Effective Date: June 1, 2023 12:00 AM UTC
When Bitwise Collects Your Information
WHEN SUBMITTING AN INVESTOR INFORMATION REQUEST FORM
If you submit a "Speak With Us," "Schedule a Call," or "Connect With Us" Form through the Service, then you must provide us with certain information, such as your name, country, email address, and investor accreditation status.
If you register an Account on the Service, then you must provide us with certain information, such as your name, address, and contact email address. Additionally, as a part of the subscription process, we may collect certain other information from you, such as your tax ID number, social security number, and information concerning your financial history, income, and net worth. If you are accessing the Service on behalf of an Organization, you may be required to provide the Organization’s certificate of incorporation and date of formation.
IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTMENT
In order to process payments of amounts you invest in the Fund, we collect certain payment information, including your bank routing numbers, bank account numbers, and billing address.
USING THE SERVICE
We collect information about your use of the Service. For example, we collect the information that you provide to us in connection with accessing the Investor Portal to view the performance of the Fund or your investment.
If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you. For example, when you contact us through our general investor email address, we may receive your name, email address, phone number, the contents of a message or attachments that you may send to us, and other information you choose to provide.
We collect and store your location information if you enable your device to send it to us, such as by use of geolocation features in the device(s) through which you access the Service, or by inference from other information we collect (for example, your IP address indicates the general geographic region from which you are connecting to the internet).
COOKIES, AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION, AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
The Service collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics.
When you visit the Service, we and our third-party service providers receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, and from cookies and similar technology. Our service providers may collect information about your online activities over time and across different online services. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer browser when you visit a website. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, then the Service may not work properly.
By using the Service, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the Service.
When Bitwise Uses Your Information
INTERNAL AND SERVICE-RELATED USAGE
We use information, including unique identifiers and your location for internal and service-related purposes, such as data analytics, and may share this information with service providers to allow us to provide, maintain, and improve the Service.
We may send emails to the email address you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, system maintenance, or to inform you about additional products or services that may be of interest to you.
We may anonymize and aggregate data collected through the Service and use it for any purpose.
We may use the information collected through the Service to enforce our Terms or other legal rights.
How Bitwise May Disclose Your Information
WE USE VENDORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
We may share any information that we receive through the Service with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the Service, including our payment processors, auditors, and other vendors for data analytics purposes.
AS REQUIRED BY LAW AND SIMILAR DISCLOSURES
MERGER, SALE, OR OTHER ASSET TRANSFERS
WITH YOUR CONSENT
We may also disclose your information with your permission.
We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing use.
Security of Your Information
We use reasonable technical, administrative and physical measures to protect information contained in our system against unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, loss or alteration. Unfortunately, the internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. If we receive instructions using your log-in information we will consider that you have authorized the instructions.
Do Not Track
Some web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature. Because there is not yet an accepted standard for how to respond to Do Not Track signals, our website does not currently respond to such signals.
By using the Service or providing information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Service. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Service or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at [email protected].
Access to Your Information and Your Choices
If you have registered an account with us you may access your information to correct or update it by logging into your account. You may also contact us at [email protected].
You may choose not to receive emails from us by “unsubscribing” using the instructions in any email you receive from us. This will not stop us from sending emails about your account or your transactions with us.
You may choose to delete or block cookies by setting your browser to either reject all cookies or to allow cookies only from selected sites. If you block cookies performance of the Service may be impaired and certain features may not function at all.
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information, as defined by the Federal Trade Commission’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Rule, from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the Service is directed to children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, then we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.
NEW USES OF INFORMATION
Your California Privacy Rights
We do not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing use.
We are not currently required to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (CCPA).
Notice to Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia and Utah Residents
Links to Other Sites
We may permit others to link to our Service or to post a link to their site on ours. We do not endorse these sites and are not responsible for other sites or their privacy practices. Please read their privacy policies before submitting information.
Annual Privacy Notice
Our annual privacy notice can be found here. The notice has been changed from the prior year.
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