Authentic Ventures Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

Welcome to the Authentic Ventures website (including all subdomains, the “Site”), which is operated by Authentic Ventures Management, LLC and its affiliates (collectively, “Authentic Ventures,” “we”, “us” and/or “our”). This Site provides, among other things, information about our people, organization, portfolio companies and their founders and tools for members to engage in the Authentic Ventures’ Network. This Privacy Policy sets forth Authentic Venture’s policy with respect to personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”) and certain other information that is collected from users of the Site.

Information We Collect:

When you interact with us through the Site, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:

Personal Data That You Provide Through the Site: We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you contact us with inquiries, register an account with us or submit membership details to us.

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to us, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Authentic Ventures and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

Other Information:

Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with Authentic Ventures through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Authentic Ventures may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Authentic Ventures affiliates, agents or service providers. We may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the characteristics of businesses or individuals that engage with Authentic Ventures or with our Authentic Ventures’ Network, and we may publish or otherwise disclose such aggregated information.

Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Site, Authentic Ventures may conduct research on the characteristics of such users, including but not limited to user demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Authentic Ventures, may publish or otherwise disclose such aggregated information. This aggregate information does not identify you personally.

Analytics and Tracking Technologies: We may, and we may allow third party service providers to, use cookies or similar technologies to collect information about your browsing activities over time and across different websites following your use of the Site. For example, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Site and enhance your experience when you use the Site. For more information on how Google uses this data, go to

On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.

Our Site currently does not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals and operates as described in this Privacy Policy whether or not a DNT signal is received. If we do so in the future, we will describe how we do so in this Privacy Policy.

Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information:

Authentic Ventures uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided or for other Authentic Ventures -related purposes. For instance (but without limitation):

  • If you provide Personal Data in order to create a username and profile, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to such those components of the Site that require a username (including membership in the Authentic Ventures’ Network), to administer your access to the Site (e.g., sending a replacement password to the email address you provided to us) and to monitor your use of the Site.
  • If you provide Personal Data to attend an event, we will use your Personal Data to give you access to that event and track the attendees of the event.

Authentic Ventures may also use your Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the Site to help us manage and administer the Site (e.g., to moderate forums, identify compelling content or create meaningful events or connections for members, etc.), improve the Site, better understand our users and improve the Authentic Ventures’ Network. Please note that when we refer to your username in this Privacy Policy, such username may be any username that you are permitted to create in connection with the Site, depending on the circumstances.

Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information

In addition to the disclosures described above, there are certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Business Transfers: In the event of a sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.

Related Companies: Authentic Ventures works closely with a variety of entities, and we may share your Personal Data with those various entities for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Agents, Contractors, and Other Third Parties: Authentic Ventures, like many businesses, sometimes hires others to perform certain functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information and maintaining databases. When we employ or engage others to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function under appropriate confidentiality obligations.

Legal Requirements: Authentic Ventures may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Authentic Ventures or individuals associated with Authentic Ventures, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

Your Profile:

If you create a username for the Site, please also note that your username, how long ago you created your account, your karma, and any information included in the any fields in your profile (including but not limited to the background information, professional information, community connections, skills and interests, next investments, stories, or videos) will be viewable by only Authentic Ventures or Authentic Ventures’ affiliates, unless you give permission to Authentic Ventures to share such information.

Your Choices:

You can visit the Site without providing any Personal Data. If you choose not to provide any Personal Data, you may not be able to use or benefit from certain components of the Site.


This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by Authentic Ventures other than Personal Data collected through the Site. In addition, this Privacy Policy shall not apply to any information that we do not directly solicit from you that you provide to Authentic Ventures through the Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information provided to Authentic Ventures or any Authentic Ventures personnel or members by email or through the Contact page on the Site, information provided through social media platforms, information that you otherwise provide in connection with the Site outside of our membership process or user profile creation process, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential.

Links to Other Web Sites:

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. The Site may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by Authentic Ventures (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we describe here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from the Site do not imply that Authentic Ventures endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.


Authentic Ventures takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to Authentic Ventures via the Internet.

Other Terms and Conditions:

Your access to and use of the Site is subject to the Terms of Use

Changes to Authentic Ventures' Privacy Policy

The Site and our operations may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for Authentic Ventures to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Authentic Ventures reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

Access to Information: Contacting Authentic Ventures

To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Site.

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Authentic Ventures’ Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Site.

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