Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Crypto Accepted Here Privacy Policy

Crypto Accepted Here knows that you take your privacy seriously– and so do we. Afterall, the model cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are built upon, are based on exactly that–privacy, decentralization and most of all, transparency. We intend to be completely transparent with you about our data practices by giving you control over the information we collect about you (your “Data”), some of which may identify you or from which you may be identified (“PII”).

This is the Privacy Policy for Crypto Accepted Here (collectively, “Crypto Accepted Here”, “we”, “us” or “our”).

Crypto Accepted Here offers the following services:

  1. Consumer Services, which include our website (www.CryptoAcceptedHere.org) and content (e.g. tips, reviews, photos that users may provide

This Privacy Policy is divided into four parts:

Part I applies to Data about users of our Consumer Services (“Crypto Accepted Here Users”).
Part II applies to Data provided by our customers
Part III applies to all Data that we may collect and further process in the circumstances described in all of Parts I and II

Part I – Crypto Accepted Here Users

Below are the types of Data we collect about Crypto Accepted Here Users and the ways in which we may collect, use and share that Data.

What Data Does Crypto Accepted Here Collect

Data You Provide To Us:

We receive and store Data that you provide to us when you create an account and use our Consumer Services. When you create an account, we may collect your full name, email address, phone number, your Twitter, Facebook or Social Media URL and other Data. As you interact with us and use our Consumer Services, we may also collect other Data that you directly provide to us, which may include pictures that you choose to upload to your account and any other Data that you voluntarily provide to us.

Data Collected When You Use Our Consumer Services:

If you opt-in, we automatically receive Data about your location and/or IP address whenever you interact with, or use, the Consumer Services. We use various technologies to determine your location, such as the location services of your operating system or browser, sensor data from your device (e.g. magnetometer or barometer, Bluetooth data, beacon data, Wi-Fi access points, GPS data, and cell tower data), and other Data that may help us to understand your precise location. We may also collect additional Data about you when you use the Consumer Services. For example, we receive Data:

  • relating to how you interact with the Consumer Services, such as your search terms, what pages you view, your access times, the time you spend on each page, your IP address, the redirected pages, or any messages you write to other users or post to the Consumer Services;
  • relating to your device, such as your hardware model, operating system, unique ID, browser type, language, and wireless network; and
  • collected by cookies and other technologies, such as cookie ID, advertising ID or other unique advertising ID, web beacons, local storage and pixels. You can control certain types of cookies through your browser settings or other tools. You may review our Cookie Policy for further information.
Data Received From Third Parties

We may receive Data about you from third parties, and/or third parties with services that interact with the Consumer Services or that provide services to us, such as unaffiliated apps and websites, e.g., websites and applications offered by third party developers that integrate with our API, advertising exchanges, ad platforms, ad networks or from our partners. This Data may include Data about your activity when using the Consumer Services or on unaffiliated websites and apps, or Data received from web browsers or operating systems such as browser types and settings, the operating systems, device models, carriers, location information, IP address, mobile device and advertising identifiers (e.g. Apple IDFA or Google Advertising ID), as well as cookie information, pixel or other similar technology.

How Is My Data Used?

Below are the ways that we may use Data about Crypto Accepted Here Users.

To Operate, Maintain And Improve The Consumer Services

We may use your Data to operate and maintain the Consumer Services, and to understand you better and tailor the Consumer Services to you.

We may also use your Data for research and development, to improve the Consumer Services, but only to the extent that this is in compliance with applicable law. For example, we may redesign the website to make it easier for you to search for restaurants in Crypto Accepted Here.

Communicate With You

We may use your Data to communicate with you, including by email, by offering updated to the Consumer Services or anything else we think may be of interest to you. You can opt out of receiving marketing and promotional emails at the bottom of the email.

Protection Of Our Rights

We may use your Data to protect the rights, property or safety of Crypto Accepted Here, the Consumer Services, our users and employees, or any third party. For example, we may use your Data if we need to enforce or apply our Terms of Service or Policies.

When Is My Data Shared?

We never rent nor sell Data about users without their consent unless anonymized, aggregated or pseudonymized. Though, as described more fully in this Privacy Policy, we may license or otherwise provide certain other Data to third parties, provided we have received your consent to do so.

Data That May Be Shared With Other Users

When you use the Consumer Services, to create a business listing, visitors may see your information such as your website, phone number, email, store location, only if you chose to make this information public in your listing.

Publicly available Data such as the Data available in your business listing such as public photos, may be searchable by search engines.

Other times

We may share your Data when we believe in good faith that such release is necessary to comply with law or a legal process, including laws outside your country of residence; to protect our rights, property, or safety of Crypto Accepted Here, our employees, the Consumer Services and others.

We may share your Data as part or in anticipation of a business sale, merger, consolidation, investment, change in control, transfer of substantial corporate assets, reorganization, liquidation, or similar business transaction or corporate event.

Determining and Sharing Location

Some features and functionality on our website may require that you provide your location. If you have your location services turned on, whenever you browse our listings via our world map, we collect and use your location data from your mobile device (e.g., latitude and longitude) to tailor the Consumer Services to your current location (i.e. we’ll show you a list of nearby locations). We will only process your location data with your permission. If you have background location data turned on by granting us permission through your device’s location settings and in your privacy settings, we will, from time to time, obtain your device’s location even if you are not directly interacting with the website. Other than in an anonymized, pseudonymized or aggregated form, your location is never shared with others, except with your consent or as permitted under this Privacy Policy.

What About Cookies and Similar Technologies?

We may use technologies like cookies, pixels, web beacons, local storage and other identifiers on our Sites, in our emails, to provide you with a range of products and services. We use these technologies for a number of purposes, such as for authentication, security, preference settings, advertising and analytics. We sometimes work with advertisers or other partners, and advertising service providers to serve ads to you on the Consumer Services, or a third party website or app, that may be relevant to you based on your interaction with the Consumer Services, including places you have “checked in”.

You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools.

How do I Access or Delete My Data?

You may delete your Data (business listing) by clicking on your dashboard and clicking the delete icon under your listings. You may request to have your user account, including all of your stored information (email, name, etc) permanently deleted by contact our support team. If you delete your Data, your listing, your profile, everything will be removed from the Consumer Services, and you will no longer be able to access such Data. We will not be able to restore your account once it has been deleted. Deletion of your account may not be immediate.

If you have questions about accessing, updating, or deleting your Data, please email [email protected]

Can I Opt Out?

How to Opt Out of Marketing and Promotional Emails
  • By Email: You can opt out of marketing or promotional emails at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of the email located at the footer of any marketing or promotional email. Please note that you cannot opt out of service or legal notices.

Part II – Partner End-Users

Below are the ways in which we may collect, use and share Data about Partner End-Users.

API or Data Files

We share Data with third party developers via our API, which may also involve those third party developers agreeing to share Data about Partner End-Users with us. In some cases, they have committed not to share Partner End-User Data with us if it comprises PII or without the Partner End-User consenting to the sharing. We may also share Data with third party developers via flat data files, and may receive a flat data file from developers in return.

Part III – Individuals Described In All of Parts I and II

This Part III applies to Data about individuals we may collect in the circumstances described in all of Parts I and II

Security

We use industry standard physical, technical, and logical security measures to protect your Data. We endeavor to safeguard your Data to ensure that it is kept secure. However, we cannot guarantee the security of Data in an account from unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors.

Your account is protected by a password that you have chosen. We recommend using a password that is unique to your Crypto Accepted Here account. If you use the Consumer Services on public or shared networks (e.g. public wifi), we cannot ensure the security of your account.

Children under 13

Neither the Consumer Services nor the Enterprise Services are directed to individuals who are under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect any Data from children under 13. If you notice or suspect that a user is under 13, please contact us immediately at [email protected].

International Users

Our Apps and all of our data, including your Data, are hosted on servers in the United States. If you are using or accessing the Consumer Services from outside of the United States, your Data will be transferred to, processed and stored in the United States. As a result, United States federal and state governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain your Data through laws applicable in the United States. United States laws may not offer the same privacy protections as the law of your jurisdiction.

Changes to this Privacy Policy?

Crypto Accepted Here may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to regularly check this page to review any changes we might make in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes in the way we use your Data, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our website, or by sending you an email (if we have your email). If permitted by law, users are bound by any changes to this Privacy Policy when they use the Consumer Services after such changes have been first posted.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please send a detailed message to: [email protected]. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.