Our website or our mobile applications
Our e-mails or links in our e-mails
Our online ads or web content on third-party websites
Our blogs or social media outlets
Our merchant support services
Our other marketing channels, including, but not limited to, our call and mail centers
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect Information
We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you when you use our website or other electronic services, including information:
About your Internet connection, the equipment you use to access our website and services, and usage details
About your operating system, browser version, IP address, and mobile device
About the web pages that you view and information that you search for on our website
Which ads or web content from us or affiliates that you click to or view on our website or on third-party websites
When you open our e-mails or click on any links in the e-mails
We collect this information using technologies, such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts.
We collect or receive business information and personally identifiable owner information (collectively, “Information”) about you, when you:
Fill out forms or fields on our website
Provide location information from your mobile device
Communicate with us by e-mail, mail, telephone, facsimile or other electronic means
We may collect or receive the following business information: mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, company name, company size, business type, bank or credit card statements and bank account information. We may collect or receive the following owner information: names, mailing addresses, e‑mail addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, business ownership interests and duration, estimated FICO scores and Social Security numbers. We obtain Information in connection with helping you find and obtain Funding.
Children under 13
DFD’s website and services are not for children under 13 years old. We do not knowingly solicit data online from, or market online to, children under 13. If we knowingly receive a child’s personal information, we will delete it from our systems.
We share stories of satisfied customers in our marketing materials. With your consent, we may display your name and any testimonial or photographs provided by you directly or indirectly to us. If you have questions regarding your testimonial or photographs, contact us at email@example.com.
How We Use Information We Collect
We (or our servicers and affiliates) use the information collected or received, sometimes combined with information from other sources, in the following ways:
To advertise and market our funding partners’ products and services;
To conduct research and analysis to prevent fraud and to better understand our customers and website visitors;
To engage in merchant support services;
To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide the information; or
For any other purpose with your consent.
Anti-money Laundering Compliance Notice
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.
What this means to you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
Disclosure of Your Information
We provide your Information, whether aggregated or not, to our subsidiaries, affiliates, service providers, and business partners to help us with our business activities, including, but not limited to, marketing our funding partners’ products and services to you. We share Information with our funding partners in connection with helping you find and obtain Funding. We may share Information with business partners to inform you of products or services that may interest you. We may also disclose your Information:
To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of DFD’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which Information held by DFD is among the assets transferred;
To fulfill any purpose or effect the action for which you provide the Information;
To any third party with your consent;
To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of DFD, our customers, funding partners or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Other Choices You Have
Providing information to DFD is voluntary. Most computer systems and browsers offer their own privacy settings. Advanced settings may allow you to disable cookies. However, if you disable cookies from our website, some of our website features and services may not work.
DFD may contact you to inform you of Funding that may interest you. If you do not wish to be contacted by us at certain addresses or telephone numbers you can:
Register for the Direct Marketing Association’s Mail Preference Service at dmachoice.org/MPS/proto1.php
Click “unsubscribe” or reply to the e-mail address found on the bottom of DFD e-mails and follow the instructions provided
Tell a representative that you no longer wish to be contacted at a certain address or telephone number
Exercising one of these options may not cause all communications from DFD to cease.
How We Keep Information Safe and Secure
We use reasonable technical and physical security measures to protect your Information. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Please do not communicate any information to us through unsecured channels, including e-mail or social media websites, or while you are in public areas. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet or other means of communication is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our website or through other means of communication. Any transmission of information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on any of our systems, including, but not limited to, our website.
“Web beacons” are small graphic images placed on a web page, web-based document, or an email address that are designed specifically to allow us or our third-party vendors to collect certain information and monitor use activity on our website. Web beacons are invisible to the user because they are typically very small. We do not use web beacons to collect personal information about owners and principals. We may use them to collect non-personal information such as an IP address of the computer used, the URL of the page where the website visitor came from and the time when the web beacon was activated.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You may send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 888-985-1770 to correct or delete any information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
DO-NOT-CALL POLICY SUMMARY
Ethos Funding strives to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct in its marketing activities and is committed to complying with all federal and state legislation regarding applicable Do Not Call Procedures, including, without limitation, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, the FTC Telephone Sales Rule, and state regulation.
If you do not want to receive sales calls from Ethos Funding, just ask us to place your name on our internal Do Not Call List. We will note your request immediately, but it may take up to 7 days to remove your information from previously prepared lists. You can also make your request by calling or writing to our Customer Service Department. When you make your request be sure to include your name, address and all telephone numbers that you want to be included on our list. If your information changes, please notify us promptly to remain on our internal Do Not Call List.
We maintain a record of your request and will honor your request for 5 years from the date the request is made, unless otherwise required by law. We will place a sales call to a telephone number on our internal Do Not Call List only if (i) you provide us with the telephone number directly, or indirectly through a separate source, or notify us that you would like to receive sales calls and (ii) you do not request to place that telephone number back on our internal Do Not Call List.
Representatives making sales calls will be trained on our internal Do Not Call List and will clearly identify themselves on calls.
This policy restricts telephone solicitation calls from Ethos Funding only, so you may continue to receive telephone calls from other companies, including our affiliates. We may still contact you by other means of communication and by telephone for non-marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, servicing or collecting accounts.
For a copy of our Do Not Call Policy, contact us at email@example.com.
We respect your right to privacy.
Thank you for your interest in our policy.
For Nevada Customers Only: We are providing this notice under state law. If you are located in Nevada and have a preexisting business relationship with us, you may be placed on our internal Do Not Call list by calling us at 888-985-1770 or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To obtain further information on this notice, contact: Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of Nevada Attorney General, 555 E. Washington Street, Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101; Phone: 702-486-3132; E mail: BCPINFO@ag.state.nv.us