2. Information Collected
At BitcoinTaxes, we collect personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-PII”) from you. Personally identifiable information is information that can be used to identify you personally. Non-personally identifiable information is information that must be combined with other information to identify you personally.
Personally Identifiable Information Collected
Personal information is information that identifies you as an individual, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number. We may collect personal information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to when the following events occur:
- When you send us an application or other form;
- When you conduct a transaction with us, our affiliates, or others;
- When you sign up for a subscription service with our Site;
- When we collect information about you in support of a transaction, such as credit card information; and
- In some places on this Site you have the opportunity to send us personal information about yourself, to elect to receive particular information, to purchase access to one of our products or services, or to participate in an activity.
Non-personal information (“Non-PII”) is information that cannot identify you. Whenever you use our Website, we may collect Non-PII from you, such as your IP address, zip code, gender, browsing history, search history, and registration history, interactions with the Site, usage information, location, referring URL, browser, operating system, data usage, data transferred, and Internet service provider. We may also collect information including but not limited to messages you send to us, inputs of information into the Site, and correspondence we receive from affiliates or third parties about your activities or postings.
Use of Your Information
Some of your information will be visible to us to facilitate communication. We use various tracking mechanisms to track the use of customers on our Site. We will never sell your information without your permission; however, you agree that we may use your information in the following ways:
- To provide any services offered and to operate the BitcoinTaxes Site.
- To enhance or improve our users’ experiences.
- To contact you via email or other electronic communications where you have an inquiry.
- To notify you of additional BitcoinTaxes updates.
Methods we, or a third-party affiliate, may use to contact you are via: phone call, e-mail, telephone auto-dialing system, or SMS/MMS messaging, by BitcoinTaxes or one of its affiliate(s) or marketing partners. You may opt-out of receiving communications at any time by contacting BitcoinTaxes or any of its marketing partners or affiliate(s).
Personal information collected online may be combined with information you provide to us through other sources We may also remove your personal identifiers (your name, email address, etc.). In this case, you would no longer be identified as a single unique individual. Once we have de-identified information, it is non-personal information and we may treat it like other non-personal information. Finally, we may use your personal information to protect our rights or property, or to protect someone’s health, safety or welfare, and to comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process.
3. Cookies and Tracking
4. Third Party and Affiliate Access to Your Information
Although you are entering into an Agreement with BitcoinTaxes to disclose your information to us, we may use affiliates and third-party partners to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others to allow you to access the Site.
For instance, in the ordinary course of business, we may share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a third party for the purpose of providing a service to us, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide.
We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with one of our marketing partners or affiliate(s). For some sorts of transactions, in addition to our direct collection of information, our third-party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect personal information directly from you to assist you with your transaction. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use your personal information before they collect it.
We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting Website visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior, which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal). We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property, protect someone’s health, safety or welfare, or to comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process. As discussed in the section on cookies and other technologies, from time to time we may allow a third party to serve advertisements on this Website.
5. Reviews and Testimonials
You agree that we may disclose and post the customer testimonials or reviews that you post to the Site or on third-party websites such as Google, Yelp, Facebook, or other public review websites. The owner may obtain customer consent prior to posting the testimonial or review. If you would like to request the removal of your testimonial or review from the Site please contact us at email@example.com.
6. Law Enforcement
7. Opt Out of Commercial, Non-Commercial Communications, and Do Not Track
If you decide to provide us with your contact information, you agree that we may send you communications via text and emails. However, you may unsubscribe from certain communications by notifying BitcoinTaxes that you no longer wish to receive these communications and we will endeavor to promptly remove you from our mailing list or communications once we have received that request. We currently do not offer functionality for you to opt-out through “do not track” listings. If you wish to opt-out of certain communications or information collection, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Affiliates & Third Parties
BitcoinTaxes or other users may post links to affiliate and third-party websites on Site, which may include information that we have no control over. When accessing an affiliate third party site through our Site, you acknowledge that you are aware that these third-party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by us.
BitcoinTaxes bears no responsibility for the information collected or used by any affiliate or third-party website. You must review their electronic agreements and privacy policies to understand how their information collection practices work.
9. Security Measures
We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized personnel and third-party vendors have access to your personal information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal information. For this reason, we recommend that you use anti-virus software, routine credit checks, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security and privacy threats.
10. Retention and Deletion of Account Information
When your Site account is canceled, either voluntarily or involuntarily, your account is placed in a ‘deactivated’ status within our database. However, you should know that the deactivation of an account does not mean personally identifiable information has been deleted from our systems entirely. We will retain and use your personally identifiable information, if necessary, in order to resolve any support issues, disputes, keep backups, enforce our agreements and/or as required by laws or regulations. Therefore, it may not be immediately deleted upon request and is an approved exception to GDPR deletion rights. By creating an account with us, using third-party payment system, using our support services and/or purchasing services on the Website, you acknowledge and agree to these terms of retention.
11. Your California Privacy Rights
12. Age Compliance
We intend to fully comply with American and international laws respecting children’s privacy including COPPA. Therefore, we do not collect or process any information for any persons under the age of 18. If you are under 18 and using our Site, please stop immediately and do not submit any information to us. In the event that you become aware that we have inadvertently collected any information from users under the age of 18, please contact us immediately.
13. International Transfer
14. Merger and Acquisition
In the event that BitcoinTaxes is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. Please be aware that once the information is transferred your privacy rights may change.
If you have any questions or require additional information related to our information collection practices, please contact us at email@example.com.