Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account” — means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of our Site;
“Cookie” — means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our Site when you visit certain parts of our Site and/or when you use certain features of our Site;
“Cookie Law” — means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
“Personal data” — means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us via our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016⁄679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
OUR RELATIONSHIP TO YOU AND Omafinances
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
We collect personal information to provide you with our Services. When we require certain personal information from users it is because such information is relevant for specified purposes. Any information you provide to us that is not required is voluntary. For example, we collect personal information when you use or request information about our Services, subscribe to marketing communications, request support, complete surveys, or sign up for a Blocknote event or webinar. We may also collect personal information from you offline, such as when you attend one of our events, or when you contact customer support. we may use this information in combination with other information we collect about you. In addition, we may collect personal information disclosed by you on our message boards, chat features, blogs and our other services to which you are able to post information and materials. Any information that is disclosed in those forums becomes public information and may therefore appear in public ways, such as through search engines or other publicly available platforms, and may be «crawled» or searched by third parties. It could also be read, collected or used by other users to send you unsolicited messages. Please do not post any information that you do not want to reveal to the public at large. You are free to choose whether to provide us with the types of personal information described below, but we may not be able to serve you as effectively or offer you some or all of our Services when you choose not to share certain information with us. Here are some examples of the types of personal information Blocknote collects and how we may use it: When you use blocknote Services, we may collect the following types of information: your name, date of birth, driver number ID, personal ID, address, phone, email, full bank account details, taxpayer or government identification number, a copy of your government-issued identification, a photo of you, or other personal information. We may also obtain information about you from third parties such as credit bureaus and identity verification services. Blocknote will use this information to fulfill your requests and provide the relevant Services. Whenever you contact us or respond to our communications (e.g., email, telephone, written), we receive your contact information and any other personal information you choose to provide us. Blocknote will use such information to fulfill your requests or to provide Services.
HOW PERSONAL INFORMATION IS USED
All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times. Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in our legitimate interests. Specifically, we may use your data for the following purposes:
- Providing and managing your access to our Site,
- Personalising and tailoring your experience on our Site,
- Supplying our services to you (please note that we require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you),
- Personalising and tailoring our services for you,
- Replying to emails from you,
- Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time following the “unsubscribe” link at the end of the email,
- Market & academic research,
- Analysing your use of our Site and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve our Site and your user experience.
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email, telephone, text message and post with information, news and offers on our services. we will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
You have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.
We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Data will therefore be retained for the following periods (or its retention will be determined on the following bases): Blocknote stores and processes your personal data for the duration of providing services to you until you request deletion of your account. However, personal data is retained with limited access in the organisation for up to 5 years due to legal statutory limits.
INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTY SOURCES
COLLECTION & USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
We receive and store certain types of information automatically, such as whenever you interact with the Sites. This information does not necessarily reveal your identity directly but may include information about the specific device you are using, such as the hardware model, operating system version, web-browser software (such as Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) and your Internet Protocol (IP) address/MAC address/device identifier.
HOW WE PROTECT AND STORE PERSONAL INFORMATION
HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH OTHER PARTIES
HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OR CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
RIGHTS IN RELATION TO THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Rights of access, correction and deletion
You have a right of access to the personal information that we hold about you under European data protection legislation, and to some related information. You can also require any inaccurate personal information to be corrected or deleted
Right to object
You can object to our use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes at any time and you may have the right to object to our processing of some or all of your personal information (and require them to be deleted) in some other circumstances. You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held). Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and we will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact us for more details at [email protected]
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Blocknote will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes of our business relationship with you, to perform our contractual obligations to you, or if longer, as required for legal and regulatory purposes. We have established internal policies for the deletion of data from customer accounts following termination of a customer’s subscription to the Service. If you have a complaint about our privacy practices and our collection, use or disclosure of personal information please contact us at [email protected]
CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do not knowingly request to collect personal information from any person under the age of 18. If a user submitting personal information is suspected of being younger than 18 years of age, we will require the user to close his or her account and will not allow the user to continue buying or selling digital currencies. Please notify us if you know of any individuals under the age of 18 using our Services so we can take action to prevent access to our Services.
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