Top Pages: Privacy Policy

By using Top Pages and/or the Top Pages Service, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy (last updated on 10th October 2014). If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use Top Pages Website or the services that we offer on it.
1.1 Our website and all pages containing that address and the services provided on Top Pages ("Top Pages Website") are operated by Top Pages Limited ("we", "us" and "our"). Top Pages and the Top Pages Service helps people find and create content by writing reviews and adding business information.
1.2 This policy (together with our Terms, and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
1.3 Please read the following carefully to understand our policy regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
2.1 When registering as a user of the Top Pages Website or during your time as a user of the Top Pages Website you will be asked to provide information to us. We will inform you at the time of collecting information from you whether you must provide the information to use the Top Pages Website including a particular Top Pages service or whether the provision of information requested by us is optional. We will inform you at the time of collecting the information from you whether the information that you provide to us will be accessible to other users of the Top Pages Website or by third parties so that you can decide whether to provide the information to us.
2.2 We may collect and process the following data about you:
2.2.1 if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
2.2.2 information that you submit to the Top Pages Website;
2.2.3 details of transactions you carry out through the Top Pages Website; and
2.2.4 details of your visits to the Top Pages Website including, but not limited to, searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
2.3 You may choose to provide us with another person's email address or name so that person may be invited to create an account on the Top Pages Website and become your friend. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person about the invitation. By providing us with another person's email address or name, you represent to us that you have obtained the consent of the person concerned as regards such disclosure to us of their personal information. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described above. We may disclose your identity to a person you invite to join the website if you have supplied us with their email address or name.
3.1 Top Pages users post reviews, material, content, information and opinions about third party services and products and other matters on the Top Pages Website. Top Pages users also post and edit product and business information. ("User Reviews"). These User Reviews can then be accessed and read by other users of the Top Pages Website. You can search for [other] registered users of the Top Pages Website, whether they be individuals or groups. If you choose to be a registered user of the Top Pages Website, we will display a limited amount of personal information, so that users are able to evaluate a particular review.
3.2 We use information held about you in the following ways:
3.2.1 to ensure that content from the Top Pages Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
3.2.2 to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
3.2.3 to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
3.2.4 to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service and the Top Pages Website, when you choose to do so; and
3.2.5 to notify you about changes to our service and the Top Pages Website.
3.3 Information such as your account name, date of joining, photograph, personal profile and User Reviews may be shown to other users of the Top Pages Website.
3.4 We may sell or licence your submissions to third parties for their use, in which case your account name (consisting of your first name and the first initial of your surname) and any personally identifiable information you have included in your submissions may be shown to users of such third party websites. Except as set out in this Privacy Policy and in our Terms, we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information.
3.5 We may also use your email address to send you updates or news regarding the Top Pages Website, but you may choose not to receive emails of this type by visiting the "Preferences" link within your private member dashboard. Additionally, we use your email address to contact you on behalf of your friends and group contacts (such as when someone sends you a personal message) if you have advised us that you wish to receive those emails. In order to allow you to send and receive personal messages to other registered users of the Top Pages Website, we record the messages that you send and receive using the Top Pages Website's personal messaging feature.
3.6 We may use your reviews and other content to personalise the Top Pages Website and identify/feature popular members. For example, we may promote the most popular and latest reviews, groups, listings and members. While we do not expect to transfer the complete review and member database to others unless we sell our business, we use the database throughout our networks and to generate results for others.
4.1 We do not disclose to any third party personal information that you provide to us unless we have your permission (including as given in this Policy) or we believe the law permits or requires it. In addition, we may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorised to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Top Pages, our users, our employees or the public.
4.2 If you provide personal information to us you understand and agree that we may disclose your personal information to the following third parties:
4.2.1 if you have indicated at registration, or at any time during your time as a user of the Top Pages Website, that you are happy to receive information or promotions from selected third parties about goods and services which may be of interest to you, you consent to us sending you such offers or information. You may opt out of receiving such offers or change your preferences at any time by visiting the "Preferences" link within your private member dashboard;
4.2.2 any member of our group of companies, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries;
4.2.3 to the prospective seller or buyer of any business or assets related to the Top Pages Website or all or part of Top Pages Limited;
4.2.4 exchanging information with third parties for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction; and
4.2.5 in the context of commercial agreements with third party publishing websites who may licence Top Pages content via a Top Pages application.
4.3 We will notify you when information about you may be provided to third parties in ways other than explained above, and you will have the option to prevent such information sharing at the time that we notify you.
4.4 We do not disclose personal information about you to third parties (including advertisers or marketing companies), but we may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
5.1 We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
5.2 Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Top Pages Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
5.3 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Top Pages Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorised manner.
5.4 You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information and agree to make that information public on the Top Pages Website (e.g., account name, e-mail address) via reviews, messages, forums, ratings or in other areas of Top Pages, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, can be collected, correlated and used by third parties. These third parties or other the Top Pages Website users may use your information to send you unsolicited messages. Such activities are beyond our control. Please do not post any personal information on the Top Pages Website or in other areas that you wish to keep private.
5.5 As a registered user of the Top Pages Website, you can modify your personal information at any time by accessing the "Settings" section of the Top Pages Website or by contacting us at
6.1 We may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates as well as third party websites to which we have no affiliation. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
7.1 We may collect information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration, statistical purposes. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
7.2 For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. On revisiting the Top Pages Website our computer server will recognise the cookie, giving us information about your last visit. They help us to improve the Top Pages Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
7.2.1 to allow you to enter the Top Pages Website without explicitly typing in your account name and password every time;
7.2.2 to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
7.2.3 to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the Top Pages Website according to your individual interests; and
7.2.4 to speed up your searches.
7.3 You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Top Pages Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to the Top Pages Website.
7.4 For information on how to control your cookies go to
8.1 At any time, you can make a written request to have access to all the personal information that we hold about you. We will provide this information to you and may request a small administrative charge.
8.2 You may inform us of any changes in your personal data and in accordance with our obligations to you, we will update or delete your personal data accordingly.
8.3 Upon your request, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to close your account and cease displaying your submissions on the Top Pages Website. Registered users who wish to close their account should email at
Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. You should visit this page periodically to review any changes to the Privacy Policy as your continued use of the Top Pages Website is deemed to constitute your agreement to any such changes.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to If you contact us to provide feedback, any personal information and other content that you provide in your communication will be recorded so that we can effectively respond to your communication.