Collection of Information
YouFunding also collects information from you when you sign up for an account, send us an email through the YouFunding website, or make a purchase through the website, which may enable us to identify you personally, such as your email address, name, home or mobile phone number, physical address such as home or business address, Internet protocol (“IP”) address, which may also be contained on server logs, or other information you provide or upload to the website such as photographs, answers to questionnaires or surveys, or responses filled in on blank forms by you made available on the website (“Personally Identifiable Information”).
We may also collect and store information, which could include Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, locally on your computer or device using mechanisms such as browser web storage or application data caches.
We may use analytics programs and service providers, such as Google Analytics, which can use first party cookies to report on your interactions with the YouFunding website. Google Analytics collects information including, but not limited to, the time of each of your visits to the YouFunding website, whether you have visited the YouFunding website before, what site referred you to the YouFunding website, and what pages you viewed on the YouFunding website.
We may also have access to your Personally Identifiable Information when you log into our website through certain third party social networking services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Internet Chat (“Third Party Services”). We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any Third Party Services from which you access the YouFunding website.
Use of Information
YouFunding will use information you provide consistent with this Notice. YouFunding will use information you provide to us, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, to better serve you and enhance your experience with the YouFunding website, 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 you provide, in order to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable experience.
Toward these ends, you consent to our use and disclosure of any information submitted to us via the YouFunding website, or information collected when you access the YouFunding website in any manner, and you acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy, confidentiality or privilege in such information.
YouFunding will use Non-Personally Identifiable Information and Personally Identifiable Information: (1) to market our products and services to you; (2) to provide services and products requested by you; (3) to serve advertisements on our website; (4) to enable our vendors and contractors to provide and assist us in the marketing, operation, troubleshooting and analysis of our website and other services; (5) to analyze data to send more targeted messages to you or other users of our website; (6) to conduct research and analyze data to improve our products, services, and website; (7) to deliver email messages like special offers, updates, newsletters, customer service, and service announcements; (8) 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; (9) to protect our website or its users; (10) to engage in any other lawful activities we believe are consistent with the foregoing; and (11) 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.
YouFunding may make your information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, available on its website and visible to other users of or visitors to the YouFunding website. For instance, subject to certain preferences and permissions as to visibility you will be allowed to make, information you provide about yourself in response to questionnaires on our website may be made available to others such as information concerning your status as an accredited investor. As such, other users of our website may be able to personally identify you based on your information made available on our website. As a further example, if you utilize Third Party Services to log into our website, other users to whom you may be connected to through such Third Party Service may be able to view or follow information about you, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, on our website.
YouFunding 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 your 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.
YouFunding may also use and disclose Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information: to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activities that threaten the integrity of our website 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 YouFunding’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.
YouFunding 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. We may, however, have to disclose your information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, to other companies or entities in the event that YouFunding 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 Websites and Services
The YouFunding website contains links to other websites and services not maintained by YouFunding. In addition, other websites and services may also reference or link to the YouFunding website. We encourage you to be aware when you enter or leave our website, or surf the Internet, and to read the privacy statements of each website and service that you visit. We do not endorse, screen, or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of, other websites or services.
We may at times send you e-mail communications with marketing or promotional materials. If you prefer not to receive such marketing or promotional e-mails from us, you may unsubscribe completely by emailing us at: @YouFunding.com.
Please note that opt-out requests may take up to one (1) week to process. Please also note that at times we may need to send you e-mail communications that are transactional in nature such as service or termination announcements or payment confirmations which are communications you will not be able to opt-out of.
You will be able to modify the information concerning your account by visiting your profile page and editing any information you wish to change. You will be able to change your e-mail address, password, contact information, or other login information by visiting your account’s settings page subject to our website policy. If you wish to delete your account or need help modifying account information, please contact us at @YouFunding.com.
Through your account settings you will be able to set certain preferences and permissions regarding the visibility of your information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, to others. You may stop or restrict the placement of YouFunding’s cookies, Google’s cookies and third party cookies on your computer by adjusting your web browser preferences or a “Do Not Track” setting in your web browser. If you do so, you may still use our website, but this may interfere with some of its functionality.
You may also clear cookies from your computer via your web browser settings. You may also wish to use a Google Analytics opt-out web browser add-on. Information on this option is available at:
If you would like us to remove your Personally Identifiable Information from our database, please send a request to: @YouFunding.com.
We are not responsible for removing your 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 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.
We protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. Wherever appropriate, we obfuscate and/or encrypt information in our systems and/or during information transfer.
We utilize third party service providers who may store on their servers social security numbers, addresses, financial information, electronic signatures, and payment information. For your security, we only display only the last four digits of your bank account information when confirming an investment.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to log off when finished using a shared computer.
The YouFunding website is not intended for use by children, especially those under eighteen (18) years of age. No one under eighteen (18) years of age is allowed to use the website, 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 you believe that a minor has disclosed Personally Identifiable Information to YouFunding, please report this to us immediately by emailing us at: @YouFunding.com.
Changes to This Privacy Notice
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this notice at any time. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to our website. You should review this notice regularly for changes, and can determine if changes have been made by checking the Effective Date below. Your continued use of our website following the posting of any changes to this notice means you accept such changes.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
The YouFunding website is maintained in the United States of America. By accessing the YouFunding website, you 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 New York 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 New York State Courts located in Manhattan, New York, or the federal district court for the Southern District of New York. You consent to the in personam jurisdiction and venue of such courts. YOU 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.