Terms of service agreement
Cointelegraph strives to ensure that all information contained on pages hosted by Cointelegraph.com is correct and up to date. We cannot, however, accept responsibility for the content of external websites linked to through Cointelegraph.com. Third party content is accessed at the user’s own risk.
Cointelegraph.com cannot accept responsibility for any loss or inconvenience caused by reliance on any material contained in this site.
Please note that despite the nature of much of the material created and hosted on this website, Cointelegraph.com is not a financial reference resource and the opinions of authors and other contributors are their own and should not be taken as financial advice. If you require advice of this sort, Cointelegraph strongly recommends contacting a qualified industry professional.
All materials on this site are for informational purposes only. None of the material should be interpreted as investment advice.
By using Cointelegraph.com, you agree and consent to the policies contained in the above Terms of Service Agreement.
Specifically, you agree to hold Cointelegraph, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, and third party service providers harmless from and defend them against any claims, costs, damages, losses, expenses, and any other liabilities, including attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or related to your access to or use of Cointelegraph, your violation of this user agreement, and/or your violation of the rights of any third party or person.
We will not be liable for any special, consequential, indirect, incidental, punitive, reliance, or exemplary damages, whether in tort, contract, or any other legal theory, arising out of or in any way connected with this agreement or your use of or attempt to use Cointelegraph, including (but not limited to) damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, or data. This limitation on liability shall not be affected even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow for the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. You may have other rights that vary from state to state.
You agree to release us, our affiliates, and third-party service providers, and each associated director, employee, agents, and officers, from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential), of every kind and nature, known and unknown, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected to your use of Cointelegraph.
Any claim or dispute between you and us arising out of or relating to this user agreement, in whole or in part, shall be governed by the laws of United Kingdom and city of London without respect to its conflict of laws provisions.
Effective Date:June 06 2018
The Policy describes the types of information we obtain about visitors of our Website ("You", "Your") and how we use said information. We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of the information and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.
1. Types of information we obtain
1.1. Non-personal Information:
1.2. Personal Information:
1.2 (a) In a limited number of cases, we may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as your name and email. We do not collect and process your personal information without your consent.
1.3. Additional Information:
1.3 (a) From time to time we reserve the right to obtain information about legal entities that visit our Website, through their representatives.
1.3 (b) We may obtain information about the website of a legal entity, the name of the legal entity, the contact information of the legal entity, the country of incorporation, and the link to the ICO of the legal entity (if applicable).
1.4. We may use our web browser extension to obtain information described in this Policy. Our web browser extension can only access specific information that you have explicitly granted permission to access. We cannot and do not track your browsing history.
2. How we collect information?
2.1. We may collect personal identification information such as your email and name from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. You can always refuse to supply personal identification information. We may collect non-personal identification information about you whenever you interact with our Website.
3. How we use the information we obtain?
3.1. We use non-personal information for the following purposes:
3.1 (a) to prevent you from seeing unnecessary advertisements or requiring you to re-enter the Website more than is necessary;
3.1 (b) to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Website and which parts of the Website are most popular;
3.1 (c) to improve the content of our web pages and to customize the content and layout of our pages;
3.1 (d) to deliver the information you request from the Website, such as an article, news, review, analysis etc;
3.2.If at any time you provide us with your personal information, we collect that information. Areas in which we may use your personal information include, but are not limited to, providing you with email newsletters, feedback and especially the ability to comment on articles, interactive forms. If you provide us with your email address, you may receive periodic promotional emails from us and carefully selected partners with information regarding special offers or services. You may also receive informational emails from us related to administrative notices regarding the operation of the Website. You may at any time withdraw your consent to receive electronic emails by sending a withdrawal notice to Cointelegraph or by pressing the dedicated button ("an unsubscribe button") in any email from Cointelegraph.
3.3. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted by you constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
3.4. You agree that we may share with and transfer your information that no longer identifies you to a third party who is a contracting party with us, usually our outsourced services' providers or advertising partners.
4.1. Cookies are files with a small amount of data that may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from the Website and stored on your computer's hard drive.
4.3. You can control and/or delete cookies if you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being stored therein. If you do this, however, some services and functionalities of our Website may not work.
5. Data retention
5.1. We will retain your information for as long as is needed to provide you services, or as required to fulfill our legal obligations. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
5.2. By contacting us at GDPR@cointelegraph.com you can at any time obtain confirmation of whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed.
5.3. You have the right to access and export your information at any time by sending a request to GDPR@cointelegraph.com
6. Privacy complaints
6.1. To the extent that our processing of your information is subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, we rely on our legitimate interests, described above, to process your data. You have a right to object to our use of your information for our own marketing purpose at any time by clicking on the special button and opting out from receiving all email. You may also object to processing by emailing GDPR@cointelegraph.com
7. How we protect personal Information
7.1. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we have about you against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
7.2. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we cannot guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of our policies and procedures).
7.3. Without prejudice to our efforts on protection of your information nothing herein constitutes a warranty of the security of the Website, and you agree to transmit information at your own risk. Please note that the Website does not guarantee that your information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach of any of our physical, technical, or administrative safeguards.
8. Third-party links
8.1. Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on the Website. These third-party providers have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked services. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Website and welcome any feedback about these services.
9.1. To determine how many persons visit our Website and to better understand the areas of greatest interest to our visitors, we reserve the right to have relationships with web analytics companies that compile this information for us. For further information, consult the privacy policies of the web analytics company we use: Google Inc. http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy.html
11.1. We do not intend to solicit or collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 16 or under the legal age of your country, if it is higher. If you are under 16 or are not of a legal age of your country, you shall not provide Personal Information on this Site.
12. Right to be forgotten
12.1. If you want to request that we no longer use and process your information to provide you services, please write us at GDPR@cointelegraph.com. We will respond to your request within 30 days.
13. Law and harm
13.1. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our or our visitors' rights or property.
13.2. Cointelegraph may share your personal information with law enforcement, data protection authorities, government officials, and other authorities when Cointelegraph is legally bound to do so or to protect the safety of visitors and Cointelegraph.
14. Contacting Us
Cointelegraph is provided on "as is" basis and without any warranty whatsoever. We and our affiliates and third party service providers disclaim, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any and all warranties, express or implied, including (but not limited to) implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights, or any other warranty, condition, guarantee or representation, whether oral or electronic. You are solely responsible for any damage to your computer or mobile device, loss of use, or loss of your user content.
All the things you do and all the information you submit or post to Cointelegraph remain your responsibility. You will not hold us legally liable for any of your user content or actions that infringe the law or the rights of a third party or person in any way.
Our goal is to serve both your and community interests, so if you have an issue or dispute, you agree to raise it and try to resolve it with us informally. You can contact us with feedback and concerns here or by emailing us at GDPR@cointelegraph.com.