Privacy Policy

Last Revised: July 2, 2020

Your privacy is important to Founderpath Inc. (“Founderpath”). This Founderpath Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how Founderpath may collect, use, store, disclose, and process your personal information, through your access to or use of Founderpath products and services, including those at https://founderpath.com, related websites, mobile software applications, and other offerings (collectively, the “Services”). By using these Services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Services. Founderpath may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting changes at this URL and may send notification emails. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of such changes will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Founderpath encourages you to read this Privacy Policy in its entirety, but here are a few key points of our privacy practices:

Privacy Policy Applicability

This Privacy Policy applies when you access the Services or share information with Founderpath, and may be revised at any time. More

Information We Collect from You

We collect all information that you provide including information you provide via the Services, your devices (e.g., computers, smartphones, and tablets), telephone and email, as well as information we receive from partners and through the use of cookies and other such technologies. More

How We Use Your Information

We process your personal information only with your consent or as needed to provide you Services. We may also use your personal information to comply with legal obligations, operate our business, protect the vital interests of you, our customers, or the public, or for other legitimate interests of Founderpath as further described below. More

How We Share Your Information

We share your information with our partners, service providers, contractors, agents and third party vendors as they need it to fulfill Services or orders, or for other requests you make of Founderpath. We may also share your information to comply with law or for other legitimate interests. Share

How We Store and Secure Your Information

Founderpath may store your information in any country where Founderpath or its affiliates, partners, or providers operate facilities, and will retain your information as long as necessary for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. Founderpath takes technological and organizational measures to protect your personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized access, use, disclosure or modification. More

Accessing and Updating Your Information

You can access, get copies of, delete, change or correct your personal information, or request changes to our use of your personal information by using the contact information below. More

Additional Privacy Information

Founderpath’s databases are located in the United States and you consent to the transfer or your personal information from your location to the United States. The Services is not for use by children under the age of 13 years old. You may have additional rights under applicable law. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us via the information below. More

Privacy Policy Applicability

This Privacy Policy applies when you access the Services or share information with Founderpath, as indicated below. By using the Services, you consent to this Privacy Policy, which may be updated by us at any time. If you do not consent to this Privacy Policy for any reason, please do not use the Services or share your information with us.

Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to the Services, and not to any other third party website linked to or from it, or any third party website in which Founderpath content or functionality is embedded. Links to third party websites are provided for your convenience and do not imply that we have reviewed or condone the third-party sites, their content, or their privacy policies. We do not control the privacy policies or practices of others. When using other websites, you must be aware that any personal data you supply will be handled according to their privacy policies. We recommend that you read and consider these website’s privacy policies and terms and conditions before providing any of your personal data. 

Information We Collect from You

In general, we receive and collect all information you provide via the Services, including through website input fields (including advertisements), phone, email (including email campaigns), web chat, or in other such ways. This includes personal information that can identify or relates to you, including but not limited to your first and last name, telephone number, IP, postal, and email addresses. With your consent, information required to connect with and collect information related to the Services from your business’ accounting software, recurring revenue subscription software, and business’ bank account information. You have the choice on what information to share and the services you want to engage. You can choose not to provide information to us, but in general some information about you is required in order for you to access certain functionality of the Services, such as those mentioned above or for tracking your preferences, subscribing to a newsletter, or initiating other such actions.

We also may periodically obtain information about you from affiliated entities, partners and other independent third-party sources and will add it to our database of information. For example, we may receive information about your interaction with advertisements on third party websites, including updated postal addresses and demographic information.

We may use cookies, log files, web beacons, device identifiers, advertising identifiers and similar tracking technologies, including those from third-party service providers like Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, HubSpot, Stripe, Plaid, Xero, Quickbooks and other cloud-based tools, to automatically collect your preferences, performance data, and information about your web usage when you visit the Services. For example, we may collect your IP address, device, operating system, Internet service provider information, Web browser details and the address of any referring website. This may include collecting geolocation signals from your IP address or device settings to determine your location so that we may operate and personalize the Services for you, including to provide more relevant ads and search results. We may also collect information about your online activity, such as pages viewed and interactions with other users. The Services are not designed to recognize or respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers. You can control the information collected by such tracking technologies or be alerted when cookies are sent by adjusting the settings on your Internet browser or devices, but such adjustments may affect or disable certain functionality of the Services. You can learn more about Google Analytics and your options for opting out of interest-based Google ads at adssettings.google.com. You can learn more about targeted ads and your ability to opt out of receiving interest-based ads at optout.aboutads.info and www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

How We Use Your Information

We process your personal information with your consent or as needed to provide you Services. We may also use your personal information to comply with legal obligations, operate our business, protect the vital interests of you, our customers, or the public, or for other legitimate interests of Founderpath as described in this Privacy Policy.

More specifically, we may use your personal information to:

  • Optimize and improve the Services - We continually try to improve the Services based on the information and feedback we receive from you, including by optimizing the content on the Services.

  • Personalize the user experience - We may use your information to measure engagement with the Services, and to understand how you and our other users interact with and use the Services and other resources we provide.

  • Improve customer service - Your information helps us to more effectively develop the Services and respond to your support needs.

  • Process transactions - We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests, register you as a user and provide the services you require and product orders. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the Services, fulfill orders, and related activities.

  • To send periodic emails - The email address you provide through our contact forms, will be used to send information and updates pertaining to the Services. It may also be used to respond to your inquiries or other requests. If you opt in to our mailing list, you may receive emails that include Founderpath news, updates, related product offerings and service information, and marketing material. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or you may contact us via the contact information below.

  • Automated Decision-making tools – We use automated decision-making tools in our processing of your business data, which may include the use of such techniques in connection with generating a credit score and risk management activities. We consider that the use of such techniques is fundamental to the Service and that the consequences for you of our use of such techniques will amount to whether or not you are able to use the Service.

How We Share Your Information

We share your information with our partners, service providers, contractors, agents and third party vendors as needed to fulfill Services. Please note that our partners may contact you as necessary to obtain additional information about you, facilitate any use of the Services, fulfill orders, or respond to a request you submit.

Third-party vendors who provide product, services or functions on our behalf may include business analytics companies, customer service vendors, communications service vendors, marketing vendors, and security vendors. We may also authorize third-party vendors to collect information on our behalf, including as necessary to operate features of the Services, facilitate the delivery of services, or provide online advertising tailored to your interests. Third-party vendors have access to and may collect personal information only as needed to perform their functions, may only use personal information consistent with this Privacy Policy and other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purpose.

We also may share your information:

  • In response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.

  • When we believe it is appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, interests, or safety of our company or the Services, our customers, or others; or in connection with our Terms of Service and other agreements.

  • In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

Other than as set out above, we will attempt to notify you when your personal information will be shared with third parties.

Personal Information You Post in Public Areas. When you post a message in a Founderpath forum, chat room, review, or customer feedback, the information you post may be accessible to other users of the Services and the public. If you post personal information anywhere on the Services that is accessible to other users or the public, you are advised that such personal information can be read, collected, used, or disseminated by others and could be used to send you unsolicited information or for other purposes. Accordingly, you assume full responsibility for posting such information and agree that Founderpath is not responsible in any way for personal information you choose to post in these public areas.

Aggregated Information. We may publish, share, distribute, or disclose personal information that has been aggregated with information from other users or otherwise de-identified in a manner that does not allow such data about you to be separated from the aggregate data and identified as originating from you, to third parties, including Founderpath partners, sponsors, and advertisers. Such information may help Founderpath identify and analyze training, demographic, and psychographic trends and information, and report to third parties how many people saw, visited, or clicked on certain content, areas of the Services, ads, or other materials. We may also use such data for research purposes.

How We Store and Secure Your Information

Personal information collected by Founderpath may be stored and processed in your region, in the United States, and in any other country where Founderpath or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or service providers operate facilities. Founderpath will retain your information as long as necessary for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and for a commercially reasonable time thereafter for backup, archival, fraud prevention or detection or audit purposes, or as otherwise required by law.

Founderpath takes technological and organizational measures to protect your personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized access, use, disclosure or modification. For example:

  • we transmit data over secured communication channels using SSL Login credentials,

  • all personal information is stored by trusted third party providers (e.g., DigitalOcean, AWS, and Google Analytics)

  • all systems used to provide the Services are password protected, and

  • all Services usage is restricted on a per-user basis on the principle of least privilege.

We rely on DigitalOcean and AWS’ security programs to protect personal information while stored in their respective controlled facilities. For more information on AWS’ security practices and processes, please see https://aws.amazon.com/security/. For more information on Hubspot’s security practices and processes, please see https://www.hubspot.com/hubfs/security_documents/HubSpot_Security_Overview_v9.1_en.pdf?t=1509903716895. For more information on DigitalOcean’s security practices and processes, please see https://www.digitalocean.com/security/

Founderpath complies with applicable data protection laws, including applicable security breach notification requirements.

Accessing and Updating Your Information

To the extent provided by the law of your jurisdiction, you may (i) have the right to access certain personal information we maintain about you and request details about how we process it, (ii) request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, (iii) request that we update or correct inaccuracies in that information, (iv) object to our use of your personal information, (v) ask us to block or delete your personal information from our database, and (vi) request to download the information you have shared on the Services. You may make these requests and any other inquiries about this Privacy Policy by emailing privacy@founderpath.com or calling us at (833) 363-7284. Any such requests are subject to the protection of other individuals’ rights and applicable law. Additionally, to help protect your privacy and maintain security, we may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the information. To the extent permitted by applicable law, a charge may apply before we provide you with a copy of any of your personal information that we maintain.

Additional Privacy Information

Data Transfer. Our databases are currently located in the United States. Founderpath makes no claim that its Services are appropriate or lawful for use or access outside the United States. If you access the Services from outside the United States, you are consenting to the transfer of your personal information from your location to the United States. You are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations regarding online conduct and access to the Services. By sending us your information, you further consent to its storage within the United States.

Collection of Data from Children. The Services are not directed to children, and you may not use the Services or provide any personal information to Founderpath if you are under the age of 13 or if you are not old enough to consent to the processing of your personal information in your country. 

Your Privacy Rights

  • Opting out of Marketing Communications. You are free to opt-out of receiving email offers at any time at any time by emailing privacy@founderpath.com or by clicking the unsubscribe link in any marketing email you receive from us. This will not unsubscribe you from critical emails required for the provision of Services to which you have subscribed. This includes but is not limited to emails regarding payments due, payments received and payments missed. You may opt-out of future text solicitations by responding to any text with the word “STOP.” and may opt-out of telephone solicitations to your residential or mobile phone by asking the caller to be placed on our do-not-call list.

  • Your Rights. In accordance with applicable law, you may have the following rights:

    • Access to Personal Information. You can receive a copy of data we process about you consistent with legal requirements. In addition, you may have the right in some cases to receive or have your electronic Personal Information transferred to another party.

    • Correction. You can request correction of your personal information where it is inaccurate or incomplete. In some cases, we may provide self-service tools that enable you to update your personal information, or we may refer you to the controller of your personal information who is able to make the correction.

    • Deletion. You can request we delete personal information we collect or maintain about you, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law.

    • Restriction of or Objection to processing. You can request restriction, withdraw your consent, or object to the processing of your personal information as required by law.

If you wish to exercise any of your data subject rights described above, please contact us as described in “How to Contact Us” below. We will respond to all requests in accordance with applicable laws. To protect your privacy, we may also take additional steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request, such as by asking you to answer questions regarding your activities on our Services. Once you have verified your identity, you may also designate an authorized agent to exercise your rights on your behalf by providing the agent’s contact information to our customer support staff, as required by applicable law.

You may have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment as a result of your exercise of these rights.

Your California Privacy Statement. The following section applies to only to residents of California.

Information Collection

The categories of Personal Information we have collected in the preceding 12 months, and the business or commercial purposes for the information are described respectively above in the sections “Information We Collect from You,” and “How We Use Your Personal Information.”

Information Disclosure and/or Sale

We do not sell your personal information to third parties, nor have we sold personal information to third parties in the preceding 12 months.

In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a Business Purpose as part of our Services, solely to our Service Providers.

  • Identifiers: Real name, postal address, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers.

  • Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e): Name, address, telephone number, and financial information.

  • Commercial information: Records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

  • Internet or other electronic network activity: Browsing history information reflecting a consumer's interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement.

  • Inferences drawn from other personal information to create a profile about a consumer: Profile reflecting a consumer’s preferences.

In addition to the sharing described above, we may share any information we collect about you with our affiliates, to protect us or others, or in the event of a merger, sale, or other asset transfer. See the section “How We May Share Your Information” above for more information.

Your Rights

Your rights under California law are described in the section “Your Privacy Rights” above.

How to Contact Us. You can call us at (833) 363-7284, e-mail us at privacy@founderpath.com or write to us at Founderpath Inc., Attn: Privacy Dept., 815A Brazos Street, Unit 552, Austin, TX 78701 . Depending on where you are located, you may also have a right to complain to your local data protection regulator.