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Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


Non-confidentiality of communications

If you send a message or information to Allos, such as (but not limited to) an e-mail to the webmaster of this site or a submission of a business plan, you hereby grant to Allos the right to read, use, distribute, disclose and otherwise handle the communication and any related information as Allos deems appropriate in its sole judgment.

Due to the large number of business plan ideas and related materials that we review, and the similarity of many such plans and materials, we cannot accept responsibility for protecting against misuse or disclosure any confidential or proprietary information or other materials in the absence of our express written agreement to do so.  Please consider this carefully before sending us any information you consider to be confidential or proprietary.  If you wish to submit a business plan idea, but have concerns about this notice, we encourage you to call us first to discuss your particular situation.

Allos Ventures intellectual property

All of the content of this website - including information, trademarks, logos, photos, and all other original material, as well as the overall appearance of the web site - should not be reproduced without our prior written consent.

Allos Ventures and the AV logo are our registered trademarks.  Other trademarks, such as those of our partner companies, are owned by their respective owners (obviously).

Third-party web sites

This web site includes links to other internet web sites, such as web sites maintained by our partner companies or by other persons or organizations of interest to entrepreneurs. Allos Ventures has no control over these sites and expressly disclaims any responsibility for, or express or implied warranties regarding, the information, material, products, or services that are contained on, or are accessible through, any such linked sites.  The existence of these links does not constitute an endorsement of the linked sites, or of the contents or operators of the sites. Allos is providing these links to you only as a convenience.

Privacy policy

Our privacy policy is based on the same principles of trustworthiness and respect that are the foundation of our approach to venture capital (and to life). So, in summary:

We only ask for what we need. You'll find that we don't ask for any data for the use of most of our site. Where we do, such as for the submission of comments to our blog, it's only when necessary to provide you with the best experience (for example, by helping us to eliminate comment spam). Similarly, while we do collect some non-personally identifiable information (see below), we use it only to improve and enhance our website. Speaking of which, if you have any ideas for how we could improve the site, let us know. In no case do we collect personal information about you without your knowledge.

When you visit allosventures.com, we do collect some information that helps us understand how people use our site so that we can continue to make it more useful and valuable over time. No information we collect in this way is directly or indirectly traceable back to a specific person. In addition to gathering basic usage information, we also collect information that helps us monitor network traffic and enables us to identify unauthorized or unusual activity on the site.

The specific information we collect includes:

  • name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet
  • internet protocol address of the host server you are using
  • name and version of your web browser (Firefox, Explorer, etc.) and operating system (Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.)
  • date and time you access our site
  • Internet address of the site from which you linked to us, where applicable

Unless you submit a business plan to us, comment on our blog, or otherwise provide us with personally identifiable information, we do not collect your name or email address.

But! If you do submit a business plan to us, we're going to add you to the newsletter mailing list, and by hitting the "Send it!" button, you consent to that. Don't worry - it has an unsubscribe link. By the way, please make sure you've read our investment criteria before you send us a business plan.

We will be responsible with your data. We hate spam and you won't get any more as a result of supplying us with your info. All of the information described below is maintained and accessible only by Allos. We will not sell any information we collect in this manner nor will we share it with third party organizations unless required by applicable law or valid legal process. For our handling of other information (such as business plans you email us), please see above.

At Allos, we take the issue of privacy seriously. We recognize that when you provide us with information about yourself or your business that you're trusting us to act in a responsible manner and we're committed to making sure we earn that trust.

Our policy for how we use information that you provide us, or that we collect through your use of our site, is set forth below. Please note that by visiting our site, you are accepting the practices described in this notice.

How we use 'cookies'
Some parts of the site may use a 'cookie,' which is a small text file that is placed on your computer's hard drive. The cookie captures no personally identifiable information. The site may use a cookie in order to log which pages you visit or to provide enhanced capabilities during your visit. You can set your browser to refuse to accept cookies; however, if you choose do to this, some features of this site and others may not function properly.