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For 8bitnews.io visitors, we do not use cookies and we do not collect any personal data or information. If you decide to sign up for our newsletter, we ask for your email address and only share it with services that are absolutely necessary for the newsletter to function.

At 8bitnews.io, we are committed to complying with GDPR, CCPA, PECR and other privacy regulations on our website and in our newsletter too. The privacy of your data is a big deal to us.

In this policy, we lay out what data we collect and why, how your data is handled and your rights to your data.

Privacy Policy

As a Visitor to the 8bitnews.io Website

The privacy of our website visitors is important to us so we do not track any individual people. For every visitor to the 8bitnews.io website we ensure, that:

  • no personal information is collected
  • no information such as cookies is stored in the browser
  • no information is shared with or sent to third-parties other than Mailchimp (our newsletter provider)
  • no information is sold to third-parties
  • no information is shared with advertising companies

We run the Plausible Analytics script to collect anonymous usage data for statistical purposes. The goal is to track overall trends in our website traffic, it is not to track individual visitors.

As a Subscriber of 8bitnews.io Newsletter

Our guiding principle is to collect only what we need and that we will solely process this information to provide you with the service you signed up for.

We use a select number of trusted external service providers for certain service offerings. These service providers are carefully selected and meet high data protection, data privacy and security standards.

We only share information with them that is required for the services offered and we contractually bind them to keep any information we share with them as confidential and to process personal data only according to our instructions.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

When subscribing to our newsletter, we ask you to provide us with your email address. Other personally identifiable information is not requested, so we limit this to:

  • Email address

Here’s what that means in practice:

  • An email address is required to sign up to our newsletter. You need to provide us with your email address if you want to regularly receive the 8bitnews.io newsletter emails.
  • All data transfer between your browser and our servers is secured via TLS/SSL. We do not store your email address or any other of your personal data on our servers.
  • All newsletter emails are sent using a third-party email provider - Mailchimp. Transactional emails and newsletter emails are sent using Mailchimp.
  • Your email address is transferred to Mailchimp via a encrypted and hence secured API call against Mailchimps REST API.
  • Mailchimp securely stores your email address, so 8bitnews.io newsletter emails can be sent by Mailchimp automatically. Please see the Mailchimp Privacy Policy for full details.
  • We have not disabled open tracking and link tracking on newsletter emails sent. The collected open and link tracking data is anonymized and can not be linked to an individual email address. See the Mailchimp Privacy Policy for full details.
  • When you write to us with a question or to ask for help. We keep that correspondence, which includes the email address, so that we have a history of past correspondences to reference if you reach out in the future. We use this data solely in connection with answering the queries we receive.

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically through the integration of the Plausible statistics solution integrated only into our website, not into the newsletter. Usage Data may include but is not limited to information such as:

  • Referral sources
  • Top pages
  • Visit duration
  • Information about devices (device type, operating system, country and browser)

All the data is in aggregate only. No personal data is collected. Data collected includes referral sources, top pages, visit duration, information from the devices (device type, operating system, country and browser) used during the visit and more. You can see full details in Plausibles data policy - the statistics aggregation tool, that we use.

Transfer of Data

Your email address, is processed at the 8bitnews's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved (Mailchimp) in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

8bitnews.io will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your email address is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your email address will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your email address and potentially other personal information.

Retention of Data

We will retain your email address via Mailchimp as long as your account is active, as necessary to provide you with the services or as otherwise set forth in this policy.

We will also retain and use this information as necessary for the purposes set out in this policy and to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements and protect 8bitnews’s legal rights.

You can unsubscribe from our 8bitnews.io newsletter at any time. All your data will be permanently deleted immediately when you delete your account.

Disclosure of Data

Business Transactions

If 8bitnews.io is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your email address may be transferred. We will provide notice before your email address is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, 8bitnews.io may be required to disclose your email address if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

8bitnews.io may disclose your email address in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of 8bitnews.io
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our service
  • Protect the personal safety of users of the newsletter or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your email address is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your email address, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Share of Data

Besides sharing your email address with the providers of technically necessary services (Mailchimp) we never share your data with any third party.

Sale of Data

We did never, nor will we ever sell your email address.

Use of Cookies

We do not track you, hence we do not use any cookies nor do we set cookies, use super cookies, local storage or any other technical means to identify a certain user or device.

Links to other Websites

Our website at 8bitnews.io as well as our newsletter emails will contain links to other websites and services that are not operated by 8bitnews.io. If You click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes and Questions

We may update this policy as needed to comply with relevant regulations and reflect any new practices. Whenever we make a significant change to our policies, we will also announce them in our next newsletter update via email.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy policy, your data, or your rights with respect to your information, please contact us via Email.

Last updated: June 1st, 2021

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