Growth Partners Arizona Online Privacy Policy

 

Last Updated: August 13, 2021

 

Your privacy is important to us.

This Online Privacy Policy explains how we collect, share, use, disclose and protect information we receive from visitors to and users of our website accessible from https://growthpartnersaz.org (“Site”) and the online services available through the Site (“Services”).

Our Site and Services are intended for a U.S. audience.  If you visit or use the Site or Services, your information may be transferred or processed in the United States.

 

Our Site and Services are not intended for anyone under the age of eighteen (18).

 

Definitions

For the purposes of this Online Privacy Policy:

Account means a unique account created for you to access our Site and/or Services.

Company (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) refers to Growth Partners Arizona, which operates growthpartnersaz.org.

Country refers to the United States.

Device means any device that can access the Site and Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

Personally Identifiable Information is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes Personal Identifiable Information and/or any other data that you provide to us.  It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Services, to provide the Services on behalf of the Company or to perform services related to the Services.

You means the individual accessing or using the Site or Services or the person or other legal entity on whose behalf you are accessing or using the Site or Services, as applicable.

 

 

 

Types of Information Collected

Information

When you visit our Site and/or use the Services, we may collect Personally Identifiable Information and other relevant information or data from you (collectively “Information”). This may include, without limitation: your first and last name, your company’s name and your and/or your company’s email addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers and account numbers.

We may also collect social security numbers, EIN’s and/or drivers’ license numbers (or comparable) when you provide such information while using our Site or Services where we believe it is reasonably required for our ordinary business purposes.

If you apply for funding and/or participate in interview(s) with us, you will be asked to provide us with other relevant data related to you and/or your company including, without limitation, employee demographics, business revenue and information related to creditworthiness.

Use of Your Information

We may use your Information for the following purposes: to provide and maintain the Site and Services, to manage your Account, to process applications or transactions, to verify your or your company’s identity, to prevent fraud and enhance the security of your Account, or our Site and Services, to respond to requests and communicate with you, to manage your preferences, to comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and/or our policies and for any other purposes that we may specifically disclose at the time you provide or we collect your Information.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may share your Information with third parties such as service providers and affiliates in connection with the provision or performance of Services for you or on your behalf, corporate transactions and/or to comply with legal obligations.  We may also share your Information when necessary to address fraud, security or technical issues.

If you apply for funding, you will be asked to authorize us and/or our affiliates to a) make any necessary inquiries to verify the accuracy of statements made in the application and to determine creditworthiness; and b) to contact third parties, including credit and reference checks, regarding the applicant and its affiliates.  You will also be asked to authorize us to use your name in press releases and other promotional and marketing materials.

We may disclose aggregated information about the uses of our site and/or applicants for funding to our funders and/or other grant providers.

If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Information may be transferred. In that event, we will provide notice to you before your Information is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose your Information by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency).

Additionally, the Company may disclose your Information in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: protect and defend the rights or property of the Company, prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service, protect the personal safety of other users of the Site and Services or the public and/or protect against legal liability.

Cookies, Tracking Technologies and Usage Data

We and/or our service providers and/or other companies we work with may use usage data, cookies, web beacons, and/or other tracking technologies for various purposes such as fraud prevention and monitoring our advertising and marketing campaign performance. Some of these tracking tools may detect characteristics or settings of the specific device you use to access our online services.

Usage Data refers to data collected automatically and may include information such as your device’s IP address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on pages of our site, unique device identifiers and/or other diagnostic data. We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit or access our site through a mobile device.

Cookies are small amounts of data a website can send to and store on a visitor’s web browser, computer or mobile device to help track areas of interest.  They may also enable us and/or our service providers to relate your use of our online services over time to customize your experience.  You can instruct your browser to refuse or delete cookies but doing so may affect your use of certain parts or aspects of our online services.

Clear GIFs, pixel tags or web beacons, which may be used on our site and/or in some of our digital communications are primarily used to help recognize users, assess traffic patterns and measure site or campaign engagement.

 

Retention of Your Information

We will retain and use your Information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your Information to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Information that we collect and use for any purpose or purposes will not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes, unless otherwise required by law.

 

 

 

 

Transfer of Your Information

Your Information is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of Information represents your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Information will take place to an organization unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your Information.

Security of Your Information

The security of your Information is important to us. We use reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect and limit access to Information including device safeguards and secured files.

However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Also, please note that information you send to us electronically may not be secure when it is transmitted to us. We recommend that you do not use unsecure channels to communicate sensitive or confidential information to us.

Processing of Your Information

Service Providers may have access to your Information only to perform their tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Linking to Third Party Websites

We may provide links to websites that are owned or operated by other companies (“3rd party website”). When you use a link online to visit a 3rd party website, you will be subject to that website’s privacy and security practices, which may differ from ours.  You should familiarize yourself with the privacy policy, terms of use and security practices of the linked 3rd party website before providing any information on that website.

 

 

 

Changes to this Online Privacy Policy

We may change this Online Privacy Policy from time to time.  When we do, we will let you know by appropriate means such as by posting the revised policy on this page with a new “Last Updated” date.  Any changes to this Online Privacy Policy will become effective when posed unless indicated otherwise.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Online Privacy Policy, you can contact us:

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