PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and maintaining your trust and confidence is one of our highest priorities. We respect your right to keep your personal information confidential and understand your desire to avoid unwanted solicitations. Please read the following to learn how we protect your privacy.

A. TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

We collect certain personal information about you – but only when that information is provided by you or is obtained by us with your authorization. We use that information to provide our services to you.

Examples of sources from which we collect information include:

  • Meetings and phone calls with you,
  • Letters, emails, and forms from you
  • Documents provided by you or by third parties representing you
  • Through third party services or systems which we help manage for you as part of our services, such as payroll software and systems, accounting software and systems, governmental bodies, etc.
  • Through the use of our website (located at https://simplestartup.com (the “Site”), we may automatically log your browser type, language preference, precise geographic location, the date and time of your visit to the Site, any actions you take on the Site, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and the website you visited before the Site.

In addition, we may receive and store information about your use of the Site and our services. The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. Among other things, cookies help us improve our Site and services and improve your experience with our Site and services. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them).You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but that may prevent us from providing you with the full range of services we offer. Also, please be aware that if you visit other websites you may be required to accept cookies. The use of cookies by third parties is not covered by our Privacy Policy.  
  • Web Beacons.  Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on our Site or in our emails. We may use web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.
  • Other.  We may also use clear gifs or other data files or identifiers to collect information for statistical purposes and to improve and develop the services. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are placed on a hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages.

Analytics: We may use Google Analytics on our Site. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect anonymous traffic data to help use analyze how users use the Site. The information generated by a cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on Site activity for us and providing other services relating to Site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using the Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Do Not Track. We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). We do not respond to browser-based “do not track” signals. Some third party sites who push content to our Site may keep track of your browsing activities over time and across different websites when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you.

B. PARTIES TO WHOM WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION

As a general rule, we do not disclose personal information about our clients or former clients to anyone. However, to the extent permitted by law, certain nonpublic information about you may be disclosed in the following situations:

  • To comply with a validly issued and enforceable subpoena or summons.
  • In the course of a review of our firm’s practices under the authorization of a state or national licensing board, or as necessary to properly respond to an inquiry or complaint from such a licensing board of organization.
  • In conjunction with a prospective purchase, sale, or merger of all or part of our practice, provided that we take appropriate precautions (for example, through a written confidentiality agreement) so the prospective purchaser or merger partner does not disclose information obtained in the course of the review.
  • As a part of any actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings either initiated by or against us, provided we disclose only the information necessary to file, pursue, or defend against the lawsuit and take reasonable precautions to ensure that the information disclosed does not become a matter of public record.
  • To provide information to affiliates of the firm and nonaffiliated third parties who perform services or functions for us in conjunction with our services to you, but only if we have a contractual agreement with the other party which prohibits them from disclosing or using the information other than for the purposes for which it was disclosed.

Notice to California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights.   Residents of the State of California may request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed certain information collected in connection with the Site and the services we provided to you during the preceding year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and want such a list, please contact us at [email protected] For all requests, you must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the body of your request and include the name of the Site, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Please note that we will not accept requests via the telephone, mail, or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.

Third Party Websites. We may link to or frame third party websites. Our provision of a link to or frame of any other website or location is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such other website or location or its contents. When you click on such a link, you will leave our Site and go to another site. If we display third party websites through a frame, you are on another site. During this process, another entity may collect information from you. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites or their content or their privacy practices. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or content, or framed websites, or to any collection of data after you click on links to such outside websites.

 

C.  CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY OF NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION

Except as otherwise described in this notice, we restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to employees of our firm and other parties who must use that information to provide services to you. Their right to further disclose and use the information is restricted by the policies of our firm, applicable law, our Proprietary Information Agreement, and nondisclosure agreements where appropriate.  We also maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable laws and regulations to guard your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, or premature destruction. Despite these measures, you should know that we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with information and mistakes may happen.  

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and if we make any substantial changes in the way we use your information, we will notify you by sending you an e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our Site. Any material changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon the earliest of thirty (30) calendar days following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you or thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our Site. These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our Site or services. Changes to this Privacy Policy may affect our use of information that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your information, you must notify us prior to the effective date of the changes that you wish to deactivate your account with us. Continued use of our Site or services following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to such changes.

Contact Us

Simple Startup welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:

Simple Startup

1919 14th St. Ste. 700 (Industrious)

Boulder, Colorado 80302 (You’re welcome to come visit any time!)

Email Address: [email protected]

Telephone number: 800-997-0331

Last updated March 25, 2019