Privacy Policy

DataCenterJournal.com Privacy Policy

EFFECTIVE DATE: OCT 23, 2020

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets forth information DataCenterJournal.com (“ Data Center Journal,” “https://www.datacenterjournal.com,”, “we,”, “us,” or “our,”) may collect from you when you visit https://www.datacenterjournal.com (our “Website”) or use our mobile application, widgets or other interactive features or any of our other online or offline products (collectively the “ Services”) and how that information may be used, stored, processed, shared and disclosed.By using the Services or visiting our Website, you are consenting to be bound by our General Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy, including, but not limited to, our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with applicable laws.If you do not agree with our privacy practices and collection, use and disclosure of your information, please do not use the Services or visit our Website. We may also provide you with links to third party websites, which are not subject to our Privacy Policy. You use these third party websites at your own risk and in doing so should review each website’s applicable privacy policy and terms and conditions. We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion.Any amendment shall become effective immediately upon being posted by us on our Website. 

1. Personal Information .

(a) General.  We collect data about users of our Services, including anyone who visits our Website (hereinafter referred to as " you "). We may collect data that identifies or is associated with or otherwise linked to you and/or your household (" Personal Information") when you use our Services or access our Website, or when you otherwise contact us or any of our partners. The quantity of Personal Information we collect will depend in part on your level of use of our Services as well as your communications with us and/or our partners

(b) Personal Information You May Provide Directly. Some of the Personal Information is collected directly from you, including identifying information such as your name, address, phone number and email address.You may also elect to provide us with financial information or information about your business dealings with various data center facilities or other providers of services. Any of this Personal Information may be provided to us by third parties you provided it to as well, including our partners, data center living communities, social media websites or other third parties. 

(c) User Content.You may elect to write comments or reviews (“User Content”) on our Website, in which case we cannot control who sees or accesses said User Content. You provide this User Content at your own risk. 

(d) Information We Collect Automatically. We automatically collect certain information about you when you use our Services or visit our Website through our use of analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, as well as other cookies, tags, web beacons, scripts and other similar tools.Personal Information which we collect automatically includes information relating to how you use our Website or Services (i.e. pages you view and links you click, referring/exit pages, date/time stamp and clickstream data), information about your browser and usage patterns (i.e. your IP address, browser type, operating system and language), geolocation data and information about how you access our Website or Services. We may combine this information with other Personal Information we collect from you for any valid commercial purpose.  We may also permit third party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third party services to collect information about your use of our Services or Website over time so that they may play or display personalized or interest-based ads on our Website. 

(e) Cookies. A is a small file stored on a user’s computer by a web browser. Every time a user visits our website(s), web analytics software provided by Google Analytics generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you've visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. This information is used for statistical purposes and to improve the operation of our Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. By using this Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.The information collected by cookies helps us generate advertising, relevant content and direct communications for our users. You may learn more about Google’s practices with Google Analytics by visiting Google’s privacy policy at  https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. You can also view Google’s currently available opt-out options at  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.com.

(f) Web Beacons . We also may use a web beacon to collect information about you. A web beacon is used in combination with  cookies, and is often used as a  transparent graphic image that is placed on a  website or in an  e-mail that is used to monitor the behavior of the  user visiting the website or sending an e-mail. When the  HTML code for the web beacon points to a website to retrieve the image, at the same time it can pass along information such as the  IP address of the  computer that retrieved the image, the time the web beacon was viewed and for how long, the type of  browser that retrieved the image and previously set cookie values.

Web beacons are typically used by a third-party to monitor the activity of a website.  Turning off your  browser’s cookies will prevent web beacons from tracking your activity. The web beacon will still account for an anonymous visit, but your unique information will not be record code, your usage patterns, name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and other similar information collected on the website, unless it is unauthorized by law.

(g) Third Party Cookies and Web Beacons .  This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies and web beacons by our Website only and does not cover the use of cookies or web beacons used by any third parties.

2. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information .

(a) Our Use of Your Personal Information. We may use your Personal Information as well as other information we collect automatically for any valid commercial purpose. Specifically, we use your Personal Information to learn more about you and your data center needs in order to assist you in completing a data center search or other related transactions.  We may use your Personal Information in order to communicate with you directly or by sharing your Personal Information with our Partners who may communicate with you, including, but not limited to, by phone, email or mailings. We or our partners may also use your Personal Information in order to provide you with more targeted advertising. Finally, we may use your Personal Information in order to conduct internal research, market analysis, Website troubleshooting and security monitoring. 

(b) Disclosure of Your Personal Information.We may disclose your Personal Information for any legally permissible commercial purpose to a variety of third parties, including, but not limited to, data center communities, service providers, data center placement agents, our partners or for our internal operations or in any corporate transaction we are involved in such as a merger, consolidation or sale of our business. Some of your anonymous or de-identified information which is collected automatically through analytics tools may be shared automatically with third parties as described above in Article 1. If you do not want us to share your Personal Information, please do not provide it to us.

(c) Security. We seek to implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your Personal Information while it is under our control, but transmission of data over the internet is never without risk. We cannot guarantee the security of any Personal Information you share with us or third parties. If an unauthorized third party compromises our security measures, we are not liable or responsible to you for any damages caused by such third party’s use or disclosure of your Personal Information. We disclaim any liability and you hereby release us from any liability to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law with regard to any security breaches or accessing your Personal Information. We encourage you to take your own precautions to protect your Personal Information, such as using secure browsers, strong passwords and exercising caution in sharing Personal Information in any User Content you may provide. 

3. Communications . Any time you submit Personal Information to our Website or make an inquiry for any services, you are automatically consenting to being contacted by us or any third party with whom we share your Personal Information. You may be contacted directly by phone, email, mail, text message, fax, or any other means of communication. If you provide us with your phone number or call us (which enables us to capture your phone number for future use), you also consent to being contacted by automatic dialing systems used by us, our partners and any third parties we share your Personal Information with, even if you have previously registered on a “Do Not Call” registry. Finally, you also expressly consent to us, our partners or any third parties who call you recording and/or monitoring said telephone communications for quality control purposes. 

4. Children . Our Services are not directed at persons under 16 years of age and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under age 16. If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information, without your consent, then please contact us using the details below so that we can take steps to remove such information and terminate any account your child has created with us.

5. Special Notice for California Residents . If you are a resident of the State of California in the United States, please click here for additional California-specific privacy disclosures.

6. Governing Law . DataCenterJournal.com is based in the State of Florida in the United States. We seek to comply with local privacy, data protection and consumer rights laws to the extent such laws apply to the Services or our relationship with you. If this Privacy Policy conflicts in any way with laws of the jurisdiction in which you are located, you should stop using the Services and our Website immediately.

7. Notices . If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, wish to file a complaint or wish to communicate with us for any other reason relating to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected].

Published: Oct 23, 2020. Last Updated: Oct 23, 2020.