Privacy policy and terms of use

At Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and visitors to our website. We have a privacy policy and terms of use designed to help you better understand the information we gather from our site and through our services, how we handle the information once we gather it, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information.

Please note that this privacy policy applies only to this site and not necessarily to other companies’ or organisations’ sites to which we link. By visiting this site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy.

Access to this website is subject to the following conditions:

1. Information Collection and Use

Our primary goals in collecting personal information are to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customised experience, to send you information upon your request, and to thank you for your support of the causes we support. We do not store or share financial information with third parties.

2. Aggregate Data

In general, we automatically gather certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to this site. This information may include which URL you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your IP address. We use such data only in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our visitors use parts of the site, and do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand and serve you. In addition, we may aggregate data and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. In these situations, we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you personally.

3. Personally Identifiable Information

If you volunteer to make a donation, we will request personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, address, phone number and email address. We seek such information to facilitate your donations and communicate with you about them. In addition, we may use such information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout and services.

We may use internal service providers to facilitate our services, and therefore, may provide some of your personally identifiable information directly to them. In addition, we employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as sending postal mail and email, removing repetitive information from donor lists, analyzing data, processing credit card payments and providing customer service. These companies and individuals have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for any other purpose.

4. Cookies

“Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive; each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser preferences allow it. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our site, and you may be required to re-enter your password more frequently during a session. In addition, a number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit web sites anonymously.

Cookies help us to provide customised services and information that is targeted to your interests. We use cookies to tell us how and when pages in our site are visited, what our users’ technology preferences are (such as what type of video player they use) and whether our site is functioning properly.

Additionally, you may encounter cookies or other similar devices on our site that are placed by third parties. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.

5. Copyrights

Except as expressly stated in this site, no part of this website, including information, images, logos, photos, and overall appearance of the site, may be copied, republished, broadcast or reproduced in any form whatsoever without the prior written permission of the copyright holders except for your own personal or non-commercial use.

6. Content

Whilst all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of content, no responsibility can be taken for any error or omission.

7. Limitation of Liability

Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation does not guarantee that access to this website will be un-interrupted, that this website will be free from viruses or that this website cannot be tampered with by third parties. This website and the information are provided on an ‘as is’ basis, with no warranties of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, any warranties or any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Use of this website and the information is entirely at the user’s sole risk. In no event will Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to this website. Your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with this website and/or information is to stop using the site and the information.

8. Blog moderation guidelines

We welcome comments on our blog. To ensure constructive discussion, we pre-moderate all comments submitted to this site. Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation reserves the right to decide not to publish comments submitted for publication if the comments are not relevant to our mission and/or those which:

  • are not relevant to the topic or reasonably concise
  • are not respectful, or are malicious or offensive
  • include swearing or obscenity
  • are libellous, break the law or risk breaking the law in other ways
  • incite hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, disability, nationality or sexuality
  • advertise products and services, or constitute spamming of our website
  • falsely claim to be or represent a person or organisation
  • engage in party politics.

Comments will normally appear within seven days of posting.

Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation reserves the right to suspend or remove comments from the site at any time.

9. Modification of Privacy and Terms of Use

Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation may modify the terms of this agreement on this site. You agree to periodically review this agreement to be aware of any such revisions. Should the revision be unacceptable to you, you agree to stop accessing this site. Your continued use of this website following such notification of any such revision(s) shall be deemed as acceptance of and agreement to abide by all such revisions.

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