Your privacy is critically important to us at The Top 100. You therefore won’t be surprised to find that we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- Throughout The Top 100 website, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Project Dennis Ltd. (“Project Dennis”, “The Top 100”) operates The Top 100 website. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating this website.
Like most website operators, The Top 100 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. The Top 100’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Top 100’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Top 100 may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Top 100 also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The Top 100 does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Top 100 website choose to interact with The Top 100 in ways that require The Top 100 to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Top 100 gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at TheTop100.net to provide a username and email address. Those wishing to engage in social networking activities with The Top 100 community – by joining groups and sending and receiving messages, for example – might be asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal information required to undertake these actions. In each case, The Top 100 collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Top 100. The Top 100 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.
The Top 100 will collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors on its website. For instance, The Top 100 will monitor the most popular lists on TheTop100.net site. The Top 100 may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Top 100 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Top 100 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Top 100’s behalf or to provide services available on The Top 100 website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Top 100’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Top 100 will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, The Top 100 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The Top 100 believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Top 100, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of The Top 100 website and have supplied your email address, The Top 100 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 The Top 100 and our products. We primarily use the The Top 100 site itself to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support 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. The Top 100 takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Giving credit where credit’s due
This legal stuff was inspired by the lovely people over at Automattic (a.k.a. WordPress.com) who made their Terms of Service available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use. So we did. Feel free to do the same if you’re interested.