Personally Identifiable Information is Collected
TPCB members and non-members that register for events and activities via www.tpcb.org or other print materials and individuals that sign up for TPCB certification provide us with contact information (such as name, e-mail address, education and professional information, etc.) We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always "opt out" if you do not wish to receive our messages by clicking Unsubscribe in the footer of any message.
TPCB uses personal information such as name, address, phone number, e-mail address and company/employer to engage in interactions with you, including contacting you about certification, possible orders, donations, subscriptions, event participation or ITE membership. We use financial/credit card payment information to process your certification and may need to share some of this information with delivery services, credit card clearing houses, and other third parties to complete the transactions.
TPCB uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer www.tpcb.org, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic. Note that the IP address is dynamic and changes every time you connect to the internet. If you have broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstances, the IP address that we collect may contain information that could be deemed personally identifiable.
www.tpcb.org uses "cookie" messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you've done and told us before. The "cookie" is placed in your computer and is ready when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you're particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of www.tpcb.org, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your web browser accordingly.
How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service in the following ways:
To provide information based on your needs and respond to your requests. TPCB may use your personal information to provide you with notices of new certifications, product releases, service developments, etc.
To administer certification and any related products. TPCB may contact you if you purchase anything related to certification to confirm certain information about your order (for example, that you did not experience problems in the download process). We may also use this information to confirm compliance with licensing and other terms.
To communicate with you about a meeting, conference, or event. We may communicate with you about a meeting, conference, or event hosted or co-sponsored by TPCB or one of our business associates. This may include information about the event's content, event logistics, payment, updates, and additional information related to the event. Information you provide when registering for or participating in a conference managed or co-sponsored by parties, other than or in addition to TPCB may be shared with those parties, and the treatment of such information is further subject to the privacy policies of those parties. TPCB and its conference co-sponsors may contact you after the event about the event, subsequent iterations of the event and related events. Please note that TPCB conference, meeting or event organizers, co-sponsors, exhibitors, and other third parties may directly request your personal information at their conference booths or presentations. Providing your information to them is optional, and you should review their privacy policies to address your particular needs and concerns about how they will treat your personal information.
To communicate with you about general operations or announcements related to TPCB. This is typically done via social media, ITE Spotlite (the bi-weekly e-newsletter); the digital and print edition of the TPCB Journal, TPCB Community, the TPCB newsletter and other means of communication.
To include you in TPCB Community and the online Member Directory. If you are a certificant in one of TPCB’s certification programs, we will include your information in TPCB’s Online Member Directory and in the TPCB Community. If you do not wish to be included, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be removed.
To engage with third parties. TPCB may share your personal data with third parties in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for or with TPCB. These third parties are restricted from using these data in any way other than to provide services for TPCB or for the collaboration in which they and TPCB are contractually engaged. These third parties are carefully selected by TPCB and obligated to keep your data secure. From time to time, we may also share your information with third parties whom we think might provide content, products, or services of interest to you.
To get feedback or input from you. In order to deliver products and services of most interest to our members and certificants, from time to time, we may ask members, certificants, volunteers, and website visitors to provide us input and feedback (for example through surveys, studies, focus groups, etc.)
To track visitors of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.
Note: You may choose to opt out at any time.
TPCB does not sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.
Some of TPCB's websites link to other sites created and maintained by other public- and/or private-sector organizations. TPCB provides these links solely for your information and convenience. When you transfer to an outside website, you are leaving the TPCB domain, and TPCB's information management policies no longer apply. TPCB encourages you to read the privacy statement of each external website that you visit before you provide any personal data.
European Union Privacy Rights
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016/679) (also known as GDPR), if you are an individual protected by the GDPR you may have certain rights as a data subject. To request information about or avail yourself of those rights, please send an email to email@example.com
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