Thoughtslinger Privacy Policy

Thoughtslinger Inc. ("Thoughtslinger") provides this Privacy Policy to inform users of our policies regarding the collection, use, disclosure and storage of your personal information.

This Privacy Policy applies to Thoughtslinger’s software, services, web sites and servers (collectively, the "Services") only. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, nor does Thoughtslinger exercise control over, third party sites that may be linked to from within the Services. We recommend that you read the privacy policy of any such sites that you visit.

By using the Services, you consent to the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information about you by Thoughtslinger in the manner and for the purposes set out below.

Personal Information Collection

Thoughtslinger collects the following kinds of personal information:

Your Identity. When you sign up for the Services, Thoughtslinger may collect personal information including your name, telephone number, mailing address and email address.

Device Information. When you use the Services, Thoughtslinger may collect device-specific information, such as your hardware model, operating system version and unique device identifiers. Thoughtslinger may associate your device identifiers with your Thoughtslinger Account.

Log Information. When you use the Services, Thoughtslinger may automatically collect and store certain information including your Internet Protocol address, browser type, date and time of your request and Thoughtslinger cookie information.

Cookies. When you visit our web site, we may send one or more cookies - a small file which often contains an anonymous unique identifier - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We may use cookies to improve the quality of our service by storing user preferences and tracking user trends. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, the Services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

User Content. When you send email or other communications to Thoughtslinger, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve the Services.

Google Analytics. Our web sites may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Services. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Services (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our sites, compiling reports on web site activity for us and providing other services relating to web site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Services.

Use of Personal Information

Thoughtslinger uses personal information to develop, deliver, maintain, protect and improve the Services and to develop new Services.

We may also use your email address to notify you of for service announcements or administrative messages relating to the Services, such as upcoming changes or new software releases.

We may also use your personal information to ensure the technical functioning of our network.

We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, analysis, and research to improve the Services.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Thoughtslinger does not share, sell or rent personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide the Services, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

Service Providers. Thoughtslinger engages certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including hosting and maintenance, and database storage and management. We will share your personal information with these third parties but only to the extent necessary to provide the Services.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. Thoughtslinger cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Thoughtslinger or a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or as otherwise required by law.

Unauthorized Use. Thoughtslinger may disclose your personal information to third parties in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected unauthorized use of the Services including violations of Thoughtslinger’s Indemnification Agreement, Software License Agreement or Terms of Use.

Business Transfers. We will transfer information about you if Thoughtslinger (or its assets or parent company) is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Thoughtslinger will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Protection of Personal Information

Thoughtslinger takes precautions to protect and safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

The Services use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption where personal information is collected and transmitted. To pay membership and other fees, you must use an SSL-enabled web browser. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal information while it’s transmitted over the Internet.

When you use the Services or post on an Thoughtslinger forum or social networking service, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is visible to others. Please take care when using these features.

Changes and Questions

Thoughtslinger may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our web site along with the updated Privacy Policy. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at www.thoughtslinger.com/contact/ .

Last Updated November 20, 2012.