- What personally identifiable information Interlinked collects.
- How Interlinked uses the information.
- With whom Interlinked may share user information.
- What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
- What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under Interlinked’s control.
If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should e-mail email@example.com
Information Collection and Use
At the time of registration, we will collect a password. You are solely responsible for safeguarding your password, and you hereby agree not to share or disclose your password to any third party.
The Website may allow, or disallow the submission, display, hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of the text, data, graphics, images, photos and video files and other content and information which Members stream, post, upload and otherwise submit to the Website, including, but not limited to business profiles, investor/research analysts profiles, conference partner profiles, business plans, and private placement memoranda.
While the Website has been designed in such a manner as to assist in the protection of your confidential data, the Website is primarily built with the intention of assisting you in establishing the business and financial connections that will help you achieve your goals, and we do not guarantee any confidentiality of such data.
Credit Card Numbers
Interlinked stores only the last four digits of its clients’ credit card numbers on the Website (for Member verification and convenience). The required information is passed through quality secure encryption to the secure credit card processing system for payment, including recurring payment.
We store information that we collect through Member registration information and other voluntary submissions, as well as cookies, log files, and clear gifs to create a composite profile of our Members. Profile information stored includes at a minimum the name, e-mail address, Member type and preferences on receiving information by e-mail. Profile information is used to tailor a user’s visit to our Website, and to direct pertinent information and marketing promotions to them.
If you are an accredited investor, you may record information in your profile about your accredited investor status to help Interlinked verify your accreditation. Additionally, all members are requested to verify their identity whereby We collect a scanned copy of their government issued photo ID.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. See the “Profile” section.
Like most standard Website servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring: exit pages, platform type, date:time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons: Web Bugs)
We may employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons: Web Bugs), that helps us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Website users. The main difference between the two is that clear gifs are invisible on the page and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Clear gifs in the e-mail synopsis page of the newsletter are tied to users’ personally identifiable information, in that they pass a unique user ID back to the server to enable setting (or reading) a cookie.
In addition, we use clear gifs in our HTML-based e-mails to let us know which e-mails the recipients have opened. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If users would like to opt out of these e-mails, please see the “Opt out” section.
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates
We send all new members a welcoming e-mail. Established members who have subscribed to the newsletter or news releases will receive regular mailings. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the “Choice” and “Opt out” sections.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and e-mail address. Out of respect for our users’ privacy we provide a way to opt out of these communications. Please see the “Choice” and “Opt out” sections.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send users an e-mail. Generally, users may not opt out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via e-mail or phone, in accordance with the user’s wishes.
The Website is presented as a platform for informational purposes. Interlinked provides no analysis, investigation, assessment or verification of any information or user submissions provided by an investor, research analyst or Member Company regarding any investment opportunity. Interlinked has no liability with respect to the user submissions, actions or omissions of any user or third party using the website.
Interlinked does not itself make value judgments, recommend nor endorse any specific investment opportunity or investor on the Website. Further, Interlinked makes no claims, assessment, representations or warranties regarding the suitability, availability, timeliness, accuracy, reliability, and/or completeness of the information, user submissions, products, services and related downloadable documents contained on the Website.
The Website is purely a resource for members. Interlinked is not a broker, dealer or investment advisor and nothing herein shall constitute, on the part of Interlinked, a sale or offer to buy or sell or recommend any securities. Interlinked offers and provides no endorsement or certification that any investor is a sophisticated, accredited investor with the ability to incur the risk of any investment. Rather, the Website simply provides information, entered, presented and attested to by its members in accordance with these terms of service.
In the event Interlinked goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via e-mail and a prominent notice on our Website for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If, as a result of the business transition, the Member’s personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, they will be given a choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Interlinked, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.
This Website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Website, their information is protected both online and off-line.
Interlinked uses physical, technical, and administrative procedures in order to safeguard and protect personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, while we do our best to implement reasonable security measures, we do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work.
Interlinked uses industry-standard technological means to protect your personal data while in transit through the Internet. We use encryption and a comprehensive authentication protocol to provide reasonable security. However, please remember that no security system on the Internet is ‘perfect’.
Uploaded Documents are neither stored redundantly, nor backed up. Therefore, we recommend that Interlinked users keep back-up copies of their documents if they upload them to the Website.
If users have any questions about the security at our Website, users can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of Changes
Under certain business or legal conditions, Interlinked may have to disclose your personal data to others as follows:
Interlinked may engage other companies and individuals to perform necessary business functions on behalf of Interlinked (e.g. outside contractors or service providers). If it is necessary to perform these functions, these persons may have access to personal data of our users. These service providers have agreed not to use the personal data for any other purpose other than providing the required services.
Legally Required Disclosure
Under certain circumstances, disclosure of your personal data may be required by law. Interlinked may disclose your personal data (1) if, in its own best judgment, it is required to do so in order to comply with a facially valid judicial or governmental subpoena, warrant, or other order, or (2) to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information, or (3) in connection with the exercise or defense of its rights.