Thoughtgraph is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy online, and the collection and use of your personal information will be restricted to the minimum required to continue to deliver, develop and improve services for you.
Thoughtgraph has strict security and confidentiality procedures covering the storage and disclosure of your information in order to safeguard it, to prevent unauthorised access and to comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998—and only authorised personnel are permitted to have access to the information.
When registering to access DebateGraph, you are required to supply some personal information—at minimum your name, a user name and a valid e-mail address. Please note that your name will be displayed to other users of DebateGraph as a means of identifying your contributions to debates.
At your discretion, you may also choose to make a fuller personal profile—including, for example, your professional and educational background, expertise, interests, age, affiliations, organisation, photograph etc—available to other users.
Your e-mail address will not be displayed to other users of DebateGraph; however, please note that other users, map moderators and administrators, currently have the ability to send e-mail messages to each other’s registered e-mail addresses without knowing the addresses themselves. This feature is intended to facilitate discussion among the contributors to particular debates.
With the exceptions of the intrinsic uses of the application described above and in cases when required to do so by law, Thoughtgraph will not share your information with others without your prior consent.
Thoughtgraph may also occasionally contact you via e-mail to provide updates about DebateGraph or your registration. Cookies
DebateGraph users cookies for two purposes:
- Essential Operational: These cookies are necessary to allow us to operate DebateGraph as you have requested. These cookies, for example, help us to determine that you have permission to access your private maps and whether or not you are a moderator.
- Performance: These cookies (for example, Google Analytics) help us to analyse how DebateGraph is used and is performing – so that we can maintain, operate and improve DebateGraph – and do not let us identify users.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to fully use DebateGraph. If you want to delete any cookies on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Other Sources of Information
DebateGraph's servers log the IP address that is the location of your computer on the Internet. This information will not be used to link to anything personally identifiable or to track a user session but may be used to identify general usage of the site. Your computer also tells our server which browser you use, which enables the server to supply the information in the correct format for you to read.
Thoughtgraph may also from time to time provide aggregate statistics about our traffic patterns and related site information to third-parties – for example, to report publicly on DebateGraph's growth – but, where this is the case, these statistics will include no personally identifying information. Cancellation of Registration
If you cancel your registration to DebateGraph—which you may do by clicking on the “Remove” button on your profile page—your contact details will be removed from our database; although your historic contributions to debates will remain. Contact
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act of 1998, the Data Controller for DebateGraph is Thoughtgraph Ltd. Should you feel that your privacy or security is being compromised in any way, or if you have any questions on this statement, please contact Thoughtgraph by email at email@example.com.