Our organization is made up of a group of companies including the following legal entities:
- Imaginable Futures Foundation
- Imaginable Futures Holdings LLC
- Imaginable Futures Fund LLC
- Imaginable Futures Services LLC
- IF Brazil Fund LLC
- IFF Brazil LLC
Even though we work around the world and through different legal entities, we operate as one organization (collectively, “Imaginable Futures”).
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Notice at Collection
At or before the time of collection, California residents have a right to receive notice from Imaginable Futures’ of its privacy practices, including the categories of Personal Information to be collected, how we use and the purposes for which such information is collected or used, whether such information is “sold” or “shared” and how to opt-out of such uses, and how long such information is retained.
Transparency (types of Personal Information and how we use it)
The types of Personal Information we may collect (directly from you or from third-party sources) and our privacy practices depend on the nature of the relationship you have with Imaginable Futures and the requirements of applicable law. Some of the ways that Imaginable Futures may collect Personal Information include:
- You may provide Personal Information directly to Imaginable Futures through interacting with our Services, participating in surveys, attending events, and requesting Services or information.
- As you navigate the Services, certain passive information may also be collected about your visit, including through cookies and similar technologies as described below.
- We endeavor to collect only that information which is relevant for the purposes of processing. Below are the ways we collect Personal Information and how we use it.
Categories of Personal Information we collect
Imaginable Futures collects Personal Information regarding its current, prospective, and former investees, grantees, contractors, and employees, as well as visitors, guests, subscribers, and recipients of Imaginable Futures communications (collectively “Individuals”).
When you use the Services or engage in certain activities, such as submitting information regarding a potential grant, investment, or contract, responding to surveys, requesting Services or information, or contacting us directly, we may ask you to provide some or all of the following types of information:
- Grant and Investment Applications and ongoing management. We may collect Personal Information when you apply for a grant or seek an investment, such as: name, email address, date of birth, position within the organization. In addition:
- We may ask for other additional specific information about other individuals within your organization when you apply for funding, and you must have their consent to provide their Personal Information when submitted for funding.
- We may retain records of our relationship with you - for example: reports, contracts, funding disbursements (partners, experts, stakeholders, co-funders, advisors, vendors)
- We may retain references from other relevant people (partners, advisors, vendors)
- We may collect Information about staff and beneficiaries – for example: collected during due diligence and portfolio management (partners)
- Interactions with us. We may collect Personal Information from you such as email address, phone number, or mailing address when you choose to engage with our Services, request information about our Services, register for Imaginable Futures’ newsletter that we may offer from time to time, request to receive technical support, or otherwise interact or communicate with us.
- Surveys. From time to time, we may contact you to participate in online surveys. If you decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain information which may include Personal Information. All information collected from your participation in our surveys is provided by you voluntarily. We may use such information to improve our products, Sites and/or Services and in any manner consistent with the policies provided herein.
- Posting on the Site. Imaginable Futures may offer publicly accessible pages, blogs, private messages, or community forums. You should be aware that, when you disclose information about yourself in or on Imaginable Futures’ pages, blogs, private messages and community forums, the Site will collect the information you provide in such submissions, including any Personal Information. If you choose to submit content to any public area of the Site, such content will be considered “public” and will not be subject to the privacy protections set forth herein.
- Conference, Trade Shows, and Other Events. We may collect Personal Information from individuals when we attend or host conferences, trade shows, webinars, and other events.
- Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. We may collect Personal Information from individuals and third-parties to assess and pursue potential business opportunities.
- Job Applications. We may post job openings and opportunities on our Services. If you respond to one of these postings, we may collect your Personal Information, such as your application, CV, cover letter, and/or any other information you provide to us.
- Automatic data collection. We may collect certain information automatically through our Services or other methods of web analysis, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, mobile advertising identifiers, MAC address, IMEI, Advertiser ID, and other device identifiers that are automatically assigned to your computer or device when you access the Internet, browser type and language, geo- location information, hardware type, operating system, Internet service provider, pages that you visit before and after using the Services, the date and time of your visit, the amount of time you spend on each page, information about the links you click and pages you view within the Services, and other actions taken through use of the Services such as preferences. See our notice of the use of such cookies, pixel tags/web beacons, analytics information, and internet-based advertising below.
● Information from other sources. We may receive information about you from other sources, including through third-party services and organizations. For example, if you access our Services through a third-party application, such as an App Store or Social Networking Sites (“SNS”), we may collect information about you from that third-party application that you have made public via your privacy settings.
How Imaginable Futures uses your Personal Information
We acquire, hold, use, and process Personal Information about Individuals for a variety of business purposes, including:
- To provide services or information requested. Imaginable Futures may use Personal Information about you to fulfil requests for Services or Information, including information about potential or future Services, in order to:
- generally manage individual information and accounts;
- respond to questions, comments, and other requests;
- provide access to certain areas, functionalities, and features of Imaginable Futures’ Services;
- contact you to answer requests for technical support; and
- allow you to register for events.
- Administrative purposes. Imaginable Futures may use Personal Information about you for its administrative purposes, including to:
- pursuing our legitimate interests such as direct marketing, network and information security, and fraud prevention;
- improving, upgrading, or enhancing our Services;
- measure interest and engagement in Imaginable Futures’ Services;
- develop new Services;
- ensure internal quality control;
- authenticate and verify an individual’s identity;
- communicate about activities on Imaginable Futures’ Services and systems, and changes to any Imaginable Futures policy;
- communicate for informational and operational purposes, such as customer service or system maintenance;
- process and audit applications and transactions;
- share Personal Information with third-parties as needed to provide the Services;
- carry out activities that are required to comply with our legal obligations and/or prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; and
- to enforce our terms and policies.
- Market Imaginable Futures services. Imaginable Futures may use Personal Information to provide you with materials about opportunities, and Services that may be of interest, including new content or Services. Imaginable Futures may provide you with these materials by phone, postal mail, facsimile, or email, as permitted by applicable law. This may also include custom audiences advertising, and “interest-based” or “personalized advertising” or “targeted advertising” that may be done through cross-device tracking. Such uses include:
- to tailor content and offerings;
- to notify you about offerings, services, and events that may be of interest to you, including those of our business partners or affiliates;
- to provide Services to you;
- for other purposes disclosed at the time that Individuals provide Personal Information; and
- otherwise with your consent.
You may contact us at any time to opt-out of the use of your Personal Information for marketing purposes, as further described below.
- Research and development. Imaginable Futures may use Personal Information to create non- identifiable information that we may use alone or in the aggregate with information obtained from other sources, in order to help us to optimally deliver our existing Services or develop new Services. From time to time, Imaginable Futures may perform research (online and offline) via surveys. We may engage third-party service providers to conduct such surveys on our behalf. All survey responses are voluntary, and the information collected will be used for research and reporting purposes to help us better serve Individuals by learning more about their needs and the quality of the services we provide. The survey responses may be utilized to determine the effectiveness of our Services, various types of communications, and/or promotional activities. If an Individual participates in a survey, the information given will be used along with that of other study participants. We may share de-identified Individual and aggregate data for research and analysis purposes.
- Other de-identified and aggregated information use. Imaginable Futures may use Personal Information and other information about you to create de-identified and aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the computer or device from which you access Imaginable Futures’ Services, or other analyses we create. De-identified and aggregated information is used for a variety of functions, including the measurement of visitors’ interest in and use of various portions or features of the Services. De-identified or aggregated information is not Personal Information, and Imaginable Futures may use such information in a number of ways, including research, internal analysis, analytics, and any other legally permissible purposes. We may share this information within Imaginable Futures and with third-parties for our or their purposes in an de-identified or aggregated form that is designed to prevent anyone from identifying you.
- Sharing content with friends or colleagues. Imaginable Futures’ Services may offer various tools and functionalities. For example, Imaginable Futures may allow you to provide information about your friends through our referral services, such as “Tell a Friend.” Our referral services may allow you to forward or share certain content with a friend or colleague, such as an email inviting your friend to use our Services. Email addresses that you may provide for a friend or colleague will be used to send your friend or colleague the content or link you request but will not be collected or otherwise used by Imaginable Futures or any other third-parties for any other purpose.
- Other uses with your consent. Imaginable Futures may use Personal Information for which we have a legitimate interest, such as evaluating a potential grant, investment, or contract, individual or market research, anti- fraud protection, or any other purpose disclosed to you at the time you provide Personal Information or otherwise with your consent.
- Cookies. Cookies are small text files placed in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences and facilitate and enhance your experience. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the site may not work properly.
- Pixel tags/Web beacons. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded on the site that collects information about users’ engagement on that web page. The use of a pixel allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement. We may also include web beacons in e-mails to understand whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.
- Analytics. We may also use Google Analytics and Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting to collect information regarding visitor behavior and visitor demographics on some of our Services, and to develop website content. This analytics data is not tied to any Personal Information. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit https://google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt out of Google’s collection and processing of data generated by your use of the Services by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Our uses of such Technologies fall into the following general categories:
- Operationally necessary. This includes Technologies that allow you access to our sites, services, applications, and tools that are required to identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security or that allow you to make use of our functionality;
- Performance related. We may use Technologies to assess the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our Services;
- Functionality related. We may use Technologies that allow us to offer enhanced functionality when accessing or using our Services. This may include keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed so that we may enhance the presentation of content on our sites;
- Advertising or Targeting related. We may use first-party or third-party Technologies to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our sites or on third-party sites.
If you would like to opt-out of the Technologies we employ on our sites, services, applications, or tools, you may do so by blocking, deleting, or disabling them as your browser or device permits. See also the section on “Do Not Track” below.
Use of Third-Party Websites, Social Media Platforms, and Software Development Kits
The Site may contain links to other websites/applications and other websites/applications may reference or link to our Services or the Services may allow you to interact with third-party services. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact.
These third-party services are not controlled by us, and Imaginable Futures does not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites or social media platforms. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each and every website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for the third-party’s actions, omissions, privacy practices, or content of such other websites or applications or the potential errors or bugs in their software. Visiting these or provided Personal Information to third-party websites or applications is at your own risk.
Imaginable Futures’ Services may include publicly accessible blogs, community forums, or private messaging features. Our Services may also contain links and interactive features with various social media platforms (e.g., widgets). If you already use these platforms, their cookies may be set on your device when using our Services. You should be aware that Personal Information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, chat room, social media platform or otherwise online, or that you share in an open forum may be viewed and used by others without any restrictions. We are unable to control such uses of your information when interacting with a social media platform, and by using such services you assume the risk that the Personal Information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes.
Collection of Personal Information for Employment
Imaginable Futures collects Personal Information from prospective employees to determine suitability for employment. We may collect name, address, phone number, email address, information that may be recorded on a CV or application form, language abilities, and other information that may be needed to process an application for employment.
How Imaginable Futures Shares your Personal Information
- We use Vendors and Service Providers. We may share your Personal Information we receive with third-party vendors and service providers for: (i) provision of IT and related services; (ii) provision of employment and related services; (ii) our legitimate business purposes; (iii) customer service activities; and (iv) in connection with our provision of the Services.
- Business Partners. Imaginable Futures may share Personal Information with our business partners, and affiliates for our and our affiliates’ internal business purposes or to provide you with a service that you have requested. Imaginable Futures may also provide Personal Information to business partners with whom we may jointly offer services, or whose products or services we believe may be of interest to you.
- Affiliates. We may share your Personal Information with our company affiliates.
- Advertising Partners. We may share your Personal Information with third-party advertising partners. These third-party advertising partners may set Technologies and other tracking tools on our Services to collect information regarding your activities and your device (for example, your IP address, cookie identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day). These advertising partners may use this information (and similar information collected from other services) for purposes of delivering personalized advertisements to you when you visit digital properties within their networks. This practice is commonly referred to as “interest-based advertising,” “targeted advertising,” “personalized advertising, or cross-context behavioral advertising.”
- Other Users or Third-Parties You Share or Interact With. The content you post to the Site may be displayed on the Site. Other users of the Site may be able to see some information about you, such as your name if you submit a review. We are not responsible for privacy practices of the other users who will view and use the posted information.
- Disclosures to protect us or others (e.g. as required by law and similar disclosures). We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information and content if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: (i) comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (ii) respond to your requests; (iii) protect yours’, ours’ or others’ rights, property, or safety; (iv) to enforce Imaginable Futures policies or contracts; (v) to collect amounts owed to Imaginable Futures; (vi) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (vii) if we, in good faith, believe that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable.
- Merger, sale, or other asset transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your information may be transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract.
All information processed by us may be transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world, including, but not limited to, the United States or other countries, which may have data protection laws that are different from the laws where you live. We endeavor to safeguard your information consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.
If we transfer Personal Information which originates in the European Economic Area, Switzerland, and/or the United Kingdom to a country that has not been found to provide an adequate level of protection under applicable data protection laws, one of the safeguards we may use to support such transfer is the EU Standard Contractual Clauses.
For more information about the safeguards we use for international transfers of your Personal Information, please contact us as set forth below.
You may have the choice to opt out of certain collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information.
- Mobile devices. Imaginable Futures may occasionally send you push notifications through our mobile applications with notices that may be of interest to you. You may at any time opt-out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. Imaginable Futures may also collect location-based information if you use our mobile applications. You may opt-out of this collection by changing the settings on your mobile device.
- “Do Not Track.” Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers
- Cookies and Personalized Advertising. You may stop or restrict the placement of Technologies on your device or remove them by adjusting your preferences as your browser or device permits. However, if you adjust your preferences, our Services may not work properly. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. You may opt-out of personalized advertisements on some mobile applications by following the instructions for Android, iOS, and others. The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt out of receiving targeted ads from data partners and other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these and learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative, the Digital Advertising Alliance, the European Digital Advertising Alliance, and the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada. Please note you must separately opt out in each browser and on each device.
Your Privacy Rights
In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right to:
- Confirm Whether We Are Processing Your Personal Information (the right to know);
- Access to and Portability of Your Personal Information, including: (i) obtaining access to or a copy of your Personal Information; and (ii) receiving an electronic copy of Personal Information that you have provided to us, or asking us to send that information to another company in a structured, commonly used, and machine readable format (also known as the “right of data portability”);
- Request Correction of your Personal Information where it is inaccurate or incomplete. In some cases, we may provide self-service tools that enable you to update your Personal Information;
- Request Deletion of your Personal Information;
- Request to Opt-Out of Certain Processing Activities including, as applicable, if we process your Personal Information for “targeted advertising” (as “targeted advertising” is defined by applicable privacy laws), if we “sell” your Personal Information (as “sell” is defined by applicable privacy laws), or if we engage in “profiling” in furtherance of certain “decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects” concerning you (as such terms are defined by applicable privacy laws);
- Request Restriction of or Object to our processing of your Personal Information;
- Withdraw your Consent to our processing of your Personal Information. Please note that your withdrawal will only take effect for future processing, and will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal; and
- Appeal our Decision to decline to process your request. If applicable laws grant you an appeal right and you would like to appeal our decision with respect to your request, you may do so by informing us of this and providing us with information supporting your appeal.
Where otherwise permitted by applicable law, to exercise your rights please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Please include your full name, email address, and a detailed description of your data request. Such requests will be processed in line with local laws.
To protect your privacy, Imaginable Futures will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your Personal Information.
To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Information, we may consider applicable legal requirements, the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Information, certain risk factors, the purposes for which we process your Personal Information, and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means.
Supplemental Notice for California Residents
This Supplemental Notice for California Residents supplements our Privacy Notice and only applies to our processing of Personal Information that is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (as amended from time to time) (“CCPA”).
The CCPA provides California residents with the right to know what categories of Personal Information Imaginable Futures has collected about them, whether Imaginable Futures disclosed that Personal Information for a business purpose (e.g., to a service provider), whether Imaginable Futures “sold” that Personal Information, and whether Imaginable Futures “shared” that Personal Information for “cross-context behavioral advertising” in the preceding twelve months. California residents can find this information below:
The categories of sources from which we collect Personal Information and our business and commercial purposes for using and disclosing Personal Information are set forth in “Personal Information We Collect”, “How We Use Your Personal Information”, and “How We Disclose Your Personal Information” above, respectively. We will retain Personal Information in accordance with the time periods set forth in “Retention of Personal Information.”
If applicable from the table above, we “sell” and “share” your Personal Information to provide you with “cross-context behavioral advertising” about products and services of Imaginable Futures and to measure and analyze performance, improve the services we provide, and detect illegal or harmful activities.
Additional Privacy Rights for California Residents
- Opting Out of “Sales” of Personal Information and/or “Sharing” for Cross-Context Behavioral Advertising under the CCPA. California residents have the right to opt out of the “sale” of Personal Information and the “sharing” of Personal Information for “cross-context behavioral advertising.” California residents may exercise these rights by following the instructions on the cookie banner upon visiting our website.
- Disclosure Regarding Individuals Under the Age of 16. Imaginable Futures does not have actual knowledge of any “sale” of Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age. Imaginable Futures does not have actual knowledge of any “sharing” of Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age for “cross-context behavioral advertising.”
- Disclosure Regarding Opt-Out Preference Signals. Applicable law may provide for an opt out by broadcasting an Opt-Out Preference Signal, such as the Global Privacy Control (GPC) (on the browsers and/or browser extensions that support such a signal). To download and use a browser supporting the GPC browser signal, click here: https://globalprivacycontrol.org/orgs. If you choose to use the GPC signal, you will need to turn it on for each supported browser or browser extension you use.
- Disclosure Regarding Sensitive Personal Information. Imaginable Futures only uses and discloses sensitive Personal Information for the following purposes:
- To perform the Services reasonably expected by an average consumer who requests such Services.
- To prevent, detect, and investigate security incidents that compromise the availability, authenticity, integrity, and or confidentiality of stored or transmitted Personal Information.
- To resist malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal actions directed at Imaginable Futures and to prosecute those responsible for those actions.
- To ensure the physical safety of natural persons.
- For short-term, transient use.
- To verify or maintain the quality or safety of a product, service, or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by Imaginable Futures, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service or device that is owned, manufactured by, manufactured for, or controlled by Imaginable Futures.
- For purposes that do not infer characteristics about individuals.
- Non-Discrimination. California residents have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of their rights conferred by the CCPA.
- Authorized Agent. Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. To authorize an agent, provide written authorization signed by you and your designated agent and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Verification. To protect your privacy, we will take steps to reasonably verify your identity before fulfilling requests submitted under the CCPA. These steps may involve asking you to provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected Personal Information or an authorized representative. Examples of our verification process may include asking you to provide the email address or phone number we have associated with you, or opening a link sent to the contact information provided and following the instructions on the website you are taken to.
- California Shine the Light. The California “Shine the Light” law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third-parties to whom we have disclosed their Personal Information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of Personal Information disclosed to those parties.
- Right for minors to remove posted content. Where required by law, California residents under the age of 18 may request to have their posted content or information removed from the publicly-viewable portions of the Services by contacting us at email@example.com.
If you are a California resident and would like to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws.
Supplemental Notice for Nevada Residents
If you are a resident of Nevada, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of certain Personal Information to third-parties who intend to license or sell that Personal Information. Please note that we do not currently sell your Personal Information as sales are defined in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Services are not directed to children under 13 (or other age as required by local law), and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children.
If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child has uploaded Personal Information to our Site without your consent and wish to review information collected from your child, or have that information modified or deleted, you may contact us as described in “Contact Us” below. If we become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information in violation of applicable law, we will delete any Personal Information we have collected, unless we have a legal obligation to keep it, and terminate the child’s account, if applicable.
By using the Site, Imaginable Futures will transfer data to the United States and other international locations. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and other international locations and to processing of your data globally. By providing your Personal Information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this policy.
Sensitive Personal Information. We do not generally require you to disclose any sensitive Personal Information (for example, details of race, religious belief, sexual orientation, or membership of a trade union) to us. If you do provide us with sensitive Personal Information for any reason, you consent to us collecting that information and then using and disclosing that information for the purpose for which you disclosed it to us.
Our Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Information. If your Personal Information is subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation or other related legislation, our processing of your Personal Information is supported by the following lawful bases:
Supervisory Authority. If your Personal Information is subject to the applicable data protection laws of the European Economic Area, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority or attorney general if you believe our processing of your Personal Information violates applicable law.
● EEA Data Protection Authorities (DPAs)
● Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC)
● UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
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