PrivacyPolicy

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 11, 2018

LAST UPDATED: July 11, 2018

 

INTRODUCTION

The Venture Atlanta Coalition, Inc. (“Venture Atlanta”, “we”, or “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). This Privacy Policy explains our online information practices for the publicly accessible portions of this web site at www.ventureatlanta.org (the “Site”). We have established and implemented this Privacy Policy to inform you, the user of the Site, of the type of information collected by us and how we use and protect such information.

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND OUR POLICIES AND PRACTICES REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION AND HOW WE WILL TREAT IT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH OUR POLICIES AND PRACTICES, YOUR CHOICE IS NOT TO USE OUR SITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. THIS POLICY MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS WEBSITE AFTER WE MAKE CHANGES IS DEEMED TO BE ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE CHANGES, SO PLEASE CHECK THE POLICY PERIODICALLY FOR UPDATES.

Irrespective of which country you live in, you authorize us to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States, and any other country where we operate. In some of these countries, the privacy and data protection laws and rules regarding when government authorities may access data may vary from those in the country where you live. Learn more about our data transfer operations in the “Storage and Transfer of Information” section below. If you do not agree to the transfer, storage and use of your information in the United States, and any other country where we operate, please do not use the Sites or Services.

 

WHEN THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES

Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Venture Atlanta, and services offered on our Site, but exclude services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, including products or sites that may be displayed to you, or other sites linked from our services. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise on our services, and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.

 

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect certain information, including personal information, that you choose to provide us about yourself, including your name, gender, company name, email address, company address, and phone number. You may choose to share this personal information with us, including, but not limited to, when you visit our Site, fill out a form on our Site, and in connection with other services, features or resources we make available on our Site. You can visit this Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.

 

1. Information We Obtain from Your Use of Our Services

 

We collect certain information automatically, such as your operating system version, browser type, and internet service provider. When you use our Site, we automatically collect and store this information in service logs. This includes: details of how you used our Site; Internet protocol address; and cookies that uniquely identify your browser. The information we collect automatically is statistical data and may or may not include Personal Information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties.

 

2. Cookies and Similar Technologies

 

We and our partners use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit one of our services, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also use these technologies to collect and store information when you interact with services from our partners, such as analytics services.

 

Our third party analytics partners include Google, Hotjar and similar partners, as well as advertising tracking companies, advertising agencies, mobile advertising platforms, advertisers, including app developers and publisher, mobile publishers, and analytics platforms. For more information see our Cookie Policy.

 

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

 

Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our services.  For more information about our use of cookies, including details on how to opt-out of certain cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

Web Beacons. Pages of our services or our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Please note that if you do not provide us with personal information, your ability to use certain aspects of our Services may be limited.

 

HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We use your personal data in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or authorized by you, including for the following purposes:

  • To inform you about services available from Venture Atlanta;
  • To authorize access to our Sites and Services;
  • To provide you with Services;
  • To personalize the User experience;
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature;
  • To administer content or other Site features;
  • To communicate about our Services and to deliver pertinent emails;
  • To comply with all applicable legal requirements.
  • To investigate possible fraud or other violations of our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy and/or attempts to harm our users.

 

We use the information we collect from our Site to provide, maintain, and improve the Site, to develop new services, and to protect our Company and our users.

We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services.  We can then develop statistics that help us understand how our visitors use our Site and how to improve it. We may also use the information we obtain about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those set out in this Privacy Policy.

 

DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in order to comply with law, to law enforcement or other governmental agencies, to enforce or protect our rights in or otherwise with respect to, or the safety of, our Site, to protect the safety or rights of other users of our Site.

We provide non-identifiable, aggregated information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or partners to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. These third parties may include business-related service providers. It is our policy to only share personal information with contractors, service providers and other third parties who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.  Under certain circumstances, you may avoid having us share your information with our business partners and vendors by not granting us permission to share your information. Not granting us permission to share your information with our business partners or vendors may limit your access to their services through the Site. We do not share personal information with third parties for their own marketing purposes.

 

If we establish a new related entity, are acquired by or merged with another organization, or if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another organization, personal information about our users is often a transferred business asset.  In the event that Venture Atlanta itself or substantially all of our assets are acquired, personal information about our users may be one of the transferred assets.

 

We may share aggregate and anonymized personal information to third parties in order to promote or describe use of the Sites, for research, marketing, advertising, or similar purposes.

 

YOUR CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION  

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with choices about how we use your personal data. We also aim to provide you with access to your Personal Data. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. Subject to applicable law, you may obtain a copy of personal information we maintain about you or you may update or correct inaccuracies in that information by contacting us. To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the information. In addition, if you believe that personal information we maintain about you is inaccurate, subject to applicable law, you may have the right to request that we correct or amend the information by contacting us as indicated in the How to Contact Us section below.

 

By providing an email address on the Venture Atlanta Site, you agree that we may contact you in the event of a change in this Privacy Policy, to provide you with any service-related notices, or to provide you with information about our events, invitations, or related educational information.

 

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “opt-in” is generally defined as any affirmative action by a user to submit or receive information, as the case may be.

 

We currently provide the following opt-out opportunities:

 

  1. At any time, you can follow a link provided in offers, newsletters or other email messages (except for e-commerce confirmation or service notice emails) received from us to unsubscribe from the service.     
  2. At any time, you can contact us through email at privacy@ventureatlanta.org or the address or telephone number provided below to unsubscribe from any services or to opt-out of our right per your consent under the terms of this Privacy Policy to share your Personal Information.  

 

Notwithstanding anything else in this Privacy Policy, please note that we always reserve the right to contact you in the event of a change in this Privacy Policy, or to provide you with any service related notices.

 

THIRD-PARTY SITES

The Sites may contain links to webpages operated by parties other than Venture Atlanta. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy policies or other practices of such websites. Our inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. Further, it is up to the user to take precautions to ensure that whatever links the user selects or software the user downloads (whether from this Site or other websites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. These websites and services may have their own privacy policies, which the user will be subject to upon linking to the third party's website. Venture Atlanta strongly recommends that each User review the third party's terms and policies.

 

STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF INFORMATION

We may, directly or indirectly through third-party entities around the world, process, store, and transfer all of the information you provide, including your personal information, as described in this Privacy Policy. Specifically, the information and personal information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored in a country with laws which are different, and potentially not as protective, as the laws of your own country.  By submitting your information and personal information and using the Site, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

RIGHTS TO ACCESS AND CONTROL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Where provided under applicable law, you may request a copy of the personal information about you that we hold, and you may ask about all recipients of the information, the purpose of the processing, request the correction of incorrect information, and request the blocking and deletion of such information by contacting us at privacy@ventureatlanta.org. You may have the right, where provided under applicable law, to ask us not to process your personal information.

 

You may have the right, where provided under applicable law, to ask us not to process your personal information for direct marketing purposes. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at privacy@ventureatlanta.org.

 

We will retain your personal information for as long as needed to provide you with any services which you request. We will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS  

 

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at the address listed in the How to Contact Us section below.  We do not disclose personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

 

HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

Venture Atlanta maintains administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the User's Personal Data and information against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, taking into account technological reality, cost, the scope, context and purposes of processing weighted against the severity and likelihood that the processing could threaten individual rights and freedoms.  For example, we use commercially reasonable security measures such as encryption, firewalls, and transport layer security (TLS) or hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS) to protect Personal Data.

 

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16  

The Site is not intended for use by children.  We do not intentionally gather Personal Data about visitors who are under the age of 16.  If a child has provided us with Personal Data, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us to have the information deleted from our records. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age in the applicable jurisdiction, please contact us at privacy@ventureatlanta.org.  If we learn that we have inadvertently collected the personal information of a child under 16, or equivalent minimum age depending on jurisdiction, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services or programs, email notification or privacy policy changes).

 

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any specific questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us via email or by writing to us at the address below:

 

Send e-mail to: privacy@ventureatlanta.org

Send mail to our address:

Venture Atlanta

Attn: Privacy Policy Inquiry

3605 Sandy Plains Rd, Ste 240-107

Marietta, GA 30066-3068

U.S.A.