Effective Date: January 23, 2015
This Policy is subject to change. If our information retention or usage practices materially change, we will let you know by posting the Policy changes on the Site and/or otherwise making you aware of the changes. Please refer to the “Effective Date” above to see when this Policy was last updated.
Regardless of where our servers are located, your personal data will be processed by us in the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may or may not be to the same level of protection as in other parts of the world. BY VISITING THIS WEBSITE AND THE SERVICE, YOU UNEQUIVOCALLY AND UNAMBIGUOUSLY CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND PROCESSING IN THE UNITED STATES OF ANY INFORMATION COLLECTED OR OBTAINED BY US THROUGH VOLUNTARY SUBMISSIONS, AND THAT U.S. LAW GOVERNS ANY SUCH COLLECTION AND PROCESSING.
We collect two types of information about persons who use our Services: voluntarily provided personal information and automatically collected information.
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
TYS does not collect any Personal Information about you without your voluntary consent. This information may be supplied by you to TYS when you purchase goods through the Services, when you use the Services, when you complete a survey, when you create or update an account, when you request services or otherwise when you explicitly submit it. The information that may be collected includes:
Age or date of birth;
Username and password;
Note, that while TYS may ask for payment card information in order to process orders we use a third party service provider to process the data. TYS does not have a routine practice of collecting or storing payment card information.
Non-Personal Information is non-personally identifiable or anonymous information about you, such as gender, types of products purchased, history, the type of device you used and its operating system, the pages accessed most frequently, how pages are used, applications downloaded, or search terms entered, among other data points. Automatically Tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses is one method of automatically collecting information about your activities online and information volunteered by you. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your device whenever you surf the Internet. Further, the Services may utilize web beacons, pixel tags, cookies, embedded links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools. Although you may turn off the collection of cookies through your browser options, it may hamper your user experience.
USE OF INFORMATION
INTERNAL USE OF INFORMATION BY TYS
We accept and gather certain types of information in an effort to provide you with products and Services that you voluntarily request. We may also use this information to help us develop and improve our Services, fulfill your requests, inform you about our offers that you request, tailor our Services to meet your interests, and for other purposes permitted by law. We may use aggregate and non-personal information to advertise and promote the Services.
SHARING INFORMATION COLLECTED WITH THIRD PARTIES, CONSULTANTS, AND AFFILIATES
We may share personal information with our business associates, consultants, service providers, advisors and affiliates in order for them to provide services to you and to TYS.
Your payment method and personal information may be shared with payment processors in order to process your transaction. Further, your name and address will be provided to a carrier to complete shipment.
We may disclose collected information to the extent we believe it necessary to comply with the law, such as in response to a subpoena or court order, to defend a legal claim or otherwise as permitted by applicable law. Additionally, we may transfer your information to successor in interest, which may include but may not be limited to a third-party in the event of an acquisition, sale, merger or bankruptcy.
We employ procedural and technical safeguards to secure your personal information against loss, theft, alteration, and unauthorized access, use and disclosure, such as the use of SSL. We also employ security procedures to protect your information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company.
Regardless of the precautions taken by TYS, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under our control to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
ACCESS AND CONTROL
Certain information that TYS collects from you will be retrievable and changeable through your username login, such as your shipping address.
E-MAIL AND ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTERS
We may offer electronic newsletters and e-mails concerning promotions, new products and services, or other marketing materials as a service to our users. You may receive newsletters and e-mails concerning promotions and marketing of ours, after you register through with the Services. If, after you have received a message, you no longer wish to receive such materials, you may opt-out by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each electronic newsletter and e-mail.
CHILDREN AND PRIVACY
We do not knowingly permit users to register for our Services if they are under 18 years old, and therefore do not request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If we become aware that a customer is under the age of 18 and has registered without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personally identifiable registration information from our files. If you are the parent or guardian of a person under the age of 18 who has provided personally identifiable information to us without your approval, please inform us by contacting us at the e-mail address below and we will remove such information from our database.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California law allows California residents to request information regarding our disclosures in the prior calendar year, if any, of their personally identifiable information to third parties. To make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Request for Privacy Information" in the subject line. Please include enough detail for us to locate your file; at a minimum, your name, email, and username, if any. We will attempt to provide you with the requested information within thirty (30) days of receipt. We reserve our right not to respond to requests sent more than once in a calendar year, or requests submitted to an address other than the one posted in this notice. Please note that this law does not cover all information sharing. Our disclosure only includes information covered by the law.
“DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
At the present time, outside of the Website, except as provided in this Policy, TYS does not track the movement of its users over time and across third-party websites. However, TYS’ hosts and analytics providers may do so, in accordance with their own privacy practices.