Welcome to ThinkAsia, an online platform administered by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) with participating institutions, representing think tanks and international organizations from around the region and globally. It serves as a free and open-access tool designed to promote knowledge products on economic development policies. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your personal information when you use our website and services. By using ThinkAsia, you agree to the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy.

1. Information We Collect

1.1 Personal Information: During the registration process, we collect your name and email address. Any additional details such as educational background, gender, affiliation, and others are at your discretion.

1.2 Content Interaction: We collect information about your interaction with content on ThinkAsia, including sharing, bookmarking, and posting activities.

1.3 Social Network Profile Registration: Users have the option to register on ThinkAsia using their social network profiles from Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter. If you choose to register using a social network profile, we may collect information provided by the social network, such as your name, email address, profile picture, and other details as per the social network's privacy settings.

2. How We Use Your Information

Platform Enhancement: We use the collected information to improve and enhance the ThinkAsia platform, ensuring a better user experience.

3. Sharing and Disclosure

3.1 External Links: Clicking on content displayed on ThinkAsia will bring you to the original source. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, or legality of linked sites.

3.2 Aggregated Information: Aggregated, anonymized information may be shared for statistical and research purposes.

4. Data Security

4.1 Security Measures: We implement appropriate security measures to protect your personal information.

4.2 Third-Party Services: ThinkAsia utilizes third-party services for data storage and processing, ensuring they adhere to industry standards on personal data protection.

5. Your Rights

Access and Control: Registered users can access, modify, or delete their personal information. You have the right to opt-out of certain data processing activities.

6. Notification Settings

Opt-In and Opt-Out: Registered users have the ability to receive notifications on ThinkAsia. Notification settings can be configured according to your preferences.

7. Changes to Privacy Policy

Notification of Changes: We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy. Any changes will be communicated through ThinkAsia.

8. Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at