Last updated: January 11, 2018
BITCOIN GURU’S PLEDGE TO YOU
The trust of our clients is our most precious asset. Protecting and privacy and safeguarding your personal and financial information is one of our highest priorities. The following Privacy Statement explains how Bitcoin Guru collects and protects your information.
If you have any questions that this statement does not address, please contact a Client Services representative. By purchasing an Bitcoin Guru subscription or by using Bitcoin Guru’s Websites, you give your consent to the collection and use of personal information by Bitcoin Guru as explained in this statement. Any dispute over our Privacy Statement is subject to this notice and the Bitcoin Guru, Inc. Subscriber Agreement, including arbitraction of disputes and limitation of damages.
KEY ELEMENTS OF BITCOIN GURU’S PRIVACY PROGRAM
We gather personal information about our clients in order to provide services, comply with laws, safe—guard assets and improve our offerings.
We do not share your information with any companies for marketing purposes without your prior permission.
Unless you opt-out, we may communicate with you about additional products, services or promotions that may be of interest to you.
You can control the method and the content of the communications we send to you.
I. Why does Bitcoin Guru gather information?
There are several very important purposes. When you become a customer, we gather information necessary to communicate with you about your account, to process transactions for you and to comply with federal and state laws. We continually strive to improve our services and provide you opportunities to use additional products and services you may find of interest. To do this, we gather information to help us assess your needs and preferences. This includes conducting surveys that ask you to provide demographic information and other means to aid us in anticipating your needs and satisfying your requests.
II. What information does Bitcoin Guru collect?
The information we collect directly from you includes information required to communicate with you, including your name, mailing address, phone number and email address.
III. When does Bitcoin Guru obtain information?
You directly provide to us the majority of information we collect. You do this by completing registration forms both on line and live, sending us an e-mail for questions or comment, or submitting information in response to a promotion or special offer. Other ways we obtain information are by (1) observing your usage of the Website, (2) providing products and services to you, and (3) through other sources such as credit agencies, affiliates and business partners. This information enables us to offer you products and services that should be of interest to you.
IV. When does Bitcoin Guru use your personal information?
Again, the trust of our clients is our most valued asset. Therefore, we use personal information only as appropriate to provide you quality service and security.
For instance, Bitcoin Guru may use the information collected from you to verify your identity and contact information. We may also use this information to establish and set up your account, issue a username and password, and contact you with account information. The collected information helps us improve our services to you, customize your browsing experience and inform you about additional products, services or promotions that may be of interest to you.
Bitcoin Guru may also use demographic information on our clients provided by others, so that we can develop products and services for our clients.
Should you close your account with us; Bitcoin Guru will retain your information as needed to comply with regulatory requirements.
V. What information does Bitcoin Guru share with affiliated companies?
Bitcoin Guru will share information with affiliates if the information is required to provide a product or service you have requested. Additionally, Bitcoin Guru may share information with our affiliates about our experiences or transactions with you or your account in order to make you aware of services and products from which you may benefit.
An affiliate is a company that we own or control or with which there is common ownership with us and our parent company. For instance Bitcoin Guru Fund LLC is an affiliate of Bitcoin Guru. You may limit our affiliates in marketing their products or services to you based on personal information that we collect about you and share with them. This information may include your name, email address, mailing address, general account and demographic information and account history with us. Your choice to limit marketing offers from our affiliates will apply until you tell us to change your choice. You can opt back in at any time.
To limit affiliate marketing offers:
- Contact us through the form here
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “opt-out” in the subject line and your Bitcoin Guru username in the body copy.
VI. Does Bitcoin Guru share the information collected with any other third parties?
The foundation of our Privacy Statement is the commitment to keep our clients’ personal information confidential. Bitcoin Guru does not sell, license, lease or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party for purposes of marketing by the third party, or for any reason, except as described below:
- In order to administer or process a transaction, product or service you have authorized or requested or in connection with settling a transaction.
- We may disclose personal information about you to third parties or to government entities as required by law or regulation or in response to subpoenas, or when necessary to protect your rights or property or that of Bitcoin Guru.
- If you decide to participate in certain promotions and special offers, the promotion may require us to gather and share your personal information or may require you to supply personal information to the promotion sponsor, which may be a third party. For example, a referral program may require that we provide your name as a reference to a prospective client. It is always your choice whether or not to participate. If at any time you choose to purchase a product or service offered by another company, any personal information you share with that company will no longer be controlled under our Privacy Statement.
All third parties with which we share personal information are required to protect personal information in a manner similar to the way we protect personal information.
If we propose to share information in a manner not covered in this Privacy Statement, we will notify you of this change by posting a message on the Website, a notice in the “Announcements” or “What’s New” section of the Website, and if appropriate, provide you an opportunity to opt-out of such use.
VII. Can I opt-out of sharing my personal information with non-affiliated third parties for marketing purposes?
Because we do not share information with non-affiliated third parties for marketing purposes without your prior permission, there is no need to opt-out.
VIII. Can I opt-out of receiving certain information?
Yes. If you want to opt-out of receiving all direct marketing communication from Bitcoin Guru, you can send an email to email@example.com with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line and your Bitcoin Guru username in the body copy. In doing so, you will be identified as a client who does not care to be contacted by us through direct communication for additional product and services offerings or inquiries.
IX. Does Bitcoin Guru’s Privacy Statement apply to the sites to which we link?
X. What steps does Bitcoin Guru take to protect our clients’ personal information?
We have made a significant investment in security software, and procedures to offer you a safe and secure environment and protect your information. While no security system is absolutely impenetrable, we are constantly reviewing, refining and upgrading our security technology, as new tools become available.
Remember: you are ultimately responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your account, username, and password. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose this information.
On our Website, we use technology to encrypt certain information transmitted by or to you through our Website. We use certificates to authenticate our Website, allowing you to verify that you are connected to our Website. In order to activate this technology, you need to utilize a browser like Firefox®, Chrome®, Safari® or Microsoft® Internet Explorer. We recommend that you choose a browser with strong encryption capabilities.
XI. What about “cookies” and other tracking devices?
Cookies also may be placed by third parties when you access their sites through linking from this Website. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that these cookies may contain. Please contact the third-party site for more information on these cookies. Although we encourage third parties to adhere to appropriate privacy policies and standards, we are not responsible for the actions or policies of such parties.
Bitcoin Guru may share Website usage information about visitors to the Website with reputable advertising companies for targeting our Internet banner advertisements on this site and other sites. For this purpose pixel tags (also called clear gifs) may be used to note the pages you’ve visited. The information collected by the advertising company through the use of these pixel tags is not personally identifiable. These advertising companies have their own privacy policies.
XII. Will I be able to review, change or correct my information?
XIII. How will I know if there are any changes to this Privacy Statement?
In the event Bitcoin Guru materially changes this Privacy Statement, the revised Privacy Statement will promptly be posted to the Website and we will post a notice on the Bitcoin Guru Member Portal and other communications channels (not limited to emailing you) to inform you of such changes. Additionally, this Privacy Statement has an effective date displayed in the top center of the page indicating when it first came into effect. You should review this Privacy Statement periodically to remain informed of any changes. You agree to accept posting of a revised Privacy Statement electronically on the Website as actual notice to you.
XIV. What if I have questions, complaints or comments about privacy matters?
We’re strongly committed to our relationship with you and want to be sure you understand the steps we have taken to protect your personal information. If you have any questions, complaints, or comments, please contact us through the contact form here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit this website.