Privacy Policy

Please read and understand this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is subject to and governed by The Chain Bulletin Terms and Conditions and the Terms of Use (“ToU”) defined therein. This Privacy Policy only covers The Chain Bulletin Sites (as defined in the ToU).

Information Gathered

We gather two types of data about our users: personal information and tracking information.

Personal Information

Personal information is provided by users when posting comments on articles or when subscribing to newsletters. Personal information gathered from posting comments includes e-mail address and screen name. Personal information gathered in connection with subscribing to our newsletters may include name, employer, job title, employer address, e-mail address and phone number.

Tracking Information

This information consists of both individual and aggregated tracking information and is gathered using “cookies”. A cookie is a small data file containing information, such as a user’s login name, that is written to the user’s hard drive by a web server and used to track the pages visited.

We use cookies to:

  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and interactions to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
  • Enhance site performance and facilitate certain site features.

You can control your browser’s settings regarding cookies by selecting “Internet Options” or “Preferences” in the menu bar of your browser. This will allow you to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether. However, because cookies allow you to more easily navigate websites, you may prefer to leave them turned on. If you are accessing the internet through an alternative method, such as a mobile application or third-party content distribution service, you understand that you may not have the ability to disable cookies, depending on the specific access method.

Cookies We Use

  • The cookie wordpress_logged_in_[hash] is used to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are. This cookie is maintained on the front-end of the website as well when logged in. Here [hash] represents the value that is obtained by applying a specific mathematical formula applied to the username and password. It is to ensure that the input values are safe, and no one can access these data using the cookies as it is difficult to ‘unhash’ the hashed data.
  • The cookie wp-settings-{time}-[UID] is used to customize the view of your admin interface and the front-end of the website. The value represented by [UID] is the individual user ID of the user as given to them in the users’ database table.
  • WordPress also sets a cookie named wordpress_test_cookie to check if the cookies are enabled in the browser, and to provide appropriate user experience to users. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in.
  • The cookie wordpress_sec_[hash] provides protection against hackers and stores account details.
  • The cookie itsec-hb-login-[hash] is created by the WordPress security plugin iThemes Security and ensures the integrity of the website.
  • The cookie __cfduid is used by Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic.
  • The cookie _ga is used by Google Analytics and registers a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
  • The cookie _gat is used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
  • The cookie _gid is used by Google Analytics to generate statistical data on how to visitor uses the website.

Use of Information

Niquid Tech uses the personal information and tracking information obtained from its users as stated in this Privacy Policy for the following purposes:

  • To enhance users’ experiences on The Chain Bulletin Sites;
  • To improve our content; and
  • To ensure the technical functioning of The Chain Bulletin Sites.

Information Sharing

Niquid Tech does not sell or disclose personal information about you described above to other people or non-affiliated companies, except to provide you with products or services, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • In response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or otherwise to cooperate with law enforcement agencies or state and federal regulators;
  • We provide the information on a confidential basis to non-affiliated companies we engage as contractors or agents to perform services for us, such as maintaining software or administering payments. Information will be shared with such contractors only to the extent reasonably necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, and pursuant to confidentiality obligations;
  • If we sell or otherwise transfer substantially all of our assets related to any website that we own or operate and any product or service that we offer. In that event, we will require such third party to honor our then-current Privacy Policy, until the third party provides you with notice of changes to our Privacy Policy and permits you to exercise any rights you may have under applicable law to limit disclosures of information about you;
  • We may disclose information we collect as described above to other companies such as direct marketers to perform marketing services on our behalf, or to third parties with whom we have joint marketing agreements; and
  • We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who clicked on a particular link or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

Postings

Postings related to articles on The Chain Bulletin Sites are publicly available. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any of your personal information in a public posting.

Questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to [email protected].

Last updated on 5 January 2021.