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Privacy and cookies policy

Please read the following information carefully as it contains important information regarding www.livingbridge.com (this/our "Site"). The information contained in this policy is communicated and issued by Livingbridge EP LLP, Livingbridge Enterprise LLP and/or Livingbridge VC LLP (together “the Livingbridge Firms”).

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 or any replacement legislation including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (together, the "Data Protection Legislation"), the data controllers are the Livingbridge Firms.

By accessing any part of this Site, you acknowledge that we may collect, use and transfer your personal information as described in this policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy, please do not continue to access this Site.  If we ask for your consent to a particular use of your information on this Site and you give that consent, that use will also be covered by this policy.

This policy covers:

  1. The information we may collect from you
  2. The information that we receive from other people
  3. Our use of your information
  4. How we share your information
  5. Our security and data retention measures, and any transfers we make outside of the EEA 
  6. How we use cookies
  7. Your rights in respect of your information
  8. Accessing and updating your information
  9. Changes to our policy
  10. Our contact information

1.    Information we may collect from you

When you visit our Site you may be asked to provide information about yourself including your name and contact details (being your email, telephone number and/or work address).  We may also collect information about you, your work history and/or your usage of our Site if you contact us via e-mail, phone, or letter or send us a CV (or permit a recruitment agent or another third party to send a CV to us).  We may also automatically collect technical information, such as your IP address, and information about your visit, such as the pages that you viewed.   

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, we use Google Analytics to learn how visitors are using our Site and how we could improve it and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to learn about the age and gender of the Site’s users along with the interests they express through their online travel and purchasing activities. You can read more in Google Analytics’ privacy policy.

Some of the above information is collected and processed for the purpose of legal compliance, some to perform a contract with you, and some for the purposes of our legitimate business interests (subject to your rights), e.g. to analyse the use of our Site and services in order to continually improve our services. 

2.    Information that we receive from other people

We work closely with third parties who may collect personal information from you and pass it on to us. For example, where we are conducting due diligence on prospective investee companies or decide to invest in third parties we may also receive personal information (including CVs) concerning key personnel. Our staff may also give us emergency contact information as part of our emergency scenario planning and may give us details of their dependants in relation to their employee benefits arrangements. Where this is the case the third party is responsible for obtaining the relevant consents from you to ensure you are happy with the ways in which your personal data will be used.

3.    Use of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • to provide you with access to the relevant parts of the Site;
  • where necessary, to notify you about changes to our services or our Site;
  • to administer our Site and for internal operations;
  • to keep our Site safe and secure;
  • to process any request you may have made;
  • to keep in touch with you as part of our professional network and let you know about opportunities; and
  • to improve your user experience, by ensuring that content is presented in the most effective manner.

Where you have consented at the time we collected your data or where we otherwise have a right to do so, we may use your information to let you know about our services that may be of interest to you and/or inform you about important changes or developments to the Site or our services, by email.

If you change your mind about us using your data in the ways described in this Policy, please let us know by contacting us using the details set out in section 11 below.  You may also opt out of receiving marketing emails from us by following the instructions outlined in the email. 

4.    Disclosure of your information

The information you provide to us will be transferred to and stored on our servers in the UK. 

In order to provide our services to you we have to share your information with certain third parties such as our group companies (including our investee companies), professional advisors or analysts and search engine providers that assist us in the optimisation of our Site. By submitting your personal information to us, you agree to such third parties processing your information. The [Livingbridge Firms] require all third parties to whom they send your data to treat your data securely and in accordance with this policy, and will take reasonable steps to enforce this.

If you have consented, we may allow carefully selected third parties, including marketing and advertising companies, or our business partners, to contact you occasionally about services that may be of interest to you. We do not sell your personal information. If you change your mind about being contacted by these companies in the future, please let us know by contacting us using the details set out below. You may also opt out of receiving any marketing communications you receive by following the instructions outlined in these communications.

If any of our businesses enter into a joint venture with, purchase or are sold to or merge with another business entity, your information may be disclosed or transferred to the target company, our new business partners or owners or their advisors.

We may use the information that you provide to us if we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to (a) comply with (and/or where we believe we are under a duty to comply with) any legal obligation; (b) enforce or apply our terms of use and any other agreement; or (c) protect the rights, property, or safety of the [Livingbridge Firms], clients, employees, contractors or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and prevention, or where we have to carry out an internal investigation.

5.    Security, data transfers outside of the EEA and data retention

We take steps to protect your information from unauthorised access and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will only keep your information for as long as we reasonably require and, in any event, only for as long as Data Protection Legislation allows.

Where you have chosen a password which allows you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We advise you not to share your password with anyone.

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or the United Kingdom (“UK”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA or the UK who work for us or third parties engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services to us. By submitting your personal data, you acknowledge this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy and the Data Protection Legislation.  This means that we will only transfer your information to third parties that (a) are in countries that have been confirmed by the European Commission to provide adequate protection to personal information; or (b) have agreed to provide all protections to your personal information as set out in the Data Protection Legislation.  

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.

6.    Cookies

The Site uses “cookies” to distinguish you from other users of our Site. A cookie is a small amount of data sent by our Site and stored on your computer’s hard drive that our Site can read and which helps us keep track of how you use our Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site.

As mentioned above, third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies (including, without limitation, advertising cookies) to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. Please note that we have no control over these. Some common applications of cookies are to select advertising based on what is relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies.  These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site.  They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site.
  • Analytical/performance cookie.  These are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our Site and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies.  These are cookies that enable us to recognise you when you return to our Site.  This means we can personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.

You will normally see a message on our Site before we store a cookie on your computer which describes the types of cookies we use and what information they might collect. We may also use banners and pop-ups from time to time to give you options around cookies use.

 

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You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies – and your browser provider may communicate with you to ask you to confirm what settings you want. Information on deleting or controlling cookies (and on cookies more generally) is available at www.aboutcookies.org. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to, you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by using Google’s opt out tool. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Site. 

7.    Your rights

We will usually inform you (before collecting your information) if we intend to use your information for marketing or research purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.  You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at the details set out at section 11 below.

Should you have any queries or complaints in relation to how we use your information, please contact us via the details set out at section 11 below.  Should you wish to take any complaints or queries further, you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner's Office regarding such issues.

Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from third party websites.  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 websites or their related policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal information via these websites.

8.       Accessing and updating your information

You have the right to see the information we hold about you and to ask us to: (a) make any changes to ensure that any information we hold about you is accurate and up to date; (b) erase or stop processing any information we hold about you where there is no longer a legal ground for us to hold it; or (c) in some cases, transfer any information we hold about you to a specified third party. If you wish to do this, please contact us using the contact details set out below. We may charge a £10 fee for complying with some of the requests made under this section if they are made before 25 May 2018.

9.         Changes to our policy

Some Terms in this policy may be superseded by specific provisions published elsewhere on the Site. We reserve the right to update or otherwise vary this policy from time to time, without notice to you. Your access to or use of this Site at any time is subject to this policy as then in effect. It is your responsibility to review this policy regularly to make sure you are aware of any changes and comply with any changed policy. If you do not agree with any changes made to this policy or the terms of use for our Site, please do not continue to use or visit our Site.

10.     Contact us

All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed (including in relation to transfer of data outside the EEA) and should be addressed to Marketing, Livingbridge, 100 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7AN.  or the relevant Livingbridge Firm set out below; or call on tel 0207 506 5600

Livingbridge EP LLP is the Operator, Manager and Alternative Investment Fund Manager (“AIFM”) of Wood Chapel LP, Livingbridge 4 LP, Livingbridge 5 LP and Livingbridge 6 LP and invests on behalf of the foregoing, being its institutional clients. Livingbridge EP LLP is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales (registered number OC311889) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm reference number 429087).

Livingbridge Enterprise LLP is the Operator, Manager and AIFM of Livingbridge Enterprise 1 LP and Livingbridge Enterprise 2 LP and invests on behalf of the foregoing, being its institutional clients. Livingbridge Enterprise LLP is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales (registered number OC401650) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm reference number 717564).

Livingbridge VC LLP is the Investment Manager to and invests on behalf of the Baronsmead Venture Trust plc and Baronsmead Second Venture Trust plc, FPPE Fund plc, LF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap Fund and LF Livingbridge UK Multi Cap Income Fund. Livingbridge VC LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England No OC320408.

Registered office address for the Livingbridge Firms: 2nd Floor, 100 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7AN.