This Is Freaking Ridiculous, (“TIFR”) values the privacy and security of the information that you share with us through our site and takes its protection very seriously.
Like the vast majority of today's website operators, TIFR collects non-personally-identifying information, such as your browser type, language preference, the site that referred you, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting this type of non-personally identifying information is to better understand how TIFR’s visitors use its website. From time to time, TIFR may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
TIFR also collects information that may potentially be personally-identifying, like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. However, we do not use this information to identify our visitors, and only use or disclose this it under the same conditions and circumstances that we use and disclose other personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Some visitors to TIFR’s website may choose to interact with us in ways that require us to obtain personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that TIFR gathers will depend on how the visitor wishes to interact with us. For example, visitors who sign up and create an account on www.TIFR.com to provide a username, password and email address.
In any case, where TIFR collects personally identifiable information, we will only collect the amount of information that is needed and/or appropriate to fulfill the purpose it is being obtained for. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And we only collect your such information with your permission. You may refuse to give us your information, however, it may prevent you from doing some activities on our site, or prevent us from fulfilling some requests.
Collection of Statistical Information
TIFR may collect statistics about how visitors use its website in an aggregated form. For instance, we may monitor the most popular content on TIFR.com. We may publicly display this information or give it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information in this process, or other than as described in this policy.
Disclosure, Use and Protection of Personally-Identifying Information
TIFR discloses your potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information
1. To its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (a) need to know the information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide products or services offered through our website, and (b) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the TIFR website, you consent to us transferring this information to them.
As we grow our business we may also choose to buy or sell assets. In any such sale of this type, user information will be included as part of the business assets transferred. In addition, if TIFR sells the site or if all or substantially all of its assets are otherwise acquired, by a third party, user information would also be transferred to that third party. In using our site, and providing us with your information, you acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any person or organization acquiring TIFR may continue to use your personal and non-personal information only as set forth in this policy.
TIFR, other than as described in the preceding paragraph will not rent or sell your potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
2. TIFR will also disclose your potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information when required by law, such as a under a court order; or when TIFR has a good faith reason to believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary in order to protect our own property rights, or those of third parties or the public at large.
3. If you have registered as a user on the TIFR website we may send you an email from time to time to inform you of new features, request your feedback, or to keep you up to date about the site and our products and services offered, if any. In addition, if you send us a request or feedback via email, support or other mechanisms we may provide, TIFR reserves the right to publish such content to help us clarify and/or respond to your request or so that we can better support you and other users.
4. It is our intent to build a community here, and to that end you may be able to communicate with other users as the site grows via such mediums as “chat rooms,” “forums” or “message boards.” However, you should be aware that any information or content you submit via these channels will be public information, and you will lose any privacy rights you may have had in that information.
TIFR takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. We store all non-personally-identifying information, potentially personally-identifying and personally identifying-information as described above on restricted database servers. In addition, we have measures in place to safely destroy your information when it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected.
Links to Third Party Sites
If you provide us with your email address we will use it to communicate with you electronically unless you have expressly told us not to. However, even if you have given us permission to send such mailings, you may choose to opt out of those mailings at any time by following the directions provided at the bottom of any email we send, or by clicking on the contact link provided at the bottom of this page or, writing to us at the email address specified in the mailing.
Address Book Data
Any external address book data (email contacts, etc.) that a user voluntarily gives TIFR access to will only be used for the described feature (looking up friends, etc.), and will not be stored or repurposed by us for any other use.