privacy policy

This privacy policy was last updated on September 9th, 2022

1. introduction

This page explains which type of information Peach collects of its users during the use of it's products and services, and how this information is used.

When we speak of  "Peach",  "we",  "us"  or  "our",  we mean Peach S.A.R.L and its representatives. Peach Sàrl is a company registered, organized and existing under the laws of Switzerland, under company registration number CHE-158.025.408 whose registered office is at:

By "Buyer", we mean the party creating an offer on the platform to receive bitcoin from another user in exchange for a transfer of their currency of choice.

By "Seller", we mean the party creating an offer on the platform to send bitcoin to another user in exchange for a transfer of their currency of choice.

By "you", we mean any Peach accountholder and/or user of our services and products.

Peach is the controller of your personal data collected through the Service. One of our main priorities is the privacy of our users.

Please contact us if you have questions about our privacy practices that are not addressed in this Privacy Statement.

You must read this Privacy Policy together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice that we may provide at or around the time that we collect or process personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using that data.

2. General

If you choose to use our products and services, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect are used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree with the Privacy Policy, you should refrain from using the Service.

While we will strive to notify our users of any changes, the Privacy Policy may be updated by Peach at any time without any prior notice requirement. The current version is published on https://peachbitcoin.com/privacypolicy.html.

Our Service is not intended for use by nor directed at anyone under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 18. If you think that your child provided this kind of information , we strongly recommend you to contact us immediately and we will promptly remove such information.

3. what information we collect

3.1 on our website

We do not currently collect any user data via our website.

3.2 when you contact us

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email , the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

3.3 when you create an offer

To be able to make use of Peach you will enter information relating to the trades you would like to do in the form of an offer. The information you will provide is divided in three groups (see also 4.2):

  1. Publically available information

    • the amount of sats you want to buy or sell
    • the payment method(s) you want to use
    • the currencies you want to use
    • the premium at which you want to sell
  2. Information available to the counterparty

    • the details of your payment methods (e.g. IBAN, email address)
    • chat messages
  3. Information available to Peach

    • the bitcoin address you want to receive the bitcoin on

3.4 optionally shared data

Usage data

You have the possibility to help Peach optimalize the user experience in P2P-trading by automatically sending usage data. The data is collected in Google Firebase & Google Analytics.

You can toggle sharing usage data on/off in Settings > About Peach > Diagnostics

Crash reports

When the Peach app detects that the app has run into an unexpected issue, a crash report is generated.

You will be prompted to decide whether or not you would like to share this crash report to the Peach team. The Peach team can use this crash report to find the root cause and improve the software to avoid this problem occurring in the future.

The crash reports are collected in Google Firebase.

How and why we use and/or share your information

4.1 Lawful basis for processing your information

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

You will receive marketing messages from us if you have given us your consent to do so by signing up on the website.

To unsubscribe from marketing emails at any time, you can click the unsubscribe link that can be found at the bottom of any marketing email. You may also contact us to inform us if you do not wish to receive any marketing materials from us.

4.2 sharing your information

We share your information with the following parties:

4.3 disputes

When a dispute is opened, the party that opened the dispute will share their digital signature with Peach, allowing the mediator to decrypt the communication between the Buyer and the Seller. Peach gains access to your conversation and all other information required, including the payment details for the disputed contract by Peach to resolve the dispute for as long as the Dispute takes.

You will also be obliged to provide us with any proof to support your dispute claim such as account statements, payment details, ID etc. relative to the disputed trade. Any information which may be required for dispute resolution will be documented in the dispute.

Once a dispute is logged, a hash of the IP and other data will temporarily be stored for as long as the dispute is open. When an arbitrator regards the behavior of one of both parties as an attempt to defraud the counterparty, or as showing unwanted behavior, the dispute might result in a ban for the offending user. To this end a hash of the device ID and payment method data will be stored, in order to avoid the possibility of the banned user to create another account. This hash is a reference to the data, but not the data itself. It allows the system to flag users using the same data, without knowing the actual data itself.

5. security

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed or disclosed.

Communication between the Peach App and the Peach server uses SSL encryption.

6. contact

If you have any questions, comments, concerns or other correspondence, or if you think that we haven't followed this privacy policy, we can be contacted via email on [email protected]