages viewed, and the date, time and duration of your visits, to understand and improve usage of the Site.
To provide feedback to third party businesses that are listed on the Site: We store and use information about you or provided by you in anonymized, aggregated format to assist our business partners in understanding their potential customers or current users.
To enhance the security of the Site: We store and use information to ensure the security of our Site. For example, we may use the information collected by certain cookies to determine if you are logged in and to detect unauthorized access to your account.
To comply with legal obligations: We use and share your information as necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; we also may use and share your information to establish or exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law.
We may use and share your personal information when we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of LTH, our Site visitors and registered users, our licensees, and others.
We may use and share your personal information in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, investment, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Your Data Privacy Rights
Depending on where you are located and/or live, you may exercise certain data privacy rights, and LTH will facilitate the exercise of those rights.
European Privacy Rights
If you are a resident or are otherwise located in the territory of Europe, this section provides additional details about the personal data we collect about you, and your rights granted by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
Subject to certain limitations, the GDPR provides you the following privacy rights:
Transparency and the right to information: Through this policy we explain how we use and share your personal information. However, if you have questions or concerns you can contact us any time at email@example.com.
Right of access, objection, restriction of processing, erasure, and portability: You can make a request to access, object, restrict, erase, or transfer any of your personal data here. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time when we process your personal data based on your consent.
Right to opt-out to direct marketing: You have the right to opt-out at any time to receiving marketing materials from us by following the opt-out instructions in our commercial emails, by contacting us, or by adjusting your preferences under your Profile Details on the Site.
Please note that we reserve the right to send you other communications, including service announcements and administrative messages relating to your LTH account, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. If you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes your privacy rights according to the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in the member state of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement. Contact details for the EU data protection authorities can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm
Legal Basis for Processing (EEA and Switzerland only)
Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal data described in this policy will depend on the type of information and the context in which we collect it.
However, we will normally collect personal data from you only in the following circumstances:
Where we have your express consent to do so
Where we need the personal data to perform a contract with you
Where the processing is in our legitimate interests and is not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms
In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal data from you to protect your vital interests or those of another person (for example, to prevent, investigate or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site or to comply with legal obligations).
If we ask you to provide personal data to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will identify such basis for processing at the relevant time and let you know if the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as the possible consequences associated with not providing such information).
If we collect and use your personal data in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), this interest will typically be to operate our Site, communicate with you in relation to your account or the Site, to solicit information from you, including through surveys, to share aggregated information with providers of listed products or services and other licensees of our research and report offerings, to measure interest in and improve our offerings and Site, to engage in marketing activities, and to otherwise customize your experience with LTH.
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of California, this section provides additional details about the personal information we collect about you, and your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, or “CCPA.”
Subject to certain limitations, the CCPA provides you the right to request:
That we provide you access to details on the categories or specific pieces of personal information we collect;
That we delete any of your personal information;
To not be discriminated against for exercising any of the above rights.
If you would like to submit a request to exercise your California privacy rights under the CCPA, you may do so by contacting us at email@example.com . We will verify your request using information associated with your account, including your email address. Further identification may be required. You may also designate an authorized agent to act on your behalf.
If you are accessing our Site from outside the United States, please be aware that your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection laws of the United States may not be equivalent or as comprehensive as the data protection laws as those in your country.
We have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information you provide to us.
For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information that you do not publish on the Site, and they only may do so for permitted business functions. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized personnel have access to personal information that you have not published on the Site. In addition, we use encryption when transmitting your personal information between your system and ours, and we, together with our partners, employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your non-public information.
Please bear in mind that submission of information over the Internet is never entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via our Site while it is in transit over the Internet, and any such submission is at your own risk.
The Site is a general audience site and does not offer services directed to individuals under 18 years of age.
No one under the age of 18 may provide any information to or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18.
If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this Site or on or through any of its features, do not register on this Site, use any of the interactive or comment features of this Site, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. Should an individual whom we know to be under the age of 18 send personal information to us, we will delete or destroy such information as soon as reasonably possible. If you believe we might have this type of information, please contact us.
Please provide your identification and contact details, including your email address used to register with this Site, and a complete explanation of your concern.