WHAT DOES TECH FRIENDS DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Financial companies choose how they share your personal information.
Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some, but not all, sharing.
Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information.
Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:
- Social Security number
- Other identifying information such as driver's license number or date of birth
- Contact information such as name, address, telephone number or email address
- Account balances
- Payment history
- Transaction or loss history
- Credit history
- Credit/debit card account information
Financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business.
In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons Tech Friends chooses to share;
and whether you can limit this sharing.
|Reason we can share your personal information
||Does Tech Friends share?
||Can you limit this sharing?
|For our everyday business purposes –
Such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and subpoenas,
support law enforcement investigations,
and otherwise as permitted or required by law
|For our marketing purposes – To offer our products and services to you
|For joint marketing with other financial companies
||We don't share
|For our affiliates' everyday business purposes - Information about your transactions and experiences
||We don't share
|For our affiliates' everyday business purposes - Information about your creditworthiness
||We don't share
|For our affiliates to market to you
||We don't share
|For nonaffiliates to market to you
||We don't share
Who is providing this notice?
Tech Friends, Inc. and Tech Friends, Inc., doing business as JailATM
How does Tech Friends protect my personal information?
To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law.
These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
Despite our reasonable efforts, however, no security measure is ever perfect or guaranteed 100% of the time.
How does Tech Friends collect my personal information?
We collect your personal information, for example, when you
- Open an account
- Give us your contact information
- Use your credit or debit card
- Deposit money
- Tell us who receives the money
Why can't I limit all sharing?
Federal law gives you the right to limit only
- Sharing for affiliates' everyday business purposes
- information about your creditworthiness
- Affiliates from using your information to market to you
- Sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you
State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing. See below for more on your rights under state law.
Affiliates - Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
Nonaffiliates - Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
Joint Marketing - A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
Other important information
Under California law, we will not share information we collect about you with companies outside of Tech Friends, unless the law allows.
For example, we may share information to process your transactions, service your accounts, or to provide rewards or benefits to which you are entitled.
We are providing you this notice under state law.
We may on occasion make marketing calls to our existing customers.
If you prefer not to receive these calls, you may be placed on our internal opt-out list by calling toll free 866-933-6386 or you may contact the
Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, 555 E. Washington St., Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101;
Phone: 702.486.3132; Email: BCPINFO@ag.state.nv.us.
Under Vermont law, we will not share information we collect about you with companies outside of Tech Friends, unless the law allows.
For example, we may share information to process your transactions, service your accounts, or to provide rewards or benefits to which you are entitled
Data Collection Through Technology
Tech Friends collects certain digital information that your browser makes available when you visit www.mytechfriends.com or to www.jailatm.com.
This digital information includes your Internet Protocol (also known as an “IP”) address, browser type, browser language,
the date and time of your query and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We do not share any of this digital information with Affiliates or third parties;
instead, we use this information to operate, develop and improve our services to you and other users
A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that we may send to your computer when you visit one of our websites.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
Some Tech Friends features or services may not function properly, however, without cookies.
"Do Not Track" Signals
Tech Friends does not respond to “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the
collation of personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services.
Children's Online Privacy
Tech Friends websites are not directed at or meant for the use of children under the age of 13.
We do not knowingly collect or keep personal information of children under the age of 13.
Links to Other Sites
Tech Friends’ websites may contain links to or from third party sites.
LIMITED PRIVACY FOR INMATE TRANSACTIONS
Deposits and Purchases
Tech Friends JailATM website and kiosks may be used to make allowed purchases for, or deposit money for use by,
inmates of jails, prisons, or other places of government-sponsored incarceration or detention of individuals.
Information regarding a deposit or purchase may be shared with corrections or law enforcement entities and their
agents at any time in response to a subpoena, court order, or in support of a law enforcement investigation.
Electronic Mail and Video Visitation
Tech Friends websites may be used for monitored and restricted communications to and from inmates of jails,
prisons, or other places of government-sponsored incarceration or detention of individuals. Unless you are
a corrections agency-approved Confidential Visitor, all electronic mail and/or video visitation communications
are subject at all times to interception, monitoring, review, and recording at any time by law enforcement
or other authorized corrections personnel. Tech Friends cannot grant or approve Confidential Visitor status.
To become an approved Confidential Visitor of an inmate, you must contact the corrections agency in charge of the
facility in which the inmate is housed.
Legal Notices - Money Transmission
Tech Friends is a licensed or permitted money transmitter in a number of states.
To see the notices that state law requires us to provide to you, please go to
If we make any material change in how we collect, use or share your
personal information, we will prominently post notice of the changes,
All material changes to this Policy will be effective 7 days after our