Blockchain Ventures privacy policy


At Blockchain Ventures we care deeply about your privacy, and we take pride in being a good steward of any data you choose to share with us. If you have any questions about how we use or handle user data, just ask and we'll get back to you in a jiffy.

General information

We believe it is important for you to understand what types of information we are collecting and what may happen to that information when using our website and related applications and resources (collectively, the “Service”). This Privacy Policy is designed to explain Blockchain Ventures’s policies and procedures with respect of collection, use and disclosure by Blockchain Ventures of information about you in connection with the Service. This Privacy Policy has a limited scope and applies only to the Service.

By accessing the Service, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as explained in this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”). This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Terms of Service, which can be accessed here. Your use of the Service and any information you provide through the Service is subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

What you will find in this privacy policy?

  1. How we collect information about you
  2. How we use or share information about you
  3. How we safeguard information about you
  4. Other matters related to the information we collect about you

Collection of information

We collect information about you in a variety of ways in connection the Service. Blockchain Ventures will be the controller of your personal data processed in connection with the Service, and can be contacted here.

Registration

To use some features and resources available through the Service, a user must complete our registration process. During registration, a user is required to provide certain categories of information, which may include personally identifiable information and other information about you such as your name, address, e-mail address, social network account information, password, user type, birthdate, gender, phone number, and how you heard about Blockchain Ventures.

Optional information

At various other points during your use of the Service, you may have the option to provide additional information related to you. For example, you may wish to create a profile, post, comment on another user’s post or share a post with another person, or you may wish to utilize social network integrations or location-based features of the Service. For voluntary activities like these you have the choice about whether to disclose the information necessary to use these features of the Service.

Passive collection of information

In addition to the information which you actively provide to us by methods such as completing our registration process, commenting on, or sharing a post, we collect information about how you interact with the Service. We collect passive information for purposes such as testing and improving user experience with the Service and the compilation of demographic data and related usage information for internal purposes and for disclosure to third parties such as advertisers and business partners. The types of passive information we collect include, without limitation, certain standard information sent by your browser, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your device ID, your browser type and capabilities and language, your operating system, the date and time you access the Service, and the referring website from which you linked to the Service. We also collect information related to your behavior within the Service (such as pages viewed, links clicked, and other actions taken within the Service). We also may utilize special links, electronic images or other objects embedded within the Site—sometimes referred to as web beacons or tracking pixels—to collect information that helps determine and analyze how you and other visitors use the Site. If you have provided us with personal information through registration or other voluntary means, we may connect your personal information with passive information collected through our Site and use the combined information to help determine your potential interests in certain products, services or information and for other purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies

Information related to your interactions with the Service may be collected and stored by us in small data files—commonly referred to as cookies—that are placed onto your device by our servers. We may use temporary session cookies, which are terminated when you close your current session, to store certain personal information you provide for purposes of administering that session and facilitating transactions requested by you during that session. We also may use persistent cookies, which remain saved on your device after your current session is closed, to store information related to your interactions with the Service to facilitate future sessions. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being placed on your device. Each browser is different, but generally users can remove cookies by following directions provided in the browser’s “help” file. Please note that, if you reject cookies or disable cookies, some features of the Service may not function properly.

Collection of information from minors

The Service is intended for a general audience and it is not intended for children under the age of 16. Use of the Service is prohibited for anyone under the age of 16. If you are between 16 and 18 years of age, you must secure authorization from your parents or legal guardian before using the Service. Although the Service may contain information that may be of interest to children, the Service is not directed at children and we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age 16.

Use and sharing of information

The Service enables that enable users to post, access and share user generated content and other information across the Blockchain Ventures community, other social networks and other websites and online services and may include various features and functionality such as comments, message boards or chat areas, where users can post information and communicate with one another. Please be aware that these posts and communications are being made publicly available online and you do so at your own risk.

We will not knowingly use, share, or otherwise transfer information about you other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. Additionally, we may use, share, or otherwise transfer information about you for other purposes for which we have obtained your consent. Your consent may be implied, deemed (using an opt-out mechanism) or express. Express consent can be given orally, electronically or in writing. Implied consent is consent that can reasonably be inferred from your action or inaction. Regardless of your decision regarding the sharing of your personal information, we may share demographic data and related usage information with our business partners in an aggregated or anonymized manner intended to remove or obscure any personal information which can identify any individual user.

We may use information about you in order to deliver products and services to you and to customize the Service to your interests and enhance your overall experience with the Service. We try to recognize you using various methods, including having you log in with your user name and your password. Once we recognize you, your experience may be customized for you so that you can see what interests you the most. In addition, as described above, we utilize passive information to learn more about how you interact with the Service. This passive information may be combined with other information and used for purposes such as enhancing your experience using the Service, improving the Service, testing and enhancing security and compilation of demographic data and related usage information for our internal purposes and for other purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

While we strive to protect the personal information of our users, we may use, share, or otherwise transfer your personal without your knowledge or consent if required by applicable law or regulatory requirements or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate.

From time to time, we may decide that it is more efficient to use third parties to perform specific functions related to the Service. If we use a third party to perform specific functions (such as sending communications to our users on our behalf), then information (such as contact information) may be shared with that third party to the extent necessary for that third party to perform that function. We authorize these third party service providers to use personally identifiable information only for the purpose of providing the specific services requested by us. Third party service providers covered by this paragraph do not include third party sites, applications or services that are accessed via links within the Service, which are governed by a more specific provision below.

If you opt-in to a feature that allows third parties to contact you, personal information about you (such as your contact information and other information collected during your visit to the Service) may be shared with data aggregators, marketers, and other organizations (possibly in the form of list rental).

In the event that we sell, assign or transfer some or all of our business to a successor or acquirer, we may sell, assign or transfer all of your information, regardless of your status, to such successor or acquirer.

How long we store information

Blockchain Ventures will store your data as long as needed to provide you with our services and to operate our organization. If you ask Blockchain Ventures to delete specific personal information, we'll honor your request unless deleting that information prevents us from carrying out necessary functions, like calculating taxes or conducting required audits.

Security

We have security measures in place to help protect against the unauthorized access to personally identifiable information under our control. We utilize both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the places where your information is stored to help protect personally identifiable information. Our team is trained to comply with our security procedures, and our security procedures are regularly reviewed and revised as we deem necessary.

How you can access and update your information

Our goal is for any personal information in our possession to be as accurate, current and complete as necessary for the purposes for which we use that information. If you want to review, verify or correct your personal information, please contact us using the contact information set out below. We reserve the right not to change any personal information and instead append any alternative information the individual concerned believes is appropriate. To some extent, we rely on individuals to update their own personal information. Unless an individual advises us of these important changes, we may have no way of knowing about them.

Your legal rights

The State of California enacted the Shine the Light law (CA Civil Code Sec 198.83) that permits users who are California residents to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information during the past year for marketing purposes. To make such a request, you can contact us.

If you are in the European Union, you have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation in relation to your personal data:

  • Access - You are welcome to request Blockchain Ventures for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • Rectification - You may request that Blockchain Ventures correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You may also request Blockchain Ventures to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • Erasure - You may request that Blockchain Ventures erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • Restriction of processing - You may request that Blockchain Ventures restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • Objection to processing - You may object to Blockchain Ventures's processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • Data portability - You may request that Blockchain Ventures transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make such a request, please be sure to include your contact information. We will reply within 30 days. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that we have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.

Electronic mailing lists and how to unsubscribe

We may use your contact information periodically in order to send you email or other communications regarding updates to the Service and to alert you or remind you of happenings related to the Service. The frequency of these messages will vary depending upon various factors.

If you no longer wish to receive e-mails from us and want to be removed from our electronic mailing list, please contact us and include “Email Unsubscribe” in the body of your message. If you choose to unsubscribe from our mailing lists, we will hold your contact information on file marked so that we do not inadvertently contact you if your details are subsequently provided to us by a third party.

Data protection officer

To communicate with our Data Protection Officer, please email systems@evershare.io.

Other provisions

Your use of the Service indicates an acceptance of the terms of the Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to update or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any revised version of this Privacy Policy on our website, and we encourage you to refer back to it on a regular basis. The changes contained in any such revised version of this Privacy Policy will be effective from the time such revised version is posted unless otherwise specifically stated therein.

This Privacy Policy does not create or confer upon any individual any rights, or impose upon Blockchain Ventures any rights or obligations outside of, or in addition to, any rights or obligations imposed by the privacy laws of such individual’s jurisdiction, as applicable. Privacy legislation or an individual’s right to privacy may differ from one jurisdiction to another. The rights and obligations described in this Privacy Policy may not apply to all individuals or in all jurisdictions. Should there be, in a specific case, any inconsistency between this Privacy Policy and the applicable privacy laws of such individual’s jurisdiction, this Privacy Policy shall be interpreted, in respect of that case, to give effect to, and comply with, such privacy laws.

Please be aware that, by accessing our Service, you acknowledge that our servers are currently located in the United States and that the various communications necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By accessing the Service and communicating electronically with us, you consent to the processing and transfer of your personal information as set out in this Privacy Policy. Personal information collected by us may be stored and processed in the United States of America or any other country in which we maintain facilities. Personal information collected by us may be transferred among our various divisions and affiliated companies around the world, which may involve transfer from countries within the European Economic Area to countries outside the European Economic Area. By choosing to access the Service, you consent to any such transfer, storage or processing of personal data outside of your country.

This Privacy Policy applies solely to the information collected by us on-line through the Service and does not apply to any website, application or service other than the Service. The Service contains links to other websites, applications and services provided by third parties that we do not own or control and we are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of those third parties. Similarly, we are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any other websites, applications and services from which you linked to our Service. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Service and to read the privacy policies of each and every third party that may be providing websites, applications or information linked to the Service.

This Privacy Policy may include examples but is not intended to be restricted in its application to such examples, thus ‘including’ means ‘including without limitation.’

Your privacy is important to us. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please contact us.

Cookie Policy

We use cookies to help improve your experience of http://www.evershare.io. This cookie policy is part of Blockchain Ventures Ltd's privacy policy, and covers the use of cookies between your device and our site. We also provide basic information on third-party services we may use, who may also use cookies as part of their service, though they are not covered by our policy.

If you don’t wish to accept cookies from us, you should instruct your browser to refuse cookies from http://www.evershare.io, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired content and services.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit, typically containing information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.

Cookies are used to enable certain features (eg. logging in), to track site usage (eg. analytics), to store your user settings (eg. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (eg. advertising, language).

Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first-party cookies”, and typically only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) are called “third-party cookies”, and can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.

Types of cookies and how we use them

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website, enabling core features like user logins, account management, shopping carts and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site users, to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use performance cookies on our site.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and time zone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service. We use functionality cookies for selected features on our site.

Targeting/advertising cookies

Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third- party service. We use targeting/advertising cookies on our site.

Third-party cookies on our site

We may employ third-party companies and individuals on our websites—for example, analytics providers and content partners. We grant these third parties access to selected information to perform specific tasks on our behalf. They may also set third-party cookies in order to deliver the services they are providing. Third-party cookies can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. As we have no control over third-party cookies, they are not covered by Blockchain Ventures Ltd's cookie policy.

Our third-party privacy promise

We review the privacy policies of all our third-party providers before enlisting their services to ensure their practices align with ours. We will never knowingly include third-party services that compromise or violate the privacy of our users.

How you can control or opt out of cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies from us, you can instruct your browser to refuse cookies from our website. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies by default, but you can update these settings to either refuse cookies altogether, or to notify you when a website is trying to set or update a cookie.

If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.

Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content across the sites you visit.

Force24 Cookies & Tracking

Our organisation utilises Force24’s marketing automation platform.

Force24 cookies are first party cookies and are enabled at the point of cookie acceptance on this website. The cookies are named below:

  • F24_autoID
  • F24_personID

They allow us to understand our audience engagement thus allowing better optimisation of marketing activity.

  • F24_autoID - This is a temporary identifier on a local machine or phone browser that helps us track anonymous information to be later married up with f24_personid. If this is left anonymous it will be deleted after 6 months . Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.
  • F24_personID - This is an ID generated per individual contact in the Force24 system to be able to track behaviour and form submissions into the Force24 system from outside sources per user. This is used for personalisation and ability to segment decisions for further communications. Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.
The information stored by Force24 cookies remains anonymous until:
  • Our website is visited via clicking from an email or SMS message, sent via the Force24 platform and cookies are accepted on the website. A user of the website completes a form containing email address from either your website or your Force24 landing pages.

The Force24 cookies will remain on a device for 10 years unless they are deleted.

Other Tracking

We also use similar technologies including tracking pixels and link tracking to monitor your viewing activities

  • Device & browser type and open statistics All emails have a tracking pixel ( a tiny invisible image ) with a query string in the URL. Within the URL we have user details to identify who opened an email for statistical purposes.
  • Link Tracking - All links within emails and SMS messages sent from the Force24 platform contain a unique tracking reference, this reference help us identify who clicked an email for statistical purposes.

Last updated: Jan 2021