Collection of Information
Raise Green also may collect personal information from Users (“Personally Identifiable Information”) when they sign up for an account, send us an email through the Site, sign up for or purchase a service through the Site, or make an investment through the Site. Personally Identifiable Information refers to non-public information that personally relates to or identifies the User (such as their name, password, age and date of birth, gender, email address, postal mailing address, affiliated organization, position, home/mobile/work telephone number and/or taxpayer identification number, Internet protocol (“IP”) address, investment objectives, investment experience, assets and income, and other similar information, or other information they provide or upload to the Site such as photographs, answers to questionnaires or surveys, or responses filled in on blank forms by you made available on the Site). We will request that Users provide us with personal information, including, but not limited to, their personal or company social media profile, demographic information, financial information about issuers (i.e. valuations, share prices, fundraising goals), financial information about individuals (i.e. net worth) and other information requested from time to time. We may also collect and store information, which could include Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, locally on User’s computer or device using mechanisms such as browser web storage or application data caches. However, not all Non-Personally Identifiable Information and Personally Identifiable Information is stored.
We may use analytics programs and service providers, such as Google Analytics, which can use first party cookies to report on User interactions with the Site. Google Analytics collects information including, but not limited to, the time of each User visits to the Site, whether they have visited the Site before, what website referred them to the Site, and what pages they viewed on the Site.
Use of Information
Raise Green will use information Users provide consistent with this Privacy Notice. Raise Green will use information Users provide to us, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, to better serve them and enhance their experience with the Site, among other things. This may include having to modify or copy such Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, or other information such as images or textual content they provide, in order to provide them with a seamless and enjoyable experience.
Toward these ends, Users consent to our use and disclosure of any information submitted to us via the Site, or information collected when they access the Site in any manner, and they acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy, confidentiality or privilege in such information.
Raise Green may use Non-Personally Identifiable Information and Personally Identifiable Information: (1) to market our products and services to Users; (2) to provide services and products requested by Users; (3) to serve advertisements on our Site; (4) to enable our vendors and contractors to provide and assist us in the marketing, operation, troubleshooting and analysis of our Site and other services; (5) to analyze data to send more targeted messages to Users of our Site; (6) to conduct research and analyze data to improve our products, services, and Site; (7) to deliver email messages like special offers, updates, newsletters, customer service, and service announcements; (8) to verify User information; (9) to comply with and meet any regulatory requirements for the offer or sale of securities required by law, rules or regulations to our affiliates or members; (10) to protect our Site or its Users; (11) to engage in any other lawful activities we believe are consistent with the foregoing; and (12) when required by law or to protect against legal liability. We may provide any of these services through third parties, which may necessitate sharing Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information with them.
Raise Green may make User information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, available on its Site and visible to other Users of or visitors to the Site as appropriate. For instance, subject to certain preferences and permissions as to visibility an individual User will be allowed to make, information that User provides about themself in response to questionnaires on our Site may be made available to others such as information concerning their status as an accredited investor. As such, other Users of our Site may be able to personally identify them based on their information made available on our Site. As a further example, if you utilize Third Party Services to log into our Site, other Users to whom a User may be connected to through such Third Party Service may be able to view or follow information about them, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, on our Site.
Raise Green may employ or contract other third parties, companies, or individuals to perform certain functions or services on its behalf. Examples of these services from such third parties, companies, or individuals, may include ID verification, electronic document signing, payment storing and processing, sending postal mail and e-mail, escrow services, disbursement of funds, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. As such, these third parties, companies, or individuals may have access to a User’s information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, needed to perform their functions or services, and may not use it for other purposes.
Raise Green may also use and disclose Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information to help us to carry out certain internal functions such as information management, account processing, client services, or other data collection relevant to our business; to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activities that threaten the integrity of our Site or network; to protect and defend our rights or property or the rights or property of others; as required by courts or administrative agencies; and in connection with a financing, sale, merger, or reorganization of Raise Green’s business or assets. Any successor in interest to our business would acquire the information we maintain, including Personally Identifiable Information, and may alter the terms of this Privacy Notice. Except as identified here and subject to user's ability to opt-out as provided by Regulation S-P, Raise Green does not and will not sell any of your information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, to any third party for purposes of advertising, soliciting, or telemarketing. Raise Green may provide Personally Identifiable Information, including a User’s name, email address, and the date and company of any investment to certain third parties that have referred issuers and investors to Raise Green. Raise Green may also be required to disclose your information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, to other companies or entities in the event that Raise Green may be sold or is sold to another company or entity. In that case, your information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, may be sold or transferred to such acquiring company or entity.
Third Party Sites and Services
The Site contains links to other websites and services not maintained by Raise Green. In addition, other websites and services may also reference or link to the Site. We encourage Users to be aware when they enter or leave our Site, or surf the Internet, and to read the privacy statements of each website and service that they visit. We do not endorse, screen, or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of, other websites or services.
The Site permits Users to communicate with companies and other Users posting information on the Site. We may read, collect and analyze information transmitted between Users for regulatory compliance and marketing purposes. We do not guarantee that information provided by Site visitors or investors is accurate or complete. Raise Green assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of its Site.
We may at times send Users email communications with information, marketing or promotional materials. If they prefer not to receive such emails from us, they may unsubscribe completely by contacting us through the contact form at www.RaiseGreen.com.
Please note that opt-out requests may take up to five (5) business days to process. Please also note that at times we may need to send e-mail communications that are transactional in nature such as service or termination announcements or payment confirmations which are communications that Users will not be able to opt-out of.
Users will be able to modify the information concerning their account by visiting their profile page and editing any information they wish to change. Users will be able to view and change their e-mail address, password, financial information, contact information, or other login information by visiting their account’s settings page subject to our Site policy. If they wish to suspend their account or need help modifying account information, they will need to contact us through the contact form at www.raisegreen.com. We may require up to five business days to process such requests.
Users may stop or restrict the placement of Raise Green’s cookies, Google’s cookies and third party cookies on their computer by adjusting their web browser preferences or a “Do Not Track” setting in their web browser. If Users do so, they may still use our Site, but this may interfere with some of its functionality. Users may also clear cookies from their computer via their web browser settings.
If a User would like us to remove their Personally Identifiable Information from our database, they will need to send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are not responsible for removing User’s Personally Identifiable Information from the lists of any Third Party Services or other third party who has previously been provided your information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
We use reasonable efforts to secure access to Personally Identifiable Information in our possession, but will not be liable for any failure to safeguard such information, whether inadvertent or otherwise. Personally Identifiable Information is also stored with third parties who have informed us that they also use reasonable efforts to secure access to Personally Identifiable Information, but we will not be liable for the failure of any third party to safeguard Personally Identifiable Information, whether inadvertent or otherwise.
It is important for Users to protect against unauthorized access to their password and to their computer. This includes recommending that Users log off when they are finished using a shared computer.
The Site is not intended for use by children, especially those under eighteen years of age. No one under eighteen years of age is allowed to use the Site, provide any personal information or receive our email distributions. We do not knowingly solicit or collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of thirteen (13) or anyone under eighteen years of age. If a User believes that a minor has disclosed Personally Identifiable Information to Raise Green, we ask that they report this to us immediately by contacting us through the contact form at www.raisegreen.com.
Changes to This Privacy Notice
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Notice at any time. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to our Site. Users should review this Privacy Notice regularly for changes, and can determine if changes have been made by checking the Effective Date below. User’s continued use of our Site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Notice means they accept such changes.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
The Site is maintained in the United States of America. By accessing the Site, Users consent to and authorize the export of Personally Identifiable Information to the United States of America and its storage and use as specified in this Privacy Notice.
This Privacy Notice shall be governed by, construed and entered in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware applicable to contracts deemed to be made within such state, without regard to choice of law or conflict of law provisions thereof. All disputes with respect to this Privacy Notice shall be brought and heard either in the shall be brought and heard either in the Delaware Business Magistrate courts located in Wilmington, Delaware, or the United States District Court for the District of Delaware located in Wilmington, Delaware. Users consent to the in personam jurisdiction and venue of such courts. USERS HEREBY WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM, ACTION OR PROCEEDING, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING TO, THIS AGREEMENT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.