On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into force. With this European regulation the privacy legislation has been modernized. The GDPR contains rules about the processing of personal data and the free movement of these data.
Privacy and protection of personal data
Blox is not subjected to legislation that regulates financial institutions and markets. However, we believe it is important to play our part in preventing fraud and money laundering on the digital currency market. We do this, for example, by conducting a 'Know Your Customer' policy. Would you like to use our services? Then we will ask you for documentation which confirms your identity.
Only with your permission
Your personal data
Would you like to use our services? Then you will need to register on our platform and share personal data such as:
Basic information such as your first- and last name, title, gender, the company you work at or your function title;
Contact information such as residential address, (mobile) phone number or email address;
Additional personal data such as your identification document, your bank account number and you wallet addresses;
Technical information such as your IP address, the device you are using to visit our website and the pages you visit;
Personal information we receive when you apply for a job with us such as your educational and career data’
All other personal data that we receive from or about you or that we can obtain ourselves and that we use for the purposes stated below.
In addition, we will save the time and date of your registration. We do this to protect ourselves against misuse of your data by third parties who have registered on our platform without your knowledge.
In most cases we receive your personal data from you, for example when creating an account, when you visit our website, a form on our website or from information that we receive during (telephone) conversations and / or mail contact with you. We may also obtain your personal data in other ways, for example from third parties, via (public) registers (such as the Trade Register) or from other public sources and websites.
Special personal data
With your permission we will also process so called special personal data. We receive a copy of every user’s Identity Document. The passport photo that is visible on that document is considered special personal data. We can also ask for income and asset data. We need this information for additional customer research. This is considered special personal data as well.
Why do we process personal data?
We want to provide you with the best possible service and we want to comply with all laws and regulations. That is why it is necessary for us to process your personal data. We process personal data to:
conduct transactions on our platform in a correct manner;
inform you and to maintain our relationship by email, phone or otherwise;
register you for events and keep you informed of all relevant developments;
improve our service;
invite you for a customer satisfaction survey;
determine your identity for a safe use of your account and to prevent fraud;
process your job application;
When are we allowed to process personal data?
We can only process your personal data if there is a legal reason behind it. The processing takes place on the basis of the following grounds from the AVG:
The execution of the agreement
due to a legal obligation
with your permission
for legitimate interest
Who do we work with?
We could share your personal data with third parties. Data will be shared during the following events:
in order to send our newsletters. We use a third party that enables us to send our newsletters automatically. This way you stay up to date with the latest crypto news;
to improve and test the usability of our website. The easier our platform is, the easier you are able to navigate on our website;
to be able to meet legal obligations, for example a report to a supervisor;
to be able to provide you with support. For example software which our support team uses and the chat and phone service that we use to communicate with you. This way we can provide you with the fast and correct support you are accustomed to;
to make payments on our platform possible. For this we work together with several Payment Service Providers and various banks;
to establish your identity in a professional manner, for example our automated way of checking your proof of identity. Your safety is very important to us;
to prevent fraud or money laundering, for example checking for sanction lists and PEP lists to prevent criminals from using our platform;
external suppliers that we engage for processing, as described in this privacy statement, such as our IT suppliers, software to trace the origin of the cryptocurrencies or a translation agency;
third parties involved in the hosting of our website, app and other web applications;
Third parties to whom we provide your personal data are also responsible for the processing of that data and for compliance with the GDPR. If a third party processes your personal data as a processor on our behalf, we will conclude a processing agreement with this party.
We store data regarding your transactions for at least seven years. Storing this data for our financial administration is a legal obligation. Other data, such as your Identity Document or Residential Address, will be stored until you withdraw your consent. When there is a legal requirement we will keep the data as well.
Our website uses two types of cookies. Analytical cookies help us to keep track of visitor statistics and give us an insight into the functioning of the website. Google Analytics and Hotjar help us to analyse this data.. You can always object to the collection and storage of this Google.
Analytics data by clicking the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=nl. The functional cookies help us to ensure that the website functions better. Without these cookies you might not be able to use our entire website.
In line with the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to access, correct, and supplement your personal data. You also have the right to have your personal data removed. Would you like to do so? Send an email to:[email protected] In addition, users of our platform have the right to file a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
You can contact us by email, chat, phone and via the contact form on our website. When you do, we store the data to handle your request, such as your phone number, email address, and name.
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