Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Blockchain Technology Research Innovations Corporation (“BTRIC”) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the www.btric.org website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all contributions, products, and services related to BTRIC.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our Site, register, fill out a profile, make a donation, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.  Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and payment information. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities. Much of the personal identification information we gather is required in order for us to remain compliant with relevant state and federal laws.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include, but is not limited to, the browser name, the type of computer or mobile device and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system, phone model, Internet service providers, mobile carrier and other similar information.

Modifying personal information

Users may update or correct information about themselves by logging in and changing User Settings. Users may also deactivate their account in Settings, but even after deactivation, we may retain archived copies of information about the Users for a period of time that is consistent with applicable law. If Users are not able to modify or delete their accounts for whatever reason they may email us at support@btric.org.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert Users when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

BTRIC may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve communications with Users
  • To personalize User experience
  • To improve our Site
  • To process payments or assist in User value transfers
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey, or other Site feature
  • To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them
  • To send periodic emails
  • To remain legally compliant

How we protect User information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of User personal information, username, transaction information and data.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing User personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share personal information about Users with trusted third parties only in confidence and only to provide, maintain, and improve our organization and services or if necessary by law. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Some areas of the Site are viewable to general Users and the public. This may include some types of postings or public transactions. You have the option of whether to post publicly, and whether to classify your transactions as private or public.

Third party websites and mobile applications (“apps”)

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites, apps and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and apps, and we are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or apps linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites, apps or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites, apps and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website or app, including websites or apps which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s or app’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

BTRIC has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 1, 2017.