Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

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Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy
"Classic8bit.com", (collectively, "classic8bit," "our," "us," or "we") operate this website, provide forum, articles, blogs and groups through mobile and other applications, and desktop computers. We refer to these as "site(s)," "service(s)," or "our sites and services."

This privacy policy applies to this site and services on which we display or post a direct link to this privacy policy. This privacy policy does not apply to those sites and services that do not display or link to this privacy policy, or that have their own privacy policies.

This privacy policy applies to all users of our sites and services and covers what information we collect and why we collect it, how we use the information we collect, and the choices you have to access and update that information. Please familiarize yourself with our practices and let us know if you have any questions. By using our sites and services, you expressly consent to our collection, use, disclosure, and retention of your personal information as described in this privacy policy. Each time you use our sites and services, the current version of this privacy policy will apply. If you do not agree to this privacy policy, please do not use our sites or services.

Data Controller and Contracting Parties
We do not have a specific Data Protection Officer but you can contact the founder & top tier admin by sending an email to karl-at-classic8bit..com (remove one period for correct email-address and replace '-at-' with '@', changed to avoid spam-harvesting)

Personal Information that You Provide to Us
Personal information is information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual, and includes other information that may be associated with personal information. When you interact with our sites and services, depending on the site or service, we may collect the following personal information directly from you:

Account or Registration Information where needed to use our sites and services, and may include your name, address, email address, telephone number, birthday, user account name, and password;

Contact Information, which generally includes your name, approximate location, email addresses, social media website user account names, and/or telephone numbers;

Payment Information where needed to process payments and generally includes your credit or debit card number, expiration date, and card verification number, or paypal;

Personal Profile or Service Information, which may include areas of interest, information from social media interactions (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+), preferences, physical characteristics (such as height, weight), photographs and, biographical, health information and/or demographic information (such as gender);

Transaction Information, which may include information about how you interact with and use our sites and services, email, other communications, and applications, and how you interact with merchants, business partners, and service providers;

Geographic Location Information, but only if your device transmits location data and/or your IP address and you have activated a location-enabled site or service;

Your Submissions, which generally includes information you voluntarily provide through free form text boxes, forums, document upload, or data retrieval or import;

In each of the above instances, you will know what personal information we collect through our sites and services because you voluntarily and directly provide it to us.

Other Information We Automatically Collect through Cookies and Other Technologies
We or our third-party service providers may collect and store certain technical information when you use our sites and services. For example, our servers receive and automatically collect information about your computer and browser, including, for instance, your IP address, browser type, domain name from which you accessed the site or service, device size and other software or hardware information. If you access our sites and services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device (UDID), type of device, general GPS location, or other transactional information for that device in order to serve content to it and to improve your experience in using the sites or services.

In addition, we or our third-party service providers may collect information about how you use of our sites, including but not limited to, the date and time you visit the sites, the areas or pages of the sites that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the sites, the number of times you return to the sites, visits to sites outside our network, preferred language, and other click-stream data.

Cookies
We or our third-party service providers may use cookies and other tracking technologies (including browser cookies, pixels, beacons, mobile application identifiers, and Adobe Flash technology) to help us recognize you across different sites and services, improve your experience, increase security, measure use and effectiveness of our services, and serve advertising. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. For more information about our use of cookies, please read our Cookie Policy.

By visiting our sites and services, you consent to the placement of cookies and beacons in your browser and HTML-based emails in accordance with this privacy policy and our Cookie Policy.

Do Not Track
You can opt-out of being targeted by certain third party advertising companies online by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative, Omniture, Aperture, PrivacyChoice, and/or Digital Advertising Alliance.

We currently do not respond to "Do Not Track" browser signals. Accordingly, your navigation on our sites and services may be tracked as part of our efforts to gather user information described above. If you arrive at our sites and services by way of a link from a third-party site that does respond to “Do Not Track” browser signals, such “Do Not Track” browser signal recognition will end as soon as you reach our sites and services.

Our Legal Bases for Processing
We will only collect and process personal information, including sharing it with third parties, where we have a legal basis for such collection and processing. We rely on a number of legal bases, including: our legitimate interests in providing and improving our sites and services; our legitimate interests in keeping our sites and services safe and secure; our third party service providers’ legitimate interests as described in “Other Information We Automatically Collect Through Cookies and Other Technologies” above; your consent to the processing of your personal information, which you can revoke at any time; where the processing of personal information is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party to, such as our Terms of Service; where the processing of your personal information is required to protect your vital interests or those of another person, such as other users of our sites and services; where the processing of personal information is necessary to comply with a legal obligation such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order.

How We Use Personal Information
Personal Information that You Provide to Us
We may use the personal information that you provide in one or more of the following ways:
to carry out our obligations arising from your purchase of, or subscription to, our services or any other contract entered into between you and us;
to enable site features such as geographically specific pricing or logging, and retrieving and providing analysis of data;
to send you important notices, such as communications about changes to your account, and our sites' and services' terms, conditions, or policies;
to process payments and to send you emails, invoices, receipts, notices of delinquency, alerting you if we need different or updated payment card information or other communications in connection with processing and collecting payments;
to solicit input and feedback to improve our sites and services and customize your user experience;
to enable you to communicate with other site or service users via private messaging or other service specific communication channels;
to contact you via email, telephone, text or chat in a manner required by law;
to meet contractual obligations;
to send you reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, support and administrative messages, and service bulletins;
to inform you about new products or promotional offers, or other opportunities which we feel will be of interest to you, and to provide advertisements to you through our sites, email messages, text messages, applications, or other methods of communication;
to manage our sites' and services' administration, forum management, or fulfillment;
to provide customer service and technical support;
to administer surveys, sweepstakes, giveaways, contests, or similar promotions or events sponsored by us or our partners;
to prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities, enforce our sites' terms of use, or to comply with applicable law;
for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve our products, services, and communications;
to allow you to apply for a job or sign-up for special offers from third parties through our sites and services;
to run (or authorize third parties to run) statistical research on individual or aggregate trends.
In addition to the uses described above, we may use personal information that we collect for other purposes that are disclosed to you at the time we collect the information, or with your consent.

Other Information We Automatically Collect Through Cookies and Other Technologies
We may use information collected from you through cookies and other tracking technologies in one or more of the following ways:
to remember you when you return to our sites;
to understand and analyze trends, to monitor usage, and learn about user behavior;
to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole;
to customize ads, content, or offers on our sites and services; and
to conduct market research and measurement in order to improve our sites, content, and services and to make our sites, content, and services more useful for users.

Sharing Personal and Non-Personal Information
We may share your personal information with third parties in the following circumstances:

when we engage third parties to perform services on our behalf, such services include maintenance, hosting, data storage, security, analytics and data analysis, payment processing, marketing, email and text message distribution, customer service, and surveys and sweepstakes;
when you communicate with us by email, submit an online form through our sites and services, request a quote or information, request financing, purchase a product or service, or otherwise submit a request through our sites and services, the personal information you provide may be shared with third parties to process or respond to your request, provide you with the products or services you requested, or complete a transaction, including a third party broker, aggregator, or other referral service to share and/or sell your information to a lender, dealer, or other financial institution in connection with your online request.
when you schedule an appointment with a legal professional, we may share your contact data, insurance data, and medical data with such legal professional;
where necessary to operate our sites and services, your personal information and the contents of all of your online communications on or through our sites and services may be accessed and monitored:
(i)to satisfy any applicable laws or regulations, (ii)to defend ourselves in litigation or a regulatory action, (iii)in order to protect the rights or property of Internet Brands and our subsidiaries and corporate affiliates, including to enforce our sites' or services' terms of use, (iv)when we have a good faith belief that we are required to disclose the information in response to legal process (for example, a subpoena, court order, or search warrant), (v)where we believe our sites and services are being used in the commission of a crime, including to report such criminal activity or to exchange information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and risk management, and (vi)when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the health and/or safety of you, another person, or the public generally;
in the event of a merger, acquisition, debt financing, restructure, sale of Internet Brands' assets by or with another company, or a similar corporate transaction, we may need to disclose and transfer all information about you, including personal information, to the successor company;
we may share information about you with subsidiaries, affiliates and companies acquired by or merged with Classic8bit and its affiliates, including without limitation, to enable such acquired or merged companies to advertise to you products and services in which you may be interested.
when you register to use a service co-branded by classic8bit and other companies with which we partner, we may share the personal information you provide with such companies; in this instance, both our privacy policy and the partner's privacy policy will apply;
We may share personal information about you for any other purpose(s) disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or with your consent. Non-personal information may be shared with our partners who referred you to our site(s) and who may use the data for their market research and measurement purpose. User information may also be shared with our partners who help us deliver ads to you on websites not controlled by us; for instance, when we put a pixel on a conversion page on our site and a marketing partner uses that pixel to optimize the traffic that they send to us.

User Generated Content, Online Communities and Forums, Profiles, Surveys, Reviews and Ratings
You may choose to publicly disclose personal information about yourself and others in the course of (i) contributing user generated content (for instance articles, blogs, surveys, reviews, ratings, or podcasts), (ii) communicating with others in our online forums, communities, or chat rooms, (iii) creating user profiles for public view, or (iv) posting images, photos, or videos. Be aware, information that you voluntarily disclose in any of these areas of our sites or services is unencrypted, public information and, therefore, there can be no expectation of privacy or confidentiality, except if the terms of use of the site or service specifically limit use of the content (for example, we may let you know how such survey and rating responses will be used and if anonymity is an option). Any personal information you submit in the course of interacting in these public activities can be read, collected, or used by other users. Prior to posting in these areas, we encourage you to read the specific site's or service's terms of use, as we are not responsible for the personal information you choose to make public in any of these areas and strongly recommend against sharing any personal health or other sensitive information that could directly or indirectly be traced to any individual, including yourself.

Storing Personal Information
We retain your personal information while your account is active or as needed to provide you services. Additionally, we may retain personal information even after your account has been closed if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our Terms of Use or any other contract entered into between you and us, or if it is not technically feasible to delete your personal information.

Email and Other Communications
Our sites and services may allow us or other users to communicate with you or other users through our in-product instant messaging services, service-branded emails, and other electronic communication channels.

Opting Out of Requested Communications
Requested communications include, for instance, email newsletters and software updates that may be expressly requested by you or which you consented to receive. After you request such communications, you may "opt-out" of receiving them by using one of the following methods: selecting the email "opt-out" or "unsubscribe" link, or following the opt-out instructions included in each email communication;
returning to the web page(s) where you originally registered your preferences and following the opt-out instructions; or filling out our Privacy Contact Form.

Linked Websites and Services
Our sites and services may link to other sites or services operated by our affiliates or third parties, and may carry advertisements or offer content, functionality, newsletters, contests or sweepstakes, or applications developed and maintained by third parties. We do not exercise control over third party sites or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any such third parties. Once you leave our sites or services via a link, enable a third-party service, or click an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third-party's site or service. The fact that we link to a website or present a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization, or representation of our affiliation with that third party nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We may also provide social media features on our sites and services that enable you to share personal information with your social network(s) and to interact with our sites and services. Depending on the features, your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of personal information about you. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media site(s) with which you interact.

Children's and Minor's & Vulnerable Adults - Privacy
Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use our sites and services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 or utilize plug-ins or ad networks that collect personal information through child-directed third-party websites or online services. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will take steps to promptly & permanently remove such information.

International Users
We are headquartered in the United Kingdom. Our sites and services are hosted and administrated in the United Kingdom or hosted with cloud service providers who may be headquartered in the United States and are intended for users in the United Kingdom. If you are located outside the United Kingdom, be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of our sites and services may be processed in, transferred to, and stored in the United Kingdom & the United States and will be subject to United Kingdom law. The privacy and data protection laws of the United Kingdom may be different from the laws of your country of residence.
By using our sites and services or providing us with your information, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United Kingdom for processing and storage.

EU Privacy Rights
FOR RESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. Under European data protection law, in certain circumstances, you have the right to:

request access to your personal information;
request correction of your personal information;
request erasure of your personal information;
object to processing of your personal information;
request restriction of processing your personal information;
request transfer of your personal information; and
withdraw your consent.
In addition, you have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your personal information) if we intend to use your personal information for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.
Currently, we do not use data for marketing purposes but it is possible in the future (though doubtful)
You can exercise any of these rights by filling out our Privacy Contact Form or sending an email to karl@classic8bit.com with “EU Privacy Rights” in the subject line. If you believe that we have not complied with its obligations under this Privacy Policy or European law, you have the right to make a complaint to an EU Data Protection Authority.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
We may revise this privacy policy from time to time and, if we do, we will update it on this page and modify the "Last Updated" date. If our information practices change in a significant way, you will be provided notice by means of notice on our sites or otherwise in writing. Because our privacy policy can change at any time, we encourage you to reread it periodically to see if there have been any changes that affect you. If you disagree with any changes to this privacy policy and do not wish your information to be subject to the revised privacy policy, you will need to deactivate your account or terminate your services. Your use of our sites and services following any such change constitutes your agreement that all information collected from or about you through our sites and services after the revised privacy policy is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised privacy policy.

Last updated: May 27 2018
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