If you followed this link, you care about privacy and/or intellectual property, and we’re glad because we do as well. Here’s how we run things at WhichTestWon.com:
Email Privacy Overview
If you signed up for our newsletter, you’ll get that every week along with occasional special announcements — for example if we have a webinar registration deadline, or (very occasionally) info on a special offer from a relevant vendor. However, neither WhichTestWon.com nor this site’s publisher, Anne Holland Ventures Inc., will ever give a third party your email address for the purposes of a ‘blast’. Your email address will be kept in databases which we have evaluated for security. Only authorized employees of Anne Holland Ventures Inc., and our official vendors such as our email service provider aWeber, have access to it.
Email to a Friend
We do *not* collect or store any of the email addresses you type into our Email a Friend widget. Your friend will receive a text-note about the page you are emailing them, and that is all. If they want any other email from us, they’ll have to sign up for themselves.
Currently we use FormStack.com and GoToWebinar for webinar registrations and management. Your name and information is kept confidential by their privacy policies. While we reserve the right to change these vendors in the future, any web forms and webinar management systems will be evaluated for security prior to implementation.
We and any presentation partner(s) or sponsors will have access and permission to contact people who signed up for a presentation. For example, we’ll email you with a reminder beforehand and a ‘thank you’ afterwards, and you may get a separate communication from the event sponsor. We may also email you on occasion to let you know about other relevant events WhichTestWon.com is going to host.
Contact Us Form
Queries via our Contact Us form are held in confidence. We will reply directly to your question or query, and will store your information in our own customer service database in order to keep track of it for the future. Only Anne Holland Ventures, Inc. employees have access to this database. It’s used for company contacts only.
Site Activity Tracking & Cookies
We use analytics technology to measure and optimize our site’s performance. We may also serve cookies from our email service provider, which hosts our email opt-in offer. The purpose of these cookies is to avoid serving you with an opt-in offer repeatedly, because otherwise it would be annoying. Other cookies may be used in the future for tracking activity on the site in the aggregate.
Comment & User Generated Content Usage
If you use our forms to post comments, suggestions or to join the public conversation on this site, your email will not be publicly posted but only used by our service and/or editorial staff if we have a question. Your submission itself may be moderated by our editorial staff prior to posting. We will not change or edit the body of your posting, unless you include an external URL in the comment. We will remove third-party URLs from comments. We will delete or refuse to publish a comment it if it appears to be on a completely unrelated topic, blatantly and wholly self-promotional, a duplicate posting, otherwise spammy in nature, or contains inappropriate language or content. You own the copyright and are wholly liable for the contents of your posting, however by posting the comment on our site you give us the rights to publish or republish it in any format we desire at any time we wish without contacting or compensating you.
When you submit an entry for any of our Awards including the Testing Awards and Email Awards, you certify that you have the right to reveal this information and to submit it for publication by WhichTestWon.com – including creative samples, test background, and data. You agree that WhichTestWon.com may use any data or supporting materials for publication, publicity, and subsequent re-use in any format, including derivative works, without contacting or compensating you. If you submit a test on behalf of a named client, you are also guaranteeing that you have gotten formal authorization from that client to submit the information for publication, and that the client understands this policy. Our rule is no surprises!
At your request, we will withhold from publication specific results data, however that information will be shared privately among our judges, who will include named outside experts as well as our own staff.
Editorial Source Rights: Tests & Case Studies Submitted to WhichTestWon.com
When you send test information or a Case Study to WhichTestWon.com in hopes that we may cite or publish a story, Case Study, Test of the Week, Tweet or other material about the test, our editorial team assumes that you have the rights to share that information with the press for publication. We will honor any restrictions you may choose to place on the use of the information, including using information for background material only or limiting the data to our published newsletter only, provided those restrictions are clearly communicated at the time the information is provided to our editors. In the absence of such restrictions, we reserve the rights to publish, to create derivative works from, or otherwise use your submitted creative samples, test information, and results in any format we desire at any time we wish without contacting or compensating you.
If the material has already been revealed in a public forum, such as a blog, article, webinar or speech, this information is considered to be in the public domain and freely available for use by our editors in any format or situation they deem appropriate. While it is our policy to contact you for additional information and as a courtesy prior to reproducing any images contained therein before we add that information to our library of published content, we reserve the right to reuse the materials and images in any format, or in any derivative work we create, at any time, in the future without contacting or compensating you.
We do make a significant effort to credit the sources, agencies, technology vendors and brand names behind each test we publish or cite information about both during original publication and in derivative works. Whenever possible, we also include links to the brands’, vendors’ and agencies’ Web sites or informational profiles on our site. However, we do not guarantee nor promise such attribution as it will not always be possible or appropriate within the restrictions of a media or presentation format.
WhichTestWon.com publishes profiles of testing technology firms and testing agencies and consultancies. Basic profiles are created by our editorial staff based on publicly-available information about these vendors — such as information on their Web sites. We may also call vendors on the phone to obtain additional factual information for their basic profile. We always reveal how this information will be used during any and all communications. Lastly, we email all profiled vendors a link to their basic profile when it is published, in order to let them suggest corrections. There is no charge for this service.
Vendors may contact our editorial staff at any time to request that we fix any inaccuracies and we will happily do so as soon as possible, often in less than two business days. Vendors may also request that their profile be removed from our site and we will comply as soon as possible, often in less than two business days. There is no charge for this service.
Vendors may upgrade their profiles at any time by clicking on a link contained on the profile itself and submitting further information to be used on the profile including a logo, marketing copy, client brand names, and links to offers. There is a small charge for this service. By submitting information for an upgraded profile, you certify that the information is factually correct, that you own the rights to the information, are wholly liable for it, and that you give us the right to publish this information in any format and at any time we desire without contacting or compensating you. We will contact you via email several times per year requesting any updates you wish to submit, and you may also submit updates at any time via our web form.
Visitors can tell which profiles are upgraded because these profiles contain, among other things, the vendor’s logo.
Testing Training & Certification Programs
WhichTestWon.com‘s Training & Certification eCourse is offered in partnership with Market Motive. Your registration information is made available to employees of our corporate owner Anne Holland Ventures Inc., and the staff and relevant instructors at Market Motive. Market Motive is wholly responsible for the content and copyright of its eCourses, Web conferences, and other materials. We have previewed these materials and made course content recommendations for our readers.
Fair Use & Copyright
You have the right to use any factual information – such as statistics – publicly available on this site or its related publications, PDFs, webinars, etc. You may also quote up to two sentences of text from any of these sources directly, including our articles and commentary, as long as you give proper citation showing the source to be WhichTestWon.com.
However, you may not copy or reproduce any graphics, including but not limited to our PowerPoint slides, test images, and our logo, without written permission from us. You may not produce derivative works based on our work or format. You can get this written permission by contacting JustinR@WhichTestWon.com with the details of what you’d like to reproduce and how it will be used.
Please note: We will defend our copyright! It’s tough to create quality content and we have a right to maintain our ownership of it.
You may link to any publicly available piece of content on this site directly. We like SEO and encourage deep and frequent linking!
Updates to These Policies
These policies are subject to change without notice; however, it is our company policy to try to maintain your privacy at all times. By surfing this site and/or submitting any forms, story ideas, awards entries, profile upgrades, or emails, you are agreeing to our policies.
If you have any questions contact JustinR@WhichTestWon.com or phone our customer service line at (401) 354-7555 where a real human being will answer during most East Coast US business hours. Thank you!