This privacy statement has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read the privacy statement carefully to get a clear understanding of how TornTech collects, uses, protects or otherwise handles your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with the website.

What personal information is collected from visitors?

When ordering or registering on the site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, or other details to help you with your experience.

When is your information collected?

TornTech collects information from you when you register on the site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on the site.

How is your information used?

TornTech may use the information collected from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for the newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, navigate the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize user's experience and to allow TornTech to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve the website in order to better serve you.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How is visitor information protected?

The website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to the site as safe as possible.

TornTech uses regular Malware Scanning.

TornTech does not currently provide an SSL certificate as credit cards and physical mailing addresses are not accepted at this time.

TornTech will never store your credit card information.

How are 'cookies' used?

Yes. 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. For instance, TornTech uses cookies to help remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables TornTech to provide you with improved services. TornTech also uses cookies to help compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Cookies are used to:
  • Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
  • Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. Trusted third-party services may also be used that track this information on TornTech's behalf.

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 Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is different, so check your browser's help documentation to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies, some functions or services may become unavailable but should not affect your overall site experience

Third Party Disclosure

TornTech does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information without your advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist in operating the website, conducting business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Your information may also be released in order to comply with the law, enforce the site policies, or protect the rights, property, or to protect the safety of the site or others.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on the website. These third party 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 sites.

Google

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

Google AdSense Advertising is used on the website.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on the site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to the users based on their visit to the site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

The following uses are currently implemented:
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

TornTech along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to the website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this statement.

See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

TornTech complies with the following CalOPPA regulations:
  • Users can visit the site anonymously
  • Once this privacy statement is created, a link will be available from the home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering the website.
  • The Privacy Statement link includes the word 'Privacy', and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
  • Users will be notified of any privacy statement changes on the Privacy Statement Page.
  • Users are able to change their personal information by logging in to their account

How are do not track signals handled?

Do not track signals are honored and the site is programmed to not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

TornTech does not specifically market to children under 13.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

Your email address is used in order to:
  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders
TornTech complies with the following CANSPAM requirements:
  • NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can:

  • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
  • Email admin@torntech.com from the affect email address with the subject of Unsubscribe and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contact Information

If there are any questions regarding this privacy statement you may send any inquiries using the methods below.

 

Last Updated: February 17, 2015