Information TMS collects and how it’s used
Collection of Personal Information
TMS may collect or track (1) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with TMS by e-mail, (2) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration forms, surveys, e-mail, the “Contact Us” section of the Site, and other online avenues (including, but not limited to, demographic, business profile, and personal profile data), (3) the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of computer, files downloaded, search engine used, operating system, and type of Web browser of visitors to the Site, and (4) aggregate and user-specific information regarding pages Site visitors access.
TMS may place Internet “cookies” on visitors’ hard drives. Internet cookies save data about individual visitors, such as the visitor’s name, password, user-name, shopping cart, screen preferences, and the pages of a site viewed by the visitor. When the visitor revisits the Site, TMS may recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie and customize the visitor’s experience accordingly. Visitors may decline Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of their Web client software, if available.
The Site may also contain electronic images known as Web beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on the Site and receive information for statistical purposes.
When a visitor performs a search within the Site, TMS may record information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed. TMS may also record limited information for every search request and use that information to solve technical problems with the services available directly or indirectly in connection with the Site and to calculate overall usage statistics.
The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. It does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from visitors in this age group. Any such information inadvertently collected will be deleted upon notice of such.
Use of Personal Information
Personal data collected by TMS may be used by TMS for many reasons, for example, for editorial and feedback purposes, for product development, for content improvement, for fulfillment of a requested transaction or recordkeeping, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of visitors’ behavior, or to customize the content and layout of the Site. Aggregate data regarding visitors’ home servers may be used for internal purposes, and individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information which visitors voluntarily provide to TMS may be added to TMS’s databases and used for future notifications regarding Site updates, new products and services, and upcoming events.
Disclosure of Personal Data
Aggregate data on visitor’s home servers and individually identifying information may be provided to third parties such as marketing firms, business partners and successors in interest to TMS, and as required pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, in response to a request by or on behalf of any local, state, federal, or other government agency, department, or body, whether or not pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, or if determined by TMS in its sole judgment that such disclosure or distribution is appropriate to protect the life, health, or property of TMS or any other person or entity.
While TMS may undertake efforts to see that any third party to which TMS shares, rents, sells, or otherwise discloses personal data is under a contractual obligation to use the personal data solely for the purposes for which the data was disclosed, such third parties are independent third parties over which TMS exercises no control. TMS is not responsible for, and will not be liable for, the conduct, actions, omissions, or information handling or dissemination practices of third parties.
Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data
Registered users can view their profile containing personally identifiable information retained by TMS regarding the user, which information has been voluntarily provided by a visitor to TMS through an account registration. A registered user may modify, correct, change or update their personally identifiable information by updating your profile preferences on the Site.
Links to Other Sites
TMS provides links to other websites for your convenience and information. These sites may have their own privacy statements or policies in place, for which TMS is not responsible.
Right to Change Privacy Statement
TMS may change this Privacy Statement at any time. Notice of any new or revised Privacy Statement, as well as the location of the new or revised statement, will be posted on the Site for at least 60 days after the change. It is the obligation of users returning to the Site to learn of changes to the Privacy Statement since their last visit. Any change to this Privacy Statement shall be effective as to any visitor who has visited the Site before the change was made.
California Privacy Rights
Annually California residents may request and obtain information that TMS shared with other businesses for their own direct marketing use within the prior calendar year (as defined by California’s “Shine the Light Law”). If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which TMS shared this information in the immediately preceding calendar year.