Updated November 8, 2016

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of the Bitcoin website (the “Site”) owned by the Bitcoin Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation (the “Foundation,” “we,” or “us”).

The Foundation is committed to maintaining the confidentiality and security of your personal information, and has enacted this Privacy Policy to inform you of the steps we take to ensure the security of your data. This policy describes the types of information we collect when you use the Site, how we use and protect that information, how long we retain it, and with whom we share it. It also explains what your rights and options are as they pertain to privacy. By using the Site, you consent to our collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

NOTE: This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Bitcoin Foundation Website Terms of Service.

1. Information We Collect. When you register on the Site, we collect the following types of information:

(a) Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”): Personal Information is information that personally identifies one individual from another. You voluntarily provide this information to us when you when you complete a form on our Site or become a member. We ask you to provide us with the following elements of Personal Information: (i) Name; and (ii) Email address. If you become a member, we may ask you for your Bitcoin address or other information required for payment of membership dues. We will also record your computer IP address, and may tie it to your specific account. Under ordinary circumstances, an IP address recorded in isolation is not Personal Information under the standard definition of the term. However, it may become Personal Information when it is combined with other information, as in this case. We may also collect any personal information you elect to provide when submitting posts or other content to our forum or message boards.

(i) Why do we collect Personal Information? We use the Personal Information we collect from and about you to contact you and provide you with the information you have requested. We also use Personal Information to send you informational and promotional email messages. You may stop receiving promotional emails from us by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

(b) General Information: General Information consists of information that is anonymous in nature and does not identify you as an individual. When you visit our Site, General Information is collected through a small piece of computer code called a “cookie,” and includes your computer IP address, unique mobile device identifier, browser type, ISP or carrier name, and the URL of the last webpage you visited before visiting our website.

(i) Why do we collect General Information? We collect General Information for statistical and other internal business purposes. Such information gives us insights on how our users use our site and our services. We use this information to ensure that our service continues to appeal to our users.

2. How We Share information. We share information, including Personal Information, with third parties in the following manner:

(a) We may provide some Personal Information and General Information to various third parties, such as cloud storage and email service providers for the purpose of processing and/or storing such information on our behalf so that they may perform their functions. We may also share your information with employees or contractors to the extent that they require access to the information in order to perform their functions.

(b) If requested or required by law enforcement authorities, courts, or regulators, we may disclose any information we have about our users. We also may disclose your Personal Information to exercise or protect legal rights or defend against legal claims.

(c) In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these business transfers, customer information, including Personal Information, is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. In addition, if all of our business assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter into bankruptcy, customer information (including your Personal Information), would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any assets may continue to be used according to your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.

3. How We Protect Information. We use industry-standard data protection measures when processing personal Information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. We cannot assume responsibility or liability for unauthorized access to our servers and systems.

4. How Long We Keep Information. The reserve the right to keep information for our internal business purposes for as long as we are legally permitted to do so. We may also choose to anonymize certain of the information you provide to us so that it can no longer be attributed to you if we would like to retain it for longer periods of time.

5. Children under 13. Our Site is not intended for users under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that someone submitting information is under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. According to our Terms of Service, all users represent that they are at least 18 years of age.

6. Online Tracking Technology and Do-Not-Track Requests. We employ certain technologies such as Google Analytics that enable us to track your online activities on our website over time, and to a certain extent across third-party websites. We do not utilize those technologies for tracking purposes, and offer no response to browser Do-Not-Track requests. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this Site by disabling cookies on your browser.

7. Third-Party Links. Our Site may contain links to websites operated by third parties over which we have no control. Should you click on a link to a third-party website, the Privacy Policy of that website will solely apply to your activity. The Foundation offers no guarantees on the safety or suitability of websites featured on third party links, and any user who chooses to follow such links does so at his or her own risk.

8. For California Residents. California law provides that residents of California may request information regarding the types of personal information we share with third parties for direct marketing purposes, and the identities of the third parties with whom we have shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. California residents may request further information about our compliance with this law by contacting us at the address set forth below. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year concerning this law, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the Contact Us page on our website.

Further in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) be advised that there is no identity verification requirement to access this site, and all users can visit this site anonymously, but users must register on the Site in order to use our Service.

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend, alter, or otherwise change this Privacy Policy at our sole and absolute discretion. If we make any changes regarding the disclosure of Personal Information to third parties, we will inform all Users, and post notice of the new Policy.

10. Questions. If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

The Bitcoin Foundation, Inc.PO Box 3354

PO Box 3354Belfair, Washington, USA

Belfair, Washington, USA

[email protected]