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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


UKDCA – Privacy Policy  

Last updated 2 March 2014. 

UKDCA a company to be incorporated in the UK, until such time an informal partnership (“We”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. 

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data, and how we will use it. 


We may collect and process the following data about you: 

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site (“our site”). This includes information provided by you at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys, to be used by us for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;
  • Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs, other communication data and the resources that you access.


We may collect information about your computer, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.  


We use ‘cookies’ and similar technologies on our site. Cookies are small computer files which our site may store in your Internet browser, enabling your Internet browser and our site to communicate with each other. Other similar technologies may operate in a different way but, like cookies, are used to analyse how the website is being used.

Cookies enable us to record anonymous information about you, including: the type of Internet browser you use to access our site, your computer operating system, the websites you visited before visiting our site, the areas of our site you visit, how long you visit our site and your IP address (which can provide information about your approximate geographic location). We do not use Cookies to determine your individual identity.

We may use cookies in order to:

  • learn about how our site is being used and which types of individuals are using the website
  • recognise you when you return to our site
  • record which other websites have referred users to our site
  • optimise our site and improve our services
  • make it easier for you to fill in forms on our site
  • enable our site to remember your preferences
  • enable aspects of the website to be customised; and
  • provide relevant advertising.

Some cookies will be deleted when you close your Internet browser, others will remain on your Internet browser until they are deleted or they reach their expiry date.

We will retain information received from our use of cookies for up to one year. This information may be stored by Google as part of our use of Google Analytics.

For more information about cookies, please visit If you do not wish for us to use cookies when you use our site, please adjust your Internet browser settings to decline cookies (your computer’s help file should tell you how to do this). If you choose to decline cookies, some parts of our site may not work properly. By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies as described above.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA, who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers and any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of the data you transmit to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. 


We use information held about you in the following ways: 

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • To inform you about UKDCA events, working groups, committee meetings and similar events or similar events held by third parties;
  • To inform you about the products, services provided by third parties involved in digital currency;
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • To notify you about changes to our services.

We will contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) or by telephone with information about our services or those of third parties. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, please inform us by email.  

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience. 


We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006. 

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances: 

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
  • If we, or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held about customers will be one of the transferred assets,
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions or other agreements; or to protect our rights, property, customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can also exercise the right, at any time, to prevent such processing by contacting us by email. Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of a minimum of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to our Support team by email on [email protected].

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