privacy statement
Privacy Statement


The Internet is an amazing tool. It has the power to change the way we live, and we're starting to see that potential today. With only a few mouse-clicks, you can follow the news, look up facts, buy goods and services, and communicate with others from around the world. It's important to T3 to help our customers retain their privacy when they take advantage of all the Internet has to offer.

To protect your privacy, T3 follows five principles in accordance with worldwide practices for customer privacy and data protection.

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (Personal Information) or allows us to contact you. Generally this information is requested when you are asked to register before downloading free software, entering a contest, ordering e-mail newsletters or joining a limited-access premium site. We use your Personal Information for four primary purposes:
  • To make the site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.
  • To help you quickly find software, services or information on T3.
  • To help us create content most relevant to you.
  • To alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from T3.
If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use most of T3. But you will not be able to access areas that require registration.

If you decide to register, you will be able to select the information you want to receive from T3 by subscribing to various services, like our electronic newsletters. If you do not want T3 to communicate with you about other offers regarding T3 products, programs, events, or services by e-mail, postal mail, or telephone, you may visit the T3 Profile Center, and establish your preferences.

T3 occasionally allows other companies to offer our registered customers information about their products and services, using postal mail only. If you do not want to receive these offers, you should uncheck the Contact Options section stating, "T3 partners can send me postal mail about their services or products."

We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time at the Profile Center. The Profile Center is akin to a visitor center. There, you can:
  • View and edit personal information you have already given us.
  • Tell us whether you want T3 to send you marketing information, or whether you want third parties to send you their offers by postal mail.
  • Sign up for electronic newsletters about our services and products.
  • Register. Once you register, you won't need to do it again. Wherever you go on T3, your information stays with you.
T3 strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

If for some reason you believe T3 has not adhered to these principles, please notify us by e-mail at, and we will do our best to determine and correct the problem promptly. Be certain the words Privacy Policy are in the Subject line.

Parents or guardians: we want to help you guard your children's privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet. You can find a wealth of information at Microsoft's Internet Safety site.

When you buy and install a new product, we may ask you to register your purchase electronically. When you do, we merge your registration information with any information you've already left with us (we call that information your personal profile). If you haven't previously registered with us, we create a personal profile for you from your product registration information. If you ever want to review or update that information, you can visit the Profile Center and edit any of the Personal Information in your profile. If you haven't already registered by giving us your e-mail address and a password, we will ask you to do so. This ensures that only you can access your information.

As mentioned above, every registered customer has a unique personal profile. Each profile is assigned a unique personal identification number, which helps us ensure that only you can access your profile.

When you register, we create your profile, assign a personal identification number, then send this personal identification number back to your hard drive in the form of a cookie, which is a very small bit of code. This code is uniquely yours. It enables seamless travel across T3, allowing you to download free software, order free newsletters, and visit premium sites without having to fill out registration forms with information you've already provided. Even if you switch computers, you won't have to re-register - just use your e-mail address and password to identify yourself.

Q: Does the site track my visits?
A:To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, T3 collects aggregated site-visitation statistics using cookies. When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customerís machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the site previously. Clear gif technology, also known as a web beacon or action tag, assists in delivering the cookie. This technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a Web page. We aggregate all usage information, which means we do not track individuals' use of the site. We never share tracking information outside of T3 and do not allow other companies to place clear gifs on our sites.

Q: What is a cookie, and how does a cookie affect my privacy?
Please read our Microsoft's Q&A about cookies. It should help you understand how cookies help you navigate our site.

Q: How exactly does registration information help you provide me better content?
Today, T3's sites comprise many, many pages of content. Finding what you need among those pages can be intimidating. But when you tell us about yourself - for example, that you're an IT professional - we can suggest content you might find useful. The better we know you, the more specific information we can suggest. If you want us to, we will also send you product or information updates that help you stay abreast of changes in your industry.

Q: How can I quit a registration wizard before finishing, and what happens to the information I've already typed in?
If you begin a registration form, then decide you don't want to finish it, just click the cancel button on the bottom of the page. You will be delivered to the entry page of the Profile Center. None of the information entered on the page where you quit the wizard will be saved. However, information entered on previous pages of that wizard, if any, will be saved in our database.

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