Effective Date: August 1, 2014
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for TBConsulting, LLC and our website; http://www.tbconsulting.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:
• What information we collect;
• With whom it is shared;
• How it can be corrected;
• How it is secured;
• How policy changes will be communicated; and
• How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.
Information We Collect
The data we regularly collect about visitors to this website (e.g., IP address, browser type, pages accessed, duration of visit, etc.) does not necessarily enable us to personally identify you, and that is not our intention. We do collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your name and phone number, when you voluntarily provide such information by registering with us or completing a form. In order to facilitate your use of this website, certain types of information are automatically collected. In order to collect this data, TBConsulting may utilize automated tools and files such as “cookies.” These automated tools and files may reside on TBC’s servers or on your computer or device. If you restrict our ability to use automated tools and files, your ability to access and use all or part of the website may be limited or disabled completely.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:
• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data
In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.
We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that stores Internet settings. Almost every website uses cookie technology. The cookie is downloaded by your Internet browser the first time you visit a website. The next time you visit this website from the same device, the cookie and the information in it are either sent back to the originating website (first-party cookies) or to another website to which it belongs (third-party cookies). By that, the website can detect that it has already been opened using this browser, and in some cases it will then vary the content it shows.
Some cookies are extremely useful because they can improve your user experience when you return to a website you have already visited. This assumes that you are using the same device and the same browser as before; if so, cookies will remember your preferences, will know how you use the website, and will adapt the content you are shown so that it is more relevant to your personal interests and needs.
Why are Cookies Used?
Cookies may be used for many different purposes. In the first place, cookies can be required to make the website function properly. For example, without cookies it would be difficult to make a website remember that you have logged in, or which products you have put in your shopping cart. These are called required cookies.
Cookies can also be used to analyze how a website is used, to count the number of visitors, to learn how the website may be improved. We do not link the website usage statistics and other reports to individual people. These cookies are called analytics cookies.
Third, social media cookies are used to enable integration of social media into the website, so that you can immediately like or share a page or product on your favorite social media service.
Types of Cookies
Based on what function cookies have and the purpose for which cookies are used, there are four categories of cookies: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies and marketing cookies.
Strictly necessary cookies Strictly necessary cookies, such as Critical Cookies, are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, some services cannot be provided – for example, remembering previous actions (e.g. entered text and vehicle configurations) when navigating back to a page in the same session.
Performance cookies Performance cookies gather information about how a website is used – for example, which pages a visitor opens most often, and whether the user receives error messages from some pages. These cookies do not save information that would allow the user to be identified. The collected information is aggregated, and therefore anonymous. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the performance of the website, and with it the user experience.
Functional cookies Functional cookies enable a website to save information which has already been entered (such as user names, languages choices, and your location), so that it can offer you improved and more personalized functions. For example, a website can offer you local, price-relevant information if it uses a cookie to remember the region in which you are currently located. Functional cookies are also used to enable features you request such as playing videos. These cookies collect anonymous information and cannot track your movements on other websites.
Miscellaneous cookies (e.g., Advertising, Surveys, Social Sharing) Miscellaneous cookies such as advertising, surveys, and social media cookies, are used to deliver advertisements and other communications more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They remember whether you have visited a website or not, and this information can be shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Cookies for improving group targeting and advertising will often be linked to site functionality provided by other organizations.
Type of Cookies TBConsulting Uses
TBConsulting uses Strictly necessary cookies, Performance cookies, Functional cookies, and Miscellaneous cookies. Specifically, TBConsulting uses Critical cookies that contain information critical to your experience with our Offerings, or that assist with certain personalization actions that are essential to the use of our services. Process cookies help make the websites work and deliver the expected services. Analytics cookies are used to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying visitors. TBConsulting uses security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect information from unauthorized entities.
TBConsulting uses preference cookies that contain information important to your experience but not strictly necessary or essential, such as configurations. Lastly, TBConsulting uses Advertising, Survey and Social Sharing cookies that allow you to utilize sharing features for third-party social media services from our Offerings.
Cookies and Advertising Uses
Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us market more effectively to users that we and our partners believe may be interested in TBConsulting. They also help provide us with aggregated auditing, research, and reporting, and help us know when content has been shown to you.
Managing your Cookie Options
From Your Browser
Information on changing your browser settings to opt out of Cookies can be found in your browser settings. You may configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Safari: http://help.apple.com/safari/mac/8.0/#/sfri11471
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.
Resources to Manage Third-Party Advertising Cookies:
If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising, click HERE https://optout.
The following websites provide choices to opt-out of tracking through certain third-party advertising Cookies:
- Visit the Digital Advertising Alliance's or Network Advertising Initiative's opt-out page.
- For users in the UK or France, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
- For users in Canada, please visit http://youradchoices.ca/
- Click here to opt out of targeted ads on Facebook.
- Click here to opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or to customize Google Display Network ads.
Resources to Manage Third-Party Analytics Cookies:
You can opt out of data collection or use by the following analytics providers by clicking the following links:
- Google Analytics: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (requires you to install a browser add-on)
- Kissmetrics: https://kissmetrics.com/user-privacy
- Mixpanel: https://mixpanel.com/optout
- Nielsen: https://priv-policy.imrworldwide.com/priv/browser/us/en/optout.html
- Omniture (Adobe): http://www.d1.sc.omtrdc.net/optout.html
- WebTrends: https://ondemand.webtrends.com/support/optout.asp
TBConsulting and Do Not Track (“DNT”)
Currently, various web browsers offer a “do not track” or “DNT” setting that relies on technology known as a “DNT header.” A DNT header sends a signal to websites visited by the user about the user’s browser DNT preference setting. TBConsulting’s website does not currently respond to a browser’s DNT setting, largely since there is no common industry standard for DNT and industry groups, technology companies and regulators have not established any consistent standards for interpreting the intent of the user. TBConsulting takes privacy seriously and will continue to monitor efforts to develop standards around the browser use of DNT and technology industry responses to such settings.
Updates to this Cookie Notice
TBConsulting may amend this Cookie Notice from time to time, for example, because our website or the regulations relating to cookies change. We reserve the right to amend the content of the Cookie Notice and the cookies included in the lists at any time and without notice. The new Cookie Notice will be effective upon posting. If you do not agree to the revised notice, you should alter your preferences, or consider stopping using the TBConsulting websites. By continuing to access or make use of our services after the changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Cookie Notice. You can consult this web page for the latest version.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Notification of Changes
Whenever material changes are made to the privacy notice specify how you will notify consumers.
Other Provisions as Required by Law
Numerous other provisions and/or practices may be required as a result of laws, international treaties, or industry practices. It is up to you to determine what additional practices must be followed and/or what additional disclosures are required. Please take special notice of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), which is frequently amended and now includes a disclosure requirement for “Do Not Track” signals.