We recognize that the personally identifying information that you enter on the Site (whether your own or that of your clients) is very sensitive, and protecting the privacy of this information is a top priority for us. Any personally identifying information that you enter on the site is kept strictly confidential and not voluntarily shared with any third parties (except as set forth herein).
What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?
When you register for, subscribe to, or purchase a product or service on this Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal and/or business information. This demographic information may include, but not be limited to, your name, company’s street address, phone number, e-mail address, your company name, funding and investor information.
Please note that, in addition to personally identifying information, Ventures Media may also collect and use aggregations of demographic and usage information. Ventures Media may utilize and/or share this information with third parties for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, marketing, product development, and Site maintenance. Because this information contains only aggregations of individual inputs, no personally identifying information is made available to any third party as a part of this process.
Is Information Collected by Advertisers?
Advertisers (or the companies that serve up advertisements on their behalf) often track and store certain anonymous information about the users of a site. While Ventures Media does not control this process or have access to the information gathered by these advertisers/ad servers on the Site or other Ventures Media Web sites, we did want to make you aware of the practice.
Although different advertisers may collect different information, the information gathered generally includes such things as: (a) the anonymous cookie ID associated with the user’s computer; (b) portions of the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address that identify the user’s domain name and the general geographical area in which the user is located; (c) the particular ad(s) viewed by the user and the date, time, and duration of that viewing; and (d) whether the user clicked on an ad (or any information within it). This anonymous tracking process is not supposed to reveal the user’s name, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address, or any other personally identifying information. Instead, the tracking system is designed merely to show the advertiser how and when the user’s computer moved to different ads on the site. Unless the user voluntarily provides personally identifying information, for instance, by requesting that he or she be sent specifications on a particular product or service, the personal identity of the user should remain unknown to the advertiser.
How is this Anonymous Information Used?
As a general rule, the anonymous tracking of information from each user is bundled with that of other users to create an overall usage summary for the ad(s) in question. This summary allows the advertiser to better evaluate the reach and effectiveness of its ads, both from a content and placement perspective; for instance, by analyzing how many “hits” a particular ad receives. However, please note that, in certain instances, the advertiser may also use the unbundled or individual results of this tracking to target specific products or service offerings to particular users based on their individual usage patterns.
What About Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses and Cookies?
The Site logs IP addresses and browser types, but does not link IP addresses to personally identifying information. This means that, while a user’s session is tracked, the identity of that user remains anonymous. We also use these IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Of course, you can choose not to accept the cookie by adjusting your browser settings but, if you choose to do so, you may not be able to take full advantage of certain customized content on the Site, or you may have to sign into the Site each time you visit.
Links to Third-Party Sites
To provide you with a more complete resource for investment information and services, this Site contains links to certain other sites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of these sites; you should refer to these sites’ privacy policies for details.
Certain pages contain links to Community areas that allow users to engage in a lively discussion with a community of startup founders, service professionals and potential investors. Please remember that any information you disclose in a conversations area will become public information.
We encourage you to maintain a healthy skepticism about any information posted to the community area and to do your own research before making any investment decisions. People writing in a conversations area may not be who they say they are, may not know what they say they know, or may not be affiliated with whom they say they are affiliated. Conversations areas are offered for entertainment purposes only. Ventures Media expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content or accuracy of any information posted to these areas and for any trading, investment, or other decisions made on the basis of this information.
How to Control or Change Your Profile Information
You can edit any of the registration information you’ve provided by visiting https://ventures.media. Because this information is protected, you will be required to enter your user name and password to make changes.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after certain period of time.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.