TCL respects the privacy rights of our visitors and is committed to
explains how we collect, use and disclose your personal information. TCL will
take reasonable steps to protect your personal information in accordance with
this policy may change, so please refer back to it periodically.
We collect the personal information you provide us and we store and maintain
that information, as well as email messages we receive from you, on our secure
We will never rent, sell or share information that personally identifies you for
marketing purposes without your permission.
Information Collected About You
In order to give you the best experience on our site, TCL may collect various
types of information about you, including personal and demographic information.
Personal information is information that can be directly associated with a
specific person such as a user's name, address, telephone number, or email
address. Demographic information is anonymous information, which may include
age/date of birth, gender, geographic area, hobbies, interests, and favorites.
Demographic information is not considered personal information unless it is
linked to personal information about a specific user.
We will only collect the information deemed reasonably necessary to fulfill
your online requests and our legitimate business objectives.
How We Use The Information We Collect
We may use and/or request personal and demographic information for any of the
following purposes: to send email newsletters, for participation in online
contests and sweepstakes, and email correspondence about special offers,
promotional announcements and consumer surveys. In addition, TCL may respond to
email correspondence and communications if such correspondence includes a return
email address. Because an email address is personal information, TCL protects
the privacy of the sender by limiting access to these email messages. For
quality control purposes, email messages may be kept for a period of time. There
may, however, be certain cases where hard copies may be kept on file.
Information from all email messages received will not be used for marketing
purposes and will be maintained in a secure location.
In addition to the uses specified above, and so we can constantly improve the
products and services we provide you and to better meet your needs, we also use
your personal and demographic information for our internal marketing,
demographic studies, and for quality assurance. In some cases, we may add to or
update your personal information with data collected from other sources (e.g.,
mail-in registration cards). If we combine information collected offline with
information collected online, the combined information will be treated in
Disclosure of Personal Information
TCL does not sell or rent personal information to third parties. We may share
personal information with vendors who help us perform various internal functions
necessary to operate our business. For example, we may partner with other
companies to personalize our web pages, analyze customers' interaction with our
site and process consumer surveys, but we limit the information shared to that
which is needed to carry out these functions. We may also disclose personal
information in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, or
that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process; respond to
any claims; or, to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of TCL, our
customers, or the public. In addition, information about our customers,
including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, sale,
transfer of company assets, or acquisition, if permitted by and done in
accordance with applicable laws.
Any exceptions to this policy of sharing your personal information with a
partner company will be done only with your permission. TCL also reserves the
right to disclose information when required by law.
We also provide analyses of our users in the aggregate to prospective
partners, advertisers and other third parties. We do this so that we and our
advertisers can understand you better, and so we can keep bringing you
first-rate services. We may also disclose, on an anonymous basis, literal
statements made by our customers. At no time, however, will we disclose personal
information about specific users.
TCL will obtain email consent from any user if the company is going to be
using the information collected in a manner different from that stated in this
As you browse the TCL site, cookies may be placed on your computer's hard
drive. (Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a
Web server and stored on your hard drive.) Cookies allow us to gather usage
information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to our site and its
various pages. We analyze this data to determine which parts of our site
customers like and which parts need improvement. Automatically logged
information is also used to analyze trends and to administer the site. If your
browser is set to not accept cookies, you may not be able to use the TCL site or
Security and Access
TCL maintains reasonable safeguards in an effort to ensure the security,
integrity and privacy of the personal information we collect and store about our
visitors. We also have implemented reasonable security measures in an effort to
protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our
control. Here are some examples of how we safeguard your personal information:
personal information collected by TCL is stored in secure operating environments
that are not available to the public and access to that information is limited
to employees who need the information to provide you with TCL products or
services; and, we take reasonable steps to assure that vendors to whom we
transfer data--for such purposes as sending an email announcements on TCL's
behalf--provide sufficient protection of such personal data.
If, after you have provided us with personal information, you do not want TCL
to send you email or other messages about our products and services, please send
an email to email@example.com. Put the word "REMOVE" in the subject line. In the
body of the email, please include your name and address so we can ensure that we
have all the information needed to remove you from our lists. In some instances,
despite your opt-out selections, TCL may send you email communications if you
contact TCL. In addition, we may send you service related announcements that
site, and other related changes.