Last updated: 6/30/2022
Augment Markets, Inc. (“Augment”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) believes that “The Future is Private” – and that includes your privacy. In fact, we designed our entire platform with privacy and anonymity at the forefront.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect two types of information from users of our Services: “Personal Information,” which is information that you provide that can be used to identify you (such as your name, email address, etc.), and “Aggregate Information,” which is information that cannot be used to identify you (such as frequency of visits to the Website, browser type, etc.).
Information You Provide To Us. We collect Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us when you use our Services. For example, you may provide us with your contact information such as your email address, first name and last name, phone number, your investment interests, the content of your communication, or other Personal Information when you choose to submit such information to us through email, an online form, or other method (such as joining our platform waitlist).
Augment Platform. The Augment Platform is designed to allow shareholders, investors, and brokers to seamlessly connect and manage private market trades (“Transactions”). We collect any information that users submit, or cause to be submitted to the Augment Platform, which may include Personal Information. Specifically, we collect Personal Information of users of the Augment Platform to apply to create an account such as your name and email address. If you are using the Augment Platform as a business entity, we will also collect locations, domiciles, management and ownership information. You must also complete and submit an Accredited Investor Questionnaire in order to complete your account and use the Augment Platform. This includes additional information such as your phone number, country of residence, citizenship information, accreditation attestations, assets, investments, net worth, investment and financial information, financial and business experience and knowledge, name of your entity (if institutional), and potentially any companies of interest or companies you own and would like to sell shares of.
We will also collect any information required by law or regulatory authorities.
Transaction Documents. In connection with certain Transactions, we gather documents pertaining to your ownership of stock if you are a shareholder, including any documents you choose to upload. The types of documents we ask for include employment, stock purchase, option, and vesting agreements you may have with the company that issued your stock, as well as company-related documents that may be considered confidential. We also keep records of the Transactions and Transaction documents. We may also have, or solicit, applicable documents from the issuer of the stock, or from third party reporting services. We also collect information about your affiliation with the issuers of stock you may own or purchase, or with any organizations, securities professionals, entities, or clients on whose behalf you are using the Services. If and to the extent that third-party digital signature functions are made available through the Augment Platform, any information, data, and documents that you provide or make available while using such functions will be collected and used by the third-party digital signature provider, and Augment does not control and does not have any liability for such third party’s use of your information, data, and documents. Please review all terms and policies of the third party prior to using such tools or functions.
Your Communication with Other Users. When you communicate with other users on the Augment Platform, you may provide content and information. Only users with active posts may communicate. Your identity and your account information is hidden to other users that you interact with until you and other user have reached the “Transaction” stage (where both parties have signed a “Purchase Agreement” and a “Stock Transfer Notice,” which is submitted to the company for approval). Keep in mind that users that you communicate with may, in some cases, be able to save that content or copy it outside of the Augment Platform, so do not send messages or share content that you would not want another user to save or share.
Your Communication with Us. We collect information when you communicate with us. The specific types of information we collect will depend on the forum in which you communicate with us. For example, if you send us an email, we will collect your email address and the content of your email.
Information We Automatically Collect. When you use our Services we automatically receive and collect information from your device. This information includes the following:
If you purchase paid versions or features of, or a subscription to, the Services or Augment Platform, you will need to provide financial account information, such as your credit card number, to our third-party service providers. We do not collect or store such information, though we will receive information about completed transactions that does not include full credit card numbers.
If we have collected your personal information through our “Careers” page in response to a job opening, you are giving us permission to use and retain your information for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment consideration for the specific position that you applied to, as well as other roles at AUGMENT. This personal information may be processed and stored by a third party talent tracking solution provider as well as with vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work relating to the recruitment process on our behalf.
Aggregate Information. Aggregate Information is information that does not identify you. Aggregate Information may be collected when you use our Services, independent of any information you voluntarily enter. Additionally, we may use one or more processes to de-identify information that contains Personal Information, such that only Aggregate Information remains. We may collect, use, store, and transfer Aggregate Information without restriction.
Cookies and Analytics. Like most websites, our Website may use “cookies.” Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to help us identify you when you come to our Website.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website and Service, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This setting may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website or Services.
Our Website uses certain analytics provider such as Google Analytics to provide insight into our Website, and to improve the relevance of advertisements you receive. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
We also use heat mapping and session recording tools from LogRocket, which help us better understand how users interact with our Services. These tools permit us to monitor and analyze web traffic, view user behavior on the Services, and record user sessions for later visual playback.
Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our visitors, we are not able to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
In general, we collect information and Personal Information from you so that we can provide our Services, operate our business, and provide information that you request from us. This includes but is not limited to the following:
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We do not rent or sell your personal information.
Like most companies, we share information, including Personal Information, in certain circumstances with third parties through the operation of our Services and our business. Below we explain when that happens.
Service Providers. We may transfer Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of providing the Services or operating our business. For example, we may transfer your Personal Information to third-party service providers to assist with providing the Services and other services, and to communicate with you about current or future offerings.
Augment Platform. The content of your posts on the Augment Platform will be visible to other users (but your identity will not be visible). If you communicate with other users on the Augment Platform, we will share the content of your message(s) with the user(s) that you communicate with. If you enter into a Transaction, we will share your identity and other required information and documents, which may include Personal Information, as necessary to complete the Transaction and as required by law and regulatory authorities.
Required Transfers. We may also transfer your Personal Information to third parties under the following circumstances: (i) to comply with a legal requirement, law, subpoena, judicial proceeding, court order, governmental request, or legal process; (ii) to investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; (iii) in connection with the sale, purchase, merger, asset sale, financing, reorganization, liquidation or dissolution of Augment, including the evaluation thereof; (iv) when we believe it is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Augment or other persons, or (v) as otherwise required or permitted by law, including any contractual obligations of Augment.
Our Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 18 in connection with the Services.
RETENTION OF INFORMATION
We retain Personal Information in accordance with applicable laws and contractual obligations to which we are bound. The length of time we keep Personal Information depends on the type of information and whether we have an on-going business or legal need to retain it (for example, if you have an account with us, or to comply with applicable legal, contractual, tax or accounting requirements). Once we no longer have an on-going business or legal need to retain your Personal Information, we delete, aggregate, or de-identify it within a reasonable time period.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information. You can review and change some of your Personal Information on the Augment Platform by logging into the platform and visiting your account profile page. You may also send us an email at email@example.com to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us.
We may reject a request to change your Personal Information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Opting Out. If you no longer wish to receive our marketing and promotional communications, you may opt-out by following the instructions included in each communication.
We are based in the United States, and our Services are hosted there. If you are using our Services from another country, the laws governing our Services’ collection and use of Personal Information may be different from the laws of your country. If you decide to use our Services, or share your Personal Information with us, you are agreeing to be governed by the laws of the United States, and agree to the transfer of your information to the United States.
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We take the security of your Personal Information very seriously. We use reasonable administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to secure the Personal Information you share with us. Despite these safeguards and our additional efforts to secure your information, we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your Personal Information.
The Services may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties, which may include social media features, such as LinkedIn buttons or links. We provide such hyperlinks for your reference and convenience only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their content or the privacy or other practices of such websites. It is up to you to read and fully understand their Privacy Policies. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. If you are submitting information to any such third-party through our Services, you should review and understand that party’s applicable policies, including their privacy policies, before providing your information to the third-party.
Augment Markets, Inc.
5302 Woodrow Ave
Austin, TX 78756