TCS PRIVACY STATEMENT
TCS only collects personally identifiable data such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address when you voluntarily submit it to TCS. This information may be used by personnel of TCS as a means to contact you to obtain more information, to improve this site, or to provide you with information that you have requested or that TCS believes may be of interest to you. Data the TCS collects will not be transferred to a third party outside of TCS without your prior consent, but it may be used within TCS or by a company acting as an agent of TCS for processing and mailing purposes. TCS may also use this information for performing marketing studies or for other commercial purposes for which it may receive compensation.
As part of the order process, if we collect credit/debit card information, your information will be used to fill your order, but we will never share your personal payment information with third parties.
While TCS makes every reasonable effort to protect the information collected through its websites, please be aware that there is always some risk involved when submitting data over the Internet. We cannot guarantee that our website is 100 percent safe from illegal tampering or “hacking.” Any data transmitted over the Internet may be at risk; however, once it is received at TCS, it has the same protection that TCS extends to its own confidential information. We track the total number of visitors to our website, the number of visitors to each page of the website, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. No personally identifiable information is gathered in this process.
Updating Your Information
If at any time you wish to stop receiving emails or other communications from us, or if you have submitted personally identifiable information through our website and would like to have that information deleted from our records, please notify us at TCS@BurkInc.com. You may also request access to personal data about you that TCS holds and you may have the opportunity to request a correction or amendment to your personal data.
Links to Third-Party Sites
Our website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 18. We do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is under the age of 18.
Some of our websites use a technology called “non-persistent cookies,” which is a small data file that a server gives to your browser when you access a website in order to let you access the pages you request and to track the pages visited. Using non-persistent cookies to track page visits helps us analyze our site usage more accurately. In cases in which non-persistent cookies are used, we will not collect personally identifiable information except with your explicit permission. Using non-persistent cookies to track page visits helps us analyze our site usage more accurately, and enables us to deliver certain content to registered users only.
Refunds are not issued for purchase of The Crustacean Society memberships. Membership is canceled when the membership term expires or if an individual or institution requests that the membership be terminated.