Last Updated: May 12, 2020
When you visit TinkerTini’s Website you provide us with personal information you knowingly disclose to us and Website interaction information collected by us. We request information from you (which may include name, age, employer, address, telephone number, email address, city location, and zip code) when you establish an account, ask a question, request to receive communications, or participate in other Website features. We also collect any information which you decide to share, for example by submitting product concepts or wish-lists for product concepts or by contacting us directly.
Like many Websites, we gather information about how visitors use our Website. For more information, see the “Cookies and Pixel Tags” section below.
We may use the information we collect to:
• Operate, provide, improve and maintain the Website;
• Operate, provide, improve and maintain any service for which you have contracted with TinkerTini;
• Process concept submissions;
• Send you information electronically, through the mail or by other means about TinkerTini or its clients which we believe you may be interested in;
• Customize and/or personalize your experience;
• Better respond to your inquiries;
• Communicate with you about your purchase or customer service needs;
• Communicate with you about our products and events, and for other promotional purposes;
• Improve our business; and/or
• Administer surveys or other Website features.
In the course of operating our business, we share the information you provide with third parties as required or allowed by our agreements with our clients or others or as we deem necessary or desirable. For example, if you are an inventor submitting a product concept to a particular company, we share your information with that company. In addition, we may transfer information between TinkerTini and our preferred service providers who use that information to conduct TinkerTini business. For example, they may handle TinkerTini’s data management. We may also share your information to administer a Website feature. We provide our preferred service providers with the information they need to perform their services and work with them to protect your information.
Protecting Your Information
We use a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your information. REGARDLESS OF THESE EFFORTS, TINKERTINI CANNOT GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OR CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY OF THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US.
Cookies and Pixel Tags
TinkerTini receives and records information from your browser when you use the Website and may use a variety of methods, such as cookies and pixel tags to collect this information. A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. Cookies allow us to enhance and personalize your online experience.
• Recognize you when you return to our Website
• Analyze visitor behavior
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies. If you turn cookies off, some of our services will not function properly.
We may use pixel tags – tiny graphic images – to help us analyze your online behavior. Pixel tags also allow us to send you email in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us. We may use pixel tags to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our Website. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every Website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, username, system type, whether you have enabling software to access certain Website features, access times and referring Website addresses. Websites visited before visiting the TinkerTini Website might place personal information within the URL of your browser during a visit to that Website. TinkerTini may unintentionally collect that information as part of the referring Website information we collect.