WHAT INFORMATION DOES TPI COLLECT FROM ME?
We collect certain information from you when you share that information with us, when you use our website, apply to become a TPI member, use our services, attend our events, and interact with us through social media. The types of information we collect include, but are not limited to, the following:
Personal Information: We may collect certain personal information you share with us, including, but not limited to:
Analytics Information: We use Google Analytics to provide insight into our website, and to improve the relevance of advertisements you receive. Google Analytics’ terms are available here: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html.
Website Visit Information: We also collect certain types of non-personal information whenever you visit our website. By “Site Visit Information” we mean information that does not directly identify you personally, such as IP address, device information, and browser information.
Aggregate Information: Aggregate Information is information that does not identify you in any way. Aggregate Information may be collected when you visit our website, independent of any information you voluntarily enter. Additionally, we may use one or more processes to de-identify information that contains Personal Information, such that only Aggregate Information remains. We may collect, use, store, and transfer Aggregate Information without restriction.
WHAT DOES TPI DO WITH THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?
We will only use your information for the purposes for which we have collected it, or the purposes set forth in this Policy, unless you give us permission. We will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties other than as described in this Policy, unless you give us permission to do so. We do not sell or lease your information to third-parties.
How TPI Uses Your Personal, Analytics, and Site Visit Information:
How TPI Shares Your Personal, Analytics, and Site Visit Information:
Other Uses and Disclosures: We may also share and disclose your Personal, Analytics, and Site Visit Information: (i) to investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; (ii) in connection with the sale, purchase, merger, reorganization, liquidation or dissolution of TPI; (iii) with our affiliate companies for purposes consistent with this Policy; (iv) when we believe it is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of TPI or other persons; or (v) as otherwise required or permitted by law, including any contractual obligations of TPI.
We never share any of the following information with any third parties other than are service providers as necessary to operate our website and services unless you give us permission or if we are legally compelled (as described above):
Most websites, including our website, use “Cookies” – which are electronic files that websites place on a visitor’s computer to store information that makes each visit to the site more efficient. We use both “session” and “persistent” cookies on our website. A session cookie stores information about you only while you are visiting our site, then is deleted when you leave our site. Persistent cookies store information about you, your preferences, and information about other websites you visit, and it remains on your computer or device after you leave our website. To remove cookies, you may configure your browser to clear all cookies, or configure it to reject cookies whenever you visit a new website. Please consult your browser’s user guide for specific instructions on removing cookies.
“Beacons” are small graphic files with a unique identifier that are used to track a web or mobile site user’s online movements. Unlike cookies, beacons are embedded on websites, not downloaded on your computer or device. We use beacons to better manage content on our website.
DOES TPI COLLECT PAYMENT CARD INFORMATION THROUGH ITS WEBSITE?
DOES TPI TRACK MY ACTIVITY ACROSS OTHER WEBSITES?
When you visit our website, we automatically collect the name of the website you visited from (called the “referring page”) and the name of the website you chose to visit immediately after ours (called the “exit page”), and information about other websites you have recently visited. Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser. When our website detects a Do Not Track signal from your browser, it will still collect referring and exit page information and other information when you visit our website.
CAN I CHOOSE TO STOP RECEIVING MARKETING MESSAGES FROM TPI OR CHANGE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We may send you newsletters and other messages, including marketing emails and other communication about our services, and to alert you to relevant advertisements and other opportunities related to our website and services. You can always choose to stop receiving newsletters or other communications from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any TPI marketing message.
You can delete, change, or update your Personal Information at any time by contacting us at email@example.com . We may require you to provide certain information to verify that it is you making the request. However, note we will not delete information that we are required to retain in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations, or that we are required to retain in order to complete transactions with you.
We will retain your information for as long as your TPI membership is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
FORUMS AND GROUPS
Our website and services include forums, message boards, groups, and other similar features that allow TPI members and other users to post information, engage in discussions, and interact with other users. Please be aware that any information you post or provide in these contexts may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. In some cases, these areas may be available to the public. Exercise caution whenever posting information in these areas.
CAN CHILDREN USE TPI’S WEBSITE?
Our website is not directed at children under 16, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information or other information from children under 16. If you are the parent of a child under the age of 16, and you believe he or she has shared information with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can remove his or her information from our systems.
WHAT IF I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES?
We are based in the U.S., and our website is hosted in the U.S. If you are visiting our website from another country, the laws governing our website’s collection and use of personal information may be different from the laws of your country. If you decide to visit our website, or share your Personal Information with TPI, you are agreeing to be governed by the laws of the U.S., and agree to the transfer of your information to the U.S.
WHAT IF I FOLLOW A LINK TO A THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE?
Our website and our social media posts may contain links to third-party websites and/or third party social media accounts. Those websites and accounts are governed by their own privacy and data use practices and policies. We do not have control over the privacy practices of the advertisers or other third-parties operating these websites and accounts, and we have no control over how these third parties collect or use the information you chose to share with them.
HOW DOES TPI PROTECT MY INFORMATION?
We take the security of your personal information very seriously. We use reasonable administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to secure the personal information you share with us. Despite these safeguards and our additional efforts to secure your information, we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third-parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your personal information.
Each time you use our website the current version of this Policy will apply. This Policy may be amended from time to time for any reason, and we will post a new Policy on this page as indicated by the “last updated” date below. You should consult this Policy regularly for any changes.
HOW DO I CONTACT TPI?
For questions about this Policy or about our privacy and information security practices generally, you can contact us at email@example.com
Last updated: November 25, 2019