While ThinkFlood does not generally require that you provide us with personally identifiable information in order to visit and use the Site, please note that in order to participate in some activities, it will be necessary for you to provide this information. If you choose not to provide it for those activities, you may not be able to participate in them.
Collection of Information
For each visitor to the Site, ThinkFlood’s web server automatically recognizes and stores information, such as your IP address and domain name, and any referring websites. We use this information to understand visitor traffic patterns through our websites for purposes such as enhancing their usability. Your computer provides this information automatically each time you log on, unless you have activated the blocking technology available in some browsers.
When you visit the Site or advertisements appearing thereon, or use one or more of the thinkflood.com services, we may use an industry-standard technology called “cookies” which stores certain information on your computer and which will allow us to customize your experience to better match your interests and preferences, or to simply facilitate your signing in to use the services. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, if you block or erase cookies, we may not be able to restore any preferences or customization settings you previously specified, and our ability to personalize your online experience may be limited. Please refer to your browser instructions or “help” screen to learn more about these functions.
Also, when you visit the Site, web servers collect information “traffic data” (such as, for example, time and date, the address of the website from which you entered the Site) about your visit, which is stored as anonymous, aggregate data. Collecting such data may entail the use of IP addresses or other numeric codes used to identify a computer. Company uses “traffic data” to help diagnose problems with its server, analyze trends and administer the Site. Your IP address is not linked to personally identifiable information, but is used to gather broad demographic data and to monitor statistics to improve the Service. Company may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with its server. IP addresses are also used to provide an audit trail in the case of any attempted illegal or unauthorized use of the Site.
Additionally, ThinkFlood may ask you to provide “personal information,” meaning individually identifiable information such as your e-mail address, name, mailing address, telephone number, credit card number, or persistent identifier (such as a customer number held in a cookie) which is associated with individually identifiable information, to enable you to participate in contests, forums, on bulletin boards, to fill out a registration, or to order products and services using these websites. ThinkFlood may combine the information you provide on our websites with other information we may collect from you offline or from third parties so that we can more effectively tailor our website, services, and offerings to you. If you provide ThinkFlood with personal information, you shall have the right, on reasonable prior notice, to inspect, change, amend, or delete such information.
Unless you instruct us otherwise, ThinkFlood may contact you to provide information about products, services, promotions, contests, or other activities or offerings that may be of interest to you. You can instruct us whether or not you wish to be contacted by checking or removing the check from the box indicating your preference as applicable at the place where your information is collected, or by other means (such as an e-mail request). In addition, with each communication you receive from ThinkFlood you will have the opportunity to indicate if you do not wish to receive future communications.
Unless it is for the purposes you have requested or originally agreed, ThinkFlood will not share the personal information you provide on thinkflood.com with any other parties, except (a) with your consent; (b) as may be required by law or court order; (c) to persons or companies with whom ThinkFlood contracts to carry out the internal operations of the website or our business; or (d) under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety or property of our users, the public, or ourselves.
Use and Disclosure of Anonymous Aggregated Information
ThinkFlood may also collect, aggregate, and maintain anonymous information about the visitors to our websites, such as visitors' hobbies, interests, purchasing habits, music preferences, and the like. This data can then be used to tailor ThinkFlood website content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our visitors. In addition, ThinkFlood may also share such aggregate information about our visitors with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties; for example, to inform them about the percentage of male/female visitors or percentage of visitors within a particular age range.
While ThinkFlood cannot guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur, we take great care in maintaining the security of your personal information and in preventing unauthorized access to it through the use of appropriate technology and internal procedures.
Notice Regarding Children Under the Age of 13
If you are under 13 years of age, you should not provide any personally identifiable information (for example, your last name, home address or e-mail address) on these sites without the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian. If ThinkFlood learns that you are under 13 years of age, ThinkFlood will not maintain or use any personally identifiable information about you without the verifiable consent of your parent or guardian, except as allowed by law. This may mean that you will be unable to participate in some activities on the sites without that verifiable consent.
ThinkFlood believes that children using the Internet require special protection, and we urge parents or guardians to explain Internet safety to their children. Parents are urged to spend time online with their children to become familiar with the types of content available on thinkflood.com and the Internet in general. Control tools are available from online services and software manufacturers to help create a safer environment for children.
If a child under 13 years of age wishes to participate in any ThinkFlood website activity, or wishes to take advantage of a product or service offering, available to children, and to do so necessitates the furnishing of any of the child’s personal information, please note the following:
- Before any collection of a child’s personal information takes place at a website directed to children or where ThinkFlood is knowingly collecting children’s personal information, the child will be asked to provide his or her parent’s or guardian’s e-mail address. ThinkFlood will then send an e-mail (the “Initial Notification”) to the parent or guardian indicating, among other things, the information that the child is requested to provide; the intended use(s) of the information; and information on how the parent or guardian can, at their election, delete the child’s information from ThinkFlood database or records. Upon receipt of the Initial Notification, a parent or guardian may respond back to ThinkFlood to grant or deny his or her consent, in which case ThinkFlood will delete the parent or guardian’s e-mail address. Upon ThinkFlood’s receipt of parent or guardian consent, ThinkFlood will send a confirming e-mail to the parent or guardian’s e-mail address
- The e-mail address of the operator collecting or maintaining personal information from children through this website is: email@example.com
- The types of personal information collected from children may include the name, e-mail address, home address, telephone number, or any other information reasonably necessary for the child to participate in a particular activity. This information may be collected directly or passively (e.g., through a web server that automatically recognizes and stores information, such as a visitor’s IP address and domain name combination)
- The information collected may be used for purposes such as fulfillment of a requested transaction, record keeping, marketing back to the child, or making it publicly available through a forum or by other means
- Unless specific consent is obtained from the child’s parent or guardian, the child’s personal information will not be disclosed to third parties who are not contractors hired to carry out the internal operations of the websites, other than as may be required by law. We have required, or will require, such contractors to agree to use personal information of website visitors only for the purposes of carrying out these operations and to keep such information confidential. A parent or guardian has the option of consenting to the collection and use of the child’s personal information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to third parties
- ThinkFlood is prohibited from conditioning a child’s participation in an activity on the child’s disclosing more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in such activity
- A parent can review and have deleted the child’s personal information, can refuse to permit further collection or use of the child’s information, and can revoke or limit consents previously given. For instructions on how to do so, please send an email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If ThinkFlood desires to use a child’s information for purposes other than that for which the parent or guardian consent was previously given, ThinkFlood will not do so without first obtaining consent from the parent or guardian
Consent to Processing
By providing any personal information to thinkflood.com, all users, including without limitation users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States of America.
If you have any questions or comments about our personal information practices or about this privacy statement, please feel free to send an email to email@example.com.