Privacy Policy

Last update: 2022 Nov 15th

 

 

This Privacy Policy describes how BNB Chain collects and processes your personal information through the BNB Chain websites and applications that reference this Privacy Notice. “BNB Chain” refers to an ecosystem comprising BNB Chain websites (whose domain names include but are not limited to bnbchain.org), mobile applications, clients, applets and other applications that are developed to offer BNB Beacon Chain Services, and includes applications operating on BNB Chain (e.g., Binance Extension Wallet).


This Privacy Policy applies to all platforms, websites, and departments of BNB Chain. By using BNB Chain Services, you are aware of the collection, storage, processing and transfer of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.


Our Services are offered through one or more subsidiaries and affiliates of BNBChain Labs Tech Ltd. You understand that your personal information may be processed by one or more of those entities, each as the Data Controller for personal information collected and processed in connection with provision of BNB Chain Services.





1. What Personal Information About Users Does BNB Chain Collect?


BNB Chain collects your personal information in order to provide and continually improve our products and services.
 

Here are the types of personal information we collect:
 

Information you give us: we receive and store any information you provide in relation to BNB Chain. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to use some BNB Chain Services. Examples of information that you give us include:
 

  • email address
     
  • name
     
  • gender
     
  • date of birth
     
  • age
     
  • home address
     
  • nationality
     
  • country code
     
  • other information to help us identify you


Automatically Collected information: we automatically collect and store certain types of information about your use of BNB Chain Services including your interaction with content and services available through BNB Chain Services. Like many websites, we use cookies and other unique identifiers and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser or device accesses BNB Chain Services. Examples of the information we collect and analyse include:
 

  • the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet
     
  • login, e-mail address, password and location of your device or computer
     
  • BNB Chain Services metrics (e.g., the occurrences of technical errors, your interactions with service features and content, and your settings preferences)
     
  • version and time zone settings
     
  • transaction history
     
  • Information from other sources: we may receive information about you from other sources such as credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and detect fraud.


Event Registration Data: information that allows you to register and participate in any event organized by the BNB Chain, (such as Hackathons, classes and lectures, etc.) through our websites or websites of our third-party providers, we may require the following registration data:
 

  • country of residence
     
  • University / College Affiliation
     
  • Company / Association
     
  • Resume / CV
     
  • Current Job Role
     
  • Dietary preferences
     
  • Telegram / Discord Username
     
  • Twitter Handle
     
  • Image


We may use this information as well as other information you voluntarily provide (e.g. preferences, comments, dietary preferences) in order to execute the agreement or to check your eligibility, to enable your participation, and to provide you a better experience in the event. When necessary, we may ask for your consent to process your personal information for a specific purpose that we communicate to you.



2. Can Children Use BNB Chain Services?


BNB Chain does not allow anyone under the age of 18 to use BNB Chain Services.



3. For What Purposes Does BNB Chain Process My Personal Information?


BNB Chain does not allow anyone under the age of 18 to use BNB Chain Services.


We process your personal information to operate, provide, and improve the BNB Chain Services that we offer our users. These purposes include:
 

  • Transaction services. We use your personal information to take and handle orders, process payments, and communicate with you about orders and services, and promotional offers.
     
  • Provide, troubleshoot, and improve BNB Chain Services. We use your personal information to provide functionality, analyse performance, fix errors, and improve the usability and effectiveness of BNB Chain Services.
     
  • Recommendations and personalisation. We use your personal information to recommend features and services that might be of interest to you, identify your preferences, and personalise your experience with BNB Chain Services.
     
  • Comply with legal obligations. In certain cases, we collect and use your personal information to comply with laws and regulations. For instance, we collect bank account information for identity verification and other purposes.
     
  • Fraud prevention and credit risks. We process personal information to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in order to protect the security of our users, BNB Chain Services and others. We may also use scoring methods to assess and manage credit risks.
     
  • We process personal data in order to enable your registration for any event organized by us, as well as record your reservation.
     
  • Purposes for which we seek your consent. We may also ask for your consent to process your personal information for a specific purpose that we communicate to you. When you consent to our processing your personal information for a specified purpose, you may withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop processing your data for that purpose.


4. What About Cookies and Other Identifiers?


We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your user experience, provide our services, and understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements. To enable our systems to recognise your browser or device and to provide BNB Chain Services to you, we use cookies.


We use operational cookies and similar tools (collectively, “cookies”) to provide our services, for example:
 

  • Recognising you when you sign-in to use our services.
     
  • Providing customised features and services.
     
  • Displaying features and services which might be of interest to you, including ads on our services.
     
  • Preventing fraudulent activity.
     
  • Improving security.
     
  • Keeping track of your preferences such as currency and language.
     
  • We also use cookies to understand how users use our services so we can make improvements.


The settings on your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, how to disable and remove cookies, and when cookies will expire.


Operational cookies allow you to take advantage of some of BNB Chain's essential features. If you block or otherwise reject operational cookies through your browser settings some features and services may not work.



5. Does BNB Chain Share My Personal Information?


Information about our users is an important part of our business and we are not in the business of selling our users' personal information to others. BNB Chain shares users' personal information only as described below and with the subsidiaries or affiliates of BNB Chain that are either subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.


Third party service providers: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include analysing data, providing marketing assistance, processing payments, transmitting content, and assessing and managing credit risk. These third-party service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Further, they must process the personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as only permitted by applicable data protection laws.


Business transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy other businesses or services. In such transactions, user information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the user consents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that BNB Chain or substantially all of its assets are acquired, user information will be one of the transferred assets.


Protection of BNB Chain and others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law or with our regulatory obligations; enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of BNB Chain, our users or others. Where applicable, this includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.



6. International transfers of personal data


BNB Chain may transfer your data outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Binance Chain puts in place suitable safeguards to ensure that such transfer is carried out in compliance with applicable data protection rules, except where the country to which the data is transferred has already been determined by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of protection.


Where BNB Chain transfers personal data to affiliates or service providers, Binance Chain relies on the standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission.



7. How Secure is My Information?


We design our systems with your security and privacy in mind. We work to protect the security of your personal information during transmission by using encryption protocols and software.
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of your personal information. Our security procedures mean that we may ask you to verify your identity before we disclose personal information to you.


It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your account password. Where applicable, we recommend using a unique password for your BNB Chain account that is not utilized for other online accounts. Be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.



8. What About Advertising?


In certain circumstances, we may share your personal information with our marketing partners for the purposes of targeting, modeling, and/or analytics as well as marketing and advertising.



9. What Information Can I Access?


You can access your information, including your name, address, payment options, profile information, and transaction history in the “Your Account” section of the website or application.



10. What Rights Do I Have?


If you have any questions or objection as to how we collect and process your personal information, please contact dpo@binance.com.


When you consent to our processing your personal information for a specified purpose, you may withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop any further processing of your data for that purpose.


In addition, subject to applicable law, you have the right to request access to, correct, and delete your personal data, and to ask for data portability. You may also object to our processing of your personal data or ask that we restrict the processing of your personal data in certain instances. If you wish to do any of these things, please contact dpo@binance.com.
 

  • Right to access: you have the right to obtain confirmation that your Data are processed and to obtain a copy of it as well as certain information related to its processing;
     
  • Right to rectify: you can request the rectification of your Data which are inaccurate, and also add to it. You can also change your personal information in your Account at any time
     
  • Right to delete: you can, in some cases, have your Data deleted;
     
  • Right to object: you can object, for reasons relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your Data. For instance, you have the right to object to commercial prospection;
     
  • Right to limit the processing: in certain circumstances, you have the right to limit the processing of your Data;
     
  • Right to portability: in some cases, you can ask to receive your Data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or, when this is possible, that we communicate your Data on your behalf directly to another data controller;
     
  • Right to withdraw your consent: for processing requiring your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Exercising this right does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before the withdrawal of the latter;
     
  • Right to define the instructions relating to the use of your personal data post mortem: you have the right to define instructions relating to the retention, deletion and communication of your Data after your death;
     
  • Right to lodge complaint to the relevant data protection authority.


11. How Long Does BNB Chain Keep My Personal Information?


We keep your personal information to enable your continued use of BNB Chain Services, for as long as it is required in order to fulfil the relevant purposes described in this Privacy Notice, where relevant, as may be required by law such as for tax and accounting purposes, or as otherwise communicated to you.



12. What are the legal basis for our use of personal information?


The EU GDPR and UK data protection laws require a legal basis for our use of personal information. Our basis varies depending on the specific purpose for which we use personal information. We rely on:


Performance of a contract when we provide you with products or services, or communicate with you about them. This includes when we use your personal information to take and handle orders, and process payments.


Our legitimate interests and the interests of our users when, for example, we detect and prevent fraud and abuse in order to protect the security of our users, ourselves, or others.


Your consent when we ask for your consent to process your personal information for a specific purpose that we communicate to you. When you consent to our processing your personal information for a specified purpose, you may withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop processing of your data for that purpose.


Compliance with a legal obligation when we use your personal information to comply with laws. For instance, we collect bank account information for identity verification purposes. These and other legal bases depending on the purpose for which we use personal information.


These and other legal bases depending on the purpose for which we use personal information.



13. Contact Information


Our data protection officer can be contacted at dpo@binance.com, and will work to address any questions or issues that you have with respect to the collection and processing of your personal information.



14. Conditions of Use, Notices and Revisions


If you choose to use BNB Chain Services, your use and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Use. If you have any concerns about privacy at BNB Chain, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. You also have the right to contact your local Data Protection Authority.


Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Policy will change also. You should check our websites frequently to see recent changes. If you do not agree with the revised content, you shall stop accessing BNB Chain immediately. When an updated version of the Privacy Policy is released, your continued access to BNB Chain means that you agree to the updated content and agree to abide by the updated Privacy Policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.