1. The Types of Information We Collect About You
When you enter and browse the site, we may collect two different types of information about you: information you provide to us, and information we collect through technology.
Information You Provide to Us
In order to obtain access to certain information or materials provided via the site, you may have to provide information that we collect and store in a way that allows us to relate it to you personally, including but not limited to your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, facsimile number and the type of investor you are (e.g., individual, analyst, broker). We refer to such information as personally identifiable information. Additionally, we may collect and retain a record of all communications with you.
Information We Collect Through Technology
We may collect information about you through technology. For example, we may collect your IP address each time you request a page during a visit to the site. At times, we may also use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which users browse various parts of the site.
The site may also use other technical methods to track and analyze the traffic patterns on the site, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of the site. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We may also use these technical methods in e-mails that we send our site users to determine whether such users have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. We may collect the information from use of these technical methods in a form that is personally identifiable.
During some visits we may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse overs), and methods used to browse away from the page. We may use this information to measure site activity, to develop ideas for improving our websites and for any other purpose to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Cookies and How We Use Them
Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your browser when you visit our site. Cookies are used primarily for administrative purposes, to improve your experience with our web site. For instance, when you return to the site after logging in, cookies provide information to the site, including personal information, so that the site will remember who you are.
Using the settings of your Internet browser, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. Consult your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you choose to turn off cookies, you may not have access to many features designed to make browsing of our site smoother. You may at any time delete any cookies set by using the relevant option of your Internet browser or by deleting the cookies on your hard drive.
If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you accept receipt of all cookies on the HarbourVest website.
2. Our Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information
HarbourVest does not disclose any nonpublic personally identifiable information about its site users to any nonaffiliated third party, except as set forth below.
We may also store your personally identifiable information and share it with our affiliates. We may use or disclose this information for marketing, research and other business purposes, and we may associate your personally identifiable information with other information we collect about you, such as details about your usage patterns and interests, but we will not sell this information or disclose it to third parties.
We may also use service providers to facilitate our services or platform functions on our behalf. These companies and individuals may have access to your personally identifiable information, as needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for another purpose.
We will use or disclose personally identifiable information when we believe that such disclosures are required by law, regulation, legal process, subpoena, document request or governmental request. Also, in the event that HarbourVest, or substantially all of the assets of HarbourVest or one or more of its businesses, are acquired or merged with another entity, whether an affiliate or a third party, user information may be one of the transferred assets. We may transfer all user information (which may include personally identifiable information) to our acquirers or successors. HarbourVest, however, reserves the right to use any personally identifiable information in any manner permitted by law.
3. How We Use Your Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information is information that does not personally identify you, including anonymous information and aggregate data. We may use this information to understand better how our visitors use the site, research our visitors’ demographics, interests, and behavior, improve the site, provide visitors with customized services and information, and for other similar purposes. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information. We may share this information with others, such as investors, for information or promotional purposes, and may use this information in any manner permitted by law, but any disclosure that identifies you personally will be governed by Section 2.
4. Protection of Information
We endeavor to protect your personally identifiable information. We use technical, administrative and physical methods to maintain the integrity and security of our databases, including firewalls. Please be aware that no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free and third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will not be responsible or liable for any damages, losses or causes of action arising out of or in connection with the disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
5. Do Not Track
HarbourVest does not track its customers over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals.
7. International Use
HarbourVest makes no claims that materials on the site are appropriate or may be downloaded for use in locations outside the United States. Access to the site from countries or territories where such access is illegal is prohibited. Furthermore, our databases are located in the United States. If you access this website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk. By sending us your data, you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States. Those who access the site from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, rules and regulations.
8. Limitation of Liability and Disclaimers
IN NO EVENT SHALL HARBOURVEST OR ITS RELATED PERSONS (AS DEFINED BELOW) BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, COSTS OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (“DAMAGES”) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ACCESS, USE (OR INABILITY TO USE) OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE SITE, INCLUDING DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF OR USE OF ANY ASSET, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, OR ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH USE OF THE SITE. THIS IS TRUE EVEN IF HARBOURVEST HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.
HarbourVest and its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, managers, partners, members, shareholders, employees, affiliates and agents (collectively “Related Persons”) make no representations or warranties and specifically disclaim any and all warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the site, including any representations or warranties with respect to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, availability, security, accuracy, freedom from viruses or malware, completeness, timeliness, functionality, reliability, sequencing or speed of delivery.
While we use reasonable efforts to obtain information from reliable sources, HarbourVest does not warrant that the information in this site is accurate, reliable, complete, or correct, that this site will be available at any particular time or location. Such information or materials are provided “as is” and “as available”.
9. Governing Law and Forum