Privacy Statement

Welcome to Tha Hop.

Tha Hop take your privacy very seriously. To make it easier for you to read and understand our privacy policy, we’ve written it in plain language and tried to keep it to a reasonably short length.

The key points of our privacy policy are: We give you choices about the personally identifiable information you share with Tha Hop.

Tha Hop does not spam. By participating in the Tha Hop community, you agree to this privacy policy.

We collect the following types of information about you when you use theTha Hop Service: We collect personally identifiable information, such as your name and email address, when you register to become a Tha Hop member. This information is needed to set up your personal profile. As part of your personal profile, you may choose to submit additional information interests, as well as other content, such as photos, music and videos.

Information collected automatically. Tha Hop receives and stores information which is transmitted automatically from your computer when you use the Tha Hop Service. This information includes information from cookies (which are described below), your IP address and browser type. Your IP address is the unique address of your computer which is automatically provided to other computers when your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from those computers on the Internet. We also collect information about how you use the Tha Hop Service, including information about the features you use and where you go on the Service.

Use and Disclosure of Information. We use this information in order to operate the Tha Hop Service and improve your experience:

We will display your personally identifiable information on your profile according to the preferences you set. We will use your name so that you are recognizable on our database and so that we can personalize your experience. We will use your email address to contact you from time to time and may also use it for security reasons to confirm that you are who you say you are.

We may use the information collected automatically, such as your IP address, information stored via cookies, and information about how you use the Tha Hop Service to develop statistics and aggregate information about the number of people who visit the Tha Hop Service and to customize Tha Hop content, layout and services.

Personally identifiable information about you as a Tha Hop user, including the contents of your online communications, may be accessed or disclosed in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); in other circumstances in which Tha Hop believes the Tha Hop service is being used in the commission of a crime; when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person; or when necessary either to protect the rights or property of Tha Hop, or for us to render the service you have requested.

We reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Tha Hop, such as acquisition by or merger with another company. If an acquiring company should plan to materially change this privacy policy, we will notify you beforehand.

Tell-A-Friend. If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about Tha Hop, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit Tha Hop. Tha Hop stores and only uses this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.

Your friend may submit a request that we remove this information from our database via the Contact Us; remove requests of this nature will be completed within 30 days.

Collection of Information On Other Sites. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by Tha Hop.

Tha Hop contains links to other sites and services that are not owned or controlled by Tha Hop, including Tha Hop affiliates (e.g. New Links, RSS Feeds, etc;). Please be aware that these sites have their own privacy policies and that Tha Hop is not responsible for their privacy practices. We therefore encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information.

"Masking" is a function of using programming techniques such that the displayed URL does not match the actual pages being viewed (e.g. user is on, but the URL displayed is In certain circumstances, Tha Hop may use Masking and, although it will appear that you are still on Tha Hop, you may be on a different site

Cookies. Cookies are a common Internet technology. Many web sites use cookies to provide useful features for their users. Cookies are small files that are written or downloaded to your computers hard drive when you access a site. They allow Tha Hop to store and quickly retrieve login information on your computer and provide data that we can use to improve the quality of our service. Most Internet browsers (such as Internet Explorer and Safari) are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies, although you may not be able to take full advantage of Tha Hop if you do so. You can disable cookies by going to Tools on your top menu bar. This will bring up the "Internet Options" dialogue box. On the top of the dialogue box, click on "Privacy". This will bring up the "Settings" box. Scroll up using the slide bar on the left-hand side of the box, until the wording in the box states Block All Cookies. Then click on the "OK" button on the bottom of the menu box. If you follow these instructions, your computer will not accept cookies in future.

Your profile information on the Tha Hop Service will only be shared with people you have specifically agreed to share such information with, and to other members of groups (such as universities) you choose to belong to. You can limit who can view certain personal information, such as email addresses and phone numbers. Please bear in mind that if you choose to share your personal information (including any comments, videos, photos or any other information) to other people on Tha Hop, you do so at your own risk. Tha Hop recommends that you don't share your personal contact information.

You can choose to make your profile visible to non-members of Tha Hop by editing your profile and opting in to accessible profile.

Sharing Information with Applications Providers. Tha Hop allows you to share your profile or other Tha Hop information with applications created by third parties.

These third party applications providers have their own privacy policies and terms for how they use the information you’ve chosen to share with them.

While Tha Hop has Policies and Guidelines for these providers, we can’t control how they may use your information - and so you should review these application providers’ policies carefully.

Internet awareness. Whenever you voluntarily post personal information in public areas, like journals, weblogs, message boards and forums, this information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by others to send you unsolicited communications. Tha Hop recommends that you exercise discretion in deciding what information you disclose on the Internet.

Security and confidentiality. Tha Hop uses a variety of safeguards to help protect your personal information, including technical, administrative and physical controls. Please bear in mind though, that it is impossible for Tha Hop to guarantee that impenetrable security measures are in place. For example, we cannot control any illegal and/or unforeseen activity of other users that may allow them to get around the privacy or security settings on Tha Hop. Consequently, you acknowledge that there are circumstances in which your personal information may be accessed by unauthorized persons.

The security of your personal information depends in part on your protection of your account password. Please do not disclose your account password to unauthorized people.

We limit access to your personal information to those we authorize to access that information in order to do their jobs in connection with the Tha Hop service.

Changes in Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.

Additionally, we may send registered users an email notifying you of the change. Ff any modification is unacceptable to you, you shall stop using the Tha Hop service. Your continued use of the Tha Hop service following our posting of a change notice or on our website or blog or receiving our email notifying you of the change will constitute your binding acceptance of the change.

Canceling membership. You always have the option to cancel your membership at any time. If you are a member and no longer wish to participate in Tha Hop you can contact us at [email protected] and membership will be terminated after confirming your identity.

Thank you,

Tha Hop