We take private security very seriously and understand the severity of breached data, ramifications herein, and risk exposure associated. Please know that we treat these matters with utmost attention.
Personal Information Focal-Shift Collects and How It Is Used
Our company collects information in different ways from Visitors and Members who access the various parts of our Services and the network of web sites accessible through our Service. We use this information primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our Products and Services, and generally, do not share this information with third parties. However, we may disclose personal information collected if we have received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances, such as when we believe that such disclosure is required by law or other special cases described below. Unless otherwise compelled by good faith belief or by law, in addition to the posts, comments, information, data, and or content (private or personal) that you choose to share on our public site, information is private and secure within Focal-Shift.
When our system initiates an agreement between investors and project coordinators, in addition to your email, shipping address (if applicable) and pledge details (minus credit card information), the following information is made visible on select public sections of the site: first and last name or initial, location, and investment amount. (not applicable for equity investments)
Third-Party Social Mediums and Vendor Services
We do not post content to social accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, or any other third-party API’s you may choose to integrate, activate, and or use in conjunction with the site without your permission. Registration: Members may be asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for our Products or Services including name, address, telephone number, billing information (such as a credit card number), and the type of personal computer being used to access the Services. The personal information collected from Members during the registration process is used to manage each Member’s account (such as for billing purposes). This information is not shared with third parties, unless specifically stated otherwise or in special circumstances.However, in instances where our company and a partner jointly promote our Services, we may provide the partner certain personal information, such as the name, address, and username of persons who subscribed to the Services as a result of the joint promotion for the sole purpose of allowing us and the partner to assess the results of the promotion. We collect the e-mail addresses of those who post messages to our bulletin board, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, the e-mail addresses of those who make postings to our chat areas, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web page, used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes, disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website. Note: If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Focal-Shift and its subsidiaries also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites using log files There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Focal-Shift and its Partners. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Focal-Shift for the operation of our services, to maintain quality of such services, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Focal-Shift websites. For these purposes, we do link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information such as name, email address, address, and phone number.
The Focal-Shift websites use “cookies” to help us personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Focal-Shift services or websites you visit. Focal-Shift keeps track of the websites and pages you visit within any Focal-Shift websites, in order to determine what Focal-Shift services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Focal-Shift websites, to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Flash Cookies and Other Third Party Tracking Technologies
The Adobe Flash Player (and similar applications) use technology to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies but these are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. This technology creates locally stored objects that are often referred to as “Flash cookies.” Focal-Shift Websites do not use Flash cookies.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)