Privacy & Cookie Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

 
1. Introduction
 
1.1. VERVE respects Users’ privacy. This Privacy Policy explains (i) what information VERVE collects through the Users access and use of the Website as well as through the access and use of the Services; (ii) the use VERVE makes of such information; and (iii) the security level VERVE provides for protecting such information.
 
1.2. By accessing and/or using the Services, the Users agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and are aware that VERVE’s policies may change in the future to adapt to future practices, technology or modification in the law. All terms not defined herein are defined in the Terms accessible at https://www.investiere.ch/legal.
 
2. Collected information
 
2.1. VERVE may process a variety of information provided by and collected from Users. Such information includes a log of all IP addresses accessing the Website, information regarding User activity on the Website, personal and other information provided in the registration process, information contained in Company Profiles and Investment Proposals, information regarding investments made by Investors and accepted by Entrepreneurs, messages exchanged between Users and VERVE, information collected from third parties and other websites, such as social networks, and any other information VERVE obtains through operating the Website ("User Information").
 
2.2. VERVE also collects User Information from third parties plugins/websites that is provided by visitors who submit that User Information through the Website.
 
3. Use of collected information
 
3.1. VERVE uses User Information that User provided VERVE to perform the Services for which the data was collected.
 
3.2. VERVE may also process User Information in order to customize the content and advertising on the Website, conduct analysis and research on an anonymous basis, improve products and services and provide anonymous statistics. 
 
4. Third party websites
 
The Website may contain links to other websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of any company or individual that VERVE does not control, nor to any websites that may be linked from the Website. Users should carefully review the privacy policies of any websites that Users visit from the Website to learn more about their information and privacy practices. The collection and use of User Information or any other personal information shall be governed by such other party or website’s privacy policy. VERVE cannot be held responsible for their privacy practices. In particular the Website contains links to LinkedIn, Xing, Facebook and Google, of which privacy policies can be found on their respective websites.
 
5. Communication to third parties
 
5.1. VERVE may in some limited instances communicate User Information to VERVE’s partners, affiliates, third party service providers and third parties to whom VERVE outsources the performance of some Services (such as storage of User Content and analyzing usage and performance of the Services for statistical purposes).
 
5.2. VERVE reserves the right to disclose User Information in the event of a warrant, court order or legal action requiring VERVE to disclose such information or if VERVE considers disclosure necessary in order to comply with the law or to protect its rights and other interests, such as to prevent fraud or imminent harm and ensuring the security of VERVE's network.
 
6. International transfer
 
User Information may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of the Users state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction, where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in Users’ jurisdiction. In submitting such User Information, each User specifically agrees to that transfer.
 
7. Cookies
 
7.1. VERVE also uses “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that VERVE transfers to electronic device and is stored on the User’s electronic device. When Users access and use the Services, e.g. the Website, the cookie identifies the User’s electronic device. VERVE also uses cookies to measure the traffic to and usage of the Services and their different features, and other miscellaneous uses. VERVE’s Cookies Policy is set forth herein below.
 
7.2. If Users do not wish to have cookies placed on their electronic device, Users should set their browser or electronic device to refuse cookies before using the Services, with the drawback that certain features of the Services may not function properly without the help of cookies.
 
8. Privacy Policy changes
 
VERVE may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and at VERVE’s sole discretion. If VERVE does it, then VERVE will post the amended Privacy Policy on the Website. By the renewed access and use of the Services after the changes, Users agree to the modified Privacy Policy. In all cases, use of information VERVE collects is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.
9. Data security
 
VERVE uses industry-standard security measures to protect User Information against loss, misuse, alteration and deletion. VERVE stores User Information in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, but VERVE cannot guarantee for complete security.
 
10. Review and Access
 
Upon request, VERVE will provide each User with a summary of the information VERVE collects about the User. Unless otherwise required by mandatory applicable law, Users will have the opportunity to correct, update, modify or delete this information by sending an e-mail to info@investiere.ch.
 
11. Governing law and jurisdiction
 
11.1. This Privacy Policy and all matters arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy shall be governed by Swiss law at the exclusion of any provisions of conflict of law rules that might lead to the application of other than Swiss law.
 
11.2. Users irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts of Zug, Switzerland, for any conflict arising from or in connection with this Privacy Policy.
 
12. Questions
 
For any question about this Privacy Policy or VERVE’s policies, please contact VERVE at info@investiere.ch.

COOKIES POLICY

 
1. Type of cookies used
 
1.1. VERVE uses several types of cookies. Some are essential, while others Users can opt out of or block. Opting out or blocking some cookies may affect the functionality of the Services.
 
1.2. The below explanations shall help Users to make informed choices about the information Users provide to VERVE when Users access and use the Services, in particular when Users visit the Website.
 
2. Why and how VERVE uses cookies
 
2.1. There are broadly four reasons why a cookie might be stored on Users’ electronic device when accessing and using the Services:
  • cookies that make the Services work properly for Users;
  • cookies that collect data about Users’ use of the Services which is then used on an anonymous basis to help VERVE improve the Services;
  • cookies that remember the personal preferences and make the Services easier for Users to use;
  • cookies that are placed by third party services which allow a full access and use of the Services online. VERVE has no control over these third party cookies.
2.2. These cookies are placed on User’s electronic device either by VERVE or by the third parties whose services Users use as part of the Services.
 
2.3. Some cookies are retained in the Users’ electronic device for only as long as Users access and use the Services, while others persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.
 
3. How to block cookies
 
Users can restrict or block cookies which are set during use of the Services by changing Users electronic device's or browser’s settings. For more detailed information, see http://www.AllAboutCookies.org. Some Services may not work if Users completely disable cookies, but many third party cookies can be safely blocked. Check also information in User’s browser's help section for specific instructions on how to manage cookies.
 
4. Strictly necessary cookies
 
Some cookies VERVE places on the User’s electronic device ensure that the Services, deliver the information and/or Services securely and optimally. Users must accept these cookies to be able to make access and use of the Services.
 
5. Functionality cookies
 
Some cookies enable websites to remember choices persons make, for example, user name, and language or text size. These cookies are known as "functionality cookies" and help to improve a person's experience of a website by providing a more personalized service.
 
6. Performance cookies
 
VERVE uses a number of tools that monitor User’s access and use of the Services to help VERVE improve and customize the provided information and/or Services. In particular the Website uses the Cookie Google Analytics which collects information and reports website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. Users can opt out of providing VERVE with this information if User wishes so, with no impact on User’s experience of the Website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics when using the Website: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
 
7. Third party cookies
 
7.1. The Services use third party services or software. Many of these services may set cookies on Users’ electronic devices.
 
7.2. Users can block or remove cookies themselves by altering the settings of their electronic devices or browsers. Blocking these cookies is unlikely to impact on User’s experience of the Services.