Updated on July 15, 2015

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes the personal data processing practices in connection with your access to and use of the meetinvest platform and related services including various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, ads and commercial services, as well as any content, information, data, text, graphics, photos or other materials provided as a part thereof (collectively, the “Services”) provided, operated and maintained by meetinvest AG, a Swiss share corporation with its registered domicile at Grabenstrasse 17, 6340 Baar, Switzerland, company number CHE-271.966.615 (“meetinvest”, “we” or “us”) and available at http://www.meetinvest.com (the “Website”).

When we refer to the "processing" of personal data, we mean any handling of personal data – for example, collecting, managing, storing, using, transferring, disclosing, deleting and accessing, etc.

Once you accept this Policy, it becomes a binding contract between you and us. Please read the Policy carefully.

How We Process Data

Visiting our Website (without registration)

When you visit our Website, we process usage data about your use of our Website (the “Session Data”), such as how our Website is navigated, how many visitors arrive at the Website, the length and frequency of stays at the Website, the language and country preferences selected by our visitors, the types of browsers and computer operating systems used by our visitors, and Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses from which our visitors connect to our site (meaning the address that identifies the device you use to connect to our site). We process Session Data to analyse the Internet traffic on our Website and to improve the way our Website functions.

Using the Services (with registration)

To provide our Services and to measure and improve them over time, we will process the following information about you (collectively, the “Personal Data”):

  • your first name, middle name, last name, email address, nationality, education, degree, title, alumni, profession, occupation, function, gender, bio, relationship status, religion, hobbies, preferred languages, spoken languages, birthdate, city of birth, country of birth, country of residence, city of residence, work history, website, username, password, IP address, mobile phone number, phone number, profile picture, uploaded photos, uploaded videos, general interests, preferred books, groups, currency, investment interests, collector interests, investment preferences, strategy stocklists and countries/regions, investment amount and your user contacts
  • content you upload, post and share in the Services, including but not limited to your investment preferences and choices, asset description and photos (including metadata attached to photos), contributions, comments, group memberships, electronic correspondence with us and other users
  • information on who you follow and who follows you; notification settings
  • usage information, such as date, time, duration and frequency of your use of the Services, how you navigate through the Services, the number and duration of visits to the Website, the types of browsers and computer operating systems you use
  • information from affiliates and our advertising partners, customers and other third parties that participate in the placing of advertising and other services in the Services

If you decide to register with us, we may process the Personal Data for the purpose of managing and providing the Services offered on the Website, preventing the misuse of our Services and for market research and direct marketing by telephone, text messaging (SMS), picture messaging (MMS) and emails on products, initiatives and events of the meetinvest group of companies, and to build individual and group profiles (profiling).

We may also use your Personal Data to suggest to you other users with similar investment interests so that you can get in touch and interact with them.

How We Share Data

We may share any Session Data and Personal Data with other members of the meetinvest group of companies for the purposes stated in this Policy and with third-party service providers (the “Service Providers”) for obtaining professional, technical or organizational services that are functional to the managing of the Services. The Service Providers will process the Session Data and Personal Data as data processors on our behalf.

We may also share your Session Data and Personal Data if we consider it necessary or appropriate to do so: in order to comply with any applicable laws and regulations; in the case of judicial proceedings, request by competent courts and authorities or other legal obligation; and to protect or to defend our rights and property.

In the event that meetinvest is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganisation or sale of assets, your Personal Data may be sold or otherwise transferred to affiliates or third parties as part of such transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to any Personal Data sold or otherwise transferred to the acquirer.

We may also share your Personal Data with affiliates and third parties for them to help us provide, understand and improve the Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.

We may share or disclose your aggregated, anonymized or otherwise non-personal information, such as “helpful” clicks or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did), or similar reports to third-party advertisers.

How We Use Google Analytics

The Website use “Google Analytics”, a software program provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that uses first-party cookies and text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device to track your Website use and help us understand how you engage with the Website. These cookies are used to collect information such as the time your current visit occurred, whether you have been to the Website before and what web page referred you to the Website The information generated by the cookie includes information about your computer, IP address, operating system and browser type and is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other website activity and internet related services. In addition, Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the storage of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, in this case, you may not be able to use all features of the Website. Furthermore, you can prevent the sending and use of the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) to Google by downloading and installing the plugin available at the following address: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

How We Protect Data

We maintain technical and organizational security procedures to maintain the security of your Session Data and Personal Data, as well as to safeguard your Session Data and Personal Data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and/or against accidental loss, alteration, disclosure or access. Our security procedures include contractual terms with any Service Provider to ensure that they protect the security and confidentiality of your Session Data and Personal Data in accordance with our standards. However, please be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information through the Internet and other online or electronic transmission systems and that we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted in this way. The servers on which your Personal Data is stored are located in high-security facilities on Swiss ground.

How We Notify Our Users of Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may modify, change or amend this Policy from time to time. We will notify you of the relevant modification, change or amendment by email and place a notice on meetinvest at least fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the modification, change or amendment becoming effective. If you disagree with the relevant modification, change or amendment, you may deactivate your personal account and discontinue your use of the Services.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about: (a) access to Session Data and/or Personal Data; (b) the processing of Session Data and Personal Data; or (c) this Policy or our information handling practices; (d) with whom your Session Data and Personal Data is shared, or if you need further assistance with respect to our Policy, you may contact us by regular mail or email as follows: meetinvest AG, Grabenstrasse 17, 6340 Baar, Switzerland [. We will attempt to respond to your questions or concerns promptly after we receive them.