Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

ThinkOMania has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site: ThinkOmania.com

Right to Change Policy

As ThinkOmania.com is constantly innovating and enhancing the type of services it provides to its users, this Privacy Statement will also continue to change to match the services and features we make available. As such, we reserve the right to change this statement to match the services we provide. If we make any material change to this statement, we will change the date at the top of this statement to reflect the effective date of the change. When you visit our site or use our services and site features, we encourage you to check the date of this Privacy Statement to ensure you are aware of any updates. However, regardless of how this Privacy Statement may change or evolve over time, ThinkOMania will not collect or maintain your private and personally identifiable information without your consent. Further, if you consent to give us your personal information, we will keep it confidential and will not sell, license or disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent in any manner that personally identifies you, unless we are compelled to do so under the law or to comply with court order.

Types of Information We Collect

A user can browse this website at two levels. The information gathering policies of ThinkOmania.com depend on the level at which you browse.

  • As a guest, without registering on the site, you are free to browse  ThinkOmania.com without submitting any personal information as a guest where personal information refers to your name, email address, your address, phone number or any such information that directly identifies you. However, all your activities on this website will be logged in a non-personally identifiable manner for statistical purposes by our software and/or third party software applications. This information helps us to understand browsing habits of our users and is used to plan our future strategies vis-a-vis content we put on this website.
  • As a registered member, you are required to provide this website at a bare minimum, your email address which is used for activating your account and/or for future communication with you. You will also be required to provide us with a password and select a nickname that will identify you on this site and is used to log you into this website and allows you to browse as a registered member. ThinkOmania.com does not ask for any other information at the time of registration that personally identifies you. However, you as a user might chose to provide us any other information voluntarily both at the time of registration and subsequently while browsing the website.

Information Automatically Logged
As and when you visit this website, your IP address is automatically logged. We will also log via third part software your browsing trends which are used solely for understanding user demands and planning our future strategy such as the type of content we should make available for you in future. As such the information logged when you browse as guest is not personally identifiable. As a registered member, the information may or may not be associated with your web identity (which you provided this website when you chose to register on this website). However, even in this case we never use such information to study individual trends but to use a collection of data obtained for a multitude of users for statistical purposes.

Password Encryption
Please note that registration in our message boards require that you specify a password for your use. This password is then encrypted by the underlying software automatically, which means that the neither the staff nor any other member of ThinkOMania has access or knowledge of what your exact password is. This gives you ample security in case you are using the same password repeatedly in other sites (which is strongly discouraged). As and when you request for a new password, you will be asked for your old password. If you have forgotten your old password you can chose to generate a new one, in which case the underlying software will generate a new password arbitrarily (note your old password will not be recovered in its exact form even by this method) and will automatically send you the same via a email to the email address you had provided this website at the time of signing up.

What are Cookies? Why do we use them?

ThinkOMania uses browser cookies to facilitate your experience with our services and site features. These cookies are small sections of code that our server sends to your browser which it can then store on your hard drive. If you choose to accept these cookies, they enable us to recognize that your browser has previously visited and used our site and its services and, based on your browser’s previous visits, assist us with tailoring the information and content you will receive. An example of the customization allowed by the use of such cookies is to retain your username and password as part of being a member of ThinkOmania.com and automatically log you in on your next visit to this site from the same computer you had previously used to log in from. These cookies do not collect, store or maintain your private, personally identifiable information other than what you have provided to us at the time of registration and some other site specific features like “forum discussions last viewed”, “gallery views” etc which are used to enhance your browsing experience on this website. You do not have to accept these cookies to visit or use the ThinkOmania.com, and you can choose to refuse our cookie, delete our cookie from your hard drive or turn off the ThinkOmania.com cookie at any time by updating your user profile preferences in your browser. However please note that enabling the cookies is a must to browse as a registered member on this website.

Public Forums
This site makes chat rooms, message boards, and/or other news available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Security
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. In particular we take all precautions possible to avoid any hacking either of member accounts or of any other part of our website. However this does not guarantee complete and foolproof security. All members are requested to always make backups of all the information/images etc that they post on this website.

Postings on Message Boards
It is important for you to remain aware that when you provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on any message board, that information is available to any other person or user having access and use of that message board, and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, we discourage you from offering any personally identifying information within a posting to any message board.

Private Messaging

This website allows a number of member to member messaging options. Any registered member of this website can use the features provided by these private messaging options to communicate with other members. However please note that ThinkOmania.com makes no guarantee about the security of the data communicated. All communications done via the private messaging feature would be deemed private and confidential and as such only you and/or the people whom such communication was intended for would have access to the information therein. ThinkOmania.com assumes no role in such communications and they are not tracked by our staff unless specifically asked to do so by a user complaint or suspicious activity. In case of abuse, a written complaint to the effect should be communicated to us via our contact us form. The staff will take whatever action it deems fit in such a scenario. ThinkOmania.com assumes no responsibility for any wrongdoing/abuse/infringement done via the private messaging feature.

Newsletters and Mails from this website
This website utilizes the email address that you provide at the time of registration to communicate with you. Be default only very important messages, which include messages that directly impact the member, are sent to him and all such messages are sent by the administrator. Any member can choose not to receive such mail by ticking the “receive email from administrators” option off from his control panel. At the time of registration, and subsequently at any time in the future, the member has the option of voluntarily opting in to receive mails from

  • Other members of this website
  • Monthly(or some other fixed frequency) newsletters from this website
  • Notification email for specific actions pertaining to arcade, private messaging, gallery and other sections of this website.

All of the above are “opt in” and you can at any time choose not to receive emails from this website by changing your email options from the control panel.

Your Consent to this Policy
By using our Site, you agree to this Policy. This document supersedes any prior communication on this topic and reflects the entire and exclusive Privacy Policy for this Site. We may change our Policy by posting a new version of it on our Site at any time. It will be your responsibility to keep checking this page for any changes in our privacy policy. Important changes in the policy would be communicated to you.

Legal
We are posting this Policy to be a good web citizen. This site operates in good faith, but on an AS-IS, AS-AVAILABLE BASIS. Any warranties of accuracy, quality, title, fitness or merchantability are disclaimed. We are not liable for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages. We are not liable for events beyond our direct control. The staff will take all possible action to help any law enforcement agency in case of an investigation. However the staff or the owners of ThinkOmania.com bear no responsibility for the actions of the users/members on this website.