Privacy Policy Statement

Effective: June 1, 2003
Revised: June 1, 2003

Tree Tech Consulting respects your privacy. That's why we have created this Privacy Statement to explain how and why we collect certain information online, and how we use that information. This statement also explains how you can prevent collection of certain information about yourself, if you choose. Please take a few moments to read our Privacy Statement.

Tree Tech Consulting is a privately owned arboricultural consulting firm. This web site is owned and managed by Tree Tech Consulting (TTC) to provide general information about the firm and about arboriculture and related topics. Web services are provided by Infopop Corporation, and their associated policies are available at that site.

Right To Change

TTC reserves the right to change this statement to match the products and services we provide. If we make any material change to this statement, we will change the date at the top of this statement to reflect the effective date of the change. When you visit our site or use our products and services, we encourage you to check the date of this Privacy Statement to ensure you are aware of any updates.

However, regardless of how this Privacy Statement may change or evolve over time, TTC will not collect or maintain your private and personally identifiable information without your consent. Further, if you consent to give us your personal information, we will keep it confidential and will not sell, license or disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent, unless we are compelled to do so under the law or to comply with a court order.

Contact for Privacy Inquiries

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or other questions about privacy on the TTC site, please contact:

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Tree Tech Consulting
114 Grand Canyon Court
Bear DE 19701 USA
 
E-mail Icon Via E-mail:
webmaster@tree-tech.com

Types of Information We Collect

Generally, you are free to browse the tree-tech.com site without submitting any personal information. We do not collect any of your personal information (such as a name, address or e-mail address) when you visit the TTC site, unless you download one of our products, register or have registered to use one of our products or services including the message forums, or otherwise agree to submit to us such information. Types of information collected on specific services on the TTC site are described in more detail below.

Registration on Our Site

TTC may require users who want to participate in some TTC message forums to register. In order to register, you must provide us with a username (which must be your real name), password and a valid e-mail address. This allows us to protect our community from abusive postings and provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. At any time, you have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that option within your user profile.

When you register, you have the option of providing some additional information such as occupation, interests, and homepage URL. This optional information is made available to other bulletin or message board users to foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information, simply leave the fields blank and your registration will still be processed.

IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE you are not allowed to provide any personal information on our site.

Cookies

Infopop (our web services provider) uses browser cookies to facilitate your experience within the TTC web site. These cookies are small sections of code that the server sends to your browser which it can then store on your hard drive. If you choose to accept these cookies, they enable us to recognize that your browser has previously visited and used our site, products or services and, based on your browser's previous visits, assist us with tailoring the information and content you view. An example of the customization allowed by the use of such cookies is to retain your username and password as part of the forums on our site so you don't have to re-enter them each time you visit. These cookies do not collect, store or maintain your private, personally identifiable information. You do not have to accept these cookies to visit or use the TTC site or our products and services, and you can choose to refuse our cookie, delete our cookie from your hard drive or turn off the cookie at any time by updating your user profile preferences.

Purchasing and/or Credit Card Information

TTC does not accept payments for its products or services directly from this web site. No purchasing or credit card information is requested at any time. Purchase transactions for products and services are handled by Kagi Services, an independent and secure online transaction service.

Technical Support

Any personal information you provide to us in the course of obtaining technical support, or asking other questions about TTC will be used only for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may store the information, but we will not use it for any other purposes or disclose it to any third parties.

  1. Allow users to access and use our products and services;
  2. Supply users with installation instructions, download, access or use information, and technical support information;
  3. Improve our products and services by using statistical analysis and evaluation of user data; and
  4. Provide information about new and updated products and services.

We use the anonymous information we collect from the other methods described above, such as cookie information, to count the number of users of our products and services, and to continue to enhance and improve our products and services.

We do not and will not disclose your private, personally identifiable information to any third party for any purpose. However, TTC reserves the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, clientele, or the public. All reasonable care is taken in handling your personal information to ensure its security both offline and online.

Postings on Message Boards

It is important for you to remain aware that when you provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on any message board, that information is available to any other person or user having access and use of that message board, and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, we discourage you from offering any personally identifying information within a posting to any message board. TTC cannot be responsible for the privacy or security of information posted within a message.

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This page was last updated on June 12, 2003.