Privacy Policy

AlignThoughts values the privacy of individuals.

This Privacy Statement of AlignThoughts outlines why and how user information is collected, used, and shared upon your access to our site. This is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. The word ‘Site’ collectively refers to any content, features, newsletters, services, or other offerings that AlignThoughts may provide.

By using the Site, you consent to the use of your user information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.  If you are located in the EU, you will also be asked to provide consent to the collection, processing, and sharing of your user information via cookies and similar technologies.  The Site is owned and operated solely by AlignThoughts. We do not possess any other partners or subsidiaries.

Notice to EU Individuals: this Privacy Statement and its enumerated policies are intended to comply with the EU Regulation ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ or ‘GDPR’ and provide appropriate protection and care with regards to the handling of your user information in accordance with the GDPR. By agreeing to use the Site and any services you consent to the use of cookies by AlignThoughts and its partners to continue to our site. These cookies are used to personalize your user experience (content and ads) and support and improve the site.

Summary

Good user experience on our website is what we are chasing. So our data collected is mainly targeted to provide a good user experience. We may use the aggregated information to develop content targeted to user interests and to improve the Site’s user experience generally. Your user information may also be used by AlignThoughts to tailor content and its partners to tailor ads, provide social media features, etc. For example, features that allow you to share content directly to your preferred social media platform, track your preferences, analyze traffic, and provide similar services and content.

AlignThoughts is committed to your privacy and will not share any user information with any third party without your consent, except as outlined in this Privacy Statement or as permitted by law.  If you have any requests, comments, or questions about this Privacy Statement or your user information, please contact us on our support.

Voluntary Submission of Personal Data

As a rule of thumb, please double-check and think twice before you decide to put anything on the internet.

For example, if you choose to disclose user information in chat areas (e.g., comments sections), that information (e.g., your social media profile) could be seen and accessed by others who intend to do so. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information or any other user information you may choose to submit in such public forums. To request removal of your personal information from our Site, please contact our support team mentioned below. In some cases, information that is voluntarily disclosed by you, may not be able to remove in forums for legal retention purposes or even technical limitations (e.g., the data may not be searchable), in which case, we will update you likewise.

We may collect user information that you provide voluntarily and with your permission.  For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, when you subscribe/register to become a member of the Site to receive content updates. Such information may/may not be shared with a third party service to send newsletters and regular updates. Keep in mind that you may also provide information to AlignThoughts in other contexts, including, for example, on your member profile page and public profile URL while you interact on our website.

Privacy of Children

Although we do not provide any adult content, we recommend the use of our Site only if you are at least 18 years of age.

If you are less than 18 years of age, please do not share any user data with us; including information such as your name, e-mail address, or physical location/address. We do not intentionally collect any personally identifiable information or other user information from children under the age of 18.  In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will remove that information from our database and terminate the corresponding account, if any.  We encourage you to discuss the Site with your parent or mentor or guardian.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

We may use your personally identifiable information and other information we collect about you for purposes described in this policy. For example, we may use your information to:

  • operate and improve our site, products, and services
  • understand you and your preferences to enhance your experience and enjoyment using AlignThoughts
  • process and deliver contest entries and rewards to you
  • respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service if required
  • send you related information, including confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support from us.
  • communicate with you about new contests, promotions and rewards, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by AlignThoughts
  • investigate and take action against fraudulent or illegal activity or improper conduct.

Profile Privacy Information

If you have an account with AlignThoughts, your profile information such as name, email address, and other information or content you submit, post, like, or comment on, using social networking sites will be visible publicly. When you register or post information or content, we suggest you be cautious about what you are making publicly available. To have limited access to your content, we suggest you drop us an email to remove your information e.g. comments, author bio, or related information.

Cookies

Cookies are bits of data stored on your hard drive that contain no personally-identifying information. But which helps enhance your Web-browsing experience. Not all Web browsers accept cookies and those that do usually provide a preference or setting that allows you to refuse and remove most types of browser cookies. If your browser does not accept cookies, you may still enjoy our website with the same feel and look.

We may recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized content and user experience. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information.

Privacy Precaution Warning

Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit via our online services.

Privacy Policy May Change

We may change our Privacy Statement from time to time, and all changes will be effective at the time we post them. Your continued use or access to our website denotes that you agree with our new or updated policies. The Privacy Policy was last updated on 1st Jan 2020.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, please contact us.

Legal Notice and Terms and Conditions

Please also read the site’s User Terms to understand the additional terms and conditions which apply to the use of the sites.