Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Updated June 25, 2018



CFE Media LLC (“we,” “our,” “us”) provides information products and services to engineering and marketing professionals.

This Privacy Policy describes the kinds of Personal Data (as defined below) that we may collect when you use any of the following products or services (collectively, the “Services”), and how we maintain, use and share this information:

·our websites for CFEMedia,Consulting-Specifying Engineer,Control Engineering,Oil & Gas Engineering,2022世界杯八强谁会赢?andCFE Edu(collectively, “Sites”);

·our mobile applications (collectively, “Apps”);

·all services, databases and other information that we make available by means of any of the Sites or Apps;

·our print and electronic publications; and

·our webcasts and live events.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any such changes will be posted here. If we make a material change in the way we use your Personal Data, we will prominently note the change on the Sites or otherwise notify you.


Some of the information we collect when you use the Services, such as your name, title, company name, postal address, email address or telephone number, or, if you buy something, your payment information, may allow you to be identified. We call this type of information “Personal Data.”


(a) Information Products.如果您想订阅或注册我们的一项服务,您将需要提供相关的联系方式和(如适用)付款信息。我们也可能要求某些人口统计信息(如职位、购买责任或产品购买或指定细节)。我们将使用这些信息向您提供服务,并与您就服务进行沟通。我们也可能与推广合作伙伴共享此个人数据,如下所述。

(a)Education Platform.If you use our online teaching platform, you will need to provide certain Personal Data to register,e.g.,the kind of information you would have on your business card. We use this Personal Data to provide you with your certificate when you complete a course, to alert you about future courses and other products or services that we think may be of interest to you and for our internal research purposes. If you are using this Service pursuant to a subscription of your employer or business, information that you provide while using this Service may be made available to such entity. If payment is required for your subscription, you will need to provide payment information, as described below. We may also share this Personal Data with promotion partners, as described below.

(c)Buying Intentions.当您订阅或注册某些服务时,我们可能会询问您公司的购买意向和标准,例如您推荐的产品或服务或您公司计划购买的产品或服务。你对这些问题的回答是自愿的。如果您选择回复,我们可能会与推广合作伙伴共享此个人数据,如下所述。

(d)Promotion Partners.我们有时会与经过精心挑选、提供我们认为您可能感兴趣的产品或服务的公司共享个人数据。这些公司可能会使用这些个人资料向您推销其产品或服务。If you prefer not to have your Personal Data shared, please contact our data protection officer with your request, as indicated below.

(e)Chatrooms, Blogs or other Forums.我们可能会向您提供机会,让您以博客条目评论的形式或通过我们在线服务的其他公开可访问区域向在线聊天室或论坛发布信息。如果我们这样做,您提供的任何信息可能会被公开显示。我们敦促您不要在此类情况下提供任何个人资料或任何您希望保持隐私的其他资料。

(f)Surveys.我们可能会不时要求你完成调查或民意调查。参与是自愿的。我们只会以综合方式使用及公开披露我们从调查或民意调查收集到的资料,而不会以个人资料的形式使用。We use this information to allow us to improve our Services or learn more about our customer base.



(i)e-Commerce.如果您为我们的任何服务(如订阅ContactStream®、ContentStream®、CFE Media的全球服务和产品平台®或CFE Edu®)或参加某些活动付费,并为此目的提供您的支付信息,我们将仅使用该信息完成您的购买。

(j)Web Logs.我们维护网络日志,自动记录每个访问我们在线服务的人的基本信息。我们使用网络日志信息来帮助我们设计或改进我们的服务,确定流行的功能,以及用于其他管理和分析目的。These logs contain:

·The Internet domain from which you access the Services.

·Your IP address.

·The type of browser and operating system that you use.

·The date and time you visited the Services.

·The pages that you visited on the Services.

·The address of the website you linked from to get to the Services.


(l)Communicating with You.我们可能会使用您的个人资料与您沟通及回应您的查询。

(m)Service Providers.我们与第三方服务提供商签订合同,为我们履行职能。例如,我们的在线教育平台是由第三方托管运营的。我们还可能聘请服务提供商提供技术支持、网站开发、支付处理和其他功能。These service providers may be given access to Personal Data for the purpose of performing those functions, but they will be contractually bound to maintain the confidentiality of the information and not to use it for any other purpose.

(n)Social Media.在线服务可能包括社交媒体功能,例如允许您关注我们的链接。这些功能可能会收集有关您的IP地址和您在服务上访问的页面的信息,它们可能会设置一个cookie以确保功能正常运行。您与这些功能的交互受提供这些功能的公司的隐私惯例和政策的约束。





We will disclose Personal Data when we are required to do so by law, regulation or securities exchange requirements, for example, in response to a court order or subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or when we believe such disclosure is appropriate to protect our legal rights or to safeguard anyone’s property or safety.


The Services may include links to other websites whose privacy practices differ from ours. If you submit Personal Data to any of those sites, your information will be governed by their privacy policies.


If you would like us to stop sending you email or other communications or not share your Personal Data with our promotion partners, or if would like to access your registration information to review, correct or delete it, you may send a request to our data protection officer using the contact information at the end of this Privacy Policy. You may also use the unsubscribe links that we include with e-newsletters to unsubscribe from receiving them anymore. We will fulfill any opt-out requests within ten (10) business days. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the information we collect is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete and current.

Residents of the European Union have certain rights, as provided by applicable law, including the rights to:

(i)request confirmation of whether we store, use or share any of your Personal Data;

(ii)obtain access to or a copy of your Personal Data;

(iii)receive an electronic copy of Personal Data that you have provided to us, or ask us to send that information to another company (the “right of data portability”);

(iv)restrict our uses of your Personal Data or object to those uses;

(v)seek correction of inaccurate, untrue or incomplete Personal Data; and

(vi)request erasure of Personal Data held about you by us, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law.

If we are relying on consent to process your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. However, withdrawing consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing of Personal Data carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain Services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

If you would like to exercise any of the foregoing rights, please contact our data protection officer, as set out below.

In addition, if you are a resident of the European Union, you have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority if you believe that your Personal Data has been collected or used in violation of relevant privacy requirements.

You will not have to pay a fee to exercise any of these rights.


We retain Personal Data that we collect no longer than is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collect it and to comply with our legal obligations








We do not note if you set your web browser to send a “do not track” or similar request when you visit our Sites, and doing so will not affect the performance of the Services.


We use reasonable efforts to maintain the security of all Personal Data, including technological safeguards, but cannot guarantee that an unauthorized breach or disclosure of such information could never occur.




If you have any questions, comments, issues or concerns pertaining to this Privacy Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact our data protection officer by email at or by postal mail or courier at: CFE Media LLC, Attention: Data Protection Officer, 3010 Highland Pkwy., Ste. 325, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA. We will work with you to obtain a prompt resolution of any issues you may have.