Privacy Policy

Version 1.1 - 01 August 2019

Introduction

In this Privacy Policy, we'll describe the types of personal data you might share with us when you use Puzzling Plans LLC and 8bitworkshop web sites and services. We'll describe how we use this data, how we secure it, how long we retain it, and with whom we share it. We will also provide you with information about exercising your rights to remove or retrieve data you have shared.

Please review this policy in full, as by using 8bitworkshop web sites and services, you agree to this Privacy Policy. You also agree that you are solely responsible for the information you share with us. You can use the quick links below to jump to each section of our policy.

Information We May Collect

Information We Share with Third Parties

Removing Your Information from 8bitworkshop Systems

Data Jurisdiction

Data Security

Children

Future Modifications to this Policy

Contact Us

Information We May Collect

The following sections describe the information we may collect, how it is used, and how long it is stored when:

- you visit our Web sites

- you use the 8bitworkshop.com IDE

- you sign up for email lists

- you purchase books

- you contact us

Information We Collect When You Visit Our Web Sites

The Puzzling Plans LLC and 8bitworkshop web sites track basic information about its visitors which includes IP address, browser and operating system type, timestamps, and referring pages. We use Google Analytics to log visits to our web sites. We do not make any attempt to de-anonymize this aggregated information.

Our server-based Internet access and error logs are retained on the server for 90 days for network security monitoring purposes, after which point they are expunged from our systems.

Information We Collect When You Use the 8bitworkshop IDE

When you access and use the 8bitworkshop IDE, all user data is stored locally in browser storage and is not transmitted to 8bitworkshop.com. Standard information about your visit to the site (IP address, browser and operating system type, timestamps, and referring pages) is logged on our servers.

Information We Collect When You Sign Up for Email Lists

If you sign up for a notification email list, we collect your email address for later notifications based on the preferences you shared. To be removed at any time, click Unsubscribe within the email or send a removal request to us at privacy@8bitworkshop.com from the address you would like removed.

Information We Collect When You Purchase Books

When you purchase our books on Amazon.com or via Createspace.com, we do not receive copies of your personal information. If you purchase via Gumroad, we receive your name and email address if provided.

Information We Collect When You Contact Us

When you contact us, we may collect information from you to help troubleshoot your issue. This includes your email address or social media name/handle and any device information or queries you provide us. If you would like to expunge information you have shared with us, email us at privacy@8bitworkshop.com and we will comply with any reasonable request.

Information We Share with Third Parties

We use certain trusted third parties to provide information technology services to us, including web hosting, maintenance, database storage and management, and advertising. Your data may be shared with these third parties by virtue of being hosted remotely, but is only shared to the extent necessary for system operation and only pursuant to contractual obligations requiring these third party service providers to maintain the privacy and security of this data.

When you access a Puzzling Plans LLC or 8bitworkshop web site, Google Analytics places first party cookies and collects Web page access information, including but not limited to cookie data, referring links, and your IP address. Data is retained for 14 months, currently the lowest setting Google allows. Should they change this option, we plan to make the retention period lower and will update this Privacy Policy accordingly.

We use Google Firebase to provide certain features including GitHub authentication.

We host our services on Digital Ocean and Amazon Web Services infrastructure.

Removing Your Information from 8bitworkshop Systems

If you believe that we hold personal information and would like us to delete it, email us at privacy@8bitworkshop.com. To be removed from mailing lists you may have signed up for, click the Unsubscribe link or email us at privacy@8bitworkshop.com.

Data Jurisdiction

All data that you share while using our sites and services is processed in the United States and is subject to United States laws. If you do not reside in the United States, information you share will be transferred to the United States and processed and stored using the standards we describe in this privacy policy. By using our sites and services, you consent to the processing of your data in the United States.

Data Security

We are dedicated to keeping your data secure and, to that end, employ security best practices to keep your data protected. Systems are secured and continually monitored against intrusions. Only authorized individuals retain access to our systems.

Children

Puzzling Plans LLC and 8bitworkshop Services, Applications, and Sites are not targeted to users under the age of 13 (or 16, in jurisdictions where the age of 16 applies) and we do not knowingly collect information from users under the age of 13. In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, if we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personally-identifying information, we will remove it from our systems immediately. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 (or under the age of 16, in jurisdictions where the age of 16 applies) and discover or believe that your child has provided us with personally-identifying information, please contact us at privacy@8bitworkshop.com with information related to the account and we will remove the data from our systems.

Future Modifications to this Policy

From time to time and as products are updated and new product offerings are available, we may find it necessary to update this privacy policy. In the event that there are changes to this policy, including what and how we collect web site and mobile application data, we will update our privacy policy accordingly and post it here.

Contact Us

We take your privacy rights seriously and encourage you to exercise them if you find it necessary. If you require clarification or have any questions, contact us by email at privacy@8bitworkshop.com or privacy@puzzlingplans.com with any questions you have or write to us at:

Privacy Issues
c/o Puzzling Plans LLC
382 NE 191st St #87905
Miami, FL 33179
USA