Privacy Policy

Introduction

The Circuit Byte, accessible at https://thecircuitbyte.com, acknowledges the importance of your privacy and is committed to protecting it in compliance with this Privacy Policy and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you, how we use it, with whom we share it, and the choices available to you regarding our use of the information.

Data Collection and Use

When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the information filled in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to facilitate spam detection.

A hashed version of your email address may be shared with the Gravatar service to check whether you’re using it. After approval, your profile picture is publicly visible in the context of your comment. Gravatar’s privacy policy is available at https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Media:
We advise against uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) as other visitors can download and extract this data.

Cookies:
You have the option to save your name, email address, and website in cookies when you leave a comment. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

Embedded Content:
Our site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Such content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited these other websites, which may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content.

Legal Basis for Processing:
We process personal data based on your consent, as necessary for the performance of a contract, to comply with legal obligations, or for legitimate interests unless they are overridden by your rights and interests.

Data Sharing

Your IP address will be included in a password reset email if requested. We do not share your data with third parties unless required for spam detection services, necessary to fulfill a contract, or when we’re legally obligated.

Data Retention

We retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, including any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Your Rights

Under GDPR, you have the right to access, rectify, or erase your personal data, restrict or object to our processing of your data, and the right to data portability. If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us.

If you have an account or have left comments, you can request an exported file of your personal data. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data Transfers

Visitor comments may be verified through an automated spam detection service. Please note that we may transfer your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and in those cases, we ensure your data is protected according to GDPR standards.

Security

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to secure your data and to protect it against unauthorized or unlawful use and accidental loss or destruction, including:
– using secure servers to store your information;
– verifying the identity of any individual who requests access to information prior to granting them access to information;

Policy Updates

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes and to stay informed about how we’re helping to protect the personal information we collect.

Contact Us

If you have any queries about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us. We value your privacy and are committed to promptly addressing your queries or concerns.

Please remember that this Privacy Policy is a guide, and for complete legal safety, it is always best to consult with a lawyer who specializes in data protection laws.