In this document, multiple terms like “we” and “us” refer to our website, Bitcoin Evolution, and “you” and other second-person pronouns refer to the user.
Your continued use of our website and its subsites will be interpreted as consent to all of our terms and policies. If you disagree, you must discontinue using the Bitcoin Evolution website and services.
Bitcoin Evolution’s Policy will inform you of the following:
- Information we collect - personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable (generic) information.
- How we collect and use this information.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- Information about data posted on public forums and third-party sites.
- Security procedures in place to protect against the misuse of the information we collect.
Data Controller: The person, company, or other legal entity with the power to determine what data is collected from users and in what manner, and to employ Data Processors to take care of all data-related operations. For the purposes of this website, Bitcoin Evolution is the Data Controller.
Personal Data: The collection of personally-identifiable information about physical persons, including but not limited to name, phone number, government-issued IDs, physical and electronic addresses, audio or video recordings, bank statements, and other factors, as defined in Art.4(1) of the GDPR, which deals with the protection of Personal Data.
Processing of Personal Data: Any operation that involves the use of the client’s Personal Data, including but not limited to its collection, recording, storage, organisation, updating, dissemination, retrieval, modification, merging, linking, blocking, erasure, transfer, and destruction.
GDPR: REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of April 27, 2016, on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC.
Reasons for Data Collection and Processing:
- To better understand your needs and provide you with the services you have requested, such as account registration.
- To fulfil our legitimate interest in improving our services and products for the sake of our business, provided we can prove our interest does not violate your rights to privacy.
- To send you promotional emails and messages containing information we think you may like when you have provided your consent to receive such offers.
- To comply with the GDPR or other applicable privacy-related legislation that requires the Data Controller to gather some information about its customers.
Methods of Data Collection
Bitcoin Evolution only collects the bare minimum of Personal Data that is necessary for the provision of our services and the smooth operation of our website. This limited amount of data is collected from our users in the following manners:
(a) Information you have consensually provided: When you fill in the different forms on our website, such as the registration or contact forms, you willingly provide us with some Personal Data. Information voluntarily shared with Bitcoin Evolution falls in this category.
(c) Information shared in correspondence: When our users contact us directly, they will need to provide some Personal Data for us to be able to process their request and respond to it. For instance, it would be impossible to give you a reply if you do not provide your contact details because we would have no way of reaching you.
Types of Personal Data Collected
Personally Identifiable Information
To provide you with a service, Bitcoin Evolution will need to gather information from users that is deemed personally identifiable.
It is up to you whether you decide to disclose personally identifiable information to us. But if you elect not to do so, we reserve the right to refuse to register you as a user or provide you with any services.
As a company that offers a service, your information’s privacy and protection are of utmost importance. We will take any sufficient actions to safeguard the integrity of your personally identifiable information.
Bitcoin Evolution may collect and use your personally identifiable personal information to help us with our website’s purpose and ensure our services’ delivery. We may also use this personally identifiable information to notify you of comparable services and potential marketing material.
Examples of personally identifiable information that we may collect consist of your name and financial information. While compiling this information cannot be avoided entirely, we will not exchange or reveal this sensitive information without the user’s explicit permission.
We may have the occasion to collect non-personal anonymous demographic information, such as:
- Household income
- Race and religion
- Information such as the computer browser being used, IP address, or operating system.
This collection of non-personal, generic information will assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality services. The information that is gathered will not necessarily be used to identify you as a particular user but in conjunction with the data of other users collectively.
This non-personally identifiable information is gathered with the intent of identifying user requirements and needs and will help to improve our services. This information will be automatically collected, and we shall ensure that any general information is stored entirely independently from any personally identifiable information.
Information Posted on Public Forums and Collected by Third-Party Sites
When you visit our website, there might be an opportunity for you to engage with other users on bulletin boards, chat rooms, and other public forums. Any user who participates in these public forums and other such third-party sites does so at their own risk and is responsible for any information (personal or generic) shared on these forums. There is no obligation for a user to engage or participate in such platforms.
Users are encouraged not to disclose any sensitive personal information on these forums, as we do not hold any accountability for any abuse or misuse of shared knowledge.
Exceptions and Limitations
We shall completely comply with reasonable requests from law enforcement investigations related to any activity by the users on the website, as required by law.
We are a legitimate company and will not tolerate or condone any illegal or questionable actions by our users. If you are engaged in fraud or other unlawful activities, you will be automatically exempt from any privacy protection.
The data we collect from you will not be stored for longer than necessary. In fact, Bitcoin Evolution does not store your Personal Data on our own servers. Instead, with your informed consent, we send your data to our third-party broker partners, who act as Data Processors in this case and are responsible for your data. The length of time Bitcoin Evolution may hold onto your information will be dependent on several factors, including but not limited to:
- How long your personal information remains relevant.
- If it is reasonable to keep records to demonstrate that we have fulfilled our duties and obligations.
- Any retention periods prescribed by law or recommended by regulators, professional bodies, or associations.
- The type of contract we have with you and any agreements made.
- The continuation of your consent.
Please be aware that sharing any information online presents an element of risk. We cannot guarantee the safety of your information that is freely shared, collected, and processed. However, we shall undertake due diligence to ensure that your information will only ever be shared with other legitimate operators in the same industry and will be exclusively for the intention of improving our services to you. Users will be notified of any such disclosures and will have the opportunity to opt out without consequence.
Who Has Access to Your Personal Data?
Besides Bitcoin Evolution, there are a number of other entities that may have access to Personal Data we have collected about our users. These parties include:
Third-party brokerages with whom we have affiliate partnerships. Sharing your data with them is necessary in order to provide you with our main service, that is, connect you to a broker when you register to use our platform. Though these third parties are governed by their own Privacy Policies, they also follow the GDPR and other relevant data protection laws.
Some third parties that we work with, such as the company that hosts the Bitcoin Evolution website, are legally required to have access to some user data. This is a technical requirement for the operation of our website and does not violate your freedoms and rights.
Your Personal Data may be shared with other third parties when you have requested it from us or have provided us with your consent to do so.
In cases when a legal authority has contacted us with a request to access your data, we shall carefully examine the request to determine if it is legitimate and if the law requires us to cooperate, or if our cooperation would be a violation of your right to privacy. You will be notified of any such requests, and we shall ask for your consent in cases where your permission is required.
Personal Data Protection
To ensure the safety of your data when browsing our web pages, Bitcoin Evolution follows the most current industry standards for website security.
Furthermore, we guarantee that your Personal Data will only be exposed to the lowest number of Bitcoin Evolution staff required for the fulfilment of our services when you have requested them. All of our employees are bound by strict non-disclosure agreements and will not share your data with unauthorised third parties without your permission.
Data Protection Rights
The GDPR and other similar data protection legislation grant website users the following rights:
(a) Subject access: The user may request to view the Personal Data that the Data Collector has gathered about them.
(b) Adjustments: When the user deems that their Personal Data has been incorrectly recorded or needs to be updated, they may request the Data Collector to amend it.
(c) Deletion of Personal Data: The user may request the Data Collector to erase all of the Personal Data collected about them. Because Bitcoin Evolution does not keep records of your data, we shall contact all Data Processors we work with who have copies of it and notify them of your request.
(d) Transfer of Personal Data: The user may ask Bitcoin Evolution to share their Personal Data with another third party of the customer’s choosing.
(e) Complaints: The user may file a formal complaint regarding the collection and processing of their Personal Data with the relevant data protection authority in their country of residence.
Furthermore, clients may also:
Withdraw their consent to data collection and processing in cases where these actions depend upon the client’s permission;
Dispute Bitcoin Evolution’s legitimate interest in data collection if the user feels their right to privacy outweighs the grounds for data collection provided by Bitcoin Evolution.