Privacy Policy

ThinkingLegal, LLC ("ThinkingLegal" or the "Company"), the owner and operator of (the "Website"),

ThinkingLegal, LLC ("ThinkingLegal" or the "Company"), the owner and operator of (the "Website"), is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all individuals who use the Website.


1. Information Collection Purposes

ThinkingLegal collects information for multiple reasons which may include to improve the content of the Website, customize the content and/or layout of the Website for each user, notify users about updates to the Website, verify or enforce compliance with the policies of the Website, comply with applicable laws, promote the best products and/or services to its users, analyze web traffic patters to better design the Website for our users, complete statistical analyses for advertising purposes, for data security such as to prevent unauthorized access, ensure appropriate use of information, and to maintain data accuracy, for service updates and email promotions, and to protect against the misuse or unauthorized use of the Website.

2. Information Collection Processes

ThinkingLegal may collect two broad types of information: (1) Personally Identifiable Information; and (2) Non-Personally Identifiable Information (e.g. IP addresses).

2.1 Personally Identifiable Information

"Personally Identifiable Information" is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, zip code, or company name. ThinkingLegal collects and stores personally identifiable information that you have provided to us through your user account, product purchases, feedback forms, and other interactive features of the Website. ThinkingLegal may collect your Personally Identifiable Information in some of the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • We may collect your email address if you contact us with a question;
  • We may collect your first and last name, email address, zip code, and occupation if you sign up for an user account or online newsletter;
  • We may collect your first and last name, and email address if you choose to participate in a contest or sweepstakes; and
  • We may collect your first and last name, your address, email address, zip code, telephone number, and your credit card and billing information if you make a purchase of a product on the Website.

If you do not want ThinkingLegal to collect your Personally Identifiable Information, please do not provide it to ThinkingLegal.

2.2 Non-Personally Identifiable Information

"Non-Personally Identifiable Information", also known as anonymous information, can include demographic information, such as your age, gender or interests or certain types of technical information like the webpages you viewed while on the Website, the date and time of your visit, the number of links you clicked, and the state or country from which you accessed the Website. Non-Personally Identifiable Information does not identify you personally but may be helpful for improving the services ThinkingLegal offers. Some examples of Non-Personally Identifiable Information that may be collected by ThinkingLegal through the Website, include but are not limited to:

  • Cookies -- A "cookie" is a small text file that may be placed into your computer’s hard drive to collect information about your activity on the Website. For example, cookies may be used to save your preferences and login information. You may set most browsers to block cookies, but if you do, you might not be able to access many features of the Website.
  • Demographic Information -- "Demographic Information" may be your gender, age, zip code and interests, which you voluntarily provide to ThinkingLegal on the Website. ThinkingLegal may utilize this information to provide you with better services, products, features, and to analyze web traffic patterns.
  • Internet Protocol (IP) addresses – Your "IP address" indicates the location of your computer on the Internet. ThinkingLegal uses your IP address to monitor traffic patterns, deliver your website requests, and to better adapt the Website to our users’ and members’ needs and preferences.
  • Web Beacons -- "Web Beacons" are tiny graphics with a unique identifier. ThinkingLegal may use web beacons to count users who have visited certain webpages, to help determine the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, and to help in correspondence and emails. Web beacons are not cookies and are not stored on a user’s computer hard drive. Rather, web beacons may be embedded invisibly on a webpage.

2.3 Credit Card/Billing Transactions

If you use a credit card or other online billing features (e.g. Paypal) to pay for a ThinkingLegal product or service, ThinkingLegal may retain your credit card information in order to provide quicker checkouts and processing. ThinkingLegal retains such billing information as secure and separate from other demographic information you may have given us. ThinkingLegal does not share credit card/billing information with third parties.

2.4 Postal Addresses

If you supply ThinkingLegal with your postal address, you may receive periodic mailings or emails from ThinkingLegal or third party affiliates with information on new products, services, or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know via email at:

2.5 International Transfer of Information

If you choose to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, ThinkingLegal may transfer that information to its affiliates or to other third parties, from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions. If you are visiting from a location outside the United States, please take note that you are transferring your Personally Identifiable Information to the United States which may not have the same data protection laws as your country or jurisdiction. By providing ThinkingLegal with your Personally and Non-Personally Identifiable Information you consent to the data protection laws and regulations of the United States.

3. Data Security

To ensure the correct use of information, maintain data accuracy, and prevent unauthorized access of use of the Website, ThinkingLegal uses physical, electronic, and managerial safety procedures to safeguard and secure information collected on the Website. For example, if you elect to set up a user account and/or make updates to your account, ThinkingLegal will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you such access.

ThinkingLegal provides a secure server with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for sensitive information such as billing information, which ThinkingLegal will notify users of the secure server through a pop-up screen on the Website, SSL graphic(s), or other means. ThinkingLegal also has appropriate security measures in place at its physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that ThinkingLegal has collected from you on the Website.

While ThinkingLegal is committed to protecting your personal information, ThinkingLegal makes no guarantees that your information is 100% secure. Additionally, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your Personally Identifiable Information and any other information that you want to maintain as private.

4. Commitment To Children’s Privacy

ThinkingLegal complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and does not permit registration by and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. ThinkingLegal will notify users of this requirement whenever ThinkingLegal collects information on the Website, such as during the user registration process. ThinkingLegal promotes the exchange of legal information on the Website and must rely on parents, guardians and those responsible for supervising children under the age 13 to decide which materials and/or products are appropriate for such children to view and/or purchase.

5. Links to Other Websites

ThinkingLegal contains links to sites maintained by third-party businesses, individuals, government agencies, and other entities or bodies that are not affiliated with ThinkingLegal. ThinkingLegal is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of the websites it links to and ThinkingLegal encourages you to use discretion when visiting other websites. ThinkingLegal recommends that you view the privacy policy of each website that you visit, if one exists. Additionally, you may decide to purchase a product or service through one of our advertisers or affiliates. If you do so, you will be acting under the guidelines of that third party’s privacy policy. ThinkingLegal makes no warranties or guarantees as to the nature of a third party's use of your personal information.

6. Third Party Advertisers

ThinkingLegal may use third-party advertising companies or networks to serve ads when you visit the Website. These companies may use your information, such as your name, email address, or telephone number, to provide advertisements about goods and services to you, monitor ads and webpages you have viewed, and/or collection information to better assist them in marketing to you.

7. Assignment

In the event that all or part of our assets or sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to assign the personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information collected via the Website.

8. Changes to Privacy Policy

ThinkingLegal may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in the current Privacy Policy. For changes to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive than ThinkingLegal's use or disclosure of personal information that you have provided, ThinkingLegal will attempt to notify and obtain your consent to the changes via your primary email address, through the Website, or through other means. You should review the Privacy Policy periodically to check for updates.

9. How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: Updated February 28th, 2010