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Thunderclap Privacy Policy

Thunderclap Privacy Policy: Thunderclap, Inc. (“we,” “us,” or “our”) is sensitive to the privacy concerns of visitors to its website, located at www.thunderclap.it (the “Website”). The purpose of this General Online Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy”) is to describe what types of personal information we collect from visitors to the Website, the purposes for which we use the information, what rights you have regarding your personal information, and to whom and under what circumstances we disclose your personal information. This Privacy Policy applies to our information collection, use, and disclosure practices for Website visitors ages 13 and over.


Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
Certain non-personal information about the Website visits is recorded by the standard operation of the Internet servers on which the Website is hosted. The non-personal information that we collect may include IP addresses, the type of operating system in use (e.g., Macintosh or Windows), the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g., Firefox or Internet Explorer), the number and frequency of visitors to the Website, the website the visitor was on immediately before visiting the Website, and standard web log information, such as connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the Website, and ad data. When you view the Website or use website features, we may collect certain non-personal information from you by using small text files known as “cookies.” We use cookies for several purposes, such as to recognize visitors to the Website, to determine the number of unique visitors to the Website, to ascertain which Website pages they visit, and to conduct internal reviews of the Website. We may associate information we collect via cookies with the personal information we collect online. We may use the combined information, for example, to personalize your experience on the Website or to personalize marketing communications we may send to you, as further described below. You are always free to decline cookies, but in doing so you may not be able to use certain features on the Website. The “help” segment of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to configure your browser to not accept new cookies, how to have the browser inform you when you receive a new cookie, and how to erase cookies from your hard drive. With cookies, the information that we collect and may share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address. Should we allow advertisers on our site, those advertisers may use cookies. We have no control over third-party cookies.

Collection of Personal Information
You can browse some of the Website without telling us who you are or otherwise transmitting personal information. In order to use certain features of the Website, you are required to register and provide certain personal information. If you choose to give us personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on servers located in the United States. We may collect and store the following personal information: name, email address, date of birth, Thunderclap™ username, Facebook username, Facebook profile picture, Twitter username, Twitter picture, correspondence sent to us; and standard web log information, such as connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from our site, ad data, and IP address.

Use of Personal Information
You agree that we may use your personal information to:

  • provide the services and customer support you request;
  • resolve disputes, respond to emails or other inquiries, and troubleshoot problems;
  • prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our website policies;
  • customize, measure and improve our services and content;
  • to provide you with news and information about our or third party offers, promotions, products, and services we think will be of interest to you;
  • compare your information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties; and
  • for any other purpose for which the information was collected
If you start a Thunderclap, your Facebook username and your Facebook profile picture (if you register with Facebook), your Twitter username and Twitter picture (if you register with Twitter), or your Tumblr username and Tumblr picture (if you register with Tumblr) will be displayed on this Website in connection with that Thunderclap. These can only be removed by withdrawing your Thunderclap.

When you support a Thunderclap, your Facebook username and your Facebook profile picture (if you support the Thunderclap via Facebook), your Twitter username and Twitter picture (if you support the Thunderclap via Twitter), or your Tumblr username and Tumblr picture (if you register with Tumblr) may be publicly displayed on the Website. You may choose not to display these, but at this time, you can only do so by opting out of supporting that Thunderclap.

We will not share the personal information we collect from you through the Website with third parties, except as described in this Privacy Policy or on the Website. We may also share your information as disclosed at the time you provide your information, as set forth in this Privacy Policy, and in the following circumstances:

Third Parties Providing Services On Our Behalf
In order to carry out your requests, to make various features, services and materials available to you through the Website, and to respond to your inquiries, we may share your personal information with third parties that perform functions on our behalf (or on behalf of our partners), such as companies or individuals that: host or operate our Website; analyze data; provide customer service; mail products or manage payments; advertisers; sponsors or other third parties that participate in or administer our promotions or provide marketing or promotional assistance (such as in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law, such as on a winners list).

Your Agreement To Have Your Personal Information Shared
While on our Website, you may have the opportunity to opt-in to receive information and/or marketing offers from someone else or to otherwise consent to the sharing of your information with a third party. If you agree to have your personal information shared, your personal information will be disclosed to the third party and the personal information you disclose will be subject to the privacy policy and business practices of that third party.

Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident and you do not want us to share your personal information with third party companies for their marketing and promotional purposes, you will have an opportunity to opt-out of having your information disclosed to a third party for their marketing purposes before any information is shared. In addition, if you decide that you no longer would like us to share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes, please send an e-mail to privacy@thunderclap.it. In this e-mail, state that you would like the us not to share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes. Your opt out request will be processed within thirty (30) days of the date of which we receive it.

How You Can Protect Your Account
Your password is your key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not share your password with anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken on your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify us and change your password.

How You Can Access, Review, or Change Your Personal Information
You can see, review, and change your personal information via your account tab. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. If you request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible. We do retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our site policies, and take other actions permitted by law. Other Internet sites you visit, including those linked from the Website, may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. Other websites might use personal information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site before providing any personal information.

We may disclose personal information if we are legally required to do so, to enforce our policies, to respond to claims that content you submitted violates the rights of others, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of third parties. We may also share your personal information with: entities or individuals that perform functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, advertising, promotional, internet, and technical service providers (collectively, “Service Providers”) who help us with our business operations (such as website hosting, email compliance, data analysis, and fraud investigations); third parties to whom you expressly agree to share your information with; and law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity (we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, public alias history, IP address, fraud complaints, as well as project and entry history) or otherwise in response to the judicial process.

Your information is stored on servers located in the United States. A combination of encryption techniques and authentication procedures is used to maintain the security of your online session and to protect your account and our systems from unauthorized access. All of our employees and our independent contractors/agents must abide by this Privacy Policy. Only our authorized employees are permitted to have access to personally identifiable data about registered users, and that access is limited to what is reasonably needed to perform an employee’s responsibilities, such as providing updates or notices or customer service. However, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect or have unauthorized access to. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

Transactions while logging in, registering, and in a logged in session are conducted in a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) session, which encrypts all transaction data for transmittal in a format designed to prevent theft of the information. While on a secure page, a lock will appear on the web browser and this lets you know that you are in a secured session. Our databases are protected from general employee access both physically and logically. We encrypt your account password so that your password cannot be recovered, even by us.

The Website is a general audience website. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen on the Website.

In the event that we or any of our assets are acquired by a third party, personal information acquired by us may be one of the assets transferred in such acquisition.

We are not responsible for the policies, content, and practices of third party websites to which the Website may link. Please refer to those websites’ own privacy policies to learn how they collect and use personal information.

By visiting the Website, you are agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. On occasion, it may be necessary for us to change the terms of the Privacy Policy. We will do so by posting updated text on this Website, and your continued use constitutes acceptance of those changes. To ensure that you are aware of current privacy practices, we recommend that you check this Website periodically. We will not materially change how we handle previously collected information without providing notice and an opportunity to choose how we use that information.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy and/or practices, please contact us at the following email address: privacy@thunderclap.it or submit as a question through our contact page.