We respect your right to privacy.
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us.
We will send you e-mails relating to your transactions. We will keep these e-mails to a minimum.
We may send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.
Business owners will receive the contact information (including but not limited to email addresses) of those who people who purchase their products or invest in their businesses.
Our affiliate, the Independent Stock Market (ISM) shares contact information with us and we share it with them.
Technology and Security
We may obtain IP addresses from users. We will use this information to monitor and prevent fraud, diagnose problems, and (anonymously) estimate demographic information.
We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and authentication tools, to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information. Your personal information is stored behind firewalls and is only accessible by a limited number of people who are required to keep the information confidential.
When you contribute to a business through donations, rewards or purchases we use a secure server. To the extent you select the secure server method and your browser supports such functionality, all credit card information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. All investment transactions are done by ACH or wire transfers or other approved form.
Regardless of these efforts by us, no data transmission over the public internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose in public areas becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by other users. You should exercise caution before disclosing your personal information via these public venues.
Business Owners and Funders
If you crowdfund, purchase a product or invest in an entity introduced on the site, we will share your name, email, and street address when necessary with business owners so that they can provide you with any perks/rewards/products/certificates you have been promised.
Neither we nor business owners ever receive the credit card information of funders.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law).
To modify or delete any or all of the personal information you have provided to us, please log in and update your profile.