HiveEx respects your privacy and shares your concern about the security of data you may submit to HiveEx’s website and any related mobile applications and services (collectively, the “Services”).
Please further read our Terms and Conditions.
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
means an account required to access and/or use the services of Our Site;
means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in Web browser cookies section below;
information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)
means HiveEx and our Services;
"AML/CTF Act and Rules"
means the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth) and any ancilliary rules, as amended from time to time.
Hive Empire Trading Pty Ltd (ABN 76 624 470 417) trading as HiveEx.com ("HiveEx") is a cryptocurrency broker service, specialising in large trades over $50,000, for a fixed price. We take your privacy seriously. We have published this policy to show we manage the personal information you provide to us when using our services.
In order to provide you with information, tools and other services we may collect and retain “Personal Information” that may identify you or contribute to identifying you. “Personal Information” can include information such as your name, email address, your ID documents, residential address, date of birth, business documents, contact details and, in some cases, general financial information. We will not collect your personal information unless it’s necessary to provide the information, advice or service you’ve requested.
We will generally only collect your personal information from you or from someone you’ve authorised to provide it to us. We will also only collect information by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way.
Subject to our regulatory obligations, if you are located in the European Union, as a data subject you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
When you use our service (or while you’re accessing our services) we may collect personal information about you. Because we take your privacy seriously we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are aware of:
We provide a digital currency exchange service. As such, the anti-money laundering laws require us to collect some personal information to provide these services and, if you choose not to provide this information, then we may choose not to provide our Services to you.
In order to open an Account with HiveEx, you need to be adequately identified and your information verified with a third party verification service. We will collect, retain and share the information required in order to provide you with an Account. We may also collect personal data about you from communication channels (including without limitation, WhatsApp, Skype and Telegram), telephone conversations between us and you (or your representatives) and from publicly available registers.
We prefer to collect personal information about an individual only from that individual but when you use our services you may provide us with personal information about someone else. We won't ask you for personal information about someone else unless it's needed to provide you with the service, advice or information you've requested but if you provide us with information about another person, you need to ensure that you are authorised to disclose that information to us.
It's your responsibility to ensure that they understand how we will collect, use or disclose the information you provide. You need to take reasonable steps to ensure that they understand that we will not take any additional steps to confirm their understanding of these issues.
We collect different types of information from or through the Service. The legal bases for HiveEx processing of personal data are primarily that the processing is necessary for providing the Service in accordance with our Terms of Service, for compliance with our legal obligations, and that the processing is carried out in HiveEx's legitimate interests, which are further explained in the section “How will HiveEx use personal information about me?” of this Policy. We may also process data upon your consent, asking for it as appropriate.
All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with Our obligations and safeguard your rights under the applicable legal requirements at all times. For more details on security see section ''Will HiveEx share my personal information with anyone else?'' below.
Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for Our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to Our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in Our legitimate interests. Specifically, We may use your data for the following purposes:
By using our services, you consent to us collecting, holding and using your personal information in this way.
We may also access, hold and use aggregated information about the people that use our services. Aggregated information won’t identify you or any other individual but simply provides us with non-personally identifiable data that we’ll use to improve our services, understand our users’ needs and develop tailored content. Although you would have provided us with the information we aggregate for these purposes, it won’t identify you or enable you to be personally identified.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with the HiveEx or as required by the applicable laws. If you cancel your HiveEx account, we will retain your personal information for a period of 7 years thereafter.
Will I be contacted for marketing purposes?
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, HiveEx may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email or text message or post with information, news and offers on Our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the applicable legal requirements.
We may use information which we hold about you to show you relevant advertising on third-party sites (e.g. Facebook, Google). This could involve showing you an advertising message where we know you have a HiveEx account and have used HiveEx services. If you don’t want to be shown targeted advertising messages from HiveEx, some third party sites allow you to request not to see messages from specific advertisers on that site in future.
As a general principle, we won’t disclose your personal information without your express permission unless:
Generally, we will use your information within HiveEx and will only share it outside HiveEx where you have requested it or given your consent. However, we may share with the following entities:
We do not allow children under 18 years of age to become registered users nor will we knowingly collect or maintain information from them. If you identify or suspect that we have acted contrary to this policy, please alert us at email@example.com and ask for that information to either be deleted or secured.
Although we will take reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date, it is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide to us is accurate, complete and current. You control the information you provide to us and you can correct or update any information you choose to provide to us. If you want us to correct our records simply tell us what needs to be changed and why.
To offer our services, we may need to transfer your personal information among several locations.Some of our product and service providers will process your data in other countries, however, we require all our partners to ensure that your data is kept securely at all times.
The information we collect is entered into our site by you, imported on your instruction and transmitted across the internet to our servers. By using our service, you are consenting to this process. The service providers who host our servers are not permitted to access your personal information except for the purposes of storing it. Although we will take reasonable steps to protect the information you provide to us, you should appreciate that the Internet itself is not secure and take care about the personal information that you transfer over the internet or by email.
In a limited number of circumstances, we may use third-party providers to facilitate surveys or mail outs on our behalf. Should this occur, we will only do so where the Service Provider:
Data security is very important to Us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site. We use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of personal information. HiveEx is registered with site identification authorities so that your browser can confirm HiveEx's identity before any personally identifiable information is sent. In addition, our secure servers protect this information using advanced firewall technology.
When you submit personal data via HiveEx, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails).
You may access some areas of the site without providing any data at all but you will not be able to fully access our services unless you provide us with data and some relevant information.
Can I find out what personal information HiveEx keeps about me?
This document sets out our approach to the management of personal information and we make this available to anyone who asks for it. If you need to know more, we are more than happy to explain to you what sort of personal information we hold, for what purposes, and how we collect, use and disclose that information.
If you need additional information about the Australian Privacy Principles, the Privacy Law or our obligations you can also access the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (http://www.oaic.gov.au/).
You have the right to request access to the personal information finder holds about you (where such data is held) and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We will not restrict your access to the information unless:
If we can’t provide you with access to the information because of one or more of these reasons (which we will confirm in writing) we will consider reasonable alternatives that may satisfy all parties. You’ll generally be able to access your personal information without cost but, if we think a charge is reasonable it will not be excessive and will not apply to lodging a request for access.
We will use reasonable efforts consistent with our legal duty to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files. If you are within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”), where the EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, please address requests and questions about this or any other question about this Privacy and Cookies Policy to the Global Data Protection Team, HiveEx, Level 10, 99 York St, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will need two copies of forms of identification, which can include:
Unless you choose to provide your personal information or instruct us to do so, the personal information we hold will be secured by us or by third-parties that have equivalent arrangements. There are some exceptions, but we won’t transfer personal information to a foreign country unless:
We will not transfer information contrary to this policy, without your consent or in a manner inconsistent with this policy.
A cookie is a small amount of data, often containing a unique identifier, sent to your computer or mobile device web browser from a website's server and is kept on your device's hard drive.
We use different types of cookies for different things, such as:
By using Our Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third-party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third-party Cookies are used on HiveEx for advertising services or social media. For more details, please refer to How We Use Your Data?
Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling HiveEx to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and services offered through it.
In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however, you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
Your web browser may also provide HiveEx with information about your device, such as an IP address and details about the browser that you are using. We use information provided by your browser or by the link that you have clicked to understand the webpage that directed you to HiveEx and this may be captured by performance cookies.
DNT is a feature offered by some browsers, which, when enabled, sends a sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third-party ad providers, social networks and analytics companies. This website does not currently respond to DNT requests.
We believe in openness and we are committed to ensuring that we respect the privacy of those using the exceptional services we provide. If you want to arrange access to your information or have questions about privacy or the use of this site, please email email@example.com or write to us at:
Level 10, 99 York St,
Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
Please note that if the responding officer determines with good reason that your message is spam within the meaning of the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), HiveEx reserves the right not to respond to any message you send and to block your use of this website from the IP address where the spam originates and reserves the right to claim compensation under the appropriate legislation.