Privacy Policy

Last updated March 22, 2023.

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at American Future Technology, doing business as iBUYPOWER or HYTE (“iBUYPOWER”, “HYTE”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at [email protected].

When you visit our websites https://www.ibuypower.com/, https://www.hyte.com, and/or use our Services (as defined herein), you trust us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy policy, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Sites and our services.

This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our websites (as listed herein) as well as our software, including, without limitation the HYTE NEXUS software (“Nexus”) and/or any of our related services, sales, marketing or events (we refer to them collectively in this privacy policy as the “Services”).

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

3. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?

4. DO WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?

5. DO WE USE GOOGLE MAPS?

6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

7. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?

8. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?

9. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?

10. WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS IF I LIVE IN THE EUROPERAN ECONOMIC AREA?

11. WILL MY INFORMATION BE TRANSFERRED INTERNATIONALLY?

12. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?

13. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?

14. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?

15. AFFIRM

1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

Personal information you disclose to us.

In Short: We collect personal information that you provide to us such as name, address, contact information, passwords and security data, and payment information.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering for the Services, expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, when participating in activities on the Services or otherwise contacting us (such as for support).

The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Services, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect can include the following:

Publicly Available Personal Information. We collect first name, maiden name, last name, and nickname; phone numbers; email addresses; business phone number; business email; social media; and other similar data.

Personal Information Provided by You. first name, maiden name, last name, and nickname; phone numbers; email addresses; business phone number; business email; and other similar data.

Credentials. We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.

Payment Data. We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by Paypal, Affirm, Amazon Pay and Katapult. You may find their privacy policy link(s) here: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full, https://www.affirm.com/privacy, https://pay.amazon.com/help/201754610 and https://katapult.com/app/privacy-policy.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.

Information automatically collected.

In Short: Some information – such as IP address and/or browser and device characteristics – is collected automatically when you visit our Services.

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Services. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Services and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Our Services, including but not limited to our Nexus software, may collect the following types of personal information, non-personal, and other information about your device: (i) hardware configuration and ID, e.g., including but not limited to, IP address, any device names, certain data about components like fan speed, liquid temperature, cooling mode, lighting mode, custom mode detail, firmware version, (ii) operating system and driver configuration, including but not limited to your user settings, (iii) installed games and applications, including but not limited to games being played, game duration, (iv) games and applications settings, performance, and usage data, including but not limited to, CPU and GPU temperatures/loads, info about RAM, FPS statistics, monitor resolutions, system specs, Windows version, Nexus version, RAM loads, drive capacity, and (v) usage metrics of our software or Service

Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.

Online Identifiers. We collect devices; applications; tools and protocols, such as IP (Internet Protocol) addresses; cookie identifiers, or others such as the ones used for analytics and marketing; device's geolocation; and other similar data. For more information about such collection, please see Section 4 of this Privacy Policy.

Information collected from other sources.

In Short: We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, and other outside sources.

We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, as well as from other third parties. Examples of the information we receive from other sources include: social media profile information; marketing leads and search results and links, including paid listings (such as sponsored links). We will inform you about the source of information and the type of information we have collected about you within a reasonable period after obtaining the personal data, but at the latest within one month.

2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

In Short: We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.

  • Consent: We may process your personal information if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information in a specific purpose.

  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your personal information when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.

  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.

  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your personal information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).

  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your personal information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

We use the information we collect or receive:

  • To facilitate account creation and logon process. If you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and logon process for the performance of the contract.
  • To send you marketing and promotional communications. We and/or our third party marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes, if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences. You can opt-out of our marketing emails at any time (see the 'WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS' below).
  • To send administrative information to you. We may use your personal information to send you product, service and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • Fulfill and manage your orders. We may use your information to fulfill and manage your orders, payments, returns, and exchanges made through the Services.
  • To post testimonials. We post testimonials on our Services that may contain personal information. Prior to posting a testimonial, we will obtain your consent to use your name and testimonial. If you wish to update, or delete your testimonial, please contact us at [email protected] and be sure to include your name, testimonial location, and contact information.
  • Deliver targeted advertising to you. We may use your information to develop and display content and advertising (and work with third parties who do so) tailored to your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness.
  • Administer prize draws and competitions. We may use your information to administer prize draws and competitions when you elect to participate in competitions.
  • Request Feedback. We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Services.
  • To manage user accounts. We may use your information for the purposes of managing our account and keeping it in working order.
  • To respond to user inquiries/offer support to users. We may use your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our Services.
  • For other Business Purposes. We may use your information for other Business Purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Services, products, marketing and your experience. We may use and store this information in aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users and does not include personal information. We will not use identifiable personal information without your consent.
  • With regard to our Nexus Software: To help you monitor your device performance metrics and/or otherwise monitor your device.

3. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?

We may need to share your personal information in the following situations:

  • Vendors, Consultants and Other Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your data with third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Services, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Services over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. Unless described in this Policy, we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
  • Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
  • Third-Party Advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Services. These companies may use information about your visits to our Website(s) and other websites that are contained in web cookies and other tracking technologies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
  • Affiliates. We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this privacy policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
  • Business Partners. We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.

4. DO WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?

In Short: We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information.

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in our Cookie Policy.

Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Services. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Services visit https://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

5. DO WE USE GOOGLE MAPS?

In Short: Yes, we use Google Maps for the purpose of providing better service.

This website, mobile application, or Facebook application uses Google Maps APIs. You may find the Google Maps APIs Terms of Service here. To better understand Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link.

By using our Maps API Implementation, you agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Service. You agree to allow us to obtain or cache your location. You may revoke your consent at any time.

6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless otherwise required by law.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

7. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?

In Short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.

8. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?

In Short: We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age.

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Services. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at [email protected].

9. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In Short: You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

  • Opt out. You may contact us anytime to opt out of: (i) direct marketing communications; (ii) any new processing of your personal information that we may carry out beyond the original purpose.; and (iii) the transfer of your personal information outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Please note that you may not be able to use some of the Services upon opt-out.

  • Access. You may access the information we hold about you at any time via your account or by contacting us directly.

  • Amend. You can also contact us to update or correct any inaccuracies in your personal information.

  • Move. Your personal information is portable – i.e. you to have the flexibility to move your data to other service providers as you wish.

  • Erase and forget. In certain situations, for example when the information we hold about you is no longer relevant or is incorrect, you can request that we erase your data.

  • Do Not Track. Do Not Track is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. In our opinion, no standard governs what, if anything, websites should do if they receive these signals. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers. If and when a standard is established, we may revise our position on responding to these signals.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at [email protected]. In your request, please make clear: (i) what personal data is concerned; and (ii) which of the above rights you would like to enforce.

For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the personal information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable and in any event within one month. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion.

Account Information

If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you can:

  1. Contact us using the contact information provided.
  2. Log into your account settings and update your user account.

Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.

Opting out of email marketing: You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list – however, we will still need to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account. To otherwise opt-out, you may:

  1. Contact us using the contact information provided.
  2. Access your account settings and update preferences.

10. WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS IF I LIVE IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA?

If you are an individual in the EEA, we collect and process information about you only where we have legal bases for doing so under applicable laws, including:

as necessary to fulfill our terms and provide the Services;

consistent with your consent, which you may revoke at any time;

as necessary to comply with our legal obligations;

occasionally to protect your vital interests or those of others;

as necessary in the public interest; and

as necessary for our (or others') legitimate interests, unless those interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms that require protection of personal data.

Please refer to the Your Rights section (Section 9) of this Privacy Policy regarding the rights you have with respect to the processing of your personal information.

To make such requests contact us at [email protected]. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, but we encourage you to first contact us with any questions or concerns.

We may rely on different lawful bases for collecting and processing personal information about you, for example, with your consent and/or as necessary to provide the products you use, operate our business, meet our contractual and legal obligations, protect the security of our systems and our customers, or fulfill other legitimate interests.

11. WILL MY INFORMATION BE TRANSFERRED INTERNATIONALLY?

In Short: Yes. We cannot provide you with the Services without moving your personal information around the world.

Your personal information may be transferred to, stored at and processed by us and our third-party providers, as applicable, outside the country in which you reside, including the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world.

Where Personal Data originating in the UK, EEA or Switzerland is transferred to our affiliates or external processors, we make use of a variety of legal mechanisms to safeguard the transfer, as well as additional safeguards where appropriate.

12. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In Short: Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.

If you are a California resident and the processing of personal information about you is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) as well as the California Consumer Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA” and collectively with the CCPA, the “California Acts”) you have certain rights with respect to that information. In particular, you have a right to request that we provide you with the following information:

  • The categories and specific pieces of personal data we have collected about you;
  • The categories of sources from which we collect personal data;
  • The purposes for collecting, using, or selling personal data;
  • The categories of third parties with which we share personal data;
  • For companies that disclose personal information for a business purpose, the categories of personal information disclosed about you for a business purpose; and
  • For companies that “sell” personal information, the categories of personal data sold about you and the categories of third parties to which the personal data was sold, by category or categories of personal information for each third party to which the personal data was sold.

To submit such requests, contact us at [email protected], or the other contact information set out below. You also have a right to request that we delete personal information under certain circumstances, subject to several exceptions.

You have a right to access information about as well as opt out of the automated processing of your personal data.

While sensitive personal information is addressed above, you have a right to direct the limited use of that sensitive personal information as defined in the California Acts.

Finally, you have a right not to be discriminated or retaliated against for exercising rights set out in the California Acts.

Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. To designate an authorized agent, please contact us at [email protected].

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Services, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Services. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Services, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.

Additional Applicable Disclosures:

Geolocation data. We collect your IP address automatically when you visit our website or initiate your order. We may determine your general location based on your IP address.

Audio, electronic, visual, or similar information. When you contact us via phone, we may record your call. We will notify you at the beginning of the call that the call may be recorded for training purposes. We use this information to monitor our customer service and train employees.

Inferences drawn from any of the information identified in this subdivision to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. We analyze your preferences through a series of computer processes. Based on this information, we use to gauge and develop marketing activities, applications or tools, and to provide you with targeted information and offers.

Opting out of Disclosing, Sharing, and Selling Personal Information

You have the right to opt out of us disclosing, sharing, or selling personal information for commercial purposes. To exercise the right to opt-out of the sale of your information, you may submit a request at our Do Not Sell My Personal Information page or call us at 888-462-3899

As used in this Policy, “personal data” means any information which, either alone or in combination with other information we hold about you,could be used to identify you or your household, including, for example, your name, postal address, email address and telephone number, and “anonymous data” means data and information that does not permit you to be identified or identifiable, either alone or when combined with any other information available to a third party

13. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?

In Short: Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy policy frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

14. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at [email protected] or by post to:

American Future Technology

529 Baldwin Park Blvd

City Of Industry, CA 91746

United States

15. 3rd PARTY COOKIES; AFFIRM

Information Affirm learns from your Use.

When you visit the Affirm website or use the Services, we may collect information sent to us by your computer, mobile phone or any other device. This information may include your IP address, device information including but not limited to identifier, name and type, operating system, location, mobile network information and standard web log information, such as your browser type, traffic to and from our site, the pages you accessed on our website, and any other available information. We may also collect information about your use and interaction with our website, application or the Services. For example, we may evaluate your computer, mobile phone or other access device to identify any malicious software or activity that may affect the availability of the Services. When you use the Services, we may also store information based on your usage history. This includes, but is not limited to, details of your purchases, content you viewed, event information, click stream information, and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account. We may also collect information about you from any contact you have with any of our services or employees, such as, with our customer support team, in surveys, or through interactions with our affiliates. For more information regarding the data collected, please review Affirm's Privacy Policy: https://www.affirm.com/privacy.

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