1. Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect yourprivacy, we have provided this Privacy Statement to explain our onlineinformation practices for the web site located at www.stage1ventures.com (the“Site”). To make this information easy to find, we make it available on ourhomepage and at every point where information is requested.
2. The Information We Collect and How We Use It
Stage 1 Ventures, LLC (together with its affiliates andrelated entities (“S1V”) may collect various types of information about usersof the Site. For example, knowing how users use our Site – tracking theirmovement through the Site – helps us improve Site design and usefulness. As aresult, the S1V server(s) collects general data pertaining to users, includingthe length of time spent on the Site and the pages accessed while visiting theSite. S1V also collects certain standard information that yourbrowser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser typeand language, access times and referring website addresses. Additionally, S1Vmay use all of the information that we collect from our users to understandtheir usage trends and preferences, to improve the way our website works andlooks, to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, and to create newfeatures and functionality.
The Site uses “cookies” to gather general informationabout the browsing activities of visitors to our website. This allows us toconstantly improve the website design by arranging the content in the mostuser-friendly manner and to continually meet the users’ needs. A cookie is asmall text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookiescontain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain thatissued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliverviruses to your computer.You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. MostWeb browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify yourbrowser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to declinecookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features ofthe Site that depend on cookies.
4. Use of Web Beacons
The Site and its pages may contain electronic imagesknown as web beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that may be used toassist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who havevisited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include Webbeacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determinewhether messages have been opened and acted upon. The Site may also employ web beacons from third partiesin order to help us compile aggregated statistics and determine theeffectiveness of our promotional campaigns. We prohibit Web beacons on oursites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personalinformation. In the case of S1V investors (“Investor”) accessing the “InvestorLogin” pages of the Site, the personally identifiable information collected by S1Vis only used to verify that the Investor is authorized to access those pages ofthe Site.
5. Notification of Changes
S1V’ business will continue to evolve our privacypolicies and, consequently, this Privacy Statement may change from time to timeand, therefore, you are strongly encouraged to review this Privacy Statementregularly. If we decide to change our privacy policies, we will post thosechanges in an amended Privacy Statement so you are always aware of whatinformation we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, wedisclose it.