The information we receive depends on what you do when you visit our site.
Silvergate will only collect your personally identifiable information when you voluntarily provide it to us. Some areas of our website may require registration or that you provide certain requested information. When you register, you may need to complete certain fields, as well as choose a username and password. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any personally identifiable information requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the website or for us to respond to your query.
If you visit our website to browse, or to read or download information such as product information or press releases:
As many other companies do, Silvergate measures the performance of its website in order to improve and customize it in favor of our visitors. Users should be aware that, where permitted by law, non-personally identifiable information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of Silvergate’s Internet service or through the use of “cookies.” We collect and store: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. We use “cookies” to facilitate your navigation through our website, as well as to track the number of users, remember whether you identified yourself as a resident of a particular country or region and identified yourself as a healthcare or other professional, and to recall certain customizations or preferences that you specified.
If you choose to identify yourself such as by sending us an email, requesting further information or services, or registering:
Silvergate’s primary purpose in collecting and processing your personally identifiable information is to provide you with the services you request. In some cases, Silvergate may also request to use your personally identifiable information for the purposes of providing you with additional information about our products and services, or to send information to you on other products and services that may be of interest to you. If so, we will state in the area of our website where we collect information for these additional purposes and will allow you to choose to not be contacted or receive additional information. Silvergate allows you to decide whether you want your personally identifiable information to be used for the purpose of providing you with additional information about our products and services. Silvergate will use personal information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or authorized by the individual. The personally identifiable information that you provide will be available to Silvergate, its advisors, and consultants or companies working on Silvergate’s behalf. Silvergate will not disclose your personally identifiable information to any parties other than these entities, except as required by law, or unless we have obtained your consent.
Children’s Online Privacy: Silvergate’s websites are not directed at children and the services offered on our websites are designed for individuals who are 18 years of age or older. For more information about protecting the privacy of children online in the United States under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), please see http://www.business.ftc.gov/privacy-and-security/childrens-privacy.
Links and Third-Party Websites:
Silvergate’s websites may contain links or references to third-party websites. This policy does not cover the practices of those websites. Accessing these sources requires that you leave Silvergate’s websites. Silvergate does not control the content of these third-party websites, and Silvergate is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites. Please review the privacy policies on each website that you visit.
The foregoing policies are effective as of July 31, 2013. Silvergate may update these policies from time to time based on, among other things, changes in applicable laws, development of new websites, and advances in technology. Silvergate reserves the right to modify, add, or remove portions of this privacy statement at any time at our discretion. If we decide to change this policy, we will post those changes at this website.
The statement and the policies outlined in this statement are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.