The Green IT Report - Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the information we may collect from you and why we collect it. Use of this website by you constitutes acceptance by you of this privacy policy.

The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the processing of information relating to you and grants you various rights in relation to your personal data. One of these rights is that an organisation tells you how it will use this personal data.

To operate our web sites it is essential to collect data such as traffic data, forms filled out on our website for registration purposes and any communications received from users. The Green IT Report is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and that it complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Act. This policy explains how we use the information which we collect about you when you use the services offered by us through our website.

Use of Cookies
a)  When you first visit the site, we will send a 'cookie' to your computer. A cookie is a file that identifies you as a unique user and is stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.
b)  Cookies allow us to keep track of usage of the web site and improve the quality of our service by tracking your user preferences. Any information received does not provide personal information.  A cookie can let us know, for example, IP address, browser type, operating system, data and time. It can tell us, ‘This is the same computer that visited this site two days ago’, but it cannot tell us, ‘This person is Joe Blogs’ or even, ‘This person lives in the United Kingdom’.
c)  Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies without prompting. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent – although if you refuse cookies some parts of the service may not function properly.
d)  Advertisers can use cookies, which we do not control.  If cookies are used they will be downloaded if you click on any advertisement we have on our site.

Information Collection
a)  We may use data you voluntarily provided to send you information on products we feel might interest you or to inform you of any changes to The Green IT Report that could impact our services to you.
b)  We will collect personal information (such as your name, address, etc.) about you should you register with us and when you subsequently visit the site. We do not collect any personal information about you except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information.
c)  We may use the personal information that you provide to customise the site in line with your preferences and to help us and our partners, sponsors and other third parties understand the way in which users are visiting the site.
d)  By registering your personal details, you consent to the use of your information as set out in this privacy policy and agree to be bound by the terms of this policy. You should however note that to protect your privacy we will, wherever practicable aggregate your personal information so that it is used by us in an anonymous format.

Information Sharing
We will not supply any data that would identify you to any third party and will not supply any data to a third party that would allow them to contact you, except under the following circumstances:
a)  If The Green IT Report or a part of the business merges with or is sold to a third party the personal informational data stored in our database may be shared with or transferred to a third party so that they may continue to operate the site. We will take reasonable efforts to notify you of any such changes in advance.
b)  Where legally requested.
c)  For purposes of fraud prevention.

Data Storage and Security

a)  It is possible that we may transfer data from you outside of the European Economic Area for storing and processing.  It may be processed by staff outside the European Economic Area, by a company who works for us or a supplier we have.  Any time you provide personal data, you agree to a transfer for processing and storage.  We take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the data transfer in agreement with this privacy policy.
b)  Transmission of data via the internet is never completely secure, so a guarantee of data sent electronically or transmitted cannot be given.  Information offered is therefore at your own risk.
c)  Third Party websites linked from The Green IT Report are not included in our privacy policy.  We do not accept liability or responsibility for third party links and their privacy policies.