Personally Identifiable Information
You can generally visit our Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain sections of this Site, we may invite you to participate in surveys, questionnaires, or contests, contact us with questions or comments, or request information, participate in chat or message boards, or complete a profile or registration form. Furthermore, we require you to complete a registration form to access certain restricted areas of the Site, to use certain services, and when you download any software. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may, at our sole discretion, collect personally identifiable information such as your name, e-mail address, address, phone number, password, screen name, credit card information and other contact information that you voluntarily transmit to us during your on-line and in-person communications to us and personally identifiable information that you elect to include in your chart and message board postings. In addition, we may collect information about the performance, security, software configuration, and availability of the Site in an automated fashion as part of the services if you have opted-in to allow us to collect such information.
We may, at our sole discretion, use your personally identifiable information to register you to use our services or download software or other content, contact you to deliver certain goods, services or information that you have requested, provide you with notices regarding goods or services you have purchased, provide you with notices regarding goods or services that you may want to purchase in the future, verify your authority to enter our Site, and improve the content and general administration of the Site and our services.
If you choose to contact us by e-mail, we will not disclose your contact information contained in the e-mail, but we may, at our sole discretion, use your contact information to send you a response to your message. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may, at our sole discretion, publicly disclose the content and/or subject matter of your message, therefore, you should not send us any ideas, suggestions or content that you consider proprietary or confidential. All e-mail content (except your contact information) will be treated on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis and may be used by us for any purpose, at our sole discretion.
We do not sell or rent your personally identifying information.
We may, at our sole discretion, provide you with a means for submitting your resume or other personally identifiable information through the Site for consideration for employment opportunities at T. E. A. L. Personal information received through resume submissions will be kept confidential. We may contact you for additional information to supplement your resume, and we may use your personally identifiable information within T. E. A. L., or keep it on file for future use, as we make our hiring decisions, at our sole discretion.
This Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. T. E. A. L. does not target its services or this Site to children under 13. If you are under the age of 13, then please stop using our Site or our products and services and do not provide us with personally identifiable information of any kind whatsoever.
T. E. A. L. recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. It is possible that by fraud or deception, we may receive the personally identifiable information of children under the age of 13. If we are notified or otherwise become aware of this, we will immediately delete the personally identifiable information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of personally identifiable information by children under the age of 13, please contact our privacy officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookies and GIFs
We may, at our sole discretion, use small text files called cookies to improve overall Site experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you.
We may, at our sole discretion, also use clear GIFs (a.k.a. “Web beacons”) in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
The Site may track information that will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and which will not contain your personally identifiable information, for example, without limitation, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser type, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to and IP addresses. We may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, and we may use such aggregate information to administer the Site, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Links to Third Party Sites
The security of your personally identifiable information is an important concern to us. We may, at our sole discretion, employ procedural and technological measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. T. E. A. L. may, at our sole discretion, use encryption, secure socket layer, firewall, password protection, and other physical security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. T. E. A. L. may, at our sole discretion, also place internal restrictions on who in the company may access data to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. We generally save personally identifiable information for as long as we believe appropriate for the purposes for which the personally identifiable information was collected or as required by applicable law.
Unfortunately, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, and no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee that any personally identifiable information stored on our servers, or transmitted to or from a user, will be free from unauthorized access. For example, and in particular, unencrypted e-mail is not a “secure” means of communicating with us, since e-mail may be intercepted by a third party in the course of its delivery. By using our Site and corresponding with us, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
You are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, membership numbers and pin numbers, and you will be responsible for any access to or use of our Site by you or any person or entity using a password provided to you, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you, and whether or not such person or entity is your employee, relative or agent. You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password, account, or membership number, or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to and use of your account and membership number, and notify us when you desire to cancel your account on our Site. We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.
It is our policy not to request that you send us any sensitive personally identifiable information, such as your credit card number, password, membership number or pin number, in an e-mail or on a web site that is not located at the tealwalk.org domain name. If you receive an e-mail or other correspondence requesting that you provide any such information via e-mail or to a web site that is not on such domain name, please do not provide such information, and report such request to our privacy officer at email@example.com.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personally identifiable information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail.
Updating and Deleting Personally Identifiable Information
T. E. A. L. provides you with the ability to review and update the contact information that you provide to us and account information retained by T. E. A. L. related to your previous purchase, download, or payment activities. If you wish to review and/or update any of the foregoing information, you may access your T. E. A. L. account on the Site and review and update your personally identifiable information, or you may contact us at the e-mail, phone or mailing address listed below.
T. E. A. L. will also delete the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us: (a) upon your request or (b) upon termination of your T. E. A. L. account; provided, however, T. E. A. L. will retain a copy in our files of all personally identifiable information, even if removed, in order to resolve disputes or enforce our terms of service.
If you wish to review, correct or request the deletion of any information you have provided to us, contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.