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