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This policy (together with our Website Terms and Conditions and other FAQ's) describes how we collect and use personal information about you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and any other national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time.
Please read through this carefully so that you understand our practices regarding how we handle information we collect from you or that you provide to us or which we otherwise learn about you from our relationships with you as a registered user, a buyer of any items via our Website, and/or your use of our Website.
Thimble Collectors International (TCI) is the owner and operator of the Website www.thimblecollectors.com and the Thimble Collectors International (TCI) Facebook page. We are registered in the United States as a 501c7 organization.
Our contact details are as follows:
Thimble Collectors International
1209 Hill Road North #253
Pickerington, Ohio 43147
How We Collect Your Personal Information
We obtain information about you when you use our Website or connect to us through our TCI Facebook page. For example:
a) when you become a registered member (user) or fill in other forms on our Website;
b) when you subscribe to receive email alerts (e-blasts), or when you subscribe to or participate in any other service;
c) if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence (for example, when you report a problem with our Website or request technical support);
d) if you participate in a survey that we use in order to better our service to you; your participation is voluntary;
e) details of your visits to our Website including time, traffic data, communication data, location data, your IP address and your browser type and operating system.
f) If you contact us, we my keep a record of that correspondence, for example, when you request information on how to make a donation, dispose of a collection or other general query, a complaint and so forth.
Most of the cookies we use are “personalisation cookies” which are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Websites. We also use “analytics cookies” which monitor how visitors use our Websites - this provides us with a better understanding of what content visitors are spending most time reading.
Cookies help us to: Estimate our audience size and usage pattern; store information about your preferences, and so allow us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service; remember your session identification, thereby maintaining your session while you are logged in to our site.
Some of the cookies we use are essential for our Website to operate.
It is possible to switch off cookies at any time by setting your browser preferences. You can set your cookie preferences from your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Website features.
An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other over the Internet. When you visit our Website, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what geographic regions our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our Websites. An IP address identifier is also used to deny access to anyone who attempts to tamper with our Website or gain unlawful entry into the Website.
The Information We Have On File About You
The personal information we collect might include:
a) Identity Data (includes first name, last name, or similar identifier).
b) Contact Data (includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers).
c) Transaction Data (includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us).
d) Technical Data (includes internet protocol (IP) address, login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on devices used to access the Website).
d) Profile Data includes username. Please be aware that we do not store passwords. If you misplace your password, you will be required to create a new, strong password.
We never share or pass your personal data on to a third-party.
The Ways We Use Your Information
We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for.
Be aware that if you allow your membership to lapse and you are within the EU, UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway, you will be required to come in as a new member and to complete the TCI/GDPR Compliance Form all over again.
If you fail to provide certain information when requested, we may not be able to perform any contract we have entered into with you, or we may be prevented from complying with our legal obligations.
We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it.
We will only share your personal information with third parties where required by law.
We have, to the best of our ability, put in place security measures to protect against the accidental loss, misuse, access and/or alteration of the information you provide to us. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to only those members who have a business need to know.
Further, when you renew your membership by provide us with personal information, such as your name or address, you are directed to PayPal to complete your transaction. Their secure server software encrypts the information you input before it is sent to us. This protects your data against unauthorized access. If you mail a check to our Membership VP, whatever you have provided your bank with and is printed on your check, will be available to us to view and to process that check.
Rights of Access and Correction
It is your duty to inform us of any changes you wish to make as a Member of Thimble Collectors International (TCI).
It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please contact the Membership VP with any changes you wish to make to your personal information.
If you have provided us with inconsistent information, we will need to contact you to be sure what preferences you wish for us to comply with.
Your rights in connection with personal information
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
a) Request access to your personal information. This enables you to receive details of the personal information we hold about you. Example: your name, address, email address, phone number, payment history.
b) Request the correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information about you corrected.
c) Request we erase your personal information entirely.
d) Request the restriction of the processing of your personal information i.e. to be listed in the TCI Online Membership Directory.
e) We provide members with the option to Opt-In or Opt-Out from receiving email correspondence; an e-blast message; notice of a query posted to The Forum and so forth.
If you are unsure of what to do to be able to exercise your rights, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information. This is another security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
Changes to this Policy
You represent and warrant that if you are purchasing something from us or from Merchants that (i) any PayPal or credit information you supply is true and complete, (ii) charges incurred by you will be honored by your credit card company, and (iii) you will pay the charges incurred by you at the posted prices, including any applicable taxes.
The Site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions express in such websites, and such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked website on our Site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by us. If you decide to leave our Site and access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information:
a. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
b. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
c. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
d. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
e. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
f. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Our Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site can be reached by mail:
Copyright Agent: Thimble Collectors International, 1209 Hill Rd. North #253, Pickerington, Ohio 43147
You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Site and the Content and Materials provided therein.
To the extent that you purchase any goods or services directly from us, we will refund your purchase price within 30 days of you notifying us in writing of your desire for the refund, together with the reason for the request, with the product or service returned to us in substantially the same condition as when purchased. Please note, however, that certain products and services mentioned on our site are sold by third parties or are linked to third party websites, and we have no responsibility or liability for those products or services. You may request a refund by contacting us. Membership fees are not refundable.
This Agreement shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in Pickerington, Ohio, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio (without regard to conflict of law principles). Any cause of action by you with respect to the Site (and/or any information, Documents, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in Section 16 and Section 17. The language in this Agreement shall be interpreted as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any party. Any rule of construction to the effect that ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party shall not apply in interpreting this Agreement. This Agreement and all incorporated agreements and your information may be automatically assigned by us in our sole discretion to a third party in the event of an acquisition, sale or merger. If any provision of this agreement is held illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. If any provision of this Agreement is held illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be replaced, to the extent possible, with a legal, valid, and unenforceable provision that is similar in tenor to the illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision as is legally possible. To the extent that anything in or associated with the Site is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement shall survive any termination of this Agreement. The title, headings and captions of this Agreement are provided for convenience only and shall have no effect on the construction of the terms of this agreement.
Any legal controversy or legal claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or our services, excluding legal action taken by us relating to Site operations and/or intellectual property, shall be settled solely by confidential binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of JAMS applicable at the time the arbitration commences. The arbitration shall be conducted in Pickerington, Ohio. Each party shall bear its own attorneys' fees. Each party shall bear one-half of the arbitration fees and costs incurred through JAMS.
You agree that Thimble Collectors International, in its sole discretion, may terminate your membership, and remove and discard any content that you have posted on the Site, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Thimble Collectors International, in its sole opinion, believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement or that you are a repeat infringer of intellectual property rights. You agree that any termination of your access to the Site under any provision of this Agreement may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Thimble Collectors International may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bard any further access to such files or the Site. Further, you agree that Thimble Collectors International shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Site.