Who we are
Our website address is: https://buybitcoinx.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 fill in our contact form to get in touch or ask a question we will store your email address on our web servers. These services are provided and secured by Google.
Sign up forms
We provide a newsletter and update service via email, if you fill in one of our sign up forms relating to our newsletter and give us consent them we will store your email address with Mailchimp who provide our email marketing services.
You can opt-out at any time and you are able to see a copy of the information we keep and request its deletion.
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.
Our website also uses Google Analytics cookies where we anonymize the IP addresses to ensure no personally identifying information is collected.
We also use a popup form which will not show for X number of days if you close it to avoid annoying visitors. This requires the use of a cookie to record who has accessed and closed the popup previously.
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
Your personal information is strictly confidential and we will only share it if required to do so by law.
Unless they are a data processor we do not share any personal information with third parties however we do share site statistics and other site information with several third parties to operate our services.
These third-party processors are:
Google Analytics / Google Search Console – Provide website analytics services.
MailChimp – Provide email marketing.
OneSignal – Provide push notifications.
Gmail – Provide email services.
To operate the above services we require what is known as a data processor, in this relationship we are referred to as the data controller. As mentioned we never share any information with other data controllers for any reason whatsoever.
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.
If you are a customer and have bought a product or service from us then we retain your information for 10 years.
If you send an email we keep this email and the contents for 2 years though often we clean things up more regularly than this.
If you sign up for our email newsletter then you will be registered indefinitely or until you decide to opt-out which you can do at any time.
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.
This website is hosted with Siteground in the US. Siteground are a large and well-trusted hosting provider who have ensured us they are GDPR complaint and we plant to add additional information to this page when available. For now you can view sitegrounds information on GDPR here.
Your contact information
Contact us via our contact page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and David Alexander will assist you with any query you have.
How we protect your data
We protect and keep your data safe by:
- Running our website over a secure connection using an SSL certificate (look for the https in the address bar).
- Only work with approved third-party data processors we trust 100%.
- Ensuring to never share your data with ANYONE.
- Removing your data upon request as quickly as possible, usually less than 48 hours.
- Periodically removing information from our database as it expires.
- Regularly performing a security audit on our website.
- Keeping all software up to date to ensure maximum security.
- Putting our visitor’s interests first.
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
Our website receives data about users from third parties, including advertisers, currently, we use the following third parties.
- MailChimp – Gives us data based on the open rate and click rate of our newsletter and marketing emails.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We collect click rate and open rate data on emails so we can:
- Remove people from our list that have never opened any emails and don’t engage with our content.
- Decide which emails are articles are most relevant for each person based on their previous use of our emails. i.e open articles only about blogging, this may profile you as “interested specifically in blogging”.
As these regulations are new and still being interpreted differently by many companies the above policy is subject to regular change throughout 2018 and possibly 2019 as further ePrivacy regulations come into play.