PRIVACY POLICY

Overview

Variant Ventures, LLC (“we” or “us” or “Variant Ventures”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to your access and use of our website, located at https://variantventuresllc.com, as well as our branded pages on social media services (collectively, the “Site”). This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to our Terms of Use (the “Terms).

This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected on the Site and is not intended to fully describe our privacy policies.  It does not, for example, apply to information collected offline (e.g., at events) or through any website operated by any third party, even if it is linked to or accessible from the Site. The Privacy Policy describes the information that we gather from you, how we use and disclose your information, and the steps we take to protect your information. By using the Site, you consent to the privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Web Site or this Privacy Notice, please contact us via e-mail at variantventures01@gmail.com

What Type of Information We Collect and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of the Site, which may include certain “Personal Information” (information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular person, such as name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, financial account information, IP address, and other similar types of information), as well as other information from or about you, such as information about your internet connection, equipment you use to access the Site, and usage details. We collect information in order to enable you to navigate the website, to deliver services associated with programs or positions you apply for through the website, to update our technical functional, and to fulfill our legal functions or obligations. Not all categories of information may be collected about every individual.

We collect this information directly from you when you provide it to us, automatically as you navigate through the Site, and from third parties, such as our business partners or service providers. When you interact with Variant Ventures using an external social network (for example, your Facebook account), we may collect your name and other details from your social network profile and account.  Please note that when interacting with Variant Ventures from a third-party social network, in addition to our Terms of Use and Privacy Notice, you are bound by the terms of use and privacy policies of those websites.

Information You Provide

You may provide us with Personal Information when you fill out forms or fields on the Site, when you make a purchase or donation, apply for one of our programs, or when you contact us or request information about us, this Site, or our services (whether by e-mail or other means).

Variant Ventures collects the following information through our secure online financial transaction pages: name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card/debit card information. Personal Information is never sold or rented to third parties.

Your financial information, such as payment method (credit card number and expiration date) and certain personal information, such as name and address, is used and stored by our third-party service provider, Stripe (“Payment Processor”), and the use and storage of that information is governed by our Payment Processor’s Privacy Policy (https://stripe.com/privacy). We may from time to time request and receive some of your financial information from our Payment Processor for purposes of completing transactions or protecting against or identifying possible fraudulent transactions.

Information We Automatically Collect

When you visit the Site or use a third-party website that interacts with our Site, we may automatically receive and record certain information from your computer, web browser, or mobile device, including your IP address or other device address or ID, web browser or device type, hardware and software settings and configurations, the web pages or sites that you visit before or after visiting the Site, the pages you view on the Site, your actions on the Site, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use the Site.

When you use the Site, we may send one or more cookies (which are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters) to your computer or mobile device, to recognize your web browser, help analyze our web page flow, customize our content, measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your ability to use the Site or certain features of the Site. We may also use Google Analytics or a similar service that uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Site. That use may be subject to the Google Analytics Terms of Use and Google Privacy Policy. Additional information is available http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

How We Use the Information We Collect

    • We generally use the information we collect about you or that you provide to us in order to provide you with information you request from us or to fulfill any other purposes for which you provide such information.
    • We may use Personal Information in any way we may describe to you when you provide such information or for any other purpose with your consent.
    • We may use non-identifying information (including aggregated data) about your use of the Site to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our users, to improve the Site, and to improve fraud detection and information security.
    • We may use your e-mail address or other Personal Information to contact you for administrative purposes such as account recovery or to notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy or other policies or to our services and/or to send you promotional materials about our services. Generally, you can opt-out of receiving promotional communications, through links provided in the messages, or by contacting us directly at variantventures01@gmail.com. Although your changes are reflected promptly in active user databases, we may retain all information you submit for a variety of purposes, including backups and archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, and analytics.
    • We may use information we collect (including automatically or through cookies) to: (a) personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Site; (b) provide customized content and information; (c) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of the Site; (d) monitor aggregate Site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.

When we disclose your information

We may disclose aggregated, anonymized or de-identified information about our users, and information that cannot independently be used to identify any individual, without restriction. We may disclose Personal Information that we collect, or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy:

  • To our third-party service providers to provide website development, hosting, data storage, maintenance, credit card processing, and other services for us.
  • If required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to take precautions against liability; to comply with various reporting obligations; to protect ourselves from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity; to protect the security or integrity of the Site; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to comply with state and federal laws; or in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant.
  • To a buyer or other successor, in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (such as in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, dissolution, or liquidation), or take steps in anticipation of such a transaction.
  • In any way we may describe to you when you provide such information, to fulfill any other purposes for which you provide such information or for any other purpose with your consent.

Your Choices

    • You may, of course, decline to share certain information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the Site.
    • For applicants or others with a registered account: Once you have registered for an account, you may be able to update, correct, or delete your profile information and preferences at any time by accessing your account preferences page through the Site, through a third-party website that interacts with the Site, or by contacting an Variant Ventures representative.
    • If you do not wish to receive e-mail offers or newsletters from us, you can opt-out of receiving e-mail information from us (except for e-mails related to the completion of your registration, change of password, and other communications essential to your transactions through the Site) by using the unsubscribe process at the bottom of the e-mail. Should you opt-out, we will promptly honor your request, though we may retain certain information you submit (including in backups or archives) for a variety of purposes, including analytics, the prevention of fraud or abuse, and compliance with our legal or regulatory obligations.

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important.  For that reason, we do not allow children under 13 years of age to use the Site, we do not knowingly collect or maintain information from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of the Site is directed to persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Site at any time or in any manner. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under 13 years of age has provided us with information, please alert us at variantventures01@gmail.com.

Data Security

We use certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to protect the integrity and security of your Personal Information; however, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, so we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through the Site, and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that your information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.  Even after removal, copies of information that you have posted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored such information.

 

Visitors from Outside the United States

This Site is controlled by Variant Ventures, LLC. If you choose to access the Site from outside the United States, you acknowledge that you will be transferring your information, including Personal Information, outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing, as necessary to provide to you the services available through the Site. Where required, we comply with applicable legal frameworks relating to the collection, storage, use, and transfer of personal information.

Limitation of Liability

By accessing this Site and/or providing us with Personal Information and other data, you expressly and unconditionally release and hold us harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of such information. In addition, while we take efforts to ensure the proper and appropriate use of data by our service providers that may receive your information from us, we are not responsible for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of your information caused by those service providers.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat your information, including by placing a prominent notice on the Site or by sending you an e-mail so that you can choose whether to continue using the Site. Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Privacy Policy 

Last Updated:  February 06, 2022