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Privacy Policy – IT Governance Ltd

22 July 2015

We – IT Governance Ltd – regard your privacy as important. Information we collect from you, where you choose to provide it to us, enables us to send you information about products and services in which you register an interest. By providing us with your information you consent to us processing it for this purpose. We will not pass it on to any third party.

When you enter our site via an affiliate link, we may provide your basic contact details (email address only) to the affiliate on request, as the affiliate initiated the sales contract with you.

The IT Governance website does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than information that is automatically logged about visitors and which is used to produce statistics about the use of the site. The following types of information are automatically collected and stored about any visit:

  • the Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access the site;
  • the type of Internet browser and the operating system of the computer you use to access the site;
  • the date and time you visit the site;
  • the pages you visit on the site;
  • if you linked to our site from another Web site, the address of that Web site;
  • if you linked to the site from a search engine, the address of that search engine and the search term you used.

This information is collected by our web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics which we use to evaluate use of our site.

You will be asked for personal information if you wish to use our services (such as our weekly newsletter, information services, web forum or consultancy or if you make a general enquiry or ask us to contact you). In each case we will only use the personal information you provide to deliver the services you have told us you wish to use.

You may revoke your consent to processing of your data at any time by sending an email to You may ask us at any time for information about any personal data we hold about you, or ask to correct or delete that information.

We will not provide your information to any other organisation for any purposes under any conditions.
Links within this site to other web sites are not covered by this policy.


We use cookies on this site for a number of purposes.

First Party (IT Governance Ltd) Cookies

This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:

  • Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and which provides coherence and consistency to a site visit;
  • Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;
  • Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;
  • Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies;
  • Order – this cookie ensures that your shopping basket works correctly.

Third-Party Cookies

This website will only set six types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them:

  • Google Analytics - we use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. You can view the Google privacy policy here:;
  • LiveChat – this licence cookie simply enables our installation of live chat, making it possible for visitors to use the LiveChat functionality on this site. It does not collect any personally identifiable information and you should read the LiveChat Privacy Policy here:;
  • AddThis – the AddThis cookie is used when you use the ShareThis service on our website to share a link with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. You should read the AddThis Privacy Policy here:;
  • Google Remarketing – we use Google’s Remarketing cookie to market products and services we think may be of interest to you. You may see our adverts on Google’s Display Advertising Network of partner websites and Google’s own search results pages. We aim to carefully select the products and services we remarket to you, and do so based on the pages you have visited on our website. To opt out of Google Remarketing, set your Google Ad Settings.
  • Lead Forensics - we use Lead Forensics IP Address tracking technology to identify businesses visiting our site and the pages that are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic in order to develop and improve our website for business visitors. Read Lead Forensics Privacy & Cookies policy here.
  • Kissmetrics - we use Kissmetrics code to obtain information regarding the activities that users engage in while visiting our web pages. When a user visits our website , Kissmetrics code contained on the website contacts Kissmetrics’ servers and enables Kissmetrics to collect this data. This data is used to improve the website for our users. To opt out of contact Kissmetrics Service Opt-Out.