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Privacy Policy

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We are committed to providing our visitors with a web site that respects their privacy. This page summarises the privacy policy and practices on our web site.

Personal Data

We do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or e-mail address. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via email, or registering in a portion of the site. Any personal information you do provide is done in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988. We follow the Act's eight principles of good practice that state the data must be:

  • fairly and lawfully processed;
  • processed for limited purposes;
  • adequate, relevant and not excessive;
  • accurate;
  • not kept longer than necessary;
  • processed in accordance with the data subject's rights;
  • secure;
  • not transferred to countries without adequate protection.

Technical Data

When you visit this web site, our web server automatically collects a limited amount of information essential for the operation and security of our web site and any other sites that reside on the server. Some of this information (e.g. browser type) does not identify who you are. Other information, such as your Internet Domain name or Internet Protocol ( IP ) address, may identify you depending, in large part, on the naming standards followed by your Internet service provider. You may wish to ask them about their policies and practices in this regard.


We do not use " cookies " to track how our visitors use the site.

Use of Data

Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except Thinlayer personnel who need the information, e.g., to respond to a request. Information you provide to us will not be published on our web site unless you have provided your specific consent.

Sites We Link To

Thinlayer creates links to other Web sites which we believe may help your experience. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other web sites and encourage you to examine each site's privacy policy and make your own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability and correctness of material and information found.

For more information about any of the policies described above or about our web site in general, please contact us.

Summary of Terms

Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP , the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.
IP address
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this
Web Server
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.

Technology Lieutenants Needed If you are very good at a particular technology, why not get involved in this exciting project? As with any Open Source project the payment is huge! You get the respect of your peers and the chance to contribute to the future direction of computer technology. Go to the Forums to see where you can help.

Big Grid Licensing The Big Grid project will be released as an open source project as described by the Open Source Initiative. It is currently unecided which license will be used but the curently proposed license is the Open Software License version 2.1. If you have any comments regarding this, please let us know in the forums.

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