THE INFORMATION THE WEBSITE COLLECTS AND HOW WE USE IT
Information You Provide To The Website
Please note that in accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted through the Website. We are under no obligation to store such Personal Information indefinitely and disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the destruction of such Personal Information. In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons.
Information You Disclose Publicly
The Website may provide public forums for sharing information or discussing various VentureDNA-related topics (collectively, the User Forums). If you submit ideas, votes, comments, reviews, suggestions, photographs, videos, music, text or other content to User Forums, it may be published online or offline in any media or format (currently existing or hereafter developed). Others may have access to this content and may have the ability to share it with third parties across the Internet. Company may also publish your username and other Personal Information with the content (or any portion of the content), and Company may use the content, or any portion of the content, for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional activities.
Information You Provide About A Third Party
If you send someone else a communication from the Website, such as sending Website content to a friend, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise. Please be aware that when you use any send-to-a-friend functionality on our Website, your e-mail address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
Information Third Parties Provide About You
Information We Collect As You Access And Use The Website
We and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies, including website servers, that automatically or passively collect certain information when you visit or interact with certain features of the Website (Usage Information”. We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including to track and analyze user preferences and trends in order to enhance or otherwise improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality and services. Usage Information may be non-identifying or may be associated with you.? Whenever we associate Usage Information with you, we will treat it as Personal Information.
HOW AND WHEN WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
Third Parties Providing Services on our Behalf. We may use third party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of the Website, such as hosting the Website, designing and/or operating the Website’s features, tracking Website analytics, enabling Company to send you e-mail or performing other administrative services.? We may provide these companies with access to user information, including Personal Information, if necessary to carry out the services they are performing for you or for Company.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a Promotion) through the Website that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions or official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion.? If you choose to enter a Promotion, Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion’s official rules, such as on a winners list.
Business Transfers.? Company also reserves the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the Website, including Personal Information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Website or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of Company’s stock and/or assets or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
NOTICE TO PARENTS
The Website is for general audiences and the Website, except as permitted by law, does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than the age of thirteen (13). IF YOU ARE UNDER THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. We will delete any Personal Information collected that we later determine to be from a user younger than the age of thirteen (13). If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of thirteen (13) has obtained an Website account, then you may alert Company at firstname.lastname@example.org and request that Company delete that child’s Personal Information from our systems.
CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information provided as part of registration. The Website may allow you to correct or update Personal Information you have provided through an Website registration form or otherwise. Company will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in our then active databases as soon as reasonably practicable.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEB SITES
The Website may contain content that is supplied by a third party, and those third parties may collect information from the Website. In addition, the Website may contain links to other third party web sites that Company does not control.? Company is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party web site. This includes links from sponsors and partners that may reference the Website or the Website’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other web sites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit Personal Information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. Company encourages you to note when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of all third party web sites before submitting any Personal Information to those web sites.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES
The Website is operated in the United States and intended for users located in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Website or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer and processing of your information in the United States.
Company takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure Personal Information. However, no data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we can not ensure or warrant the security of any information we collect, and you use our Website and provide us with your information at your own risk.