II. The Information We Collect. We may collect "personally identifiable information" from you such as your name, postal address, telephone number and email address. We will collect personally identifiable information from you when you actively give us the information such as when you register to become a member or otherwise communicate with the Site. For some activities, such as online polls or surveys, we may ask visitors to provide information that is not personally identifiable. This might include first name only, city or state of residence, age, or gender. For some other activities, such as entering sweepstakes and subscribing to our e-mail newsletters, we may ask visitors to provide a first and last name and e-mail address. For other activities, such as sending an electronic postcard or e-mail to a friend, we may also ask for personal information about other people. This is usually limited to a first name and e-mail address. E-mail addresses collected to send an electronic postcard or e-mail to a friend are deleted immediately when the requested postcard or e-mail is transmitted.
We may also collect demographic information that you provide to use, such as your zip code. We use your demographic information to tailor the Site to you and for internal purposes.
III. How We Use the Information. We will use your personally identifiable information for customer service, to provide you with information that you may request, and to customize your experience on the Site. Your personal information is used by us to send you email newsletters, to provide you with information that you may request, to send an email to a friend at your request, to enter you into a sweepstakes, to tailor offerings to you and to send you information about membership benefits.
We may use third party contractors to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending you a sweepstakes prize, and may share your information with these contractors for those limited purposes. In these cases, we require the third party contractor to keep the information confidential and to use it only for the specific services they are performing for us. We sometimes use non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site, and to improve and tailor our visitors' experience on Site. We also may aggregate this information and share such aggregated information with third parties to analyze site usage, to illustrate trends and patterns and to offer products, programs, or services.
IV. Links. The Site may contain links to other sites, including, among others, those of advertisers, other third parties and companies whose trademarks may appear on the Site. We are not responsible for the information collection practices or the content of the sites to which we link.
"Web beacons" are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on this Site from time to time for this and other internal purposes, such as evaluating site metrics and performance.
VI. Security. Protecting your information is important to us. We use the industry standard technology to protect the security of your information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we are committed to protecting your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
If your child wishes to register to become a member of the Site, we first obtain the consent of the parent/legal guardian before collecting any personally identifiable information from the child. We seek such consent by asking the child for his or her parent/legal guardian’s email address. We then send a direct notice by email to the parent/legal guardian and ask the parent/legal guardian to provide consent to the collection and use of his/her child’s personal information. If the parent provides such consent via email, after a reasonable time delay, we then send another email to the parent/legal guardian to confirm the consent. Once we have obtained the confirmed consent, we will collect the child’s name, email address and mailing address when the child actively gives us this information. We use this information to send emails to the child regarding product updates and event information. We also maintain this information for internal and recordkeeping purposes only.
We are prohibited from conditioning the child’s participation in an activity on the child’s disclosing more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in such activity.
We may use third party contractors to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as administering the sweepstakes or operating the Site, and may share the child’s information with these contractors for those limited purposes. In these cases, we require the third party contractor to keep the information secure and confidential and to use it only for the specific services they are performing for us.
Parents and legal guardians may review and have deleted your child’s personal information and refuse to permit further collection or use of the child’s information at any time. Please send a letter or postcard to the Techno Source Privacy Manager at the email or mailing address provided below if you would like to review, delete or refuse to permit further collection or use of your child’s information. Please be sure to include your e-mail address and a telephone number where we can reach you. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the personal information that we collect and maintain about your child.
The following is contact information of all the operators collecting or maintaining personal information from children through the Site:
Techno Source USA Attn Privacy Manager
Techno Source USA Attn Privacy Manager
20 W. 22nd St. Suite 1101
New York, NY 10010
IX. Effective Date. 9.11.07.