Privacy Policy

TL:DR Privacy Policy

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.

If you have more questions, please read our full privacy policy below or contact our Data Privacy Officer.

Our Full Privacy Policy

Thinkin Blue respects your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to (hereinafter, "us", "we", or ""). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms of Use and the Community Standards posted on our Website, lists the rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website Visitors

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 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 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. 


Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Thinkin Blue and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

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 uses the remarketing services to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven't completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google's privacy policy.

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.

If you are a registered user of and have supplied your email address, Thinkin Blue may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Thinkin Blue and our products. When requested by you, we use that email address to send updates to your account, e.g. resetting your password, and to support the email communication options that you select on your account to notify you of community-based activities (people commenting or liking one of your posts). As we release new features, this privacy policy will be updated, an alert will appear on the Website and your account page will be updated to allow you to choose what sorts of communication you wish to receive from us.  Thinkin Blue takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Aggregated Statistics

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.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Thinkin Blue uses cookies to help Thinkin Blue identify and track visitors, their usage of, and their website access preferences. Thinkin Blue visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Thinkin Blue's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Thinkin Blue's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Thinkin Blue's use of cookies.

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, or by mail to:

Thinkin Blue
Data Protection Officer
168 Crestview Dr.
Orinda, CA 94563