Forum Ventures®, LLC
Last revised on: April 13, 2023
Information We Collect
Information You Provide to Us. When you use the Services or otherwise communicate with us, we collect information that you provide to us directly. For example, we collect information in the following circumstances: you (i) visit the Site, (ii) register for the Services or create an account or profile or accept the creation of an account or profile on your behalf (an “Account”), (iii) access the Services through social networking sites or third party services, (iii) subscribe to newsletters; (iv) purchase a product or service on the Site; (v) invite your friends to join the Services, “share” the Services on social networking sites or perform other similar actions; (vi) request technical support; (vii) otherwise use our online Services where Personal Information is required for such use and/or participation, and (ix) when you contact us via the Site or when you otherwise communicate with us. You can choose not to provide information that is requested of you by us; however, this may limit your ability to use or access the Services.
The information you provide to us directly may include, without limitation, the following information that may, alone or in combination with other date, constitute Personal Information:
- Information you provide via email, through the “Pitch Us” section on the Site or by using the contact details listed on various parts of the Site, including your name, company name, e-mail address, phone number, inquire, and any other information you decide to provide;
- Information you provide in order to subscribe to our newsletters and updates, including your email address, the topic for which you wish to receive updates, or any other information you decide to provide us with. You may always unsubscribe from these emails by following the instructions included; and
- Any other information you may want to share with us, such as Personal Information you submit via out application forms for founders.
Moreover, if you contact us, a record of such correspondence may be kept.
Automatically Collected Information. Most of the data we collect in and through the Site and the Services is technical in nature and is collected and processed automatically through so-called application programming interfaces, software development kits, cookies and similar software-based technologies. Alone or in combination with other data, such automatically collected data may constitute Personal Information. The data we may collect by automated means may include, without limitation:
- Usage data: including, but not limited to search terms entered and pages viewed, and other aggregated data.
- Network and internet information: including, but not limited to URLs, Internet Protocol addresses, use of spoofing, number of sessions initiated, and clickstreams.
Google Analytics is an element of the Site. By using cookies, Google Analytics collects and stores data such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the Site, the Internet Protocol address, and the type of operating system used in the devices used to access the Site. By using a browser plugin available at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin/ provided by Google, you can opt out of Google Analytics.
Information You Share on Third Party Websites or Through Social Media Services. The Services may include links to third party websites and social media services where you will be able to post comments, stories, reviews or other information. Your use of these third party websites and social media services may result in the collection or sharing of information about you by these third party websites and social media services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the third party websites and social media services with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those third party websites and social media services.
The following sets out how we may use different categories of cookies and your options for managing cookie settings:
Because required cookies are essential to operate the Site, there is no option to opt out of these cookies.
These cookies collect information about how you use our Sites, including which pages you go to most often and if they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not collect information that individually identifies you. Information is only used to improve how the Site functions and performs. From time-to-time, we may engage third parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information relating to individuals who visit the Site.
To learn how to opt out of performance cookies using your browser settings, click here.
Functionality cookies allow the Site to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as language, or region) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies also enable you to optimize your use of the Site after logging in. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize.
To learn how to opt out of functionality cookies using your browser settings, click here.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
To learn more about these and other advertising networks and their opt out instructions, click here.
We and our service providers may also use “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs,” or similar means in connection with the Services and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, track the actions of users, to determine the success of marketing campaigns and to compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates.
Use of Collected Information. We use the information you provide to use for the following purposes: (i) to further our legitimate interests in providing the Services, (ii) to administer your use of the Services, (iii) to personalize your experience, (iv) to provide to you Service announcements or inform you of new releases and features, (v) to provide you with further information and offers from us or third parties that we believe you may find useful or interesting, such as newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, (vi) to perform tasks on behalf of and according to instructions of a third party, such as third party service providers or our advertising partners, (vii) to enforce our Terms, (viii) comply with a legal requirement or process, including, but not limited to ,, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (ix) to further our legitimate interest in protecting our rights, property, or safety and the rights, property and safety for the Services, our users or the public, and (x) to contact you to obtain feedback from you regarding the Site and the Services. In addition to the purposes described above, we use the information collected automatically to (a) further our legitimate interests in monitoring and analyzing the use of the Services and for the technical administration of the Site, (b) improve the Site and Services, (c) generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, characteristics and website use behavior of our users, and (d) verify that users of the Services meet the criteria required to process their requests. We and or our advertising partners may use demographic and geo-location, as well as information logged from your hardware or device, including data such as Internet Protocol address, operating system, application usage data, device time zone, region and language, and click ID, to ensure relevant advertising is presented with the Services.
Third Parties We Share Personal Information With. We may disclose Personal Information you provide to use or that we collect automatically on the Site and in and through the Services with the following categories of third parties:
- Service providers, such as web hosting, data storage service providers, marketing service providers, and communications service providers;
- Public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to do so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; and
Security. We understand the importance of privacy and security of Personal Information to our users and have made them a priority. We have implemented measures to help protect Personal Information from loss, misuse or unauthorized access or disclosure. While we strive to protect Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its security.
Vulnerability Reporting. If you believe you have found a vulnerability or security concern with the Site, please submit a report to email@example.com. Please include the type of issue, a proof of concept and the detailed steps required to reproduce the issue. We take all disclosures very seriously.
Do Not Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms. Some web browsers transmit “do-not-track” signals to websites. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted. Or whether they are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.
Shine the Light Disclosure. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires certain business that share customer Personal Information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes to respond to requests from California users asking about the businesses’ practices related to such information sharing. We currently do not share or disclose your Personal Information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If we change our practices in the future, we will implement an opt-out policy as required under California laws.
Requests to Know. California residents have the right to request that we disclose:
- The categories of Personal Information we have collected about you;The categories of Personal Information about you we have sold or disclosed for a business purpose;
- The categories of sources from which we have collected Personal Information about you;
- The business or commercial purposes for selling or collecting Personal Information about you;
- The categories of Personal Information sold or shared, if any, about you, as well as the categories of third parties to whom the Personal Information was sold, by category of Personal Information for each party to whom Personal Information was sold; and
- The specific pieces of Personal Information collected.
You may submit a request to know via firstname.lastname@example.org. The delivery of our response may take place electronically or by mail. We are not required to respond to requests to know more than twice in a 12-month period.
Requests to Delete. You have the right to request that we delete any Personal Information about you that we have collected. Upon receiving a verified request to delete Personal Information, we will do so unless otherwise required or authorized by law. You may submit a request to delete Personal Information via email@example.com.
Authorized Agents. You may designate an authorized agent to make requests on your behalf. You must provide an authorized agent written permission to submit a request on your behalf, and we may require that you verify your identity directly with us. Alternatively, an authorized agent that has been provided power of attorney pursuant to Probate Code sections 4000-4465 may submit a request on your behalf.
Methods for Submitting Consumer Requests and Our Response to Requests. You may submit a request know and requests to delete Personal Information about you via:
Upon receipt of a request, we may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. Any additional information you provide will be used only to verify your identity and not for any other purpose.
We will acknowledge the receipt of your request within 10 days of receipt. Subject to our ability to verify your identity, we will respond to your request within 45 days of receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.
Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
The Right to Non-Discrimination. You have the right not to be discriminated against for the exercise of your California privacy rights described above. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
- Deny you goods or services;
- Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties;
- Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services; or
- Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.