Privacy and Security
BitWine has created this privacy statement (“Statement”) in order to demonstrate our commitment to customer privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the different functions and services available on this website. BitWine will not disclose to third parties any personal information obtained from you, except as described in this Privacy Statement or when information was provided, or as provided for in the Terms & Conditions.
The BitWine Network is designed to enable you to connect to other people using their contact and business data information. You may browse our Site without providing any personal information. However, the use of the BitWine Network requires registration. When you register you will be asked to give us contact information, such as your name and email address. In addition, in the course of using our Site, you may provide us with other personal information. Your personal information will be used primarily in connection with operating the Site, including contacting you so that we may provide the service you have requested or respond to your requests for information or customer service. This information may also be used to send you updates regarding our company or to share with you other services or benefits that may be of interest to you.
Other Information We Collect
BitWine may collect certain information from visitors of the website, such as Internet addresses and other web log information (such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser). This information is logged for internal use by BitWine, including helping diagnose technical problems and to administer our website in a manner that allows us to constantly improve the quality of the services provided to you. We may also maintain a record of your IP address, to analyze the use of our online services on an aggregate basis. We may also elect to share such information with advertisers and other third parties. BitWine is the sole owner of information collected on this Site. We reserve the right to screen, copy, transmit and review all communications conducted by or through the Site. We may conduct these activities for technical support purposes and in order to enforce our policies and agreements. We may decide to conduct these activities only at times or not at all.
BitWine may use “cookies” to monitor visitors browsing our website. Cookies allow the server to store its own information about a user on the user’s own computer. They can be used to customize pages for you based on information you may have provided to our website. Cookies may help us better serve you with information tailored specifically for you and for your return visit to our Site. Cookies are a typical part of web browsing today. Many websites that require you to type a password prior to entering a website uses a cookie to facilitate the action. Additionally, many sites that do not require passwords also collect and utilize cookies. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of the Site.
Information Collected By Third Parties
Our website may contain links to other websites. Those websites may be governed by terms and conditions and may have privacy policies that differ from ours. BitWine is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. You should exercise your discretion in disclosing personal information to other users of our Site (including Advisers or Clients). We are not responsible for any use of this information by Advisers, Clients or others to whom you disclose such information by means of our Site. In addition, communications between Advisers and Clients are usually encrypted using standard web encryption technologies, and by using encrypted 3rd party communication platforms (such as the Skype platform) when applicable. Third parties may improperly intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your information that they collect from the Site. Therefore, although we try to protect your privacy, we cannot promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain encrypted and private. By using this Site (whether as a Client, Adviser or other user), you agree to use all information collected in connection with this Site for legal purposes, only in connection with your permitted activities in connection with this Site or other purposes that the provider of such information has expressly chosen.
The information you provide to us will be kept in our database. We will use reasonable means to protect the integrity and safety of the database. However, we cannot guarantee that the database will not be improperly accessed by third parties. BitWine uses a variety of multi-level security measures to protect you and our systems against unauthorized access to, or alteration, disclosure, destruction or loss of personal data hosted on our system. When an application or the Site is accessed through a web browser, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or HTTPS technology will protect your information using both server authentication and data encryption. In this way, we try as hard as we can to ensure your data is secure, safe and accessible only by you.
Your password is the key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters, and special characters and do not disclose your BitWine password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify BitWine and change your password.
Correcting & Updating Your Information
BitWine allows you to view the information you have provided after registration and to correct any inaccuracies or errors that may exist in the data.
Our Disclosure of Your Information.
Your personal information may be disclosed to BitWine affiliates. In addition, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in connection with our operation of the BitWine Network and the performing of the related services, including to service providers who help with our business operations. In addition, we may provide certain information presented to us by Advisers to third parties with whom we do business, and by registering or using this Site as an Advisor you hereby consent to such use of your personal information. We may disclose your personal information to enforce our agreements and policies or respond to claims that information submitted or other content or Submissions violates applicable laws or regulations, the rights of others, or to protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety. We also may disclose your information to respond to legal requirements or when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity. We may use our discretion to disclose your information under appropriate confidentiality conditions in connection with merger, acquisition or sale of asset or business activities involving our company or its affiliates. We may disclose non-personally identifying information (including, without limitation, aggregated information) as we believe is reasonable in connection with our business. This information will not identify individual users. Information collected through the Site may be stored and processed in any countries in which we or our service providers maintain facilities, including outside of the EU. You therefore understand and consent that your information may be transferred outside of the country in which you reside.