Duino-Coin Privacy policy

Last updated and effective: July 23, 2023

Welcome to Duino-Coin!

Thank you for using Duino-Coin! This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect your data when you use our services, including the Duino-Coin network and our website (the "Site"). We prioritize the security and privacy of your personal information and strive to provide a transparent and secure experience.

1. Information We Collect

The following data is collected when you use Duino-Coin services:

  • Email Addresses: During the account registration process, we collect email addresses to facilitate communication with you, respond to inquiries, and send important updates related to your account and the services we offer.
  • Encrypted Passwords: We securely store and encrypt passwords using bcrypt to protect the integrity of your accounts and ensure the confidentiality of your login credentials.
  • Last Login Datetime: We keep track of the last login datetime to help identify and protect your account from unauthorized access.
  • Account Creation Datetime: Information about when user accounts were created is retained for administrative purposes.
  • IP Address and Country: We collect IP addresses and the associated country to ensure the security and integrity of the Duino-Coin network, and to identify and prevent fraudulent activities.

Data collected and stored on the public Duino-Coin network:

  • Transaction Data: The public network stores information related to transactions, including the sender, recipient, amount, and transaction memo. This data is essential for maintaining a transparent and secure ledger of transactions.
  • Network Explorer Username: The username of the user who mined the block is recorded on the network for verification and network integrity purposes.

2. Data Usage

We use the information collected for the following purposes:

  • Providing and Maintaining Services: Your encrypted passwords, email addresses, last login datetime, and account creation datetime are necessary for account authentication, security, and to ensure the functionality of Duino-Coin services.
  • Communication: We use your email address to communicate with you regarding your account, respond to inquiries, and send important updates related to your account and the services we offer.
  • Security and Fraud Prevention: We utilize IP addresses and country data to detect and prevent fraudulent activities, unauthorized access, and to maintain the security of the Duino-Coin network.
  • Network Operations: The transaction and block data collected by the Duino-Coin network are used to validate and secure transactions and maintain the integrity of the network.

3. GDPR Compliance

Duino-Coin respects the rights and privacy of all individuals, including those protected under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), the following GDPR-specific rights apply to you:

  • Right to Access: You have the right to access the personal data we hold about you. If you wish to exercise this right, please contact us here.
  • Right to Rectification: You have the right to request the correction of any inaccurate or incomplete personal data we hold about you.
  • Right to Erasure: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data in certain circumstances, such as when the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.
  • Right to Restriction of Processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • Right to Data Portability: You have the right to receive a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.
  • Right to Object: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

4. CCPA Compliance

Duino-Coin respects the privacy rights of California residents under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). If you are a California resident, the following CCPA-specific rights apply to you:

  • Right to Know: You have the right to request information about the categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you, as well as the categories of sources from which such information is collected, the purpose for collecting such information, and the categories of third parties with whom we share such information.
  • Right to Delete: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information collected or maintained by us.
  • Right to Opt-Out: You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information to third parties. However, please note that Duino-Coin does not sell your personal information.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

5. Data Security

At Duino-Coin, we take data security seriously. All user passwords are securely encrypted using bcrypt, ensuring that they are protected from unauthorized access. We follow industry best practices to safeguard your information and implement measures to prevent data breaches.

6. Data Retention

We will retain your personal information only for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and to comply with any legal obligations. The retention periods for different types of data are as follows:

  • Account-related data (email addresses, encrypted passwords, last login datetime, and account creation datetime) will be retained for the duration of your account's active status and for a period of 12 months after your account becomes inactive.
  • Transaction data and network explorer usernames on the public Duino-Coin network will be retained for as long as they are necessary for maintaining a transparent and secure ledger of transactions.

Once the specified retention periods expire, your personal data will be securely deleted from our records, except for some public data stored on the Duino-Coin network, which is retained for ledger purposes.

7. Data Sharing and Selling

Duino-Coin does not share, sell, or rent your personal information to third parties. We are committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of your data. Rest assured that your personal information will only be used for the purposes mentioned in this Privacy Policy and will not be disclosed without your explicit consent.

Please note that even after the data retention period, certain data may still be stored in backups or archives for legal or compliance purposes.

8. Public API

Duino-Coin offers a public API that allows access to certain account information and transaction data. The API documentation provides detailed information about the endpoints available, the type of data that can be accessed, and how it can be utilized. Please review the API documentation for more information: click here.

By using the public API, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions specified in the API documentation, Duino-Coin privacy policy, and Duino-Coin terms of service.

9. Cookie Disclaimer

By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies as described in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. They serve various purposes, such as improving your browsing experience, remembering your preferences, and analyzing website traffic.

You can manage cookie preferences and learn more about how we use cookies in our Cookie Policy.

10. Google AdSense and Google Analytics

We use Google AdSense on specific pages of our website to display relevant ads. Google Analytics is used across the entire domain to understand user behavior and improve our services. These services may collect anonymous data and use cookies to provide better user experiences. For more information about how Google handles data, please review Google's Privacy Policy.

11. Third-Party Icons

Our websites may contain icons of other services for linking purposes. Clicking on these icons may redirect you to external websites. Please note that once you leave our Site, this Privacy Policy no longer applies. We recommend reviewing the Privacy Policies of any external websites you visit.

12. Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of July 23, 2023 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time, and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

13. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback about our Privacy Policy or data handling practices, please contact us here. We value your privacy and strive to provide transparent and reliable services.

Thank you for being a part of the Duino-Coin community!