Privacy Policy

  • Crypto Deal Privacy Policy
  • Data Protection Statement for European Union Users

    1. Crypto Deal Privacy Policy

    This policy explains what information we collect when you use Crypto Deal’s sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.
    Information We Collect & How We Use It

    Crypto Deal doesn’t make money from ads. So we don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at Crypto Deal is to make our product work as well as possible. This includes basic product functions like allowing our metered paywall to work and key features like personalizing what posts you see based on what we think you’ll like. So, to give you the best possible experience in using Crypto Deal, we collect information from your interactions with our Services. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Crypto Deal, such as what pages you view (including how much of a given page and for how long) and your use of product features (like Save to Crypto Deal, highlights, follows, and applause). This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information (how you got to a particular page).

    We use this information to:

        provide, test, improve, promote and personalize the Services
        fight spam and other forms of abuse
        generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the Services

    When you create your Crypto Deal account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook, Apple or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. We will never publish something through one of your third-party accounts without your express permission.
    Information Disclosure

    Crypto Deal won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you to a third-party.

    We may transfer your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonymization; (4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

    If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others or cause illegal conduct. We will object to legal requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.
    Public Data

    Search engines may index your Crypto Deal user profile page, public interactions (such as claps or highlights), and post pages, such that people may find these pages when searching against your name on services like Google, DuckDuckGo, or Bing. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
    Data Storage

    Crypto Deal uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Crypto Deal. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using the Services, you authorize Crypto Deal to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.
    Third-Party Embeds

    Some of the content that you see displayed on Crypto Deal is not hosted by Crypto Deal. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in a Crypto Deal page, so that it appears to be part of that page. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code snippets, or Scribd documents that appear within a Crypto Deal post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Crypto Deal post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, that video appears because of a pointer to files hosted by YouTube, and in turn YouTube receives data about your activity, such as your IP address and how much of the video you watch).

    Crypto Deal doesn’t control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they ultimately do with it. So, third-party embeds on Crypto Deal are not covered by this Privacy Policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service (so, when you watch a YouTube video embedded in a Crypto Deal post, the use of data about your interactions with the video would be covered by YouTube’s privacy policy).

    Some embeds may ask you for personal information, such as submitting your email address, through a form linked to from a Crypto Deal post. We do our best to keep bad actors off of Crypto Deal. However, if you choose to submit your information to a third party this way, we don’t know what they may do with it. As explained above, their actions are not covered by this Privacy Policy. So, please be careful when you see embedded forms on Crypto Deal asking for your email address or any other personal information. Make sure you understand who you are submitting your information to and what they say they plan to do with it. We suggest that you do not submit your email address or other personal information to any third-party through an embedded form.

    When posting on Crypto Deal, you may not embed a form that allows submission of personal information by users. You must link offsite to a page that allows such submissions by users, and that page’s appearance must be distinct enough from Crypto Deal to ensure it does not cause confusion among users over to whom they are submitting personal information. Failure to do so may lead Crypto Deal to disable the post or take other action to limit or disable your account.
    Tracking & Cookies

    We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other services. Without cookies, our metered paywall would not work, so they are necessary to Crypto Deal’s basic functionality.

    Crypto Deal saves data about the URLs you Save to Crypto Deal (an optional feature that you may choose to use or decline to use), but we do not otherwise track your visits or activities off Crypto Deal Services. We track your interactions within the Crypto Deal Services (which encompasses Crypto, custom domains hosted by Crypto Deal, and your interactions with our mobile application).

    Some third-party services that we use to provide the Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by Crypto Deal only and not the use of cookies by third parties.
    Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information

    If you have a Crypto Deal account, you can access, modify or export your personal information, or delete your account here.

    To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period (generally several weeks). But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time. Crypto Deal may preserve and maintain copies of your information beyond this time period when required to do so by law.
    Data Security

    We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.
    Business Transfers

    If we’re involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance so you can opt out of any such new policy by deleting your account before transfer.
    Email from Crypto Deal

    Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transnational” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s Settings page.

    When you interact with an email sent from Crypto Deal (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.

    We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please forward it to us at legal@Crypto so we can investigate.
    Changes to this Policy

    Crypto Deal may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it. The most current version of the policy will always be here and we will archive former versions of the policy here.

    We welcome feedback about this policy at info@Crypto
    2. Data Protection Statement for European Union Users
    Description of Processing Activity

    Crypto Deal collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.
    Purposes of Processing

        Provide, test, promote, and improve the Services
        Gather usage statistics of services
        Provide customized reading experience
        Publish and distribute user-generated content
        Provide access to paid content
        Pay authors in Partnership Program for certain content
        Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services

    Legal Bases

    In order to provide the Services, Crypto Deal collects and stores personal data about its users to fulfill its contractual obligations to users as described in our Terms of Service and to Members as described in our Membership Terms of Service.

    Crypto Deal also pursues its legitimate interests by collecting minimal data of logged out users to provide the Services, as outlined above, as well as to ensure that new users trying out the free member preview do not exceed their maximum limit of free articles per month before a paid subscription is required to read further. These legitimate interests are not outweighed by (nor do they violate) our users’ privacy interests because we collect minimal user data for these purposes and we are fully transparent about these activities.

    Where Crypto Deal collects and stores personal data about non-users mentioned in user-generated content, it does so under performance of contract obligations to users who use the Services to publish content on web sites hosted by Crypto Deal. In such cases, users authoring such user-generated content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. Crypto Deal will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.
    Public Nature of Personal Data

    Logged-in users may choose to interact publicly with the Services in the form of clapping for a post, highlighting parts of a post, following other user accounts, sharing links on connected social media accounts, or writing original posts. Where such personal data may reveal special category protected data, it is processed on the basis that it is manifestly made public by the user. Additional information on potential consequences of such processing can be found below. If you do not agree to this public usage, do not create an account or use these features of the Services.

    Search engines may index your Crypto Deal user profile page, public interactions (such as claps or highlights), and post pages. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
    Categories of Personal Data Collected

    Logged out users:

        Reading history
        IP address
        Browser information
        DNT status

    Logged in users:

        Display name
        Avatar image
        Email address (non-public)
        Session activity (security)
        Linked social media accounts (optional)
        IP address
        Browser information
        Reading history (on Crypto Deal Services only)
        Meta-data about URLs saved by using the optional feature Save to Crypto Deal
        Network interactions (recommends, follows, etc.)
        Posts, responses, or series published by user


        Information and history

    Partner authors:

        Bank account for payments
        Business information, if applicable

    Categories of Recipients

    Crypto Deal shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:

        Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrastructure
        Communication & Support
        Payment Processors

    Payment Processors

    Crypto Deal provides Services in conjunction with several payment processors, including: Stripe, PayPal, Google Play, and Apple Pay, through which users may pay for Crypto Deal memberships or receive payment based on participation in our Partner program. Those companies acting as payment processors may collect and store personal data related to your billing information and history in order to provide their services, and may collect and store personal data and business data to prevent fraud and other abuse.

    When you delete your Crypto Deal account, Crypto Deal deletes your personal data as explained in this policy. However, to delete your payment or billing information, you will need to do so with your payment provider, as Crypto Deal only has minimal secure access to those records as needed to provide the Services.
    Use of Algorithms to Personalize User Experience

    Crypto Deal collects and stores personal data about its users to customize their reading experience by displaying content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the users (including through their reading history and Services interactions). This does not constitute automated decision-making as that phrase is used in the GDPR because it does not produce any legal effects or similarly significant effects for users. Crypto Deal also moderates content for the purposes of fighting and preventing spam, fraud, and other forms of abuse, and may rely on algorithms as part of doing so.
    Potential Consequences of Processing

    By creating and using an account on Crypto Deal, users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. This may in some cases constitute special category protected data which is considered manifestly made public by the user.

    Due to the public nature of information posted to Crypto Deal, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.

    Users are free to use their real name and information, or a pseudonym of their choosing, for their account. Users may also choose to use the service without posting data or engaging in network interactions. However, if you do not agree with and accept the risks of such usage, you may not use the Services.
    Cross-border Transfers

    Crypto Deal is hosted in The Netherlands. By using the Services, you authorize Crypto Deal to transfer, store, and use your information in the Netherlands and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.

    Crypto Deal retains personal data associated with your account for the lifetime of your account. If you would like to delete your personal information, you can delete your account at any time. Deleted account profile pages will yield an error 404 “file not found” page, immediately upon initiating deletion, and will become unrecoverable in our system after a period of fourteen days. It may take several additional days for your personal data to be de-indexed from search engines, depending on those search engines’ practices, over which Crypto Deal may have limited or no control.

    To delete your payment or billing information, you will need to do so with your payment provider, as Crypto Deal only has minimal secure access to those records as needed to provide the Services.
    Rights of Data Subjects

        If you sign up for a Crypto Deal account, you may at any time request an export of your personal information from the Settings page.
        You may correct information associated with your account from the Settings page, and the Customize Your Interests page to update your interests.
        You may withdraw consent by deleting your account at any time through the Settings page, which will erase your personal information completely within 14 days (except to the extent Crypto Deal is prevented by law from deleting your information).
        You may object at any time to the use of your personal data by contacting If your complaint relates to alleged misuse of your personal data by a third party, it may result in suspension of that post or account in keeping with relevant law, public interest, our contractual obligations, and the rights of expression and access to information of others.
        Under EU law you have the right to lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by Crypto Deal with the dedicated Supervisory Authority of your EU member state.

    Subject Access Requests

    For security and account ownership verification reasons, we process Subject Access Requests and account deletion requests from the account holder only. We are unable to process requests made by third-party services.

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at