VentureMom.com is an online service for moms that allows our mom registered users (users) to set up unique personal profiles and storefronts and, through those profiles and online shops, to create an online network of other moms. VentureMom.com users can view each others’ shops and profiles, communicate with other venture moms, share information and photos. To enrich our users’ experience, we request and display some personal information to other users and visitors, which allows our users to identify each other and expand their network of contacts. VentureMom.com users can change their profile information at any time.
VentureMom.com collects personal information from you when you register with our Site, update your profile, set up a storefront, interact with other Users, and use various features of our Site. To register with VentureMom.com, you must provide certain information. When you submit this information, keep in mind that certain basic profile data cannot be hidden and will always be displayed on the Site once you register.
We may also collect information regarding your interaction with other users and your use of the Site. From time to time we may ask you to respond to surveys or other requests for information and we collect the information you provide. We may collect information from you when you participate in sweepstakes and promotions offered on our Site. We may also collect information about you through other methods, including research surveys or information we obtain from third parties, including verification services, data services, as well as public sources. We use this information to continually offer you the most value as a VentureMom.com user.
Like most standard Website servers, we collect information from all visitors to the Site. This information may include the browser you are using, the internet address from which you linked to our Site, the operating system of your computer, the unique IP address of the computer you used to access our Site, and usage and browsing habits. We use this information to help diagnose and troubleshoot server malfunctions, to analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information. We may also use individual information we collect through web logs to send you targeted offers and other communications.
Our Web pages and our e-mail newsletters may contain “web beacons.” Web beacons allow us to count users that have visited a web page or opened an email that contains a web beacon and collect other types of aggregate information. Using this information, we are able to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our Site. This allows us to learn what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which parts of our Site are the most interesting and what kind of offers our Members like to see. Some of the web beacons that are in place on our Site are used only by VentureMom.com and other web beacons are from our vendors and advertisers who use this data to assist us in analyzing how our users make use of the Site. In addition, we have agreements with various affiliate networks that promote VentureMom.com on their affiliate websites. These affiliate advertisers may use web beacons in their advertisements to track users who click through from the affiliate website to the Site.
VentureMom.com contains links to other sites. It is possible for you to receive information directly from our partners and other companies if you access them through a link on VentureMom.com or if you go directly to their Websites. Once you are on their sites, any data that you supply to these partners, for example, to obtain information or buy products directly from them is beyond our reach and will be the responsibility of each of the linked-to entities and not VentureMom.com. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Websites or any other sites linked to or referenced on our Site.
Please be aware that certain personal profile information is displayed for all users whether registered or not and cannot be hidden. By using the search functionality on the Site, VentureMom.com users can find other moms with ventures. When you find other users, you can view their personal profiles to find out more about them based on the information they have decided to share on the Site. As a VentureMom.com registered user, you can share personal content, such as venture descriptions and photos. Please be aware that by using any of these features, your personally identifiable information may be accessible to registered users and visitors to the site, and VentureMom.com has no control over how those users may use your personally identifiable information. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the public and private forums and interactive areas on our Site. Please review our Terms for more information regarding your appropriate use of these areas.
VentureMom.com may send you service-related announcements and emails from time to time. We may also use your information to send you updates and communications about VentureMom.com. On occasion, we offer sweepstakes and other promotions in conjunction with a sponsor. By participating in a promotion, you submit to that promotion’s terms and conditions including providing us with permission, if required, to share your personally identifiable information with a particular sponsor.
On occasion, we are able to offer you special products or services through a relationship with a third party. In those cases, the offer will be brought to you by VentureMom.com and fulfilled by the third party. If you accept the offer, you will become a customer of the company that is fulfilling the offer and we will not have control over their use of the personally identifiable information that you provide to them when you accept the offer.
We may, without your consent, access and disclose your information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you or your account as may be permitted or required by law (including, but not limited to, court order or subpoena), or to prevent or investigate suspected fraud, violations of our Terms of Service, or activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose your information in situations that we believe to be emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or property if we believe that your information in any way relates to that threat.
In the event that VentureMom.com, substantially all of its assets, or a line of business are acquired or merged with another company, personally identifiable information of our Members may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction. VentureMom.com will notify users of the Site of such a change in ownership or transfer of assets by posting a notice on the Site.
Effective September 6, 2016