Last Updated: March 17 2021
This Policy does not cover or apply to other investor or investor-related services that we may offer or provide, including investor information that we collect. We may provide additional or supplemental privacy notices to individuals for specific services that we offer at the time we collect personal information. These supplemental privacy policies govern how we may process your information in the context of the specific relationship that you have with us.
Please read this Policy carefully before using our Services.
We collect two types of information from visitors of our website and users of our Services: “personal information,” which is information that you provide that can be used to identify you; and “aggregate information,” which is information that cannot be used to identify you (such as data about which parts of our Services are most or least frequently viewed and changes in the volume of traffic to our website over time).
Information You Provide to Us. We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you use our Services.
Information We Collect Through our Fellowship Program. When you apply to or participate in our fellowship program, we collect certain personal information from you.
In connection with your application to our fellowship program and our evaluation of your candidacy, we collect the following personal information:
Through your participation in our fellowship program, we may also collect financial account information as necessary to facilitate funding and payments to your organization’s financial institution, where applicable.
Information We Automatically Collect. When you use our Services such as our website, we automatically receive and collect information about you and your device. This information includes the following:
Cookies. Like most websites, our website uses “cookies.” Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to help us identify you when you come to our website for the purpose of helping you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, enabling functionality, and helping us understand user activity and patterns.
In general, we collect personal information from you so that we can provide our Services, operate our organization, and provide information that you request from us. This includes the following uses and purposes:
We do not rent or sell your personal information.
Like most companies, we share your personal information in certain circumstances with third parties through operation of our Services and our organization. Below we explain when that happens.
Service Providers. We use third parties to assist us with operating our organization and providing our Services, such as our technology vendors that help us maintain our Services and providers that assist us with our fellowship program application and evaluation process. These service providers will have access to your personal information in order to provide services to us.
Fellowship Program. If you are a candidate for our fellowship program, your personal information may be shared with other candidates through your participation in the application process, such as, for example, during the group workshop sessions.
If you participate in one of our fellowship program, your personal information may be shared with other fellows in your cohort, fellowship alumni, and individuals and organizations in our “ecosystem” such as advisors, mentors, and potential investors.
As Directed By You and With Your Consent. Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we share personal information with entities, organizations or individuals outside of Visible Hands only at your direction or when we have your consent to do so. For example, we may ask to share your personal information with other organizations similar to ours that we think you may be interested in learning about.
Legal Proceedings. We may share personal information with third party entities, organizations, governmental authorities, or individuals outside of Visible Hands if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
Aggregate Information. We may de-identify or aggregate personal information so that you are not identified as an individual, and use and disclose that information without restriction.
Access and Deletion. If you would like access to personal information that we have about you, or would like to request that we delete personal information that we have about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we may not be able to provide access to some or all personal information, and may not be able to delete some or all personal information, such as for example, when providing access would be overly burdensome, or where we need to retain your personal information for legal compliance or record-keeping purposes. We may require you to provide certain information to verify that it is you making a request.
Cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you may be unable to use some features of our website. You can learn more about cookies and how they work at www.allaboutcookies.org. You can always disable cookies through your browser settings. You can opt-out from third party cookies that are used for advertising purposes on the NAI website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Declining to provide information. To provide certain Services, such as our fellowship program, we need to collect personal information. If you do not provide required information or later request that we delete it, we may not be able to provide those Services to you.
Marketing. You may unsubscribe from Visible Hands marketing communications at any time by following the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any such communication. Most promotional communications will also offer recipients choices about receiving additional messages.
At the present time our Services do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals or similar mechanisms.
We are based in the United States, and our Services are hosted there. If you are using our Services from another country, the laws governing our collection and use of personal information may be different from the laws of your country. If you decide to use our Services, or share your personal information with us, you are agreeing to be governed by the laws of the United States, and agree to the transfer of your personal information to the United States.
Our Services are not intended for use by children under 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to use our Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If you are the parent of a child under the age of 18, and you believe he or she has shared personal information with us, please contact us at email@example.com so that we can remove such information from our systems.
We use reasonable security measures, including measures designed to protect against unauthorized or accidental loss, destruction or damage to your personal information. We also take certain measures to enhance the security of our Services, however, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any personal information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that personal information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our security safeguards.
We retain personal information in accordance with applicable law. The length of time we keep personal information depends on the type of information and whether we have an on-going business or legal need to retain it.
We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post the updated version on this page. We encourage you to read this page each time that you use our Services so that you will be aware of any changes, and your continued use of our Services shall constitute your acceptance of any such changes. Changes to this Policy take effect from the date of publication, unless stated otherwise.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, or about this Policy, or about our privacy practices in general, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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