PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated and Effective: October 4, 2023

The Blockchain Innovation Project (BIP) operates this website (“Site”). As used below and throughout the Site, the terms “BIP,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Blockchain Innovation Project, projects run by BIP. This Privacy Policy also applies to information we may collect from you in other ways, including in person, e-mail, text message or on our social media platforms (our “Services”). We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. When we revise our Privacy Policy, we will update the effective date listed above. Your continued use of our Site and/or Services after we make changes is deemed acceptance of those changes, so please check our Privacy Policy periodically for updates.

When you use our Site and/or Services, you consent to the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, please do not use our Services.

About BIP

The Blockchain Innovation Project is a 501(c)(4) organization whose mission is to bring leaders from both sides of the aisle together who share a vision of an America strengthened by Bitcoin.

What Information Does BIP Collect?

We collect information from you directly when you provide it to us, automatically as you navigate our Site and/or Services, and indirectly from third-parties sources, such as our Meta and Google. The categories of information we collect may include the following:

Identifiers, such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.

Demographic and Profile Data, such as interactions with our Site or our social media sites, member services, feedback, and survey responses. This may include information about your voting history, political opinions and beliefs relating to candidates and/or political issues.

Financial or Donation Information. If you make a donation, we will collect information needed to process the payment, such as a credit card number, expiration date, name, address, and telephone number. We also may collect certain information as required by law or for recordkeeping purposes, including the amount of your donation and whether you are a U.S. citizen.  We may direct you to a third-party vendor to process that payment.

Internet Activity or Other Technical Information, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, cookies, web beacons, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our Site and/or Services.

Usage Information, such as information about the duration of your visit, pages visited, time of day you access our Site and/or Services, actions taken on various pages or other automatically collected meta-data.

How Does BIP Use this Information?

We use the information that we collect about you to:

Provide you with Information and Services. We use your information to respond to your inquiries and requests, to send you information, communicate with you about our mission and your membership, and personalize your experience when you use our Site and/or Services.

For Fundraising and to Process Your Donations. We will use your information in our fundraising efforts. Additionally, when you make a donation, we use the information you have provided to process that donation.

To Improve Our Services. We use information that you provide to develop and improve our Services.

To Market to You. We use information about issues you support to identify other issues that you may find of interest.

To Analyze and Improve Our Site or Services. We use your information and information about your use of our Site and Services to perform analytics and improve the functioning of our Site, Services and perform analytics.

To Protect the Security and Integrity of Our Site and Services, and our rights and property (such as our trademarks).

To Comply with Any Legal Requirement, Court Order, or Law, including to make any disclosures required for campaign contributions, or respond to a government or regulatory request.

How does BIP Share this Information?

We may share your information for the reasons listed above with the following entities:

  • Vendors and suppliers that assist us in providing our Site, Services, and other services, such as processing donations. This may include analytics and marketing partners and vendors.
  • Regulatory agencies or law enforcement, if required to do so.
  • Other entities in connection with a reorganization of our organization.

What Are Cookies and Does Our Site Use Them?

We use cookies and other tracking technology with our Site and certain Services to improve, personalize and customize the experience of our visitors. A cookie is a small file that is placed on your device that enables certain features and functionality. Cookies allow us to better understand and monitor how many people are using our Site or Services and for what purpose.

If you would prefer not to receive certain cookies, you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies. If you choose to have your browser decline certain cookies, you may not be able to access all the features of our Site and some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

Third-Party Links

This Site includes links to other websites operated by other third parties. These links are provided as a convenience to you and as an additional avenue of access to the information contained therein. We are not responsible for the content of any other sites or any products or services that may be offered through other sites, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own.

How Does BIP Keep Your Information Safe?

We have industry standard security measures in place, including storage of personal information in a secure environment, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of your personal information to BIP is at your own risk. 

How Long Does BIP Retain Your Information?

We retain your information as needed to provide our Site or Services, comply with legal obligations, or protect our or others’ interests.

Children’s Information

Our Site and Services are not directed to or intended for children. You should not use our Site or Services unless you are the age of majority in your jurisdiction.

My Privacy Choices

When we communicate with you via email, the email will include a link that allows you to opt-out of certain future email communications.

Do Not Track

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us via email at web@bitcoininnovationproject.org

 

TERMS OF USE

Last Updated and Effective: October 4, 2023

The Blockchain Innovation Project (BIP) operates this Site. As used below and throughout the site, the terms “BIP,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Blockchain Innovation Project, projects run by BIP.

When you use this Site, you agree to the terms and conditions that follow. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you should immediately cease use of this Site.

Accuracy, Completeness and Timeliness of Information on the Site

We are not responsible if information that we make available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only, and any reliance upon the material on this site will be at your own risk. We reserve the right to modify the contents of the site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on this site. By using our site, you agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to the site.

Trademarks

This site includes trademarks and service marks of BIP. All these trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners, and you agree not to use or display them in any manner without the prior written permission of the applicable trademark or service mark owner. BIP’s organizational identity, including the “look and feel” of BIP’s various websites, is also a trademark. All rights are reserved.

Copyright Notice

Except as noted, all editorial content and graphics on this Site are protected by U.S. copyright and international treaties. They may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You agree that you will not otherwise copy, display or transmit any material on the site in any manner or medium. You also agree not to modify, sell, broadcast or distribute any material on the site, including by uploading the material or otherwise making the material available online. Other than as noted, reuse of any of online editorial content and graphics for any purpose is strictly prohibited unless you receive the express permission of BIP. BIP reserves all rights.

Disclaimers

Your use of this site is at your sole risk. The site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We reserve the right to restrict or terminate your access to the site or any feature or part thereof at any time.

BIP expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and any warranties that material on the site is non-infringing; that access to the site will be uninterrupted or error-free; that the site will be secure; or that information on the site will be complete, accurate, or timely.

If you download any material from this site, you do so at your own discretion and risk. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from BIP or through or from the site shall create any warranty of any kind.

Limitation Of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you understand and agree that neither BIP or any third party content providers shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or any other damages relating to or resulting from your use or inability to use this site or any other site you access through a link from this site or from any actions we take or fail to take as a result of electronic mail messages you send us. These include damages for errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, delays, computer viruses, your loss of profits, loss of data, unauthorized access to and alteration of your transmissions and data, and other tangible and intangible losses.

This limitation applies regardless of whether the damages are claimed under the terms of a contract, as the result of negligence or otherwise, and even if we or our representatives have been negligent or have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Your Liability

If you cause a technical disruption of the site or the systems transmitting the site to you or others you agree to be responsible for any and all liabilities, costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising from that disruption.

Intellectual Property Rights of Others

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we request that our visitors do the same. If you think that your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our copyright agent, who can be reached at: web@bitcoininnovationproject.org

Truthful and Accurate Information

If applicable, you agree to provide accurate, complete, and true information to us. You agree not to use a false or misleading name or a name that you are not authorized to use. In our sole discretion, if we believe that information you have provided to us is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, or you have used our Services or opted into the SMS Program for an ulterior purpose, we may refuse you access and pursue any appropriate legal remedies.

Jurisdiction

BIP maintains its principal place of business in the District of Columbia in the United States of America, and this site is operated in the United States. The laws of the District of Columbia govern these terms and conditions and your use of the site, and you irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Washington for any action to enforce these terms and conditions. We recognize that it is possible for you to obtain access to this site from any jurisdiction in the world, but we have no practical ability to prevent such access. This site has been designed to comply with the laws of the District of Columbia and of the United States. If any material on this site, or your use of the site, is contrary to the laws of the place where you are when you access it, the site is not intended for you, and you shall not use the site. You are responsible for informing yourself of the laws of your jurisdiction and complying with them.

Equal Employment Opportunity

BIP complies fully with Federal and State EEO guidelines and provisions. BIP is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all its employees and applicants for employment. This commitment is reflected in all aspects of our work and operations.

 

MOBILE MESSAGING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Last Updated and Effective: September [x], 2023

Blockchain Innovation Project Action SMS Terms of Service

The Blockchain Innovation Project (BIP) offers a mobile messaging program (“SMS Program”). As used below and throughout the site, the terms “BIP,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Blockchain Innovation Project, projects run by BIP, [or organizations that license the BIP trademark such as [insert]. This Mobile Message terms and conditions supplements our Site’s terms and conditions listed above.

When you use the SMS Program, you agree to our terms and conditions, as supplemented by this Mobile Message terms and conditions, including, without limitation, your agreement to resolve any disputes through binding, individual-only arbitration as detailed above. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you should not use the SMS Program.

We may update these terms and conditions from time to time. When we update our terms and conditions, we will notify you via text with a link to the updated terms and conditions. Your continued use of our SMS Program after receiving notice of the updated terms and conditions indicates your consent to any revisions. If you do not agree with the updated terms and conditions, you must opt-out of the SMS Program.

Users that participate in our SMS Program can expect a variety of messages, such as events, important dates, voting deadlines, fundraising appeals, surveys and petitions.

To join the SMS Program, you must affirmatively opt in to the SMS Program. By participating in the SMS Program, you agree to receive autodialed or prerecorded marketing and other messages at the phone number associated with your opt-in and you understand that consent is not required to make a purchase from us. Although you are consenting to the use of an autodialer, our messages to you may be sent directly or through the use of an autodialer. Message and data rates may apply. The SMS Program involves recurring mobile messages, and additional mobile messages may be sent periodically based on your interaction with us.

You can cancel the SMS Program at any time. Just text “STOP,” “QUIT,” “END,” “CANCEL,” “UNSUBSCRIBE,” or “STOP ALL” in reply to any text you have received from us. We will send you an SMS message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive SMS messages from us. If you want to join again, just sign up as you did the first time and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.

By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you understand and agree that the options listed above are the only reasonable methods of opting-out. You understand and agree that any other method of opting-out, including, but not limited to, texting other words or verbally requesting to be removed from the SMS Program is not a reasonable means of opting out. T-Mobile and AT&T provide daily files for phone numbers that have deactivated from their network or been ported from one carrier to another. We proactively opt-out deactivated numbers from our subscription list.

If at any time you intend to stop using the mobile telephone number used to subscribe to the SMS Program, including canceling your service plan or selling or transferring the phone number to another party, you agree that you will complete the User Opt-Out process set forth above prior to ending your use of the mobile telephone number. You understand and agree that your agreement to do so is a material part of these terms and conditions. You further agree that, if you discontinue the use of your mobile telephone number without notifying us of such change, you agree that you will be responsible for all costs (including attorneys’ fees) and liabilities incurred by us, or any party that assists in the delivery of the mobile messages, as a result of claims brought by the individual(s) who is later assigned that mobile telephone number. This duty and agreement shall survive any cancellation or termination of your agreement to participate in any of our SMS Programs.

We will not be liable for any delays or failures in the receipt of any SMS message connected with our SMS Program. Delivery of SMS messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator and is outside of our control.

YOU AGREE THAT YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD US, OUR AGENTS, AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDER WE USE TO SEND TEXT MESSAGES HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY RESULTING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO NOTIFY US OF A CHANGE IN THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY UNDER THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, 47 U.S.C. § 227, et seq., OR SIMILAR STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS, AND ANY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED THEREUNDER RESULTING FROM US ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT YOU AT THE MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER YOU PROVIDED.

If you are experiencing issues with the SMS Program you can reply with the keyword HELP for more assistance, or you can get help directly at [insert contact information].

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us at [insert contact information]. Thank you for visiting our Site.