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Bestofmedia Privacy Policy


This website is owned and operated by Bestofmedia Group located in 26 avenue du Général de Gaulle 92150 Suresnes, France, registered at RCS Nanterre No. 424 382 026. Bestofmedia Group is the owner and editor of Tom’s Hardware, Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Games and Tom’s IT Pro. Bestofmedia Group in an independent French group which edits websites specialized in High Tech and is in the top 3 of media group specialized in High Tech worldwide. It is available in many countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Great-Britain, Finland, Turkey, Russia and United States. Its websites propose diversified content: news and thorough features, objective tests product, price comparator and forums, which federates a great community of mutual aid.

The Purpose of this Policy - Your Consent

Bestofmedia, LLC is committed to ensuring the privacy of its readers and registered members and wants its users to fully understand Bestofmedia’s terms and conditions. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to ensure that we interact with all of our customers in line with current legislation and in accordance with their wishes. This privacy statement describes how any personal, and anonymous, information is collected and managed and how user can request changes to any sharing of this information that may occur.

By using this Website and/ or submitting personal data, the user accept transfer, storing and processing activities described in this Policy. Bestofmedia will take all reasonably necessary information to make sure that the personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

Personal Details

Bestofmedia and its suppliers may collect process and use your personal data (including your name, postal address, email address, telephone, mobile and fax numbers). Bestofmedia does so to contact the user regarding the services he has requested and/or to offer services to him, and/or to provide the services he has requested. For that, Bestofmedia may employ trusted third party specialists to process the user data in order to deliver more effective content.

This personal data is stored on Bestofmedia computers in France, and, because Bestofmedia is an International company, information may be transferred to, stored and processed, inside France and/or abroad and/or outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) by other members of our Group. In addition, if the user consents to receive offerings from third party organizations, this personal data remains with Bestofmedia who will send the third party offerings. Except as set forth below with regard to the provision of free resources, at no time will your personal data be transferred to such third party organizations. Finally, as stated above, the user’s personal data may be transferred to and stored by third party specialists engaged by Bestofmedia, who can be located in/outside the EEA to assist in the provision of the content and services the user request. In all cases, Bestofmedia will only transfer the user’s data outside the EEA to countries that ensure adequate levels of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.

From time to time Bestofmedia and its websites may invite you to register in order to receive offerings like email newsletters, competitions… or other services from Bestofmedia and its websites. This may require the user a confirmation of his information. This information is mandatory and is required by Bestofmedia for security matters, and enables Bestofmedia to supply services to users and advertisers. Bestofmedia may also ask for information such as job function, job title, industry sector, company/ name and country. During registration, you will also be asked to choose a user name and password for future access to the relevant Website(s).

Because Tom’s Hardware is part of Bestofmedia, the user may receive offers that it believes will be of interest to the user from any of the Bestofmedia sites. However, Tom’s Hardware offers the user a chance to opt out of receiving additional information from Bestofmedia. The user has the absolute right to ask Bestofmedia not to process his personal data for marketing purposes.

Opting in/ opting out

Bestofmedia Group cannot accept any responsibility for use by third parties of data that you have consented to being passed on.
Bestofmedia gives the user the opportunity to opt in to receive marketing information from selected and reputable third party organizations. Bestofmedia, LLC gives users the opportunity to opt out whenever necessary, and practical. Users can: opt not to receive Bestofmedia’s electronic messages, not to provide certain optional personal information when registering for an account.
Bestofmedia do not take any responsibility of third parties’ use of data that you have consented to being passed on.

Disclosure of Information

Bestofmedia, LLC reserves the right to transfer any information accumulated as described above in the event of the sale of part or all of Bestofmedia, LLC assets and/or stock. So, if the business of operating this Website is sold, the relevant customer lists and other personal data of the subscribers and users will be transferred to the new owner. This transaction will be done in accordance with current legislation.
Bestofmedia may disclose the user’s personal data under these following circumstances:

  1. Where Bestofmedia, LLC is required to do so by law and any order of the court.
  2. Where it is necessary to identify anyone who may be violating the rights of others or the law in general.
  3. Where Bestofmedia, LLC intends to co-operate with the investigation of any alleged unlawful activities without being required to by virtue of any court order or other legal requirement.
  4. Where it is necessary to protect the rights of Bestofmedia, LLC.

Changing your details and unsubscribing

At all times a member will have the opportunity to amend his contact details and/or to modify his opt-in/opt-out choices. Bestofmedia will not actually delete the record from the database(s) as he would no longer be able to identify the user, which could lead to the user receiving information from Bestofmedia in the future. To action any of these requests please contact the relevant customer care department of Bestofmedia.
If the user submit his email address to sign up for any online offering of Bestofmedia including newsletter(s) on the website, then he can unsubscribe at any time by using the unsubscribe link provided in the newsletter.

Access to Information

The user has a right to access, modify, rectify and cancel information Bestofmedia has on him. For that, he can write to Bestofmedia, 26 avenue du Général de Gaulle 92150 Suresnes, France, or on this Website on the « My account » page.

Anonymous information about your use of the Website

Bestofmedia, LLC's servers automatically recognize a visitor's IP address and domain name. These items do not reveal any personal information about the visitor. The information is used solely to compile statistics that enable Bestofmedia to examine page impression levels and numbers of unique users visiting the Websites. This information helps Bestofmedia to understand the areas of the sites that people visit in order to deliver more effective content.

Other Links

Bestofmedia use all reasonable precautions to securely maintain all information given by registered members and Bestofmedia is not responsible for any breach of the reasonable security measures installed to protect the said information.
Please be aware that the Website may link to other websites which may be accessed through our Website. This statement does not extend to sites that are linked to Bestofmedia. The user should refer to those sites for further information about their use of personal information. We are not responsible for the data policies, content or security of these linked web sites.

Cookies

Like most other Web sites, Bestofmedia, LLC uses cookies. Cookies are small data files that some Web sites write to the user’s hard drive when users visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages the user has visited. Cookies do not tell us who you are unless you've specifically given us personally identifiable information. A cookie can't read data off the user’s hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites.
Bestofmedia, LLC uses cookies to allow automatic logins to improve the user’s experience with Bestofmedia’s websites. For example, we may use a cookie to identify our forums members so they don't have to re-enter a user id and password when they sign-in. Cookies can also be used to help Bestofmedia to better understand how visitors interact with his websites leading to the delivery of more relevant content, or they can be used to control the number of times an advertisement is served to the same visitor. Cookies may be created directly by Bestofmedia’s sites for these purposes, or by third-party companies operating on Bestofmedia’s behalf. Some of his advertisers occasionally serve the user cookies as well. Bestofmedia do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. If the user chooses to become a member of the forums, he must have cookies enabled to access the member related pages (i.e. Discussion Boards and Member Profile pages).
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow the user to modify security settings so he can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis.

Changes to the Policy

This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time. Any modifications to Bestofmedia Group’s Privacy Policy will be reflected on this page. If there is a significant change, the users will be notified it on the websites and provide a link to the new policy.

Contact Us

If you have any comments or queries in connection with our privacy policy, please Contact Us.
We can be contacted at:
Bestofmedia Group
26 avenue du Général de Gaulle
92150 Suresnes
France
Phone: +33 (0)1 41 38 09 03
Email: uk@bestofmedia.com / france@bestofmedia.com

Last updated: June 13 2012