Latest Version: February 2019
In this policy (“Policy”), we aim to describe how we collect and handle all the personal information when you use this website (our “Website) and all the various services we provide (collectively known as our “Services”). We recommend that you carefully read this Policy to better understand what Blockchain.News (also referred to as “we” or “us”) does with your information. By visiting Blockchain.News you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Policy.
What data is being collected
The data collected and monitored by us (collectively known as “Collected Data”) mainly consists of the following -
Personal Data: When you use our Services, we may collect information such as your name, email, and various other tracking and usage data (collectively known as “Personal Data”).
Usage Data: We may also keep track of data related to how our Services are being access and used (or “Usage Data”). Examples include which pages of our Website were accessed and at what times, your location, IP address, browser information, device information, and other diagnostic data. This information is collected to help us improve our services and reach a wider audience.
Tracking Data: Users will be tracked when they visit our Website to improve and develop our Services (or “Tracking Data”). Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier which are sent from a website to your browser. You can set your browser to not accept cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, however this may prevent you from using some parts of our Services.
How this data is being used
User identification: Collected Data will be used to identify the user so that we can properly communicate with you and provide support for any issues you may have.
User experience: By collecting data about our users and how they use our services, we can improve our Services to better serve the community. We can more actively engage with our users to provide them with the latest updates and improvements in our services.
Security: We are committed in ensuring the safety of the users of our Services. Collected Data will help us to better troubleshoot and detect technical issues which may have a negative impact on the overall user experience or put our users at risk.
Marketing: Users can view our content free of charge and this is made possible by our sponsors and supporters. We work to ensure that only the appropriate amount of data is being released and used appropriately.
Transfer of Data
The Collected Data may be transferred to and maintained on computes outside your area of jurisdiction and the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
Your consent to this Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
We will try to ensure that reasonable steps were taken to ensure that all Collected Data is secure, and that no transfer of data will take place unless proper controls are in place.
Disclosure of Data
We may disclose any Collected Data in the good faith if necessary:
- To comply with legal obligations or appropriate government requests
- To protect the rights, property, safety or interest of Blockchain.News
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Services
- To protect the personal safety the users of our Services
- To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
Security of Collected Data is of the utmost importance. We will take precautions to ensure that reasonable steps have been taken to ensure that Collected Data is properly protected and used appropriately. Our team will continue to monitor all incoming data to keep information safe and add security features where appropriate mitigate against any possible security issues.
All Collected Data will be retained for such period as necessary to carry out the purposes referred to in this Policy. If you open an account, we will retain this information if your account is in existence or if we deem necessary to provide our Services. If you choose to delete your account, we will retain the information for a reasonable period to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
Links to External Sites
Our Website may contain links to third party sites that are not operated by us. Once you click on any of these links, you will be notified that you will be leaving our Website and will be redirected to the external site.
We assume no control over what occurs after you leave our Website and we recommend that you review the privacy policies for each of the external websites you visit to better understand your rights to privacy.
We may update our Policy from time to time. All changes to the Policy will be on this page and you will be notified by email, where appropriate, or in your account on the Website. Please check back frequently to check for any changes or updates to our Policy. Changes to this Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.