Last updated: March 8, 2022
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Ampla, LLC d/b/a Ampla f/k/a Gourmet Growth LLC d/b/a Gourmet Growth, together with its affiliates (collectively "Ampla", "we", "us", “our”) places a high priority on the privacy of individuals who visit our website, getampla.com (“Site”) and/or who cause the businesses they represent to use our cloud-based hosted services (“you” or “User”) including our banking platform or any of our other websites, networks, applications, mobile applications, or other services provided by us (collectively, the "Ampla Services"). When any of these activities occur, your Personal Information may be collected and processed by Ampla. Ampla takes steps to ensure that how we handle Personal Information is ethical and fair.
This Policy is designed to explain how we collect, use, store, retain, disclose by transmission, disseminate or otherwise make available (collectively “Process”) your Personal Information. Please be aware that the Ampla Services is integrated with certain third parties (“Third Party Servicers”) including, but not limited to Blue Ridge Bank, Member FDIC (“Bank”) and Unit Finance, Inc. (“Unit”). The privacy policies of these Third Party Servicers will govern their collection, use, disclosure and processing of your Personal Information.
Capitalized terms that are not defined in these terms and conditions have the definitions provided in the Ampla Service Agreement.
You are not required by law to provide us with any Personal Information. However, our ability to provide all features on the Site and Ampla Services to you may be conditioned on you voluntarily providing us with your Personal Information.
This Personal Information may be sensitive in nature. Personal Information may include your legal name, social security number, home and/or business address, other identifying information about who you are. In addition to collecting information about your own identity, we also collect certain information about transactions which you may be involved.
We collect information about the Company. Such information includes but is not limited to the State where the Company is incorporated; documents related to the organization of the Company; financial information about the Company, including real-time financial accounting information provided to and by third-parties and linked accounts; credit information about the Company; and any information related to the compliance and/or enforcement with respect to federal and state anti-money laundering and banking laws and regulations.
We use Third Party Servicers to access, process, and collect information about the Company’s financial and purchase activity. Any time you link an account, we may receive real-time data and information associated with the linked accounts including account names, transactions (and transaction history), account balances, bank routing numbers, and unique identifiers.
“Personal Information” is any information that can be used to identify you. It includes, but is not limited to, name, date of birth, home address, billing and shipping address, email address, photograph, government-issued identification information (such as driver’s license number, social security number or passport number), financial information (such as bank account details, payment card numbers, credit reports), authentication details, and IP address or other device information. Personal Information does not include information that does not identify a specific person.
The information we collect from you is reasonably necessary to provide you with the Services and products we offer. These Services or products include banking services, credit services, investment advice and transaction opportunities.
We also collect information to customize offers to you, tailor our services or products for you, conduct marketing functions, maintain complete and accurate contact information and fulfill our legal obligations with respect to the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering and counterterrorism.
One of the ways we collect information is directly from you. At the time of account opening, you are required to provide certain information about yourself and the business you are opening the Ampla Account for. We collect this information either (1) in person; (2) through documentation you provide to us; (3) telephone calls with you or Third Party Servicers; (4) e-mails with you or Third Party Servicers; (5) the access provided to you on our websites and/or applications; (6) research using Third Party Servicers and (6) ongoing communications with you or your business’ employees or associated persons.
We may also collect your personal information from individuals who are listed as associated with the Ampla Account which you are associated, public sources, yours or our advisor(s), introducers, referrers, brokers, credit reporting agencies, and other reporting organizations or exchanges that serve the financial services industries.
In other cases, it may be provided to Ampla indirectly, such as the IP address of the computer or device you use to connect with us online or by a Third Party Servicer from whom you seek to obtain services or are obtaining services.
We keep the information we collect, including any Personal Information, in electronic and physical records in accordance with our internal procedures. The records are located at our premises and the premises of our Third Party Servicers. The information may be processed or stored physically or in the cloud, which could mean that the information is stored outside the United States. Any time this occurs, we take steps to protect the information and keep it secure from any persons who are not authorized to use or share the information.
Ampla will store your Personal Information only for as long as is reasonably necessary to provide the Ampla Services and to facilitate your use of Third Party Servicers’ services or to comply with applicable law, taking into consideration our relationship with you, the Third Party Servicers’ relationship with you, our or their service providers’ relationship with you, the purposes stated in this Policy, our need to resolve disputes or claims or assist with investigations, and our need to respond to requests for such information from government regulatory authorities and other organizations, or otherwise comply with legal and regulatory requirements under applicable law.
We use your information in a variety of ways. Specifically, we use your information to: process applications and onboard you; manage our own products and services, including product and service testing and modeling; conduct a comprehensive risk analysis and risk report; communicate information about your Ampla Account to Third Party Servicers and vendors; prevent or mitigate financial crimes such as fraud or anti-money-laundering; communicate information about any of your transactions; assess creditworthiness and evaluate whether you have the ability to make payments owed to us on time; and investigate inquiries or complaints.
We may also anonymize your data as part of and for our own processes and procedures for market research and new product development. To the extent permitted by law and without your express permission, we may also permit our Third Party Servicers or affiliates to use your Personal Information. We do not sell your personal data.
This preceding two paragraphs are in addition to, and not in replacement of, any rights you may grant Ampla in any other agreement between you and us, including, but not limited to, a nondisclosure and data agreement.
At times, we may be required to disclose information about you to law enforcement authorities who are non-employees of Ampla. We may share Personal Information and other information about you to law enforcement when reasonably necessary and when our Third Party Servicers who provide services in connection with our Services and products request the information to be shared and/or when we or they are required to comply with any legal, regulatory or compliance obligations.
We may also share your information in connection with the undertaking of a particular business initiative, including any business transactions between Ampla and other companies. Such business initiative may include, but is not limited to a merger, acquisition and the management of our business operations or assets.
International considerations: The Ampla Services and the purposes for which your Personal Information is processed may cause your Personal Information to be processed and/or stored outside of the United States. Therefore, your Personal Information may be sent to other countries with data protection standards that differ from those of your home country. By supplying your Personal Information to Ampla either directly or indirectly, you consent to your information being transferred across international borders to Ampla and its affiliates, Third Party Servicers, and agents. Vendors and other outside contractors we engage are subject to our contractual requirements for safeguarding Personal Information.
Ampla strives to ensure that any information collected from you or gathered about you is complete, accurate and up to date. We take reasonable steps to ensure we meet this goal by, among other things, requesting information from you on an ongoing basis, conducting research through Third Party Services, research publicly available information and searching for media associated with you or the business which you are affiliated with.
At Ampla, security is a priority. We use certain physical, organizational, and technical safeguards that are designed to protect Personal Information submitted to us, and we employ appropriate measures, including advanced technology, to protect Personal Information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. These measures may include, among others, physical access security, administrative security measures, data encryption, firewalls, and other appropriate technologies. Ampla reviews and enhances its security systems as necessary. Notwithstanding Ampla’s efforts, no security measure is perfect or impenetrable and no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, Ampla cannot guaranty complete security of the transmission or storage of your Personal Information.
It is important that you maintain the security and control of your account credentials, and not share your password with anyone. We offer our Users two-factor authentication which is designed to protect their account. Please make use of this added protection.
Cookies are small data files that are stored in your device memory or on your hard drive when you visit a website. Cookies may be used as a mechanism to recognize you, record behavior, and/or customize your experience with the Site. They can also be used to monitor Site activity, mitigate risk, measure the effectiveness of promotions and prevent potential fraud. If you choose to disable cookies, your use of the Site may be limited or otherwise affected. By using this Site, you permit us to collect and use your information related to Site access and device activity. You can learn more about cookies by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
By using the Site, you consent to the placement of cookies, beacons, and similar technologies in your browser and on emails in accordance with this Policy. The information collected in this manner includes IP address, browser characteristics, device IDs and characteristics, operating system version, language preferences, referring URLs, location data, and information about your usage of the Ampla Services.
We may use third party analytics vendors to evaluate and provide us with information about your use of the Site and/or the Ampla Services. We do not share your information with these third parties, but theses analytics service providers may set and access their own cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies on the Site and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you which they may collect over time and across different websites.
Some browsers incorporate a Do Not Track feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Tracking is not the same as using or collecting information in connection with a single website. For these purposes tracking refers to collecting personally identifiable information from consumers who use or visit a website or online service as they move across different websites over time.
How browsers communicate the Do Not Track signal is not yet uniform. As a result, the Website is not yet set up to interpret or respond to Do Not Track signals communicated by your browser. Even so, as described more fully throughout this Policy, we limit our use and collection of your Personal Information.
For a description of Do Not Track protocols for browsers and mobile devices, or simply to learn more about the choices available to you, you can visit the All About Do Not Track website: http://allaboutdnt.com.
We may also create links to third-party websites (for example, the All About Do Not Track website linked above). Ampla’s Policy and privacy practices do not apply to these websites and Ampla is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any of these third-party websites. Ampla is not responsible for any content on websites linked from or to this Site. Ampla does not guarantee, approve, or endorse any information, material, services, or products contained on or available through any linked websites. Ampla provides any such links as a convenience only and your connection to and use of any linked website is at your own risk.
You may, of course, decline to share certain information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the Ampla Services. Users may update, correct, or delete certain account information at any time by accessing your account preferences page. Some account information may not be changed due to legal banking requirements.
From time to time, we send marketing e-mail messages to Users. If you no longer want to receive such emails from us on a going forward basis, you may opt-out via the "unsubscribe" link provided in each such email.
The Ampla Services are intended for business use only and is not directed at persons under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we may have collected information about a person under the age of 13, please contact us at the email address or phone number set out at the beginning of this Policy. If we determine that we have inadvertently collected Personal Information from a person under the age of 13, we will promptly delete such information from our records to the extent permitted by applicable law.
The "Last Updated" date at the top of this page indicates when this Policy was last revised. From time to time, Ampla may make changes to this Policy, so we encourage you to check back and review it regularly to ensure you are aware of current practices. Changes will be communicated through the Website or through your Ampla Services account. If the amendment or revision is required in order for Ampla and the Ampla Services to remain in compliance with applicable laws or regulations, then the amendment or revision shall take effect as of when it is posted to the Website or your Ampla Services account. If, on the other hand, the amendment or revision is not required under law, and you do not close your Ampla Services account within thirty (30) days of notice of the amendment or revision on the Website or in your account, then you shall be deemed to have accepted the amendment or revision. If you disagree with the changes, you must stop your use of the Ampla Services and discontinue use of our Website. Your continued use of the Ampla Services and/or the Website following the effective date of any change, constitutes your consent to any modification to this Policy.