Privacy Policy

Effective Date:  3/1/2017

Coplex Ventures recognizes the importance of privacy. Collectively, “Coplex Ventures” (“we”, “us”, or “our”) includes Coplex Ventures Fund I, LP, Coplex Advisors Fund I, LLC, and any future fund and advisory vehicles we may elect to form. In this Privacy Policy, we describe how we collect, use, and disclose information that we obtain about users of our website www.coplexventures.com (the “Site”) and the services available through our Site (collectively, the Site and the services available through it are the “Services”). 

By using any of our Services, you agree that any information that we collect from or about you through our Services, including personal information, anonymous information, and aggregate information, will be handled as described in this Privacy Policy. 

Your use of our Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Privacy Policy and any other applicable agreements between you and Coplex Ventures, such as our Terms of Use, including any applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. 

Please note, if you are an entrepreneur interested in our affiliated Startup Studio, you can visit the Startup Studio’s website www.coplex.com. The Startup Studio’s website is subject to its own privacy policy and terms of use, which can be accessed at that website.

Contents.

Information We Collect
How We Use Your Information
How We Disclose Your Information
Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms
Third-Party Analytics
Do Not Track Disclosure
Third-Party Links
Security
Your Choices
Children
Contact Us
Changes to this Privacy Policy

Information We Collect.

We collect information about you directly from you, from third parties, and automatically through your use of our Services. We may combine information collected from or about you from these various sources.

Information We Collect Directly From You.

We collect information about you directly from you. For example, if you apply to Coplex Ventures, we will collect your name, email address, phone number, location, and information about your venture. We will also collect any other information that you provide to us through our Services, such as a pitchdeck that you upload through Slideshare.

Information We Collect About You from Third Parties.

We may also collect information about you from third parties. For example, we ask about the members of a venture’s team and therefore may get names, titles, and other information (such as skills) about those team members.

Other Information We Collect Automatically Through Our Services.

We automatically collect information about you through your use of our Services, including, without limitation your IP address, location, browser type, device type, domain name, the website that led you to our Services, the website to which you go after leaving our Services, the dates and times you access our Services, and the links you click and your other activities within the Services.  Please see our Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms section below for more information. We may combine information we collect automatically with information we collect directly from or from third parties.

How We Use Your Information.

We may use your information, including personal information, for the following purposes:

Providing and Improving Our Services.

To provide and maintain our Services; to improve our Services; to develop new features, products, or services; to perform technical operations, such as updating software; to validate our users and ensure their qualifications to use our Services; and for other customer service and support purposes.

Marketing and Communications.

To communicate with you about your account and use of our Services, including to send you product updates; to respond to your inquiries; to provide you with news and newsletters, special offers, promotions, and other information we think may interest you; and for other informational, marketing, or promotional purposes. Our communications with you may include communications via email. Please see our section regarding Your Choices for more information about how to change your communications preferences.

Personalizing Content.

We may use the information we collect about you to personalize the information and content we display to you, including marketing, promotional and sponsored content and advertising within the Services.

Research and Analytics.

To analyze how you interact with our Services; to monitor and analyze usage and activity trends; and for other research, analytical, and statistical purposes.

Protecting Rights and Interests.

To protect the safety, rights, property, or security of Coplex Ventures, the Services, any third party, or the general public; to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; to prevent or stop activity which Coplex Ventures, in its sole discretion, may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, an illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity; to use as evidence in litigation; and to enforce this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use.

Legal Compliance.

To comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including as part of a judicial proceeding; to respond to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal process; or as part of an investigation or request, whether formal or informal, from law enforcement or a governmental authority.

How We Disclose Your Information.

We may disclose your information, including personal information, as described to you at the time of collection or disclosure or as follows:

Affiliates.

We may disclose your information to current or future affiliates or subsidiaries for research, marketing, and other purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Service Providers.

We may disclose your information to our vendors, service providers, agents, or others who perform functions on our behalf. For example, we may disclose your information to a customer relationship management system to help us keep track of our customers

Business Transfers.

We may disclose your information to another entity in connection with, including during negotiations of, an acquisition or merger, sale or transfer of a business unit or assets, bankruptcy proceeding, or as part of any other similar business transfer.

Protecting Rights and Interests.

We may disclose your information to protect the safety, rights, property, or security of Coplex Ventures, the Services, any third party, or the general public; to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; to prevent or stop activity which Coplex Ventures, in its sole discretion, may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, an illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity; to use as evidence in litigation; and to enforce this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use.

Legal Compliance.

We may disclose your information to comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including as part of a judicial proceeding; in response to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal process; or as part of an investigation or request, whether formal or informal, from law enforcement or a government official.

Aggregate and De-Identified Information.

We may disclose aggregate, anonymous, or de-identified information about users for marketing, advertising, research, compliance, or other purposes.

Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms.

 We and our service providers use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information about your use of our Services. We or our service providers may combine this information with other information, including personal information, we collect about you. 

Cookies.

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities while using our Services. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Services who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Services, but some features may not function (e.g., you may not be able to stay logged into your account).

Clear GIFs, pixel tags, and other technologies.

Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (also referred to as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Services to, among other things, track the activities users of our Services, help us manage content, and compile statistics about usage of our Services. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers, to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.

Third-Party Analytics.

We may use third-party analytics companies, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate use of our Services. We or our service providers use these tools to help us understand use of, and to improve, our Services, performance, and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies, such as web beacons or local storage objects (LSOs), to perform their services.  

Do Not Track Disclosure.

Our Services do not respond to Do Not Track signals. For more information about Do Not Track signals, please click here. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in the Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms section above (e.g., by disabling cookies). 

Third-Party Links.

Our Services may contain links to third-party websites and applications. Any access to and use of such linked websites and applications is not governed by this Privacy Policy but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third parties. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third-party websites or applications.

Security.

We have taken steps to help protect the personal information we collect. However, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your device and account by, among other things, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

Your Choices.

Accessing, Modifying, or Deleting Your Personal Information.

You may access, modify, or delete the personal information that you have provided to us by emailing us at hello@coplex.com with what you would like updated. Please note that we may retain certain information about you as required by law or as permitted by law for legitimate business purposes. For example, if you request that we delete your information but we believe that you have violated our Terms of Use we may retain information about you in order to attempt to resolve the issue before deleting it.

Opting out of Marketing Emails.

We may send periodic promotional emails to you. You may opt out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Please note that it may take up to ten (10) business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you emails about your account or any Services you have requested or received from us.

Children.

Our Services are not targeted to children under thirteen (13) years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will promptly delete such personal information from our systems.  

Contact Us.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or the privacy aspects of our Services, please contact us at hello@coplex.com.   

Changes to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes, including any material changes, to this Privacy Policy on our Site.