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GK FUND PRIVACY POLICY 

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy describes how GK Fund collects and uses Personal Data about you through the use of our Website and through email, text, and other electronic communications between you and GK Fund.

GK Fund, Inc. (“GK Fund” or “We”) respects your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This Privacy Policy (our “Privacy Policy”) describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website www.thegkfund.org (the “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • on our Website; and

  • in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and our Website. 

  • It does not apply to information collected by:

  • us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by any third-party (including our business partners); or

  • any third party (including our business partners), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from the Website.

 

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of the Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for updates.

2.Children Under the Age of 18

 

Our Website is not intended for children under the age of 18 and children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use our Website. We will remove any information about a child under the age of 18 if we become aware of it. 

 

Our Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any information to the Website. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on our Website or on or through any of its features, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Data from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from a child under 18, please contact us by sending us an email stating your request through the “Contact Us” page on the Website.

3.Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

 

We collect different types of information about you, including information that may directly identify you, information that is about you but individually does not personally identify you, and information that we combine with our other users. This includes information that we collect directly from you or through automated collection technologies.

 

Generally

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website (“Personal Data”):

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, employment information and business information (such as your pitch deck materials), race, color, ancestry, and signature ;

  • that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as traffic data, logs, referring/exit pages, date and time of your visit to our Website, error information, clickstream data, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website; and/or

  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.

We collect this information

  • directly from you when you provide it to us;

  • automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies; and

  • From third parties, for example, our business partners.

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through our Website are:

  • information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of applying for our program, requesting information about our Website or services, or requesting further services. You may be required to provide company information through our Website before receiving acceptance to our programs, such as your company’s background, mission statement, pitch deck materials, employment figures, and annual revenue. We may also ask you for when you report a problem with our Website;

  • records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us; and

  • your search queries on the Website.

The Personal Data we collect from you is required to enter into a contract with GK Fund, for GK Fund to perform under the contract, and to provide you with our products and services. If you refuse to provide such Personal Data or withdraw your consent to our processing of Personal Data, then in some cases we may not be able to enter into the contract or fulfill our obligations to you under it.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns:

  • details of your visits to our Website. We collect traffic data, location data, logs, referring/exit pages, date and time of your visit to our Website, error information, clickstream data, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website; and

  • Information about your computer and internet connection, i.e. your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically may include Personal Data, or we may maintain it or associate it with Personal Data we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to:

  • estimate our audience size and usage patterns;

  • store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests;

  • speed up your searches; and

  • recognize you when you return to our Website.

 

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). We may use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Website through your computer or mobile device. A cookie is a small file or piece of data sent from a website and stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. On your computer, you may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser, and you may have similar capabilities on your mobile device in the preferences for your operating system or browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser or operating system setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

4.How We Use Your Information

 

We use your Personal Data for various purposes described below, including to:

  • provide our Website to you;

  • provide you with information you request from us;

  • enforce our rights arising from contracts;

  • notify you about changes to our Website or services.

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Data:

  • to present our Website and their contents to you;

  • to provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us;

  • to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;

  • to notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though them;

  • in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and

  • for any other purpose with your consent.

We may also use your information to contact you about our services that may be of interest to you, including through newsletters. If you wish to opt-out of receiving such communications, you may do so at any time by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of these communications. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

With your consent, we may also use your information to contact you about third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you wish to consent to this use, please check the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data. If you wish to change your choice, you may do so at any time by sending us an email stating your request through the “Contact Us” page on the Website. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

5.Disclosure of Your Information

 

We do not share, sell, or otherwise disclose your Personal Data for purposes other than those outlined in this Privacy Policy. We disclose your Personal Data to a few third parties, including:

  • our business partners;

  • our affiliates;

  • our third-party service providers that we use to support our business;

  • to a company we merge, acquire, or that buys us, or in the event of change in structure of our company of any form;

  • to comply with our legal obligations;

  • to enforce our rights; and

  • with your consent.

We do not share, sell, or otherwise disclose your Personal Data for purposes other than those outlined in this Privacy Policy. However, we may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose Personal Data that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • to our business partners that we partner with to provide our services;

  • to our affiliates;

  • to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business. These entities provide IT and infrastructure support services;

  • to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of GK Fund’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by GK Fund about our Website’s users is among the assets transferred;

  • to third parties to market their products or services to you if you have consented to these disclosures. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information;

  • to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;

  • for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; and

  • with your consent.

We may also disclose your Personal Data:

  • to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;

  • to enforce or apply our terms of use [INSERT AS LINK TO WEBSITE’S TERMS OF USE]; and

  • if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of GK Fund, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection.

6.Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

 

We offer you choices on how you can opt out of our use of tracking technology, disclosure of your Personal Data for third-parties to advertise to you and our advertising to you.

We do not control the collection and use of your information collected by third parties described above in Disclosure of Your Information. When possible, these organizations are under contractual obligations to use this data only for providing the services to us and to maintain this information strictly confidential. These third parties may, however, aggregate the information they collect with information from their other customers for their own purposes.

In addition, we strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Data you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with control over your Personal Data:

  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser or operating to refuse all or some cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

  • Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising. We will only share your Personal Data with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes with your consent. If you wish to consent to such use, you can check the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your Personal Data or otherwise seek such consent. If you wish to change your choice, you may do so at any time by sending us an email stating your request through the “Contact Us” page on the Website.

  • Marketing Emails from GK Fund. If you do not wish to have your email address used by GK Fund to promote our own products and services, you can opt-out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email or other marketing communications you receive from us.

You can learn more about interest-based advertisements and your opt-out rights and options from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on its website (www.networkadvertising.org) and from members of the Digital Advertising Alliance on its website (www.aboutads.info). We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can also opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the NAI on its website.

7.Do Not Track Signals

 

We do not track you over time and across other third-party websites or services. We currently do not honor do-not-track signals that may be sent by some browsers.

We do not track you over time and across third-party websites or other online services for any purpose. Some web browsers permit you to broadcast a signal to websites and online services indicating a preference that they “do not track” your online activities. At this time, we do not honor such signals and we do not modify what information we collect or how we use that information based upon whether such a signal is broadcast or received by us.

8.Data Security

 

Information transmitted over the Internet is not completely secure, but we do our best to protect your Personal Data.

We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Data from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of Personal Data is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

9.Data Retention Periods

 

We retain your Personal Data for as long as you are in our program. In some instances, we may keep it after you exit our program or if you are not admitted to our program, for example we may keep it:

  • on our backup and disaster recovery systems;

  • for as long as necessary to protect our legal interests; and

  • and to comply with other legal requirements.

GK Fund will retain your Personal Data for the entire time that you are in our program. After you exit our program or if you are not admitted to our program, we may retain your Personal Data:

  • for as long as necessary to comply with any legal requirement;

  • on our backup and disaster recovery systems in accordance with our backup and disaster recovery policies and procedures;

  • for as long as necessary to protect our legal interests or otherwise pursue our legal rights and remedies; and

  • for data that has been aggregated or otherwise rendered anonymous in such a manner that you are no longer identifiable, indefinitely.

10.Changes to Our Privacy Policy

 

We will post any changes to our Privacy Policy on our Website. If we make material changes to our Privacy Policy, we may notify you of such changes through your contact information and invite you to review the changes.

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ Personal Data, we will notify you by email to the email address you provided and/or through a notice on the Websites’ home page. Your use of this Website following such changes constitutes your agreement with regard to information collected from you in the future. The date this Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

11.Contact Information

 

You may contact us through the contact information below. 

If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, have any requests related to your Personal Data pursuant to applicable laws, or otherwise need to contact us, you must contact us at the contact information below.

To Contact GK Fund

 

GK Fund, Inc.

529 Main Street

Suite P200

Charlestown, MA 02129

United States

(617) 357-5777 extension 3955

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