Last Updated: 2023.03.10
our future subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively,
“Amboss,” “we,” or “us”) collect, use, and disclose information about
access or use our websites, mobile applications, and other online
our “Services”), or when you otherwise interact with us. Our Services
include a searchable database of information relating to the Lightning
Network and a marketplace for the sale of Lightning Network channels. We
may provide different or additional notices of our privacy practices
with respect to certain products or services, in which case this Privacy
Policy may not apply.
we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this policy. We
may also provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a
statement to the Services or sending you a notification), such as in
about our information practices and the choices available to you.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we
collect information directly from you when you create an account, fill
out a form, engage in a transaction, request customer support, or
otherwise communicate with us. In particular, we may collect account
information such as your email address, Telegram account, webhook URL,
and any other information you choose to provide.
Information We Collect Automatically
We automatically collect certain information when you interact with us
or our Services, including:
- Node Information: We collect information about node(s) on the
Lightning Network, including the alias, color, features, public key,
balance information, and size of the backup. Nodes may also
independently share other information with us that is hosted on the
nodes platform, such as social media information, community
information, or other identifying information.
- Channel Information: We also collect information about the channels on
the Lightning Network, including the fees, response times, transaction
IDs, and peer ratings associated with the channel.
- Transaction Information: When you engage in a transaction through the
Services, we collect information about the transaction, such as the
date, time, and amount of the transaction.
- User Reported Information: we also receive information from users
about transactions on the Lightning Network to which Amboss is not a
party, including payment forwards, failed forwards, node online
status, history, and balance.
- Device and Usage Information: We collect information about how you
access our Services, including data about the device and network you
use, such as your hardware model, operating system version, mobile
network, IP address, unique device identifiers, browser type, and app
version. We also collect information about your activity on our
Services, such as access times, pages viewed, links clicked, and the
page you visited before navigating to our Services.
- Information Collected by Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies: We
(and those who perform work for us) may use tracking technologies,
such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information about your
interactions with the Services. Cookies are small data files stored on
your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Services
and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are
popular, and count visits. Web beacons (also known as “pixel tags” or
“clear GIFs”) are electronic images that we use on our Services and in
our emails to help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage
and campaign effectiveness. For more information about cookies and how
to disable them, see the Your Choices section below.
Information We Collect from Other Sources
We may obtain information from other sources. For example, we may
collect information from advertising networks, and data analytics
providers. This information may include your name, email address, and
phone number. Additionally, if you create or log into your Amboss
account through a third-party platform (such as Telegram), we may have
access to certain information from that platform, such as your name,
telephone number, and profile picture, in accordance with the
authorization procedures determined by such platform.
We may also work with identity verification vendors to conduct “know
your customer” or “know your business” checks. You may be asked to share
information with such vendors (e.g., name, address, social security
number, and driver’s license) so the vendors can tell us whether you
have successfully completed the check and are authorized to use the
We will also use vendors that provide background information about
social media profiles we collect and information about the source of
funds from the transaction IDs referenced above.
USE OF INFORMATION
We use the information we collect to manage your account, facilitate
transactions, and report information about nodes on the Lightning
Network (e.g., “Node X received Y payments last month”). We may also use
the information we collect to:
- Provide, maintain, improve, and develop new products and services,
including to debug and repair errors in our Services;
- Personalize your experience with us;
- Send you technical notices, security alerts, support messages and
other transactional or relationship messages;
- Communicate with you about products, services, and events offered by
Amboss and others and provide news and information that we think will
interest you (see the Your Choices section below for information about
how to opt out of these communications at any time);
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with
our products and services;
- Personalize the advertisements you see when you use our Services;
- Facilitate contests, sweepstakes, and promotions and process and
deliver entries and rewards;
- Detect, investigate, and help prevent security incidents and other
malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity and help protect
the rights and property of Amboss and others;
- Comply with our legal and financial obligations;
- Create de-identified, anonymized or aggregated information; and
- Carry out any other purpose described to you at the time the
information was collected.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
We share personal information in the following circumstances or as
otherwise described in this policy:
- We share personal information with vendors, service providers,
contractors and consultants that access personal information to
perform work for us, such as companies that assist us with web
hosting, identity verification, fraud prevention, customer service,
email delivery, and marketing and advertising.
- We reserve the right to make the information described above publicly
available on our Services (including through our APIs) and to sell
certain of that information to our customers.
- We may disclose personal information if we believe that disclosure is
in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law or legal
process, including lawful requests by public authorities to meet
national security or law enforcement requirements.
- We may share personal information if we believe that your actions are
inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, if we believe that
you have violated the law, or if we believe it is necessary to protect
the rights, property, and safety of Amboss, our users, the public, or
- We may share personal information with our lawyers and other
professional advisors where necessary to obtain advice or otherwise
protect and manage our business interests.
- We may share personal information in connection with, or during
negotiations concerning, any merger, sale of company assets,
financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by
- Personal information may be shared between and among Amboss and our
current and future parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries and other
companies under common control and ownership.
- We may share personal information with your consent or at your
CHANNEL BALANCE SHARING
One of our features is called Channel Balance Sharing. Through Channel
Balance Sharing, we present the current state of channel balances and
the aggregate flow of funds through the Lightning Network (
“Channel Balance Insights”). To present Channel Balance Insights,
we collect raw channel balance data.
We do not use the raw data to identify any
individuals or transactions.
As soon as we have generated the Channel Balance Insights we delete the
underlying raw data. (This typically occurs within 24 hours.)
TRANSFER OF INFORMATION
Amboss is headquartered in the United States and we have operations and
vendors in the United States and other countries. Therefore, we and
those that perform work for us may transfer your personal information
to, or store or access it in, jurisdictions that may not provide levels
of data protection that are equivalent to those of your home
You may update and correct certain account information at any time by
logging in to your account or contacting us.
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you can usually adjust your browser settings to remove or reject browser
cookies. Please note that removing or rejecting cookies could affect the
availability and functionality of our Services.
You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from Amboss by following
the instructions in those communications or by contacting us. If you opt
out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as those about
your account or our ongoing business relations.
at [email protected].