What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you create a network (a “Network”), when you create (or any other user creates) a user account in order to participate as a user (a “User”) on any Network (a “User Account”), when any user without a User Account accesses information on any Network, when any entrepreneur establishes an account on a Network in order to provide Users with disclosure regarding the entrepreneur’s company, idea and/or an offering of securities to potential investors, and when any User invests in an offering presented by any entrepreneur (if applicable).
In such situations, you or the User may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or certain bank account information (for use only in relation to any investment you might make.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs);
- To process your investments (if applicable);
- To make sure we are keeping the records required by law in the United States;
- To facilitate communication between you and the companies in which you invest;
- Research and analyse market trends;
- Help develop more products and services for our users;
- Protect the interests of the platform and our users (as permitted and/or required by law).
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent. We do, however, work with a few trusted third parties, all of whom are contractually obligation to keep your information confidential, who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, helping us process your investments (if applicable) or otherwise servicing you, the Networks and other Users (Authorized Third Parties).
The email address you provide may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your Network and/or User Account, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails that do not pertain to, as applicable, the Network you created, your User Account or the companies in which you have invested, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you create a Network or User Account, when you make an investment and any time you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/bank information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, all of whom are required to keep the information confidential.
Upon establishing a Network or a User Account, and from time to time going forward (in accordance with any applicable state or federal laws), your private information (account information, financials, etc.) will be kept securely on file in order to facilitate your future investments and communication with the Crowd Valley.
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Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include Authorized Third Parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties, not including the Authorized Third Parties, without your consent.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their control panel and going to the ‘Edit Profile’ page.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 18 years old or older.
Edit your profile or amend your personal information
You have the right to view or edit your personal information when you are signed into your User Account. If you are the administrator of a Network, you have the right to view or edit information on the Network when you are signed into the Network as the administrator. For personal information that may not be accessible via the website or the Network, you may still access that information by writing to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you within 30 days regarding your request. You also have the right to limit certain personal information from being displayed on your User Account for the public to view. You may limit the information yourself when you are signed into your User Account.
Last modified: 29 October 2012