We Value Your Privacy
Startup Angels values your privacy, trust, and relationship.
Information We Collect
When you interact with us through the Site or the Services, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:
Personal Data That You Provide Through the Site: We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you register for access to the Services (for example, contact information such as your name, email address, and mailing address) and when you wish to use certain Services (for example financial information, your Date of Birth, photo identification, and your social security number or Employer Identification number), or contact us with inquiries or respond to one of our surveys. To facilitate the creation of an Investment Policy Statement and to comply with state and federal laws and regulations, Startup Angels also collects information to assess your current financial situation, your goals and objectives, and your investment experience. The information requested may include your approximate annual income, sources of income, approximate net worth, and approximate value of investment assets.
Non-Identifiable or Aggregated Data: When you interact with Startup Angels through the Site or Services, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you.
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. Startup Angels may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Startup Angels affiliates, agents or service providers. The Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers, and how our users use and interact with the Services. Also, in an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, Startup Angels may conduct research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us.
This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis. Startup Angels may share this non-identifiable and aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners, but this type of non-identifiable and aggregate information does not identify you personally. Startup Angels may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our Services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
When you use the Site or our Services, we may also employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons or tracking pixels) to anonymously track online usage patterns. No Personally Identifiable Information from your Startup Angels account is collected using these clear GIFs. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information collected is used to enable more accurate reporting and make Startup Angels better for our users.
Startup Angels may also use Google Analytics, Mixpanel, or similar analytics products to help understand use of the Site and Services. Google Analytics and Mixpanel collect the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address. Google Analytics and Mixpanel also receive this information and their use of it is governed by their respective privacy policies.
Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information
Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information
Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets and you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: Startup Angels, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases, accreditation/financial/credit verification, electronic document signing, background checks, regulatory compliance, processing applications, shipping and fulfillment, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, escrow services, and processing payments and completing transactions. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
Legal Requirements: Startup Angels may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation or request from a legal authority, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Startup Angels, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public against fraud or other harm, or (iv) protect against legal liability.
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend, delete or request deletion by emailing our Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request within 30 days.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
When you sign up for our Services or newsletter(s), we will send periodic emails to you regarding the Services or to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at email@example.com
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Any payment transactions will be encrypted.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We also urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Site like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Site.
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Web site may offer a publicly accessible blog. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name and other information. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media Features
You may log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or Linkedin. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
Links to Other Web Sites
Other Terms and Conditions
Contacting Startup Angels
5185 MacArthur Blvd NW, #723
Washington, DC 20016
This Privacy Notice was last updated on June 14, 2017.