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Privacy Policy

Effective Date June 6, 2016

See related: Cureate Terms of Use

Your privacy is important to Cureate, LLC ("Cureate" "we," "us," "our"). This Privacy Policy explains the type of information we collect from visitors to and users of (collectively, "you," "your") cureate.co, connect.cureate.co or any features or services offered on or through those websites including, but not limited to, Cureate Connect and content accessed through the websites, including any accompanying links or metadata, social networking features, forums and discussions (collectively the "Cureate Services") and how that information may be used and shared. Please note that this Privacy Policy is separate and distinct from the privacy policies governing the websites, applications and services of third parties that may link to or be linked from the Cureate Services.

By using, registering for, or otherwise accessing our content or services, you agree to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use (collectively the "Governing Documents") and give your express consent (or "opt in") to the collection, use, sharing and processing of your personal information in accordance with the Governing Documents. If you do not agree to the Governing Documents, you may not use or access the Cureate Services, so please do not use, register for or access any of the Cureate Services, or provide personal information. You cannot opt out of the Governing Documents nor have them removed once you use the "Contact Us" or "Sign Up" functions in the Cureate Services.

Cureate may update the Governing Documents from time to time in its sole discretion. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted to this page, with an updated Effective Date noted at the top. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Policy for any changes before using, registering for or accessing our services. Use of the Cureate Services constitutes consent to and acceptance of the Governing Documents in effect at the time of such use.

Gathering Information

Cureate collects personally-identifying information like your name, business name, address, email address, and telephone number when you voluntarily provide it. We ask you to provide personally-identifying information when you contact us or sign up to use the Cureate Services, create a public profile for your account, post requests for proposals (each a "RFP"), bid on RFPs, join our mailing list, share content from our websites on social media, and post or upload, email transmit, and otherwise submit comments, messages, images and information about themselves and their businesses on or through the Cureate Services (collectively referred to as "User Materials").

Any information that you submit on or through the Cureate Services in the form of comments related to questions or content posted on the Cureate and/or Cureate Connect websites may become public, including the full name and nickname that you provide when registering for our services or creating a public profile.

We use a third-party vendor to process online payments. This third-party vendor collects payment information and other personally-identifiable information (such as your payment card information, email address, mobile phone number, billing and shipping address) to complete your purchases through the Cureate Services, but only with your permission. This vendor may also use cookies to track your activity and for other purposes. We also use a third-party vendor's platform to receive questions, comments, and permit you to chat on the Cureate Services. This third-party vendor may collect, use, disclose, store, process, and transfer personally-identifiable information when you interact with its services through the Cureate Services. This vendor may also use cookies to track your activity and other purposes. Cureate is not responsible for, and assumes no liability for, the privacy and information collection and use practices of these or any other third-party vendors. If you do not agree to the collection and use of this information by our third-party vendors, please do not use the online payment or comment features.

Cureate uses Google's Universal Analytics service to collect information that enables us to recognize a visitor as the same user when the visitor accesses the Cureate Services using different browsers or devices. See the "Opting Out of Cookies" section below for more information about opting out of this collection of information by Google Analytics.

Like other web servers, the server Cureate uses automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses the Cureate Services. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to you. The access logs do NOT record your name, address, email address, credit card information, or other similar personally-identifying information. Rather, they contain some or all of the following information:

Cookies and Other Technologies

Cureate also uses "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a string of characters that can be written to a file on your hard drive when you visit a website, application or service. Only the website, application or service that set the cookie can read it, and it can only be used as a record-keeping device to store IDs and information that the site already has. It cannot be used to read other information from your hard drive.

Cureate uses cookies to track your activity through the Cureate Services, and uses information gathered through Cureate and third-party vendor cookies, for purposes including improving the site/application/service architecture, offering interactive features that require cookies, offering other content that may interest you, recalling specific information to save you time during subsequent visits to the Cureate Services, and directing more relevant sponsorship acknowledgments you while you are on the Cureate Services. For example, cookies allow us to remember your registration information while you are logged in.

The third-party vendors we use to measure and analyze use of the Cureate Services and provide our discussion platform also use their own cookies. For example, Google Analytics, our third-party analytics vendor, uses cookies across multiple sites to collect data (such as data related to age, gender, location, and visitor interests). In addition, we may work with third-party vendors which may serve sponsorship acknowledgments or other messages to you on other websites after you visit the Cureate Services. These third-party vendors use their own cookies to recognize you as a visitor or user of the Cureate Services and serve you sponsorship or other messages on other websites that they believe you will find most relevant. This Privacy Policy does not cover the cookies used by any of these or other third-party vendors.

Cureate and its third-party vendors also may use web beacons, alone or in conjunction with cookies. A web beacon is an electronic image, also known as a single-pixel (1x1) or clear .gif., which can be used to recognize certain information on your computer, such as cookies, or the time and date a page is viewed. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for these and other purposes.

Opting Out of Cookies and Web Beacons

If you wish to prevent certain or all cookies and web beacons from being set to your hard drive or device, or to clear existing cookies from your browser's or device's cache, you may be able to disable them in your browser's or device's preferences, although your browser or device might then be unable to accommodate certain functionalities on the Cureate Services. Visitors desiring to prevent data from being collected by Google Analytics, including user ID information collected through Google's Universal Analytics service, may use the opt-out browser add-on developed by Google for this purpose.

Using and Sharing Information

The information Cureate collects is used primarily to personalize your experience and verify your identity for use within the system, but there are a few other purposes. Use of your personally-identifying information includes, but is not limited to, managing and administering the Cureate Services; responding to your questions, comments, and messages; listing name and location (city, state and/or country) information provided by you when registering to use our services, posting or responding to RFPs, contacting you for online surveys, use by our third-party vendors to operate the online payment and comment functions, other internal purposes, and marketing. We will not rent or sell your personally-identifying information to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may send communications to you from our vendors or partners who want to reach Cureate's users and subscribers.

In addition, Cureate, its Content Providers and their licensees may use, copy, modify, transmit, display, index, cache, tag, encode, and/or adapt any User Materials, and any information contained therein, in any and all media formats, channels or platforms, including digital and mobile formats, whether now known or hereafter devised, without payment and without further notice to you or request for consent. In addition, if you send User Materials to the Cureate Services, we may print them, take excerpts from them, or otherwise publish them, together with your name and location (city, state and/or country) if you provide that information to us. We may also need to contact you regarding your account or submissions in certain circumstances.

Except for information that you provide when participating on our social networking pages or sending us User Materials, which may become public as discussed above, Cureate does not provide personally-identifying information to outside parties, except to our contractors, and licensees when you specifically consent to such distribution. We also will not willfully share your contact information with another user without your consent.

Cureate may disclose personally-identifying information if required to do so by law or if we believe that such disclosure is necessary (a) to comply with the law or with legal process, (b) to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Cureate Services, (c) to protect the personal safety, property or rights of visitors to the Cureate Services, the public, Cureate and its officers, directors, employees, agents, and contractors, and their respective employees, sponsors, service providers and others, or (d) to enforce the Terms of Use. If you do not want your personally-identifying information to be collected or used for any of these purposes, please do not provide it (although if you do not provide it, you will not be able to use or participate in the Cureate Services). We may also share with third parties anonymous information that does not identify you. Use and disclosure of anonymous information is not subject to restrictions under this Privacy Policy.

Cureate, with the assistance from time to time of its third-party service vendors, uses non-identifying information (in aggregated and non-aggregated form), including non-identifying aggregate data regarding age, gender and/or visitor interests, to analyze use of and better design the Cureate Services. For example, Cureate may use information to recognize a visitor as the same user when the visitor accesses the Cureate Services using different browsers or devices. Cureate may share information with third parties in aggregate, non-identifying form as appropriate. For example, we may tell a third party that a certain number visitors accessed a particular RFP on the Cureate Services. We may share non-identifying information, in aggregated or non-aggregated form, with third-party vendors to help Cureate analyze and improve the Cureate Services. However, we will not disclose any information that could be used to identify our visitors.

Security

Cureate has procedures in place to safeguard the information that we collect online. However, you should take special care when deciding what information to send to us, since no Internet, email or mobile transmission is ever fully secure or error free and most are not encrypted.

Children

Cureate celebrates entrepreneurs of all ages, but must set boundaries regarding use of our services by children.

Under age 13: Children should always get permission from their parents or a guardian before sending any information to us or to anyone else about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) via the web or their mobile devices. The Cureate Services are not directed at or intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to provide any personally-identifying information to us. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send Cureate any information about yourself, including your name, address or email address. If we discover that we have collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.

Age 13 to 18: If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you must obtain permission from your parent or guardian before using the Contact Us function or otherwise sending any personally-identifying information through the Cureate Services. You must be 18 years of age or older to sign up for the Cureate Services, create a public profile, post a RFP, or bid on a RFP.

Corrections to Registrations; Opting Out of Communications

Please contact us to (a) correct or update any registration information that you have provided through the Cureate Services, (b) opt-out of future communications from us, or (c) request to cancel your account.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy Terms

Cureate reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. Any changes will be posted to this page with a revised Effective Date, so please check it periodically. Use of or continued use of the Cureate Services constitutes consent to the privacy policy then in effect. Please read our Terms of Use to understand additional terms and conditions that govern your use of the Cureate Services.

Links to other Sites & Services

It is important to note that the Cureate Services may contain links to other sites, applications and services maintained by third parties that have privacy policies that are different from Cureate's. These sites, applications and services may use cookies, collect data, and use the data in ways that we would not. Cureate is not responsible for the privacy practices of, or any information or materials on or related to other websites, applications, and services. Therefore, please review each privacy policy.

International User Notice

The Cureate Services are intended for businesses and individuals controlled, located and operated within the United States. If you and/or your business is located in a country other than the United States, you should not provide personally-identifying information through the Cureate Services. If you provide such information, you acknowledge that it is necessary to internationally transfer and process it in the United States. By submitting User Materials and using the Cureate Services, you agree to have your information transferred to and possibly used in the United States as set forth in this policy. You also agree that you are responsible for compliance with applicable laws, including local laws regarding online conduct and content and U.S. export laws and regulations.

International User Notice

If you have any questions or comments concerning this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

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