Last Modified: 8th April, 2020.
Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) refers to Weis Stone Capital LLC and you, the user of this site.

  1. Us, We, Our - Weis Stone Capital LLC is the publisher and operator of the web site https://www.hedgepond.com, and is referred to as “hedgepond.com”., “Weis Stone Capital”, “us”, “we”, “our”, “ours”, etc. refer to Weis Stone Capital LLC. “HedgePond”, “The SITE” or “SITE” refers to http://www.hedgepond.com.
  2. You, the User - This Policy will refer to the user as “you” or “yours”, etc.

This Privacy Policy explains how Weis Stone Capital LLC collects and protects your personal information. If you have any questions that this policy does not address, please contact us at privacy@hedgepond.com.

As explained below, we collect information from you in various ways when you interact with our products and services. By visiting our website or completing your account set-up on our website, you have consented to our collection and use of information as explained in this Privacy Policy and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions. Please note that if you choose to invest in any offering advertised on our website, you may be required to agree to a separate agreement, including, but not limited to, new or additional privacy notices or terms of use.

Maintaining the security and confidentiality of your personal information is our priority. We take precautions to safeguard client personal information at all times, and we will remain vigilant in protecting that information. The following information will explain our privacy policy in more detail.

  1. Collection of Information

    Personal Information

    Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information are collectively referred herein as "Personal Data". We may collect and store information, which could include Personal Data, locally on your computer or device using mechanisms such as application data caches or browser web storage.

    Our collection of Personal Data is necessary to our legitimate interests, which serves as our lawful basis for processing your Personal Data. Such legitimate interests are to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, run our business, keep our records updated, develop our products/services, and inform our marketing strategy.

    We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill certain legal, reporting, business or accounting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

    This Privacy Policy does not cover the collection of information by cookies or other methods by third parties, such as our business partners. We do not control how such third parties collect information or by what means as such third parties may use their own cookies to collect information about you.

    1. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

      Weis Stone Capital collects Non-Personally Identifiable Information from you regarding your usage of our products and services. Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to data that does not, by itself, identify individual persons and may include, without limitation, website pages viewed, presentation and videos viewed, articles, time spent using certain features of the website, demographic data such as server locations, cookies existing on your devices used to access HedgePond, search criteria used and results, date, time, connection speed, internet protocol ("IP") address, which may also be contained on server logs, and/or other information which does not specifically identify you. We collect this information using various technologies, including, but not limited to, server logs and cookies. "Server logs" can be either a single log file or several log files automatically created and maintained by a server of activity performed by the server, which can include information about any transaction you conduct with the server. "Cookies" are pieces of information that may be placed on your device by a website for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that website.

    2. Personally Identifiable Information

      Weis Stone Capital collects Personally Identifiable Information from you when you interact with our products and services and communicate with a member of our team, including but not limited to, when you sign up for an account, make an investment, verify your identity, record and verify accredited investor status, provide payment instructions, or send us an email through the HedgePond website. Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that allows us to identify you personally. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, name, phone number, age, birthday, Social Security number and/or taxpayer identification number, investment objectives, investment risk tolerances, investment experience, assets and income, information from your transactions with us (such as your account balance and account usage), information obtained from others (such as the Internal Revenue Service and credit reporting agencies), physical address (such as home or business address), or other information you provide or upload to the website (such as photographs, answers to questionnaires or surveys, or responses filled in on blank forms made available on the site).

  2. Use of Information


    We will use information you provide to us to better serve you and enhance your experience with the HedgePond website, among other things. This may include having to modify or copy such information, such as images or textual or narrative content you provide.

    You consent to our use and disclosure of any information submitted to us via the HedgePond website, information collected when you access the HedgePond website in any manner, or information collected through your use of our other products and services, and you acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy, confidentiality or privilege in such information.

    We will use Personal Data:

    1. to provide services and products requested by you,
    2. to market our products and services to you,
    3. to enable our vendors and contractors to provide and assist us in the operation, marketing, troubleshooting and analysis of our website and other services,
    4. to meet any regulatory requirements for the offer or sale of securities required by law, rules or regulations to our affiliates or members,
    5. to engage in any other lawful activities we believe are consistent with the foregoing, and
    6. to protect against legal liability. We may provide any of these services through third parties, which may be necessary to share your Personal Data with them.

    If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. We may also use your Personal Data to help us improve the content and functionality of our website, to better understand our users and to improve our services. We may use this information to communicate with you regarding our services or to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. If at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below. Note however that as a user of our services we will send you administrative communications that are reasonably necessary to our services, such as billing or service notifications.

    We may make your information available on our website and visible to other users of or visitors to the HedgePond website. For instance, subject to certain preferences and permissions as to visibility you will be allowed to make, information you provide about yourself in response to questionnaires on our site may be made available to others, such as information concerning your status as an accredited investor. As such, other users of our website may be able to personally identify you based on your information made available on our site.

    We employ or contract with other third parties, companies, or individuals to perform certain functions or services on its behalf. Examples of these services from such third parties, companies, or individuals, may include ID verification, accreditation/financial/credit verification, electronic document signing, payment storing and processing, engineering and product development, sending postal mail and e-mail, escrow services, disbursement of funds, analyzing data, custodial services, providing marketing assistance, broker dealer-related compliance services, and providing customer service. As such, these third parties, companies, or individuals may have access to your Personal Data as needed to perform their functions or services, and may not use it for other purposes.

    We may also use and disclose your Personal Data: to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activities that threaten the integrity of our website or network; to protect and defend our rights or property or the rights or property of others; as required by courts or administrative agencies; and in connection with a financing, sale, merger, or reorganization of Weis Stone Capital’s business or assets. Any successor in interest to our business would acquire the information we maintain, including your Personal Data, and may alter the terms of this Privacy Policy.

    We might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets and you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information. We may also share your Personal Data with our affiliates for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

    We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

    1. comply with a legal obligation,
    2. protect and defend the rights or property of Weis Stone Capital,
    3. act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the website or the public against fraud or other harm, or
    4. protect against legal liability.
  3. Cookie Notice

    To provide a personalized and enhanced user experience, we, and our third-party partners, automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit or use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, Flash objects, web beacons, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, file information, and similar technology (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”).

    We use cookies to facilitate your interaction with our website, enhance your user experience, and analyze and improve our services.

    Several types of cookies and tracking technologies are used or may be used for our services:

    1. Essential cookies:

      Some cookies will be strictly necessary for the functioning of our website. This includes cookies that record whether or not you’ve consented to the use of cookies. Essential cookies shall not be subject to your consent, and unless you restrict the use of cookies by adjusting your web browser preferences, the use of our website will include the use of strictly necessary cookies. You may restrict the use of essential cookies by adjusting your web browser preferences, but this may affect the functionality of our website.

    2. Targeting cookies:

      Targeting cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

    3. Performance cookies:

      Performance cookies collect information about how you use our services, such as which pages you visit regularly. These cookies are used to provide you with a high- quality experience by doing things such as tracking page load, response times, and error messages.

    4. Web beacons:

      Web beacons are objects embedded in a webpage or email. This object is typically invisible to you, but it permits us to confirm whether you have viewed the web page and/or email (as the case may be).

    5. Persistent cookies:

      Persistent cookies are stored in your devices’ memory and are not deleted when your browser is closed. Persistent cookies can helpfully remember you and your preferences each time you access our services.

    6. Session cookies:

      Session cookies are stored in your device’s memory only for the length of time of your browsing session. They are not accessible after your browser session may have been inactive for a period of time and are deleted from your device when your browser is closed down.

    7. Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms:

      Some web browsers transmit “do-not-track” signals to websites. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it’s not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they’re even aware of them. We currently do nott take action in response to these signals.

    You may restrict the placement of HedgePond's cookies by adjusting your web browser preferences or a “Do Not Track” setting in your web browser. If you do so, you may still use our website, but this may interfere with some of its functionality.

  4. Third Party Websites and services

    The HedgePond website contains links to other websites and services not maintained by Weis Stone Capital. In addition, other websites and services may also reference or link to the HedgePond website. We encourage you to be aware when you enter or leave our website, or surf the Internet, and to read the privacy statements of each website and service that you visit. We do not endorse, screen, or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of, other websites or services.

    We may share your Personal Data with third parties in the following categories, for purposes consistent with those listed above: identity verification service providers, payment service providers, operational service providers (such as for securities and funds custody, transfer agents, broker dealers, data storage, email, accounting, engineering and product development, IT, escrow processing, and invoicing), law enforcement agencies and regulators, and advertising or marketing service providers.

  5. Messaging

    The HedgePond website permits users to communicate with companies and other users posting information on the website. We may read, collect and analyze information transmitted between users for regulatory compliance and marketing purposes. We do not guarantee that information provided by website visitors or investors is accurate or complete. Weis Stone Capital assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of its website.

  6. Blog, Learn and Forums

    Our website offers and will offer a publicly accessible blog, learn and forum pages. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at privacy@hedgepond.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

  7. Social Media Features

    HedgePond website may also include Social Media Features such as the Facebook Like button, Twitter, and other social media functionality. These features are interactive mini-programs and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

  8. Testimonials

    We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name and other information. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, please contact us at contact@hedgepond.com.

  9. Exclusions

    This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by Weis Stone Capital other than Personal Data collected through the website. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to us through this website or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the website, such as bulletin boards (collectively, “Public Areas”), any ideas for new products/services or modifications to existing products/services, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and we shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, distribute and exploit such Unsolicited Information without limitation or attribution.

  10. Opt-out Policy

    We may at times send you email communications with promotional or marketing materials. If you prefer not to receive such promotional or marketing emails from us, or have your Personal Data used for any other direct marketing purposes, you have the right to opt-out and may unsubscribe completely by clicking the appropriate links at the bottom of the emails, managing your preferences on the website, or contacting us on the platform or over email. Please also note that at times we may need to send you email communications that are transactional in nature such as service or termination announcements or payment confirmations which are communications you will not be able to opt-out of.

    If, after submitting a request to opt-out, you affirmatively subscribe to receive emails on individual offerings, issuers, or other focused subject matters, you will no longer be deemed to have opted out of those specific communications. You will, however, remain opted out for all other marketing and promotional emails.

    You will be able to modify the information concerning your account by visiting the website and editing any information you wish to change. You will be able to change your email address, password, contact information, or other login information by visiting your account's settings page subject to site policy. If you wish to delete your account or need help modifying account information, please contact us at privacy@hedgepond.com. We may not be able to modify or delete your information in all circumstances.

    We are not responsible for removing your Personal Data from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided your information in accordance with this notice.

  11. Security

    We maintain reasonable physical, administrative, and technological safeguards designed to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through our services. We also maintain reasonable procedures to help ensure that such data is reliable for its intended use and is accurate, complete, and current. However, no security system is impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%.

    We utilize third party service providers who may store on their servers social security numbers, addresses, financial information, electronic signatures, and payment information. For your security, we only display the last four digits of your payment information when confirming an investment.

    It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer/device. Be sure to log off when finished using a shared computer/device.

  12. Children’s Privacy

    The HedgePond website is not designed for by children under age eighteen (18 years of age). No one under age eighteen (18) years of age is allowed to use the site, provide any personal information or receive our email distributions. We do not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Data from children or teenagers under the age of eighteen (18). If you believe that a minor has disclosed Personal Data, please report this to us immediately by emailing us at: privacy@hedgepond.com.

  13. Changes to This Policy

    We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this notice at any time. This Privacy Policy will evolve with time, and when we update it, we'll revise the "Last Modified" above and post the new Privacy Policy. To stay informed of our privacy practices, we recommend you review the Privacy Policy on a regular basis as you continue to use our services. Your continued use of our website, products, and services following the posting of any changes to this notice means you accept such changes.

Copyright © 2023 Weis Stone Capital LLC. All rights reserved.

Weis Stone Capital LLC is listed in the FINRA Compliance Vendor Directory.

Hedgepond is a trademark of Weis Stone Capital LLC.

This is not an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell securities. All investments involve risk and the past performance of a security, or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities, or other financial products. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing.

HedgePond communications and communications emanating from its social media community are for informational purposes only and are not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument or as an official confirmation of any transaction. The HedgePond website provides its users links to social media sites and email. The linked social media and email messages are pre-populated. However, these messages can be deleted or edited by HedgePond users, who are under no obligation to send any pre-populated messages. All market prices, data and other information available through HedgePond are not warranted as to completeness or accuracy and are subject to change without notice. Any comments or statements made herein do not reflect the views of Weis Stone Capital LLC or any of their subsidiaries or affiliates.

Note that certain HedgePond product features listed are currently in development and will be available soon.

For any questions, please contact us at: contact@hedgepond.com