Last updated: August 13, 2014
1. Scope of this Policy.
1.1. Scope. This policy applies to information we collect on sites and applications owned or controlled by VerifyInvestor. We may link to other websites over which we have no control. VerifyInvestor is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other websites. You may wish to review the privacy policies of those sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.
1.2. Information We Collect. We collect information about you when you use the Service. We collect Personally Identifiable Information only when you specifically and knowingly disclose such information. We automatically collect information about how you use the Service, the areas of the Service that you visit, as well as information about your computer or mobile device including your IP address, device ID, physical location, browser and operating system type, and referring URLs. This information is necessary for providing personalized and location-based content as well as for analyzing the use of resources, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our services. We only use this information for debugging purposes and for aggregating anonymous usage and traffic statistics.
2. How We Use Information
2.1. Information Collected: We use the information we collect to provide our services, respond to you, operate and improve the Service, and foster a positive user experience. By providing any information about you while using the Service, including any Personally Identifiable Information, you have consented for us to use all such information ("Service Necessary Information") in the following ways:
- to inform you of promotions and other products or services available from us or third parties who may have a relationship with us;
- to enable you to contact us and for us to respond to you
- to conduct surveys and to publish the results thereof;
- to serve you ads when you visit the Service;
- to generate internal reports about the use of the Service generally; and
- to provide your Service Necessary Information (including, but not limited to, your name and email address) to Requesting Parties and other third parties as necessary to provide the Service.
3. How We Share the Information We Collect
3.1. General. We will not trade, share, rent, sell, or give away Personally Identifiable Information which we collect to third parties except as necessary to provide the Service. We may trade, share, rent, sell or give away non-identifying information to third parties.
3.2. Our Service Providers and Strategic Partners. We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to our service providers and strategic partners. These third party service providers will have access to Personally Identifiable Information needed to perform their functions but may not use it for other purposes (e.g. we may share your credit card information with credit card processing companies). We may also offer certain services through third parties and when you use or subscribe to such services, you provide information directly to the third party service providers.
3.3. Enforcement. We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information or otherwise use such information to communicate with you if required or permitted to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process or any governmental request; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of VerifyInvestor and its users and licensees; (iii) enforce our applicable service agreements; or (iv) protect the personal safety or interests of VerifyInvestor’s employees and consultants, other users of the Service, or members of the public in urgent circumstances. We may also disclose any of your Personally Identifiable Information to law enforcement or other appropriate third parties in connection with criminal investigations, investigation of fraud, infringement of intellectual property rights, or other suspected illegal activities, or as otherwise may be required by applicable law, or, as we deem necessary in our sole discretion, in order to protect the legitimate legal and business interests of VerifyInvestor.
3.4. Personal Information Stripped. We may share specific information about your demographic and financial characteristics that you disclose to us as part of using the Service (“Personal Characteristics Information”) with third parties for marketing purposes and for purposes of allowing us to sell information and data about users of our Service so long as no Personally Identifiable Information is disclosed as part of Personal Characteristics Information and recipients of Personal Characteristics Information agree to not attempt to learn the personal identity of the individual that is the subject of Personal Characteristics Information.
3.5. Aggregated General Information. We may share aggregated general information about the Service with our corporate partners, investors, advertisers or others. Aggregate general information includes without limitation the number of users of the Service, revenue including payments by the users, usage statistics and user feedback. Aggregated general information does not include Personally Identifiable Information.
3.6. Sharing of Information With Requesting Parties. We may share your Service Necessary Information with any Requesting Parties as part of providing the Service. You acknowledge that certain Requesting Parties may be Intermediaries and that the Service may enable Requesting Parties to share any of your Service Necessary Information with other third parties or other Requesting Parties. We might not track how any Requesting Party uses your Service Necessary Information, and you acknowledge that any Requesting Party may themselves choose to share your Service Necessary Information with other third parties, such as by example only, if a Requesting Party is an Intermediary such as a crowdfunding portal who shares information about your accredited investor status with different issuers on their portal. We may take certain steps as part of operating the Service to inform you about possible steps for you to take if we believe that a Requesting Party is an Intermediary but you acknowledge that we have no responsibility for and make no representations about the use by any Requesting Party of any of the following: information you provide to us, Service Necessary Information and Personally Identifiable Information. All agreements between an Investor and a Requesting Party must be entered into directly between an Investor and a Requesting Party, and we have no responsibility for nor make any representations regarding any such agreement or any obligations between an Investor and a Requesting Party.
We take industry-standard security measures to protect against unauthorized access to, or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of, users’ information. More information about the security steps we take can be found by visiting the following link to our FAQ on Security: https://www.verifyinvestor.com/support#security. While no computer is 100% safe from outside attacks, we believe that the steps we have taken to protect your Personally Identifiable Information drastically reduce the likelihood security problems to a level appropriate to the type of information involved. If you have any questions regarding which measures and techniques we use, feel free to contact us.
We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible and encourage you to promptly update your information if it changes. You may also request us to remove your account information from our databases and we will try to remove as much information as possible. However, as we generally keep information related to past transactions for our records, we will not be able to completely remove your information.
The Service is not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13.
8. Contact Information
9.1. California Privacy Rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us through our contact page.
9.2. Opting Out of Future Communications. If you wish to opt out of receiving future communications from the Service not necessary for us to provide the Service, you may contact us through our contact page.
- Security: These cookies allow us to secure access to your account.
- Preference: These cookies are used to store your preferences like language choice and display of job search results.
- Analytics: We track traffic patterns so we can identify popular content and potential problems.
9.4. Cookies Remaining on Your Computer: Some cookies will remain on your computer after you have left our Service. We may also allow other companies to display advertisements to you while you are using our Services and applications. Because your web browser must request these advertisements from the other companies’ servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their Service. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the practices of those third party advertisers. The data stored in these cookies is anonymous and the information is not linked to your Personally Identifiable Information without your permission. The cookies placed by our third party ad servers will remain on your computer after you have left our Service for up to the duration associated with those cookies unless you choose to delete them. Please note if you delete your browser cookies, your opt-out cookie will also be deleted. Additionally, if you change computers or web browsers, you will need to opt out again.