Who we are
The ThinkGlobal Institute is a non-profit think tank based in the United States. The Institute is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Delaware. Its mission includes research, education, information, and analysis. Our website address is: http://www.thinkglobal.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Cookies, Comments and Contact Forms
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service
Who we share your data with and how long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED: This website facilitates you sending Personal Information or other information of your choosing to The ThinkGlobal Institute (or individuals employed by us). Any information you send to us is done purely on a voluntary basis. You should not send sensitive or confidential information to us through this website (or through the email addresses listed on this website) as such information will not necessarily be considered privileged, confidential or subject to attorney-client privilege. Sending The ThinkGlobal Institute your Personal Information or legal or confidential information does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you are currently a client of the firm, please check with the appropriate attorney regarding the best means of communicating your confidential information to us. Incidental to your use of this website, our web server automatically logs certain information such as the name of your internet service provider, the IP address of the computer you are using, the type of browser software and operating system that you use, the date and time you access our website, the website address, if any, from which you linked directly to our website, the website address, if any, to which you travel from our website, and other similar traffic-related information. We may also aggregate information relating to your and other visitors’ traffic patterns. We use the foregoing information to help us improve the website and the services that we provide through the website. We do not use such data in any way to create or maintain a personal profile of you or compile your individual personal information.
NO DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION: We will not disclose information we collect through your use of our website to third parties without your permission. We reserve the right, however, to provide such information to our employees, contractors, agents, and designees to the extent necessary to enable them to perform certain website-related services (e.g., web hosting or maintenance services) on our behalf. We also reserve the right to disclose such information to any third party if we believe that we are required to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) by law; (ii) to comply with legal processes or governmental requests; (iii) to prevent, investigate, detect or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the web site or our network; and/or (iv) to protect the rights, property, or safety of The ThinkGlobal Institute, the users of the website, or the public
WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION: Any Personal Information you submit to us is used by us in order to respond to your information requests or to register you for certain services or events such as, by way of example only, webinars, conferences or events sponsored by The ThinkGlobal Institute. We may keep your Personal Information in our records so that we may send you other information or materials that we think you may also want to receive. We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to attend to your professional needs, and in compliance with applicable professional standards. If at any time you would like us to edit your Personal Information or remove your Personal Information from our records, please contact using the Contact Us form on this website.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES: This site contains links to other sites. The ThinkGlobal Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Web sites.