Various Gartner product offerings contain a peer activity component where clients with similar job roles within an IT organization, in the same or different industries, are convened by Gartner to exchange knowledge, impart insights and share best practices related to their information technology issues and challenges. These offerings include, but are not limited to, Research Board, Peer Connect, Global Peer Industry Forums, Events (Break-Out Sessions), EXP Academies and IT Executives. In connection with these peer activities Gartner often serves as moderator to facilitate discussion on topics that participants deem relevant. In some instances, Gartner may obtain certain benchmarking data and related company-specific data from the participants, which it may use in an aggregated and non-identifiable format in connection with the provision of its research services.
Participants in Gartner peer activities must be sensitive to discussion topics that might implicate antitrust / competition laws. To ensure that the participants understand and comply with these laws, Gartner is providing you with these Antitrust Guidelines, which constitute basic rules for interacting that are designed to avoid antitrust issues. We encourage you to review the Guidelines carefully and consult your own legal counsel if you have any questions. The Antitrust Guidelines, which are applicable globally, are incorporated into the meeting and/or online registration materials for all Gartner peer activity offerings. Along with the Antitrust Compliance Policy Statement attached as Exhibit I, the Antitrust Guidelines are intended to remind participants of their obligations in connection with their involvement in Gartner peer activities.
Antitrust compliance is the responsibility of every peer activity participant; as such we ask that you keep these Guidelines in mind when interacting with other participants at any Gartner peer activity.
Gartner assumes no responsibility for ensuring that peer activity discussions are appropriate and not in violation of any antitrust/competition laws. If you as a participant have any questions in this regard, you must consult your own legal counsel.