TC PipeLines, LP is committed to protecting users personal information, a commitment that is reinforced by the Protection of Personal Information Policy of TransCanada, the parent company of our general partner, TC PipeLines, GP Inc.
We may use and/or disclose your information for the following reasons:
We use reasonable security safeguards to protect the information that we collect from unauthorized access. However, due to the design of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.
Your provision of information online through our website or through information collected online on behalf of TC PipeLines, LP constitutes your affirmative consent that we may contact you by email, fax, and other communications for any of the uses stated above. See “Respecting and Responding to Your Privacy Concerns,” below, for information regarding opting out of email communications.
We may store your information in electronic databases or e-mail boxes hosted by us or our service providers, for periods of time and with safeguards that we believe are reasonable depending on the nature and sensitivity of the information. Access to the information is restricted to a select group of individuals, in accordance with our security protocols.
We do not want to collect or maintain information from those under the age of 13. We do not permit children under 13 years of age to become registered users of our site. No part of our site is structured to attract anyone under 13. By using our site, you represent that you are not under 13 years of age.
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally-identifiable, and/or track your activity, while you are using our website. For example, we may record how many times you click on a hyperlink, determine whether you visited our site from a particular Internet link or advertisement, track your path through the site, record your Internet protocol (IP) address, record the type of Internet browser you are using, record the type of computer operating system you are using, and determine the advertisement or domain name of the website from which you linked to our website. This automatic data (“Automatic Data”) collection may include but may not be limited to information collected by cookies, IP addresses, and transparent GIFs. We use this Automatic Data to report aggregated website activity and to better understand the needs of our users so we can make informed decisions regarding the content and design of the site. We may also use this Automatic Data to personalize your experience on our site. If you provide us with personally identifiable information, we may combine and use the Automatic Data with the personally identifiable information. Some of our online content may be provided by third parties that may collect Automatic Data regarding your online activity. Information collected by third parties is subject to their own privacy policies and TC PipeLines, LP is not responsible for their privacy policies, practices or content.
Some pages on TransCanada's website use a technology called "cookies". Cookies are capable of storing many types of data. Cookies help provide additional functionality to the website or help us analyze website usage more accurately. For instance, our server may set a cookie that keeps you from having to accept our Photo Library Usage Agreement more than once during a visit to one of our websites. In all cases in which cookies are used, we will not collect personally identifiable information except with your permission. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
From time to time TransCanada may use third party vendors to assist us in handling the data or providing information that you have requested. In those cases, your data may be made available to these third parties solely for the purpose of your request. In all cases where third parties may be able to access your information we will continue to protect it through confidentiality arrangements and not allow your data to be removed from TransCanada’s control. We only share your personal information with others in the ways explained in this statement. We do not sell or trade this information to other organizations or companies.