Terms of Use

Welcome to stgpartners.com (the “Site”). The Site is the property of, and is operated by, STG Partners, LLC (hereinafter “STG” or “we”). We invite all visitors to, or users of, the Site (“You”) to carefully review these Site terms of use (“Terms of Use”) before continuing to access or use the Site. By accessing or using the Site, You accept to be legally bound by these Terms of Use. If You do not accept these Terms of Use, You are not permitted to use the Site and You must discontinue access or use of the Site.

Proprietary Content, Third Party Content and Trademarks

Proprietary Content. All rights, titles and interests in and to the Site and all of its content, including, but not limited to, its software or HTML code and other computer code contained therein, trademarks, copyrights, text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, scripts, artwork, photographs, images, designs, video, audio and written materials and other materials that appear as part of the Site (collectively, “Content”) are owned by STG, its subsidiaries or affiliates, and/or their licensors. All Content is protected by national and international intellectual property laws, including, but not limited to, rights in the nature of patent rights, copyrights, trade secrets, trade names, trademarks, service marks, moral rights, know-how and any other similar intellectual property rights recognized under applicable laws, international conventions or international treaties in any country or jurisdiction in the world.

STG will have the right to claim ownership at any time of any Content published on the Site and to oppose any use of the Content that is not expressly permitted by STG.

Third Party Content. The Site may contain content created by third parties, information obtained from public sources and/or links to external web sites or web pages operated by third parties (the “Third Party Content”). You acknowledge and agree that STG does not have any control and cannot monitor such Third Party Content and will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, security or reliability of any Third Party Content. Access to any Third Party Content is at Your own risk, and STG will have no liability to You for any loss or damage that You may suffer (including, but not limited to, any loss or damage to Your computer equipment) arising out of or related to Your access or use of, or reliance on, any Third Party Content or caused by or in connection with any purchase of products or services available on or through any such Third Party Content.

STG Trademarks and Logos. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, brand names and product names included on the Site are the exclusive properties of STG, its subsidiaries or affiliates, or used with the permission of their respective owners (“Trademarks”). These Terms of Use do not allow You to use the Trademarks in any manner whatsoever, without the express prior written consent of STG.

Your Use of the Site

You are permitted to use the Site and the Content for Your private, personal and non-commercial use only and always in compliance with these Terms of Use.

Non-Permitted Uses. You may not and may not permit, assist or allow any third party to:
(i) copy, reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, post, publicly display, encode, translate, modify or create derivative works from, sell, license or otherwise distribute this Site or any Content, including, but not limited to, mirroring, framing or linking to any other computer, server or web site;
(ii) access or use this Site or any Content for any commercial purposes, including any advertising or advertising revenue generation activity on Your own web site;
(iii) use any deep-link, page-scrape, robot, spider or any other automatic or manual processes, to access, acquire, copy or monitor the Site or any Content or any portion thereof, or in any way reproduce the structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, or circumvent any copy-protection devices, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site;
(iv) access or attempt to access any portion or feature of the Site You are not allowed to access without authorization, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or any STG server, by hacking, password mining or any other illegitimate means.
(v) (1) probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach any security or authentication measures on the Site; (2) reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of, or visitor to, the Site; (3) exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site; or (4) use the Site or the Content for any unlawful purposes or for any purposes not allowed by these Terms of Use or for soliciting the performance of any illegal activity or for any other activity which infringes the rights of STG or others; or
(vi) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site, or any systems or networks connected to the Site. You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere, or attempt to interfere, with the proper working of the Site or with any other person’s use of the Site.

Any other use of the Content or material on this Site, including reproduction for the purposes other than Your private, personal and non-commercial use, modification, distribution or republication, without the express prior written consent of STG, is strictly prohibited. STG cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Your failure to comply with these obligations. You acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure and that any message or information You send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission is encrypted.

Changes to the Terms of Use and the Site

STG reserves the right to change, modify, revise, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use by updating this posting, at any time and without prior notice to You. STG thus invites You to check these Terms of Use periodically. If You do not agree to any such change, You must discontinue the access or use of the Site. By continuing the access or use of the Site following the posting of changes, You accept and agree to the changes.

Compliance with the Terms of Use and Indemnity

You represent and warrant that (i) You have the power and authority to enter into these Terms of Use; and (ii) Your use of the Site will comply with these Terms of Use. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless, and at STG’s option, defend STG, and any of its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its and their officers, directors, partners, members, managers, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, successors and assigns from all damages, costs, liabilities, suits, judgments, penalties, expenses, obligations, losses, claims, actions, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and expenses), relating to, or arising out of, any breach of these Terms of Use or any use of the Site by You.

Feedback and Other Communications

Any feedback, comments, suggestions, ideas and/or other similar information (collectively, “Communications”) that You submit to the Site shall not be treated by STG as confidential or proprietary. STG reserves the right to use such Communications on an unrestricted basis. You hereby grant STG an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, fully paid-up and royalty-free right to use or exploit any such Communications and any ideas, concepts, know how or techniques contained in such Communications that You send through the Site.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The use of the Site is at Your own sole risk, and You are entirely responsible for Your use of the Site and any linked sites. STG takes reasonable measures to protect the Site and the Content from viruses and defects but cannot guarantee that Your computer equipment, hardware or software or any data stored or created by Your computer equipment, hardware or software (collectively, “Equipment”) will not be damaged, corrupted, lost or otherwise affected if You access or use the Site or any Content.
The Site and the Content are delivered on an “AS-IS” basis. STG DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND THE CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, NON- INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
STG further disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions, or conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to Your use of the Site, including, without limitation, any liability for any Third Party Content or other third party information available on or through the Site.
STG does not warrant that the Site or any Content, service or feature of the Site will be uninterrupted, that there will be no virus or that any defects will be corrected, or that Your use of the Site will provide specific results. STG reserves the right to change, suspend or interrupt the functionality of the Site and the Content at any moment without notice.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, STG SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR CONTENT OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR (I) ANY LOSS OF OR CORRUPTION TO DATA; (II) LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO YOUR EQUIPMENT; (III) ANY RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SITE; OR (IV) ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF USE EXCLUDES OR LIMITS STG’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR FRAUD OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR FOR ANY OTHER LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER ANY MANDATORY PROVISION OF APPLICABLE LAW.

General Terms

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of California. The state and federal courts in California shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising out of the use of the Site and/or in connection with these Terms of Use, save for any right under mandatory provisions of applicable laws that establish legal proceedings in the place of residence or domicile of the users. These Terms of Use set forth the complete agreement between You and STG with respect to Your use of the Site and supersede and replace any prior understanding, whether oral or in writing.

California Website Privacy Policy

This California Website Privacy Policy describes specific rights granted under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (as amended, the “CCPA”) to natural person California residents and provides information regarding how such California residents can exercise their rights under the CCPA.  This Website Privacy Policy also covers Symphony Technology Group, LLC and is only relevant to you if you are a resident of California as determined in accordance with the CCPA.  To the extent there is any conflict with the privacy requirements under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and/or Regulation S-P (“GLB Rights”), GLB Rights shall apply.

What does this Website Privacy Policy apply to?

This Website Privacy Policy applies solely to your interactions with us through our Website (as defined below).  If you provide personal information to use through another means (e.g., as an employee or seeking employment, as a client, or as an investor) you will receive a separate privacy notice and that notice will govern that personal information.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect limited types of personal information through our website and investor reporting portals, as well as through other electronic communications (e.g., emails), as applicable (collectively, the “Website”).  The types of personal information we collect about you depends on the nature of your interaction with us.  The categories of personal information we have collected from individuals on this Website over the last twelve (12) months include the following:

  • Identifiers, such as name, contact details and address (including physical address, email address and Internet Protocol address);
  • Other customer records, such as telephone number and personal information provided in connection with obtaining account access;
  • Commercial information, such as account data;
  • Professional or employment-related information;
  • Education information;
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as information you provide to us when you correspond with us in relation to inquiries.

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18.

How do we obtain your personal information?

In connection with forming and operating our Website, we collect and maintain your nonpublic personal information from the following sources:

  • Information from your communications with us in connection with this Website, including any update notices provided by you.
  • Information captured on our Website, including registration information, information provided through online forms and any information captured via cookies.

We may combine personal information that you provide to us with information that we collect from or about you from publicly available sources. This will include information collected in an online or offline context.

How do we use your personal information?

We will use your personal information for one or more of the following business purposes:

  • To perform services for you.
  • To improve our Website and the products and services that we offer and notify you about changes to our products and services.
  • To communicate with you, including responding to requests for information submitted by you through our Website.
  • To keep a record of your relationship with us.
  • Ongoing operations, administrative, accounting, reporting, account maintenance and other processes.
  • To audit and verify the quality and effectiveness of our services and compliance.
  • To detect security incidents and to protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity.
  • To generally comply with U.S., state, local and non-U.S. laws, rules and regulations.

Additionally, we may use your personal information to keep you informed of our products and services, if you have provided your consent to us doing so, or where we have an existing relationship with you and we wish to contact you about products and services similar to those which we provide you, in which you may be interested. You may opt-in to certain kinds of marketing, or all forms of marketing at any time, by contacting us and you may unsubscribe to receiving emails by clicking on the “opt-out” or “unsubscribe” link provided in all our marketing emails.

Who do we share your personal information with?

We do not sell any of the personal information we collect about you to third parties.

We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you to anyone, except as permitted or required by law or regulation and to affiliates and service providers, including but not limited to administrators, lenders, banks, auditors, law firms, governmental agencies or pursuant to legal process, self-regulatory organizations, consultants and placement agents. We may also disclose your information to other parties as may be required by law or regulation, or in response to regulatory inquiries.

Within the last twelve (12) months, we have shared each of the categories of personal information collected in connection with this website with affiliates and service providers as set forth above in “What information do we collect about you?

How do we keep your personal information secure?

We consider the protection of sensitive information to be a sound business practice, and to that end we employ appropriate organizational, physical, technical and procedural safeguards, which seek to protect your personal information in our possession or under our control to the extent possible from unauthorized access and improper use.

Your rights under the CCPA

Deletion Rights: You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we retain, subject to certain statutory exceptions, including, but not limited to, our compliance with U.S., state, local and non-U.S. laws, rules and regulations. We will notify you in writing if we cannot comply with a specific request and provide an explanation of the reasons.

Disclosure and Access Rights: You have the right to request that we disclose to you certain information regarding our collection and use of personal information specific to you over the last twelve (12) months. Such information includes:

  • the categories of personal information we collected about you;
  • the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected;
  • our business or commercial purpose for collecting such personal information;
  • the categories of third parties with whom we share the personal information;
  • the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you; and
  • whether we disclosed your personal information to a third party, and, if yes, the categories of personal information that each recipient obtained.

No Discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA, including by denying service, suggesting that you will receive, or charging, different rates for services or suggesting that you will receive, or providing, a different level or quality of service to you.

How to Exercise Your Rights: To exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, or to access this notice in an alternative format, please submit a request on your behalf using any of the methods set forth in the Contact us section below.

Contact us

For any requests relating to the exercise of your rights under the CCPA, or questions regarding our processing of your personal information, please submit or have your authorized representative submit a request using any of the methods set forth below.

Call us using the following toll-free number: (888) 413-2429.

Email us at the following email address: [email protected]

We will contact you to confirm receipt of your request under the CCPA and request any additional information necessary to verify your request.  We verify requests by matching information provided in connection with your request to information contained in our records. Depending on the sensitivity of the request and the varying levels of risk in responding to such requests (for example, the risk of responding to fraudulent or malicious requests), we may request further information or your investor portal access credentials, if applicable, in order to verify your request.  You may designate an authorized agent to make a request under the CCPA on your behalf, provided that you provide a signed agreement verifying such authorized agent’s authority to make requests on your behalf, and we may verify such authorized person’s identity using the procedures above.

Our goal is to respond to any verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of our receipt of such request, but in certain cases, additional time might be required. Please contact the Chief Compliance Officer of STG Partners at the email address above with any questions about this California Website Privacy Policy.

 

updated December 30, 2019.