Last Updated and Effective Date: January 3rd, 2024
If you are a resident of Nevada, please see the Notice to Nevada Residents section below.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area ("EEA"), United Kingdom (“UK”), Switzerland, or another non-U.S. country with local data protection laws, please see the Notice to European and Non-U.S. Residents section below for information about your rights under the applicable local data protection laws.
The personal information we collect and how we collect it depends on how you use the Services. We collect the following types of personal information, as described below.
(a) Information You Provide We collect information, including personal information, that you provide directly to us when you access or use the Services or when you interact with us. We collect information that you provide to us in the following ways:
Support requests, inquiries, feedback, surveys, questionnaires, research. If you contact us, such as by sending an email or submitting feedback, we may collect your name, company, job title, email address, phone number, country, the details of your question or request, and any other information you choose to include in your message. We may also collect information you provide if you complete surveys or questionnaires that we make available or if you participate in research opportunities we may offer or sponsor. Submissions through our Products. We collect information that you choose to submit through our Products, such as projects or other documentation. Interactions through social media and other third-party platforms. If you interact with us through any third-party platforms, such as our pages on Github or Discord, or through any of our pages or feeds on social media sites or platforms, such as LinkedIn or Twitter/X, we may collect information such as your name, username, demographic information, contact information such as email address, location, and publicly-posted data such as your social media activity. Attending Events. If you sign up for or attend a webinar or other event hosted by Blink Labs, we collect registration and attendance information. If you attend a conference, trade show, or other event that Blink Labs attends or sponsors, we may collect information about individuals who attend the event and/or information from individuals who interact with us or express an interest in our Services. This information may include your name and email address as well as any professional background information you may choose to share. Marketing communications and newsletters. If you subscribe to receive newsletters and marketing communications from us, we collect your name and contact information, such as your email address. Sweepstakes or Contests. We may collect personal information you provide for any sweepstakes or contests that we offer. Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. We may collect personal information from individuals and third parties to assess and pursue potential business opportunities.
You may choose not to provide personal information directly to us or to not use the Services. However, some personal information is necessary so that we can provide you with the Services you have requested. Failure to provide this information may prevent us from providing you with access to our Services.
(b) Information We Collect Automatically When you access or use the Services, we or our third-party agents or service providers automatically collect information about the device you use to access the Services and your activity when you use the Services. Depending on your activity, the information may include:
(c) Information from Third Parties In some instances, and depending on the Services you use or how you use the Services, we collect and process personal information we receive from third parties, which can include the following:
Blink Labs’s Service Providers: We receive information from our service providers or agents who perform business services for Blink Labs, such as Website activity information from third parties that assist us in operating our Website and transactional data from our third-party infrastructure service providers, as applicable. Blink Labs’s Partners: We may receive contact information from business partners with whom we operate co-branded events, webinars, services and marketing campaigns or joint offerings. Analytics and Marketing Providers: We may receive information from third parties that perform data analytics and/or marketing functions for Blink Labs.
(d) Public Blockchain Information If you use certain Products made available through the Services, we may collect certain public blockchain information that you make available to us, such as your wallet address and crypto-asset transaction information related to your wallet address.
(e) Sensitive Personal Information Blink Labs does not intentionally collect sensitive personal information (e.g., social security numbers, racial or ethnic information, health information, religious information).
3. How We Use Personal Information
4. How We Share Personal Information We transmit, share, grant access, make available and provide personal information to or with the following types of third parties.
(a) Other Users of the Services If you post or share content through the Services (for example projects, comments), that information is public and will be shared with other users of the Services. Blink Labs is not a controller of that information once it is shared. By default, most of this information is shared anonymously. To the extent your personal information is associated with any content you post or share, please be aware that other users of the Services will be able to view and have access to it.
Hosting service providers, Analytics providers, Marketing partners, Providers of business operations and communication tools, such as email and messaging software providers, Customer support service providers, Other third-party service providers that help us provide features and functions for the Services, and Professional advisors, agents and service providers, such as auditors, lawyers, consultants, accountants and insurers.
(c) Blink Labs Partners From time to time, we may work with other businesses to sponsor or host conferences or webinars, market related services, promote joint ventures or other similar collaborations. We might share personal information, such as your name and email address, with our partners in these situations.
(d) Sweepstakes, Contests, and Other Promotional Activities If you participate in a promotion, sweepstakes, or contest (collectively, “Promotion”), we may disclose your personal information to any third parties affiliated with the Promotion or to the public in connection with conducting and administering the Promotion. For example, we may share personal information to select a winner, provide a prize, as required by applicable law (such as publishing a list of winners), or as permitted by the applicable terms and conditions or official rules of the Promotion.
(f) Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Purposes We may share personal information if we believe that it is necessary to:
comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or legitimate governmental request; protect the safety or security of the Services, users of the Services, or any person; investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; prevent spam, abuse, fraud, or other malicious activity of actors using or accessing the Services; or protect our rights or property or the rights or property of those who use the Services.
Non-public information about our users will not be released to law enforcement except in response to an appropriate legal process such as a subpoena, court order, or other valid legal process that has been reviewed by Blink Labs. However, if we receive information that provides us with a good faith belief that there is an exigent emergency, we may provide information to law enforcement trying to prevent or mitigate the danger, to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
(h) Business Transfers We may share personal information with third parties we choose to acquire or with buyers, successors, or others in connection with a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, financing due diligence, initial public offering, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets or transition of service to another provider, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, receivership, liquidation or similar proceeding, as permitted by law and/or contract.
(a) What Are Cookies? Cookies are small data files that are placed on your device set by us or by third parties when you visit a website or other online service. In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies that are similar in function, such as pixel tags, also called web beacons or single-pixel tags/gifs, local or web storage, and embedded scripts.
Web Beacons: Web beacons, or “clear gifs,” and single-pixel tags/gifs, or web tags, are tiny graphics with a unique identifier placed on a website or in an email that gathers information about your interaction with that website or email. Because of their small size, they are not visible.
Local or Web Storage: Local or web storage refers to other places on a browser or device where information can be stored. It includes both your own device storage and browser cache.
Embedded Scripts: An embedded script is a programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Services, such as the links you click. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device, is active only while you are connected to the Services and is deactivated or deleted after you are no longer connected.
You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
(b) Types of Cookies Cookies are often described by who created and placed them and how long they last. Types of Cookies generally include the following:
Persistent Cookies and Session Cookies
Persistent Cookies: A persistent Cookie stays in your browser and will be read by us when you return. A persistent Cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it is easier for you to return and interact with our Services.
Session Cookies: A session Cookie is temporary and enables you to move from page to page on our Services and allows information that you enter to be remembered. A session Cookie is deleted when you close your browser or after a short time.
First-Party Cookies and Third-Party Cookies
First-party Cookies: These are Cookies set by the publisher of the website or online service you are visiting. First-party Cookies may be set either by us or by a service provider at our request.
Third-party Cookies: These are Cookies that are set by a party other than the publisher of the website you are visiting.
(c) What Types of Information Do Cookies Collect? Cookies collect different types of information depending on the type of Cookie and its purpose. Some examples of information that may be collected by Cookies when you use our Services include:
The pages or features you visit within our Services; The buttons you click on our Services; The date and time you visit our Services; The amount of time you spend on our Services; The Internet Protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your device to the internet; and Your device (such as computer, mobile phone) and connection information such as your browser type and version and operating system.
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These Cookies are essential because they enable our Services to work properly, and they cannot be disabled. Without these Cookies, some of our Services cannot be provided. These Cookies do not gather information about you for advertising purposes. For example, these Cookies are used to:
Remember the information that you fill in when performing certain activities on your Services; Pass information from one page to the next, for example when filling out forms; Read your browser and device settings to optimize the display of our Services; Identify misuse of our Services; Load our Services uniformly to maintain accessibility; and Prevent fraud.
Functional Cookies: We use functional Cookies to remember your choices so we can tailor our Services to provide you with enhanced features and personalized content. For example, these Cookies can be used to remember your preferences on our Services. We do not use functional Cookies for online advertising. While these Cookies can be disabled, this may result in less functionality during your use of our Services. For example, we use these Cookies to:
Provide you a personalized experience, such as remembering how you have customized our Services; Remember the information that you fill in when performing certain activities on our Services; and Store your preferences such as language and location.
Performance or Analytics Cookies: These Cookies help us understand how our Services are being accessed, used, or are performing. These performance or analytics Cookies may collect information about the content you view, what websites you visit immediately before and after visiting our Services, and your system and geographic information. The information generated by these Cookies will be transmitted to and stored by the applicable analytics services. For example, we may use performance or analytics Cookies to:
Maintain and continually improve our Services; Keep track of the number of visitors to the pages within our Services; Keep track of the length of time that each visitor spends on the pages within our Services; Determine the order in which a visitor visits the various pages or features within our Services; Identify performance issues with our Services; and Assess which parts of our Services need improvement.
(e) How to Manage or Delete Cookies You can exercise your preferences concerning Cookies served on our Services by taking the steps outlined below.
Browser Settings: You may alter the Cookie settings in your browser settings at any time. You may accept all or only certain Cookies. If you disable Cookies in your browser settings, however, you may find that certain sections of our Services will not work.
First-Party Cookies: If you do not want Cookies placed on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject some or all Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help,” “Tools,” or “Edit” settings). While adjusting your browser setting can prevent the future placement of Cookies, it does not remove existing persistent Cookies.
Third-Party Cookies: Browsers also allow you to block third-party Cookies using the steps described above for first-party Cookies.
Preferences Tools: There are several services available that can assist you with managing your Cookie preferences, including industry groups, standards associations, and tools provided by the Cookie providers and social media sites. Please note that we have no affiliation with, and are not responsible for, third-party websites.
Privacy plug-ins: You can block cookies used for interest-based ads by installing browser plugins like Privacy Badger, DuckDuckGo, Ghostery, or uBlock Origin and configuring them to block third-party cookies/trackers.
Google Analytics: You may download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
DAA: You may use the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) consumer choice tools to apply opt-outs to interest-based advertising and other applicable uses of web-viewing data by DAA participating companies by visiting http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN#completed.
NAI: You may also manage opt-outs through the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) opt-out tool at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1
Web Beacons and Pixels: You may avoid web beacons and pixels by disabling the functionality that allows remote images to load in your email account and refraining from clicking on any links in email messages.
Opting out through these mechanisms does not block all online advertising. You will continue to receive generic advertisements.
To learn more about how to manage Cookies and opt-out of Cookies being placed on your devices, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
6. "Do Not Track" Preferences The Services do not monitor for or behave differently if your browser or device transmits a “Do Not Track” or similar message.
Track” or similar message. Some Internet browsers may be configured to send "Do Not Track" signals to the online services that you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what "Do Not Track" means in this context. Like many websites and online services, Blink Labs does not currently alter our practices when we receive a "Do Not Track" signal from a visitor’s browser except as specifically required by law. For information about "Do Not Track" please visit All About DNT.
8. Third-Party Social Media Plugins The Services may offer Social Media Platform sharing features and other integrated tools that enable you to share or view certain content via social media sites (such as the Twitter “Follow” button). These features may function as cookies or web beacons when you interact with them and collect information such as information about your device or your interactions with the Services, such as what you’re viewing through the Services. If you are logged in to your account with the third party, the third party may be able to link information about your interactions with the Services to your account with them. Please refer to each third party’s privacy policies to learn more about its data practices.
10. Your Choices (a) Marketing Preferences To stop receiving, or opt-out of, promotional email communications from Blink Labs, click on the "unsubscribe" link or follow the relevant opt-out instructions within the marketing communication. If you opt-out, we will still send you transactional emails for service purposes, such as for responses to your requests or communications about your account.
(b) Third Party Analytics Blink Labs uses third-party analytics providers to provide us with information regarding the use of the Services. For more information about the tracking technologies that these third parties use and your options, please see the Cookies and Tracking Technologies section above.
12. How We Protect Personal Information At Blink Labs, we take our responsibility to protect the security and privacy of personal information seriously. We have implemented what we believe to be reasonable and appropriate security measures designed to prevent personal information from being lost, used, accessed, altered, or disclosed in an unauthorized or unlawful way.
13. California “Shine the Light” Disclosure The California “Shine the Light” law gives residents of California the right under certain circumstances to opt-out of the sharing of certain categories of personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not currently share personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
14. Notice to Nevada Residents Under Nevada law, Nevada consumers may opt out of the sale of covered personal information. Blink Labs does not currently sell covered information of Nevada consumers as defined under applicable Nevada law.
You may submit an opt-out request by sending your request to the email address or mailing address specified in the Contact Us Section below, along with your full name, complete mailing address (including street address, city, state, and zip code), email address (so that we can contact you, if needed, in connection with the request) and confirmation that you are a Nevada resident.
15. International Data Transfers The personal information that we collect or receive may be transferred to and processed in countries located outside of your country of residence to the countries where we or our third-party service providers process it. The data protection laws of the countries where personal information is processed may not be as comprehensive as or equivalent to those in your country of residence. Whenever we transfer personal information internationally, we take steps to protect it as required under applicable law.
(a) Legal Basis for Processing Blink Labs processes personal information where there is a legal ground to do so, as described below. The applicable legal ground depends on the Services you use and how you use them. Performance of a Contract. We process personal data for the performance of our Services under the terms of our agreement with you in the Terms of Service or applicable agreement. This includes, for example, using personal data to:
Where Blink Labs relies on your consent as the lawful basis for processing personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent to further use of your personal data at any time. You can use the methods described in Exercising Your Rights below to withdraw your consent.
(b) Your Data Rights Under the GDPR and relevant local data protection laws, you have certain rights regarding your personal data. Depending on your country of residence, your rights may include:
(c) Exercising Your Rights For each of the rights described above, and for any complaints you may have, please contact us.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. These rights are subject to certain rules around when you can exercise them.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity before we can respond to your request. This is a security measure to help ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it and to help ensure that the person exercising the right is the person about whom the personal data relates.
For information on how to contact your data protection authority, please see:
EEA Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)