This Policy supplements but does not supersede nor replace any other consents which you may have previously provided to us in respect of your personal information, and your consents herein are additional to any rights which we may have at law to collect, use or disclose your personal information.
For the avoidance of doubt, this Policy forms a part of the terms and conditions governing your relationship with us and should be read in conjunction with the Merkle Science relevant terms and conditions.
In this Policy, personal information means information or an information set that identifies or could be used by or on behalf of Merkle Science to identify an individual.
Personal information does not include Processed Data such as encoded or anonymized information or aggregated data that we may collect about a group or category of services, features or users which does not contain personally identifying information. Processed Data helps us analyse trends pertaining to our Services so that we can improve or otherwise tailor the Service. In addition to collecting and using Processed Data ourselves, we may share Processed Data with third parties, including our customers, partners and service providers, for various purposes, including, but not limited to, helping us better understand our customers’ needs and improve the Service as well as for advertising and marketing purposes. We do not share Processed Data with third parties in a way that would enable them to identify you personally.
You have the choice, at any time, not to provide your personal information or to withdraw your consent to Merkle Science processing your personal information. However, failure to provide such personal information or a withdrawal of your consent for us to process your personal information may result in Merkle Science being unable to provide you with effective and continuous products and/or services.
Collection, Usage and Sharing of Your Personal Information and Other Information
When you register for the Service, we may ask for personal information such as your name, address, phone number, website URL, and billing information, as well as certain related information such as your company name and website URL. We also collect personal information such as email addresses, names, and/or alias’ of any agents or users you authorize to log into and utilize the Service in connection with your account and a password from these agents when they first access the Service.
Merkle Science may use the personal information provided to operate the Service and tailor its customers’ needs, for billing, identification and authentication, to contact and communicate with you and your agents about the Service and your and their use of the Service, send marketing materials (subject to your opt-out option), for research purposes, and to generally improve the content and functionality of the Service.
Merkle Science gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data as well as certain personal information such as user name, user email address, and other information that may be included in open textual fields. We generally use this information as we would Processed Data to analyze trends, administer and maintain the Service, or track activity within the Service. Our application log files are subject to the same strict data security policies and procedures as the application databases for our Service.
In addition to the purposes described above, we disclose personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We may also share such information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms and conditions, or as otherwise required by law.
The Service contains links to websites and applications other than the Service, including websites and applications operated by affiliates and other third parties (“Third Party”). If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of Third Party websites and applications linked to the Service when you leave the service. This Policy applies only to information collected by the Service.
We offer an anti-money laundering service which assists customers in complying with anti-money laundering regulations, or otherwise prevent or detect crime such as money laundering, fraud and theft.
Users of the Service may submit personal information to us. This information may include a person’s cryptocurrency addresses, usernames, passwords, names, email addresses, addresses, gender or age. We associate this information with other information, such as information available on publicly accessible cryptocurrency transaction ledgers and blockchains, or information relating to that person’s association with known or suspected criminal individuals.
We use this information to determine the level of risk of that person being involved with crime or their commission or alleged commission of any offense.
We inform our users of this risk level. Users can then deal with that person as they wish, having regard to that person’s risk level.
If it is determined that a person’s risk level is high, that person may be denied access to certain services. In extreme cases, information relating to that person may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies or other agencies which seek to prevent or implement anti-money laundering measures.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a secure, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We may use your personal information:
As Merkle Science evolves, we may update this Policy to keep pace with changes in our Website, Products and Services, our business, and laws applicable to us and you. We will, however, always maintain our commitment to respect your privacy. We may notify you of any material changes that impact your rights under this Policy by email (to your most recently provided email address) or post any other revisions to this Policy, along with their effective date, in an easy-to-find area of the Website, so we recommend that you periodically check back here to stay informed of any changes.
Please note that your continued use of Merkle Science after any changes means that you agree with, and consent to be bound by, the new Policy. If you disagree with any changes in this Policy and do not wish your information to be subject to it, you will need to delete your Merkle Science account.
If you have questions regarding this Policy or about the privacy practices of Merkle Science, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.