At RipeBits we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
RipeBits (“RipeBits”) operates several websites including ripebits.com. It is RipeBits’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, RipeBits collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. RipeBits’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how RipeBits’s visitors use its website. From time to time, RipeBits may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
RipeBits also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. RipeBits only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to RipeBits’s websites choose to interact with RipeBits in ways that require RipeBits to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that RipeBits gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive RipeBits updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, RipeBits collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with RipeBits. RipeBits does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
RipeBits may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, RipeBits may monitor the most popular pages on the ripebits.com site or use spam screened by the Fingerprint service to help identify spam. RipeBits may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, RipeBits does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
RipeBits discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on RipeBits’s behalf or to provide services available at RipeBits’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using RipeBits’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. RipeBits will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, RipeBits discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when RipeBits believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of RipeBits, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an RipeBits website and have supplied your email address, RipeBits may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with RipeBits and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. RipeBits takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
RipeBits collects certain information through usage tracking. The purpose of usage tracking helps RipeBits to better understand our users and their website needs by looking at a range of variables in their RipeBits plugin, WordPress, and web host. This information allows us to continuously improve our product as well as our Q&A / testing process. The information may include the license key (and type), plugin activation dates, form and entry statistics to help us make sure our features and updates get tested in situations that closely match our customers’ site environments and RipeBits usage. In addition, RipeBits may collect statistics for its RipeBits Challenge that includes whether the challenge was started, whether it was completed, and how long it took in order to continue to improve the onboarding experience. We may also collect information of active integrations and plugin settings but sensitive settings such as API keys are automatically excluded from tracking.
Our usage tracking includes collecting information as to the WordPress active theme/plugins, locale, timezone, whether SSL enabled, or if a site is a multisite, and the site URL. In addition, the usage tracking includes determining the PHP and MySQL Versions in order to help us make sure our testing procedures have proper coverage to avoid compatibility issues, and determining the server software, which is used for testing purposes.
We may also collect non-sensitive information of user such as Language, GEO, Email etc.. to better understand our users, prioritize translations accordingly and get-in-touch in-case in-case any issue arise or we need more information.
Opting Out of Usage Tracking:
To disable this, please go to RipeBits > Settings > Usage Tracking. On this screen, you’ll be able to enable or disable usage tracking.
Your Data Protection Rights Under The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a citizen of a European counåtry, you may have specific data protection rights under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) and the equivalent Swiss arrangements. We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal information.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at email@example.com. When making your request please provide:
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal information. A list of National Data Protection Authorities can be found at: https://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.
If RipeBits, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that RipeBits goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of RipeBits may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Last updated: March 20, 2023