Privacy Policy


Sitemapped is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website users and this policy sets out how we store and handle your personal information.

By using this website you expressly agree to this privacy policy and to the data privacy practices described here. If you do not agree you should not use our website.

You must be at least 18 years old to use this website and as the site is not intended for those under 18 we do not knowingly collect data relating to anyone of that age.

Our policies and procedures are continually under review and for that reason we may update this privacy policy at any time by posting a new version on the site. We may make small, inconsequential changes to this policy with or without notice to you, so you may want to check this page from time to time to ensure you're happy with any changes which may have been made. Substantive changes to this policy may be sent to anyone who submits a request to us to be notified of such changes through the "Contact Us" page on the site.

This privacy policy was last updated on 21 December 2018.


A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

Like most websites, this site uses cookies and all visitors are advised of our use of cookies when first arriving on the site.

This link directory uses session cookies to store information and to improve your viewing and submitting experience. These session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

The site does not use any cookies for the purpose of analytics, the tracking and reporting of website traffic or website performance, such as those used by Google Analytics and similar tools.

Most browsers allow you to deny/disable cookies very easily, but blocking all cookies in this way may be considered negative to your user experience.

For more information on how the site uses cookies please refer to our Cookies Policy.

Data Collection

Sitemapped collects both personal data and aggregated data. Personal data, or personal information, refers to any information about an individual from which that person could be identified.

On this website we collect and store the following kinds of personal information:
(1) the email address that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us. You can access the email address we hold for you and amend it at any time by going to Edit Profile in your User Area.
(2) information about your visits to and use of the forum, such as your IP address including therefore your internet service provider and your geographical location, your browser type and version, your computer operating system, your referral source, the length of your visit, your page views and your site navigation.
(3) any other information that you choose to provide, such as personal information revealed through your username, profile, submitted links and submitted articles. You must have a username to register an account, but you are not required to enter any profile details.

Aggregated data refers to statistical data which is used to better understand how our visitors are using the site and to improve site performance. On many websites aggregated data is derived from personal data, but the aggregated data we collect on this site is not derived from personal data and could not be used to reveal your identity, either directly or indirectly.

Data Use

We may use your personal information to:
(1) confirm your registration details.
(2) inform you of the status of your submissions.
(3) personalise the site to improve your browsing experience.
(4) send you service messages on the status of the site and changes in the privacy policy or the terms and conditions.

We will not under any circumstances provide your email address or any of your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing or for any other commercial purpose.

If you have a registered account you have the option to enter additional information, such as your website name and URL, to display on the site. If you wish to be anonymous you can opt not to enter such information and can even opt to leave your username off your articles (though the site staff will still know who wrote each article).

All information that we hold is stored and processed in the USA which is the country in which the site is located. You expressly agree to this. We will not transfer any of your personal information to any other country without your express consent being sought and given at the time.

Links & Articles

As a link directory, Sitemapped openly invites the submission of links to the site and also invites the submission of articles.

Please note that if you choose to disclose any personal information in your submitted links and articles you are doing so entirely at your own risk, including the risk of abandoning any privacy rights you had in such information, as we are obviously unable to prevent the use or misuse of such information by others once you have published it on the worldwide web.

Sitemapped takes no responsibility for the content of links or articles submitted here, other than having the option to remove them from the site where we consider it appropriate to do so, and we cannot be held liable in any way for the content of links or articles submitted.

The site staff will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, but it must be understood that all links and articles submitted to this link directory express the views and opinions of the submitter and not the Sitemapped website or any of its staff.

Following submitted links or links included in submitted articles will of course take you to third party websites. We have no control over these third party websites and have no responsibility for their privacy policies or their practices.

Data Security

Sitemapped is committed to protecting your privacy by storing your data securely and by regularly testing our security measures. We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach.

We take all reasonable technical and operational measures to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data and we also use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to prevent any data you send us from being intercepted.

Unfortunately no transmission of personal data over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and therefore, despite our efforts, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and have no responsibility or liability for the security of information you transmit to us, including any act of hacking in which your data is compromised.

You play an important role in keeping your information secure, as you are responsible for choosing your password and keeping it confidential. Please use a strong password in order to protect your account and guard it carefully. You can change your password at any time.

If you forget your password, you can use the "I forgot my password" option to recover it. Please note that if your registered email address is no longer valid you will not be able to recover your password in this way.

Data Control

For those of our website users in the EU, the control and processing of personal data is governed in the EU by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).

Sitemapped is the data controller under the GDPR and there are no third parties involved in handling the personal data that we collect.

The GDPR requires us to always have a lawful basis for the collection and processing of your personal information. The lawful basis for most of the information we collect is that the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests pursued by the data controller, Sitemapped ourselves, which is authorised by GDPR article 6(1)(f).

In addition we may process and disclose your personal information if it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation or to defend a legal claim, which is authorised by GDPR article 6(1)(c), or if processing that data is necessary to protect someone, which is authorised by GDPR article 6(1)(d).

We will hold your personal data securely for as long as you have a registered account with the site and usually for a further 3 years. We do not keep any personal information in document form and any data that we hold is stored in databases.

Your Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) provides you with the following legal rights over the storing and processing of your your personal information.

To ask for a copy of the personal information we hold about you.
To ask for a copy of your personal data in a machine-readable format.
To ask us to correct any mistakes in the information we hold about you.
To object to your personal data being used for direct marketing purposes.
To object to your data being used in a way which infringes your human rights.
To ask for your personal data to be deleted if we don't require it any longer.
To ask us to limit or restrict the of processing of your personal data.
To withdraw your consent at any time to the processing of your data.

If you have created an account with us and would like to update the information you have provided to us, you can access your account via your User Area to view and make changes or corrections to your information.

Please note that these rights don't apply to personal information that you have made public yourself by posting it on the site.

Further Information

We will comply with any requests to exercise your rights in accordance with the GDPR. Please note, however, that there are a number of legal limitations to these rights, and there may be circumstances where we are not able to comply with your request. If we are unable to comply with a request we will notify you of the specific legal reasons for this or demonstrate to you that we have compelling legitimate grounds which override your rights.

If you have a query on any aspect of this privacy policy or the handling of your personal information, including any requests to exercise your rights under GDPR, please contact us through the "Contact Us" page on the site.

For further information about your rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, you can consult the EU's GDPR website at You can also contact the supervisory authority for data protection issues in your own country for further assistance and to report any concerns you have regarding your privacy or the handling of your personal information.

The site has many links to other websites, including advertising banners. We have no control over such third party websites and have no responsibility for their privacy policies or their practices. However, we value any feedback about these third party sites and you are welcome to contact us with information or your views about any site that we link to (including if a specific link does not work).