ThinkTalk™ Networks, Inc. Information Collection & Use Registration
In order to use this Web site, you must first complete the registration form and create a user name and password. During registration you are required to give contact information such as name and email address. We collect demographic information so we can provide you a more personalized experience on our site. ThinkTalk™ Networks, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on www.thinktalk.com. ThinkTalk™ Networks, Inc. collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
Surveys or Contests
ThinkTalk™ Networks, Inc. provides you the opportunity to win contests or participate in surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic or personalize the site (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys), or to send participants an email newsletter. We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our usersâ€™ personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
Uses of Information
ThinkTalk™ Networks, Inc. uses information to provide guests, topics and information that are best suited to our members and to provide and adjust the website to meet our membersâ€™ needs.
Communications from the Site Newsletters
When we provide newsletters, if you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we will provide you a way to unsubscribe. Service-related
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes. Profile We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and/or third party sources to create a â€œprofileâ€ of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information, and [or] your purchasing history, to information in the profile, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and to improve the content of the site for you. We share your profile in aggregate form only to provide better services to our members.
Supplementation of Information
In order to provide certain services [specify] to you, we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submitted to us with information from third party sources.
Information Sharing and Disclosure Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.
Personally identifiable information
We do not Share personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties unless necessary to award prizes.
We use other third parties to provide web design and web hosting on our site. When you sign up, we will share information as necessary for the third party to provide that service.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site
We provide you the opportunity to â€˜opt-outâ€™ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us.
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring, entry into and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track usersâ€™ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. We use only the default web server log files to track site access information. This site uses session cookies to allow you to navigate through the member areas. Session cookies are deleted when you log out of the site, or close your browser window. If you are using a public computer in your college library or at a cyber cafe, we recomend you first log-off then close the browser window to keep your personal information secure.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a userâ€™s computer for record-keeping purposes. . A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We do not use persistent cookies on this site. We use session ID cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We do not employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs).
Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by ThinkTalk™ Networks, Inc. Please be aware that we, ThinkTalk™ Networks, Inc., are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may [correct, update, delete or deactivate it] by making the change on our member information page [or sending an email to Customer Support] or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
In the event ThinkTalk™ Networks, Inc. goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Changes in this Privacy Statement