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OC STARTUPS NOW, LLC PRIVACY POLICY

1. Our Commitment to Privacy. OC Startups Now, LLC (“Company” or “We”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website http://ocstartupsnow.com (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. By visiting this site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

2. What Information is Collected.

(a) Information You Provide to Us: We collect any information you enter on our site, or that you give us in any other way. This includes information that you may provide by filling in forms on our website, at the time of registering to use our website, posting material, or requesting further services. You can choose not to provide certain information, but you may not be able to take advantage of our services and features. The information we collect includes your first and last name and email address, as well as any comments or postings made on the site by you. We also collect credit card information from those who subscribe to our site. You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk.

(b) Automatic Information: When you visit a website, you disclose certain information, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and the time of your visit. This site, like many other sites, may record this basic information about visits to our site. The technologies we may use for this automatic data collection include:

  • “Cookies”: Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred to your computer from a web server. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or to refuse to accept cookies. However, if you refuse to accept cookies you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our Website may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

(c) Information collected by third-parties.  We may allow third-parties, including (but not limited to) our authorized service providers, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org).  Third party services providers may include, but are not limited to Google Analytics.  These third-party service providers may collect, store, and share information as further dictated by the privacy policies and disclosures of those third parties.  Google, Inc. may utilize the data collected to track and examine the use of this Site, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google, Inc. services.  Google, Inc. may also use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You may view Google’s privacy policy here:  http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, with more information located here:  http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ (including information regarding how to control how information is shared through your Ads Settings) and here:  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.  You may opt out of Google Analytics data as instructed here:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.  You can opt out of or modify the settings related to what Google collects through its DoubleClick cookie by visiting the following websites:  https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=en and https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous?hl=en.  General information regarding opt-out from interest-based advertising from companies belonging to the Network Advertising Initiative can be found here:  http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

(e) Blogs, bulletin boards, reviews and chat rooms. We may provide areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others, as well as post reviews of products, establishments, contractors, and the like, or upload content (e.g. pictures, videos, audio files, etc.). Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use.  In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information. Once you have posted information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information. The information we collect includes any comments or postings made on the site by third-parties.

3. How and When the Information is Used. The information we collect is used for administering our business activities. Occasionally we may use the information to notify you about changes to our website, new services, or special offers. We may also disclose your personal information to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request or to enforce or apply our terms of use [INSERT AS LINK TO WEBSITE’S TERMS OF USE] or terms of sale and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.

4. How We Protect Your Information. The privacy and protection of your information is important to us. We do not make any personal information available to third parties, other than as described in this Privacy Policy.  If you prefer not to have us share your personal information with third-parties for direct marketing purposes, you can opt-out at any time by emailing us at dnewman@ocstartupsnow.com.

Your access to some services and content is password protected. We advise that you do not disclose your password to anyone. In addition, we recommend you sign out of password-protected services at the end of your session.

5. Who Has Access to the Information. Information about our users is important to us. We will not disclose any individually identifiable information to any third party without first receiving that user’s permission. We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. 

6. Methods We Use to Protect Your Information. We use security software to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. In addition, our business practices are reviewed periodically for compliance with policies and procedures governing the security and confidentiality of our information. Our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons.

7. Children. This website does not provide services or sell products to children under the age of 13. If you are under 18, you may use this website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

8. How You Can Access Your Information. You can request access to all your personally identifiable information by sending an e-mail to dnewman@ocstartupsnow.com.

9. Consent. By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

10. Changes to Privacy Policy. If our Privacy Policy or procedures change, we will immediately post those changes to our website. Any such changes will be effective immediately upon being posted, unless otherwise stated in the change.

11. Effective Date. This Privacy Policy is effective as of February 19, 2018.

12. “Do Not Track” Policy. Our service does not use any tracking methods, but see Section 2 (c) regarding third-party tracking.

13. Contact Information. To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at: dnewman@ocstartupsnow.com

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