Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 1/01/2019

 

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for www.thinkersofamerica.com, a website of Thinkers of America (the “Web Site”).

 

About this Privacy Policy and Using the Website:

thinkersofamerica.com (“TOA”, “we” or “us’”), created this Privacy Policy in support of our commitment to the user’s online privacy. This Privacy Policy discloses our information-gathering and disclosure practices for the Website. For an explanation of capitalized terms used in this Privacy Policy, please refer to the definitions at the end.

 

We will inform you of the following in this Privacy Policy:

What Personal Information of yours we collect;

How the information is used;

With whom the information may be shared;

What choices are available to you regarding collection of the information;

What kind of security procedures are in place to protect against loss or unauthorized disclosure of information under our control; and

How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

 

Please take the time to read and understand this Privacy Policy so that you can understand how we use your personal information.

 

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use the Website.

 

About this Privacy Policy and Using the Website:

The purpose of the Web Site is to provide information and resources, including resources concerning access to benefits and programs, to residents of the United States. While you may use features of the Web Site without providing Personal Information about yourself (i.e. information that can directly identify you or indicate where you might be contacted), certain tools and services on the Website require that you complete forms and provide certain Personal Information. Depending on the Website features you choose to use, we may also collect information about your health in combination with other Personal Information about you. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information you submit. Inaccurate information will affect the information you receive when using the Website and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Applicability of Privacy Policy:

thinkersofamerica.com values and respects your trust and believes you have a right to know about how we collect and secure information we collect about you on the Website. This Privacy Policy applies to this Website only. The Website may contain links to other third-party web sites. Once you enter another website (whether through a service or content link), please be aware that thinkersofamerica.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of those other web sites. thinkersofamerica.com does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.

 

We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every website that you visit through a link on thinkersofamerica.com’s Website, including those sponsored by thinkersofamerica.com.

 

What Information is Collected and How Is It Used or Disclosed?

 

Introduction:

Your Personal Privacy is of prime priority at thinkersofamerica.com. thinkersofamerica.com is committed to ensuring the information you provide is utilized responsibly and within the terms of our Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to the information we collect on our website and surveys.

 

thinkersofamerica.com collects consumer opinions and related information for the following purposes:

 

The following provides details on the type of information thinkersofamerica.com collects, how it is used and shared, as well as how to make changes to your membership.

 

Type of Information Collected:

Contact Information: Basic contact information such as name, postal and email address is collected so that you may participate in thinkersofamerica.com programs, resources, benefits and or sweepstakes if applicable. Postal address is required to send you samples, coupons and other offers via mail. Offers are also sent via email and via SMS Text messaging.

Survey Information: Information you share with thinkersofamerica.com through answering survey questions include hobbies & interests, health and wellness, demographic, preferences and priories etc. The information you provide is utilized by thinkersofamerica.com and its partners to provide you with the appropriate offers based on your preferences.

Email Information: Upon sending emails, thinkersofamerica.com may collect data about whether the email was opened and the contents in the email that were clicked on. Web beacons or pixel tags may be placed within the email messages which enable us to collect this data and determine appropriate offers to resend or send similar emails via email. Information collected from yourself and other members may be aggregated anonymously to develop a summary report for our partners to enhance and improve our product as needed.

Social Media Features: thinkersofamerica.com may include the ability to share information about your activities on this website via social media platforms. A cookie may be set to enable the feature to properly function. In the event you choose to log in to our website using social media sign-in services, these services will authenticate your identity and provide you with the option to share certain information with us to pre-populate the sign-up form to participate in our surveys. Information collected via social media sign-in will be subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy. All other social media features are governed by that social media company’s privacy policy.

Third Party Information: In order to provide you with more relevant information and offers, thinkersofamerica.com and its partner companies may utilize additional information provided by other companies.

Online Activity: Certain information about your online activity may also be collected by thinkersofamerica.com. Further information regarding this can be found under Cookies and Online Activities.

Other information may be collected by thinkersofamerica.com with your consent, or as permitted or required by law.

 

How Info is Used & Shared

In providing us with your contact information and answering survey questions, you consent to our collection as well as the use and disclosure of said information for the purposes that are marked at the time of collection, as described in the survey or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. thinkersofamerica.com will not use your information in any other capacity expect as described in this Policy in effect at the time of collection.

Product offers: Contact information and survey responses may be used by our partner companies to provide our members with free product samples, coupons, product information and other offers. This may be presented via email, postal mail, online advertising and infrequently by telephone. If you wish to stop receiving these offers you can cancel your membership as stated below under subscription settings.

Email Offers: thinkersofamerica.com may send you product offers via email based on your responses provided in our survey. These emails are sent by thinkersofamerica.com and our partner companies. You may unsubscribe at any point by clicking the Unsubscribe link in the email received or by following the instructions stated below under subscription settings.

Partner companies: When supplying your contact information and survey responses, you consent to thinkersofamerica.com sharing your information with our partner companies in order for them to send you samples, information and offers most appropriate for you. All of our partnerships have contractual agreements to ensure that the information they receive is handled securely. Email messages may include links to sites not affiliated with thinkersofamerica.com and have privacy practices separate from those on thinkersofamerica.com. It is recommended you review the privacy policies of any third-party site you may be directed to from our email messages.

Third-Party Service Providers: There are several reasons your personal information may be provided to our third-party service providers and they are as follows: provide you with our or partner companies product offers, deploying email, postal, and online campaigns; data processing, data warehousing, data verification and supplementation; market research, fulfillment, and technical support. You consent to this transfer, storing and processing of data, when providing your information. Personal information held by thinkersofamerica.com, its affiliates, agents and/or service providers may be located in and transferred to the United States, Canada, Ireland, and India.

All third-party service providers are bound by contract to protect members personal information and abide by commitments made in this Privacy Policy, subject to the laws of the jurisdiction in which the information is held. This may include lawful requirements to disclose personal information to government authorities.

Legal Requests: We may also disclose your personal information, as required by law, such as in response to a subpoena, a lawful request by public authority, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or similar legal process, and when we believe necessary in connection with an investigation of fraud, property infringement, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.

Merger or Consolidation: We may share personal information and other data in the events such as merger, consolidation, financing, securitization, insuring, sale, assignment or other disposal of all or part of thinkersofamerica.com or our business or assets. This would take place for the purpose of performing the proposed or actual transaction provided that such a third-party consent to honor made in this Privacy Policy.

Summary Reports & Analysis: Anonymous research reports are compiled with your survey responses, email activity, or online activity combined with information from other consumers. These reports will not personally identify you. The reports are used to help improve our and our partners offers, products and services to better serve you. These reports may be provided to third parties for analysis or other purposes.

 

Cookies and Online Activity

thinkersofamerica.com and its partners or third-party providers use the standard cookie feature of major browser applications, web beacons and similar items on our website for multiple reasons. Information is collected when you visit our site, including how you use our website, device information, browser and operating system and other information to help us determine products and services appropriate for our consumers.

Cookies used by thinkersofamerica.com on our website: Cookies are small files stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a small amount of data to help optimize your browsing experience. In using thinkersofamerica.com and its services you consent to the use of cookies own your device.

 

Performance cookies – We use a number of tools that monitor visitor behavior on our website to help us improve our information and services.

They are as follows:

Functionality cookies – Some cookies enable websites to remember choices their users make, for example, user name, language or text size. These cookies are known as “functionality cookies” and help to improve a user’s experience of a website by providing a more personalized service.

Other Cookies – Cookies may also be used to understand activity on our or other websites you are directed to through our email. These are used to help deliver appropriate ads to you while visiting other websites.

 

Modifying Your browser settings: At any point you can modify your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie. You will have the choice of whether or not to accept it. In the event you reject cookies, you may still use thinkersofamerica.com but some areas may be limited. Below are resources to information on managing your cookie settings within common browsers.

Included Links

Online Targeted advertising: thinkersofamerica.com and its partners provide relevant and appropriate ads to consumers while protecting consumer privacy and providing choices about participation. Online Targeted Advertising utilizes the information obtained such as survey responses, interests, preferences and demographic information to provide consumers with relevant ads.

Personally, identifiable information is not stored by cookies used by thinkersofamerica.com or our partners. Only anonymous data such as your site behavior, browser information and your perceived interests are collected to help deliver relevant ads. Some of this information may be collected and shared with these partners such as if an ad was viewed and selected by a consumer.

Opting out of online targeting advertising: You are entitled to opt out of online targeted advertising from thinkersofamerica.com and our partners. This may be done by clicking on the Advertising Option Icon in ads you receive. Normally located around the perimeter of the ad, click on this icon and proceed to opt-out or preference link. Once you have reached the opt-out or preference page you may select to opt-out of future online targeted advertising from thinkersofamerica.com and our partners. thinkersofamerica.com may also use its own technologies and cookies to provide you with a customized but anonymous experience with ads tailored to your preferences.

Actions such as clearing your cookies, switching browsers or devices, purchasing a new device etc., will result in your opt-out preference reverting back on. You will need to opt-out again through the icon in then ad. The opt-out cookie can only be detected and read on your browser when present, thus alerting thinkersofamerica.com you do not want to participate in targeted advertising.

 

Learn More:

Please note that your ability to participate in certain activities offered on our Site may be limited if nonpublic personally identifiable information is not submitted for the user. E-mail addresses and phone numbers received in an opt-out request will be added to our internal Do-Not-Contact registry within ten (10) days following receipt. Unless we hear from you, we will assume you consent to receiving communications from us and our third-party vendors and affiliates.

If a List Member chooses to be removed from our contact list, if applicable, we will also forward this request to the specific third-party vendor or affiliate who provided List Member’s informational request to us so that the List Member may be included on the third-party’s Do-Not-Contact registry as well. Please bear in mind that if your information was purchased commercially from a third-party vendor or affiliate, thinkersofamerica.com may not be the only purchaser of your information. Additionally, any third-party vendor or affiliate may have purchased your contact information from an independent third-party and thus you may continue to receive contacts from those third-party companies. thinkersofamerica.com is not responsible for stopping all unwanted contact from sources beyond our immediate control. We are a CAN-SPAM compliant company.

 

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

Opting not to register for our website or to receive our electronic newsletters or emails.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, such as message boards, forums, surveys and polls.

Opting not to request to participate in a benefit, an ad or an offer supplied by an affiliate or third party.

Opting out at any time from having your nonpublic personally identifiable information shared with any unaffiliated third parties by:

  1. a) changing your privacy preferences by clicking here, or
  2. b) sending an e-mail to info@thinkersofamerica.com and notifying us that you wish to opt-out from such sharing

 

OPT-OUT / OPT-IN PROCEDURES FOR EMAIL, SMS TEXT AND TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS:

We, our affiliate(s) and/or other unaffiliated third parties may also promote product and service offerings via e-mail, sms-text message, or telephone to consumers who expressly agree to be contacted either through our Site’s online forms, our Site’s Opt-in process or through an Opt-In process on the website of a third-party vendor or affiliate (“List Members”). List Members will receive any emails or other communications they agree to receive for as long as they wish to continue to receive such contacts.

List Members can be removed from our contact lists at any time with no questions asked. To remove your information from our database, discontinue receiving future communications from us or no longer receive our service, you may:

1) Send an e-mail to info@thinkersofamerica.com.

Please note that your ability to participate in certain activities offered on our Site may be limited if nonpublic personally identifiable information is not submitted for the user. E-mail addresses and phone numbers received in an opt-out request will be added to our internal Do-Not-Contact registry within ten (10) days following receipt. Unless we hear from you, we will assume you consent to receiving communications from us and our third-party vendors and affiliates.

If a List Member chooses to be removed from our contact list, if applicable, we will also forward this request to the specific third-party vendor or affiliate who provided List Member’s informational request to us so that the List Member may be included on the third-party’s Do-Not-Contact registry as well. Please bear in mind that if your information was purchased commercially from a third-party vendor or affiliate, ThinkersofAmerica.com may not be the only purchaser of your information. Additionally, any third-party vendor or affiliate may have purchased your contact information from an independent third-party and thus you may continue to receive contacts from those third-party companies. ThinkersofAmerica.com is not responsible for stopping all unwanted contact from sources beyond our immediate control. We are a CAN-SPAM compliant company

 

THIRD PARTY – OUTSIDE LINK DISCLAIMER

Any links to external, or third-party websites, are provided solely for users’ convenience. Links to other sites are used at your own risk and thinkersofamerica.com accepts no liability for any linked sites or their content. The existence of a link from thinkersofamerica.com to any external website does not imply or mean that thinkersofamerica.com endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such website. thinkersofamerica.com makes no representations regarding the quality, safety, suitability, or reliability of any external websites or any of the content or materials contained in them. It is important for users to take necessary precautions, especially to ensure appropriate safety from viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other potentially destructive items. When you access an external website, keep in mind that thinkersofamerica.com has no control over its content, standards or privacy policies, and we encourage you to read the privacy policies and terms of use for any such sites to learn more about, what, why and how they collect and use any nonpublic personally identifiable information.

 

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

 

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

 

We have implemented the following:

Remarketing with Google AdSense

Google Display Network Impression Reporting

Demographics and Interests Reporting

DoubleClick Platform Integration

 

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

 

Choices and Managing Your Membership

As a member of thinkersofamerica.com you have the choice to decide which programs you wish to participate in and offers you receive.

Email offers: To discontinue receiving email offers at any time, follow the “Unsubscribe” instructions on any email sent to you by thinkersofamerica.com or by writing to us via email at unsubscribe@thinkersofamerica.com or via post mail address as indicated in “Contact Us” below.

Product offers: To discontinue receiving product offers from our partner companies, please contact us directly via email at unsubscribe@thinkersofamerica.com, via post mail at the address as indicated in “Contact Us” below or by visiting www.thinkersofamerica.com. You must include your full name and address so that we may verify your membership and advice our partner companies.

Correcting/updating your information: In order to correct your contact information, you may do so by logging in and updating your profile. For all other corrections that cannot be made in this location, please contact our support team at info@thinkersofamerica.com or in writing, via the post mail address as indicated in “Contact Us” below. To ensure accuracy with address corrections, please include name, old address and new address including city, state/province and postal code.

 

Your right to access and correct your information is subject to legal restrictions. Steps are taken to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

 

At any time, you may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your contact information or survey responses, subject to contractual and legal restrictions and reasonable notice.

 

Security:

thinkersofamerica.com is commitment to providing data security and strive to make certain that our partners incorporate the latest encryption and security devices to prevent loss, misuse or alteration.

 

Terms & Conditions:

thinkersofamerica.com products and services are intended for residents of the United States that are over 18 years of age. To participate in membership benefits.

By becoming a registered member of thinkersofamerica.com, providing your contact information and answers to surveys, and/or using any of the services provided by thinkersofamerica.com, you consent to abiding by our Terms & Conditions and this Privacy Policy. We recommend you view our Terms & Conditions.

Authorization/Consent for Methods of Communications

This confirms your authorization and consent for us (or our agents, including Trumpia, to communicate with you (including through automated means, such as autodialing, text and pre-recorded messaging) by telephone, cellular phone, email or text message (including SMS and MMS), even if your telephone number is currently listed on any state, federal or corporate Do Not Call list. This authorization may be revoked by you at any time, but it shall remain in effect until you notify us that this authorization is revoked.

SMS subscribers can expect to receive no more than one SMS per day from us. SMS communications work with the following carriers: AT&T®, Sprint®, Boost®, Verizon Wireless®, U.S. Cellular®, Cellular One®, and T-Mobile®, MetroPCS®. Msg&Data Rates May Apply. SMS Content sent by us will include benefits and resources pertinent to the individual subscriber. Subscribers can text HELP to any message received from us for help Text STOP to any message received from us to be removed from the program. T-Mobile® is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.

Policy Modifications:

This privacy policy may be updated to reflect changes to our information practices. In the event any changes are made, a notice will be posted on this page along with the updated Privacy Policy prior to the change becoming effective. We recommend you periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. You can determine when this policy was last revised by checking the “last updated” legend at the top of this policy.

 

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