Global Payments ("us", "we", or "our") operates bitcoin.global (the "Website"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Website.
We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Website. By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Information").
WE COLLECT THE FOLLOWING PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Information you provide to us at registration
When you create a Global Payments Account, you provide us with personal information that includes your contact information (email address, name, and a password). You can also choose to add a phone number for SMS or Google Authenticator account to be used for 2FA verification for improved security.
Information we collect when authenticating user identity
To comply with global industry regulatory standards including Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know-Your-Customer (KYC), and Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF), Global Payments requires user accounts to undergo user identity authentication. This entails collecting formal identification, including biometric data.
Information we collect as you use our services
Service Usage Information. Log Data
Like many website operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website ("Log Data"). Through your use of the Global Payments platform, we may monitor and collect tracking information related to usage such as access date & time, device identification, operating system, browser type and IP address. This information may be directly obtained by Global Payments or through third-party services. This service usage data helps us our systems to ensure that our interface is accessible for users across all platforms and can aid during criminal investigations.
For all personal and enterprise user accounts, we collect transaction information including deposit snapshots, account balances, trade history, withdrawals, order activity and distribution history. This transaction data is monitored for suspicious trading activity for user fraud protection, and legal case resolution.
WHY DOES GLOBAL PAYMENTS COLLECT THIS INFORMATION:
To provide and maintain our services
We use the information collected to deliver our services and verify user identity.
We use the IP address and unique identifiers stored in your device’s cookies to help us authenticate your identity and provide our service. Given our legal obligations and system requirements, we cannot provide you with services without data like identification, contact information and transaction-related information.
To protect our users
We use the information collected to protect our platform, users’ accounts and archives.
We use IP addresses and cookie data to protect against automated abuse such as spam, phishing and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
We analyse trading activity with the goal of detecting suspicious behavior early to prevent potential fraud and loss of funds to bad actors.
To comply with legal and regulatory requirements
Respect for the privacy and security of data you store with Global Payments informs our approach to complying with regulations, governmental requests and user-generated inquiries. We will not disclose or provide any personal information to third party sources without review from our legal case team and/or prior consent from the user.
To measure site performance
We actively measure and analyse data to understand how our services are used. This review activity is conducted by our operations team to continually improve our platform’s performance and to resolve issues with the user experience.
We continuously monitor our systems’ activity information and communications with users to look for and quickly fix problems.
To communicate with you
We use personal information collected, like an email address to interact with users directly when providing customer support on a ticket or to keep you informed on log ins, transations, and security. Without processing your personal information for confirming each communication, we will not be able to respond to your submitted requests, questions and inquiries. All direct communications are kept confidential and reviewed internally for accuracy.
To enforce our Terms of Service and other agreements
It is very important for us and our customers that we continually review, investigate and prevent any potentially prohibited or illegal activities that violate our Terms of Service. For the benefit of our entire user base, we carefully enforce our agreements with third parties and actively investigate violations of our posted Terms of Service. Global Payments reserves the right to terminate the provision of service to any user found engaging in activities that violate our Terms of Service.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive.
Like many sites, we use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Website.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. As such, we request that you understand the responsibility to independently take safety precautions to protect your own personal information.
Global Payments has implemented a number of security measures to ensure that your information is not lost, abused, or altered. Our data security measures include, but are not limited to: encryption technology, internal data access restrictions, and strict physical access controls to buildings & files.
If you suspect that your personal information has been compromised, especially account and/or password information, please lock your account and contact Global Payments immediately.