Privacy Policy

The following describes the privacy policy (as amended or otherwise changed from time to time, the “Privacy Policy”) applicable to the services made available by Ascend Venture Management, LLC (“Ascend,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) located at www.ascendventuremanagement.com (the “Site”).  By visiting the Site, you are consenting to the collection, use, disclosure and processing of your personal data, as described in this Privacy Policy.

Occasionally we may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in the law, our personal data collection and use practices, the features of the Site, or advances in technology.  If we revise the way in which we collect or use your personal data, those changes will be posted in this Privacy Policy and the effective date will be noted at the beginning of this Privacy Policy.  As such, you should review this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of the current policies and practices.

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND TO ALL THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND ASCEND’S TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE.

Types of Information.

Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information is information that identifies a specific user.  When you engage in certain activities that may be provided on the Site, such as contacting us through information that is available on the Site, you may provide certain information about yourself.  It is optional for you to engage in this type of activity.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that does not identify a specific user.  This type of information may include things like the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the web site you visited before coming to the Site, the URL of the web site you visit after leaving the Site, the type of browser you are using, and/or your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.  We, and/or our authorized third-party service providers, may automatically collect this information when you visit the Site through the use of electronic tools like cookies and web beacons or pixel tags.  We may use Non-Personally Identifiable Information to administer the Site, troubleshoot, analyze trends, gather demographic information, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities.  We may also share this information with our authorized third-party service providers to measure, administer, and improve the Site.

Dissemination of Personally Identifiable Information.

Ascend will not disseminate, sell, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties except as provided below:

Business Transfer.  In the event that Ascend merges with, or is acquired by, another company, the successor company will acquire the information that we maintain, including Personally Identifiable Information.

Service Providers or as required by Law.  Ascend reserves the right to disseminate your Personally Identifiable Information to our service providers or when required by law, for example, when necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on Ascend.  Additionally, it may be necessary for Ascend to disseminate your Personally Identifiable Information in order to enforce our Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy, or other agreements.

Dissemination of Non-Personally Identifiable Information.

Ascend will not disseminate, sell, or rent your Non-Personally Identifiable Information with third parties except as provided below:

Ascend may disseminate your Non-Personally Identifiable Information with our affiliates, partners, and consultants or advisors.  However, this aggregated demographic information will not include any Personally Identifiable Information as defined above.

Ascend may also use third-party service providers to analyze and track Non-Personally Identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our users to administer our web site and constantly improve its quality.  Such data is collected on Ascend’s behalf, and is owned and used by Ascend.

Use of Cookies and Tracking Technology.

To improve and personalize your experience on the Site, we store cookies on your computer.  A cookie is a piece of text stored on a user’s computer by their web browser.  Cookies may be used for authentication, storing site preferences, storing shopping cart contents, as an identifier for a server-based session, etc.  Cookies also allow Ascend to collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information from you, such as which pages you visited and what links you clicked on.

Third Party Privacy Policies.

This Privacy Policy only applies to the use and disclosure of information that Ascend collects from you on the Site.  Other web sites that may be accessible through the Site may have their own privacy policies.  If you link to any such web site, we urge you to review that web site’s privacy policy. Ascend is not responsible or liable for the practices of third parties.

Last Update: April 25, 2015