Thinker's Playground's Privacy Policy

Updated March 5th, 2017

We understand and respect the importance of protecting your privacy when you visit our website; this page explains how we will treat your personal information.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies provide a better experience for visitors. In accordance with EU laws, users are asked to acknowledge the use of cookies when they visit this website.

For more information on how we use cookies, please read our cookie policy.

What information we collect

We may ask you to provide personal information on a voluntary basis in order to get a clearer picture of our users.

It is then entirely up to you whether to give us this information. For example, you may be asked to provide your email address to subscribe to our newsletter, or your first name when commenting on an article. You may also choose to email us or make contact with us in other ways. Such contact gives us information about you. We endeavour to explain to you why we would like this information and what we do with it at each stage.

Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not want us to collect it.

This website automatically collects some data about users' browsing actions and patterns. This is aggregate data and does not identify any individual. We do this using web beacons or cookies, and through well-known and trusted third-parties. Please read our cookie policy for more information on how this data is collected and stored.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form submission process, but users are advised that using such form to email processes is at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates, but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls. (This is an example: http://bit.ly/2jnwOFq)

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, including the additional Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reports, to track how users are using the site.

IP addresses sent to Google Analytics are anonymized, using Google's anonymize IP setting (described here).

Users who wish to opt out of Google Analytics tracking may do so by installing Google's Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Facebook Pixels

This website uses Facebook Remarketing Pixels to help us connect with our audience on the Facebook platform. This type of services allows this website and its partners to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of this website by a user.

This activity is performed by tracking Usage Data and by using Cookies, information that is transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioural targeting activity. Users can learn more about Facebook's Remarketing Pixel here: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

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