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Privacy policy

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TKDTutorage Software provides the web site as a public service to users.

Your privacy is important to TKDTutorage. TKDTutorage's goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. This privacy policy has been written to describe the conditions under which this website is being made available to you. The privacy policy discusses, among other things, how data obtained during your visit to this website may be collected and used. TKDTutorage strongly recommends that you read the privacy policy carefully. By using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this privacy policy. If you do not accept the terms of the privacy policy, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using the web site or any materials obtained from it. If you are dissatisfied with the website, by all means, contact TKDTutorage; otherwise, your only recourse is to disconnect from this site and refrain from visiting the site in the future.

The process of maintaining a website is an evolving one, and TKDTutorage may decide at some point in the future, without advance notice, to modify the terms of this privacy policy. Your use of the website, or materials obtained from the website, indicates your assent to the privacy policy at the time of such use. The effective privacy policy will be posted on the website, and you should check upon every visit for any changes.

Site covered by this privacy policy

This privacy policy applies to all the websites, domains, information portals, blogs, and registries maintain by TKDTutorage.

Children's privacy

TKDTutorage is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. TKDTutorage does not intentionally collect information from minors and does not target its web site to children.

Links to other websites

TKDTutorage websites may provide links to third-party websites for the convenience of users. If you access those links, you will leave the TKDTutorage web site. TKDTutorage does not control these third-party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with this privacy policy. For example, other websites may collect or use personal information about you in a manner different from that described in this document. Therefore, you should use other websites with caution, and you do so at your own risk. TKDTutorage encourages you to review the privacy policy of any website before submitting personal information.

Types of information collected

Non-Personal Information

Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. TKDTutorage may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use TKDTutorage websites.

Aggregate information

TKDTutorage may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the websites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at TKDTutorage, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.

Log files

Every time you request or download a file from the website, TKDTutorage servers may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. TKDTutorage may use this information to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.

Cookies

TKDTutorage may use a feature of your browser to set a “cookie” on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a web site’s computer stores on your computer. TKDTutorage websites can then read the cookies whenever you visit our site. We may use cookies in a number of ways, such as to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, to deliver content specific to your interests and to track the pages you’ve visited. These cookies allow TKDTutorage to use the information we collect to customize your experience so that your visit to the site is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible.

Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of the TKDTutorage website may not work properly, and you may be unable to use those of the web site's services that require registration to participate, or you will have to re-register each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. TKDTutorage does not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission.

TKDTutorage uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this website.

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the ads preference manager. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.) If you would like more information about this practice, and to know what your choices are in not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Web beacons

TKDTutorage websites also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of the website and the websites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using the website and selected sponsors’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. TKDTutorage web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our website or those of our sponsors. TKDTutorage does not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.

TKDTutorage may gather "site usage" information from all visitors through the use of JoomlaWatch. Such data is used in the aggregate to help determine general usage patterns and fine tune layout in order to ensure that the site is as useful and enjoyable as possible. When JoomlaWatch is enabled a small icon will appear on a separate line under the main footer line

Personal information

Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. TKDTutorage uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some of the TKDTutorage web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join technical committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to TKDTutorage on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.

Members-only websites

The information you provide on TKDTutorage membership applications is used to create a member profile, and some information may be shared with other of the TKDTutorage individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure website to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among the TKDTutorage members, but TKDTutorage expressly prohibits members from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence.

TKDTutorage members may be automatically added to the TKDTutorage mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to TKDTutorage members. By providing TKDTutorage with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to TKDTutorage storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.

How TKDTutorage uses your information

TKDTutorage may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about the TKDTutorage website usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.

TKDTutorage may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of TKDTutorager’s members and their collaboration on the Operator’s standards and projects. When accessing the TKDTutorage members-only web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by TKDTutorage to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.

Credit card information may be collected to facilitate membership applications; or if you purchase a product or service from our website, such information will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services requested. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to the Operators may provide support for the financial activities of TKDTutorage. TKDTutorage may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.

Information sharing

TKDTutorage does not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, TKDTutorage reserves the right to supply any such information to any organization into which the TKDTutorage may merge in the future or to which it may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission. 

TKDTutorage also reserves the right to release personal information to protect our systems or business, when we reasonably believe you to be in violation of our Terms of Use or if we reasonably believe you to have initiated or participated in any illegal activity. In addition, please be aware that in certain circumstances, TKDTutorage may be obligated to release your personal information pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or other orders.

In keeping with our open process, TKDTutorage may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of the TKDTutorage hosted public mail lists or discussion forums, subscribing to one of the TKDTutorage newsletters or registering for one of our public meetings may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.

On some sites, anonymous users are allowed to post content and/or participate in forum discussions. In such a case, since no username can be associated with such a user, the IP address number of a user is used as an identifier. When posting content or messages to an Operators site anonymously, your IP address may be revealed to the public.

If you are a registered member of a TKDTutorage website or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. TKDTutorage member databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, company affiliation (if an organizational member), and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to other of TKDTutorage members and to the public. Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in the Operator’s publicly accessible records with the TKDTutorage's various committees, working groups, and similar activities that you join, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-posted attendance and membership records of those activities; (ii) documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, (iii) along with message content, in the permanent archives of the TKDTutorage’s e-mail lists, which also may be public.

Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our website, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.

Given the international scope of the TKDTutorage websites, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that your own country’s privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an adequate level of protection for such information. If you are unsure whether this privacy policy is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information. If you are located in the European Union, you should note that your information will be transferred to the United States, which is deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. Nevertheless, in accordance with local laws implementing European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 (“EU Privacy Directive”) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, individuals located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this privacy policy and to its transfer to and/or storage in the United States of America.

If you do not want your personal information collected and used by TKDTutorage, please do not visit the TKDTutorage website or apply for membership of any of the TKDTutorage websites or email lists.

Access to and security of member information

TKDTutorage is committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email TKDTutorage a request. TKDTutorage may provide members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and security, TKDTutorage also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of TKDTutorage websites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.

Security

TKDTutorage make every effort to protect personal information by users of the website, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any website, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion so some types of personal information such as your name, company affiliation, and email address will be visible to other TKDTutorage members and to the public. TKDTutorage assumes no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when using this website and providing personal information.
Opting out

From time to time the TKDTutorage may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt-out by following the directions provided in the electronic newsletters and announcements.

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact TKDTutorage.


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