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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us!

You have come to this page from a website produced by ThinkTV We recognize the importance of privacy to visitors to any ThinkTV website, and we want every user (you) to know how we collect and use information about you when you visit our websites. This privacy policy explains what type of information is collected from you when you visit this and other ThinkTV websites, and how we may use that information.

Information we automatically gather when you visit ThinkTV websites
Like virtually all other web servers, ThinkTV's web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses our site. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do not record a visitor's name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally identifying information. Rather, these log files may contain some or all of the following information:

The date of the visit
The time and length of the visit
The path taken through the Web site
The browser being used
A list of files downloaded or viewed
The amount of time spent watching video files
The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine accessing our Web site*
Any errors encountered

*Most Internet Service Providers use a "dynamic" form of assigning IP Addresses. This means that a visitor may have a different IP address each time he or she visits a website. Also, many Internet Service Providers use "proxy servers," which provide even more anonymity for visitors.

We use this information to aid the technical administration of the sites and to better understand how each site is functioning for its users. This information may be correlated with your profile, if you have provided this data, to provide special "personalized" services. This information may also be used in aggregate form.

We may track your visit to sections of our websites in order for some site features to function properly for you. In some instances, "cookies" or a similar technology may be used to update your registration records with session information. If you do not wish to accept a cookie from ThinkTV's servers, you can adjust the settings on your browser accordingly. Refusing to accept cookies from the ThinkTV server may result in some limits on the benefits that we can automatically provide as you enjoy the ThinkTV websites.

Information you give us
ThinkTV does not collect personally identifying information from ThinkTV websites unless you choose to provide that information to us. Visitors under the age of 13 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally identifying information to ThinkTV

Name and contact information
ThinkTV may ask visitors (you) to provide certain personal information when you: register for a contest; sign up for an e-mail list; request information; purchase products or services; contribute material that may be used on the Web site; participate in a discussion board or chat; or use a ThinkTV form to become a member of ThinkTV. You will also have the opportunity to request future e-mail contact from ThinkTV regarding its programs and Web sites. ThinkTV tells you whether a specific piece of information is required at the time it is requested.

This information may be used by ThinkTV to: verify your identity; manage a contest; gather your editorial comments and feedback; contact you for additional information or administrative purposes; provide attribution for any submitted content of yours published by ThinkTV, and fulfill your order or request. If you opt-in to request future contact from ThinkTV, you may receive e-mail regarding its programs and websites; otherwise, ThinkTV will contact you only if necessary for the purposes above.

The personally identifying information you provide will not be sold, shared, or used for purposes other than listed above.

Demographic and profile information
ThinkTV occasionally conducts online surveys, sometimes in association with a contest or other offer. These surveys may ask you for demographic information such as ZIP code, age, education, or income level. This information is used in an aggregate form to help us understand our audiences and improve our services. Demographic and profile information may be shared with selected third-party organizations, only on an aggregate basis, to describe the nature of our online audiences.

Credit card information
You must be 18 or over to engage in money-related transactions on a ThinkTV site. When you do so, you will be asked for a credit card number. All financial transactions take place only on secure servers, and electronic communication of credit-card information is sent only in a secured or encrypted format. Your credit card information is saved, in an encrypted format, on internal systems that are either not connected to the Internet or are protected by advanced firewalls separate from the computers that serve ThinkTV public sites. This information is not made available to any third party and is considered completely confidential.

Special note for ThinkTV members
If you use ThinkTV 's secure online form to become a member or make a contribution to ThinkTV, your name, complete contact information, and all contributions will be passed directly to the ThinkTV Membership Department. Your membership information will be fully protected.

Contact ThinkTV
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or any practices on the ThinkTV sites, please send an email to us at webmaster@thinktv.org or send a letter by regular mail to: Webmaster, ThinkTV, 110 S Jefferson St, Dayton OH, 45402. ThinkTV reserves the right to change this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically.

Consent
Your use of the ThinkTV website constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.