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Cookie Policy

Effective: May 24, 2018

MicroVentures, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (MicroVenture Marketplace, Inc., First Democracy VC, MicroAngel Partners, LLC, and MV Investor Services, collectively, “MicroVentures”, “us” or “we”) understand that your privacy is important to you and are committed to being transparent about the technologies it uses. This Cookie Policy explains how and why cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and other Tracking Technologies”) may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use or visit any website or app that posts a link to this Policy (the “Platform”). This Cookie Policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy and our User Agreement.

By continuing to browse or use our Platform, you agree that we can store and access Cookies and other Tracking Technologies as described in this Cookie Policy.

What are Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?

A Cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit our Platform, to the extent you agree. The other tracking technologies work similarly to Cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our Platform. This allows us to recognize your device from that of other users. The information provided below about Cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies. You can find more information at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

How does our Platform use Cookies and other Tracking Technologies?

MicroVentures uses Cookies and other Tracking Technologies to identify you and your interests, to remember your preferences, and to track your use of our Platform. We also use them to control access to certain content on our Platform, protect the Platform, and to process any requests that you make of us.

To administer our Platform and for research and improvement purposes, MicroVentures also has contracted with third-party service providers to track and analyze statistical usage and volume information from our Platform users. These third-party service providers use persistent Cookies to help us to improve the user experience, manage our content, and analyze how users navigate and utilize the Platform.

First and Third-Party Cookies

“First Party Cookies” are Cookies that belong to MicroVentures and that we place on your device. “Third-Party Cookies” are Cookies that another party places on your device through our Platform. We may contract with third-party service providers to send e-mails to users who have provided us with their contact information. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, and/or to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on, the third-party service providers may place Cookies on the devices of these users.

For more information on how these companies collect and use information on our behalf, please refer to their privacy policies as indicated below.

We use the following types of cookies:

Persistent Cookies. We use Persistent Cookies to improve your experience of using the Platform.

Session Cookies. Session Cookies are temporary and deleted from your machine when your web browser closes. We use session Cookies to help us track internet usage as described above.

You may refuse to accept browser Cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of the Platform. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our system will issue Cookies when you direct your browser to our Platform.

The data collected by the Platform and/or through Cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above. In any event, such information will not be kept for longer than one year.

Our Cookies are used for the following purposes:

Cookie Type Purpose
Strictly Necessary/ Technical These Cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Platform so you may access them as you have requested. These Cookies, for example, let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and to secure our Platform.
Analytical/ Performance These Cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyze how the Platform is used and how they are performing. For example, these Cookies track what pages are most frequently visited, and from what locations our visitors come from. If you register with the Platform, these Cookies may be correlated to you. These Cookies include, for example, Google Analytics cookies.
Functionality These Cookies let us operate the Platform in accordance with the choices you make. These Cookies permit us to "remember" you in-between visits. For instance, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized the Platform, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.
Third-Party Advertising These Cookies collect information about your activities to provide you targeted advertising. We may also allow our third-party service providers to use Cookies on the Platform for the same purposes identified above, including collecting information about your online activities over time and across different websites. The third-party service providers that generate these Cookies, such as Google and Facebook, have their own privacy policies, and may use their Cookies to target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to our Platform

How do I refuse or withdraw my consent to the use of Cookies?

If you do not want Cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your internet browser to reject the setting of all or some Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section or see www.allaboutcookies.org . Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all parts or functionalities of our Platform.

If you want to remove previously-stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Platform from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your internet browser setting as described above.

For more information on the development of user profiles and the use of targeting/advertising Cookies, please see www.aboutads.info/choices if in the United States or www.youronlinechoices.eu if you are located in Europe.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions about our Cookie Policy, please contact us at:

MicroVentures, Inc.
11601 Alterra Parkway, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78758
(800) 283-9903
help@microventures.com