Your privacy on Thought Nova

The technology driving websites is evolving quickly – much faster than most users’ knowledge of what is going on behind the scenes.

As a matter of course, every web site is constantly collecting information about how its pages are being used. At a basic level, web servers record all activity in log files, while statistical analysis programers gather aggregated information to help publishers understand how their sites are being used. And when you register with sites your email address and other information you may supply is stored securely for specific reasons, such as sending you newsletters.

Different users will have different levels of interaction with Thought Nova.

You may simply browse our content – read our articles, peruse our galleries, and so on – without actively giving us any information about yourself. You may register your email address so that you can receive our editors’ weekly news roundups, and other updates and offers. As an author you may register your email address so that you can contribute to the content on the site.

Whichever of these applies to your use of Thought Nova, you should familiarise yourself with the information below and our User Agreement.

Registration forms and personal data

By completing and submitting the registration form on this site you will be able to receive newsletters and other information. Depending upon your registration settings, you agree that we may send you a weekly email, occasional ‘breaking news’ alerts and selected email promotions from our clients. We will also mail you occasionally with updates about the service and information about your registration.

By registering, you will be providing Thought Nova with certain data. Thought Nova collects and uses two types of data about users of its sites: (1) Personal Data – (names and email addresses etc) via which it is possible to identify an individual from that information; and (2) Aggregated Data – being all other information that relates purely to generic statistics such as traffic flow and demographics.

Personal Data

Thought Nova will only collect, use and transfer Personal Data about you if you have consented to that collection, use and transfer, unless Thought Nova believes that such action is necessary to (a) conform to legal requirements (b) protect and defend its rights or property (c) enforce this User Agreement or (d) act to protect the interests of its users or others.

You give your consent in the following way:

By completing and submitting the Registration Form you consent to Thought Nova:

  • collecting the information that is on the Registration Form, and information about your movements around and use of this site and other Thought Nova owned or managed sites, for the purposes described below.
  • contacting you with relevant material, for example about your use or potential use of this site.
  • transferring your Personal Data to other Thought Nova companies (subsidiaries or affiliates), and to those Thought Nova companies contacting you with other relevant material, for example about your use or potential use of this site or other Thought Nova owned or managed sites.
  • transferring your Personal Data to Thought Nova’s site franchise partner if this site is one which Thought Nova publishes and manages for a third party franchise partner (e.g. a club or organization), and to that franchise partner contacting you with other relevant material.
  • transferring your Personal Data to any data processors that Thought Nova has nominated to act as its agent for any of the above activities. The data will always remain under the control and direction of Thought Nova.
  • transferring your Personal Data to any country in which a server belonging to Thought Nova is located for the purpose of providing you the sites and services within Thought Nova’s network and for conducting the above activities.

You can unsubscribe from any of these services at any time by emailing Thought Nova at support@thoughtnova.com.

Aggregated Data

Other non-personal information will be collected and used by Thought Nova and may be transferred to third parties. Any such statistical or demographic information will not include personal details through which you could be identified. In addition to non-personal information given on your Registration Form, information is automatically collected about traffic around the site. This is also only used in aggregate form and no individual registered user will be identified.

Cookies

Site functionality cookies

Thought Nova uses “cookies” to determine whether a user is signed in or not and, from time to time, to ensure that a piece of information is only displayed to users a certain number of times. A cookie is a small piece of information sent from web sites you visit (including Thought Nova) to your computer to help identify you quickly. Cookies are not used to identify individuals personally and no personal information is stored in relation to the cookies.

Third party cookies

We use external advertising companies to display advertising when you visit Thought Nova. The software that displays these advertisements also uses cookies, known as ‘third party cookies’. These cookies may be used to help display more relevant advertisements to you.

These companies may use information (not including your name or email address) about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Third party cookies may include behavioral targeting cookies. These are also intended to help display more relevant advertisements to you by using information about other sites you may have visited previously.

Third party cookies also include those from our data analytics providers. These allow us to analyze the use of our sites and do not identify users individually.

Refusing and removing cookies, withdraw your consent

At all times, you may adjust your computer’s web browser settings to refuse all cookies. However, by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on web sites and, if you wish to use our discussion forums or comment on articles, you will be asked to log in each time you visit.

You can also withdraw your consent, remove all cookies from your computer – or specific cookies that you wish to remove – by opening your internet browser’s settings and finding the privacy or content settings.

The following links give you specific information for removing cookies from certain popular browsers:

Internet Explorer 
Google Chrome 
Firefox 
Safari

What types of cookies do we use ?

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
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ab011 months
adaptv_unique_user_cookie02 years
APID01 yearThis cookie is used to store information of how a user behaves on multiple websites. This information is them used to customize the relevant ads to be displayed to the users.
audience011 months
b30msc030 minutes
be1612d2f8cb7cc32ce69ffc3979f06301 hourThis cookie is set by Facebook. The purpose of the cookie is not known yet.
bsc0The cookies is set by ownerIQ for the purpose of providing relevant advertisement
btc010 years
ca3065a41e6f20682df90140c904333701 hour
CMID011 monthsThe cookie is set by CasaleMedia. The cookie is used to collect information about the usage behavior for targeted advertising.
CMPRO03 monthsThis cookie is set by Casalemedia and is used for targeted advertisement purposes.
CMPS03 monthsThis cookie is set by Casalemedia and is used for targeted advertisement purposes.
CMST01 dayThe cookie is set by CasaleMedia. The cookie is used to collect information about the usage behavior for targeted advertising.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary011 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary011 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non Necessary".
cref01 year
csm-hit01 year
csrftoken011 monthsThis cookie is associated with Django web development platform for python. Used to help protect the website against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks
d03 months
DSID11 hour
fr13 monthsThe cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
GPS030 minutesThis cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location
i011 monthsThe purpose of the cookie is not known yet.
id01 year
IDE12 yearsUsed by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
ig_did19 years
KADUSERCOOKIE03 monthsThe cookie is set by pubmatic.com for identifying the visitors' website or device from which they visit PubMatic's partners' website.
KTPCACOOKIE01 dayThis cookie is set by pubmatic.com for the purpose of checking if third-party cookies are enabled on the user's website.
lang0This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.
mc01 yearThis cookie is associated with Quantserve to track anonymously how a user interact with the website.
mdata01 year
mid09 yearsThe cookie is set by Instagram. The cookie is used to distinguish users and to show relevant content, for better user experience and security.
na_id01 yearThis cookie is set by Addthis.com to enable sharing of links on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter
na_rn01 month
na_sc_e01 month
na_sr01 month
na_srp01 minute
na_tc01 year
ouid01 yearThe cookie is set by Addthis which enables the content of the website to be shared across different networking and social sharing websites.
ov01 year
pxrc02 monthsThe purpose of the cookie is to identify a visitor to serve relevant advertisement.
rlas3011 monthsThe cookie is set by rlcdn.com. The cookie is used to serve relevant ads to the visitor as well as limit the time the visitor sees an and also measure the effectiveness of the campaign.
rur1The cookie is set by instagram to enable the user to browse through the website securely by preventing any cross-site request forgery.
session-id015 years
session-id-time015 years
session-token015 years
taboola_session_id0
test_cookie011 monthsThis cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users' browser supports cookies.
trc_cookie_storage011 months