• Last Updated: September 7, 2023

Please read these Privacy Policy carefully before using the USA Accelerator website (the “Service”) operated by USA Accelerator (“us,” “we,” or “our”).

We  collect information through the Site, including personal information about you. The following terms  and conditions (hereinafter the “Privacy Policy”) govern your participation in the use of the Site,  any other related products or services provided by USA Accelerator (taken together the “Service”). The Service is owned and operated by us. The Service is offered subject to your (hereinafter the  “User”) acceptance and agreement without modification of all of the terms and conditions  contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be put into  practice by or published from time to time on the Site by us. Some information you may provide to us voluntarily, while other information we gather through various means. We will retain that  information for as long as you have an account or we have a legal or business purpose for it, unless  otherwise stated here. Your personal information may be collected, processed and stored on  servers in the United States and other countries. 

Our Site is not directed to children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information  from children under the age of 18, nor do we knowingly distribute such information  to third parties. If we become aware that we received personal information from someone under  the age of 18, we will take steps to delete such information from our records. If you believe we  have personal information from someone under 18, please contact us at  info@usaaccelerator.com.

 

The following explains what we collect and how we collect it. Please read this privacy policy carefully. By using or accessing any part of the service, you agree to all terms and conditions of our privacy policy and the changes thereto. If you do not agree, do not use or access the service.

 

Information you voluntarily provide

You may provide us with information in order to use certain features of the Site

  • Account

If you register for an account, you will need to provide certain information, such as your  first and last name, email address and password. You may also have the option to provide  additional information for a user profile, such as your contact information. You may log  into your account to access and edit certain information associated with your account.

  • Online purchases

If you make a purchase, you will need to provide certain financial information. To pay for  your purchase through our Site you will be directed to a third party site where you will provide our third party payment processing company, currently with Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.com) certain financial information, such as your debit or credit card  number , type and expiration date, along with your name and address. The payment  processor will use and share information with us, as explained below. In order to provide  information for your receipts, past orders and to facilitate future orders you may make, we  collect your credit or debit card if you so choose; however we do not store such data. We may also collect the information in your shopping cart, such as the specific products that  you wish to order and the shipping information for those products, including the recipient’s  first name, last name, mailing address, email address and telephone number.

  • Other information

In addition to the above information that you provide voluntarily, you may have the  opportunity to provide us with information at other parts of our Site including but not limited to limited to communications with us such as feedback through a form or contacting us via email, in in which cases we will collect your name and email address and any other content or  information you provide. We collect information you provide by participating in surveys,  sweepstakes, contests, promotions or other solicitations as well as public postings on our  Site including message boards, blogs, and reviews. We use and disclose the information  collected as explained in this privacy policy.How we use and disclose that information  be supplemented in the area where you provide the information.

You may terminate your account at any time. If you choose to terminate your account,  any association between your account and information we store will no longer exist  accessible through your account. We may retain the information collected prior to  termination for archival and/or legal purposes. Any information you shared in public areas  of the Site will remain in those areas until it is deleted in accordance with our data retention policy

  

Information we gather

  • Device, Site Visit and Technical Information 

When you access the Site through a web browser, we collect technical information that  identifies your computer, software, browser settings and Internet Service Provider (“ISP”),  such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, a unique number that is automatically  assigned to your computer when you the web, the network MAC address, a unique number that is assigned to your network card by the manufacturer, network operator, browser type and version, operating system and version, domain name, device’s preferred language, country information configured in your browser, a randomly assigned, unique user identification number (“UID”) set by us, and/or other characteristics relating to your device, its software and the mode of communication with us as well as information regarding your  visit to the Site, such the date, time and duration of a visit, the specific webpages you visit,  the links you click throughout the Site, and/or the external websites from which you arrived  at the Site or to which you link from the Site. For more information please see our Cookie  Policy.

  • Do Not Track

Do Not Track is a voluntary program among Internet advertisers that is intended to give  users the ability to opt-out of interest-based advertising. There are ways in which your  computer may transmit a “do not track” signal to certain websites and online services you  visit, and currently no standard has been established. We do not respond to do not track  signals, and the settings in your browser will have no effect on the site.

 

How we use the information

We use the information we collect to operate, maintain and improve the Site and our products and  services, such as to respond to comments and questions and provide customer service, send  information including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts and support  and administrative messages, communicate about promotions, upcoming events, and others  products and services offered by us and/or by third parties, including through the use of contextual  and interest-based advertising, link or combine the information we collect with other information  we get from third parties, to help understand your interests and provide you with better service, protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized or illegal activity, provide and deliver  the products and services you request, identify you as a user in our system, such as when we feel it is  necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use to protect the Site, customers, or other  individuals, facilitate the creation of and secure any accounts you create on our Site, develop and  improve marketing and advertising for the Site, or for other purposes in operating the Site.

  • De-Identified Information

We may create de-identified information records and “aggregate data” reports about how  users use the Site, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site or the Apps, which  may be derived from technical and/or personal information. This information cannot be entered  readily tied back to you, your account, your web browser or your mobile device. We may use  this de-identified information for business purposes, such as to enhance the content of and  improve the Site, for example by allowing us and third parties authorized by us to ascertain  how often individuals use areas of the Site so that we may focus on and improve those areas. We may use technical data we gather to enable us or a third party to provide you with  information about products and services while you are using the Site.

  • Mobile Phones

We may use your mobile phone number for the purposes stated here, including for mobile  SMS/MMS messaging or content in accordance with our mobile text terms of use. We can  use the location and Wi-Fi information gathered to generate reports in order to provide  specific services. We may also use this information to send you information about  promotions, services or goods, and provide advertisements about promotions, services or  goods that may be of interest to you. Third parties may process location data as a service  provider to us, such as to facilitate marketing campaigns or to perform fraud detection and analysis on our behalf.

  • Advertising

We use analytics services, advertising companies, advertising networks and advertising  exchanges to help analyze how users use and navigate the Site and to engage in advertising on our behalf, on behalf of the retailers for whose products and services are available on our Site. These companies may use data about your visits to the Site and other websites or mobile applications in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you which are offered by us or by our retailers.

Those companies are instructed to follow industry guidelines with regard to interest-based  advertising, such as the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Principles for online behavior  advertising. Among other things, the ads that are displayed to you should have the AdChoices  icon or a similar mechanism which you may click to direct you to a website where you may  opt-out of interest-based advertising. If you would like more information about this practice  and how to opt-out of receiving communications from these third-party advertising companies, please visit:Terms of Use

 

How to share the information

We share your information with others as follows:

  • Other Users

If you create an account, information such as your username and other information you enter may be displayed to other users of the Site to facilitate user interaction within the  Site. We will not reveal your contact information to other users without your permission. Some of your activity on and through the Site is public by default. This may include, but is not  limited to, content you post publicly through message boards, blogs or reviews on the Site. If  you choose to provide information using certain public features of the Site, that information  may be governed by the privacy settings of those particular features and may be publicly  available.Individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or  entities without our control and without your knowledge, and search engines may index that information.

  • Promotions

If we sponsor surveys, sweepstakes, contests, promotions or other solicitations for third parties  , we may share the information you provide with those third parties. We may also  share such information with third parties that provide marketing and advertising on our behalf, as well as with our retailers.

  • Your Transactions

We may share your information to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it, such as to  purchase services or goods and have it shipped to you, or for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information, or with your consent, or to designated third parties  by you. We may share financial information with our third-party payment processing  company, our credit card gateway and fraud prevention company, fraud detection  company, our remote checkout bot company and any applicable retailers. To fulfill an  online purchase order we may share your purchase and shipping information with our third party service providers, which will provide the information to the retailers from which your purchase is made. Generally, they will use the information for customer service,  fulfillment, shipping and returns. The retailer may pass your information to third parties,  such as the shipping carrier the US Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, and DHL. The use of your  information by these parties is subject to their respective privacy notices. We may also  share your purchase and contact information with third parties that provide marketing and advertising services on our behalf, as well as with our retailers.

  • Social Media

We may share certain data, such as your telephone or email contact information, with social media media  outlets, like Facebook and Instagram, in connection with our agreement to share such information with them, in order to provide more targeted advertisements about goods and services from us or mall retailers that may be of interest to you.

  • Third Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third party service providers that assist us in operating  the Site, for and on our behalf, such as a hosting company or email provider. They are  instructed to use the information only to assist us in operating the Site. We may also share  your information with third parties, such as sharing your feedback with our vendors  to improve the Site. We may also share your information with third parties that provide  marketing and advertising on our behalf, as well as with our retailers. 

We may share location data collected from your ISP, Sites and/or the App via your mobile  device with third parties that provide marketing and advertising on our behalf as well as  for our retailers and third party companies, who provide analytics services. 

We may share de-identified data concerning retail consumer behavior with third parties,  including entities with whom we have entered into an agreement to provide such de- identified data for analytics or marketing purposes. We may also share with our retailers  de-identified segment information, which is information that does not identify you  personally, but allows the retailers to know more generally the products being purchased  through, and the consumers who are using, the Platform.

Required by law or to protect interests. We may disclose your information to (i) comply  with laws, rules, regulations, legal processes and governmental requests; (ii) enforce this privacy  policy and our terms and conditions including any investigation of potential violations thereof; (iii) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, such as for  fraud protection, credit risk reduction and spam/malware prevention; (iv) respond to user  support requests; (v) avoid liability, or to protect our rights or property or the rights or  property of anyone else such as when user is believed to be in violation of our terms and  conditions;and/or (vi) protect the rights, property and safety of our companies, partners,  contractors, customers, users and the public, such as to report suspected illegal activity to law enforcement.

  • Corporate Reorganization

If we sell assets or the assets of a division or subsidiary to another entity or if we are acquired  by or merged with another entity, we may share with such entity information about users of the Site that is related to that part of our business that is sold to or acquired by or merged with the other entity.

 

Information security

We endeavor to protect the security of the information collected through the Site and implement  generally accepted standards of information technology security designed to protect information  from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. It is not possible,  however, to guarantee the security or integrity of information disclosed online due to, among other  things, technological limitations and the fact that no data is accessible through or transmitted via the  Internet is completely secure. Online orders on our Site involve processing of data by third parties, such  as retailers, online gift card providers, ticket agents, credit card processing companies, fraud detection service providers, issuing banks, card network issuers, shipping services, fulfillment  companies, and other parties in order to complete an order. Those parties with whom we contract  are required to maintain reasonable measures designed to safeguard the security of the data they  process however, we do not otherwise have control over and are not responsible for their  handling of such data. From time to time, we may use techniques designed to identify  fraudulent activities. You agree to cooperate with all efforts as we may, in our sole  discretion, deem necessary to identify attempted fraud. You further agree that if, for any reason, you or others acting on your behalf are suspected of fraud or other violations of our  terms and conditions we may, in our sole discretion, declare you to be in breach of our  terms and conditions, suspend, block and/or terminate your use of the Site, and/or seek  prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

 

Links to other sites

The Site may have links to third party websites, services and applications, such as websites hosted  by third party retailers (collectively, the “Third Party Sites”). When you click on such a link, you will  leave the Site and be directed to the Third Party Site and when you leave the Site, you are no  longer subject to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy. This privacy policy does not  apply to Third Party Sites, and we do not review or endorse, and are not responsible for, any Third  Party Sites, the content therein, or their privacy practices. This privacy policy also does not extend  to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond USA Accelerator’s control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental  regulation.

 

Non-us residents

Residents of other countries outside the United States of America (hereinafter the “US”), such as  the European Union, may have other rights. As stated in our Terms of Use while you may be able to  set up an account as a user outside the US, we make no assurances or representations of any kind that  the Site is suitable for use in the country in which you reside. By accessing the Site, creating an  account or making a purchase, you consent to the processing of your personal information as  provided in this privacy policy. You may withdraw that consent by contacting us at   info@usaaccelerator.com.

You are required to provide certain personal information in order to open and maintain an  account. Your failure to provide such information may prevent you from establishing an account  or may subject your account to termination. An account may be required to make certain types  of online purchases, as a guest option is not available at checkout. At any point you believe the  personal information we process about you is incorrect, you may access your account and modify it  there, or otherwise request to see the information and to have it corrected or deleted by contacting  us at  info@usaaccelerator.com .

If you wish to object to or raise a complaint about how we have handled your personal information,  you may contact us at info@usaaccelerator.com, who will investigate the matter. You  may also be able to have your personal information transferred by contacting us at  info@usaaccelerator.com. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are  processing your personal information not in accordance with the law, you may complain to the data  protection authority in your jurisdiction. Our Data Protection Officer could be reached at  info@usaaccelerator.com  for personal information collected pursuant to this privacy policy. 

 

Mobile terms

When you provide us with your mobile phone number, you are also expressly agreeing that we  may send you text messages including SMS and MMS to that phone number. You also agree to  pay the charges to your wireless bill or to have them deducted from your prepaid balance for this  service. You acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older and you have the consent of the  wireless account holder. If you signed up by texting a signup keyword, you will receive a  confirmation text message, and you may need to reply as instructed to complete registration. You understand and agree that message and data rates apply.

To cancel, reply STOP, for help reply HELP. You agree to receive a final text message confirming  your opt-out. You may opt out at any time by texting the word STOP. You agree to receive a final  text message confirming your opt-out. Texts may be sent through an automatic telephone dialing  system. Consent is not required as a condition of purchasing any goods or services. You agree to  notify us of any changes to your mobile number and update your subscription with us to reflect  this change. Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain mobile features and certain mobile  features may be incompatible with your carrier or mobile device.Contact your carrier with  questions regarding these issues.

To stop receiving promotional text messages simply reply STOP. We will remove your mobile  number from our subscription list. It is, however, important to note that this will not disable  your ability to use the Site. We will only remove you from our promotional text messaging  subscription list. Please allow up to five (5) business days from when the request was received  to process your removal. Standard carrier message and data rates may apply.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. All versions of the Privacy Policy are dated  with the effective date of that version of the Privacy Policy, ie: the date on which the applicable  version of the Privacy Policy was posted to the Site. Our use of information that we learn about you  will be governed by the most recent Privacy Policy in effect. Your use of the Site signifies your assent  to the most recent Privacy Policy in effect.