Your Privacy is Important to Us
Tekworld™receives, stores, and analyzes information from customers and site visitors in order to understand how people shop and how to improve our site. Here are the three types of information that we collect and use at Tekworld.com:
How We Use Your Data
Tekworld™uses information from your visits and purchases in a number of ways, including:
Tekworld® may also contracts with third-party service providers to place our advertising messages on other websites and digital properties. No personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process. This provider may collect anonymous information about your visits to our digital properties, and your interaction with our products and services such as pages and products you viewed and whether or not a purchase was made. They may also use information about your visits to our and other digital properties to target advertisements for goods and services. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a cookie and a pixel tag, which is industry standard technology, used by most major websites.
The information gathered by Tekworld® may be shared in the following ways:
You always have the choice to opt-out of receiving certain information or to request that certain information not be shared with third parties.
Contact our Customer Care Center by calling 1-88-467-4119 from 7AM to 11PM (Mountain) seven days a week, or contact us via email at Customercare@Tekworld.com. or by mail at Tekworld® 372 S. Eagle Rd., Suite 340, Eagle, Idaho 83616 Attention: Customer Care Center. When writing us to be removed from a list, please include your first and last name and full mailing address.
Please note, if you ask us to remove your name, address and/or email address from our email or postal mailing lists, we will maintain that information in a “do not mail” file to ensure that we can honor your request.
Your opt-out request will be processed within 1-3 days of the date it was received for email or text offers and 8-10 weeks for direct mail offers.
How We Protect Your Information
Tekworld® has taken measures to ensure that shopping at Tekworld.com is a safe and enjoyable experience for our valued customers. We use a minimum 256-bit Secure Sockets Layering (SSLv3) with industry standard strong encryption to encrypt your personal credit information, including your credit card number, before it travels over the Internet. Tekworld™ uses SSL technology which is the industry standard for secure online transactions. It is our policy that credit card information is stored in an encrypted format, which makes it legible only to systems that have access to the associated decryption key.
Privacy of Children
This site is a general audience site and is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. To ensure compliance with federal law, Tekworld® does not knowingly collect or maintain information provided by, nor does it actively market any of its products to, children under the age of 13.
Automatic Collection of Information (Cookies):
A cookie is a small piece of information that websites use to remember information about users. Tekworld® uses two types of cookies to recognize our browsers and customers and remember shopping list items. Tekworld® uses transient cookies to provide continuity from page to page. Within a single visit, these cookies store information such as your shopping list to simplify checkout. They do not contain any personally identifying information.
Tekworld® also uses persistent cookies to identify customers after their first visit. These cookies remain on the hard drive of a device and allow a user to enter our site without having to log in on every visit. To access any secure areas such as those including your account information you must still enter your password.
You may turn off all cookies or you can have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. For both options, you have to adjust your browser settings. Please be aware, however, that when you choose to reject cookies, this choice may limit the functionality of the website and you may lose access to some of its features.
Updates to Online Information
You may update, review or correct your online account information at any time by accessing your password protected member page via the “My Account” section of the website.
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Updates to this Privacy and Security Policy
Tekworld.com reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy and Security Policy at any time. All such modifications and amendments to this Privacy and Security Policy shall be posted here in the Customer Service section of www.tekworld.com/help.
Tekworld® will alert you that changes have been made by indicating at the top of this Policy the date it was last updated. Each time you use this site, the current version of the Privacy and Security Policy applies. Accordingly, you should check the date at the top of this Policy and review for any changes since the last version.
The Internet of Things (IOT) has evolved from the convergence of wireless technology, internet, and every day consumer products to offer advanced connectivity from those products to consumers.
The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects, such as heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, automobiles with built-in sensors, field operation devices used in search and rescue, smart thermostat systems, and washer/dryers that utilize wifi for remote monitoring is expected to automate nearly all technology fields, while also enabling advanced applications such as Smart Grid.
As early as 1982, the concept of the Internet of Things was developed with the modification of a Coke machine at Carnegie Mellon University. This became the first internet connected appliance with the ability to report inventory and condition of its products.
The use of the term “Internet of Things” was popularized in 1999 by MIT and related market analysis publications and has evolved into many of the technologies we see today in a multitude of household and personal items, such as 3D printers, Drones, Smart Home devices, Smart Phones, Blu-ray disc players, refrigerators, and many other appliances. The number of connected devices will more than double from the current level, with 40.9 billion forecasted for 2020.
By 2020, the Internet of things and its surrounding technology industries are expected to be a $7.1 trillion market. This change will create a new era of information and communication technology world-wide with smart cities, cars, and houses driving the nearly 13.3% annual growth rate. Though there are a number of hurdles still to overcome, end users of these smart technologies are unaware of the overall possibilities yet.
With the base of installed active wireless connected devices exceeding 16 billion, it is forecasted that there will be approximately 40.9 billion connected devices by 2020. With talk of cars connected to the internet, driverless cars, M2M connected consumer electronic devices, wireless connected lamps and light bulbs, and so on, technology is taking a giant leap forward.
Because of the low cost of adding ITO technology to consumer products, so called “ghost” devices will be more common. A “ghost” device is a combination of products with the capability built in, but that require software to “activate” it with the IOT functionality that customer don’t actively have.