About this policy
This policy explains what types of personal information will be gathered when
you visit the official Thunder website, and how this information will be used.
Please note that this policy applies to the main web pages (i.e. those in
If you follow a link to any other website, please check their policies before
you submit any personal information to those websites.
On some parts of the website, you may be asked to provide some limited
personal information in order to enable the provision of certain services.
Thunder may store this information manually or electronically. By supplying this
information, you are consenting to Thunder holding and using it for the purposes
for which it was provided. Information provided will be kept for as long as is
necessary to fulfil that purpose.
We may also collect information about your computer, including where available
your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration
and to report aggregate information to our webmasters. This is statistical data
about our users' browsing actions and patterns which does not identify any
individual and allows us to ensure that content from our site is presented in
the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
How the information collected is used
Personal information provided to Thunder by you will only be used for the
purposes stated when the information is requested. Personal information will not
be sold to third parties or provided to direct marketing companies or other such
organisations without your permission. Personal information collected and/or
processed by Thunder is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data
Protection Act 1998.
Demographical and statistical information about user behaviour may be collected
and used to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of the Thunder website. Any
disclosure of this information will be in aggregate form and will not identify
How we store information collected
Information which you provide to us will ordinarily be stored on our secure
servers. However, we do work with third party contractors, some of whom host and
operate certain features of the website. Accordingly, information that we
collect from you may be collected in or transferred to a destination outside the
European Economic Area ("EEA"). That information may be processed by staff
operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our contractors. By
submitting personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing and
processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a
duty to disclose or share such information in order to comply with any legal
obligation or to protect the rights, property or safety of Thunder, its members
How we use "cookies"
Most of our web pages use "cookies". A cookie is a small file of letters and
numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These
cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps
us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also
allow us to improve our website.
For more detailed information on the cookies we use on the Thunder web pages
(i.e. those in http://www.thunderonline.com) and the purposes for which we use
them, please see our Cookie
Access to information
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held
about you. For further information about this right and how to exercise it,
please get in touch. Contact details can be found below.
this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.
Any queries or concerns about privacy on this website should be sent by
filling out the form