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Privacy Statement

Your access to, and use of, the Site is subject to the Terms of Use of Tanis Communications, Inc.  or “we” or “us”). We have created this Privacy Policy to explain what information we gather from you when you visit the Site, how we may use this information, and the security approaches we use to protect your information.

 

By using the Site or any of the Site’s features or services (collectively, the “Services”), you consent to the collection and use of your information by Tanis Communications, Inc.  in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change.

 

  1. What information do we collect?
    We may collect information from you when you submit an inquiry or contact us, respond to communication from us such as e-mail, visit the Site or use any of the Services, including, without limitation, as follows:

    • When you submit an inquiry or contact us or when you use any of the Services, we may ask you for Personal Information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number, or other information. “Personal Information” is information that can personally identify you. You may, however, visit the Site without providing such information. Providing your Personal Information to us is your choice..
    • Like many websites, we use “cookies” to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to the Site. Please refer to the “Do we use ‘cookies’?” section below for information about cookies and how we use them.

 

  1. How do we use your information?
    We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:

    • To personalize your Site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested.
    • To allow us to better service you in responding to your inquiries and requests.
    • To provide you with important administrative information regarding the Site and the Services, such as changes to this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use or our other policies, and to, more generally, facilitate communication between Tanis Communications and you.
    • To prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities.

 

  1. Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?
    We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personal Information unless we provide you with advance notice.

 

  1. How can you correct or delete your information?
    We are committed to your Site experience and we respect your privacy. If you tell us that you do not want us to use your Personal Information to contact you, Tanis Communications will respect your wishes. If you would like to modify or delete your Personal Information, please send an e-mail to amy.mcdowell@taniscomm.com with clear instructions about the information that you would like to have modified or deleted. Upon your request, we will remove your Personal Information from our active databases. We will retain in our files the Personal Information you have asked us to remove from our active databases to prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our user policies and comply with legal requirements. Therefore, you should not expect that your Personal Information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests. However, such Personal Information will only be available to select employees, service providers and governmental persons or entities.

 

  1. Do we use “cookies”?
    Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Cookies are used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current Site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We may also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about Site traffic and Site interaction so that we can offer better Site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our Site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

 

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you may not have access to some features that make your Site experience more efficient and some of our Services may not function properly.

We also use a tool called Google Analytics. Google Analytics tracks typical statistical information about you, such as sites you visit and your IP address and browser.  Tanis Communications does not collect or store this information; Google does. To learn more about the terms of use and privacy policy of Google Analytics, click here, and to learn how to opt out of that service, click here.

 

  1. How do we safeguard your information?
    We follow generally accepted industry security standards to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use your Personal Information. However, no commercial method of information transfer over the Internet or electronic data storage is known to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information during its transmission or its storage in our systems. You should be aware that Tanis Communications has no control over the security of other sites on the Internet that you might visit or interact with even when a link to any such third party site appears on our Site.

 

  1. Privacy and Third Party Links
    This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Site or the Services. In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on the Site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of the Site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).

 

  1. Online Policy Only
    This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through the Site or the Services and not to information collected offline or content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to Tamis Communications as part of a prospective or ongoing business relationship. Disclosure of such other information may be governed by a separate agreement between you and Tanis Communications.

 

  1. Important Notices to Non-United States Residents
    It is important to note that the Site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any visitor information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Site and/or providing us with your visitor information, you consent to this transfer.
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