Privacy Policy

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The thumped.com Privacy Policy is an evolving document and updates, revisions, clarifications or other changes may be made at any time. Registered users will be notified of major changes to this policy by email.
1. Introduction

thumped.com respects your right to privacy. The purpose of this Website Privacy Policy is to outline how personal data provided by you while visiting this website is handled. By visiting this website, you are accepting the terms of this Website Privacy Policy. 

If you are not happy with this Website Privacy Policy you should not use this website.

All personal information which you have added to your public profile or posted on the forums will be available to all visitors to this site. Do not post anything which you are not prepared to see remain publicly viewable indefinitely. We strongly advise against posting your real name, address, email address, photograph or any other personal information which may be used to identify you. 

A copy of any personal data supplied by you to this website will be provided to you if This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject to satisfactory identity verification. Only information contained in your private profile will be supplied; information already publicly available will not be reproduced. Requests will be dealt with within 40 days. 

We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites linked to from thumped.com.


2. What type of Information do we collect?

We retain two types of information:

Personal Data
This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name, email address, any IP addresses from which you have accessed the site, birth date or any other information you may have supplied when initially registering or when later updating your profile. This information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us.

Non-Personal Data
Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.

Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by our internet service provider for our statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:


- Your current IP address 
- The referring website address from which you reached this site, including any search terms used
- Data which shows the traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded) 
- Web browser and version information (eg Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari etc)

This technical information will only be used for statistical and other administrative purposes.

It is our policy to never disclose such technical information in respect of individual visitors to any third party unless obliged to disclose such information in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other legal or statutory requirement.

3. Why do we need to hold your Information? Non-Personal Data
We use the Non-Personal Data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form for statistical purposes to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organise our website. Third party analytical services from Google Analytics, Woopra and Quantcast are currently used. Each of these services can be blocked by means of a browser extension such as NoScript.

Personal Data
We will process Personal Data you provide to us to deliver the services you have requested. Your email address is used to provide you with occasional email updates.

Cookies
Cookies may be used to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your personal preferences so you do not have to re-enter them each time you connect to our website. Our cookies are not available to other websites. You are always free to decline our cookies, if your browser permits, or to ask your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. Note that if you decline our cookies or ask for notification each time a cookie is being sent, this may affect your ease of use of this website.

Third Party Cookies
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Google uses cookies to serve ads on this website. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads based on your visit here and visits to other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

4. Disclosure Of Information To Third Parties

We may provide Non-Personal Data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our website, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website. The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties. 

We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties unless you have consented to this. Otherwise, your Personal Data will only be disclosed to a third party if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other legal or statutory requirement.


5. Sale Of Business

We reserve the right to transfer information (including your Personal Data) to a third party in the event of a sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of this website provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of the Website Privacy Policy and provided that the third party only uses your Personal Data for the purposes that you provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out.

6. Security

We will use our best endeavours to ensure that your information is stored securely and prevent unauthorised access to it. 

The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your Personal Data.


7. Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data

You may inform us of any changes in your Personal Data, and we will update or delete your Personal Data accordingly. To find out what Personal Data we hold on you or to have your Personal Data updated, amended or removed from our database, please email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Any changes to this Website Privacy Policy will be posted on this website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any time we decide to use Personal Data in a manner significantly different from that stated in this Website Privacy Policy, or otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you by email, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in the new manner.
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