Increasingly realistic forged cards have been emerging in the last few years. Even if you never buy any counterfeits, your collection may still lose value. The consensus is that today’s counterfeits can be identified by experts, but the forgeries of the future may be much more challenging to detect. So how will you prove in future years that the cards you have today are genuine?
Registering in Vaultarch
a card’s images, your identity, and generating automated timestamps, will protect your card from being accused of being a future forgery.
The sooner you take action the better. The clock is ticking.
Firstly you can relax: your valuable cards are documented securely and persistently in the data store, associated with your identity, and a timestamp. Other users cannot see your cards or profile.
Secondly, you can add more information to your card history over time. You can detail the source of the card, including images of sales receipts etc. You can add more refined images of the cards, or, if the condition of the card changes, through damage or alter, you can add new images.
Thirdly, if you want to sell your card, you can show the physical card, and a prospective buyer to bring up the picture on his own phone. He can then compare the high resolution image with his your card to know that this card has transfer its ownership with Vaultech to some other member, when you the new owner will also get all the timestamps as proof of provenance, facilitating the sale or exchange.
When you want to sell or exchange a card, open your Vaultarch on your mobile.
The future owner can compare the Card in the system with the physical one and see it is the same. You can show him the history of the card and timestamps to add a level of trust and security.
When the physical Card is exchanged, you can transfer the ownership, so that the new owner has it in his/her Vaultarch.
Imagine you want to insure your Cards, or if they get stolen.
Having a record of the Cards, all in your Vaultarch, with authentic timestamps becomes paramount in proving you owned them in the first place and estimating the amount of your loss.
Even if you just lend some cards to a friend, if you have a record in Vaultarch, you can check which one is yours out of a playset.
We are working with insurance companies on how to provide a way to fully secure you in this scenario.
Take your mobile phone out, log into your Vaultarch, and take photos of the card fronts and backs and entering their Name and additional information. Images can also be uploaded from your PC or Mac.The transparent or see-through picture can be taken in a "dark box" environment, and will be used to generate the card fingerprint. We are working on image recognition technologies to make it faster and allow bulk entries, but it takes a bit of time to get it right, so you may have to wait a bit to try that. So for now, if needed, we can help you to physically meet and enter your cards in your Vaultarch if you live in Hong Kong, contact us.
Vaultarch is a security portal by the community and for the community, adding a layer of technology stamps, we cannot check if cards are genuine nor ensure it.
However, we have set up a process with Experts allowing them to check the genuine nature of your cards in the physical world, and Validate in the system that they are not forgeries, ensuring a healthy community.
Some tools such as picture zoom are also available for Experts to make quick expertise checks online.
We are starting the service on a subscription basis (details yet to be finalized)!
During the Beta, we will keep it free for users, assuming servers costs.
Go to our website: www.vaultarch.com .... Oh wait, you are on it already!
We are currently in BETA mode, so you will need an Invite Code to Signup. To get one of those, you can either contact us, and we will see if we still have some to give you, or someone already using the service can transfer you cards.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any issue, we are working on making the system better.
Vaultarch Limited is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with any other documents referred to in it) 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 treat it.
1 Information collection
1.1 In order to provide a better service to you, we may collect and process the following data about you:
(a) information that you provide by filling in forms on our site https://www.vaultarch.com (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information at other times, for example in connection with a promotion or when you report a problem with our site;
(b) if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
(c) we may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;
(d) details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders;
(e) details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.
1.2 We only retain personal data for so long as it is necessary. Data may be archived as long as the purpose for which the data was used still exists.
2 Uses made of the information
2.1 The purposes for which information may be used by us in and outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region include:
(a) ensuring that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
(b) providing you with alerts, newsletter, education materials or information that you requested or signed up to;
(c) carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
(d) allowing you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
(e) designing and conducting surveys/questionnaires for client profiling/segmentation, statistical analysis, improving and furthering the provision our products and services;
(f) complying with laws and regulations applicable to us or any of our affiliates in or outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region;
(g) legal proceedings, including collecting overdue amounts and seeking professional advices;
(h) researching, designing and launching services or products including seminars/events/forums;
(i) promoting and marketing services and products subject to your exercise of the opt-out right (please see further details in clause 2.2 below); or
(j) purposes directly related or incidental to the above.
2.2 We intend to use your data in direct marketing and we require your consent (which includes an indication of no objection) for that purpose. In this connection, please note that:
(a) your name, contact details (including address, contact number, email address), products and services information, transaction pattern and behaviour, background and demographic data held by us from time to time may be used by us in direct marketing;
(b) the following classes of services, products and subjects may be marketed in direct marketing:
(i) services and products related to our site and/or our affiliates (including marketing affiliates programs we are a part of);
(ii) reward, loyalty or privileges programmes, promotional offers and related services; and
(iii) invitations to events such as seminars/webinars/tele-seminars, conferences, live programs or events.
(c) We may conduct direct marketing via fax, email, direct mail, telephone and other means of communication or send e-newsletters to you. You may choose not to receive promotional materials, by simply telling us (see below for contact details), and we will cease to do so, without charge.
3 Disclosure of your information
3.1 We will keep the personal data we hold confidential but may provide information to:
(a) personnel, agents, advisers, auditors, contractors, financial institutions, and service providers in connection with our operations or services;
(b) our overseas offices, affiliates, business partners and counterparts (if any);
(c) persons under a duty of confidentiality to us;
(d) persons to whom we are required to make disclosure under applicable laws and regulations in or outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; or
(e) actual or proposed transferees or participants of our services in or outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
4.2 A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
4.3 We use the following cookies:
(a) Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
(b) Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
4.5 We may use the following third party web analytic services on the website. The service providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyse how visitors use the website. The information collected through these means (including IP address) is disclosed to these service providers, who use the information to evaluate use of the website. These analytic services may use the data collected to contextualise and personalise the marketing materials of their own advertising network.
4.6 Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google's ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics is in accordance with their policies: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
4.7 You can prevent Google's collection and processing of data by using the Google Ads Settings page or downloading and installing their browser plug-in (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).
4.8 You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
5.1 All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. 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 a password with anyone.
5.2 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 your data transmitted to our site; 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.
7 Data transfers
We may hold your data on servers in Amazon Web Services and any other territories as we see fit from time to time. We may also transfer your data to our overseas offices or to any people listed at clause 3.1 above, who may be located in or outside of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
8 Your consent and rights
8.1 By using our service, making an application or visiting our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information and other activities as outlined in this policy.
8.2 Under the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the "Ordinance"), individuals have the right:
(a) to check whether we hold personal data about you and to access such data;
(b) to require us to correct as soon as reasonably practicable any data relating to you which is inaccurate;
(c) to ascertain our policies and practices in relation to personal data and the kind of personal data held by us; and
(d) to object to the use of your personal data for marketing purposes and we shall not use your personal data for marketing purposes after you communicate your objection to us.
8.3 You may exercise your opt-out right by notifying us if you wish to object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. Please send requests for such objections, access to data, correction of data, information regarding policies and practices and kinds of data held, questions or complaints to:
8.4 In accordance with the terms of the Ordinance, we have the right to and may charge a reasonable fee for processing any data access request.
9 Governing law and jurisdiction
Last updated: 18 March 2016
Vaultarch Ltd does not own any rights on the pictures of cards uploaded on the platform and is in no way linked with any producer of these cards such as but not limited to Wizards of the Coast.
Magic the Gathering, FNM is TM and copyright Wizards of the Coast, Inc, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved. This site is unaffiliated. Articles and comments are user-submitted and do not represent official endorsements of this site.
Vaultarch Ltd will not charge anything during the BETA phase, but is open for Donations. All the money collected that way will be used to support the development of the product and make it fully available and as refined as possible. We are a Hong Kong based recorded company and can be reached by e-mail in the Contact section regarding any question.
Do we use 'cookies'?
Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It will turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly, including but not limited to Persistent Login.
Send us an email with your enquiry, and we will try to answer it as fast as possible.
Our team is mainly located in Hong Kong, so expect a bit of delay depending your timezone.
If it is a major issue, we may already be working on it, but please, contact us if you experience anything.
We currently are in Beta Mode, so we do not guarantee that every issue will be answered very fast, but we will try to go by priority and hopefully solve them all to deliver the best quality of service we can.
We have a Medium blog, and we try to post on it when we have some time for it... right now, we recignize it is a bit empty ;)
We also have a Newsletter in order to inform users and other people interested in Vaultarch about our news once a month.
We love images, send a CV including all the information about you that you think is relevant for this position.Write an E-mail
We are looking for people to increase our ability to work on cards as well as extend the network of Experts. Do not hesitate to contact us if you think you can help us on this.Write an E-mail
We are a small team in Hong Kong, and we never have enough time to go and see users and shops, as well as contact all possible partners. Don't hesitate to contact us if you are passionate about business development and have some knowledge about collectible card games.Write an E-mail