Who we are
Our website address is: RetroX86.com. The site is dedicated to the history of personal computers, particularly from the x86 architecture.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Though this may make no sense, this provision exists for future clarification in the event of added features to the site.
Google Forms are used for various functions, such as contacting the webmaster and conducting surveys to understand the needs and desires of visitors. Information submitted in this way is not sold to any third party. It is also not given to any third party unless given permission to do so, known as opting in.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with third parties unless it is a situation that is opt-in or if it is legally required. In other words, we don’t share your private information without your permission.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Also note that comments won’t be deleted, but the username caption will be altered so as to not identify you. The only exception is if there is an issue with the content of the comment itself (things that one wouldn’t say to their grandparent, want on the front page of a newspaper, etc…), and that is at the sole discretion of the site administrator.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Beyond that, the only time data is submitted to a third party is with permission from site visitors.
Your contact information
The only time contact information is collected is if we need to communicate with you for any reason. This mainly happens via opting in to using Google Forms to submit information to the website.
Beyond contact information, no additional information is collected at this time.
How we protect your data
The only other individual who will have access to your data is the site administrator. Information that isn’t stored on the site (i.e. surveys via Google Forms) are kept away from the public and not shared without permission. Data that is kept on a more permanent basis, such as contact information, will also be archived offline in an encrypted archive.
This site also utilizes SSL encryption to ensure that data submitted to and downloaded from the site is not intercepted by malicious third parties.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Should a data breach occur, all users will be notified and advised to:
- Change their passwords on all sites that they visit that require a login
- Look into utilizing two-factor authentication (Google, Microsoft, Valve, and other companies have tools that allow for this) with links to tutorials on how it works
- Sign up for credit report sites such as Credit Karma and Credit Sesame
The site will also be restored from the most recent backup (to restore content such as posts and comments).
What third parties we receive data from
The Askimet service is used for filtering spam from the site.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
If a legitimate request is made by law enforcement, we will have to disclose your information. Beyond that, we don’t disclose anything without your permission.