Our privacy standards are designed to ensure that we will:
- collect and use only the minimum necessary Personal Information required for us to deliver the Website, to administer our business and to let you know of products and services that are available;
- protect your Personal Information, maintaining strict standards of security and confidentiality;
- not disclose your Personal Information to any external organization unless we have previously notified you and obtained your consent;
- require any other organization that we retain or engage to provide support services for us to conform to our privacy standards; and
- make every effort to keep your Personal Information complete, up to date, and accurate.
You can visit our Website and learn about thinkLA, our services, and find out how to contact us without submitting any Information via our Website.
Keeping your Personal Information secure and ensuring your understanding of how we use and maintain your Personal Information is important to us. thinkLA maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your Personal Information and while no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your Personal Information.
2. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, you must send a request to the following address with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent to via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 310-823-7320.
3. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect information about you when you visit our Website and access the Services, whether during the course of entering, initiating, fulfilling and transmitting Personal Information or otherwise in connection with your general activities, transactions and/or use of our Services. We may use your Personal Information to tailor your experience of our Services and our Website, to display content we think may be of interest you, or to let us customize what you see when you visit the Website according to your preferences.
Your Personal Information and any data, personal or otherwise, that you disclose and which may be saved is used to administer our business and the Services in a manner consistent with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and other legal obligations. We may from time to time, transfer or merge your Personal Information to our off-line databases and/or store such Personal Information in an electronic format as well as combine your Personal Information with information available from other sources.
Sometimes we may use your Personal Information to advise you of products or services that may be available through thinkLA or its affiliates. You may choose to “opt-out” of receiving marketing and promotional emails from us by sending us an email to email@example.com. However, we may ALWAYS contact you via email for administrative or informational purposes, including follow-up messages regarding the administration of products or services you indicated an interest in or other transactions you have initiated in connection with our Services.
If you register for a thinkLA event, conference or product online/offline, or e-mail or otherwise contact us with a request or comment, we may use any information provided (including your e-mail, postal, or telephone information) to update already existing databases.
Registration for events or other information provided may be retained in our databases and used as described below.
- Information provided will be added to our contact database to be used for current events announcements, membership drives or general thinkLA news and updates. You may request that your information not be retained or utilized by thinkLA however please note if you choose to “opt out” of our database you will not receive any correspondence about thinkLA via email or mail, including confirmation email for events.
- Registration information also becomes part of an "attendee list" which may be provided to our sponsors for various events. General “attendee lists” provided to sponsors include the attendee’s Name and Company. For various events the attendee’s Email Address will also be provided. You may request that your information not be retained or utilized by thinkLA by notifying us at info@thinkLA.org.
thinkLA compiles lists from our database for communications and marketing purposes. Under no circumstances will thinkLA furnish or distribute personally identifying information to outside organizations, entities or companies without a user's consent.
thinkLA's active member contact information will be published in the “thinkLA Online Membership Directory” available at www.thinkLA.org.
Active members will have access to the “thinkLA Online Membership Directory” by using a username and password which is either created by the member at the time of membership registration or provided by thinkLA management office once a membership application is processed. Members may choose to request that their information not be published on the “thinkLA Online Membership Directory” by updating their membership profile preferences or by notifying us at info@thinkLA.org.
An active member is defined as a member who has paid full membership (individual or corporate) dues and their application has been processed by the thinkLA management office.
Credit card transactions are processed using SSL data encryption.
4. SUBMISSION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
5. DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
Although your privacy is very important to us, in this legal and technical environment, we cannot fully ensure that your Personal Information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, we may be compelled to disclose your Personal Information to a governmental agency or a court; or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Additionally, we may (and you authorize us to do so) disclose any of your Personal Information to private entities, law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries or to protect our own business and assets. In such circumstances, we will, where possible, require such third parties to maintain the confidentiality of any information so disclosed.
6. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Our Website may contain links to websites and services owned or maintained by third parties. We are not responsible for and have no control over the privacy and data collection policies and practices implemented by such third parties, some of which may be substantially different from our corresponding policies and practices. thinkLA has no obligation and is not liable for the treatment or maintenance of any information, content, data or materials transmitted, distributed or otherwise provided by you via any such third party websites or services. It is your sole responsibility to review their respective policies and practices and determine whether the same are adequate.
7. COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGY
Your Internet browser has a feature called “cookies.” A cookie is a small piece of information that is stored in your browser by a web server. Cookies can only be read by the website that placed the cookie on the hard drive of your PC. However, cookies tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically give us Personal Information. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit our Website, although active participation in certain areas of our Website may require cookies. In addition, you may elect not to allow cookies to be collected by selecting certain options on your browser.
We may use permanent cookies that allow us to provide you with personalized features such as “remember me”. The “remember me” feature is an automatic login process which creates a cookie on the hard drive of your PC that contains your IDs, thereby avoiding the need to enter your IDs upon subsequent visits to our Website. In order to use this feature, you must set your browser's preferences to allow permanent cookies. We will not use the “remember me” feature unless you indicate your desire to take advantage of this feature via our Website. You will still be able to use our Website if you choose to block permanent cookies.
We may also use temporary cookies (a.k.a. "per-session cookies") to improve the functionality and usability of our Website. These temporary cookies are permanently erased from your computer as soon as you log out of your session on our Website or link to a different website from your parent browser window.
10. SOLE STATEMENT