Privacy Policy

Human Readable Version

Big Drum Thump (BDT) isn’t run by a bunch of asshats who shall steal or sell your personal and private information. Ever. We do run some ads on BDT, and those programs may set cookies. You can disable them in your browser if you wish. We will not do anything nefarious with any visitor information that is collected from advertising cookies.

Legalese Version

Your privacy is very important to us. At BDT, we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
  • It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating BDT.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, BDT might collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. We do not collect this information unless we are using Google Analytics. BDT’s purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to understand better how BDT’s visitors use its website.

BDT also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. BDT only discloses the logged-in-user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally Identifying Information

Certain visitors to BDT choose to interact with our site in ways that require BDT to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that BDT gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. For those who wish to receive BDT updates via email, we collect an email address. In each case, BDT collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s desired interaction with BDT. BDT does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

BDT may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to BDT. For instance, we may monitor the most popular pages on the BDT or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. BDT might display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BDT does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information

Drum Crew discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information to process it on Drum Crew’s behalf or to provide services available at Drum Crew, and (ii) have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Drum Crew, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Drum Crew will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Drum Crew discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental requests, or when Drum Crew believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Drum Crew, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of Drum Crew and have supplied your email address, Drum Crew may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or keep you up to date with what’s going on with Drum Crew and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example, via a support email or one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Drum Crew takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.

To delete your account from BDT, please contact us.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Drum Crew uses cookies to help Drum Crew identify and track visitors, their usage of the Drum Crew website, and their website access preferences. Drum Crew visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Drum Crew, with the drawback that certain features of Drum Crew may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Drum Crew or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Drum Crew goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Drum Crew may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on Drum Crew may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Drum Crew and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to Disqus anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to BDT, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to Drum Crew can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Drum Crew may change its Privacy Policy from time to time and at Drum Crew’s sole discretion. Drum Crew encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.