About Your Use of the Services
Automatically Collected Information
Automatic Information Collection
As is customary, the Services will collect information, including technical and routing information about your computer, without you being prompted. This may include geolocation data and internet or other electronic network activity such as device identifiers and advertising identifiers. We use this information to optimize our Services for our users’ use.
Cookies & Web Analytics
Some information, including but not limited to IP addresses, operating systems, browsers, and browsing patterns, is either tracked or collected using “cookies” (which are small data files that a website places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes) or “web beacons” (which are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage). We use these to ensure our content improves and meets your, and other visitors’, needs. While most of the cookies we use will “disappear” when you finish browsing, we also use persistent cookies. Persistent cookies stay on your device simply to ensure we recognize your device when you revisit the Services.
Please note that there are options on most browsers (like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer) to disable cookies. You can choose to use such features to disable cookies, but it may impact your use of certain functions included in the Services. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.
Other Information We Collect
When you use the Services, we may request personal information, including your name, email, telephone number, other identifiers, demographic data area of interest, educational background, employment background, resume or transcripts. When you view any content using the Services, we may also collect information related to such content. This information is only collected when you present it to us, and we may use it for a variety of reasons, as explained in more detail below.
We do not respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms.
Children Under the Age of 13
The Services are not designed for children under the age of thirteen and we do not collect information about children knowingly. If you believe that we have inadvertently collected information from a child of that age, please contact us. Our policy is to delete any information collected from or concerning a child under the age of 13 as quickly as possible.
Our Use of the Data We Collect
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
We may use your personal information for the following purposes:
We may use personal information to provide you with services that you have ordered or requested including, without limitation, responding to your requests or application.
When you contact us, we may use personal information (like your e-mail address) to reply and provide you with the services or information you requested. We also may use your personal information to collect feedback on our Services and policies.
We reserve the right to use your personal information and browsing behavior to personalize the Services and improve the overall user experience. We also may use personal information to evaluate response rates or gauge the usability of the Services.
In order to stop malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity from occurring on the Services, we may use identifying information to monitor users’ behavior. Our attempts to prevent malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal Internet activity may cause some users to be suspended from the Services.
If you choose to subscribe to our email updates, we collect personal information including your name and email address so that we can reach you. This information is not distributed to third parties, except for our third party storage system.
Should you wish to unsubscribe from our email updates, you may do so at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the footer of any TechBuffalo email sent to you. If, however, your request to unsubscribe appears to be unsuccessful, please contact us at [email protected].
We process your information so that we can improve the Services and deliver information that you have either already requested or that we believe you would be interested in. Any information we transfer to a third-party processor that is not affiliated with TechBuffalo is done so as permitted by law. We will enter into agreements with any such third party processors to ensure that they will not further collect, sell, or use your personal information except as necessary to perform data processing for us. In some of these cases, we process this information automatically, but in others we will ask your permission in advance. Either way, your information helps us understand what our customers and visitors are looking for, and helps us operate as a better, more responsive business. We always strive to respect your privacy.
We may need to disclose your personal information occasionally. Most of our disclosures are necessary to complete a transaction or provide the information or service you have requested. In addition to this, we may disclose your information if needed to comply with a court order, law, legal proceeding, or request from the government. We also reserve the right to disclose your information if we have the reasonable belief that such disclosure is fundamental to the safety of individuals associated with TechBuffalo or others unaffiliated with the company, or to report or investigate fraud or a crime.
We will retain personal information for as long as required for the purpose for which we have collected such personal information. Where we collect personal information to provide a service for you, we will retain such personal information for as long as such services are provided. Where we collect personal information for our legitimate interests, we will retain such personal information for as long as needed to fulfill such interests.
The Services contain links to third-party material, including other websites, such as ecommerce platforms. This material is not affiliated with, or owned by, TechBuffalo and other websites may have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies. After you choose to follow the link and leave the Services, we are not responsible for the content of those websites, or their privacy policies. We have no control over what information they collect, or how they choose to use that information.
Security is important to us. We utilize standard and reasonable security methods, including administrative, technical and physical protections, to prevent the theft, access, alteration, destruction, or disclosure of your information. Nonetheless, no network, website, or communication using the Internet is perfectly secure. We will attempt to protect your information, but we cannot guarantee the safety of any information you send to us, and you do so at your own risk. In the unlikely case of a breach of private information, we will follow relevant laws and regulations to inform you of the breach.
Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to request and obtain information about, or copies of, your personal information that we process, where we obtained your information, the business or commercial purpose for collecting your information, the third parties with whom your information is shared, and whether our source of information is publicly accessible. You may also have the right to correct your personal information, or object to its processing. Lastly, you may ask us for information about when we typically delete stored information, or ask that information be anonymized or destroyed, depending on the situation and applicable laws.
All of our processing is in support of our business. Where we process your data based upon your consent, we recognize that you may withdraw consent if you wish to do so, and that you retain a right to your own data.
Data Transfer from EU to US
We are located in the United States, and the information gathered from you will be processed there. The United States has not been given an “adequacy” finding by the European Union. Nonetheless, we will only transmit your private information to the United States if you agree to us doing so, unless there is a prevailing and compelling interest to the contrary.
If you have any questions or concerns about these policies, or how TechBuffalo protects your personal data, please feel free to contact: [email protected]