Our site is provided as an information service for the startup community. We cannot accept responsibility for protecting against misuse or disclosure of any confidential or proprietary information or other materials in the absence of our express written agreement to do so. Please consider this carefully before sending us any information that you deem confidential or proprietary.
2. Your location.
You understand that our site is directed at users within the United States. You agree that all usage of our site and interactions by you with our site shall be deemed to have occurred in the United States, where we currently have all of our personnel and operations. Your information collected through the site will be stored and processed in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law then you should not use the site.
3. Information that We Collect.
- We collect personal information from our site visitors. The categories of information we collect can include:
Information that you provide to us. Information you provide through the site and on applications or other forms, or via email, telephone calls or written correspondence to us, or via other online platforms or digital media, such as your company name, your name and email address, social media handles, as well as information you provide about you or your company.
- Information via cookies and tracking technology. We may obtain information about you as described below in “Cookies and Tracking Technology.”
We use information that we receive, collect or obtain from or about you to operate, maintain, and provide the site, as well as to communicate directly with you, such as to send you our newsletter and other email messages about our services that may be of interest to you. We may also send you messages related to your interactions with us through the site or in response to your outreach to us through the site. Similarly, if you request information from us or provide information to us through an online contact form or if you email us, we collect the information you provide (e.g., name, telephone number, email address) so that we can respond to you. For more information about your communication preferences, see “Your Information” below.
4. Cookies and Tracking Technology.
We, and our third party partners, automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our site, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, file information and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”). For example, we collect information about your device and its software, such as your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, platform type, device type, operating system, date and time stamp, a unique ID that allows us to uniquely identify your browser, mobile device or your account, and other such information. We also collect information about the way you use our site, for example, the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave our website, the pages you visit, the links you click, how frequently you access the site, whether you open emails or click the links contained in emails, and other actions you take on the site. When you access our site from a mobile device, we may collect unique identification numbers associated with your device, mobile carrier, device type, model and manufacturer, mobile device operating system brand and model, phone number, and depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates (e.g., latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device, or we may be able to approximate a device’s location by analyzing other information, like an IP address. We may collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the site and to understand more about the demographics of our users. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our users, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track signals set by your browser at this time.
We use or may use the data collected through tracking technologies to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising; (c) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our site; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our website; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (f) otherwise to plan for and enhance our site.
5. How we Share Information.
- We may share your personal information as described below:
We may share your personal information with third-party service providers or business partners who help us maintain, update and operate the site or who perform services on our behalf, such as creating and operating email marketing campaigns, identifying and serving targeted advertisements, processing payments, sending mail, providing back-office services, or measuring traffic to the site and behavior on the site.
- We may aggregate, or strip information of personally identifying characteristics, and then share that aggregated or anonymized information with third parties.
6. Your Information/Opt-out.
From time to time, we may send you emails related to our site, public notices about our organization, or information about services we offer (or promotional offers from third parties) that we think may be of interest to you. If you wish to unsubscribe from such emails, simply click the “unsubscribe” link provided at the bottom of the email communication. You have the right to opt-out of any marketing communications we send to you but not mandatory service-related communications (e.g., technical or legal notices). We make no commitment to keep any information you provide to us but we retain the right to do so for a commercially reasonable time for recordkeeping, audit or other purposes.
7. Links to Third Party Sites.
We provide links to third party sites merely as a convenience and the inclusion of links does not imply any endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, products, information, or services offered at such sites, or any representation regarding the content at such sites. When you click links to third party websites from our site, you understand that you will be leaving this site. These links take you to publicly available sites which are not within our control. Avanta and its affiliates are not responsible for the content of third party sites or that those sites are free of viruses, contamination or contain accurate, complete or compliant information.
8. Children’s Privacy.
Our site is intended for use strictly by adults. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that any personal information has been collected inadvertently from a child under 13, we will delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have collected information from a child under 13, please contact us at: [email protected].