A-ADS is a bitcoin advertising network that respects your privacy.
This Policy is part of our T&Cs. Any capitalized terms that are used but not defined in this Policy have the same meaning given to them in our Terms and Conditions ("T&Cs"). By accessing or using our Services in any way, you agree that your information may be collected, stored, shared, and used as described in this Policy and our Terms and Conditions.
This Policy applies to all of our Services, regardless of how you use them, and whether or not you register for an A-ADS account. This Policy applies to how we collect, store, share, and use information. This Policy does not apply to any entity that we do not own or control, or to any person that we do not employ or manage. If, at any time during the course of using our Services, you are directed to a third-party site, you understand and agree that the policies of the third-party site govern.
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE PROCESS
Information You Provide: We may collect the information that you provide (such as your username, email address, your public cryptocurrency wallet address and your social media profile, if any) or otherwise make available to us when you access or use our Services, including when we need:
To identify you as a User in our system;
To provide our Services to you, including new Services we may develop later (reason: legitimate business purpose and/or performance of a contract);
To provide you with customer support (reason: legitimate business purpose);
To facilitate your communications or transactions with us (reason: to receive consent, and for legitimate business purpose):
To operate, improve, and customize our Services, Content, and marketing, to develop new Services, and to understand how you use and interact with our Services and Content, and the products, services, and Content of others (reason: legitimate business purpose);
To develop and display more customized Content and ads to you on or off our Services (reason: to receive consent, and for legitimate business purpose);
To promote and maintain a trusted, safer, and more reliable environment on our Services, for example, to help detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, conduct investigations or risk assessments, or verify actions taken by you or associated with your account (reason: to protect our platform and its users, and for legitimate business purpose);
To contact you (by email or as otherwise authorized by you) in order to address issues with your account or use of our Services, collect fees, process payments, send payments, settle account balances, send you updates about your account, send you updates about our Services or policies, or for other purposes permitted by law (reason: performance of a contract and for legitimate business purpose);
To contact you (by email or as otherwise authorized by you) in order to send you marketing communications, promotional messages, and offers about our Services and Content, and the products, services, and Content of others (see below for information on how to opt out of receiving certain communications from us) (reason: to receive consent, and for legitimate business purpose);
To facilitate your participation in contests, sweepstakes or other promotional events sponsored or conducted by us or by others in conjunction with us (reason: performance of a contract);
To comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our T&Cs or any other A-ADS policies or agreements with Users (reason: compliance with a legal obligation); and to perform other functions as described when the information is collected or requested, or for other purposes with your prior consent (reason: legitimate business purpose).
We provide registered Users with settings on our Services to control whether they receive certain communications from us. If you do not want to receive marketing email from us, you can unsubscribe by following the unsubscribe link in the email you received, changing your preferences in your profile and account settings (if you have registered for a A-ADS account), or contacting us via https://a-ads.com/contact_us . You may not be able to opt out of receiving some communications from us, such as email about your account, your relationship with us, or your transactions with us or other Users. For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us via https://a-ads.com/contact_us . Please note that unsubscribing from receiving marketing emails from us may result in a less robust experience of our Services.
ACCOUNTS AND USER PROFILES
**Registration, Access and Records:**To register for an A-ADS account, you may be asked to provide your username, valid email address, social network profile, cryptocurrency wallet address and/or other data. If you have received our permission to use our Services as a business, you may need to complete an additional registration process and provide additional information. If you have an A-ADS account, you may access, add, remove, or update certain information about you in your profile and account settings, as indicated on our Services. It is your responsibility to update all such information as necessary to keep it accurate and current. When you update your account or profile information, we may keep a record of the unrevised information for purposes consistent with this Policy. If you wish to cancel your account, you may do so by using the tools provided in your profile and account settings (https://a-ads.com/user/deletion/new), subject to any other agreements between you and us and any transactions which have not yet been completed. If you terminate your account, we may keep a record of any or all information associated with you or your account, as required or permitted by law, for purposes consistent with this Policy, and any such data shall be attached to a unique identifier which cannot be used to identify you; specific account data that includes Personal Information including your name, e-mail, contact information, and certain other records such as settings and collector profiles will be removed at such termination. For further information, please contact us via https://a-ads.com/contact_us .
**Profile and Account Information:**To make our Services more interactive, certain information about Users’ profiles or accounts, including non-financial data relating to the performance of the advertisements you create or publish, may be made accessible to other Users on or through our Services, as indicated in Users’ profile and account settings on our Services, or as otherwise indicated by us when you use certain Services. This information may include settings to control how certain profile or account information is shared with other Users on or through our Services, and you should check your profile and account settings regularly to be informed of your current choices.
Data Retention: We will keep and use your data as described in this Policy for (i) as long as your account is in use, is open, or is active; (ii) as long as is necessary to comply with any tax, legal, and/or other regulatory requirements; and (iii) to protect and defend against potential legal claims. If you would like to request the deletion of your personally identifiable information or request that it be returned to you, please contact us via https://a-ads.com/contact_us .
By deleting your data from our Site, you understand that you will no longer be able to use our Services. We will retain your anonymized, aggregated, depersonalized data after it has been deleted from our Site.
FAVORITES AND FOLLOWS
Our Services may include features that enable you to designate your choice of topics, sectors, interests or categories or other items. If you enable such designations, we may include you in email communications regarding those designations. If you would like to opt out of receiving those emails, please follow the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the relevant email or visit your account profile to update your email settings.
As described in our T&Cs, some Services may enable you to provide User Materials on or through our Services. When you post or publish User Materials on our Services, any information contained in the User Materials (including information in images or videos) becomes publicly accessible on our Services (and may also be indexed by and accessible through third-party search engines), and we and other Users may access and use the User Materials as described in our T&Cs. This applies even if you or someone else also provides such information to us by other means, and our use of such information might have been more limited under this Policy if such information was only provided to us by such other means. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the right to share any information about others that you may share with us or with others through our Services.
Connecting with Publishers: We aim to provide a platform where Users can discover and engage with a wide range of Publishers around the world. Advertisers may target ad units upon applying to use the A-Ads services.
Sharing Information with Other Users: currently A-Ads.com does not facilitate communication between the users via the A-Ads platform, however some information is available publicly such as the statistics of specific campaigns and ad units.
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal Information. Under this Policy, "Personal Information" means information that by itself can be used to identify or contact a specific person (for example, username, email address and/or your public cryptocurrency wallet address), and Personal Information does not include information that has been aggregated or made anonymous so that by itself it no longer identifies and can no longer reasonably be used to contact a specific person. In certain circumstances, Personal Information may also include information you voluntarily provide to us. We will not share your Personal Information with others other than in the ways described in this Policy, or otherwise with your prior consent. In addition to the other sharing of Personal Information described in this Policy, we may share your Personal Information with others in the following contexts.
Service Providers: We may contract with third-party service providers that help us provide our Services, or that perform services for us related to our Services, and they may process your Personal Information as necessary to perform those functions for us. Examples may include but are not limited to: identity verification, document authentication, public database review, payment processing, bill collection, fraud investigation, email and postal mail administration, customer service assistance, web and mobile data analytics, display ads, and server and database hosting services. For the avoidance of doubt, we do not sell your Personal Information to our Service Providers.
Transactions: For conducting cryptocurrency transactions we may use third-party cryptocurrency wallet extensions. Your interactions with any of the third-party cryptocurrency wallet extensions are governed by the applicable privacy policies.
In the event of any errors you may make when using third-party cryptocurrency payment processors (such as sending the wrong cryptocurrency to a specific cryptocurrency standard wallet address), we may communicate directly with third-party cryptocurrency payment processors with regards to ensuring your payment is received by us. You hereby authorize us to communicate with third-party cryptocurrency payment processors to solve any cryptocurrency payment errors on your behalf.
Business Transfers: If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, your Personal Information may be one of the assets transferred. In this event, we will inform the A-ADS Users about a change of ownership of their Personal Information by updating this document or by announcing it on the A-ADS website or through the A-ADS social media channels.
Legal Purposes: We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information and/or other information if we believe that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with any law, regulation, legal process or governmental request (such as search warrants, subpoenas or court orders), which may include responding to legal requests; (ii) enforce our T&Cs or our other policies or agreements with Users, or investigate potential violations; (iii) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (iv) protect or enforce the rights or property of A-ADS, you, or any other person or entity; or (v) prevent physical harm to any person, including situations involving possible violence or self-harm.
AGGREGATED AND NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may aggregate and/or make anonymous any Personal Information that we have obtained in any way from or about you or others so that such information no longer contains any Personal Information. We may use and share any aggregated, anonymous or other non-personally identifying information for any legitimate business purposes, including research and development, marketing, and to inform others about how our Services or Content are engaged with or used.
OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES
A-ADS is headquartered in Hong Kong. Our Users, service providers, and other third parties you may interact with in connection with our Services, may be located in other countries around the world, including countries that may not offer the same level of protection for Personal Information as that offered in Hong Kong. By accessing or using our Services in Hong Kong or any other country or jurisdiction, you agree that your information may be transferred and processed in Hong Kong and any other country or jurisdiction.
Our Services are not directed to anyone under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from people in this age group. If you believe we may have collected Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18, please contact us.
Every A-ADS account is protected to help maintain privacy and security on our Services. If you register for an account, we urge you to use a strong password containing unique numbers, letters and special characters, and to protect the confidentiality of your password at all times. If you suspect or become aware of any unauthorized access to or use of your account or password, you agree to immediately notify us and change your password. We take reasonable technical and organizational measures to guard against unauthorized or unlawful processing of your personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your Personal Information. While no system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by the Site reduce our vulnerability to security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. We have security measures in place to protect our user database and access to this database is restricted internally. However, it remains your responsibility:
To protect against unauthorized access to your use of the Site and/or Services;
To ensure no one else uses the Site and/or Services while your machine is logged on to the Site (including by logging on to your machine through a mobile, Wi-Fi or shared access connection you are using);
To log off or exit from the Site and/or Services when not using it;
Where relevant, to keep your password or other access information secret. Your password and login details are personal to you and should not be given to anyone else or used to provide shared access for example over a network; and
To maintain good internet security.
You should keep all of your account details secure. If you think that any of your accounts has been compromised you should change your account credentials with us, and in particular make sure any compromised account does not allow access to your account with us. You should also tell us as soon as you can, so that we can try to help you keep your account secure and if necessary warn anyone else who could be affected.
Please note that while we seek to protect your information and maintain the security of our Services, due to the possibility of hardware or software failure, unauthorized entry or use and other factors, we cannot guarantee the security of any information, whether online or offline. Any transmission of information is at your own risk. Please also note that any information you provide to us via email is unencrypted.
Some jurisdictions have laws that give people the right to access or correct their Personal Information which a company has about them. We will honor any statutory right you may have to access or correct your Personal Information that we have in our records, and you can email such requests via https://a-ads.com/contact_us . Once we receive your request, we will let you know if an administrative fee will apply to fulfil your request, as permitted by applicable law. However, please note that even if you have a legal right to request access to information or to correct information, as permitted by applicable law, we may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, would require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or materially changing an existing practice), would jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical to fulfil (for example, requests to access information located on backup systems).
As this Policy is part of our T&Cs, any disputes involving you and us that relate to privacy or the use of your information, and that arise out of or are related to this Policy or our Services, will be subject to our T&Cs, including any provisions regarding the limitation of damages and liability, choice of law, and dispute resolution.
What these Technologies Are: "Cookies" are small data files placed on your computer or other device which record information. For example, a cookie could enable our Services to recognize your browser, while another cookie could store your account preferences and other information to help make our Services more customized. We may use two kinds of cookies, "session cookies" and "persistent cookies." Session cookies normally expire when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain on your device until they expire or are deleted. "Web beacons" (also known as "pixel tags" or "clear GIFS") are pieces of code or pixels embedded in a web page or email to track engagement with and responses to emails, web pages or ads, or to access or communicate with cookies. "Tracking URLs" are special URLs that can be used to track engagement with and responses to emails or web pages.
Opting-Out: Third-party providers may offer you a way to opt-out of receiving cookies from them by visiting their own websites or the websites of industry groups such as the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance. For example, you may opt-out of receiving ad-related cookies from Google through its Ad Settings. If you opt-out of receiving cookies from one of these providers, it may place a cookie on your device to remember your preference. For more information about AdChoice, please visit their website. Accordingly, if you delete cookies, install a new browser, or start using a new device, you may need to repeat the opt-out process. To opt out of receiving any marketing materials, please contact us via https://a-ads.com/contact_us .
You may access, correct, amend, or delete your User Materials by accessing your A-ADS account (including any imported contacts). You control all User Materials you upload. User Materials that you delete (including User Materials containing personal information) may be retained in archived or backup copies in order to enable you to use certain features like revision history and base snapshots. For instructions on how to permanently delete User Materials from your account, please contact us via https://a-ads.com/contact_us . Please note that permanent deletion of your User Materials through this process will impair or disable those features with respect to that User Materials.
You may access, correct, amend, or delete Personal Information we have about you by logging into your account and navigating to your account page. If you wish to cancel your account, you may do so through your account page. If you do, personally identifiable information associated with your account will be deleted as soon as is reasonably practical or as required by applicable law. Please note that we may retain information that is otherwise deleted in anonymized and aggregated form, in archived or backup copies as required pursuant to records retention obligations, or otherwise as required by law.