Terms & Privacy Statement

This notice discloses the privacy practices for ThinkingWrite.org, owned and operated by Don Leach. This applies solely to information collected by this website. It outlines the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information (PII) is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to the user regarding the use of his or her data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect against the misuse of that information.
  4. How the user can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

I am the sole owner of the information collected on this site. I only have access to collect information you voluntarily give me via email or other direct contact from you. I will not sell or rent this information to anyone, nor otherwise disclose it except by order of a court of competent applicable jurisdiction.

I through ThinkingWrite will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. I will not share your information with any third party outside of my organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order, in the use of MailChimp (as a representative example) for news letters, etc.

Unless you ask me not to, I may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Like many site operators, I collect information your browser sends whenever you visit my Site – which is called "Log Data". This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of my Site you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, I may use third party services such as but not limited to Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this information. The Log Data section is to assist me in my marketing concepts - to assist in decision making endeavors. This information will NOT be shared outside the scope of what ThinkingWrite is engaged in.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from me through my website at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting me via the “CONTACT” page, email address, or phone number given on my website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you to you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both on-line and off-line.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way using well established protocols. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted on-line, we also protect your information off-line. Only those who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which I store personally identifiable information (PII) are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that I or we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 541 579 3500 or via email, don@thinkingwrite.org.

In order to use my website, you as a user must first complete the registration form. During registration you are required to give certain necessary information) such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services/information on my site in which you have expressed an interest. At your option, certain other information gathered helps us in our out-reach program for marketing and providing valued informational data to our “audience.” That requested information is NOT required.

We request information from you on our order forms. To buy or obtain certain offered information, you must provide digital contact information. If ordering such things as books in hard copy, etc., I need basics such as name, shipping address, and certain financial information to complete the transaction. Of course, one leg of this is the necessary credit/debit card information to complete a request – and/or PayPal information. This information is used for billing purpose and to fill your order. If we have trouble processing your order, we will use this information to contact you.

At the time of the creation of this Privacy Policy I do not knowingly use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help the site operator improve your access to their site and to identify repeat visitors to their site. For instance: If I were to use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on my site. Cookies can also enable the site operator track and target the interests of its “users” to enhance the experience on their site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any PII.

Some “others” may use cookies on my site, certain advertisers for example (although at this time I do not have any,) However I have no access to or control over these types of cookies.

I will be sharing demographic information with certain partners, but this will NOT be linked to PII.

If I use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services, these companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond fulfilling your order. A representative example would by Pay Pal.

If I partner with another party to provide specific services, when you the user signs up for these services, I will share necessary contact information for the third party to provide services. These parties will not be allowed to use PII except for the necessary purposes of providing these services.

My site ThinkingWrite.org at the time of the creation of this policy does not contain links to other sites. Please be aware that I am NOT responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. Sooner or later there will probably be such links. You use them at your risk. I encourage my users to be aware when they leave my site they read the privacy statements of any other sites they visit.

At this time I am exploring marketing. I may from time-to-time request information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests, if I choose to do any, is completely voluntary and you the user may choose whether to participate and therefore disclose whatever information you deem reasonable. Information requested may be sensitive, PII types of information. I strongly suggest you use discretion in what you choose to disclose. But if it is a contest, we will need contact information at a minimum so that we can notify you if you are the “winner.” Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring and/or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Any questions should be directed to Don using the contact form. If you are not satisfied with this procedure, you can text me at: 541 579 3500.