The Turbomachinery Laboratory (TL), a center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and part of the Texas A&M University System is a professional association for people who work in the petrochemical, oil refining, oil and gas production, utility, power, water, and related industries. We do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive information from children.
We understand that you are aware of and care about your own personal privacy interests, and we take that seriously. This Privacy Notice describes the TL’s policies and practices regarding its collection and use of your personal data and sets forth your privacy rights. We recognize that information privacy is an ongoing responsibility, and so we will from time to time update this Privacy Notice as we undertake new personal data practices or adopt new privacy policies.
Data Protection Officer
The TL is headquartered in Texas, in the United States. The TL has appointed an internal data protection officer for you to contact if you have any questions or concerns about the TL’s personal data policies or practices. The TL’s data protection officer may be reached by contacting us at:
Texas A&M University
509 Mechanical Engineering Office Building
College Station, TX 77843-3254
How we collect and use (process) your personal information
The TL collects personal information about its members and other customers. With a few exceptions, this information is limited to the kinds of information that can be found on a business card: first name, last name, job title, employer name, work address, work email, and work phone number. We use this information to provide members and customers with goods and services, including membership services, privacy and data protection content, certification, training, and the like. We do not sell personal information to anyone and only share it with third parties who are facilitating the delivery of TL services.
When and how we share information with others
Information about your TL purchases and certification status are maintained in association with your membership or profile account. The personal information the TL collects from you is stored in one or more databases hosted by third parties located in the United States. These third parties do not use or have access to your personal information for any purpose other than cloud storage and retrieval. On occasion, the TL engages third parties to mail information to you, including items like books you may have purchased, or material from an event sponsor.
Transferring personal data from the EU to the US
The TL has its headquarters in the United States. Information we collect from you will be processed in the United States. The United States has not sought nor received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union under Article 45 of the GDPR. The TL relies on derogations for specific situations as set forth in Article 49 of the GDPR. In particular, the TL collects and transfers to the U.S. personal data only: with your consent; to perform a contract with you; or to fulfill a compelling legitimate interest of the TL in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. The TL endeavors to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to use it only consistent with your relationship with the TL and the practices described in this Privacy Notice. The TL also enters into data processing agreements and model clauses with its vendors whenever feasible and appropriate.
Data subject rights
This Privacy Notice is intended to provide you with information about what personal data the TL collects about you and how it is used. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to confirm that the TL is processing your personal data, or to have access to the personal data the TL may have about you, please contact us at email@example.com.
Security of your information
To help protect the privacy of data and personally identifiable information you transmit through use of this Site, we maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We restrict access to your personal data to those employees who need to know that information to provide benefits or services to you. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your information. We commit to taking appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce our employees’ privacy responsibilities.
Data storage and retention
Your personal data is stored by the TL on its servers, and on the servers of the cloud-based database management services the TL engages, located in the United States. The TL retains data for the duration of the customer’s or member’s business relationship with the TL and for a period of time thereafter to allow members to recover accounts if they decide to renew, to analyze the data for TL’s own operations, and for historical and archiving purposes associated with TL’s history as a membership association. For more information on where and how long your personal data is stored, and for more information on your rights of erasure and portability, please contact the TL’s data protection officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes and updates to the Privacy Notice
As our organization, membership and benefits change from time to time, this Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use is expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use at any time, for any reason, without notice to you, other than the posting of the amended Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use at this Site. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and terms and conditions and will e-mail TL members of material changes thereto, but you should check our Site frequently to see the current Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use that is in effect and any changes that may have been made to it.