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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy & Affiliate Disclaimer

Privacy Policy

Thank you for reading bytebitebit.com.

Please read our privacy policy webpage carefully to get a clear understanding of how we and third parties(*) collect, use, protect, or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

(*) Third parties include products, tools, and services that we use on our website to:

  • aid us in operating the website
  • optimize your browsing experience with cookies
  • improve user experience
  • run one or multiple features on our website

Third parties have separate and independent privacy policies, which you should read before continuing to use our website. We have listed all third parties we use on our website in this privacy policy, so make sure you are aware of them and their privacy policies before proceeding to browse our website.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that our website, or our application(s), or service providers(*) create and transfer to your computer’s storage through your web browser. Cookies allow us to identify your web browser, track, and remember certain information.

Cookies are also used to aid us in understanding your preferences based on previous or current activities on our website, which allow us to provide you with improved experiences and services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about website traffic and interaction so that we can provide better website experiences and features in the future.

If you do not want us to use cookies, you can tell your web browser to block all cookies. However, some of the features on our website that make your experience more efficient may not function correctly if you turn cookies off.

(*) Third parties that provide products and services to us to use on our website.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyze our website traffic. We do not have any permission to access the information collected by Google except the data that Google Analytics shows to us in the dashboard. The data collected by Google through Google Analytics may include:

  • browsing device
  • location
  • operating system

These data may be linked to your Google.com account if you are logged in. We have also implemented Google Signals, an additional data collection feature in Google Analytics. These data may include the end-user location, search history, YouTube history, and data from websites that partner with Google.

Please read the privacy policy webpage of Google for more information on how your data is collected and used on the following webpage.

https://policies.google.com/privacy

To opt-out of Google’s data collection, you may disable cookies on your web browser settings.

Google Adsense

We display advertisements powered by Google Adsense on our website. It uses the information that Google collects to show you the most relevant and useful ads. When you are logged in to your Google.com account, Google will also collect information that they store with your Google.com account.

We do not have any permission to access any data collected by Google for advertising purposes. If you want to opt-out of personalized advertisements, you may disable cookies in your web browser settings.

Legal Privacy Policy for Google Adsense:

  • Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve advertisements to your users based on their visit to your websites and/or other websites on the internet.
  • Users may opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt-out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info).

Gleam

We use Gleam to run our giveaway campaigns. Any data that Gleam collects always requires your consent. Gleam may ask you to fill in a form, comment on the article(s), subscribe to the newsletter, and/or connect your social networking accounts, for example, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, depending on how we set up the giveaway campaign.

When you connect your social network account with your Gleam account, you are allowing Gleam.io access to your information stored on your social account. Some giveaway campaigns may also require additional identifiable fields that you may need to fill out.

For more information on how Gleam uses the collected data, please read their privacy policy at the following webpage.

https://gleam.io/privacy

WordPress Comments

If you choose to leave a comment on our website, you will need to provide a name and an email address. Both are required fields for publishing a comment on our website. Your name, email address, comment’s content, and public IP address will be stored on our server. These data will not be used for any other purpose except the comment section.

Our Newsletter

When you subscribe to our email newsletter, you may need to provide your full name, email address, and/or other details to improve your experience. We use MailChimp to collect and store the data from our subscribers. MailChimp is an email marketing service that allows us to design and send email newsletters to subscribers.

Any personal information you enter into our email newsletter form will be stored on MailChimp’s server. You can read MailChimp’s privacy policy for a clear understanding of how they handle and protect your data at the following webpage.

https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

From our side, we have the ability to export your data from MailChimp, but we will not release, sell, or rent to any third parties or individuals outside of bytebitebit.com. However, if you join in a giveaway program or competition – your full name, email address, or any other associated information might be used by the relevant partners for registration, activation, or support purposes.

We will never ask for credit card details or any other form of financial information. We request that you do not enter your financial information on any of the forms on bytebitebit.com.

To remove your information from our email newsletter database, simply click on the unsubscribe link that is located at the end of our emails.

Third-party Disclosure

We do not provide your Personally Identifiable Information to outside parties.

This does not include:

  • our web hosting providers
  • our data storage providers
  • other parties whose services we use to run our website
  • other parties who aid us in managing and/or operating our website
  • other parties who aid us in running and/or managing our business

… as long as those parties agree to keep your Personally Identifiable Information confidential. We have no responsibility or liability for any activities of third-parties that we have mentioned above to your Personally Identifiable Information, such as exporting and/or revealing your Personally Identifiable Information to other individuals or parties.

We may also release your Personally Identifiable Information when it is:

  • suitable to comply with the law
  • following a request from law enforcement
  • to enforce our website policies
  • protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety

Third-party External Links

We may add external links to third-party articles, products, or services on our website or in our email newsletter. These third-party websites have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore, we have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked third-party websites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”)

(*)Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”)

CalOPPA is the first state law in the United States to require commercial websites and online services to create and maintain a privacy policy. The reach of this law stretches well beyond California to require any individual or company in the United States and conceivably the world that runs websites collecting PII from California consumers to post an easily seen privacy policy on their website to declare exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.

To be in accordance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act, we agree with the following:

  • Users can anonymously visit our website.
  • Once this privacy policy webpage is created, we will add a link to this webpage on our home page (which is bytebitebit.com) or, as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word “Privacy” and can easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified if we make any changes to our privacy policy webpage.
  • You can change your personal information by signing into your account.

How does our website handle the “Do Not Track” signals?

We respect the “Do Not Track” signals and do not load cookies to users’ computers, do not monitor or use advertising when a “Do Not Track” browser mechanism is in place.

Does our website allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It is also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)

(*)Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”)

When talking about collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the COPPA puts parents in control. The FTC, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the Children Online Privacy Protection Act Rule, which spells out what managers/owners/operators of websites and online services must do to protect the privacy and online safety of children.

To be in accordance with the Children Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not collect Personally Identifiable Information of children under the age of 13 years old. For non-personally identifiable information, we cannot control the age of visitors, so users must agree with our privacy policy before proceeding to our website.

Fair Information Practices Principles

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States, and the concepts they include have played an important role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding these principles and how they should be implemented is important to obey the various privacy laws that protect the personal information of users.

To be in accordance with the Fair Information Practices, we will take the following responsive action. Should a data breach occur, we will send you a notification via email within seven business days.

We also agree with the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have the right to lawfully pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. The Individual Redress Principle not only requires that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives receivers the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address and other information as we mentioned in the “Our Newsletter” section in order to:

  • send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • send additional information related to the product(s) and/or service(s) you may be interested in.
  • send our newsletters that include links to our articles, sponsored product(s) and/or service(s), or promotion(s).

To be in accordance with the CAN-SPAM Act, we agree with the following:

  • not to use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance.
  • process opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • insert an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email that allows users to unsubscribe quickly.
  • users can contact us through email at info@bytebitebit.com to request for unsubscribing manually.

Affiliate Disclaimer

Our main goal is to research, write, and publish as many handy articles as possible to help readers to achieve more knowledge. Besides, we often research, review technological products, and share our opinion about them. Most of the products we review are purchased from Amazon.com. So you may have noticed that we often use Amazon.com links when recommending products to readers. In addition, we sometimes insert related products from Amazon.com in the form of a widget in our articles. Our recommendations are always based on the value of the products. We always give our opinion within the reviews on whether a product is worth purchasing.

When you use Amazon.com links that we have inserted in our articles to purchase products, we may earn a small commission from verified purchases. We are a participant in the Associates Program of Amazon Services LLC, an affiliate advertising program that is designed to provide a means for websites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on Amazon.com.

You may also have noticed that we use several affiliate links from other programs on our website. Please be assured that these affiliate links will not affect you in any way. We will not publish unfair reviews in order to obtain profit from affiliate sales. This goes against our principles.

Legal Affiliate Disclosure: Some of the links on bytebitebit.com are affiliate links, and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will receive an affiliate commission. We are disclosing this in accordance with the guide from the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, you may contact us using the following email: info@bytebitebit.com, or through our contact form.

Revisions

Revision #1: December 22, 2019

  • Initial version