We do not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) about you during your visit to TDI web site(s) unless you choose to provide it to us. We do, however, collect some data about your visit to our web site to help us better understand uses of the site and how to make it more helpful. We collect information from visitors who read, browse, and/or download information from our web site. TDI or affiliates never collect information for commercial marketing or any purpose unrelated to the TDI site operation.
If you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information, that is, information that is personal in nature and which may be used to identify you, through an e-mail message, request for information, paper or electronic form, questionnaire, member surveys, etc., we will maintain the information you provide only as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. If we store your personal information in a record system designed to retrieve information about you (name, personal email address, home mailing address, personal or mobile phone number, etc.), so that we may contact you, we will safeguard the information you provide to us in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. Section 552a).
At anytime, you may request your personal information to be removed. In order to request removal, please complete the Opt-Out form.
When you browse through any web site, certain information about your visit can be collected. We may automatically collect and temporarily store the following type of information about your visit:
- Domain from which you access the Internet;
- Unique user identification (non-identifiable number for site access purposes)
- IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when surfing the web);
- Operating system and information about the browser used when visiting the site;
- Date and time of your visit;
- Pages you visited; and,
- URL page address of the web site that connected you to an TDI web site.
We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site and its various sections and to help make our site more useful to visitors.
When you visit any web site, its server may generate a piece of text known as a “cookie” to place on your computer. The cookie allows the server to “remember” specific information about your visit while you are connected.
The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of web pages. Cookies from the TDI site only collect information about your browser‘s visit to the site; they do not collect personal information about you.
There are two types of cookies, single session (temporary), and multi-session (persistent). Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods.
Session Cookies: We use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through our site. These cookies let our server know that you are continuing a visit to our site and provide access.
Persistent Cookies: We use persistent cookies to enable analytical software to differentiate between new and returning visitors. Persistent cookies remain on your computer between visits to TDI until they expire.
If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them using your web browser. If you opt out of cookies, you will still have general access to information and resources at the TDI site. However, depending on your settings, some functionality my be limited. Instructions for disabling or opting out of cookies in the most popular browsers are located at http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml .
Please note that by following the instructions to opt-out of cookies, you will disable cookies from all sources, not just those from the TDI site.