1. Definitions

  • Company

    BeIn News Academy Ltd. Registered in Hong-Kong. with a company number: 1332369, and registered address at: Suite 1701 – 02A, 17/F., 625 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong

  • News portal

    A news portal that is being run by the Company and available at https://beincrypto.com/

  • BeInCrypto

    Collective name that can refer to either or both the Company or the News portal

  • Privacy Policy

    Latest version of the BeInCrypto Privacy Policy

  • Visitor

    An individual person who is visiting the News portal

  • Guidelines

    Legal guidelines that are applicable to the Company by value of jurisdiction of the Company or by value of having legal applicability

  • GDPR

    The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679

  • Personal Data

    Personal Data shall mean any information relating to the Visitor, which identifies or may identify the Visitor and which includes, for example, Visitor’s name, address and identification number.

2. Purpose, scope and other definitions

This Policy is meant for use by visitors of BeInCrypto.

BeInCrypto represents a news portal that aims to provide its Visitors with straightforward, honest reporting on the cryptocurrency market and blockchain industry.

The Company has established this Privacy Policy in accordance with GDPR and associated Guidelines.

This policy aims to provide Company’s Visitors with information on what type of information the Company collects, how it is used and the circumstances in which it could be shared with third parties.

Throughout this privacy statement, Visitor’s data may be called either “personal data” or “personal information”. The Company may also sometimes collectively refer to handling, collecting, protecting and storing Visitor’s personal data or any such action as “processing” of such personal data.

3. Collection of personal data

The Company shall collect information necessary for the provision and improvement of services.

As a Visitor, an individual has a right to request how the Company collects private information by contacting BeInCrypto’s support ([email protected]).

4. Subscribe to newsletter

Visitors will have the option to subscribe to the regular newsletter provided by the Company by providing their email addresses when following the subscribe option. For this purpose, the Visitor consents to receipt of such email by providing his/ her email address directly to the Company via the option available on the website of the News portal.

5. Purposes of safeguarding legitimate interests

The Company processes personal data to safeguard legitimate interests pursued by BeInCrypto or by a third party. A legitimate interest is when the Company has a business, commercial or legal reason to use the Visitor’s information. Even then, it must not unfairly go against what is right and best for the Visitor.
Examples of such processing activities include:

  • Initiating court proceedings and preparing our defence in litigation procedures
  • Measures and processes we undertake to provide the Company’s IT and system security, preventing potential crime, asset security, admittance controls and anti-trespassing measures;
  • Measures to manage business and further develop the Company’s products and services;
  • The transfer, assignment (whether outright or as security for obligations) and/or sale to one or more persons and/or charge and/or encumbrance over, any or all of the Company’s benefits, rights, title or interest under any agreement between the Visitor and the Company.

6. Marketing purposes

The Company may use Visitor data, such as location or transaction history to deliver any news, analysis, research, reports, campaigns or training opportunities that may interest the Visitor, to their registered email address if it has been provided to the Company.

Visitors always have the right to change this option if they no longer wish to receive such information and may unsubscribe at any time.

7. Controlling and processing Visitor’s personal data

BeInCrypto and any agents that it engages for the purpose of collecting, storing or processing personal data and any third parties acting on the Company’s behalf may collect, process and store personal data provided by the Visitor.

For the purpose of processing and storage of personal data provided by the Visitor in any jurisdiction within the European Union or outside of the European Union, the Company hereby confirms that this will be done in accordance with all applicable laws.

8. Authorised processor

The company may also use authorised external processors for Visitor data processing based on concluded service agreements, which are governed by instructions from the Company for the protection of Visitor-related data. The agreements are important so that both parties understand their responsibilities and liabilities.

Such providers will provide various services as agreed upon with the Company.

When the Company is required or permitted to disclose information without consent, the Company will not disclose more information than necessary to fulfil the disclosure purpose.

9. How the Company treats Visitor’s personal data for marketing activities

The Company may process Visitor’s personal data to inform Visitors about products, services or offers that may be of interest to them. The Company studies all such information to form a view of what is needed or what may be of interest to the Visitors.
In some cases, profiling may be used. Profiling is a process where Visitor’s data is automatically processed with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects and further providing the Visitor with targeted marketing information on products.

Visitors have the right to object at any time to the processing of Visitor’s personal data for marketing purposes or unsubscribe from receiving marketing-related emails from the Company, by contacting the Company’s Visitor support department at any time in the following ways:

10. Period of keeping Visitor’s personal information

The Company will keep Visitor’s personal data for five years to meet legal requirements. In some cases, this period may be extended.

When the Company no longer needs to keep Visitor’s personal data, it will securely delete or destroy it.

11. Visitor’s right to erasure

The right to erasure does not provide an absolute ‘right to be forgotten’. Individuals have a right to have personal data erased and to prevent processing in specific circumstances:

  • Where the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected/processed;
  • When the individual withdraws consent;
  • When the individual objects to the processing and there is no overriding legitimate interest to continue the processing;
  • When the personal data was unlawfully processed (i.e. otherwise in breach of the GDPR);
  • When the personal data has to be erased in order to comply with a legal obligation;
  • When the personal data is processed in connection with the offer of information society services to a child.

There are some specific circumstances where the right to erasure does not apply and the Company can refuse to execute the request.

12. When can the Company refuse to comply with a request for erasure?

BeInCrypto can refuse to comply with a request for erasure where the personal data is processed for the following reasons:

  • To comply with a legal obligation for the performance of a public interest task or exercise of official authority;
  • The exercise or defence of legal claims.

13. Geographical area of processing

As a general rule, Visitor data is processed within the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA), but in some cases it is transferred to and processed in countries outside the EU/EEA.

The transfer and processing of Visitor data outside the EU/EEA can take place, provided there are appropriate safeguards in place and the actions are made based on a legal basis only.

Upon request, the Visitor may receive further details on Visitor data transfers to countries outside the EU/EEA.

14.Changes to this privacy statement

The Company reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Statement unilaterally, without notice and at any time in accordance with this provision.

If any changes are made to this privacy statement, the Company shall publish an updated Privacy Policy on the News portal. The revision date shown at the end of this page will also be amended. The Company does, however, encourage the Visitors to review this privacy policy occasionally so as to always be informed about how the Company processes and protects the Visitor’s personal information.

15. Cookies

The Company’s website uses small files known as cookies to enhance its functionality and improve overall Visitor’s experience.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a Visitor’s computer for record-keeping purposes. The Company uses cookies on the portal(s). BeInCrypto links the information it stores in cookies to any personally identifiable information the Visitor submits while on the portal. BeInCrypto uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie does not expire when the Visitor closes the browser. A persistent cookie remains on Visitor’s hard drive for an extended period of time. A Visitor can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in the Visitor’s Internet browser’s “help” file.

The Company sets persistent cookies for statistical purposes. Persistent cookies also enable the Company to track and target the location and interests of the Visitors and to enhance the experience of Company’s services on the portal.

If a Visitor rejects cookies, the Visitor may still use the portal.

Some of the Company’s business partners use cookies on the portal. The Company has no access to or control over these cookies.

16. Monitoring and review

The Company will monitor the effectiveness of this Policy on a regular basis and, in particular, the quality of execution of the procedures explained in the Policy and, where appropriate, it reserves the right to correct any deficiencies.

In addition, the Company will review the Policy at least annually. The Company will inform its Visitors of any material changes to this Policy by posting an updated version of this Policy on its Website(s).