Effective: February 5, 2019
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.
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.
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:
|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.|
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.
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