Effective Date: March 1, 2014 (Updated November 1st, 2021)
Webopedia collects Personal Information upon Your consent. This information might be used to send you product recommendations, articles via a newsletter, or more information about a particular technology vendor, depending on the form you fill out and the consent you provide at the time you fill out that form.
Product Recommendations: Webopedia collects Personal Information from You in order to connect You with sellers of technology (“Services”) that You are searching for. When You give Webopedia access to Personal Information for this purpose, You consent to receive product recommendations and technology buying advice from Webopedia via email or phone call, and with your consent the Website may pass your data along to technology vendors who meet your requirements.
Email Newsletters: Webopedia collects email addresses to provide readers of our blogs with updates via email newsletters. These email newsletters contain links to blog posts, product recommendations, and links to research white papers that match your technology or industry interests.
Get Pricing: Should You request pricing details for a particular technology listed on the site, Webopedia will collect Personal Information such as:
When You consent to receive pricing details for a technology, Webopedia will contact you with those pricing details. With your consent, the Website may pass your data along to technology vendors who meet your requirements.
Product Reviews: Webopedia uses your personal information to verify Your identity and to ensure you are not a current or previous employee of the technology company or their direct competitors.
Webopedia collects the following Personal Information that You submit voluntarily. You may provide Webopedia with additional information about You as You use the Services such as:
When You contribute posts and reviews, participate in Webopedia surveys (either directly, or through third party service providers), or provide any other Content to the Services through other means, Webopedia will collect all the information You provide. In connection with reviews, posts, and surveys, Webopedia (and/or its third party service providers) may collect a wide variety of product- and vendor-related information.
Please be aware that while some pieces of information that You provide to Webopedia would not be sufficient to identify You when seen by another User without any context, the combination of different pieces of information that You have provided for viewing by other Users, or any contextual information, may allow other Users and Webopedia to identify You.
When You contact Webopedia by sending Webopedia an e-mail or when You use any of our contact forms, Webopedia will collect any information that is contained in (and/or attached to) Your e-mail, text message, or that You enter into such forms.
Webopedia does not collect, process or control any sensitive personal information such as Physical or Mental Health, Political Beliefs or Genetics, etc.
For our direct marketing activities, we employ Legitimate Interest as legal grounds for processing data.
If You browse through the Website without entering any Personal Information, Webopedia will automatically gather and store certain information about Your visit. This information does not identify You personally and cannot be linked back to You unless You decide at some point to identify Yourself. If You are only browsing, Webopedia may collect the following information (whenever possible): IP address, domain name, the type of browser and operating system used to access the Website, the date and time You access the Website, the pages You visit (click-through), and if You linked to the Website from another website, the address of that website as well as additional information related to Your visit. Webopedia uses Your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Website.
Webopedia does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information by anyone under the age of 18. Do not fill out any forms on the site if You are under the age of 18 and do not provide Webopedia with any information regarding any individual under the age of 18.
Personal Information You submit to Webopedia , or to third parties that support us in collecting information, is used by us to provide You and other Users with the Services, to respond to requests that You make, to improve our Services, and to operate, maintain, and improve the features, functionality, performance, and support of the Services.
One of the purposes of the Services is for Users to share product- and vendor-related information with other Users. Therefore, You should assume that any information (including any Personal Information You may choose to provide, but excluding Your registration information) that You post will be made available to other Users of the Services. Webopedia may provide You the ability to anonymously post certain comments, in which case Webopedia will not include Your contact information (i.e., name, username, email address, or postal address) on the Website in connection with such comments. However, You should know that Webopedia’s internal records may associate Your contact information with such comments.
Unused data and data that falls outside of categories we deem commercially viable will be deleted. To ensure the accuracy of our recommendations and the privacy of Personal Information, Webopedia analyzes all records annually and deletes any that have gone untouched, unprocessed, and unreferenced in a timespan of 5 years. Data that has been requested to be forgotten will be deleted promptly.
Webopedia adheres to rights of data subjects set out by the GDPR standards. Under these standards individual citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) have the right to:
If You would like to make a subject access request (SAR) to view, delete, or otherwise change the data stored in the Webopedia database, please contact our Data Protection Officer by emailing [email protected] .
Through our site and partners, we receive data that you actively submit, as well as data that we track when you request information, or otherwise actively send us data. We usually collect data such as your name, email address, business address, telephone number, and other information related to the business you represent.
Webopedia adheres to rights of data subjects set out by CCPA. Residents of California upon verification have the right to
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
To exercise these rights listed above you can contact us by
Calling 615-285-4849 x 113
Email us at [email protected]
Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
Webopedia works hard to protect Information You provide from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access or disclosure. These steps take into account the sensitivity of the Other Information we collect, process and store, and the current state of technology. Webopedia has deployed all of these requirements in our systems and processes both internally as well as with upstream data providers to ensure the security of Personal Information:
On occasion Webopedia will make available to potential advertisers, research firms, and business partners aggregated results from research it has conducted regarding visitors to the Website. Webopedia may count, track, and aggregate visitor activity into our analysis of general traffic flows to the Website and may merge this information into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis with potential advertisers, research firms, and business partners. In such case, Webopedia will only provide demographic information on an aggregated basis and does not disclose individual reader information.