Privacy Policy

Introduction

1.Professor Tan has published this Privacy Policy to explain how West Second Street LLC (the business entity that owns the Professor Tan brand and all identifiers, trademarks, and products associated with the brand) collects, uses and shares information from you when you use the professortan.com website (Site).

2.West Second Street LLC (we, us) is committed to protecting the information about you that we collect, store, and use when you provide it to us on the Site.

3.We respect your rights to privacy in regard to the collection, management and disclosure of your personal information. We comply with all privacy regulations governing businesses owned and operated in the United States of America.

4.If you do not wish to provide personal information to us, then you do not have to do so. However, this may affect your use of this Site or any products and services offered on it.

What is your personal information?

5.When used in this privacy policy, the term “personal information” is any information that can be used to personally identify you. This may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and profession or occupation. If the information we collect personally identifies you, or you are reasonably identifiable from it, the information will be considered personal information.

6.We may also collect some information that is not personal information because it does not identify you or anyone else. For example, we may collect anonymous answers to surveys or aggregated information about how users use our website.

7.Your personal information will not be shared, sold, rented or disclosed other than as described in this privacy policy.

What information may we collect from you?

8.We may collect the following personal information from you:

  • name;
  • mailing address;
  • billing address;
  • email address;
  • telephone number;
  • age or birth date; and
  • profession or occupation.

9.We collect personal information about you so that we can perform our business activities and functions and to provide the best possible quality of customer service. We collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to provide our services to you;
  • to send communications requested by you;
  • to answer enquiries and provide information or advice about existing and new services;
  • to provide you with access to protected areas of our website; and
  • to comply with any Law, rule, regulation, Lawful and binding determination, decision or direction of a regulator, or in cooperation with any governmental authority.

How do we collect your personal information?

10.We collect your personal information directly from you unless it is unreasonable or impracticable to do so. When collecting personal information from you, we may collect in ways including:

  • when you make an inquiry about our services;
  • through your access and use of our website, including when you register as a user or member our website;
  • during conversations between you and our representatives;
  • when you ask to be placed on one of our subscription/mailing lists; or
  • when you become a client or customer of ours or otherwise use our products or services.

What happens if we can't collect your personal information?

11.If you do not provide us with the personal information described above, some or all of the following may happen:

  • we may not be able to provide our products or services to you, either to the same standard or at all;
  • we may not be able to provide you with information about services that you may want, including information about special promotions; or
  • we may be unable to tailor the content of our website to your preferences and your experience of our website may not be as enjoyable or useful.

To whom will West Second Street LLC disclose my personal information?

12.We may disclose your personal information to:

  • our employees, contractors, or service providers for the purposes of operating our website or our business, fulfilling requests by you, and to otherwise provide services to you including, without limitation, web hosting providers, IT systems administrators, mailing houses, couriers, payment processors, data entry service providers, electronic network administrators, debt collectors, and professional advisors such as accountants, solicitors, business advisors and consultants;
  • suppliers and other third parties with whom we have commercial relationships, for business, marketing, and related purposes; and
  • any other organization for any authorized purpose with your express consent.

13.We only disclose this information if the third party has agreed to comply with the standards in our Privacy Policy.

14.If there is a change of control of our business or a sale or transfer of business assets, we reserve the right to transfer to the extent permissible at Law our user databases, together with any personal information and non-personal information contained in those databases. This information may be disclosed to a potential purchaser. We would seek to only disclose information in good faith and where we have sought to maintain confidentiality.

Direct marketing materials

15.We may send you direct marketing communications and information about our services that we consider may be of interest to you. These communications may be sent in various forms, including mail, SMS and email, in accordance with applicable marketing Laws. If you indicate a preference for a method of communication, we will endeavour to use that method whenever practical to do so. In addition, at any time you may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by contacting us (see the details below) or by using opt-out facilities provided in the marketing communications  we will then ensure that your name is removed from our subscription/mailing list.

16.We do not provide your personal information to other organizations for the purposes of direct marketing.

Security and data quality

17.We take reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is protected from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure.

18.We strive to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of personal information that you submit to us through our website. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to us or from our online products and services. Once we do receive your transmission, we will also make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

19.In addition, any employees, and contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.

20.We may hold your information in either electronic or hard copy form. Personal information is destroyed or de-identified when no longer needed or when we are no longer required by Law to retain it (whichever is the later).

Data retention

21.We will only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

22.To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

 

23.In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Data changes / corrections

24.You may request access to any personal information we hold about you at any time by contacting us (see the details below). Where we hold information that you are entitled to access, we will try to provide you with suitable means of accessing it (for example, by emailing it to you). We may charge you a reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs in providing the information to you. We will not charge for simply making the request and will not charge for making any corrections to your personal information.

25.There may be instances where we cannot grant you access to the personal information we hold. For example, we may need to refuse access if granting access would interfere with the privacy of others or if it would result in a breach of confidentiality. If that happens, we will give you written reasons for any refusal.

26.If you believe that personal information we hold about you is incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate, then you may request us to amend it. We will consider if the information requires correction. If we do not agree that there are grounds for correction, then we will add a note to the personal information stating that you disagree with it.

How can you withdraw your consent to this privacy policy?

27.You may withdraw your consent to this privacy policy at any point. If you wish to withdraw your consent to our collection and retention of your data, please contact our Data Protection Officer (see the details below) and we can arrange for your data to be deleted.

28.You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us at the email address listed below.

29.To unsubscribe from our email database, or opt out of any communications, please contact us at the email address listed below with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Contacting us

30.If you have any questions about this privacy policy, any concerns or a complaint regarding the treatment of your privacy or a possible breach of your privacy, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the details set out below. We will treat your requests or complaints confidentially. Our representative will contact you within a reasonable time after receipt of your complaint to discuss your concerns and outline options regarding how they may be resolved. We will aim to ensure that your complaint is resolved in a timely and appropriate manner.

31.Please contact our Data Protection Officer, or any member of Team Tan, by email: ask@professortan.com

Changes to this privacy policy

32.We may change this privacy policy from time to time, however we will notify all current subscribers, users, and members of any changes to our privacy policy. Any updated versions of this privacy policy will be posted on our website and will be effective from the date of posting.

33.This privacy policy was last updated on November 29, 2020.

Site user tracking experience

34.We may use tracking software to review and improve your experience of our Site. In particular, we may use Facebook, Mautic, and Google Analytics Advertising products: Remarketing with Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Google Analytics collects data about our Site traffic via Google Advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers. Data collected via these Google products is not linked with any personally identifiable information you submit while on our Site. If you wish to opt out of the Google Analytics data collection, you may do so on Google’s Site at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Cookies

35.When you access our website, we may send a “cookie” (which is a small summary file containing a unique ID number) to your computer. This enables us to recognise your computer and greet you each time you visit our website without bothering you with a request to register. It also enables us to keep track of services you view so that, if you consent, we can send you news about those services. We also use cookies to measure traffic patterns, to determine which areas of our website have been visited and to measure transaction patterns in the aggregate.

36.We use this to research our users’ habits so that we can improve our online services. Our cookies do not collect personal information. By accessing this website with your browser, this means that you accept cookies and that you agree to their use. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browser so that your computer does not accept them. We may log IP addresses (that is, the electronic addresses of computers connected to the Internet) to analyse trends, administer the website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information. If you do not use the cookies on this website, please note that blocking the cookies may cause the site to function only sub-optimal.

Internet security

37.As our website is linked to the Internet, and the Internet is inherently insecure, we cannot provide any assurance regarding the security of transmission of information you communicate to us online. We also cannot guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. Accordingly, any personal information or other information which you transmit to us online is transmitted at your own risk.

Links

38.We provide links to websites outside of our website, as well as to third party websites (such as social media sites). These linked sites are not under our control, and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked to our website. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using that website and its privacy policy. Third party websites are responsible for informing you about their own privacy practices.

Discussion venues

39.If you participate in a discussion venue including but not limited to a forum, chat room, or webinar, you should be aware that the information you provide there will be made broadly available to others, potentially inside or outside West Second Street LLC, who have access to that discussion venue. Also, please recognize that specific venues for discussion may have additional rules and conditions. Each participant’s opinion in a discussion venue is his or her own and should not be considered as reflecting the opinion of West Second Street LLC.

40.Please be advised that for any discussion venues you attend, recordings can be enabled by a host. By signing up for any of West Second Street LLC’s, or any other authorized host’s, services or otherwise using them in any way, including without limitation by attending any meeting or webinar, you expressly acknowledge that we may make and store video recordings, photos, screen captures, and text records, and may make such recordings available to hosts and other Attendees at the direction of West Second Street LLC. If you do not want to be recorded, you can choose not to engage in any discussion venues, meetings, or webinars. You may also leave any discussion venue, meeting, or webinar at any time.