Last Updated: March 14, 2022
If you are visiting this site from the European Union (EU), see our Notice to EU Data Subjects below for our legal bases for processing and transfer of your data. If you are a resident of California, see our Notice to California Residents, at https://socialchain.app/privacy/california.
WHAT WE COLLECT
We collect personal information about you in the following ways: 1) from you when you voluntarily submit information directly to us; 2) using automated technology, including when you visit our Site, social media, or communications; and 3) using third party sources, including our service providers, analytics providers, and social media companies. Automated technology collects information from your mobile device and includes cookies, web beacons, local shared objects, or other similar technology. More information is given below in the “Cookies and Other Technology” section below.
We may make full use of all information that is de-identified, aggregated, or otherwise not in personally identifiable form. We may combine data collected from third party sources.
Information you give us
Information we collect from you includes:
Know Your Customer Verification Information
Separate from the personal data collected in our app and from other sources as set forth herein, and to comply with industry regulatory standards and government orders in different areas such as Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know-Your-Client (KYC), and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF), SocialChain collects personal information such as identity documents (including passport, driver’s license, national identity card, state ID card, tax ID number, passport number, driver’s license details, national identity card details, visa information, selfie images, selfie videos etc.), proof of address, source of fund declaration, purposes of fund documents, and source of wealth (“KYC Data”). This KYC data is collected and used solely to verify the identity of Pi Network members (“Pioneers”) and to be compliant with regulatory requirements and the SocialChain policy that only real human beings can receive Pi.
Information we get from others
We may get information about you from other third party sources and we may add this to information we get from your use of the Services. Such information may include:
Information automatically collected when you use our services
When you use our services, we collect information about your usage of our apps, activities you have through our servers, such as how many times you mine, how many security circle members you add, the number of friends you invite to our apps, browsing history in the Pi Browser application, your usage information of Pi apps.
Account information. We collect information about account status, language, Pi data, account behavior data.
Device Information. We collect device-specific information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, advertising identifier, unique application identifiers, unique device identifiers, browser type, language, wireless network, and mobile network information (including the mobile phone number).
Device Phonebook. If you’re using our mobile app, we may—with your consent—collect information from your device’s phonebook.
Location Information. By using our services, you acknowledge that we may collect information about your location. With your consent, we may also collect information about your precise location using methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, and compasses. If you are a Pi Node –meaning you run the desktop software of Pi Node downloadable from link https://node.minepi.com/ – your IP address is public.
Log Information. We also collect log information when you use our website. That information includes, among other things:
We also use Google Analytics to help us offer you an optimized user experience. You can find more information about Google Analytics’ use of your personal data here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Information we will never collect. We will never ask you to share your private keys or wallet passphrases. The wallet passphrases will be entered into the Pi Wallet interface locally on your phone to unlock your wallet, and will never leave your phone or come to our servers. Never trust anyone or any site that asks you to give your private keys or wallet passphrases.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION
To provide our service
We will use your information in the following ways:
To comply with law
We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws, lawful requests and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.
To optimize our platform
In order to optimize your user experience, we may use your information to operate, maintain, and improve our Services. We may also use your information to respond to your comments and questions regarding the Services, and to provide you and other users with general customer service.
To fulfill your requests
With your consent, We may use or share your personal information with your consent, such as when you instruct us to take a specific action with respect to your personal information, or you opt into third party marketing communications.
SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
USERS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES
We welcome users from all over the world, but wherever you live or use our services, we operate our services from the United States. This means that we may collect your personal information from, transfer it to, and store and process it in the United States and other countries whose local data-protection and privacy laws may offer fewer protections than those in your country of residence or from any country where you use or access the services.
EU users should read the important information provided below under “Notice To EU Data Subjects” about transfer of personal information outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
HOW INFORMATION IS SECURED
In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal information (so that it can no longer be associated with you) in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
We employ industry standard security measures designed to protect the security of all information submitted through the Services. However, the security of information transmitted through the internet can never be guaranteed. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the internet or for changes to or losses of data. Users of the Services are responsible for maintaining the security of any password, biometrics, user ID or other form of authentication involved in obtaining access to password protected or secure areas of any of our digital services. In order to protect you and your data, we may suspend your use of any of the Services, without notice, pending an investigation, if any breach of security is suspected.
INFORMATION CHOICES AND CHANGES
Accessing, Updating, Correcting, and Deleting your Information
You may access information that you have voluntarily provided through your account on the Services, and may review, or request that it be corrected, or deleted by logging into your account in the Pi mobile application and visiting the user profile screen. For further requests in regard to personal data access, you may 1) submit a request ticket through this link, or 2) make a request through https://prighter.com/q/16457313501. You can request to correct contact choices, opt-out of our sharing with others, and correct your personal information and preferences, subject to applicable law and SocialChain terms of service. If you choose to withdraw your consent from the collection, processing, and transfer of your information then we will be unable to provide you with a service and your account will be deleted. Data subjects have the right to withdraw their consent at any time and we will honor your request. However, because your consent to the sharing of information is necessary for our ability to verifying the identity of Pioneers so as to be compliant with regulatory requirements and the SocialChain policy that only real human beings can receive Pi, without your consent we cannot provide you with our service.
Tracking Technologies Generally
Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. For more information, please see the section entitled “Cookies Policy” below.
CONTACT INFORMATION. We welcome your comments or questions about this Policy, and you may contact us at: https://prighter.com/q/16457313501.
Our services are not intended for—and we don’t direct them to—anyone under 13. And that’s why we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13. Consistent with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), if we learn that we have received any information directly from a child under age 16 without first receiving his or her parent’s verified consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or his or her parent or legal guardian) to inform the child that he or she cannot use the Site and subsequently we will delete that information.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
California state law confers certain rights relating to personal information to its residents. If you are a California resident, please also see our California Consumer Privacy Notice located at: https://socialchain.app/privacy/california
NOTICE TO EU DATA SUBJECTS
“personal data” as defined in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Some of the information you provide us may constitute sensitive data as defined in the GDPR (also referred to as special categories of personal data), including identification of your race or ethnicity on government-issued identification documents.
Legal Bases for Processing
We only use your personal information as permitted by law. We are required to inform you of the legal bases of our processing of your personal information, which are described in the table below. If you have questions about the legal bases under which we process your personal information, contact us through https://prighter.com/q/16457313501.
To provide our services
To enable features to you
To communicate with you
To optimize our platform
For compliance, fraud prevention, and safety
To enforce our terms of service
These processing activities constitute our legitimate interests. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impacts on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal information for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal information for activities where our interests are overridden by any adverse impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
With your consent
Where our use of your personal information is based upon your consent, you have the right to withdraw it anytime in the manner indicated in the Service or by contacting us through https://prighter.com/q/16457313501.
Use for New Purposes
Under the GDPR, you have certain rights regarding your personal information. You may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:
We value your privacy and your rights as a data subject and have therefore appointed Prighter Group with its local partners as our privacy representative and your point of contact. If you want to contact us via our representative Prighter or make use of your data subject rights, please visit the following website. https://prighter.com/q/16457313501.
We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or respond to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us at https://prighter.com/q/16457313501 or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. You can find your data protection regulator here
Cross-Border Data Transfer
Whenever we transfer your personal information out of the EEA to the U.S. or countries not deemed by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of personal information protection, the transfer will be based on a data transfer mechanism recognized by the European Commission as providing adequate protection for personal information.
Transfers to Third Parties
Courts, tribunals, government authorities and related parties or counterparties with whom we share personal data, third-party vendors and business partners are in some cases located outside the EU. Unless the recipients are located in countries that have been deemed adequate by the European Commission, we put in place data transfer agreements based on the applicable European Commission-approved Standard Contractual Clauses to protect the personal data so transferred. In certain cases, we may rely on statutory derogations for international data transfers.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal information out of the EEA.
The collection, processing, and transfer of your information is necessary for our ability to provide you with our service. Without your consent we will be unable to authenticate your account, verify your identity, facilitate mining, establish security circles along with various other actions necessary for providing you with our service. As a result, if you decline to consent to the collection, processing, and transfer of your data we will be unable to provide you with our service.
What is a Cookie?
A cookie (“Cookie”) is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some Cookies will always be used. You can find out more about each Cookie by viewing our current Cookie list below. We update this list periodically, so there may be additional Cookies that are not yet listed. Web beacons, tags and scripts may be used in the Site or in emails to help us to deliver Cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our service/analytics providers on an individual and aggregated basis.
Some Cookies are necessary for certain uses of the Site, and without such Cookies, we would not be able to provide many services that you need to properly use the Site. These Cookies, for example, allow us to operate our Site so you may access it as you have requested and let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access Site content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Sites.
We also use functional Cookies and Cookies from third parties for analysis, marketing and security purposes. Functional Cookies enable certain parts of the site to work properly and your user preferences to remain known. Analysis Cookies, among other things, collect information on how visitors use our Site, the content and products that users view most frequently, and the effectiveness of our third party advertising. Advertising Cookies assist in delivering ads to relevant audiences and having our ads appear at the top of search results. Security cookies, such as CAPTCHA, ensure that users are human. Cookies are either “session” Cookies which are deleted when you end your browser session, or “persistent,” which remain until their deletion by you (discussed below) or the party who served the Cookie. Full details on all of the Cookies used on the Site are available at our Cookie Disclosure table below.
How to disable Cookies.
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If you want to learn more about Cookies, or how to control, disable or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third party advertising your internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.
Name of Cookie/Identifier
What does the Cookie generally do (e.g., website function and administration, analytics, marketing)?
Is it a 1st or 3rd party Cookie and what is the name of the party providing it?
What type of Cookie is it (persistent or session)?
What is the duration of the Cookie on the website (if not cleared by the user)?
3rd - Google
Maintaining user experience continuity
1st - Pi Network