Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the privacy practices for the Arizona Blockchain Applied Research Center (referred to as “AZ BARC”) website (https://www.azbarc.org). By using this Site, you are consenting to our collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy

What information does AZ BARC collect about you?

AZ BARC is committed to maintaining the privacy of the personally identifiable information you share with us over the Site. We and our third-party vendors may collect certain information regarding your use of the Site when you provide your contact information via the Site or otherwise interact with the Site. This information may include your first and last name, your address, email address and any additional information you provide via the Site.

As you navigate through and interact with our Site, we may also use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain technical information regarding your use of the Site, such as your device(s), browser type, connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the Site, ad data, Wi-Fi connection information and IP address.

We may use cookies and other similar technologies (e.g., pixels, mobile identifiers) on the Site (including our email messages) to help us understand user behavior and tailor your experience with Blockchain.

We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Site. For example, we may collect information about you when you post content to our pages or feeds on third-party social media sites.

What does AZ BARC use your information for?

AZ BARC may use this information we gather from you to: (1) to communicate with you; (2) personalize, customize, measure, and improve our services, content, and advertising; (3) prevent, detect, and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities or a breach of the applicable agreement(s) between you and AZ BARC; (4) analyze the accuracy, effectiveness, usability, or popularity of the Site; (5) generate and review reports and data about AZ BARC’s user base and service usage patterns; (6) compile aggregate data for internal and external business purposes; (7) resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems; (8) fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it; and (9) carry out our obligations and enforce our rights.

What information may AZ BARC share with third parties?

AZ BARC may disclose the information we collect from you to the following third parties to the extent necessary to provide and improve web services or other communications to users:

Service Providers. AZ BARC may share your information with third-party contractors, agents, collaborators, or service providers who provide certain services to AZ BARC or on AZ BARC’s behalf, such as operating and supporting the Site.

Affiliates. AZ BARC may share some or all of your information with AZ BARC’s parent company, Partnership for Economic Innovation, and its subsidiaries and corporate affiliates under common control with AZ BARC. We prohibit any affiliates who receive user information for this purpose from using or sharing user information for any purpose other than providing services for the benefit of our users.

Aggregate Information. AZ BARC may share aggregate usage information relating to visitors of the Site with affiliated or unaffiliated third parties. For example, AZ BARC uses Google Analytics to generate reports on site usage, web traffic, user behavior and interests in order to improve the Site experience for users. While this information will not identify you personally, in some instances third parties may be able to combine this information with other data they have about you, or that they receive from third parties, in a manner that allows them to associate this aggregated data with your personal data.

Legal Requirements. AZ BARC may also share your information to third parties in circumstances where we believe that doing so is necessary or appropriate to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or protect our rights and safety and the rights and safety of our users or others.

Sale or Transfer of Assets. AZ BARC may share your information with a successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other disposition of some or all of AZ BARC's assets.

Other Disclosures. AZ BARC may also share your information for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request; or to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements. We may also share your information if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of AZ BARC, our customers, or others.

How can you opt out?

We do not control third parties' collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. Google and other third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from this Site and other websites and use that information to provide interest-based advertising services. You can opt out of the collection and use of this information through the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page. For more information on Google Analytics, consult their terms of use, privacy practices, and ads settings.

Users who have subscribed to AZ BARC communications may “opt out” at any time by following “unsubscribe” instructions in e-mails we send to you, or by following “block” instructions to remove your contact information and prevent the email list from adding your name again.

Information Protection

AZ BARC takes reasonable measures to protect the information you provide to AZ BARC or submit through the Site against loss, theft, unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. However, AZ BARC cannot guarantee or warrant the security or privacy of any information you transmit to AZ BARC or submit through the Site and you do so at your own risk.

Retention of Your Information

AZ BARC retains user information for as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations, and to comply with the law. To request that we delete your information, or to correct the information we have about you, please email: AZ BARC@azpei.org.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

AZ BARC may make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. Any such changes will be posted on this page (https://www.azbarc.org/privacypolicy) of the Site.

Contact

If you have questions or complaints regarding AZ BARC’s Privacy Policy or practices, please contact blockchain@azpei.org.

Effective Date: September 1, 2021.