Privacy Policy

TechSCSI collects certain personally identifiable information about TechSCSI users. Please read this policy carefully to understand more about how TechSCSI collects and uses this information.

This Privacy Policy explains how TechSCSI collects and uses information at its website (techscsi.com) and at other websites and mobile services provided by TechSCSI. This Privacy Policy also explains how TechSCSI collects and uses information received in connection with advertisements placed by TechSCSI on its website and on third-party affiliate websites. This Privacy Policy also explains how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of certain types of information that we collect.

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources. Further, this Privacy Policy does not apply to any websites, webpages, blogs, applications, widgets or other services operated by any third party, including our affiliates, advertisers, providers and partners.

1. Information We Collect

A. Personally Identifiable Information

In general, TechSCSI does not collect personally identifiable information, except as set forth below. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “personally identifiable information” is data intended to be used to identify, contact or locate a person, including, name, address, telephone number or e-mail address and any other information (even if non-personally identifiable) provided in combination with such personally identifiable information.

You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, when you register, subscribe, use, send messages, or post content on TechSCSI. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and our responses. We may also retain any messages or other content you send through or post on the websites.

TechSCSI may collect information about your transactions with us and/or our business partners, and combine such information with information about you in our possession. This information might include information necessary to process payments, such as billing information and your credit card number.

If you would like any of this information deleted, please email to [email protected] with your name and email and all information will be deleted.

B. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

When you visit techscsi.com, TechSCSI or third parties such as advertisers, third-party advertising networks, third-party advertising serving companies, and TechSCSI’s business partners, vendors and service providers may collect non-personally identifiable information. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “non-personally identifiable information” is data that is not personally identifiable. TechSCSI and these third parties may implement certain technologies to enable the collection of such information. An explanation of these technologies is below.

Cookies Information: When you visit techscsi.com, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets TechSCSI help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information about how you browse TechSCSI’s websites. TechSCSI uses session, persistent, flash and browser cookies. The use of cookies on TechSCSI’s websites is anonymous and does not allow us to gather personally identifiable information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can set your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of TechSCSI’s websites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Device Identifiers: When you access TechSCSI’s websites by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers.” Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device that uniquely identify your mobile device and are used by TechSCSI to enhance your use of TechSCSI’s websites. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by TechSCSI. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse TechSCSI’s websites. A device identifier does not collect or share any personally identifiable information about you. However, a device identifier may be used in conjunction with other information in a manner that may constitute personally identifiable information. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through TechSCSI’s websites. Some features of TechSCSI’s websites may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers are impaired or disabled.

Location Data: When you access TechSCSI’s websites by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g., latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey information to us about how you browse TechSCSI’s websites. Location data does not collect or share any personally identifiable information about you. However, location data may be used in conjunction with other information in a manner that may constitute personally identifiable information. Some features of TechSCSI’s websites, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

Passive Browser Information: TechSCSI collects passive browser information though its web servers. We use the passive browser information to help us understand how many visitors come to our websites and where they come from, and ultimately to help us make decisions about how to organize the websites and deliver advertising.

Demonstrations: TechSCSI periodically offers visitors to its websites the ability to see demonstrations of services offered by TechSCSI. If you elect to view demonstrations, we may collect non-personally identifiable information in connection with the demonstration of the relevant service. Our collection, storage and use of non-personally identifiable information in connection with such demonstrations are subject to this Privacy Policy.

Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use TechSCSI’s websites, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, data about how you interact with links on TechSCSI’s websites, and other such information. We may display your IP address to the owners or maintainers of certain blogs, groups or communities if you post to those blogs, groups or communities and the owner or maintainer has enabled functionality for this purpose.

Scripts: A script is a short segment of computer code included in a web page or other content that can be used to set and access a cookie on your computer’s hard drive and to record your activity on a website. TechSCSI may use scripts on TechSCSI’s websites, on third-party websites, or in our emails and newsletters.

C. Third Party Advertisements

If an advertiser asks TechSCSI to show an advertisement to a certain audience and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.

In addition, third-party advertisers may use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to TechSCSI’s websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that they believe may be of interest to you.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers for more information.

2. How We Use Your Information

A. Personally Identifiable Information

We use the personally identifiable information that we collect to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of TechSCSI’s websites.

By providing TechSCSI with your email address, including by registering an account with one of TechSCSI’s websites, you consent to our use of the email address to send you notices related to TechSCSI’s websites, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. We may also contact you via email with transactional or relationship messages, such as messages related to your registration or account status, and notifications of changes to the terms of your account or the services provided. By providing your email address, you agree that we may send you notifications of activity on TechSCSI’s websites to that email address, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, information about changes to features of TechSCSI’s websites, or special offers.

B. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We use non-personally identifiable information, including cookies, device identifiers, location data, web beacons/click-stream data, passive browser information, demonstration data, log file information, and scripts to:

  1. remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site;
  2. provide custom, personalized content and information;
  3. monitor the effectiveness of our services;
  4. monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns;
  5. diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with certain IP addresses;
  6. help you efficiently access your information after you sign in;
  7. monitor and prevent fraud and abuse;
  8. identify you as an account holder;
  9. require you to re-enter your password after a certain period of time has elapsed to prevent others from accessing your account contents;
  10. keep track of preferences you specify while you are using TechSCSI Services;
  11. conduct research to improve TechSCSI Services;
  12. monitor advertising-related metrics, in order to provide you with more helpful and relevant advertising;
  13. administer our business (e.g., to calculate payments due to our network websites);
  14. track user content and users to the extent necessary to comply as a service provider with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Third-party advertising networks and advertisers may also use non-personally identifiable information to assist them in delivering advertising that may be relevant to your interests.

3. How We Share Your Information

A. Personally Identifiable Information

TechSCSI will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. TechSCSI only shares personally identifiable information with other companies or individuals outside of TechSCSI’s websites as follows:

  1. TechSCSI has your consent to the sharing of personally identifiable information;
  2. to assist in delivering services that you have requested from TechSCSI;
  3. to provide TechSCSI’s services to you;
  4. to collect data on the behalf of our advertisers;
  5. to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, to assist government enforcement agencies, to establish or exercise our legal rights, or to defend against legal claims;
  6. if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding third-party claims or allegations, illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety or property of another person, violation of the Privacy Policy;
  7. as otherwise required by law.

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to TechSCSI’s websites, such as messages, comments or other user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy settings. To change your privacy settings for any TechSCSI website at which you maintain an account, send an email to [email protected].  If you remove information that you have posted on TechSCSI’s websites, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived form, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

From time to time, we may run contests, special offers, or other events or activities (“Events”) on TechSCSI’s websites, together with a third-party partner. If you provide information to such third parties, you give them permission to use it for the purpose of that Event and any other use that you approve. We cannot control third parties’ use of your information. If you do not want your information to be collected by or shared in this way, you can choose not to participate in these Events.

B. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

In the event that we use a third party to provide services or to support aspects of our business on our behalf, TechSCSI may share non-personally identifiable information with the third party to be used by them only for the purpose of providing their services to TechSCSI.

We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain of TechSCSI websites, and as part of the function of our business. For example, we may share the number of ad views, ad clicks and content views to help calculate the payments due under the Program.

C. Transfer of Data

In the event that TechSCSI sells, transfers or otherwise relinquishes all or part of our assets, business offerings, or services, including any of TechSCSI’s websites, information that you have shared with TechSCSI or that TechSCSI has collected, including both personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information, may be one of the business assets that will be transferred. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution. The transferred information will remain subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy or those of subsequent policies to which you have consented. If TechSCSI is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

4. Content Removal

TechSCSI reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on any of TechSCSI’s websites.

We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any law, our Privacy Policy, or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party.

TechSCSI also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.

5. Data Retention

Following termination or deactivation of any of TechSCSI’s website accounts, TechSCSI may retain your profile information and user content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, TechSCSI may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of TechSCSI’s websites after termination or deactivation of your account.

TechSCSI retains the specific anonymous data collected and tied to your computer’s unique ID as described in this Privacy Policy for a period of up to twelve months. Such data may be aggregated and used for analytical purposes indefinitely.

6. How We Protect Your Information

TechSCSI cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to TechSCSI or guarantee that your information on TechSCSI’s websites may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. The transmittal of information from you to us is done at your own risk.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to any accounts maintained on TechSCSI’s websites. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from TechSCSI, at all times.

7. Compromise of Personal Information

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, TechSCSI will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by law.

8. Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Service, in which case TechSCSI may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your account information and email preferences at any time by adjusting your account settings or contacting us at [email protected].

9. Links to Other Websites

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from TechSCSI’s websites, nor the information or content contained therein.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from within TechSCSI’s websites to an outside website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on TechSCSI’s websites, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies.

It should be assumed by readers that EVERY link on our website has a financial gain to the TechSCSI. EVERY mention of a company, person or website on the website has a financial gain to TechSCSI. EVERY word written has in some way a financial gain to TechSCSI. Basically, everything on the website has a financial gain to TechSCSI in some way, shape or form.

Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

10. Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on the applicable TechSCSI website or service, as determined by TechSCSI in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

TechSCSI may modify or update this Privacy Policy at its sole discretion from time to time, and so you should review this Privacy Policy periodically. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. Your continued access to TechSCSI’s websites after the Privacy Policy has been modified and posted will signify your acceptance of such modifications.