Respecting the privacy of the visitors using http://www.angelresource.org is a major priority for the Angel Resource Institute. The following statement will help you understand how this Web site collects, uses and safeguards the personal information you provide to us on our Web site.
Please note that this policy applies only to www.angelresource.org and not to other organizations' Web sites to which we link. Your browsing and interaction on any other Web site, including Web sites which have a link on the ARI site, is subject to that Web site's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit www.angelresource.org you may provide us with two types of information: (1) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis (voluntary registration) and (2) Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
Visitors to the ARI site may choose to register by providing their name, e-mail address, telephone number, and work address. You may also provide information about your organization, your role within the organization, and how you learned about ARI. The information you provide will assist us in tailoring our content to your needs.
Registrants will receive e-mail newsletters, updates about new content on our site, new Web resources we recommend, and other news of interest to angel investing groups.
You may have your name removed from our e-mailing list at any time, by sending an e-mail to Sarah Dickey with your name, e-mail address, and the words UNSUBSCRIBE ARI in the "subject" field.
Credit Card Information
If you choose to register for an event via the ARI site, you may need to provide personal information and authorization for us to obtain information from various credit services. For example, in addition to the information above, you may need to provide the following:
- Mailing address
- Billing address
- Credit card number
- Telephone number
Currently this information is collected via third party ticketing options, although it is possible that ARI may collect such data directly at a later date.
When personal information is provided to www.angelresource.org, we require that you establish a "secure session" using Secure Socket Layer (SSL), or Secure Electronics Transaction (SET) protocol. The protocol encrypts all information before it is sent. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches our Web site.
Other e-mail communications may not be secure unless you are advised that security measures will be in place prior to you transmitting the information. For this reason, you should not send confidential information, such as Social Security number, through an unsecured e-mail. Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
To enable us to offer you the best possible experience when you visit the ARI site and to offer continually updated information we assign you a unique identification number stored in a file on your computer called a "cookie." Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. This unique identification number automatically identifies your browser - but not you - to our computers whenever you interact with www.angelresource.org.
The cookies automatically gather certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to the ARI site and areas visited on the site. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our customers use parts of the site, so we can improve our site to ensure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people possible.
How is the information used?
The information you provide to www.angelresource.org is used to better understand the content needs of registrants to our Web site. Our goal in collecting personal information and monitoring visitor traffic patterns is to provide you with the best available Web experience for online entrepreneurship information.
ARI DOES NOT SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT INDIVIDUAL USERS WITH ANY THIRD PARTY.