THP values user privacy and deplores the egregious privacy violations that are, sadly, commonplace these days on the internet. This page is meant to clarify just what user data is collected, what it is used for, and how it’s protected.
Cookies are only used for logging in and maintaining session data and are otherwise automatically destroyed after less than an hour of inactivity or when the browser is closed.
Changing the theme or otherwise using the settings functionality in the site sets items in the browser’s local storage. This is so these changes can persist across repeat visits to THP.
No third party cookies or storage items of any kind are used by THP.
All libraries used by our scripts are hosted locally instead of on a content distribution network and so strict control of what code is being deployed on THP is observed. It is an eventual goal to make all the user scripts LibreJS compliant.
THP employs a few analytical tools to see how the website is being used. This includes a tracking script that is only present on site pages and does not concern itself with any information beyond THP. That is to say, no third-parties are involved in collection and the analysis. This data is processed exclusively by self-hosted solutions.
The data involved is the standard information given by a web browser which may include the browser type and version, the operating system being run, any referring URLs, the IP address of the visitor, the time and which pages were accessed.
This information will never be shared, given or sold to companies or other or other entities unless under legal obligation.
Whenever a user makes a post on the site, their IP address is recorded in encrypted form. It is retained as a way to check for abuse by moderators and is discarded whenever its constituent thread is archived and falls off a board page. This information is never publicly visible.
As THP is hosted in the United States of America and it is subject to all relevant privacy laws. User data will only ever be shared with others in cases where user activity is in violation of US law or if requests are made by relevant state agencies or organizations through legally-binding orders.
THP proudly runs on 100% Free, Libre and Open Source Software. As such, we are not beholden to third party programs that may use telemetry or analytics of their own at any step of the way.