Nearside Privacy Policy

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Last Updated November 16, 2021

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY. THIS POLICY DESCRIBES THE WAYS NEARSIDE BUSINESS CORP., INC. (“Nearside”, “we”, “us”, “our”) OR OUR PARTNERS AND VENDORS COLLECT, PROTECT, USE AND STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. YOU ACCEPT THIS PRIVACY POLICY BY USING OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (COLLECTIVELY THE “SERVICES") ON OUR WEBSITE OR THROUGH ANY OTHER MEANS . We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a revised version on our website. We will attempt to give a reasonable notice period upon making any changes; however, unless otherwise stated, the revised version will be effective at the time we post or make it available. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into the Terms of Use (link) by reference.

By using our Services, you are consenting to our processing of your Personal Information and data as set forth in this Policy now and as amended. As used herein, “processing” means using or accessing information in any way, including but not limited to collecting, storing, deleting, combining, and disclosing information. Our servers are located in the United States. Accordingly, if you reside outside the U.S., by using the Services, you acknowledge and agree that your Personal Information will be transferred to the United States and processed and stored in the United States. By using our Services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.

1. How Nearside collects your information.

1.1. Information You Give Nearside.

If you open an account or use the Service, we may collect the following types of information: Information we use to verify your identity and manage risk: - your name, social security number, address, phone, email, photo IDs, credit history, transaction history and other similar information. Business information – name, address, phone, email, beneficial owners, employees, EIN, credit history, transaction history and other similar information. Financial information - bank account information, transaction history and/or numbers and other similar information. Before permitting you to use the Services, we may require you to provide additional information in order for us to manage risk, make decisions about your eligibility for our products, or manage risk by  verifying your identity or other information that you provide.

1.2. Information Nearside Learns From Your Use.

In addition to the information that you provide to us, we collect certain information automatically through your use of our website or interaction with our advertisements at other websites. For example, we may collect data regarding your use of the website directly or through our service providers using cookies, web beacons, page tags, pixels or similar tools that are set when you visit the website or when you view an advertisement that we have placed on another site (“Clickstream Data”). Clickstream Data may include computer and connection information such as statistics on your page views, pathways to and from the website, referral URL, ad data, IP address (which can be used to derive the location of your device), device identifiers, the type of operating system and browser you use, and other device settings. Clickstream Data also may include your browsing history, transaction history, your web log information and other information that may be aggregated and/or de-identified. Clickstream Data helps us suggest product or service offerings that may be of interest to you. This information may be used by us (or third parties on our behalf) for business purposes as permitted by law.

When you use the Services, we may also store information based on your usage history. This includes, but is not limited to, details of your purchases, content you viewed, event information, click stream information, and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account. We may also collect information about you from any contact you have with any of our Services or employees, such as, with our customer support team, in surveys, or through interactions with our affiliates.

1.3. Location Data

Nearside may receive varying degrees of location information from Social Media stored by third parties such as social media websites and services or banking websites. The information we have access to varies by site and is controlled by your privacy settings on that site and your authorization. that you enable within our Service and also (with your permission) from your computing devices (“Location Data”). For example, we may collect and use location data (e.g. GPS or IP-based geography detection) to screen for fraudulent activity or to verify self- reported information (for example, to verify you reside in a certain city or near a university in which you are enrolled) and to customize the Service to make it more relevant to you (for example, to send newsletter information that may be of interest to you).

1.4. Server Log Data

When you interact with the Site or use our Services, our servers automatically receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information (“Log Data”). This Log Data is collected passively and may include (but is not limited to) information such as your IP address, browser type, mobile phone type, software settings/configurations, or the domain from which you are visiting, the Site pages you visit, the search terms you use, and any advertisements on which you click. We use Log Data and analytics-based observations to provide you with the Services (for example, to send an SMS to your mobile device) and we may pool Log Data with other information to monitor the use of the Services, and for the technical administration of the Services. If we are asked to comply with a subpoena or other legal demand or where we suspect that there has been a violation of our policies, then we will associate your IP address with any other Personal Information to identify you personally, according to our Terms of Use and/or applicable laws.

1.5. Cookies and Anonymous Identifiers

Like many websites and services, we also may use “cookie” technology to collect additional Site usage data and to improve the Site and Services and related offers. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk. Nearside may use both session cookies and persistent cookies (known as “persistent tokens”) to better understand how you interact with the Site and our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the Site, and to improve the Site and our Services. A session cookie or security token enables certain features of the Site and Services and is often (but not always) deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or leave the Site. A persistent token will likely remain after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Site. Persistent tokens can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. We also may use cookies and anonymous identifiers when you interact with the services we offer to our partners or Nearside features that may appear on other sites and in any other manner that we deem necessary for our business purposes.

1.6. Information Obtained From Third Parties.

We may also obtain information about you from third parties such as credit bureaus and identity verification services. You may choose to provide us with access to certain personal information stored by third parties such as social media sites (such as Google and Facebook). The information we have access to varies by site and is controlled by your privacy settings on that site and your authorization. By associating an account managed by a third party with your Nearside account and authorizing Nearside to have access to this information, you agree that Nearside may collect, store and use this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1.7. Bank Access/Login Credentials

Prior to establishing a Nearside line of credit or business bank account (jointly and individually, a “Nearside Account”) or after a Nearside Account is established, or both, we invite Nearside Account holders to enter certain login credentials (such as a username and password) for certain online account types (for example, debit cards, or traditional bank accounts) in order to verify identity. These credentials provide Nearside with consistent and reliable access to each financial account. Nearside uses such access to among other things, counter fraud.

2. How Nearside protects your information.

2.1. Safety Policies

Nearside stores and processes your information maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards. We maintain physical and electronic security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems and use safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption. We enforce physical access controls to our offices, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees or agents who require it to fulfill the responsibilities of their jobs.

3. How Nearside uses your information.

3.1. To Improve Our Service.

Nearside uses the Personal Information you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Policy. We may use your information, including nonpublic personal information as follows:

To provide, maintain, and improve our Services; To provide inputs to our credit underwriting system and to assess creditworthiness of credit card applicants; To provide and deliver the products and services you request, process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations; To verify your identity and prevent fraud or unauthorized access; Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages; To respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service; To communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, incentives, and events offered by Nearside and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you; To monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services; To comply with legal obligations; To personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content, or features that match user profiles or interests; To process and deliver contest or promotion entries and incentives; To link or combine it with the information we receive from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and to carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

If you contact us by email we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and may use your email address, and any information that you provide to us in your message, to respond to you. In addition, we may use your contact information to market to you and provide you with information about our products and services and the products and services of our partners that we believe may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such marketing information or communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of our communications.

In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of our Services, Nearside occasionally conducts separate research efforts on its customer demographics, interests, and behavior based on the Personal Information and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed in the aggregate and Nearside may share this aggregated data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregated information does not identify you personally. Nearside may also disclose aggregate user statistics in order to describe our Services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

3.2. To Serve Relevant Marketing to You.

We may use information to deliver targeted marketing, service update notices, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize the Services, content, and advertising.

4. When Nearside shares your information.

4.1. For Our Everyday Business Purposes.

We share your personal information with employees, affiliates, vendors, partners, merchant partners, marketing providers, and third parties as required to offer the Services. This includes, but is not limited to, processing transactions, maintaining your account, responding to legal and regulatory matters, litigation purposes, complying with audits or other investigations, and reporting to credit bureaus. We may share your information with our partners for marketing purposes, and as otherwise permitted by law.

4.2. When Required By Law.

We will share your information with any party when required by law, regulation or by a government request to do so or to combat fraud or other criminal activity.  We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate. We may also disclose information about you, but only where there is a lawful basis for doing so, if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. This could include providing information to public or governmental authorities. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

4.3. With Our Partners to Provide Personalized Offers.

We may share your information with our partners for marketing purposes, if you consent or as permitted by law. You’re able to revoke your consent at any time by following the steps below. If you choose to do so, we will stop sharing your information with partners from that point onward, except as necessary to complete transactions you initiate. To revoke your consent to information sharing with merchants for marketing, you can send us the request to or at 1-888-516-2369.

4.4. To Enable Our Service Providers.

Nearside shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, extending credit, fulfilling customer orders, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever Nearside operates.

5. How Nearside does NOT use your information.

We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties without your permission.

6. What are your privacy options?

6.1. Your Right to Opt-Out.

If you no longer wish to receive notifications (such as SMS or email messages) about our Services, you may change your notification preferences by sending us an email to or at 1-888-516-2369. Alternatively, you may be able to indicate your preference by logging into your account and adjusting your preferences or by following the directions provided with the communication. Nearside reserves the right to close or limit access to your account should you opt out of the crucial notices that are required to perform the Services. You are still responsible for any amounts due to Nearside even if we close or limit access to your account.

6.2. Your Right To Access Your Information.

You can review and edit your personal information at any time by logging in to your account on the Website or by contacting us at You can also request to close your account by contacting us at or at 1-888-516-2369. If you close your Nearside account, we will mark your account in our database as “Closed,” but will keep your account information in our database to comply with our legal obligations. If you close your account, your personally identifiable information will not be used by us for any further purposes, nor sold or shared with third parties, except as necessary to prevent fraud and assist law enforcement, as required by law or in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

6.3. Learn about State Laws.

This Privacy Policy may not constitute your entire set of privacy rights, as these may vary from state to state. For example, California Civil Code Section §1798.100 permits California residents who are users of the Nearside site to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to To be certain of your privacy rights, you may wish to contact the agency in your state that is charged with overseeing consumer privacy rights.

6.4. European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).

The aim of the GDPR is to protect the “personal data” of EU citizens – including how their personal data is collected, stored, processed and destroyed. The meaning of “personal data” under the GDPR currently exceeds how similar terms are defined in the U.S. Nearside, Inc. accepts and reviews all applicants for credit, however, the Company only offers lines of credit and/or banking services to residents of the continental US.

6.5. Contact Nearside.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact us at or at 1-888-516-2369.

Nearside Privacy Notice


This PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS supplements the information contained in the U.S. Online Privacy Notice of Nearside and its subsidiaries (collectively, “we,” “us,” or “our”) and applies solely to visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California (“consumers” or “you”).

We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other California privacy laws. Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice.

Information We Collect

We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device

(“personal information”). In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the last twelve (12) months:

Personal information does not include:

  • Publicly available information from government records.
  • De-identified or aggregated consumer information.
  • Information excluded from the CCPA's scope, like:
  • > health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and
    Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data;
  • > personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including
    the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or
    California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver's Privacy
    Protection Act of 1994.

We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:

  • Directly from our customers or credit applicants. For example, from documents that our customers or credit applicants provide to us related to the services for which they engage us.
  • Indirectly from our customers or credit applicants. For example, through information we collect from our customers or credit applicants in the course of providing services to them.
  • Directly and indirectly from activity on our website ( For example, from submissions through our website portal or website usage details collected automatically.
    From third-parties that interact with us in connection with the services we perform. For example, upon consent and granting of permissible purpose, we obtain credit reports from credit bureaus in order to evaluate creditworthiness.

Use of Personal Information

We may use or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:

  • To fulfill or meet the reason for which the information is provided. For example, if you provide us with personal information in the course of applying for credit, we will use that information to verify your identity and throughout the credit underwriting process.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.
  • To provide you with email alerts and other notices concerning our products or services, or events or news, that may be of interest to you.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collections.
  • To improve our website and present its contents to you.
  • For testing, research, analysis and product development.
  • As necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our clients or others.
  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
  • As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
  • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us is among the assets transferred.

We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.

Sharing Personal Information

We may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose. When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract.

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:

  • Category A: Identifiers.
  • Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories.
  • Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
  • Category D: Commercial information.
  • Category F: Internet or other similar network activity
  • Category G: Geolocation data
  • Category I: Employment related information

We disclose your personal information for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties:

  • Our affiliates.
  • Service providers.
  • Third parties to whom you or your agents authorize us to disclose your personal information in connection with products or services we provide to you.

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not sold any personal information.

Your Rights and Choices

The CCPA provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:

  • The categories of personal information we collected about you.
  • The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information.
  • The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
  • The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
  • If we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
  • > sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
  • > disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.

Deletion Request Rights

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies. We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:

  1. Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
  2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
  3. Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  4. Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).
  6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
  7. Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
  8. Comply with a legal obligation.
  9. Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights

To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

US Postal Mail to:

Nearside, Business Corp., Inc.
Attn: Privacy
PO Box 7775
PMB 68032
San Francisco, CA 94120-7775  or
Email us at
Call us at 1-888-516-2369

Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information.

You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12- month period. The verifiable consumer request must:\

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.

Response Timing and Format

We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request's receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily usable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.


We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

  • Deny you goods or services.
  • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
  • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

Changes to Our U.S. Online Privacy Notice and this State-Specific Notice

We reserve the right to amend this privacy notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the updated notice on our Website and update the notice’s effective date. When we change the policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated Privacy Policy. We will also contact you via your contact information on file, for example by email, notification or some other equivalent method.  Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about this notice, our Privacy Statement, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under California law, please contact us at:

  • Phone: 1-888-516-2369
  • Website:
  • Email us at


Nearside Business Corp., Inc.
Attn: Privacy
PO Box 7775
PMB 68032
San Francisco, CA 94120-7775

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