Privacy Policy

Last revised: 5 May 2022

1. INTRODUCTION

Thank you for choosing the service (the “ Service”) provided by alphaseek.io (hereinafter also referred to as “ we” or “ ALPHASEEK.IO”). By accessing or using the Service provided by us, you consent to the policies and practices of our privacy policy (the “ Privacy Policy”), so please read them carefully. This Privacy Policy informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of data when you access and/or use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. We may update this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended version (including the effective date of the amended version) on our website and associated application program interface or mobile applications (if any) (the “ Site”) or sending the latest Privacy Policy to you via email.

 

2. WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT

We collect, process, and store certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“ Personal Data”) during your account registration process and on an on-going basis when you use the Service or where you have given your consent. The Personal Data may include contact details, copies of identification documentation provided by you or derived from publicly accessible databases as well as information relating to your device or internet service (such as an IP address and a MAC number). The Personal Data may include but not limited to:

Individual Client:

  • Full legal name (including former name, and names in English and Chinese, if applicable)

  • Identification document type (e.g. Passport)

  • Identification document number (e.g. Passport No.)

  • Gender

  • Date of birth

  • Place of birth

  • Nationality

  • Residential address

  • Country/state of residence

  • Purpose of account opening

  • Initial and ongoing sources of wealth or income

  • Nature and details of the business/occupation/employment

  • Level of activity anticipated

  • Source of funds/digital assets to be used in the relationship

  • Contact phone number

  • Email address

  • Blockchain address

  • Additional Personal Data or documentation at the discretion of our compliance team

 

Institutional Client:

  • Legal name (including the legal name in English and the legal name in Chinese, if applicable)

  • Business name (if different from legal name)

  • Incorporation/registration information

  • Contact personal details

  • Related party details

  • Authorized representative details

  • Asset information

  • Additional information or documentation at the discretion of our compliance Team

 

3. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We use the collected Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To comply with the applicable laws and regulations;

  • To provide and maintain the Service;

  • To communicate with you and to administer, deliver, improve, and personalize the Service;

  • To monitor the usage of the Service;

  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues;

  • To generate generic data out of any Personal Data we collect and use it to improve our Service; and

  • To communicate with you in relation to other products or services offered by alphaseek.io and/or its affiliates, unless you have opted not to receive such information.

 

4. DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We do not share your Personal Data with third parties (other than partners in connection with their services to alphaseek.io) except where you have given your consent and in cases further detailed below.

We may share your Personal Data with third parties in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:

  • To ensure the KYC and AML compliance;

  • To protect and defend the rights or property of alphaseek.io and/or its clients;

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with alphaseek.io;

  • To comply with government agencies, including regulators, law enforcement and/or justice departments;

  • To enable alphaseek.io affiliates or partners to communicate with you regarding new products or services offered by them when you have not opted out from receiving such communication; and

  • To facilitate the service (such as administration or technical services) provided by alphaseek.io third-party service provider (these third-party service provider may have access to your Personal Data to the extent of performance of certain services and are obliged not to disclosure or use it for any other purpose).

 

5. DO WE TRANSFER YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction. Please note that we may transfer the data, including Personal Data, outside your jurisdiction and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to such transfer.

We will take all reasonable measures to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance herewith and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

 

6. HOW WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The Personal Data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction. By submitting your Personal Data, you agree to such transfer, storing or processing. All information you provide to us is stored on our and/or third-party cloud servers.

 

7. HOW LONG DO WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

We will retain your data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies. By using our Service, you are giving a consent for us to retain your data.

 

8. LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA UNDER GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it. We may process your Personal Data for the following reasons:

  • We may need to enter into a contract with you;

  • You have given us permission to do so;

  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by your rights; and

  • To comply with the law.

 

9. YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER GDPR

If you are a resident of the EEA, you have certain data protection rights. We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. However, we imply the same rights to all our users from any jurisdiction.

If you wish to be informed what your Personal Data we hold and if you want it to be updated or deleted from our systems, please contact [support@alphaseek.io] with the subject “DATA INQUIRY”. We will do our best to do so as soon as possible with exception that we may refuse your deletion request in certain circumstances, such as compliance with law or legal purposes.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.

  • The right of rectification: you have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • The right to object: you have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

  • The right of restriction: you have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal information.

  • The right to data portability: you have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you.

  • The right to withdraw consent: you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where alphaseek.io relied on your consent to process your personal information.

In response to data access, correction, or deletion request, we will verify the requesting party’s identity to ensure that he or she is legally entitled to make such request. While we aim to respond to these requests free of charge, we reserve the right to charge you a reasonable fee should your request be repetitive or onerous.

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 European Economic Area.

 

10. MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

We may communicate company news, promotions, and information relating to our products and services provided by alphaseek.io. We may share Personal Data with our affiliates to send marketing communications. By using our Service, you accept this Privacy Policy and you agree to receive such marketing communications, unless you choose to opt out from these marketing communications. If you wish not to receive these communications, please send an email to [support@alphaseek.io] with the subject “MARKETING OPT OUT”.

To ensure the quality of our Service, for Service-related communications, such as policy/terms updates and operational notifications, you understand you will not be able to opt out of receiving such information.

 

11. COOKIE USAGE

While you access the Site, we may use the industry practice of placing a small amount of data that will be saved by your browser (Cookies). This information can be placed on your computer or other devices used to visit the Site. This information helps us recognize you as a client, collect information about your use of our Service to better customize our Services and better your experience. We may also use the information collected to ensure compliance with our compliance program, and to ensure your account security has not been compromised by detecting irregular or suspicious account activities.

Most browsers are setup to accept Cookies automatically. Some Cookies may expire when you finalize the session and other Cookies may remain on your computer or other devices until deleted or expired. You have the option to decline the use of our Cookies, but this may affect the functionality of the Service or your user experience.

 

12. INFORMATION SECURITY

We endeavor to protect alphaseek.io and you from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data we collect and store. We take various measures to ensure information security, including ensuring all the visits to alphaseek.io are SSL encrypted; requiring two-factor authentication for all sessions; conducting periodic review of our Personal Data collection, storage, and processing practices; and ensuring restricted access to your Personal Data on a need-to-know bases for our employees and vendors who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations.

The Security of your data is important to us, but you understand and acknowledge that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

13. LINKS TO OTHER SITE

alphaseek.io may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit. You understand we have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

 

14. CHILDREN’S POLICY

alphaseek.io does not provide Service to anyone under the age of 18 (hereinafter referred to as “ Child” or " Children"). We do not knowingly and intentionally collect the personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us immediately. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take measures to remove that information from our servers.

 

15. YOUR CONTACT WITH OTHER USERS

You understand you are solely responsible for your interactions with other alphaseek.io users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

 

16. CONTACTING US ABOUT PRIVACY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the use of your Personal Data, please contact us by sending an email to the following address [support@alphaseek.io] with the subject “PRIVACY QUESTION”.