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Privacy Policy

Thaiaga values your privacy.

This Privacy Statement of Thaiaga (“Thaiaga” “we” “us” or “our”) outlines how your personally identifiable information and other information about you (your “user information”) will be collected, used, and shared in connection with your access to and/or use of Thaiaga.com and any content, features, services, or other offerings that Thaiaga may provide in connection therewith, including in relation to any email communications or newsletters that Thaiaga may send in connection with your use of our website (collectively, the “Site”). This Privacy Statement also describes your choices and rights regarding the use, access to and correction or deletion of your user information. By using the Site, you acknowledge that you understand that we will use your user information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Where required by law, you will also be asked to provide clear and unequivocal affirmative consent to the collection, processing, and sharing of your user information via cookies and similar technologies. The Site is owned and operated by Thaiaga.

To enhance, personalize, and support your experience on the Site, among other things, we collect, use, and share your user information. For example, we use aggregated information to develop content targeted to user interests and to generally improve the Site’s user experience. As detailed below, your user information may also be used by Thaiaga and its partners to tailor content and ads, provide social media features (e.g., features that allow you to share content directly to your preferred social media platform), track your preferences, analyze traffic, and provide similar services and content. Thaiaga is committed to your privacy and will not share any user information with any third party without your consent, except as outlined in this Privacy Statement or as permitted by law. If you have any requests, comments, or questions about this Privacy Statement or your user information, please contact us in the manner provided below.

 

What this Privacy Statement Covers

This Privacy Statement covers the Site. While you may encounter links on the Site to other websites, such as those relating to our third party sponsors, advertisers, and other partners (e.g., our affiliate network operators), please note that these websites are not covered by this Privacy Statement (unless otherwise noted on such site, which may be the case if, for example, the site is also owned and operated by Thaiaga).

This Privacy Statement does not apply to the activities of Thaiaga’ third party sponsors, advertisers, and other partners (e.g. our affiliate network operators) that may collect your user information while you access or use such third party’s services in connection with your use of our Site (e.g. social media and sharing services). The privacy and information practices of those third parties are not covered by this Privacy Statement. To learn more about such third party policies, we encourage you to read and review the privacy statements of each third party service that you may choose to use. This Privacy Statement applies only to user information collected by us.

As a general reminder, please think carefully before you decide to put anything on the internet. For example, if you voluntarily disclose user information in chat areas or bulletin boards (e.g., comments sections), that information could be seen and used by others, and may result in unsolicited messages from others. We are not responsible for the user information you may choose to submit in these public forums. To request removal of your user information from our blog or community forum, please contact us as provided below. In some cases, for legal retention purposes or technical limitations (e.g., the data may not be searchable), we may not be able to remove user information voluntarily disclosed by you in such forums, in which case, we will notify you.

 

Gathering of Information

When you visit our Site, we may collect certain user information automatically from your device. In some territories, including California and countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered personal data or personal information under applicable data protection laws.

Specifically, the user information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information. We may also collect user information about how your device has interacted with our Site, including the pages accessed and links clicked.

Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Site, where they come from, and what content on our Site is of interest to them. We use this information for our business purposes, including internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Site to our visitors.

Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further below.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that is written to your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. A cookie file can contain and/or automatically collect user information, such as a user identification code or IP address, that a website will use to track the pages and number of times you have visited. The data read from these cookies may be linked to your user information, so our use of these cookies may allow us to better understand how you use our Site, or to serve you with personalized advertising.

In particular, we and our partners use cookies and similar technologies on the Site for our business purposes of personalizing and optimizing your browsing experience and the Site by:

  • Providing you with tailored content and advertisements (see below for more information)
  • Enabling social media features
  • Safeguarding against spam and malware
  • Analyzing trends, traffic, and user behavior
  • Administering the Site
  • Gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole
  • Tracking web and advertising analytics throughout the Site and its affiliate websites
  • Remembering your preferences and voluntarily-submitted information (e.g. custom video playlists, preferences, job title, story ratings, membership status)
  • Performing location-related functionalities and analytics
  • Participating in market research (e.g., Site ratings)
  • Educating ourselves about how we can continue to improve the Site and its various elements

Cookies fall into the subcategories below:

Required Cookies: Certain cookies are used for specific purposes that are essential to your secure use and navigation of the Site. Without them, Thaiaga may not be able to provide core Site functions and features to you, and the Site would not operate as well as you or Thaiaga would like. These cookies collect and use information such as your server preferences, single-session data and corresponding identifier, web beacons and log files (detailed below), and other credential-related information.

Functional Cookies: Other cookies may be used to collect and process information about your preferences and similar choices in connection with the Site in order to optimize your browsing experience (e.g., various local preference settings; which geographically-customized version of the Site and related content you may prefer e.g., Thaiaga US, Thaiaga Asia, Thaiaga Europe). Functional cookies include social media cookies, which collect information about your social media usage and other data you may have provided in connection with such usage (if you access the Site through a social media website or mobile application, you may have social media cookies). If you wish to modify or change your social media cookies, please visit and review the settings on your applicable social media account(s). Functional cookies also include analytics cookies, which provide us with data that allows Thaiaga to better understand its users and improve the Site based on what we have learned from that data.

Advertising Cookies: To help support the Site and further tailor your experience, Thaiaga and its advertising partners (and/or their third-party analytics providers) may also use cookies on the Site to personalize the content and advertisements you may be shown. Such advertisements use cookies to provide you targeted advertisements that may be more consistent with your interests than non-targeted advertisements. Certain Thaiaga advertising partners may also use cookies to monitor or track the performance of their advertising content, including native advertising content (e.g., BrandVoice). Thaiaga does not provide user information to advertising partners except in connection with the Site or as required by law.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but generally allow users to modify their browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, to accept cookies only from certain websites, and/or to refuse all cookies. Please do review your web browser settings if you want to use your web browser to control our cookies.

Thaiaga may use your user information for advertising purposes in order to promote our Site or our other products or services, and the products and services of third parties. To develop and provide content and advertising to you that is targeted to your interests, we use the analytics collected by the systems described above to determine which areas of our Site you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas. We may make reasonable assumptions based on your browser provided data to target relevant content and advertising to you on our site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a 3rd party. We may also make reasonable geographic and demographic assumptions based on your presented IP address to target relevant content and advertising.

 

To Provide Interactive Communications from the Site

To enhance your experience, we may provide you with interactive communications, such as notifications of activity by topic or contributor to the email address that you provide to us. Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile.

From time to time we may provide emails highlighting new features, promotions or contests on the Site to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications as part of their user profile, or where we are otherwise permitted by law.
To Provide Communications from Third Parties

We respect the privacy of our users and will not disclose or distribute our user list to any third party, nor will we permit anyone else to do so. However, we do make available for rental our list of those registrants who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive third party offers as part of their user profile. In those cases, your email address will be transferred to the third party. You can remove your consent to this use or modify your related user information by contacting Thaiaga as indicated below.
Sharing of Information

You may be requested to voluntarily provide certain user information during your use of the Site. If you choose to do so, that user information may be shared with Thaiaga as well as our business partners, third party vendors and service providers who fulfil our business purposes. These third parties provide hosting and other services for Thaiaga (for example, to support on the delivery of, provide functionality on, or help to enhance the security of our Site), and otherwise process user information for purposes that are described in this Privacy Statement or notified to you when we collect your user information.

We use third parties for a number of business purposes, including to provide credit card processing, to provide email services and to host services on the Site. When you sign up for such services, we will share your user information only as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your user information for any other purpose. With respect to credit card processing, we do not collect, store, or process any credit card information. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of your information by not using that particular service.

In addition, if you provide any user information via an advertiser promotion, please be aware you are directly providing your user information to that advertiser. Similarly, we may share certain attendee user information with sponsors of our live events (e.g., attendee name, title, company name), subject to applicable law. If you are a California resident, you may click here to opt out of this activity or contact us as provided below.

From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain user information from you, such as your name and email. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes.

We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our users’ user information for any other purpose. We will not share the user information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.

As noted above, you may be able to log in to our site using sign-in services that bridge your social media login information with the Site. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain user information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. These services give you the option to post information about your activities on the Site to your profile page to share with others within your network. The Site includes social media features, widgets and/or interactive mini-programs that run on the Site. These features are small content modules that can be embedded on the Site (or other sites) and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on the Site, or set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

To make any request under this section, please email us as outlined below from the email address associated with your account. We may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity and that we are providing access to information about the correct person. We will do our best to respond to your request within 30 days and, in any event, we will respond within the timescales required by applicable data protection and/or consumer privacy law.

You can modify your cookie preferences by following the procedure outlined in the Cookie section of the Privacy Statement above. Of course, if you have any questions, please contact us as outlined below.

 

Data Retention

We will retain your user information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you the Site, unless you have revoked your consent or requested to delete certain user information; and we may retain certain user information for specific legitimate interests where we have an ongoing business need (for example, relating to core Site functionalities (such as fraud-prevention and account recovery), or to comply with applicable tax, legal or accounting requirements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to use your user information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in back-up archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

 

Security

We care about the protection of your user information and use appropriate technical and organizational security measures (including industry standard safeguards) to do so. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing of your user information. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that no data transmission on the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Your user information is stored on Thaiaga servers located in the United States. We use industry standard physical, electronic, and organizational safeguards to protect your user information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet. If you are concerned that your privacy may have been breached, please contact us as provided below.

 

How to Contact Us

Please visit our contact page if you have any questions or requests.

 

How Will I Know if the Privacy Statement Is Changed?

We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. This Privacy Statement describes our data handling practices for the 12 months prior to the date on which it was last updated. When we update our Privacy Statement, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. For example, if we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We will obtain your consent to any material changes if and where consent is required by applicable laws. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.