Privacy Policy

Forward Echelon Venture Capital W.L.L, a Kuwaiti corporation doing business as “Forward Echelon Venture Capital” (“FEVC”) brings together prospective investors and companies seeking growth capital as well as companies seeking an exit. Forward Echelon Venture Capital is the premier online fundraising platform (the “Platform”) that helps companies to make their IPO and raise capital, using Direct Listings, Regulation A+ and Regulation D, Regulation S, and also to make Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) that use Reg A+ or Reg D to be legitimate securities offerings.

Whether you are a prospective investor, company seeking capital, casual visitor, or registered user of the Platform, your use of the Platform is governed by the Forward Echelon Venture Capital Terms of Use, as well as this Privacy Policy and other operating rules, minimum qualifications, and cautions posted throughout the Platform or presented to you individually during the course of your use of the Platform (collectively, the “Agreement”).

This privacy policy describes how Forward Echelon Venture Capital collects, uses, discloses, transfers, stores, retains and otherwise processes your information.

Information We Collect

Forward Echelon Venture Capital collects and stores the following personal information from you about yourself and your company, when you sign up for an account, send us an email through the website, sign up for or purchase a service through the website, or make an investment through the Platform:

  • The Platform stores contact information such as name, email address, and zip code, unique identifiers such as user name, account number, password, information about the legal and financial status of your company, Professional biography, Social media links for your company, Information that you provide in your user profile.

  • As is true of most websites, the Platform may automatically gather information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. Other pieces of visitor information may be collected or aggregated on an individual basis through the use of third-party website analytics services such as those provided by Google. The privacy and other terms of those third-parties will apply.

  • If you engage in a transaction with a company seeking investment on the Platform, information from third-party data sources may be gathered by Manhattan Street Capital, its vendors, and the issuers of securities for the purposes of legal compliance, due diligence, and to complete the transaction.

  • The Platform may use cookies, for example, to keep track of your preferences and profile information. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personal information. The Platform uses third-parties to place cookies on your computer to collect non-personally identifiable information and to compile aggregated statistics for us about visitors to the Platform, including without limitation Google web services.

  • The Platform stores any other information that you voluntarily share with us or others through our website.

How We Use Your Information

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To interact with you. Forward Echelon Venture Capital uses personal information such as name, telephone number, and email address to engage in interactions with you, including contacting you about investing opportunities, news, or upcoming events.

  • To process your payments. We use financial/credit card and payment information to process your payments and may need to share some of this information with credit/debit card payment processors and other third parties to complete the transaction.

  • To advise you and provide access to capital. If your company is seeking capital, we use the provided information to advise you and in some cases enable your company to conduct a crowdfunding offering on the Platform or participate in the RegA+ programs.

  • To assist you. We use your personal information to provide support, send you service information, and respond to customer service requests.

  • To administer your account.

  • To respond to your questions and concerns.

  • To comply with applicable law.

How We Share Your Information

Forward Echelon Venture Capital will share your personal information with third parties in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy, the Forward Echelon Venture Capital Terms of Use and elsewhere on the Forward Echelon Venture Capital website.

  • The information that you enter about your company, including without limitation fundraising goal, legal and financial status, biographies, pitches, and summaries can be published on the website. (Except as necessary to provide contact information and biographies, we strongly recommend that you enter only company information.)

  • We will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others.

  • We may provide your company information to our partners and affiliates for marketing purposes.

  • We may provide your account and company information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities (such as broker-dealer oversight, payment processing, and offering customer service). These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services.

  • We may provide your personal information to any other third party with your prior consent.

  • Our website offers publicly accessible community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be viewed, read, collected, and used by others. Any information that you post to public areas of the Platform – such as posting comments on our blog page -- will be accessible to the public, and due to the nature and technology of the Internet will continue to be available even after you delete the information from public posting.

  • In the course of operating the Platform, Forward Echelon Venture Capital and its affiliates and partners may also disclose your personal information:

  1. As required by law such as to comply with a subpoena, administrative order or similar legal process.

  2. When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, respond to a government request, or pursuant to a demand under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act or other intellectual property laws.

  3. Related to due diligence for a fundraising event.

  4. If Forward Echelon Venture Capital is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

Your Choices and Things You Should Be Aware Of

 

Personal Information

We respect your privacy rights and provide you with access to the personal data that you may have provided through the Platform.

  • If you wish to access or amend any personal data we hold about you, or to request that we delete any information about you, you may contact us at the address below. At your request, we will have any reference to you deleted or blocked in our database.

  • You may update, correct, or delete your information and preferences at any time -by emailing our Customer Support department (info@forwardechelonvc.com).

  • Any changes you make will be reflected in the active user database instantly or within a reasonable period of time. We may retain all information you submit for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligation, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.

  • You may decline to share certain personal data with us; in that case we may not be able to provide to you some of the services we offer.

Data Retention

Forward Echelon Venture Capital and its partners will retain your information for as long as your account is active, as needed to provide you services and longer as required by applicable law. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us info@forwardechelonvc.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

Security

The security of your personal information is important to Forward Echelon Venture Capital. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, therefore; we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us. (info@forwardechelonvc.com)

 

Links to Other Websites

The Platform includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Forward Echelon Venture Capital. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement and terms of use of any website you visit.

 

Personal Data About Minors and Children

Forward Echelon Venture Capital does not seek to collect any information from children under the age of 13 and requests that such individuals do not use this site. If any child provides us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian may notify us and such information will be deleted from our records.

 

Notification of Privacy Statement Changes

Forward Echelon Venture Capital may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on the Platform prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page even if you have not received a notification of material change in order to be aware of the latest information on Forward Echelon Venture Capital’s privacy practices. If at any time you do not want to be bound by this Privacy Policy or the Agreement, you should exit the Platform immediately.

Contact

To contact us about these terms or any other questions, we can be reached at: info@forwardechelonvc.com