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Privacy Policy

Venture Philanthropy Partners, (“VPP”) is committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Policy, which is part of our Terms of Use (see below), describes the information we collect through the web site we operate at www.vppartners.org (“VPP Site”).  This statement governs the information you provide to us or that we learn from your use of the VPP Site and tells you how we may collect, use, and in some instances share this information.

By using the VPP Site, you consent to our collection and use of information as described in the Privacy Policy.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice by posting an updated version on the VPP Site (or by other method of notice that we determine is appropriate).  You should periodically check this page so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we might disclose it. The amended Privacy Policy will apply between us whether or not we have given you specific notice of any change.  Your continued use of the VPP Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

You may provide to VPP what is generally called “personally identifiable” information when you register, such as your name, email address, postal mailing address, and place of business.

Other Information and Cookies

To help us improve the operation and usability of the VPP Site, we may also collect other “automatically collected” information, such as Internet Protocol address (i.e., the number assigned to a visitor’s computer to identify its location on the Internet), web pages viewed, time and date of visits to the VPP Site, the first page viewed upon arrival on the VPP Site, actions taken during a visit to the VPP Site (e.g., links clicked), the web site that referred or linked you to the VPP Site, and web browser used.

Some parts of the VPP Site rely on cookies, which are small data files placed on your computer (or we may rely on other technology methods in the future).  We use information collected by cookies to facilitate your use of Our Site.  For example, cookies (or other methods) help make certain web-based forms work properly.  You are not required to accept cookies from the VPP Site.  You can disable the cookies function (or delete existing cookies) using your web browser’s options.  Please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from accessing some of the functionality and site offerings available via the VPP Site.

Use of Information

VPP uses the information that we collect to provide to you all of the features found on the VPP Site.  We will use your email address, without further consent, for non-marketing or administrative purposes such as notifying you of major site updates.

VPP may use all of the information that we collect from you to understand the usage trends and preferences, to improve the way the VPP Site works and looks, to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, and to create new features and functionality.

VPP may use automatically collected information and cookies information to: (1) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the VPP Site; (2) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; and (3) monitor aggregate usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.

VPP will not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send promotional or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in (i.e. VPPnews).

Disclosure of Information

VPP may disclose both personally identifiable and automatically collected information to organizations or persons to process such information on our behalf, to provide website maintenance and security, to offer certain features on the VPP Site, to assist us in improving the way the VPP Site works and looks, and to create new features.  We use reasonable efforts to: (i) limit their use of such information, and (ii) see that these parties use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

We may share automatically collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with interested third parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns on the VPP Site.

Except as otherwise noted in this Privacy Policy, VPP does not share personal information about you with third parties unless doing so is appropriate to carry out your request or it reasonably believes that doing so is legally required or is in VPP’s interest to protect its property or other legal rights or the rights or property of others.

Persons under Age 13

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from persons under age 13.  If you are a parent or legal guardian and you believe that your child under age 13 may have provided personally identifiable information through the VPP Site, please email us at info@vppartners.org.

Links to Other Sites

VPP may link to websites of other companies from the VPP Site.  You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites.  VPP’s Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

Our Commitment to Data Security

We strive to keep your Personal Information secure and to safeguard it from unauthorized access.

Of course, no security measure can be guaranteed to be 100% effective, so you provide your Personal Information at your own risk.

 

Terms of Use

Welcome to the website of Venture Philanthropy Partners (“VPP”).  These Terms of Use (“Terms”) which include our Privacy Policy (above), state the terms and conditions for your use of our website (“VPP Site”).

By using the VPP Site, you consent to our collection and use of information as described in the Privacy Policy.

Updates

We may occasionally update these Terms of Use from time to time without prior notice by posting an updated version on the VPP Site (or by other method of notice that we determine is appropriate. The amended Terms will apply between us whether or not we have given you specific notice of any change.  Your continued use of the VPP Site constitutes your agreement to these Terms and any updates.

Use of the Site

The VPP Site contains material, including but not limited to, text, graphics, pictures and images (collectively referred to as the “Content”). We may own the Content or portions of the Content may be made available to VPP through arrangements that we have with third parties. You have no rights in or to the Content, and you will not use, copy, or display the Content except as permitted under these Terms of Use. No other use is permitted without our prior written consent. You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use or posting of any of the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited. If you violate any part of these Terms of Use, your right to access and/or use the Content and Site shall automatically terminate and you shall immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content.

Proprietary Information

All Content, including the VPP name and logo, are protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights and laws. All rights in such materials are reserved to their respective owners, and none of the Content may be retransmitted without the express written consent from the respective owner for each and every instance. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of the Content.

Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks, and logos of VPP used and displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of VPP. Other company, product, and service names located on the Site may be trademarks or service marks owned by third parties (the “Third-Party Trademarks”, and, collectively with the VPP Trademarks, the “Trademarks”). Nothing on this Site or in these Terms of Use should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this Site without the prior written consent of VPP specific for each such use. Use of any Trademarks as part of a link to or from any website is prohibited without VPP’s prior written consent.

Links to Third-Party Web Sites, including Social Networks 

The VPP Site may contain links to third-party web sites and content providers which may interest you.  If you follow any link to a third-party site, you leave the VPP Site.  You should review terms of use that govern your use of the third-party site.

Disclaimers 

THE SERVICES AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VPP SITE ARE AVAILABLE “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.”   WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY SERVICES OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VPP SITE (OR THROUGH LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES), INCLUDING THAT THE VPP SITE, SERVICES, OR CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.   WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, INACCURACIES OR OTHER ISSUES CONCERNING THE VPP SITE, SERVICES, AND CONTENT.  IF YOU RELY ON THE VPP SITE, SERVICES OR CONTENT, YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE VPP SITE, SERVICES, AND CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (EVEN IF THE PURPOSE HAS BEEN DISCLOSED TO US), AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS TO THE VPP SITE, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE VPP SITE, SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE FREE FROM SUCH ELEMENTS AND VPP IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO THEM.

Limitation of Liability

VPP AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER BASED ON ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, LIABILITY, OR INJURY ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE VPP SITE OR YOUR BREACH OF THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FROM ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, OR INACCURACIES IN THE VPP SITE, SERVICES OR CONTENT.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL VPP OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR SIMILAR DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR LOSS OF DATA) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE VPP SITE, SERVICES, OR CONTENT OR THESE TERMS, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold VPP and its directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless against all liabilities, losses, damages, and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that any of the indemnified parties may incur arising out of or related to your use of the VPP Site, services or content or your violation of these Terms.  VPP reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which we are entitled to indemnification.  You agree to provide us with all cooperation we reasonably request.

Termination

VPP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate these Terms of Use and your access to all or any part of the VPP Site or the Content at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability.  VPP reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the VPP Site or the Content at any time without prior notice or liability.  The following sections shall survive the termination of these Terms of Use:  Proprietary Information, Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability, and Indemnification.

Questions

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the Privacy Policy or Terms of Use, please email us at info@vppartners.org.