Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Black Crowd Funders

Effective as of September 11, 2015.

Black Crowd Funders (“Black Crowd Funders,” “We,” “Us”) has created this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your privacy. The following Policy is only in effect for the webpages owned and operated by Black Crowd Funders. By using http://blackcrowdfunders.com/ website (the “Service”) you agree to this Policy.

If you choose to visit the Service, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and the website’s Terms and Conditions, including limitations on damages, jurisdiction of disputes, and application of the law of the State of Illinois. If you do not agree with this Policy, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Website or services available through the Website.

Black Crowd Funders has established a Privacy Policy with the mission of building member trust and confidence by promoting the use of fair information practices. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first email (admin@blackcrowdfunders.com).

This site is owned and operated by [Boyce Watkins Enterprises].

Mobile Privacy

We may offer you the ability to connect with our Website, or use our applications, services, and tools using a mobile device, either through a mobile application or via a mobile optimized website. The provisions of this Privacy Policy apply to all such mobile access and use of mobile devices. This Privacy Policy will be referenced by all such mobile applications or mobile optimized websites.

Personally Identifiable Information

When you register or subscribe to our services, we collect personal information that can identify you (“PII”) such as your full name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number. We may also collect PII from you when you contact us or participate in activities that may be available through our services such as: forums, message boards, chats, creating a profile, rating, tagging, contests, promotions, commenting on articles, or completing surveys. The information that we collect varies depending upon how you use our Service, but may include:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your Facebook information if you are signing up via Facebook connect (This will authenticate your identity and link your Facebook Profile information, such as your name and email address, to your Indiegogo account. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Website to your profile page, to share with others within your network).
  • You may provide your location

If you create a Campaign, or join as a Campaign team member, you will provide us with the following Personal Information in addition to the Personal Information you provide when you register to be a User:

  • Your legal person or business name
  • Your legal physical address
  • Your Tax ID (if you are a business)
  • Your telephone number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your PayPal account information (if accepting payments via PayPal)
  • Your bank account information.

As a Contributor, you may provide:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Ship-to information
  • Your billing name and address
  • Your PayPal e-mail address

You may be asked further information in order to help validate your identity:

  • Your gender
  • Your driver’s license information, government issued identification number
  • Other personally identifiable information as we need for verification

We may obtain address information about you from third party sources, such as LexisNexis, for fraud prevention or for legal compliance.

We may also collect Personal Information from you as a result of your email communications with us or your Posts, which we may retain, along with our responses.

As a Campaign Owner, you can invite others who are helping you with your campaign to join your campaign team. We will ask you for this person’s email address and send him or her an email invite to join your team. Black Crowd Funders collects this email address for the purpose of sending this invite. This person may contact us at (admin@blackcrowdfunders.com) to request that we remove this information.

Any Personal Information you Post as User Content is available to the public without any expectation of privacy or confidentiality. Copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content even if you remove the User Content. Your name and location are publicly displayed in your profile page. To request removal of your personal information from these areas of the site, contact us using the information below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. The profile you create on our site will be publically visible. You may change the visibility settings of your Contributions, and the types of information it may disclose, on the “My Contributions” page, and/or when you take specific actions on the site that provide you the option of anonymity.

We display personal testimonials of satisfied users on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us using the information below.

When you use our mobile site, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location based services, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable location services in the device’s setting’s menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device’s location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or the manufacturer of your particular device.

We do not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of thirteen (13).

Please keep in mind that certain features on the Service give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. These may include forums, message boards, chats, creating community profiles, rating, tagging, and commenting on articles. When you use these features you should be aware that any information you submit, including your name, location and email address, may be publicly available to others. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit through these interactive features.

Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information. When an individual chooses to post information that will be publicly disclosed, he or she is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. We are not responsible under any data protection laws for user posted information.

Cookies

Black Crowd Funders website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be 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. For example, if you personalize Black Crowd Funders pages or register with the Black Crowd Funders site or services, a cookie helps Black Crowd Funders to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as username, and so on. When you return to the same Black Crowd Funders website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Black Crowd Funders features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most 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 Black Crowd Funders services or websites you visit.

Non-Personal Information

Like many websites, we collect and analyze standard log file information and Session ID information to analyze site traffic, improve site performance, and prevent fraud. Session IDs are bits of code on your computer that assist your browser in navigating our site. We do not associate personal information with log file information or cookies, except when needed to prevent fraud.

Information Collection & Use of PII

We use your Personal Information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the Service and conduct our business. For example (and not limited) to:

  • Register as a User and to identify you when you sign-in to your account
  • Administer your account or funds
  • Respond to your inquiries, customer service requests, complaints or your job application
  • Verify activity as we deem necessary
  • Send you a newsletter or other promotional communications
  • Conduct research and analyze data to improve our Service or customize our communications with you
  • Communicate with you.

How We Share Your Personal Information with Third Parties

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Policy. We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties.

We may share your Personal information:

  • As required by law, such as to comply with reporting requirements, a subpoena, or similar legal process.
  • In connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity or as we believe reasonably necessary to protect or enforce our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others.
  • With any other user, contributor, campaign owner or third party with your prior consent to do so as described in this Policy.

If you are a Contributor, we will share your name, email and shipping address with the Campaign Owner or Campaign team member for delivery of Rewards.

If you are a Campaign Owner, we may share your name, email address, and other contact information with any Contributor who alleges that you have failed to comply with your Campaign commitments such as Reward fulfillment.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as processing your payments, accepting job applications and offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us and are obligated to keep your information confidential. Some of our pages utilize framing techniques to serve content from our service providers while preserving the look and feel of our site, such as when you enter credit card information. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to https://www.blackcrowdfunders.com/.

If Black Crowd Funders is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets or bankruptcy, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.

How We Store and Protect Your Personal Information

We may store Personal Information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

We use Security Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to encrypt sensitive personal information (such as your payment information and geolocation) before it travels over the internet. Credit card numbers are never stored on our database or servers.

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can contact us at admin@blackcrowdfunders.com.

 

Compromise of Personal Information

We will promptly notify those persons whose Personal Information is compromised. Notwithstanding, Black Crowd Funders does not accept liability for any unintentional disclosure or a disclosure that occurs due to a security breach of our systems or facilities.

 

Choice/Opt-out

You may decide to decline or limit the personal information you provide in which case, you may not be able to become a User or use certain Services. We provide you with the opportunity to “opt-out” of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes when we ask for this information.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of one of the emails you’ve received from us.

If you no longer desire our service, you may deactivate your account entirely from the account “Settings” page, or contact us directly.

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Notices and Email

You consent to our using your email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You may not opt-out of some Service-related communications. You can change the frequency of many Service-related communications by changing the settings in the “Settings” section.

Upon registration, or on other areas of the site, you may opt-in to receive periodic messages from us, including changes to features of the Service, newsletters, promotions and special offers. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing email preferences manager on your account settings page or you can contact us at admin@blackcrowdfunders.com. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or deactivate it by making the change in your account settings, or contacting us by email at admin@blackcrowdfunders.com.

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

The website serves general users of the World Wide Web. We support and comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13, nor do we share such information with third parties. Children under the age of 18 may not use the Site.

Links to Other Websites, Blogs/Forums and Social Media Widgets

Our website includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Black Crowd Funders. When you use a link to go from our Website to another website, such as that of our payments processors, the privacy statement for the other website governs. Please carefully read and understand the privacy statement of any website you visit.

Our Website offers a publicly accessible blog. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be displayed publicly and read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at (). In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Our Website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share this button. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Legal Disclaimer and Disclosure of Information

Black Crowd Funders reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our web site.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our Policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. You are bound by changes to the Privacy Policy when you use the site after those changes have been posted. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Website, please email us at admin@blackcrowdf