Are there rules about quoting Gartner content inside my company?
Yes, the Gartner Usage Policy applies.
Are Gartner experts and sales reps authorized to approve my external-use request?
No. Only a member of the Gartner Content Compliance team or its delegates (non-Content Compliance associates who are trained on this Policy) may approve external use requests.
Why doesn’t Gartner let me use a verbatim quote about my company from expert-opinion research?
Company-specific quotes may appear endorsing when used outside of their original context and in provider materials. This could compromise Gartner’s objectivity.
Why won’t Gartner allow me to include the Gartner logo, reference to Gartner expert-opinion research or a link to our licensed reprint in my email signature?
This rule exists to delineate your brand from the Gartner brand. We consider everything under your closing salutation to represent your company’s branding.
Why do I need to purchase reprint distribution rights for some graphics and not others?
Graphics that list, recognize, or evaluate providers must include the full report for the complete context and analysis so end users can make informed purchasing decisions.
What is “Gartner Foundational” research?
Gartner Foundational research consists of published documents that have been reviewed at the time they would normally be archived and deemed to remain relevant and timely (for example, it has not been superseded by more up-to-date research).
Is this Policy offered in any other languages?
Yes. This Policy is currently available in English, Japanese and Chinese.
I’d like to quote from a Gartner Peer Insights review. May I correct obvious typos?
Yes, if you link back to the original review and indicate that it has been corrected (for example, using brackets to fix spacing errors or typos in acronyms). You may not make any changes that alter any substance of reviews.
What is the proper way to refer to Gartner?
See Describe Gartner and Gartner Peer Insights appropriately under Learn the Essentials.
I reported suspected misuse; will you update me on the outcome? Will you publicize or disclose that I brought it forward?
Thank you for alerting us to the suspected misuse and helping Gartner maintain our objectivity. Our standard practice is to keep all interactions confidential, unless we are compelled by legal obligation to disclose it. Remember, just because we don’t publicize the imposed penalties does not mean that Content Compliance did not investigate and take action that we felt was necessary to rectify the misuse. If the misuse is especially egregious, we may create a post about it for the Ombuds blog.
We do not disclose the identities of those who bring forward suspected misuse, unless we are compelled by legal obligation to disclose them. Gartner Content Compliance alerts individuals who bring forward suspected misuse when the issue has been addressed.
What happens if I don’t comply with the Policy?
This depends on the severity of the misuse (see the Misuse Assessment Guide).
Why do I have to comply if my competitors don’t?
They do, too! If you suspect misuse, please report it online. We will investigate and take action that we feel is necessary to rectify the misuse.
How do I report suspected misuse?
Please use our online submission form.