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Terms and Privacy

Last Updated:
May 21, 2018

Welcome to the Web site of Foundersuite. Your use of this Web site (the “Site”) and the services made available on the Site is subject to these Terms of Use (these “Terms”). By using any of our Services, you agree to be bound by, and use our Services in compliance with, these Terms of Use. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT USE OUR SERVICES.

  • Part One: Terms Governing Use of the Service

    • 1. LICENSE TO USE OUR SERVICES

      Subject to these Terms, we grant to you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use our Services for your personal use and not for resale or further distribution. Your right to use our Services is limited by all terms and conditions set forth in these Terms.

      Except for your pre-existing rights and this license granted to you, we and our licensors retain all right, title and interest in and to our Services, including all related intellectual property rights. Our Services are protected by applicable intellectual property laws, including United States copyright law and international treaties.

      Except as otherwise explicitly provided in these Terms or as may be expressly permitted by applicable law, you will not, and will not permit or authorize any third party to: (i) reproduce, modify, translate, enhance, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or create derivative works of any of our Services; (ii) rent, lease or sublicense access to any of our Services; or (iii) circumvent or disable any security or technological features or measures of our Services.

    • 2. ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES

      We do not provide you with the equipment to access our Services. You are responsible for all fees charged by third parties related to your access and use of our Services (e.g., charges by Internet service providers).

      We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any portion of our Services without notice. We will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of all or any portion of our Services.

      We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post, or remove any material that you post or submit for posting, and to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to our Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.

    • 3. RESTRICTIONS

      You must comply with all applicable laws when using our Services. Except as may be expressly permitted by applicable law, or as Foundersuite may authorize expressly in writing, you will not, and will not permit anyone else to: (i) store, copy, modify, distribute, or resell any of the information; audio, visual, and audiovisual works, or other content made available on our Services (collectively, “Service Content”) or compile or collect any Service Content as part of a database or other work; (ii) use any automated tool (e.g., robots, spiders) to access or use our Services or to store, copy, modify, distribute, or resell any Service Content; (iii) rent, lease, or sublicense your access to our Services to another person; (iv) use any Services or Service Content for any purpose except for your own personal use; (v) circumvent or disable any digital rights management, usage rules, or other security features of our Services; (vi) use our Services in a manner that overburdens, or that threatens the integrity, performance, or availability of, our Services; or (vii) remove, alter, or obscure any proprietary notices (including copyright and trademark notices) on any portion of our Services or any Service Content.

    • 4. PRIVACY POLICY

      We may collect registration and other information about you through our Services. Ourcollection and use of this information is governed by our Privacy Policy as shown below.

    • 5. RESTRICTED AREAS OF THE SERVICES

      Certain parts of our Services, including account management features, may be password-restricted to registered users or other authorized persons (“Password-Protected Areas”). If you are authorized to gain access to any Password-Protected Areas, you agree that you are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and agree to notify us if the password is lost, stolen, disclosed to an unauthorized third party, or otherwise may have been compromised. You agree that you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account, whether or not you are the individual who undertakes such activities. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security in relation to your password or our Services that is known to you.

    • 6. LINKS AND THIRD PARTY CONTENT

      Our Services may display, or contain links to, third party products, services, and Web sites. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed, authored, or made available by other users or other third parties on our Services, or which is accessible through or may be located using our Services (collectively, “Third Party Content”) are those of the respective authors or producers and not of us or our shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, or representatives.

      We do not control Third Party Content and do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Third Party Content. We are not responsible for the performance of, we do not endorse, and we are not responsible or liable for, any Third Party Content or any information or materials advertised in any Third Party Content. By using our Services, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. We are not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused to you by your use of or reliance on any goods, services, or information available on or through any third party service or Third Party Content. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other content available on and through our Services.

    • 7. USE POLICIES

      You are solely responsible for any content and other material that you submit, publish, transmit, or display on, through, or with our Services.

      You will not use our Services to: (i) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any Submission that contains unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (ii) harm us or third parties in any way; (iii) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (iv) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any Submission that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (v) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Submission that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other right of any party; (vi) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other forms of solicitation; (vii) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (viii) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services; (ix) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation; (x) “stalk” or otherwise harass another; or (xi) collect or store personal data about other users.

    • 8. TRADEMARKS

      "Foundersuite," the Foundersuite logo, and any other product or service name or slogan displayed on our Services are trademarks of Foundersuite, Inc and its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Foundersuite or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing “Foundersuite” or any other name, trademark or product or service name of Foundersuite without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of our Services, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of Foundersuite and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in our Services are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation thereof by us.

    • 9. FEEDBACK

      We may provide you with a mechanism to provide feedback, suggestions, and ideas, if you choose, about our Services (“Feedback”). You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, use the Feedback you provide to us in any way, including in future enhancements and modifications to our Services. You hereby grant to us and our assigns a perpetual, worldwide, fully transferable, sublicensable, irrevocable, royalty free license to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, and display the Feedback in any manner any for any purpose, without in any media, software, or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future, without any obligation to provide attribution or compensation to you or any third party.

  • Part Two: Additional Legal Terms

    • 1. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

      YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE SERVICE CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES AND THE SERVICE CONTENT EACH ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF THE SERVICES OR ANY SERVICE CONTENT, AND YOU RELY ON THE SERVICES AND SERVICE CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU ACCESS OR OBTAIN THROUGH OUR SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY MATERIAL THROUGH OUR SERVICES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM OUR SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. SOME STATES MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

    • 2. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

      WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES AND SERVICE CONTENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF US AND OUR SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS OF ALL KINDS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND SERVICE CONTENT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTY CLAIMS), REGARDLESS OF THE FORUM AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY ACTION OR CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNTS, IF ANY, THAT YOU HAVE PAID TO US FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND SERVICE CONTENT. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    • 3. INDEMNITY

      You will indemnify and hold us, our suppliers and licensors, and our respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, representatives, and assigns harmless from any costs, damages, expenses, and liability caused by your use of the Services and Service Content, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any rights of a third party through use of the Services or Service Content.

    • 4. LEGAL NOTICES

      Enforcement of these Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflict and choice of law principles. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claims arising out of or related to these Terms or your use of the Services or Service Content will lie in the state and federal courts located in Santa Clara County, within the State of California, and you irrevocably agree to submit to the jurisdiction of such courts. Our failure to enforce any right or provision in these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by us in writing. In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

  • Part Three: Privacy and The Use of Gmail and Google User Data

    Why does Foundersuite need permission to access my Google accounts?

    Foundersuite needs access to your Google account for our Gmail integration feature to work. Foundersuite allows you to access your email conversations from within the Foundersuiteinvestor CRM app.

    If, at any time, you'd like to revoke access to Foundersuite you can do so by going toSettings —> Integrations.For more information, please also see our Privacy Policy, below.

    • Does Foundersuite read my email? How do I know my email remains private?

      Foundersuite does not read your email or share it with 3rd parties. All of your emails arecompletely encrypted and cannot be viewed by Foundersuite.

    • What information does Foundersuite collect?

      Foundersuite integrates closely with Gmail so that you can access your email conversationsfrom within the Foundersuite Investor CRM app. As such, Foundersuite requests yourpermission to access certain data associated with your Google account to make the

      Foundersuite experience efficient and productive. Foundersuite also collects anonymousstatistics on usage patterns of our product to make it better.

      Your data is never sold shared or distributed to any 3rd party. Please read our PrivacyPolicy below for more information.

    • Where is my data stored and who has access to my data?

      All Foundersuite data is stored on Heroku (a division of Salesforce) and we use the HerokuPosgreSQL add-on with replication setup. This gives us a mirrored database to help keep yourdata safe. In addition, all of your data is encrypted and all transactions are transmitted usingSSL encryption for an added layer of security

    At Foundersuite, we take your security and privacy very seriously.
  • Part Four: Foundersuite Privacy Policy

    The Foundersuite.com Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collectand use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informeddecisions when using our site and our products and services.

    • 1. What Information Do We Collect?

      We collect information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form. Any data werequest that is not required will be specified as voluntary or optional. When registering on our site,as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, and credit card information.You may, however, visit our site anonymously. To better serve you, we also collect Information aboutservice usage, authentication data, location information, and other information you voluntarily provide to us.In addition, if you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of youremail messages together with your email address and our responses.

      Separately, as part of our offering to our users, we curate and present publicly available informationabout investors and investment firms, which can be found in the "Find Investors" section of the site.This data is not collected from user activity.

    • 2. What do we use your information for?

      Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one or more of the following ways:

    • 3. How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

      As you use this website, the site uses its cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases,we also use cookies to prevent you from needing to log in more than is necessary for security.Cookies, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of peoplevisiting this site and which modules in the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order toconstantly improve this site and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personalinformation about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.

    • 4. Sharing Information with Third Parties

      The information we collect is used to improve the content of this site and the quality of our service, and is notshared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes. That being said, your information could beshared under the following circumstances:

    • 5. Personal information entered on our social media channels

      Any personally identifiable information you elect to make publicly available on our sites or social media channels,such as posting comments on our blog page, will be available to others. If you remove information that you have madepublic on our sites, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of our sites or 3rd party services (e.g. Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, Medium, etc.). You will need to contact or login into the third party applications if you want the personalinformation that was posted to their sites removed. To learn how a third party uses your information, please review theirspecific privacy policies.

    • 6. Personal data about minors and children

      Foundersuite does not knowingly collect data from or about children under 16 without the permission of parent(s)/guardian(s).If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 16, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 16, please contact us.

    • 7. Data Security

      We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in anunauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors andother third parties who have a business need to know. All employees and contractors are bound by standard non-disclosure agreements.

    • 8. Data Retention

      We will only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposesof satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

      To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data,the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personaldata and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

      We also retain data so that you can come back at any time in the future and re-activate your account and regain access to the datain your account, including but not limited to the investor targets on your Investor Board and the Investor Updates previously created.So, unless you actively delete this information, we keep it, so we can better serve you.

      In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data; see Your legal rights below for further information.

  • Part 5: Your Choices

    • Personal Information


      We respect your privacy rights and provide you with reasonable access to the personal data that you may have provided through your use ofthe service. If you wish to access or amend any personal data we hold about you, or to request that we delete any information about you maycontact us at the address below. At your request, we will have any reference to you deleted or blocked in our database.

      You may update, correct or delete your information and preference at any time by contacting us or our third parties services providers.Any changes you make will be reflected in the active user database instantly or within a reasonable period of time, we may retain allinformation you submit for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligation, or where weotherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.

      You may decline to share certain Personal Data with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the services we offer.At any time, you may object to the processing of your Personal Data, on legitimate grounds, except if otherwise permitted by applicable law.

  • Part 6: GPDR and Privacy Rights

    • GDPR Framework for Foundersuite, Inc.

      The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will set a new standard for how companies use and protect EU citizens’ data.It will take effect on May 25, 2018.

    • How We Are Preparing

      We have revised our privacy policy, improved our security policies, and reduced the number of third party services that connect or interactwith your data. As part of GDPR preparedness, we have consolidated the number of external services that we use to communicate with our users.We now primarily use Intercom for customer messaging and emails. We use Intercom and Google Analytics to track user activity on the platform.Please see the following paragraphs for more information on how we use Intercom and your information.

      Use of Intercom Services: We use third-party analytics services to help understand your usage of our services. In particular, we provide alimited amount of your information (such as sign-up date and some personal information like your email address) to Intercom, Inc. (“Intercom”)and utilize Intercom to collect data for analytics purposes when you visit our website or use our product. As a data processor acting on our behalf,Intercom analyzes your use of our website and/or product and tracks our relationship by way of cookies and similar technologies so that we can improveour service to you. For more information on Intercom’s use of cookies, please visit https://www.intercom.com/terms-and-policies#cookie-policy.

      We may also use Intercom as a medium for communications, either through email, or through messages within our product(s). As part of our serviceagreements, Intercom collects publicly available contact and social information related to you, such as your email address, gender, company, job title,photos, website URLs, social network handles and physical addresses, to enhance your user experience. For more information on the privacy practices of Intercom,please visit https://www.intercom.com/terms-and-policies#privacy. Intercom’s services are governed by Intercom’s terms of use which can be found athttps://www.intercom.com/terms-and-policies#terms. If you would like to opt out of having this information collected by or submitted to Intercom, please contact us.

    • Your European Union privacy rights


      Under the General Data Protection Regulation (also referred to as GDPR), if you are an individual protected by the GDPR you may have certainrights in relation to your personal data, including the following:

      These rights are subject to certain rules around when you can exercise them.

      If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the address below. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personaldata (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

      We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise anyof your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contactyou to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

      We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you havemade a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

      If you have any concerns, we would appreciate the chance to attempt to resolve your concerns before you file any complaints or approach the Information Commissioner'sOffice (“ICO”) in your jurisdiction, so please contact us in the first instance.

  • Part 7: Changes And Contact Information

    • Changes to these Terms and Privacy Policy


      We may amend this privacy policy from time to time by posting a revised version and updating the “Effective Date” above. The revised version will be effectiveon the “Effective Date” listed. We will provide you with reasonable prior notice of material changes in how we use your information, including by email if you haveprovided an email address. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

    If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy or about the use of your personal information, please feel free to contact us by email at info@foundersuite.com.