You consent to our use and disclosure of any information submitted to Gee Funding, Inc. via GeeFunding.com, or information collected when you access our website in any manner, and you acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy, confidentiality or privilege in such information.

We will use Non-Personally Identifiable Information and Personally Identifiable Information

(1) to market our products and services to you,

(2) to provide services and products requested by you,

(3) to enable our vendors and contractors to provide and assist us in the marketing, operation, troubleshooting and analysis of our website and other services,

(4) to meet any regulatory requirements for the offer or sale of securities required by law, rules or regulations to our affiliates or members,

(5) to engage in any other lawful activities, we believe are consistent with the foregoing, and

(6) to protect against legal liability.

We may provide any of these services through third parties, which may necessitate sharing Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information with them.

If you provide Data for a certain reason, we may use the Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. We may also use your Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through our website to help us improve the content and functionality of our website, to better understand our users and to improve our services. We may use this information to communicate with you regarding our services or to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. If at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications, or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below. Note however that as user of our services we will send you administrative communications that are reasonably necessary to our services, such as billing or service notifications.

We may make your information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, available on its website and visible to other users of or visitors to the Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal. For instance, subject to certain preferences and permissions as to visibility you will be allowed to make, information you provide about yourself in response to questionnaires on Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal may be made available to others such as information concerning your status as an accredited investor. As such, other users of our website may be able to personally identify you based on your information made available on our site. As a further example, if you utilize Third Party Services to log into Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal, other users to whom you may be connected to through such Third-Party Service may be able to view or follow information about you on our website, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information.

We employ or contracts with other third parties, companies, or individuals to perform certain functions or services on its behalf. Examples of these services from such third parties, companies, or individuals, may include ID verification, accreditation/financial/credit verification, electronic document signing, payment storing and processing, sending postal mail and e-mail, escrow services, disbursement of funds, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. As such, these third parties, companies, or individuals may have access to your information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, as needed to perform their functions or services, and may not use it for other purposes.

We may also use and disclose Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information: to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activities that threaten the integrity of our website or network; to protect and defend our rights or property or the rights or property of others; as required by courts or administrative agencies; and in connection with a financing, sale, merger, or reorganization of our business or assets. Any successor in interest to our business would acquire the information we maintain, including Personally Identifiable Information, and may alter the terms of this Privacy Notice.

We might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Data may be part of the transferred assets and you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information. We may also share your Data with our affiliates for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to

  1. comply with a legal obligation,

(ii) protect and defend the rights or property,

(iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the website or the public against fraud or other harm, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

We do not and will not sell any of your information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, to any third party for purposes of advertising, soliciting, or telemarketing.

Third Party Websites and Services

GeeFunding.Com contains links to other websites. In addition, other websites and services may also reference or link to the website. We encourage you to be aware when you enter or leave our website, or surf the Internet, and to read the privacy statements of each website and service that you visit. We do not endorse, screen, or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of, other websites or services.

Messaging

Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal permits users to communicate with companies and other users posting information on the funding portal. We may read, collect and analyze information transmitted between users for regulatory compliance and marketing purposes. However, as explained in our Terms of Use, we rely on the affirmations of investors that they are "Accredited Investors" and/or “Non-Accredited Investors” as defined in the Terms of Use. We do not guarantee that information provided by Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal visitors or investors is accurate or complete. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of its funding portal.

Blog

Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal may offer a publicly accessible blog. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at GeeFunding.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Testimonials

We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name and other information. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, please contact us anytime.

Social Media Features

You can log in to Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal using sign-in services such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign-up form. Services like Facebook give you the option to post information about your activities on GeeFunding.com to your profile page to share with others within your network.

Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal also includes Social Media Features such as the Facebook Like button, Twitter, and Add This button. These features are interactive mini-programs and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on GeeFunding.com portal. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Opt-out Policy

We may at times send you e-mail communications with marketing or promotional materials. If you prefer not to receive such marketing or promotional e-mails from us, you may unsubscribe completely by emailing or telephone at: 1(844) FUNDME2. Please note that opt-out requests may take up to one (1) week to process. Please also note that at times we may need to send you e-mail communications that are transactional in nature such as service or termination announcements or payment confirmations which are communications you will not be able to opt-out of.

You will be able to modify the information concerning your account by visiting your profile page and editing any information you wish to change. You will be able to change your e-mail address, password, contact information, or other log in information by visiting your account's settings page subject to site policy. If you wish to delete your account or need help modifying account information, please contact us.

Through your account settings you will be able to set certain preferences and permissions regarding the visibility of your information, including Non-Personally Identifiable Information or Personally Identifiable Information, to others. You may stop or restrict the placement of our cookies, Google's cookies and third-party cookies on your computer by adjusting your web browser preferences or a "Do Not Track" setting in your web browser. If you do so, you may still use our Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal, but this may interfere with some of its functionality.

You may also clear cookies from your computer via your web browser settings. You may also wish to use a Google Analytics opt-out web browser add-on. Information on this option is available at:

If you would like us to remove your Personally Identifiable Information from our database, please send a request to us.

We are not responsible for removing your Personally Identifiable Information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided your information in accordance with this notice.

Security

We use reasonable efforts to secure access to Personally Identifiable Information in our possession, including bank-level encryption, support instant identification and account verifications, and our portal is mounted on 2048-bit/higher Encryption Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) server, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the GeeFunding.com that you are connected to, monitoring to ensure that you have a safe experience, but will not be liable for any failure to safeguard such information, whether inadvertent or otherwise. Personally, Identifiable Information is also stored with third parties who have informed us that they also use reasonable efforts to secure access to Personally Identifiable Information, but we will not be liable for the failure of any third party to safeguard Personally Identifiable Information, whether inadvertent or otherwise.

We protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. Wherever appropriate, we obfuscate and/or encrypt information in our systems and/or during information transfer. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

We utilize third party service providers who may store on their server’s social security numbers, addresses, financial information, electronic signatures, and payment information. For your security, we only display the last four digits of your bank account information when confirming an investment.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to log off when finished using a shared computer.

Children's Privacy Policy

The Gee Funding, Inc/GeeFunding.com portal is not intended for use by children, especially those under age thirteen (13) years of age. No one under age thirteen (13) years of age can use the GeeFunding.com, provide any personal information or receive our email distributions. We do not knowingly solicit or collect Personally Identifiable Information from children or teenagers under the age of thirteen (13). If you believe that a minor has disclosed Personally Identifiable Information, please report this to us immediately by email or telephone at: 1(844) FUNDME2

Information We Collect - Information you provide us.

We receive information about you if you choose to provide it to us, such as when you register for and create a profile on GeeFunding.com, this information may include your name, address, phone number, email address, photo, Social Security number, date of birth, net worth, income, status as an accredited investor, your biography, and your business website if any. If you choose to invest in a business through Gee Funding portal, we will collect payment information from you, such as financial account information or payment card information, and we may collect information to verify your income, such as a bank statement or W-2 form. Please note that we do not store your payment card information, but we do store other financial information. If you choose to add an investment entity to your profile, we will also collect information about the entity.

If you would like to raise funding for your business with Gee Funding platform, we collect information about you and your business, your fundraising terms, and payment information.

We also collect information when you post questions or comments on our Gee Funding portal, send or receive direct messages from other users, or when you contact us, including via email, phone, or social media.

When you visit Gee Funding Website.

We automatically collect certain information when you use our GeeFunding.com, including: (i) information about your interaction with our Website, including the actions you take, the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with, and the dates and times of your visits; and (ii) device information, such as your IP address, operating system information, and web browser and/or device type and language.

Information from other sources.

To provide the services on Gee Funding platform, including verifying your identity and other information you provide us, we collect information about our users from third parties and combine it with other information we receive from or about our users.

Third party services.

If you decide to register through or otherwise grant access to a third party social networking or authentication service that we may make available ("Integrated Service"), such as Facebook, we will collect certain personal information that you have provided to the Integrated Service (such as your name, email address, photo, and other information you make available via the Integrated Service) and an authentication token from the Integrated Service. The personal information collected from the Integrated Service may be used to register you on Gee Funding and to provide some of the features of our platform. You may revoke our access to your account on the Integrated Service at any time by updating the appropriate settings in the account preferences of the respective Integrated Service. You understand that certain features of Gee Funding portal may not be available to you if you choose to remove our access to your account with the Integrated Service.

Cookies and other technologies.

When you visit our Gee Funding, we and our service providers collect certain information through the use of "cookies" and other technologies to better understand how our users navigate through our portal, learn what content is being viewed, and administer and improve our Website. Cookies are small text files that web servers place on an internet user’s computer that are designed to store basic information and to recognize your browser. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to our Website. We use Google Analytics cookies for data analytics purposes, and you can find more information on how Google uses data from these cookies at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. Please consult your web browser to learn the proper way to modify its cookie settings. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from our Website, you may not be able to utilize the features of our Website to their fullest potential.

Some of our service providers, including Google, use cookies and similar technologies to show you our ads on other websites across the Internet. These ads may be directed to you based on your past visits to our portal and your use of GeeFunding.com to provide you with the most relevant content. You can opt out of our service provider’s use of cookies for directed marketing purposes by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page. Please note that after opting-out, you will continue to see ads from these service providers, but they will not be based on your past activities.

How We Use Information We Collect

We may use the information that we collect for the following purposes:

  • To provide, improve, and personalize our Website;
  • To monitor and analyze usage trends and preferences;
  • To processes payments and investments (does not include Title III transactions);
  • To communicate with you, including for administrative, informational, promotional, and marketing purposes, and to respond to your requests or inquiries;
  • To enforce this Privacy Policy or other terms to which you have agreed, and to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our Website, our users, or any other person.

How We Share Information We Collect - Businesses You Invest In.

We may share your information with businesses that you invest in. The information about you that we share with the businesses you invest in may include your public profile information and your address, email address, and Social Security number.

Other Users and the Public.

Any comments or information you submit or share on public areas of the Gee Funding portal, such as questions for founders, your bio, or a description of your business, can be read, collected, or used by other users and the public. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit or share on the public areas of GeeFunding.com, such as investment pages or your public profile. We also share your information with other users when you send or receive direct messages from other users. Affiliates, Banks, and Partners. To provide the services on our Gee Funding portal, we may share your information with our affiliates and third parties, such as banks, portfolio companies, investment banking firms, accountants, and similar entities.

Service providers.

We use service providers to provide certain services to us, such as analytics services, fraud detection, payment processing, and advertising and marketing services. We only provide our service providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services. Our analytics providers may collect information about your online activities over time and across different online services when you use our Website.

Change of control.

If Gee Funding, Inc., is merged or sold, or in the event of a transfer or sale of some or all our assets, we may disclose or transfer information we collect in connection with the negotiation and/or conclusion of such a transaction.

Other disclosures.

We may disclose information about you to third parties if (a) we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, (b) to enforce our agreements, policies, or terms of service, (c) to protect the security or integrity of our Website, (d) to protect the property, rights, and safety of us, our users, or the public, (e) to respond in an emergency which we believe in good faith requires us to disclose information to assist in preventing the death or serious bodily injury of any person, or (f) to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations.

Choices You Have with Your Information

You can update the information you provided us by accessing your account settings. Through your account settings, you can also hide some portions of your profile from other users or the public on the Internet as well as hide your profile from search engines that collect information from our websites.

You can also opt out of promotional email communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in an email your received from us. You can also update your communication preferences through your account settings on our Website.

Links to Other Websites

Gee Funding portal contains links to websites maintained by third parties. Please be aware that these third-party websites are governed by their own privacy policies and are not covered by our Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the content or policies maintained by these websites. Please familiarize yourself with the privacy policy of any third-party websites you visit.

Security of Your Information

The security of your information is important to us. We have implemented reasonable security measures to help protect the information in our care. However, no data transmission over the Internet or method of storage is 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of information collected or otherwise obtained by us in connection with our Website.

Do Not Track

Some web browsers incorporate a "Do Not Track" (DNT) feature. Because there is not yet an accepted standard for how to respond to a DNT signal, our websites do not currently respond to such signals.

Rules Governing Advertising and General Solicitation

Marketing plays a key role in any successful crowdfunding campaign. However, you should not make any “offers” of securities, either publicly or privately, before filing your company's Form C with the SEC.  In addition, (other than some very limited exceptions described below) communications about your company's offering must only be found on the Gee Funding platform. 

The content of your company's crowdfunding campaign will combine marketing materials (text, graphics, videos, visuals, testimonials, etc.) that focus on the "pitch" behind your company, the purpose of your company's offering and intended use of the proceeds raised, the nature of the securities being sold, and other required legal disclosures. These materials are prepared in advance of filing and typically double as the content for much of your company's Form C. Once your company's Form C is filed, your company's campaign page will be launched through the Gee Funding platform. All of these materials are subject to securities antifraud rules, so appropriate care must be taken in their preparation. Gee funding also include a communication channel (basically a chat or Q&A function)—a place where your company can discuss its offering with investors and potential investors.

After launch, you may not communicate any of the "Terms of the Offering" off Gee Funding platform through any form of advertisement—except for a limited form of notice called a "tombstone notice." Terms of the Offering include:

  • The amount of securities offered;
  • The nature of the securities;
  • The price of the securities; and,
  • The closing date of the offering period.

The intent of these rules is to drive investors to the intermediary’s site to find out more about the specific Terms of the Offering.

Tombstone Notice:

A tombstone notice is a simple offering announcement or advertisement. It includes no more than the following information:

  • A statement that your company is conducting an offering.
  • The name of the portal.
  • A link to the portal's platform.
  • The Terms of the Offering (see above).
  • Factual information about the legal identity and business location of your company, limited to:
    • Your company's name;
    • Your company's address, phone number, and website;
    • The e-mail address of a company representative; and,
    • A brief description of your company's business.

You can disseminate a tombstone notice in any way after your company's offering is launched. But it cannot contain any information beyond what is identified here.

Other Communications:

You may continue to advertise during your company's offering, as long as you do not include any terms of its offering. You can create press releases, advertisements, newsletters, and other publicity to help grow your business—so long as these materials do not include any Terms of the Offering. These ordinary course advertisements may also include a simple statement that your company is conducting a crowdfunding campaign and provide a link to your company's intermediary's platform, but any mention of the Terms of the Offering is prohibited. You may (and typically will) link to the platform’s website where your company's campaign is being hosted. However, you should understand that a link acts as an indirect communication of the terms contained on the linked website. So linking to a website that contains the Terms of the Offering could mean that you no longer comply with the advertising rules (i.e., the linked information contains the Terms of the Offering but includes more information than the tombstone rules permit, which is a violation of law). So be careful about linking to any website that contains the Terms of the Offering.

Processing in the United States

Please be aware that personal information may be transferred to and maintained on, servers or databases located outside your state, province, country, or other jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be the same as those in your location. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we transfer all information to the United States for storage and processing, and your consent to our Privacy Policy represents your consent to this transfer, storage, and processing.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to our Privacy Policy, which we may update from time to time. If we modify our Privacy Policy, we will make it available on our Website and indicate the effective date. If the modifications materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change. For example, we may send a message to your email address, if we have one on file, or generate a pop-up or similar notification when you access our Website for the first time after such material changes are made. Your continued use of our Website after the revised Privacy Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood, and agreed to the current version of our Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this notice at any time. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal and sending a notification to all registered users via email regarding such update. You should review this notice regularly for changes and can determine if changes have been made by checking the Effective Date below. Your continued use of our website following the posting of any changes to this notice means you accept such changes.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

The Gee Funding, Inc/ GeeFunding.com portal is maintained in the United States of America. By accessing GeeFunding.com, you consent to and authorize the export of Personally Identifiable Information to the United States of America and its storage and use as specified in this Privacy Notice.

This Privacy Notice shall be governed by, construed and entered in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas applicable to contracts deemed to be made within such state, without regard to choose of law or conflict of law provisions thereof. All disputes with respect to this Privacy Notice shall be brought and heard either in the Texas State Courts located in the county of Dallas, Texas, or the federal district court in the state of Texas. You consent to the in personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

YOU HEREBY WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM, ACTION OR PROCEEDING, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING TO, THIS AGREEMENT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

These Privacy Policy were last updated on July 18, 2018.