If you register on the Site and set up an account and password, you are responsible for anything that happens through your account. You agree to keep your password secure and confidential, not permit others to use your account, and not use other’s accounts. You should immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any breach of security. If you become aware that your account has been compromised, you should immediately change your password.
We collect information directly from individuals, from third parties, and automatically through the Bitzean Platform.
When you create an account and profile on the Bitzean Platform, we collect your name, contact information (including your email id), demographic information, and other information you provide, such as topics that you know about or find interesting. Your name, photo, and any other information that you choose to add to your public-facing profile will be available for viewing by the public and other users of the Bitzean Platform. Once you create a profile, others will be able to see in your profile certain information about your activity on the Bitzean Platform, such as the questions and answers you post, your followers and who you follow, topics of interest to you, the information you list as credentials, and your edits to your content.
We collect the information and content that you post to the Bitzean Platform, including your Posts, Videos, photos, and comments. Your content, date and time stamps, and all associated comments are publicly viewable on the Bitzean Platform, along with your name. This also may be indexed by search engines and be republished elsewhere on the Internet.
Your contact information may be used to communicate with you (via email, text message, through the Bitzean Platform or otherwise). When you communicate with us (via email, text message, through the Bitzean Platform, or otherwise), we may maintain a record of your communication. By disclosing your contact information to Bitzean, you consent to our use of your contact information to communicate with you.
We collect browsing information – such as IP address and location, date and time stamp, user agent, Bitzean cookie ID (if applicable), URL, unique advertising or content identifiers (if applicable) and time zone, and other information about user activities on the Bitzean Platform, as well as on third-party sites and services that have embedded our Bitzean pixels (“Pixels”), widgets, plug-ins, buttons, or related services.
We may also receive information about you from third parties, such as other users, partners (including ad partners), or our affiliated companies.
We do not sell your personal information – such as your name and contact information – to third parties to use for their own marketing purposes. Bitzean uses the information we collect for the following purposes:
To provide you the services we offer on the Bitzean Platform and make the Bitzean available to the public, communicate with you about your use of the Bitzean Platform, respond to your inquiries, provide troubleshooting, and for other customer service purposes.
To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you in the Bitzean Platform, to suggest followers and content, to offer location customization, and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using the Bitzean.
To display interest-based advertising to you in the Bitzean Platform, to improve our advertising and measurement systems so we can show you relevant ads, to pre-fill forms in ads, and to measure the effectiveness and reach of ads and services.
For marketing and promotional purposes, such as to send you news and newsletters, special offers, and promotions, or to otherwise contact you about products or information we think may interest you, including information about third-party products and services.
To gather metrics to better understand how users access and use the Bitzean Platform; to evaluate and improve the Bitzean, including the Ad Services and personalization, and to develop new products and services.
To comply with legal obligations, as part of our general business operations, and for other business administration purposes.
We share information as set forth below, and where individuals have otherwise consented:
1. Service Providers. We may share your information with third-party service providers who use this information to perform services for us, such as payment processors, hosting providers, auditors, advisors, consultants, customer service and support providers, as well as those who assist us in providing the Ad Services.
3. Business Transfers. We may disclose or transfer information, including personal information, as part of any merger, sale, and transfer of our assets, acquisition or restructuring of all or part of our business, bankruptcy, or similar event.
4. Legally Required. We may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law.
5. Protection of Rights. We may disclose information, where we believe it necessary to respond to claims, asserted against us or, comply with legal process (e.g., subpoenas or warrants), enforce or administer our agreements and terms, for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, and protect the rights, property or safety of Bitzean, its users, or others.
6. Metrics. We may share with our advertisers or publishers aggregate statistics, metrics and other reports about the performance of their ads or content in the Bitzean Platform such as the number of unique user views, demographics about the users who saw their ads or content, conversion rates, and date and time information. We do not share IP addresses or personal information, but certain features may allow you to share your personal information with advertisers on our platform if you choose to do so.
7. Your Content And Public Information. Your content, including your name, user id, profile picture, profile information, and certain associated activity information is available to other users of the Bitzean Platform and may be viewed publicly. Public viewing includes availability to non-registered visitors and can occur when users share your content across other sites or services. In addition, your content may be indexed by search engines. In some cases.
These are small files with a unique identifier that is transferred to your browser through our websites. They allow us to remember users who are logged in, to understand how users navigate through and use the Bitzean Platform, and to display personalized content and targeted ads (including on third-party sites and applications).
2. Analytics Tools.
We may use internal and third-party analytics tools, including Google Analytics. The third-party analytics companies we work with may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other websites and/or other online products and services. Their collection and use of information are subject to their own privacy policies.
3. Do-Not-Track Signals.
Please note we do not change system behavior within the Bitzean Platform in response to browser requests not to be tracked.
We may use the following types of cookies:
• Security: These cookies allow us to secure access to your account.
• Preference: These cookies are used to store your preferences like language choice and display of search results.
• Analytics: We track traffic patterns so we can identify popular content and potential problems.
• Advertising: We use non-identifiable information about you to show you advertising on our services and third party sites.
The security of your information is very important to us. Bitzean has implemented safeguards measures to protect the information we collect. However, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. We urge you to take extra steps to keep your personal information safe, such as choosing a strong password for Bitzean log in and keeping it private, as well as logging out of your user account, and closing your web browser when finished using the Bitzean Platform on a shared or unsecured device.
You may update or correct your account information at any time by logging in to your account. You may also make a number of other adjustments to settings or the display of information about you as described in more detail in the following section about Your Choices.
You may, of course, decline to submit information through the Bitzean Platform, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may also control the types of notifications and communications we send, limit the information shared within the Bitzean Platform about you, and otherwise amend certain privacy settings.
You may edit or delete the posts, videos, images, polls, comments that you post at any time. Any questions you have posted may remain on the Bitzean Platform and be edited by other users. Any deleted content will be removed from third-party sites from which it has been shared via Bitzean’s standard sharing features; however, we have no control over deletions or changes to your content if it has been shared manually by others. When you make edits to your content, other users will be able to see the history of those edits in your profile activity and on content edit logs.
When you join the Bitzean Platform by signing up for an account or creating a profile, as part of the service, you may receive some suggestions containing content that we believe may match your interests. As permitted by law, you are also opting to receive other emails and text messages from us that may be of interest to you as a user of the Bitzean Platform. You can manage your email, text messages, and notice preferences in your account profile settings, under your Emails and Notifications settings, but note that you cannot opt-out of receiving certain administrative or legal notices from us.
Third Parties. Third parties may comment on your postings within the Bitzean Platform. In your profile, under your Privacy Settings, you can adjust whether to allow people to comment on your posts. You can also adjust permissions about who you allow to send you messages on the Bitzean Platform. In addition to that, you can adjust permissions about who can see your profile and who can see your profile.
Personal Details. You may hide your birthday details and even restrict other users from liking your profile.
Online Status. You may hide your online status upon which no other user will be able to know that you are online.
Followers. You can block the ability of another Bitzean user to follow you by selecting the setting for this in the other user’s profile. You can change whether or not you follow other users.
Credentials. You can change your credentials that are displayed in your profile or in connection with a specific answer.
Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:
Request that a business that collects a consumer's personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.
• Request that a business deletes any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
• Request that a business that sells a consumer's personal data, not sell the consumer's personal data.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We may retain personal information for longer where required by our legal and regulatory obligations, professional indemnity obligations, or where we believe it is necessary to establish, defend or protect our legal rights and interests or those of others. With respect to the data and files we handle as a processor, we retain this personal information in accordance with our clients’ instructions. You can opt to delete your user account any time you want. Once you confirm to delete your personal information, you can no longer access your account. This action will result instant deletion of all your content, status, posts that you once engaged with.
Although we welcome users from all walks of life, Bitzean is not intended or directed at individuals under the age of 18. Therefore, individuals under the age of 13 may not create an account or otherwise access or use the Services.