PRIVACY POLICY

 

Insightful Thinkers Media (“Platform”, “we,” “us”) respects your (“you,” “user”) privacy and we highly value our ongoing relationship with you. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected through the Platform, web pages, interactive features, applications, blogs, and their respective contents on insightfulthinkersmedia.com that are accessed via computer, mobile device or any other technology or means. This Policy describes the kinds of information collected through the Platform, how this information could be used, and with whom it may be shared. The Policy also describes how we can be reached for answers to questions you may have about our privacy practices. By using the Platform you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the terms in this Policy.

 

What is Personal Information?

 

The term “Personal Information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (e.g. name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, or photograph), or information about that individual that is directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal Information does not include “aggregate information," which is combined data we collect about Platform usage or a group of services or users from which individual identities or other Personal Information have been removed. This Policy in no way limits our collection and use of aggregate or Usage Information that is not connected to Personal Information.

 

Information You Provide to Us

 

You may choose to provide Personal Information through the Platform (e.g. by emailing Insightful Thinkers Media). Personal information collected when you contact us through the Platform or otherwise communicate or interact with us could potentially include name and login information, email address, photos or videos, and comments. If you do not want your Personal Information collected, please do not submit it.

 

Insightful Thinkers Media is based in Canada. If you submit personal information while in a country outside Canada, you are voluntarily agreeing to what is presented in this Privacy Policy, including the transfer of your information to Canada, which may not offer the same protection of personal information as the jurisdiction in which you are located.

 

If you choose to share personal information on the Platform, it may become public by way of other users seeing your posted information. 

 

Information Collected by Automated Means

 

When you visit or interact with Insightful Thinkers Media, we, as well as any third-party advertisers and/or service providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect information about how the Platform is being used. This information may include IP address, type of device in use, location information, user behaviour, browser type, operating system, page viewed, bounce rate, viewing time, number of users who visited the Platform, and preceding page views. This data provides us with information about the use of the Platform, helping us us to keep the Platform interesting, effective and user-friendly.

 

Cookies

 

Insightful Thinkers Media uses cookies, which interact with your browser to increase functionality based on user actions. Cookies are data files placed on a device when this device is used to visit an online platform. Insightful Thinkers Media may place cookies or similar files on your device for security purposes, to tell us whether you have visited the Platform before, if you are a new visitor, or to otherwise facilitate site navigation. Cookies allow for the collection of information such as browser type, time spent on the Platform and pages visited. Cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you visit the Platform. 

 

It is possible to disable cookies using your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie (which lets you choose whether or not to accept it), to disable cookies, or to set your browser to automatically reject any cookies.

 

Web Beacons

 

Certain pages on the Platform may contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, tracking beacons and clear GIFs). A web beacon is a transparent graphic image placed on a web page or in an email, which indicates that a page or email has been viewed or that an email has been forwarded. In addition, a web beacon allows third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the device that was used to download the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and information within cookies. A web beacon may also tell your browser to get content from another server.

 

Information We Share With Third Parties

 

We may work with third parties, who advertise on the Platform. It is possible for these parties to use your personal interests and browsing history. The tracking technologies used by such parties are subject to their own privacy policies, and we are not responsible in any way for their practices.

 

Insightful Thinkers Media uses Google Analytics to understand how you use our Platform so that we can enhance your experience and make the Platform as effective as possible as a digital media outlet. In doing so, we provide your Personal Information and other data including aggregate user statistics, demographic information, and usage information to Google for processing and analysis. By using the Platform, you consent to the transfer of your Personal Information, aggregate information, and Device Identifiers to these third parties, and to their subsequent use of this information. If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics data collection, Google’s browser add-ons enable you to do so.

 

Links to Other Sites

 

Insightful Thinkers Media contains links, widgets, and other tools which connect you to third party sites and services that do not follow the same privacy practices as us and may not have their own privacy practices in place. Any third party sites reached from this Platform are therefore governed by the terms and policies of the respective third party.

 

Consent to Processing and Transfer of Information

Insightful Thinkers Media operates in Canada and information we collect may therefore be transferred to and processed in Canada. By using the Platform you consent to the collection, processing, maintenance and transfer of such information in and to Canada.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Insightful Thinkers Media may update this Policy without notice. Any changes will take effect immediately from the date of the change and continued use of the Platform constitutes consent to any new Policy.

 

How to Contact Us 

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us at insightfulthinkers@gmail.com.