- Scott's Blog
Updated September 15th, 2014
When you use the platform, you may post and/or we may collect information from you, as further described below:
FundAmerica and its subsidiaries, service providers, partners, brokers, regulators, technology partners, and affiliates (“Related Companies”) may also use your information, as well as other personally non-identifiable data collected, for anti-fraud purposes, as well as to help us improve the features and functionality of the platform. FundAmerica and its Related Companies may use this information to communicate with you regarding the Service or to tell you about things we believe may be of interest to you. If at any time you wish not to receive any future communications you may choose your preferences by logging on to your account and selecting various profile settings while in the “Edit Profile” screen, or by sending an email to admin at our company. Note, however, that certain communications are mandated by regulatory organizations and cannot be switched off or discontinued; these include, but are not limited to, investment and deal alerts and confirmations, account statements, and updates from issuers in whose deals you have invested.
Businesses and funding portals where you have invested will receive results of background checks (anti-money laundering, PATRIOT Act, etc) and your vesting information;
If your information changes, or if you no longer desire to use our service, you may correct, update, amend, or suspend information by logging onto your account and going to the settings section of the appropriate area where your Content is displayed. You may also email our admin team at FundAmerica and we will respond to your request within 30 days.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is in the system or as required by regulators or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, which may be indefinitely.
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Some pages, such as those where we ask for credit card information, are encrypted, as is certain information we store in our database, however the vast majority of web pages displayed on the platform are not encrypted nor copy protected. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our platform you can contact our Admin.
The Service, in numerous areas, may integrate with various social media websites and applications. These may include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twiter, LinkedIn, and GooglePlus. We may enable you to post to your account on these sites, often as frictionless sharing, but only if you have provided us with, or connected via links or applications which contain your user information for the corresponding social media site(s).
We appreciate the feedback we get from our users! In many cases, we may display comments and testimonials we receive from users, in addition to other endorsements. If you write a comment, send us an email, or other communication, you hereby consent we may edit it in our discretion and use the edited content, along with your name, anywhere we desire and in any format, including derivative works, we desire, with no notice required, in various formats and locations including, but not limited to, our website(s), press releases, newsletters and marketing material. We retain the right, at our discretion, to decide which testimonials to use, where to use them, and for how long.
FundAmerica uses commercially reasonable technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to, or publish on the Service and you agree that you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your Content, we makes commercially reasonable efforts to secure our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. FundAmerica may, but is not obligated to, post a notice on our website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach you should notify us by emailing our admin.
In the event that FundAmerica is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from and about you as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
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