Privacy Policy

This web site (“Website”) is operated by Protopage Ltd. We respect your privacy, and believe it is important for you to know how we treat the information we receive about you on the internet.

This Privacy Policy should be read, understood and agreed to in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Changes to this Policy

Please note that in order to improve this service and to provide additional services, this policy may change from time to time. Protopage reserves the right to change this policy at any time by posting changes online. You are responsible for reviewing regularly information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the policyas modified by the posted changes.

Web Site Usage Information

We automatically collect IP addresses and Website usage information from you when you visit Protopage. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our Website, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each Web page, the pages from which they naviagted to the Website and the length of their visits.

Cookies

Cookies are pieces of data which Protopage stores in your web browser in order to remember your preferences, remember that you have logged in to a page, to remember how you reached a page and to remember that you have registered a page. Cookies are essential to the operation of Protopage, and certain areas of the Website will not function properly without cookies.

How We Use Information Collected

We may use your information to enable us to process, validate and verify subscriptions; to provide advertisers and other third parties with information about our user base and usage patterns; to allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others see based on personal characteristics, preferences or usage.

We give you the option, on a per registered page basis, to not contribute any of your links to the publicly accessible areas of the Website. You can choose this option by choosing the ‘Do not contribute' option from your account settings. If you do not take this option, then we may make the links you submit available to other users as part of a system that advises other users of useful and popular links submitted to the Website. To guard your privacy, we only make links available which have been contributed more than once. This helps to prevent links that may contain data that may identify you personally from becoming publicly available to other users.

We may instruct a computer system to automatically retrieve content from web links you submit to the Website in order to provide value added services.

We may share the information submitted under your account among all of our services in order to provide you with a seamless experience and to improve the quality of our services. We will not disclose your account information to other people or non-affiliated companies, except in the circumstances described in this Privacy Policy or with your consent.

When an invitation to the Website is sent, we record that the invitation was sent and whether the invitation resulted in a new registration by the invitee. When you instruct the Website to send an email on your behalf, for example when you send an invitation to a friend via the Website, your IP address is logged in order to prevent abuse of the system. If you are suspected to have abused any features of the Website, your IP address may be disclosed to a third party (for example, your internet service provider) as a means of detecting and preventing further abuse. When you send an email to a third party via the Website, the email will contain your name and email so that the receiver is aware that you have specifically requested that they receive the email.

We may hire other companies to perform services on our behalf. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf.

We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances where it is necessary to enforce our Terms of Use (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

Your information may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom , United States or any other country where Protopage Ltd or its affiliated companies have facilities.

We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Protopage Ltd, such as acquisition by or merger with another company. In such an event, your information will be transferred and may become subject to a different privacy policy.

We may send you a newsletter by email, but you may unsubscribe at any time.

Security

The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited-access servers. We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

Third party advertising and content

Protopage contains links to websites that are not operated by Protopage, and may also receive content from third parties. Protopage makes no representations about the privacy practices of these third party sites. Be aware that during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Through our website, you may also be introduced to, or able to access, information, other websites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties.

Users should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing personally identifiable information. When you click a link to, or access content from a third party web site, your internet browser software may disclose the web site page address which contained the link. You may wish to install privacy software on your machine to prevent your web browser from doing this.

In addition, any advertisements appearing on the Website may be delivered to you by various third parties. These third parties may or may not use cookies, which may be used to gather information about you, or simply to track user activity. We do not have access to or control these cookies. Users should check the applicable privacy policies of these third parties when providing personally identifiable information.

Children

Protopage does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from or about children under 18. If we discover that we have received any information from a child under 18 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Protopage has any information about anyone under 18, please contact us.