Privacy Policy

Overview: Webtorials provides promotional and consumer information regarding various information technology products and services via its web site and related web pages located at ("Web Site") and through email & interactive sessions. Webtorials is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. To demonstrate this commitment, Webtorials has created this privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") governing Webtorials' use of the information that is collected through the Web Site and any interactive sessions you participate in. By accessing and viewing the Web Site or participating in an interactive session, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. In order to access certain portions of the Web Site you will be required to register by providing certain limited information regarding you and the company you represent.

Webtorials exists because of a simple equation.  Users get excellent information without charge.  Sponsors get their message out, and they receive information concerning potential customers.

The model for Webtorials is a trade show or seminar; we present the same type of information in a web-based format.  You can't go to a trade show without registering.  You can't get to the information at Webtorials without registering.  And in order to let users know about new presentations and papers at Webtorials, your email is the most important part of the registration information.

We view this, using the analogy above of an on-line trade show, as the same as swiping your badge at a show.  Free information is traded for contact information.

If users do not want sponsors to have their contact information, the solution is simple.  Don't use the site. We feel that this trade of free technical information for usage and contact information is entirely fair and reasonable. 

Cookies: A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you including your use of the Web Site. At this time, Webtorials does not use cookies.  However, we reserve the right to use in the future cookies if this use provides a significant benefit to the user.

Log Files: We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Web Site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. The log file is also used for tracking which users access which resources.

Links to Other Web Sites: The Webtorials Web Site contains links to other Web Sites. Please be aware that Webtorials is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every Web Site that you visit from our Web Site or through the interactive sessions.

Users Outside of the United States: While we make every effort to honor the laws and wishes of all users, this Web Site is available for users located exclusively in the United States of America and therefore may not recognize foreign laws.

Registration: In order to use many features of the Web Site and to participate in interactive sessions, you will be asked to complete a registration form. During registration, you are required to provide contact information, for you and the company you represent as well as business information about the company you represent. Webtorials may use this contact information as a means of confirmation of your identity, position, or relationship to particular enterprise of company.

Information Collection and Use From Registered Users: When you register on Webtorials, we ask you to share limited information about yourself and the company you represent. Only disclose business information that you are authorized to disclose. During interactive sessions, we may also collect your opinions and preferences regarding certain information technology products or services. We use this information to provide you with quality services as well as with offers that we think are relevant to you based on the preferences you share at registration or during interactive sessions. Please see the Information Sharing and Disclosure section below.

Using your contact information, Webtorials may also send you e-mail messages under the following circumstances, among others:

bullet To respond to an inquiry or request for information;
bullet To thank you for contacting Webtorials;
bullet To welcome you to Webtorials and to its products and services;
bullet To explain new product offerings and features of our services;
bullet To notify you of special promotions;
bullet To communicate with you regarding customer service related issues; and 
bullet To request that you participate in surveys and other special projects.

Your contact information may be made available or provided to sponsors and to third-party service vendors and contractors (such as the Website webmaster) that are contractually obligated to protect your information as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. In order to maintain accurate records concerning communications that Webtorials may have received from or sent to you, Webtorials may also indefinitely store any information that you provide to Webtorials through the Website.

Information Sharing and Disclosure: Once you register on the site, you are providing Webtorials with personally identifiable information. Webtorials will pass on this information after you have viewed the vendor content to the company that has paid for the listing of that particular content. Depending on the level of sponsorship, some sponsors receive a copy of our full registration information file.  This includes all of the information that was submitted when the user registered at the site.  The vendor's use of this information is governed by the vendor's privacy policy and may be used for follow-up by telephone, email, or other common methods. You should contact these vendors directly if you have any questions about their use of the information.

In addition, Webtorials may share certain aggregated demographic information with our sponsors regarding the users of the Web Site and responses we receive from you through the interactive sessions. The aggregated information that we provide is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Special Offers: We do not provide copies of our email subscriber database information to third parties. As a Registered User you will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals and newsletters. As part of our services, we may contact you with offers, promotions and information on interactive sessions sponsored by identified third parties. All the content related to such correspondence is provided by our sponsors, and Webtorials disclaims any liability for such content. By virtue of their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the promotion. Webtorials will notify the third parties of the Privacy Policy that governs your information, however, Webtorials has no control over the third-party sponsors' use of this information. 

Email lists: Since Webtorials is a living web site with frequent additions to the information, by registering for Webtorials access, you will be automatically placed on our email distribution list which will inform you about new additions and significant changes to the Webtorials site. You must be on the Webtorials list in order to continue your access to Webtorials. This list, along with registration and usage information, are also shared from time to time with the sponsors and partners, whose generous support allows us to offer Webtorials as a free service.

Email Tracking: At this time, Webtorials does not use electronic images known as Web beacons, or clear GIFs, to monitor the use of Webtorials, as well as redirected URLs to keep track of Web traffic generated by links in Webtorials. This information would help Webtorials personalize the information provided to Webtorials subscribers by sending them special reports and Special Offers related to the topics most important to them.  We reserve the right to use this tracking if and when we feel this may be of benefit to our user base.

Notification of Policy Changes: We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes to our Privacy Policy by placing a prominent notice on our Web Site or sending an email to the address you provided to us. Webtorials welcomes comments and questions on this policy.

Security Precautions: Webtorials takes precautions to protect data and information under its control from misuse, loss or alteration. Webtorials's security measures include industry-standard technology and equipment to help protect your information, and Webtorials maintains security measures to allow only the appropriate personnel and contractors access to your information. Unfortunately, no system can ensure complete security, and Webtorials disclaims any liability resulting from use of the Website.

If you have any questions about the security at our Web Sites, please send an e-mail to

Exceptions: Other than as set forth above, Webtorials will not otherwise use or disclose any of your personal information except to the extent reasonably necessary to: (i) process your information and to correct technical problems and malfunctions in the Website or the computer systems supporting the Website; (ii) protect the security and integrity of the Website; (iii) protect the rights and property of Webtorials and others; (iv) take precautions against liability; (v) respond to claims that your information violates the rights and interests of third-parties; (vi) respond to judicial or administrative process or otherwise comply with applicable law; and (vii) to assist law enforcement agencies in connection with investigations or matters related to public safety.

Updating Personal Information: You may update or correct information you previously provided to Webtorials by accessing your user profile on our Web Site. If you want to make significant changes to your registration information, please visit the account maintenance section of Webtorials.

Questions or Comments Regarding the Privacy Policy: For additional questions, please send an e-mail to