Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.thinkogram.com.

Referred to herein as ‘ThinkOgram’, ‘our’, ‘us’, and ‘we’.

Analytics

Log File Analyser

You might not be aware that standard web hosting packages and even most advanced servers have web analytics reporting tools enabled by default. These tools are open source and can be provided by 99.9% of the current web hosting providers on the market. The tools are suitable for analysing data from internet services such as web, streaming media, mail, and even File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers.

Our website analytics parses and analyses our server log files, producing HTML reports. This data is visually presented within reports by tables and bar graphs. Static reports can be created, and on-demand reporting is supported through commonly accepted CGI programs.

These server logs are fundamental to website security as you can guess. A server must be able to report to the owner what is happening, and provide data based on previous events taken place. It is these server logs that allow adminstrators to investigate events both in the present and past. These server logs could store IP addresses, along with operating systems, browsers, and location data based on the IP address logged.

However, this data is not shared with any third party. The data is only used for our internal server analysis, functionality, security, and general maintenance. Our hosting/server (Krystal Hosting: UK based cloud hosting) provider is bound by the same GDPR rules as we are. We will only use a web hosting company that is based within the United Kingdom and whom can clearly demonstrate their compliance with European Data Protection rules.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Due to the General Data Protection Regulations and our inability to control that said data, we do not operate Google Analytics tracking within our website.

We are not fond of large corporations controlling our data, or our visitor data for their own financial gain. As such, we research the services we use and make an informed decision before we embark upon agreeing to a data processing policy with a company.

Security Analysis

As an operator of a web presence online, we have to consider security protocols and services. Therefore, we like other website administrators use security software and ours is provided by a company called Defiant. Defiant is a global leader for CMS security. They help us protect our assets, our team, and our customers from known and emerging threats. Defiant meets the GDPR compliance regulations as a data processor, and we remain the data controller.

However, in order for the security software to protect our site correctly, we need to allow Defiant the ability to run checks on the data submitted to our website. This will mean your IP and other personal data is checked against their security protocols for suspicious activity.

Defiant use Amazon’s AWS services to host their platform. This will mean whilst the data is being processed for security reasons, the data will be processed in data centres that might be outside the European Union. However, the raw server logs will remain within our control.

External Links

Third Party Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their active privacy policies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Copyright Information

Everything written on this site, unless otherwise indicated, is property of ThinkOgram. Feel free to take pieces of our work and replicate it online or in print, but please link back to thinkogram.com. If you want to use more than a few paragraphs, please contact us for further details.

Many of the photos, graphics, documents, and audio files on this website were created by us. If the media does not belong to us, we will try our best to reference the material and provide credits as required. However, if you see we might be using media that belongs to yourself, please do get in contact and we will remove the data immediately, and/or if requested, credit the source accordingly.

Disclaimers

Some of the links on this site are affiliate links (e.g., links to books on Amazon, software on other sites, and additional products or services as we see fit), which means ThinkOgram could earn some revenue, at no additional cost to our audience, from some of the products and/or services recommended.

Sometimes, we offer our opinions on sensative matters and act as mentors to our audience. It is important to note that we, as mentors are not licensed lawyers, solicitors, therapists, psychologists, doctors or psychiatrists: our services are based solely on our personal life experiences, and any guidance or advice dispensed should be treated strictly as subjective opinions—not facts, objective truths, or legal advice. Moreover, persons considering changing their diet or exercise regimes should first consult a doctor before embarking on any change.

Comments Disabled

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service at any time. However, at the time of writing this policy, we do not allow comments to be posted on our website for three main reasons:

Security – there are many opportunities to attempt to manipulate a website into behaviour beyond its intentional coding. As such, we do not allow comments in an attempt to reduce potential security threats.

Spam – as you are aware, websites are continuously bombarded with robots attempting to inject spam comments, links, code, and media into their platforms. This can reduce the effectiveness of our message and as such, we do not allow comments in an attempt to remove all spam content.

Protect Our Audience – unfortunately, the birth of the internet has allowed a person to remain distant from other people whilst engaging in conversation. As a result, it has become common to interact with people more harshly than one would when face to face. As such, we do not allow comments in order to protect our audience from potential abusive behaviour.

Additional information

This Privacy Policy was last updated on the 08th July 2019.

We suggest you check back on a regular basis to keep yourself informed of any policy changes.