Date last modified: July 26, 2016

Please read this policy carefully to understand the policies and practices of E Source Companies LLC (“we” or E Source”) regarding your Personal Information and how we will treat it. Any and all Information that you may provide to us, to the extent it contains information that can be used to identify you and is private to you, is referred to throughout this policy as “Personal Information.”

If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use the E Source Website or to refrain from sending E Source any Personal Information.

By accessing or using the E Source Website, you are acknowledging and accepting this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Personal Information: Collection and Types

In general, the types of Personal Information that may be governed by this policy include, but are not limited to: name, title, employer or similar affiliation, email address, phone number, and postal address.

Certain E Source services, tools, and other products may require or invite you to answer questions or otherwise provide information to E Source; these services, tools, and other products include, for example, surveys, benchmarks, email newsletters, White Papers, and assessments. Much of this information may be Personal Information.

When you register for an E Source event, we may obtain additional Personal Information, such as credit card information and your hotel, meal, and other travel preferences.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use your Personal Information to help us process your order, service your account, and respond to your inquiries. We may also use it to contact you with offers that we think are relevant to you, when there is a Website problem, or for other customer service-related issues.

If you provide Personal Information to E Source in connection with a survey, benchmark or assessment, or for a similar purpose, we will use that Personal Information solely for the purpose or purposes for which it was provided. 

Personal Information that you provide in connection with event registration, as described above, may be used for confirmation and billing purposes and otherwise to enhance the value of your event experience or your overall travel experience. Exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees at E Source events may receive a list of the names of attendees and their employers or sponsors, including basic contact information of the type typically found on a business card. Host hotels, convention centers, and other facilities are not permitted to use Personal Information for marketing purposes.

As stated in more detail below under “Website Technologies,” E Source may use various website technologies to personalize your experience on the E Source Website and to otherwise improve service to you.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

E Source will not sell, share, or rent your Personal Information, except for the limited distribution of event registration information described above.

E Source has implemented internal practices and procedures to protect against the unauthorized disclosure of your Personal Information to persons outside of E Source.

E Source may disclose Personal Information in any of the following ways or for any of the following purposes:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates;
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties in connection with our regular business activities;
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it, for example, for benchmarking, or any other purpose disclosed by us either before or at the time you provide the information;
  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes;
  • To a person or entity who acquires or is a successor-in-interest to E Source, its business, or its assets, whether in a merger, sale of assets, sale of equity, change of control, or other transaction;
  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to a subpoena or any government or regulatory request;
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of E Source, our customers or others; or
  • With your consent.

E Source may aggregate Personal Information or may otherwise process it so that it cannot be used to identify a specific individual and is no longer Personal Information. E Source may sell, share, or rent this aggregated or de-identified data.

Website Technologies

Cookies

The E Source Website uses cookies to customize your experience. A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard drive, making it possible for the website to remember who you are and what your preferences are. There are different types of cookies. A “session” cookie is erased from memory when a visitor’s browser closes. A “persistent” cookie expires based on a time set by the web server. Persistent cookies help websites identify specific visitors and their preferences when they return to a website.

Please note that disabling or blocking cookies for some services may affect your ability to use those services. If you wish to alter your cookie preferences, you must change your browser’s preferences to enable/keep, disable/block/restrict, or delete/remove cookies. For optimal use, we recommend enabling cookies.

Enabling cookies is handled by your browser’s security settings, which are specific to each browser and operating system. Please check with the company that created your browser if you need more information.

Pixel Tags

We may also use web beacons, clear gifs, or other similar technologies (collectively “pixel tags”). A pixel tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1x1), that is ordinarily not visible and may be associated with cookies on the visitors’ storage drives. We may use pixel tags to track your use of the websites for advertising, marketing, or promotional purposes, and to determine whether you opened an email message from us. This information also enables us to customize the services we offer.

Usage Tracking

We monitor how you use our Websites, including the search terms entered, pages visited, and documents viewed. If you’re a registered user, this information is stored with your registration information. It’s unique-number identifiable and is used solely to enable us to provide you with a personalized experience on our Website.

These data may also be used by E Source, in the aggregate, to identify appropriate product offerings and subscription plans. Aggregated (not personally identifiable) forms of the data may also be used to help us target areas for future research and to identify new features and functions to develop for our Website.

These data are also used by E Source member clients to help them understand how their subscriptions are being used by their employees. In this case, the information is personally identifiable to the specific client, not to an individual. However, we do not share passwords, emails between E Source and individuals, or browser history.

How to Unsubscribe from Email Communications

If you no longer want to receive email communications from E Source, you may unsubscribe by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link that appears at the bottom of every E Source email communication. You may also notify us of your preferences using the Customer Service link below.

For More Information

To obtain more information about our privacy policies, email Customer Service or call 1-800-ESOURCE (1-800-376-8723) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday.