Information We Collect
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Non-personally identifiable information is information that, by itself, cannot be tracked to a specific individual. CrowdThnk may collect non-personally identifiable information while you are visiting the Site. While providing services and features, CrowdThnk may collect web surfing data such as your IP address through which you’re connecting to the site.
Personally Identifiable Information. While providing various services or features, we may ask you to provide personal information. For example, if you choose to register at the Site, you will be asked to provide your email address. If the User chooses to sign in via Facebook or LinkedIn, all information collected will be kept strictly confidential. If you choose to create a profile at the Site, you may elect to provide information, such as your name, telephone number, street address, email address, age, gender, stocks of interest, and income range.
Another service provided through the Site Product allows you to invite a friend to Sign Up for membership. If you use this service, we will ask you to provide your email address along with your friend's email address. We will send one email message to your friend inviting the friend to Sign Up. We will not use this information for any other purpose other than for sending the invitation.
Use of the Information We Collect
Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information. CrowdThnk may use non-personally identifiable information collected to improve the quality of CrowdThnk's services -- for example, by applying Big Data and Machine Learning Forecasting techniques to improve upon CrowdThnk’s proprietary positioning score. We will not utilize stock information provided by the user in any way other than to compile aggregate positioning data. We may also use the information to count and recognize returning users.
CrowdThnk may use user submissions, such as predictions, to conduct studies and develop forecasts, price forecasts, and stock ratings and reports, which it may display on the Site or otherwise provide to Site users.
CrowdThnk and its Users may use user submissions, and forecasts based upon user submissions, to generate forecasts. By using the Site and providing User Submissions and, specifically predictions, you agree to allow us to use the information to make forecasts and to provide statistics regarding the accuracy of your predictions to other users.
CrowdThnk may conduct research on the Web Surfing Data to determine user demographics, interests, and behavior and may market the Site by sharing Web Surfing Data with potential advertisers or partners. If it does so, CrowdThnk will share the Web Surfing Data in such a way that users are not identified and remain anonymous. For example, we may provide demographic or usage information to an advertiser so they may see how many registered users are from a specific geographic area or clicked on a certain ad in the previous month. CrowdThnk also may provide your non-personally identifiable information to contractors so that they can perform services for us.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information. CrowdThnk does not intentionally provide personally identifiable information to third parties except under the following conditions: If you provide personally identifiable information as part of an inquiry about products or services provided by one of the advertisers or partners, we will provide that information to that advertiser or partner so that they may attempt to provide you with information regarding the products or services about which you inquired. CrowdThnk may use the personally identifiable information provided by users or advertisers for internal purposes, such as sales, human resources, marketing, and administration.
Other Sharing of Information
CrowdThnk may release information when necessary to comply with the law or a court order or an investigation. CrowdThnk also may release information to law enforcement to protect its rights, property, or other interests, including those of its customers or users or to prevent illegal activities or violations of CrowdThnk's Terms of Services Agreement (available at http://www.crowdthnk.com/terms_of_service).
In the event that CrowdThnk, in whole or in part, establishes a partnership with another company, or is acquired by or merged with another company, collected information may be transferred to the partner or the acquiring or merging company.
Deletions / Cancellations / Updates
You can delete your account by clicking on the cancellation link on the Update Subscription Plan page (http://crowdthnk.com/subscribe), or by contacting us directly at info@CrowdThnk.com. CrowdThnk also allows users who choose to provide personally identifiable information on their profile to edit their profile to ensure that it is correct and up-to-date or set the privacy setting to public or private.
CrowdThnk does not offer services to, or target, persons under the age of 13. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, any information we receive from people we believe to be children under 13 will be purged from our database.
CrowdThnk makes significant efforts to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the collected information. These measures may include the use of secure server technology. Be aware, however, that the Internet is not 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot ensure the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet, and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.
Some areas of the Site are password-protected. To increase security, please do not share your passwords with anyone.