TheTechTrader ( "TTT," "us," or "we") recognizes that the privacy and security of your Personal Information (as defined more fully below) is important to you.
This Site is not targeted toward, and we do not seek or desire to collect information from, children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly request information from persons under such age. You agree not to provide any Personal Information to us related to any child under the age of 13.
In order to better provide you with the various features and functions of our Site and our Services, we collect the following types of information about our users:
We do not collect any Personal Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain Personal Information to us when you elect to use certain Services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting a form or transmitting other information by telephone or letter; or (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing Services. When processing certain information, such as payment information with affiliated banking institutions or payment processors, we encrypt the transaction, using Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") encryption technology, in order to help prevent your Personal Information from being stolen or intercepted. Additionally, your credit card information is encrypted and stored on a restricted-access database and only accessible by authorized personnel.
TheTechTrader or its advertising partners ("Advertising Partners") may collect certain Aggregate Information. For example, we may use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software or hardware, and/or to gather demographic information. Our Advertising Partners may also provide us with aggregate, but not individual, reports that will tell us how many advertisements were presented and clicked upon at our Site.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some aspects of the Site may not function properly if you elect to disable cookies.
We will not sell, trade, or rent your Personal Information to others. We do provide some of our Services through contractual arrangements made with affiliates, service providers, partners and other third parties (collectively "Service Partners"). We and our Advertising Partners or Service Partners may need to use some Personal Information in order to perform tasks between our respective websites, or to deliver Services to you. For example, we must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for Services purchased on this Site; release your address information to the delivery service to send any products you may order; and provide order information to third parties that help us provide customer service.
Occasionally, we may be required by law enforcement or judicial order to provide Personal Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. In such cases, we will disclose Personal Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our Services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. Please see the "Compliance with Legal Requirements and Corporate Transactions" below.
We may also provide Aggregate Information about our customers’ sales, traffic patterns, and related Site information to third party advertisers, but these statistics do not include any Personal Information.
You have the ability to access and edit the Personal Information that you have provided us. You may change any of your Personal Information in your account online at any in accordance with instructions posted elsewhere on this Site. You may also access and correct your Personal Information and privacy preferences by emailing or writing to us. Please see the "Contacting TheTechTrader" section below:
We encourage you to promptly update your Personal Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed. However, some information, such as past transactions, logs of technical support calls, or other information may not be deleted. In addition, if you wish to remain a subscriber to our Services, we will need to retain those elements of your Personal Information necessary to support an active account, such as contact information and financial and payment information (e.g., credit card). Under any circumstances, as is the case with virtually all information stored in digital form, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information retained in data backups.
We may, from time to time, contact you by phone, email, or text message, regarding offers or information concerning products or services that may be of interest to you, whether offered by us, our affiliates or our business partners. Only TheTechTrader, its affiliates or their respective personnel or agents working on their behalf, will send you the offers or information, and only if you have previously indicated that you wish to receive them. If after opting in you do not want to continue to receive offers or information from us, you can "opt-out" by accessing and editing your account online.
In addition, you have options with respect to cookies as described above. Most browsers allow you to set cookie preferences, such as electing to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies some parts of the Site may not work properly.
TheTechTrader takes reasonable steps to protect your personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organizational measures. For example:
In order to most effectively serve you, credit card transactions and order fulfillment are handled by established third-party banking institutions and processing agents (e.g., PayPal). They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order. Use of these third party services will be governed by their posted terms and conditions and privacy policies.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet, which are beyond our control; and (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
We have no need for any sensitive Personal Information from you in order to provide our Service, and we take no steps to collect it. Sensitive Personal Information means data consisting of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation. You agree not to provide any sensitive Personal Information to us.
To request removal of your Personal Information or postings from our blog or discussion forums, please contact us as described in the "Contact TheTechTrader" section below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Please include your name, address, and/or email address when you contact us.
(2) See Articles 12-22, GDPR.