TUG Board of Directors
TheUserGroup.org, or TUG, intends the information in this web site to be general information only and not a substitute for advice from a qualified professional. This web site may include links to other sites. Although we believe that they are of high quality, we do not endorse any linked site, its content or its owner and cannot guarantee the safety or privacy of any information that you provide to any linked site.
TUG is committed to ensuring your privacy when you visit our web site. Our commitment to your privacy encompasses the following areas:
Like most other web sites, we may pass "cookies" to your computer when you use the TUG website. A cookie is a message that your computer sends back to our computer each time that you visit our web site. Cookies enable us to customize your use of our web site based on your prior uses and on any information that you have voluntarily provided in previous visits. If you have given us a user name and password, your computer will remember it so that you will not need to type your user name and password every time you enter a section of our web site that requires them. Cookies cannot be used to learn any confidential or personal information that you have not already provided to us. Your computer will not receive cookies from any advertiser. You may set your browser to indicate when a cookie is coming in or to reject all cookies.
We gather two types of information online:
We do not sell or rent your information to anyone.
We will release your web-volunteered information at your request or if we are legally required to do so.
This Privacy Statement covers the information practices of TheUserGroup.org, Inc., including: http://www.theusergroup.org and http://tugconnects.force.com (collectively referred to as TheUserGroup.org's Web sites” or “TUG's Web sites” or "The Association's Web sites).
TheUserGroup.org's websites, collectively called TUG’s websites are designed for public use and as such abide by the Privacy Statement outlined on this site.
This website collects various types of information, such as:
• Voluntarily provided information which may include your name, address, email address, billing and/or credit card information etc., which may be used when you purchase products and/or services and to deliver the services you have requested.
• Information automatically collected when visiting our website, which may include cookies, third party tracking technologies and server logs.
Please rest assured that this site will only collect personal information that you knowingly and willingly provide by way of surveys, completed membership forms, and emails. It is TUG's intent to use personal information only for the purpose for which it was requested and any additional uses specifically provided on this site.
We may also gather information about the type of browser you are using, IP address or type of operating system to assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality service.
It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent as a means to better understand the way in which other websites garner, make use of and share information collected.
TheUserGroup.org may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of possible events, products and/or services that may be available to you from www.theusergroup.org.
TUG may also ask you to complete surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.
TheUserGroup.org does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of our customer lists and/or names to any third parties.
TheUserGroup.org may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so in accordance with applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or is required in an effort to:
TUGconnects.force.com provides members-only forums for members to communicate with one another. Any personal information you choose to submit in such a forum may be read, collected, or used by others who visit the forums, and may be used to send you unsolicited messages. TheUserGroup.org is not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums.
TheUserGroup.org does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verifiable parental consent. If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system's database. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.
All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue email communications from our website please click here If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third party or affiliates' websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.
TheUserGroup.org shall endeavor and shall take every precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to our offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user's personal information under our control.
The company also uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private communications in an effort to build users' trust and confidence in the internet and website use by providing simple and secure access and communication of credit card and personal information. In addition, TheUserGroup.org is a licensee of TRUSTe. The website is also secured by VeriSign.
Furthermore, in an effort to comply with international data protection standards, our website has been certified by the Department of Commerce's United States and the European Safe Harbor Framework in an effort to further protect our international users and members. A copy of our certification can be located HERE.
Telephone Number: (410)543-2158
Physical Mailing Address:
1147 South Salisbury Blvd, Unit 8-162 Salisbury, Maryland 21801