Privacy Policy

The following policy applies to ThinkingInstitute.org or any of its subsidiaries, that states that it is governed by this Privacy Policy and/or links to this Privacy Policy (the sites and entities collectively referred to herein as “ThinkingInstitute.org).

ThinkingInstitute.org is committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online visitors. This policy statement provides our visitors (e.g., parents, teachers, medical professionals..etc.) with an overview of the measures we have taken to provide a safe online environment.

This Privacy Policy applies to our online practices only.

THE USE OF COOKIE TECHNOLOGY

Cookie technology helps us to know how many people visit us and where visitors go on our site. Cookies are small bits of information we send to your computer. Pixel tags are very small graphic images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs”. The site may also use cookies known as “Flash” cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of the user’s computer or device using the Adobe Flash media player that is installed on it. Among other things, the non-personally identifiable information collected through these means allows us to know which areas are favorites, which areas need a bit of improvement, or what technologies and Internet services are being used by our visitors so that we may continually improve our visitors’ online experiences.

Most web browsers give you a way to refuse or disable most cookies (but not Flash cookies). To refuse or disable Flash cookies, you must set the Flash player on your computer or device to reject or delete them. If you choose to disable, refuse, reject or delete cookies, some of the functionality of our site may no longer be available to you.

USE OF IP ADDRESSES

We collect IP addresses to obtain aggregate information on the use of ThinkingInstitute.org. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by a Web server when you’re on the Web. When you are on our site, we have a back-end server that logs your computer’s IP address. We only use the information we find out from tracking IP addresses in the aggregate, such as how many users entered a specific area of our site, and not to track a specific IP address to identify an individual user. However, we may use such information to identify a user if we feel that there are or may be safety and/or security issues or to comply with legal requirements.

THIRD-PARTY SERVERS

We use third-party companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site and to monitor traffic to our Web site. These companies may (via cookies, gifs or otherwise) use aggregate information (not including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other personally identifiable information) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide us with data about our site and/or to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Visitors will find links from ThinkingInstitute.org to independently owned, controlled and/or managed World Wide Web or Internet sites whose content we have found of possible interest to our visitors. In many cases, but not always, the links represent cooperative projects or mutual links established with the organizations connected with these sites. While we initially visit these sites to which we directly link, please note that we do not monitor or control the content that appears on these sites and such content may be constantly changing. We encourage all end users of ThinkingInstitute.org to read the privacy policies of all linked sites before navigating through them.

Please note that we may revise our above policy without notice to users as the content on our sites continues to change and we will post all such material changes on this Privacy Policy.

We hope that you enjoy exploring our sites.

Most recently updated October, 2015.