Privacy Notice

Blockchain Source GmbH, a company registered in Zug, Switzerland, operates the website blockchainsource.ch ("Website"). At Blockchain Source GmbH we highly value your privacy and adhere to the applicable privacy laws when collecting and processing your data. This Privacy Notice outlines the principles of data collection and processing for the Website.

1. Controller name and contact information

This Privacy Notice applies to the processing of your personal data by Blockchain Source GmbH (“Company”/“us”/“we”). For questions or requests related to data processing by us, you may revert by mail to the address:

Blockchain Source GmbH
Poststrasse 22
6300 Zug
Switzerland

2. Data processing activities and data processing purposes when you visit and use the Website

a. Data automatically collected
When you visit the Website, the browser on your device automatically sends information to the server(s) on which the Website runs. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted: We will process the mentioned data for the following purposes: Our legal basis for processing the above listed data is our legitimate interest of pursuing the purposes listed above for data collection. In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit the Website. For more information, please refer to section 3 of this Privacy Notice.
b. Data you provide to us
If you register for an account, we ask you to provide your e-mail address. We use your personal data only for providing you the service or information requested by you. We will store this data on our serves for as long as necessary to provide the services or information requests, unless a longer retention period is based on our legitimate interests or prescribed by law.
c. How we use personal data
We use store and process personal information for the following general purposes: We do not rent, sell or otherwise share your personal data with third parties, except with your consent. Further, we may use third party service providers to help us deliver our service and run or analyse the Website (e.g. third party data analytics services to analyse, among other things, server load). We also reserve the right to disclose your personal data to (a) comply with relevant laws, regulatory requirements and to respond to lawful requests, court orders, and legal process; (b) to protect and defend the rights or property of us or third parties, including enforcing agreements, policies, and terms of use; (c) in an emergency, including to protect the safety of our employees or any person, or (d) in connection with investigating and preventing fraud. We also aggregate data into anonymized system usage statistics.

3. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Information is stored in the cookie that results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. However, this does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of the Website. These will be deleted automatically after leaving our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your end device for a specified period to optimize user-friendliness. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of the Website and to evaluate it for optimising our offer. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you return to our site that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period. The basis for data processing by cookies for the aforementioned purposes is our legitimate interests. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies can lead to the fact that you cannot use all functions of the Website.

4. Analytics-Tools

We use tracking tools to ensure the design and continuous optimization of the Website. We use the tracking measures to record the use of the Website statistically and to evaluate it for optimising our offer. We use the tracking measures listed below based on our legitimate interests. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the information on the corresponding tracking tools below.
Google Analytics
For the purpose of the continuous optimization of our pages and its design, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en). For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

5. Sharing of data

Your personal data will not be shared with third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if: you have given your express consent, the disclosure is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data, in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer; or this is legally permissible and necessary for the execution of contractual relationships with you. We reserve the right to transfer, store, use and process your data, including any personal information, to countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) including the United States and possibly other countries. By using the Website, you consent to us transferring your data to these countries. You should note that laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and so laws and regulations relating to privacy and data disclosure, applicable to the places where your information is transferred to or stored, used or processed in, may be different from the laws and regulations applicable to your place of residency. We take the legally required safeguards and contractual measures to ensure that any parties we transfer personal data to do so in keeping with the level of data protection and security prescribed by the applicable data protection regulation. If we contact you by e-mail regarding news and events, such notices will be sent by our service provider "MailChimp", a newsletter mailing platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The data protection regulations of MailChimp can be viewed here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with the Swiss data protection level (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active).

6. Your rights

You have the right:

7. Objection

In those cases where we base processing on our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. For withdrawing consent or objecting to any data processing as described above, simply send mail to the address in section 1.

8. Data retention

We may retain information regarding you and your use of the Website, including personally identifying information, for as long as needed to provide you with our services and the uses described in this Privacy Policy. We may in any event retain and use such data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, maintain accurate accounting, financial and other operational records, resolve disputes, and enforce our rights connected to your use of the Website.

9. Children

The Website is not aimed at children and visitors are asked to confirm that they are 18 years or older. We do not target, intend to collect, or knowingly collect or otherwise process information from anyone under the age of 18.

10. Data security

We take commercially reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Accordingly, we store all the personal information you provide on secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers. You also acknowledge that no technical and organisational measures can fully eliminate security risks connected with the transmission of information over the internet. We therefore cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of the Website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. You are responsible for keeping the account information (user name/password) for accessing the Website confidential.

11. Validity of this privacy notice

Due to the further development of the Website and offers above or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this Privacy Notice. We therefore reserve the right to update and modify this Privacy Policy from time to time.

Blockchain Source GmbH, valid from February 1, 2019