We respect your privacy and the information you add to the site that can identify you (what we call personally identifiable information).
If you want to interact with this web site, you will be providing us some personally identifiable information (like an email address). We promise to follow the law regarding how we store and use your information and you, ultimately, have control over your information and how we use that information. If you choose to leave us, we will completely remove your from our database. We also promise to update you when any changes are made to how we use and interact with your personal data.
Like most website operators, Thinkin Blue collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. We collect this non-personally identifying information to help us better understand how our visitors use the website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
We also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.thinkinblue.com community posts, events and new articles. We only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Thinkin Blue's websites choose to interact with Thinkin Blue in ways that require Thinkin Blue to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Thinkin Blue gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to join www.thinkinblue.com to provide a username and email address.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links To External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
Thinkin Blue uses Google AdWords for Remarketing
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Thinkin Blue discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Thinkin Blue's behalf or to provide services available at Thinkin Blue's website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Thinkin Blue's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Thinkin Blue will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Thinkin Blue discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Thinkin Blue believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Thinkin Blue, third parties or the public at large.
Thinkin Blue will collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Thinkin Blue will not display this information publicly and aggregated disambiguated data (personal information removed) may be provided it to service providers or advertisers. However, Thinkin Blue does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, Thinkin Blue uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
Specific Privacy Rights for California Residents
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also know as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclose to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and address of all third parties with which we share personal information in the last calendar years. If you are a California resident and you want this information, please contact us by mail using the address listed below.
Updates to this Policy
We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice often.
Have Questions? Contact Us
If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO), Barb Hansen, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to:
Data Protection Officer
168 Crestview Dr.
Orinda, CA 94563