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Privacy Policy

THE BLOCK CRYPTO, INC.
PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: September 03, 2021

The Block Crypto Inc. (“The Block”, "us", "we", or "our") operates the www.theblockcrypto.com and www.theblockresearch.com website (hereinafter referred to as the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of data about you when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"):

  • First name and last name
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Account password
  • Shipping or billing address
  • Payment information
  • Preferred time zone
  • Social media handles
  • Reason for subscribing
  • Interests (e.g. CBDCs, Bitcoin)
  • Estimated portfolio
  • Other information that you may provide when communicating with us

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data is collected automatically either by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself, and includes your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
  • Advertising Cookies. Advertising Cookies are used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests.

Use of Data

The Block uses data for various purposes:

  • To provide, maintain and improve the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
  • To monitor the usage of our Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about (including through our newsletters, marketing or promotional materials. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us
  • To comply with any applicable legal obligations, and to protect and defend the Services, our rights, the rights of our users or others

Retention of Data

The Block will retain and use your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. The Block will retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction. If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

DISCLOSURE OF DATA

Business Transaction

If The Block is involved in a merger, acquisition, asset sale, bankruptcy or other business transaction, your Personal Data may be transferred.

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, The Block may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

The Block may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the Service, the rights or property of The Block
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety and rights of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Other Circumstances

The Block may also disclose your Personal Data to provide, maintain and improve the Service, which may involve us disclosing information to Service Providers (as defined and described further below), in connection with our receipt of professional services, and otherwise with your consent or direction.

SECURITY OF DATA

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

SERVICE PROVIDERS

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

Advertising

We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service.

  • Google AdSense & DoubleClick Cookie
    Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Service. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our Service or other websites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page.

Behavioral Remarketing

The Block uses remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

  • Google AdWords
    Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.
    You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ad Settings.
    Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.
    For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms.
  • Twitter
    Twitter remarketing service is provided by Twitter Inc.
    You can opt-out from Twitter's interest-based ads by following their instructions for privacy controls for personalized ads.
    You can learn more about the privacy practices and policies of Twitter by visiting their Privacy Policy.
  • Facebook
    Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.
    You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page.
    To opt-out from Facebook's interest-based ads, follow these instructions from Facebook.
    For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook's Data Policy.

Some of the above listed organizations adhere to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can opt-out from participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children"). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page, updating the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy and taking any other steps required by applicable laws (such as letting you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective). You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by emailing [email protected]