2. The data we collect about you
3. How is your personal data collected
4. How we use your personal data
5. Why we use your personal data
6. International transfers
7. Data retention
8. Your rights
The Company is committed to privacy, data protection, the responsible use of information and the need to safeguard the privacy of its clients, users, partners and visitors of its website at all times. Additionally, the Company is committed to maintaining compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Company ensures that the data you supply is processed fairly and lawfully, and with skill and care. The Company takes this responsibility in respect of your personal data extremely seriously.
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the supervisory authority of your jurisdiction. We would, however, appreciate if you would allow us to deal with your concerns before you approach the relevant supervisory authority.
Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications as well as embedded content such as videos, leaflets and other related content. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
2. The data we collect about you:
Personal data, or personal information, means any information that identifies an individual. It does not include data where the identity has been removed. We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you, such as: email address, first name, last name, passport photo, date of birth, nationality, phone number, address, utility bill, password of your registered account with us (hashed), virtual currency wallet address, investor status, and any other information we consider relevant to the provision of our services and the adequate use of our website.
3. How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you, including through direct and automated technologies interactions. You may give us your Identity and Contact Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us on this website. This includes personal data you provide when you subscribe to our service, events or publications; request marketing to be sent to you; send us information about a request for proposal; contact us in relation to a business, media, supplieror career enquiry; apply for a role with us; or give us some feedback.
As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment through automated technologies or interactions, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.
4. How we use your personal data?
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to use it. Most commonly, we will use your personal data where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you; where it is necessary for our legitimate interests and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests; where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
You have the right to opt out at any time by contacting us and we will stop collecting and/or processing your data and we will proceed to delete it completely from our systems.
5. Why we use your personal data?
We use your personal data mainly to comply with CDD, KYC and AML policies and applicable regulations. It is a core part of our service to maintain the highest degree of diligence and reputation in front of you, other users and clients, business partners, and third party service providers.
We will only use your personal data for the purposes that we collected it for, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us. Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
6. International Transfers:
We share your personal data with our head office and our business partners or service providers when this is absolutely necessary. This will involve transferring your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
a) where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. For further details, see European Commission: Model Contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries (https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_en).
b) where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them either based on Model Contracts, or if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between Europe and the US. For further details, see European Commission: EU-US Privacy Shield (https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/eu-us-privacy-shield_en).
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.
7. Data retention:
We will only retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for. Including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period of personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data. The purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Under the law, we keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for five years after they cease being customers for tax purposes. In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
8. Your rights:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of your personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Object to the processing of your data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data's accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response. We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated. We will, nevertheless, in all cases confirm a reception of your request within 72 hours from the time we receive your request.