TAS collects the following types of information from users of the Sites:
1. Personal Information
2. General Information
(a) Aggregate Information
In connection with your visit to or use of any Site, TAS may automatically collect usage information, such as the numbers of users and frequency of use and other statistical information. This data is only used in the aggregate as a statistical measure and not in a manner that would identify you personally.
(b) Information Collected Automatically
TAS may receive and record your browser information, operating system information, IP address, the page you requested, the page that directed you to a Site, search terms used to locate a Site, the date, time and length of stay, specific pages accessed during visits to a Site, the website that you go to when you leave a Site and, any downloading you performed from a Site. This information does not identify or track you personally.
(c) Cookies and Tracking Devices
When you view a Site, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file or device that allows TAS to deliver customized information to you. These files and devices allow us to tailor a Site to better match your interests and preferences. You may set your browser to notify you of or decline the receipt of such files or devices. Certain features of a Site may not, however, function properly or be available to you if your browser is configured to disable such files or devices.
(d) Email Communications
When you provide TAS with your Personal Information, TAS may use it to manage its registry of Registered Users, facilitate communication between TAS and you and/or provide you with other information TAS feels may be of interest to you. TAS also uses information collected to customize, analyze, adjust and improve the Sites to meet users’ needs. TAS also may use the information to enforce TAS’ agreements with you, to prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities and for other legally permissible purposes. Additional uses of your Personal Information may include, without limitation, the following:
1. Public Areas
Personal Information collected in public areas of the Sites is used solely for the purpose for which it is collected. For example, Personal Information provided in connection with your request for a demonstration of our products and services is used solely to contact you about a demonstration; likewise, Personal Information that you submit to a Site in connection with your interest in the TAS employment opportunities described on such Site is used solely to consider you for such employment opportunities.
2. Restricted Areas
Information that you make available in or through non-public areas of the Sites or on Sites that are restricted solely to users with certain login credentials provided by TAS may be viewed, accessed or collected by, or disclosed to, other users that you invite to view such information or who otherwise have rightful access to such non-public area or Site, and such information may be used by such other users in ways neither you nor TAS are able to control or predict, including, without limitation, disclosure of your information to the public or to contact you for unauthorized purposes.
3. Aggregate Information
TAS uses information collected from you to determine user trends and needs and to improve the Sites, as well as to produce aggregate statistics of Site users that include anonymous statistical demographic information, in part to supply market research to potential advertisers and partners. This information is only used in the aggregate (e.g., as a statistical measure) and not in a manner that would identify you personally.
4. Emails and Newsletters
TAS will not disclose your Personal Information to any third party, other than under the following circumstances:
1. Third-Party Service Providers
2. Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection
3. Sale or Transfer of Information
In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution or sale or transfer of substantially all of the assets of TAS or the Sites, Personal Information and/or other information collected about you via the Sites may be sold, assigned or transferred to TAS’ lender(s) or prospective acquiror(s), as well as the party acquiring all or substantially all of the equity and/or assets of TAS or any of the Sites, in order to permit the party to continue the operation of the applicable Site or service. By using the Sites, you consent to the sale and transfer of your information as described in this paragraph.
TAS respects your privacy. If you tell TAS that you do not wish to have your Personal Information used as a basis for further contact with you, TAS will respect your wishes. You also may choose not to provide TAS with certain information, but that may result in your inability to use certain features of the Sites and related services.
You may instruct TAS to stop sending you materials (e.g., email messages, newsletters) or to remove your Personal Information from TAS’ database by (a) sending an email with your email address and your opt-out instructions to firstname.lastname@example.org, (b) if available, following the unsubscribe instructions provided in those materials or (c) sending your opt-out request via post to the mailing address for TAS below.
TAS may, however, continue to use your Personal Information to contact you to service your account, or as otherwise authorized by law. Please note that if you use more than one name or email address when communicating with TAS or using the Sites, you may continue to receive communications from TAS to any name and/or e-mail address not specified in your opt-out request. If you would like to modify or delete your Personal Information (including, without limitation, your username, password, email address, contact information or other Personal Information), please send an email to email@example.com with clear instructions about the information that you would like to have modified or deleted. You must promptly update your Personal Information if it changes or is inaccurate.
If you have been provided a username and password to access a Site or a non-public area of a Site, you are responsible for all actions taken with your username and password. Therefore, we recommend that you do not disclose such username or password to anyone. You may not allow others to use your username or password to access or use any part of a Site. If your username or password has been compromised for any reason, you should contact us immediately for a new username and password. Upon your request, we will deactivate your password and remove your contact information from our active databases. We will retain in our files the Personal Information you have asked us to remove from our active databases to prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our user policies and comply with legal requirements. Therefore, you should not expect that your Personal Information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your request. However, such Personal Information will only be available to select employees, service providers and governmental persons or entities.
The Sites may contain links to third party websites. Please be aware that TAS cannot control and is not responsible for the information collection practices of such websites, which may differ from those of TAS. TAS encourages you to review and understand the privacy policies of these websites before providing any information to them.
TAS maintains a variety of commercially reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards designed to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, TAS uses accepted tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to TAS’ systems. You should be aware that TAS has no control over the security of other websites on the Internet that you might visit or with which you might interact even when a link may appear to another site from the Sites. Although TAS takes steps to secure your information, TAS does not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information, searches or other communications will always remain secure. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your information, including your Personal Information, TAS will notify you as necessary and if possible so that you can take appropriate protective steps. TAS may notify you under such circumstances using the email address(es) that TAS has on record for you and/or by regular mail (if available).
To use any of the Sites, you must be the age of legal majority in your place of residence. By using any Site, you hereby represent that you are at least the age of legal majority in your place of residence. All information provided to TAS will be treated as if it was provided by an adult. If, however, we learn that a minor has submitted information about himself or herself to us, we will delete the information as soon as possible and comply will all applicable laws, including the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. TAS does not knowingly market to, solicit information, accept service or collect information online from minors without verifiable parental consent.
If you wish to make such a request, please send an e-mail to TAS at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trade Area Systems, Inc.
1 West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903