I may collect and receive information about users of my Services (“users,” “you,” or “your”) from various sources, including: (i) comments that you leave on posts and other content on the website (ii) register for the use the forums/community section of the website (iii) contact me directly using the forms on the website.
INFORMATION I COLLECT
Information You Provide
User Content. my forums or community feature allows you to publicly post content on my Services. By registering for my forums, you agree that your profile information and the content you post may be viewed and used by other users and third parties I do not control.
Communications. If you contact me directly, I may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send me, and any other information you may choose to provide. I may also receive a confirmation when you open an email from me.
The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point I ask you to provide your personal information.
Information I Collect When You Use my Services.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. As is true of most websites, I gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. In addition, when you use my Services, I may collect certain information automatically from your device. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, clickstream data, landing page, and referring URL. To collect this information, a cookie may be set on your computer or device when you visit my Services. Cookies contain a small amount of information that allows my web servers to recognize you. I store information that I collect through cookies, log files, and/or clear gifs to record your preferences. I may also automatically collect information about your use of features of my Services, about the functionality of my Services, frequency of visits, and other information related to your interactions with the Services. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), the information referenced above in this paragraph may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.
Usage of my Services. When you use my Services, I may collect information about your engagement with and utilization of my Services, such as processor and memory usage, storage capacity, navigation of my Services, and system-level metrics. I use this data to operate the Services, maintain and improve the performance and utilization of the Services, develop new features, protect the security and safety of my Services and my customers, and provide customer support. I also use this data to develop aggregate analysis and business intelligence that enable me to operate, protect, make informed decisions, and report on the performance of my business.
Information I Receive from Third Parties.
Third-Party Accounts. If you choose to link my Services to a third-party account, I will receive information about that account, such as your authentication token from the third-party account, to authorize linking. If you wish to limit the information available to me, you should visit the privacy settings of your third-party accounts to learn about your options.
Third-Party Partners. I may also receive publicly available information about you from my third-party partners and combine it with data that I have about you.
How I Use Information
I use the information I collect in various ways, including to:
- Provide, operate, and maintain my Services.
- Improve, personalize, and expand my Services.
- Understand and analyze how you use my Services.
- Develop new products, services, features, and functionality.
- Communicate with you, either directly or through one of my partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the Service, and for marketing and promotional purposes.
- Process your transactions.
- Send you text messages and push notifications.
- Find and prevent fraud, and
- For compliance purposes, including enforcing my Terms of Service, or other legal rights, or as may be required by applicable laws and regulations or requested by any judicial process or governmental agency.
How I Share Information
I may share the information I collect in various ways, including the following:
Vendors and Service Providers.I may share information with third-party vendors and service providers that provide services on my behalf, such as helping to provide my Services, for promotional and/or marketing purposes, and to provide you with information relevant to you such as product announcements, software updates, special offers, or other information.
Aggregate Information. Where legally permissible, I may use and share information about users with my partners in aggregated or de-identified form that can’t reasonably be used to identify you.
Third-Party Partners. I also share information about users with third-party partners in order to receive additional publicly available information about you.
Information I Share When You Sign Up Through a Referral. If you sign up for my Services through a referral from a friend, I may share information with your referrer to let them know that you used their referral to sign up for my Services.
Business Transfers. Information may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to any potential acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any proposed merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, or in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of my business assets.
With Your Consent. I may share information with your consent.
Legal Basis For Processing Personal Information
My legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which I collect it.
However, I will normally collect personal information from you only (i) where I need the personal information to perform a contract with you; (ii) where the processing is in my legitimate interests and not overridden by your rights; or (iii) where I have your consent to do so. I have a legitimate interest in operating my Services and communicating with you as necessary to provide these Services, for example when responding to your queries, improving my platform, undertaking marketing, or for the purposes of detecting or preventing illegal activities.
In some cases, I may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
If I ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, I will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information).
You may access other third-party services through the Services, for example by clicking on links to those third-party services from within the Services. I are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third-party services, and I encourage you to carefully review their privacy policies.
Class B Project is committed to protecting your information. To do so, I employ a variety of security technologies and measures designed to protect information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The measures I use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information. However, please bear in mind that the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
I retain personal information I collect from you where I have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax, or accounting requirements).
When I have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, I will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then I will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
If you are a registered user, you may access certain information associated with your Account by logging into my Services or emailing [email protected] If you terminate your Account, any public activity on your Account prior to deletion may remain stored on my servers and may remain accessible to the public.
To protect your privacy and security, I may also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before updating or removing your information. The information you provide me may be archived or stored periodically by me according to backup processes conducted in the ordinary course of business for disaster recovery purposes. Your ability to access and correct your information may be temporarily limited where access and correction could: inhibit Class B Project’s ability to comply with a legal obligation; inhibit Class B Project’s ability to investigate, make or defend legal claims; result in disclosure of personal information about a third party; or result in breach of a contract or disclosure of trade secrets or other proprietary business information belonging to Class B Project or a third party.
YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the following data protection rights:
If you wish to access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by emailing [email protected].
In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal information, ask me to restrict the processing of your personal information, or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by emailing [email protected]
You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications I send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing emails I send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing, please contact me by emailing [email protected].
Similarly, if I have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing I conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about my collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.
I respond to all requests I receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
You can use some of the features of the Services without registering, thereby limiting the type of information that I collect.
You may unsubscribe from receiving certain promotional emails from me. If you wish to do so, simply follow the instructions found at the end of the email. Even if you unsubscribe, I may still contact you for informational, transactional, account-related, or similar purposes.
INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS
The data controller of your personal information is Class B Project, .