Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February 18, 2022

Source, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively called “Source,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) provide users with an interoperable data management layer for decentralized web. This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how Source collects, uses, and shares your personal information and to help you understand and exercise your privacy rights.

  1. SCOPE

  2. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

  3. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

  4. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

  5. HOW WE DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

  6. YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES AND RIGHTS

  7. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

  8. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

  9. SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

  10. SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS

  11. CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

  12. THIRD-PARTY’S WEBSITES/APPLICATIONS

  13. SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY

  14. CONTACT US

1. SCOPE

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information processed by Source, including on our website located at https://source.network/ (the “Site”), our data storage and management services, our corresponding mobile application (“App”), and other online and offline offerings. The Site, our services, the App and our other online and offline offerings are collectively called the “Services.” For clarity, the Services do not include the SOURCE Protocol or any other decentralized aspect of the Source blockchain (SourceHub) that are not controlled by Source due to the decentralized nature of the Source blockchain.  

2. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time at our sole discretion. If there are any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you as required by applicable law. You understand and agree that you will be deemed to have accepted the updated Privacy Policy if you continue to use our Services after the new Privacy Policy takes effect.

3. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The categories of personal information we collect depend on how you interact with us, our Services and the requirements of applicable law. We collect information that you provide to us, information we obtain automatically when you use our Services, and information from other sources such as third-party services and organizations, as described below.

A. Information You Provide to Us Directly

We may collect the following personal information that you provide to us.

  • Account Creation. We may collect information if you create an account with us, such as your name, username, email address, or password. 

  • Wallet and Transaction Information. In order to engage in transactions on the Services, you may need to provide us or our third-party payment processors with access to or information about your digital wallet. We will never ask you or collect your private keys. 

  • Other Transactions. We may collect personal information and details associated with your activities on our Services, including delivering you your earnings associated with our Source community platform and educational program. Any payments made via our Services are processed by third-party payment processors. 

  • Your Communications with Us. We may collect personal information, such as email address when you request information about our Services, register for our newsletter or marketing promotions, request customer or technical support, apply for a job or otherwise communicate with us.

  • Interactive Features. We and others who use our Services may collect personal information that you submit or make available through our interactive features (e.g., via the Source community, commenting functionalities, forums, blogs, and social media pages). Any personal information you provide on the public sections of these features will be considered “public,” unless otherwise required by applicable law, and is not subject to the privacy protections referenced herein. 

  • Surveys. We may contact you to participate in surveys. If you decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain information which may include personal information.

  • Sweepstakes, Giveaways or Contests. We may collect personal information you provide for any sweepstakes, giveaways or contests that we offer. In some jurisdictions, we are required to publicly share information of sweepstakes and contest winners.

  • Conferences, Trade Shows, and Other Events. We may collect personal information from individuals when we attend or host conferences, trade shows, and other events. 

  • Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. We may collect personal information from individuals and third parties to assess and pursue potential business opportunities. 

  • Job Applications. We may post job openings and opportunities on our Services. If you reply to one of these postings by submitting your application, CV and/or cover letter to us, we will collect and use this information to assess your qualifications.

B. Information Collected Automatically 

We may collect personal information automatically when you use our Services:

  • Automatic Data Collection. We may collect certain information automatically when you use our Services, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, user settings, MAC address, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, mobile advertising and other unique identifiers, browser or device information, location information (including approximate location derived from IP address), Internet service provider, and metadata about the content you provide. We may also automatically collect information regarding your use of our Services, such as pages that you visit before, during and after using our Services, information about the links you click, the types of content you interact with, the frequency and duration of your activities, and other information about how you use our Services. 

  • Cookie Policy for Cookies, Pixel Tags/Web Beacons, and Other Technologies. We, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on our Services, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies (“Technologies”) to automatically collect information through your use of our Services. 

  • Cookies. Cookies are small text files placed in device browsers that store preferences and facilitate and enhance your experience.

  • Pixel Tags/Web Beacons. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded in our Services that collects information about engagement on our Services. The use of a pixel tag allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement. We may also include web beacons in e-mails to understand whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.

Our uses of these Technologies fall into the following general categories: 

  • Operationally Necessary. This includes Technologies that allow you access to our Services, applications, and tools that are required to identify irregular website behavior, prevent fraudulent activity, improve security, or allow you to make use of our functionality;

  • Performance-Related. We may use Technologies to assess the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how individuals use our Services (see Analytics below);

  • Functionality-Related. We may use Technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our Services. This may include identifying you when you sign in to our Services or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed;

  • Advertising- or Targeting-Related. We may use first-party or third-party Technologies to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our Services or on third-party websites.

See “Your Privacy Choices and Rights” below to understand your choices regarding these Technologies.

  • Analytics. We may use our Technologies and other third-party tools to process analytics information on our Services. These technologies allow us to process usage data to better understand how our website and web-related Services are used and to continually improve and personalize our Services. Some of our analytics partners include:

  • Google Analytics. For more information about how Google uses your data (including for its own purposes, e.g., for profiling or linking it to other data), please visit Google Analytics’ Privacy Policy. To learn more about how to opt-out of Google Analytics' use of your information, please click here.

  • Intercom. For more information about how Intercom uses your data for customer interaction purposes, please visit Intercom’s Privacy Policy

  • Mixpanel. For more information about Mixpanel, please visit Mixpanel’s Privacy Policy.

  • Segment. For more information, please visit Segment’s Privacy Policy.

  • Social Media Platforms. Our Services may contain social media buttons, such as Discord, Twitter, and Telegram, which might include widgets such as the “share this” button or other interactive mini programs). These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on our Services and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Your interactions with these platforms are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

C. Information Collected from Other Sources

  • Third-Party Sources. We may obtain information about you from other sources, including through third-party services and organizations. For example, if you access our Services through a third-party application, such as an app store, a third-party login service, or a social networking site, we may collect information about you from that third-party application that you have made available via your privacy settings. 

  • Referrals, Sharing and Other Features. Our Services may offer various tools and functionalities that allow you to provide information about your friends through our referral service; third parties may also use these services to upload information about you. Our referral services may also allow you to forward or share certain content with a friend or colleague, such as an email inviting your friend to use our Services. Please only share with us contact information of people with whom you have a relationship (e.g., relative, friend, neighbour, or co-worker).

4. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use your information for a variety of business purposes, including to provide our Services, for administrative purposes, and to market our products and Services, as described below.

A. Provide Our Services

We use your information to fulfill our contract with you and provide you with our Services and perform our contract with you, such as:

  • Managing your information and accounts;

  • Providing access to certain areas, functionalities, and features of our Services;

  • Answering requests for customer or technical support; 

  • Communicating with you about your account, activities on our Services, and policy changes; 

  • Processing information about your wallet to facilitate transfers via the Services; 

  • Processing applications if you apply for a job, we post on our Services; and 

  • Allowing you to register for events.

B. Administrative Purposes

We use your information for our legitimate interest, such as:

  • Pursuing our legitimate interests such as direct marketing, research and development (including marketing research), network and information security, and fraud prevention;

  • Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity;

  • Measuring interest and engagement in our Services; 

  • Improving, upgrading or enhancing our Services; 

  • Developing new products and Services;

  • Ensuring internal quality control and safety;

  • Authenticating and verifying individual identities;

  • Debugging to identify and repair errors with our Services;

  • Auditing relating to interactions, transfers and other compliance activities;

  • Sharing information with third parties as needed to provide the Services;

  • Enforcing our agreements and policies; and

  • Other uses as required to comply with our legal obligations.

C. Marketing our Products and Services

We may use personal information to tailor and provide you with content. We may provide you with these materials as permitted by applicable law. 

Some of the ways we may market to you include email campaigns.

If you have any questions about our marketing practices or if you would like to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes, you may contact us at any time as set forth in “Contact Us” below. 

D. With Your Consent

We may use personal information for other purposes that are clearly disclosed to you at the time you provide personal information or with your consent. 

E. Other Purposes

We also use your information for other purposes as requested by you or as permitted by applicable law.

  • Automated Decision Making.  We may engage in automated decision making, including profiling. Source’s processing of your personal information will not result in a decision based solely on automated processing that significantly affects you unless such a decision is necessary as part of a contract we have with you, we have your consent, or we are permitted by law to engage in such automated decision making. If you have questions about our automated decision making, you may contact us as set forth in “Contact Us” below.

  • De-identified and Aggregated Information. We may use personal information and other information about you to create de-identified and/or aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the device from which you access our Services, or other analyses we create.

5. HOW WE DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

We disclose your information to third parties for a variety of business purposes, including to provide our Services, to protect us or others, or in the event of a major business transaction such as a merger, sale, or asset transfer, as described below. 

A. Disclosures to Provide our Services

The categories of third parties with whom we may share your information are described below. 

  • Notice Regarding Use of Blockchain. Transactions on the Services will be conducted via the Source blockchain (SourceHub). Information about your transfers will be provided to the Source blockchain and may be accessible to third parties due to the public nature of the blockchain. Because entries to the Source blockchain are, by their nature, public, and because it may be possible for someone to identify you through your pseudonymous, public wallet address using external sources of information, any transaction you enter onto the Source blockchain could possibly be used to identify you, or information about you. 

  • Other Users of the Services and Parties You Transact With. Some of your personal information may be visible to other users of the Services (e.g., information featured on generally accessible parts of your profile; usernames of other Source Services users). In addition, to complete transfers via the Services, we will need to share some of your personal information with the party that you are transacting with.      

  • Third Party Websites and Applications. You may choose to share personal information or interact with third-party websites and/or third-party applications, including, but not limited to, third-party electronic wallet extensions. Once your personal information has been shared with a third-party website or a third-party application, it will also be subject to such third party’s privacy policy. We encourage you to closely read each third-party website or third-party application privacy policy before sharing your personal information or otherwise interacting with them. Please note that we do not control, and we are not responsible for the third-party website’s or the third-party application’s processing of your personal information.

  • Service Providers. We may share your personal information with our third-party service providers who use that information to help us provide our Services. This includes service providers that provide us with IT support, hosting, customer service, and related services.

  • Business Partners. We may share your personal information with business partners to provide you with a product or service you have requested. We may also share your personal information to business partners with whom we jointly offer products or services.

  • Affiliates. We may share your personal information with members of our corporate family. 

  • Advertising Partners. We may share your personal information with third-party advertising partners. These third-party advertising partners may set Technologies and other tracking tools on our Services to collect information regarding your activities and your device (e.g., your IP address, cookie identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day). 

  • APIs/SDKs. We may use third-party application program interfaces (“APIs”) and software development kits (“SDKs”) as part of the functionality of our Services. For more information about our use of APIs and SDKs, please contact us as set forth in “Contact Us” below.

B. Disclosures to Protect Us or Others

We may access, preserve, and disclose any information we store associated with you to external parties if we, in good faith, believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety; enforce our policies or contracts; collect amounts owed to us; or assist with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity.

C. Disclosure in the Event of Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction, as permitted by law and/or contract.

6. YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES AND RIGHTS

Your Privacy Choices. The privacy choices you may have about your personal information are determined by applicable law and are described below. 

  • Email Communications. If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt out of receiving future emails. Note that you will continue to receive transfer-related emails regarding Services you have requested. We may also send you certain non-promotional communications regarding us and our Services, and you will not be able to opt out of those communications (e.g., communications regarding our Services or updates to our Terms of Service or this Privacy Policy). 

  • Mobile Devices. We may send you push notifications through our mobile application. You may opt out from receiving these push notifications by changing the settings on your mobile device. With your consent, we may also collect precise location-based information via our mobile application. You may opt out of this collection by changing the settings on your mobile device.

  • “Do Not Track. Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.

  • Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising. You may stop or restrict the placement of Technologies on your device or remove them by adjusting your preferences as your browser or device permits. However, if you adjust your preferences, our Services may not work properly. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, you may opt-out of personalized advertisements on some mobile applications by following the instructions for Android, iOS and others. Please note you must separately opt out in each browser and on each device. 

Your Privacy Rights. In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right to:

  • Access Personal Information about you, including: (i) confirming whether we are processing your personal information; (ii) obtaining access to or a copy of your personal information; or (iii) receiving an electronic copy of personal information that you have provided to us, or asking us to send that information to another company (aka the right of data portability);

  • Request Correction of your personal information where it is inaccurate or incomplete. In some cases, we may provide self-service tools that enable you to update your personal information;

  • Request Deletion of your personal information; 

  • Request Restriction of or Object to our processing of your personal information, including where the processing of your personal information is based on our legitimate interest or for direct marketing purposes; and 

  • Withdraw Your Consent to our processing of your personal information. Please note that your withdrawal will only take effect for future processing and will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set forth in “Contact Us” below. We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws

7. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We take steps designed to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, no system is 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we do not accept liability for unauthorized disclosure.

By using our Services or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on our Services, by mail or by sending an email to you. 

8. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

All information processed by us may be transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world, including, but not limited to, the United States or other countries, which may have data protection laws that are different from the laws where you live. We endeavor to safeguard your information consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

9. RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We store the personal information we collect as described in this Privacy Policy for as long as you use our Services or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide our Services, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, and comply with applicable laws.  

10. SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

This Supplemental Notice for California Residents only applies to our processing of personal information that is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). Source does not believe it is subject to the CCPA. That said, Source provides this supplemental notice for purpose of transparency. The CCPA provides California residents with the right to know what categories of personal information Source has collected about them and whether Source disclosed that personal information for a business purpose (e.g., to a service provider) in the preceding twelve months. California residents can find this information below:

Category of Personal Information Collected by Source

Categories of Third Parties Personal Information is Disclosed to for a Business Purpose

Identifiers

A real name, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers.

  • Service providers
  • Third-party websites or applications
  • Blockchain networks
  • Other users or third parties you interact with
  • Advertising partners

Personal information categories listed in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)

A name, signature, Social Security number, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information. Personal Information does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state, or local government records. Note: Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories

  • Service providers
  • Third-party websites or applications (e.g., wallet
  • providers; third-party identity verification services)
  • Blockchain networks
  • Other users or third parties you interact with
  • Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law

    Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).

  • Service providers (recruitment context).
  • Commercial information

    Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

  • Service providers
  • Blockchain networks
  • Other users or third parties you interact with
  • Internet or other electronic network activity

    Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement.

  • Service providers
  • Blockchain networks
  • Other users or third parties you interact with
  • Advertising partners
  • Professional or employment-related information

    Current or past job history or performance evaluations.

  • Service providers
  • Inferences drawn from other personal information to create a profile about a consumer

    Profile reflecting a consumer's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

  • Service providers
  • Advertising partners
  • The categories of sources from which we collect personal information and our business and commercial purposes for using personal information are set forth in “Personal Information we Collect” and “How We Use of Your Information” above, respectively.  

    “Sales” of Personal Information under the CCPA. For purposes of the CCPA, Source does not “sell” personal information, nor do we have actual knowledge of any “sale” of personal information of minors under 16 years of age.

    Additional Privacy Rights for California Residents

    Non-Discrimination. California residents have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of their rights conferred by the CCPA. 

    Authorized Agent. Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. To designate an authorized agent, please contact us as set forth in “Contact Us” below.

    Verification. When you make a request, we will ask you to provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative, which may include confirming the email address associated with any personal information we have about you. If you are a California resident and would like to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, please contact us as set forth in “Contact Us” below. We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws. 

    Accessibility. This Privacy Policy uses industry-standard technologies and was developed in line with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, version 2.1. If you wish to print this policy, please do so from your web browser or by saving the page as a PDF. 

    California Shine the Light. The California “Shine the Light” law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties.

    Right for minors to remove posted content. Where required by law, California residents under the age of 18 may request to have their posted content or information removed from the publicly viewable portions of the Services by contacting us directly as set forth in “Contact Us” below.

    11. SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS

    If you are a resident of Nevada, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of certain personal information to third parties who intend to license or sell that personal information. You can exercise this right by contacting us as set forth in “Contact Us” below with the subject line “Nevada Do Not Sell Request” and providing us with your name and the email address associated with your account. Please note that we do not currently sell your personal information as sales are defined in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A.

    12. CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

    The Services are not directed to children under 13 (or other age as required by local law), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may contact us as set forth in “Contact Us” below.  If we learn that we have collected a child’s personal information in violation of applicable law, we will promptly take steps to delete such information.

    13. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES/APPLICATIONS

    The Services may contain links to other websites/applications (such as Github) and other websites/applications may reference or link to our Services. These third-party services are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Providing personal information to third-party websites or applications is at your own risk. 

    14. SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY

    If you are located in the European Economic Area, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe our processing of your personal information violates applicable law.

    15. CONTACT US

    If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, or to exercise your rights as detailed in this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: 

    SOURCE, INC.
    95 3RD ST STE 100
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA
    94103
    privacy@source.network

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