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EIU Privacy Statement
EIU Privacy Statement

Economist Intelligence Unit Limited (the EIU) is committed to protecting the privacy of eiu.com subscribers. This statement outlines our privacy and data protection policy.

Collection and Use of User Details
Personal details of Users of eiu.com will be collected and processed upon registration to our Website.

All personal information is collected with the knowledge of eiu.com customers via the Websiteís order and registration forms only.

This information is collected for the following purposes:
  • order fulfilment
  • to notify customers of relevant new products
  • to notify users of promotional activities both within the EIU and across The Economist Group of companies.
User information is retained for in-house research to:
  • to improve our understanding of customer needs and product development
  • build marketing profiles
  • aid strategic development
  • manage our relationship with advertisers
All results of such research and analysis will be anonymised or aggregated information and will not reveal any personal facts about individual customers.

The EIU is part of The Economist Group, which operates from offices worldwide. Steps have been taken to ensure that consistently high standards of data protection are adhered to in all regional offices for all the forms of processing mentioned above.

User Choices
All registration and order forms provide users with a series of choices as regards further promotional activity, forms of communication and third party processing.

When filling out order or registration forms on eiu.com, users should indicate whether they are receptive to the use of E-mail to inform them of further EIU promotional literature. If you are keen to be kept informed of further EIU products as well as technical/functional developments related to our website and on-line services then you should tick the e-mail opt-in box

You may also indicate whether you wish to receive such information from other Economist Group businesses, affiliates, and service providers.

The EIU will occasionally allow other similar but reputable organisations to contact you. If you donít wish to hear from these companies, please tick the appropriate box on the order/registration form to opt out of such activity.

A cookie is small file which is placed on the userís hard drive following a visit to eiu.com. This file subsequently allows the user to move quickly and easily around our site by keeping a record of your previous visit(s). Cookies in use at the EIUís websites are not associated with any personal data about that visitor.

Cookies can be deleted from a PCís hard drive at any time by the user. Further information on the use of cookies can be found on http://cookiecentral.com

Security Policy or Security Guarantee
The EIU will maintain appropriate measures to ensure that usersí personal details are not misused, accidentally destroyed, lost or altered within the EIU server environment

All personal data are encrypted for transmission over the Internet to EIU servers.

Occasions will arise when customer information is passed outside the EIU to other data processors i.e. fulfilment bureaus, database consultants etc but they will only act upon instruction from the EIU in order to perform the services required.

Transfer of Personal Data Overseas
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing eiu.com and communicating electronically with us you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Updating Customer Details
It is important to the EIU that we have your correct contact information so that you donít miss out on further correspondence or experience problems with the delivery of products. To notify us of any changes simply send your new details, along with your old details to the EIU office nearest you or you may use this form to submit your changes.