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Privacy Policy


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May 24, 2018


Technology Publishing / PaintSquare (TPC) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement applies to data collection and usage on PaintSquare.com sites and services. Please read the Privacy Statement below.

PaintSquare.com is an industry-focused website, intended for those involved with any and all phases of protecting steel and concrete structures with coatings. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement.

Other websites linked to or from the PaintSquare website have their own privacy statements that can be viewed on those sites; this Privacy Statement does not apply to linked and referenced sites.

Collection of your Personal Information

TPC collects basic identity information, such as name and company, and personal contact information, such as email address, home or work address, telephone number and fax number. TPC may also collect demographic information, such as your state, ZIP code, country, company type, preferences, interests and favorite content. Information collected by TPC may be combined with information obtained via print publications, including but not limited to the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) and PaintSquare Press.

If you choose to sign up for a paid subscription service (such as Paint BidTracker) TPC will collect additional personal information, including your credit card number and billing address, to create a TPC billing account.

TPC keeps track of the pages our customers visit within its websites to determine what TPC sites and services are the most popular. You may choose to not have the tracking include your user identification.

TPC also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses.

Certain TPC services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both TPC and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.

Use of your Contact Details and Personal Information

TPC collects and uses your personal contact information to operate paintsquare.com and deliver the services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content and advertising based upon the information paintsquare.com has collected. TPC does not collect sensitive personal information, such as gender, race, religion, or political affiliations.

TPC may use your personal information to inform you of other products and services available from our company and its affiliates. You may also be consulted about current or potential new products or services that our company may offer.

From time to time, once you’ve become a member of the PaintSquare community, TPC will send you information about our e-books, webinars, and other technical resources, as well as product information on behalf of our sponsors. Additionally, when you click on advertising hyperlinks in PaintSquare News and on the PaintSquare website, we will provide your contact details to advertisers so they may follow up on the interest you’ve expressed in their products or services. You may choose to not have your contact details shared with advertisers.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of publication mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose, in accordance with all current global data protection regulations.

TPC may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on TPC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of TPC, including its paintsquare.com website; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of TPC services or members of the public.

Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which TPC or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities; by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

As part of this agreement, you are also providing TPC with the authorization to send you information regarding its products and services via fax if you choose to provide us with your fax number.

Control of your Personal Information

TPC offers its customers choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may choose not to receive marketing material from TPC or on behalf of third-party business partners. You may also stop the delivery of future promotional email from TPC by following the specific instructions in the email you receive. These instructions explain how to stop receiving such emails.

You may subscribe and unsubscribe to TPC newsletters. Each TPC newsletter you receive will include prominently displayed instructions on how to unsubscribe.

TPC operates in compliance with all current global data protection laws, including the General Protection Data Regulation (GDPR). Under this regulation, all users from protected countries have the right to subject access requests (SARs) regarding their personal data collected by TPC.

SARs from individuals should be made by email to webmaster@paintsquare.com. The first SAR for an individual will be provided free of charge. Subsequent SARs from an individual within a 12-month period will be charged USD15 per additional SAR.

TPC will aim to provide the relevant data within 14 days. TPC will always verify the identity of anyone requesting this data before providing any such information.

Security of your Personal Information

TPC is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, located in controlled facilities. All internal and external sites that process personal information are encrypted through a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Use of Cookies

PaintSquare.com uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, a cookie helps paintsquare.com to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as your username and password. When you return to paintsquare.com, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the paintsquare.com features to which you subscribe.

You have the right to accept or decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to experience all interactive features of the TPC online services or websites you visit. Further, if you choose to decline cookies, TPC will issue one cookie that contains no personal information in order to remember your chosen option.

Use of Web Beacons

PaintSquare.com web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons -- sometimes called single-pixel gifs -- that allow TPC to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. TPC may include web beacons in promotional email messages or paintsquare.com newsletters to count how many messages have been opened and acted upon.

Web beacons collect only a limited set of information, including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. Web pages at other TPC websites, including but not limited to durabilityanddesign.com and paintbidtracker.com, may also contain web beacons placed there by third parties to compile aggregated statistics and to help determine the effectiveness of our joint promotional or advertising campaigns. TPC prohibits third-party web beacons from being used to access your personal information.

Use of Third Party Ad Networks

The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on paintsquare.com web pages are displayed by TPC.

In addition, TPC may allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on TPC web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows members of the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads have been clicked. This information allows ad networks to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. TPC does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.

Enforcement of this Privacy Statement

If you have any questions regarding this statement, contact TPC via email.

Changes to this Statement

TPC may occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. When TPC posts changes to this Statement, you will see the word "updated" next to the Privacy Statement link on the home page of paintsquare.com. If there are material changes to this Statement or to the ways in which TPC will use your personal information, announcement of such changes will be prominently posted on paintsquare.com prior to their implementation. TPC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed about how TPC is protecting your information.

TPC welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that TPC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact TPC by telephone, email, or postal mail.

Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008
Pittsburgh, PA 15233, USA
1-412-431-8300

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