Effective April 1, 2012

As used in this Privacy Policy, “GlassThumb” refers to all websites (including, mobile sites, applications, and other properties or services owned or operated by GlassThumb, Inc.

By visiting GlassThumb, viewing our content or research, attending or viewing any of our events or programs and/or using any of our services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy is part of GlassThumb’s Terms of Use Terms of Service and covers the treatment of user information, including Personally Identifiable Information (defined below), obtained by GlassThumb, including information obtained when you access or log in to GlassThumb, and/or register for content or events provided by GlassThumb.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that GlassThumb does not own or control, or to individuals whom GlassThumb does not employ or manage, including any of the third parties to which GlassThumb may disclose user information as set forth in this Policy.

What Types of User Information Does GlassThumb Obtain?

GlassThumb may obtain the following types of information from you or concerning your computer or device (“Information”), which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifiable Information”):


Email Address

Mailing Address

Telephone Number(s)

Credit Card Information

Blog or Website URL

Social Networking Handle or Username


Demographic Information (e.g., age, gender, interests, and preferences)

Professional Title



Activities or Content Viewed on GlassThumb

Information Collected Automatically ( detailed below )

Information Received from Third Parties ( detailed below )

In certain cases, we may request that you provide some of the Information identified above in order to obtain specific products or services (such as registering for a GlassThumb event or logging in to download a research report from GlassThumb). If you choose not to provide the Information we request, you may still use GlassThumb, but you may be unable to access certain features or services.

When you register to receive any products or services from GlassThumb or provide information to GlassThumb in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

Information Collected Automatically

GlassThumb may automatically receive and log certain types of information when you visit or interact with our websites, services, mobile applications or other products, including:

Browser Information

Operating System Information

Mobile Device Information (e.g., device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.)

IP Address

Internet Service Provider

Content Viewed

Geographic Location

Connection Speed

Time of Visit

Referring Site, Application, or Service

Registration Time

Information Received From Third Parties

Events and Webinars

If you register for events or webinars provided by GlassThumb, we may receive Information about you from the service providers that host or process registration for these programs or that provide other services to support these programs (such as technical support), which may include certain Personally Identifying Information identified above.

Third Party Websites/Social Networking Sites

If you choose to use any third party website or service that is integrated with GlassThumb, including a third party social networking or blogging site, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or WordPress (“Third Party Websites”)—or if you use any GlassThumb application provided through any Third Party Website—we may receive Information, including Personally Identifying Information, from such Third Party Websites, including, but not limited to:


Nickname or Username

Photo or Graphic Avatar

Unique Third Party Website Identifier (e.g., Facebook User ID)

Biographical or Demographic Information (e.g. professional title, gender, college attended, etc.)

Likes and Interests


Any Information That Is Publicly Available on Third Party Websites

For example, GlassThumb may offer the ability to use certain Third Party Websites to facilitate your registration on GlassThumb. We may also use information about your profile and connections on Third Party Websites to allow you to share or connect with your friends and contacts on GlassThumb or to personalize your experience. In addition, GlassThumb offers “plug ins” and “widgets” from various Third Party Websites that allow you to share GlassThumb content off of our service, as discussed in “Disclosure of Information to Third Parties”.

Your decision to use, or share with, a Third Party Website when accessing or using GlassThumb products and services is completely voluntary. GlassThumb is not responsible for compliance with the policies or practices of any Third Party Website. You should ensure that you are comfortable with the information such Third Party Websites may make available to GlassThumb by reviewing those Websites’ privacy policies and service terms, and by modifying your privacy settings and preferences on those Services.

Any information we receive from Third Party Websites will be governed by this Privacy Policy.

How Do We Use This Information?

We use the Information we obtain from or concerning you or your computer or device to provide GlassThumb products and services, fulfill your requests, improve our products and services, personalize and tailor your experience on GlassThumb, operate our business, and understand how users are engaging with GlassThumb.

In addition, we may use Information from or concerning you or your computer or device to facilitate the delivery of content or advertisements that we believe may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you about new or existing products and services or special offers. For example, we may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to our products and services to the email address associated with your account.

GlassThumb’s Use of Cookies

GlassThumb may place “cookies” on your computer or device that may contain anonymous Information that is associated with you. Cookies are small text files a website uses to recognize users, and are typically placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain (here, GlassThumb) that issued the cookie to you or that, in some cases, can be read by a third party domain.

Our cookies may record Information about your use of GlassThumb so that we can provide a continuous and more personalized experience for you, including for one or more of the following purposes: to help identify visitors; assess usage patterns; identify preferences; control the display of ads; diagnose problems with our servers; gather demographic information; analyze trends and usage patterns; conduct research; deliver editorial content; record registration and personalized information; and otherwise administer GlassThumb products and services.

If you do not wish to have GlassThumb place and use cookies on your computer, you should set your browser preferences to refuse cookies before accessing GlassThumb. GlassThumb is not responsible for any failure by you or your browser to accurately implement or communicate your browser preferences or settings. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of GlassThumb that depend on cookies.

GlassThumb does not control and is not responsible for the use of cookies by its third party partners or advertisers. The use of cookies by some of these third parties is discussed below (see “Third Party Advertisements” and “Analytics Services”).

Reviewing and Modifying Your Personally Identifying Information

We offer several ways for you to update Personally Identifying Information that is obtained and stored by GlassThumb, or to change your account preferences on GlassThumb:

If you have an online account with GlassThumb, you can log in and update or change your account information here

You may unsubscribe to any of our e-mail updates or products by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any message (see Email or Text Message Communications )

You may contact us at

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

GlassThumb may disclose Information (including Personally Identifying Information) from or concerning you or your computer or device to third parties in the circumstances described below. By visiting, accessing, attending or using GlassThumb’s products, services or events, you consent to the disclosure of your Information to certain categories of third parties in the manner described below. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the policies or practices of any of these third parties.

Service Providers

GlassThumb relies on third party vendors and service providers to provide support and assistance for its products, services and events (“Service Providers”), and we may disclose your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to these Service Providers to the extent necessary to support our products, services or events, or as otherwise set forth below.

Event Registration

GlassThumb uses third parties to process registration for GlassThumb events and programs. GlassThumb may provide your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to such registration services when you register for a GlassThumb event or program.


GlassThumb uses third parties to process registration and/or host and provide technical support for GlassThumb webinars. If you register for and/or download or view a GlassThumb webinar, GlassThumb may provide your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to these third parties to facilitate registration and access to the webinar. In addition, as discussed below, GlassThumb (or its third party registration service) may provide your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to companies that sponsor or underwrite portions of a webinar that you register for, download, or view.

URL/Referrer Header Information

When you visit GlassThumb websites, certain information about the content or activities you have engaged in on GlassThumb may be reflected in the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) for the page you are viewing on GlassThumb (i.e., the Internet “address,” commonly displayed in the browser window). For example, the date or title of an article you are viewing may appear in the URL for that page. In addition, if you are logged into a GlassThumb account, certain account information (may be visible in the URL when you visit your account on GlassThumb. If you leave GlassThumb to visit a third party website, including when you click on an advertisement or link or when you share information through a social plug-in (like the Linked In “in” button), the information contained in the URL may be transmitted to the third party website by your browser.

Law Enforcement/Legal Process

We may disclose your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to comply with any law, regulation or legal request; enforce, apply, or investigate breaches of our terms of use and other agreements; respond to public requests; or protect the rights, property, user experience or safety of GlassThumb, our employees, our users, or others. This can include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Comments and Public Posts; Sharing on Third-Party Websites

GlassThumb encourages active participation by users, including through comments on GlassThumb. However, please be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Information, personal or otherwise, on GlassThumb, that Information can be viewed, collected and used by others, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party applications developers, and anyone with access to GlassThumb. GlassThumb has no control over the use, collection or disclosure of any Information that you post publicly on GlassThumb.

Change of Control

If GlassThumb, or substantially all of its assets, is acquired by another company or party, user Information will be one of the assets transferred or acquired by the purchaser. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any purchaser of GlassThumb or its assets may continue to collect, use and disclose your Information as set forth in this Policy.

Security and Protection of Personally Identifying Information

We have implemented reasonable security measures and practices in an effort to protect the confidentiality of your Personally Identifying Information (other than Personally Identifying Information that you have elected to disclose to others). However, no security system is impenetrable. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access information you provide to GlassThumb. GlassThumb cannot guarantee the security of your Personally Identifying Information, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to GlassThumb. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password(s) and computer or device, and to log off when using any shared computer.

Email or Text Message Communications

We may contact you by e-mail, text message or other equivalent electronic communications if you access GlassThumb products or services or register for events, webinars or other content or services provided by GlassThumb. By visiting or using GlassThumb content, products or services, or registering for or attending GlassThumb events or webinars, you specifically consent to the receipt of these e-mail or text message communications. If you do not want to receive emails, text messages or other communications from us, please notify us by email at and include sufficient information for us to identify your account, including your Name, Email Address (or Cellphone Number) and the specifics of your request. If you unsubscribe, GlassThumb may still contact you via email or text message for administrative purposes or concerning any products, services or events for which you have registered or are using.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

GlassThumb retains the discretion to amend or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use and disclosure of Information we obtain is subject to the later of: (1) the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such Information is collected or (2) any subsequent Privacy Policy of which you have notice. If we make material changes to the way we collect, use or disclose Personally Identifying Information, we will notify you by posting a clear and prominent announcement on GlassThumb or through a direct communication. Your continued access to or use of GlassThumb following notice of material changes to this Privacy Policy shall constitute consent to any amendments and/or modifications. Your use of GlassThumb is entirely voluntary, and you may discontinue use of GlassThumb at any time.

How to Contact Us

GlassThumb welcomes any questions or comments you may have regarding this Privacy Policy or its implementation. Any such questions or comments should be submitted via email to or directed to the address below. We will undertake reasonable efforts to resolve or address your concern.


ATTN: Privacy

817 Broadway

10th Floor

New York, NY 10003

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of April 1, 2012