Tip of the Spear Ventures is committed to protecting your privacy while on TipoftheSpearVentures.com and our branded websites. Please read our policy to understand how your personal information will be used while on our sites and how we work to make your online experience with us secure.
“Content Provider” means a third party that owns a white paper, analyst report or other document and allows TipoftheSpearVentures.com to link to or display that document on the Sites.
“User” or “you” means any person viewing any page of the Sites.
“Profile Information” means information which you provide which may include, but shall not be limited to: your name and corporate title, the name of your company and the department in which you work, your industry group, country, zip code, telephone number, and various industry questions.
“Third Party Content” means the white papers, analyst reports and other documents available through the Sites and owned by Content Providers.
Information Collection and Use
TipoftheSpearVentures.com and its’ branded sites collect opt-in email addresses which may be used for periodic email messages announcing additions to the TipoftheSpearVentures.com site and/or promoting 3rd party entities. Users have a choice to opt in for none, one, or both types of periodic email messages. Users who opt in to receive TipoftheSpearVentures.com announcements only will never have their email addresses sold, shared, or rented. Businesses may purchase the right to mail to those users who have opted to receive 3rd party promotional messages, however, those mailing will be done by TipoftheSpearVentures.com and the users’ email addresses will never be released to the 3rd party. In all cases, email list subscribers are given the opportunity to opt-out on each mailing.
Where personal data is collected on our sites, Tip of the Spear attempts to provide a link to this policy.
From time to time, a cookie may be sent from a Tip of the Spear website to a user’s hard drive. Cookies remember information about the user to be recalled at a later time. Cookies are commonly used to customize pages for you based on your browser type or other preferences or information you may have provided the website.
If a user chooses not to accept cookies they may still use our sites, however cookies enable us to track and target the interests or preferences of our users to enhance their experience while on our site.
IP addresses are used to analyze trends, administer the website, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Tip of the Spear may compile and aggregate general demographic data to share with partners or advertisers, however none of this information is linked to any individual or identifiable person.
There may be several publication qualification forms that are linked directly on our partner’s site. Although we strongly encourage our partners to employ similar security measures, we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Tip of the Spear’s TipoftheSpearVentures.com website.
Tip of the Spear’s TipoftheSpearVentures.com website offers a periodic newsletter to which visitors may opt to subscribe. To register for this newsletter we ask for contact information such as name and email address. This information will not be sold, shared or rented.
Choice / Opt-Out
Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our order form has an opt-out mechanism so users who subscribe through us, but don’t want to receive any further communication from us, can choose to keep their email address off of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained in all email communications. The link can be found at the top or bottom of each email.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party.
Tip of the Spear takes every precaution to protect user information. When users submit sensitive information via TipoftheSpearVentures.com or branded websites the information is protected both online and offline.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (i.e. credit card number or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. While on a secure page the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information offline. All user information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing clerks or customer service representatives) are granted access to personally identifiable information, and then only through password protected screen savers. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. When new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.
While Tip of the Spear will work very hard to maintain secure sites, no data transmission on the Internet can be guaranteed.
Notification of Policy Changes
Tip of the Spear Ventures is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. As this policy may change from time to time we encourage you to check back periodically.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.