Privacy Policy

 

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.DeFi-Planet.com

DeFi Planet, Midelatory Consulting Limited, and its affiliates (together “DeFi Planet”) respects the privacy rights of our users and are strongly committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to this Web site, any newsletters subscribed to via this Web site, digital subscriptions to DeFi Planet.com and DeFi Planet Businessweek, information collected when you subscribe to the print edition of DeFi Planet Businessweek, and any other service or product of DeFi Planet, including other websites, mobile applications, or other digital properties, as expressly indicated by DeFi Planet such as through a link or other display of this Privacy Policy (collectively, “this Site”).  

Collection And Use Of Your Personal Information

DeFi Planet, or where relevant a designated service provider, collects personal information that you choose to provide or we receive from other sources. This may include personal information you provide through this Site, on third-party websites and applications when subscribing digitally to DeFi Planet.com or DeFi Planet Businessweek, through registering for our services and products, through requesting certain DeFi Planet services or products, by submitting the information to enter a sweepstake, contest, or other promotion or offline in connection with your DeFi Planet Businessweek print edition subscription.

We and designated service providers may obtain the following types of personal information in connection with this Site:

  • Name, email address, postal address, account names, and passwords, or other contact information
  • A signature, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, or other similar identifiers
  • Professional, industry, employment-related, or education information
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, preferences, and information regarding a user’s interaction (including reading habits) with an Internet website, application, advertisement
  • Demographic information
  • Billing information, credit card number, or other financial information
  • Geolocation

Personal information is obtained directly from you, from others authorized to provide the information, from activity on the Site, and from other parties with whom we work, such as service providers, business partners, advertisers, advertising technology providers,  advertising servers, data analytics providers, and social networks. If you submit personal information about others, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and that you have received authorization from the person about whom you are providing the information and that person has consented to have all information used, disclosed, and transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you choose to link your Social Media or other third-party accounts to our services, we may obtain your personal information from these sources. You may disconnect this link at any time by visiting your account page on these third-party platforms or the settings page of your mobile device.

We use this information for carefully considered purposes that also benefit our customers and which include some or all of the following:

  • to provide and facilitate our services and products
  • to operate our services, products, and systems properly
  • to communicate with you
  • to help DeFi Planet improve, upgrade, or enhance our services and products and develop new services and products
  • to provide support for our services and products,
  • to maintain the quality and safety of products and services and for internal quality control purposes including debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality
  • to provide you with offers and promotions about services and products of DeFi Planet or of other parties that may be of interest to you
  • to enhance your experience with this Site, including saving your preferences and login information, providing customized content or contextual advertisements, and providing tailored advertisements
  • to analyze website usage, analyze the use of this Site, analyze and measure ad impressions, and protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of DeFi Planet or others, and to monitor compliance with and enforce the terms of any agreement with DeFi Planet
  • to monitor to detect security incidents and protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and hold those responsible for that activity

DeFi Planet or a designated service provider may also take photographs and video at DeFi Planet offices and premises worldwide for security and other internal purposes.

You may instruct DeFi Planet at any time not to use your personal information covered by this Privacy Policy to provide you with offers and promotions or through your account settings. Please note that if you exercise choice in this manner, you will continue to receive communications concerning your account and products and services you requested, and in response to any requests for information by you. Please also note that this opt-out process may take some time to complete, consistent with applicable law.

Use Of Cookies And Other Electronic Technologies

DeFi Planet and the parties with whom we work (e.g., service providers, business partners, advertisers, ad technology providers and advertising servers) may place, view, and/or use “cookies”, web server logs, web beacons, pixels or other electronic technologies to collect statistical and other information about you and your use of this Site. This information may include information about the IP address of your computer, browser type, language, operating system, your mobile device, device ID, geolocation data, the state or country from which you accessed this Site services, the web pages visited, the date and the time of a visit, the websites you visited immediately before and after visiting this Site, the number of links you click within this Site, the functions you use on this Site, the databases you view and the searches you request on this Site, the types of articles you read, the data you save on or download from this Site and the number of times you view an advertisement.

DeFi Planet and the parties with whom we work may use the information collected for various reasons, either on behalf of DeFi Planet or for the other parties’ own purposes, including research, analysis, to better serve visitors to this Site (such as by enabling log-in, providing access to certain sections of this Site, providing customized content or customized contextual advertisements, or presenting online advertising on this Site or other websites tailored to your interests as described further below), to compile aggregate and anonymous information about usage of this Site and other websites, other statistics, etc. However, if you have deleted and disabled cookies, these uses will not be possible to the extent they are based on cookie information.

To assist us with the uses described in this Privacy Policy, information collected about you and your use of this Site or other websites may be aggregated, analyzed or combined with personal or other information about you from other online or offline sources. If you prefer that we not combine non-personal information that has been collected, through cookies, about your use of this Site or other websites with personal or other information about you, then please delete and disable cookies for each browser, on each computer you use to surf the Web.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to disable cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Likewise, most mobile devices allow you to disable the ability for geo-location information to be collected from your mobile device. The help function on most browsers and mobile devices contains instructions on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting cookies, disable cookies entirely, or disable the collection of geo-location data. You need to set each browser, on each device you use to surf the Web. Thus, if you use multiple browsers (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.), you should repeat this procedure with each one. Similarly, if you connect to the Web from multiple devices (e.g., work and home), you need to set each browser on each device. Depending on your jurisdiction, you may be able to utilize additional cookie management tools. However, if you disable certain cookies or refuse to accept a request to place a cookie, it is possible that some parts of this Site, such as the polls, surveys, contests, and product sales, and certain areas of this Site for which you need to log in, will not function properly, and the advertising you receive when you visit this Site may not be advertisements tailored to your interests.

Advertisements

DeFi Planet, its designated service providers, or third-party advertisers or their advertising servers may also place or recognize unique cookies on your computer or use other electronic technologies in order to help display advertisements that you see on this Site or on other websites. Information about your visits to, and activity on, this Site and other websites, an IP address, the number of times you have viewed an advertisement, your interests and preferences, and other such usage information is used, alone or in combination with other information, to create aggregate groups of users and to display advertisements that may be of particular interest to you or a group of users with similar interests to you. We may use Web beacons, provided by third-party advertising companies, to help manage and optimize our online advertising and product performance. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this Site, and to learn which banner ads bring users to this Site. The use and collection of your information by third-party service providers, and third-party advertisers and their advertising servers is not covered by this Privacy Policy. DeFi Planet adheres to the relevant industry standards and principles.

Some third-party websites and platforms also allow you to manage the collection and use of your information for advertising purposes. Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics for Display Advertising, and other designated service providers assist DeFi Planet with advertisement display functions and related analytics for this Site. To opt-out of tailored advertising from Google tracking technologies, please click here.

Note that even if you exercise choice for targeted advertising, you will still receive online advertising.

Disclosure Of Your Personal Information

DeFi Planet may disclose your personal information with our affiliates (including affiliated websites under common ownership or control) and designated service providers, for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. DeFi Planet may also disclose to third parties, including advertising networks, data analytics providers, and social networks, your use of our or other websites, including online identifier, Internet Protocol address, and Internet or other electronic network activity information, and the services provided by us for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. DeFi Planet may disclose your personal information (excluding security photographs or video) with a sponsor or other third party (“Third-Party Provider”) that provides you with offers or promotions that may be of interest to you. You may instruct DeFi Planet at any time not to share your personal information covered by this Privacy Policy with such Third-Party Providers. Please note that (i) this opt-out process may take some time to complete, consistent with applicable law; and (ii) even after such opt-out process is completed, your personal information may continue to be shared with our affiliates (including affiliated websites under common ownership or control) and designated service providers.

DeFi Planet may also disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with any applicable law, rule, or regulation, or in response to a subpoena, court order, or another legal process; (b) protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of DeFi Planet or others; (c) monitor compliance with and enforce any terms of service on this Site; (d) provide our services and products (including allowing a purchaser of DeFi Planet or a DeFi Planet division to continue to serve you); (e) perform other activities related to such services and products, including billing and collection; (f) provide you with offers,  promotions or advertisements from DeFi Planet; or (g) operate the systems that provide our services and products properly.

If you participate in certain features of this Site (e.g., sharing news stories of interest), please note that any information you or others voluntarily disclose through the use of these features becomes available to the public and/or other users whom you have designated. If you choose to provide access to designated individuals, please be aware that any information you post will be visible to such individuals for their use. DeFi Planet is not responsible for the information that you or others choose to disclose publicly on this Site, and neither DeFi Planet’s nor others’ use of such information is subject to this Privacy Policy.

The collection, further use, and/or disclosure of your information by Third-Party Providers or by other third parties is not the responsibility of DeFi Planet. Rather, such collection, use, and/or disclosure is governed by the third parties privacy policies.

Accuracy, Security, And Retention Of Your Personal Information

Any personal information you provide to DeFi Planet is kept on secure servers. DeFi Planet uses security measures appropriate to the provision of the relevant product or service, such as reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures (a) to safeguard personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification; and (b) to ensure the integrity of the personal information. To help us protect your privacy, you should maintain the secrecy of the logon ID and password you may have set up in connection with your participation in this Site’s services. Personal information is retained for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected, including legitimate business reasons, and/or legal and regulatory requirements.

Rights With Respect To Your Personal Information

Depending on the jurisdiction, you may have the right to access, correct, delete, or restrict the use of certain personal information covered by this Privacy Policy. Depending on the jurisdiction, you may also have the right to request that we refrain from processing personal information. Please bear in mind that if you exercise such rights this may affect our ability to provide our products and services. For inquiries about your personal information, please contact us. While DeFi Planet will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request, we also reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements on such requests, if allowed or required by applicable laws.

Please note that it may take some time to process your request, consistent with applicable law.

DeFi Planet is based in the United Kingdom.  Any dispute will be addressed under English law and any proceeding is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who do we share your data with?

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long do 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 profiles. 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 do 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.

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