Collection of Information
In General, TC does not require you to provide us with personally identifiable information in order to visit and use the TC Websites, please note that in order to participate in some activities, such as contacting us, ordering products and other promotions and chat rooms or bulletin boards, we may ask you to provide information that could reasonably be used to contact you or to identify you personally and certain information about your preferences and interests. If you choose not to provide such Personal Information or other information to us, you may not be able to participate in certain activities we offer.
TC Websites are open to all individuals, though some activities, promotions may have age restrictions. We do not knowingly collect or permit the collection, storage or use of any Personal Information from anyone under 13. If you are a parent or guardian who knows or has discovered that your child under the age of 13 has submitted his or her Personal Information or other information without your consent, permission or authorization, upon request, we will promptly: (a) provide direct notice to you indicating what, if any, Personal Information of your child has been collected and how it has been used and/or disclosed; (b) remove your child’s Personal Information or other information from our database, cease the use of such information and direct any other party with access to such information to do the same; and (c) by notice to you, confirm compliance with the foregoing.
Information TC Websites Collect Automatically
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to provide to us via the TC Websites, whenever you visit or interact with the TC Websites, TC collects automatically certain information such as your IP address, Device Identifier for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device you use to access the TC Websites and any referring website. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third-party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the Device used to access the Websites. TC as well as certain third-party analytics and other service providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how you use the TC Websites. Information may include, in part, browser type, operating system, the time and page served.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
"Cookies", which may be html files, Flash files or other technology, are small text files that help store user preferences and activity. A Cookie is placed on a Device when it is used to visit the TC Websites. Cookies may be used for many purposes, such as remembering you and your preferences, tracking your visits to our web pages and customizing your TC Website experience. If you choose to disable cookies on your Device, some features of our Websites or our online offerings may not function properly.
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the TC Websites, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our server or a third party service provider and is active only while you are connected to the TC Websites, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Information TC Receives From Third Parties
Social Media Applications
Functionality on the TC Websites may permit interactions between TC Websites and a third-party website, such as enabling you to “like” a product or “share” content to third-party websites. If you choose to “like” or “share” content or to otherwise post information from or via the TC Websites to a third-party website, feature or application, that information may become public and the third-party website may have access to information about you and your use of the TC Websites.
You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature through which you allow us to collect and share information about you, including Personal Information. The third party may allow you to remove the application or feature, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application or feature, but we may retain the information previously collected. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third-party website give us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections,” or if information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections” web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third-party website or interactive service.
Uses of the Personal Information TC Collects
TC will use the information it collects, including your Personal Information:
- to tailor your experience on the TC Websites;
- to determine which products and services we offer may be of interest to you;
- to provide you with information about Promotions or other offerings that may be of interest to you;
- to provide you with support and answer questions or other requests; and
- for other purposes disclosed to you at the time you provide the Personal Information.
We may also use the information we collect to improve the TC Websites and our products and services, for internal business purposes, and to contact you with regard to your use of the TC Websites and, in our discretion, changes to any of our policies.
When and With Whom TC May Share Information Collected
We may share non-Personal Information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information, and Usage Information with third parties for a variety of purposes, including tailoring promotions, advertising and communications we present to you.
We may also share your Personal Information, as specifically disclosed at the time you provide your Personal Information and in the following circumstances:
Legal Protections and Law Enforcement
We may transfer and disclose information, including your Personal Information, Usage Information and Device Identifier, IP address, to third parties: (i) to comply with legal obligations; (ii) when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; (iii) at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; (iv) to verify or enforce our Terms & Conditions or other applicable policies; (v) to respond to an emergency; or (vi) to otherwise protect the rights, property, safety or security of third parties, visitors to the TC Websites or the public. We may also use Device Identifiers to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, Internet service providers, wireless service providers or law enforcement agencies, in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.
We may share your Personal Information with other entities affiliated with us for internal reasons, primarily for business and operational purposes including any corporate reorganization, restructuring or other corporate change. In addition, TC or any of its assets, including the TC Websites, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your Personal Information is one of the key business assets in the transaction. In such a case, your Personal Information may be one of the business assets we transfer. Hence, TC reserves the right to disclose and transfer user information, including Personal Information, in connection with any activity and/or transaction described above.
To Affiliates and Other TC Companies
To Third-Party Service Providers Providing Services On TC’s Behalf
We may from time to time employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf, and thus, we may also share your Personal Information with third party service providers that assist us with providing content, fulfilling your requests, improving our products, content, services or advertising, or otherwise performing services for TC. As one example, if you access content or services that are published, developed or supported by an Affiliate or third party, your Personal Information may be shared with that Affiliate or third party for purposes related to that content or those services, including service administration and/or development. Additionally, we may share your information in order to host or operate the TC Websites, for data analysis purposes, and for the administration of Promotions.
When You Consent To Have Your Personal Information Shared or Otherwise Request That We Share Your Information.
Links To and TC Content On Other Websites
The TC Websites may contain links to other websites that are operated and controlled by third parties that we do not control. This includes links of advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding agreement. In addition, TC content or widgets may be included on web pages and websites that are not associated with us and over which we have no control. These other websites may send their own cookies to your Device, and they may independently collect data or solicit Personal Information. A link from any TC Website to any other website does not mean that TC approves of, endorses, or recommends that website. TC provides such links for your convenience and is not responsible for the content of any website linked to or from any TC Website. Moreover, TC is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party, and it disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability, or validity of any content on any other website.