Privacy Policy

Welcome

Welcome to the Bond Street website, bondstreet.com (together with any user, borrower or investor accounts on this website, the “Website”).  This Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) sets forth Bond Street’s policy with respect to:

  1. The information we collect in connection with the operation of this website, including your account on the Website (your “Bond Street Account”);
  2. How information collected from or about you is used; and
  3. How you can access and correct certain information that we may collect.  If you do not agree with anything contained in the Policy, please do not submit information to, access information from, or otherwise utilize the Website. 

In this Policy:

The Website abides by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and is intended for persons 18 years of age and older.  If you are under 18, we ask that you do not submit any personal information through the Website, by e-mail or any other means of communication to Bond Street.  

Modifications to this Policy

Bond Street reserves the right to make changes to this Policy at any time.  It is your responsibility to review the Policy from time to time to see if modifications have been made. Your continued use of the Website after any modification of the Policy will conclusively indicate that you accept those changes.  Notwithstanding the above, we will seek your consent to future modifications to the extent we are required to do so by applicable law.



Information We Collect
Bond Street currently collects information during your use of the Website in three ways:
  1. Information You Provide: When you create your Bond Street Account, apply for a loan, take part in an investment, initiate a transaction or similar activities, you will generally be required to provide personally identifiable information such as personal and business name, mailing and business address, telephone number, e-mail address, bank account information, personal and business finances and debts, birthdate, social security number or tax ID.  You may also provide additional information during communication on forums or comments on the website or via email or written correspondence. By voluntarily providing us with your personally identifiable data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Policy.
  2. Information from Third Parties and Other Sources: Third parties, such as credit rating agencies, may provide us with information on you. We will obtain a credit score for any business, corporation or other entity interested in becoming a borrower only with the permission of an authorized representative or agent of the entity. We may also obtain additional commercially available information from third parties or public sources. We may combine this information with information we already have about you, to verify your identity, offer more personalized products and services for you, to evaluate your loan application or similar purposes.
    Bond Street uses Plaid Technologies, Inc. (“Plaid”) to gather End User’s data from financial institutions. By using our service, you grant Bond Street and Plaid the right, power, and authority to act on your behalf to access and transmit your personal and financial information from the relevant financial institution. You agree to your personal and financial information being transferred, stored, and processed by Plaid in accordance with the Plaid Privacy Policy.
  3. Information from Your Use of the Website: We may collect additional user behavior information throughout your use of the Website, including but not limited to device-specific information, log information, location, or unique application data that we may append to your existing Bond Street account.
Any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited comments or submissions to Bond Street, excluding any personal financial information (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”) shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Bond Street shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to third parties without limitation or attribution.  

Our Use and Storage of Your Personally Identifiable Information
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one or more of the following ways: The personally identifiable information that you provide and that we collect will be stored and maintained by Bond Street for so long as we, in our sole discretion, believe is necessary or appropriate (a) to carry out the purpose(s) for which such information was collected, in accordance with this Policy, or (b) to comply with applicable laws, contracts or other rules or regulations.

Cookies and Other Technologies

Bond Street uses various technologies including, but not limited to “Cookies” to collect and store personal and non-personally identifiable information when you use the Website. “Cookies” are small files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer or mobile device through your Internet browser when you visit a website that enable the website’s or service provider’s system to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to accept them or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.  Please note that without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the Website’s features.   

We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use information about or from users collected on our behalf, except to help us conduct and improve our business.



Safeguarding Your Access Information and Password; Your Responsibilities

As a user of the Website and your Bond Street Account, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy and confidentiality of your password, and other account information and should take steps to protect them from misuse.  By your continued use of the Website, you acknowledge and agree that Bond Street and its service providers will not be liable for any harm or damage you may experience by transmitting or submitting personal or confidential information to Bond Street by e-mail or other electronic communications or via the Website.

Please note that no technology can be considered completely secure or impenetrable and Internet protocols and other public and/or proprietary technology used or accessed by the Website may be vulnerable to exploitation or compromise by persons engaged in hacking or criminal conduct.  We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information or that information you share on the Website or via e-mail or other electronic communication with Bond Street will not be intercepted by third parties.  We and you each acknowledge and agree that we shall have no liability to you for any exploitation or criminal conduct by third parties. 

If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of the United States and of your country.


Our Sharing and Transfer of Your Personal Information
Information collected by Bond Street may be shared with other parties under various circumstances, including the following:
You are entitled to opt-out of our sharing any of the data covered in Section 1 of the “Information We Collect” section above. To limit our sharing, please e-mail us at the e-mail address indicated below with “Sharing Opt-Out” in the subject line and include your name, address and e-mail address.

Indemnity for Service Provider Acts
You and we acknowledge and agree that Bond Street shall have no liability to you or any other person for, or resulting from, any acts or omissions by any agent, representative or third-party service provider whom you may at any time delegate, or who is acting on your behalf, while such person is using your Bond Street Account.  You hereby agree to indemnify, save and hold harmless Bond Street, its affiliates and subsidiaries and its and their respective successors, assigns, shareholders, partners, members, officers, directors, managers, licensors, independent contractors, consultants, employees and advisors in their individual and representative capacities from and against any suit, action, claim, demand, penalty or loss, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses and any amount paid in settlement to a third party, brought by or resulting from any third party (including any government agency or body) due to, in connection with or arising out of any such act or omission by your agent, representative or third-party service provider while such person is using your Bond Street Account, regardless of whether the specific use was authorized by you.

Your Access to Your Personal Information
We reserve the right to deny access to your personally identifiable information (a) when such denial of access is required by law, (b) when granting you access is reasonably likely to negatively impact other people's privacy, (c) to protect our rights and property and (d) when such requests are frivolous or made for fraudulent purposes or in bad faith.

General
You acknowledge and agree that all rights not otherwise expressly granted to you by the Policy are reserved to Bond Street. This Policy, together with the Terms of Service, constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof and supersedes all other prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions, agreements, understandings, representations and warranties, both written and oral, between you and us with respect to such subject matter.  You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Bond Street as a result of this Policy or any use of the Website. The failure of Bond Street to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Policy shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Policy is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, unlawful or unenforceable, the Parties agree that the court should give effect to the Parties' intentions as reflected in such provision, and the other provisions of the Policy shall remain in full force and effect.  The section titles in the Policy are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Neither the course of conduct between you and Bond Street, nor trade practice, shall act to modify any provision of the Policy.  For purposes of the Policy, the terms “include,” “includes,” “including,” “such as” and “for example,” shall be construed as if each term were followed by the words, “without limitation.”  Except where context requires otherwise, use of the singular form of any noun includes the plural, and use of the plural includes the singular.

Terms of Use
Please note that Bond Street’s Terms of Service, located at https://bondstreet.com/terms, govern your access to and use of the Website and its contents, including your permitted uses and our disclaimers and limitations of liability with respect to your use of the Website.  The Terms of Service are hereby incorporated in this Policy in their entirety by reference.

Choice of Law; Forum for Disputes

This Policy and all disputes, claims or controversies (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) arising out of or relating in any way to this Policy, the Website or the Content, the interpretation, validity or performance of this Policy, the rights and obligations of you and us under this Policy or any transaction contemplated by the Website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to the rules or principles of conflict of laws of such State or any other jurisdiction that would permit or require the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.  We and you each hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and of the United States of America located in the State of New York, City of New York, Borough of Manhattan (the “New York Courts”) for any litigation, lawsuit or proceeding between you and us arising out of or relating in any way to this Policy (including any non-contractual claims), the Website, the interpretation, validity or performance of this Policy, the rights and obligations of you and us hereunder or any transaction contemplated by the Website.

You and we each waive any objection to the laying of venue of any such litigation in the New York Courts and agree not to plead or claim in any New York Court that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient forum or that there are indispensable parties to such litigation that are not subject to the jurisdiction of the New York Courts.  You and we each hereby irrevocably waive any and all rights which you or we, respectively, may have, or may have had, to bring such litigation in or before any other court or tribunal (whether domestic or foreign), or before any similar domestic or foreign authority or body, and agree not to claim or plead any such rights.



WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL WE AND YOU EACH HEREBY AGREE TO IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT WE OR YOU, RESPECTIVELY, MAY HAVE TO A JURY TRIAL IN RESPECT OF ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR THE WEBSITE AND ANY COUNTERCLAIM THEREIN.  EACH PARTY CERTIFIES AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT SUCH PARTY HAS CONSIDERED THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS WAIVER AND MAKES THIS WAIVER VOLUNTARILY.

CLASS ACTION WAIVER WE AND YOU AGREE THAT THERE WILL BE NO RIGHT OR AUTHORITY FOR ANY DISPUTE TO BE BROUGHT, HEARD, OR ARBITRATED AS A CLASS ACTION (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION OPT OUT CLASS ACTIONS OR OPT IN COLLECTIVE CLASS ACTIONS), OR IN A REPRESENTATIVE OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF A CLASS OF PERSONS OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.  ALL DISPUTES SHALL BE RESOLVED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS ONLY.

Links to Third Party Websites

The Website may contain advertisements, links or connections to third party websites.  Any such link or connection is provided only as a convenience, and should be used at your own risk.  Bond Street has no control over any such other websites, the contents thereof or the products, services or policies represented. The existence of any link or other connection does not imply any affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, approval, investigation, representation, warranty, verification or monitoring by Bond Street or create any liability on the part of Bond Street in respect of such link or connection.  Please be aware that your use of any such third party websites is governed by the privacy policies of those sites, which we encourage you to review before using such sites.

You and we hereby acknowledge and agree that Bond Street and the Released Parties (as defined below) shall have no responsibility for any liabilities arising from or related to the contents of any third party website or the use of any such website (including any mobile website) or the privacy policies and customer information practices of any such website.   For purposes of this Policy, the “Released Parties” shall mean Bond Street, any affiliate or subsidiary of Bond Street or any of their respective successors, assigns, shareholders, partners, members, officers, directors, managers, licensors, independent contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, employees (temporary or full-time), agents, representatives or advisors in their individual and representative capacities.



Special Notice to California Residents  Your Rights Under S.B. 27 ·       Under S.B. 27 as enacted in California law, California residents have the right to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information about you or your family for their marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared.  ·       To make a request under S.B. 27:  please send a written request to Bond Street’s principal office at the address below. Please include the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line, and provide us with your name, address and e-mail address.
Do Not Track: Do Not Track is a standard that is currently under development. As it is not yet finalized, we adhere to the standards set out in this Policy. To learn about Do Not Track, please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com/.

Questions or Comments – Our Contact Information If there are any questions regarding this Policy you may contact us using the following information.

Bond Street
515 Greenwich Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10013
USA

support@bondstreet.com
Effective Date: June 1, 2014
Last Modified: September 1, 2016
Policy Last Updated: September 1, 2016