BANTU BLOCKCHAIN FOUNDATION’S PRIVACY & GDPR POLICY
This Policy may change from time to time. If there are any material changes to how your personal information is used, we will notify you as well as such changes will be posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates.
Bantu Blockchain Foundation (“BantuBF”) and its affiliates respects your privacy and is committed to protect the personal information of its users and visitors browsing the Site (“Users”). We believe that you have a right to know our practices regarding the information we may collect when you visit and/or use the Site. This Policy explains our privacy practices for the Site and the services provided by BantuBF. By accessing and/or using the Site and its related sites, applications, services, and goods and/or registering for a BantuBF account, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy, including to our collection, use, disclosure, processing and retention of your personal information. You can also learn how to limit the sharing of information in this Policy.
Without limiting the foregoing, we may on occasion ask you to consent when we collect, use, or disclose your personal information in specific circumstances. Sometimes your consent will be implied through your conduct with us if the purpose of the collection, use or disclosure is obvious and you voluntarily provide the information. We do not knowingly collect the personal information from anyone under the major age of consent in the jurisdiction of residence of the individual or determined based on the address of such individual. We may store and process personal information in Seychelles and other countries.
(a) You agree that BantuBF may process personal information provided by you and hereby consent to the transmittal of your personal data outside the European Economic Area.
(c) You agree that BantuBF may pass information about you which you have provided to BantuBF to other companies in BantuBF’s group and to external companies to help BantuBF to process and/or analyse it as part of the provision of services to you.
(d) In the event that you consented for the use of personal data by BantuBF for marketing and information management purposes, or to conduct market research for BantuBF then BantuBF may share these data with other companies in its group or with carefully selected external parties that may use the personal data to bring to the attention of the Client products and services that may be of interest to the Client and also to assist in the efficient provision of services.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you register to the Site we ask you to provide certain personal information, including a valid email address, location, social media accounts such as facebook, linkedIn, Twitter,Instagram or google account log in details and username. We may collect additional information you provide us, such as physical address, telephone number or other contact details, financial information (such as payment method, digital asset wallet, credit card number), and additional authentication information, to provide you with the services you need (such as payment or withdrawal of funds, sending physical goods), or to ensure the marketplace integrity (for example, prevention of fraud).
In addition, we collect information while you access, browse, view or otherwise use the Site. In other words, when you access the Site we are aware of your usage of the Site, and may gather, collect and record the information relating to such usage, including geo-location information, IP address, device and connection information, browser information and web-log information, and all communications recorded by Users through the Site. We use that information to enhance user experience, personalize your browsing experience as well as monitor the Site for preventing fraud and inappropriate content or behaviour. We may also collect supplemental information obtained from third parties such as demographic and navigation data.
Additionally, in order to improve your online experience at BantuBF, we have implemented impression reporting. While you view our ads, we may gather user Global Unique Identifier, HTTP request data like, user agent, IP, host, url, country/continent from which request made, browser info, device/operating system/operating system version.
Once you register, your username and additional information regarding your activity is made public and is visible to all Users of the Site. This information includes photos you upload, your published portfolio, Gig information, ratings, and additional information you may choose to add to your profile.
HOW DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION?
You directly provide us with most of the information we collect. You do this by filling out the registration details on the Site, and by posting and sharing additional information voluntarily. This can include information about clients, their User's location, sharing of portfolio, ratings and feedback by Users and anything you choose to add to your user profile.
We collect information from third parties. We may have connections from our website to social media platforms. We may collect names and gender from those platforms. We may also collect information from third parties. This may include information to verify your identity.
We collect usage and device information. We may collect information about the browser or device you are using. We may also collect technical information about how you connected to us. This might include your operating system or phone model. We might also collect ISP or mobile carrier information. We also collect IP addresses.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED?
Where relevant under applicable laws, all processing of your personal information will be justified by a "condition" for processing. In the majority of cases, processing will be justified on the basis that:
We will use your personal information for the following purposes:
We will ask for your consent before using the information for a purpose other than those set out in this Policy.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
We apply a general rule of keeping personal information only for as long as is required to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. However, BantuBF holds your account data indefinitely. This is because all account data is associated with financial transactions which may need to be referenced by government authorities.
We may retain your information for the following purposes:
BantuBF never sells this data or shares this data. All data is stored in encrypted servers. When you close your account, we stop sharing your data with 3rd parties immediately. All data is stored in encrypted servers.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18
Our Site is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 16 should provide any personal information to or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. Parents and guardians should at all times supervise their children's activities. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16, we will delete that personal information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at email@example.com.
Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
We may combine your personal information with the information we collect automatically or obtain from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us, you can opt-out through the link attached to each communication or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may provide your personal details to third parties, only in order to operate the Site, provide our services to you, fulfil obligations imposed on us by applicable laws and regulations, and prevent fraud and illegal activities, as detailed below:
WHERE WE STORE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Some of the personal information you provide to us may be stored or processed on our behalf by third party suppliers and data processors and may be located in other jurisdictions, such as the United States and in the Caribbean whose laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. Whether to third parties or internally, any transfers of personal information from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to countries not deemed to provide an adequate level of data protection are governed by European Union (EU) standard contractual clauses, or in the case of the United States, the EU - US Privacy Shield, and/or equivalent data transfer regulations to protect the security and confidentiality of personal information. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.
When you visit the Site, we may use industry-wide technologies such as "cookies" (or similar technologies), which store certain information on your computer and which will allow us, among other things, to enable automatic sign-in to the Site, make your browsing much more convenient and effortless and allow us to test user experience and offer you personalized browsing or promotions. By continuing to use this Site, you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer or device in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
The following is a more detailed explanation of the types of cookies we use:
Our Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google, Inc. ("Google"), or comparable technology. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files stored on your computer, to analyze how you use our Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our Site (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there.
If you prevent these cookies, we cannot guarantee how the Site will perform for you.Given the debate concerning the use of analytical tools using full IP addresses, we wish to point out that our Site uses the "Anonymize IP" function of Google Analytics which works with a shortened form of IP addresses to avoid direct personal identification.
BLOCKING OR DELETING COOKIES
You may set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. You should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use. Please be aware that some of our services will not function if your browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them "trusted websites" in your internet browser.
The following links may assist you in managing your cookies settings, or you can use the 'help' option in your internet browser for more details:
Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.aboutcookies.org (note that this website is not provided by BantuBF, and we therefore cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability). It is important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, cookies may, in certain cases, save you from the need to enter usernames and passwords, and allow session continuity.
We take great care in maintaining the security of the Site and your information and in preventing unauthorized access, loss, misuse, alteration, destruction or damage to it through industry standard technologies and internal procedures. We contractually ensure that any third party processing your personal information equally provides for confidentiality and integrity of your data in a secure way. However, the transmission of data via the internet is not completely secure, and although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access. Users who have registered to the Site agree to keep their password in strict confidence and not disclose such password to any third party. Further information about our data security practices can be provided on request.
RIGHTS OF USERS UNDER EU REGULATION
Under applicable EU regulation, as of May 25, 2018 you may have some or all of the following rights in respect of your personal information:
In addition to the above, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection.
We may ask you for additional data to confirm your identity and for security purposes, before disclosing data requested to you. We reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law. We may also decline to process requests that: jeopardize the privacy of others; are extremely impractical; or would cause us to take any action that is not permissible under applicable laws. Additionally, as permitted by applicable law, we may need to retain certain personal information for a limited period of time for record-keeping, accounting and fraud prevention purposes.
Special Categories of Data
We will only process special categories of data (also known as sensitive data) where the data subject expressly consents to such processing or where one of the following conditions apply:
Further conditions, including limitations, based upon national law related to the processing of genetic data, biometric data or data concerning health.
In any situation where special categories of data are to be processed, prior approval must be obtained from the Data Protection Officer, and the basis for the processing clearly recorded with the personal data in question. Where special categories of data are being processed, we will adopt additional protection measures.
PROFILING & AUTOMATED DECISION MAKING
We will only engage in profiling and automated decision-making where it is necessary to enter into, or to perform, a contract with the data subject or where it is authorised by law. Where we utilise profiling and automated decision-making, this will be disclosed to the relevant data subjects. In such cases the data subject will be given the opportunity to:
Object to the automated decision-making being carried out. We will also ensure that all profiling and automated decision-making relating to a data subject is based on accurate data.
UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
We take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate and up to date, and we provide you with the opportunity to update your information through your account profile settings. In the event that you believe your information is in any way incorrect or inaccurate, please let us know immediately. We will make sure we investigate the matter and correct any inaccuracies as quickly as possible where necessary or give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it - unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes.
When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request. If for any reason you have a problem with deleting your personal information please contact BantuBF's Customer Support and we will make reasonable efforts to delete any such information pursuant to any applicable privacy laws. You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Site and visiting your account profile page.
If you delete your User Generated Content (“UGC”), as defined in the BantuBF Terms of Service, from the Site, copies of your UGC may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Site users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Site, including UGC, is governed by our Terms of Service.
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time, so please re-visit this page frequently. Changes to this Policy are effective as of the stated "Last Update" and your continued use of the Site on or after the Last Update date will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.
To exercise any of your rights in connection with your personal information, we kindly ask that you open a Customer Relations ticket using the Chat function on the website. Please include all the relevant details, so your ticket can be handled correctly. We will process any requests in line with any local laws and our policies and procedures. If you do not have an active BantuBF account, please contact us at email@example.com
BantuBF's Data Protection Officer
BantuBF has designated a “Data Protection Officer” who is responsible for matters relating to privacy and data protection. This Data Protection Officer can be reached at the following address:
Attn: Data Protection Officer
Mont Fleuri, Mahe, Seychelles
If you have any questions about our collection and storage of data, please contact us. For the purposes of GDPR (Article 27), If you have any questions (or comments) concerning this Policy, please email our DPO at firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will make an effort to reply within a reasonable timeframe.