Your Privacy Is Important To Us!

The privacy of our visitors and subscribers is very important to us. Since we do gather information about you, we provide this privacy statement to enable you to understand the terms and conditions associated with the collection of this data, as well as how we use it and how you can correct or change it. In addition, we make to you the following pledge:

The Brand Quarterly Privacy Pledge

1. Unless you otherwise agree (as indicated below), the information you give us or that we collect about you will not be shared with any third party, except with those third parties providing services to us (“our service providers”) and then only in the form of statistical information which has been aggregated with other user information for the purposes of our own website research and development in an effort to better serve your needs.

2. We will never contact you without your permission, and we will immediately terminate any communications with you upon request.

Electronic Newsletters

You can choose to subscribe to one of our FREE electronic newsletters. These newsletters are distributed through our service provider. To subscribe, simply check the box for each newsletter you wish to receive, provide your name and e-mail address, then submit. From time-to-time, you may be asked to provide additional information such as job title, number of employees, country of origin, and type of business. As a subscriber to our newsletter, you also agree to receive advertisements, promotions, and special communications from Brand Quarterly and its partners. You can remove yourself from our newsletter e-mail lists by simply following the “Unsubscribe” directions included in each newsletter you receive or send an email with “unsubscribe” in the subject line to unsubscribe@brandquarterly.com. Please be assured that the information you give us or that we collect about you in connection with your subscription to our electronic newsletters will not be shared with any third party, except with our service providers and then only in the form and for the purposes stated in the above Privacy Pledge.

Usage Reports

In order to better understand traffic patterns on BrandQuarterly.com, we analyze our site activity to obtain overall usage statistics. These usage statistics provide us with certain information obtained through the use of cookies and from data within the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser). Information we collect from the browser string includes domain name, browser type, operating system, geographic origin, referring domain and MIME type. Cookies allow us to track behavior on the site to determine content preferences and usage patterns. This information is for internal consumption and is only shared with third parties on a statistically aggregated basis. No specific or personally identifiable information collected through this process is ever shared with a third party.

E-Mail Data Analysis

From time-to-time, we provide our e-mail lists (newsletters & special offers) to our service providers, which in turn provide us with specialized services, such as e-mail message deployment, merge-purge (identifying and removing duplicate addresses) of lists, statistical analysis and other data processing. Please be assured that the information you give us or that we collect about you in connection with your subscription to our electronic newsletters and/or special offers will not be shared with any third party, except with our service providers and then for the purposes stated in the above Privacy Pledge.

Cookies

BrandQuarterly.com uses cookies. A cookie is a small data file written to your hard drive. Cookies allow us to understand user behavior so we can more effectively develop information and programs to serve you better. Our third-party ad serving company, delivers a one-time cookie to your hard drive in order to better track ad impressions and click-through rates generated by your activity on our websites. Advertisers require information regarding ad impressions and click-through rates, and by providing them with this information, we are able to keep our websites free to our visitors. Please be assured that, except for sharing impressions and click-through rates with our third-party advertisers, the information you give us or that we collect about you in connection with our use of cookies will not be shared with any other third party, except with our service providers and then only in the form and for the purposes stated in the above Privacy Pledge.

We use a session cookie to remember your subscriber status for you. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled you will have to enter your subscriber details during every visit.  More information on session cookies and what they are used for at www.allaboutcookies.org/About/Cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

We use Google Analytics to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

On many of the pages of the site you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. There are buttons for: Twitter, Google +1, Facebook ‘Like’ and LinkedIn ‘Share’. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of BrandQuarterly.com. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on BrandQuarterly.com. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting BrandQuarterly.com, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

We use a number of external web services on BrandQuarterly.com, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to show videos we use Vimeo and YouTube. As with the social buttons we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.

If you’re concerned about the use of cookies, you have the option to set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or to turn off cookies entirely. The options to warn or disable cookies can be found in the “Options” or “Preferences” feature of your browser. You do not need to enable cookies in order to use BrandQuarterly.com, however, you may have restricted access as cookies are required for subscriber only content.

We recommend you visit www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

Links to Other Sites

Please be aware that when you’re on BrandQuarterly.com, or when you receive an e-mail message from us on behalf of a marketer according to permission granted through our opt-in process for newsletters and special offers, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control, such as the marketer’s site. There may also be links to other sites from Brand Quarterly pages or from the e-mail message we send you that take you outside BrandQuarterly.com. These other sites may send their own cookies to visitors, collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies of these other sites may be significantly different from this privacy policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information collected there.

Correcting Information

You can correct or update any information you have provided to Brand Quarterly by following the instructions in any electronic newsletter or offering we send, or you may correct your information by sending an e-mail to subscriptions@brandquarterly.com

Deactivating

Any user receiving our electronic newsletter or who receives regular offers from our partners may opt out of our email list at any time by simply following the instructions to “Unsubscribe” within each newsletter or offering.

Privacy Policy Changes

Our privacy policy may from time to time be modified. In the event of a significant change, we will indicate this on our site and provide a link to the new policy.

Contacting Brand Quarterly

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, feel free to contact us at privacy@brandquarterly.com