We collect two general types of information from Site users: (1) non-personal information concerning the use of the Site and (2) personal information that identifies or can be used to identify or contact an individual.
As is the case with many websites, our servers automatically collect your browser type and IP address when you visit the Site. In addition, we may use standard tracking technologies (e.g., cookies, local shared objects, and pixel tags) and website analytics tools to monitor and better understand user behavior on the Site. Data captured may include, for example, the referring page that linked you to the Site, the country from which you are conducting your browsing session, the next website you visit when you leave the Site, and any search terms you have entered on the Site or a referral site. Such data does not identify you personally. The non-personal information we collect may also include some of the information you submit to us, such as the business plans, presentations or other collateral that is relevant to determine the suitability of the business for investment / mentoring purposes.
The personal information we collect is limited to information you submit to us. For example, we may collect your e-mail address or other information you provide when you contact us through the Site. We may also collect names, addresses, or other types of personal information from our investors and business partners to help verify that they are authorized to access the pages of our website dedicated to them, if any such pages exist.
We consider the personal information that identifies or can be used to identify or contact an individual that we receive to be confidential. We will not use your personal information without your consent, except in accordance with this policy. If you submit your e-mail address or other personal information to us via the Site, we will use this information only to the extent necessary to respond to your request(s). We use the non-personal information collected about Site visits, including the pages you view, information you search for, and the average time spent on our Site, in the aggregate to better understand our audience and increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our Site. Aggregate information is anonymous.
We generally do not share personal information collected through the Site. We may, however, share your personal information (i) with trusted third parties who provide services to us, (ii) as required by law and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or those of third parties, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or comply with a court order or other legal process, or (iii) in connection with a corporate change including a merger, acquisition or sale of assets. In addition, the third parties that support our website analytics tools may be able to view aggregate Site usage information that we obtain.
While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of Personal Information in our care, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
Our Site may contain links, banners, widgets or advertisements that lead to other websites, including personal blogs written or edited by members of our staff. We are not responsible for these other sites, and so their privacy policies (not this Policy) will govern the collection and use of your information on them. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of such Web sites to understand how your information is treated.