Last Updated 24th May 2018
This Policy sets out what Personal Data we collect, how we process it and how long we retain it. This Policy applies to all of our processing activities where we act as a data controller.
In this Policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refers to Ube Limited a company incorporated in Gibraltar with its registered address at 23 Portland House, Glacis Road, Gibraltar. For more information about us, see the Contact Us section of this policy.
In this Policy, “personal data” means any information relating to you as an identified or identifiable natural person (“Data Subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
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How we collect information from you
We collect information about you when you:
- Visit our website;
- Contact us either through or website or through other direct means of electronic communication;
- enter into a contract with us (such as to purchase tokens);
- use our services or offerings; and/or
- enter into any other relationship with us or interact with us or our services.
What type of information is collected?
The personal information we collect might include your:
Name; address; email address; telephone number; date of birth; nationality; IP address; the type of device through which you browse our website or use our services or app (including the operating system; your location; time date and duration of your visit to our website; and previous visits to our website) and in some instances your cryptographic wallet address.
We may also ask you to provide evidence of your identity such as asking for a copy of your passport, driving licence, proof of residence or income. We are required to ask for this information to comply with anti-money laundering (AML) legislation such as the Proceeds of Crime Act 2015, to ensure we safeguard against and report any suspicious activity.
Your information and the Blockchain
Blockchain technology, also known as distributed ledger technology (or simply ‘DLT’), is at the core of our business. Blockchains are decentralised and made up of digitally recorded data in a chain of packages called ‘blocks’. The manner in which these blocks are linked is chronological, meaning that the data is very difficult to alter once recorded. Since the ledger may be distributed all over the world (across several ‘nodes’ which usually replicate the ledger) this means there is no single person making decisions or otherwise administering the system (such as an operator of a cloud computing system), and that there is no centralized place where it is located either.
Accordingly, by design, a blockchain’s records cannot be changed or deleted and is said to be ‘immutable’. This may affect your ability to exercise your rights such as your right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’), the right to rectification of your data or your rights to object or restrict processing, of your personal data. Data on the blockchain cannot generally be erased or changed, although some smart contracts may be able to revoke certain access rights, and some content may be made invisible to others, however it is not deleted.
In certain circumstances, in order to comply with our contractual obligations to you (such as delivery of tokens you have purchased) it may be necessary to write certain personal data, such as your Ethereum/Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency wallet address, onto the blockchain; this is done through a smart contract and requires you to execute such transactions using your wallet’s private key.
In most cases ultimate decisions to (i) transact on the blockchain using your Ethereum/Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency wallet address, as well as (ii) share the public key relating to your Ethereum/Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency wallet address with anyone (including us) rests with you.
IF YOU WANT TO ENSURE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS ARE NOT AFFECTED IN ANY WAY, YOU SHOULD NOT TRANSACT ON BLOCKCHAINS AS CERTAIN RIGHTS MAY NOT BE FULLY AVAILABLE OR EXERCISABLE BY YOU OR US.
IN PARTICULAR THE BLOCKCHAIN IS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND ANY PERSONAL DATA SHARED ON THE BLOCKCHAIN WILL BECOME PUBLICLY AVAILABLE.
Information written on the blockchain
When you interact with us and use some of our services or enter into an agreement to purchase tokens from us the following information may be written onto the Ethereum blockchain:
- The cryptographic wallet address from which you send us payment;
- The amount of the cryptocurrency which you send us as payment;
- The cryptographic wallet address to which we will send you our cryptographic tokens;
- The number of cryptographic tokens we will send you;
How we use your personal information
We use personal information about you in connection with the following purposes:
Provision of services and management:
- to provide you with the information, products and services that you have requested from us;
- to complete any transaction you are undertaking with us;
- to perform a contractual obligation we have to you (such as delivering tokens); and/or
- to meet a legal or regulatory obligation.
- to ensure that content from our site and app is presented in the most effective manner for you;
- to administer our site & app and for internal business administration and operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to notify you about changes to our service;
- as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
- to provide you with information about other services we offer that are similar to those that you already have or have enquired about;
- to provide you with other marketing material such as our Newsletter.
If you do not want your personal information to be used for marketing purposes, please contact us on the above details. Alternatively when you receive marketing materials from us you will be able to directly unsubscribe from them.
We use automated processes to comply with our anti-money laundering (AML) legal obligations. We use these processes to verify your identity and in order to check whether you are in a country where we are unable to off you our services. In addition certain third parties may use certain automated decision-making tools or software. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of others and we will take reasonable steps to bring such automated decision-making to your attention, but you are encouraged to become familiar with the privacy practices of any third parties you enter into any agreements with.
Use of Third Party Applications & Cookies
In addition to the uses of cookies described above, these entities may use other methods, such as the technologies described below, to collect information about your use of our website and other websites and online services. These are:
Pixels tags– Pixel tags (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels), are small pieces of code that can be embedded on websites and emails. Pixels tags may be used to learn how you interact with our website pages and emails, and this information helps us and our partners provide you with a more tailored experience.
Device Identifiers– A device identifier is a unique label can be used to identify a mobile device. Device identifiers may be used to track, analyse and improve the performance of the website and ads delivered.
We use the following third party services:
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
You may prevent Google Analytics from using cookies when you visit our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment to the settings of your web browser or by opting-out of cookies when you visit our websites.
We do not store the information collected by Google Analytics and this is stored by them.
You also have the option of objecting to the collection of personal data by Google Analytics from our website by downloading and installing a browser add-on which can be found under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Google Analytics, it purpose and function is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/
When you visit our site, you are able to opt-out of the use of all cookies which are not strictly necessary. If you Opt-out you may continue to browse our website but certain functionality may not be available due to technological constraints as some features of our website relies on cookies to operate correctly.
How long we keep your information for
Retention periods are determined based on the type of record, the nature of the record and activity and the legal or regulatory requirements that apply to those records. Typically, personal data which is collected pursuant to our legal obligations (such as AML) are retained for 5 years. Where personal data is collected pursuant to a contract or prior to the creation of a contract, these are retained for 6 years after the termination of the contract pursuant to our legitimate interests in defending any legal claims which may be brought against us.
However, we may retain your personal data for a longer period of time where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person or where we have a legitimate interest to do so.
All personal data is retained in accordance with our internal Retention and Deletion Policy.
Your individual rights
You have certain rights under applicable legislation, and in particular under Regulation EU 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation or ‘GDPR’). We explain these below. You can find out more about the GDPR and your rights by accessing the European Commission’s website.
Right Information and access
Right to rectification
You have the right to have any inaccurate personal information about you rectified and to have any incomplete personal information about you completed. You may also request that we restrict the processing of that information.
Right to erasure (right to be ‘forgotten’)
You have the general right to request the erasure of your personal information in the following circumstances:
- the personal information is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected;
- you withdraw your consent to consent based processing and no other legal justification for processing applies;
- you object to processing for direct marketing purposes;
- we unlawfully processed your personal information; and
- erasure is required to comply with a legal obligation that applies to us.
However, when interacting with the blockchain we may not be able to ensure that your personal data is deleted. This is because the blockchain is a public decentralised network and blockchain technology does not generally allow for data to be deleted and your right to erasure may not be able to be fully enforced. In these circumstances we will only be able to ensure that all personal data that is held by us is permanently deleted.
We will proceed to comply with an erasure request without delay unless continued retention is necessary for:
- Exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
- Complying with a legal obligation under EU or other applicable law;
- The performance of a task carried out in the public interest;
- Archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes, under certain circumstances; and/or
- The establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims.
Right to restrict processing and right to object to processing
You have a right to restrict processing of your personal information, such as where:
- you contest the accuracy of the personal information;
- where processing is unlawful you may request, instead of requesting erasure, that we restrict the use of the unlawfully processed personal information;
- we no longer need to process your personal information but need to retain your information for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims.
You also have the right to object to processing of your personal information under certain circumstances, such as where the processing is based on your consent and you withdraw that consent. This may impact the services we can provide and we will explain this to you if you decide to exercise this right.
However, when interacting with the blockchain, as it is a public decentralised network, we will likely not be able to prevent external parties from processing any personal data which has been written onto the blockchain. In these circumstances we will use our reasonable endeavours to ensure that all processing of personal data held by us is restricted, notwithstanding this, your right to restrict to processing may not be able to be fully enforced.
Right to data portability
Where the legal basis for our processing is your consent or the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, you have a right to receive the personal information you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or ask us to send it to another person.
Right to freedom from automated decision-making
Where any automated decision-making takes place, you have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision, as well as request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your personal data are made by natural persons, not only by computers.
Right to object to direct marketing (‘opting out’)
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes unless:
- you have a business relationship with us, and we rely on our legitimate interests as the lawful basis for processing (as described above)
- you have otherwise given your prior consent (such as when you download one of our guides)
You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us on the above details. On each and every marketing communication, we will always provide the option for you to exercise your right to object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes (known as ‘opting-out’) by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ button on our marketing emails or choosing a similar opt-out option on any forms we use to collect your data. You may also opt-out at any time by contacting us on the below details.
Right to request access
You also have a right to access information we hold about you. We are happy to provide you with details of your Personal Information that we hold or process. To protect your personal information, we follow set storage and disclosure procedures, which mean that we will require proof of identity from you prior to disclosing such information. You can exercise this right at any time by contacting us on the above details.
Right to withdraw consent
Where the legal basis for processing your personal information is your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us on the above details.
Raising a complaint about how we have handled your personal data
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us as set out above and we will then investigate the matter.
Right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority
If we have not responded to you within a reasonable time or if you feel that your complaint has not been resolved to your satisfaction, you are entitled to make a complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner under the Data Protection Act, which is presently the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA). You may contact the GRA on the below details:
Gibraltar Data Protection Commissioner
Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
2nd Floor, Eurotowers 4
1 Europort Road
Phone: (+350) 200 74636
Fax: (+350) 200 72166
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in the country of your habitual residence, place of work, or the place where you allege an infringement of one or more of our rights has taken place, if that is based in the EEA.
Keeping Your Information Safe
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
Review of this Policy
We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. Where we do so, we will notify those who have a business relationship with us or who are subscribed to our emailing lists directly of the changes, and change the ‘Last updated’ date above. We encourage you to review the Policy whenever you access or use our website to stay informed about our information practices and the choices available to you. If you do not agree to the revised Policy, you should discontinue your use of this website.
Any questions regarding our Policy or your rights as a Data Subject should be sent to:
Group Privacy Manager
Suite 2, Portland House
32 Glacis Road, Gibraltar,
Questions can also be sent by email to: email@example.com