1. Overview.

IvyConnect, Inc. (“IvyConnect” or “we,” “us” or “our”) knows that You, our user (“You”) care about how information regarding You is used and shared, and we appreciate Your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly when You share information via www.ivyconnect.com, www.ivydate.com, www.ivygive.com, www.ivycard.com and www.ivysocial.com including all extensions of such URLs, subdomains and mobile versions thereof (the “Websites”).

If You have questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”), please contact us via the following link www.ivy.com/contact.

2. Information We Collect.

We collect information about You and Your use of the Websites. We may collect personally identifiable information such as Your name, address, age, picture, phone number, email address, demographic and biographical information as well as other information that does not personally identify You. We use this information to share Your profile information with other users of the Websites and to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests and behavior to better understand and serve You and our community. The following sections describe how we collect information:

(a) Registration.

When You register or subscribe to any of the services and features available on our Websites (the “Services”), You provide information to us and we collect a wide variety of information about You. Such information includes personally identifiable information such as Your name, address, age, picture, email address, phone number, demographic and biographical information and other profile information.

(b) Log Files.

Like many web sites, we automatically gather certain information about our Websites traffic and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Websites, to track users’ movements around the Websites and to gather demographic information about our user base.

We may use a third-party tracking service that uses log files and cookies, as discussed below, to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to the Websites in the aggregate. This service captures usage and volume statistics to improve our Services to our users.

(c) Cookies.

We use cookies to keep track of some types of information while You are visiting our Websites or using our Services. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We may also use cookies to automatically collect information about Your online activity on our Websites, for example, which web pages You browsed, which links You clicked on, which profiles You visited, or which searches You conducted on our Websites. While most browsers automatically accept cookies, You can usually modify Your browser setting to decline cookies. If You choose to decline cookies, please note that this may affect Your access to some features of our Websites and may make it more difficult for You to sign in. If You choose to decline our cookies, You assume all responsibility for any resulting loss of functionality or access. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by the Websites only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. Some of our business partners, including advertisers, use cookies on our Websites. We have no access to or control over such cookies. Please refer to Section 7(b) below for further information regarding third-party advertisers.

(d) Web Beacons (Clear GIFs, Pixel Tags).

We employ and our third party advertising partner may employ a software technology called web beacons, also referred to as clear GIFs or pixel tags, that help manage content on the Websites by tracking what content is effective. Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of users in order to further personalize our Websites for our users and to collect a limited set of information about our users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or promotional or other e-mail messages or to determine whether messages have been opened or acted upon. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If You would like to opt-out of such emails, please refer to Section 8 below for further information regarding opting out. We do not tie the information gathered by web beacons to our customers’ personally identifiable information. Please refer to Section 7(b) below for further information regarding third-party advertisers.

(e) Purchase Information.

To process purchases, we may require personally identifiable information such as Your name, address, phone number, email address and credit card information. Such information is used primarily to process Your order or as otherwise described herein.

(f) Surveys or Contests.

We may provide You with the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our Websites. If You participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from You. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information. We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor Websites traffic, or to personalize the Websites (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys).

(g) Information Regarding Your Friends.

We encourage You to refer a friend to our Websites by sending us a friend’s name and email address. We will collect and keep any such information about a friend. We will invite that person with a one-time e-mail with Your name, and a one-time reminder. You agree to use this feature only for friends who You believe are interested in our Services, and You agree not to abuse this feature.

(h) Public Forums.

We may make discussion boards, forums and chat rooms available to You. You participate in these areas with the acknowledgement that any information You disclose becomes public information, including any personally identifiable information. Please review the guidelines for any of these areas when posting comments for terms and conditions and other specific information.

3. How We Use Your Information.

In general, we may use information that we collect about You to: (i) share information with other users of the Websites; (ii) deliver the products and Services that You have requested; (iii) conduct research and analysis about Your activities on our Websites, including Your use of, or interest in, our products, Services, or content, or those offered by third parties; (iv) provide customer support and manage Your account; (v) provide You with information via e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or Services offered by us or third parties; (vi) monitor surveys, discussion boards, forums and/or chat rooms provided to You on our Websites from us or a third party; (vii) verify Your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests; (viii) develop and provide content and advertising customized to Your interests from us or third parties; (ix) contact Your friends for whom You have provided us a name and an email address; (x) enforce this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use and any other applicable terms and conditions; (xi) manage our business; and (xii) perform functions and activities as otherwise described to You at the time of collection of information.

4. Correspondence.

We will occasionally send You information on products, Services, special deals, and promotions. We may also use Your name and email address to send newsletters to You. Out of respect for Your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please refer to Section 8 below for further information regarding opting out.

We will send You strictly Services-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our Services is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we may send You an email. Generally, You may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If You do not wish to receive such service-related communications, You have the option to deactivate Your account.

5. Customer Service.

We will communicate with You in response to Your inquiries, to provide the Services You request, and to manage Your account. We will communicate with You by email or telephone, in accordance with Your stated preferences.

6. Profile.

We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, web beacons, and/or third party sources to create a “profile” of Your preferences. We may tie Your personally identifiable information, and Your purchasing history, to information in the profile, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and to improve the content of the Websites for You.

We may purchase marketing data from third parties and add it to our existing user database, to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think You would be interested. To enrich our profiles of individual customers, we may tie the marketing data from third parties to the personally identifiable information You have provided to us. We may share Your profile with third parties for promotional purposes, but will not share such profiles in any way that would personally identify You.

7. Conditions Under Which We Share Information.

(a) Aggregate Information (Non-Personally Identifiable).

We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. This information does not personally identify individual users and may be used to develop the Websites’ content and Services and to target content and advertising, such that we may provide content and Services that You and other users may find of interest. We do not link aggregated user data with personally identifiable information.

(b) Third Party Advertisers.

The advertisements appearing on the Websites are delivered to users by our advertising partners. We share information about the Websites’ traffic and users with our advertising partners for the purpose of targeting our advertisements on the Websites.

Our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on the Websites, which allow them to recognize a user’s cookie when a user visits the Websites and to measure advertising effectiveness. The information that our advertising partners collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable.

For more information about our third-party advertisers, please contact us via the following link: www.ivyconnect.com/contact.

(c) Personally Identifiable Information.

Except as discussed below, we do not share personally identifiable information with third parties:

(i) Other Users

We may share Your information, including personally identifiable information, with other users or visitors of the Websites. For example, we may display Your name, email address, biographical info and picture as part of Your public profile on the Websites, which other users could view.

(ii) Service Providers

We may share Your personal information with our authorized service providers that may be associated with us to perform functions on our behalf. These functions may include processing credit card payments, providing customer service, performing business and marketing analysis, supporting and improving the functionality of our Websites or the Services, and providing or maintaining contests, surveys and other features offered through our Websites. These service providers may have access to information about You, including personally identifiable information, that they need to perform their functions, but they are not permitted to use such information for any other purpose other than the purpose we authorize, and they cannot disclose or share such information for any other purposes.

(iii) Business Partners

We may partner with third parties to offer You surveys, contests, products and Services on our Websites or through our Services. When You participate in such surveys or contests, or purchase such products and Services, You authorize us to share information about You, including personally identifiable information, with such third parties. If You have any questions or concerns regarding how such third parties use Your information, please consult the applicable third party’s privacy policy. You agree that we will not responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred in connection with our partnership with such third parties, their activities on our Websites, and the sharing of Your information with such third parties.

(iv) Legal

We reserve the right to, and You acknowledge and agree that we may, disclose Your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe, in our sole discretion, that disclosure is reasonable to protect our or a third party’s rights; to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us or the Websites; to assist in investigation, prosecution, prevention, or taking other action regarding illegal activity, fraud or other wrongdoing, or suspected illegal activity, fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect a user’s or a third party’s health or safety, such as when harm or violence against any person (including You) is threatened; or in connection with an actual or proposed corporate transaction, such as a merger, acquisition, consolidation, asset sale, divestiture, or insolvency proceeding involving all or part of our business or assets.

8. Choice/Opt-out

If You no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, You may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at support@ivyconnect.com.

If You do not wish for Your personally identifiable information to be used as contemplated by this Privacy Policy, then you should not provide it to us. Our Services may depend on Your provision of such information, so You may not be able to participate in our Services if You choose not to disclose certain information.

9. Links to Other Websites

The Websites may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by IvyConnect. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such other sites or of any third-party advertisers.

We encourage You to be aware when You leave the Websites and to read the privacy policies of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by the Websites.

10. Changes to Personally Identifiable Information

If Your personally identifiable information changes, You may correct or update it by making the change on Your member information page on the Websites.

11. Age Restrictions

The Service is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.

12. Outside the United States

Any information we collect may be transferred to, stored and processed in servers located in the United States and other countries around the world. This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our Websites from residents of the United States. If You are visiting our Websites from outside the United States, You hereby acknowledge that Your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States or in other countries around the world where our servers may be located. Other countries may have more comprehensive data protection and privacy laws than those of the United States. By using the Websites and our Services, You understand that Your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

13. Security

The security of Your personal information is important to us. When You provide us sensitive information (such as a credit card number), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. You acknowledge, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your personal information, we do not guarantee its absolute security.

If You have any questions about security on our Websites, You may email us at support@ivyconnect.com.

14. Changes in this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make changes that materially affect our uses or disclosures of personally identifiable information that we have previously collected, we will notify You by email or by means of a notice on our Websites homepages.

If we decide to modify our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes to this Privacy Policy on our Websites’ homepages and on such other pages we deem appropriate so that You are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Your continued use of any portion of our Websites following posting of the updated Privacy Policy will constitute Your acceptance of the changes.

15. Acceptance of Privacy Policy

Your use of our Websites or our Services, including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this Privacy Policy and the applicable Terms of Use. BY USING OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES, YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE APPLICABLE TERMS OF USE.

Effective Date: 03/21/2017

Privacy Statement (GDPR Addendum)

Effective Date: March 21st, 2018

Last Revised: September 15th, 2023

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Data Protection Officer
  • How we collect and use (process) your personal information
  • Use of the IVY.com website
  • Cookies and tracking technologies
  • Use of the IVY services
  • When and how we share information with third parties
  • Transferring personal data to the U.S.
  • Data Subject rights
  • Security of your information
  • Data storage and retention
  • Questions, concerns, or complaints


The IVYConnect, Inc  with offices at 160 VARICK STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10014 (“IVY” or “we”, “us” or “our”).

We understand that you are aware of and care about your own personal privacy interests, and we take that seriously. This Privacy Notice describes the IVY’s policies and practices regarding its collection and use of your personal data, and sets forth your privacy rights. We recognize that information privacy is an ongoing responsibility, and so we will from time to time update this Privacy Notice as we undertake new personal data practices or adopt new privacy policies.

Data Protection Officer

IVY is headquartered in New York City, NY, in the United States. IVY has appointed an internal data protection officer for you to contact if you have any questions or concerns about IVY’s personal data policies or practices. If you would like to exercise your privacy rights, please direct your query to IVY’s data protection officer. IVY’s data protection officer’s name and contact information are as follows:

Christopher Lowe

IVY, IT Manager


How we collect and use (process) your personal information

IVY collects personal information about its website visitors and customers. With a few exceptions, this information is generally limited to:

  • full name (required)
  • email (required)
  • timezone (required)
  • gender (required)
  • phone number (user initiated)
  • title (user initiated)
  • company (user initiated)
  • website/social links (user initiated)
  • profile picture (user initiated)
  • country (user initiated)

We use this information to provide prospects and customers with services.

We do not sell personal information to anyone and only share it with third parties who are facilitating the delivery of our services.

From time to time, IVY receives personal information about individuals from third parties. Typically, information collected from third parties will include further details on your employer or industry. We may also collect your personal data from a third party website (e.g. LinkedIn)

Use of the IVY Website

As is true of most other websites, IVY’s website collects certain information automatically and stores it in log files. The information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet, browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of IVY’s website, including a history of the pages you view. We use this information to help us design our site to better suit our users’ needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website, analyze trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.

IVY has a legitimate interest in understanding how members, customers and potential customers use its website. This assists IVY with providing more relevant products and services, with communicating value to our sponsors and corporate members, and with providing appropriate staffing to meet member and customer needs.

Cookies and tracking technologies
IVY works with Usercentrics GmbH Consent Management to manage cookies and tracking technologies used on the IVY website and provides information on how users can accept or reject them.

Sharing information with third parties

The personal information IVY collects from you is stored in one or more databases hosted by third parties located in the United States. These third parties do not use or have access to your personal information for any purpose other than cloud storage and retrieval. On occasion, IVY engages third parties to send information to you, including information about our products, services, and events.

A list of our third party sub processors can be found here:

  • AWS
  • Stripe
  • Segment
  • Mixpanel
  • io

We do not otherwise reveal your personal data to non-IVY persons or businesses for their independent use unless: (1) you request or authorize it; (2) it’s in connection with IVY-hosted and IVY co-sponsored conferences as described above; (3) the information is provided to comply with the law (for example, compelled by law enforcement to comply with a search warrant, subpoena, or court order), enforce an agreement we have with you, or to protect our rights, property or safety, or the rights, property or safety of our employees or others; (4) the information is provided to our agents, vendors or service providers who perform functions on our behalf; (5) to address emergencies or acts of God; or (6) to address disputes, claims, or to persons demonstrating legal authority to act on your behalf. We may also gather aggregated data about our services and website visitors and disclose the results of such aggregated (but not personally identifiable) information to our partners, service providers, advertisers, and/or other third parties for marketing or promotional purposes.

The IVY website connects with third party services such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others. If you choose to share information from the IVY website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a third party service, the aforementioned connections may allow that service to connect your visit to our site to your personal data.

Transferring personal data to the U.S.

IVY has its headquarters in the United States. Information we collect about you will be processed in the United States. By using IVY’s services, you acknowledge that your personal information will be processed in the United States. The United States has not sought nor received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union under Article 45 of the GDPR. Pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR, IVY is providing for appropriate safeguards by entering binding, standard data protection clauses, enforceable by data subjects in the EEA and the UK. These clauses have been enhanced based on the guidance of the European Data Protection Board and will be updated when the new draft model clauses are approved.

Depending on the circumstance, IVY also collects and transfers to the U.S. personal data with consent; to perform a contract with you; or to fulfill a compelling legitimate interest of IVY in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. IVY endeavors to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to use it only consistent with your relationship with IVY and the practices described in this Privacy Statement. IVY also enters into data processing agreements and model clauses with its vendors whenever feasible and appropriate. Since it was founded, IVY has received zero government requests for information.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us at privacy@IVY.com

Data Subject rights

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects. Data Subject rights under GDPR include the following:

  • Right to be informed
  • Right of access
  • Right to rectification
  • Right to erasure
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right of data portability
  • Right to object
  • Rights related to automated decision making including profiling

This Privacy Notice is intended to provide you with information about what personal data IVY collects about you and how it is used.

If you wish to confirm that IVY is processing your personal data, or to have access to the personal data IVY may have about you, please contact us.

You may also request information about: the purpose of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; who else outside IVY might have received the data from IVY; what the source of the information was (if you didn’t provide it directly to IVY); and how long it will be stored. You have a right to correct (rectify) the record of your personal data maintained by IVY if it is inaccurate. You may request that IVY erase that data or cease processing it, subject to certain exceptions. You may also request that IVY cease using your data for direct marketing purposes. In many countries, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how IVY processes your personal data. When technically feasible, IVY will—at your request—provide your personal data to you.

Reasonable access to your personal data will be provided at no cost. If access cannot be provided within a reasonable time frame, IVY will provide you with a date when the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, IVY will provide an explanation as to why access has been denied.

For questions or complaints concerning the processing of your personal data, you can email us at compliance@ivy.com. Alternatively, if you are located in the European Union, you can also have recourse to the European Data Protection Supervisor or with your nation’s data protection authority.

Data storage and retention

Your personal data is stored by the IVY on its servers, and on the servers of the cloud-based database management services the IVY engages, located in the United States. The IVY retains service data for the duration of the customer’s business relationship with the IVY and for a period of time thereafter, to analyze the data for IVY’s own operations, and for historical and archiving purposes associated with IVY’s services. IVY retains prospect data until such time as it no longer has business value and is purged from IVY systems. All personal data that IVY controls may be deleted upon verified request from Data Subjects or their authorized agents. For more information on where and how long your personal data is stored, and for more information on your rights of erasure and portability, please contact us at: compliance@IVY.com

Children’s data

We do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive information from children.

Questions, concerns or complaints

If you have questions, concerns, complaints, or would like to exercise your rights, please contact us at:

IVYConnect, Inc

c/o Vidal Meric

160 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States