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Updated on 01/22/22

Privacy Policy

We care about your privacy, and we know that you care about your privacy too. This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Stage Ventures and its related companies (“Stage” or “we” or “us” or “our”) collect, use and share personal information of users (“you”) of this website, (the “Website”). This Policy also applies to any of our other websites that post this Policy. This Policy does not apply to websites that post different statements.


We get information about you in a range of ways:

Information You Give Us.
 We collect your‎ name, email address as well as other information you directly give us on our Website or via email.
Information We Get From Others. We may get information about you from other sources. We may add this to information we get from this Website and/or from you directly.
Information Automatically Collected. We automatically log information about you and your computer. For example, when visiting our Website, we log your computer operating system type, browser type, browser language, the website you visited before browsing to our Website, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our Website. 

We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that might enable you to opt out of tracking on our site.

 We may log information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Website. This type of information is collected to make the Website more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs.

If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply.We may also collect personal information at other points in our Website that state that personal information is being collected.If you provide us with business plan ideas or related materials via our Website, we cannot agree to obligations of confidentiality or non-disclosure with regard to such information. Your rights and our obligations to such information that you provide to us via our Website, is subject to the terms of our Terms of Use, a link to which can be found on the Website.

We use your personal information as follows:We use your personal information to operate, maintain, and improve our sites and services.We use your personal information to respond to comments and questions and provide customer service.We use your personal information to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity.

We may share personal information as follows:We may share personal information with your consent. For example, you may let us share personal information with others for their own marketing uses. Those uses will be subject to their privacy policies.We may share personal information when we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding. We may share personal information for legal, protection, and safety purposes.We may share information to comply with laws. We may share information to respond to lawful requests and legal processes. We may share information to protect the rights and property of Stage Ventures, our agents, customers, and others. This includes enforcing our agreements, policies, and terms of use.We may share information in an emergency. This includes protecting the safety of our employees and agents, our customers, or any person.We may share information with those who need it to do work for us.We may also share aggregated and/or anonymized data with others for their own uses.

Our marketing emails tell you how to “opt-out.” If you opt out, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about our business dealings with you.You may send requests about personal information to our Contact Information below. You can request to change contact choices, opt-out of our sharing with others, and update your personal information.You can typically remove and reject cookies from our Website with your browser settings. Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect how our Website works for you.

We maintain presence on several social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and we may also incorporate some third party social media features onto the Website. We may also include tools on the Website that allow you to share and/or publicly post content or information from the Website to your profile on a third party social media platform. Third party social media platforms have their own privacy policies which explain how they will use, protect and share your information, including any information you share on those platforms from the Website, and we encourage you to read them.

If you have an account hosted through an Access-Restricted Website (defined below), please refer to the privacy policies and practices of the operators of the Access-Restricted Website available on such Access-Restricted Website to understand your rights to review, update or modify certain of the information that is stored in that account.

Our Website may contain links to third party websites. When you click on a link to any other website or location, including to social networking sites, you will leave our Website and go to another site, and another entity may collect your personal information. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or content, or to any collection of your personal information after you click on links to such outside websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of every website you visit. The links to third party websites or locations are for your convenience and do not signify our endorsement of such third parties or their products, content or websites.Information that you may provide, or that we may obtain, through your access to password-protected websites, such as an investor portal, that you may be able to access by following a hyperlink on the Website (each such other website, an “Access-Restricted Website”), is subject to the privacy policies and practices of the operators of the Access-Restricted Website available on such Access-Restricted Website, which we encourage you to read to learn about the treatment of such information.

We do not intentionally gather personal information from visitors who are under the age of 13. If a child under 13 submits personal information to Stage Venture Partners and we learn that the personal information is the information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any personal information from a child under 13, please contact us.

A NOTE TO USERS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATESIf you are a non U.S. user of the Website, by visiting the Website and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be processed for the purposes identified in the Privacy Policy. In addition, your personal information may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of personal information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By providing your data, you consent to such transfer.

We welcome your comments or questions about this privacy policy.

This section applies only to California residents. It describes how we collect, use and share Personal Information of California residents in operating our business, and their rights with respect to that Personal Information. For purposes of this section, “Personal Information” has the meaning given in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) but does not include information exempted from the scope of the CCPA.
Your California privacy rights. As a California resident, you have the rights listed below. However, these rights are not absolute, and in certain cases we may decline your request as permitted by law.
Information. You can request the following information about how we have collected and used your Personal Information during the past 12 months:The categories of Personal Information that we have collected.The categories of sources from which we collected Personal Information.The business or commercial purpose for collecting and/or selling Personal Information.The categories of third parties with whom we share Personal Information.Whether we have disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, and if so, the categories of Personal Information received by each category of third party recipient.Whether we’ve sold your Personal Information, and if so, the categories of Personal Information received by each category of third party recipient.
Access. You can request a copy of the Personal Information that we have collected about you during the past 12 months.
Deletion. You can ask us to delete the Personal Information that we have collected from you.
Opt-in. If we know that you are younger than 16 years old, we will ask for your permission (or if you are younger than 13 years old, your parent’s or guardian’s permission) to sell your Personal Information before we do so.
Nondiscrimination. You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination in the form of legally prohibited increases in the price or decreases in the quality of our Service.

You may exercise your California privacy rights described above as follows:Right to information, access and deletion. You can request to exercise your information, access and deletion rights by contacting us.We reserve the right to confirm your California residence to process your requests and will need to confirm your identity to process your requests to exercise your information, access or deletion rights. As part of this process, government identification may be required. Consistent with California law, you may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. In order to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, you must provide a valid power of attorney, the requester’s valid government-issued identification, and the authorized agent’s valid government issued identification. We cannot process your request if you do not provide us with sufficient detail to allow us to understand and respond to it.