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Privacy Policy

1. Privacy 

1.1. FunderHut, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company (interchangeably referred to herein as "FunderHut" or "we") appreciates your concerns regarding how and what information about you is collected, used and shared with others, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of such information. FunderHut has prepared this Privacy Policy to make you aware of our personal data collection through FunderHut.com (the "Website") or use of the services, features, content, applications or widgets offered by FunderHut (collectively with the Website, the "Service"). Please read this notice carefully. If there are any questions, please contact FunderHut through the Website.

1.2. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy at any time without notice by posting revised and amended provisions regarding this Privacy Policy to the Service. Your continued use of the Service means that you accept and agree to any revisions and amendments to this Privacy Policy. If you disagree with the revisions and amendments to the Privacy Policy, or are dissatisfied with the Service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Service. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Service to determine if there have been changes to this Privacy Policy.

2. Use of Your Information

2.1. When you register for an account through the Service, or sign up for any other service or promotion through the Service that requires registration, you will be required to provide a valid email address. FunderHut will use this email address to contact you as part of the transaction process, to send you periodic emails that you have signed up for, or for purposes that are intended to enhance your experience with respect to the Service. We may also contact you to obtain feedback and comments on a merchant project (a "Project") to which you have contributed. We will not share your email address with third parties, except as provided in Section 4 of this Privacy Policy. If you correspond with us via email, we may retain the content of your email messages and our responses.

2.2. While using the Services and contributing to a Project, you may be required to provide the full name of the natural person who will receive the product, merchandise and/or service incentives provided in conjunction with a Project (the "Reward"). We will only share the name you provide with the merchant for that Project. The merchant for that Project may use your full name for the purposes of verifying the Reward. We may also collect your full name during the contribution process to verify your credit card payment information. When signing up for mailing lists, registering for an account, or registering for other services or promotions through the Service, you may also be asked to provide your name at that time so that we can personalize correspondence you receive from FunderHut.

2.3. When you contribute to a Project, you will need to submit your credit card billing or other payment information so that FunderHut and FunderHut's third party processor can process your contribution to the Project.

2.4. We may collect demographic data, such as age, gender or profession from you. We may use all of the information we collect to better tailor the Service to you, including by providing targeted advertising by and through third party advertisers. Based upon an analysis of the information we collect, FunderHut determines your likely needs and interests, and attempts to display for you advertisements for products, merchandise and services that match those needs and interests. FunderHut will de-identify and/or aggregate personally-identifiable information before sharing it with any third parties, including but not limited to third party advertisers, so that you will not be specifically identified.

2.5. We may provide you with the ability to utilize your social network credentials to log in to the Service. By logging in to the Service with your social network credentials, you will be providing FunderHut access to certain general personally-identifiable information in your social network profile. We may allow you to share content with your social network contacts. We do not view or store lists of your social network contacts or the specific messages that you send to your social network contacts or other data available to us from your social network profile. However, we may record the number of times that particular content has been shared and track and share other information that is not personally-identifiable.

3. Other Information We May Collect

3.1.We passively collect certain information, such as your physical location, navigational data and which Projects you have viewed. FunderHut may share the foregoing information with third parties in an aggregated form that is not personally-identifiable.

3.2. FunderHut may occasionally record your IP address, use cookies, and assign Internet tags. We may also record information about the areas you visit on this Services and collect operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer, operating systems, Internet service providers, exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, landing pages, pages viewed and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our Service. We may share the foregoing information with third parties in an aggregated form that is not personally-identifiable. In addition, when you use the Service, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a cookie or similar file. A cookie does not collect personal information about you - instead, it allows FunderHut to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the Website. Most Internet browsers permit you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions.

4. Disclosure and Use of Your Information

4.1. FunderHut only shares your personally-identifiable information with third parties in limited circumstances and, except as provided in this Section 4, we will obtain your consent before we share any of your personally-identifiable information.

4.2. We may provide personally identifying information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons, including but not limited to third party processors, for the purpose of processing personally-identifiable information on our behalf.

4.3. We reserve the right to transfer or assign the personally-identifiable information we have collected from you in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization, assignment, or other transfer of FunderHut or the business of this Service to which the information relates.

4.4. We may share your personally-identifiable information when we believe in good faith that such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (b) enforce FunderHut's Terms and Conditions of Use, of which this Privacy Policy is a part, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of FunderHut, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

4.5. We may share your personally-identifiable information with (a) selected third parties who or which have posted Projects that may be of interest to you; and (b) to contractors we use to support our business (including, without limitation, technical support and payment processing), in which case we will require such third parties to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

5. Persons Under the Age of 13

FunderHut does not knowingly collect any information from persons under 13 years of age, and we will delete accounts held by individuals that we learn are under 13 years of age, and delete any content uploaded to the Service by individuals that we learn are under 13 years of age.

6. Protections

Users of the Service must keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever fully secure or error-free. Although FunderHut may permit you to restrict access to certain information through privacy settings, we cannot guarantee that such restrictions will be safe or secure. We are not responsible for any evasion of security measures of the Service. FunderHut cannot guarantee that content you post on the Service, including but not limited to descriptions of any Projects or Rewards, will only be accessed by authorized persons or entities, and we cannot guarantee the security of your personally-identifiable information.

When you share information with third parties using the Service, including through the posting of comments and descriptions of Projects and Rewards, such information may be shared with others. Remember that all such sharing of information is done at your own risk, that such information may become publicly available, and that FunderHut is not responsible for the actions of persons with whom you choose to share information. Any personally-identifiable information or personally-sensitive data that you disclose through the posting of comments and descriptions of Projects and Rewards may be collected and used and disclosed by others. FunderHut reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor any content you post on the Service and remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason. FunderHut also reserves the right to remove any such information or material upon the request of any third party.

7. Third Party Websites and Applications

The Service may contain links to other websites, services or applications operated by third parties. FunderHut is not responsible for these third party websites, services or applications, which may collect personal information from you. When you follow a link, or utilize another website, service or application, and leave this Service, you do so at your own risk and should review the privacy policies of such website, service or application before following a link. FunderHut makes no representations or warranties with respect to the availability, ownership, or legality of any such linked sites, or for the content, advertising, products, merchandise, services or other materials available through such websites, services or applications.

8. Notice to California Residents

Pursuant to California state law, if you are a resident of California and you wish to obtain a list of the information we have collected from you and/or to update or change that information, please contact us in writing at the below address, with a letter identifying (a) your name; (b) mailing address; and (c) email address. 




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