OPERATING PARTNERS AND BOARD OF BUSINESS EXECUTIVES
Operating Partners referenced herein are not employees of Gridiron Capital, but are third-party consultants expected to be regularly used by, or associated with Gridiron Capital, and who are currently compensated by investment vehicles and the portfolio companies with which they are directly involved. Specifically, Operating Partners receive an annual retainer and expense reimbursement from the investment vehicles and board fees, transaction fees, employee compensation and expense reimbursement from portfolio companies. In addition, Operating Partners often participate in the management incentive plan of portfolio companies at which they serve as board members and often co-invest in such portfolio companies. Going forward, it is expected that such Operating Partners will be similarly compensated, pro rata, by Gridiron Capital-sponsored investment vehicles and their portfolio companies.
Board of Business Executives members referenced herein are not employees of Gridiron Capital, but are third-party consultants expected to be regularly used by, or associated with Gridiron Capital, and who are currently compensated by investment vehicles and the portfolio companies with which they are directly involved. Specifically, Board of Business Executives members receive expense reimbursement from investment vehicles and board fees, transaction fees, employee compensation and expense reimbursement from portfolio companies. In addition, Board of Business Executives members often participate in the management incentive plan of portfolio companies at which they serve as board members and often co-invest in such portfolio companies. Going forward, it is expected that such Board of Business Executives members will be similarly compensated, pro rata, by Gridiron Capital-sponsored investment vehicles and their portfolio companies.
from or about a child without verification of parental consent, and we will delete that information.
ACCESSING THE SITE
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to certain users.
You are responsible for:
- Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.
- disrupt, interfere with, violate the security of, or attempt to gain unauthorized access to, the Website or any computer network;
- circumvent any technological measure implemented by Gridiron or any of Gridiron’s providers or any other third party (including another user of the Website) to protect the Website;
- upload, transmit, distribute, or run any computer virus, worm, Trojan horse, or any computer code that could damage or alter a computer, portable device, computer network, communication network, data, the Website, or any other system, device, or property;
- use any robot, spider, or other automated device to monitor or copy the web pages of the Website or any information provided on the Website without the express written permission of Gridiron;
- use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website or for any unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent;
- run Maillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Website;
- attempt, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, credentials, or other security information from any other user;
- jeopardize the security of your account or anyone else’s account (for example, by allowing another individual to login into your account as you);
- impersonate any other user, person, or entity (including, without limitation, using e-mail addresses associated with any of the forgoing to create an account);
- provide referral information for someone else without first obtaining consent from the person being referred and notifying them that they may receive communication from Gridiron; or
- violate any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any law regarding the export of data or software to and from the U.S. or other countries).
NO OFFER OF SECURITIES – DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS
Under no circumstances should any material at this Website be used or considered as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy an interest in any securities or investment fund. The material on this Website does not constitute, and may not be used in connection with, an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is not permitted by law or in which the person making such offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation. Access to information about any accounts is limited to investors who, among other requirements, either qualify as accredited investors within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or those investors who generally are sophisticated in financial matters, such that they are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of prospective investments.
NO INVESTMENT ADVICE OFFERED
The information contained herein is not investment advice. Any specific companies listed or discussed do not represent any or all companies purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients since inception. Users should not assume that all investments in the companies identified are or will be profitable.
ELECTRONIC CONTRACTING AND MESSAGING
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE LINKS AND REFERRALS
OWNERSHIP & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The owner of the Gridiron Website is based in the United States. Gridiron provides the Website for use only by persons located in the United States. Gridiron makes no claims that the Website or any of its contents are accessible or appropriate outside the United States. Access and use of the Website may not be legal by certain persons or incertain countries. If you access or use the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
DISCLAIMER OF WARANTIES
THE SITE AND ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT INCLUDED ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GRIDIRON EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND THE ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT INCLUDED ON THE SITE. GRIDIRON MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (A) THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; OR (B) THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR-FREE, OR FREE FROM VIRUSES, “TROJAN HORSES,” OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE. No information or advice obtained through the Website, or any other affirmation of Gridiron, by words or actions, shall constitute a warranty. You use any material distributed, downloaded, or accessed from the Website at your own risk and discretion. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system, loss of data, or loss due to your downloading or reliance upon any such material. Gridiron assumes no responsibility, and will not be liable for, any damages to your computer equipment, software, or other property as a result of your downloading, viewing, or otherwise using the Website or any material found on the Website, or any other site to which the Website is linked, or any damages resulting from your reliance on materials posted on the Website.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, THOSE PROVISIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT; WAIVER; SEVERABILITY
I. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
Gridiron does not collect any personally identifiable information from you (e.g., name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) unless you voluntarily choose to disclose such information. We will not sell, trade or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties. Your information may be used for research on usage patterns, online site customization and targeted marketing. Information You Share: Gridiron may collect information you provide directly to us on our Website, including your name, email address, and other personally identifiable information when you set up an online/investor/portfolio account, subscribe to our newsletters, or otherwise receive communications from us. We may also collect information from offline sources, such as when you provide your information to a Gridiron representative, over the phone or in person.
You may opt out of having your data used by Google Analytics by accessing Google’s Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means.
Aggregate Information: We may from time to time collect non-personal information about our customers, and aggregate this statistical information in order to improve our Website. When we say that we may share such information in “aggregate” form, we mean that we will not disclose personally identifiable information with the aggregate information. External companies may be provided aggregate information about our customers, but we will only disclose personally identifiable information with your permission.
Information Collected via the Website: When you visit our Website, Gridiron may also automatically collect certain technical information from your browser, such as the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other specifications about your visit to the Website. Gridiron collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of this Website. We may also use IP addresses to collect statistical information for our marketing and promotional purposes.
Change of Ownership or Control: If Gridiron becomes owned or controlled by other individuals or entities, the information we have collected may be transferred to such party or parties. In this case, such individuals or entities will follow this Policy.
II. HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the information we collect in the following ways:
To Further an Established Business Relationship: We may use collected information to contact you as necessary to communicate with you and to provide services to you. We may also contact you to ask for your feedback about a communication, service, or event.
To Send You Promotional Materials: We may also use your information to fulfill your requests, including requests to receive promotional materials. Promotional materials may include press releases and investor-oriented materials. We may also use your information to share other services or products that may be of interest to you. Promotional materials may be conveyed in emails, phone calls, text messages, or mailings. If you no longer wish to receive these materials, you may opt out by following the opt-out instructions included in the emails, texts, or mailings, or by contacting us.
To Improve Our Services: As described above, we may collect information using Cookies, tracking tools, and/or analytic tools. We may use this information to personalize your experience on the Website and/or to improve the security, design, and/or function of our Website.
Monitoring, Enforcement and Legal Requests: Gridiron has no obligation to monitor the Website or the use of the Website, or to retain the content of any user session. However, Gridiron reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity. We may use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to protect our service, Website, customers, or others.
Sharing Your Personal Information with Third Parties: Gridiron does not share your Personal Information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes without providing you an opportunity to object or without your consent where required by law. We only disclose your Personal Information to our affiliates and other third parties as allowed by applicable law and regulation. In the normal course of serving you, Personal Information we collect may be shared with third parties such as our accountants, attorneys, custodians and financial institutions that provide services for Gridiron in order to meet our obligations toward you or to deliver the requested services. Specifically, we may disclose to these third parties the Personal Information we collect for conducting our business with you. We require any third party that receives this information from Gridiron to use it only for the services required and as allowed by applicable law or regulation. We do not permit third parties to share or use this Personal Information for any other purpose.
Gridiron reserves the right to share your Personal Information in the event it sells licenses or transfers all or a portion of its business or assets. Should such a sale, lease or transfer occur, Gridiron will make reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use Personal Information about you in a manner that is consistent with this notice and applicable law.
With Our Partners: We may share your information with our selected partners in order to conduct business. For example, we may share your information with selected partners to conduct audits, industry analysis, and/or to evaluate the results of marketing efforts. Similarly, when you request information as described above, we may share your information with selected partners (e.g., email newsletter providers) to provide the requested information.
Sharing Anonymized Information with Third Parties: We may share anonymized information (such as aggregate Website usage statistics) with third parties for advertising, promotional, or other marketing purposes.
Obtaining and Handling Your Consent: Gridiron will seek to obtain your consent where required by applicable law. Where the collection and processing of your Personal Information solely relies on your consent, you have the ability to revoke your consent for Gridiron to collect and process your Personal Information at any time by contacting Gridiron using the contact information below subject to applicable legal obligations.
III. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
Gridiron has implemented various physical, electronic, contractual, and managerial security measures to protect against loss, misuse, and alteration of information that we collect and store. Unfortunately, no data collection or storage process can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Should you have further questions or concerns about our security measures, please contact us using the information below.
Passwords: If you register for an online/investor/portfolio account, your customer account and personal information is password protected. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. Therefore, we recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also, remember to close your browser window when you have finished using our Website.
IV. CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT
Gridiron’s Website is not designed or intended to collect information from children under the age of 13. Gridiron does not knowingly collect or maintain any information from children under the age of 13. This Website is not designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 13. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, if you are under the age of 18, you should only use this Website with the involvement of a parent or guardian. Please contact us online if you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, or if we might have any information from or about a child without verification of parental consent, and we will delete that information.
V. CALIFORNIA DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURE
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browsers, which allows you to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. We do not currently recognize or respond to DNT signals. For more information about DNT, please see http://donottrack.us/.
VI. NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS / YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Once a year, California residents may request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately prior calendar year. We comply with this law by allowing Gridiron’s users to tell us not to share their personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. To receive the information described above or to request that we stop sharing your information, please contact us online.
VII. COLLECTION OF DATA AND TRANSFER TO THE UNITED
Gridiron is a company based in the United States. This Website is controlled and operated from the United States, and information collected about you will be collected, stored and processed anywhere we engage service providers, including the United States. When we transfer and process information about you, we will protect it as described in this Policy. By using our Website, you consent to this transfer.
Cross-Border Data Transfers: Gridiron may transfer your Personal Information across country borders in accordance with applicable local laws and regulations.
VIII. YOUR RIGHTS
Your Choice: Gridiron respects your decisions about the collection and use of your information. You have the opportunity to elect to receive future press releases and investor-oriented materials from us. Based on this choice, you may receive information from Gridiron or a trusted third party. Every communication we send to you will contain instructions on how to cancel receiving similar information in the future. By accessing and using this Website, you consent to the use of your personal information by Gridiron in the manner specified in this Policy.
Update Information: If you have given Gridiron information in the past and now wish to change such information, please submit your request online or contact us at by phone at (203) 972-1100. Although Gridiron will make reasonable efforts to make the changes you have requested, we may be unable to update other types of information provided to us, such as aggregate or cookie information, or information that has been stored in our system. Delete Information: If at any time you wish to stop receiving information that we think you will find valuable, you can elect to do so by submitting your request online. You can also choose to delete your profile from our active database by either using the online system or by e-mailing us at the same address. Unfortunately, Gridiron may not be able to delete other types of information, such as aggregate or stored information.
Opting Out of Analytics Tools: You may opt out of having your data used by Google Analytics via Google’s Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means. Please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/analytics/#?modal_active=none for more information on how to do this.
Questions: If you have any questions about this Policy, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, or would like to provide comments, please submit your request online or contact us by phone at (203) 972-1100.