Privacy Policy

 
 

Last Modified: May 1, 2019

Introduction

Pitchtape, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Pitchtape”, “we” or “us”) operates the website located at https://www.pitchtape.com and related websites and mobile applications (the “Website”).

We respect the privacy of our users and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this privacy policy. This privacy policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you access or use the Website or any of our other products or services (the Website and any of our other products or services, collectively, referred to as the “Services”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

This privacy policy applies to information we collect (i) on or through your use of the Services; (ii) in email and other electronic messages between you and Pitchtape; and (iii) through any mobile and desktop applications you use in connection with the Services.

This privacy policy does not apply to information you provide to or is collected by any third party whether through or in connection with your use of the Services or otherwise, including through any third party application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Services. You agree and acknowledge that Pitchtape has no duty or responsibility to maintain and safeguard any information you may provide to, or is collected by, any third party whether through or in connection with your use of the Services or otherwise.

This privacy policy is incorporated by reference into our Terms of Service, found at https://www.pitchtape.com/terms-of-service.

Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, do not access or use the Services. By accessing or using the Services, you agree to this privacy policy.

This privacy policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy below). Your continued use of the Services after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check this privacy policy periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 13

The Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, you are not permitted to provide any information to or on the Services (including any information about yourself, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address or any screen name or user name you may use). If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of adult consent, we will delete that information.

Collection of Information

Information We Collect About You

We collect several types of information from and about users of the Services, some of which is personally identifiable and some of which is non-identifying or aggregated, including information:

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, biographical information or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”);

  • that is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or

  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access the Services and usage details.

We collect this information (i) directly from you when you provide it to us, (ii) automatically as you use the Services (which information may include usage details, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and information collected through cookies, web beaconsand other tracking technologies), and (iii) from third parties (such as our business partners).

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through the Website or otherwise through your use of the Services may include (i) information that you provide about yourself or others by using our Services, including information provided at the time of registering or subscribing to use our Services (such as name, password, email address, and business and biographical information), posting material or requesting further Services; (ii) records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us; (iii) your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes; and (iv) details of any transactions you carry out through the Services.

You also may provide information to be published or displayed on public areas of the Services, or transmitted to other users of the Services or third parties, including questions and answers and chat messages (collectively, “User Data”). User Data is posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Services. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Data will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. You should not submit or upload personal information or any other information about yourself or others that you are not comfortable disclosing to the general public. This information will be viewable by other members of the Pitchtape community, may be searchable on indexing websites such as Google and may be disclosed to third parties under certain circumstances as provided herein.

We do not verify the accuracy of information provided by any users, and we do not do background checks on users. You are solely responsible for verifying any information before relying on it and for determining the suitability of any information you obtain through the Services. Pitchtape is not an investment advisor and does not provide investment advice. Certain Pitchtape users may be investment professionals, but they are not representatives of Pitchtape. You should always consult with your own investment professional directly with respect to your specific investment needs.

Pitchtape does not recommend any investments, does not verify or review user content or communications, and does not give business advice, financial advice, investment advice, tax advice or legal advice. Pitchtape does not claim to be and is not registered as a broker-dealer and investment advisor. Nothing in the Services is intended to be or shall constitute or be construed as a sale or purchase or offer to sell or purchase or a recommendation of any securities.

All users are encouraged to consult with professional legal, tax and financial advisors in connection with any fundraising or investment activities. Additionally, your conduct may be governed by the laws, rules and regulations of the state(s) or foreign jurisdiction(s) in which you are located or are a resident. You must make your own assessment regarding regulatory requirements as may be applied to your activities on or through the Services.

Information Collected Through Data Tracking Technologies

As you use the Services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your devices, browsing actions and patterns, including details of your use of the Services (such as traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data) and information about your devices and internet connection (including your IP address, operating system and browser type).

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies and other similar technologies. We may place cookies on your device to collect anonymous data related to your use of the Services. In general, a cookie is a small file placed on your device that can be used to help recognize your browser across different web pages, websites, and browsing sessions. We may use cookies to provide certain features of the Services. It may be possible to refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your device. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain features of the Services. We may also use other technologies to tailor the Services to you, such as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit Pitchtape, for example, to track how visitors interact with the Services and for other statistics related to the Services (such as recording the popularity of certain content and verifying system and server integrity).

  • Log Information. We may automatically collect and store certain information in our server logs when you use the Services, including details about how you used the Services, IP address, and information specific to your device (such as system activity, hardware settings, browser type, and browser language).

  • Device Identifiers. We may collect information about your device, such as your operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, mobile network information and device identifiers. This helps us measure how the Services are performing and improve the Services for you on your particular device.

  • Location-Based Data. We may collect and process information about your geographic location (for example, through GPS signals) when you use the Services. We will not store or track your device location on an on-going basis or without your permission. We do not share precise geolocation data with third parties, other than our service providers as necessary to provide the Services.

  • Analytics Data. We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Services.

Why We Collect Information

The information we collect helps us to improve the Services and to deliver a better and more personalized experience, including by enabling us to estimate our user size and usage patterns, store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Services according to your individual interests, connect you with other users who are willing to chat about issues in which you have expressed an interest, and recognize you when you use the Services.

Third-party Collection of Information

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Services may be served by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content and application providers. These third parties may use tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use the Services. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

Pitchtape does not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Your Choices About Our Use and Disclosure of Your Information below.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, to:

  • Provide you with the Services, and any other information, products or services that you request from us.

  • Present our Website and their contents to you.

  • Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.

  • Give you notices about your account.

  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including, if applicable, for billing and collection.

  • Notify you when updates to the Services are available, and about changes to any products or services we offer or provide though our Services.

  • Contact you about our own and third­ parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you.

  • Enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.

Additionally, we may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us in any other way we may describe when you provide the information or for any other purposes with your consent.

Following termination or deactivation of an account, we may retain information and content for backup, archival, audit or other business purposes, or otherwise in accordance with applicable laws. We may maintain anonymized, de-identified or aggregated data, including usage data, for analytics purposes. If you have any questions about data retention or deletion, please email hello@pitchtape.com.

For information about how you can opt out of certain uses of your information, see Your Choices About Our Use and Disclosure of Your Information below.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose anonymized, de-identified or aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.

  • To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.

  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us is among the assets transferred.

  • To third parties to market their products or services to you if you have consented to or not opted out of these disclosures. We contractually require these third parties to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.

  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.

  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

  • With your consent.

  • To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Service, found at https://www.pitchtape.com/terms-of-service, and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.

  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Pitchtape, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We may also share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly, including with users, partners or the press in order to, for example, demonstrate how our Services are used, evaluate industry trends, or to create our marketing materials. Any aggregated information shared this way will not contain any personal information.

Pitchtape disclaims all liability for the disclosure of information that you choose to submit voluntarily. You assume all such risks with regards to your use of the Services.

Your Choices About Our Use and Disclosure of Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. This section describes mechanisms we provide for you to control certain uses and disclosures of your information.

  • Tracking Technologies. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies or block the use of other tracking technologies, some parts of the Services may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

  • Third-Party Advertising. If you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for advertising and marketing purposes as provided herein, you can opt-out by logging into the Services and adjusting your user preferences in your account profile or by sending us an email stating your request to hello@pitchtape.com

  • Location Information. You can choose whether or not to allow the Services to collect and use real-time information about your device’s location through the device’s privacy settings. If you block the use of location information, some parts of the Services may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

  • Promotional Offers. If you do not want us to use your email address or contact information to promote our own or third parties’ products or services as provided herein, you can opt-out by logging into the Services and adjusting your user preferences in your account profile or by sending us an email stating your request to hello@pitchtape.com.

  • Targeted Advertising. If you do not want us to use information that we collect or that you provide to us to deliver advertisements according to our advertisers’ target-audience preferences as provided herein, you can opt-out by logging into the Services and adjusting your user preferences in your account profile or by sending us an email stating your request to hello@pitchtape.com

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may review and update your account information by logging into your account and visiting your account profile or settings page. You may also send us an email at hello@pitchtape.com to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

If you delete User Data from the Services, copies of the User Data may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other users of the Services. Proper access and use of information provided on the Services, including User Data, is governed by our Terms of Service, found at https://www.pitchtape.com/terms-of-service.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the Services that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to hello@pitchtape.com.

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Any information you provide to us through your use of the Services will be encrypted using industry standard technology. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Pitchtape or guarantee that your information on the Services may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach of any of our physical, managerial, or technical safeguards.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to the Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted through the Services. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we provide.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy will be posted on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you through a notice on the Website and/or by any other reasonable means. The date the privacy policy was last modified is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:

Pitchtape, Inc.
44 W 28th Street, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10001
hello@pitchtape.com