Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
shift thoughts collects certain personally identifiable information (“PII”) when you register with shift thoughts, submit comments for bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or message or communication facilities (“Forum”), create a public profile, subscribe to receive emails or other notices from us, make a contribution through the Website, or otherwise submit PII to us. Specifically, we may collect the following personal information: your name, email address, telephone numbers, and other demographic information (like zip code, age, postal address, gender, birth date, mobile number, activities, interests, user behavior, education, income level or your method of payment). This information enables us to better tailor our content to your needs and to help us, our partners and affiliates promote and sell products and services. We use the PII information to process your requests or contributions, or to send you information or material for which you have subscribed or which we think you will enjoy. We also use the PII to assess and improve our services. We will not share any personal credit card or other financial information associated with an individual with any third party, except as necessary to facilitate or process a financial transaction or comply with a legal obligation. We may hire third-party vendors to provide specialized services such as customer support; email message deployment; suppression, merge and de-duplication services; data processing; and special products or services that you have requested. We reserve the right to provide any successor in interest with our subscriber and user databases. We may share your name, email address, physical address and other demographic information with partners, affiliates or entities with which we share common interests or perspectives in order to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality of our service, and to send you information about products or services that may be of interest to you.
To the extent the information you provide to us includes a wireless device, your provision of such information represents your agreement to be contacted on that device by email and text (SMS) message, and your receipt of notice that your wireless provider may charge you in connection with receipt of incoming calls or messages. You may revoke authorization to be contacted by such means at any time (see the Edits/Opt Out Options section below) or you may remove your information by replying “STOP”, “END”, or “QUIT” to the SMS text message you have received and we will remove your personal information within 10 days of receiving such request. If you would like to receive telemarketing or other voice offers on such device CLICK HERE to opt in.
shift thoughts may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our technology, customized content and advertising. We also use this information to determine levels of revenue sharing between us and our partners and affiliates.
shift thoughts and Relationships with Other Companies
The site may contain links to other sites. shift thoughts is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
shift thoughts urges you to read and understand our partners’ policies before entering into agreements with them. shift thoughts is committed to partnering with companies that share our privacy concerns. shift thoughts, however, cannot control the way these partners collect or use information.
If you have questions about our partners’ privacy policies or the privacy policies of these other sites, shift thoughts encourages you to contact them directly.
Disclosure on shift thoughts Offers
All shift thoughts offers are subject to participation by the partner (provider), product availability, and any applicable state or federal laws that govern such offers. Any offers shown are reasonable facsimiles, and participating partners (providers) reserve the right to withdraw offers, substitute another product, or modify offers at their sole discretion.
shift thoughts takes precautions to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. These precautions help protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, we cannot guarantee the total security of that PII, or that we will be immune from hacking incidents or security breaches.
shift thoughts gives users the option to edit the personal information you have already given us and/or to remove your name from our roster, or unsubscribe from any email lists or notices. Users also may opt-out of receiving future mailings from shift thoughts. You may exercise your option to not receive any future communications from us by clicking here. You should note that unsubscribing from this Website’s electronic mailings or notices will not automatically unsubscribe you from any third-party communications you have authorized under this agreement.
shift thoughts does not knowingly collect or seek personal information from persons under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a User under the age of 13, we will delete the information from our records. We encourage parents to talk to their children about safe and responsible use of their PII while using the Internet.
Partner, Affiliate and Third Party Offers
In the event that we contract with a third party or one of our partners or affiliates to provide some or part of the information or service that you have requested, we may provide your information to such partner, affiliate or third party, or such partner, affiliate or third party may collect information from you on our behalf. By registering at this Website, you agree that this act constitutes an inquiry and/or application for purposes of telemarketing laws, and notwithstanding that your telephone and/or cell number may be listed with the federal Do-Not-Call Registry you expressly opt-in to: (a) receive an offer or service from one or more of our partners or affiliates; (b) receive future information about products and services from us, our partners, affiliates and other third parties to whom we may provide your information; (c) permit us, our partners, affiliates and other third parties to contact you pursuant to the business relationship we have established using the information you provided to us for any purpose such as contacting you by e-mail address, phone and/or mobile phone number (including use of automated dialing equipment), text (SMS) message or any means of communication for any purpose that, among other things, your wireless device may be capable of receiving (e.g. mms, video etc. ). You may revoke authorization for us to contact you by such means at any time (see the Edits/Opt Out Options section above).
This statement applies to those shift thoughts websites and services that display or link to this notice (“Services”). shift thoughts prohibits the use of the Services in any manner associated with the transmission, distribution or delivery of any unsolicited bulk or unsolicited commercial e-mail (“Spam”). You may not use any Services to send Spam. You also may not deliver Spam or cause Spam to be delivered to any of shift thoughts’s Services or customers.
In addition, e-mail sent, or caused to be sent, to or through the Services may not:
- use or contain invalid or forged headers;
- user or contain invalid or non-existent domain names;
- employ any technique to otherwise misrepresent, hide or obscure any information in identifying the point of origin or the transmission path;
- use other means of deceptive addressing;
- use a third party’s internet domain name, or be relayed from or through a third party’s equipment without permission of the third party;
- contain false or misleading information in the subject line or otherwise contain false or misleading content;
- fail to comply with additional technical standards described below; or
shift thoughts does not authorize the harvesting, mining or collection of e-mail addresses or other information from or through the Services. shift thoughts does not permit or authorize others to use the Services to collect, compile or obtain any information about shift thoughts’s customers or subscribers, including but not limited to subscriber e-mail addresses, which are shift thoughts’s confidential and proprietary information.
shift thoughts does not permit or authorize any attempt to use the Services in a manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair any aspect of any of the Services, or that could interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Service.
If shift thoughts believes that unauthorized or improper use is being made of any Service, it may, without notice, take such action as it, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate, including blocking messages from a particular internet domain, mail server or IP address. shift thoughts may immediately terminate any account on any Service which it determines, in its sole discretion, is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any e-mail that violates this policy.
Nothing in this policy is intended to grant any right to transmit or send e-mail to, or through, the Services. Failure to enforce this policy in every instance does not amount to a waiver of shift thoughts’s rights.
Unauthorized use of the Services in connection with the transmission of unsolicited e-mail, including the transmission of e-mail in violation of this policy, may result in civil, criminal, or administrative penalties against the sender and those assisting the sender.
Global Data Processing
The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, stored at and processed at a destination outside of the U.S. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storage and processing. Where the privacy laws of these countries are not as comprehensive as those in the U.S., we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights are respected.
Changes in Corporate Structure
This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to request submitted other than to the address specified above.