About these legal docs

There are three legal documents that help users and accounts interact on ThunderMaps harmoniously.

If you have any questions about the intent of these legal documents – our team is a good and reasonable bunch – we will try to answer your questions directly if you make contact.

The three legal documents are:

Terms of use
Account Owner terms of use 
Privacy policy (found below)


This Privacy Policy explains how we use, collect and store personal information. It should be read in conjunction with the Terms of Use that apply to the use of our Service.

1   What personal information do we collect?

We collect the personal information you provide to us when you register to use the Service and maintain your account. We also collect any personal information which you include in the information you choose to upload to the Service or that we have received from the device you use to access the Service (including any information regarding your location), whether about you or any other person.

We may also collect technical information whenever you log onto the Service or visit our Site. This may include information about the way you arrive at, browse through and interact with our Site and/or the Application (Technical Information). We may collect this type of technical information through the use of “cookies” and other means. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive to enable our system to recognise your browser. If you want to disable these cookies, you may do so by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use all the functions on the Service.

You are not required to provide us with any personal information, although in some cases if you choose not to do so then we will be unable to administer your account or make the Service available to you.

2   Information sharing

We offer sign-up by using third party login credentials to access our Service. We also allow you to share information with third party websites such as Facebook, Twitter and others. If you have provided us with access to certain personal information stored by such third party websites, you agree that we may collect, use and store information from these websites in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

3   Information about other people

If you wish to upload any personal information about other people to the Service, you must first contact them and obtain their consent.

4   How do we use personal information?

We may use personal information for any purpose relating to the Service, any other services provided by us, or any undertaking entered into by us from time to time (subject to the limitations on disclosure and any other limitations set out in this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use), including any of the following purposes:

a     storing, accessing and making information available through the Service;

b     making advertising or marketing information available to you through the Service or the Site;

c     contacting you with information or offers about products or services;

d     personalising the Service based on your personal information; and

e     operating, maintaining and improving the Service.

We use the Technical Information we collect to have a better understanding of the way people use the Service, to improve the way it works and to personalise the Service to be more relevant and useful to your particular needs. We may also use this information to assist in making any advertising we display on the Site more personalised and applicable to your interests.

5   When do we disclose personal information?

Some of the circumstances in which we may disclose personal information are set out below.

We may disclose personal information to service providers and others working with us to make the Service available or to improve or develop its functionality. For example, we may use a third party supplier to host the Site and the information stored on the Service.

We may also disclose any of the personal information we hold:

a    to other ThunderMaps users and customers, as authorised by you or your use of the Service, and other third parties to whom you ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise notified and consent to when using the Service);

b    in relation to the proposed purchase or acquisition of our business or assets;

c    where required by an applicable law or any court, or in response to a request by a legitimate law enforcement agency; or

d    to any Account Holder to whose stream of Content you have subscribed via the Service.

Any credit card information and payment details provided to us are sent directly to our third party payment provider. Your payment information (including credit card details) will not be stored on our servers. The credit card information and payment details are held and used by our third party payment provider in accordance with its privacy policy. If you have any questions or complaints about the use of your credit card details, please contact the provider directly.

If you disclose your information to others, whether they are other users or customers of ThunderMaps, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you provide to them.

6   Storage of your personal information

Any personal information you provide to us may be stored on the secure servers of our trusted service providers. This may involve the transfer of your personal information to countries which have less legal protection for personal information than New Zealand.

7   Your rights

You have the right to request access to and correction of any of the personal information we hold about you. If you would like to exercise these rights, please email us at admin@thundermaps.com.

8   Modification

We may add to, remove or change the provisions of this Privacy Policy from time to time. All additions and changes will be notified to you by being posted on this page. It is your responsibility to refer to these additions and changes.