Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Updated on November 15, 2015

At FundAmerica Stock Transfer, our most important asset is our relationship with you. By nature of the service provided, there are numerous areas where we enable users to self-publish data. This Privacy Policy details what we do with the information we receive and how we strive to protect it.

Welcome to the FAST registered transfer agent, self-publishing investor management service (the "platform" or “Service”) operated by FundAmerica Stock Transfer, LLC. (Henceforward "FAST," "we," "us," or "our"). This Service has been created to enable businesses and their authorized administrators, brokers, funding portals and other persons (“admin’s”) to publish to and/or manage their capital tables and the information and data associated with their securities, investors, issuers and corporate entity, and to communicate with investors and admin’s. This Privacy Policy sets forth our policy with respect to information, including personally identifiable data and other Content that is posted or otherwise collected from users of the Service (“information”).

When you use the platform, you may post and/or we may collect information from you, as further described below:
i. We store and display information which you voluntarily provide, either by directly posting on the Service (via your FundAmerica Technologies account and associated application programming interfaces and/or online tools, widgets and dashboards) or via application programming interfaces and/or online tools, widgets and dashboards (“API”) for use by admin’s. By voluntarily providing us with information you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use Agreement. ii. As is true of most websites, we gather certain statistical information from all users automatically and store it in log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and metrics data. FAST may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by FAST affiliates, agents or service providers (including, but not limited to, Google Analytics). This Site may use such data and even pool it with others to track, for example, the total number of visitors, the number of page views, and how our users use and interact with the platform, among other things. Also, in an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the platform, FAST often conducts research on its member demographics, interests and behavior based on the information you provide to us. This research may also be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis. FAST may share this non-identifiable and aggregate data with its affiliates, agents, advertisers, and business partners, so long as this type of non-identifiable and aggregate information does not identify you personally. FAST may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our Service to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for sales, marketing, accounting, and management purposes. iii. In operating this platform, we also use a technology called "cookies." A cookie is a piece of code that our computer(s) provide to your browser when you access the Site. FAST uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. Persistent cookies remain after you close your browser for subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears when you close your browser. As with any cookie, if you do not want a cookie set then you need to disable your cookies setting in your browser. Please be aware that doing so may disable your ability to stay logged in to the Service and to use other aspects of our site. Our cookies help provide functionality to the platform, such as maintaining your logged-on session, and helping us troubleshoot problems and analyze our service usage more accurately. For instance, we may set a cookie on your browser that allows you to access the Site without needing to remember and then reenter a password. In all cases in which we use cookies we will not collect any personally identifiable data except with your permission.

FAST uses information you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. This includes everything listed above, as well as, more specifically, access by your admin’s (if any) for their internal use, credit card and bank partner(s) storing and managing information they need, and technology partners performing database back-ups, data mirroring, geographic screening, traffic filters, and other services.

FAST and its affiliated companies, as well as service providers, partners, admin’s, regulators, accountants, auditors, technology partners, and affiliates ("Related Companies") may also use your information, as well as other personally non-identifiable data collected, for anti-fraud purposes, as well as to help us improve the features and functionality of the platform. FAST and its Related Companies may use this information to communicate with you regarding the Service or to tell you about things we believe may be of interest to you.

We may also provide information to comply with a valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order, or to otherwise comply with law enforcement. FAST also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use Agreement, to investigate potential fraud, to take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of FAST, our employees, agents, partners, service providers, users, or others.

We do not share your Content with third parties except as is described and provided for in this privacy policy. This includes everything mentioned anywhere in this Privacy Policy. Some specific examples of this includes, but is not limited to, the following:
i. We may, via various technology mechanisms, display and/or provide certain information publicly, which may also be indexable by search engine and other spiders. This includes your basic corporate information along with; i. information related to prior securities offerings (but not including any investor names, individual positions or personal information), ii. list and status of payments made against promised setforth in those securities, iii. aggregate securities issued and quantities issued, along with a description of those securities, iv. restrictions, if any, and transferability of any security by class or by investor (where such investors name has been queried by an Admin). You may opt out of this public accessibility by deleting your account; ii. Related Parties employed by FAST perform certain business functions such as email processing, identity verification, FINRA broker-checks, anti-money laundering checks, database management, shipping and fulfillment, and accounting. When we employ someone external to us or engage with external databases to perform specific functions we only provide them with the information that they need to perform such functions; iii. FAST may disclose your information, including transaction and other details, as required by regulators or government agencies where we, in the good faith, believe that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of FAST, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the platform or the public against fraud or other harm, or (iv) protect against legal liability. This may include providing your information to databases hosted by law enforcement or regulatory agencies, as well as to commercial and industry entities who maintain a database and service to assist in fraud prevention and/or regulatory compliance; iv. Admin’s engaged with on your behalf will have access to view, change and otherwise manage all of your cap schedule data, including investor vesting information; and, v. Our affiliates, including FundAmerica Technologies, LLC.

If your information changes, or if you no longer desire to use our service, you may correct, update, amend, suspend, or delete the information by logging onto your account and editing or deleting whatever Content you want, and even deleting your account.

No password is perfect, so we suggest you change yours frequently and store it in a secure place. Simply log onto your account and change your password. If you wish to obtain a new API Key then you must submit that request to the engineering team at FundAmerica Technologies, which may or may not be able to accommodate you.

If you lose your password we will send you a password-reset link to the email address you have in your profile. It is important that you maintain the security and control of that email account, which is your absolute and sole responsibility.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, which may be indefinitely. In the event of payment failures or disputes we may, at our option, suspend your account and selectively or completely deny access to your data until payments are collected.

We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Some pages, such as those where we ask for bank ACH or credit card information, are encrypted, as is certain information we store in our database, however the vast majority of web pages on the platform are not encrypted nor copy protected. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our platform you can contact our Admin.

We appreciate the feedback and raves we get from our users! In many cases, we may display comments and testimonials we receive from users, in addition to other endorsements. If you write a comment, send us an email, or other communication, you hereby consent we may edit it in our discretion and use it, with or without your name, anywhere we desire, including, but not limited to, our website(s), press releases, newsletters and marketing material, with or without a link to your profile. We retain the right, at our discretion, to decide which testimonials to use, where to use them, in what form, in whole or in part, and for how long.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our website and services. Links to other websites not operated or controlled by FAST ("Third Party Sites") are provided for your convenience, and you hereby acknowledge and accept that you need to read the terms of use agreements and privacy policies of any and all site(s) that you click a link to visit.

Please remember that what you write or publish on the platform may be visible to the public and that the information may be seen by others. Even password and encryption technology is not perfect and may fail or be hacked from time to time, and software bugs may cause otherwise private information to be accessible by others. We act only as a distributor and do not censure information or moderate the Service (though we may take action when notified of content which is illegal or in violation of the Terms of Use Agreement). When you post information onto the Service you do so at your own risk.

FAST uses commercially reasonable technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to, or publish on the Service and you agree that you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your Content, we makes commercially reasonable efforts to secure our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. FAST may, but is not obligated to, post a notice on our website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach you should notify us by emailing our admin.

The Service is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are accessing the Service from Europe, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, retention, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Service, which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use Agreement, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

In the event that FAST is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from and about you as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Your access to and use of this Site is subject to our Terms of Use Agreement, which you have agreed to by nature of your use of this website.

We may periodically and unilaterally update this privacy policy at our discretions to reflect changes to our information practices. Our most current privacy policy will always be located and accessible via links on all of our web pages, with the date clearly displayed at the top so you will know of the most recent update. Your use of the Service is at all times governed by our most current posted Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or our Terms of Use Agreement, you can contact us via email at

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