Privacy Policy

INFORMATION GATHERED BY SDVG.ORG

This is the San Diego Venture Group’s (“SDVG”) online privacy policy (“Policy”). This policy applies only to activities SDVG engages in on the website www.SDVG.org and does not apply to SDVG activities that are “offline” or unrelated to the Website. SDVG collects certain anonymous data regarding the usage of the website. This information does not personally identify users, by itself or in combination with other information, and is gathered to improve the performance of the website. The anonymous data collected by SDVG can include information such as the type of browser you are using, your IP address and the length of the visit to the website.

You may also be asked to provide personally identifiable information on the SDVG website, which may include your name, address, telephone number, credit card number, other payment information including check number, membership information, fax number, information about the type of business or industry you are in, and e-mail address. This information can be gathered when feedback or e-mails are sent to SDVG, when you register to become a member of SDVG or when you register for events. In all such cases, you have the option of providing us with personally identifiable information.

COOKIES

Cookies are small bits of data that are deposited on a user’s hard drive. Cookies permit users to store their password and other user information without having to constantly re-enter this data. SDVG does not utilize Cookies or clear GIFs, but may use IP addresses for certain functions.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

SDVG typically does not sell, trade or rent your personally identifiable information collected on the SDVG website, such as your name or e-mail address, to advertisers. The information collected on the SDVG website is used to process your registration requests, to notify you of upcoming events and for statistical purposes for improving the SDVG website. However, we will disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties in order to charge your credit card, improve the functionality of SDVG’s website and perform statistical and data analyses. For example, SDVG must release your credit card number to confirm payment.

SDVG may use non-personal “aggregated data” to enhance the operation of the SDVG website or analyze interest in the areas of the SDVG website. Moreover, SDVG may in some circumstances disclose personally identifiable information to third parties to enhance your experience on the SDVG website. Additionally, we may publish certain personally identifiable information of those SDVG members who elect to have their personally identifiable information published in our online member directory.

SDVG may also disclose personally identifiable information in order to respond to a subpoena, court order or other such request. SDVG may also provide such personally identifiable information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or as otherwise required by law. Your personally identifiable information may be provided to a party if SDVG files for bankruptcy, or there is a transfer of the assets or ownership of SDVG in connection with proposed or consummated corporate reorganizations, such as mergers or acquisitions.

OTHER WEBSITES

SDVG is not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which it links. If you provide any information to such third parties, different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply. We strongly suggest you review such third party’s privacy policies before providing any data to them. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. Please be aware that the SDVG website may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. The information practices of those Web sites linked to the SDVG website is not covered by this Policy. These other sites may send their own cookies or clear GIFs to users, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these entities directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.

SECURITY

SDVG takes appropriate steps to ensure data privacy and security including through various hardware and software methodologies. However, SDVG cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online.

CHILDREN

SDVG does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Children are not permitted to use the SDVG Website or services, and SDVG requests that children under the age of 13 not submit any personally identifiable information to the SDVG website. Since information regarding children under the age of 13 is not collected, SDVG does not knowingly distribute personal information regarding children under the age of 13.

CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES

If you wish to modify or update any information SDVG has received, please contact info@sdvg.org

MODIFICATIONS OF THE PRIVACY POLICY

SDVG reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time and will notify you by posting an amendment to the Policy on the SDVG website. Such modifications will become effective on the day they are posted. SDVG encourages you to frequently review this Policy for any modification.

Effective Date September 8, 2005


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