We take the responsibility of having your personal information very seriously. We use your personal information only for providing and improving the Service. We treat your personal information as we would and do treat our own.
The Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace this Policy by posting the updated version on the Site. It is your responsibility to check this Policy periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of those changes.
We may collect and process the following information about you:
We will use the personal information you provide to:
Notwithstanding the above, you acknowledge and agree that Clovest has the right to disclose user information necessary to satisfy a governmental request or law, or as necessary to operate the website or protect the website’s users. Except as required by law, personally identifiable user information will not be disclosed, sold, assigned, licensed or otherwise disposed of by Clovest to any third party. However, data collected by Clovest from your use of the website that is not personally identifiable may be sold to third parties (e.g. anonymized statistical data such as pledge rates, average pledge size, comments per project, etc.).
Owners of projects (and the associated business) will receive the email addresses of individuals who have pledged to fund their projects. However, the project owners will never receive their funders’ payment information.
By using this Service, you agree that we may post users’ names, profile photos, and their likeness after they pledge funds towards projects on project pages and/or other pages hosted on the site.
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We try to keep emails to a minimum and give you the ability to opt out from receiving them.
We will send you email relating to your personal transactions. We will keep these emails to a minimum.
You will also receive certain email notifications, for which you may opt-out.
We may send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.
We never post anything to your accounts with Facebook, Twitter, or any other third-party sites without your permission.
When withdrawing funds from your Clovest balance, we will also submit your name and address to Balanced so that they may verify that your bank account actually belongs to you.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different browsers. By blocking or deleting cookies used on our Service, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Service.
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose in public areas of the Site becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by other users. You should exercise caution before disclosing your personal information through these public venues.
Clovest reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or in the good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with the law.
To modify or delete the personal information you have provided to us, please log in and update your profile. We may retain certain information as required by law or for necessary business purposes.
On request, we will give you a copy of all the personal information about you that we hold. This information is subject to a fee not exceeding the prescribed fee permitted by law.
Information that you submit through the Service may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to provide the Service to you. For example, our servers are in the United States. If we transfer your information outside the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at [email protected].
Updated: August 2013