At Blockanics, we take the protection of user data and your privacy very seriously. After all, we’re a community focused on the blockchain movement and the importance of trustless systems. You should know that we will never sell your user data and will only use it for internal purposes. On top of that, as a user, you have the right to control what information we obtain, what we maintain, and the status of the account you’ve registered with us.
General Information and Key Points
- Blockanics is GDPR compliant [continue reading to learn more]
- Blockanics takes a proactive approach to protecting your data
- Blockanics puts you in control of your data
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter, or via any other related content we distribute. Under no circumstances will you be asked for anything related to your identity such as, but not limited to, your regional identification card, social security card/number, passport, or any other identification issued by an established authority. If you have been asked to provide this information, please contact us to report suspicious behavior. When registering on our site or for our newsletter, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name and or email address. You may, however, access and visit the site anonymously (certain restrictions may apply).
What Do We Do With Your Information?
As stated prior, Blockanics will only use your information for internal purposes. That means that your information will not be used as a commodity to sell or trade to third-parties.Blockanics utilizes your information in order to continuously improve your quality of service. Depending on the preferences you select, your information will be used to send out periodic emails about Blockanics updates, company news, Blockanics newsletters, or related product or service information when applicable. Additionally, we’ll use your email to create an account for you so you can comment or contribute to the Blockanics community. By utilizing personal accounts, Blockanics is able to better fight impersonation and spam on the site. [Continue reading below to learn about email and personal data preferences.]
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) have specific data protection rights that Blockanics works to make consistently accessible for users. In accordance with General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, users will have the following data protection rights under certain circumstances:
- Access, update, or to delete your personal information: Whenever made possible, users can update or request the deletion of personal data directly on the site. If you’re unable to do so, then we ask that you contact Blockanics for assistance.
- Correct, rectify, or update incorrect information: You have the right to correct or rectify any personal information Blockanics has that is incomplete or inaccurate.
- Object to use: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data
- Restrict the use of your information: You have the right to request we restrict the processing of your personal data
- Portability: You have the right to obtain a copy of the information Blockanics has the user (you) to see what data is collected and maintained
- Withdraw information from Blockanics: You have the right to, at anytime, withdraw consent to your information and personal data from Blockanics. If you’d like to delete all of your personal data with Blockanics.
Should you decide to exercise any of these certain rights as outlined in the GDPR, Blockanics may ask for you to verify your identity before responding to requests to ensure proper handling of personal information and avoid data manipulation or abuse.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about the manner in which Blockanics collects and uses your personal data. For more information about submitting a complaint, get in touch with a local Data Protection Authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
The main purpose for sharing your email address with Blockanics is for setting up a user account and profile on the site. When you create an account, you will be issued a password at registration. To maintain the integrity of the Blockanics site, and to further protect your personal information, you are advised to store your password in a secure place. Blockanics recommends that you do not use the same password for multiple accounts/services and highly suggests that all users follow security best practices when handling personal information online.
Privacy Protection Enforcement
Is there something that concerns you or something that you believe that we haven’t complied with? If so, Blockanics wants to hear from you. Rest assured that any potential issue is not intentional and we’d like to get to the bottom of it right away. To better assist us in improving compliance measures, please email [email protected] with the subject line “Privacy.”
How We Protect Your Data
As stated already, we take our users’ privacy very seriously. Because of that, we take strong security measures to ensure the safety of the information you share with us. Blockanics will never sell, trade, or share your personal data and information with third-parties, except where required with trusted third-parties who assist us in operating our website or conducting our business, on the stipulation that those parties agree to keep the information confidential. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses such as recommended related content to enhance the user experience. In addition, we utilize secure technology to ensure the security of personal data. All sensitive information supplied to Blockanics is transmitted via Secured Socket Layer (SSL) and only accessible by those with special access rights and are required to keep the information confidential.
Why Do We Collect Email Addresses?
Blockanics collect users’ email addresses in order to facilitate account registration. From there, Blockanics will be able to communicate with users and notify users of any important updates to the website, policy updates, and/or account activity from a user (unusual account activity, password resets, etc.).
Blockanics may also collect/retain your email address when you send Blockanics an email. This helps us keep in touch with users, including those who visit but do not have a registered account, and ensures that we can properly respond to all inquiries correctly and efficiently.
Lastly, Blockanics knows the frustration that accompanies spam and email overload. Blockanics will not fill your inbox full of spam emails or messaging. In order to receive marketing emails and newsletters from Blockanics, users must choose to opt-in. Instead, we prefer that everyone start with opted-out as the default (not just those in EEA) and then ask that you check the opt-in box if you’re interested in hearing more from us. In addition, users can always opt-out again by simply unsubscribing from our emails.