PRIVACY POLICY

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Please read the following information carefully as it contains important information regarding www.synova-capital.com (“Site”). The information contained in this policy is communicated and issued by Synova Capital LLP (“Synova”).

For the purpose of EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the data controller is Synova.

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.

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.

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.

 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 below.  You may also opt out of receiving marketing emails from us by following the instructions outlined in the email.

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. Synova 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 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 Synova 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.

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.

The data that we collect from you will not be transferred to destinations outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or the United Kingdom (“UK”).

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.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This site uses two types of cookies, analytical cookies and functionality cookies. The analytical cookies collect information (including the IP address of the computer or device used to access the site) about how visitors use the site, for example, the pages that are visited most often, where visitors have come from and the pages they have visited. The functionality cookies are used in relation to our WordPress content management system and are used to recognise you when you return to the site. This enables us to remember your preferences (for example, language and other settings) and improve your user experience.

Detailed information about the cookies we use:

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.

We will 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 below.

Should you have any queries or complaints in relation to how we use your information, please contact us via the details 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.

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.

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.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, or you wish to update your details or remove your personal data from our records, please contact:

Email: info@synova-capital.com