Effective Date: May 8, 2017
What Information We Collect
This policy applies to information collected from, or which may be submitted to, the Industry Ventures website. Except as described below, we do not collect any personally identifiable information about visitors to the publicly available areas of our website, including any visitors’ names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers or email addresses. At times, visitors to our website may choose to contact people at Industry Ventures using links available on our website; in such instances, a visitor’s email address may be collected as part of the process of sending the email to us in order to enable us to reply to those emails. Our website uses “cookies” technology, through which small amounts of data are sent to your computer from our web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. This data anonymously identifies you as a unique user when visiting our website, and helps us in the ongoing maintenance of our website. This technology does not provide us with any information about your name, address, phone number or email address, or any other personally identifiable information. At this time, our website does not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking, including “do-not-track” signals.
How We Use Information We May Collect
In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of our website, we may conduct research on our customers’ interests and behavior based on their use of the website. This data may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and we may share this data with business partners, and other third parties. This information will not identify you personally. From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses that we believe to be trustworthy. For example, we may contract with service providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, and marketing and promotions. We only provide our service providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. We may also use information collected through the website to help us improve the content and functionality of the website, to better understand our users and to improve our services. We may share information collected via our website with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with us. If Industry Ventures is ever merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets or equity, we may disclose information collected via our website in connection with such transaction. Industry Ventures also reserves the right to disclose any information we collect when required by a valid subpoena or court order, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. In the event that a visitor submits his or her email address or any other personally identifiable information to us through our website while requesting information or sending an email to someone at Industry Ventures, other than as described above, we do not use such information for any other purpose, and will not disclose such information to any outside party.
Other Third Party Websites
Industry Ventures is committed to safeguarding the confidential information provided to us by our current, prospective and former clients and investors (collectively “you”). You provide us with nonpublic personal information about yourself and we collect nonpublic personal information about you from a variety of sources, including interviews and other conversations between you and our personnel, as well as applications and other documents which you complete.
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you to anyone, except as permitted or required by law. Examples of disclosures that are permitted by law are disclosures to our accountants, auditors, and lawyers, disclosure to the regulators that examine our business, disclosure to investment funds and their respective managers if requested in connection with an investment, disclosure to transfer agents, brokerage firms and the like, in connection with possible in-kind distributions to our investors, and disclosures that you specifically request. One type of disclosure that we may be required by law to provide to the federal government is information about your identity pursuant to the Patriot Act, including the International Money Laundering Abatement and Financial Anti-Terrorism Act. In addition, we may use and disclose information as described in the section above labeled “How We Use Information We May Collect”.