- Collection and Use of Personal Information
- Personal Information Collected by TINA.org
The personal information that may be collected by TINA.org in connection with your use of the Site includes your:
- Full name;
- Phone number; and
- E-mail address.
- TINA.org’s Use of Personal Information
TINA.org collects personal information for a number of reasons.
First, personal information helps us develop, deliver, and improve our services and content.
Second, it allows us to send important notices, such as electronic newsletters, communications about new deceptive advertisements, and alerts regarding users’ account status.
Third, it allows us to conduct internal functions, such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve TINA.org’s services and consumer communications.
- Protection of Personal Information
TINA.org takes precautions – including administrative, technical, and physical measures – to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
With respect to TINA.org’s Site, TINA.org uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is collected.
When you post comments on the TINA.org Site, any personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and e-mail address in a comment, that information is public.
- Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Under the following circumstances, TINA.org may make certain personal information available to third parties.
First, TINA.org may share your personal information with third parties if you grant us permission to do so.
Second, TINA.org may share personal information with third parties who provide services to TINA.org such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve TINA.org’s services and consumer communications.
Third, it may be necessary – due to certain laws and/or requests from public and governmental authorities – for TINA.org to disclose your personal information to law enforcement and governmental authorities. TINA.org may also disclose information about you if we determine that, for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
Fourth, TINA.org may disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions, or protect our operations or users.
Finally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale, we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
- Integrity and Retention of Personal Information
- Access to Personal Information
You are responsible for ensuring that your personal information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. You can do so by logging into your account at the top of the page.
- Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
TINA.org also collects non-personal information (i.e., data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual).
- Non-Personal Information Collected by TINA.org
The non-personal information collected by TINA.org in connection with your use of the Site includes, but is not limited to:
- Your age;
- Your gender;
- Your area code;
- Your zip code;
- Information regarding consumer activities on our Site; and
- Information regarding deceptive advertisements you report to TINA.org.
- TINA.org’s Use of Non-Personal Information
We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose.
- Cookies and Other Technologies
As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes, but is not limited to, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, operating system, and date/time stamp. We may use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the Site, to learn about user behavior on the Site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
- Information Collected by Third Parties
TINA.org uses a third-party analytics provider, Google Analytics, to analyze the data collected through users’ interactions with the Site. We urge you to read Google Analytics’ Terms of Service.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of someone under 13, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.
- Third-Party Sites and Services
The Site may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties before submitting any personal information to those sites.
- Additional TINA.org Web Pages
In addition to the Site, TINA.org also posts information on web pages hosted by third parties, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Your use of those web pages is governed by the individual privacy policies of the third parties that host the websites. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.
- Privacy Questions