Privacy Policy

If you have questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy, you should first contact TCMtests.com at 312-327-9131 during normal business hours.

TCMtests.com
150 East Huron Suite 1104
Chicago, IL 60611

phone 312.327.9131
fax 312.276.4389
email

This privacy policy is for www.TCMtests.com with an effective date of 9/1/2006.

Information Collection And Use

Registration
In order to use this Web site, you must first complete the registration form. During registration you are required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest.

You have the option to provide demographic information (such as school, degree program in or earned and gender) to us; we encourage you to submit this information so we can provide you a more personalized experience on our site. You will receive a Free Daily Question to your email address Monday through Saturday.

TCMtests, LLC is the sole owner of the information collected on TCMtests.com. TCMtests, LLC collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our web site.

Orders
If you purchase a service or product from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, telephone number,and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date).

We use this information for billing purposes and to fulfill your order. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you. Special events will be sent only upon need, such as NCCAOM canceling a test.

Surveys
Prior to taking the state or national boards, we will provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as, type of test, date and location).

We use this information to improve the site's content, presentation, and type of question used. We do not share this information with any outside agency, organization, or service provider.

Communications From The Site

Service-related Announcements
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.

Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.

Customer Service
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.

Profile
We store information that we collect through cookies, and aggregate log files, to create a "profile" of subscriber preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information and your purchasing history to information in the profile, in order to improve the content of the site for you.

On the subscription part of the site, we do not share your profile with any third parties, schools, professors, or state/national boards. On the Free Daily part of the site, we do share your email address only with the Free Daily advertisers.

Information Sharing And Disclosure

Personally Identifiable Information
We do not share any Personally Identifiable Information about our paid subscribers who have not registered to our Free Daily Question. We only share information about our Free Daily Question user base only with our Free Daily Question advertisers.

With our Free Daily Question advertising partners we share the Free Daily Question subscriber's email address, school, and role within the acupuncture community. We only share this information if the Free Daily Subscriber has clicked on the advertiser's banner. Our advertisers uses such information to identify who registered to their website from our website.

The Free Daily Question subscribers can choose to opt-out of our information sharing with our advertisers at the time of registration to the Free Daily Question or by unsubscribing to the Free Daily Question by following the link at the end of each Free Daily Question email.

We do not allow paid subscribers to delete their personal information. This information is needed for the subscription to be valid and verified with us.

TCMtests.com does not share personally idenfiable information with third parties for unknown or unrelated uses.

Agents
We use a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.

Legal Disclaimer
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our web site.

Choice/Opt-Out
If you no longer wish to receive our Free Daily Question communications, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions included in each email communication. You also have the choice to opt-out of our sharing your personally identifiable information with our advertisers by clicking on the appropriate button when you register to receive the Free Daily Question.

Log Files
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track the movement of users around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

We use a third-party tracking service that uses cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate.

Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We do use cookies on this site.

We use both session ID cookies and/or persistent cookies. A session cookie ID expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file.

If you reject cookies, you will not be able to enter the subscription part of our site.

TCMtests.com cookies are tied to the personally identifiable information of only our paid subscribers and not to our Free Daily Question subscribers.

Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies.

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by TCMtests.com [this site] only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Third Party Advertisers
If there are ads appearing on the Free Daily Question web site, they are delivered to users by our advertisers. We share web site usage information about users with a reputable third party for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements on this site.

You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

Links to Other Sites
This web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by TCMtests, LLC. Please be aware that we, TCMtests LLC, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this web site.

Bulletin Boards/Chat Rooms
If you use a bulletin board or chat room on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. Other disclaimers, as well as reservation of rights to terminate the accounts of visitors who use these services in a manner inconsistent with your Terms of Use, may be appropriate here.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete, or deactivate it by making the change by loggin in and clicking on the 'my account' link.

Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Business Transitions
If TCMtests, LLC, goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

Changes in this Privacy Statement
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our homepage.

Contact Us
If you have any further questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at www.TCMtests.com/contact/.

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