Last Updated: May 3, 2018
In brief: BlockStud will never share or sell your personal information.
Investud Inc. (“BlockStud” or “We” or “Us”) is the sole owner of the blockstud.com website (“Website”) and all of the information collected on it. BlockStud collects information from our users in several ways through our Website.
We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. If you believe We have inadvertently collected such information, please contact Us so We can either obtain parental consent or delete the information.
This Policy applies only to information collected through our Website and is not related to any information collected offline.
We may update this Policy at our discretion from time to time by posting a new version on our Website. You should check our Website occasionally to ensure any changes made are suitable for you.
In order to access paid areas of Website with extended functionality, you should complete a registration form. During registration you will be required to provide us either:
We use this information to keep accounts secure and unique, and to contact you should any problems occur.
When you sign in to the Website a site or service using your social Internet service credentials, such service sends Us your username and email address associated with the credentials you've used.
In addition, users must provide payment information (name, credit card information or Bitcoin address). This information is used for billing purposes only and is processed by Stripe, that is our payment processor. When you are making a payment, We do not have access to your personal and credit card information. Should We have any issues with processing an order, the provided email address is used to contact you.
A profile is a set of information for each individual user that details his/her viewing preferences. We do not use stored user settings for marketing purposes. User settings (chart settings, toolbars, buttons, etc.) are kept solely for the purpose of customizing user experience when using Website. We do not share your private profile settings with any third parties.
When you create your profile on Website you agree that other users or visitors may access your public profile on our Website and see any information you have made available about yourself.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies.
For the session ID cookie, once you close your browser, the cookie simply terminates. We use a session cookie to control access to our paid areas.
A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your browser's help file directions. If you have checked the “Remember me” box on our Sign In page, We store your Username and Password in persistent cookies so that you do not need to re-enter that information each time you visit the Website.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the Website nor will you be able to access the paid areas if cookies are disabled.
Like most websites, We use web server log files. Records in our log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, internet service providers (ISP's), referring pages, exit pages, platform types, and date/time stamps. We use web server log files to administer the site, to provide broad traffic information for site planning purposes, and to ensure that our terms of service agreement are being adhered to. IP addresses are not tied to personally identifiable information in our web server log files.
We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology in order to protect certain information that you submit. This type of technology protects you from having your information intercepted by anyone while it is being transmitted to BlockStud or Stripe . While on a secure page, such as our order form, the “lock” icon in the browser window is displayed, confirming that a secure, encrypted connection has been established with the Website. We work hard to ensure that our Website is secure and that we meet industry standards. We also use other safeguards, such as firewalls, authentication systems (e.g., passwords and personal identification numbers), and access control mechanisms to control unauthorized access to systems and data.
We also do our best to protect user information offline. All of our users' personal information is restricted to our offices. Only employees who need to see the information to perform their jobs are allowed to access it. The servers that store personally identifiable information are located in a secure environment in a locked facility.
We send all new users a welcome activation email to verify their email address.
Paid Users will also receive a notification email from Stripe if there are any issues with billing their cards for monthly auto-renew subscriptions.
Users cannot opt-out of these messages, though they can deactivate their account.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out service-related announcements or important newsletters. For instance, if our service is interrupted for a prolonged period or major functionality upgrade is released, We might send all users an email message. Users cannot opt-out of this type of messages, though they can deactivate their account.
In response to a user's direct support inquiry, We may send email(s) providing assistance with regards to his/her questions.
Users cannot opt-out of certain messages that We send from time to time (see Announcements and Newsletters section), though users can deactivate their account with us. Users can opt-out from transactional notification emails through user “Profile Settings”.
We provide a way for users to update their personally identifiable information on our Website. Registered Users can change their email address and other information in “Profile Settings” menu on Website. Alternately, users can contact our support team.