This Privacy Statement relates to our online information collection and use practices. This Site is owned and operated by Inc Design, Ltd. (“Inc Design”). We recognize that many visitors and users of our Site are concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Statement has been developed to address those concerns. We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time, so we encourage you to revisit occasionally.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU DO WE COLLECT?
We generally collect two kinds of information about you: (i) information that you provide that personally identifies you; and (ii) information that does not personally identify you, but that we automatically collect when you visit our site or that you provide us.
NOTE TO PARENTS/CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Protecting children’s privacy is important to us. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Site is targeted to attract anyone under 13. We request that all visitors under 13 to our Site not disclose or provide any personally identifiable information. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete the child’s personally identifiable information from our records.
OTHER INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Log Data: When you visit this Site, our web servers automatically collect anonymous information that describes how our visitors use and navigate our Site, and which includes the number and frequency of visitors to each web page and the length of their stays, as well as the anonymous information automatically sent to us by your web browser, such as browser type, referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting our Site, and IP addresses. We also may determine what technology is available through your browser in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a web page.
IP Addresses: An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet. When visitors request pages from our Site, our servers log the visitor’s IP address. We may collect IP addresses for a variety of internal purposes, such as system administration and to audit the number of visits to different pages on our Site.
You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of our Site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies. You should consult with your browser’s provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.
Web Beacons: While you are on our Site, or while you are otherwise viewing our content, you may encounter Web beacons, which may come from Thomson or from third parties, such as content providers. A Web beacon, which is sometimes also called a Web bug or “clear gif,” is a small graphic image in a Web page, a Web-based document or an e-mail message, which generally allows the party that set the Web beacon to monitor certain information about the viewer of the Web page, Web-based document or e-mail message, and it may allow access to certain cookies. Web beacons are usually invisible to the user, because they are small. However, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a Web page, including an advertisement, can act as a Web beacon. Web beacons typically collect the URL of the page the Web beacon comes from, the type of browser requesting the Web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the Web beacon is sent to and the time the Web beacon was viewed. Web beacons can also be linked to personally identifiable information, but Thomson does not link information gathered through Web beacons to personally identifiable information. We aggregate all information we collect through Web beacons and we do not use Web beacons to track any individuals’ use of the Site. Thomson does not have control over Web beacons used by third parties and does not have access to whatever information they may collect.
HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use the personally identifiable information you provide to provide the information or content you have requested, to contact you about our programs, products, features or services or for other purposes disclosed at the time of collection. If you do not wish to receive information about our programs, products, features or services, you may be able to update your preferences at any time by returning to the registration area of the Site where you registered or send an email through our “Contact Us” section.
We use non-identifying information collected on our Site in the aggregate to better understand your use of the Site and to enhance your enjoyment and experience. For example, we may use the information to improve the design and content of our Site or to analyze the programs and services we offer. We may also share non-identifying aggregate information with third parties. However, we will not share your personally identifiable information with outside parties unless you specifically agree to a governing set of rules that allow such disclosure or otherwise give us permission to do so.
We may provide access to your personally identifiable information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Site, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors of this Site or the public. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.
In the event Inc Design goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
We will not share your personally identifiable information in ways unrelated to those described above without providing you with an opportunity to opt out of such use or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT
We take physical, electronic and managerial steps to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER
These Site are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our Site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.
This Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Inc Design is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web Site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.