Privacy Policy

  1. Using this website implies your acceptance of these conditions. If you do not fully accept them, your entry to this site will be considered unauthorized and you will have to stop using it immediately
  2. You must be 16 years or older to use this site.
  3. You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your screen name.
  4. You are responsible for keeping your account secure.
  5. You must not abuse, harass, threaten or intimidate other MicroBinge users.
  6. You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, information, screen names, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, links ("Content") that you submit, post, and display on the MicroBinge service.
  7. You must not modify, adapt or hack MicroBinge or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with MicroBinge
  8. You must not create or submit unwanted email to any MicroBinge members ("Spam").
  9. You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  10. You must not, in the use of MicroBinge, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

Violation of any of these agreements will result in the termination of your MicroBinge account. While Microbinge prohibits such conduct and content on its site, you understand and agree that MicroBinge cannot be responsible for the Content posted on its web site and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials and that you use the MicroBinge service at your own risk.

General Conditions:

  1. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the MicroBinge service for any reason, without notice at any time.
  2. We reserve the right to alter these Terms of Use at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the Terms of Use, we will notify you via internet mail according to the preference expressed on your account. What constitutes a "material change" will be determined at our sole discretion, in good faith and using common sense and reasonable judgement.
  3. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
  4. We may, but have no obligation to, remove Content and accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Use.
  5. MicroBinge service makes it possible to post images and text hosted on MicroBinge to outside websites. This use is accepted (and even encouraged!). However, pages on other websites which display data hosted on MicroBinge must provide a link back to MicroBinge.

Copyright (What's Yours is Yours):

  1. We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Microbinge service. Your profile and materials uploaded remain yours. You can remove your profile at any time by deleting your account. This will also remove any text and images you have stored in the system.
  2. We encourage users to contribute their creations to the public domain or consider progressive licensing terms.
  3. Welcome to Microbinge’s Privacy Policy
  4. 1. Hi there, we’re MicroBinge LLC Ltd (“MicroBinge”) This policy sets out how we handle your personal information if you’re an MicroBinge user or visitor to our Sites. It applies across all MicroBinge Platforms, Including but not limited to,, (the “Sites”).
  5. 2. When we say ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘Microbinge’ it’s because that’s who we are and we own and run the Sites.
  6. 3. If we say ‘policy’ we’re talking about this privacy policy. If we say ‘user terms’ we’re talking about the rules for using each of the Sites. The rules vary by product and each product makes them separately available and seeks consent to them separately to this policy.
     The type of personal information we collect
  7. 4. We collect certain personal information about visitors and users of our Sites.
  8. 5. The most common types of information we collect include things like: user-names, member names, email addresses, IP addresses, other contact details, survey responses, blogs, photos, payment information, transactional details, support queries, forum comments, and web analytics data. Additionally we may collect and use internally any information you post publically on your profile.
  9. How we collect personal information
  10. 6. We collect personal information directly when you provide it to us, automatically as you navigate through the Sites, or through other people when you use services associated with the Sites.
  11. 7. We collect your personal information when you provide it to us when you complete membership registration on our Sites, subscribe to a newsletter, email list, submit feedback, enter a contest, fill out a survey, or send us a communication.
     Personal information we collect about you from others
  12. 8. Although we generally collect personal information directly from you, on occasion, we also collect certain categories of personal information about you from other sources. In particular:
  13. a. financial and/or transaction details from payment providers in order to process a transaction;
    b. third party service providers (like Google, Facebook) who are located in the US or UK, which may provide information about you when you link, connect, or login to your account with the third party provider and they send us information such as your registration and profile from that service. The information varies and is controlled by that service provider or as authorized by you via your privacy settings at that service provider; and
     c. other third party sources/ and or partners whereby we receive additional information about you (to the extent permitted by applicable law), such as demographic data or fraud detection information, and combine it with information we have about you. For example, fraud warnings from service providers like identity verification service.
  14. How we use personal information
  15. 9. We will use your personal information:
  16. a. To fulfill a contract, or take steps linked to a contract: in particular, in facilitating and processing transactions that take place on the Sites, like where you purchase a subscription or service.
  17. b. Where this is necessary for purposes which are in our, or third parties, legitimate interests. These interests include:
  18. i. operating the Sites;
    ii. providing you with services described on the Sites;
    iii. verifying your identity when you sign in to any of our Sites;
    iv. responding to support tickets, and helping facilitate the resolution of any disputes;
    v. updating you with operational news and information about our Sites and services e.g. to notify you about changes to our Sites, website disruptions or security updates;
    vi. carrying out technical analysis to determine how to improve the Sites and services we provide;
    vii. monitoring activity on the Sites, e.g. to identify potential fraudulent activity and to ensure compliance with the user terms that apply to the Sites;
    viii. managing our relationship with you, e.g. by responding to your comments or queries submitted to us on the Sites or asking for your feedback or whether you want to participate in a survey;
    ix. managing our legal and operational affairs (including, managing risks relating to content and fraud matters);
    x. training Microbinge staff about how to best serve our user community;
    xi. improving our products and services.
    xii. providing general administrative and performance functions and activities.
    c. Where you give us consent:
    i. providing you with marketing information about products and services which we feel may interest you; and
    ii. customising our services and websites, like advertising that appear on the Site – where this involves the use of cookies or similar technologies – in order to provide a more personalised experience.
    d. For purposes which are required by law.
     e. For the purpose of responding to requests by government, a court of law, or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.
  19. When we disclose your personal information
  20. 10. We will disclose personal information to the following recipients:
  21. a. companies that are in the MicroBinge group.
    b. authors of any items or services made available to you, so they can facilitate support and Service level validation.
    c. subcontractors and service providers who assist us in connection with the ways we use personal information (as set out above), in particular: website hosting providers; technical and customer support services, security and fraud prevention services, payment processing services (ex Paypal and Stripe); identification verification services and our professional advisers (lawyers, accountants, financial advisers etc.).
    d. regulators and government authorities in connection with our compliance procedures and obligations;
    e. a purchaser or prospective purchaser of all or part of our assets or our business, and their professional advisers, in connection with the purchase;
    f. a third party to respond to requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity;
    g. a third party, in order to enforce or defend our rights, or to address financial or reputational risks;
    h. a rights holder in relation to an allegation of intellectual property infringement or any other infringement; and
     i. other recipients where we are authorised or required by law to do so.
  22. Where we transfer and/or store your personal information
  23. 11. We are based in the United States so your data will be processed in the US. Some of the recipients we have described in section 10 above, and to whom we disclose your personal information, are based in ___________. We do this on the basis of your consent to this policy.In order to protect your information, we take care where possible to work with subcontractors and service providers who we believe maintain an acceptable standard of data security compliance.
  24. How we keep your personal information secure
  25. 12. We store personal information on secure servers that are managed by us and our service providers. Personal information that we store or transmit is protected by security and access controls, including username and password authentication, two-factor authentication, and data encryption where appropriate.
  26. How you can access your personal information
  27. 13. You can access some of the personal information that we collect about you by logging in to your account. You also have the right to make a request to access other personal information we hold about you and to request corrections of any errors in that data. You can also close the account you have with us for any of our Sites at any time. To make an access or correction request, contact our privacy champion using the contact details at the end of this policy.
  28. Marketing Choices regarding your personal information
  29. 14. Where we have your consent to do so (e.g. if you have subscribed to one of our e-mail lists or have indicated that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us), we send you marketing communications by email about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. You can ‘opt-out’ of such communications if you would prefer not to receive them in the future by using the “unsubscribe” facility provided in the communication itself.
  30. 15. You also have choices about cookies, as described below. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies some parts of our Sites may not work properly in your case.
  31. Cookies (not the type you eat!) and web analytics
  32. 16. For general information on cookies, see
  33. 17. When you visit our Sites, there’s certain information that’s recorded which is generally anonymous information and does not reveal your identity. If you’re logged into your account some of this information could be associated with your account. We’re talking about the following kinds of details:
  34. a. your IP address or proxy server IP address’;
    b. the domain name you requested;
    c. the name of your internet service provider is sometimes captured depending on the configuration of your ISP connection;
    d. the date and time of your visit to the website;
    e. the length of your session;
    f. the pages which you have accessed;
    g. the number of times you access our site within any month;
    h. the file URL you look at and information relating to it;
    i. the website which referred you to our Sites; and
     j. the operating system which your computer uses.
  35. 18. Occasionally, we will use third party advertising companies to serve ads based on prior visits to our Sites. For example, if you visit our Sites, you may later see an add for our products and services when you visit a different Site. Read more about your options in our cookie policy.
     Information about children
  36. 19. Our Sites are not suitable for children under the age of 16 years, so if you are under 16 we ask that you do not use our Sites or give us your personal information (if you are a young tech wiz, please direct your nearest responsible adult to use the Sites for you!). If you are from 16 to 18 years, you can browse the Sites but you’ll need the supervision of a parent or guardian to become a registered user. It’s the responsibility of parents or guardians to monitor their children’s use of our Sites.
     Information you make public or give to others
  37. 20. If you make your personal information available to other people, we can’t control or accept responsibility for the way they will use or manage that data. There are lots of ways that you can find yourself providing information to other people, like when you post a public message on a forum thread, share information via social media, or make contact with another user whether via our Sites or directly via email or another form of communication. Before making your information publicly available or giving your information to anyone else, think carefully. If giving information to another user via our Sites, ask them how they will handle your information. If you’re sharing information via another website, check the privacy policy for that site to understand its information management practices as this privacy policy will not apply.
  38. How long we keep your personal information
  39. 21. We retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to provide the services to you and others, and to comply with our legal obligations. If you no longer want us to use your personal information or to provide you with the MicroBinge services, you can request that we erase your personal information and close your MicroBinge account(s). Please note that if you request the erasure of your personal information we will retain information from deleted accounts as necessary for our legitimate business interests, to comply with the law, prevent fraud, collect fees, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations, enforce the terms of service and take other actions permitted by law. The information we retain will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
     When we need to update this policy
  40. 22. We will need to change this policy from time to time in order to make sure it stays up to date with the latest legal requirements and any changes to our privacy management practices.
  41. 23. When we do change the policy, we’ll make sure to notify you about such changes, where required. A copy of the latest version of this policy will always be available on this page.
  42. How you can contact us
  43. 24. If you have any questions about our privacy practices or the way in which we have been managing your personal information, please contact us in writing at PO Box 320824 Flint, MI 48532 or
  44. 25. We’re really glad you made it to the end of the privacy policy, because knowing this stuff is the best way to understand how your personal information is used and how to best manage it!
  45. If you’re a user or visitor in the European Economic Area these rights also apply to you:
  46. 1. For the purposes of applicable EU data protection law (including the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), we are a ‘data controller’ of your personal information.
  47. How you can access your personal information
  48. 2. You are also entitled to ask us to port your personal information (i.e. to transfer in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, to you), to erase it, or restrict its processing. You also have rights to object to some processing that is based on our legitimate interests, such as profiling that we perform for the purposes of direct marketing, and, where we have asked for your consent to process your data, to withdraw this consent as more fully described below.
  49. 3. These rights are limited in some situations – for example, we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your personal information. In some instances, this means that we may retain some data even if you withdraw your consent.
  50. 4. Where we require your personal information to comply with legal or contractual obligations, then provision of such data is mandatory: if such data is not provided, then we will not be able to manage our contractual relationship with you, or to meet obligations placed on us. In all other cases, provision of requested personal information is optional.
  51. 5. If you have unresolved concerns you also have the right to complain to data protection authorities. The relevant data protection authority will be the data protection authority of the country: (i) of your habitual residence; (ii) of your place of work; or (iii) in which you consider the alleged infringement has occurred.
  52. Both personal information and personal data have the same meaning in the context of this Privacy Policy.
     MicroBinge Privacy Policy V 1.1 Effective 5/15/18