If you have questions regarding this privacy statement,
please contact us.
TEC has created this privacy statement in order
to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The
following discloses our information gathering and
dissemination practices for the TEC Web site.
It is TEC's intention to give you as much control
as possible over your personal information.
In general, you can visit the TEC Web site without
telling us who you are or revealing any information
about yourself. However, there are places on
our Web site when we may need information from you,
such as your name, email address, city/state,
and zip code. It is our intent to let you know
before we collect personal information from
TEC will not distribute or sell any of your personal
information to third parties. For TEC Members,
your name, username, and email address are available
to TEC account representatives if you have signed
up for Membership online. We do release account
and other personal information when we believe release
is appropriate to comply with law; enforce or apply
the rights, property, or safety of TEC, our users,
1. The IP address from which you post may be recorded
by TEC each time you post a comment or other information
on a public area of the site, such as a message
board. TEC may therefore have the ability to link
information about you together with information
you may post for public review.
2. TEC may be required to disclose information
about you (see above) in response to subpoenas,
warrants, court orders or legal process.
3. If TEC receives a subpoena or other legal process
requesting the disclosure of information about you,
we will attempt to notify you before we respond,
unless prohibited from doing so by a court order
or applicable law. Specifically,
a. We will attempt to notify you 30 days in advance
of our response to such a subpoena or other legal
process, or within a deadline set by a court order
or applicable law, if that deadline is shorter than
b. We will attempt to notify you of such a subpoena
or other legal process by sending a notice by electronic
mail to the most recent e-mail address you have
provided to us. The notice will include basic information
concerning the subpoena, court order, or legal process
(i.e., name of lawsuit, case number, place of filing,
party issuing subpoena, the court where the subpoena
was issued, contact information, deadline by which
we plan to comply with the process, etc.).
4. If we receive a subpoena for your personal information
(such as your identity), you may have the legal
right to resist or limit the release of that information
in court by filing a motion to quash the subpoena.
You may be able to argue, for example, that disclosure
of the information would violate your rights to
free speech and privacy under the 1st and 4th Amendments
of the U.S. Constitution.
5. We cannot advise you regarding the law or an
appropriate response to a subpoena. Should you wish
to oppose a subpoena or other legal process, you
should seek legal advice concerning applicable rights
and procedures that might be available.
6. If we receive a court-filed motion to quash
or otherwise limit the subpoena from you or your
lawyer, we will not disclose the requested information
until we receive an order from the court to do so.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems
with our server, and to administer our Web site.
We also can use the IP address to verify the identity
of perpetrators of illegal postings.
We do keep track of the domains from which people
visit us. Your domain address is used to gather
broad demographic data. We analyze this data for
trends and statistics, and then we discard it.
The TEC Web site's registration forms (only found
in certain areas of our site) require users to give
us contact information (like their name and email
address). We use the contact information from registration
forms to send information about TEC and to insure
that our programming is used for legitimate purposes.
The contact information is also used to contact
the visitor when necessary. Visitors may opt-out
of receiving future communications (see below).
The TEC Web site has security measures in place
to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the
information under our control. We back up the entire
TEC Web site on a daily basis, and have password
protected access levels which insure legitimate
The TEC Web site contains links to other Web sites.
TEC is not responsible for the security practices
of the Web sites that are linked from our site.
We highly recommend that visitors check the privacy
statements at these linked sites.
There is a technology called "cookies" which
can be used to provide you with tailored information
from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data
that a Web site can send to your browser, which
may then store it on your system. Some TEC pages
you visit and then return to our site.
The TEC Web site provides visitors with the opportunity
to opt-out of receiving communications from us.
If you would not like to receive any communication
from TEC, please contact us.
Modify Your Information
The TEC Web site provides members with the opportunity
to change or modify information previously provided.
If you would like to change or modify your information,
please login or contact us.
If we make any material changes to our privacy
practices or if we are going to use your personally
identifiable information in a manner different from
collection, we will notify you via email regardless
of your privacy settings. We will also post a revised
privacy page 30 days prior to any change.
If you have any questions or comments about this
privacy statement, the practices of this Web site,
or your dealings with TEC, you can contact
the TEC staff.