Privacy policy 2017-07-11T21:02:32+00:00

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March 21, 2017

This Privacy Policy describes what personal information we may collect from you through the Service and how we may use that information.  The BaseVenture and websites and mobile applications, together with any services or software we make available through or in connection with such websites or applications, are collectively referred to herein as the “Service”.  References to “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Base Venture Investing, Inc.  Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Privacy Policy will have the meanings ascribed to them in our Terms of Use.

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the modified Privacy Policy on the Service.  The modifications shall be effective upon such posting (unless a later date is specified in the posting, in which case that date shall be deemed the effective date of the modifications).  You agree to review this Privacy Policy periodically so that you are aware of any modifications.  Your continued use of the Service after such modifications constitutes your acknowledgment of, and agreement to be bound by, the amended Privacy Policy.  Please review the Privacy Policy prior to entering personal information on or through the Service.

Personal Information We Collect

When you register with us and use the Service, we collect the personal information you submit to us.  If a third party registers you with the Service or creates an account for you in the Service (for example, when an Administrator creates an account for an investor), the third party may also provide us with your personal information.  This information may include your name, address, email address, social security number, profile picture, bank account information, and other personal information.  To the extent you use any portion of the Service for which fees are payable, we may also collect your credit card information or other payment information.

You can alter or update the personal information you submit to us by logging in to your account and changing the information.  If you update information, we may keep a copy of the prior version for our records. If a third party submits your personal information to us (for example, when an Administrator creates an account for an investor), you may need to contact such third party in order to alter, update or remove such personal information.  Please note that if you use the Service to submit personal information to another user (such as an Administrator), you may need to contact that user in order to alter or update the information as maintained by them.

We may use “cookies” on the Service (or similar technologies such as web beacons).  Cookies are small computer files we place on your computer’s hard drive so we can recognize your computer and collect information such as your IP address, login, password, your browsing patterns on the Service, and other information regarding your computer and your use of the Service.  The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to restrict cookies or disable them altogether.  However, restricting or disabling cookies may prevent you from using some of the features of the Service.  We may allow advertisements to be displayed on the Service, in which case the advertisements and the third parties responsible for the advertisements may also such cookies and similar technologies.  This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by us and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by such advertisers or any other third party.

Information We Collect on Behalf of Users

When other users use the Service, they may upload your personal information, in which case we may process and store your personal information on behalf of these other users.  For example, if you are an investor, an Administrator may upload a contract between you and the Manager of a Fund in which you have invested. In these cases, the uploading user is responsible for most aspects of the collection and use of your personal information.  If you have any questions or concerns about how your personal information is handled in these cases, you may wish to contact the uploading user directly, or refer to its privacy policy or any other agreement that may exist between you and such user.

Our Use and Sharing of Your Personal Information

We may use the information we collect to provide and improve the Service, to customize and improve your online experience, and collect any applicable fees related to the Service.  We may also send you news, updates and other information you may find useful, unless you specify in your account that you do not want to receive these notices.

Except as described below, we do not voluntarily share with third parties information by which you can be personally identified unless you give your consent.

  • We may disclose personally identifiable information when we believe disclosure is appropriate for any of the following purposes: to comply with the law or a request by law enforcement officials or regulatory or judicial authorities; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect our rights, property or safety, or those of third parties.
  • We may share personally identifiable information as permitted by any legal agreement between you and us (including the Terms of Use).
  • In the event that all or part of our business may be acquired by a third party, we may disclose personally identifiable information in connection with that transaction.
  • We may disclose personally identifiable information to third parties who provide limited services on our behalf (for example, the processing of payments, or delivery of emails or other information to you).
  • Any personally identifiable information which you include in your publicly-available user profile or submit to publicly-accessible portions of the Service will be visible to the public.
  • If a third party registers you with the Service or creates an account for you in the Service (for example, when an Administrator creates an account for a Manager or an investor), the third party may view your usage and profile data (including how and when your account is used) and access Your Content, including any personally identifiable information included in the foregoing.
  • If you are a Manager or Administrator (as defined in our Terms of Use), we may identify you and your related Funds as a customer of ours on the Service or in other marketing and promotional materials.
  • If you use the Service to share any personally identifiable information with a third party (such as another user of the Service), then we may share such information with such third party through the Service as directed. (For example, if you are an investor in a Fund that is listed on the Service, your information may be sent to the related Manager or Administrator in connection with such investment in order for us to provide the Service.)


While there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, we use industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.


No one under 13 years of age is authorized to use the Service, and we do not intentionally collect information from anyone under the age of 13.

California “Do Not Track” Disclosure

We do not collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services, and therefore do not respond to “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that allow consumers to exercise choice regarding this type of activity.

Third parties that serve or display advertisements on the Service may collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use the Service.

International Visitors

The Service is provided and operated solely from the United States of America.  If you submit any personal information to the Service from outside the United States, you hereby consent to the transfer of such information to (and the processing of such information in) the United States, and the exclusive application of the laws of the State of California, United States, with regard to the collection and use of such information.