Privacy Policy

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Growth Capital Ventures Limited (we, us, our) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

For the avoidance of any doubt, Growth Capital Ventures Limited (GCV) also trades under

GrowthFunders (www.growthfunders.com) and they are one and the same entity.

This policy (together with our terms and conditions and any other documents referred to within it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Growth Capital Ventures Limited of Carlton House, 15 Parsons Court, County Durham, DL5 6ZE.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on our website. You should check this page occasionally but where appropriate we will notify you of changes by email.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on any of our sites. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, registering to become a member of our site, subscribing to any of our services (including, but not necessarily limited to, when making an investment through our site or seeking to raise capital for your business through our site), posting material on our site or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of those transactions including, but not limited to, making an investment through our site or seeking to raise capital for your business through our site.
  • Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, content viewed and other communication data, whether this is required for our own purposes or otherwise, and the resources that you access.

IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information when and where appropriate, such as to advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our cookie policy http://www.growthfunders.com/cookie-policy/.

Where we store your personal data

The data we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers (Data Processors). Such staff maybe engaged in, among other activities, the provision of our services, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transferring, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and the laws and regulations we adhere to.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential and we ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses made of the information

We may use information held about you in any of the following ways:

  • To confirm your identity in order to create your membership account and ensure that you are eligible to use the services provided on our site.
  • To conduct any required anti-money laundering checks on you in connection with certain transactions you may conduct via our site.
  • In respect of entrepreneurs seeking capital for their business, to verify and approve the disclosures you make to potential investors.
  • In respect of investors looking to invest capital in an opportunity, to confirm that you are eligible to make investments through our site.
  • To ensure and enable us to comply with all of our legal and regulatory obligations.
  • To ensure that content of our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To monitor, improve and administer our site and the services we provide through it.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.

We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about services that may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post, telephone and/or email.

If you are an existing member, we will contact you with information about services similar to those which you have previously used through us.

If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means, only if you have consented to this.

We will not use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, unless you have given us explicit consent, or it is deemed appropriate under the General Data Protection Regulations lawful basis for processing. If you wish to withdraw your consent to be contacted (whereby a legal obligation does not supercede given consent), this can be done at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or emailing enquiries@growthcapitalventures.co.uk.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information (where a legal reason for disclosure applies, or explicit consent has been obtained by you) to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In connection with a transaction conducted through our site.
  • In the course of that third party or third parties providing services to us, however we will take reasonable precautions to ensure that such third parties are obliged to keep your personal data confidential.
  • In the event that we sell or buy any businesses or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such businesses or assets.
  • If we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation (including any court order).
  • If we are required to disclose or share your personal data by any legitimate government body or arbitration panel.
  • If we are required to disclose or share your personal data in order to enforce or apply our terms of use (http://www.growthfunders.com/legal/terms-and-conditions/) and other agreements; or to protect our rights, property, or safety, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Communications

We may intercept, record and/or monitor any communication(s) (including telephone calls or other electronic communications) between you and us. We may do so in order to resolve queries in the future and/or for the purpose of ensuring security, staff training and complying with our legal and/or regulatory responsibilities.

With regard to email communications you should note that, as emails are not encrypted (and may therefore be intercepted by third parties) and as the identity of the sender cannot be confirmed, you must not provide your security details by email and where possible you should avoid sending to us any personal information by email.

Your rights

Individuals located in certain countries, including the European Economic Area, have statutory rights in relation to their personal data. Subject to any exemptions provided by law, you have access to the following Rights:

  • The Right to request access to the personal data we hold for you
  • The Right to request to update inaccurate information we hold for you
  • The Right to request any identifiable data we hold for you to be deleted
  • The Right to request for us to transfer your personal data

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will, where necessary, request consent from you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes, or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.

Should you choose to exercise any of your rights please contact us at Growth Capital Ventures Limited of Carlton House, 15 Parsons Court, Welbury Way, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham, DL5 6ZE or by emailing enquiries@growthcapitalventures.co.uk.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of relevant sources, our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Consent

Under the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act, we may obtain and store your consent, where deemed necessary, relating to you receiving ‘marketing’ information from us. Your consent preferences can be changed or withdrawn at any time.

If you wish to stop receiving our email marketing communications there is an unsubscribe button at the bottom of all of our emails. If you click on this you will be removed from our email marketing list.

Access to information

The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any initial Subject Access Request will be provided free of charge, however any duplicate requests or requests deemed excessive may be subject to a reasonable processing charge to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be sent to enquiries@growthcapitalventures.co.uk or addressed to Growth Capital Ventures Limited of Carlton House, 15 Parsons Court, Welbury Way, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham, DL5 6ZE.

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