Privacy Policy:

Cog­ni­tive Plan­et (Think Tank) (“Cog­ni­tive Plan­et”) oper­ates and may oper­ate oth­er web­sites. It is Cog­ni­tive Plan­et’s pol­i­cy to respect your pri­va­cy regard­ing any infor­ma­tion we may col­lect while oper­at­ing our web­sites.

Website Visitors

Like most web­site oper­a­tors, Cog­ni­tive Plan­et col­lects non-per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion of the sort that web browsers and servers typ­i­cal­ly make avail­able, such as the brows­er type, lan­guage pref­er­ence, refer­ring site, and the date and time of each vis­i­tor request. Cog­ni­tive Plan­et’s pur­pose in col­lect­ing non-per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion is to bet­ter under­stand how Cog­ni­tive Plan­et’s vis­i­tors use its web­site. From time to time, Cog­ni­tive Plan­et may release non-per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion in the aggre­gate, e.g., by pub­lish­ing a report on trends in the usage of its web­site.

Cog­ni­tive Plan­et also col­lects poten­tial­ly per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion like Inter­net Pro­to­col (IP) address­es for logged in users and for users leav­ing com­ments on blogs/sites. Cog­ni­tive Plan­et only dis­clos­es logged in user and com­menter IP address­es under the same cir­cum­stances that it uses and dis­clos­es per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion as described below, except that com­menter IP address­es and email address­es are vis­i­ble and dis­closed to the admin­is­tra­tors of the blog/site where the com­ment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Cer­tain vis­i­tors to Cog­ni­tive Plan­et’s web­sites choose to inter­act with Cog­ni­tive Plan­et in ways that require Cog­ni­tive Plan­et to gath­er per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion. The amount and type of infor­ma­tion that Cog­ni­tive Plan­et gath­ers depends on the nature of the inter­ac­tion. For exam­ple, we ask vis­i­tors who sign up at to pro­vide a user­name and email address. Those who engage in trans­ac­tions with Cog­ni­tive Plan­et are asked to pro­vide addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, includ­ing as nec­es­sary the per­son­al and finan­cial infor­ma­tion required to process those trans­ac­tions. In each case, Cog­ni­tive Plan­et col­lects such infor­ma­tion only inso­far as is nec­es­sary or appro­pri­ate to ful­fill the pur­pose of the vis­i­tor’s inter­ac­tion with Cog­ni­tive Plan­et. Cog­ni­tive Plan­et does not dis­close per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion oth­er than as described below. And vis­i­tors can always refuse to sup­ply per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion, with the caveat that it may pre­vent them from engag­ing in cer­tain web­site-relat­ed activ­i­ties.

Aggregated Statistics

Cog­ni­tive Plan­et may col­lect sta­tis­tics about the behav­ior of vis­i­tors to its web­sites. Cog­ni­tive Plan­et may dis­play this infor­ma­tion pub­licly or pro­vide it to oth­ers. How­ev­er, Cog­ni­tive Plan­et does not dis­close per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion oth­er than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Cog­ni­tive Plan­et dis­clos­es poten­tial­ly per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing and per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion only to those of its employ­ees, con­trac­tors and affil­i­at­ed orga­ni­za­tions that (i) need to know that infor­ma­tion in order to process it on Cog­ni­tive Plan­et’s behalf or to pro­vide ser­vices avail­able at Cog­ni­tive Plan­et’s web­sites, and (ii) that have agreed not to dis­close it to oth­ers. Some of those employ­ees, con­trac­tors and affil­i­at­ed orga­ni­za­tions may be locat­ed out­side of your home coun­try; by using Cog­ni­tive Plan­et’s web­sites, you con­sent to the trans­fer of such infor­ma­tion to them. Cog­ni­tive Plan­et will not rent or sell poten­tial­ly per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing and per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion to any­one. Oth­er than to its employ­ees, con­trac­tors and affil­i­at­ed orga­ni­za­tions, as described above, Cog­ni­tive Plan­et dis­clos­es poten­tial­ly per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing and per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion only in response to a sub­poe­na, court order or oth­er gov­ern­men­tal request, or when Cog­ni­tive Plan­et believes in good faith that dis­clo­sure is rea­son­ably nec­es­sary to pro­tect the prop­er­ty or rights of Cog­ni­tive Plan­et, third par­ties or the pub­lic at large. If you are a reg­is­tered user of an Cog­ni­tive Plan­et web­site and have sup­plied your email address, Cog­ni­tive Plan­et may occa­sion­al­ly send you an email to tell you about new fea­tures, solic­it your feed­back, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Cog­ni­tive Plan­et and our prod­ucts. If you send us a request (for exam­ple via email or via one of our feed­back mech­a­nisms), we reserve the right to pub­lish it in order to help us clar­i­fy or respond to your request or to help us sup­port oth­er users. Cog­ni­tive Plan­et takes all mea­sures rea­son­ably nec­es­sary to pro­tect against the unau­tho­rized access, use, alter­ation or destruc­tion of poten­tial­ly per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing and per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion.


A cook­ie is a string of infor­ma­tion that a web­site stores on a vis­i­tor’s com­put­er, and that the vis­i­tor’s brows­er pro­vides to the web­site each time the vis­i­tor returns. Cog­ni­tive Plan­et uses cook­ies to help Cog­ni­tive Plan­et iden­ti­fy and track vis­i­tors, their usage of Cog­ni­tive Plan­et web­site, and their web­site access pref­er­ences. Cog­ni­tive Plan­et vis­i­tors who do not wish to have cook­ies placed on their com­put­ers should set their browsers to refuse cook­ies before using Cog­ni­tive Plan­et’s web­sites, with the draw­back that cer­tain fea­tures of Cog­ni­tive Plan­et’s web­sites may not func­tion prop­er­ly with­out the aid of cook­ies.

Business Transfers

If Cog­ni­tive Plan­et, or sub­stan­tial­ly all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlike­ly event that Cog­ni­tive Plan­et goes out of busi­ness or enters bank­rupt­cy, user infor­ma­tion would be one of the assets that is trans­ferred or acquired by a third par­ty. You acknowl­edge that such trans­fers may occur, and that any acquir­er of Cog­ni­tive Plan­et may con­tin­ue to use your per­son­al infor­ma­tion as set forth in this pol­i­cy.


Ads appear­ing on any of our web­sites may be deliv­ered to users by adver­tis­ing part­ners, who may set cook­ies. These cook­ies allow the ad serv­er to rec­og­nize your com­put­er each time they send you an online adver­tise­ment to com­pile infor­ma­tion about you or oth­ers who use your com­put­er. This infor­ma­tion allows ad net­works to, among oth­er things, deliv­er tar­get­ed adver­tise­ments that they believe will be of most inter­est to you. This Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy cov­ers the use of cook­ies by Cog­ni­tive Plan­et and does not cov­er the use of cook­ies by any adver­tis­ers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are like­ly to be minor, Cog­ni­tive Plan­et may change its Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy from time to time, and in Cog­ni­tive Plan­et’s sole dis­cre­tion. Cog­ni­tive Plan­et encour­ages vis­i­tors to fre­quent­ly check this page for any changes to its Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy. If you have a account, you might also receive an alert inform­ing you of these changes. Your con­tin­ued use of this site after any change in this Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy will con­sti­tute your accep­tance of such change.