Privacy Policy

The privacy policy governs the use of the website of the Venturebuddy valuation tool and the services being provided on the Website. By using the Website, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions pertaining to the collection, retention, and use of information set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Privacy Policy, you may exit and cease to use the Website

1 Our role in the protection of User information

1.1 Upon landing on the Website, as a rule, we do not collect any information from you. However, we collect, retain and process the information provided by you through e-mail or filing of forms on the Website including but not limited to Information such as your name, address, contact details, email id, details of the organization on behalf of whom you are acting (if applicable) and financial information such as bank account or credit card or debit card or other payment instruments, identity proof, etc. (Personal information)

1.2 We may also collect certain automatically generated information including the IP address, date and time of visiting the Website, online activity. We may engage third-party services to monitor and collect such information that will enable us to verify your credentials, maintain reasonable security practices, enable the inclusion of better Services, fulfill your requests and enhance your user experience. Further, we may also collect cookies (a piece of software code that the Website automatically sends to your browser when you access the Website) that enable us to provide you with a better user experience. We do not link the information we store on the cookies to any personally identifiable information submitted by you. Also, some of the business partners’ i.e. third parties operating in association with the Website have cookies on our Website. The use of cookies by them is subject to the privacy policy and other terms and conditions governing their website (“Automatically Generated Information”)

Personal Information, Other Information, and Automatically Generated Information shall together be referred to as “User Information”

1.3 The User Information provided by you shall be used to communicate with us through newsletters, updates, notifications, and other forms of communication. Further, we may telephonically contact you to collect or verify the information provided by you. The communication with you might be recorded but will be kept confidential otherwise when asked to disclose to any governmental authority under applicable law.

1.4 The User Information shall be used for purposes only in relation to the Website and not for any other purposes. The User Information shall be retained till the termination of your membership/listing on the Venturebuddy valuation or up to such other period as may be considered necessary by us for the purpose of operating the Website.

1.5 You shall have the right to view the information provided by you and also to update the information and keep us informed of any such change in case the information provided is deficient or inaccurate.

1.6 You undertake that the Personal Information and Other Information provided by you is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. You agree and understand that we shall not be liable for the authenticity of the Personal Information and Other Information provided by you.

1.7 You shall provide us with all the information requested from you on the Website or through any other mode of communication. You are not legally obligated to provide us with all the information. However, the complete functionality of the Website shall not be rendered possible if you fail to provide us with the certain necessary information for the purpose of the Services of the Website. Without prejudice to the aforesaid, you shall have an option too, while availing the Services otherwise, withdraw your consent to allow us to use the Personal Information provided by you and intimate us of the same in writing.

2 Disclosure of User Information

2.1 Any Personal Information provided by you shall be made available to only our affiliates, third parties, employees, consultants, screening committee members, mentors, or other officers that are connected with or in relation to the Services of the Website. Such third parties shall not disclose the User Information disclosed to it further other than under such circumstances where disclosure is permissible by us under the terms and conditions of the Privacy policy.
2.2 Other than as set out above, we shall not disclose the User Information to any third party without your written consent provided that such information may be disclosed to governmental agencies or bodies as required under applicable law or to exercise legal rights or defend legal claims or protect the safety of other users or public or our rights.

3 Links to third-party websites

3.1 The Website contains links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for any content on such third-party websites and we shall not be liable for any breach of the privacy policy by such websites. You undertake to read and understand the privacy policy of such third-party websites. For the avoidance of doubt, our Privacy Policy only governs the User Information collected, received, possessed, stored, dealt, with, or handled for the purposes of Services on our Website.

4 Notification and Updates Sent by the Website

4.1 We send an email notification to individuals once they log in to the Website as a member of the Venturebuddy valuation. Further, we may send regular newsletters, updates, and other promotional information to you informing you of the updates on Venturebuddy.

5 Opting out or Unsubscribe

5.1 To unsubscribe from our emails or other communications from us, you may follow the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email or sign onto your account and change settings. However, this section does not cover the messages and advertisements you may receive on the Website.

6 How Long Is This Data Stored For?

6.1 We retain your data as long as your account subsists with us. However, it may be noted that on the closure of the account the data with us does not get deleted immediately. In the event, you desire immediate deletion of your data you may email us to that effect.

7 Security

7.1 Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect the information we maintain, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to our Services and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of information. The safety and security of your information also depend on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We advise you not to share your password with anyone.

8 Social Networks

8.1 By creating an account or using our Services and linking to your social networks or your email services, you authorize us to collect, store, and use certain information from those platforms in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We collect only the information that you request those platforms to share with us. You may also choose to grant us additional permissions (or remove permissions) at any time. We do not post on these networks on your behalf. These third parties will provide information to us subject to their privacy policies and terms of use. We encourage you to read those policies. We are not responsible for the information practices or terms of other platforms. You can prevent the collection of Personal Information from social networks and email platforms by not linking those accounts with our Services

9 Child Protection

9.1 Our Services are not intended for or directed to children. Children under 18 are not eligible to use our Services.