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GDPR

What is GDPR?

  • GDPR is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. It officially goes into effect in May 25, 2018. The goal of GDPR is to protect the personal data of all individuals within the EU from consumption or use by unauthorized parties.

Where can I find more information on GDPR?

Why does GDPR matter?

  • GDPR impacts all companies with global operations. Companies based in the US are not exempt from GDPR, as any data originating in the EU is subject to the regulation.

What are we doing to be compliant?
We are proactively building privacy tools. Specifically, we are:

  • Building more robust privacy controls to better protect user data.
  • Establishing a framework to evaluate and update privacy controls for pre-existing features and every new feature that we add.
  • Creating systems to facilitate requests about inaccurate data, and to provide user data that is kept within Equa.
  • Communicating with our vendors and customers about the efforts and changes we are making to better protect our user data.
  • We are a participant in thePrivacy Shield organization.

If you have questions please email [email protected]
This page/post should not be considered legal advice.

GDPR

What is GDPR?

  • GDPR is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. It officially goes into effect in May 25, 2018. The goal of GDPR is to protect the personal data of all individuals within the EU from consumption or use by unauthorized parties.

Where can I find more information on GDPR?

Why does GDPR matter?

  • GDPR impacts all companies with global operations. Companies based in the US are not exempt from GDPR, as any data originating in the EU is subject to the regulation.

What are we doing to be compliant?
We are proactively building privacy tools. Specifically, we are:

  • Building more robust privacy controls to better protect user data.
  • Establishing a framework to evaluate and update privacy controls for pre-existing features and every new feature that we add.
  • Creating systems to facilitate requests about inaccurate data, and to provide user data that is kept within Equa.
  • Communicating with our vendors and customers about the efforts and changes we are making to better protect our user data.
  • We are a participant in thePrivacy Shield organization.

If you have questions please email [email protected]
This page/post should not be considered legal advice.

What is the Equa Rewards Program?

About Equa Rewards

Equa Rewards is one way in which Equa endeavors to reward and thank loyal Equa Member-Clients. Member-Clients who join Equa Rewards using one of the mechanisms described below (“Equa Rewards Members”) will be able to earn “Equa Cash” that may be redeemed for Equa Rewards benefits (“Rewards”) and may be eligible to receive certain additional benefits.

Joining Equa Rewards

To be eligible to join Equa Rewards in accordance with these Terms of Use, you must be 18 years of age or older at the time you join Equa Rewards. 

There are several ways to join Equa Rewards and begin accumulating Equa Cash as described below: 

  • Create a new Equa Member-Client account at www.app.equastart.io/auth/register.
  • Refer new Member-Clients to Equa.
  • Download the Equa Start mobile app to your Android™ or iPhone® device and follow the prompts to create an Equa Rewards Account. 
  • Join Equa Rewards and create an Equa Rewards Account through a special promotion, membership or other program that may be offered by Equa. There may be additional terms and conditions applicable to these promotions and programs, so please read them carefully.

Equa Rewards Account Registration

The Equa Rewards registration process may require that you provide the following information: username, password, email address, physical address in the United States, telephone number, birthday, name, and marketing preferences. You may register and have only one (1) Equa Rewards Account that is personal to you. In the case of a business or legal entity, you can only register and have one (1) Equa Rewards Account per business or legal entity. You must provide complete and accurate information in registering your Equa Rewards Account and promptly update that information if it should change.

Your Equa Cash and your Equa Rewards Account may not be sold, transferred or assigned to, or shared with, family, friends or others, or used by you for any commercial purpose. Any Equa Cash held in an Equa Rewards Account may not be combined with Equa Cash held in any other Equa Rewards Account.

Earning Equa Cash

The Rewards that are available to you through Equa Rewards are based on the amount of Equa Cash that you earn.

Additional Methods for Earning Equa Cash 

  • Equa Cash Codes. Equa Cash codes (“Equa Cash Code”) may, from time to time, be distributed through promotional materials, which would allow you to earn Equa Cash by redeeming such Equa Cash Codes within the Equa Platform Application. The amount of Equa Cash awarded per Equa Cash Code may vary. You may redeem a maximum of two (2) Equa Cash Codes per day and may earn up to 100 Equa Cash per year by redeeming Equa Cash Codes. Certain other limitations may apply to Equa Cash Codes, including, but not limited to, Equa Cash Code expiration dates. Check the promotional materials for specific restrictions applicable to a particular Equa Cash Code.
  • Promotional Bonus Equa Cash Offers. From time to time, Equa May offer you special promotions that offer you additional Equa Cash (“Bonus Equa Cash”). The promotional Bonus Equa Cash will be awarded as described in the applicable promotional offer and will be subject to any additional terms set forth in such promotional offer. 
  • Affiliate Programs. Eligible Equa Rewards Members may earn Equa Cash through participation in programs offered by our business affiliates. Equa Start does not operate and is not responsible for these programs, which have separate and additional terms and conditions governing how Equa Cash may be earned. 

Exclusions to Earning Equa Cash 

You may not earn Equa Cash in connection with certain types of beta or promotional programs.

When Equa Cash is Added to Your Equa Rewards Account

Generally, Equa Cash is automatically added to your Equa Rewards Account within twenty-four (24) hours of when it was earned.

If you void a payment made to Equa, Equa will deduct the Equa Cash that you earned for that payment, potentially resulting in a negative Equa Cash balance on your Equa Rewards Account.

Equa Cash Expiration

Equa Cash accrued in your Equa Rewards Account will expire twelve (12) months after the calendar month in which such Equa Cash was earned. For example, if you earn Equa Cash on April 5, 2019, it will expire on May 1, 2020.

The oldest accrued and unexpired Equa Cash will be used first for redemptions. You can view and track your Equa Cash balance and available Rewards, as well as any additional benefits for which you are eligible, at https://equa.global/rewards or by using the Equa mobile app. 

Equa Cash Redemption

As an Equa Rewards Member, you are eligible to redeem Equa Cash for Equa services designated by Equa as part of Equa Rewards.

For Equa Cash redemption purposes only, each Equa Cash shall be equal in value to one (1) U.S. Dollar. However, Equa Cash can only be redeemed for Equa services; Equa Cash cannot be redeemed for cash, unless required by law.

Additional Benefits of Equa Rewards

As an Equa Rewards Member, you are eligible for the following additional benefits: 

  • Anniversary Reward.
    • On the anniversary of the formation (incorporation or organization with a Secretary of State) of your Equa Start company, you will receive twenty (20) Equa Cash (“Anniversary Reward”).
    • To qualify for your Anniversary Reward, you must join Equa Rewards at least seven (7) days prior to the anniversary and provide your anniversary information in your Equa Rewards Account information.
    • Your Anniversary Reward will be automatically added to your Equa Anniversary Account on your anniversary as long as you are an eligible Equa Rewards Member.
    • If you provided Equa with a current, valid email address in your Equa Rewards Account information and have not opted out of receiving promotional emails, you will receive a reminder email from Equa approximately one (1) to three (3) days prior to your anniversary indicating that your Anniversary Reward is available to you. You also may receive a notification within the Equa mobile app. You can check to see if you’re Anniversary Reward is available by accessing your Equa Rewards Account on www.equastart.io/rewards or in the Equa mobile app. 
  • Personalized offers and coupons.
    • Special offers may be distributed by email, through the Equa mobile app (including via push notifications), or by physical mail. You may be required to opt-in and activate special offers via the Equa mobile app or via email.
    • In order to receive and activate personalized special offers distributed via email, you must opt-in to receive promotional and marketing offers from Equa and you may be required to provide a valid email, telephone and physical address.

Equa reserves the right to change the number and type of additional benefits offered to Equa Rewards Members in its sole discretion at any time.

How does the Equa Rewards Program work?

You must create an Equa Rewards account in order to receive and redeem Equa Cash on the Equa Start platform. Equa Cash is valued at a 1:1 value of USD but may only be used for Equa services within the platform. Get $10 to $100 of Equa Cash here for free when you create a free account.

How can I earn more Equa Cash?

There are multiple ways to earn Equa Cash. Some of them include, participating in promotions, inviting your friends, and taking advantage of our affiliate program. Be sure to follow us on our social channels. 

How do I redeem Equa Cash?

When you become an Equa Start client you can redeem Equa Cash and apply it toward your subscription fee.

Note: Equa Cash is only valid for Equa products and services at this time.

What is the Equa Affiliate Program?

Eligible Equa Rewards Members may earn Equa Cash through participation in programs offered by our business affiliates. Equa does not operate and is not responsible for these programs, which have separate and additional terms and conditions governing how Equa Cash may be earned. To learn more about all available affiliation agreements contact us here.

What is Equa Transfer?

Equa Transfer is a transfer agent service that helps maintain your financial record keeping obligations.

What is a Transfer Agent?

A transfer agent maintains up-to-date ownership records of a corporation's securities. They also facilitate transfers of a corporation's stock and other assets, including convertible notes and bonds.

What is a Capitalization Table (Cap Table)?

A “Cap Table” (short for “Capitalization Table”) is a document, typically in the form of a spreadsheet or table, that offers a snapshot of an organization's equity capitalization and total market value.  

Cap tables aim to capture shareholder equity and other sorts of information including common equity shares, preferred equity shares, warrants, and convertible equity, et al.. With this, cap tables become a vital decision-making tool for assessing equity ownership, market capitalization, and potential market value.

What is Corporate Governance?

Corporate governance is the system of rules, practices, and processes by which an organization is directed and controlled. Corporate governance essentially involves balancing the interests of an organization's many stakeholders, such as shareholders, senior management executives, customers, suppliers, financiers, the government, and the community.

Actions

Set up your organization with customized workflows to define and improve the efficiency of the actions your shareholders, owners, employees, investors, and partners will take. Actions are a key product in our Collaborative Consensus productivity suit.

How does Equa Start ensure security?

Equa Start ensures security by delivering end-to-end encryption and strict permissioned access to your organization's documents, cap tables, and stakeholder transfers.

How are the Equa Start document templates created?

The library of document templates available on the Equa platform have been created by skilled attorneys who understand the nuances of business formation and the interests of each party involved. Collectively, our attorneys have written, reviewed and approved the tools offered here so you can save money on legal fees. Equa does not restrict clients from granting permissions to outside attorneys of your choice to assist in customizing documents for your specific businesses.

What is Equa Sign?

Equa Sign allows you to make important decisions through a voting process, similar to a corporate board meeting. Equa Sign simplifies the process by obtaining alignment on important decisions by preventing delays. All votes occur instantaneously within the Equa platform, and this can happen regardless if stakeholders are physically present at a meeting location.

Actions

Set up your organization with customized workflows to define and improve the efficiency of the actions your shareholders, owners, employees, investors, and partners will take. Actions are a key product in our Collaborative Consensus productivity suit.

What is Scenario Analysis?

Scenario analysis is the process of estimating the expected value of a portfolio after a given period of time, assuming specific changes in the values of the portfolio's securities or key factors take place, such as a change in the interest rate. Scenario analysis is commonly used to estimate changes to a portfolio's value in response to an unfavorable event and may be used to examine a theoretical worst-case scenario. Investopedia

Note: Administrators have the ability to grant access to the designated stakeholders of the voting process.

How can I learn more?

Learn more by visiting our website, inquiring via our instant messenger, scheduling a demo, or our contact form.

Are you hiring?

We are always open to meeting great people. Visit our careers page to view our current job openings.

How can I contact the team?

Visit the about page for our contact information.

Questions?

We're always happy to help with code or other questions you might have. Search our documentation, contact support, or connect with our sales team.

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