What information does TSA collect from site visitors?
You can visit any TSA site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. While we do log IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) — and use "cookies" to track user sessions and page views on our site, we only use such data to analyze overall user trends, and individual users remain anonymous. Tracking user sessions and page views helps us understand how visitors use our site, which areas are most popular, and how long visitors spend there.
TSA 's cookies do not collect personally identifiable information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information collected through our site.
How is my email address or other personal information used?
TSA uses email addresses and other personal information submitted through our Web site to reply to your requests for information about our products, services, and other general information. We will need certain details — such as your name, email address, postal address, or phone number in order to respond to your inquiries and provide you with more information on those services. On occasion, we may also use your contact information to inform you of TSA and other third-party products and services that you might be interested in. You can elect not to receive offers from trusted partners by simply 'opting-out' on our inquiry and registration forms when you submit a request for information. We do not disclose information about individual visits to TSA sites or other personal information that you may give us to any third parties without your permission.
In certain instances, such as when you register for an event, subscribe to a publication or respond to a specific marketing campaign, etc. you may be asked to provide information about your company's e-commerce initiatives. This information helps us understand how TSA can best respond to your needs.
How do I remove my name, email address and personal information from TSA email communications and/or web site registration databases?
TSA offers a number of email programs to interested parties to provide the latest TSA news, events and information. You will find instructions on how to unsubscribe from these communications at the bottom of each email. Or you may send an email to email@example.com to unsubscribe immediately. To facilitate a quicker response, please include your full name and contact information, including the email program you no longer wish to receive, so that we may locate and remove your personal information from our databases.
In some instances, such as for event registration, visitors may be asked to submit credit card information for payment. All credit card transactions initiated through our Web sites are handled independently by one of our payment processing partner companies. These firms maintain their own error and credit card transaction logs, and are responsible for creating and adhering to their own privacy policies.
In what instances may TSA be obligated to provide information about its site visitors?
TSA cooperates fully with law enforcement, other governmental agencies, and third parties to enforce laws, defend intellectual property, and protect other rights. To this end, we may disclose the personal information of our registered visitors if and when:
At TSA, we realize that you exercise caution when submitting personal information about yourself via the Internet. That's why we are committed to maintaining your privacy and protecting the information that you share with us.
- We're required to do so by law.
- We need to enforce the terms and conditions of our User Agreement.
- We believe that such disclosure is necessary to protect us
from legal liability.
- We believe that we need to do so to protect someone's safety.
A "cookie" is a small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive in order, for example, to collect information about your activities on the site or to make it possible for you to use an online "shopping cart" to keep track of items you wish to purchase. The cookie transmits this information back to the Web site's computer, which, generally speaking, is the only computer that can read it. Most consumers do not know that "cookies" are being placed on their computers when they visit websites. If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a "cookie" on your computer.
As defined by The Federal Trade Commission, http://www.ftc.gov/.