TidWiT Privacy Policy Page


This privacy statement covers the site WWW.TidWiT.com. Because this Web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to our users' privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and include:


Introduction On This Privacy Policy

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact Customer Service by e-mailing customerservice@tidwit.com.


1. Information Collection and Use

1A. Information Collection

TidWiT is the sole owner of the information collected on TidWiT.com. TidWiT collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.

1Ai. Registration

In order to use this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form. On the form, a user has to enter some "required" information. Other information is entered optionally. Entering some fields depends on the profile of the user. For exmaple, Buyers can optionally enter their address. Sellers, however, are required to enter their address because that is where the payment of their proceeds would go. All members are required to enter their Date of Birth because as per TidWiT's site agreement, anyone aged 18 and under is not allowed to use the site. All members are required to enter an e-mail. The registration process cannot be completed without e-mail verification. In terms of Bio information, members are encouraged but not obligated to enter this information as it may help them in their sales efforts. And finally, with respect to Groups, TidWiT allows its users to create Groups in order to facilitate their interaction with their potential fans or colleagues. Group members are under no obligation to become TidWiT members nor are they binded by its user agreement, unless and until they decide to go through the registration process themselves.

1Aii. Order

There are two ways that Buyers can make a payment for an Order on TidWiT. One way is via Paypal, in which case, all that the user will need to do is enter his or her PayPal account information. The other way is paying directly by Credit Card via TidWiT, which would require information to be entered by the user on our order form. The information typically includes the cardholder name, expiration date, address, and card code. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the user. After the order has been processed, the information will not be stored on TidWiT.

1Aiii. Contact Seller

Buyers on TidWiT may want to contact the seller. In such a case, the contact has to be made through TidWiT. No user e-mails will appear on the TidWiT system, unless the users themselves decide to exchange their respective e-mails in the body of their messages. Any messages being exchanged through TidWiT may be stored by TidWiT. However, this content will be accessible only by TidWiT and the persons involved in the message exchange. No 3rd party will have access to these messages.

1Aiv. Rating Content

Buyers on TidWiT can rate the content that they have bought. Their rating will appear on the TidWiT site for others to reference. Hence, it is important for users to be as objective in their ratings as possible so that others in the TidWiT Community may benefit. Also, please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on Rate Now - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

1Bi. Profile

We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and/or third parties to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information may or may not be tied to the users personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user's visit to our Web site, and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. We do not share your specific profile with other third parties. We only share your profile in statistically aggregate and unidentifiable form only.

1Bii. Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use ID cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. By setting a cookie on our site, users would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. While cookies may be tied to your personal identity information, such information is not and will not be shared with other parties outside of TidWiT.

1Biii. Third Party Advertising

TidWiT.com does not allow for 3rd party advertising to occur on its web-site.

1Biv. Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Typically, our log files do NOT tie back to personal identity information. If and when they do, it is for internal use only and not shared with third parties.


2. Communications from the Site

2A. Special Offers and Updates

TidWiT is the sole owner of the information collected on TidWiT.com. TidWiT collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.

1Ai. Registration

We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. This is part of the registration process and cannot be opted-out. TidWiT users may also receive marketing announcements (special pricing, referral bonuses), which they may opt out of by unsubscribing to the e-mail at unsubscribe@tidwit.com.

2B. Service Announcements

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

2C. Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users wishes.


3. Sharing User Information

3A. Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

3B. Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. While these parties may be privy to the data at large in order to establish trends and projections, they will not be able to relate this data to a single user or account.

3C. Instances We Share Users' Personal Information

We share personal information of our users in the following cases:

3Ci. Third Party Intermediaries

We use third party Credit Card payment processing companies to bill users for the digital content which they have purchased and downloaded. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes other than processing the payment.

3Cii. Business Transitions

In the event TidWiT goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email or prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the users' personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.

3Ciii. Legal Proceedings

In the event TidWiT is so required by the law, TidWiT will share its user information This may be for an investigation, a lawsuit, or any other legal proceeding.

3Civ. Informing Our Users

Users of our site are always notified if and when their information is being collected by any outside parties- unless the law prohibits it. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.


4. Links

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, TidWiT, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.


5. Refer Friends to TidWiT

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. TidWiT will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. TidWiT stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend may contact TidWiT at unsubscribe@tidwit.comto request the removal of this information from our database.


6. Security

This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.

6A. On-Line Security

When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just 'surfing'.

6B. Off-Line Security

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to user information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every six months, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our users' information is protected. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment. If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, users can send an email to info@tidwit.com.


7. Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally identifiable information. Updating or editing a member's user information can be done in the My Account area of the Web Site. Deleting the member can be done by contacting or emailing our customer support at customerservice@tidwit.com.


8. Notification of Changes

If, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email or by posting it in the Announcements area in the Community section. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.


9. Contacting TidWiT

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Phone: (703) 761 7600
Email info@tidwit.com
Postal Address: 1801 Old Reston Ave, Suite #300 Reston VA 20190, USA
Web site URL www.tidwit.com