Privacy Policy

THE TIME TRIBE Online Privacy Policy

 

THE TIME TRIBE, LLC (“THE TIME TRIBE”) respects the privacy of our online visitors and recognizes the importance of providing a secure environment for them. We have adopted an online Privacy Policy that guides how we collect, store, and use the information you provide us. This Privacy Policy details how THE TIME TRIBE safeguards the privacy of its online visitors. It does not apply to information that may be collected by THE TIME TRIBE off-line.

 

I. Collection of Information

 

Children’s Privacy

 

We believe protecting personal information about young children is important. We urge parents to instruct their children to never give out their real names, addresses, or phone numbers, without permission, when online.

 

THE TIME TRIBE is committed to providing a fun, safe environment for children and people of all ages. Since many of our visitors are children, we strive to make sure that our privacy practices fully comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. We do not require a child to provide more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity.

 

Other than a valid e-mail address, which we ONLY use for creation of a user name at sign-up and password retrieval/resetting, we do not request any personally identifiable information from children under 13 without verifiable parental consent. We do NOT permanently store anyone’s e-mail address after they sign up. Instead, once the initial welcome e-mail is sent out, we “hash” the e-mail address into a unique, non-reversible string using a hashing algorithm, and we permanently store that in a completely separate location that is not linked to the user’s account in any way.

 

The actual e-mail address is then permanently DELETED from our system. Since this e-mail “hash” is NOT reversible and is not linked to any account on the site, the e-mail address becomes completely invalid and unidentifiable. As an example of what a hashed e-mail looks like, the e-mail address info@thetimetribe.com might be turned into a “hash value” of “4d68807rgfh4d54xp128xcvf43638r7m”. When the user forgets the password associated with the account, the site requests the original email address, hashes it, and compares the two hash values. If they match, the site would email the password reminder to the user. This avoids the necessity to actually store the valid e-mail address.

 

At THE TIME TRIBE, we strive to ensure that kids have a safe and fun online experience. We believe that it is very important that parents are given the opportunity to see what kind of information has been collected from their child, to be able to modify and/or delete any personally identifiable information, and/or request that no further personally identifiable information is collected on their child.

 

When contacting us to review your child’s information, please be sure to include an e-mail address and phone number where we can reach you. In order to protect your child’s privacy and security, we must take necessary steps to verify your identity to ensure that you are in fact the child’s parent or legal guardian.

 

Our community features, if available, are designed to prevent visitors from posting personally identifiable information. Participation requires only a user name, and postings are screened to prevent inclusion of personal information.

THE TIME TRIBE will:

  • NOT collect more information than needed to respond to a question or one-time request from a child under 13, provide parental notice, or obtain parental consent.
  • NOT collect personally identifiable offline contact information from users known to be under 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.
  • NOT distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information collected from children known to be under 13 absent parental consent.

 

Use of Personally Identifiable Information.

We do not share, sell, or rent your personal information to third parties without your consent. We do not require personal information to access our website. However, if you prefer not to disclose personal information, you may not be able to access certain features of our website. Whatever the purpose may be, we will only collect information to the extent reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives. We occasionally use other companies, agents or contractors to perform services necessary to our operations. For example, we have partnered with other companies to personalize our web pages, process credit card transactions, analyze customers’ interaction with our website, and process consumer surveys. We also provide postal addresses to the U.S. Post Office for delivery purposes. In the course of providing such services, these companies may have contact with your personally identifying information. These entities have agreed to securely store and maintain the personal information received from us.

 

Users may purchase products through our online stores and will be required to provide additional information such as a valid credit card number, expiration date, and shipping and billing addresses. THE TIME TRIBE understands the importance of keeping your information safe and secure. THE TIME TRIBE will make commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information and ensure the security of our systems. When you enter sensitive financial information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using commercially reasonable methods. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. We cannot guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. We cannot assume responsibility or liability for unauthorized access to our servers and systems.

 

Aggregate Information

We may take your personally identifiable information and make it non-personally identifiable, either by combining it with information about other individuals (aggregating your information with information about other individuals), or by removing characteristics (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you (de-personalizing your information). Given the nature of this information, no restrictions apply under this Privacy Policy on our right to aggregate or de-personalize your personal information, and we may use and share in any way the resulting non-personally identifiable information with third parties.

 

Measures To Safeguard Personally Identifiable Information

The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We use robust security measures to protect user information from loss, misuse and alteration. We use industry-standard practices such as encrypted communications, physically secured rooms, firewalls and password protection systems to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information. We will notify users of a data breach involving unencrypted personal information by email or by posting a notice on the affected website. We also strive to limit access to personal information to employees performing a legitimate business function. We review our security procedures periodically to consider appropriate new technology and updated methods. Despite our efforts, no security measure is ever perfect or impenetrable.

 

Business Information

For practical reasons, we treat personal information submitted to us in a business capacity different from information we receive in a non-business capacity. Personal information submitted to us in a business capacity (e.g. resumes, event sponsorship, etc.) may be shared with third parties, depending on the nature of the inquiry. Although personal information collected in this capacity will be used solely for the purpose specified, such information is not subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

II. Information We Collect Automatically

Cookies

Your web browser offers “cookies” which, if you allow their use, store small amounts of data on your computer when you visit a web site. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you and therefore cannot be used to identify you personally. We DO NOT use cookies or other non-consensual methods to take personally identifiable or online contact information about you or your family off of your computer. THE TIME TRIBE DOES NOT use cookies for direct marketing or promotional purposes. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser and our web sites are viewable even if you disable the cookie function on your browser. However, if you disable cookies, some advanced and customized features of our site will not be available to you. We have no access or control of third party tracking utilities.

 

Computer Information

Our site may automatically collect some non-personally identifiable computer information such as the type of operating system you use (e.g., Mac OS or Windows XP, etc.), type of web browser (e.g., Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer), your ISP, and your IP address(es). An Internet protocol (“IP”) address is the unique number assigned to your server or Internet Service Provider (“ISP”). We may track such IP addresses for system administration, to report aggregate information, site tracking, or to prevent our servers from being abused.

 

III. Use of Information

We may use non-personally identifiable information to help improve the overall site design and content, to help track usage of our site and activities, to customize offers and services, and to personalize the visitor’s experience on THE TIME TRIBE. We also use collected information to evaluate and administer our service, respond to any problems that may arise, and to gauge user trends to determine what features are of most interest to our visitors. We may, at times, produce reports containing aggregate information about our users such as demographic, age, and online usage information. This allows us to provide information and features that are most relevant to our users. We do not include personally identifiable information in these reports.

 

We reserve the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent as we determine in good faith to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request; to conduct investigations of consumer complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our site and our property, including enforcing the Terms of Use; to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of users or the public, THE TIME TRIBE and others; to fulfill your requests; or to cooperate in any legal investigation. For example, we may disclose personally identifiable information when required to do so by law, e.g. in response to a court order or a subpoena or in response to a law enforcement agency’s request. Any vendors or partners with whom we may share personal information are permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the services requested. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose. In addition, we may transfer information about our members if we are acquired by or merged with another company. As with any business, your personal information is also an asset of THE TIME TRIBE and will become part of our normal business records. As such, we may also disclose your personal information to a third party if we decide to sell a line of business to that third party, so you can continue to receive service and information in connection with that line of business with as little disruption as possible. Similarly, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, your personal information may be transferred to THE TIME TRIBE’s successor or assign.

 

Various sections of our site may contain links to third-party sites, including sponsors and advertisers. Visitors should consult the Privacy Policy of these third-party sites when visiting them since our Privacy Policy and practices may differ from theirs. We never give a member’s e-mail address or other personally identifiable information to such third parties without their permission.

 

III. Visitors from Outside the United States; U.S. Governing Law; Safe Harbor.

This site and the server which makes this site available worldwide are located in the United States. All matters relating to this site are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Any information provided by visitors outside the United States will be transferred to the United States. By visiting this site and submitting information you authorize this transfer. The site is designed and targeted to users who reside in the United States and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States. We make no representation that this site is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations. By providing your personally identifiable information you consent to:

  • the use of your personally identifiable information for the uses identified in accordance with this Privacy Policy; and
  • the transfer of your personally identifiable information to the United States as indicated above.

 

IV. Websites and information are covered by this Privacy Policy.

Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to information submitted and collected online through www.thetimetribe.com  and does not apply to information that may be collected by THE TIME TRIBE offline or any other website. In addition, this Privacy Policy applies only to www.thetimetribe.com and not to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we link. THE TIME TRIBE is therefore not responsible for the content or activities provided on such sites. BY USING www.thetimetribe.com, YOU CONSENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND TO OUR PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES STATED HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE.

 

V.  Data Retention

THE TIME TRIBE will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at privacy@thetimetribe.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

VI. Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy to remove personal information you submit to us, please contact us:

THE TIME TRIBE, Inc.

PO Box 2707

Duxbury MA, 02331

privacy@thetimetribe.com.

 

VI. Assent.

By using this Website, you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use this site. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting the change on this website or in this Privacy Policy and, if necessary, give you additional choices regarding such change. Your continued use of THE TIME TRIBE website will signify your acceptance of these changes.

 

This Privacy Policy was last updated on and became effective February 1, 2013.