Privacy Policy - EU

TCI, Inc.’s Privacy Policy for Users from the EU, UK, and Switzerland

Effective Date: September 17, 2021

Last Updated On: September 17, 2021

This Privacy Policy only applies to users from the European Union (“EU”), the United Kingdom (“UK”), and Switzerland and supplements the information contained in doing business as TCI Precision Metals’ (“TCI” or “Company”) General Privacy Policy General (Privacy Policy).



To extent that TCI, Inc. is subject to the laws of the EU, UK, or Switzerland, TCI, Inc. is the data controller and responsible for your personal data.


Please review Section 1 of our General Privacy Policy concerning the categories or types of personal information that we collect and the methods that we use to collect personal information.


Please review Section 2 of our General Privacy Policy concerning our uses, and reasons for using, personal information.


We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

Purpose / Activity

Type of Data

Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest.

To register you as a new customer

(a)    Identity

(b)    Contact

Performance of a contract with you

To process and deliver your order including:

(a)    Manage payments, fees and charges

(b)    Collect and recover money owed to us

(c)     Identity

(d)    Contact

(e)    Financial

(f)      Transaction

(g)    Marketing and Communication

(a)    Performance of a contract with you

(b)    Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)

To manage our relationship with you which will include:

(a)    Notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy

(b)    Asking you to leave a review or take a survey

(a)    Identity

(b)    Contact

(c)     Profile

(d)    Marketing and Communication

(a)    Performance of a contract with you

(b)    Necessary to employ with a legal obligation

(c)     Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)

To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey

(a)    Identity

(b)    Contact

(c)     Profile

(d)    Usage

(e)    Marketing and Communications

(a)    Performance of a contract with you

(b)    Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services to develop them and grow our business

To administer and protect our business and this Site (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)

(a)    Identity

(b)    Contact

(c)     Technical

(a)    Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT Services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of business reorganization or group restricting exercise

(b)    Necessary to comply with a legal obligation.


To deliver relevant Site content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you.

(a)    Identity

(b)    Contact

(c)     Profile

(d)    Usage

(e)    Marketing and Communication

(f)      Technical

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy.

To use data analytics to improve our Site, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences

(a)    Technical

(b)    Usage

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our Site updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be interest to you

(a)    Identity

(b)    Contact

(c)     Technical

(d)    Usage

(e)    Profile

(f)      Marketing and Communications

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)



We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. 

Promotional Offers From Us

We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased product or services from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

Third-Party Marketing

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes.

Opting Out

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you OR by contacting us at any time. Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product or service purchase.


You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Site may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please see cookie policy.

Change Of Purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose.

 If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law


Please see Section 3 of our General Privacy Policy concerning the parties that we share personal data with.


The nature of business is such that personal information collected will be transferred to the United States, and some of the third-parties to whom we disclose such information may be located in the United States and nations outside of the EU, UK, or Switzerland.  We will take appropriate steps to protect your personal information.


We keep your personal information for only as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including as described in this General Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (e.g., for legal compliance, tax, accounting or auditing purposes) or any judicial, arbitral, administrative, or governmental order.  

Subsequently, we will delete your personal information or, where that is possible, render such information useless so that it cannot be reconstituted or read. 


You have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:

  • If you want us to establish the data’s accuracy.
  • Where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it.
  • Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • You have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

No Fee Usually Required

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What We May Need From You

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time Limit To Respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.



We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy policy, we will post the updated notice on our Site and update the policy's effective date. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.


You have the right to file a complaint against with your national or regional data-protection authority. For a list of data-protection authorities, please click here:

If you are a resident in Switzerland, the contact details for the data protection authorities are available here:


If you have any questions or comments about this policy, the ways in which TCI collects and uses your information described here and in the General Privacy Policy, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Phone: 1-(800)- 234-5613



Postal Address:

TCI Precision, Inc.

Attn: Privacy Department

240 E. Rosecrans, Ave.

Gardena, California 90808


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