Privacy Policy


Thanks for visiting our bitzean.com!! Please take a moment to read our privacy policy before using our website.
Bitzean recognizes that your privacy is very important, and we take it seriously. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use, disclosure, and sharing of your personal information when you use the Bitzean Platform.

This Privacy Policy applies to activities by “bitzean.com” and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively “Bitzean” or ”bitzean.com,” “we” or “us”).

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for all visitors and members to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Bitzean. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

CONSENT


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

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.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT


We collect information directly from individuals, from third parties, and automatically through the Bitzean Platform.

 


1. Account and Profile Information:


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.


2. 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.


3. Communications:


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.


4. Automatically Collected Information About Your Activity.


We may use cookies, log files, pixel tags, local storage objects, and other tracking technologies to automatically collect information about your activities, such as your searches, page views, date and time of your visit, and other information about your use of the Bitzean Platform. We also collect information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Bitzean Platform such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs. We also receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with the Bitzean Platform, even if you have not created an account.

5. Engagement.


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.

 

HOW WE MAY USE YOUR INFORMATION


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:


1. Provide our Services.


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.


2. Personalization.


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.


3. Advertising.


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.


4. Marketing and Promotions.


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.


5. Analytics.


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.


6. Comply with Law.


To comply with legal obligations, as part of our general business operations, and for other business administration purposes.


7. Prevent Misuse.


Where we believe necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or violations of our Privacy Policy.

 

HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION


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.

 

2. Affiliates. The information collected about you may be accessed by or shared with subsidiaries and affiliates of Bitzean, whose use and disclosure of your personal information is subject to this Privacy Policy.

 

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.

 


COOKIES AND TRACKING


We and our third-party providers use cookies, clear GIFs/pixel tags, JavaScript, local storage, log files, and other mechanisms to automatically collect and record information about your usage and browsing activities on the Bitzean and across third-party sites or online services. We may combine this information with other information we collect about users. Below, we provide a brief summary of these activities.


1. Cookies.


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.
• Features: We may also use cookies to split some users into test groups to test new features.
• Advertising: We use non-identifiable information about you to show you advertising on our services and third party sites.

 

THIRD-PARTY ADS ON BITZEAN


We may also work with third parties such as network advertisers to serve ads on the Bitzean Platform and on third-party websites or other media (e.g., social networking platforms), such as Google AdSense and Facebook Audience Network. These third parties may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you.


HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION


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.

ACCESS AND AMEND YOUR INFORMATION


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.

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.


YOUR CONTENT


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.


EMAILS, TEXT MESSAGES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.


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.

Links to Other Websites. The Bitzean Platform may contain links to third-party sites or online services. We are not responsible for the practices of such third parties, whose information practices are subject to their own policies and procedures, not to this Privacy Policy.

 

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information).


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.

GDPR Data Protection Rights


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.


DATA RETENTION


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.


ELIGIBILITY

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.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We can occasionally alter or slightly change the Privacy Policy whenever it seems fit. By using the Bitzean Platform, you agree to the current terms and conditions. We reserve the right to make modifications without prior notice.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or grievances about our practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at or send mail to info@bitzean.com