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Terms of USE

General

By using this website, you are deemed to have acknowledged that you have read these Terms of Use (these or the “Terms”) and that you agree to abide by them. These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Hack VC Management, LLC (“Hack VC” or "we"), the owner of the website, and govern your access and use thereof. We may change, add, or remove portions of these Terms from time to time. Your use of this website indicates your full acceptance of these Terms each time you access the website. If you do not accept all or any of these Terms, you must cease use of this website immediately. 

Reproduction; Redistribution

None of the information contained in this website is intended to be reproduced or redistributed in any manner. You may not publish, broadcast, retransmit, reproduce, repackage, commercially exploit, create any derivative of or otherwise redistribute any portion of this website except with the prior written consent of Hack VC.

Ownership

All content included on this website, such as descriptions, pictures, documents, graphics, logos, articles and other material, is the property of Hack VC or others and is protected by copyright and/or other laws. The inclusion of content on this site does not grant, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of such content without the prior written permission of Hack VC or other owner of the content. All trademarks and logos displayed on this website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with Hack VC. Any unauthorized use thereof may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity or other applicable regulations and statutes.


Restrictions on Use

You may not access this website or use the information contained herein for any illegal purpose or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms. You warrant that when using this website you will not violate or facilitate any violation of any applicable local, state, federal, or international law, statute, regulation, code or ordinance, including without limitation regulations promulgated by or the rules of any national or other securities exchange. Permission to use this website shall terminate automatically if you breach any of the terms and conditions contained herein. You also agree to access this website and use the information contained herein solely for your own noncommercial use and benefit, and not for resale or other transfer or disposition to, or use by or for the benefit of, any other person or entity. You agree not to use, transfer, distribute or dispose of any information contained in this website in any manner that could damage the business of Hack VC or its portfolio companies or holdings in securities or digital assets. Prior written permission from Hack VC is required for making more than a personal use copy of the content of this website or for copying large portions of this website using automated tools. If you seek permission for such use of this website, you must contact us at contact@hack.ventures


Certain Disclaimers and Risks You Assume By Using This Website

Although we intend to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this website, at times there may be errors in the information provided. We may not be able promptly to update or correct information even if we are aware that it is inaccurate, outdated or otherwise inappropriate. Furthermore, the information on this website is intended to meet the legal requirements, if any, applicable to it as of the date of the posting of the applicable information. There is no guarantee that any such information will be updated to address any subsequent changes in applicable law. For the foregoing reasons, this website is provided on an “as is” basis with no warranties of any kind. We do not warrant that the information on this website is accurate, reliable, up-to-date or correct, that this website will be available at any particular time or location or that this website is free of viruses or other harmful components. Your use of this site and use or reliance upon any of its content is solely at your own risk. Neither Hack VC nor any of our partners, officers, directors, employees or agents are responsible for any damages, liabilities, or injury, including but not limited to indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages, or for any lost profits or losses, however caused, arising out of your use of (or inability to use) this website or these Terms. In exchange for using this website, you agree to indemnify and hold Hack VC and our partners, officers, directors, employees or agents harmless against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of this website, from your violation of these Terms or from any decisions that you make based on such information.

This site is intended only to provide information to executives seeking a capital partner, to professional business intermediaries, and to persons who already are investors in vehicles managed by Hack VC and have been issued passwords (if applicable). We cannot guarantee the security of this website. Electronic communications can be intercepted by third parties and, accordingly, transmissions made to or from links in this website may not be secure.

We have no control over or responsibility for other websites that may be accessible from this website, the contents thereof, their security or privacy policies or any products/services that may be offered by them. Information provided through links on this site is not the responsibility of Hack VC or of the vehicles we manage. If you access any third party website through this website or because it is referred to in this website, you do so at your own risk. Links to or from this website do not constitute an endorsement by Hack VC of the parties or businesses which are so linked or necessarily indicate any affiliation between us and such parties or businesses.

All users should be aware that parties unrelated to Hack VC may seek to direct users to websites that falsely appear to be Hack VC-affiliated websites or may establish websites using the name “Hack VC” or variants thereof, in each case for malicious or fraudulent purposes. We never grant permission to any party to use the name “Hack VC” or any variant thereof in the name or other identification of a website and we disclaim any responsibility for any such websites. Users are responsible for determining the validity and safety of any website that by its name or otherwise purports or appears to be controlled by or affiliated with Hack VC.

In addition, Hack VC’s name, brand and reputation may periodically be misused by unauthorized persons to publish fake news articles, launch illegitimate marketing, fundraising, and/or investment campaigns or engage in other fraudulent schemes, such as illicit recruitment activities, to gain money and/or confidential information, as well as to deceive, misinform or otherwise cause harm to individuals and businesses. The actions of these unauthorized persons are not associated with Hack VC and, as such, Hack VC is not responsible for the consequences of any of these fraudulent activities.

Submission of Information

The submission of business ideas or the disclosure of business plans to Hack VC creates no obligation of any kind on the part of Hack VC with respect to such ideas or plans unless there is a written agreement between Hack VC and the submitting party. Anything transmitted by you to Hack VC through this website may be used by Hack VC for any lawful purpose. Persons wishing to protect such information should contact Hack VC in advance to enter into an appropriate, mutually agreed-upon written confidentiality or similar agreement. Hack VC retains the right at all times, on behalf of itself or any fund or other investment vehicle it manages now or in the future, to invest in any business, including any business that competes or may in the future compete with the submitting party.

Invalidity

If any provision of these Terms is deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Accessibility Statement

Hack VC strives to provide people with disabilities with equal access to its programs and activities, including through an accessible website. If you have questions, comments or encounter any difficulty in using this site, please contact us at contact@hack.ventures.

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PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy (this "Privacy Policy") applies to the websites (the “Website”) of Hack VC Management, LLC and its affiliates. We are committed to respecting the privacy of the users of the Website. We have established and implemented this Privacy Policy to inform you, the user of the Website, of the type of information we collect and how we use and protect such information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

Except where EU laws apply to the processing of your personal information, by providing your personal information to us, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and agree that we may collect, use and disclose your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not provide your personal details to us.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and is part of, the Terms, which govern your use of the Website in general.

Hack VC reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy in its sole discretion from time to time. Hack VC will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on the Website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it, and such changes shall be effective immediately upon posting. If at any point we decide to collect personal information or use any collected information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify applicable users. Except where New York, EU, or other laws apply to the processing of your personal information, your provision of personal information after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new terms and conditions.

For the purposes of applicable EU laws, Hack VC will be a data controller of any personal data collected by us. If you have any questions regarding our use of your personal data, or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at contact@hack.ventures

This Privacy Policy generally does not address our privacy practices concerning any nonpublic personal information we collect from our investors, potential investors or employees (including prospective employees or contractors) through sources other than the Website. Our practices related to nonpublic personal information we collect from our investors, potential investors or employees (including prospective employees or contractors) are addressed in separate notices.​

Information We Collect

Information you provide to us

In general, you can visit the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. We collect your personal information when you decide to interact with us, including when you submit information using the contact options provided on the Website. This personal information may include your name, email address, address, title, job title, position, telephone number, or IP address. We may collect additional personal information about you depending on how you interact with us.

Information we collect automatically

Hack VC collects certain information about your use of, and interaction with, the Website, including information about how users are directed to our Website and visitor paths through the Website (which helps us improve Website design and usefulness), unique visitors and Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses (used to improve our level of service and the content of our Website). We also collect certain information through cookies, described below. Hack VC does not automatically collect any personal data that can be used to directly identify a Website visitor, such as names, addresses, or email addresses.IP addresses and cookie identifiers may be considered “personal data” in certain jurisdictions and will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy.Hack VC will process personal data collected through the Website as necessary for our legitimate business interests or other legal basis as noted below.

Information provided by third parties or publicly available sources

We may collect personal information about you from third parties including from our affiliates, our portfolio companies, job posting websites, recruiting firm, and/or social media sites.

Information provided under a legal obligation

If we collect your personal information due to a legal requirement or obligation or in order to perform a contract with you, we will make you aware of this at the time we collect your personal data and of the possible consequences of you failing to provide this personal data.

How We Use Information Collected

If you provide us with any personal information, through or in connection with this Website (i.e., by email), we may use that information for the following purposes:

- As contractually necessary, to provide you with the services or financial products you have requested (e.g., responding to an inquiry)
- For legitimate business interests, including for our administration, research and other business operation purposes, to keep a record of your relationship with us, to conduct due diligence activities in connection with an actual or prospective corporate transaction or investment with respect to which we are a party, to administer and protect our business or to make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you.
- To satisfy legal requirements and for legitimate business interests, including to verify your identity, for fraud and abuse prevention or litigation management and conducting audits and investigations.
- For legitimate business interests or pre-contractual necessity, including to process inquiries about employment opportunities.

Note that we may process your personal data on more than one basis depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your personal information.

Marketing

We may send you direct marketing communications to keep you informed of our services in which you might be interested or based on our legitimate business interests where we have an existing relationship with you and we wish to contact you about similar products or services in which you may be interested. You may opt-out to certain kinds of marketing at any time by emailing us at contact@hack.ventures.  

With whom do we share the information we collect

Your personal information will be shared with and processed by:

- our affiliates; and
- certain service providers as necessary to fulfill the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, including professional advisors, recruitment firms, consultants and data hosting providers.

We endeavor to ensure that anyone who provides services to or for us enters into an agreement with us and meets our standards for data security. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to third parties, including, but not limited to, law enforcement or other governmental agencies, in order to comply with law or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to enforce or protect our rights in or otherwise with respect to, or the safety of, the Website, or to protect the safety or rights of other users of the Website, and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, request from a regulator, national security, for the purposes of public importance, or any other legal or investigatory process involving us. Should we, or any of our affiliated entities, be the subject of a takeover, divestment or acquisition we may disclose your personal information to the new owner of the relevant business and their advisors.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside The EEA

Your personal information will be hosted in the U.S. and will therefore be transferred and stored outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). For the purpose of applicable EU laws, such third countries (including the U.S.) may not offer the same level of data protection as your country of residence. Such transfers will be made in accordance with applicable EU data privacy laws. For further information about the safeguards used, please contact us at contact@hack.ventures.

Security

We are committed to protecting the personal information you entrust to us. We endeavor to implement appropriate security measures and technologies to seek to ensure the security of your personal information on our systems and to ensure that it is protected to the extent possible from unauthorized access and improper use. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will process your personal data based on our instructions and they will be subject to a duty of confidentiality.We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal information breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.Notwithstanding our efforts to protect your information, no security system is completely impenetrable or error-free, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply to us will not be intercepted while in transit to us. Any transmission of information or data by you to or through the Website is at your sole risk. We will keep your personal information only for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required by law. We will not keep more information than we need for those purposes. For further information about how long we will keep your personal information, please contact us at contact@hack.ventures

Minors

The Website is only intended for individuals who are at least 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18 without parental consent. If a child under 18 has provided personally identifiable information to us through the Website, a parent or guardian may inform us at contact@hack.ventures and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete it from our database, subject to applicable law and this Privacy Policy.

Cookies

We use cookies in connection with the operation of the Website. A “cookie” is a piece of information sent to your browser by a website you visit. By choosing to use the Website after having been notified of our use of cookies in the ways described in this privacy notice, and, in applicable jurisdictions, through notice and acknowledgement of your consent, you agree to such use.

Necessary cookies used by the Website

Session cookies: We use session cookies to provide you with the services available through the Website and to use some of their features. These cookies are served by Hack VC and are essential for using and navigating the Website. Without these cookies, basic functions of the Website would not work. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website, you cannot refuse them without impacting how the Website functions. For example, when a visitor enters the Website using a mobile device, we detect the device and present the visitor with our mobile website (as compared to our desktop website) for ease of navigation and content legibility. These cookies are not essential for using and navigating the Website. Without these cookies, however, certain functionality may become unavailable. You can block or delete these cookies by changing your browser settings.

Third-party cookies used by the Website

Analytics cookies: The Website may now or in the future use third-party analytics services, such as Google Analytics. These service providers use cookies to help the Website analyze how visitors use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) are transmitted to and stored by our third-party service providers. Our third-party service providers use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Our third-party service providers also may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on behalf of our service providers.

Remarketing Cookies: Hack VC and our third-party vendors may now in the future use cookies to periodically leverage remarketing functionality, to serve relevant information and/or ads while on other sites based on your past visits to our Website.

To block or delete cookies, or to withdraw your consent after accepting cookies, change the configuration of your browser to not accept cookies and delete any existing cookies.Please note that if you limit the ability of the Website to set cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website and you may not be able to benefit from the full functionality of the Website.

Google

Google Ads (formerly “AdWords”) remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page at http://www.google.com/settings/ads. You can opt-out of Google Analytics using the browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

X (formerly “Twitter”)

You can opt-out from X’s interest-based ads by following their instructions at https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170405. You can learn more about the privacy practices and policies of X by visiting their Privacy Policy page at https://twitter.com/privacy.

LinkedIn

You can learn more about the privacy practices and policies of LinkedIn by visiting their Privacy Policy page at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Your EU Rights

If you are located in the EEA or Switzerland, subject to applicable law, you may have the following rights in relation to personal information that we hold about you. To exercise these rights and controls, please contact us at contact@hack.ventures.

Access: You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information that we hold about you free of charge, however we may charge a reasonable fee, if we think that your request is excessive, to help us cover the costs of locating the information you have requested.

Correction: You may notify us of changes to your personal information if it is inaccurate or it needs to be updated.

Deletion: If you think that we should not be holding or processing your personal information anymore, you may request that we delete it. Please note that this may not always be possible due to legal obligations.

Restrictions on Use: You may request that we stop processing your personal information (other than storing it) if (i) you contest the accuracy of it (until the accuracy is verified), (ii) you believe the processing is against the law, (iii) you believe that we no longer need your data for the purposes for which it was collected, but you still need your data to establish or defend a legal claim or (iv) you object to the processing and we are verifying whether our legitimate grounds to process your personal information override your own rights.

Object: You have the right to object to processing, including (i) for direct marketing, (ii) for research or statistical purposes or (iii) where processing is based on legitimate interests.

Portability: If you wish to transfer your personal information to another organization (and certain conditions are satisfied), you may ask us to do so, and we will send it directly if we have the technical means.

Withdrawal of Consent: If you previously gave us your consent (by a clear affirmative action) to allow us to process your personal information for a particular purpose, but you no longer wish to consent to us doing so, you can contact us to let us know that you withdraw that consent.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

If you believe that we have processed your personal information in violation of applicable law and failed to remedy such violation to your reasonable satisfaction, you may also lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority in your country. You can find details for your relevant EU national data protection authority at https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.

Your California Rights

If you are a natural person who is resident in the state of California, you may have the following rights in relation to personal information that we collect about you. To exercise these rights and controls, please contact us at contact@hack.ventures.

Disclosure: You have the right to request that we disclose to you, free of charge, the categories and specifics of the personal information we collect about you and/or, if applicable, disclose about you to a third party for business purposes (unless otherwise restricted). You may request the personal information up to 12 months preceding your request. Be advised that we are not required to disclose such information more than twice in a 12-month period. Note that Hack VC currently does not and does not in the future intend to sell any personal information collected.

Deletion: You have the right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you that is in our possession or in the possession of our service providers, unless otherwise restricted by law or regulation.

Verifiable Request: We require a verifiable request from you to ensure that it is, in fact, you who is requesting such a disclosure or deletion. Once we verify the request, we will disclose that information to you or delete the information.

Non-Discrimination: We follow the requirements of California Civil Code §1798.125 and will not discriminate against any consumer who exercises the rights set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Currently the Website does not recognize and respond to “do not track” signals. Should this change in the future, we will inform you through an updated version of this Privacy Policy.

Comments or Questions

If you have any comments or questions about our privacy practices, this Privacy Policy or your experience with the Website, please contact us at contact@hack.ventures.