Privacy Policy

This web site is owned and operated by Creative Thirst, LLC. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Creative Thirst, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.


Creative Thirst is fully committed to your privacy and will never share your email address with any third party ever.


Because Creative Thirst gathers certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.


Creative Thirst gathers two types of information about its' users:


Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These voluntary submissions may include opting-in to receive electronic newsletters and or participation in polls and surveys.


Information Creative Thirst gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by web analytics and page views throughout our site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does Creative Thirst divulge any information about an individual user to any third party.


Creative Thirst gathers user information in the following ways:


1. Electronic newsletters


Creative Thirst may offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Creative Thirst gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page.


2. Polling


From time to time Creative Thirst may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Creative Thirst may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.


3. Survey


Creative Thirst may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. Creative Thirst sometimes shares the aggregated demographic information and survey results with our partners. Creative Thirst never shares any information about specific individuals with any third party.


4. Minors


Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), Creative Thirst will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.


5. Usage tracking


Creative Thirst tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site. However, Creative Thirst does not correlate this information with data about individual users. Creative Thirst does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).


Creative Thirst uses tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users visit based on traffic to those areas. Creative Thirst does not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

6. Cookies


Creative Thirst may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Creative Thirst uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our website delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.


You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in polling and surveys.


USE OF INFORMATION


Creative Thirst uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.


As stated above, Creative Thirst uses information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls and surveys. Creative Thirst may send out newsletters and email communications to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when Creative Thirst thinks subscribers may be particularly interested in something Creative Thirst is doing. Creative Thirst never shares newsletter email mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.


Creative Thirst uses tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. Creative Thirst does not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.


Creative Thirst creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for internal use. Creative Thirst will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


SHARING OF THE INFORMATION


Creative Thirst uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help us better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to our service. Creative Thirst will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


SECURITY


Creative Thirst operates secure data networks protected by an industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.


OPT-OUT POLICY


Creative Thirst provides options to opt-out of email communications wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:


Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.


YOUR CONSENT


By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Creative Thirst. If Creative Thirst decides to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information Creative Thirst collects, how Creative Thirst will use that information, and under what circumstances Creative Thirst discloses such information.