Copyright & Quote Policy

Gartner, Inc. Copyright and Quote Policy

Gartner, Inc. is the definitive source of objective technology thought leadership. To protect our reputation for objectivity, we have strict standards for appropriate use of our company name and research. The Gartner name and published materials are subject to trademark and copyright protection, regardless of source. This policy defines how you may use the "Gartner" name, take excerpts of Gartner research or quote Gartner analysts. Gartner reserves the right of refusal.

Internal Use: Clients may quote published research documents internally without pre-approval, as long as this happens in accordance with the Usage Guidelines for Gartner Services. Clearly mark all internal material containing Gartner excerpts "For internal use only". If you want to distribute an entire piece of research, see Section 6.3.

External Use: Except for "Limited Audience" Documents (defined in Section 2.1), corporate micro-blogs and personal blogs/micro-blogs, all external use of the Gartner name and research must be pre-approved by Gartner. This requirement also applies to any third party that writes and/or promotes content on your behalf, including partner organizations.

How to submit a quote or usage request
Email your request to

To get approval for your quote request please provide:

  1. The quote you wish to use;
  2. The original research source of the quote (include a link to the document or a PDF);
  3. The materials in which the quote will appear (include a link to the document or a PDF); and
  4. The location of the quote in both documents.

Turnaround time: Please allow up to two (2) business days for approval. Note: Requests that require multiple rounds of review or analyst involvement may take longer.

Using Quotes More than Once: If you think you will want to use the same quotation multiple times, use the Approved Quote Sheet Template, which lets you submit once and use multiple times. Send your Approved Quote Sheet Template to

Table of Contents

1. Policy Essentials

Gartner will update this policy on August 5, 2014. Please check back for details.

2. Guidelines for Usage Based on Context