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Confidentiality and Privacy

Philosophy

We, GRI Equity, hold your privacy and confidentiality of personal information in the highest regard.

We realise that we can only operate effectively if we value the confidential relationships that we establish with our visitors and members of our community. Therefore, we use any information you provide only for stated, or reasonably expected purposes. So, feel free to browse and evaluate what we have to offer.

In addition to the terms below, Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors have additional privacy information detailed in their agreements.

Browsing This Website and Privacy

GRI Equity will use all information within the reasonable expectations of the parties providing the information. Please be aware that any information provided will remain strictly confidential unless otherwise stated in this Policy, or provided for at the time of the collection of such information.

Anonymous Browsing

You can visit GRI Equity on the world wide web without revealing any information about yourself or your company. In those cases, our web servers collect the name of the domain you used to access the Internet (e.g., AOL.com), the Web site you came from and the one you will visit next. This information is used by us and our business partners to measure statistics, including the number of visits, average time spent and pages viewed; monitor site performance and make our site easier and more convenient for our Web site visitors. No personal information is involved.

Cookies

"Cookies" help measure the number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed, and other statistics relating to our website. Cookies are small pieces of data that can be sent to your computer, which then may be stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. A cookie is generated by a software application on a site's server that enables it to store registration information so that a user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits.

We may use "cookies" on some areas of our site. Because cookies can be used to track a visitor's session, and store information on the user's hard drive, the use of cookies has raised privacy concerns. However, they cannot be used to get data from your hard drive, get your e-mail address or any personally identifying information. The use of cookies that do not collect any sensitive personal information are now an industry standard. As part of our commitment to maintaining your privacy, we do not use cookies to collect and distribute information to third parties for any purpose.

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However, if you are concerned about cookies, your Web browser may have the capability to recognize when a cookie is offered, and allow you to opt-out of receiving it. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, you should check with the software manufacturer or your Internet service provider.

Visitors' Information

Members Only

A few of our areas are members-only, and they are password-protected. Naturally, after the submission of a detailed application and the receipt of a password, we know who those visitors are.

Use of e-mail information

If you choose to provide us with your e-mail address, which is required to access prospectuses, GRI Equity will use your address to communicate with you about your application and the services we provide and to send e-mails through our subscription based mailing lists. We also communicate regularly with Investors and partners by e-mail.

We recommend that Investors, and even visitors, consider using e-mail services that provide encryption protection. Check out Zixmail.com or Hushmail.com for security-conscious e-mail networks.

We are committed to maintaining your privacy, therefore, we do not sell, rent, or loan our email lists to outside companies.

Once a visitor has submitted and verified data, GRI Equity assumes a responsibility for keeping an accurate record of that information. However, GRI Equity does not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the data. Therefore, when practically possible, if GRI Equity is informed that any personal data is no longer accurate, and provided with updated information, we will make appropriate corrections.

Books and Purchases

Visitors and members have the opportunity to purchase publications featured or cited on GRI Equity's Web site. In order to assure you of quality care, and professional service, we have associated with Amazon.com to fulfill your purchases. Clicking a hypertext link that will connect you to Amazon.com's site. Amazon.com receives notification that your particular publication has been selected. Amazon.com then completes your purchase through their secure servers. Using this system, GRI Equity can provide you with a large selection of books, and never need to collect your order or credit card information.

(Please note that GRI Equity's prices are exactly the same as those charged by Amazon.com. Your choice to purchase the featured publications through GRI Equity Web site supports our commitment to continuing to bring you fresh perspectives, since we receive up to 15% of the purchase price of each purchase initiated on our site.)

Website Links

Our website contains links to other websites, including those of our business partners, vendors and advertisers. While we try to link only to sites that are relevant, please understand that we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other companies and websites.

Security Notes

GRI Equity handles interesting and important information on IT infrastructure (e.g. browser based communication or email) as a matter of course in its daily business. We use normal protective measures such as firewalls and encryption. In addition, our business structure of distributed nodes of intellect and data storage makes accessing compiled information more difficult. We are happy to discuss security measures with Clients and Investors and to advise on IT systems if desired.

Force Majeure

GRI Equity has taken reasonable steps to limit the uses of the information you provided to only those described in this Policy. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the information will be immune to exposure because of technical problems, acts of God, war-related occurrences, or the actions of unauthorized intruders.

If We Change Our Policies

We reserve the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy statement at any time. If we make any material changes, we will post a notice on our Web site's home page with a link to the updated policy statement. Please read any such notice and the new policy statement. Your continued use of this site after we post such notices will constitute your acceptance of our new terms and their application to your use of this Web site, and the information disclosed for such use, including information previously furnished us, as if they were the initial terms.

Conclusion

GRI equity reserves the right to modify or amend this Policy at any time and for any reason. Nothing contained in this Policy is intended to create a contract or agreement between GRI Equity and any user visiting the site or providing identifying information in any form.

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