EcoChain Technologies BV (“EcoChain”, “we”, “us”, “our”) appreciates the value of information and respects your right to privacy. We also understand the inherent privacy risks involved in using the Internet. We feel strongly about our own privacy when we visit web sites, subscribe to services, or download software. We want to provide the same privacy for you here that we want for ourselves when we visit other sites.
Your Information and How We Use It
This Site collects two types of information: (1) information that personally identifies you that you provide directly when you use various EcoChain services or participate in various EcoChain programs (such as your name and e-mail address); and (2) information that does not personally identify you that may be gathered by means such as analyzing page views and user navigation patterns (such as the number of users who log onto this Site on a daily basis).
Personally Identifiable Information
As a general policy, no personally identifiable information is automatically collected from your visit to this Site. However, in certain circumstances, you may be asked to provide us with some specific information about yourself in order to use certain features on this Site or to take advantage of certain opportunities that we may offer through this Site. For example:
Registration: You do not need to register in order to access this Site. However, if you wish to use certain features of this Site or participate in certain programs offered through this Site, you may need to register. In order to register, you will be asked to create a user name and password, as well as provide certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. In addition, there may be additional registration requirements in connection with a particular feature or program. We will use your e-mail address to provide you with the products and services that are offered in connection with the applicable features and/or programs for which you have registered, and, if requested, to provide customer service and technical support. We may also send you e-mails relating to technical issues in order to resolve a prior issue or to proactively notify you of technical or other issues that may affect you and/or your use of this Site. If you wish to update your account nformation, log into your account. If you forget your password, you can reset it via the registered user sign-in page. If you wish to cancel your registration, please let us know by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that any information you submit on this Site will be used (i) to authenticate your identity for access to our services and accessing shared files (if applicable), (ii) to carry out your requests and respond to your inquiries, (iii) in accordance with the terms set forth herein, and (iv) as otherwise disclosed at the point where such information is collected or in any additional terms and conditions applicable to the particular feature of this Site.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
From time to time we may collect general, non-personally identifiable, statistical information about the use of this Site, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on this Site, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. We collect this information through the use of technologies such as “cookies” and “IP addresses”, which are discussed in greater detail below. We collect this information in order to determine which areas of this Site are most popular and to enhance this Site for visitors. From time to time we may also collect general, non-personally identifiable, statistical information about information and data stored and shared through the personal servers and the services we provide to support personal servers (“Web Service”). We may also group this information into aggregate data in order to describe the use of this Site to our existing or potential business partners, sponsors, advertisers or other third parties, or in response to a government request. However, please be assured that this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to this Site.
An IP address is a unique number assigned to your computer when it accesses the Internet or another computer network. Web servers and network devices automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration and to track the use of this Site. When visitors request pages from this Site, our servers log the visitors’ IP addresses. We reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor only when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with this Site’s policies or to protect our services, members, this Site, or others.
We reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non-personally identifiable information if we are required to do so by law or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary in order to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or to comply with legal process served on us; (c) to protect or defend our legal rights or property, this Site, or its users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of this Site’s users or the general public.
You can choose not to receive any newsletter, e-mail or other communication from us by e-mailing us at: email@example.com. If you choose to e-mail us, please be sure to attach a copy of the unwanted communication.
Transfer of Assets
As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or purchase assets. If another entity acquires us or all or substantially all of our assets, or assets related to this Site, personally identifiable information, non-personally identifiable information, and any other information that we have collected about the users of this Site will be transferred to such entity as one of the transferred assets.
This Site may contain links to other web sites that we do not control or maintain. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by these other web sites. We encourage you to note when you leave this Site and to read the privacy statements of such other web sites before submitting any personally identifiable information.
Your Right to See Your Information
The following only applies to those located in the EEA. In addition to your normal access to your Web Account information, you have a right to see the personal information held by EcoChain about you. If you wish to obtain a copy of particular information about you, or if you become aware the information we hold is incorrect and you would like to correct it, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Privacy Questions and Contact Information
Our website address is: https://ecochain.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.