• Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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  • General Questions

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  • What entrepreneurs does Maverick work with?

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  • Maverick works with ALL entrepreneurs, regardless of your stage of development, industry or capital needs. Whether you’re just at the idea, start-up or development stage or are looking to do mergers or acquisitions, we can help you do it better with our training, services and strategic partnerships, tools and Web platform that directly connects you to funding sources.  Our Web platform, services and tools are unique and very powerful. 

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  • Is Maverick a crowdfunding company?

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  • No. Maverick Entrepreneurs LLC is not a crowdfunding company. Investopedia defines crowdfunding as:

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  • The use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture. Crowdfunding makes use of the easy accessibility of vast networks of friends, family and colleagues through social media Websites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to get the word out about a new business and attract investors. Crowdfunding has the potential to increase entrepreneurship by expanding the pool of investors from whom funds can be raised beyond the traditional circle of owners, relatives and venture capitalists.”

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  • Typically, crowdfunding models (usually online) introduce and promote multiple participants to invest in one company — a crowd. Crowdfunding as an industry is still very much in its infancy. However, with the new SEC/FINRA rules that are still being finalized after the JOBS (Jumpstart our Business Startups) Act that became law in the spring of 2012, crowdfunding is becoming an alternative route for start-ups to raise capital. Typically, the average company raises less than $3,000 from its crowdfunding efforts. While this is better than nothing, it must be noted that this method of bootstrapping capital can hinder the ability to close sophisticated investors in the future.

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  • Most typical traditional investors (venture capitalist, private equity and even many angel investors) do not want to deal with multiple other investors in “their deal.” Therefore, having many small investors in your company can discourage some investors from even considering funding your company. If you have multiple unaccredited investors, that becomes more of a problem for sophisticated investors who don’t want to negotiate with existing, and perhaps not sophisticated, investors. Ask your attorney to explain these options to you in detail.

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  • Alternatively, Maverick trains its entrepreneurs to raise capital the traditional way (one investor for one business/entrepreneur) but with the benefits of our online Web platform of qualified investors. However, there is no reason an entrepreneur cannot use both a crowdfunding Web site and Maverick’s Web platform (although this is not necessarily recommended).

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  • Who are Maverick Investors?

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  • Maverick works with all types of accredited investors: angel investors, venture capital companies, private equity, hedge funds, lenders and institutional investors.

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  • What will I learn in the training seminars?

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  • You will learn the process of how to raise capital, including how to: prepare, plan, create perception and proof, prospect, pitch, present to investors and preserver to a close — what we call the 8-Steps of Raising Capital.

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  • Does Maverick offer any discounts on its training seminars to veterans or others?

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  • Yes, Maverick offers Military, Veteran and other group discounts – contact our office to find out the discount code if you do not know it already.

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  • Maverick Entrepreneurs' FAQs

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  • How do I get introduced to Maverick’s Investor Network?

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    • Once you’ve completed one of Maverick’s two training course options (the Live Boot Camp or Webinar) you become a Maverick Graduate. All Maverick Graduates are given access to our CapitalBridge.  However, access to the investors is only granted upon completion and review of their preparation stag - our certification program.  Our online platform provides services to our Certified Graduates and links them to our investors. Each entrepreneur and investor create their own corporate profile that summarizes who they are and what funding or investment they seek. You will have full access to Maverick Investors Network through this section.

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  • Does my company need to be incorporated to become a Maverick Member or take the training classes?

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    • No, you don’t need have to be incorporated to take one of our Boot Camp Programs. However, you should have the desire to become an entrepreneur. Maverick Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to learn many things including understanding the entire process of raising capital and teaching you the intricacies of incorporation. While you don’t need to be incorporated to take Maverick’s Webinar, it is preferred if you’re going to take Maverick’s live training because you will be pitching investors on the last day of training and they will require a corporate structure before they invest.

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  • What if this is my first time being an entrepreneur, will Maverick help me?

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    • Everyone is a first-time entrepreneur once in their life. Don’t worry; we’ll help you understand the entire process.

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  • What if I already have an existing company (even without revenue) that needs to raise capital for growth or a merger or acquisition?

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    • Maverick works with entrepreneurs raising capital at ALL stages of development including start-ups, development stage, growth capital and mergers and acquisitions.

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  • Do I need to live in the United States to take Maverick’s training?

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No, you can live anywhere in the world. Right now we are only offering our live training in the United States. However, you can take our Webinar seminars from anywhere.

 

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  • How do I sign-up to take a Maverick Live or Webinar Boot Camp Program?

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  • You will see all of the information in  Services department about how to sign up for our Boot Camp Programs.

 

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  • When I take a Maverick Live or Webinar training, am I called a Maverick Entrepreneur or a Maverick Graduate?

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Once you finish one of our Boot Camp Programs you’ll be called a Maverick Graduate. All entrepreneurs, including Maverick Graduates and PrimaWarriors, are Maverick Entrepreneurs.

 

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  • What tools and services are offered to Maverick Graduates?

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Maverick’s  Capital Bridge offers:

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  1. Search Functionality to target investors or other entrepreneurs

  2. Secure Online Data Room to store of all your due diligence

  3. Maverick Email for contacting investors

  4. Sales Pipeline for tracking your investor prospects and much, much more…

  5. Access to Maverick’s investors

 

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  • Maverick Investors' FAQs

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  • What type of deal flow does Maverick offer through its Web platform?

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Maverick works with all industries, stages of development and levels of funding (both debt and equity).

 

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  • Does it cost anything to the investor to become a Maverick Investor (collectively called Maverick Investor Network)?

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No, there is no cost to be a Maverick Investor, unless the investor elects to become a Premium Investor (that offers special services). Go to Investors Section to learn more.

 

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  • What benefits do I get by being a Maverick Investor?

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Maverick Investors receive the following services: (1) investor profile; (2) email; (3) deal pipeline (contact manager to manage their deal flow); (3) search function to comb through deals; and (4) a copy of Maverick’s monthly newsletter. 

 

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  • What is Maverick Premium Investors?

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Investors wanting preferential access to Maverick’s pool of Graduates can select to become “Premium Investors" and will receive a one-week advance notice before it is made available to the entire investor network. This Premium Membership will be for one year with an annual renewal available. The cost is $4,000 and Maverick will limit the number of Premium Investors to 200 investors.

 

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  • If I choose to invest in one of Maverick’s Graduates, will I be charged a fee by Maverick?

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 Maverick does not charge the investor any fees.  Maverick is a training company.  

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  • Will my personal information be kept secure?

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  • Absolutely! Maverick’s Web platform has the highest security levels and Maverick will keep all information confidential unless permission has been given to be viewed.

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  • Do I need to be an accredited investor to participate in Maverick’s Investors Group?

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  • Yes, you must be an accredited investor to be a Maverick Investor. 

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  • Who are Maverick's Entrepreneurs?

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  • Who are Maverick Entrepreneurs?

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  • Entrepreneurs located anywhere in the world.  Maverick's entrepreneur wish to participate in Maverick’s programs, 

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  •  Will I meet other entrepreneurs and investors through Maverick?

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    • Yes, Maverick’s network of entrepreneurs and investors is one of the greatest assets we offer entrepreneurs. You’re no longer alone in your fight! We’re fighting alongside you and your peer entrepreneurs will become some of your best friends (as they understand what you’re going through). Our investors also want to meet our entrepreneurs face-to-face.

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  • How does Maverick’s Investor Pitch Day experience work?

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    • On the last date of the 3-Day Boot Camp, Maverick Graduates will have an opportunity to put what they learned to use and pitch a panel of investors.

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  • Where and when will the live training seminars be offered?

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    • Live training will be offered initially in the United States at different locations. See our training calendar for more details.

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  • Do I need to be selected to take Maverick’s Webinar training?

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    • No, anyone can take Maverick’s Webinar training; however, it is a training for entrepreneurs looking to raise capital.

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  • About Maverick Investors Network - FAQs

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  • Who are Maverick’s Investors?

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    • Maverick has developed a database of 2,000+ venture capitalists, private equity firms, angel networks and high net-worth individuals, and a database of 3,000+ private equity firms. Investors are located worldwide. Investors register for membership to be part of Maverick Investors Network. Membership includes the following services: (1) investor profile; (2) email; (3) deal pipeline (contact manager to manage deal flow); (3) deal search function, and (4) a monthly copy of Maverick’s newsletter. Investors’ registration will involve a short questionnaire about deal types, size and preference for debt or equity deals, etc. The registration will require an affidavit by the investors stating that they are a qualified investor.

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  • Where are Maverick Investors located?

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    • Worldwide.

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  • Do Maverick’s investors only fund certain types of entrepreneurs (companies)?

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    • No. Our thousands of investors in Maverick Investors Group mean that collectively they are able to work with all entrepreneurs in every industry, stage of development and funding need.

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  • Are there parameters to how little or how much capital can be raised from Maverick Investors?

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    • No, our funding sources work with entrepreneurs looking for every level of funding.

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  • Maverick Guide - FAQs

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  • How much does the Maverick’s Guide cost?

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    • Our Guide retails for $49.95 and the electronic templates (for business plan, financial projections, investor presentations and more) cost is $129.00. However, the Guide and Templates are included in Maverick’s Boot Camp Programs.

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  •  Do I need to buy one of Maverick’s training seminars to buy Maverick’s Guide?

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    • No, the Guide can be sold by itself.

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  • How do I get all of the electronic templates provided with the Guide?

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    • You can buy the templates separately, however, it is highly recommended to also purchase the Guide, as instructions for the templates are provided in the Guide.

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  • Confidentiality, Regulatory & Compliance FAQs

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  • How will the confidentiality of my company be protected?

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    • Maverick is unique in that our Web platform – called our Graduate Virtual Office and Capital Bridge is a closed network that can only be viewed by accredited investors in Maverick’s Investor Group. You will be given complete control over what investors can see and not see about your company. Prior to being able to view any of your investment documents, you may elect to have investors sign nondisclosure, noncompete agreements (NDA’s). As for our 3-Day Live Boot Camps, all other participating entrepreneurs and the investors included in the Investor Pitch Day sign NDA’s to protect the confidentiality of our entrepreneurs’ business. For more information, see Terms and Conditions when signing up for either of our two training courses.

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  • What is an accredited investor?

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    • An accredited investor is someone whose net worth is more than $1 million excluding their primary residence, and whose annual income is above $200,000 for the last two years for a single person or above $300,000 for a married couple.

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  • What is general solicitation?

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    • General solicitation is advertising to the public to sell shares in a company. Before crowdfunding, federal securities laws prohibited general solicitation of investors and advertising to them.

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  • How does the new JOBS Act affect me and my ability to raise capital?

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    • The 2012 Jumpstart our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) will, for the first time, allow emerging growth companies to raise capital from non-accredited investors (i.e., the general public and specifically, people whose net worth is less than $1 million excluding their primary residence, and whose annual income is below $200,000 for the last two years or $300,000 if married.) This will open up enormous opportunities for entrepreneurs looking for capital.

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  • Is Maverick a registered broker/dealer with the SEC/FINRA?

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  • No, Maverick isn’t a registered broker/dealer.

 

 

Maverick Terms and Conditions and Regulatory Compliance

 

MAVERICK TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

 

Maverick Entrepreneurs, LLC, which does business as “Maverick Entrepreneurs” or “MAVERICK” is a Delaware Limited Liability Company. The information contained and accessed on this site (the Site) is provided by MAVERICK as indicated on the homepage and is intended to offer the user general information of interest. The information provided is not intended to replace or serve as a substitute for any professional advice, consultation or service. You should consult with professionals in the legal or tax areas as needed. Maverick does not provide these services.

 

The application of laws and regulations may vary depending on specific facts or circumstances. Due to the nature of electronic communication processes, MAVERICK does not guarantee or warrant that the Site will have uninterrupted service, be without delay, error-free, omission-free, or free of viruses. Therefore, the information is provided 'as is' without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including accuracy, timeliness and completeness. In no event shall Maverick or any of its divisions be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, consequential or other damages (including but not limited to, liability for loss of use, data or profits), without regard to the form of any action, including but not limited to, contract, negligence or other tortuous actions arising out of or in connection with the Site, any content on or accessed by use of the Site, or any copying, display or other use.

 

As content on the Site is copyrighted and proprietary, any unauthorized use of any materials on the Site may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. Users are encouraged to print or distribute content (e.g., via link on a social network) provided that:

 

  • The use of the content is personal and non-commercial.

  • All copyright, trademark and similar notices are retained.

  • The content is not used as or implies that Maverick is providing a testimonial or endorsement of an organization, its products or services.

 

Materials on the Site may not be modified, reproduced, publicly displayed, performed, distributed or used for any public or commercial purposes without explicit written permission from the appropriate content or material provider (including third-party links). Maverick bears no risk, responsibility or liability in the event that a user does not obtain such explicit written permission as advised by Maverick.

 

The MAVERICK name, logo and "cutting through complexity" are registered trademarks or trademarks of MAVERICK International. [betzel2] Use of these marks requires express permission from, and a license agreement with MAVERICK International or a MAVERICK member firm. Unauthorized use of these and any other of MAVERICK's portfolio of trademarks will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. To request this written approval, contact the Webmaster or use the "Contact us" feature.

 

Third-party links are provided as a convenience to our users. Maverick does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. Maverick is obligated to protect its reputation and trademarks and reserves the right to request removal of any link to our Website. The following Web link activities are explicitly prohibited by Maverick and may present trademark and copyright infringement issues:

 

 

  • links that involve unauthorized use of our logo; and

  • a form of link that disguises the URL and/or bypasses the homepage or pages containing the entity copyright, legal disclaimer and online policy statement.

 

Privacy

MAVERICK is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to it. As part of this fundamental obligation, MAVERICK is committed to the appropriate protection and use of personal information (sometimes referred to as "personally identifiable information" or "PII") that has been collected through its Websites.


Generally, our intent is to collect only the personal information that is provided voluntarily by visitors to our Websites so that we can offer information and/or services to those individuals or offer information about employment opportunities. Please review this Online Privacy Statement to learn more about how we collect, use, share, and protect the PII that we have obtained. Last updated June 1, 2014.


MAVERICK ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT


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Collection and Use of PII

We obtain personal information about you if you choose to provide it -- for example, to contact mailboxes or to register for certain services. In some cases, you may have previously provided your PII to MAVERICK (if, for example, you are a former employee). By registering and/or submitting personal information on our Websites, you are also agreeing to the use of this information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Your personal information is not used for other purposes unless we obtain your permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional standards. For example, if you send us an e-mail message requesting information about MAVERICK, we will use your e-mail address and other information you supply to respond to your request. If you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with MAVERICK, we will use the information that you provide to match you with available MAVERICK job opportunities.


MAVERICK generally collects only the personal information necessary to fulfill the visitor's request. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection.


MAVERICK only collects "sensitive" personal information when individuals voluntarily provide us with this information or where such information is required or permitted to be collected by law or professional standards. Sensitive information includes personal information regarding a person's race, gender, ethnicity, political beliefs, religious or similar beliefs, physical or mental health, sexual life, or criminal record. Please use your discretion when providing sensitive information to MAVERICK, and under any circumstances, do not provide sensitive information to MAVERICK, unless you thereby consent to MAVERICK's use of that information for its legitimate business purposes and consent to the transfer and storage of such information to and in MAVERICK databases. If you have any questions about whether the provision of sensitive information to MAVERICK is, or may be, necessary or appropriate for particular purposes, please contact MAVERICK at the address indicated below.


Automatic Collection of PII

In some instances, MAVERICK automatically collects certain types of information when you visit our Websites and through e-mails that we may exchange. Automated technologies may include the use of Web server logs to collect IP addresses, "cookies," and Web beacons. The collection of this information will allow us to better understand and improve the performance, usability, and effectiveness of MAVERICK Websites and to measure effectiveness of our marketing activities.


IP Addresses

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct Website trend and performance analysis.


Cookies
 A "cookie" is a small piece of text that a Website places in the cookie file of your browser and that allows the site to remember who you are. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. MAVERICK only uses cookies in accordance with applicable laws.


Cookies by themselves do not tell us your e-mail address or otherwise identify you personally. If you visit a MAVERICK Website, we use cookies to compile aggregate statistics to help us determine what areas of the site visitors prefer.


If you subsequently register with a MAVERICK Website, this information may be linked to a cookie to enhance and personalize your online experience (e.g., by welcoming you back when you return or providing you access to your registration information).


You have the choice of deciding whether to accept cookies or not. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our Website features.

 

Web Beacons

A Web beacon is a small image file on a Web page that can be used to collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. MAVERICK only uses Web beacons in accordance with applicable laws.

MAVERICK or its service providers may use Web beacons to track the effectiveness of third-party Websites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.

 

You have the option to render some Web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The Web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address, but cookie information will not be recorded.

 

In some of our newsletters and other communications, we may confirm a recipient's e-mail address through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.

 

Do Not Track

Our Websites may not recognize browser- based Do Not Track signals. However, as discussed above under Cookies, your browser may be set to block all cookies, or to block third-party cookies. Cookies that we set on our Websites are considered first-party cookies. Details on your ability to restrict or change the personal information that we may collect about you are listed below under the Choice and Access sections of this statement.

 

Sharing and Transfer of PII

We do not share personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except as necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards. We do not allow unaffiliated third parties to collect personal information on our sites. In some instances, MAVERICK may also share PII about you with various outside companies or service providers or vendors working on our behalf to help fulfill your requests.


In addition, MAVERICK may transfer certain PII across geographical borders to other MAVERICK member firms or outside companies working with us or on our behalf. MAVERICK may also store PII in a jurisdiction other than where you are based. By providing PII on MAVERICK's Websites, visitors are consenting to this transfer and/or storage of their data across borders.

 

MAVERICK may also disclose PII in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of the site to which the data relates, in order to respond to requests of government or law enforcement agencies or where this is required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations. These disclosures may also be needed for data privacy or security audits and/or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat. MAVERICK does not sell PII to any third parties. Also, MAVERICK will not transfer the PII you provide to any third parties for their own direct marketing use.

 

Children
MAVERICK understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. In particular, our sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.

 

Choices
You have several choices regarding your use of our sites. In general, you are not required to submit any PII when you visit our Websites, but MAVERICK may require you to provide certain PII in order for you to receive additional information about our services and events. Certain Websites may also ask for your permission for certain uses of your PII, and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.

 

As described above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you as you navigate our sites, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our sites may not work properly if you elect to refuse cookies.

 

Access
If you have submitted personal information to MAVERICK, under most circumstances you have the right to reasonable access to that data to correct any inaccuracies. You can also make a request to update or remove information about you by contacting (insert email) and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.

 

Data Security and Integrity

MAVERICK has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite MAVERICK's best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information. We also make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long as the information is necessary to comply with an individual's request or until that person asks that the information be deleted.

 

Links to Other Sites

Please be aware that MAVERICK Websites may contain links to other sites, including sites maintained by other MAVERICK member firms that are not governed by this Privacy Statement but by other privacy statements that may differ. We encourage users to review the privacy policy of each Website visited before disclosing any personal information.

 

Safe Harbor

MAVERICK as part of its overall privacy policy, complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. MAVERICK has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement Click here MAVERICK Safe Harbor Privacy Policy to read more about Safe Harbor at MAVERICK. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program generally, and to view MAVERICK’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor

 

Changes to this policy

MAVERICK may modify this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy practices. When we make changes to this statement, we will revise the updated date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed about how MAVERICK is protecting your information.

 

Policy Questions and Enforcement

MAVERICK is committed to protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personally identifiable information, please contact us at (insert email address). You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Online Privacy Statement.  Throughout this document, "MAVERICK." "we," "our," and "us" refers to MAVERICK, a Delaware-based corporation.

 

 

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