Crowdfunding listings on crowdRipple.com may consist of any one or more of the following:
a) a paid listing whose information is provided to us by an individual claiming to be an owner, employee, or associate of the that particular business;
b) a free listing whose information is provided to us by an individual claiming to be an owner, employee, or associate of the that particular business;
c) a free or paid listing where we, crowdRipple.com, gather publicly available information and present it on crowdRipple.com, either directly from the crowdfunding site’s website, or paraphrased in some way;
d) a listing whose information is provided to us by a third party completely unaffiliated with that particular crowdfunding site. Many of the listings on crowdRipple.com are unilaterally added by us without any notice or permission given by the sites’ owners or employees. We do our best to make sure the information is accurate, and this is usually done by gathering information DIRECTLY from their websites. However, we make no guarantee as to the accuracy of this information and may not check to see if this information has changed over time. We use the phrase “crowdfunding” in its broad, everyday meaning of raising funds from large groups of people. It is your responsibility to thoroughly investigate on your own every crowdfunding site, portal, or resource that you see on our website and decide to pursue. Prices, locations, features, deals, and any other characteristics of crowdfunding sites and portals may constantly change; we make no guarantee that the information you see on crowdRipple.com is accurate. It is simply our goal to make visitors aware of the existence of crowdfunding sites, portals, and similar resources and to serve as a bare STARTING POINT; in other words, everything presented on this site is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. We are not a broker-dealer, registered, accredited, licensed, or in any way involved in actually raising funds; crowdRipple.com is a blog and directory. Just because a platform/portal is listed on our site does not mean that it’s legal to use in your area, nor that the platform is licensed, trustworthy, or effective. Always do your due diligence and research.
Like most websites and businesses, it is in our interest to track user behavior, including, but not limited to, user location, IP address, specific pages visited, length of time per visit, and referring websites, search engines, or other referrers. By using crowdRipple.com, you grant us permission to track your behavior across the Site in any way we choose. We use publicly available tools, including but not limited to, Google Analytics, WordPress Stats, and Clicky (real time analytics). We cannot specifically see your name or address, but the anonymous information is still very helpful to us for adding features, and creating content and promotions. When creating an account, you are required to provide us with your name and email address. This information will not be sold to any third parties. If you are a paid business owner and provide us with business information, we will not sell this information to any third parties without your permission. However, by default we will include all of the information that you provide to us in your public listing. If you provide us with this information but later decide that you don’t want it published, you will generally be able to edit the listing by logging into your account, or if that option is not available, by emailing us. If this does not work, and we make no guarantees that it will, you can send us an email to [email protected] and we will make a reasonable effort to remove this information. Your decision to remove your listing from the Site does not entitle you to any refund. We reserve the right in our own discretion to provide pro-rata refunds on a case-by-base basis for advertisers who would like to discontinue their listing on crowdRipple.com. Notwithstanding the aforementioned disclosure policy, we may disclose information about you to third parties if we have a good faith belief that such a disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (ii) enforce or apply our Terms of Service; (iii) comply with legal process or other government inquiry, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; or (iv) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public. If you use the Service outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
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