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
The site uses cookies to help (anonymously) recognize you as a repeat visitor and to track traffic patterns on our site. We use this information to make our site more user-friendly.
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.

Voluntary Disclosure
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.
By agreeing to our Terms of Use, business owners agree to not abuse personal information of their funders. Abuse is defined as using personal information for any purpose other than those explicitly specified stated by business owners on their campaigns, or that is not related to fulfilling delivery of a product or service explicitly specified by business owners on their campaigns.
Neither we nor business owners ever receive the credit card information of funders.

We reserve the right to update this privacy policy at any time. Updates to our privacy policy will be sent to the e-mail address that you have provided us or posted prominently on the website.
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.

People under 18 are not permitted to use the site as a consumer, investor, or business owner, so this privacy policy makes no provision for their use of the site.

The donation, purchasing, voting and investment portions of this site are owned and operated by the Independent Stock Market (ISM), an affiliated partner of America’s Real Deal a dba of Jumpstart Main Street Corporation. ISM agrees to the above stipulations as they relate to its portion of this privacy policy.