Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

This privacy policy is designed to inform users of the PSM Clean Energy platform and any related smartphone or mobile application (collectively, the "Platform"), about how Private Securities Market LLC ("PSM", "we" or "us") gathers and uses personal information submitted to us through the Platform. PSM will take reasonable steps to protect user privacy consistent with the guidelines set forth in this policy and with applicable U.S. laws. In this policy, "user" or "you" means any person viewing the Platform or submitting any personal information to PSM in connection with using the Platform. By using the Platform, you are indicating your consent to this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE PLATFORM.

2. What Information Do We Collect?

Personal Information:

Prospective Investors: You may need to create an account to use parts of the services offered through the Platform. For basic registration, PSM may need to collect from you certain personal information, including your name, email address and a password (“Basic Information”). To use certain service functionality of the Platform you may need to provide additional personal information, such as your home address, date of birth, employment information, phone number, certain financial information and related documentation, bank account information and income history (such information, together with Basic Information, the "Personal Information"). The collection of such Personal Information is consistent with our provision of services to you, including the facilitation of a preliminary determination by us of your suitability as a user of services available through the Platform. For the avoidance of doubt, separate from and in addition to any Personal Information you share with us on the Platform, before you are allowed to participate as an investor in any investment opportunity described on the Platform, the issuer of securities (each, a “Listing Party”) in connection with such investment opportunity will perform its own verification of your suitability in regard to your participation. In addition, if you contact PSM and disclose additional personal information, we may store that Personal Information.

Listing Parties: When Listing Parties provide investment opportunities to be considered for inclusion on the Platform, we collect the name, telephone number, address and email address of a contact person for such Listing Party.

From Third Parties:

We may collect information about you from third party service providers that we engage to provide services to us ("Contractors"). By way of example and not limitation, we may, in respect of both prospective investors and Listing Parties and their affiliates, (i) obtain information from third parties, such as consumer reporting agencies, to verify the information you provide and determine whether you qualify to use certain of our services; (ii) use fraud screening services to verify that your provided information matches the bank account information on file with your bank; and (iii) collect your credit history and credit score from consumer reporting agencies.

Web Tracking Information:

We and our Contractors may use web tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags and clear GIFs in order to operate the Platform efficiently and to collect data related to usage of the Platform. Cookies are text files we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. “Web beacons” are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. Such collected data ("Web Tracking Information") may include the address of the platforms you visited before and after you visited the Platform, the type of browser you are using, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, what pages in the Platform you visit and what links you clicked on, and whether you opened email communications we send to you. In order to collect Web Tracking Information and to make your use of the Platform more efficient, we may store cookies on your computer. We may also use web tracking technologies that are placed in web pages on the Platform or in email communications to collect information about actions that users take when they interact with the Platform or such email communications, and our Contractors may also do so. We do not correlate Web Tracking Information to individual user Personal Information. Some Web Tracking Information may include data, such as IP address data, that is unique to you. You may be able to modify your browser settings to alter which web tracking technologies are permitted when you use the Platform, but this may affect the performance of the Platform.

3. How Do We Use the Information We Collect?

Personal Information: We will use and store Personal Information for the purpose of delivering the Platform and our services to you, and to analyze and enhance the operation of the Platform. We may also use Personal Information for the internal operational and administrative purposes of the Platform. We may enter Personal Information into our contact management database, and may use such database to send you marketing materials and to contact you regarding your interest in PSM products and services.

Aggregate Information: We will also create statistical, aggregated data relating to our users and the Platform for analytical purposes. Aggregated data is derived from Personal Information and Web Tracking Information but in its aggregated form it does not relate to or identify any individual. This data is used to understand our customer base and to develop, improve and market our services.

Web Tracking Information: We use Web Tracking Information to administer the Platform and to understand how well our Platform is working, to store your user preferences, and to develop statistical information on usage of the Platform. This allows us to determine which features visitors like best to help us improve the Platform, to personalize your user experience, and to measure overall effectiveness.

Legal Exception: Notwithstanding the above, PSM may use Personal Information to the extent required by law or legal process, or if in PSM's reasonable discretion use is necessary to investigate fraud or any threat to the safety of any individual, to protect PSM's legal rights or to protect the rights of third parties.

4. What Information Do We Disclose to Third Parties?

PSM's Disclosure of Personal Information: We will use the Personal Information you give us to fulfill the services you request from us. This may include sharing such Personal Information with any of our Contractors, or with any Listing Party who is bound by obligations of confidentiality and with whom you may wish to enter into a transaction. Except as set forth in the previous sentence, as described under "Permitted Disclosures" below, and as otherwise authorized by you, PSM will not disclose Personal Information to any third party. PSM shall in no event be liable to you for any use or misuse of Personal Information by any third party with whom your Personal Information has been shared in accordance with the terms of this paragraph.

Web Tracking Information: We may disclose Web Tracking Information to Contractors in order to analyze the performance of the Platform and the behavior of users, and to operate and improve the Platform. Certain Web Tracking information, such as the popularity ranking of certain pages of the Platform, may be published on the Platform and so disclosed to all users of the Platform.

Aggregate Information: We may disclose aggregated data that does not contain Personal Information to any third parties, such as potential customers, business partners, advertisers, and funding sources, in order to describe our business and operations.

Permitted Disclosures: Notwithstanding the foregoing, PSM reserves the right to disclose any information we collect in connection with the Platform, without further notice to you, to any successor to PSM's business as a result of any merger, acquisition or similar transaction; and to any law enforcement or regulatory authority to the extent required by law or if, in PSM's reasonable discretion, disclosure is necessary to investigate fraud or any threat to the safety of any individual, to protect PSM's legal rights or to protect the rights of third parties.

5. How Can You Opt Out of Use and Disclosure of Your Information?

If you would like your Personal Information removed from our mailing list or database, please contact us at support@psmcleanenergy.com. In the event of any such removal, PSM may retain copies of information for its archives.

Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others. However, your name will no longer be associated with that information on the Platform. Additionally, we may retain certain information to prevent identity theft and other misconduct, and in accordance with applicable government regulations, even if deletion has been requested. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies indefinitely, but will not be available to others.

6. Accessing, Updating or Deleting Your Personal Information

You can access, review, update, correct and/or delete your Personal Information by using the profile editing tools on the Platform or by contacting us support@psmcleanenergy.com. PSM reserves the right to verify your identity in order to provide such access.

Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others. However, your name will no longer be associated with that information on the Platform. Additionally, we may retain certain information to prevent identity theft and other misconduct, and in accordance with applicable government regulations, even if deletion has been requested. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies indefinitely, but will not be available to others.

7. Security

We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial and technical security precautions to protect the security and integrity of your Personal Information, both during transmission and once we receive it, in accordance with this policy and applicable law. We encrypt transmissions of Personal Information through the Platform using secure socket layer technology (SSL). However, no method of electronic storage or Internet transmission is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that security breaches will not occur. Without limitation of the foregoing, we are not responsible for the actions of hackers and other unauthorized third parties that breach our reasonable security procedures.

By using the Platform or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the Platform and the services available thereon. In the event of a security breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Platform or by sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent to receipt of electronic notice), please notify us at support@psmcleanenergy.com.

8. Links

The Platform may contain links to other platforms. PSM is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those platforms. Users should be aware of this when they leave our site and review the privacy statements of each platform they visit that collects information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to personal information collected by PSM.

9. Updates and Amendments

PSM may update, modify or amend this policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, as determined by PSM, to this Privacy Policy, including in the way in which Personal Information is collected, used or transferred, we will notify you by email to the address specified in your PSM profile or by means of a notice on the Platform prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this statement so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.

10. Platform Visitors from outside the United States

PSM and its servers are located in the United States and are subject to the applicable state and federal laws of the United States. If you choose to access the Platform, you consent to the use and disclosure of information in accordance with this privacy policy and subject to such laws.

11. Users under 13 years of age

The Platform does not knowingly collect personal information from users under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to use the Platform.

12. Terms of Use

This policy forms part of, and is subject to, the provisions of PSM's Terms of Use.


If you have any questions or concerns about the online Privacy Policy for this web site or its implementation you may contact us at support@psmcleanenergy.com

Effective Date of this policy: February 1, 2016