INTRODUCTION

The EAGLEBITS.IO Platform (also referred to herein as “EAGLEBITS.IO” or “Platform”) is a set of related Internet sites and other applications for questions and answers, owned and operated by EAGLEBITS.IO), (“EAGLEBITS”, “we” or “us”). EAGLEBITSwelcomes you to the platform and invites you to participate in the community.

We have the modest goal of making the internet a better place, and as such are committed to your privacy. This privacy policy describes what information we collect on our platform and in the use of our Products and Services, how we use that information, and what options we offer you to control your personal information.

We will need to process your personal information in order to offer the platform, and to offer you our Products and Services. By using the platform or purchasing our Products or Services, you confirm that you have read and understood the Terms of Service and this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) including how and why we use your information and that your use of the platform is subject to the applicable Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy. If you do not want us to collect or process your personal information as described herein, you have several choices including limiting the information we collect on you, or not using the platform, or our Products and Services.

By using the platform or purchasing our Products and Services, you acknowledge that EAGLEBITSwill use your information any other country where EAGLEBITSoperates. This privacy policy has been updated and this policy describes how we protect personal information that is transferred to any country. Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain countries, including the rights of authorities to access your personal information, may differ from those that apply in the country in which you reside. We will transfer personal information only to countries to which we are permitted by law to transfer personal information and we will continue to ensure that your personal information is appropriately safeguarded.

half circle iconHOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION ON YOU

In the course of providing you access to the platform, as well as Products and Services, EAGLEBITS collects and receives personal information in a few ways. Often, you can choose what information to provide, but sometimes we require personal information from you to carry out certain activities such as account verification. This section details the ways in which we collect information from you and how that information is received.

half circle iconACCOUNT REGISTRATION

Although the platform provides for anonymous and pseudonymous participation, in some instances in order to use certain Products or Services, we require account registration. This requires a name associated with your account, an email address at which we can contact you, and in some cases, additional information including, a contact address, a billing address, and a password to help secure your personal information.

half circle iconPROFILE INFORMATION

When completing a public “profile” be it for use of the platform or our Products and Services, we may require you to share certain personally identifying information or sensitive information in required and optional profile fields. The name associated with your account, which you may review and change in your account settings, as well as EAGLEBITSpoints are publicly displayed and connected to your activity on the platform and via certain Products and Services such as our community site.

Other profile information may also be publicly displayed if you choose to complete certain elective components of the Account Registration options including, e.g, display picture, affiliated role and company, your location and some information is publicly displayed and required, such as how long you have been a member. Similarly, you may share additional information that is not required but will be displayed publicly at your election. While some of the profile information is required, much of it is within your control as we describe herein and can be modified, updated, and restricted by you in your Account Settings.

half circle iconINFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

EAGLEBITS receives and records information from your browser or mobile device when you visit the platform or use the Apps, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address or unique device identifier. Cookies and data about which pages you visit on our platform allow us to operate and optimize the Products and Services we provide to you. This information is stored in secure logs and is collected automatically. We may combine this browser information with other information we collect about you. This information is used to keep the Products and Services secure, analyze and understand how our Products and Services are used, optimize such usage and personalize your experience.

half circle iconLOCATION INFORMATION

When you use the EAGLEBITSplatform, and certain of our Products and Services, we collect location information about you including your IP address, your location, browser information, and how you came to the EAGLEBITSplatform. This is the case for individuals who have registered for an account, and non-members who engage with the EAGLEBITSplatform by visiting our website(s) but who have not completed an account registration. This information is collected for various purposes, including analytics and to serve content as it relates to certain Products or Services as well as to provide you with localized content, recommendations, and marketing. You may revoke our permission to collect some of this data, including your location and browser information through your Account Settings, but this may limit functionality in some cases. Certain location information we collect is required for security and site functionality. We don’t share this information with third-parties without your consent.

half circle iconINFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTIES

We may share personal information with third parties who provide services to EAGLEBITS, such as analytics providers and email delivery services. Additionally, to improve user experience, we offer single sign-on solutions for account login and these third parties (including Facebook and Google) may receive information from these services when you elect to use them. When EAGLEBITSshares your personal information and other collected information with third party service providers, we require that they use your information only for the purpose of providing services to us and that their terms are consistent with this privacy policy.

half circle iconCOMMUNICATION

When you register for an account, and when you interact with EAGLEBITS, we and authorized third parties place cookies on you and your account activity as described in more detail within our

half circle iconCOOKIES POLICY

In order to provide the EAGLEBITSplatform along with the Products and Services described in this policy, we may place cookies on you as well as partner with third parties including advertising partners, who may use cookies or other similar technologies to provide you with advertising based on your browsing activities and interests. We use this information to serve you personalized content and to communicate important information and product opportunities to you. If you do not wish to receive direct communications from us, you can tell us and remove yourself from our communication channels via the unsubscribe and opt out options in our email communications and your Account Settings. If you do not wish to receive direct communications from us, you may restrict such activities in your Account Settings, but you should know that by doing so, you may reduce some functionality and you may not have access to certain features within our Products and Services For more information on how to control your account settings or to opt out of direct marketing campaigns, please visit your Account Settings.

half circle icon ANALYTICS INFORMATION

EAGLEBITS uses data analytics to ensure site functionality and to optimize our Product and Service offerings to you. We use web browser and mobile analytics to allow us to understand platform and Apps functionality. In doing so, we record information including, for example how often you visit the platform, how often you contribute content, platform and Apps performance data, errors and debugging information, and the type of activity you engage in while on the platform or in your use of our Products and Services. We may on occasion share this information with third parties for research or product and services optimization.

half circle icon WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

This section describes in further detail the information we collect on you and how we use that information broken down by our Products and Services offerings.

half circle icon GENERAL (HOMEPAGE AND ALL OTHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES)

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. The platform allows individual users to engage in a community which is moderated, and the content on the public platform is . . . public. To provide an optimal community experience, and to ensure platform security, we collect certain personal information.

half circle icon COMMUNITY SITE

We collect information such as your username, password, email address, IP address (collected at each site visit). This information is also used to identify individual users in the public platform and to award activities and attribute them to you. Your username and additional content including your EAGLEBITSpoints, achievements are visible publicly. Other limited information is visible to moderators, who have elevated access privileges, and may access content including your email address. In addition, when you choose to use certain features such as our support features, we collect a record of your communications with us and other third parties that are accessible to chat participants and certain authorized third parties. Other account information and usage information including your IP address and browser data may be used for diagnosis, security and Product and Service optimization. Please be aware that when using the platform, you cannot revoke permission for EAGLEBITSto publish and to allow others to have derivative rights to such public content once it is made public. The content you contribute on the public platform is public, in perpetuity, and EAGLEBITSloses direct control over such content when it is published on the open internet. This also means that if you post personal information about yourself, you do so at your own risk, including the risk of abandoning any privacy rights you had in such information.

half circle icon ANALYSIS PROCESSING ( RATHER, SURVEYS AND OTHER REQUESTS FOR PARTICIPATING IN ANALYSES)

As platform for data analysis, EAGLEBITS publishes anomynized analysis results to provide key insights into the community, including demographic and certain personal information. Your participation in the rather as well as any other surveys or analysis processes is entirely voluntary. In order to provide meaningful insights, EAGLEBITSmay collect sensitive data about you, including, but not limited to your gender, race, sexual orientation, immigration status, and your location. We consider this data to be among our most sensitive, and have taken elevated measures to protect such data as well as to de-identify your name and other personal information from such data. We restrict such data within EAGLEBITSon a privileged basis to only those that need to see it and while we may share your personal information with certain third parties such as researchers, we do so only after imposing contractual obligations of confidentiality on such third parties and only where absolutely necessary for limited research purposes.

When we publish any analysis results, it is published as a compilation of anonymized data, which means that we take every effort to ensure that your information is understood in a statistical narrative decoupled from your personal identity.

If you have any questions concerning rather, other services and our security measures to protect your sensitive personal data, please contact us.

half circle icon YOUR CHOICE AND CONTROL OF THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT ON YOU

Privacy is a guiding principle of all EAGLEBITSProducts and Services and we value your privacy. To this end, we provide you with the ability to control how your information is stored, and what information is collected. You may change or correct your account settings, and choose not to share certain information by creating a pseudonymous account. Additionally, much of the data we collect is voluntary and your choice entirely to provide us or not. You may also remove certain optional information that you no longer wish to be publicly displayed. And of course, should you wish, you may also request the permanent deletion of your account, in which case all personal information collected on you will be removed from our servers and encrypted (except, in some cases your IP address required for security purposes, site maintenance, and spam protection).

We also provide you additional data control options, created by the GDPR, but provided to the EAGLEBITS community regardless of geographic location with respect to your information, including data access and portability (including the right to obtain and download a copy of the personal data you provided to EAGLEBITS), data correction (the ability to update the personal data we collect and display on you, in many cases via your account settings), data deletion (where EAGLEBITSwill delete personal information stored on you, which we are not required by necessity to maintain), and the ability to have us stop processing your personal data (with certain exceptions as may be necessary).. Please also be aware that in order to provide some of these data choices to you, we may need to first verify your identity. We will make reasonable efforts to verify your identity, however if we are unable to do so, we reserve the right to refuse such a request in keeping with data privacy and information security principles.

You may additionally control the receipt of certain marketing and advertising communications from EAGLEBITS. Some messages that we send are required, and related to our legal obligations, or service related and mandatory. Other messages, like marketing and advertising communications are provided by us to let you know how you can continue to contribute to the community, and are voluntary. We provide you with the opportunity to control which voluntary messages you would like to receive in your E-Mail Settings

half circle icon DATA PROCESSING DISCLOSURES

When you access the EAGLEBITSplatform and use the Products and Services we offer, we collect, display, store, share, transmit, and process your information in the manner described in this policy. In order to carry out these activities, EAGLEBITSmay rely on a number of legal bases in order to process your personal data, including where:

  • necessary to perform the contractual obligations in our Terms of Service and in order to provide the Products and Services to you
  • necessary for a third party’s, or our, legitimate interests
  • necessary to comply with a legal obligation or to defend legal claims
  • necessary to protect the public interest or vital interest of others
  • you have expressly made information public
  • you have consented to the processing, which may be revoked at any time

half circle icon WHERE WE PROCESS YOUR INFORMATION ON THE BASIS OF LEGITIMATE INTERESTS, WE DO SO IN ORDER TO:

SECURE YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND INFORMATION

All records containing personal or financial information are considered to be proprietary and are afforded confidential treatment at all times. EAGLEBITSis committed to the safety and security of your personal data and the information that you share with us and with the public. We treat your personal safety and safety from harassment as top organizational priorities. At EAGLEBITSwe consider it necessary to pursue these legitimate interests in order to keep our community, you and your information safe from spam, harassment, intellectual property infringement, identity theft, and the scraping and unlawful collection of your information.

half circle icon PROVIDE AND OPTIMIZE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

We use your information to provide and improve our Products and Services, for identification verification, to provide support, for online and offline marketing including through third party tools such as Google Analytics, and for general research and analytics reporting. In doing so, we may learn which of our Products and Services you are using most, what you’re interested in, and to better enable you to use and access our Products and Services. As a core part of our business, EAGLEBITShas a legitimate interest in enabling and customizing your experience of our Product and Services offerings.