Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your Privacy Matters

At Venture 24, our fundamental philosophy is “members first.” That value powers all of the decisions we make, including how we gather and respect your personal information.


We’ve crafted the policy below to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Our aim is for you—our members—to always feel informed and empowered with respect to your privacy on Venture 24. 


The mission of Venture 24 is to connect the world’s businesses to enable them to connect with customers and contacts of other professionals and create new business transactions and relationships.

Our registered users (“Members”) share their professional identities, engage with their network, exchange knowledge and professional insights, post and view relevant content, and find business opportunities. Content on some of our services is also visible to unregistered viewers (“Visitors”). We believe that our services allow our Members to effectively compete and achieve their full career potential. The cornerstone of our business is to focus on our Members first.

We protect your personal information using industry-standard safeguards. We may share your information with your consent or as required by law as detailed in this policy, and we will always let you know when we make significant changes to this Privacy Policy.

Maintaining your trust is our top priority, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

·         We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of Venture 24, its Members and Visitors, and the public.

·         We have implemented appropriate security safeguards designed to protect your information in accordance with industry standards.

This Privacy Policy applies to Venture and the Venture 24 mobile application, Venture 24 platform technology and all other Venture 24 websites, apps, developer platforms and other products and services (collectively “Venture 24” or the “Services”). We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time, and if we make material changes to it, we will provide notice through our Service, or by other means so that you may review the changes before you continue to use Venture 24. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Continuing to use Venture 24 after we publish or communicate a notice about any changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the changes.


1. What information we collect

1.1. Data Controllers

Our Privacy Policy applies to any Member or Visitor. If you live in the U.S., Venture 24 Corporation controls your information. If you live outside the U.S., Venture 24 Ireland controls your information.

If you reside in the United States, then the personal information provided to or gathered by Venture 24 is controlled by Venture 24 Corporation, 6401 Santa Monica Ave NE Suite 2045 Albuquerque NM 87109. If you have any concern about providing information to us or having such information displayed on the Venture 24 services or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement (together also referred to as Venture 24’s Terms of Service), you should not become a Member of Venture 24, visit our websites, apps or otherwise use our Services. We collect your personal information in the following ways:

1.2. Registration

When you create an account with us, you provide us with information (including your name, email address, and password) that we use to offer you a personalized, relevant experience on Venture 24.

To create an account on Venture 24, you must provide us with at least your name, email address and/or mobile number, and a password. You can choose to provide further information about yourself during the registration process (for example, your gender and location). We use this information to provide you with more customized services like language-specific profile pages, updates, and content, and more valuable Venture 24 opportunities, and it may appear on your Venture 24 profile that is viewable by others. You understand that, by creating an account, Venture 24 and others will be able to identify you by your Venture 24 profile, and you allow Venture 24 to use this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement. We may also ask for your credit card details if you purchase certain Venture 24 services.

1.3. Profile Information

You can add professional details – like your job title, education, and skills – to your profile. A complete profile helps you be found by other people for opportunities. It also means we can show you relevant ads and content.


After you create an account you may choose to provide additional information on your Venture 24 profile, such as descriptions of your skills, professional experience, and company background. Providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from Venture 24 by helping you express your professional identity; find other professionals, opportunities, and information; and help recruiters and business opportunities find you. It also enables us to serve you ads and other relevant content on and off Venture 24.

If you have or create an account you can choose what additional personal information you provide there besides the required information (name, email address and password). Most of your profile, as well as all content that you post is publicly so please do not provide personal information you would not want to be public. We may use and share information you provide in a profile and/or account in the same manner as the information provided in a GoVenture profile, in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement.

1.4. Address Book and Other Services That Sync with Venture 24

We collect information when you sync your customers and contact  with your account. We use this information to improve your experience and allow you and your network to be better connected.

You may use the Venture 24 contacts importer (or other similar mechanisms provided by Venture 24) to upload individual contacts or your entire address book into Venture 24. Venture 24 stores this information and uses it to help you manage and leverage your contacts with Venture 24 offers. We also use this information to enhance your Venture 24 experience by helping you to grow your network. Venture 24 may also use this information to show you and other Members that you share the same uploaded contacts who may or may not be Members. Please note that when you send an invitation to connect to another individual, that person may have access to your email address or, for SMS invitations. Venture 24 will also remind you of pending invitations.

Venture 24 makes other tools available to sync information with Venture 24, and may also develop additional features that allow Members to use their Venture 24 account in conjunction with other third-party services. For example, Venture 24’s mobile applications may allow you to sync your device’s calendar, email and/or contacts apps with Venture 24 to show you the Venture 24 profiles of meeting attendees, email correspondents and/or your contacts.

Another example are software tools that allow you to see Venture 24 and other public social media information about the people you email or meet with and leverage Venture 24 to help you gain insights from and grow your network. If you grant these products (mobile applications or other Venture 24 services that sync external email and calendar services, such as Venture 24 Connected) permission to access your email and calendar accounts, they will access and may store some of your email header and calendar history information in order to match it to Venture 24 and other public social media profiles. Venture 24’s products that sync with external email services may also temporarily cache message content for performance reasons, in a way that is unreadable by Venture 24 and its service providers.

Any information that you upload or sync with Venture 24 is covered by the User Agreement and this Privacy Policy. You can remove your information at your convenience using the features Venture 24 makes available or in accordance with Section 3. You can remove your address book and any other synced information at any time.

1.5. Customer Service

When you contact our Help Center, we collect information to respond to your questions and better serve you.

When you contact our customer support services (e.g. on Venture 24’s Help Center), we collect information that helps us categorize your question, respond to it, and, if applicable, investigate any breach of our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy. We also use this information to track potential problems and trends and customize our support responses to better serve you.

1.6. Using the Venture 24 Sites and Applications

We collect information when you visit Venture 24, use our mobile applications, and interact with advertising on Venture 24.

We collect information when you use (whether as a Member or a Visitor) the Venture 24 websites, applications (for example, Venture 24 for iPhone or Android), Venture 24 platform technology (such as “Share on Venture 24” plugins for publishers) or other Services. If you are logged in on GoVenture, the Venture 24 app or another Service or a Venture 24 cookie on your device identifies you, your usage information and the log data described in Section 1.10 of this policy, such as your IP address, will be associated with your account. Even if you’re not logged into a Service, we log information about devices used to access our Services, including IP address.

1.7. Using Third-Party Services and Visiting Third-Party Sites

We collect information when you use your Venture 24 account to sign in to other sites or services, and when you view web pages that include Venture 24 plugins.

You can opt out of our collection of plugin impressions anytime.

We receive information when you use your Venture 24 account to log in to a third-party website or application. Also, when you visit a third-party site that embeds Venture 24 professional plugins (such as “Share on Venture 24” for publishers) we receive information that those pages have loaded in your web browser. If you are logged in as a Member when you visit sites with Venture 24 plugins, we use this information to recommend tailored content to you. Venture 24 will use this information to personalize the Venture 24-provided functionality on third-party sites, including providing you insights from your Venture 24 network and allowing you to share information with your network (1st and 2nd degree connection on Venture 24). Users wishing to disable this personalization may opt out here. Venture 24’s retention of this data is addressed in Section 3.2. We do not use this information for advertising. Venture 24 may provide reports containing aggregated impression information to companies hosting Venture 24 plugins and similar technologies to help them measure Venture 24-generated traffic to their websites.

1.8. Cookies

We use cookies and similar technologies, including mobile application identifiers, to help us recognize you across different Services, improve your Venture 24 experience, increase security, measure use and effectiveness of our Services, and serve advertising. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. For more information, including the types of cookies found on Venture 24, please read Venture 24’s Cookie Policy. By visiting Venture 24, you consent to the placement of cookies and beacons in your browser and HTML-based emails in accordance with this Privacy Policy and Venture 24’s Cookie Policy.

1.9. Log Files, IP Addresses, and Information About Your Computer and Mobile Device

We collect information from the devices and networks that you use to access Venture 24. This information helps us improve and secure our Services.

When you visit or leave Venture 24 sites or apps (whether as a Member or Visitor) by clicking a hyperlink or when you view a plugin on a third-party site, we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an ad on Venture 24. We also receive the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system details, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing Venture 24 using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We may also receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up, which we use to show you local information (for example, Pulse articles about your area) on our mobile applications. Most mobile devices allow you to prevent real time location data being sent to Venture 24, and of course Venture 24 will honor your settings.

In the case of our Android apps, you will be provided notice of the types of data (e.g. location) that will be sent to us. If you choose to use our app after this notice, we process this data to enable registration or preview product features for you (e.g. jobs near you). If you choose not to become a Member, we will delete this information.

1.10. Other

We are constantly innovating to improve our Services, which means we may create new ways to collect information on the Services.

Venture 24 is a dynamic, innovative environment, which means we are always seeking to improve the services we offer you. We often introduce new features, some of which may result in the collection of new information. Furthermore, new partnerships or corporate acquisitions may result in new features, and we may potentially collect new types of information.

2. How we use your personal information

At Venture 24, we take pride in our mantra of “Members first,” which means that above all else we strive to use your information to provide you world-class services in a professional and trustworthy manner.

2.1. Consent to Venture 24 Processing Information About You

When you join Venture 24, you acknowledge that information you provide on your profile can be seen by others and used by us as described in this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement.

The personal information you provide to us may reveal or allow others to identify aspects of your life that are not expressly stated on your profile (for example, your picture or your name may reveal your gender). By providing personal information to us when you create or update your account and profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of Venture 24’s User Agreement and freely accepting and agreeing to our processing of your personal information in ways set out by this Privacy Policy. Supplying to us any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law is entirely voluntary on your part. You have the right to withdraw or modify your consent to Venture 24’s collection and processing of the information you provide at any time, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, by changing your account settings or your profile on Venture 24

2.2. Venture 24 Communications

We communicate with you using Venture 24 messaging, email, and other ways available to us. We may send you messages relating to the availability of the Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also may send promotional messages to your Venture 24 inbox. You can change your email settings at any time.

We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Venture 24 websites or apps, messages to your Venture 24 inbox, and other means available through the Services, including mobile text messages and push notifications. Examples of these communications include: (1) welcome and engagement communications - informing you about how to best use Venture 24, new features, updates about other Members you are connected to and their actions, etc.; (2) service communications – these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of Venture 24; (3) promotional communications – these include both email and, and may contain promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, including job opportunities and information from companies that are hiring. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and messaging preferences. You may change your email and contact preferences at any time by signing into your account and changing your email settings  in the applicable account settings. You can also opt out of promotional messages by sending a request to Venture 24 Help Center. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from Venture 24.

2.3. User Communications

With certain communications you send on Venture 24, the recipient can see your name, email address, and some network information.

Many communications that you initiate through Venture 24 (for example, an invitation sent to a non-Member) will list your name and primary email address in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide the recipient with aggregate information about your network (for example, how many people are in your network). Other communications that you initiate through the Services, like a request for an introduction, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal email address contact information. Once you have connected with an individual, regardless of who sent the invitation, your contact information will be shared with that individual.

2.4. Customized Content

We use the information you provide on your profile to customize your experience on Venture 24.

We use information that you provide to us to customize your experience and the experiences of others on Venture 24. For example, when you sign in to your account, we may display the names of new Members who have recently joined your network or recent updates from your connections and companies you follow. We also use aggregated information from your network and other users to show you content, such as news and presentations relevant to you, your industry, or your profession.

2.5. Sharing Information with Affiliates

We share your information accross different Venture 24 Services, among companies in the Venture 24 family.

We may share your personal information with our Venture 24 affiliates (meaning entities controlled by, controlling or under common control with Venture 24) outside of the Venture 24 entity that is your data controller (for example, Venture 24 Corporation may share your information with Venture 24 Ireland, or other Venture 24 operating entities) as necessary to provide the Services. By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you are consenting to this sharing.

For clarity, Venture 24 and its affiliates combine information internally across different Services.

2.6. Sharing Information with Third Parties

Any information you put on your profile and any content you post on Venture 24 may be seen by others. We don’t provide any of your non-public information (like your email address) to third parties without your consent, unless required by law, or as described in Sections 2.6 and 2.14 of this Policy. Other people may find your Venture 24 profile information through search engines (you can choose which parts of your public profile are accessible to public search engines in your settings), or use services like Twitter in conjunction with your Venture 24 account.

Venture 24 offers a “public profile” feature that allows Members to publish portions of their Venture 24 profile to the public Internet. This public profile will be indexed and displayed through public search engines when someone searches for your name. You may choose the parts of your profile that search engines index or completely opt out of this feature in your Venture 24 account settings, or limit the publicly visible information in your profile. However, third-party search engines may not automatically update their caches, which may contain old public profile information. Unless you delete them, your profiles on GoVenture and our corresponding app are always viewable on the respective Services.

We do not rent or sell personal information that you have not posted on Venture 24, except as described in this Privacy Policy. We will not disclose personal information that is not published to your profile or generated through engagement with other Venture 24 services without your consent or to carry out your instructions (for example, to process payment information) unless Venture 24 has a good faith belief that disclosure is permitted by law or is reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with a legal requirement or process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (2) enforce this Privacy Policy or our User Agreement; (3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties; (4) respond to Member service inquiries; or (5) protect the rights, property, or safety of Venture 24, our Members, Visitors, or the public. See Section 2.14 for additional details about Venture 24’s compliance with legal requests for information.

Venture 24 supports middleware providers that offer archiving solutions to firms subject to financial services regulation, which, with your permission, facilitate the archiving of your communications and other Venture 24 activity by a third party for compliance purposes. Content distributed through Venture 24’s sharing features and third-party integrations may result in displaying some of your personal information outside of Venture 24. Further, Venture 24 allows third parties to look-up profile information (subject to your privacy settings) using your email address or first and last name information through its profile API (see Section 2.7. below).

Third parties (for example, your email provider) may give you the option to upload certain information in your Venture 24 contacts onto their own service. If you choose to share your Venture 24 contacts, you will be granting your third party provider the right to store, access, disclose and use your Venture 24 contacts in the ways described in such third party's terms and privacy policy.

2.7. Third Parties Using Venture 24 Platform Services

We work with developers to build Platform Applications using Venture 24’s developer tools. Whether you use Platform Applications is up to you. If you have given a Platform Application access to your Venture 24 account, you can revoke that permission anytime. Also, you can opt out of providing information to developers through your connections.

We collaborate with and allow third parties to use Venture 24’s developer platform to offer services and functionality in conjunction with Venture 24. These third-party developers have either negotiated an agreement to use Venture 24 platform technology or have agreed to our self-service API and Plugin terms in order to build applications (“Platform Applications”). Both the negotiated agreements and our API and Plugin terms contain restrictions on how third parties may access, store, and use the personal information you provide to Venture 24. If you choose to use a Platform Application, you will be asked to confirm acceptance of the privacy policy and user agreement of the third-party developer. To revoke permission granted to a Platform Application, please visit your settings. Note, however, that even if you revoke the permission granted to a Platform Application, your connections may still be using the Platform Application, so the Platform Application may still have access to certain information about you, just as your connections do. You may opt out of providing information to third-party developers through your connections by accessing the “Turn on/off data sharing with third-party applications” control in the “Groups, Companies, and Applications” tab under settings.


2.8. Polls and Surveys

We conduct our own surveys and polls and also help third parties do this type of research. Your participation in surveys or polls is up to you. You may also opt out of getting invitations to participate in surveys.


Polls and Surveys may be conducted by Venture 24, Members, or third parties. Venture 24 or third parties may follow up with you via email regarding your participation unless you have opted out of receiving email messages. We may use third parties to deliver incentives to you to participate in surveys or polls. If the delivery of incentives requires your contact information, you may be asked to provide personal information to the third party fulfilling the incentive offer, which will be used only for the purpose of delivering incentives and verifying your contact information. It is up to you whether you provide this information, or whether you desire to take advantage of an incentive. Your consent to use any personally identifiable information for the purposes set forth in the poll or survey will be explicitly requested by the party conducting it.

2.9. Search

Venture 24 helps you search for other professionals, companies, groups, professional content, and jobs.

You can search for Members, information about companies, and content from Venture 24 users on Venture 24. For example, you can find Members within a industry, or Members that you may know from your industry or profession. We use personal information from Venture 24, including Member profiles, and Company Pages, to inform and refine our search service.

2.10. Compliance with Legal Process and Other Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our User Agreement.

It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a Member or Visitor when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if Venture 24 has a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Venture 24, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand. To find out more about how Venture 24 engages with government requests for data see our Law Enforcement Data Request Guidelines.

2.11. Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of Venture 24 Corporation

If there is a change in control or sale of all or part of Venture 24, we may share your information with a third party, who will have the right to use that information in line with this Privacy Policy.

We may also disclose your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of the assets of Venture 24 Corporation, a subsidiary, or division, or as the result of a change in control of the company or one of its affiliates, or in preparation for any of these events. Any third party to which Venture 24 transfers or sells Venture 24’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.

2.16. Service Providers

We may employ third parties to help us with the Services.

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, marketing and development). These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to Venture 24 not to disclose or use it for other purposes.


3. Your Choices & Obligations

3.1. Rights to Access, Correct, or Delete Your Information, and Closing Your Account

You can change your Venture 24 information at any time by editing your profile, deleting content that you have posted, or by closing your account. You can also ask us for additional information we may have about your account.

You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Venture 24 regarding your profile, (2) change or remove your content, and (3) close your account. You can also contact us for any account information which is not on your profile or readily accessible to you. If you close your account(s), your information will generally be removed from the Service within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.

Please note: Information you have shared with others or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. Venture 24 content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Members copied or exported out of Venture 24, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.

3.2. Data Retention

We keep your information for as long as your account is active or as needed. For example, we may keep certain information even after you close your account if it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this agreement.

We retain the personal information you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you services. Venture 24 may retain your personal information even after you have closed your account if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes between Members, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement. We may retain personal information, for a limited period of time, if requested by law enforcement. Venture 24's Customer Service may retain information for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reporting and trend analysis only, but we generally delete or de-personalize closed account data consistent with Section 3.1., except in the case of our plugin impression data, which we will try to de-personalize at the time of collection, but in any event, we will de-personalize within 7 days.

3.3. Your Obligations

Please respect the terms of our User Agreement, our Policies, and your fellow Members.

As a Member, you have certain obligations to other Members. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations and others have become commonplace in communities of like-minded Members such as Venture 24:

·         You must, at all times, abide by the terms and conditions of the current Privacy Policy, User Agreement, and other policies of Venture 24. This includes respecting all intellectual property rights that may belong to third parties, such as trademarks or copyrights.

·         You must not upload or otherwise disseminate any information that may infringe on the rights of others or which may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist, or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of Venture 24 and its community of Members.

·         You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.

Any violation of these guidelines or those detailed in our User Agreement or elsewhere may lead to the restriction, suspension, or termination of your account at the sole discretion of Venture 24.


4. Important Information

4.1. Minimum Age

You have to meet Venture 24’s minimum age requirements to create an account.

Visit our Safety Center for tips on using Venture 24 smartly and securely.

As described in Section 2.3 of the User Agreement, persons must be of Minimum Age to use Venture 24. Please visit Venture 24’s Safety Center for additional information about safely using Venture 24.


4.2. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will notify you when we change this Privacy Policy.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, or to the Privacy Policy, we will provide notice to you on the Services or by some other means, such as email. Please review the changes carefully. If you agree to the changes, simply continue to use our Services. If you object to any of the changes to our terms and you no longer wish to use Venture 24, you may close your account(s). Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that Venture 24 has about you and your account. Using Venture 24 after a notice of changes has been communicated to you or published on our Services shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.

4.3. Security

We take privacy and security seriously and have enabled HTTPS access to our site (turn on HTTPS), in addition to existing SSL access over mobile devices. Also, please know that the Internet is not a secure environment, so be careful and select strong passwords.

We have implemented security safeguards designed to protect the personal information that you provide in accordance with industry standards. Access to your data on Venture 24 is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Venture 24 Services. We also offer secure https access to the the Venture website. To protect any data you store on our servers, we also regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to Venture 24. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Members are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. Please help keep your account safe by using a strong password.


How To Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us online or by physical mail at:

For Members in the United States:

Venture 24 Corporation Attn: Privacy Policy Issues