Privacy Policy
  1. Table of Contents:

    1. Introduction
    2. Information We Collect
    3. How We Use Your Data
    4. How We Share Information
    5. Your Choices & Obligations
    6. Other Important Information

    Introduction

    We are a social network and online platform for Investors, Business People, Business Sellers, Innovators, fundacle Agents and Coupon Code Marketers. People use our services to find and be found for funding, investing and other business opportunities and to connect with others and information. Our Privacy Policy applies to any Member or Visitor to the covered Services.

    Our registered users (“Members”) share their professional identities, business plans, engage with their network, exchange knowledge and professional insights, post and view relevant content, learn and find business, fund raising and investing opportunities. Content on some of our services is available to non-members (“Visitors”).

    Data Controllers

    If you reside in or outside India, you are entering into the User Agreement with Proximate Consultancy Private Limited (also referred to as fundacle or www.fundacle.com or fundacle.com), who will be responsible for your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, our Services.

    Services

    This Privacy Policy applies to fundacle.com, fundacle-branded apps, , fundacle Learning and other fundacle-related sites, apps, communications and services (“Services”), including off-site Services, such as our search fundacle  agent, other search services and the “Show Interest” and “Share with fundacle” plugins, but excluding services that state that they are offered under a different privacy policy.

    If you use our Services, you consent to this Privacy Policy, including our Cookies Policy.

    Consent

    If you use our Services, you consent to the collection, use and sharing of your personal data under this Privacy Policy which includes our Cookie Policy (The Cookie Policy describes the use of cookies and similar technologies) and other documents referenced in this Privacy Policy) and agree to the User Agreement. We provide you choices that allow you to opt-out or control how we use and share your data.

    Change

    We may modify this Privacy Policy, and if we make material changes to it, we will provide notice through our Services, or by other means, to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Your continued use of our Services after we publish or send a notice about our changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the updated Privacy Policy.

    1. Information We Collect

    1.1 Information You Provide To Us

    You provide data to create an account with us.

    Registration

    To create an account you provide data including your name, email address and/or mobile number, and a password. You create your business proposal or profile on fundacle and a complete business proposal or profile helps you to get the most from our Services.

    Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.

    Posting and Uploading

    We collect personal data from you when you, post proposals, profile or upload it, such as when you fill out the details, search for proposal, show interest, search fundacle agents, etc.

    1.2 Information From Others

    Others may post or write about you.

    Content and News

    You and others may post content that includes information about you on our Services (as part of blog posts, feed updates and comments, videos). Unless you opt-out, we collect public information about youand make it available as part of our Services (e.g. suggestions for your profile).

    Contact and Calendar Information

    Customers and partners may provide data to us.

    Partners

    We receive personal data about you when you use the services of our customers and partners, such as investors, prospective investees, business sellers, innovators, fundacle agents, etc and applicant tracking systems providing us all the related data.

    1.3 Service Use

    We log your visits and use of our Services, including mobile apps.

    We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, including our sites, app and platform technology (e.g., our off-site plugins), such as when you view or click on content (e.g., learning video) or ads (on or off our sites and apps), perform a search, install one of our mobile apps, search fundacle Agents or show interest. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.

    1.4 Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Similar Technologies

    We collect data through cookies and similar technologies.

    As further described in our Cookie Policy, we use cookies and similar technologies (e.g., web beacons, pixels, ad tags and device identifiers) to recognize you and/or your device(s) on, off and across different Services and devices. We also allow some others to use cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools.

    1.5 Your Device and Location

    We receive data from your devices and networks, including location data.

    When you visit or leave our Services (including our plugins or cookies or similar technology on the sites of others), we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to next. We also get information about your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, and/or ISP or your mobile carrier. If you use our Services from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location. Most devices allow you to prevent location data from being sent to us and we honor your settings.

    1.6 Messages

    If you communicate through our Services, we learn about that.

    We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with messages in connection with our Services. For example, if you search fundacle Agent or Show Interest, we track whether you have acted on it and will send you reminders.

    1.7 Workplace Provided Information

    When your employer buys a Service for you to use at work, they may give us data about you.

    An employer (or other person or entity procuring our Services for your use) may provide us information about their employees or contractors who make use of these Services.

    1.8 Sites and Services of Others

    We get data when you visit sites that include our plugins, ads or cookies or log-in to others’ services with your fundacle account.

    We receive information about your visits and interaction with services provided by others when you log-in with fundacle or visit others’ services that include our plugins, ads, cookies or similar technologies.

    1.9 Other

    We are improving our Services, which means we get new data and create new ways to use data.

    Our Services are dynamic and we often introduce new features, which may require the collection of new information.

    2. How We Use Your Data

    We use your data to provide, support, personalize and develop our Services.

    How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use, how you use those Services. We use the data that we have about you to provide, support, personalize and make our Services (including ads) more relevant and useful to you and others.

    2.1 Services

    Our Services help you connect with others, find and be found for funding, investment  business opportunities, stay informed, get training and be more productive.

    We use your data to authenticate you and authorize access to our Services.

    Stay Connected

    Our Services allow you to stay in touch, in communication and up to date with fund seekers, potential investees, innovators, business people, business sellers, investors, fundacle Agents, partners, clients, and other professional contacts. To do so, you will connect with the people who you choose, and who also wish to connect with you.

    Productivity

    Our Services allow you to search and collaborate with Innovators, Business People, Business Sellers, Investors, fundacle Agents, search for potential clients, customers, partners and others to do business with. Our Services allow you to communicate with other professionals. Subject to your settings, we may scan messages to provide “bots” or similar tools that facilitate tasks such as scheduling meetings, draft responses, summarize messages or recommend next steps.

    2.2 Communications

    We contact you and enable communications between members.

    We will contact you through phone, email, notices posted on our websites or apps and other ways through our Services, including text messages and push notifications. We will send you messages about the availability of our Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also send messages about how to use the Services, network updates, reminders, suggestions and promotional messages from us and our partners. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us, including security and legal notices.

    We also enable communications between you and others through our Services.

    2.3 Advertising

    We serve you tailored ads both on and off of our Services. We offer you choices to opt out of interest based ads, but you cannot opt out of seeing generic ads.

    We target (and measure the performance of) ads to Members, Visitors and others both on and off of our Services through a variety of ad networks and exchanges, using the following data, whether separately or combined:

    1. Data from advertising technologies on and off of our Services, like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and device identifiers;
    2. Member-provided information (e.g., contact information, title and industry);
    3. Data from your use of our Services (e.g., search history, feed, content you read, who you follow or is following you, connections, groups participation, page visits, videos you watch, clicking on an ad, etc.), including as described in Section 1.3;
    4. Information from others (e.g. advertising partners, publishers and data aggregators);
    5. Information inferred from data described above (e.g., using job titles to infer age, industry, seniority, and compensation bracket; or names to infer gender).

    We will show you ads called sponsored content which look like similar non-sponsored content, except that they are labeled ads or sponsored. If you take an action (such as like, comment or share) on these ads, your action is associated with your name and viewable by others, including the ad provider.

    Ad Choices

    We adhere to self-regulatory principles for interest-based advertising and participate in industry opt outs from such ads. This does not opt you out of receiving advertising - you will continue to get generic ads or ads by advertisers not listed with these self regulatory tools. You cannot opt out specifically from interest-based advertising served through our platform for third parties.

    Info to Advertisers

    We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or (other than hashed or device identifiers, to the extent they are personal data in some countries) ad networks for their advertising without your separate permission. However, if you click on an ad, the ad poster will know you visited the page that you clicked on. Also, advertising partners can associate personal data collected by the advertiser directly from you with our cookies and similar technologies. In such instances, we seek to contractually require such advertisers to obtain your explicit, opt-in consent before doing so.

    2.4 Marketing

    We promote our Services to you and others.

    We use data and content about Members for invitations and communications promoting membership and network growth, engagement and our Services.

    2.5 Developing Services and Research

    We develop our Services and conduct research.

    Service Development

    We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and development for the further development of our Services in order to provide you and others with a better, more intuitive and personalized experience, drive membership growth and engagement on our Services, and help connect professionals to each other and to economic opportunity.

    Other Research

    We seek to create economic opportunity for members of the global workforce and to help them be more productive and successful. We use the data available to us to research social, economic, innovations, investing and business trends such as availability, etc and policies that help bridge the gap in various industries and geographic areas. In some cases, we work with trusted third parties to perform this research, under controls that are designed to protect your privacy. We publish or allow others to publish economic insights, presented as aggregated data rather than personal data.

    Surveys

    Polls and surveys are conducted by us and others through our Services. You are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys and you have choices about the information you provide. You may opt out of survey invitations.

    2.6 Customer Support

    We use data to help you and fix problems.

    We use the data (which can include your communications) needed to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and Service issues (e.g., bugs).

    2.7 Aggregate Insights

    We use data to generate aggregate insights.

    We use your information to produce aggregate insights that do not identify you. For example we may use your data to generate statistics about our users, their profession or industry, the number of ad impressions served or clicked on, or the demographic distribution of visitors to a site.

    2.8 Security and Investigations

    We use data for security, fraud prevention and investigations.

    We use your data (including your communications) if we think it’s necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or other violations of our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy and/or attempts to harm our Members or Visitors.

    3. How We Share Information

    3.1 Our Services

    Any information you include on your profile and any content you post or social action (e.g. shares) you take on our Services will be seen by others.

    Profile

    Your profile and proposal is visible to relevant Members and customers of our Services.

    Posts, Messages

    Our Services allow viewing and sharing information including through posts,

    • When you show interest as an investor to a proposal, you are visible to that “proposal owner” as Interest shown. We provide aggregate insights about the viewers and interest generated to the respective page owners.
    • We let senders know when you act on their message

    3.2 Communication Archival

    Regulated Members may need to store communications outside of our Service.

    Some Members need, for legal or professional compliance, to archive their communications and social media activity, and will use services of others to provide these archival services. We enable such archiving outside of our Services.

    3.3 Others’ Services

    You may link your account with others’ services so that they can look up your contacts’ profiles or post your shares on such platforms.

    Subject to your preference, other services may look-up your profile.

    When you opt to link your account with other services, personal data will become available to them. The sharing and use of that personal data will be described in, or linked to, a consent screen when you opt to link the accounts. For example, you may link your Facebook or Whatsapp account to share content from our Services into these other services. You may revoke the link with such accounts.

    3.4 Related Services

    We share your data across our different Services and fundacle-affiliated entities.

    We will share your personal data with our affiliates to provide and develop our Services. We combine information internally across the different Services covered by this Privacy Policy.

    3.5 Service Providers

    We may use others to help us with our Services.

    We use others to help us provide our Services (e.g., maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

    3.6 Legal Disclosures

    We may need to share your data when we believe it’s required by law or to protect your and our rights and security.

    It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you, (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (4) protect the security or integrity of our Service (such as by sharing with companies facing similar threats); or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of fundacle, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.

    3.7 Change in Control or Sale

    We may share your data when our business is sold to others, but it must continue to be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

    We can also share your personal data as part of a sale, merger or change in control, or in preparation for any of these events. Any other entity which buys us or part of our business will have the right to continue to use your data, but only in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy unless you agree otherwise.

    4. Your Choices & Obligations

    4.1 Data Retention

    We keep most of your data for as long as your account is open.

    We retain the data you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you Services. Even if you only use our Services when looking for a new funding or investment destination every few years, we will retain your information and keep your profile open until you decide to close your account. In some cases we choose to retain certain information in a depersonalized or aggregated form.

    4.2 Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data

    You can access or delete your personal data. You have many choices about how your data is collected, used and shared.

    We provide many choices about the collection, use and sharing of your data, from deleting or correcting data you include in your profile and controlling the visibility of your posts to advertising opt-outs and communication controls. We offer access to the personal data we have about you.

    4.3 Account Closure

    We keep some of your data even after you close your account.

    If you choose to close your fundacle account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.

    We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our User Agreement, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.

    Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g., search engine results) until they refresh their cache.

    5. Other Important Information

    5.1. Security

    We monitor for and try to prevent security breaches. Please use the security features available through our Services.

    We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

    5.2. Cross-Border Data Transfers

    We may store and use your data in or outside India depending on commercial viability and other conditions.

    5.3. Direct Marketing and Do Not Track Signals

    Our statements regarding direct marketing and “do not track” signals.

    We currently do not share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your permission.

    5.4. Contact Information

    You can contact us or use other options to resolve any complaints.

    If you have questions or complaints regarding this Policy, please contact us online. You can also reach us by mail.