Privacy Policy

FrenchFounders Inc. Privacy Policy

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Introduction

FrenchFounders Inc. (“FrenchFounders”) is committed to protecting its users’ privacy: we want to make your membership experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible and we want you to use our site and membership opportunities with confidence.

This Privacy Policy is designed to inform our users and our members about how FrenchFounders gathers and uses information provided to, or collected by, FrenchFounders and under what circumstances FrenchFounders will disclose such information. FrenchFounders will take reasonable steps to protect member privacy consistent within the guidelines set forth in this Privacy Policy and with the laws of the United States.

By accessing the Website you agree to comply with and be bound by the terms and conditions of the Website.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE SUBJECT TO THE PRIVACY POLICY FOR USING THIS WEBSITE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE.

THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at legal@FrenchFounders.com.

Member Information You Provide:

FrenchFounders collects information for the purpose of providing you with a satisfactory user experience on the Website, providing you a personalized experience on our Website based upon your history on the Website, and assisting you in purchasing your membership. This information may include our customers’ (“Members’”) personally identifiable information, including but not limited to, our customer’s name, company name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. If you consider purchasing a membership from FrenchFounders for another person or persons, the Company will collect the same information about these people. They may contact us to request removal of their information from our database by using our contact information below. The information may be collected when you register with the Website and when you subscribe to receive e‐mails and/or e‐newsletters from FrenchFounders. Once you register as a Member with FrenchFounders, you are no longer anonymous to us. Additionally, we collect clickstream data, which becomes part of your Member information.

Clickstream Data: When you access our Website, a small file called a “Cookie” is placed on your hard drive. Each time you visit the Website FrenchFounders will use Cookies to authenticate your identity, collect the data generated in connection with your clickstream activity on the Website (“Clickstream Data”) and to personalize your user experience on the Website, including by serving and managing listed features based on your activity on the Website. Please note that FrenchFounders does not collect Clickstream Data on any websites other than the Website, however, Braintree does provide an electronic confirmation of each purchase to FrenchFounders members. Most browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, some FrenchFounders features and services may not be available to you if your Cookies are disabled.

FrenchFounders may also use electronic images known as “web beacons” (or « clear GIFs ») that allow us to track general user traffic patterns. FrenchFounders also automatically receives and records information from our servers and from your browser, including your IP address, the time, and information about any page you requested. FrenchFounders may also include web beacons in promotional or other e-mails or e-newsletters to determine whether Members have acted upon these messages. The information obtained in this manner enables FrenchFounders to customize services we offer our Members, to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the effectiveness of our on-line advertising and marketing activities.

Third Party Clickstream Data: When you purchase a membership, depending on the payment method you choose, you may be transferred to the website of our third party payment agent. As noted above, this policy does not apply to third party websites. You should read the privacy policy associated with the third party payment agent’s website to understand what information about you it collects and how such information is used.

Additionally, if you visit the website of one or more of our partners, they place their own Cookies on your computer in order to serve you with relevant advertising online. This third party Cookie may transfer non-personally identifiable information to the third party partner in order for them to track your activity when you visit their websites and on other websites not controlled by FrenchFounders for purposes of serving you ads on topics in which you have a demonstrated interest based on your Clickstream Data. Please note that we can only access Cookies that we set on your computer, not the Cookies sent to you by other companies. Also, when you leave the FrenchFounders Website, whether by clicking on third party sponsored content or advertising or directly accessing a third party’s website, these third parties may place Cookies or web beacons on your computer. This Privacy Policy does not govern the use and disclosure of any information collected by third parties, such as through Cookies or web beacons, when you visit their web sites or by third parties regarding your clickstream activity on sites other than FrenchFounders’s Website.

We may use a third party ad network to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. This company may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

Our ad network partner uses cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other Websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by contacting us at legal@FrenchFounders.com.. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.

Widgets: The Website includes “Widgets”, interactive mini-programs running on our site to provide services from another company. Personally identifiable information (e.g., e-mail address) may be collected through the widget. Additionally, Cookies, web beacons and other Clickstream Data may also be set by the Widget. The use of any information collected through a Widget is governed by the privacy policy of the company that is responsible for the content received through the Widget. We recommend you read the privacy policy of any content provider you encounter through the use of a Widget to understand how that content provider gathers and uses information it collects.

Comments: The Website provides a place for visitors to post comments. Any personally identifiable information you submit may be read, collected, or used by other users of the Website, and could result in others sending you unsolicited messages, solicitations or ads. FrenchFounders is not responsible for the use of any personally identifiable information submitted by you for the purpose of using the comments function or any other forum provided by the Website. To request removal of your personal information from a comment, please go to your social network page to delete comments.

Supplementary Information: FrenchFounders may supplement Member Information with information about a Member that is publicly available or that is made available by third parties through paid subscriptions. For example, if a Member provides the name of the company for whom that Member works, we may obtain information showing the number of employees and estimated annual turnover for that company. This information is called “Supplementary Information” and, once added to Member Information, is deemed to be Member Information.

Use and Disclosure of Information We Collect.

Use: We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities. FrenchFounders may use personally identifiable information we gather in the normal course of our business, including, to improve the content of our Website, to customize the content of our Website to our Members, to notify Members about updates to the Website, to contact Members for marketing purposes, and to respond to any request Members may have regarding a listed Experience or other customer service issues. The information we collect during the registration process, or otherwise, may be used to manage the Member relationship, to customize our product offerings, and to provide information about new products and/or special offers to Members. Also, information collected may be used by us and other FrenchFounders partners, as necessary, to book, schedule, facilitate, confirm and otherwise enhance your experience with frenchfounders.

Paying Agents: If you purchase a membership, we will permit you to click through to the third party payment agent, which will require your credit card or other account information with which Members will pay for their membership. We will, if necessary, provide information to our payment processing vendors in order to process credit card payments and perform related payment functions. We do not give out your credit card or other account information to unaffiliated third parties, unless you authorize us to do so or if it is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities. FrenchFounders does not store your credit card or other account information.

Legal Requirements: FrenchFounders may disclose any and all information collected if, in reasonable good faith, it believes it is required to do so to comply with any local, state, federal or foreign law, to respond to a court order, any court or governmental subpoena (or its equivalent), or any domestic or foreign governmental investigation. We also reserve the right to disclose information collected that we believe, in reasonable good faith, is appropriate or necessary to protect against any liability; to protect Members from fraudulent, abusive or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend FrenchFounders against any third party claims or allegations of wrongdoing; to assist domestic or foreign government enforcement agencies; to protect against fraudulent uses the rights, property (including intellectual property) or safety of FrenchFounders, its Members, Hosts, users of the Website or other persons or entities.

Merger or Sale of FrenchFounders: In the event FrenchFounders Inc. is acquired by, merged with or into, or substantially all of its assets are sold to, a third party entity, the Company reserves the right to transfer or assign the information it has collected from users of this Website as part of such acquisition, merger or sale.

Voluntary Surveys

We may periodically conduct both business and individual surveys. We encourage members to participate in these voluntary surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of services we offer and how we provide them to you. Your personal information and responses will remain confidential, even if the survey is conducted by a third-party.

We take the information we receive from individuals responding to our surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses of other members to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). We then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our services to you, and to develop new services and products. This aggregated, non-personally identifying information may be shared with third-party partners.

If you do not wish to participate in market research surveys, simply opt-out of any survey email you receive.

Public Forums

Any information that you disclose in public areas of our websites or the Internet may become public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.

How Can You Opt Out of Use and Disclosure of Your Information?

FrenchFounders will only use your information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as subsequently authorized by you in writing.

Following the registration process, we also allow Users and Members the option to opt-out of receiving emails from FrenchFounders. Users who opt-in may also remove themselves from emailing lists at any time through the edit profile pages or by following the instructions at the end of any email they received from FrenchFounders.

If you do not want to receive future communications from FrenchFounders, please contact us at welcome@FrenchFounders.com and we will deactivate your membership.

Children and Privacy.

The Website is not directed at children, and it is not intended that we collect personally identifiable information from children (particularly children under the age of eighteen). If you are a parent or guardian of a child who you know to have provided to us personally identifiable information, we ask that you contact us at legal@FrenchFounders.com and request that such information be deleted. This site is not intended for the use of any one under the age of eighteen.

Access and Updating of Information.

The instructions to review, amend, or delete your information may be found in the edit profile area on our Website. This feature is not activated till the launch of the website in April. You will receive a confirmation email with your access codes as soon as the website will be fully opened.

Then you may change information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems with our services or who have questions about how our services work can contact us by sending an email to welcome@FrenchFounders.com. Will respond to any requests for access to personal information within 30 days.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. Please contact us if you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Registration Password: Your Member Information is password-protected to control access to this profile information by third parties. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. FrenchFounders will never ask for passwords in unsolicited phone calls or unsolicited emails.

Links: The FrenchFounders Website contains links to other Web sites, particularly the third party paying agents’ websites. FrenchFounders is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites. You should be aware of this when you leave our website. Please review the privacy statements of each website you visit that collects information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the FrenchFounders Website.

Amendments: FrenchFounders may modify or amend this policy from time to time. If we make any material changes in the way in which your Member Information is collected, used or transferred, we will notify you of these changes on our Site(s) before the changes take effect. If you object to any of the changes, you can have us delete your information from our database by contacting welcome@FrenchFounders.com. As this Privacy Policy is subject to modification, we recommend you review it each time you visit the Website.

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Please contact us, if you have any questions about security on our Website.

FrenchFounders Contact Information.

For customer service or technical questions, please complete a feedback form.

For questions regarding this Privacy Policy, your personal information, our third-party disclosure practices or your consent choices, or if you believe that FrenchFounders has not complied with this Privacy Policy, or if you have any other complaint with regard to collection, use or disclosure of information by FrenchFounders, please contact us at legal@FrenchFounders.com or by U.S. mail at:

FrenchFounders Inc.
Attention: Privacy
27 West 20th Street Suite 800, New York, NY 10011

FrenchFounders will review your communication promptly and respond to you upon completion of its review.

YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, AS REVISED TO DATE OF USE.

Policy Effective Date; Date Policy Last Modified.

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is April 1st, 2014.