thingSoC Law Enforcement Policy
These policies and guidelines are established for law enforcement personnel seeking to request information about thingSoC customer information or information regarding customer orders.
Who is thingSoC?, What is the thingSoC Business?
thingSoC is a manufacturer and reseller of educational electronic products, tools, and software components. We sell components, pieces, parts, and patterns that can assembled by our users to create many different types of electronic projects, according to the designs of our end-users.
What Information does thingSoC have about their Customers and Users?
Any public persona and profile information is a choice for the user to provide, and we do not require it. It is not verified in any way by thingSoC, and may not be accurate.
Requests for thingSoC User Information
thingSoC is located in Portland, Oregon, USA, and will comply with all U.S. laws, and any valid, legal due process. As such, any request for information regarding our users, the contents of their communications, or their activities on our Web Site will require a valid U.S. search warrant for us to respond to your requests.
Requests From Non-U.S. Law Enforcement Personnel
U.S. law requires thingSoC to respond to requests for user information from foreign law enforcement agencies that are issued via a valid U.S. court of law, either by way of a mutual legal assistance treaty, or letters rogatory. It is thingSoC official policy to operate in a lawful manner at all times, and to respond to all such U.S. court ordered requests.
Will thingSoC Notify its Users of any Requests for their Information?
It is thingSoC official policy to notify its users of requests for their information prior to disclosure, unless we are prohibited from doing so by statute or court order (i.e. an order under 18 U.S.C. 2705(b)).
What Information Must Be Included in Law Enforcement Requests for Information?
If you are a recognized law enforcement agency, your request must include:
- The customer name and any products purchased that are in question,
- Specific details about what information you are requesting,
- the relationship of that specific information to your investigation,
- a valid telephone number or email, or postal address so that we may contact you directly.
Contact information for thingSoC is provided on our Contact page. thingSoC will only accept legal process service from law enforcement agencies delivered via postal mail. Acceptance of legal process via these means is for law enforcement agency convenience only and does not waive any objections, including the lack of jurisdiction or proper service. We will not accept any legal process service via e-mail or telephone.
Non-law enforcement requests should be sent through our regular Contact page.