Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We take your privacy and the security of information about you seriously. This Online Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use personal information through our website, www.secureloanusa.com, mobile application(s) and all related applications, services and tools (collectively, our “Service”), including how we may use such information for advertising purposes. Our data sharing practices are also governed by the Secure Loan USA Privacy Notice, which explains the choices you may have in the use and sharing of information about you.

This policy is incorporated into Secure Loan USA Terms of Use, and your consent to this policy is a material term of our Terms of Use. By accessing or using our Service, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of personal information about you as described in this Online Privacy Policy, our Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use.

Privacy Notice

FACTSWHAT DOES SECURE LOAN USA DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Why?Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
What?The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include: Social Security number and income Account balances and transaction history Credit scores and employment information
How?All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons secure loan usa chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
Reasons we can share your personal informationDoes secure loan usa share?Can you limit this sharing?
For our everyday business purposes — such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureausyesno
For our marketing purposes — to offer our products and services to youyesno
For joint marketing with other financial companiesyesyes
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes — information about your transactions and experiencesyesno
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes — information about your creditworthinessyesyes
For our affiliates to market to youyesyes
For nonaffiliates to market to youyesyes
What we do
How does secure loan usa protect my personal information? To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
How does secure club usa collect my personal information? We collect your personal information, for example, when you Open an account Give us your contact information Give us your income information Show your government-issued ID Buy securities from us We also collect information about you from others, such as credit bureaus and other companies.
Why can’t I limit all sharing? Federal law gives you the right to limit only sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes — information about your creditworthiness affiliates from using your information to market to you sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.
What happens when I limit sharing for an account I hold jointly with someone else? Your choices will apply to everyone on your account — unless you tell us otherwise.
Definitions
Affiliates Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies. Our affiliates include secure loan usa Asset Management, LLC and Springstone Financial, LLC.
Nonaffiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies. Nonaffiliates with whom we share can include other financial services companies, lenders, insurance companies, retailers, membership clubs, or other consumer service providers such as data processors and companies that help us market our own products and third-party products that we believe may be of interest to you.
Joint marketing A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you. Our joint marketing partners include other financial services companies, banks, lenders, insurance companies, or other consumer service providers.
Other important information
For California residents We will not share information we collect about you with nonaffiliated third parties, except as required or permitted by law, such as to process your transactions or to maintain your account. We will limit sharing within our corporate family to the extent required by California law.
For Vermont residents We will not share information we collect about you with nonaffiliated third parties, except as permitted by Vermont law, such as to process your transactions or to maintain your account. We will not share information about your creditworthiness with our affiliates except with your authorization or as required or permitted by law. We may share information about our transactions or experiences with you within our corporate family without your consent.
For Nevada residents We provide you this notice under Nevada state law. You may be placed on our internal Do-Not-Call List by calling us at 888-596-3157, emailing us at support@secureloanusa.com, or writing us at: secure loan usa Corporation Attn: Compliance Department
71 Stevenson Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94105 Nevada law also requires us to provide you the following to obtain additional information: Office of the Attorney General
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Telephone: 775-684-1100 Email: AgInfo@ag.state.nev.us

Online Privacy Policy

This Online Privacy Policy is effective immediately for new users, and from 6/20/2018 for existing users

1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

The types of personal information we collect depends on the products and services you request and use. The categories of information we collect can include:

  • Information you provide to us directly. We may collect personal information, such as your name, phone number, location, email address, business information, payment and bank account information, social security number, wire transfer information, vehicle information, employment and income information and additional information to verify your identity when you register for our Service, apply for a loan or to be an investor, sign up for our mailing list, or otherwise communicate with us. We may also collect any communications between you and Secure loan USA and any other information you provide to secure loan usa.
  • Information we receive from third parties. We may receive information about you from third parties, including information we request from credit reporting agencies such as TransUnion, Equifax, and/or Experian, and from other partners. We will collect information, which may include your credit history and credit scores, from credit bureaus and other partners to determine your creditworthiness if you are a borrower, assess risks related to your potential loan, and to help investors determine whether to commit to your loan. If you consent to have secure loan usa request your financial data directly from your financial institution, we may work with a third party, such as Plaid, to access and collect such data on our behalf. By providing your information to the third party, you acknowledge and agree that information accessed, collected, or transmitted by the third party for this purpose will be governed by the privacy policy of the third party. Plaid’s privacy policy is available at https://plaid.com/legal.
  • Information you may provide and that we receive through referral activities. With your permission, we may access and import your contact list available through your email accounts, so that we may invite your friends and contacts to connect with our Service. When you provide us with personal information about your contacts, we will use this information only for the specific reason for which it is provided.

2. HOW WE USE INFORMATION

  • To process your transaction. If you register as a borrower, we will use information about you to facilitate your loan request. If you register as an investor, we will use information about you to facilitate investing. For example, we may use such information to create your borrower or investor profile and account, process your loan application or transaction, and enable payments and fund transfers with financial institutions. Certain personal information must be supplied during the investor and/or borrower registration processes in order to meet our legal obligations, verify your identity, determine eligibility for credit, protect against fraud and complete your transaction.
  • To maintain and improve our Service. We use the information to operate, maintain, improve and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service.
  • To communicate with you. We use the information to communicate directly with you, such as to send you direct mail and email marketing messages. We may also send you Service-related emails or messages (e.g., account verification, change or updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). For more information about your communication preferences, see “Control Over Information” below.

3. HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT INFORMATION.

Like most websites and online services, we and our third-party partners automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our Service, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, which could include cookies, web beacons, Flash cookies (locally stored objects), embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”). These tracking technologies collect information about how you use the Service (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take on the Service), information about your browser and online usage patterns (e.g., IP address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, pages viewed, whether you opened an email, links clicked), and information about the device(s) you use to access the Service (e.g., mobile device identifier, mobile carrier, device type, model and manufacturer, mobile device operating system brand and model, and depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data (which could include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device), or we may be able to approximate a device’s location by analyzing other information, like an IP address. We, or our third-party partners, may link your various devices so that content you see on one device can result in relevant advertising and content displayed on another device, and so that we may recognize and contact you on the various devices you may use. We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our visitors, we are not able to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser at this time.

Our website includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button. These features may collect your IP address and other information such as the page(s) you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

We use or may use the data collected through tracking technologies to (a) remember information so that you will not have to reenter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising; (c) recognize and contact you across multiple devices; (d) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (e) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our website; (f) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (g) otherwise to plan for and enhance our Service.

If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to adjust your browser settings to: (i) notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies. Blocking or deleting cookies may negatively impact your experience using the Service, as some features and services on our Service may not work properly. Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies. You may also set your email options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our e-mail and performed certain functions with it. Deleting cookies does not delete Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as Flash objects and HTML5. You can learn more about Flash objects—including how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies—on Adobe’s website or by clicking here. If you choose to delete Flash objects from our sites, then you may not be able to access and use all or part of the sites or benefit from the information and services offered.

We and our third-party partners may also use cookies and tracking technologies for advertising purposes. For more information about tracking technologies, please see “Third-Party Tracking and Online Advertising” below.

4. SHARING OF INFORMATION

We may share personal information about you in the instances described below. For further information on your choices regarding information about you, see the “Control Over Information” section below.

We may share personal information about you with:

    • Other companies and brands owned or controlled by secure loan usa and other companies owned by or under common ownership as secure loan usa, which also includes our subsidiaries (i.e., any organization we own or control) or our ultimate holding company (i.e., any organization that owns or controls us) and any subsidiaries it owns. These companies will use information about you in the same way as we can under this Policy;
    • Third-party vendors and other service providers that perform services on our behalf. We work with a number of service providers who support our operations, including but not limited to electronic payment service providers and customer support call centers. We share information with these third parties to process the transactions you initiate or to perform other specific services on our behalf, such as collections or identity verification, or creating and providing targeted advertisements. Our service providers are legally required to keep personal information private and secure and adhere to applicable state and federal laws and regulations;
    • Third parties at your request. For example, if we are unable to offer you a loan, you may be given the option to allow us to share personal information about you to third parties who may be interested in offering you a loan. We will only share this information with your consent and at your direction;
    • Originating banks that process your loan. If you request a loan, you are also providing information to the potential originating bank, and additional information may be provided to that bank after your loan originates. The use of information about you by your originating bank is governed by that bank’s privacy policy;
    • Purchasers of your loan to process your loan. If we sell your loan originated through our Service, we may provide the purchaser of your loan with information about you and credit information. The information we share about you will be subject to the purchaser’s privacy policy in addition to our own;
    • Purchasers of your loan for their direct marketing purposes. To opt-out of such sharing, please see Section 5 below;
    • Credit bureaus. We may share personal information about you with credit bureaus to meet our credit reporting obligations;
    • Other parties in connection with a company transaction, such as a merger, sale of company assets or shares, reorganization, financing, change of control or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company or third party, or in the event of a bankruptcy or related or similar proceedings; and
    • Third parties as required by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of secure loan usa, our visitors, or others.

5.CONTROL OVER INFORMATION

Data sharing settings and modifying or deleting information about you: You can access and modify information about you (such as name, email address, and mailing address) that we collect online and maintain by visiting your profile in your Account Summary on our website. This section of the website is password protected to better safeguard information about you. As a registered user, you can update your password, email address, physical address, phone number, and bank account information at any time on the website. Requests to change any other information in your profile or remove your name or comments from our website or publicly displayed content can be sent to us at support@secureloanusa.com We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. We may not be able to modify or delete information in all circumstances. Due to the regulated nature of our industry, we are under legal requirements to retain data and are generally not able to delete consumer transactional data upon request. Certain regulations issued by state and/or federal government agencies may require us to maintain and report demographic information on the collective activities of our membership. We may also be required to maintain information about you for at least seven years to be in compliance with applicable federal and state laws regarding recordkeeping, reporting, and audits.

Opt-out from third-party sharing for direct marketing purposes: As set forth in Section 10 below, if you are a resident of California and have previously opted in to have personal information about you shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, but no longer wish to have such information shared, please email us at support@secureloanusa.com to request to not have your information shared in this manner.

How to control your communications preferences: You can update your email preferences and stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link provided in such communications. We make every effort to process all unsubscribe requests within a reasonable amount of time. You may not opt out of service-related communications (e.g., account verification, transactional communications, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices).

6. THIRD-PARTY TRACKING AND ONLINE ADVERTISING

Interest Based Advertising. We participate in interest-based advertising and use third-party advertising companies to serve you targeted advertisements based on your browsing history. We may share, or we may permit third-party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third-party services, to collect, information about your use of our website over time so that they may play or display ads on our Service, on other devices you may use, and on other websites, apps or services. Typically, though not always, the information we share is provided through cookies or similar tracking technologies, which recognize the device you are using and collect information, including click stream information, browser type, time and date you visited the site and other information. We and our third-party partners may combine this information with information collected offline or from other sources. We and our third-party partners use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as reporting, attribution, analytics and market research.

Social Media Widgets and Advertising. Our Service may include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, Google Plus, Twitter or other widgets. These social media companies may recognize you and collect information about your visit to our Service, and they may set a cookie or employ other tracking technologies. Your interactions with those features are governed by the privacy policies of those companies.

We display targeted advertising to you through social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others. These companies have interest-based advertising programs that allow us to direct advertisements to users who have shown interest in our Service while those users are on the social media platform, or to groups of other users who share similar traits, such as likely commercial interests and demographics. These advertisements are governed by the privacy policies of those social media companies that provide them.

Cross-Device Linking. We, or our third-party partners, may link your various devices so that content you see on one device can result in relevant advertising on another device. We do this by collecting information about each device you use when you are logged in to our Service. We may also work with third-party partners who employ tracking technologies, or the application of statistical modeling tools, to determine if two or more devices are linked to a single user or household. We may share a common account identifier (such as an email address or user ID) with third-party advertising partners to help recognize you across devices. We, and our partners, can use this cross-device linkage to serve interest-based advertising and other personalized content to you across your devices, to perform analytics and to measure the performance of our advertising campaigns.

7. HOW WE PROTECT AND STORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

Keeping information safe: As a financial services company, secure loan usa understands that the information collected and shared with us by our borrowers, investors and business partners contains sensitive data. We take our role in safeguarding information about you seriously. We maintain a security program that draws on industry standards and best practices. We take a defensive, in-depth approach to implementing physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect information against unauthorized access or misuse. The safeguards include preventive, detective, and corrective controls, for example: physical safeguards like access badges and a video monitoring system; administrative safeguards like an employee security training program, employment background checks, and access controls; and technical safeguards like perimeter security, encryption, two-factor authentication, and regular security monitoring with layered and complementary controls.

    • Encryption & website certificates. Encryption protects the information you share with us from the moment it leaves your computer until it reaches our systems. Look for the secure locked padlock on your browser, which signifies a secure web connection. Consult your web browser documentation for more information.
    • Session time-outs. We employ session time-outs that will log you out of the website automatically after a period of inactivity. This reduces the risk of others being able to access your account if you leave your computer unattended.
    • Passwords. You should never share your password with anyone. Your password is not known to any secure loan usa employee or third party, and we will never ask for your password by phone or email. If you ever receive a communication claiming to be from secure loan usa that asks for your password, you should immediately report it by contacting us at security@secureloanusa.com.
    • Identity theft protection. In order to protect your identity at secure loan usa we have developed and implemented an identity theft prevention and response program that is designed to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft when borrowing or investing through the secure loan usa platform. We utilize authentication technology to verify the identities of our investors and borrowers, and have established processes, procedures, and training for secure loan usa employees to identify and respond appropriately to identity theft indicators. Under our agreements with investors, we are obligated to repurchase loans in cases of confirmed borrower identity theft.

8. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 on this Service. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at support@secureloanusa.com.

9. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES

The Service may contain links to and from third-party websites of our business partners, advertisers, and social media sites and our users may post links to third-party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. We strongly recommend that you read their privacy policies and terms and conditions of use to understand how they collect, use, and share information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on third-party websites.

10. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

In California, you may opt-in to have personal information about you shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Consistent with California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if you no longer wish to have personal information about you shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please email us at support@secureloanusa.com to request to not have your information shared in this manner.

11. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the website, please contact us at support@secureloanusa.com. If you have a privacy or data use concern, please contact us first at support@secureloanusa.com. If we have not addressed your privacy or data use concern satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based, privacy and data usage third-party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

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