1. Effective Date; Changes
This Policy applies to all information collected by or provided to us in connection with the Site. When we make any material changes to this Policy, we will change the Effective Date above and will inform you by email sent to the address associated with your Site account and/or through the Site the next time you log in. We will treat your continued use of the Site following such notice as your acceptance of the changes.
2. Third Parties The Site may contain, and we may send to registered users, offers from third parties or links to third-party websites.
This Policy does not apply to information that you may provide to or that may be collected by third parties. We encourage you to request that such third parties provide you with their applicable privacy policies and other terms and conditions before engaging with or making a purchase from such third parties.
3. Information We Collect Information You Submit.
When you log into or create an account with the Site, we collect information you provide in the applicable form and information that you associate with your account. This information includes personally identifiable information such as your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, LinkedIn URL, and password. When we refer to “personally identifiable information” in this Policy, we mean information that we can directly associate with a specific person or entity without additional information. To the extent you decline to share certain personally identifiable information with us, we may not be able to provide some or all of the features and functionalities found on the Site.
Information Collected Automatically about Your Site Activities and Device. When you use the Site and the features made available on the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your Site activities and your device.
Profile Information. We collect information when you establish a profile on the Site that may be viewed by other Site users. For example, your profile may contain information such as your first and last name, your city, your investing preferences (such as interests in a particular sector or technology, number of investments or deals, and average investment size), the URL of your LinkedIn profile, your activity feed (such as your “likes,” “follows,” and other information collected automatically about your Site activities, as described above), and any other information that you add to your profile (such as your favorite investors).
Messaging Information. We collect information when you use the messaging features of our Site. For example, when you send a message to a startup, investor, potential investor, expert, or other user, we collect the content and title of your message, the date and time that the message was sent, and the names of the sender and recipients. We may monitor the content of these messages to ensure compliance with applicable laws and our terms and policies, and we may share the messages with FINRA, the SEC, or any relevant broker-dealer to comply with applicable laws. We also may revoke access to the messaging features if we determine in our sole discretion that users have sent inappropriate or unlawful messages. If you save notes on Propel(x), these will be stored in our database and we will have access to these notes.
Information from Social Networks. We may allow you to link your Site account with your LinkedIn account in connection with determination of accredited investor status. When you do this, LinkedIn may provide us with access to certain information that you have provided to LinkedIn (such as your profile picture, professional experience, and connections), and we may use, store, and disclose such information in accordance with this Policy. Please remember that the manner in which LinkedIn uses, stores, and discloses your information is governed by the terms and conditions and privacy policies of LinkedIn, and not the Company. We also may collect information about you if you interact with our blog, or with our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and other similar services.
Online Tracking and Cookies. The Site may use web beacons, cookies, and other online tracking mechanisms to collect information. “Beacons” (also often referred to as “pixels”) are tiny graphics on a web page designed to track when a page is viewed. Beacons also can be inserted into emails in order to track certain information, including whether an email has been opened. “Cookies” are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters that are downloaded by your web browser or mobile device when you visit a website. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies when you access and use the Site. Cookies may be used, for example, to remember your user account information and your preferences, to customize the interface of the Site for you, and to assist us in measuring and analyzing Site traffic. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Site. Persistent cookies can be removed. Please review your browser’s documentation to learn the best way to modify your cookie settings. You can take steps to limit tracking by erasing cookies from your computer’s hard drive and by setting your browser to block all cookies or warn you before a cookie is stored. We partner with certain third parties to collect non-personally identifiable information, including as described in Section 8 (“Online Behavioral Advertising”). These third parties may use web logs, web beacons, or other online tracking mechanisms, and they may set and access cookies on your computer or other device.
We may combine personally identifiable information collected through the Site with other information that we collect about you in other contexts—such as our communications with you via email, phone, or postal mail. We also may combine the information that we collect from you with information provided by third parties, such as information you provide to our partners and service providers, public records, background check information, and consumer reports. We will handle such combined information in accordance with this Policy.
4. How We Use Information
We may use the information we collect about you for a variety of purposes, including:
5. How We Disclose Information
We disclose the information that we collect about you as follows:
6. Legal Requirements and Other Special Circumstances
We will use and disclose information where we, in good faith, believe that the law or legal process (such as a court order, search warrant, or subpoena) requires us to do so; to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or violations of our terms and conditions; or in other circumstances where we believe is necessary to protect the rights or property of the Company, our users, and third parties. This may include Investor Verification Information.
7. Online Behavioral Advertising
The Site enables third-party tracking mechanisms to collect information about your activities on the Site and on third-party websites for use in online behavioral advertising. For example, third parties may use the fact that you visited the Site to target online ads for Company services to you on non-Company websites. In addition, our third-party advertising networks might use information about your use of the Site to help target non-Company advertisements based on your online activities in general. For information about behavioral advertising practices, including privacy and confidentiality, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website, or the Digital Advertising Alliance website.
The use of online tracking mechanisms by third parties is subject to those third parties’ own privacy policies, and not this Policy. If you prefer to prevent third parties from setting and accessing cookies on your computer, you may set your browser to block cookies. Additionally, you may remove yourself from the targeted advertising of companies within the Network Advertising Initiative by opting out here, or of companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance program by opting out here. Like many websites, the Site does not currently respond to “do not track” browser headers, but you can limit tracking through these third-party programs by taking the steps discussed above.
8. Your Choices
You can log into your Site account and view or amend your user account information or privacy settings at any time. Please note that while changes to your account information are reflected promptly in active user databases, our servers may retain previously provided information. Note that changes to, or deletion of, your Site account user information does not affect any other information collected by the Company, which the Company may retain and continue to use or disclose in accordance with this Policy.
If you do not wish to receive marketing or promotional emails from us, you can opt-out of receiving such emails by clicking the unsubscribe link that appears at the bottom of each email. We will not provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent.
The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited access servers. We will maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information. However, no security measures are 100% effective and we cannot guarantee the security of your personally identifiable information.
10. Transfer as Corporate Asset
In the event of a merger, acquisition, sale of capital stock or assets, strategic investment, reorganization, consolidation, or similar transaction involving the Company, the information we possess (including personally identifiable information and Investor Verification Information) may be transferred as a corporate asset or disclosed to the acquiring entity, provided that such entity will continue to handle such information in accordance with this Policy.
11. Transfer to the U.S. or Other Countries
The Company is established in and uses facilities in the United States. Your information will be transferred to, stored, and otherwise processed in the United States or other countries where the Company has facilities. The Company also may subcontract the processing of your data to, or otherwise share your data with, third parties in the United States or countries other than your country of residence. The data protection laws in these countries may be different from, and less stringent than, those in your country of residence. By using the Site or by providing any information to the Company, you consent to such transfer and processing of information outside of your country, even if your country has more rigorous data protection standards.
12. Children under 13
The Company does not knowingly collect information from children under 13 and the Site is intended for adults over the age of 18. If you are a parent and believe that your child under the age of 13 has used the Site and provided information to us through the Site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the mailing address at the end of this Policy, and we will work to delete that Site account and any such information.
13. Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at email@example.com (please include “Attn: Privacy Questions” in the subject line) or at:
Attn: Privacy Questions
EvoNexus Fintech Incubator
950 Park Place
San Mateo, CA 94403