The Newton Consulting Group maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and Newton Consulting Group sites in general. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.
It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The Newton Consulting Group accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.
This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the Newton Consulting Group in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.
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Reproduction is authorized, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.
Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use. Personal Data Protection
The NCG is committed to user privacy.
The policy on "protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions" is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001
of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.
This general policy covers the Newton Consulting Group 's family of institutional Web Sites.
Although you can browse through most of these Web Sites without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal information is required in order to provide the e-services you request.
In this respect:
The Newton Consulting Group 's family of institutional Web Sites, provides links to third party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies. Cookies – storing information on your computer What are cookies?
To make this site function properly, we sometimes place small data files on your computer, known as cookies.
Most big websites or internet service providers do this too. Cookies help the site remember your settings – language, font size and other preferences for how you want to view the site on your computer - so you don’t have to keep re-entering them
whenever you come back to us.
Also, sometimes a number of pages on NCG websites show a survey box that asks you if the content was helpful or not. We store a cookie for this too, so we know not to show the box again once you've responded.
Our cookies are not used to identify you
personally. They’re just there to make the site work better for you. How you can control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see AboutCookies.org
You can delete all the cookies already on your computer and you can set most browsers to block them being placed. But if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the site.
Cookies also let us know whether you have registered with us and otherwise enable us to relate your current usage of the Site to prior usage of this Site. By accepting our cookie, you will be permitted access to certain pages of the Site without having to log in each time you visit. A user who does not accept the cookie from the Site may not be able to access certain areas of the Site. NCG also logs IP addresses, or the location of computers on the Internet, to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Site. What personally-identifiable information is collected?
NCG collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register, request publications or subscribe to e-mail lists. The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of a unique access ID, company or school affiliations, titles, and contact information, such as names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone and fax numbers. You may have the opportunity to enroll on the Site, in which case we may collect order information and your credit card information in order to facilitate shipment and payment. How do we treat e-mails you send us?
Many web pages on NCG websites have a "Contact" button, which activates your e-mail software and invites you to send your comments to a specific functional mailbox.
When you send such a message, your personal data is collected only to the extent necessary to reply. If the management team of the mailbox is unable to answer your question, it will forward your e-mail to another service. You will be informed, via e-mail, about which service your question has been forwarded to.
If you have any questions about the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to include them in your message. Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?
NCG does not intentionally disclose (and takes steps to prevent the accidental disclosure of) personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of NCG ), whether for such third parties' marketing purposes or otherwise, subject to the following exceptions:
E-mail newsletters and information
- NCG may disclose your personally-identifiable information to third parties as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any nation, state, or other applicable jurisdiction;
- NCG may disclose your personally-identifiable information to third party intermediaries that assist NCG with its business (for example, credit card processing companies, delivery companies, and IT companies with access to our computer system) in connection with the provision of such assistance;
- NCG may disclose your personally-identifiable information if, in connection with submitting the information, you consent to such disclosure;
- NCG may disclose contact information for you in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information you have posted on the Site or otherwise provided to NCG ;
- If NCG and/or any of its affiliates merges with or sells assets or equity to a third party, information collected by NCG or such affiliates on their Web sites may be disclosed to and owned by the merged entity or third party.
A feature of NCG membership and registration is staying in touch with the communities through regular communications. Enrollment in NCG Online or registration on the NCG Community web sites and blogs hosted by NCG signifies your acceptance of occasional email messages from us, including a monthly newsletter featuring content from NCG thought leaders, and emails on behalf of third parties, such as software vendors. Should you wish to opt-out of membership and the briefings and emails on behalf of third parties, please click here
to contact us. Links to third-party sites
We may provide links to third-party Web sites as a service to our users. In addition, some of the content appearing to be on this Site is in fact supplied by third parties, for example, in instances of framing of third- party Web sites or incorporation through framesets of content supplied by third-party servers. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection practices of such third-party Web sites, which may differ from those of this Site. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies on these Web sites before providing any information to them. Chat rooms, forums and bulletin boards
If you use a chat room, forum, or bulletin board on the Site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. NCG is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. How can I access, change, and/or delete information?
You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submitted to the Site. To update your account information, go to the "Member Log-In" page. To cancel your NCG membership, click here
to contact us. Security
NCG has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized NCG personnel are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, NCG cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information. Children's on-line privacy protection
NCG understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an on-line environment. The Site is not intentionally designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, NCG will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, and, by registering on the Site, you are certifying to NCG that you are over the age of 13. Consent
to contact us.