VentureBoard Privacy Policy

Protecting your personal data is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the ventureboard.co and Venture Board Inc. and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Venture Board Inc. include ventureboard.co and VentureBoard. The VentureBoard website is a web platform and network for entrepreneurship education and collaboration site. By using the VentureBoard website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

VentureBoard may collect personal data, such as your name. VentureBoard may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your Academic Information (majors, minors, programs). We may gather additional personal or non-personal data in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by VentureBoard. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the VentureBoard website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personal data or personally sensitive data through VentureBoard's public message boards, this personal data may be collected and used by others.

VentureBoard encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from VentureBoard so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your personal data. VentureBoard is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the VentureBoard website.

Use of your Personal Data

VentureBoard collects and uses your personal data to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

VentureBoard may also use your personal data to inform you of other complimentary products or services available from VentureBoard and its affiliates. VentureBoard may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

VentureBoard does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

VentureBoard may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personal data (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. VentureBoard may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal data except to provide these services to VentureBoard, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your personal data.

If you submit personal data through this website in connection with the Blackstone LaunchPad program, such personal data will be shared with your institution of education (“Institution”) and Blackstone Charitable Foundation. Please note that your Institution acts as a data controller in its own right in relation to all personal data which it holds about you (including personal data shared with your Institution by VentureBoard) and will be held in accordance with its own privacy policy. Your Institution will provide you with a copy of its privacy policy upon request.

Other than as otherwise outlined in this Statement of Privacy, VentureBoard will disclose your personal data, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law, comply with legal process, or respond to lawful requests and legal processes; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of VentureBoard; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of VentureBoard, or the public.

Sensitive Personal Data

If you have explicitly consented to the collection of certain sensitive personal data regarding your ethnicity (“Ethnicity Data”) in connection with the provision of the services to you, such Ethnicity Data will be collected, stored, processed and transferred in accordance with the provisions of this Statement of Privacy and all references to personal data will include reference to your Ethnicity Data.

Transfer of Personal Data

Venture Board may transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), including the United States of America in connection with the provision of the services you have requested and/or other activities outlined in this Statement of Privacy. While such the privacy laws in those counties may not be as protective of your personal data as those which apply in your jurisdiction, we will be responsible for ensuring that your personal data is protected in accordance with this Statement of Privacy. You hereby consent to the transfer of your personal data outside the EEA on this basis.

Use of Cookies

The VentureBoard website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience and to determine what VentureBoard services are the most popular. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize VentureBoard pages, or register with VentureBoard site or services, a cookie helps VentureBoard to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal data, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same VentureBoard website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the VentureBoard features that you customized.

VentureBoard will also use cookies to keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within VentureBoard, in order to determine what VentureBoard services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within VentureBoard to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the VentureBoard services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

VentureBoard secures your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We do not retain your credit card information. When personal data (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Children Under Sixteen

VentureBoard does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of sixteen. If you are under the age of sixteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Disconnecting your VentureBoard Account from Third Party Websites

You will be able to connect your VentureBoard account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR VENTUREBOARD ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF PERSONAL DATA ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONAL DATA, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Done under profile settings.

Opt-Out And Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from VentureBoard by contacting us at info@ventureboard.co.

Changes to this Statement

VentureBoard will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. VentureBoard encourages you to periodically review this Statement of Privacy to be informed of how VentureBoard is protecting your personal data.

Contact Information

VentureBoard welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that VentureBoard has not adhered to this Statement of Privacy, please contact VentureBoard at info@ventureboard.co.

To request access, remove, or modify your personal data please email us at info@ventureboard.co.

Effective as of September 01, 2015