• We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:
  • If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.

8Bit Inc. (“8Bit”) operates several websites including get8bit.com, thedrop.co.za. It is 8Bit’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites or services.

Website Visitors

Like most website or technology operators, 8Bit collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. 8Bit’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how 8Bit visitors use its website. From time to time, 8Bit may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website or services.

8Bit also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users who engage with it's products. 8Bit only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors and users of 8Bit’s websites, products or services, choose to interact with 8Bit in ways that require 8Bit to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that 8Bit gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. 8Bit collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with 8Bit. 8Bit does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

8Bit may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors or users of its websites, products or technologies. 8Bit may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, 8Bit does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

8Bit discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on 8Bit behalf or to provide services available at 8Bit websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using 8Bit's websites, products or services, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. 8Bit will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, 8Bit discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when 8Bit believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of 8Bit, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an 8Bit website, product or service and have supplied your email address, 8Bit may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with 8Bit and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. 8Bit takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. 8Bit uses cookies to help 8Bit identify and track visitors and their usage of the 8Bit website, products and technologies. 8Bit visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using 8Bit websites, with the drawback that certain features of 8Bit may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Pixel tags or beacons are a mechanism used by 8Bit to collect anonymous, non-personally-identifying information, from its Customers’ websites.

Business Transfers

If 8Bit, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that 8Bit goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of 8Bit may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads and other promoted content

Ads including “native” promoted content appearing within any of our products, technologies or websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may utilise 8Bit cookies. These cookies allow the ad server or 8Bit itself to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows 8Bit and it’s partners to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by 8Bit and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, 8Bit may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in 8Bit sole discretion. 8Bit encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a 8Bit account, you should also check your dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.