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InvestAmericas Privacy Policy

The Inter-American Investment Corporation ("we" or the "IIC"), the owner of InvestAmericas.com ("InvestAmericas" or the "Site"), takes the privacy of InvestAmericas' Users and General Users seriously. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our Users and General Users while providing a personalized and valuable service. This Privacy Policy explains the data processing practices of the IIC insofar as it relates to this Site. This privacy policy should be read in conjunction with our Terms of Service (hyperlink to Terms of Service). All capitalized terms not defined herein have the meaning ascribed to them in the Terms of Service.

In using this Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and agree that the IIC may make use of your personal information as set out herein.

The data controller is the IIC, a public international organization with headquarters at 1350 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20577.

Information collected

We may choose to collect personal information from you via the Site through the use of inquiry and registration forms and every time you e-mail us your details. Such information may include your name, contact information, and information about your investment requirements and the type of investments you seek. We may also collect information automatically about your visit to the Site. Any such information gathering will be for internal purposes only.

You also may provide Content on the Site, or transmitted to other Users of the Site or third parties. Your Content is posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although you may set certain privacy settings for such information by logging into your Allowable User Identity, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other Users or General Users of the Site with whom you may choose to share your Content. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your Content will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected by us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by the IIC or any third party (including our affiliates);, or by any third party (including our affiliates), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from, or on the Site.

Use and disclosure of personal information

We may process personal information collected via the Site for the purposes of (i) conducting market consultation exercises and (ii) providing you with information about new developments on or any changes to the services provided via the Site.

We may also use information in aggregate form (so that no individual User or General User is identified) (i) to build up marketing profiles; (ii) to aid strategic development; (iii) to manage our relationship with Investors, Enterprises, Third Party Service Providers and ESOs; and/or (iv) to audit usage of the Site; and/or (envy). We may share information with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns on InvestAmericas.

We may disclose your personal information to our affiliates and other third parties when (i) we are compelled by law or a court order to do so, or if (ii) we believe that such action is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the IIC, to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of the IIC, the Site, Users and General Users to the Site or others; or (iii) we provide the Services or any portion of them through third parties. For example, we may use a third party to distribute a publication and if you have told us that you wish to receive a publication, that third party would need your mailing address. They would only be allowed to use your mailing address for the purpose of sending you the relevant publication and they will not be allowed to market to you. In all cases, the disclosure is made with your consent.

The use of your personal information by such third parties would be limited to the specific purpose for which your information is provided, and no third party will be allowed to market to you. You may not limit these forms of sharing. In the case of any third party sharing, such third parties' use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy.

We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of the IIC (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). We have adopted security measures to protect such information.

Law enforcement authorities

We may, in our discretion, contact law enforcement authorities if we believe that anything unlawful is occurring in connection with the Site. In this process, we may provide the law enforcement authorities with any personal data that is held by us.

The IIC reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint, subpoena, warrant, court order or legal action. The IIC may log all internet protocol addresses accessing the Services and other information about Users' and General Users' access, and maintain backup copies of Content indefinitely and disclose that such information to law enforcement authorities as required.

Use of cookies

Cookies may be placed on your computer when you visit and register on the Site. By your use of the Site you agree that the IIC and InvestAmericas may use cookies. The IIC may also use "cookies" to identify you when you access the Site and to build up a demographic profile.

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information back from the browser. The use of cookies also allows registered Users to be presented with a personalized version of the Site.

Cookies Policy

Different types of cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas, shopping baskets and online billing. These cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

We use functional cookies to (i) remember things like information you've entered on order forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session, (ii) remember the goods and services you ordered when you get to the checkout page, (iii) identify you as being logged in, and (iv) make sure you connect to the right service on our Site when we make any changes to the way the Site works.

You may be able to “opt-out,” disable or restrict some cookies or similar information gathering tools, such as through your web or other browser settings or through third party mechanisms (e.g., some industry trade associations offer some opt-out mechanisms). However, not all cookies or other tools are so controlled and not all “opt-out” or similar mechanisms work on all browsers or access devices. Even effective opt-out opportunities can become ineffective over time or as technologies or browsers change. Although such information should be helpful, we do not control or guarantee its accuracy or that it will be effective with respect to all information gathering tools or in all circumstances. If you choose to refuse cookies or other similar tools from our Site, some functionalities or features of the Site might not work properly, may be slower, or may be unavailable.

Data Security

The IIC uses industry-standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to store any non-public information uploaded to the Service or collected by the IIC in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee complete security. We cannot and do not guarantee that our security measures will prevent third party "hackers" from illegally accessing the Site and obtaining access to Content or information thereon.

We use what we believe to be commercially reasonable measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Nevertheless, please be advised that no security measure, system, or control is infallible. WE ACCORDINGLY DO NOT GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OR CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, DUTIES OR CONDITIONS IN THAT REGARD. If any applicable law imposes on us a duty with respect to these matters that cannot be disclaimed, you acknowledge and agree that our commercially reasonable precautions shall be considered to satisfy that duty unless (and only unless) we have engaged in willful misconduct.

Please also note that you have a role in the security of your personal information. For example, you should not provide us with personal information that we do not request, you are responsible for controlling access to any personal computing device through which your personal information may be stored or accessed, and you are responsible for safeguarding any passwords or other log-in credentials to may be used to access to your personal information.

Third Party Websites

The Service may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the Content, accuracy or opinions expressed in such websites, and such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us.

Communication Preferences

We may provide notifications to you that are required by law or that are for marketing or other business-related purposes. Subject to applicable law, we may provide such notifications to you via email, hard copy, or through conspicuous posting on our websites or the software on your mobile device. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you.

Choices about How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

You may decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Service, in which case the IIC may not be able to provide certain services to you through InvestAmericas. You may update or correct your account information and email preferences at any time by logging in to your account.

If you do not wish to receive additional information about our products or services beyond that which is visible on the Site, please indicate this in an email written to us after you have completed providing us with your details.

Children's Privacy

You must be 18 years or older to use and register in the Site. The IIC does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Service. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a person under the age of 13, please contact us as described below.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our Users' and General Users’ personal information, we will notify you through a notice on the Site’s home page. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our Site and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

If you wish to access, modify or eliminate your profile information, you can do so by logging in to InvestAmericas and selecting the “settings” command on your profile.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please write to us at info@investamericas.com.

Last Updated: May 15, 2014

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