Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at this site.

The Information We Collect
At the TechMaine site, you may subscribe to our lists, order products, vote in polls, express an opinion, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, email address, telephone number, and information, that you may optionally share with the site, about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.

We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

How We Use the Information
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you of new products, programs and services or when we make changes to our existing products, programs, and services, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account.

We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.

Agents, contractors, and strategic partners of TechMaine who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for TechMaine.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. Inadvertent disclosures may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking the site for access to personally identifiable information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors in the data.

If TechMaine discloses personally identifiable information to other companies who want to market products or services to you, it will provide you with an opportunity to opt out or block such uses. For instructions on how to opt out from such disclosures, please click here.

Finally, TechMaine will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
Some areas of our site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. A third party site cookie may enable them and their partners to display ads based on your prior visits to our site and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of some cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out website. The following third party site(s) may currently be displaying ads on this site: Google

TechMaine sometimes may offer contests, sweepstakes, events, or promotions that are sponsored by or co-sponsored with identified third parties. By virtue of their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, event, or promotion. TechMaine has no control over the third-party sponsors' use of this information.

To enhance your experience with our sites, many of our web pages use "cookies." Cookies are text files we place in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages (e.g. to recognize you by name when you return to our site), and save your password in password-protected areas on our sites. We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services.

Our Commitment to Security
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

Website Users Located Outside of the United States
If you are unsure whether this Privacy Policy is in conflict with the applicable local rules where you are located, you should not submit your personal information to the Website. In addition, if you are located within the European Union, you should note that your information will be transferred to the United States, the laws of which may be deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection (see, for example, European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995). If you are located in a country outside of the United States of America, and you submit personal information to the Website, we will consider such submission to be your consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to and/or storage of that information in the United States of America.

Credit Card Policy

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and PayPal as forms of payment. We do NOT charge "surcharges" for credit card transactions. All charges are shown in US Dollars. Payments are to be made in US dollars.

We do not store your credit card information on our servers. Your transactions are secure. Look for “https:” in the web address and the padlock symbol on your browser indicating a secure connection.

Credit card payment may be authorized online in real time or upon verification with your bank or issuing Credit Card Company; you may also receive an email from our Credit Card Merchant Processor noting any charge activity or credits to your account. You will be informed if your credit card is declined. If declined, you may check the accuracy of the credit card number and expiration date, or choose a different card to try. Your payment will not be accepted unless the credit card number you entered is authorized. Once accepted, the authorization process allocates the total amount of the order. Please be aware that there are no refunds on TechMaine services. Prepayment is required for TechMaine programs and events. Reservations are non-refundable; however, a registrant may designate a substitute attendee by calling the TechMaine office. Prices and policies are subject to change without notice.

Return Policy for Physical Products (shipped to you):
You may return any unopened merchandise within fourteen (14) days of your order date for a full refund (minus shipping & handling). Opened merchandise or orders after fourteen (14) days are not refundable.

Return Policy for Digitally-Delivered Reports, Research, and Data:
No returns or refunds are available for reports ordered on the website where research data has been delivered.

Return Policy for Online-Delivered Educational Programming:
Refunds will be issued within two (2) days of your purchase. Refunds will be issued within two (2) days of your purchase. Refunds are not available more than two (2) days from the date of purchase as we are required to pay royalty fees to the content provides for all accounts, regardless of whether the accounts are used.  Please e-mail us at to request a refund.

TechMaine is aggressive in getting law enforcement involved in cases of obvious credit card fraud. Don't try it here or ANYWHERE for that matter!

How You can Access or Correct Information
For instructions on how you can access the personally identifiable information that the TechMaine site has collected about you online, or how to correct factual errors in such information, please click here.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Changes In Our Privacy Policy
From time to time as our site is updated or as technology changes this may affect our privacy policy. TechMaine reserves the right to change and update the Privacy Policy as we see fit. Any changes will be posted on this page.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about the TechMaine online policy for this site or its implementation please contact us.