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Privacy Statement

TIOBE Software is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement explains data collection and use practices of the www.tiobe.com site. It does not apply to other offline TIOBE sites, products or services. By accessing the site, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.

Collecting Your Personal Information

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you. The personal information we collect may include your name, title, email address, company name, phone number, and region. The site may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the internet; the date and time you access the site; the pages that you access while at the site and the internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. This information is used for the operation and improvement of the site.

Use of Your Personal Information

The personal information collected on this site will be used to operate the site and to provide the service(s) or carry out the transaction(s) you have requested or authorized.

TIOBE may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to
(a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on TIOBE or the site;
(b) protect and defend the rights or property of TIOBE and our family of web sites; or
(c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of TIOBE employees or agents, users of TIOBE products or services, or members of the public.

Control of Your Personal Information

Except as otherwise described in this statement, personal information you provide on the site will not be shared outside of TIOBE without your permission.

Please be aware that this privacy statement and any choices you make on the site will not necessarily apply to personal information you may have provided to TIOBE in the context of other, separately operated, TIOBE products or services.


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small files in which we can store information so that you do not have to fill it in all the time. We also use them to see that you have visited us again. When you visit our website for the first time, we show a message with explanations about cookies. We will hereby ask for your agreement to the use of these cookies. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but some parts of our website will no longer function optimally.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track how visitors use our website. We have entered into a processing agreement with Google. It contains strict agreements on what they are allowed to store. We have not allowed Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services. We have Google make the IP addresses anonymous.


The security of personal data is very important to us. To protect your privacy, we use the following measures:

  • Access to personal data is protected with a username and password.
  • We use secure connections (Secure Sockets Layer or SSL) that shield all information between you and our website when you enter personal data.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

We may occasionally update this privacy statement. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

Accessing, modifying, and deleting your data

If you have any questions or would like to know which of your personal information we store, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this statement.

You have the following rights:

  • Being told about what personal data we have and what we do with it.
  • Having access to the exact personal data that we have.
  • Correcting errors in that data.
  • Removing outdated personal data.
  • Revoking consent.
  • Objecting to certain use of the data.

Please make sure that you always state clearly (and verifiably) who you are, so that we can be sure that we do not change or delete information about the wrong person. Questions or requests to change or delete data are usually handled within one month.

Submitting a complaint

If you feel that we are not helping you in the right way, you have the right to submit a complaint to the regulator. This is called the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA).

Contact Information

TIOBE welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you believe that TIOBE has not adhered to this privacy statement or if for any reason you wish to view or delete data and personal information TIOBE has stored about you to support its service-processes, please contact us  and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Send mail to webmaster@tiobe.com with questions or comments about this web site.