You control your privacy so far as other AngelRoot users. Please bear in mind:
May 1, 2016
2. THE INFORMATION THAT ARI COLLECTS
A. Personal Information
While you may access certain portions of the Site without registering with the Site, to view the majority of content on our Site and utilize many of our Services you are required to register with the Site. As part of the registration process, you will create a username and password. The username and password that you provide are your credentials (“Credentials”) for accessing those Services that are only available to Registered Users. You are responsible for keeping your Credentials confidential and for notifying us if they have been hacked or stolen. You may notify us by filling out the contact form.
As part of the Site registration process and in connection with your use of certain Services, you will also be required to submit certain information personally identifying you, which will vary depending upon whether you are registering as an Investor, Mentor, Entrepreneur, University IP Custodian (collectively, “Personal Information”).
B. Alumni Information
As part of the Site registration process and in connection with your participation in the Site generally, we may request access to and from the university that you identify yourself as an alumnus of by the virtue of you becoming a community member of a University Network, so that it may provide ARI with certain information pertaining to and confirming your status as an alumnus or the status of the member who invites you to participate in the Site specifically in a University Network. ARI only utilizes such data about alumni for the purposes of verifying your registration, to better understand your needs and interests, to provide you with the specific Services you select, and to communicate with you about Site maintenance and updates, as appropriate.
C. Anonymous Information
If you access or use our Site without registering, the only information we will collect will be “Anonymous Information,” consisting, collectively, of the following.
Web Beacons/Log Files. We and our suppliers (including providers of web analytics tools) may also use “web beacons,” “log files,” and other similar technologies to help us deliver a better User experience and to facilitate your ongoing access to and use of the Site, Services, and of any emails, special promotions or newsletters we may send you. Web beacons are tiny graphic image files embedded in a web page or email that provide a presence on the web page or email and send back to its home server certain information from the User’s browser. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our Site and for what purposes.
Traffic Data. We also automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Site:
D. Updating Your Personal Information
You can update or delete your Personal Information at any time by logging into your account on the Site or by contacting us at any time to request that we update or delete any Personal Information we may have about you from our database.
We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of thirteen (13).
F. User Content
In accordance with our Terms of Service, you retain control over and are solely responsible for your User Content, including but not limited to any and all listings, executive summaries, and/or comments you upload or post on/to the Site or Services, including for any Personal Information or any proprietary information contained therein, which you are thereby voluntarily choosing to make available to other Registered Users. You are advised to employ good judgment concerning the substance of your User Content as it will be accessible to other Registered Users of the Site. You should not post any User Content on/to the Site which contains any trade secrets, proprietary or confidential information belonging to any Applicant (collectively, “Applicant Information”) or otherwise submit any applicant Information to ARI. ARI shall not have any obligation, duty or responsibility to maintain or attempt to maintain the confidentiality of any Applicant Information or any other User Content submitted to the Site or ARI, and ARI shall have no liability of any kind whatsoever with respect to any inadvertent or intentional disclosure or use of any Personal Information or any Applicant Information which you choose to publicize within your User Content or which you otherwise voluntarily disclose to another Registered User.
3. HOW ARI USES YOUR INFORMATION
A. Personal Information
We do not share, sell, rent, or trade your Personal Information with any third parties for their promotional purposes.
B. Anonymous Information
We use your Anonymous Information to customize and tailor your experience with the Site and Services and in emails to you displaying content that we think you might be interested in, according to your preferences. Because Anonymous Information does not personally identify you, we reserve the right to use Anonymous Information for any purpose we deem appropriate in our sole discretion.
C. Email Opt-Out
If you no longer wish to subscribe to email newsletters from the Site, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in the footer of each email.
4. THIRD PARTY CONTRACTORS
Certain Site content and Services may be served or hosted on or otherwise provided to you on/through websites, network infrastructures, systems, telecommunication platforms or via other forms of technology which are operated by a company other than ARI (“Third Party Contractors”). We do not endorse and are not responsible for the privacy practices of any Third Party Contractor, and you should review the privacy policies of all Third Party Contractors whose websites you visit or whose services you use in connection with our Services or otherwise.
5. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
6. DATA SECURITY
Your Personal Information is stored on a secure, password-protected server. We use industry-standard secure socket layer (“SSL”) encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of sensitive Personal Information, such as credit card numbers, that you submit to ARI or ARI’s payment processor, and only authorized personnel have access to your Personal Information. Nevertheless, you acknowledge and agree that despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be safe one hundred percent of the time and that ARI cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site or Services or that any data posted or stored on/through the Site or Services will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach of any of our industry standard physical, technical or managerial safeguards. ARI shall not be liable for any disclosure or use of your Personal Information which may result from any circumstance outside of our direct and complete control.
7. INTERNATIONAL USERS
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