The mission of ThingTo is to provide a channel for entrepreneurs and global society to interact and share ideas. If we did not collect your personal information, such social networking services could not be available.
We use your personal information for internal purposes. We do not share this information outside ThingTo and the ThingTo community, except with our approved agents, who help us to provide the service(s) you have requested. All of our approved agents are required to provide a level of privacy protection comparable to that provided in this policy and are not permitted to use your information for any other purpose, such as to market to you. We do not sell, rent or trade in personal information.
“Personal information” is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced. Please note that “personal information” does not include either aggregate information that does not allow an individual to be identified, information about your visit to our websites which is not linked to you, information about your computer’s operating system and web browser software (this technical information is verified to ensure that our websites are optimized to serve our customers) or, the name, title or business address or phone telephone number of an employee of an organization.
We collect information only by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. Wherever possible we collect your personal information in an active fashion directly from you.
Sometimes we may obtain information about you from other sources for example:
from a government agency or registry;
passively by recording data on the history of your acquisition of services from us.
In most cases, we shall ask you to specifically consent, if we collect, use, or disclose your personal information. Normally, we ask for your consent in writing, but in some circumstances, we may accept your oral consent. Sometimes, your consent may be implied through your conduct with us.
We use your personal information to provide advice and services to you, to administer our client databases and to include you in any of our direct marketing activities. If you tell us that you no longer wish to receive information about our services we will not send any further material.
ThingTo does not disclose your personal information to any third party to enable them to market their products and services. Your consent to our use of your personal information can be withdrawn at any time by following the directions at the end of this policy.
ThingTo will retain your personal information for only the period of time which is reasonable under the circumstances and once your personal information is no longer required for the purposes discussed above, it will be deleted.
Under certain circumstances, ThingTo will disclose your personal information:
when we are required or authorized by law to do so, for example if a court issues a subpoena;
when you have consented to the disclosure;
when the services we are providing to you requires us give your information to third parties your consent will be implied, unless you tell us otherwise;
where it is necessary to establish or collect fees;
if the information is already publicly known.
Since we use your personal information to provide services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date.
ThingTo takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect your information are:
restricted file access to personal information to only those with a need to know;
deploying technological safeguards like security software and firewalls to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access;
internal password and security policies;
secure disposal of personal information no longer needed; and
screening and training of personnel.
ThingTo cannot, however, guarantee that loss, misuse or unauthorized use will never occur (e.g. that someone will overcome our security measures). If you receive any electronic communication which purports to be from ThingTo that you have any questions or concerns about, please contact us. Spam, improper use, and pirating of domain names and email addresses is a growing problem, so we appreciate hearing about incidents in order that we may investigate them and provide you the best customer service.
ThingTo attempts to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date for the purposes for which it is used. If ThingTo holds information about you and you can establish that it is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, ThingTo will take reasonable steps to correct it.
However, your rights to access your personal information are not absolute.
We may deny access when:
denial of access is required or authorized by law;
information relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings against you;
the information was generated as a result of a formal dispute resolution process including a court case;
when granting you access would have an unreasonable impact on other people’s privacy, security or proprietary information;
to protect our rights and property;
where the request is frivolous or vexatious or generates costs which are prohibitively expensive.
If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct information, we shall do so in writing and explain why.
ThingTo does not use your Canadian Social Insurance Number (or foreign equivalent) as a way of identifying or organizing the information we hold upon you and will not record it even if you submit it.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding this Policy, please email ThingTo at info@Thing.to. Please be aware that any channel of communication, including e-mail, is not 100% secure.
On our website, like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order to optimise our web service. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any identifiable personal information.
When you interact with our websites, we may use a browser feature, known as a “cookie” (which is a small computer file), to verify non-identifiable information about visitors to our websites and measure visitor traffic patterns. We do this to maintain the best possible websites. When you first visit our websites, the website manager may have implemented a program that creates a small computer file stored on your computer’s hard drive. We ensure that the minimum information required is placed in the cookie only so that we can recognize returning website visitors. The cookie does not contain personal information and we will not combine information in the cookie with personal information that would enable us to identify you individually. On subsequent visits to the website, our server communicates with your computer, reads the cookie, recognizes and confirms that you are a returning visitor. Our server uses this information to provide you with a “short cut” that facilitates the quickest, most efficient and best possible website experience.
Most browser software allows you to delete cookies. You should consult your ISP for information on how to delete cookies. This may interfere with our ability to personalize your experience at our websites and be recognized, or may slow down performance.