Last Revised: November 24, 2006
This statement discloses the privacy practices for Ricochet Communications LLC (“RC”), a Virginia corporation, which owns and operates www.venturecapitalupdate.com, the (“Site”).
When signing up for our services, you may be asked to provide information about you. All of the information is collected so that we can ensure that we can communicate with you when need be.
The registration form on our site requires users to provide their name, e-mail address, and more, as well as contact information to receive a newsletter. To view the full list of information collected during the registration please visit a registration page. We use the e-mail address from the registration form to send you information about the Site, RC, and promotional material from some of our partners, sweepstakes, or contests. The e-mail address information is also used to contact you when necessary. You may opt to decline the reception of promotional material.
Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners from whom you have explicitly requested to receive information.
Note that if you sign up for service from one of our Partnership program affiliates, you hereby authorize us to share with the Partner the following information: e-mail address, and name, as well as other information you agree to when participating (collectively Contact Information). No financial information will be shared. While we are not responsible for the acts of our partners, we encourage all of our Partners to adopt privacy policies that protect against the disclosure of personally identifiable parties to third persons. The Site may also log non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses may be recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
Registration and Account Set Up
When you register for the Site, you will be asked to provide certain basic contact Information. After this is entered we will establish your account. You will be given the opportunity to provide additional Contact Information once your account is established.
If you contact the Site either via e-mail, telephone or letter, we may keep a record of the correspondence.
Third Party Advertising
Blogs and Chats
Whenever you voluntarily post information to blogs, message boards, chat rooms or other public forums, you should be aware that any information you share is visible to others and that information can be accessed by the public and used by any member of the public. Such use is beyond the control of the Site. Personally identifiable information you submit to one of these forums can be read, collected, or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages. The Site is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features that will allow you to edit your information.
The Site’s member accounts are secured by member-created passwords and precautions are taken to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time.
Sharing and Disclosure of Collected Information
Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, the Site will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary:
(1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process;
(3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service.
The Site reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of the Site or RC or substantially all of either’s assets to that successor in interest.
The information contained in this web site is subject to change without notice.