Privacy Notice

EFUNDING FORUM PRIVACY POLICY  –  Effective Date:  May 14, 2014

I. Introduction
EFunding Forum is a social network for entrepreneurs seeking funding for their businesses, investors seeking companies for possible investments, and service providers targeting investors and companies seeking funds.  The mission of EFunding Forum is to connect investors with entrepreneurs seeking funding and help them build relationships with each other.  Investors and entrepreneurs can search for each other by factors such as name, company name, industry, purpose for funding, and the funding range sought.  EFunding Forum facilitates communications to help investors and fund seekers exchange information about their businesses and network to facilitate eventual investments.  For instance, EFunding Forum allows users to send public or private messages to other users, and includes discussion forums for different interests relating to funding.

This document is the privacy policy of EFunding Forum.  It describes how we collect and use information we received from visitors to our website and registered users of our services.  This policy applies only to information collected on the EFunding Forum website and not to other information EFunding Forum may collect from you through other ways, whether online or offline.

II. What Personal Information Does EFunding Forum Collect?
EFunding Forum collects information provided by our online visitors and registered users.  This information includes:

Your name
The name of your business
Email and postal address
Payment card information and transaction information for payments to EFunding Forum for the Basic and Premium levels of service.
The industry in which your business operates
The purpose for which you are seeking or hoping to provide funding
The funding range you are seeking or prepared to offer
User name and password for your account, which you choose upon enrollment
Details of funding requests and availability
Communications you send to us, for example through the web mail form on our website
Information you provide to the website as emails or posts to informational forums.

EFunding Forum reserves the right to use “cookies” to collect information, which are commonly used by websites.  A cookie is a small file of data sent from a web server to a browser and stored on a user’s hard drive.  A cookie helps a website recognize a user that has returned to the website and track a user’s use of the website.  While EFunding Forum does not currently use cookies, it may use cookies in the future to save your user login credentials, help you interact with our website, monitor usage of our website, help us understand users’ interests, and improve our user experience.  Your browser settings permit you to obtain notifications when you receive a cookie or to not accept cookies.  Nonetheless, not accepting cookies may prevent you from using some of the features our website may use in the future.

In addition, EFunding Forum collects information about visitors or users of our website from their browser sessions:

Internet protocol address
Internet domain names
Web browser software used
Operating system of the machine used for browsing
Location information
Web pages accessed, the time spent viewing each page
The time and date of each visit to the site.

III. Use of Your Personal Information
We use the personal information we collect in order to deliver the EFunding Forum service to you.  For instance, we authenticate registered users based on their account user name and password.  Moreover, we will show users information about possible funders or investment opportunities.  In addition, we will use your personal information to initiate or respond to direct communications or inquiries concerning the EFunding Forum service.  We will also send you updates about our service.  We may send or show you marketing information about our other products or services that you may find useful or that you have asked us to send to you.  Finally, EFunding Forum uses a vendor to process payment card transactions for the payment of membership fees.  We provide the processor with your name, payment card information, and billing address.

IV. Sharing of Personal Information
We provide users with information about other users based on search results.  For instance, information about a fund seeker seeking $100,000-$500,000 in the health/wellness filed will be shown to investor seeking investment opportunities in that funding range.  We also show user profile information to other users that are viewing profiles.

We may disclose information about you if we believe that disclosure is necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, if disclosure is required by applicable law or what we believe is valid legal process, or if we believe that disclosure is necessary or appropriate for purposes of governmental investigations, national security, or law enforcement.

If EFunding Forum undergoes a reorganization, merger, or sale of assets or ownership, we may transfer personal information to any successor entity.Otherwise, EFunding Forum does not and will not sell our user information or share it with third parties.

V. Safeguarding Collected Personal Information
EFunding Forum uses a hosting company to host its website.  Our hosting company uses appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the privacy of users’ personal information for the EFunding Forum service.  These safeguards are to provide assurances of confidentiality and integrity of such personal information, protection against reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of personal information, and protection against unauthorized uses or disclosures of personal information.

The vendor that EFunding uses to process payment card transactions for the payment of membership fees implements similar safeguards to protect your payment card information in accordance with applicable industry standards.

VI. User Preferences, Access to Personal Information, and Changing Information
EFunding Forum provides an opportunity in the functionality of its service for registered users to manage their preferences and to opt out of various forms of information use or sharing.  If you wish to opt out of communications, you may also send an email to privacy@efundingforum.com with an explanation of the communications you no longer wish to receive.  You may not, however, opt out of receiving critical communications about the use of the EFunding Forum service unless you terminate your account.

Registered members of the EFunding Forum service can access, correct, or update the information about them stored by EFunding Forum.  They can make changes to the stored information by accessing their account page using the service and correcting or updating the information stored there.  You may also send an email to privacy@efundingforum.com with an explanation of the information you seek to access or change.

VII. Communications and Complaints
This website is operated by EFunding Forum, located in Pasadena, California.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, or have a complaint about EFunding Forum’s privacy practices, please contact us by email at privacy@efundingforum.com or by sending postal mail to EFunding Forum, 1443 East Washington Blvd. #238, Pasadena, CA 91104, Attention:  Privacy.

EFunding Forum will investigate any complaints about our privacy practices and provide you with a written response.  If you have a complaint that cannot or is not resolved by this process, you may contact the applicable local data protection authority.

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Thank you for taking the time to review EFunding Forum’s Privacy Policy.

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