Last Updated: May 9, 2022
• in email, text, chats, dashboards, forums, and live events and other electronic messages and communications of users through the Services.
• through mobile and desktop applications you download from the Services, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and the Services.
• us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Venice or any third party; or any third party that may link to or be accessible from or via the Services.
• other entities, companies, or organizations that Venice does not own or control, or individuals that Venice does not employ, engage or manage.
While using this Service, you may provide us with personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information that we collect may include, but is not limited to, yourname, physical or mailing address, your internet protocol (“IP”) address, phone number, mobile phone number, and email address. In order to use certain features of the Services, we may require that you first connect your crypto (Ethereum) wallet to the Services. Some of the additional Personal Information we may therefore collect, process, and store could also include your Ethereum address, crypto wallet address, credit card, bank or financial account, and/or other payment or financial information as necessary for us to provide the Services (such as, the linking or mapping of your payment or financial information with your other personal information).
We may ask you to provide a username and password. Besides the Personal Information, we may also collect other information regarding your activity during your use of the Service including, but not limited to, session duration, time between sessions, searches made during a session, actions taken, log in time, log out time, and other behavioral data (collectively, “Usage Information”). You can opt out of providing this additional information by not using the Service.
When you use Venice’s Service, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service. This information may include, but is not limited to, the type of mobile computing device, general location, cellular carrier, your computer’s IP address, digital transactions, or other identifier, geo-location, browser type, the web page you were visiting before you came to Venice, and in-bound tracking, namely, the source (ad, social media channel or blog, search engine) which made you aware of our Services.
Do Not Track Signals from Web Browsers – The Service is not presently configured to support Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals from web browsers.
Personal Information and Usage Information is used to provide our Services as well as improve our Services; to better understand your needs and interests; to personalize your experience; to provide or offer updates and product announcements; and to assist third parties acting on our behalf (described in more detail below).
The information collected is also used to monitor and analyze use of Venice and our services, for technical administration, to increase our site’s functionality and user-friendliness, to better tailor it to your needs, to generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, characteristics and website use behavior of our users. Venice may on occasion combine information collected with additional records (such as information from affiliated companies, partners, distributors, or outside vendors, and publicly available information, including on social media sites). The combined information may be used for purposes such as to market products, features, or services that may be of interest to you, or for research and analytics.
From time to time, we may send newsletters, emails, push notifications, text messages, pop-up pages, and/or other communications to provide you with further information and offers from us and our partners that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information on services and products offered by us or third parties that are authorized by us. You may unsubscribe from our emails by following the instructions or links in the email.
Should you provide us with a mobile number, you may receive text messages. If you elect to receive such text messages, your wireless carrier may impose charges for incoming and outgoing text messages. You may opt out of text messages by following the instructions in the text message. You may opt out of push notifications by adjusting the settings on your mobile device. If you opt out of promotional communications, you will still receive transactional messages from Venice.
For personal data that is subject to General Data Protective Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”), we rely on several legal bases to process your data, which include (i) when you have given consent, which you may withdraw at any time by using account settings and other tools; (ii) when data processing is necessary to perform a contract with you, such as the Terms of Service, and (iii) our legitimate business interests, such as improving and personalizing the Services, marketing new features or products that may be of interest to you, and promoting safety and security of the Services and our Customers.
We know members of our community value having control over their own information, and therefore Venice gives you the choice of providing, editing or removing certain information, as well as choice over how we contact you. You can email us at yourfriends@Venice.tech to edit any account settings and tools to access and control your personal data regardless of where you live. If you live in the European Economic Area, United Kingdom, and Switzerland (“Designated Region”), you have several legal rights regarding your information as discussed below.
Accessing and Exporting Data. By emailing yourfriends@Venice.tech, you may access your Personal Information and you can also download your Personal Information in a common file format.
Editing and Deleting Data. By emailing yourfriends@Venice.tech, you can change or delete your Personal Information. Additionally, you may delete your account if you wish. If you choose to delete your account, most of your information will be deleted within 30 days, but it may take up to 90 days to delete all your data and other data stored in our backup systems due to size and complexity of our systems used to store data.
You may change or correct your Venice account information (except your username) at any time. You may remove certain optional information you no longer wish to be publicly visible, such as your full name.
For various reasons, Venice may contact you about our services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, service related messages for members.
Objecting or Restricting Data Use. By emailing yourfriends@Venice.tech, you have options to control our use of your data. You may limit how your information is visible to other users or made publicly available; and limit the notifications or emails you receive from us. Please note that should you opt-out of receiving notifications or emails from us, you will still receive administrative messages from us.
If you have any questions about how to exercise these choices, please e-mail us at [yourfriends@Venice.tech].
Venice does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. Venice is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Venice site. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
We may employ third party service providers to facilitate our service, to provide service on our behalf, to perform website related services (including but not limited to maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of Venice’s features) or to assist us in analyzing how our website and service are used and can be improved. These third parties may have access to your Personal Information only for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf.
User profile information including users’ name, email address, and other information you enter (“User Submissions”) may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services. Email addresses are used to add new User Submissions to user profiles and to communicate through User Submissions. Users’ email addresses or other profile information may be revealed to other Users through User interactions or when the user is “connected” to another User via a shared group membership, community or multiple User events, or an invitation, or if the User has chosen to include his/her email address in his/her user profile.
As part of the Services, you will receive from Venice email and other communication relating to your User Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that by entering such User Submissions, Venice may send you email and other communication that it determines in its sole discretion relate to your User Submissions.
To properly use and obtain benefit from certain Services, you will need to connect to a Venice Service-compatible crypto wallet blockchain and we currently require you to have a ERC-20 compatible wallet for such connection. Please be aware that Venice has no ownership, control or responsibility related to any blockchain technology, including Ethereum, and your connection with any third party site or technology is solely at your own risk. Be aware that when you use the Venice Website, the following information may be written onto the Ethereum blockchain:
• the cryptographic wallet address from which you submitted the transaction;
• the amount of the cryptocurrency which you send or receive; or
• the cryptographic wallet address to which you initiated the transaction.
A blockchain’s records cannot be changed or deleted. This may affect your ability to exercise your rights such as your right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”), the right to rectification of your data or your rights to object or restrict processing of your Personal Information. Data, including Personal Information, written to the Ethereum blockchain is public and cannot be erased.
Your Personal Information associated with your account should be protected by your wallet for your privacy and security. We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access under our control. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that there is no unauthorized access to your account and information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your devices, including your computer and browser at all times, including when you sign off after you have finished accessing your account.
Unfortunately, be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Venice cannot guarantee the security of user account information and unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of your user information at any time. If you are not comfortable with the inherent risks, do not share or provide Personal Information to the Services.
Venice must cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. In the event of a claim and/or legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Venice or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to pose a risk of being illegal, unethical, inappropriate or legally actionable, we reserve the right to disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we in our sole discretion and necessary or appropriate.
You are responsible for safeguarding and preventing unauthorized access to user information and the password You use to access our Service. You agree not to disclose your user information and/or password to any third party. You are responsible for any activity using your account, whether or not You authorize that activity. Please immediately notify Venice of any unauthorized use of your account.
Venice takes the security of your Personal Information seriously. We will employ reasonable measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access and unsolicited contact from third party groups.
Venice uses a variety of technologies to help us better understand how people use the Service. A cookie is a small data file sent from a web site to your browser that is stored on your computer's hard drive. Venice uses our own cookies for a number of purposes, including to access your information when you sign in; keep track of preferences you specify; display the most appropriate content based on your interests and activity on Venice; estimate and report Venice's total audience size and traffic; conduct research to improve our content and services. You can configure your browser's settings to reflect your preference to accept or reject cookies. If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to take full advantage of services offered by the Service.
We use Flash cookies (a.k.a local shared objects or LSOs) to store some of your viewing preferences on our site. Flash cookies are used to collect and store information, but differ from browser cookies in the amount, type and manner in which data is stored. Venice does not tie the information gathered by Flash cookies to your Personal Information.
Venice may partner with third-party services who may use various tracking technologies, such as browser cookies or Flash cookies, to provide certain services or features. These technologies allow a partner to recognize your computer each time you visit Venice, but they do not allow access to your Personal Information from Venice. Venice does not have access or control over these third-party technologies, and they are not covered by our privacy statement. You may be able to change browser settings to refuse and/or disable cookies when you access the Site through a web browser. The steps to do this vary depending on the browser used, but generally can be found by using the “Help” feature available on your browser. However, if you do that, the Website may not work properly and/or personalized features of the Website will be disabled.
Venice will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you no longer want Venice to use your information to provide you services, you may close your account.
In some instances, we will delete or anonymize the information you provide to us after it is no longer needed. We also keep information about you and your use of the Service for long as it is necessary for our legitimate business interests, legal reasons (e.g., legal requirements to keep data), and to prevent harm to Venice and/or its users, but we shall not keep your Personal Information for more than 7 years after your account becomes inactive.
Venice is not directed to nor is it intended for children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information (or any information at all) from any persons under 13 years old. If we become aware that a child under 13 years of age has provided us with Personal Information without verification of parental or legal guardian consent, we will delete such information from our files.
Users of Venice accept responsibility of ensuring that children are not accessing or using our Service.
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information about the types of personal information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. In particular, the law provides that companies must inform consumers about the categories of personal information that have been shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by Venice pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact us via the email address stated below. Please allow at least 30 days for a response.