Last modified: January 28, 2015

Welcome to the Digital Currency Council (“DCC”). We know you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. We want to provide you with exceptional service, but we understand that you may have questions regarding your personal information and how it will be used. Because we need to collect, store, and/or use information about you in order to perform the services you requested, it is important that you understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of your personal information. If you have any questions, comments, or complaints regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at


  1. Applicability

This policy discloses which information we collect, how we use it, and the choices you can make regarding the collection and use of this information. We also explain how any personally identifiable information that we may request will be used.


  1. Communications from Our Website

When you register on our website you will receive emails that confirm specific actions you requested. These notifications are typically sent to notify you of a change in status, or for legal or security purposes. If you refuse to accept these, you may not be able to use our website and services. You can opt-out of certain notifications here.


  1. The Information We Collect

We collect several types of information from and about users of our website, including:

  1. Personally identifiable information, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
  2. Information that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as your IP Address or other information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.
  3. Information needed to be collected in order to process transactions in the marketplace.


  1. How We Collect this Information

We collect this information:

  1. Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  2. Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies.
  3. From third parties, for example, our business partners.


  1. How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us:

  1. To present our website and its contents to you.
  2. For our everyday business purposes such as to process your transactions, maintain your account, or respond to court orders and legal investigations.
  3. For our marketing purposes to offer our products and services to you, such as advertisements, by us through third parties, such as Google. Some of these third parties use cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to our website.
  4. For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes about your transactions and experiences.
  5. To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
  6. To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
  7. To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  8. For any other purpose with your consent.


  1. Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users as well as any information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. Any information that is publicly available, such as information in our member directory, is not considered confidential and may be disclosed without restriction. We may disclose your personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy to:

  1. Visitors to our website, including members and non-members.
  2. Our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  3. Contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
  4. A buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of Company’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us is among the assets transferred.
  5. To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it or with your consent.
  6. To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including responding to any government or regulatory request.
  7. To enforce or apply our terms of use, and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.
  8. If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Digital Currency Council, our customers or others.


  1. Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You can review and change your personal information by logging into the website and visiting your account profile page. You may also e-mail us at to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.


  1. Web-Related Information Collection

We, and our third party partners, may use cookies, local shared objects, and similar technology in connection with your use of our website and third parties’ websites. We and/or third parties may send a cookie that can be stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Some of these cookies may have long-term expiration dates (e.g. persistent cookies) while others may expire when you close your browser (e.g. Session ID cookies).


Cookies are small data files sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies enable the web server to load webpages according to a user’s preferences for that particular site. They are also used to gather statistical data, such as which pages are visited, what is downloaded, the ISP’s domain name and country of origin, as well as your “click stream” activity (meaning, the paths taken by visitors to our site as they navigate from page to page) and transactional attributes in accordance with information you voluntarily submit in the course of using our site. This anonymous data is aggregated for analysis to ensure proper functioning of our site as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.


Most importantly, cookies help us protect your account’s security. Session ID cookies follow your activities on our site so that we can ensure that no one is making changes to your profile or applying for loans, and expire when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies that remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time so that we can recognize you when you return to our website. It may be possible to disable some cookies through your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect your ability to use our website. The method for disabling cookies may vary by device and browser, but can usually be found in preferences or security settings. All of the information transmitted by cookies is encrypted and no personal information is stored.


  1. Compliance with State and Federal Laws

This privacy policy may not constitute your entire set of privacy rights, as these may vary from state to state. For example, California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our website that are California residents to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to


  1. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

As technologies, laws, and user needs change, our site, its features, our services, and our products will also change. We may need to make updates to this privacy policy in order to implement these changes. The “last modified” information posted at the top of this privacy reflects the most recent date that this policy was updated. Any updates to this policy become effective when we post the updates on the website. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by posting notice on the website home page, prior to the change becoming effective. Your use of the website following the update to the privacy policy means that you accept the updated policy.


  1. Contact Information


For additional information, or if you have any questions regarding this policy or the privacy practices at the DCC, please submit your questions or comments directly at:


Digital Currency Council

1440 Broadway, Floor 23

New York, NY 10018