Last Updated: July 17, 2023
The Blade “Wallet” is a non-custodial, self-sovereign Web3 portal –originally launched on Hedera Hashgraph – that equips individuals with the ability to manage their digital assets. Specifically, the Blade Wallet allows individuals to:
The Blade Wallet is currently available as an internet browser extension as well as iOS and Android mobile applications.
Blade does not take custody of any users’ digital assets. Users maintain their own cryptographic keys and retain exclusive access to their digital assets.
This Policy applies to the Site, Services, and Blade Wallet. This Policy applies to everyone that accesses and uses the Services. Where Blade engages with an unaffiliated third-party to perform services on behalf of Blade in relation to the Blade Wallet, Blade will ensure the third-party has suitable internal controls to meet this Policy.
It is Blade’s policy to comply with all privacy and data protection-related regulatory requirements applicable to Blade in connection with the Site, Wallet, and Services. This Policy is intended to help Users understand:
We collect information about you when you provide it to us, either directly through the use of the Site or Services, or through a third parties, as well as information gathered during your tenure with Blade.
Personal Data Collected Directly From You. You may browse certain areas of the Site without registering with us or providing us Personal Data. We collect emails via our Site only to notify you about the existing and upcoming Services, as well as marketing and promotional campaigns. You may provide us with the following types of information- identity verification (such as email, phone number, social media handles, IP address, Wallet ID), feedback & correspondence (such as information you provide in your responses to surveys, when you participate in market research activities, report a problem with Service, receive customer support or otherwise correspond with us), usage of the Site and Services, technical information (wallet address, API-key and network information regarding transactions, associated metadata), and marketing preferences.
In addition, if you are providing Personal Data for third parties in connection with using our Services, you are responsible for ensuring that you have all required permissions and consents to provide such personal information to us for use in connection with the Services and that our use of such personal information to provide the Services does not violate any applicable law, rule, regulation or order.
Personal Data Collected Automatically. We may automatically collect the following information about your use of our Site or Services through cookies and other technologies: your domain name; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your IP address; the length of time you visit our Site or use our Services; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site. Furthermore, by creating a new account through the Wallet, your Wallet ID, system fingerprint, and any Dapp referral information, if available, may be automatically collected to track account creations and source of the creation as Blade limits 2 account creations per device.
Some of the justifications for engaging in Data Processing include, but are not limited to:
We use your Personal Data, for various reasons, including but not limited to:
Third Party Links. Our Site and Services may contain links to third party websites (for example, decentralized applications, Dapps, such as SlimeWorld, Koala Hash Klub, Karate Combat, etc) and third party vendors (for example, payment service providers (PSPs) like Moonpay, Banxa, C14, etc). Any access to and use of such linked websites, Dapps, and PSPs is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third parties. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third parties. The inclusion of a link on our Site, or in the Services, does not imply that we or our affiliates endorse the practices of the linked website, PSP, or Dapp.
We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions to protect the Personal Data we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Security measures will be reviewed from time to time, having regard to the technology available, the cost, and the risk of unauthorized access. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer. Where possible we recommend implementing 2-factor authorization and making sure to back-up your cryptographic keys and recovery phrase. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords, cryptographic keys, and recovery phrases, or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.
You may request access, a copy, modification or deletion of Personal Data that you have submitted to us by contacting us at email@example.com. We will use reasonable efforts to accommodate such requests to the extent required by law, provided that we may be required to retain Personal Data to comply with legal obligations, accounting requirements, or for other business purposes. There is no charge for requesting this Data. You are only entitled to access Data about yourself and will not be provided with Data relating to other people or third parties. Please note, we may request additional information to verify the identity of the requesting party before responding to a request.
If Blade does not own or control the information you request, we will inform you.
You may instruct us not to use your Data to contact you regarding services, promotions, surveys and special events that might appeal to your interests by contacting us using the information below. You can also opt out by following the instructions located at the bottom of any commercial emails messages you may receive.
Please note that, regardless of your request, we may still use and share certain information as permitted by applicable law. For example, you may not opt out of certain operational emails, such as those reflecting our relationship or transactions with you, or important notifications regarding the Services we are providing to you, such as service-related announcements (e.g., if our Services are temporarily suspended for maintenance).
Or, if you have downloaded our mobile application and enabled push notifications on your mobile device, we may send you alerts and notifications through push notifications, for example, to communicate status updates on our Services. However, you may choose to disable these notifications on your mobile device.
Blade operates internationally, so it may be necessary in the course of business to transfer a person’s Personal Data within the organization. The transfer of such Data is necessary for the management and administration of your Data within the group. When this is necessary, the organization will take steps to ensure that the Data has the same level of protection at all times. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a California resident, you have certain rights with respect to your personal information pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (“CPRA”). This section applies to you.
We are required to inform you of: (i) what categories of information we collect about you, including during the preceding 12 months, (ii) the purposes for which we use your personal data, including during the preceding 12 months, and (iii) the purposes for which we share your personal data, including during the preceding 12 months.
You have the right to: (i) request a copy of the personal information that we have about you; (ii) request that we delete your personal information; (iii) opt-out of the sale of your personal information; (iv) correct inaccuracies; and (v) restrict any sharing of your data with third parties. These rights are subject to limitations as described in the CCPA and CPRA.
We will not discriminate against any consumer for exercising their CCPA and CPRA rights.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at email@example.com
If you are a citizen or resident of a member country of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Blade aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data that Blade holds about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
Please note that Blade may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the EU or EEA.
If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Site or Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at email@example.com.
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