This site is not intended for children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via this site from visitors in this age group. If a user submitting personal information is suspected of being younger than 18 years of age, Blockchains will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to websites.
Personally Identifiable Information.
We define Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) as any information about an individual, including (1) any information that can be used, directly or indirectly, to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as name, social security number, date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, location information, or biometric records; and (2) any other information that is linked or linkable to an individual, such as email addresses and medical, educational, financial and employment information.
Information you Provide.
You can view most of our content anonymously. Should you sign up to receive email notifications from us, we will collect and maintain your name, email address, and zip/postal code until, and unless, you click the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of any marketing or newsletter emails that have been sent to you by us and complete a brief questionnaire regarding your subscription preferences.
If you have applied for a position through the Careers page on the Website, we collect your name, phone number, email address, and any information included in your resume, including your date of birth, education history, military service, immigration status, employment history, and information about references you identify. We will only retain such PII so long as is necessary for the purposes for which we are processing the PII.
Our Website may allow you to enter social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, among others. If you choose to follow, like, friend, share, or comment on our social media websites, we may receive information about you. We may keep all of this information indefinitely.
Please do not submit any personal information if you do not want it to be collected. You do not have to provide PII to us to use this site.
Passive Information Collection.
Use of Information
We may also use the PII we collect:
Emma. When sending emails to our Users who have signed up to receive email announcements, we use the Emma service to send such emails. This sharing enables us to inform our Users of updates in the most efficient way possible. Emma is required to follow the same data security practices to which we adhere.
Third-party Vendors. In the operation and maintenance of the Website, we use third-party vendors such as business analytics and fraud prevention. Third-party vendors have access to and may collect information only as needed to perform their functions and are not permitted to share or use the information collected for any other purpose. The third-party vendors are also required to follow the same data security practices to which we adhere.
In addition, we also may share your information:
We want you to feel confident when using the Website, and we are committed to protecting the information we collect. However, you should keep in mind that the Website runs on software, hardware, and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control. While no website can guarantee security, we use industry-standard data encryption technology, and we have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the PII you provide to us and protect all user data we collect against any unauthorized access. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access PII, and they may only do so for permitted business functions. In addition, we employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.
Additional Rights with Respect to Information we Collect.
You can choose not to provide us with any PII, in which case:
Depending on applicable law where you reside, you may be able to assert certain rights related to your PII. If any of the rights listed below are not provided under law for your jurisdiction, Blockchains has absolute discretion in providing you with those rights.
As a User of the Website, you have various rights regarding the information we collect. Please note, all rights are subject to an initial check regarding whether any PII data of the person seeking information is being processed at all. If yes, you are entitled to a right of access, which allows you exercise further rights such as rectification and erasure. It is important to understand that your rights to personal information are not absolute. Depending on the applicable law, access may be denied. Such rights and potential limitations include:
We will comply with such request, unless there is a lawful reason for not doing so, including: (a) when denial of access is required or authorized by law; (b) when granting access would have a negative impact on another’s privacy; (c) to protect our rights and properties; (d) where the request is frivolous or vexatious, or for other reasons.
Should you want to exercise any of your rights listed above, please contact our Data Protection Officer at BlockchainsDPO@Blockchains.com.
If you reside in the EU, you can file a complaint with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution by phone at +1.212.484.4181, or by visiting the website http://info.adr.org/safeharbor, or your relevant data protection authority.
In the UK, the relevant data protection authority is Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, 0303 123 1113, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Ireland, the relevant data protection authority is the Data Protection Commission, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, R32 AP23 Co. Laois; phone: +353 (0761) 104 800; LoCall: 1890 25 22 31; Fax: +353 57 868 4757; email: email@example.com
How to Contact Us or Opt Out
If you decide you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you may opt out at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by following the link to unsubscribe in any email that has been sent to you by Blockchains.