Today, most blockchain applications are initially deployed to private networks or networks with a limited number of nodes. While these networks provide ability to control access to data and greater transaction throughput, they do also have their drawbacks, limiting the ability for blockchain applications to be fully trusted and adopted.
Fern provides decentralisation as a service. Our goal is to allow any blockchain to add security and trust to their network by providing access to a community of identifiable, yet anonymous, node and oracle providers. Blockchains that require additional, independent nodes and oracles can request them from the Fern community. These third-party nodes from Fern provide the additional decentralization that can allow members of limited-node networks to be trusted and applications to grow.
Systematically add nodes as needed to ensure the level of security in any blockchain
Dual-security method to separate identity vs anonymity, and secured by Fern
Fern also supports the most widely used smart contract-based blockchain software
Fern blockchain can scale to thousands of nodes as needed for each network
Once a blockchain application network has connected with independent providers of nodes and oracles, they’ll be able to view all activity from their dashboard.Send a request
Last Updated: April 2018
In providing you with our website (our "Website") and enabling you to purchase tokens (the "Tokens"), and when you otherwise interact with us, we naturally collect information about you.
References in this notice to "personal data" describes information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person (including information about that person's activities, such as use of the Website and their purchase of Tokens).
Please read the following information carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data.
The personal data we collect or have about you will come from different sources. Some of it will be provided by you and others will be collected from your activity on our Website or when you go through the authorisation process and purchase Tokens.
The three main areas of collection of your personal data arise in the following circumstances and for the following main purposes:
At a more granular level, we use personal data to:
We collect and use the following information about you:
When you visit the Website, we collect the information sent to us by your computer, mobile phone, or other access device. This information is:
When you access the Website, we place small data files called cookies on your computer or other device. We use these technologies to recognize you as having visited the Website previously, customise our Website for and to monitor usage of our Website.
In addition to the information collected when you access our Website, we collect your full name, telephone number, address, email address, phone number, IP address, survey responses, your status as a non-U.S. Person, your digital wallet address, and any other information you choose to provide when you:
When we undertake AML or KYC verification, we will ask you to provide additional information, scanned or depicted documents from you, such as photo of your passport of other identity card to show proof of identity as well as documentation that evidences your proof of address or documents or online database information to confirm the status, your date of birth, place of birth, country of legal residence. We will also ask how much you plan to invest.
We also ask you a bit about yourself and a link to your profile but this is optional.
We also collect information about your computer or other access devices for fraud prevention, KYC or AML purposes and other information where required by terms of the Token Purchase Agreement.
We are sometimes required to compare the personal data you provide with third party databases in order to verify its accuracy and confirm your identity to comply with relevant AML regulations and KYC regulations.
We collect this information so:
Please note, that such data and documentation is gathered for the purposes of conformity with law and international security practices and regulations.
We do not intentionally collect any sensitive personal information, such as information about your religion, race, ethnicity and/or political views.
When you use a location-enabled device to access our Website or request the purchase of Tokens, we may collect geographical location data or use various means to determine the location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for instance, provide data on nearby cell towers and wi-fi access spots.
We do this so that we can verify your location to ensure compliance with applicable laws including AML and KYC rules. This may include the blocking from certain countries where the usage of our Website and/or buying of Tokens are prohibited by that country.
Information about your hardware and software may be automatically collected by us. This information can include usage information that includes your interactions with the Website, device information, such as unique device identifiers, operating system information, internet service provider, IP address, screen resolution, language, the date and time of each of your log-ins and requests. This information is used for the operation of the Website, to maintain quality of the Website, and to provide general statistics regarding use of Website and can be received otherwise.
Both MailChimp and Eventbrite participate in and have certified compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. All data transferred to these parties in the United States of America is pursuant to their compliance with the Privacy Shield Framework and the Framework's applicable Principles.
Except where we retain your personal data in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or as otherwise required by law, in which event we will retain your data for as long as necessary for that purpose, as needed to provide services to our users of our Website and purchasers of Tokens, we will hold:
We use relevant electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the privacy of the information you provide to the Company from loss, misuse, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Please note that transmission of data or information (including communications by e-mail) over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks is not one hundred percent secure.
Our Website is not designed or targeted toward users who might be under the age of 18 years old. If you are under 18 years old (or the age of majority in your country), you should not use our Website or purchase, or attempt to purchase, Tokens.
To Parents or guardians: We need help to guard your children's privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their and your personal information while using Internet.
Our web-resources and web-resources of our affiliates, licensees, agents etc. in the part they use under our license or assignment does not publish any data that is targeted to children. We advise you to refrain your children from using web-resources, mentioned in this paragraph and ask them not to use them.
In certain circumstances you have rights in relation to the personal data we hold about you. We set out below an outline of those rights and how to exercise them. Please note that we will require you to verify your identity before responding to any requests to exercise your rights.
To exercise any of your rights, please email email@example.com. Please note that for each of the rights below we may have valid legal reasons to refuse your request, in such instances we will let you know if that is the case.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how we process your personal data, please contact us in the first instance at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to deal with your request. This is without prejudice to your right to launch a claim with the Information Commissioner's Office or the data protection supervisory authority in the EU country in which you live or work where you think we have infringed data protection laws.
If we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the new policy here. Where the revised version includes any material changes to how process your data, we will notify you by email. We encourage you to periodically check back to remain up to date on our privacy practices.