TRS and any wholly-owned subsidiaries comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including those set forth by U.S. Department of Commerce and other agencies with regard to the gathering, storage and use of personal data from citizens living in the U.S. and European Union countries, particularly regarding provisions of the “Safe Harbor” framework.
Gathering Personal Information
In order to better understand and serve our customers and prospective customers, we use information from many different sources, including Personal Information gathered by TRS employees, agents, dealers or other third-party representatives authorized to act on behalf of TRS (“Representatives”).
Personal Information includes your name, e-mail and street addresses, your phone numbers and other contact information, and it may also include certain financial information including credit-card numbers or other banking information. With regard to moving or storage services, Personal Information might also include your addresses of both origin and destination, as well as details about the type of goods you’re shipping and the contact information for others authorized to be involved in your shipment. We collect only the Personal Information needed for the intended purpose.
Sources of Personal Information include:
● Information that you provide to TRS or a Representative by phone or in person;
● Information you provide when you visit a Site or communicate by e-mail;
● Information that you may supply us in surveys, whether in written or electronic format;
● Information about your previous transactions with TRS or related companies;
● Information obtained from consumer and credit-reporting agencies, or
● Information obtained from anyone whom you have authorized to provide information to us.
How we use Personal Information
Conduct surveys. Occasionally we might use surveys in order to better understand and serve our customers, to monitor and evaluate our level of service, as well as to develop new services and products to meet customer needs. You may choose not to participate in such surveys. We do not disclose any survey-response information to anyone outside TRS except as described herein, and the results of such surveys are used solely to improve our services and products.
Comply with legal requirements. In some situations we may disclose Personal Information to third parties as permitted or even required by law. Personal Information may be disclosed to courts or government agencies, including in response to subpoenas or other types of legal and regulatory procedures, as well as to protect against fraud or other criminal activities.
Business interests. We might combine your Personal Information together with that of other consumers or with publicly-available data in order to advance our business interests, such as by performing market analytics or studies, or to help us identify trends and preferences, set pricing, perform billing, verify credit, or to comply with certain laws and regulations. We might also share certain anonymized data, including demographic or statistical data in aggregate form, with third parties for purposes of marketing or research. Such anonymized data does not contain any of your identifiable Personal Information.
Credit reporting. We might report information regarding your accounts with us to credit reporting agencies. Any late or missed payments or defaults on accounts might be reflected in credit reports and might affect your future ability to obtain credit.
Protecting your Personal Information
We take reasonable measures to protect and safeguard your Personal Information through security procedures and technologies developed for that purpose. Here are some examples of the steps we take :
● Physical, procedural and electronic measures to protect Personal Information
● Regular assessments of security standards and operating protocols
● Personal Information is retained only as long as needed for business purposes, or according to contractual or legal requirements
● Access to Personal Information is limited to only those Representatives or employees who need to have it in order to provide our services and products to you
You should always work to help protect your own Personal Information by keeping your passwords and other identifying codes private, and by securely disposing of unwanted documents.
Other conditions & terms
Internet information, cookies and “Do not track” requests
Cookies are small files often placed on web browsers by websites that are visited, or by those sites’ content partners. Cookies help sites remember returning visitors. For example, a cookie can tell a given site that you’ve registered in the past, so that you don’t need to sign in for each new visit. Cookies help customize your view of sites according to your preferences.
We might use the following kinds of cookies on the Sites:
Strictly necessary cookies. This type of cookie is required for operation of the Sites. This includes cookies which enable you to login to the secure areas of the Sites, use shopping carts or use e-billing services.
Analytical or performance cookies. This kind of cookie allows us to recognize visitors to the Sites and count them, as well as observe how visitors navigate the Sites. It helps us improve the user experience of the Sites.
Functionality cookies. This type lets the Sites recognize you when returning after an initial visit. It helps us personalize content for you and remember your preferences, such as your choice of language and time zone.
“Do Not Track” is a privacy initiative intended to develop a standard method by which an Internet user may signal websites that he or she doesn’t want to be tracked by any third parties. You can learn more about the initiative here:
“Do Not Track” hasn’t been standardized yet, since there is no consensus about precisely how websites should reply to this kind of signal. Like many other business websites, our Sites do not respond to Do Not Track signals.
Some of our Sites use Google Analytics and/or Google Display Advertising to collect data about anonymous user activity by using both third-party and first-party cookies. TRS uses Google Display Advertising and other features which gather data through cookies from DoubleClick and other third-party providers, in order to:
● Better serve you with relevant ads after you leave our Sites
● Provide us with insight about how various advertising services relate to Site visits
● Identify trends in Site usage, and publish those trends in our internal reports
Google Analytics gathers IP addresses. We rely on your IP address to know the geographic locations where the Sites are being used. Your IP address doesn’t identify you individually, nor does it contain any personal information.
You can choose to opt-out or customize Google Analytics and Display Advertising by using Google’s Ad Settings. You may learn more here:
You can also choose to opt-out from Google Analytics tracking by using the Google Analytics opt-out add-on for your browser, which you can find here:
Please keep in mind that if you choose to opt-out of such tracking, you’ll continue to receive ads while you browse the Internet, but the ads won’t be tailored to fit your own interests.
Visiting other websites
When you visit one of our Sites then leave in order to visit a third-party website, the data which is transferred to that third party might include a referring address that shows you came from our Site. This allows such third parties to monitor their own web traffic.
Children’s privacy online
None of our Sites are directed at children, nor are they intended to be viewed by children under the age of 13. We don’t knowingly gather any Personal Information on the Sites directly from children, and if we become aware that a child has disclosed such information without appropriate parental consent we will destroy that information.
Access to Personal Information, and questions
We will provide a reasonable opportunity for you to access your Personal Information, correct inaccuracies, or delete it if appropriate. As subject to applicable legal requirements, (1) any such request must be reasonable in scope, and (2) TRS reserves the right to deny access if the expense or burden of providing such access would be disproportionate when considering the risks to privacy, or when the rights of others might be violated by such access.
If you want to request access to your Personal Information, or if you have any questions regarding our policies, please contact us at InsideSales@SchroederMoving.com or 1-800-432-9512