Last Updated: 12/29/2022
Data TPC Collects
TPC collects data to provide customers with products and services, and to operate TPC’s business. Some of this data is provided directly, such as when you create a TPC account, connect a TPC device to the Internet or a Cloud service, provide equipment for maintenance, or contact TPC for support or to perform other services. TPC receives some data by recording how users interact with TPC products and services by, for example, using technologies like Cookies, receiving error reports, usage data or location data from software running on TPC products or from utilizing TPC services.
The data TPC collects depends on the products, services and features used, and can include the following:
Name and contact data. Information, including Personal Information, collected through the Sites or through other means, may include name and salutation, job title, physical address, time zone, telephone number (including work or home office, mobile, and fax numbers), photograph, e-mail address, and other contact information. TPC also collects marketing contacts and preferences (phone, email, postal mail, fax, and text messages), name and nature of your business, language preference, and delivery and fulfillment information.
Credentials. TPC collects information used for authentication and account access.
Usage data. TPC collects data about how users and devices interact with TPC products and services. For example, TPC collects:
Product use data. TPC collects product feature use data, website activity data, performance data, product preference information, purchase history, and the webpages you visit.
Device data. TPC may collect data about a device, its operational state, configuration, past usage data, device performance data, and information on the network used to connect and use TPC products. This includes data about the operating systems, applications and other software installed on the device, including product keys. This also includes Internet Protocol (IP) address, network authentication, MAC address, other device identifiers, regional and language settings.
Error reports and performance data. TPC collects data about the performance of TPC products and problems experienced. This data helps diagnose problems in the products to improve TPC’s products, and to provide solutions. Depending on product and settings, error reports may include data such as the type or severity of the problem, details of the software or hardware related to an error, device status, usage data, contents of data or files that were processing when an error occurred, and data about other devices, networks, or software with which the device interacts.
Support data. When TPC is engaged for support, TPC’s contact with any data or information stored on a device will be incidental in most instances. Devices returned to TPC for repair should be wiped of all data. TPC will collect data about any hardware, software, and other details related to the support incident for the purpose of tracking device performance and product improvement.
Location data. TPC may collect data about your location, which can be either precise or imprecise. Precise location data can be Global Position System (GPS) data, as well as data identifying nearby cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots TPC collects when location-based products or features are enabled. Imprecise location data includes, for example, a location derived from your IP address or other data that indicates the geolocation of an IP address with less precision including latitude, longitude, city, region, country or postal code.
How TPC Uses Personal Information
TPC uses, discloses, transfers, and otherwise processes data, including Personal Information, in several ways. TPC uses the data it collects for three basic purposes: (1) to process transactions for the sale and support of TPC products and/or services, (2) to operate TPC’s business, and to provide and support the products and services TPC offers (including improving and personalizing), and (3) to send certain communications, including promotional communications. When customers place an order, TPC uses the Personal Information provided, including any payment information necessary to provide the products or services requested. If you create a user profile, TPC will store Personal Information as requested to manage the profile and communicate with the user. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to TPC through the Sites may be transferred to the United States. Please also be aware that by using the Sites and giving TPC your information, you consent to such transfer. You also understand that the U.S. may not provide the same level of protections as the laws of your country.
Personal Information may also, subject to the requirements of applicable law, be used, disclosed and transferred to law enforcement personnel and other persons in situations where TPC believes that it is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal proceedings against someone who may be misusing the Sites, interfering with the rights of TPC or other users, or when TPC reasonably believes that the law requires or permits such disclosure.
Why TPC Shares Personal Information
TPC shares Personal Information with consent or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any product or service requested or authorized. TPC also may disclose and transfer Personal Information to channel partners, strategic partners, suppliers and other third parties for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement and to assist with the operation of the Sites and/or the associated business transactions. If TPC sells or divests all or part of its business, makes a transfer of assets, or otherwise becomes involved in a change of control transaction, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, TPC may transfer Personal Data covered by this Privacy Shield Policy to one or more third parties as part of the transaction including the due diligence process.
Additionally, TPC will access, transfer, disclose, and preserve Personal Information when TPC has a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to:
- comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies;
- protect our customers, for example to prevent unsolicited emails or attempts to defraud users of TPC products, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone;
- operate and maintain the security of TPC’s products and services, including to prevent or stop an attack on TPC’s computer systems or networks; or
- protect the rights or property of TPC, including enforcing the terms governing the use of the products or services; however, if TPC receives information indicating that someone is using TPC products or services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property, TPC may refer the matter to law enforcement.
Pursuant to applicable regulations, TPC maintains reasonable technical and administrative procedures to protect data including Personal Information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, but TPC cannot ensure or warrant the security of any data against any possible loss or unauthorized access.
Access And Correction Of Personal Information
If you wish to access or update the Personal Information submitted through the Sites, or to make any inquiries (including requests of cancellation or deletion) about the collection or processing of such information, please contact us as described below in the section labeled “Contact”. TPC provides individuals with access to their Personal Information where required by applicable data protection and privacy laws. Individuals will be required to sufficiently verify their identity. Declining to provide Personal Information may limit TPC’s ability to respond to your inquiry.
Links To Other Internet Sites
The statements set forth in this Privacy Statement are for the Sites and other activities. Other sites hosted by third parties may have different practices. If you link to or otherwise visit any other sites managed by third parties, you must review the privacy policies posted at those sites. TPC has no control over those sites and is not responsible or liable for the policies and practices followed by third parties.
Retention Of Data
TPC will keep your data, which may include Personal Information, for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, to provide you with products or services, to conduct legitimate business interests, and where otherwise required or permitted by law.
Revisions To This Privacy Statement
TPC reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time at TPC’s discretion. Please check this Privacy Statement frequently and particularly before you submit Personal Information via the Sites.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at:
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155 N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606