To us, Personal Data or Personal Information about users will always include details about an individual that represents the identity of such an individual. We try as much as possible to exclude anonymous data. Therefore, as long as you use our Website and its resources, we reserve the rights to collect, transfer any of the constituents of these data such as Contact data, Profile data, Technical data, Usage Data and Marketing and Communication Data which as a composite represent the unique identity of such a user on our Website.
Other details of the individual parameters of such data collected are as follows:
Data regarding aggregated information such as statistically and demographic data can also be collected, used and shared for any purpose as dimmed fit by us (https://www.cointobuy.io). These sets of data may be derived from personal data without including details that reveal the identity of the user, as such, this set of data are not considered personal data in law. An example will be to monitor user activities and specific interactions with the features of our website. However, if any specific statistical or demographic data is tied to user's personal data such that it impacts their personal information, the whole data cluster will be treated as personal data and we would abide by the strict guidelines and codes of this privacy notice.
Other details that could be considered personal data that are in a special category and infringes on race, social, political, religious, sexual, medical/general information about your health, philosophical beliefs and biometric data are not collected.
We employ different methods to gather or collect data for users and the following methods detail the process:
Where it may be required of us to collect user's personal data by law, or through the agreement we must have established with the user, and the user refuses to cooperate with the terms of the agreement, thereby limiting us, we have the reserved rights to discontinue our offer of services to such users at any given time with prior notice should this be the case.
We can only use your personal data as the law deems it fit for us too. This implies that we are liable outside the juristic validity of usage of such data. In this regards, we will use the data for the following:
Our business interest and how we conduct or manage the activities of our business services constitute our Legitimate interest. Our duty to you is to ensure that there is a balance on the impact this has on you in both positive and negative ways to ensure that your rights are not infringed upon as we conduct our business using personal data we collect for our legitimate interest. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
We generally do not have to rely on user's consent as a basis before data collected as personal data are processed, except in cases related to sending third-party direct marketing communications to you through email or text. However, you have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any given time by contacting us.
Our use of your personal data covering your identity, contact, profile, technical and usage data as a yardstick to determine what kind of service you require of us is a part of our marketing service system to decide how to streamline our services to suit you better. For time to time, you may receive communications from us requesting for this information unless you have opted out of this service section.
You are in total control of marketing messages and can opt out at any given time by using the opt-out link accompanying the marketing message that may be sent to you, or by contacting us directly.
Our collection of your personal data can only be used for the purposes that align with our original intentions, if you do need further clarifications of these intentions, it would be your prerogative to contact us.
We are obliged to disclose any personal data we have collected; (a) when we are permitted or required by law to do so; or, (b) when trying to protect against, prevent, investigate illegal activities such as actual or potential fraud, security issues, technical issues, unauthorized transactions or other violations; or (c) when we are trying to enforce the applicable terms of service or other agreements; or (d) when we are protecting against any sort of violations to the rights, property or safety of us, our users or the public as required or permitted by applicable laws; or (e) when you have given us your consent to do so. Finally, other instances where your personal data may be transferred may include the presence of a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, partial or total sale of assets, bankruptcy, or other corporate change.
Anytime such a data transfer transaction occurs outside of the EEA, the following measures are taken to ensure equivalent protection status:
We are obliged to adhere strictly to the accepted industry standards in order to ensure the protection of your personal data from being missing/stolen/lost or access/disclosed either by accident or through unauthorized access. We guarantee that only our authorized employees, agents and contractors (who are in compliance to the terms of our service agreements) have access to the personal data we collect and store.
All payment transactions are to be kept encrypted to prevent leakage of transaction data to unauthorized personnel or third-parties. In a situation where a password is being provided by our Website, or you chose one for yourself, you are liable to the breach in your account should you not keep it safe from others. To reiterate further, you are to keep your password, pin codes and all security access files safe and not share with anyone at any time.
The internet as vast, has different people with ulterior motives and often times malicious, which makes it subject to security breaches and data leakages, we, therefore, want to warn you that data submission or transfer over the internet may not be secure and can also be intercepted in cases where your connection is being monitored by other parties. As much as possible, we are working to ensure that the data submitted to us at any given time, stay secure, and do commit ourselves to try as much as possible to avoid any breach from our end.
In order to determine the appropriate length of time needed to hold on to your personal data, we take few things into consideration:
When we no longer need the data we collected from you, we are most certain to destroy them, or convert them into an anonymous state such as pure statistics with nothing linking back to you as an individual.
Our services and the general use of our Website are exclusive to those who are of the legal age specifications, that is 18 years and above. If you are aware of anyone who provides their personal information on our website and is under the age of 18, please do let us know through our contact information so as to take necessary steps towards that action.
The following rights have been reserved for you – our clients and visitors to our Website, and are only conditional under the data protection laws that are related to your personal data:
Where/when necessary we would place a request across to you to provide us some specific information that will be used to confirm your identity to make sure you have the right to access your personal information/data when a request is made. We have set this measure up to prevent illegal access to your personal data and prevent disclosing your data to impersonators.
We will ensure that response to your request for your personal data at any given time is prompt and this is usually within the time frame of a month. While it may take longer time in rare cases depending on the complexity of the request, we still do our best to ensure that you are served promptly. If there is a need for unusual delay whatsoever with your request, we will keep you informed.
This version was last updated on 25.05.2018 and historic versions can be obtained by contacting us.