Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out the manner in which Things In Common Talking Inc. (“TicTalking”) collects, uses, discloses and otherwise manages your personal information on its website located at (the “Website”). It also delineates our relationship with users and others who interact with TicTalking, as well as TicTalking brands, products and services.

By using or accessing TicTalking you agree to this Statement, as updated from time to time in accordance with section 4 below

1. Collection and Use of Personal Information

Your privacy is very important to us. We have created our data policy to have frank disclosure of how you can use TicTalking to interact with others and how we collect and use your content and information. It is encouraged that you read all of our policies, and use the information to make informed decisions.


When you create a TicTalking account, we collect your email address and a username and password that you create. Your user name is listed publicly on the Website, including on your profile page and on other areas of the Website (e.g. on topics you are talking about).

We use registration information to verify your identity when you return to the Website. We also use your email address to send you communications regarding your account.


You may choose to provide us with profile information, such as your full name, a photo, your birth date, language preferences, gender or country of residence or birth. If you choose to provide any of this profile information, it will be visible to other users on your profile page unless we have provided you with an option to keep it private. Certain profile information may also be available in search results.


If you chose to post a comment on the Website on various topics, your post as well as your full name, user name, location and photo (if you have provided it) will be available to all users of the Website.


From time to time we, or our service providers, may request to receive location information (such as your real-time geographic location) from your computer, mobile phone or other device you use to access the Website. If you choose to share your location, we use this information to provide you with location-based features and services.


The “Invite a Friend” and other similar features on the Website permit you to send email to others by providing us with their email address. We do not use the email addresses submitted in these circumstances for any other purpose without the consent of you or the email recipient to do so. Only send emails to your friends and family who you think would be interested in finding out about TicTalking.


We provide you with the option to send Feedback to us regarding the use of the Website. If you do so, we may collect your name, email address and any other information you may choose to provide. We use this information to respond to your feedback and improve our service offering.


When you enter a contest or participate in a promotion, we may collect your name, address, phone number, email address, and other information you provide. We use this information to administer your participation in the contest or promotion. From time to time, we may also offer you the opportunity to participate in one of our surveys or other research. The information obtained through our surveys and other research is used in an aggregated, non-personally identifiable form. We use this information to help us understand the users of the Website, and to enhance our service offerings and promotions.


We may offer you the opportunity to engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications. When you engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information associated with your social media account (e.g., name, username, email address, profile picture, gender) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the Website, plug-in or application. When you provide information from your social media account, we may use this information to confirm your identity and to personalize your experience on the Website and on the third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications.

2. Disclosure of Personal Information

We will not disclose, trade, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information, without your consent, except as otherwise set out herein.


We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to our affiliates and other third parties who provide services on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to host the Website, operate certain of its features, serve advertisements on the Website, and send email. Your personal information may be maintained and processed by our affiliates and other third party service providers in the US or other jurisdictions. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes. For information on the way in which our third-party service providers treat your personal information, contact us as set out below.


We may transfer any information we have about you as an asset in connection with a merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of TicTalking or as part of a corporate reorganization or other change in corporate control.


TicTalking, our affiliates and our Canadian, US and other service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable Canadian, US or other law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, to investigate or prevent actual or suspect loss or harm to persons or property.

3. Additional Information about the Website

We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to the Website and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on the Website. We use this information to help us understand activity on the Website, and to monitor and improve the Website.


The Website uses a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is a tiny element of data that the Website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. If you have a TicTalking account, these cookies may let us know who you are and will provide us with information that we use to personalize the Website in accordance with your preferences. You may set your Web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to not accept certain cookies. However, you may find that certain parts of the Website will not function without the use of cookies.


Cookies, web beacons, tracer tags and similar technologies help us to improve, deliver, and understand how you use the Website and the ads that are served to you on and off the Website. For example, we may use third-party ad networks to serve our ads on other websites. These ad networks may use cookies, tracer tags or web beacons to report certain information about your visits to the Website and the websites that advertise and feature links to the Website, in order to serve and measure the effectiveness of our ads. In addition, ads appearing on the Website may be delivered to users by third-party ad networks, which may use cookies or similar technologies. These cookies allow the ad network to recognize your browser each time they serve you an ad. This information allows ad networks to tailor ads that may be of interest to you.


The Website may contain links to third-party sites that TicTalking does not own or operate. In addition, links to the Website may be featured on third party websites on which we advertise. Except as provided herein, we will not provide any of your personal information to these third parties without your consent. We provide links to third party websites as a convenience to our users. These links are not intended as an endorsement of or referral to the linked websites. The linked websites have separate and independent privacy statements, notices and terms of use, which we recommend you read carefully. We do not have any control over such websites, and therefore we have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use or disclose, secure and otherwise treat your personal information.


We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect your personal information against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

We have retention processes designed to ensure personal information is only retained as long as necessary to meet the purposes for which it was collected or to otherwise meet legal requirements.


You have the right to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You may access and update your profile information by signing into your account and editing your profile.

You may request access, updating and corrections of inaccuracies in other personal information we have in our custody or control by emailing or writing to us at the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying your identity.


This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. The revised Privacy Policy will be posted on this Website. We strongly encourage you to please refer to this Privacy Policy often for the latest information about our personal information practices.


If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or the manner in which we treat your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer at

4. Amendments

We will notify you before we make changes to these terms and give you the opportunity to review and comment on the revised terms before continuing to use our services. If we make changes to policies, guidelines or other terms referenced or incorporated by this statement, we may provide notice on the Website. Your continued use of our services, following notice of the changes to out term, policies or guidelines, constitutes your acceptance of our amended terms, policies or guidelines.