We provide guidelines in relation to treatment of personal information when the Internet user uses Thinkdigital’s products and services, including our advertising services. In addition, this Privacy Guidelines describes our privacy practices related to text and display advertising that appear on our own sites and on the sites of our partners in the Thinkdigital network and also on Third Party and certain third party applications and other clients.
When text and display ads are served on certain advertising services, partner sites, applications and other clients, those ads may be served based on a variety of factors including: the content, domain, and language of the page where the ad is displayed; the internet user’s recent search queries, the language technical systems believe he/she prefers when performing a search, including but not limited to, cookie and device information, IP address, browser type, operating system and the date and time of his/her request. When the internet user is accessing the web through a web browser, to serve ads that are relevant and tailored to his/her interests, our partners may use information about his/her activity on partner sites or services that use the cookie. Some of these sites and services also may use non-personally identifying information, such as demographic data, to provide relevant advertising. Our partners and advertising services may display ads from both Thinkdigital advertisers and other third-party ad serving companies, including and not limited to other ad networks.
To serve ads in applications and other clients where cookie technology is not available, to serve ads that are relevant and tailored to the internet user’s interests, our partners or a third party using our advertising services may use or allow other third parties to use information about his/her activity in applications or other clients that use i.e. an anonymous ID. Some of these applications or other clients also may use non-personally identifying information, such as demographic data, to provide relevant advertising. Applications and other clients may display ads from both Thinkdigital advertisers and other third-party ad serving companies, including and not limited to other ad networks.
The following describes how cookies work to support our advertising services and conversion tracking, and how the internet user can opt out of receiving such identifiers.
Applications and other clients may display ads from both Thinkdigital advertisers and other third-party ad serving companies, including other ad networks by using a cookie, to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web. When the internet user visits a website and views or clicks on an ad served through these sites, partners, applications, services, networks, they may place a cookie on his/her browser.
The advertising cookie information is provided to advertisers and publishers who use Thinkdigital advertising services. In addition, Thinkdigital is relying on our advertising and publishing partners, as well as customers that may use web beacons in conjunction with advertising cookie to collect information about the internet user’s visit to the website and exposure to a particular advertisement. Thinkdigital is relying on our advertising and publishing partners, as well as customers not to combine advertising cookie information with his/her personally-identifying (PII)* information without his/her opt-in consent.
Cookies & Opt-out
For more information about the use of the cookie and best practices in advertising services and opting out, check out websites such as www.meine-cookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. Another useful source is IAB UK Good Practice Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (www.youronlinechoices.com/good-practice-principles).
When the internet user gets a new computer, installs a new browser, erases or otherwise alters his/her browser’s cookie file (including upgrading certain browsers) he/she may also clear the cookies in his/her browser, including the opt-out cookie. On information on how the internet user can preserve his/her opt-out cookie, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp the relevant sites mentioned above.
Opt-out links associated with Think Digital
Useful links related to Thinkdigital advertising services and partners (opt-in, opt-out how to and practices) are:
Privacy policies of other advertisers and publishers
We encourage all users to review the privacy policies of sites they visit for information about those sites’ data practices and for the sites ads to comply with all applicable laws, including data protection laws.
If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact us online.
*Personally-identifiable information (PII)
Ads may not directly capture any personally-identifiable user information. Personal information includes, but isn't limited to, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and credit card numbers. No sensitive information can be collected through the ad.
Our partners, advertisers and publishers may not associate cookies, web beacons, or other tracking mechanisms with personally-identifiable information (PII) for any purpose or with precise user location for behavior targeting unless the user has knowingly and expressly opted in. (For purposes of this document, PII and precise user location does not include IP addresses)