Thresher Marketing

Marketing + Advertising + Research + Strategy

Thresher Marketing is a boutique consultancy specializing in marketing and advertising solutions for local, small and medium-sized businesses.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains the collection, use, and disclosure of “personal information” by Thresher Marketing (“Thresher Marketing”). This Privacy Policy includes any products and services provided through websites that Thresher Marketing owns, which includes, but is not limited to,

In addition, additional or supplemental Privacy Policy terms (“Supplemental Privacy Policy Terms”) may apply to a particular Website or service provided thereon. All such Supplemental Privacy Policy Terms will be accessible for you to read either within, or through your use of, that Website or service.

This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non-personal browsing and site usage data that Thresher Marketing collects as the provider of this Website. That commitment is contained in a “Data Usage Policy,” below.

As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address.

By accessing this Website, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Our Principles

Thresher Marketing is committed to handling responsibly the information and data we collect about you through our Website, whether personal information or non-personal browsing and site usage data. We have designed our Privacy Policy and our Data Usage Policy consistent with the following principles (the “Principles”):

Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed or required;Information you provide through our Website, or that we gather as a result of your use of our Website, will not be used for marketing or advertising purposes, nor will it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required; andUnless restricted or prohibited by law, and provided your email address has been collected and retained, you will be notified when circumstances require Thresher Marketing to provide a third party with your personal information.

Personal Information Thresher Marketing Collects

We may collect personal information at several places on this Website, including without limitation:

when you provide us with your personal information such as by sending an email to us or signing up to receive a newsletter or our events listing;when you subscribe to one of our email discussion lists or register to establish a user account on any of our Websites;when you provide personal information in connection with your participation in any of the forums we make available to our community.

What Thresher Marketing does with Personal Information

Emails and Newsletters. We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails or sign up to receive our newsletter or events listing in order to respond to your request — for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about news and events related to Thresher Marketing.

When you subscribe to our newsletter, events list or one of our email discussion lists, your name and email address is securely stored with Thresher Marketing. Personal information submitted as part of our email discussion lists is used for the purpose of managing the discussion lists. Your name and email address will typically be visible to other list participants when you correspond on the list and to the general public in the discussion archives. All emails sent to the discussions list are publicly archived.

Participating in Our Community: Registered Users. When you register to obtain a user account on this Website (any such person, a “Registered User”), you may be asked to provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. If you voluntarily provide your real name in connection with any content you submit to this Website, your name may be associated with the content you contributed. We may also use that personal information to establish and maintain your account and provide you with the features we provide for Registered Users, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Thresher Marketing.

Any other personal information that we may collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Disclosures of Personal Information

In general, it is not Thresher Marketing’s practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in two instances:

First, Thresher Marketing may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of this Website or our service.

Second, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

If Thresher Marketing is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Thresher Marketing will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Thresher Marketing is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Security of Personal Information Collected via this Website

Thresher Marketing has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Thresher Marketing stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to this Website if any such security breach occurs.

Data Usage Policy: Non-Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information

Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Website and server logs, including when you log into this website using your Thresher Marketing account.

Non-Personal Browsing Information We Collect. When you use this Website, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting this Website and information about the browser you are using. In addition, whenever you use your Thresher Marketing account to log into this website, our servers (which, again, may be hosted by a third party service provider) keep a log of the websites you visit and when you visit them.

No Linking. We do not intentionally link browsing information or information from our server logs to the personal information you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how this Website is being used, to improve our Website and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes. Thresher Marketing may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non-personal browsing information through operation of our Website for those same purposes.

No Selling or Sharing. Except in the unique situations identified in this Privacy Policy, Thresher Marketing does not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non-personal browsing information we collect about you or your website usage to third parties.

Notice. If Thresher Marketing is required to provide a third party with your non-personal browsing information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then Thresher Marketing will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless Thresher Marketing is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Reorganization or Spin-Offs

Thresher Marketing may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non-personal browsing information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off or similar transaction. Upon such transfer, the acquirer’s privacy policy will apply. In such event, Thresher Marketing will use reasonable efforts to notify you and to ensure that at the time of the transaction the acquirer’s privacy policy complies with the Principles.

Third-Party Sites

The Websites may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the Effective Date below. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Websites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Using this Privacy Policy for Your Own Purposes

Thresher Marketing’s Privacy Policy is adapted from The Creative Commons Privacy Policy.  You are free to use and adapt this Privacy Policy for your own purposes. However, please keep in mind that this privacy policy, as written, may not be completely suitable for your situation. Make sure to replace references to us with ones to you, and make any changes that are or are not applicable to you.  Thresher Marketing strongly encourages you to seek the advice of your own attorney or counsel before using this Privacy Policy.


If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at

This Privacy Policy is Effective as of March 17, 2014.