December 4, 2015 – Version 2.0
“Personal Information” includes all information about an identified or identifiable individual (e.g. your email address).
BigchainDB collects, processes and uses Personal Information in accordance with the GermanTelemediengesetz, (“Telemedia Act”) and Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (“Data Protection Act) or with your specific and express consent. Personal Information will not be given to third parties except as set out below. Personal Information will never be given to advertisers.
We will display your email address and the Works in your account on the Services once you have logged in. We may also share or disclose your information with your consent (e.g. to assign a representative for Works you own).
Information you provide on the Services will be encrypted before being transmitted to BigchainDB.
When you register a Work with ascribe, we save a copy of the Files you upload.
We collect and store the information you provide about the Work (e.g. creator’s name, title, year, etc.) and the license you make it available under (all rights reserved or Creative Commons). The information you provide is written to the SPOOL.
We only share information when it is necessary to perform an Ownership Transaction. For example, when you consign a Work to someone else, you provide their email address so we can link the Work to their account and notify them of the consignment. We may receive personal information such as your email address through other users, for example if they consign a work to you.
If you have transferred a Work, your email address will be visible in the history of transactions for that Work displayed on ascribe to future owners.
BigchainDB creates a page for every Work registered displaying a thumbnail of the Work and information about it. The page can only be seen by others if you give them the link to it.
Information about a Work or an Ownership Transaction that is recorded on the SPOOL is recorded permanently. It is not possible to change or delete it. More information about the SPOOL is available on our GitHub Page at github.com/ascribe/spool.
BigchainDB sometimes partners with organizations like museums or galleries to allow you to transfer or loan Works to them under custom terms.
If you transfer or loan Works to those organizations, we may share information with them in order to help carry out your agreement with them. For example, we may share your contact information, information about the contract you have agreed to, metadata about the Work you are transferring or loaning, information about your membership in a rights management collective, or information for the payment of royalties.
If you do not loan or transfer Works to those organizations, we will not share your information with them.
Cookies are files saved on your computer that allow us to customize your experience on the Services (e.g. to know when you have logged in) and to see how you are using the Services.
- A session ID cookie to keep track of your settings and your login; and
- A CSRF token to keep your login secure and private.
- Adobe Typekit to provide fancy fonts.
- Google Analytics to let us know how people use BigchainDB; and
- WordPress Stats to provide blog stats.
We also use social plug-ins provided by Facebook and Twitter to let you share your Works. Loading and interacting with these plug-ins may send information to the companies that made them, including the address of the page you are on.
We record information when you are using the Services so we can improve the Services and prevent misuse. We log the IP address you accessed the Services from, the type of web browser you used, information related to transactions, the webpage that linked you to the Services, and other interactions with the Services.
BigchainDB uses Amazon’s S3 storage service to store your Files. You can find more information on Amazon’s data security from the S3 site. We try to keep all personal information in data centres in the European Union, but in some cases information may be stored on servers located outside the European Union, including in the United States.
We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information, such as usage statistics of our Services.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18 without parental consent. If we learn that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we may delete their personal information.
You are entitled, within reasonable limits, to information on the extent to which your personal information is stored by BigchainDB. You are entitled to have BigchainDB correct and update your personal information if you cannot update it yourself. You are entitled to have your personal information deleted unless BigchainDB is legally required to store that personal information.
Your personal information will be deleted if you revoke your consent to save and process your personal information or, if due to a change in the law, saving and processing the the personal information is no longer permissible. You can contact us to revoke your consent for future collection and use of your personal information at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.