Handling of Personal Information
Users of TekWorks services are sometimes required to enter personal information during the “sign up” process to obtain access to TekWorks services. TekWorks may host its partners’ “registration page” and the information entered into that page by the end user. Online registration forms require users to provide contact information (such as name and e-mail address), demographic information (such as zip code, age or income level), and may solicit some optional information (such as level of education). TekWorks, in conjunction with its partners, uses this information to deliver more relevant content and services and provide users with a personalized Web experience.Demographic and profiling data is collected to tailor the user experience by presenting relevant content according to user preferences. This information is shared with TekWorks’s partners only on an aggregate basis in order to better understand the group demographics. For instance, “35% of the users are between the ages of 24 to 35.”TekWorks may also disclose some of this aggregate information and user statistics pursuant to confidentiality agreements in order to describe its services to current and prospective partners and sponsors.TekWorks may use the information collected to occasionally notify users about important functionality changes to the site, new services, promotions and special offers. TekWorks may also use e-mail addresses and other personal information to respond to users who communicate with them. If users choose to correspond with TekWorks through e-mail, TekWorks may retain the content of the correspondences, the e-mail addresses and its responses.TekWorks reserves the right to disclose its users’ personal information when required by law, or to protect the rights or property of TekWorks.
Users should take steps to ensure the privacy of their information. Users should:
- Be aware of the risks of voluntarily disclosing personal information online and educate themselves and their children.
- Use complex passwords, change passwords regularly, and never disclose their password, or allow their children to disclose their password, to anyone.
- Keep in mind that whenever personal information is voluntarily disclosed, for example on message boards, through e-mail, in chat areas or on Web sites that do not respect users’ privacy, that information can be collected and used by others. If users post personal information online that is accessible to the public, they may receive unsolicited e-mail messages known as “spam” from other parties in return. TekWorks has strict rules prohibiting spam and blocks certain known persons from sending spam to TekWorks users.
- Remember that they are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of their password and/or any account information.
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