Privacy Policy

Pivotal B2B Media

At Pivotal B2B Media, we take your privacy and the security of your information very seriously.

We are committed to good privacy practices regarding your data. Your loyalty as a customer or visitor is necessary, and we hope that our concerns regarding your privacy, as described in this Privacy Policy, demonstrate our commitment to making your experience with us an enjoyable and satisfying one.

This policy “Privacy Policy” or “Policy” covers Pivotal owned and operated websites “Site” or “Sites“, including Pivotal B2B, Top Tech Source, Top Tech Events, and any services we may offer via these sites or otherwise (collectively, the “Services“). This privacy policy is incorporated into and is part of our terms of use, which govern your use of the services unless you have entered into a separate written agreement with Pivotal. If you have entered into a separate written agreement with Pivotal that separate written agreement shall control, only those terms within this privacy policy that do not conflict with said written agreement shall apply.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us at The policy describes the types of information we gather from people visiting our site and/or using our services and from individual users “you” or “users” interacting with our site and services and how we use, transfer, and secure such information. By accessing any site or using any services, you agree to be bound by this policy. This policy does not govern information we receive from third parties. If you do not agree to the terms of this [olicy, please do not use the site or any of our services. Each time you use any site or any services, the current version of this privacy policy will apply. Accordingly, when you use any site or services, you should check the date of this policy (which appears at the top) and review any changes since you last reviewed the policy.

We encourage you to review the entire policy. Please click on any of the links below to check that particular section.

Privacy Shield Framework and Related Information

Pivotal complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Data. For purposes of this Policy, “Personal Data” means information that (i) is transferred from the E.U. to the United States, (ii) is recorded in any form, (iii) is about, or relates to, an identified or identifiable individual, and (iv) can be linked to that individual. Pivotal has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Pivotal is responsible for processing Personal Data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Pivotal complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of Personal Data from the E.U. and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

Concerning Personal Data received or transferred under the Privacy Shield Framework, Pivotal is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, Pivotal may be required to disclose Personal Data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Pivotal commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your Personal Data. E.U. and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact email us at

Further, we require service providers to whom we disclose Personal Data and who are not subject to laws based on the European Union General Data Protection Regulation to subscribe to the United States / European Union Privacy Shield principles. Agreeing to provide at least the same level of protection for personal data required by the relevant Privacy Shield principles. For instance, by entering into Standard Contractual Clauses, as promulgated by the European Commission. If the third party does not comply with its privacy obligations, Pivotal will take commercially reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure of Personal Data.

Pivotal has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to European Data Protection Authorities (EU D.P.A.s) or the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC), alternative dispute resolution providers located in each E.U. country or Switzerland, respectively. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact or visit the D.P.A. in your country. The services of E.U. and Swiss D.P.A.s are provided at no cost to you.

Under certain conditions, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

We gather the two types of information about users, “Personal Information,” which is information about or relates to an identified or identifiable individual or that can be linked to that individual. Such as name, email address, etc., and “Aggregate Information,” which is information that cannot be used to identify you (such as frequency of visits to one of our Sites, browser type, etc.) Please note that we may convert Personal Information into Aggregate Information via one or more processes at our discretion.

Categories of Personal Information Collected Information you give us:

In some regions of the Sites, such as those in which you register for and complete a profile, post content that you have created (such as blogs, articles, photos, or reviews), create a new account, subscribe to any of our mailing lists or promotions, or enter contests sponsored by us, or indicate that you want to receive more information about specific products or services, we may request that you provide us with certain Personal Information. By doing so, depending on the functionality used, you could choose to provide us one or more categories of Personal Information. Types of Personal Information that may be provided include your username for the Sites or third party social media services, email address, phone number, name, postcode, profession, job title, work experience, or other categories of Personal Information you may choose to provide. We will, in such situations, seek to identify which informational items are required and which are optional, based on the country you specify or the approximate location derived from your I.P. address. Further, you may provide Personal Information through participation in Polls & Sweepstakes, as explained in the corresponding section below.

Information we collect about you automatically:

When you use the Sites or Services, we may automatically collect Technical Information and Information about your visit, including pages you visited, the order in which they were called, page interaction information (such as the links you “clicked” or the content you viewed or consumed), the type of device you are using, I.P. address, operating system, header information, and browser software. We may collect information to associate you with your social media or other accounts on other websites. Where such information meets the definition of Personal Information, such as I.P. address, we will treat it as such.

Testimonials and reviews:

We post customer testimonials and user reviews on the Sites. Customer testimonials will be published only with the customer’s permission. Testimonials and reviews may contain Personal Information.

Information we receive from other sources:

We work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical and payment services, and advertising networks) and may receive information about you from them. We may work with third parties to collect information that allows us to associate you with your social media or other accounts on other websites.

Information we receive from other sources:

We work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical and payment services, and advertising networks) and may receive information about you from them. We may work with third parties to collect information that allows us to associate you with your social media or other accounts on other websites.

Categories of Aggregate Information Collected

Aggregate Information:

We may collect Aggregate Information that does not identify you or aggregate the data we collect from you (including without limitation the I.P. addresses and operating system and browser software type) to create Aggregate Information to help us identify the most popular areas of the Sites and determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities. In aggregating the data, we anonymize and de-identify it so it cannot be associated with you, which means that Aggregated Data is not Personal Information. We may disclose Aggregated Data to advertisers to inform them of the number of people who have seen and/or clicked through their advertisements or for other purposes at our discretion.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways we use the Information we gather. Keep in mind that we: (a) we require the companies to which we transfer your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws relating to Personal Information, and more generally, we encourage all third parties we interact with, including but not limited to advertisers and vendors. To adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of our visitors and users and to otherwise handle Personal Information responsibly; and (b) following relevant data security and privacy laws, we have put in place appropriate technical and organizational measures designed to ensure the security of your Personal Information. However, notwithstanding those measures, to the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including how they use the information received either from us or independently. Nevertheless, if you encounter any third party associated with us or claim association with us who you feel is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact

How we use Aggregate Information:

As we explained above, Aggregated Information does not identify any specific individual and is not Personal Information. However, we would like you to understand how we use Aggregated Information. We use Aggregated Information to build higher quality, more useful Services by performing statistical analyses of our visitor’s and users’ collective characteristics and behavior and measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the Services. We may sell, rent or lease statistical Information based on this data to advertisers, users, and other current and potential business partners. We may also use Aggregated Information to inform these third parties about the number of people who have seen and clicked through links to their websites. Concerning polls, we will treat the Information provided by you following this section and Section F (Polls & Sweepstakes) below. Circumstances under which we would publicly disclose such Aggregated Information include, but are not limited to, sharing poll results on the Sites, providing data to our advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications. Where polls allow users to submit written comments and where we advise users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the vote, we reserve the right to disclose and/or commercially exploit any information provided by users, provided that no Personal Information identifying a specific user is disclosed. Participation in polls is a user’s option. You can use our website without answering polls.

How we use Personal Information:

We may use Personal Information a user submits for the following purposes related to our business:

  1. To understand a user’s needs and create content that is relevant to the user.
  2. To generate statistical studies.
  3. To build browsing and usage profiles of our users so that we may tailor our offers, and share such profiles with our advertisers and data customers, so that they may tailor their offers to our users’ interests (and we obtain consent when required to create and use these profiles.).
  4. To conduct market research and planning by sending user surveys (with your consent where required – please click here for more information).
  5. To improve services, Information, and products.
  6. To help a user complete a transaction or provide services or customer support to users and to recipients of our products.
  7. To communicate with users and with recipients of our products and services to provide users with Information (by electronic means or otherwise) about other services we offer that are similar to those that a user has already received or enquired about.
  8. Where we have a user’s consent to email users about services, information, products, and offers from our business partners.
  9. To provide forms, opt-in and opt-out choices appropriate to a visitor’s geographical location.
  10. To notify the user of any changes with a Site that may affect the user.
  11. To enforce our Terms of Use for a Site, or any terms or conditions applicable to a Site.
  12. To allow the user to purchase products, access services, or otherwise engage in activities the user selects.
  13. To allow us to contact you by phone and/or email to complete transactions and provide services. customer support, or fulfilling your requests.
  14. To keep track of the consent that you give us to various uses of your Personal Information (and any opt-outs that you exercise initially or later on, along with requests you make under the section EEA Rights, and.
  15. To protect the security or integrity of the Sites or our business.

If you are an EEA user, see EEA Rights to explain the types of the legal basis for using your Personal Information. The services marked above with an asterisk are based on consent. The other listed uses are based on our legitimate interests or are necessary to enter into a contract with you or perform our contractual obligations.

When we send certain communications (such as a newsletter) to subscribers of our distribution list, we always allow our users to stop receiving such newsletters or other communications from us by clicking an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our message.

User names, identifications, and email addresses (and any additional information that a user may post) may be publicly available on a Site when a user voluntarily and openly discloses. Personal Information, such as when a user posts Personal Information in conjunction with content subject to an open-source license, uses features to send a message to another user or as part of a message posted to a public forum or a publicly-released software application. Such Personal Information may be used by visitors of these pages to send unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for any consequences which may occur from the use of Personal Information that a user chooses to submit to public pages.

We will share your Personal Information with third parties only in the ways described in this privacy statement.

We may share your Personal Information in the following ways:

  1. We may share your Personal Information with third-party service providers to help us with our business activities such as email marketing, telemarketing, customer service, or operating a community forum. We include provisions within our contract with these companies to ensure that they: (i) use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide these services to us; and (ii) establish safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the information we provide them.
  2. We may also share your Personal Information with our advertisers, vendors, and customers, including data profiling companies, business-to-business lead buyers, and data aggregation companies that track user behavior. We include provisions within our contract with these companies to ensure that they: (i) use your Personal Information only as permitted by applicable law; and (ii) establish safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the information we provide them. Please see Additional EEA Rights, which describes the right of users in the European Economic Area to object to the use of their Personal Information for profiling.
  3. To build browsing and usage profiles of our users so that we may tailor our offers, and share such profiles with our advertisers and data customers, so that they may tailor their offers to our users’ interests (and we obtain consent when required to create and use these profiles.).
  4. We may share specific data from the Sites with researchers and research organizations to support academic and scholarly research on free and/or open-source software. We may further choose to establish agreements for these parties to act in a clearinghouse capacity and authorize them to share this data with other researchers studying free and/or open-source software. When data from these websites is transmitted to researchers, we make commercially reasonable efforts to remove Personal Information from data fields designed to capture Personal Information (other than user names and Information that users have made publicly available through one of the Sites). We, however, do not guarantee the complete removal of information that may identify a user, particularly in cases where the user has provided that Information in comment fields or other fields not explicitly designed for the collection of identifiers.
  5. We may disclose information submitted by or concerning any visitor or user as we reasonably feel is necessary to protect our systems, servers, networks, or business, to protect and defend our rights or property, and/or the rights or property of third parties (as permitted by law), and/or to detect, prevent or otherwise address security or technical issues.
  6. We may also disclose your Personal Information as required by law or regulation, such as to comply with legal processes and/or to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect our safety or the safety of others, investigate and address fraud, or respond to a government request. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our systems, servers, networks, or the Services for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution or to suspend or terminate your use of the Sites in connection with any suspected illegal or infringing activity or if you violate our Terms Use Agreement or other published guidelines.
  7. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on any applicable Site of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information. Pivotal reserves the right to assign, sell, license, or otherwise transfer to a third party your Personal Information in connection with an assignment, sale, joint venture, or other transfer or disposition of any portion or all of Pivotal or its affiliated entities’ assets or stock.

Please review our Cookie Statement for detailed information about our use of cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies and learn about your choices to opt-out of or turn off cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.

Tracking and 'Do Not Track' Features

When you visit our Sites, we may automatically collect the name of the website you visit from (called the “referring page”) and the name of the website you choose to see immediately after ours (called the “exit page”), and we may collect information about other websites you have recently visited. We will not be able to identify you from any of the Information we collect in this way. Specific browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature that allows you to tell websites or applications that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. Please note that at this time, our Sites generally do not respond to browser “Do Not Track” signals.

Third-party website links & subdomains:

Links to third-party websites or widgets to enable sharing information through social networks on the Sites are provided solely to the user. When a user uses these links, the user leaves the Sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites. Please be aware that the terms of our Privacy Policy do not apply to these third-party websites. We have not reviewed all of these third-party sites and do not control, and are not responsible for, any third-party sites, their content, or their privacy practices. We do not endorse or make any representations about the third-party websites or any information, services, or products found on the websites. If a user decides to access any of the linked websites, we encourage the user to read their privacy statements. The user accesses such websites at the user’s own risk.

Concerning, we deliver the following services via subdomains:

  • Integrated communications;
  • Internet access;
  • Information sharing between developers and end-users; and
  • Downloads through third-party mirror providers.

Any Personal Information you provide using any third-party content, software, services, and other products is subject to that third party’s policies governing privacy and security.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter Personal Information on our web forms, we encrypt the Personal Information during transmission.

We follow generally accepted standards to protect Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and after receiving it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we will put in place appropriate technical and organizational measures designed to ensure the security of your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that, notwithstanding such compliance by us, Information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please help keep your account safe by using a strong password. We advise you not to make any confidential information publicly available through our Sites.

If you have any questions about security on our Sites, you can contact us at

Polls & Sweepstakes

Occasionally, we may conduct polls to better deliver advertisements and content and better understand your needs relating to the Services. We will not share your survey information with any third party except in aggregate form.

Occasionally, we may conduct polls to better deliver advertisements and content and better understand your needs relating to the Services. We will not share your survey information with any third party except in aggregate form.

Social Media Features

The Sites include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets that run on our Sites. These features may collect your I.P. address and which pages you are visiting on our Sites and set a cookie to enable the features to function correctly. Social media features and widgets are hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Sites. Your interactions with these features are governed by the company’s privacy policy and not by this Privacy Policy.

Social Media Logins

You may be able to log in to our Sites using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect, Google, Twitter, or LinkedIn. These services will authenticate your identity and allow you to share personally identifiable information with us, such as your name and email address, to pre-populate our sign-up form. Social media services may allow you to post information about your activities on the Sites to your profile page to share with others within your network.


Services are not available to children under 18 years of age . We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us. We will take reasonable steps to investigate, and if it is confirmed that we possess personally identifiable information of a child under 18 years of age, we will delete the Information and terminate the child’s account from our databases. We may require additional information to confirm that the request is a bona fide request from an appropriate person concerning a child under 18.

California Residents

According to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business with whom the California resident has an established business relationship. Specific information concerning the company’s personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes, such as a third-party and the third party’s identities with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. California Consumer Privacy Act Rights. Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), California residents have certain rights regarding their Personal Information. If you would like to exercise these rights on or after January 1, 2020, please contact us using the email address, toll-free phone number, physical mailing address, or the interactive Do Not Sell My Information form listed within the “Contact Information” section below. For your own privacy and security, we may require you to prove your identity before providing the requested information, as provided for by the CCPA. It may take us some time to respond to your request, but we will do so within the requirements of the CCPA.

This Policy provides you disclosure regarding the Personal Information we collect from you and the purposes. Please see the “Information We Gather” section above. The CCPA grants you specific rights, including the following:

  • Right to request disclosure as to Personal Information we have collected about you:
  • Upon a verifiable request made through one of the methods provided within the “Contact Information” section below, we will disclose to you the items listed below, one or more of which may be provided by reference to this Policy:
  • The categories of Personal Information it has collected about you.
  • The categories of sources from which the Personal Information was collected.
  • The business purpose behind collecting the Personal Information.
  • The categories of third parties with whom Pivotal has shared the Information.
  • The specific pieces of Personal Information Pivotal has collected about you.
  • Right to opt-out of the sale of your Information. To exercise this right, please visit our opt-out
  • Right to request deletion: upon a verifiable request made through one of the methods provided within the “Contact Information” section below, we will delete Personal Information we have regarding you and direct our service providers to delete your personal information from their records, to the extent provided by the CCPA.
  • Right to be free from discrimination: Pivotal will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA
  • CCPA Contact Information: Pivotal can be reached; by email at; What We May Need From You

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to anyone who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information about your request to speed up our response.

Time Limit to Respond

We will respond to all legitimate requests within forty-five days or as permitted by the CCPA.

To this Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by using a notice on the Site before the change becomes effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Note that, by using the Services, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use the Services. Your continued use of the Services after changes to this Policy will mean that you accept the changes; therefore, please bookmark this page and review it periodically. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or any other privacy issues in connection with the Services, please email us at

Contact Information

Unless another mechanism is provided, questions regarding this Privacy Policy or to exercise your rights hereunder should be directed to