EFFECTIVE DATE: 07-12-2020
1. PURPOSE OF POLICY
This Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information, or information that would allow someone to identify or contact you (“Personal Information”), that we gather when you use the Website.
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
Required Information You Voluntarily Provide Us.
You do not have to provide us with any Personal Information to access the Website. Please note, however, that at times you may be asked to provide us with Personal Information, such as your name and email address, and that if you fail to provide such information, you may not be able to take advantage of certain features of the Website, such as receiving informational emails and alerts from Mayfield Venture Law and invitations to events, seminars, or workshops that may be of interest to you.
Optional Information You Voluntarily Provide Us.
There are various pieces of information you can, or may in the future be able to or choose to provide through the Website, including through integrations with third party goods and services. These types of information may include your name and your email address.
Please do not under any circumstances provide Mayfield Venture Law with any sensitive Personal Information, such as your Social Security Number.
Anonymous Data We Collect.
Do Not Track Signals.
We do not track you or collect your information across third party websites or online services. Thus, we do not receive Do-Not-Track signals, or other similar signals. To the extent that we do receive any such signals, we will not comply with them as it is not an aspect of the functionality of our Service.
3. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
First of all, we do not sell or share your Personal Information with advertisers. We also do not share your Personal Information with other third parties except to the extent that it is in furtherance of the Website, or when you choose to do so (as described below).
Information Shared By You Through The Website.
You may, now or in the future, be able to choose to voluntarily share information collected through the Website, through email, or other means of communication. In addition, as described in this Policy, some aspects of the functionality of the Website will require us to share your Personal Information with third parties.
To be able to effectively provide you with the Website, and to improve the functionality of the Website, we may disclose your Personal Information to our employees, contractors, and agents to the extent that such persons or entities have a need-to-know such information in furtherance of the Website.
We work with third party service providers to provide us with services like email marketing. These third parties may have access to or process your Personal Information as part of providing those services to us. However, we limit the information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions.
Sale of Company or Assets.
In the event that we sell all or substantially all of our company or its assets, including the Personal Information collected through our Website, we may transfer your information, upon reasonable notice to you, to the acquiring entity.
Other Third Parties.
In addition to our practices described above, we may share your information if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law (see the section below on “Government Requests”), (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Mayfield Venture Law, or (3) prevent an emergency involving danger of death or serious physical or mental injury to any person.
4. STORING YOUR INFORMATION
Storage and Retention Of Your Information.
To continue to provide you with our services and keep you updated of the content posted to the Website, we may store your Personal Information perpetually or until you inform us at the email below that you no longer use the Website and want us to delete your information. However, if required by applicable law, we may retain your Personal Information for such period as may be required by such law. To continue to provide an effective service, we may store non-Personal Information perpetually and may anonymize your Personal Information and store that anonymized information perpetually.
If you would like to review your information that we have access to, or request deletion of any information, you may contact us via email at the email listed below.
We use reasonable efforts to secure your information and to attempt to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you. For example, we review the privacy practices of new products and services that we integrate into our Website; we train our personnel on privacy issues; we will have personnel to monitor privacy issues; and we restrict access to your Personal Information to individuals within and outside of Mayfield Venture Law who need access to such information to provide the Website. In addition, we rely on the technical safeguards provided by the third-party vendors we use to host, store, and process your information. However, you acknowledge and agree that loss, misuse, and alteration may occur despite our efforts to protect your information. We are not responsible to our users or to any third party due to any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
5. GOVERNMENT REQUESTS
From time to time, we may receive requests from government agencies to obtain information about our users. In handling such government requests, we greatly value the privacy of your information. While we may be required to turn over user information at times, we will strive to require a search warrant or subpoena, to the extent that we can reasonably demand such warrant or subpoena, before we turn over information about you and we will also strive to notify users when we receive government requests about their data.
6. THIRD PARTY SERVICES AND PRACTICES ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL
Our Website may utilize numerous third party services as part of the functionality of the Website, such as hosting services, analytics providers, communications services, and other vendors; and we may share your information with third parties to the extent explained in this Policy. We have no control over such third parties. Thus, we make no guarantees about, and assume no responsibility for the information, services, or data/privacy practices of third parties, which may differ significantly from our practices described in this Policy. We encourage you to review the privacy practices of such third parties to the extent possible, and we encourage you to use caution in deciding the information you choose to make available on the Website.
7. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
8. PLEASE REACH OUT TO US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK
If you have any questions about this Policy or our Website, please feel free to contact us by email at or using the contact form.