I. Background and Purpose
II. How Does TPC Group Handle Personal Data?
Cookies are small data files that are downloaded to a user’s computer, phone or tablet when the user visits a website. We may obtain the following information: the IP address of the computer you are using; the name of the domain you use to access the Internet; the date, time and length of your visit; the device and browser you are using; and the pages you visited. We use this information to present relevant content to a user for both marketing and informational value, to assist with diagnosing and solving problems with our server, and to assist with the administration of this Site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. TPC Group uses temporary cookies which are deleted at the end of each user session, as well as persistent cookies.
Cookies on this Site are generally divided into the following categories:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are required for the operation of this Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log in to secure areas. These cookies are session cookies that are erased when you close your browser.
- Analytical/Performance Cookies: These allow us to recognize and count the number of users of this Site and understand how such users navigate through this Site. This helps to improve how this Site works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily. These cookies are session cookies which are erased when you close your browser.
- Functional Cookies: These improve the functional performance of this Site and make it easier for you to use. For example, cookies are used to remember that you have previously visited this Site and asked to remain logged into it. These cookies qualify as persistent cookies, because they remain on your device for us to use during your next visit to this Site. You can delete these cookies via your browser settings.
- Targeting Cookies: These record your visit to this Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to recognize you as a previous visitor and to track your activity on this Site. These cookies qualify as persistent cookies, because they remain on your device for us to use during your next visit to this Site. You can delete these cookies via your browser settings. You can review your internet browser settings, typically under "Help" or "Internet Options" to exercise choices you have for cookies on your computer or device. More information about cookies and how they work is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.
TPC Group does not collect, process and/or use any personal data (i.e., name, title, gender, address, e-mail address, etc.) resulting from your use of this Site unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it, provide your consent or unless otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations.
When you provide us with personal data while requesting certain services, e.g. as part of a registration (i.e., when you order a publication), through completion of forms or e-mails, as part of an order for products and/or services or other inquiries, we will collect, process and/or use it only to perform the requested and rendered services. TPC Group does not sell personal information about you to any third party for their marketing use.
We will release information about you only if (i) we have obtained your consent, (ii) are otherwise compelled by law and/or the public authorities to disclose and/or transfer such data, (iii) such transfer is necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of TPC Group or (iv) urgent circumstances warrant such transfer to protect the personal safety of TPC Group employees or the public.
TPC Group takes reasonable technical and organizational precautions to keep all information obtained from visitors to this Site secure against unauthorized access and use, and we periodically review our security measures.
This Site may contain "links" to other websites of affiliated companies and/or third parties. Although we attempt to only link to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we do not monitor or control the information collected when you elect to access a third-party link. The treatment of personal data by the operators of third-party websites may be different from ours. Accordingly, we are not responsible for the content or the data privacy practices employed by other websites.