Private Policy

Last updated on April 18, 2024

This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard your personal information when you use our website. This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage. By accessing or using Indiebackers, you agree to the terms outlined in this policy.

Collection of personal information

We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us when you authenticate through the Website. Currently this is limited to your public Github account, which is required for you to be able to login to the Website and post ideas. We use that information to improve the user experience on our website.

Collection of non-personal information

When you visit the Website our servers automatically record information that your browser sends. This data may include information such as your device's IP address, browser type and version, operating system type and version, language preferences or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Website, pages of our Website that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Website, access times and dates, and other statistics.

Idea submissions

When you submit ideas on Indiebackers, we collect and store data provided to submit an idea.

Managing personal information

You may request that we delete your account, this will in turn delete all your ideas published to the website.

We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.

Information transfer and storage

Depending on your location, data transfers may involve transferring and storing your information in a country other than your own. You are entitled to learn about the legal basis of information transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by us to safeguard your information. If any such transfer takes place, you can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with us using the information provided in the Contact section.

Cookies

We may use cookies to enhance your user experience. You can adjust your browser settings to refuse cookies, but this may limit certain features on the website.

Links to other websites

Our Website contains links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites or third parties. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that may collect Personal Information.

Information security

We secure information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of Personal Information in its control and custody. However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed. Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that (i) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (ii) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and our Website cannot be guaranteed; and (iii) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third-party, despite best efforts.

Data storage and security We use Cloudflare servers to store and process your data. Cloudflare is a popular, respected, and secure hosting provider. You can read their own legal and compliance documentation on their website. Your data is encrypted when transmitted to Indiebackers. We additionally implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your data. If we discover that your data has been exposed to unknown third parties, we will notify you within 24 hours of discovery. Remember that no method of transmission over the internet nor any method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

GDPR and managing your data

The purpose of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to help protect the privacy of European Union (EU) citizens, by requiring people who process and control data about EU citizens to adhere to a set of rules and guidelines. If you have a Indiebackers account and are an EU citizen, then you are subject to GDPR. We take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your personal data. To get access to the personal data that we hold about you or to request correct or removal of your personal data, please contact us by email at [email protected]. Where possible, we provide the means to do so directly within your account settings on the Indiebackers website. Where not possible or not sufficient, get in touch with us.

Data breach

In the event we become aware that the security of the Website has been compromised or users’ Personal Information has been disclosed to unrelated third-parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, we reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In the event of a data breach, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if we believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to the user as a result of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law. When we do we will send you an email.

Legal disclosure

We will disclose any information we collect, use or receive if required or permitted by law, such as to comply with regional legal processes, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request. In the event we go through a business transition, such as a merger or acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your user account and personal data will likely be among the assets transferred.

Changes and amendments

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy relating to the Website at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Policy on the Website. When we do we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. Continued use of the Website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Acceptance of this policy

You acknowledge that you have read this Policy and agree to all its terms and conditions. By using the Website you agree to be bound by this Policy. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Policy, you are not authorized to use or access the Website.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us by email at [email protected].

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