Privacy Policy

Last updated: September 6, 2020.

We at The API3 Foundation Company Limited, a Cayman Islands foundation company (“API3”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”), deeply understand the importance of handling your personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") with the utmost of care. We take your concerns seriously and strive to implement privacy-by-design methods wherever possible in our development and processes. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy. By accessing or using any of API3’s websites, materials, marketplaces, products, or other provided services (“Services”) in any manner, you hereby acknowledge that you accept the policies and practices outlined in this Privacy Policy, and you hereby consent to our collection, use, and sharing of your information in the ways set forth herein.

Remember that your access and use of our Services is at all times subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use, which incorporates this Privacy Policy. Further, core aspects of Our Services may be controlled by, affected by, or subject to the API3 Decentralized Autonomous Organization (“API3 DAO”) and the indeterminate tokenholders thereto who govern and control API3 DAO. The actions, products, communications and services of API3 DAO are entirely outside Our control and as such We notify You that We expressly disclaim all such API3 DAO actions, products, communications and services. Any capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the definitions given to them in the Terms and Conditions of Use.

Scope of this Policy

This Privacy Policy covers how we treat your Personal Information that we gather, pursuant to the guidelines below and in the Terms and Conditions of Use, when you use or access our Services. This Privacy Policy does not include any information on the treatment or practices of other entities or companies not owned or controlled by API3 (including API3 DAO), or persons not employed or managed by API3. We explain in more detail below the types of Personal Information from our users, and we use this Personal Information internally in connection with our Services, including to streamline and improve our services, to allow you to set up a personalized account and profile, to allow Us and other users of our Services to contact you, to analyze how you use the Services, and to fulfill other requests you may make. We may also share some of your Personal Information with third parties, but only in a manner or scope as We describe below.

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under 18 years of age. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from an individual under age 18, we will delete and expunge that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that anyone under 18 may have provided personal information to Us, please contact Us immediately.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Our Services are in constant development and improvement, so We may need to change this Privacy Policy from time to time, but We will alert you to changes by such methods as placing a notice on Our website, by sending you an email, and/or by other ways to reasonably apprise you of the changes. Please note that if you’ve opted not to receive legal notices or emails from Us (or you haven’t provided us with your email address), such legal notices and posted changes will still govern your use of the Services, and you are still responsible for reading and understanding them. If you use the Services after any changes to the Privacy Policy have been provided to you and/or posted, that shall mean you agree and consent to all of such changes.

Information Provided to Us

We receive and store any information or data you knowingly provide to Us. For example, We may collect Personal Information such as your name, username, email address, phone number, IP address and third-party account credentials used in the Services (for example, your log-in credentials for Facebook or other third party sites). Certain Personal Information may be required to register with Us, use the Services, or to take advantage of some other features incidental to the Services. If you sign in to the Services through a third party site, program, or service or provide your third-party account credentials to Us, you understand some information, data and/or other content in those accounts may be transmitted into your account with us, and such account information transmitted to or retained by our Services is covered by this Privacy Policy.

We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given Us your email address, We may send you promotional email offers on behalf of businesses relevant to the Services, or email you about your use of the Services, and We may receive notification when or if you open emails from Us. This confirmation helps Us make our communications with you more efficient, engaging, and improve our Services and other communications. If you do not want to receive such emails or other communications from Us, please indicate as such by unsubscribing.

Copyright Violations

We reserve the right to restrict access to or remove material that We believe in good faith to be copyrighted material and/or illegally copied and/or distributed by any of Our advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users and (2) restrict and discontinue service to offenders. If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through the Services infringes your copyright (or the copyright of someone on behalf of which you are authorized to act), please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to contact@api3.org:

  • a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed;
  • b. Identification of works or materials being infringed;
  • c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that We may find and verify its existence;
  • d. Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, email address;
  • e. A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that such identified material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • f. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.

Automatically Stored Information

We may automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or device when you access or use the Services, which may include your IP address, geolocation data, device identification, “cookie” information, the type of browser and/or device you’re using to access the Services, and the page or feature you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers transferred to your browser or device that allow Us to recognize the browser or device used and provide Us details on the nature of use of or visits to the Services and by how many users. You may be able to prevent or limit your device’s receipt and/or acceptance of cookies via settings or preferences on your browser or device, but this may prevent you from using some of Our features. If you click on a link to a third party website or service, that may lead to other transmission of cookies to you by such third party. This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by third parties and we have no responsibility concerning their privacy policies and practices and tracking practices from third parties even if originating from the Services, regardless of any actions you may take. The Services do not support Do Not Track requests from certain browsers at this time, so the information We collect about your online activity is acquired both while you are using the Services and afterward pursuant to this Policy.

Sharing Information

We may share your Personal Information with third parties only as described in this section:

We may anonymize or de-identify your Personal Information so that you are not identified as an individual, and provide that information to our partners or affiliates. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners or affiliates (or allow partners or affiliates to collect that information from you), who may use such information to understand how the Services are used, so that they may also optimize your experience. We have no control over the policies and practices of third party websites or services as to privacy or anything else, even if incidental to the Services, so please take care to review all such third party policies. Nonetheless, We never disclose any such information in a manner that would identify you as an individual person.

We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on Our behalf and share your information with them only when needed to provide products or services to you; for example, we may use a payment processing company to receive and process certain types of transactions for Us. These employed entities and/or agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information We share with them beyond what is strictly necessary.

Certain user profile information, including your username, location, and any content that such user has uploaded to our website and/or the Services, may be displayed to other users to optimize the Services or address any request by you. If you sign into the Services through a third party social networking site or service, your contact list from such site or service may be automatically imported to the Services, and if such contacts are also users of the Services, they may be able to access certain non-public information you have supplied to your Services user profile. We reiterate that We do not control the policies or practices of any other third party company, site or service.

If we (or our assets) are acquired, or if We enter bankruptcy, receivership or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be transferred to or acquired by a third party. We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our Terms of Condition and Use and other agreements pertinent; or protect the rights, property, or safety of API3, our employees, our users, or other relevant individuals and entities.

Information Security

Your account is protected by a password for privacy and security. If you access your account via a third party site or service, you may have a lack of or additional or different sign-on protections via that third party site or service. Please take care to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password and/or other security method appropriately and sign off after each completed session with your account.

We cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.

You may access and (in some cases) revise or delete the following information you’ve provided to us:

  • username and password
  • email address
  • location
  • Identifying user profile information.

You may opt not to disclose information to us, but please know that some information may be required to register with Us or otherwise use Our Services fully.

You may be able to revise, add, or delete information as noted above. When you update information, We may retain a copy of the unrevised information in Our records. Some information may remain in Our records after your deletion of such information from your account. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.

The information you can view, revise, and delete may change in substance or scope as the Services change. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information We have on file about you, please contact Us at contact@api3.org.

To the extent We have control of any of Your personal information, We will ensure that any transfer of personal information from countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) to countries outside the EEA will be protected by appropriate safeguards, for example by using standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission, or the use of binding entity bylaws, rules or other legally accepted means. In the event We transfer personal information from a non-EEA country to another country, You acknowledge that third parties in other jurisdictions may not be subject to similar data protection laws to the ones in our jurisdiction. There are risks if any such third party engages in any act or practice that would contravene the data privacy laws in Your jurisdiction or Our jurisdiction and this could prevent redress under such jurisdiction’s privacy laws. California residents are entitled to contact us to prevent disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes. (Ca. Civil Code §§ 1798.83-1798.84). Please contact Us at contact@api3.org to make such a request.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please send Us a detailed message to contact@api3.org, and We will address your concerns to the best of our ability.