Before using the Techned Service, the customer must first complete the registration form. This involves giving user contact information such as First and Last name, E-mail address, Postal address, etc. Techned will use your contact details to contact you regarding the product and/or services you have requested. This consists of renewal/re-registration notifications, special offers, and surveys on improving our service.
If user purchases a plan by Techned, we will collect credit card information, and other payment information necessary to complete a payment from user. Techned may use a third party to process and verify credit cards for billing purposes. This entails we share user name, credit card number, expiration date and billing address with the credit card processing company. When processing a payment transaction, Techned will also obtain information regarding the amount of the payment and other transaction data. We may transfer or disclose this payment information to a third party only to the extent necessary in order to complete the payment processing.
Computer System Information
We may also seek information related to your computer. This may include: information about the make and model of your computer and/or any computer hardware, software or peripherals attached to it, date of purchase and type of computer, identification number of your computer, condition of the computer and the application if reporting a fault occurrence and during diagnostics, system and registry data about software installations and hardware configurations, and error tracking files. Generally, this information is required to offer personalized technical support to you, and to help us update our support tools and augment our supported products list.
While requesting support you may request for the problem to be resolved by taking control of your computer. Techned uses qualified utilities which allow user to grant control of user computer to an Expert remotely over the Internet, so that the Expert can diagnose or correct problems. Experts are not allowed to use the Remote Access software until and unless they have received adequate training in its use, and user have consented to grant control. Furthermore, Experts will not use Remote Access tools to collect sensitive or confidential information stored on user computer or network, deliberately destroy information on user computer or network, or cause user to experience system problems.
Some Techned online diagnoses applications may gather a broad variety of functional information about the state of a computer system and the applications on it. This information is packaged into a document containing all the essential details needed by Techned and is transmitted securely over the Internet to the Techned server. Techned analyzes this information to help diagnose and solve end-user problems. Information collected by the Techned application will not contain any sensitive information such as e-mail messages, e-mail addresses sent to, passwords, profiles, websites visited, etc.
A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The browser stores the message in a text file. The main idea of cookies is to identify users and possibly prepare customized web pages for them. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site and cannot violate the privacy of our customers.
Live Help Session Records
Techned reserves the right to monitor on-line and off-line sessions between user and a Tech Support Executive for quality control of the service provided to the customer by Tech Support Executive. Moreover, we may record on-line and off-line sessions conducted on the Web site for user reference and to assist in resolution of disputes and/or potential complaints. The session records will also be used to improve the service, build a support knowledge base, and/or conduct internal market research. Session record data will, however, not be correlated with personally identifiable data about individual customers.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, track user movement, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
Contests and Surveys
From time-to-time our site requests information from user via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is entirely voluntary and user therefore, has a choice whether or not to divulge this information. Information requested may include contact information such as name and shipping address, and demographic information such as zip code. Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Our site uses all precautions to protect information of users. This Web site takes every precaution to protect information of users. Whenever sensitive information is submitted by the user via the website, it is protected both on-line and off-line. Sensitive information such as credit card number is encrypted and is protected with the best of the encryption software. We use industry-standard 128bit encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site. Similarly equivalent care is undertaken to protect user-information off-line. The entire information of our users, including the sensitive information outlined above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees like billing clerk or a customer service representative who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Even they use password-protected screen-savers each time they leave their workstations. On return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to user information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept abreast on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter and any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to make sure our customers' information is protected. Lastly, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a highly secure environment.
In order for this Web site to properly accomplish its obligation to our customers, it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from Third party sources.
We send all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify password and logon name. Older members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and newsletters.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If User's personally identifiable information changes (such as user zip code), or if User no longer desire the Service, we will Endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or remove User personal data provided to us. This can be done at the Profile page.
Notification of Changes
Techned is an independent provider of on-demand technical support and not affiliated with any third party brand unless specified. Techned has no affiliation with any of these third-party companies. If your product is under warranty or not technical support may also be provided by the brand owner and official website. Use of names, trademarks is for reference only.