Thomson Reuters Online Privacy
Your privacy is important to Thomson Reuters and we go to great
lengths to protect it. This Privacy Statement applies to the online collection
of personal information via this website by Thomson Reuters and its worldwide
affiliated companies and subsidiaries. This Statement does not apply to
information collected in any other way, including offline.
Our websites may contain links to sites maintained by third
parties. This Privacy Statement does not reflect the privacy practices of those
third party sites.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES THOMSON REUTERS COLLECT AND HOW
DO WE USE IT?
We may collect information about users in three ways: directly
from the user, from web & application server logs, and through cookies. We
use the information primarily to provide a personalized Internet experience
that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant
and helpful to you. We don't share any of the information you provide with
others, unless we say so in this Privacy Statement, or when we believe in good
faith that the law requires it.
If you contact us for customer support, we may ask you to
provide information about your computer/mobile device or about the issues you
are trying to resolve. This information is necessary to help us answer your
questions. We may record your requests and our responses for quality control
Web server logs
When you visit our website, we may track information about your
visit and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the
activities on our sites. Our servers automatically capture and save the
information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include:
- • Your unique
Internet protocol address
- • The name of your
unique Internet service provider
- • The city, state,
and country from which you access our website
- • The kind of
browser or computer you use
- • The number of
links you click within the site
- • The date and time
of your visit
- • The web page from
which you arrived to our site
- • The pages you
viewed on the site
- • Certain
searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s)
The information we collect in web server logs helps us
administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content
from inappropriate use, and improve the user's experience.
In order to offer and provide a customized and personal service,
simply small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a web server and
are and to help you navigate our sites during your visits.
initially set up to accept cookies. However, if you prefer, you can set your
browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie or to refuse to accept
cookies. You should understand that some features of many sites may not
function properly if you don't accept cookies.
Third Party Services
We may use services hosted by third parties, such as Google Analytics, to assist in
providing our services and to help us understand our customers’ use of our
products. These services may collect
information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including your
IP address or cookies. If these third
party services collect information, they do so anonymously and in the aggregate
to provide information helpful to us such as website trends, without
identifying individual visitors. Please
see “Cookies” in the section above for information on how you can control the
HOW DOES THOMSON REUTERS
PROTECT THE PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT IT COLLECTS?
We have implemented certain appropriate security measures to
help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from
unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, some of our websites are
protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. Also, we store the
information about you in a data center with restricted access and appropriate
monitoring, and we use a variety of technical security measures to secure your
data. In addition, we use intrusion detection and virus protection software. However,
please note that we do not guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable
to defeat our security measures.
Also, please note that we may store and process your personal
information in systems located outside of your home country, including countries located outside of the
European Union.However, regardless of where storage and processing
may occur, we take appropriate steps to see that your information is protected,
consistent with the principles set forth under this statement.
WHO HAS ACCESS TO THE PERSONAL
We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other customer
data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any
unaffiliated parties, except as follows:
- To agents and/or
contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their
relationship with us (for example, we may use third parties to help us
with promotional campaigns).
- As required by
law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with
the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by
another company or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or
if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect
our rights or property.
We also rely on some of our affiliates for support of the
products and services we offer, and we share some of our back-office functions
with other Thomson Reuters companies. Our affiliates are all required to
preserve the confidentiality of any personal information they may access.
We will not disclose any information about your usage to
unaffiliated third parties, except as necessary to service the account, to
providers, or as required by law.
We may also use statistics regarding usage for product
development purposes, but we only use those statistics in the aggregate and
they don't include any personally identifiable information about individual
If you have any additional questions or concerns related to this
statement and/or our information practices, please contact us using the “contact
us” link on the website.
PRIVACY STATEMENT CHANGES
Our Privacy Statement may change at any time. If our information practices change in a
significant way, we will post the policy changes here. This Privacy Statement
was last updated on October 10, 2011.