This Policy contains details about how TopTechGeeks collects and uses information from you when you use the Site.
This Policy covers only the Site. Other TopTechGeeks sites and other online locations may have their own privacy policies, and you should consult those accordingly.
This Policy was last updated on and is effective as of June 22, 2017.
TopTechGeeks may update this Policy from time to time. Any changes to this Policy will be posted below for a period of thirty (30) days and will be effective when posted. The changes will also be immediately incorporated into this Policy.
Your continued use of the Site after any changes are made to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of the changes. If any of the changes are unacceptable to you, you should cease using the Site.
If any changes to this Policy affect how TopTechGeeks treats or handles information already provided by you to TopTechGeeks, TopTechGeeks will notify you by email (if TopTechGeeks has a valid email address to use) and give you thirty (30) days to opt-in to the changes as they pertain to your information. If you do not opt-in, your information will continue to be used in a manner that is consistent with the version of this Policy under which it was collected, or the information will be deleted.
Collection and Use of Information
You can generally visit the Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. Personally identifiable information (“PII”) is generally defined as information that may be able to identify you such as, but not limited to, name, address, telephone number, email address, birthday, credit card number, photograph, age, etc.
There are areas on the Site where you may be asked to provide TopTechGeeks with PII. PII such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number, credit card number, birthday, ect. may be collected from you when you visit and/or interact with the Site, such as when you:
- order services through the Site;
- complete and submit any form through the Site;
- register for TopTechGeeks meetings or events;
- contact TopTechGeeks with questions or comments;
- set up a Site account (e.g., create a user name, password, and an answer to a security question);
- participate in surveys, questionnaires, or contests; and/or
- sign up for TopTechGeeks’s newsletter.
TopTechGeeks may use your PII to:
- provide or deliver to you goods and services through the Site;
- maintain proper business information and records;
- administer Site accounts;
- schedule/administer meetings and events;
- respond to questions or comments;
- process and catalog forms submitted through the Site and responses to surveys or questionnaires;
- enter you in contests and other promotions;
- communicate with you;
- send you TopTechGeeks newsletters and other updates;
- improve the content and general administration of the Site;
- resolve disputes;
- troubleshoot Site technical issues;
- perform internal operations (e.g., fraud prevention);
- conduct data analysis and testing; and/or
- analyze Site usage and Site activity patterns and trends.
- store and track information about you;
- remind us of who you are when you access your Site account information and/or use Site services in order to deliver to you a more personalized service;
- measure your Site visiting patterns in the aggregate in order to build higher quality online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors, such as how long and how often users view certain pages;
- determine your clickstream to the Site;
- better personalize the Site content;
- collect IP addresses and log-in information for system administration;
- automatically share some information with Google Analytics and/or other analytics programs to analyze a broad range of information (the analytics are exclusively for our internal use to better manage the Site experience for our visitors and evaluate advertising strategies and tactics); and
- to assist us in delivering the highest quality of Site services that is possible.
All pages on the Site where you are prompted to login or that are customizable may require you to accept cookies. Our cookies are only read by the server that placed them and are unable to execute any code or virus. You may be able to delete the cookies by consulting your browser and/or computer instructions. Please note that any deletion of cookies could affect how the Site appears and/or operates for you.
TopTechGeeks uses its LazySauce (www.lazysauce.com) tool to track its online marketing campaigns and efforts. LazySauce provides information on, but it is not limited to, analytics and details on search engine keywords, search queries, and the tracking of clicks to the Site. While LazySauce does not directly collect obvious PII through the use of this tool, it does collect analytical information that could be tied to a specific user such as general geographic location, browser type, mobile phone details, ect. TopTechGeeks only uses this information internally to track its online marketing campaigns and efforts.
Additionally, TopTechGeeks may collect and save browsing and data log information linked to your use of the Site. We may link this information to PII we have collected about you.
By providing to TopTechGeeks the PII and other information referenced above, you agree that TopTechGeeks may use the PII and other information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
Sharing of PII and Other Information
Except as noted herein, TopTechGeeks does not sell or share your PII with any person or entity outside of TopTechGeeks. If a third party vendor or service provider directly collects PII through the Site, that is addressed in the above “Collection and Use of Information” section.
The Site may integrate with social media sites/services which let you share actions you take on the Site with other sites, apps, or media, and vice versa. Please review the privacy policies of those social media services for more information about how they handle the information you provide to or share through them.
In addition to any other information sharing or disclosure practices described in this Policy, TopTechGeeks will share certain portions of PII and non-PII with its third party contractors, vendors, and service providers in order to make the Site and Site related services function properly. This may include sharing information with:
- - our order processing/fulfillment and credit/debit card processing entities in order to process any orders and credit/debit card payments made through the Site;
- marketing and mailing/postal vendors to assist us with our business and marketing communications; and
- our email vendor to send you emails on our behalf.
TopTechGeeks may share PII with our subsidiaries and affiliates, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control, in which case we will require these affiliates to honor this Policy.
TopTechGeeks will disclose your PII if it reasonably believes it is required to do so by law or in cooperation with a governmental or law enforcement investigation. TopTechGeeks may also share PII or other information in order to avoid imminent physical harm to any person or harm to any TopTechGeeks rights or property (including, without limitation, in the event of a transfer of control of TopTechGeeks or substantially all of its assets).
TopTechGeeks may share your PII with a third party if TopTechGeeks’s ownership status changes, such as it being acquired. If our company or our assets are acquired by another company, that company will possess the PII collected by us and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your PII as described in this Policy.
Other than what is referenced above, the PII collected from you is not shared with nor sold to any person or entity outside of TopTechGeeks.
Review of Collected PII/Other Choices
If you would like to review, edit, or delete any of the PII TopTechGeeks collected from you, or wish TopTechGeeks to cease using your PII in the manners specified in this Policy, please contact TopTechGeeks at firstname.lastname@example.org. TopTechGeeks will do its best to accommodate your request, but TopTechGeeks cannot guarantee it can remove all PII from the specified uses. Therefore, please be as specific as possible in your request. If the request relates to information that TopTechGeeks needs to make the Site function properly for you, you may not be able to properly use the Site moving forward.
TopTechGeeks reserves the right to maintain proper business records as required by law, or for other legitimate business purposes to the extent allowed by law, even if such records contain your PII.
If you would like to opt out of receiving further promotional emails from TopTechGeeks, please follow the opt-out instructions at the bottom of the email or send TopTechGeeks a detailed email to email@example.com.
TopTechGeeks does not knowingly collect any information from minors, nor is the Site directed at or intended for minors. If a minor uploads/posts information to the Site that is publically available, and the minor subsequently wants that same information deleted, the minor has a right to request that said information be removed from public viewing. Any removal of content by TopTechGeeks does not ensure or guarantee complete or comprehensive removal of the content in all places. The content may have been shared or reposted by other parties, or federal or state law may require maintenance of the content.
Data Security and Retention
If you are concerned about sending information to TopTechGeeks over the Internet, please send the information by mail or call us to make other arrangements. TopTechGeeks is not responsible for the security of information sent over the Internet.
TopTechGeeks retains collected information for a reasonable amount of time in order to fulfill the stated purpose for why the information was collected. TopTechGeeks will also retain collected information connected to business records for periods of time required by law. If TopTechGeeks determines that collected information is no longer needed, it will delete such information. Our collection times will be consistent with applicable law.
The Site is intended for individuals 18 years of age and older located in the United States.
The Site is not directed at, marketed to, nor intended for, children under 13 years of age. TopTechGeeks does not knowingly collect any information, including PII, from children under 13 years of age. If TopTechGeeks learns that any information was provided through the Site by a person younger than 13 years of age, TopTechGeeks will delete the information immediately.
TopTechGeeks will not use a minor’s PII to market or advertise certain products or services deemed harmful to children. TopTechGeeks also will not disclose any minor’s PII if it has actual knowledge that the minor’s PII will be used for the purpose of marketing or advertising the harmful products or services.
The Site is meant for individuals within the United States. TopTechGeeks only knowingly collects information from individuals within the United States. If you provide information to TopTechGeeks from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk. If you are outside of the United States, you are responsible for complying with any local laws regarding use of the Site, and related data collection. You also agree and acknowledge that by providing any information, including PII, through the Site, that such information will be transmitted to, processed in, and stored in, the United States.
The Site may contain links to external sites, including those embedded in third party advertisements or sponsor information, that are not controlled by TopTechGeeks. TopTechGeeks is not responsible for the privacy practices and data collection policies for such third party sites. You should consult the privacy policies of those sites for details.
We do not provide your PII to those advertisers. However, if you independently interact with those advertisers after using the Site, those advertisers may collect PII about you subject to the terms of their own privacy policies, which you should review.
TopTechGeeks may also allow interaction between the Site and other sites or mobile applications such as Facebook or other social media providers. This may include the “Like” button or other plugins available through the Site that allow you to share information with persons outside of the Site. Please consult the privacy policies of those third party providers before using them to make sure you are comfortable with the level of sharing.
If you choose to share your PII with any third parties, you are responsible for all actions they take with your PII.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact TopTechGeeks at:
PHONE: 1 (209) 710-8556
It is the policy of TopTechGeeks to strictly enforce this Policy. If you believe there has been some violation of this Policy, please contact TopTechGeeks.
This Policy was last updated on June 22, 2017.