Last updated: 04.08.2019

This Policy aims to detail how we collect, use and protect data in relation to the nodepools.com website and portal, as well as all associated content (from now on “services”). This agreement applies to all users regardless of device or platform used to access our services. The proclamation of this privacy policy is in accordance with the Law of Georgia on Personal Data Protection.

What information do we have or collect?

We generally aim to process as little information as possible, however to operate our services it is required to process some data fields. What data is being processed depends on the application. Thus, the following sections will explain what data is collected depending on the application.

When using the NodePools platform, we collect the following personal information from you. We need this information in order to properly fulfil the contract between you and us and to comply with our legal obligations. Without this information, we may not be able to provide you with all the services you want.

Account information

When registering for a NodePools account, we need specific information, such as your first and last name, email address and address.

Payment/Transaction Information

In order to use make pay-outs to you, we ask you to provide certain payment information (such as your wallet ID of a BTC Wallet) to facilitate the processing of pay outs of your NodePools earnings or investment withdrawals. Additionally, we may store some information about the transactions that you make too the platform for both investments and membership fee payments.

Communication with NodePools and other members

When you communicate with NodePools, via the ticket system, contact form or email we process any information you wish to share with us. Also, if you decide to join our Discord Channel we and the other members may process any information you share during your communication.

Information that you provide to us

You may provide us with additional personal information in order to obtain a better user experience when using the NodePools. This additional data will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interest or, if applicable, with your consent.

Information required to use the Payment Services.

For the payment services we must collect the following information necessary for the proper performance of the contract with you and compliance with applicable laws, such as anti-money laundering regulations. Without this data you cannot use the payment services:

When making a payment we validate your personal information to assure its accuracy and that it is up to date

Meta and Usage Data

During the visit on the website we may collect a number of meta data, that allow us to deliver the website to your computer and to measure and track the activities on the website. This information, includes data such as the IP-Address, user-agent (browser), language settings, GUID’s or more. This information may also be processed by third parties such as analytics providers through Pixels or SDK’s and be processed together with usage data such as what pages you visit.

Log data and device information

When you use the NodePools website, we automatically collect log data and device information, even if you have not created an Airbnb account or have not logged in. This information includes, but is not limited to: information about how you used the NodePools platform (including any clicked links to third-party applications), IP address, access data and times, information about hardware and software used, device information, device event data, unique identifiers, crash data, cookie data, and the websites that you visited or interacted with before or after using the NodePools platform.

Cookies and similar technologies

We use cookies and other similar technologies when you use our platform, use our mobile app, or interact with our online ads or email communications. We may collect certain information by automated means using technologies such as cookies, web beacons, pixels, browser analysis tools, server logs and mobile identifiers. In many cases, the information we collect through cookies and other tools will only be used in an unidentifiable manner without reference to personally identifiable information. For example, we may use information we collect to better understand the traffic patterns on the website and to optimize our website. In some cases, we associate the personal information we collect with the help of cookies and other technologies.

You can also exercise your choice by going to http://www.aboutads.info/choices and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ and using the mechanisms there.

How we use the Data

We may use, store and process personal information to (1) provide, understand, improve and further develop the NodePools Platform, (2) to fulfil the contractual requirements of our services. (3) To provide, personalize, measure and improve our advertising and marketing.

Provision, improvement and development of the NodePools platform

We may use the personal information to provide, enhance and further develop the NodePools Platform, such as:

  • to allow you to access and use the NodePools website and platform,
  • to offer you our services,
  • to inform you of actions taken in the system,
  • to send you service or support messages, updates, security alerts, and notifications if you provide us with the information of your contacts, we may process that information to facilitate your referrals.

We process such personal information for these purposes, to the extent that it is necessary for the proper performance of the contract with you, in our legitimate interest in improving the NodePools Platform and the related experience of our members.

Disclosure of Information

Advertising and social media

To the extent permitted by applicable law or your consent, we may collect certain personal information about you, such as: For example, use your email address to hash and share them with social media platforms such as Facebook or Google to generate leads, direct visitors to our websites or otherwise for our products and services. These processing activities are based on our legitimate interest in marketing activities in order to provide you with products or services that may be of interest to you.

The social media or advertising platforms to which we may share your personal information are not controlled or monitored by NodePools. Therefore, any questions about how your service provider for the social media platform processes your personal information should be directed to that provider.

Data exchange between members

In order to facilitate referrals between members and new users, we may need to share some of your information, including personal information, with other members, as this is necessary for the proper performance. If you accept an invitation of then, that user may be notified and see your personal information, including names and email address and how many referrals you have generated. Further they will see the amount of earnings they receive through you invite. They will however not see how much you have invested.

Service Providers

NodePools may use external service providers to provide services related to the website, platform and services.

For example, service providers may assist us in: providing the NodePools Services using third-party platforms and software tools (such as through integration with our APIs), hosting of web related content or messaging services. These service providers have limited access to your personal information in order to perform these tasks on our behalf and are contractually bound to protect them and to use personal information only in accordance with our instructions.

Your Rights

You may exercise all of the rights described in this section before the relevant Responsible Body by sending an e-mail to info@nodepools.com. Please note that we may ask you to confirm your identity and request before we take further action.

Management of your data

You can access and update some of your information in your account settings. You are responsible for keeping your personal information up to date.

Correction of inaccurate or incomplete information

You have the right to request us to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal information that concerns you.

Data Access and Transfer

In some countries, applicable law may entitle you to request copies of personal information we hold about you. You may also be entitled to request copies of any personal information you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and / or request that such information be transmitted to another service provider (as far as technically possible).

Data retention and deletion

In principle, we store your personal data for as long as is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract between you and us, and for compliance with our legal obligations. In certain jurisdictions, you may require that all your personal information be completely deleted.

Please note the following if you request the deletion of your personal data: We may retain some of your personal information for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection and prevention, and increased security. For example, if we block a NodePools account for security or fraud, we may retain certain information from that NodePools account to prevent that member from opening a new account in the future. We may also store and use your personal information to the extent necessary to fulfil our legal obligations. For example, NodePools may retain some of your information for tax reasons or for legal reporting and auditing obligations. Information shared with others (via referral program) may continue to be visible to those that invited you, even when your account is terminated Because we maintain the NodePool Platform for protection against accidental or malicious loss and destruction, no copies of your personal information may be removed from our backup systems for a limited period of time.

Revocation of consent and limitation of processing

If we process your personal information based on your consent, you may revoke this consent at any time by changing your account settings or sending a message to NodePools specifying your consent to revoke it. Please note that the withdrawal of your consent has no effect on the legality of processing operations prior to their withdrawal. In addition, the applicable law in some jurisdictions may entitle you to limit how we use your personal information, especially if you deny the accuracy of your personal information.

Submit complaints

You have the right to file complaints about our data-processing processes by submitting a complaint, accessible through the "Contact Us" section below, or to a regulatory agency.

Safety

To protect your data from unauthorized access, loss, destruction, or alteration, we continually adopt and improve administrative, technical, and physical security measures. Some of the security measures we take to protect your information include firewalls and data encryption, as well as access control of information. If you know or have reason to believe that the access data to your NodePools account has been lost, stolen, misappropriated or otherwise compromised or there is an actual or suspected unauthorized use of your NodePools account, please contact us.

Changes to Privacy Policy

NodePools reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with this Policy. If we make changes to the privacy policy, we will post the amended privacy policy on the platform and update the "last update" date at the beginning of the privacy policy. In the case of any major changes or additions, we will notify you of the changes at least thirty days before the effective date. If you disagree with the amended Privacy Policy, you may terminate your NodePools account without notice and free of charge. If you do not terminate your NodePools account prior to the date on which the amended Privacy Policy enters into force, your continued access to or use of the NodePools Platform will be subject to the revised Privacy Policy.