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Stratevolve is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use your personal data and which rights and options you have in this respect. Please also refer to our Cookie Policy which explains the use of cookies and other web tracking devices via our website.

  • Who is responsible for your personal data?

Stratevolve is responsible for your personal data. Stratevolve comprises Stratevolve Ventures Limited, a limited company constituted under the laws of England (Registered in England No. 07189109), whose registered office is: Level 7, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St., London, EC2N 1HN, UK  and their respective representatives and affiliates (the “Stratevolve Entities“). Specifically, your data will be controlled by the Stratevolve Entity that you have instructed or that is providing services or communication to you in your region.

  • Which personal data do we collect?

The personal data we collect may include:

  • Contact information, such as your name, job title, postal address, including your home address, where you have provided this to us, business address, telephone number, mobile phone number, fax number and email address;
  • Payment data, such as data necessary for processing payments and fraud prevention, including credit/debit card numbers, security code numbers and other related billing information;
  • Further business information necessarily processed in a project or client contractual relationship with Stratevolve or voluntarily provided by you, such as instructions given, payments made, requests and projects;
  • Your password for the Stratevolve website or other password protected platforms or services, where you have one;
  • Information collected from publicly available resources, integrity data bases and credit agencies;
  • If legally required for compliance purposes, information about relevant and significant litigation or other legal proceedings against you or a third party related to you and interaction with you which may be relevant for antitrust purposes;
  • Special categories of personal data. In connection with the registration for and provision of access to an event or seminar, we may ask for information about your health for the purpose of identifying and being considerate of any disabilities or special dietary requirements you may have. Any use of such information is based on your consent. If you do not provide any such information about disabilities or special dietary requirements, we will not be able to take any respective precautions;
  • Other personal data regarding your preferences where it is relevant to legal services that we provide; and/or
  • Details of your visits to our premises.

From time to time, it may include personal data about your membership of a professional or trade association or union, health personal data, details of dietary preferences when relevant to events to which we invite you and details of any criminal record you may have.

  • How do we collect your personal data?

We may collect personal data about you in a number of circumstances, including

  • When you or your organisation seek professional services from us;
  • When you or your organisation browse, make an enquiry or otherwise interact on our website;
  • When you attend a seminar or another Stratevolve event or sign up to receive personal data from us, including training; or
  • When you or your organisation offer to provide or provide services to us.

In some circumstances, we collect personal data about you from a third party source. For example, we may collect personal data from your organisation, other organisations with whom you have dealings, government agencies, a credit reporting agency, an information or service provider or from a publicly available record.

  • Are you required to provide personal data?

As a general principle, you will provide us with your personal data entirely voluntarily; there are generally no detrimental effects for you if you choose not to consent or to provide personal data. However, there are circumstances in which Stratevolve cannot take action without certain of your personal data, for example because this personal data is required to process your instructions or orders, provide you with access to a web offering or newsletter or to carry out a legally required compliance screening. In these cases, it will unfortunately not be possible for us to provide you with what you request without the relevant personal data and we will notify you accordingly.

  • For which purposes will we use your personal data?

We may use your personal data for the following purposes only (“Permitted Purposes“):

  • Providing consulting services or other services or things you or your organization may have requested;
  • Managing and administering your or your organisation’s business relationship with Stratevolve, including processing payments, accounting, auditing, billing and collection, support services;
  • Compliance with our legal obligations (such as record keeping obligations), compliance screening or recording obligations (e.g. under antitrust laws, export laws, trade sanction and embargo laws, for anti-money laundering, financial and credit check and fraud and crime prevention and detection purposes), which may include automated checks of your contact data or other information you provide about your identity against applicable sanctioned-party lists and contacting you to confirm your identity in case of a potential match or recording interaction with you which may be relevant for compliance purposes;
  • To analyse and improve our services and communications to you;
  • Protecting the security of and managing access to our premises, IT and communication systems, online platforms, websites and other systems, preventing and detecting security threats, fraud or other criminal or malicious activities;
  • For insurance purposes;
  • For monitoring and assessing compliance with our policies and standards;
  • To identify persons authorised to trade on behalf of our clients, customers, suppliers and/or service providers;
  • To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and requests anywhere in the world, including reporting to and/or being audited by national and international regulatory bodies;
  • To comply with court orders and exercises and/or defend our legal rights; and For any purpose related and/or ancillary to any of the above or any other purpose for which your personal data was provided to us.

Where you have expressly given us your consent, we may process your personal data also for the following purposes:

  • Communicating with you through the channels you have approved to keep you up to date on the latest legal developments, announcements, and other information about Stratevolve services, products and technologies (including client briefings, newsletters and other information) as well as Stratevolve events and projects;
  • Customer surveys, marketing campaigns, market analysis, sweepstakes, contests or other promotional activities or events; or
  • Collecting information about your preferences to create a user profile to personalise and foster the quality of our communication and interaction with you (for example, by way of newsletter tracking or website analytics).

With regard to marketing-related communication, we will – where legally required – only provide you with such information after you have opted in and provide you the opportunity to opt out anytime if you do not want to receive further marketing-related communication from us. We will not use your personal data for taking any automated decisions affecting you or creating profiles other than described above.

Depending on for which of the above Permitted Purposes we use your personal data, we may process your personal data on one or more of the following legal grounds:

  • Because processing is necessary for the performance of a client instruction or other contract with you or your organisation;
  • To comply with our legal obligations (e.g. to keep pension records or records for tax purposes); or
  • Because processing is necessary for purposes of our legitimate interest or those of any third party recipients that receive your personal data, provided that such interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

In addition, the processing may be based on your consent where you have expressly given that to us.

  • With whom will we share your personal data?

We may share your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • We may share your personal data between the Stratevolve Entities on a confidential basis where required for the purpose of providing consulting services or other products or services and for administrative, billing and other business purposes.;
  • If we have collected your personal data in the course of providing consulting services to any of our clients, we may disclose it to that client, and where permitted by law to others for the purpose of providing those services;
  • We may disclose your contact details on a confidential basis to third parties for the purposes of collecting your feedback on the company’s service provision, to help us measure our performance and to improve and promote our services;
  • We may share your personal data with companies providing services for money laundering checks, credit risk reduction and other fraud and crime prevention purposes and companies providing similar services, including financial institutions, credit reference agencies and regulatory bodies with whom such personal data is shared;
  • We may share your personal data with any third party to whom we assign or novate any of our rights or obligations;
  • We may share your personal data with courts, law enforcement authorities, regulators or attorneys or other parties where it is reasonably necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal or equitable claim, or for the purposes of a confidential alternative dispute resolution process;
  • We may also instruct service providers within or outside of Stratevolve, domestically or abroad, e.g. shared service centres, to process personal data for the Permitted Purposes on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions only. Stratevolve will retain control over and will remain fully responsible for your personal data and will use appropriate safeguards as required by applicable law to ensure the integrity and security of your personal data when engaging such service providers;
  • We may also use aggregated personal data and statistics for the purpose of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop our website and our services.

Otherwise, we will only disclose your personal data when you direct us or give us permission, when we are required by applicable law or regulations or judicial or official request to do so, or as required to investigate actual or suspected fraudulent or criminal activities.

  • Personal data about other people which you provide to us

If you provide personal data to us about someone else (such as one of your directors or employees, or someone with whom you have business dealings) you must ensure that you are entitled to disclose that personal data to us and that, without our taking any further steps, we may collect, use and disclose that personal data as described in this Privacy Policy. In particular, you must ensure the individual concerned is aware of the various matters detailed in this Privacy Policy, as those matters relate to that individual, including our identity, how to contact us, our purposes of collection, our personal data disclosure practices (including disclosure to overseas recipients), the individual’s right to obtain access to the personal data and make complaints about the handling of the personal data, and the consequences if the personal data is not provided (such as our inability to provide services).

  • Keeping personal data about you secure

We will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to keep your personal data confidential and secure in accordance with our internal procedures covering the storage, disclosure of and access to personal data. Personal data may be kept on our personal data technology systems, those of our contractors or in paper files.

  • Transferring your personal data abroad

Stratevolve is a globally active consutling firm. We may transfer your personal data abroad if required for the Permitted Purposes as described above. This may include countries which do not provide the same level of protection as the laws of your home country (for example, the laws within the European Economic Area). We will ensure that any such international transfers are made subject to appropriate or suitable safeguards as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 or other relevant laws. This includes entering into the EU Standard Contractual Clauses which are available here. You may contact us anytime using the contact details below if you would like further information on such safeguards.

All Stratevolve offices throughout the world will at all times ensure a level of data protection at least as protective as that required in the European Economic Area. We will also require our agents, consultants and sub-contractors and others who are outside the European Economic Area or Australia and to whom we transfer your personal data to ensure a similar level of data protection.

When doing so we will comply with applicable data protection requirements and take appropriate safeguards to ensure the security and integrity of your personal data,

  • Updating personal data about you

If any of the personal data that you have provided to us changes, for example if you change your email address or if you wish to cancel any request you have made of us, or if you become aware we have any inaccurate personal data about you, please let us know by sending an email to info@stratevolve.com. We will not be responsible for any losses arising from any inaccurate, inauthentic, deficient or incomplete Personal Data that you provide to us.

  • For how long do we retain your personal data?

Your personal data will be deleted when it is no longer reasonably required for the Permitted Purposes or you withdraw your consent (where applicable) and we are not legally required or otherwise permitted to continue storing such data. We will, in particular, retain your personal data where required for Stratevolve to assert or defend against legal claims until the end of the relevant retention period or until the claims in question have been settled.

  • Your rights

Subject to certain legal conditions, you have the right to request a copy of the personal data about you which we hold, to have any inaccurate personal data corrected and to object to or restrict our using your personal data. You may also make a complaint if you have a concern about our handling of your personal data.

If you wish to do any of the above please send an email to info@stratevolve.com. We may request that you prove your identity by providing us with a copy of a valid means of identification in order for us to comply with our security obligations and to prevent unauthorised disclosure of data. We reserve the right to charge you a reasonable administrative fee for any manifestly unfounded or excessive requests concerning your access to your data, and for any additional copies of the personal data you request from us.

We will consider any requests or complaints which we receive and provide you with a response in a timely manner. If you are not satisfied with our response, you may take your complaint to the relevant privacy regulator. We will provide you with details of your relevant regulator upon request.

  • Updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated in May 2018. We reserve the right to update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect any changes to the way in which we process your personal data or changing legal requirements. In case of any such changes, we will post the changed Privacy Policy on our website or publish it otherwise. The changes will take effect as soon as they are posted on this website.

  • How to get in touch with Stratevolve

We welcome your views about our website and our Privacy Policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments, please send an email to info@stratevolve.com or send a letter to the Privacy Officer, Stratevolve Ventures Ltd, Level 7, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HN, UK.

USE OF COOKIES

Our use of cookies and other information-gathering technologies

A “cookie” is a small text file which is stored on the user’s hard drive or mobile device. Cookies perform a number of functions associated with browsing websites and are used for a variety of different purposes, such as tracing users from page to page on an internet site, thereby enhancing a user’s browsing experience. They are generated by web servers when the user enters an internet page, and are passed to the user’s computer or mobile device and stored for subsequent future access.

We only use cookies in certain areas of this website (the “Stratevolve Website”) and the purposes for which they are used are detailed below. You are not obliged to accept a cookie and you can modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. However, if you do so this may affect your browsing experience and certain functions within the website may not work.

The Stratevolve Website uses the following cookies:

  • Generic Google Analytics cookies

These cookies are used by Google Analytics, which monitors traffic levels, search queries and visits to our website. Google Analytics stores internet protocol (“IP”) addresses on its servers in the US. An IP address is a unique number assigned to each device (such as your computer) that allows it to communicate with other devices on a computer network (such as modems, printers or other computers). Neither Stratevolve nor Google associate your IP address with any information that can identify the user personally.

These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.

TERMS OF USE

By using this website you are deemed to accept the following terms and conditions

Disclaimer

This website is operated by Stratevolve Ventures Limited. References to “Stratevolve” are to the legal entities that comprise Stratevolve. More information on these legal entities can be found in the country specific information sections of these Legal Notices.

Terms of use

By using this website you are deemed to accept the following terms and conditions (“this website” means the whole or any part of the web pages located at www.stratevolve.com, and include the layout of this website; individual elements of this website’s design; underlying code elements of the website; or text, sounds, graphics, animated elements or any other content of this website).

As you browse through this website you may access other websites that are subject to different terms of use. When using these other sites, you will be bound by the terms and conditions posted on those websites.

Stratevolve may change these terms of use at any time without notice. Any amendment will be effective immediately. Your use of this website after any amendment constitutes an agreement by you to comply with and be bound by the amended terms of use. Accordingly, you should read these terms of use from time to time for changes.

Disclaimer

The content on this website is provided by Stratevolve in good faith on an “as is” basis for general information purposes only and is not intended to constitute or substitute legal or other professional advice. All articles, briefings, updates or other information available on this website are prepared so that they are current as at the date of writing. It should be noted that such information can rapidly become out of date. You must make your own assessment of the information and rely on it wholly at your own risk. You should not take any actions based on information found on this website without seeking legal advice.

Stratevolve makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, comprehensiveness and accuracy of the information, services and other content contained on this website. Stratevolve may, from time to time, change or add to this website without notice. However, we do not undertake to keep this website updated. Stratevolve is not liable to you or anyone else if errors occur in the information on this website or if that information is not up-to-date.

Legal content on this website relates only to the law or laws it is specified to apply to, and that law may be different from your law.

Stratevolve cannot guarantee that the content and the provision of the content of this website will always be correct or fault, error and virus free. Stratevolve does not accept liability for incorrect content or errors and omissions in this website or its content (whether of legal, typographical, technical or other nature) but endeavours to correct them as quickly as practicable. Stratevolve will not be liable for any interference with or damage to your computer systems that may occur in connection with use of this website or a linked website, or for any data lost or any equipment or software replaced by you as a result of you using this website. You must take your own precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use from this website is free of viruses or anything else (such as worms or trojan horses) that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems.

Save in respect of liability for death or personal injury arising out of negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation, Stratevolve shall not be liable directly or indirectly in contract, tort, equity or otherwise for any damage whatsoever in connection with this website or any use of content provided on this website, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damage (including but not limited to loss of profits, interest, data, business revenue, anticipated savings, business or goodwill).

Stratevolve will in no way be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or damage, however caused which may be directly or indirectly suffered in connection with websites of other entities that are hyperlinked from this website.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, all representations, warranties and other terms are excluded.

This general disclaimer is not restricted or modified by any specific warnings and disclaimers elsewhere on this website.

User rights and intellectual property rights

This website is our copyright property. All rights are reserved.

You are provided with access to it only for your personal and non-commercial use. Other than for these permitted purposes, and for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed under statutes that apply in your location, you may not, in any form or by any means:

  • adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, transmit, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this website; or
  • commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this website, without our written permission.

All rights in this website and the content on this website including copyright, design rights, patents, inventions, knowhow, database rights, trade marks, source codes and any other intellectual property rights in any of the foregoing are reserved to Stratevolve and/or their content and technology providers.

All trade names, trade marks, service marks and other product and service names and logos (the “Marks”) displayed on the website are proprietary to their respective owners and are protected by applicable trade mark and copyright laws. These Marks may be registered or unregistered marks of Stratevolve or others.

Nothing contained on the website should be construed as granting any licence or right of use of any other person’s or entity’s trade mark which is displayed on this website without their express permission.

You may not remove, change or obscure the Stratevolve logo or any notices of proprietary rights on any content of this website.

Links

This website may contain links to other websites solely for your convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. Stratevolve does not endorse, recommend or approve of any information, products or services referred to on such linked sites and assumes no responsibility for the contents of any other website to which this website offers links.

You may not link the homepage or any other parts of this website without prior written consent from Stratevolve.

Your use of any link to a linked website is entirely at your own risk.

Unless stated otherwise on this website, Stratevolve has:

  • no relationship with the owners or operators of those linked website; and
  • no control over or rights in those linked website.

Privacy Policy

These terms of use incorporate, and should be read together with, the Stratevolve Privacy Policy. Stratevolve will use only the personal data which you submit to us via the website in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

The Privacy Policy also describes how this website may collect, store and use cookies.

Commercial Electronic Messages

If you express interest in products or services through your use of this website, you consent to Stratevolve sending commercial electronic messages (including messages about Stratevolve products and services and the products and services of third parties) to electronic addresses which you have provided to Stratevolve or for which you or your employer (or your employer’s related bodies corporate) are the relevant electronic account holder.

Alterations

Stratevolve reserves the right to terminate, suspend or alter the content of this website and to amend these terms and conditions at any time. Continued use of this website after alteration of these terms and conditions shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of such alterations.

General

If any provision of these terms and conditions is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect under the law of any jurisdiction:

  • the validity, legality and enforceability under the law of that jurisdiction of any other provision; and
  • the validity, legality and enforceability under the law of any other jurisdiction of that or any other provision,

shall not be affected or impaired in any way thereby.

These terms and conditions and any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any disputes between us relating to these terms and conditions.