Privacy & Cookies Policy

Privacy Policy

CTIP is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the privacy of the personal information we collect from you.  Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand our practices about how we collect, use and share your personal information.

About our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how the personal information that is collected when you visit the CTIP website,

Information We Collect

The Service collects information from you in two ways: directly from your input and automatically through the Service’s technologies.

Information You Provide

The types of personal information that the Service collects directly from you may include:

  • Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address and telephone number;
  • Usernames and passwords;
  • Payment information, such as a credit or debit card number;
  • Comments, feedback, posts and other content you submit to the Service;

In order to access certain content and to make use of additional functionality and features of the Service, we ask you to register for an account by completing and submitting a registration form, which may request additional information.

Information Collected Automatically

The Service also automatically collects, through our servers and the use of cookies (small text files sent to your computer),  and other technologies, information that tells us how you use the Service, such as:

  • Internet Protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your computer to the Internet;
  • Computer, device and connection information, such as browser type and version, operating system, mobile platform and unique device identifier (“UDID”) and other technical identifiers;
  • Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) click stream data, including date and time stamp, referring and exit URLs, search terms you used, and pages you visited or searched for on the Service; and
  • For location-aware services, the physical location of your device in order to provide you with more relevant content for where you are in the world.

We may use and disclose information that does not reveal your identity or permit direct association with any specific individual, such as browser and device information, anonymous usage data and aggregated information, for any purpose, except where we are restricted by law.  If we combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

You can control cookies through your browser’s settings and other tools.  However, if you block certain cookies, you may not be able to register, login to the Service, access certain parts of the Service or make full use of the Service.

Use of Your Information

We may use your personal information to:

  • Provide the Service to you, such as allow access to or delivery of our products or services, process or fulfill an form;
  • Respond to your requests, inquiries, comments or concerns;
  • Identify and analyze usage trends, including for the purposes of research, audits, reporting and paying royalties and license fees to third-party content providers;
  • Notify you about changes or updates to the Service and our services; and
  • Provide you special offers, promotions, surveys and other information about the Service as well as products, events and services of ours, our affiliates and non-affiliated third parties such as societies and sponsors.

We may on occasion also match or combine the personal information that you provide with information that we obtain from other sources or that is already in our records, whether collected online or offline or by predecessor or affiliated group companies, for the purposes described above.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may share your personal information with:

  • Relevant agents, representatives, joint venturers, and entities for which we are acting as an agent, licensee or publisher, such as societies and sponsors;
  • Applicable suppliers and service providers, including editors, reviewers, customer support, email service providers; and
  • All of our affiliates, trading names and divisions within the CTIP group of PPP centers worldwide

to assist us with producing and delivering our products and services, developing and operating our businesses, systems and communications and for other purposes set forth in this privacy policy.

We also may share your personal information with our affiliated group PPP centers worldwide and with societies, sponsors and other non-affiliated third parties that wish to send you information about their services that may be of interest to you as determined by your choices in managing your communications preferences following the process described below.

We also may need to disclose your personal information:

  • to respond to or comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, court order or other legal obligation;
  • to enforce and protect our rights and properties;
  • to detect, investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity;
  • to protect the rights, property or safety of our users, employees or others; and

The Service may let you post and share personal information, comments, materials and other content.  Any information you disclose publicly may be collected and used by others, may be indexable by search engines, and might not be able to be removed.  Please be careful when disclosing personal information in these public areas.

Access to and Accuracy of Your InformationThe Service may allow registered users to access their account information and make corrections or updates upon log in at any time.  The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the user.  You may also request access to other personal information about you that may be held in the Service.  If you request to deactivate your account or delete your personal information, we will endeavor to fulfill your request but some personal information may persist in backup copies for a certain period of time and may be retained as necessary for legitimate business purposes or to comply with our legal obligations.

Data Security

CTIP takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction through the use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical security measures.

Cross-Border Transfer of Your Information

Your personal information may be transferred to other countries for processing.  By using the Service you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, which may have different personal data protection rules than in your country.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time.  Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.

Use of Cookies by this Site

As explained in our privacy policy, this Site collects information through the use of “cookies” or similar technologies. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the main cookies set by this site and their purpose.

Google Analytics sets first party cookies via a piece of JavaScript code which must be added to every page that site owners want to track. It sets four cookies automatically, and a fifth via opt-in (this relates to sharing information about your traffic with Google).

Globally and in the European Union member states and EEUU Google sets the following cookies:

__utma Cookie
A persistent cookie – remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning visit). This also includes Days and Visits to purchase calculations which afford ecommerce websites with data intelligence around purchasing sales funnels.

__utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookie
These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.

Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page. A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. Given__utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired.

This is a standard ‘grace period’ in web analytics. Ominture and WebTrends among many others follow the same procedure.

  __utmz Cookie
Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine (organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the   __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data.

This cookie lasts six months. In tracking terms this Cookie is perhaps the most important as it will tell you about your traffic and help with conversion information such as what source / medium / keyword to attribute for a Goal Conversion.

__utmv Cookie
Google __utmv Cookie lasts “forever”. It is a persistant cookie. It is used for segmentation, data experimentation and  the __utmv works hand in hand with the   __utmz cookie to improve cookie targeting capabilities.