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.
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.
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.
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
Last Updated November 20, 2012.