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Privacy Policy
12/11/2023

This Privacy Statement of formations.llc , powered by Marketplace Operations, Inc., (hereafter “we” “us” or “our”) outlines how your personally identifiable information and other information about you (collectively, “user information”) will be collected, used, and shared in connection with your access to and/or use of the website and any content, features, services, or other offerings that we may provide in connection therewith, including in relation to any email communications or newsletters that we may send in connection with your use of our website (collectively, the “Site”). 


This Privacy Statement also describes your choices and rights regarding the use, access to and correction or deletion of your user information. By using the Site, you acknowledge that you understand that we will use your user information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Where required by law, you will also be asked to provide affirmative consent to the collection, processing, and sharing of your user information via cookies and similar technologies. 


If you have any comments or queries about this Privacy Statement, or how we use your user information, please contact us using the contact details provided below.


Table of Contents


  1. Summary

  2. What this Privacy Statement Covers

  3. Information Collected

  4. Use of Your Information

  5. Sharing of Your Information

  6. De-Identified and Aggregated Information

  7. Cookies and Other Tracking Tools

  8. European Economic Area Notice 

  9. Control of Your Information 

  10. Data Retention

  11. Payment Processing

  12. Security

  13. Privacy of Children

  14. Cross-border Transfers

  15. Do Not Track

  16. How to Contact Us

  17. State Specific Policies 

  18. Accessibility 

  19. Changes to this Privacy Statement 


  1. Summary. To enhance, personalize, and support your experience on the Site, as well as to provide services to you that you request, we may collect, use, and share your user information as described herein. For example, we use aggregated information to develop content targeted to user interests and to generally improve the Site’s user experiences, or to tailor content and ads, provide social media features (e.g., features that allow you to share content directly to your preferred social media platform), track your preferences, analyze traffic, and provide similar services and content. If you have any requests, comments, or questions about this Privacy Statement or your user information, please contact us in the manner provided below. As a general reminder, please think carefully before you decide to put anything on the internet. For example, if you voluntarily disclose user information in any chat areas or on any bulletin boards (e.g., comments sections), that information could be seen and used by others, and may result in unsolicited messages from others. We are not responsible for the user information you may choose to submit in public forums. 

  2. What this Privacy Statement Covers. This Privacy Statement covers the Site only, and only applies to information you provide to us or which we directly collect from you. While you may encounter links on the Site to other websites, such as those relating to affiliates, advertisers, and other partners, please note that these websites are not covered by this Privacy Statement (unless otherwise noted on such site, which may be the case if, for example, the site is also operated by us). If you click on an advertiser’s promotion through the Site and provide information through that link, please be aware you are directly providing your user information to that advertiser. Also, this Privacy Statement does not apply to your access of third party services in connection with your use of the Site (for example, using social media or other sharing services to link to the Site or post information about your activities on the Site).  To learn more about such third party policies, we encourage you to read and review the privacy statements of each third party service that you may choose to use. Use of the widgets on the Site is subject to this Privacy Statement, but downloading or embedding those widgets on other websites is not covered by this privacy statement.

  3. Information Collected. When you use the Site, your user information may be collected, used, and shared in a variety of manners. As detailed below, the type of user information collected may vary based on how it was gathered. 

    1. Voluntary Submission. We may collect user information, including personally identifiable information, which we may refer to as PII, that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. For example, we may ask you for identifying user information, including PII, such as your email address, name, phone number, passport number, driver’s license number, social security number, taxpayer identification number, and address when you submit a request through the Site for more information about our services or the products, offers or services of third parties on the Site. You have the option not to engage in the actions that request you to provide PII to us. If you choose not to engage in such actions, you can still visit many pages of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services.

    2. Information that We Collect Automatically. When you visit the Site, we may collect certain user information automatically from your device, such as your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information, and we may also collect user information about how your device has interacted with our Site, including the pages accessed and links clicked (collectively, “Usage Data”). Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further below. In some territories, the information described in this section may be considered personal data or personal information, and in such case, we will comply with applicable data laws related to user information that could be classified as such.

    3. Information from Third Parties. From time to time, we may collect personal information about you from third party sources (including data append services such as public or social graph data, or social media websites if you have chosen to log in or connect your social media with our Site). However, we will only use this information where these third parties either have your consent to provide it to us for our purposes, or where such third parties are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your personal information to us.

    4. Providing a Third Party’s Information. In the event that you wish to provide user information to us about a third party, whether in connection with a referral, recommendation, or other purpose, please only do so if you have the permission of that third party. 

  4. Use of Your Information. Our primary goal in collecting, using, and sharing user information is to provide our services to you, enhance your experience on the Site, support the Site, and improve its features, performance, and other elements. Your user information may be used for the purposes outlined below. In addition to the below, we may use your user information for any other specific purpose that we communicate to you upon collection of the same, and for any purpose that you approve or for which you direct us to use such user information. 

    1. We will use user information to operate the Website, perform or fulfill services for you, deliver information to you about our products and services (including additional products and services that may be of interest to you), and to improve and tailor our products and services to better fit our users. 

    2. We will use user information to inform you of changes to the Site or this Privacy Statement, to solicit additional information from you from time to time, to provide information about our current services and any updated or additional services that we may offer from time to time, to respond to inquiries from you, or for other administrative reasons. 

    3. We may use your user information for advertising purposes in order to promote our Site or our other products or services, and the products and services of third parties. To develop and provide content and advertising to you that is targeted to your interests, we use the analytics collected by the systems described above to determine which areas of our Site you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas. We may make reasonable assumptions based on your browser provided data to target relevant content and advertising to you on our site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a third party. We may also make reasonable geographic and demographic assumptions based on your presented IP address to target relevant content and advertising.

    4. To enhance your experience, we may provide you with interactive communications, such as notifications of activity by topic or contributor to the email address that you provide to us. Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile, or where we are otherwise permitted by law. From time to time we may provide emails highlighting new features, promotions or contests on the Site to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications as part of their user profile, or where we are otherwise permitted by law.

    5. We will also use your user information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our agreements with you, including this Privacy Statement; to prevent fraud, criminal activity, or misuses of our services, and to ensure the security of our information technology systems, architecture, and networks; and to comply with legal obligations and legal processes, and to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or other third parties. 

  5. Sharing of Information. We may share user information with third parties in the following circumstances. 

    1. For the Purposes Specified When You Provide the Information. Certain features of the Site may provide the option for you to submit information about yourself, including PII, for purposes specified at the point of collection. For example, we may offer certain forms pursuant to which you may request more information about a category of products and services, and we may then provide that contact information to third parties who offer such services, whether or not they are affiliated with us. Depending on our business relationship with such third parties, this may be considered selling or renting your information under certain laws. We will require that the parties with whom your information is shared offer you the option to opt out of further correspondence from them, and we will further require that those parties do not resell your PII. However, please be aware that once we have shared your information with third parties in compliance with this Privacy Statement, we can no longer control their use of your information. We welcome you to reach out to us if you believe that a third party is misusing your PII and we will investigate as appropriate in our discretion.  

    2. Business Purposes. We use third parties for a number of business purposes, including to provide website hosting, to provide various functionalities of the Site, to provide credit card processing, to provide email services, to help us conduct surveys, contests, or sweepstakes, processing and delivery of newsletter mailings, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We also partner with third party advertising networks to display advertising on the Site or to manage our advertising on other sites; those partners may use cookies and web beacons to collect user information about your activities on the Site and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. For all third party service providers, we will only provide those companies, or enable those companies to collect, the user information they need to deliver the service to us. In some instances, these companies may collect user information directly from you, and in these cases, you will be notified of the involvement of the external service provider. In all cases, these companies are subject to agreements that require them to maintain the confidentiality of your user information and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

    3. Interaction with Social Media. As noted above, you may be able to log in to our site using sign-in services that bridge your social media login information with the Site. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain user information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. These services give you the option to post information about your activities on the Site to your profile page to share with others within your network. The Site includes social media features, widgets and/or interactive mini-programs that run on the Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

    4. As Required By Law. We may disclose your user information to any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary: (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation (such as to comply with a subpoena or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law), (ii) to protect your safety or the safety of others, (iii) to investigate fraud or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on us, or (iv) to protect and defend the our rights or property.

    5. Financial Institutions. We may share your Information with credit card issuers and financial institutions in order to obtain payment from you if you agree to make a payment to use for the use of the Services, such that they may process payments and refunds, verify the absence of fraud, or assist in debt collection, in the course of the performance of a contract or on the basis of other legitimate interests.

    6. Other Consent. We may disclose your user information to any other person with your consent, whether such consent is obtained at the time of collecting such information or after. 

  6. De-Identified and Aggregated Information. We may create aggregated, anonymized, or de-identified information derived from your user information, including PII (the “De-Identified Data”). De-Identified Data is no longer reasonably capable of identifying you or your household. De-Identified Data may be used in any manner for which user information is used as described herein, and may also be used for any lawful purpose that we deem appropriate, including using the same for our marketing purposes, for demonstrating the use or capabilities of our services, and for further developing our services. 

  7. Cookies and Other Tracking Tools.  

    1. Cookies

      1. A cookie is a small data file that is written to your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. A cookie file can contain and/or automatically collect user information, such as a user identification code or IP address, that a website will use to track the pages and number of times you have visited. The data read from these cookies may be linked to your user information, so our use of these cookies may allow us to better understand how you use our Site, or to serve you with personalized advertising. 

      2. We and our partners use cookies and similar technologies on the Site, for purposes including, for example, our business purposes of personalizing and optimizing your browsing experience and the Site by providing you with tailored content and advertisements (see below for more information), enabling social media features, helping to safeguard against spam and malware, analyzing trends, traffic, and user behavior, administering the Site, gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole, tracking web and advertising analytics throughout the Site and its affiliate websites, remembering your preferences and voluntarily-submitted information, performing location-related functionalities and analytics, participating in market research (e.g., Site ratings), and educating ourselves about how we can continue to improve the Site and its various elements.

      3. We use cookies falling into the categories below: 

  • Essential Cookies and Required Cookies. Certain cookies are used for specific purposes that are essential to your secure use and navigation of the Site. Without them, we may not be able to provide core Site functions and features to you, and the Site would not operate as well as you or we would like. These cookies collect and use information such as your server preferences, single-session data and corresponding identifier, web beacons and log files (detailed below), and other credential-related information. In territories where legally allowed, we may also require that certain cookies that help us learn more about your use of the Site remain enabled and are not subject to our opt-out options. 

  • Functional Cookies. Other cookies may be used to collect and process information about your preferences and similar choices in connection with the Site in order to optimize your browsing experience. Functional cookies include social media cookies, which collect information about your social media usage and other data you may have provided in connection with such usage (if you access the Site through a social media website or mobile application, you may have social media cookies). If you wish to modify or change your social media cookies, please visit and review the settings on your applicable social media account(s). Functional cookies also include analytics cookies, which provide us with data that allows us to better understand our users and improve the Site based on what we have learned from that data.

  • Advertising Cookies. To help support the Site and further tailor your experience, we and our advertising partners (and/or their third-party analytics providers) may also use cookies on the Site to personalize the content and advertisements you may be shown. Such advertisements use cookies to provide you targeted advertisements that may be more consistent with your interests than non-targeted advertisements. Certain advertising partners may also use cookies to monitor or track the performance of their advertising content, including native advertising content. We do not provide user information to advertising partners except as disclosed herein or as required by law.

  1. If you are accessing the Site from certain territories, you may have the option to opt into or disable certain types of cookies. Please navigate to Cookie Preferences to review your options. Please be aware that if you do choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our Site, you may not be able to use or benefit from certain features of the Site, particularly the features that are designed to personalize your experience. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but generally allow users to modify their browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, to accept cookies only from certain websites, and/or to refuse all cookies. Please do review your web browser settings if you want to use your web browser to control our cookies.

  1. Web Beacons. We may use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on our Site for our business purposes of recognizing users, assessing traffic patterns, identifying preferred content and measuring site engagement. We may also include web beacons in our email communications, including newsletters, in order to measure engagement with our communications (e.g., to count how many, and when, email communications have been opened, or which links in such communications have been clicked on). We and our partners (including advertisers, ad servers, and affiliate link e-commerce providers) may also use web beacons to collect various data provided by your browser while you are on our Site and elsewhere (i.e., outside of the Site) where we may be acting as a third party. This data is collected in the aggregate, but may include or be associated with other user information that users have voluntarily submitted. As we do not control or have access to the manner in which these third parties may use cookies or other tracking technologies, We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties (if you have questions about any of these third parties, we encourage you to review their corresponding privacy policies).

  2. Log Files. The Site’s web and ad servers log information about a user’s IP address, browser type and the current URL the user is requesting. This information is always provided by a user’s browser and automatically logged by most websites. These log files are stored in a secure location and used for our business purpose of internal analysis of traffic patterns within our Site.

  1. European Economic Area (EEA) Notice. To the extent applicable, this Privacy Statement is intended to comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union 27 April 2016 (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) and provide appropriate notice with respect to the treatment of your user information, except if the subject of the Personal Information separately agrees to Vendor’s use of the Personal Information with the GDPR. As outlined in this Privacy Statement, we will not process your user information without a lawful basis to do so. Our legal basis for collecting and using your user information as described above will depend on the user information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. In general, we will process your user information on the legal bases of consent, contract (if you have entered into an agreement with us and such processing is a necessary part thereof), or legal obligation (as noted above). If we ask you to provide user information to comply with a legal requirement or so we can perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of this user information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide this user information). We may also process certain user information on the basis of the following legitimate interests, provided that such interests are not overridden by your privacy rights and interests: delivering and continuing to develop and improve the Site, learning from your behavior on the Site (e.g., analyzing traffic) to better serve you and other Site users, helping us modify or enhance the Site and its content, receiving insight as to what users do (and don’t) like about our Site or aspects thereof, and providing a stable, consistent, and secure user experience in connection with the Site.

  2. Control of Your Information

    1. You have a variety of rights regarding the use and control of your user information. Upon request, we will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your user information. All users may elect to stop receiving marketing material from us or on behalf of external third party business partners by following instructions at the end of any such email received. Your rights and controls with respect to the user information that may be collected, used, or shared in connection with cookies are outlined above.

    2. You may request to delete or modify any user information you may have voluntarily submitted to us (e.g., information that you provide to register for an event) if you wish to do so. You may also ask to opt-out of marketing communications (you can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing emails we send you. To opt out of other forms of marketing, please contact us using the details below). In addition, you may request to have user information maintained by us deleted subject to the Data Retention section below.

    3. If you are a resident in the EEA, you may also ask us: to access, correct, update or delete your user information; you may object to our processing of this information, ask us to restrict our processing of your user information, or request portability of your user information. Similarly, if we have collected and processed your user information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. However, please note that withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your user information conducted in relation on lawful processing grounds other than consent. You also have a right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your user information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. 

    4. To make any request under this section, please email us as outlined below from the email address you’ve provided to us. We may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity and that we are providing access to information about the correct person. We will do our best to respond to your request within 30 days and, in any event, we will respond within the timescales required by applicable data protection and/or consumer privacy law.

    5. You can modify your cookie preferences by following the procedure outlined in the Cookie section of the Privacy Statement above. Of course, if you have any questions, please contact us as outlined below.

  3. Data Retention. We will retain your user information for as long as needed to provide you the Site, unless you have revoked your consent or requested to delete certain user information; and we may retain certain user information for specific legitimate interests where we have an ongoing business need (for example, relating to core Site functionalities such as fraud-prevention, or to comply with applicable tax, legal or accounting requirements). When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to use your user information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in back-up archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may continuously maintain any De-Identified Data.

  4. Payment Processing. With respect to credit card processing, we do not collect, store, or process any credit card information. We may use a third party payment processor to process any payments. Such third party payment processor may have their own terms of service, privacy policy, or other policies. If you have questions about our third party payment processor, please contact us. As of the date that this Privacy Statement was last updated, we use Stripe to process your payments.

  5. Security. We have put in place industry-standard procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to use correctly the information we collect online. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that 100% of data transmissions are secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are limitations to security and privacy of the Internet that are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any information exchanged between you and us cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party. As such, you should take special care in deciding what information, particularly PII, you provide or disclose to us. We are not responsible or liable for the circumvention by third parties of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. Your user information is stored on  servers located in the United States. If you are concerned that your privacy may have been breached, please contact us as provided below.

  6. Privacy of Children. The Site is intended for people who are at least 16 years of age. If you are less than 16 years old, please do not send any user information to us–including information such as your name, address, or email address. We do not knowingly collect (nor do we wish to collect) any user information from children under the age of 16. In the event that we learn we have collected any user information from a child under the age of 16, we will delete that information from our database. We encourage you to discuss the Site with your parent or guardian.

  7. Cross-border Transfers. Your user information may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you are resident in connection with your use of the Site. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country. Specifically, if you access or use the Site outside of the United States, your user information will be transferred to our servers in the United States. However, we have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your personal information will remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Statement. We participate in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. We are committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on each Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list. We are responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under each Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. We comply with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions. With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, we may be subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request. Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website at https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted. We have implemented similar appropriate safeguards with our third party service providers and partners and further details can be provided upon request.


  1. Do Not Track. Our Site does not currently take any action when it receives a Do Not Track request. Do Not Track is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit www.donottrack.us.

  2. How to Contact Us. Please contact us if you have any questions or requests. If you are an individual in the EEA and would like to make a request pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or contact our EU representative, send an email to [email protected]. If you have any other questions regarding this Privacy Statement or how to remove or modify your user information or related consents, you may also contact us  by email at [email protected] or by mail at Attn: formations.llc Privacy, c/o Marketplace Operations Inc., 350 5th Ave, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10118.

  3. State Specific Policies. If you are a resident of California, Nevada, Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, or Utah, click here.

  4. Accessibility. If you have a disability and require assistance to access this Privacy Statement in an alternative format, contact us by any of the methods set out here. You can access a printable copy of this Privacy Statement by printing this page.

  5. Changes to This Privacy Statement. We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Privacy Statement, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. For example, if we make any material changes we will notify you by email or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective, if and as required by law. We will obtain your consent to any material changes if and where consent is required by applicable laws. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.