Market Financed Inventions, Inc.
Date of last revision: February 7, 2014
“Personal Information” is the information on the profile page which personally identifies the inventor, buyer or other user of Market Financed Inventions´s Services. Market Financed Inventions, Inc. (“Market Financed Inventions,” "MFI," “we,” or “us”) is aware that you care how Personal Information about you is collected, used, shared and stored.
E.U. Safe Harbor
Market Financed Inventions, Inc. complies with the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Market Financed Inventions, Inc. has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Market Financed Inventions, Inc.’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
Collection of your Personal Information
You acknowledge and agree that MFI, in its sole description, may track, record, observe or follow any and all of your interactions within the Services.
You provide us Personal Information when you register to be a Inventor or a Buyer:
- Your user name
- Your email address
- Your photo (optional)
If you create an Invention, you will provide us with the following Personal Information in addition to the Basic Information:
- Your full name, legal person
- Your self description
- Your PayPal account information (if accepting payments via PayPal).
- Your full adress
- Your telephone number
- Your Social links
Your Facebook information if you are signing up via Facebook connect (This will authenticate your identity and link your Facebook Profile information, such as your name and email address, to your Market Financed Inventions account. 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)
As a Buyer, you may provide:
- Your name
- Your email address
- Ship-to information
- Your billing name and address
- Your PayPal e-mail address
- You may be asked further information in order to help validate your identity:
- Your gender
- Other personally identifiable information as we need for verification
We may obtain address information about you from third party sources, such as LexisNexis, for fraud prevention or for legal compliance.
We may also collect Personal Information from you as a result of your email communications with us or your Posts which we may retain along with our responses.
Any Personal Information you Post as an Inventor or Buyer is available to the public without any expectation of privacy or confidentiality. Copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your Personal Information even if you remove it. To request removal of your personal information from these areas of the site, contact us using the information below. 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. The profile you create on our site will be publically visible.
We display on our site personal testimonials of satisfied users in addition to other endorsements. We may, with your consent, post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us using the information below.
When you use our mobile site, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location based services, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable location services in the device's setting's menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or the manufacturer of your particular device.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your Personal Information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the Service and conduct our business. For example (and not limited) to:
- Register as an Inventor or a Buyer and to identify you when you sign-in to your profile.
- Administer your account or funds.
- Respond to your inquiries, customer service requests, complaints or your job application
- Verify activity as we deem necessary
- Send you a newsletter or other promotional communications
- Conduct research and analyze data to improve our Service or customize our communications with you
- Communicate with you
How We Share Your Personal Information with Third Parties
Content in a user profile on the site is publicly available. Site visitors may be able to identify you, or associate you with your user profile. The messages you send or receive using the site are only private to the extent that you and the sender/recipient keep them private.
- Your name, email and shipping address with the Inventior for delivery of Inventions and MFI Benefits.
- Your Personal Information:
- As required by law, such as to comply with reporting requirements, a subpoena, or similar legal process.
- In connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity or as we believe reasonably necessary to protect or enforce our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others.
- With any other member, Buyer, Inventor owner or third party with your prior consent to do so as described in this Policy.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as processing your payments, shipping goods, accepting job applications and offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us and are obligated to keep your information confidential. Some of our pages utilize framing techniques to serve content from our service providers while preserving the look and feel of our site, such as when you enter credit card information. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to http://www.MarketFinancedInventions.com/.
If Market Financed Inventions is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets or bankruptcy, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.
How We Store and Protect Your Personal Information
We may store Personal Information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).
Market Financed Inventions follows generally accepted industry standards for the protection of the personal information you submit, both during transmission and after receipt. Credit card numbers are never stored on our database or servers.
However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at privacy@MarketFinancedInventions.com.
Compromise of Personal Information
We will promptly notify those persons whose Personal Information is compromised. Notwithstanding, Market Financed Inventions does not accept liability for any unintentional disclosure or a disclosure that occurs due to a security breach of our systems or facilities.
User Access and Choice
You may, of course, decline to submit Personal Information to us; in which case, you may not be able to become an Inventor, Buyer or use certain Services.
If your Personal Information changes, you may correct, update, amend, remove, or ask to have it removed by making the change on your user account “Edit Profile” page, by contacting the email address listed below. If you no longer desire our service, you may deactivate/delete your account entirely from the account “Edit Profile” page, or contact us directly. We will respond to your request within 30 days.
We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Notification, Electronic Communication and Opt-Out
You consent to our using your email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You may not opt out of some Service-related communications.
Upon registration, or on other areas of the site, you may opt-in to receive periodic messages from us, including changes to features of the Service, newsletters, promotions and special offers. If you wish to subscribe to these emails, we will use your name and email address to send them 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, accessing email preferences manager on your account settings page or you can contact us at privacy@MarketFinancedInventions.com. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. Market Financed Inventions does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you may use our Service only with adult supervision. If you are under 13, please do not send any Personal Information to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the contact information below.
Cookies, Analytics/Log Files and Clear gifs
Our policies are found at: http://www.MarketFinancedInventions.com/cookies.
Links to Other Websites, Blogs/Forums and Social Media Widgets
Our Site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Market Financed Inventions. When you use a link to go from our Website to another website, such as that of our payments processors, the privacy statement for the other website governs. We encourage you to carefully read and understand the privacy statement of any Website you visit.
Our Website will offer a publicly accessible blog. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be displayed publicly and read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at privacy@MarketFinancedInventions.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.