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Privacy Policy

Last updated: 28 April, 2023

This Privacy Policy describes how BNB Chain Innovation Limited (“BNB Chain Innovation”) collects and processes your personal information through the BNB Chain Innovation websites and applications that reference this Privacy Notice. BNB Chain Innovation refers to an ecosystem comprising BNB Chain Innovation websites (whose domain names include but are not limited to bnbchain.org), mobile applications, clients, applets and other applications that may be developed to offer BNB Beacon Chain Innovation Services, and includes applications operating on BNB Chain Innovation (e.g., BNB Chain Extension Wallet), (jointly referred to as the “Websites”). By interacting with or using BNB Chain Innovation Websites, you are aware of the collection, storage, processing and transfer of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Please note that the Websites is only an interface for the community of users and developers (the “Community”). BNB Chain is the generic name given to any blockchains that use BNB cryptocurrency as the native token and consists of public, decentralized and permissionless blockchains. We do not and cannot control activity and data on the BNB Chain or the activities that Community participants may develop using BNB Chain. Decisions are not made by a single entity, but by the participants of the Community.

Our Services (meaning any of the services, functions, features or content made available on or through the Websites), are offered through one or more subsidiaries and affiliates of BNB Chain Innovation Limited. You understand that your personal information may be processed by one or more of those entities, each as the Data Controller for personal information collected and processed in connection with provision of BNB Chain Innovation Services.


1. What Personal Information Does BNB Chain Innovation Collect?

When you visit our Websites or use one or more of our Services, we may collect:

Information you give us

We receive and store any information you provide in relation to BNB Chain Innovation. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to use some BNB Chain Innovation Services. Examples of information that you give us include:

  • Email address
  • Name
  • Country of residence
  • Social Media accounts - we may use plug-ins from social networks such as LinkedIn, Telegram/Discord Username, Twitter, and GitHub. Please check with these individual social media platforms regarding their privacy policies and data protection practices. BNB Chain Innovation is not responsible for the data processing activities carried out by these platforms, we use them to communicate with our Community.
  • Wallet Address - using our Services may require you to connect a wallet. The wallet that you connect to use our Services may be used across the BNB Chain ecosystem.
  • To access our forums, such as Build N Build Forum, you must set up an account and provide us with your username, e-mail address and password.

Automatically Collected information

We automatically collect and store certain types of information about your use of BNB Chain Innovation Services including your interaction with content and services available through BNB Chain Innovation Services. Like many websites, we use cookies and other unique identifiers and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser or device accesses BNB Chain Innovation Websites. The information/data mentioned is neither assigned to specific persons nor linked to data from other sources. Examples of the information we collect and analyze include:

  • the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet
  • location of your device or computer
  • BNB Chain Innovation Services metrics (e.g., the occurrences of technical errors, your interactions with service features and content, and your settings preferences)
  • version and time zone settings

Event Registration Data

Information that allows you to register and participate in any event organized by the BNB Chain Innovation, (such as Hackathons, classes and lectures, etc.) through our websites or websites of our third-party providers, in addition to the above, we may require the following registration data:

  • Country of residence
  • University / College Affiliation
  • Company / Association
  • Resume / CV
  • Image
  • Projects detail, pitch decks, or whitepapers that may include personal information

We may use this information as well as other information you voluntarily provide (e.g. preferences, comments, dietary preferences) in order to execute our agreement or to check your eligibility, to enable your participation, and to provide you a better experience in the event. When necessary, we may ask for your consent to process your personal information for a specific purpose that we communicate to you.

2. For What Purposes Does BNB Chain Innovation Process My Personal Information?

  • Provide, troubleshoot, and improve BNB Chain Innovation Services. We use your personal information to provide functionality, analyse performance, fix errors, and improve the usability and effectiveness of BNB Chain Innovation Services.
  • Recommendations and personalisation. We use your personal information to recommend features and services that might be of interest to you, identify your preferences, and personalise your experience with BNB Chain Innovation Services.
  • Comply with legal obligations. In certain cases, we collect and use your personal information to comply with laws and regulations.
  • Fraud prevention and credit risks. We process personal information to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in order to protect the security of our users, BNB Chain Innovation Services and others.
  • We process personal data in order to enable your registration for any event organized by us, as well as record your reservation.
  • Purposes for which we seek your consent. We may also ask for your consent to process your personal information for a specific purpose that we communicate to you. When you consent to our processing your personal information for a specified purpose, you may withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop processing your data for that purpose.

3. What About Cookies and Other Identifiers?

We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your user experience, provide our services, and understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements. To enable our systems to recognise your browser or device and to provide BNB Chain Innovation Services to you, we use cookies. We use operational cookies and similar tools (collectively, "cookies") to provide our services, for example:

  • Recognising you when you sign-in to use our services.
  • Providing customised features and services.
  • Preventing fraudulent activity.
  • Improving security.
  • Keeping track of your preferences such as currency and language.
  • We also use cookies to understand how users use our services so we can make improvements.

The settings on your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, how to disable and remove cookies, and when cookies will expire.

Operational cookies allow you to take advantage of some of BNB Chain Innovation's essential features. If you block or otherwise reject operational cookies through your browser settings some features and services may not work.

4. Does BNB Chain Innovation Share My Personal Information?

Information about our users is an important part of our business and we are not in the business of selling our users' personal information to others. BNB Chain Innovation shares users' personal information only as described below and with the subsidiaries or affiliates of BNB Chain Innovation that are either subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.

Third party service providers: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include analysing data, providing marketing assistance, processing payments and transmitting content. These third-party service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Further, they must process the personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as only permitted by applicable data protection laws.

Business transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy other businesses or services. In such transactions, user information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the user consents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that BNB Chain Innovation or substantially all of its assets are acquired, user information will be one of the transferred assets.

Protection of BNB Chain Innovation and others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law or with our regulatory obligations; enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of BNB Chain Innovation, our users or others. Where applicable, this includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

5. International transfers of personal data

BNB Chain Innovation may transfer your data outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). BNB Chain Innovation puts in place suitable safeguards to ensure that such transfer is carried out in compliance with applicable data protection rules, except where the country to which the data is transferred has already been determined by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of protection.

Where BNB Chain Innovation transfers personal data to affiliates or service providers, BNB Chain Innovation relies on the standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission and complying with the GDPR or the applicable data protection rules.

6. How Secure is My Information?

We design our systems with your security and privacy in mind. We work to protect the security of your personal information during transmission by using encryption protocols and software. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of your personal information. Our security procedures mean that we may ask you to verify your identity before we disclose personal information to you.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your account password. Where applicable, we recommend using a unique password for your BNB Chain Innovation account that is not utilized for other online accounts. Be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

7. What Rights Do I Have?

If you have any questions or objection as to how we collect and process your personal information, please contact privacy@bnbchain.org.

When you consent to our processing your personal information for a specified purpose, you may withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop any further processing of your data for that purpose.

In addition, subject to applicable law, you have the right to request access to, correct, and delete your personal data, and to ask for data portability. You may also object to our processing of your personal data or ask that we restrict the processing of your personal data in certain instances. If you wish to do any of these things, please contact privacy@bnbchain.org.

  • Right to access: you have the right to obtain confirmation that your Data are processed and to obtain a copy of it as well as certain information related to its processing;
  • Right to rectify: you can request the rectification of your Data which are inaccurate, and also add to it.
  • Right to delete: you can, in some cases, have your Data deleted;
  • Right to object: you can object, for reasons relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your Data. For instance, you have the right to object to commercial communications;
  • Right to limit the processing: in certain circumstances, you have the right to limit the processing of your Data;
  • Right to portability: in some cases, you can ask to receive your Data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or, when this is possible, that we communicate your Data on your behalf directly to another data controller;
  • Right to withdraw your consent: for processing requiring your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Exercising this right does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before the withdrawal of the latter;
  • Right to define the instructions relating to the use of your personal data post mortem: you have the right to define instructions relating to the retention, deletion and communication of your Data after your death;
  • Right to lodge complaint to the relevant data protection authority.

8. How Long Does BNB Chain Innovation Keep My Personal Information?

We keep your personal information to enable your continued use of BNB Chain Innovation Services, for as long as it is required in order to fulfill the relevant purposes described in this Privacy Notice, where relevant, as may be required by law or as otherwise communicated to you.

9. What are the legal basis for our use of personal information?

The EU GDPR and UK data protection laws require a legal basis for our use of personal information. Our basis varies depending on the specific purpose for which we use personal information. We rely on:

Performance of a contract when we provide you with products or services, or communicate with you about them.

Our legitimate interests and the interests of our users when, for example, we detect and prevent fraud and abuse in order to protect the security of our users, ourselves, or others.

Your consent when we ask for your consent to process your personal information for a specific purpose that we communicate to you. When you consent to our processing your personal information for a specified purpose, you may withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop processing your data for that purpose.

Compliance with a legal obligation when we use your personal information to comply with laws. These and other legal bases depending on the purpose for which we use personal information.

10. Contact Information

Our data protection officer can be contacted at privacy@bnbchain.org, and will work to address any questions or issues that you have with respect to the collection and processing of your personal information.

11. Can Children Use BNB Chain Innovation Services?

BNB Chain Innovation does not allow minors to use BNB Chain Innovation Services and does not knowingly collect personal information from minors.

12. Conditions of Use, Notices and Revisions

If you choose to use BNB Chain Innovation Services, your use and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Use. If you have any concerns about privacy at BNB Chain Innovation, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. You also have the right to contact your local Data Protection Authority.

Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Policy will change also. You should check our websites frequently to see recent changes. If you do not agree with the revised content, you shall stop accessing BNB Chain Innovation immediately. When an updated version of the Privacy Policy is released, your continued access to BNB Chain Innovation means that you agree to the updated content and agree to abide by the updated Privacy Policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Last updated: 28 April, 2023