We have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, allow you to transact business on the Site, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
InvestNextDoor Incorporated (“IND”) operates the website www.investnextdoor.com. It is IND’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, IND collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. IND’s purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how IND’s visitors use its website. From time to time, IND may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
IND also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and visitors commenting on IND profile pages. IND will also want to collect your location information, in order to more easily show you the investment opportunities or investors in your local area. You will receive a request for location information in your browser. To benefit from this, please click “allow”. IND only discloses logged in user and visitor IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to IND’s website choose to interact with IND in ways that require IND to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that IND gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our services to provide their full name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with IND or others using the IND website may be asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information (such as date of birth, social security number, account information, information about employment, assets, income, investment experience, transactions and other information) required to process those transactions. In each case, IND collects such information only as necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with IND. IND does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
IND may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, IND may monitor the most popular company profile sites. IND may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, IND does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described above.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
IND takes reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. These security measures include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices, and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. IND discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to: (a) those that you approve or have a need-to-know, such as third party payment processors needed to process a transaction you request or a business or investor with whom you want to conduct a transaction and (b) to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on IND’s behalf or to provide services available at IND’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using IND’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. IND will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to those that you approve or that have a need-to-know and its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, IND discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when IND believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of IND, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an IND website and have supplied your email address, IND may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with IND and our products. We primarily use our blog and social media services to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Email or other communication sent to IND may be retained in order to process your inquiries, to respond to your requests, and to improve our services. IND takes such measures as are reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
We may offer links to other websites as part of our services. IND does not exercise any control over linked sites and does not collect information as a result of your contact with those sites. Personal information that you provide directly to such sites will be controlled by the policies, terms and conditions (if any) governing those sites. IND will not have any liability or responsibility for any interaction you may have or any personal data or information you may provide through such third party linked sites.
Some internet browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” features. Most of these features, when turned on, send a signal or preference (the “DNT Signal”) to the web sites you visit indicating you do not wish to be tracked. Because there is not a common understanding of how to interpret DNT Signals nor a common definition of “tracking” and, because, as described below, we do not engage in so-called “retargeting” on third-party websites, we do not currently respond to DNT Signals on the IND Site.
IND does not engage in so-called online behavior advertising on third-party sites (also sometimes called “retargeting”), through which information collected about a client or visitor to a company’s website is then used to display ads for the company’s products or services on a third-party website.