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Privacy Policy

WhizVentures Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 20, 2009

WhizVentures is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our customers and visitors to our Web site. In particular, we want you to know that we are not in the business of selling or renting individuals' personal data to other companies for marketing purposes. In this Privacy Policy we provide detailed information on when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

In general, you can browse our web site without giving us any personal information. WhizVentures may collect e-mail addresses on a voluntary subscription basis to receive our newsletter. For example, we do not tie a specific visit to a specific IP address. This activity on our site requires you to be registered. As part of the registration process, you may provide additional personal information. We use that information for several general purposes: to tell you about products, seminars and services if you so request; to fulfill your request; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to verify the accuracy of our records; or to contact you regarding customer satisfaction surveys.

Disclosure of Personal Information

In some instances we rely on our channel partners, for example for the distribution of our WhizVentures newsletter and for secure online e-commerce transactions. To do this, we may pass your information to them for that purpose only, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

When you click on supplier logos and external links provided on WhizVentures.com, you are exiting the WhizVentures.com Web site and entering said suppliers’ Web site. We cannot be held responsible for any dealings and transactions from then on.

We may, in the future, hire vendor companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering items, sending postal mail, providing technical support, and processing event registrations. In addition, we may use third party information or technology in our products and disclose customer information to such third parties solely for the purposes of fulfillment, support, or audit by such third parties. We may also license/transfer or sell-off our technology to third parties, and in connection with such transitions, we may disclose customer data to the transferee.

If you require further information on the channel partners, vendor companies or third parties to whom your information may have been passed to please contact WhizVentures.com.

By using our web site and providing us with your personal data, you consent to the above use of your personal data.

We may also disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange or other disposition (whether of assets, stock or otherwise) of all or a portion of a our business or to (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on us or this web site; (2) protect and defend our rights, property and this web site; (3) enforce our agreements with you, or (4) act in urgent circumstances to protect personal safety or the public.

Children and Privacy

WhizVentures does not allow children under the age of 13 on the site, nor does WhizVentures knowingly collect any information from any person under the age of 13. If WhizVentures is informed that a user account is being made by a person under the age of 13, WhizVentures will immediately remove the posting and any personally identifiable information that may have been inadvertently collected by WhizVentures.

Security of Transaction Information

Transaction information is submitted using secure servers from specialized third parties (PayPal, CreateSpace, Amazon, etc.). These secure server software (SSL) helps protect your information as it travels over the Internet by encrypting that information. We do not receive your personal transaction information.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small text file containing information that a web site transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow us to analyze our site traffic patterns and to provide a user-friendly registration and login process. A cookie cannot give us access to your computer or to information beyond what you provide to us. Third parties may, however, be placing and reading cookies on your users' browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being shown on your screen.  If you choose not to accept cookies from the Site or from third parties, you may disable that option through your Web browser. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies. Consult your browser's manual or online help if you want information on restricting or disabling the browser's handling of cookies. If you disable cookies, you can still view the publicly available information on our web site.

"Refer-a-Friend"

From time to time, we may encourage our customers and web site visitors to tell a friend about WhizVentures products, services or events. If a customer or visitor chooses to refer a friend to us, we will use that friend's information only for the purposes of sending WhizVentures-related information to that friend. We will use the information only once and it will not be stored in our systems.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Web site contains links to information on other web sites. We do not have any control over these other Web sites, and therefore we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting those sites. Although we ensure to do business with responsible sites, those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy, and if you have questions about how a site uses your information, consult that site's privacy statement.

Unsubscribing From WhizVentures Newsletter(s)

Each marketing communication that we send includes a one click unsubscribe link. To unsubscribe from WhizVentures Marketing Communications, click unsubscribe on the message that you receive.

Unsubscribing From User Forums and Product Notifications

Some WhizVentures user forums may be subscriber-based and are not controlled by WhizVentures marketing email preferences or marketing newsletter subscription preferences. If you have signed up for a user forum in the past and you would like to unsubscribe, please do so on the appropriate Web site.

Accessing Your Personal Information

You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data privacy team at business@whizventures.com. An administrative fee may be payable.

Your Consent

By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of the information you provide to us as outlined in this Privacy Policy. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time and without notice. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will publish those changes on this page.

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