We are located in the United States. If you are a non U.S. user of the Site, your Personal Information may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By providing your data, you consent to such transfer. If you are a resident of the European Union (“EU”), United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Iceland, you may have additional rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), and we direct you to the “EU Residents” section below.
What information do we collect on the website?
We collect two general types of information from Site users: (1) information collected automatically upon your visit to our website (such information is considered non-personal information in many jurisdictions) and (2) personal information, if provided, that can be used to identify an individual or business or to contact them.
When you visit firstlaunchcapital.com : We collect your browser type and IP address, whether or not you are signed in as registered user when you visit the website. In addition, we may use standard tracking technologies (e.g., cookies) and website analytics to monitor user behavior on the website. Such monitoring could include how you navigated to our page, time spent scrolling on a webpage, and any search terms you have entered on our website or others leading you to our website. Such data does not identify you personally.
- Pixel tags: Pixel tags may be used track user action. Unlike cookies, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages. Pixel tags help measure the success of our marketing efforts and compile statistics about usage of our website. The information we collect using pixel tags is not linked to our users’ personal information.
Personal information means information that allows someone to identify or contact you, like your name, email or home address. We may collect your email address and, if you choose to provide, certain other information, such as company or the city of residence. We may also collect other types of personal information from investors and business partners to help verify that they are accredited investors to access dedicated or related investor pages on the website, if existing.
Personal Data of Children
We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Data from anyone under the age of 16. If you are under 16, please do not attempt to register on the Site or send any Personal Data about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Data from a child under age 16, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 16 may have provided us Personal Data, please email us at email@example.com.
How do we use your information?
We use the information collected automatically when you visit our website, including the pages you view, browser information, and average time spent per visit to improve user-friendliness of the website. We consider the personal information that you provide to us to be confidential. When you submit personal information to us, we will use this information only in accordance with a follow-up or request to provide you with additional information that has been requested or received.
Sharing with third parties
Third parties are not generally affiliated with the First Launch Capital Fund. However, we may share your personal information or data with third parties if you give us permission to do so for marketing of services or products to you. In addition, the third parties that support our website analytics tools may be able to view aggregate (anonymous) website usage information that we collect. If you do not want us to share your personal data with third parties, even if you have given us permission, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Launch Capital Fund uses technical, physical, and administrative procedures in an effort to ensure the discretion and security of your personal data from loss, destruction or unauthorized access. First Launch Capital Fund uses technological security methods such as encryption to ensure proper access and security while your personal data is in transit through the Internet. While we do our best to implement the most reasonable security measures, we are unable to guarantee that our safeguards will always work.
Links to third-party web sites
Our Site may contain links or advertisements that lead to other websites, including the First Launch Capital Fund application. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or privacy practices of third-party websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of the third-party websites you visit.
Information Collected From Other Websites and Do Not Track Policy
Changing Your Personal Information or Email Preferences; Deleting Your Personal Information
You may change any of your Personal Information in your account at any time by editing your profile within your account or by sending an e-mail to us at email@example.com.
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
At any time, you may request us to delete your Personal Information by notifying us by email at email@example.com, and we will use our most reasonable efforts to honor your request. Please note that we may be required to keep certain information and not delete it (or to keep the information for a certain time) until we have fulfilled such requirements to comply to your request. When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.
If you are a resident of the European Union (“EU”), United Kingdom, Lichtenstein, Norway, or Iceland, you may have additional rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) with respect to your Personal Data, as outlined below.
For this section, we use the terms “Personal Data” and “processing” as they are defined in the GDPR, but “Personal Data” generally means information that can be used to individually identify a person, and “processing” generally covers actions that can be performed in connection with data such as collection, use, storage and disclosure. First Launch Capital Fund will be the controller of your Personal Data processed in connection with the Site.
Personal Data We Collect From You
We collect Personal Data about you when you provide such information directly to us, when third parties such as our business partners or service providers provide us with Personal Data about you, or when Personal Data about you is automatically collected in connection with your use of our Site.
Information we collect directly from you
We receive Personal Data directly from you when you provide us with such Personal Data directly on the Site or otherwise when you interact with us. You can provide your email address on our Site to receive news and updates from First Launch Capital Fund, and once you have received the welcome email through our third-party campaign email provider (currently Mailchimp, a processor for us), you have the option to complete your profile with more information such as your name, company and location, but note that providing such information is optional. You can unsubscribe from our emails at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the email or by contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our lawful basis for processing the foregoing categories of data is our legitimate interest in interacting with you through our Site, providing you with updates about our business, news and events that may be of interest to you, and for us to understand who our email recipients are so that we can better personalize the content for our recipients’ interests.
We also collect names, addresses, or other types of personal information from our investors and business partners to help verify that they are authorized to access the pages of the Site dedicated to them, if any such pages exist.
Our lawful basis for processing the above categories of data is our legitimate interest in preventing fraud and keeping information secure for our investors and business partners.
Information we automatically collect when you use our Site
Some Personal Data is automatically collected when you use our Site. Please see the above section “Information Collected Automatically” for more details on the type of information we collect automatically when you visit our Site.
We use this Personal Data to operate, improve, understand and personalize our Site. Our legal basis for processing information we automatically collect from you is our legitimate interest in operating, improving, understanding and personalizing our Site, so that you have a useful experience visiting the Site.
Other Processing Grounds
From time to time we may also need to process Personal Data to comply with a legal obligation, if it is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or other data subjects, or if it is necessary for a task carried out in the public interest.
How and With Whom We Share Your Data
- Fraud prevention service providers
- Ad networks (e.g., Google Adwords)
- Analytics service providers (e.g., Google Analytics)
- Email campaign management providers (e.g., Mailchimp)
- Hosting service providers
- Co-location service providers
- Fund administrators (We share information with these parties for purposes of administering funds, so this applies with respect to our investors’ information only)
- Social media networks (We share limited information for purposes of targeting advertisements on these networks and for analytics purposes.)
- Telecommunications service providers
- We will also share Personal Data when we believe it is necessary to:
- Comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies
- Protect us, our business or our users, for example to enforce our Terms of Service, prevent spam or other unwanted communications and investigate or protect against fraud
- Maintain the security of our Site
We also share information with third parties when you give us consent to do so and share Personal Data with our affiliates or other members of our corporate family. Furthermore, if we choose to buy or sell assets, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party, and we would share Personal Data with the party that is acquiring our assets. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Length of Time We Retain Your Personal Data
We retain Personal Data about you for as long as you remain a user of our website and/or a subscriber to our email list. In some cases we retain Personal Data for longer, if doing so is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes or collect fees owed, or is otherwise permitted or required by applicable law, rule or regulation. Afterwards, we retain some information in a depersonalized or aggregated form but not in a way that would identify you personally.
What Security Measures Do We Use?
We seek to protect Personal Data using appropriate technical and organizational measures based on the type of Personal Data and applicable processing activity.
We Have the Following Rights Regarding Your Personal Data
You have certain rights with respect to your Personal Data, including those set forth below. For more information about these rights, or to submit a request, please email email@example.com. Please note that in some circumstances, we may not be able to fully comply with your request, such as if it is frivolous or extremely impractical, if it jeopardizes the rights of others, or if it is not required by law, but in those circumstances, we will still respond to notify you of such a decision. In some cases, we may also need to you to provide us with additional information, which may include Personal Data, if necessary to verify your identity and the nature of your request.
- Access: You can request more information about the Personal Data we hold about you and request a copy of such Personal Data.
- Rectification: If you believe that any Personal Data we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, you can request that we correct or supplement such data.
- Erasure: You can request that we erase some or all of your Personal Data from our systems.
- Withdrawal of Consent: If we are processing your Personal Data based on your consent (as indicated at the time of collection of such data), you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note, however, that if you exercise this right, you may have to then provide express consent on a case-by-case basis for the use or disclosure of certain of your Personal Data, if such use or disclosure is necessary to enable you to utilize some or all of our services.
- Portability: You can ask for a copy of your Personal Data in a machine-readable format. You can also request that we transmit the data to another controller where technically feasible.
- Objection: You can contact us to let us know that you object to the further use or disclosure of your Personal Data for certain purposes, such as for direct marketing purposes.
- Restriction of Processing: You can ask us to restrict further processing of your Personal Data.
- Right to File Complaint: You have the right to lodge a complaint about First Launch Capital Fund’s practices with respect to your Personal Data with the supervisory authority of your country or EU Member State.
Transfers of Personal Data
Our website is owned and operated in the United States (“U.S.”) through First Launch Capital Fund and its service providers, and if you do not reside in the U.S., regulations in the U.S. may differ from the laws where you reside. By using our website, you acknowledge that any Personal Data about you, whether provided by you or collected by a third party, is being provided to First Launch Capital Fund in the U.S. and will be hosted on U.S. servers. Therefore, you authorize First Launch Capital Fund to collect, transfer, house, and analyze your information to and in the U.S., and possibly other countries. You hereby consent to the transfer of your data to the U.S.
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. Please feel free to contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at First Launch Capital Fund, P.O. Box 3246, Greensboro, NC 27402