Collection of Information
First Candidate collects non-personally identifiable information from you regarding your usage of our Site (“Non-Personally Identifiable Information”). Such non-personally identifiable information may include, without limitation, a User’s Internet protocol (“IP”) address, the time and duration of their visit, the pages they visit on the Site, information about their browser, device, location, and other information of the type collected by Web servers generally.
When a User registers for an account on the Site, sends an email through the Site, signs up for or purchases services through the Site, or makes an investment through the Site, First Candidate will collect personal information from the User (“Personally Identifiable Information”). Personally Identifiable Information refers to non-public information that personally relates to or identifies the User (such as their name, password, age and date of birth, gender, email address, postal mailing address, telephone numbers, taxpayer identification number, IP address, investment objectives, investment experience, assets and income, and other similar information, or other information such as photographs, answers to questionnaires or surveys, or responses filled in on blank forms, which they have they provided, uploaded, or otherwise made available on the Site. From time to time, the Company may request that Users provide personal information, including, but not limited to, personal or company social media profiles, demographic information, financial information about issues (i.e. valuations, share prices, fundraising goals), financial information about individuals (i.e. net worth), or other similar information. The Company may collect and store information, locally on a User’s computer or device using mechanisms such as browser web storage or application data caches. However, not all information is stored.
The Company may use analytics programs and service providers, such as Google Analytics, which can use first party cookies to report on User interactions with the Site. Google Analytics collects information about Users interaction with the Site including, but not limited to, whether they have visited the Site before, what website referred them to the Site, what pages they viewed on the Site, and the time spent on the Site.
Use of Information
By accessing the Site, Users consent to the use and disclosure of any information submitted to the Company via the Site, or information collected when they access the Site in any manner, which the Company deems advisable, and acknowledge that as a User you have no expectation of privacy, confidentiality or privilege in such information.
First Candidate may use any information submitted to the Site: (1) to market the Company’s products and services to the User; (2) to provide services and products requested by the User; (3) to serve advertisements on the Site; (4) to enable our vendors and contractors to provide and assist us in the marketing, operation, troubleshooting and analysis of our Site and other services; (5) to analyze data to send more targeted messages to Users of our Site; (6) to conduct research and analyze data to improve our products, services, and Site; (7) to deliver email messages like special offers, updates, newsletters, customer service, and service announcements; (8) to verify User information; (9) to comply with and meet any regulatory requirements for the offer or sale of securities required by law, rules or regulations to our affiliates or members; (10) to protect our Site or its Users; (11) to engage in any other lawful activities which the Company has determined consistent with the foregoing; and (12) when required by law or to protect against legal liability. The Company may provide any of these services through third parties, which may necessitate sharing a User’s information, whether Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, with them.
First Candidate may make User information, other than Personally Identifiable Information, available on its Site and visible to other Users of or visitors to the Site. As such, other Users of the Site may be able to personally identify a User based on the information they make available on the Site. If a User utilizes any third party services to log into the Site, other Users to whom they may be connected through such third party service may be able to view or follow information about them on the Site.
First Candidate may employ or contract third parties, whether companies or individuals to perform certain functions or services on its behalf. Such services may include identity verification, electronic document signing, payment storing and processing, sending postal mail and e-mail, escrow services, disbursement of funds, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. As such, these third parties, companies, or individuals may have access to any information a User supplies to the Site, and which is needed to perform their functions or services, and these third parties may not use such information for other purposes.
First Candidate does not and will not sell any User information to any third party for purposes of advertising, soliciting, or telemarketing. It may, however, be required to disclose User information to other companies or entities in the event that First Candidate may be sold or is sold to another company or entity. In that case, User information may be sold or transferred to such acquiring, individual, company or entity.
Third Party Sites and Services
The Site contains links to other websites and services not maintained by First Candidate. In addition, other websites and services may also reference or link to the Site. Users are responsible for knowing when they enter or leave the Site, or surf the Internet, and to read the privacy statements of each website and service that they visit. The Company does not endorse, screen, or approve, and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of, other websites or services.
The Company may elect to send e-mail communications with information, marketing or promotional materials to Users and visitors to the Site. Users or visitors who prefer not to receive such e-mails may unsubscribe completely by contacting us through the contact form located at www.First Candidate.com/contact, First Candidate LLC, 2717 Commercial Center Blvd, Suite E200, Katy, TX 77494, chat feature, or by submitting a question through the imbedded “help” button that is processed through Zendesk.
Opt-out requests may take up to five (5) business days to process. Users may not opt-out of e-mail communications that are transactional in nature such as service or termination announcements, or payment confirmations.
Users will have the ability to modify the information in their User account, at any time, by visiting their profile page and editing any information they wish to change. Users may view and change their e-mail address, password, financial information, contact information, or other login information by visiting the account settings page [IS THIS ACCURATE] subject to the Site policies. Users who wish to suspend their account or need assistance with modifying their account information, may contact the Company through the contact form located at First Candidate LLC, 2717 Commercial Center Blvd, Suite E200, Katy, TX 77494, chat feature, or by submitting a question through the imbedded “help” button that is processed through Zendesk. It may require up to five (5) business days to process such requests.
Users may request that the Company remove the information they share with the Site from its database by sending a request through the contact form First Candidate LLC, 2717 Commercial Center Blvd, Suite E200, Katy, TX 77494, chat feature, or by submitting a question through the embedded “help” button that is processed through Zendesk.
The Company will use reasonable efforts to secure access to User information in its possession, but will not be liable for any failure to safeguard such information, whether inadvertent or otherwise. User’s Personally Identifiable Information is also stored with third parties who have informed the Company that they also use reasonable efforts to secure access to User’s Personally Identifiable Information, but it will not be liable for the failure of any third party to safeguard such User information, whether inadvertent or otherwise.
In order to secure User information, the Company employs Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software which encrypts User information during transmission. Wherever appropriate, the Company will obfuscate or encrypt User information whether such information is stored in our systems or during information transfer.
Users agree that it is important for them to protect against unauthorized access to their password and computer, and will endeavor to prevent unauthorized access by parties other than the User, by among other things making sure to log off when finished using a shared computer.
The Site is not intended for use by children under eighteen (18) years of age. No one under eighteen (18) years of age is allowed to use the Site, provide any personal information or receive our email distributions. The Company does not knowingly solicit or collect any information from anyone under eighteen years of age. If you believe that a minor has disclosed Personally Identifiable Information to First Candidate, please report this to the Company immediately by contacting us through the contact form www.First Candidate.com/contact, First Candidate LLC 2717 Commercial Center Blvd, Suite E200, Katy, TX 77494, chat feature, or by submitting a question through the embedded “help” button that is processed through Zendesk.
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