thinkspot Privacy Policy

Effective August 8, 2019

This Privacy Policy describes the information we process to support thinkspot, which is offered by thinkspot Inc. It is important to us that you understand this Privacy Policy. If there is anything you do not understand, let us know by contacting us using the contact information at the end of this Privacy Policy.

When we say “we”, “our”, or “us,” we are referring to thinkspot Inc.

What kinds of information do we collect?

In order for thinkspot to exist, we must process information about you. If we are able to identify or locate you using the information we collect, we call that “Personal Information.” Examples of Personal Information include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and IP address. Some information we collect we cannot use to identify or locate you. Examples of this non-personally identifiable information include aggregated information about traffic and activity on the thinkspot (such as pages clicked, pages viewed, and browser types).

The categories of information we collect depend on how you use thinkspot:

Information and content you provide. We collect the content, communications, and other information you provide when you use thinkspot, including when you sign up for an account, create or share content, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide (like metadata), such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created. If you consider information or content particularly sensitive and do not want us to collect it, do not share it with us on thinkspot.

Information about your transactions on thinkspot. If you donate or purchase a product on thinkspot, we collect information about that purchase or transaction. This includes account authentication information and your billing and shipping details. We use a third party to process your payments for us, so we do not ourselves collect, process, or store your payment card details.

Information others provide about you. We may collect information about you that other people include in their content, communications, and other information provided through thinkspot.

Information we collect from third parties. We may collect information about you from third parties, such as social media networks. For example, if you connect to thinkspot through an account you have on a third party social media network, we may collect information about your account on that network, such as your name, profile picture, and friend list. The information that we obtain from third party social media networks will depend on your privacy settings on those networks.

Information about your device. We collect information from about the computers, phones, and other devices that you use to access thinkspot. We may also combine this information across different devices you use. Information we obtain about your devices includes, for example: device identifiers (such as IP address and device ID); attributes (such as operating system and software version); network and connections (such as mobile operator and internet service provider); and cookie data (such as cookie ID and settings).

Information about your location. We may collect information about your location if you share your location through your device or geotag your content, communications, or any other information you provide.

Information about your use of thinkspot. We collect information about how you use thinkspot, such as the types of content you view, the features you use, the actions you take, the people or account you interact with, and the time, frequency, and duration of your activities.

How do we use your information?

How we use the information we collect depends on how and why we collected it. For example, we may use the information to:

  1. Provide and personalize the features and content of thinkspot;
  2. Allow you to create and use your thinkspot account;
  3. Enable you to publish, support, comment, and engage with thinkspot, its content, and other users;
  4. Respond to your inquiries and requests;
  5. Send you news and updates about thinkspot and thinkspot Inc.;
  6. Improve thinkspot and our content by, for example;
  7. Aggregate your information with other users to better understand how users use thinkspot; or
  8. Fulfill other internal business purposes, such as preventing fraud and abuse and informing you of important administrative or transactional information.

What information is publicly available?

When you access thinkspot, the following Personal Information is publicly available:

  1. Your alias; and
  2. Any posts or comments you make on thinkspot.

This information can be seen by anyone with a thinkspot account. If you do not want your Personal Information shared publicly, then please do not include it.


When do we share your information?

We may share your Personal Information:

With other users of thinkspot. We may share your Personal Information directly with other users of thinkspot.  For example, your Personal Information, including your email, may be shared with contributors you follow or support.

With our service providers. We work with third parties that provide services to support our business, such as providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how thinkspot is used, facilitating payments, and conducting surveys. We may share your Personal Information to our service providers to enable them to provide services to us.

As required by law. We may share your Personal Information with law enforcement or in response to a legal request. In addition, we may need to share your Personal Information in response to a subpoena or similar legal process.

To protect and defend rights. We may share your Personal Information when we believe that sharing it is necessary to protect our rights and the rights of others, including to enforce our policies.

With a new owner. If the ownership or control of all or part of our assets, including thinkspot, changes, we may share your Personal Information with the new owner.
We may share any aggregated or other non-personally identifiable information with third parties for all lawful purposes.

What rights and choices do you have with regard to your Personal Information?

Choosing your preferences. Your thinkspot account contains settings. The settings let you see what your account preferences are. You can see and adjust your settings by viewing your preferences and, if you wish, by changing your selections.

Turning off your location sharing. You can control whether your device shares precise location information via Location Services, a setting on your mobile device. If you turn off your Location Services, we may still understand your location through your content.

Exercising your Personal Information rights: You can exercise your rights over your Personal Information in the following ways:

  • To access or modify the information in or associated your account on the settings page or by contacting us using the contact information at the end of this Privacy Policy.
  • To disable your account. Disabling your account means that your account will be removed from public view and deleted.
  • To opt out of receiving our marketing emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in any marketing email you receive from us. Note that you may still receive important administrative or transactional announcements from us via email.

We will respond to your requests to exercise your rights within a reasonable timeframe.

Data Collection Technologies
We may use cookies, web beacons, and other data collection technologies to help us learn about our visitors and improve thinkspot and the services we offer. “Cookies” are small, often encrypted text files that contain small amounts of information that are stored on your computer or your mobile device’s browser directory. Cookies help us track usage behavior so that we can tailor information to make your visits more enjoyable and meaningful. For example, we use Google Analytics to collect information about how often users visit thinkspot, which pages they visit, and other websites they used prior to coming to thinkspot. For more information about Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics, please see the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

You can block cookies by setting the preferences available in your browser. If you block cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas or functionality of thinkspot. To find more information about cookies, visit

Do Not Track Signals
Some web browsers have “Do Not Track” or similar features that allow you to tell each website you visit that you do not want your activities on that website tracked. At present, thinkspot does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals and consequently, the Website will continue to collect information about you even if your browser’s “Do Not Track” feature is activated.

Protecting your Personal Information is important to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be 100% secure. As a result, while we are committed to protecting your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the Personal Information you transmit to us through the Website.

Note to International Visitors
We are located in the United States, operate thinkspot from within the United States, and the Personal Information we collect about you is stored on servers located in the United States. The laws of the United States may differ from the laws in your home country. By using thinkspot, you understand that we will process your Personal Information in the United States, consistent with this Privacy Policy and in accordance with U.S. laws.

Children’s Privacy
thinkspot is not intended for or directed to children under 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information directly from children. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a child under 13, we will immediately delete such Personal Information.

Third Party Links and Websites
thinkspot may contain links to other websites that we do not own, operate, or control. We are not responsible for the information practices or the content of these third party websites.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may need to update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in the law or our information practices. We will notify you in advance of any material updates to this Privacy Policy by providing a notice on the Website or via email, if we have your email address on file. Any new policy changes will replace all old versions of the Privacy Policy.

Contact Us
If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or about the information we collect and hold about you, email us at We will respond as soon as we can.