Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The following provisions regulate how vChain treats your personal data.

1. Data Controller

The data controller (data protection laws) is: vChain, Inc. 4141 Southwest Freeway, Suite 340, Houston, TX 77027, United States

2. Automatic data collection when visiting the website or the platform

We would like to inform you that data transfers on the internet (communication via chat or email) may be liable to safety gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Generally, usage of our website is possible without providing any personal data. During each access to the website and during each data download, data will be temporarily stored and processed in a protocol file. Prior to storage, each set of data is anonymized by shortening the IP address.

In detail, the following data will be stored for every access/download:

  • anonymized IP address
  • date and time
  • accessed page/name of accessed URL
  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used

These data will only be analyzed for statistical purposes and in order to improve the offering and will subsequently be deleted.

3. Data Usage

Your personal data, in as far as they are necessary for the establishment, contents or for changes to the contractual relations between you and vChain (tenant data), will only be used in order to process the concluded contracts, for instance, to allow the establishment of contacts with vChain. Furthermore, vChain will forward the data required for payment processing to the payment provider Paddle.com Market Ltd.

In addition to this, your tenant data will be used by vChain for advertising and market research purposes and for demand-oriented design. In as far as your consent is necessary in this respect, this will only take place if you have granted the required consent.

Your personal data required in order to allow and to invoice the usage of features offered by vChain (usage data) will, to the extent necessary, be used to handle the concluded contracts. Such usage data in particular include your user identification, information on the beginning and end as well as the extent of usage, and information on the features you have used. We will use such usage data, possibly in an anonymized form, for advertising and market research purposes, and for the improvement of the user experience of our offers, as well for the compilation of pseudonym user profiles. You may object to the compilation of pseudonym user profiles.

4. Cookies Policy

Last updated: March 5, 2019

vChain, Inc. (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on the https://www.vchain.us and https://codenotary.io websites (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How vChain, Inc. uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To enable certain functions of the Service
  • To provide analytics

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

  • Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
  • Analytics cookies. We may use analytics cookies to track information how the Service is used so that we can make improvements. We may also use analytics cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the Service to see how our users react to them.

Third-Party Cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official web pages.

Where can you find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

5. Third-Party Privacy Policy

Privacy policy for the usage of Facebook Plugins (Like Button)

Plugins are integrated on our pages from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Facebook Plugins can be recognized on the Facebook logo or the “Like Button” on our page. You can find an overview of our Facebook Plugins here: Http://Developers.Facebook.Com/Docs/Plugins/. When you visit our pages, the Plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will thereby know that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like Button” while you are logged into our Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages with your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign visiting our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that, as a provider of the pages, we neither receive a knowledge concerning the content of the transmitted data, nor their use by Facebook. You can find further information about this in Facebook’s privacy policy: Https://Www.Facebook.Com/About/Privacy/ If you do not want Facebook to assign visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy policy for the usage of Twitter

Twitter functions are integrated on our sites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users.

In this case, data such as IP address, browser type, retrieved domains, visited pages, mobile providers, device and applications IDs, and search items are transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we neither receive knowledge concerning the content of the transmitted data, nor their use by Twitter. Due to ongoing updates to Twitter’s privacy policy, here is the latest version: (Http://Twitter.Com/Privacy)

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings at Http://Twitter.Com/Account/Settings. If you have any questions, please contact privacy@twitter.com.

Privacy policy for the usage of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of website usage through you. This information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if the IP anonymization on this website is activated, your Google IP address will be first shortened within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory States of the agreement on the European Economic Area.

It is only in exceptional cases that the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information to evaluate your website, to compline reports on website activity for website operators, and to provide other services related to website and internet usage. If necessary, Google will transfer this information to third parties, provided that this is required by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all website functions. By using this website, you agree to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

6. Newsletter

vChain offers you a newsletter and whitepaper service free of charge. To send out this newsletter, we use the US-service MailChimp. Our newsletter contains information on our company, our products, and current offers, provided that you have registered for the newsletter.

The data that needs to be stored when you sign up will be sent to and stored at MailChimp. After registration, the service (vChain, MailChimp) will send you an E-Mail to confirm your sign up. For more information on MailChimp privacy policy visit: Https://Mailchimp.Com/Legal/Privacy/.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email, or by contacting us via info@vchain.us and we will unsubscribe you from our newsletter.

Consent, right of objection

You have the right to withdraw at any time your declaration of consent to the collection and use of your personal data by vChain. We would like to inform you that after withdrawal of your consent, the future and current provision of services may be restricted or made impossible. Should you require further information, wish to withdraw your consent, or object to the use of your user data, please contact Support at info@vchain.com. Each newsletter contains a footer including a link to unsubscribe from our newsletter.