TBI Privacy Statement
The Tower Bridge International (TBI)
Privacy Statement describes how TBI and its subsidiaries treat
personal information when you use related services. To understand how we treat
the information you give us as you use the TBI System, it is
important that you read and this statement.
Member Account Access.
other activities on TBI—like beginning a Homestay application as a
host or student, uploading photos and other information, leaving feedback,
and using the internal messaging/email feature—require you to have
an TBI Account. We ask for some personal information when you
create a TBI account, which includes your email address and a
password, this information is used to protect your account from
unauthorized access. A TBI account allows you to access many of
our services that require registration.
information about your usage, such as when you use TBI, messages sent
and received through internal messages/email, as well as information you
display or click on within the TBI system (including system
alerts and flows, as well as custom user pages).
Content Uploaded to Site.
personal information or photo content that you voluntarily disclose online
(on the discussion boards, chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available
and can be collected and used by others. TBI does not have control over
the public access or use of the personal information or photos uploaded
onto the TBI Website.
pages and information fields are identified as “private”, such as within
personal profile pages, and this information is used only
by TBI certified supervisors under normal operations without
prejudice, and will only be disclosed to external parties for the purpose
of ensuring that your application can be successfully processed. The
information will not be disclosed to any external unrelated party.
Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to
other users when you upload photos or send messages through
the TBI Site and other users can contact you through messages
and discussion board comments. Any photos that you submit
to TBI may be redistributed through the Internet and other media
channels and may be viewed by the general public.
We do not use your email address or other personally
identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without
your consent. We may, however, use your email address without
further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as
notifying you of major TBI Site changes or for customer service
We use certain non-personally identifiable information (such as
anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, etc.) to
improve the quality and design of the TBI Site and to create new
features, promotions, functionality and services by storing, tracking,
analyzing and processing user preferences and trends, as well as user
activity and communications.
store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your
visit or the next time you visit the TBI Sites; (b) provide
custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the
effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics
such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your
entries, submissions and status in promotions, sweepstakes and contests.
When you create an account on the TBI site, some
information regarding your account and your account activity will be
provided to other Users of the site. This may include the date you opened
your account, and the date you last logged in to your account.
Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to
other Users when you engage in certain activity on the site, such as
uploading photos, using the discussion forum or sending messages via the
internal messaging/email feature.
You can also choose to add personal information that will be
visible to other Users on your public profile. This may include a profile
picture, your name, gender, relationship status or other details.
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable
information through the TBI Site, in which case you can still
view publicly accessible information on the guest pages,
but TBI will not be able to provide certain services to you,
such as facilitating a Homestay Placement.
You may update or correct your personal profile information and
email preferences at any time by visiting your profile pages within your
You can control the information that is available to other
Users at any time by editing your account and the features included on
your profile pages.
TBI only shares personal information
with other companies or individuals outside of TBI in the following
We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing
of any sensitive personal information.
We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated
companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of
processing personal information on your behalf. We require that these
parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in
compliance with this Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and
We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or
disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) facilitate
the success of your application and involvement with TBI (b) satisfy any
applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental
request, (c) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation
of potential violations thereof, (d) detect, prevent, or otherwise address
fraud, security or technical issues, or (e) protect against imminent harm
to the rights, property or safety of TBI, its users or the public as
required or permitted by law.
We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated,
non-personal information, such as the number of users who viewed a
particular page, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular
advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.
Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other
TBI allows other organizations to
upload custom pages that link directly to TBI through your member
homepage. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these
third-party websites for more information on their practices and for
does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other
Changes to this policy
change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Policy
without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor.
Regardless, we will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the changes
are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for
certain services, email notification of Policy changes).