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your privacy is very important to us at TIE. if you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact TIE by sending a message to TIE through our contact window to TIE - help. this privacy policy describes the information we collect about you and what may happen to that information. although this policy may seem long, we have prepared a detailed policy because we believe you should know as much as possible about TIE's practices so that you can make an informed decision.

1. security
2. information we collect
3. our disclosure of your information
4. advertising
5. account cancellation procedures
6. notification of changes to our privacy policy


1. security
TIE has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. we have taken measures to protect user information once it is received by the site, including but not limited to the following: limited and controlled access by employees, servers and data stored in a secured location, security software where appropriate and cost effective. employees are informed of all security protocol on a regular basis, and web security procedures are pursued.

2. information we collect
our primary goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a smooth and efficient experience while using TIE. this allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience easier and quicker. when you join TIE using our online registration process, we collect an email address, user name, and password as your personal identifier info. your user name is used throughout TIE to identify you to other TIE members. therefore, you should be aware that if you use your real name as your user name, this information would be visible to others on the site. if you use your email address as your user name, this information would be visible to others on the site. you may also provide TIE additional information that is displayed publicly on the site in your profile. other than the profile information submitted by our users, and except as noted herein, TIE does not disclose any personally identifying information without your permission. except as set forth in this policy, at no time will we share your personal identifier info with anyone, other than those users with whom you communicate through TIE. TIE facilitates communication among users through our on-site TIE private messaging system. messages sent via TIE private messaging are identified only by your user name, and we do not reveal either user's personal email address unless it is part of their profile. we use your email address to contact you regarding administrative notices, alerts and communications relevant to your use of TIE. if you do not wish to receive these communications, you have the ability to stop receiving these communications by unchecking the notification parameter options on the profile page. you will receive administrative emails that are related to the primary usage and functionality of TIE. you may not opt-out of administrative emails. you can review, update and change your personal identifier info -- including your user name, email address, and password -- by clicking on the [edit my profile] information link on your profile page. TIE and our users do not tolerate spam. therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to send spam. to report TIE related spam to TIE, please report the user through the "report user" link to TIE or contact TIE through our contact window. we use information we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the site, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our user agreement. at times, we may look at your account information and transaction history to identify problems or resolve disputes. moreover, such information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical constraints and the fact we back up our systems. therefore, our user's personal identifier info may not be completely removed from our databases in response to user requests. we also receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our web site. TIE automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your ip address, TIE cookie information and the page you requested. TIE cookies are small amounts of data sent to a user's browser from the TIE web servers and stored on a user's computer's hard drive. TIE uses cookies to track the pages on the site that our users have visited. this allows us to collect aggregate information about usage on the site. TIE may uses cookies to deliver content specific to users' interests, and to keep track of users' user names and passwords so that users do not have to reenter them during a session. if you choose not to accept cookies, you will be unable to use the TIE website. generally our service automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components, similar to tv ratings that indicate how many people watched a particular show. TIE only uses this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. TIE uses your ip addresses to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the site. generally, ip addresses tell us the location from which a person is connecting to us, what service provider the person is using, and which parts of the site the user is visiting. we do not link ip addresses to anything personally identifiable. this means that your session will be tracked, but you will remain anonymous. we reserve the right to track ip addresses for the purposes of fraud prevention, and we reserve the right to release ip addresses to legal authorities. if you send TIE email correspondence, or if other users or other third parties send us email or other correspondence regarding a particular user's activities or postings on the site, TIE may collect such information.

3. our disclosure of your information.we do not sell, rent, or trade any personal identifier information to third parties, and we do not use users' email addresses for unsolicited marketing. the only exceptions are when we either have your permission or as described in this section. in some cases, the government can compel the disclosure of information about you, and TIE will need to comply if it believes such disclosure to be appropriate, in which case you authorize it to do so. you also consent to TIE disclosing information about you to actual or potential parties to a lawsuit that TIE is or may become involved in (a) if it required to do so, (b) if it reasonably believes that such disclosures will potentially mitigate its liability, or (c) to enforce its rights. TIE may disclose some personal identifier information to third party service providers, such as credit card companies, in connection with communications, payments and other aspects of operation of the site. TIE may also use your personal identifier information to enforce any of its policies (such as the user terms of service). finally, in the case that TIE sold substantially all of its assets or was acquired (or went out of business or entered bankruptcy), customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred in connection with such a transaction. you acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquiror of TIE may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

4. advertising.TIE may contain links to other sites. TIE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. we encourage you to review the policies of these sites. the ads appearing on this TIE are delivered to users by our advertising partners. these partners may set cookies. doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. this may enable advertisers to compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. TIE does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks. this privacy statement covers the use of cookies by TIE and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

5. account cancellation proceduresif you decide you would like to cancel your account on TIE, you will need to do the following: click on "edit my profile" on your home page (on the top line, next to your name). then click on "cancel account" on the profile page.

6. notification of changes we will notify you directly if there is a material change in our privacy practices. we will take commercially reasonable measures to obtain written or active email consent from you if TIE will use the information collected from you in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection. we will also post the changes in our privacy statement 30 days prior to a change. if you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with TIE, please contact us through our contact window.

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