Privacy Notice & Cookie Policy

Information we collect:

The information we learn about you from our website, we store only the following:

The IP address from which you access the Internet
The date and time
The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site
The name of the file or the words you searched
The browser used to access our site.

This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site. We also use this information to help us expand the coverage of the sites and to make the site more useful. This may include AdWords’ free conversion tracking feature.

Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an email, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our Web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information or material that you request. If provided, personally identifiable information is maintained in a database.

We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.

Cookie Policy

About cookies

This website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to The Thinking Business’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

The Thinking Business uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

  • WordPress – this site is powered by WordPress and includes several plugins which provide us with content and functionality
  • Google Analytics – The Thinking Business uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.  Google’s privacy policy is available at:
  • Google Adwords – we use Google Adwords to promote out training courses
  • Amazon Associates – The Thinking Business uses Amazon Associates to provide affiliate links to When an Amazon link in a widget and in our Amazon book store is clicked, the user is taken to an Amazon webpage and their privacy policy applies. Visit Amazon’s privacy policy for more information
  • 1&1 – this site is hosted by 1&1. We provide an affiliate link through to the 1&1 website
  • – we provide an affiliate link to the website which is the mind mapping software we recommend to our clients
  • YouTube  – powers the videos we share on our site
Other Third party cookies

Since The Thinking Business uses 3rd party sites to provide content and functionality, all of these sites may provide cookies on their own in addition to those above listed cookies. We have no control or knowledge of those cookies. We recommend that you review your browser’s privacy settings and adjust them accordingly if you wish to deny cookies from these third party sites.

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

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