Privacy Policy

We Value Your Privacy

Different values your privacy, trust, and relationship.

We are required by law to ask for certain information in order to perform our services for you, but we are committed to protecting your personal and financial information. This Privacy Policy answers some questions about what information we collect, what we do with it, and how we protect it. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

 

Our Policy

Welcome to the web site www.differentfunds.com (the “Site”) owned and operated by DifferentFunds, Inc. (henceforward “DifferentFunds,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). This Site has been created to provide information about our company and its financial matchmaking services (the “Services”) to our users (“you” or “your”). This Privacy Policy sets forth DifferentFunds’ policy with respect to information, including personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”), that we collect on the Site and in email and other electronic messages between you and the Site.  It does not apply to information that may be collected by us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by us, an affiliate or a third party; or by any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Site.

If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at hello@differentfunds.com

 

Information We Collect

When you interact with us through the Site or the Services, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:

Personal Data That You Provide Through the Site: We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you register for access to the Services (for example, contact information such as your name, email address, and mailing address) and when you wish to use certain Services (for example financial information, your Date of Birth, photo identification, and your social security number or Employer Identification number), or contact us with inquiries or respond to one of our surveys.  To facilitate the creation of an Investment Policy Statement and to comply with state and federal laws and regulations, DifferentFunds also collects information to assess your current financial situation, your goals and objectives, and your investment experience. The information requested may include your approximate annual income, sources of income, approximate net worth, and approximate value of investment assets.

Non-Identifiable or Aggregated Data: When you interact with DifferentFunds through the Site or Services, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you.

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. DifferentFunds may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by DifferentFunds affiliates, agents or service providers. The Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers, and how our users use and interact with the Services. Also, in an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, DifferentFunds may conduct research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us.

This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis. DifferentFunds may share this non-identifiable and aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners, but this type of non-identifiable and aggregate information does not identify you personally. DifferentFunds may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our Services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

In operating the Site, we may use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. For instance, our Site may set a cookie on your browser that allows you to access the Site without needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the Site. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data except with your permission. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.

When you use the Site or our Services, we may also employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons or tracking pixels) to anonymously track online usage patterns. No Personally Identifiable Information from your DifferentFunds account is collected using these clear GIFs. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information collected is used to enable more accurate reporting and make DifferentFunds better for our users.

The use of cookies and/or clear GIFs by our any of our affiliates or service providers is not covered by this Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners may use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and use our Services.

DifferentFunds may also use Google Analytics, Mixpanel, or similar analytics products to help understand use of the Site and Services. Google Analytics and Mixpanel collect the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address. Google Analytics and Mixpanel also receive this information and their use of it is governed by their respective privacy policies.

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of DifferentFunds and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

 

Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information

DifferentFunds uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. If you request information about a fund offering, we may share your Personal Data with the managers of that fund offering, so that such fund managers may assist you directly. If you provide Personal Data in order to obtain access to the Services, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to such services and to monitor your use of such services. We also may obtain information about you from third party sources to verify your identity so we can properly process your requests and prevent fraud.

DifferentFunds and its affiliates may also use your Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our users and to improve the Services. DifferentFunds and its affiliates may use this information to communicate with you regarding the Services or to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. If at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below. Note however that we will send you administrative communications that are reasonably necessary to use the Service, such as billing or service notifications. If DifferentFunds intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected.

 

Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets and you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

Affiliates: We may also share your Personal Data with our affiliates for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: DifferentFunds, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases, accreditation/financial/credit verification, electronic document signing, background checks, regulatory compliance, processing applications, shipping and fulfillment, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, escrow services, and processing payments and completing transactions. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to providethese services to us.

Legal Requirements: DifferentFunds may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation or request from a legal authority, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of DifferentFunds, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public against fraud or other harm, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

 

Your Choices

If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend, delete or request deletion by emailing our Customer Support at hello@differentfunds.com or by contacting us at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request within 30 days.

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.

When you sign up for our Services or newsletter(s), we will send periodic emails to you regarding the Services or to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at hello@differentfunds.com

 

Security

We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Any payment transactions will be encrypted.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We also urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Site like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Site.  

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 Web site, you can contact us at hello@differentfunds.com

 

Exclusions

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by DifferentFunds other than Personal Data collected through the Site or Services. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to DifferentFunds through the Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Site, such as comment areas (collectively, “Public Areas”), any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and DifferentFunds shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, distribute and exploit such Unsolicited Information without limitation or attribution.

 

Blog

Our Web site may offer a publicly accessible blog. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at hello@differentfunds.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

 

Testimonials

We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name and other information. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, please contact us at hello@differentfunds.com

 

Social Media Features

You may log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or Linkedin. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.

Our Web site also includes Social Media Features such as the Facebook Like button and Twitter button. These Features are interactive mini-programs and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

 

Children

DifferentFunds does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data through the Site. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data on the Site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to DifferentFunds through the Site, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

 

Links to Other Web Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. The Site may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by DifferentFunds (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from the Site do not imply that DifferentFunds endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

 

Other Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of the Site is subject to the Terms of Use.

 

Changes to Different Funds’ Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to this page. You should review this Privacy Policy regularly for changes. You can determine if changes have been made by checking the Effective Date below. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy means you consent to such changes.

 

Contacting Different / DifferentFunds

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about DifferentFunds’ Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Site:

Different

5185 MacArthur Blvd NW, #723

Washington, DC 20016

hello@differentfunds.com

 

Effective Date

This Privacy Notice was last updated on September 10, 2018.