Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes how General Blockchain, Inc (referred to as "Microwork" or "we" or “us” or “our”) collects, processes, uses, and handles your personal information when you use our website, mobile application, and content owned or operated by Microwork, or any Microwork products and services (collectively the “Services”).
This Privacy Policy will explain what personal information we collect, why we collect them, and what we do with the information, in conjunction with your access and use of Microwork website and mobile app which relates to this Privacy Policy (each a "Site") and any use of the Services.  Any terms we use in this Privacy Policy without defining them have the definitions given to them in the Terms of Service.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, contact us at hello@microwork.com

1. ACCEPTANCE

By accessing our website and mobile app, you warrant that you accept the data practices and terms detailed in this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, please discontinue your access immediately.

2. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to amend this Policy at any time by posting the updated version on our website, and we will notify you through a prominent notice in advance of such changes coming into effect. We will send you email notifications or provide you with an in-application notice such as a banner or popup alerting you of the changes. The "Last Modified" date at the top of the Policy will be updated when we post the new Policy. Your continued use of the of our website and mobile app after posting of the Policy will constitute your acceptance of the changes.

3. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE

Purpose of this Privacy Policy

3.1

This Privacy Policy will give you information on how Microwork collects and processes your personal data through your use of our website and mobile app, including any data you may provide when you contact us or take part on our annotation services and photo tasks.

3.2

This website is not intended for children. We will take the necessary steps to delete the information of Users who are suspected of being minor unless an exception applies. Please contact us immediately if you know any individuals under the age of 18 who are using our website and mobile app so we can take action to prevent their access.

3.3

It is essential that you read and understand this Privacy Policy so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This Privacy Policy supplements the other policies and is not intended to override them

Controller

3.5

Our full details are: ​​
         a) Full name of legal entity: GENERAL BLOCKCHAIN, INC
         b) Email address: hello@Microwork.com
         c) Postal address: 553 Jackson St. San Jose CA 95112, Unites States of America​

3.6

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), the EU supervisory authority for data protection issues (https://edps.europa.eu). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the EDPS so please contact us in the first instance.

Changes to the Privacy Policy and Your Duty to Inform Us of Changes

3.7

This version was last updated on 06.05.2019

3.8

It is crucial that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

Third Party Links

3.9

Our website includes links to third-party websites, plug-ins, and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit. When you use our website and mobile app, we may collect personal information about you from the following sources:

4. OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU

Microwork has the following relationships with individuals:

Hereinafter, we may refer to Users and Customers collectively as “you.”

5. DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

We collect personal information about your use of our Services and information that you send us when you use our website and mobile app.  We may also obtain information about you from third-party sources.

5.1

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. “Personal information” means any information that relates to an identifiable or identified natural person (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, email address, or credit card number). It also includes other information about an individual when it is directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or Services or about a group or category of services or users, from which personal information has been removed. This Privacy Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.
Throughout this Policy, we use the term "personal information" to describe information that identifies you or makes you identifiable. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific individual.

5.2

We may collect personal information in the following ways:

Parts of our Services are public, such as parts of our Lists and social media accounts, and any information that is disclosed on such public parts of our Services may appear on search engines or other publicly available platforms, and may be “crawled,” searched and used by third parties or other Users and Customers of the Services. Please do not post any information that you do not want to reveal publicly.

5.3

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you, which we have grouped as follows

5.4

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used by this Privacy Policy.

5.5

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offenses.

If You fail to provide Personal Data

5.6

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us, but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

6. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED?​​

6.1

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:​

7. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA​

7.1

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:​

7.2

Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by Contacting us.​

Purposes for which We will use Your Personal Data​

7.3

We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

7.4

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please Contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below:

Purpose/Activity
Type of data
Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To register you as a new customer
  • Identity
  • Contact
Performance of a contract with you
To process and deliver any orders you make with us including:
  • Manage payments, fees and charges
  • Collect and recover money owed to us
  • Identity
  • Contact
  • Financial
  • Transaction
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Performance of a contract with you
  • Necessary for our legitimate interests(to recover debts due to us from any purchase you may make with us)
To manage our relationship with you which will include:
  • Notifying you about changes to our terms or provacy policy
  • Asking you to leave an honest review or take a survey
  • Identity
  • Contact
  • Profile
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Performance of a contract with you
  • Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
  • Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)
To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey
  • Identity
  • Contact
  • Profile
  • Usage
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Performance of a contract with you
  • Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)
To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
  • Identity
  • Contact
  • Technical
  • Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)
  • Necessary to comp,y with a legal obligation
To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you
  • Identity
  • Contact
  • Profile
  • Usage
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Technical
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences
  • Usage
  • Technical
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you
  • Identity
  • Contact
  • Technical
  • Usage
  • Profile
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)

Some specific examples of how Microwork may use your personal information include:

Designated Countries: For all purposes listed above, pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) or any equivalent legislation (collectively “Data Protection Laws”), Microwork processes the personal information of Users and Customers located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), United Kingdom and Switzerland (collectively, the “Designated Countries”) based on its contract with such individuals.

To maintain legal and regulatory compliance, and to prevent fraud. We process your personal information to comply with sanctions laws, tax law, or as otherwise necessary to fulfill our other business obligations; identify, prevent, and mitigate fraud on our Services; and to manage risk as required under applicable law. We cannot perform the Services by our legal and regulatory requirements without processing your personal information for such purposes.

Designated Countries: Under the Data Protection Laws, Microwork processes the personal information of Users and Customers located in the Designated Countries to comply with its legal obligations.

7.5

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us or if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or registered for promotion and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.​

Third-Party Marketing

7.6

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any other company for marketing purposes.​Sharing Content via Plugins

Sharing Content via Plugins

7.7

The content on our Website can be shared on following social networks:

7.8

For sharing of the content on our Website we use Zapier and Later. This tool establishes direct contact between the networks and you only after you click on one of these buttons. This tool does not automatically transfer your data to the operators of above-stated platforms. If you are logged into one or more of the social networks, the “share buttons” will display an information window in which you can edit the text before it is sent.​​

7.9

You can share the content of this Website on social networks without their providers creating profiles of your surfing behavior.

Opting-Out

7.10

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by logging into the website and checking or unchecking relevant boxes to adjust your marketing preferences or by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by Contacting us at any time

7.11

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions

Cookies & Similar Tracking Technologies

7.12

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

When you access our Services, we may place small data files called "cookies" or "pixel tags" on your device. We use these files to understand, secure, operate and provide our Services. In some cases, we may use cookies and similar technologies to collect personal information or information that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information. Cookies can store information in different ways:

We may place "first-party cookies" or "third-party cookies" on our Services. A first-party cookie is a cookie that we set on our Services, while a third-party cookie is set by parties other than Microwork. A third-party cookie can recognize your computer both when it visits our Services and when it visits other websites or applications. Microwork does not control how third-party cookies are used. You should check the third party’s website for more information about how they use cookies.

For more information about the cookies we use, please see our Cookie Policy.

Change of purpose

7.13

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please Contact us.​​

7.14

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.​​

7.15

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.​​

8. DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL DATA​

Generally, we do not sell, exchange, transfer, or give your personal information to any other company or individual for any reason except as set forth below.

9. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS​

9.1

We are based outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) so the processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

9.2

Many of our external third parties are based outside the EEA so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

9.3

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

9.4

Please Contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.

7. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

Microwork takes reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We maintain physical, technical and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. Such safeguards include the use of firewalls and data encryption, enforcing physical access controls to our buildings and files, and limiting access to personal information only to those employees, agents or third parties who need access to that information to process it for us. We contractually require all third-party service providers to maintain appropriate security measures to protect your personal information.

However, you are also responsible for keeping your personal information confidential and secure. Microwork cannot guarantee that your personal information will be 100% safe while using its Services. You should choose a password that is complex (e.g., special characters and numbers, sufficient length, etc.) and keep your password confidential. Do not leave your device unlocked so that other individuals may access your device or Microwork account. Microwork is not in control of your wireless connection or the devices you use to log into the Microwork Services, so you should make sure you trust the devices and connections you use to access the Services.

If you believe that you have experienced unauthorized access or use of your Microwork account, please contact us immediately at hello@Microwork

11.DATA RETENTION

11.1

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

11.2

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

12. DATA RETENTION AND ERASURE

We are continuously implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your information, to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Some of the safeguards we use to protect your information are firewalls and data encryption, and information access controls.

We store your personal information for as long as we need it to provide you the Services, to serve the purpose(s) for which your personal information was processed, or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements to the extent permitted by law. While retention requirements can vary by country, we generally apply the retention periods noted below.

Where you have provided your consent to the processing of your personal information by Microwork, you may withdraw your consent at any time by changing your Account settings or by sending a communication to Microwork specifying which consent you are withdrawing. Please note that the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing activities based on such consent before its withdrawal. Additionally, in some jurisdictions, applicable law may give you the right to limit the ways in which we use your personal information, in particular, where (i) you contest the accuracy of your personal information; (ii) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal information; (iii) we no longer need your personal information for the purposes of the processing, but you require the information for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to the processing pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of Microwork override your own.

If you know or have reason to believe that your Microwork credentials have been lost, stolen, misappropriated, or otherwise compromised or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your Microwork Account, please contact us following the instructions in the Contact Us section below.

How long will you use my personal data for?

12.1

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.​

12.2

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.​

12.3

By law, we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes​

12.4

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see Request erasure below for further information.​

12.5

In some circumstances, we may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you

13. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS​

13.1

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. Please click on the links below to find out more about these rights:

Through the process provided on the Site, we allow you to access certain information about you for viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information. The types of information that you can access and update may change as our Site and Services change. You may also contact us as outlined in the "Contact" section below to request access to, or update, your personal information. You may request deletion of your account by sending an e-mail to hello@Microwork and responding affirmatively to any confirmation emails that we may send. Please note that some information may remain in our records after deletion of your account. Where we have requested your consent to use or share your personal information, you have the right to withdraw such consent. However, you may no longer be able to benefit from certain products and services. Also, you may opt-out from receiving marketing communications from us by visiting Manage Your Communications Preferences.

13.2

You have the right to​

No fee usually required

13.3

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.​​

What we need from you

13.4

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond

13.5

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.​

14. GLOSSARY ​LAWFUL BASIS​

Lawful basis

14.1

Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by Contacting Us.​​

14.2

Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.

14.3

Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.

Internal third parties

14.4

Other companies in the General Blockchain Group acting as joint controllers or processors and who are based in USA and provide IT and system administration services and undertake leadership reporting.

EXTERNAL THIRD PARTIES​

15. ACCESS & MODIFICATION OF YOUR INFORMATION

If you would like to access the information or modify the one we have on file, please contact us at support@Microwork.com. We reserve the right to limit your access or modifications if your requests are too frequent and burdensome, or as necessary to manage our risks or comply with our contractual or legal obligations.

16. OUR COMMUNICATIONS

We want to keep you up-to-date and provide you with relevant information about your account or transactions and send you information we believe interests you. Any communications from us that are not Service-related or transactional, you can opt out of receiving such messages by choosing the "unsubscribe" option

17. CONTACT US

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy or would like to access, change or delete your personal information, or have a complaint, please contact us on our support page or by emailing us at hello@Microwork.com.