Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://retroscale.net.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

We feature the use of a revolutionary Authentication system (MiCASA) that is passwordless, secure, and very convenient for users. It is part of a larger system known as the MiCASA Public Trust, in which all emails delivered from businesses to YOU are logged to identify the point of origin. The content of the email remains private between you and this site. However, this prevents spam or even a change in a trusted sender’s policy… in case it goes wrong simply forward the offending Email to the Public Trust for arbitration, and there is record of it.

This site follows a policy of absolute privacy with regard to your email address, a policy maintained by the MiCASA Public Trust. In every case where you contact us, we will create a user profile to begin your business relationship here- however- we do not solicit business, or otherwise share your personal info, not even your first name (you can select your own screen name to be displayed publicly).

Cookies

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

As you will learn here, it is easy to share data among our partners, including the developers of this software. Currently we do not share data with anyone, including our partner sites, because they have direct access through this site.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We also use machine detection software to identify potential AI or bots posing as real humans- we don’t care, as long as you aren’t mis-representing yourselves 🙂 Your email address is registered with the MiCASA Public Trust until you have confirmed (and validated) your request for information or enrollment in this site. Please note that which never sends unsolicited email- ever. It

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is protected by MiCASA Identity Software which electively provides either standard or crypto-secure settings. MiCASA Identity Software utilizes Blockchain but extends the concepts behind it as well as other networks such as Ethereum to provide a Quantum Architecture.

Essentially, your account creation info is tokenized in a Public Trust, and remains double-blind to both the trust and this site before being validated for use on this site, after which it is only useful on this site according to the agreements you create with this site…although if you wish to Login to an associated site you may do so with 1-Click (instant SSO). You do not use passwords to access your site, and yet your account remains secure.

RetroScale software makes it simple to utilize “Tier-3” or Crypto-security site-wide. This is done at a rate of convenience that requires fewer hoops to jump through than traditional account creation, although there is just 1 more step required than our conventional login architecture (which is currently the most convenient, secure method available on the planet). With RetroScale you choose- either standard and nearly hack-proof account security, or best-in-class military grade crypto-security designed to protect personal data end-to-end.

What data breach procedures we have in place

WordPress has seen it’s days of being exploited. When a security flaw was pounced upon by a group of hackers rendering over 1 million WordPress sites hacked (Feb. 2017), here is the statement one of our clients released to their clients following the breach- it is the simplest way to explain our security methodology.

“Please do not be alarmed! Our site along with nearly 900k others utilizing the latest WordPress software was hacked, and we have recovered full control of our site. The extent of the ‘damage’ was the erroneous posting of page links to sponsored tennis shoes and pseudo-random affiliate sales sites, accessed through our database of pages.

Thanks to Blockchain technology and the proprietary encryption and tokenization of your email address as provided in conjunction with the MiCASA Identity service, the only personal data exposed was the name you registered with the site and your display name. Everything else, including your email address, could not be positively connected with you, even if the token data sources were hacked as well…. and to be clear this did not happen because it exists outside the WordPress environment.

Bottom line- your personal information including your data files uploaded to the site including the Audio, Video, Journal entries and Session tapes remained completely secure!”

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

we utilize a software component in RetroScale called “site phoenix” that is an AI responsible for determining what it is that you are seeking based on your usage of this site. This includes the pages you visit, links you follow on site, and any and all related intelligence about your experience on those pages, based on the contextual directives on this site. We do not share this data, and this is collected to anticipate your interest in specific parts of our software- primarily whether you appear to be technically inclined or not. We use this data to suggest or recommend next steps to those who are actually engaged with us in business communications- not for marketing or other purposes of solicitation.

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