Website privacy notice 

      We are Seven Startup Advisory. We’re a company registered in England and Wales with company       number 11198688 , whose registered address is at 85 Great Portland Street, W1W 7LT. England. U.K. In       this privacy notice, we will refer to ourselves as ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’. We are the Data Controller of the       personal information we collect, hold and use about you, as explained in this notice. 

      You can get hold of us in any of the following ways: 

     a. by phoning us on +44(0)203 878 4100;

     b. by emailing us at hi@7startup.vc; or

      c. by writing to us at 85 Great Portland Street, W1W 7LT. England. U.K. 

      We take the privacy, including the security, of personal information we hold about you seriously. This       privacy notice is designed to inform you about how we collect personal information about you and       how we use that personal information. You should read this privacy notice carefully so that you know       and can understand why and how we use the personal information we collect and hold about you. 

      We do not have a data protection officer, but if you have any questions about this privacy notice or       issues arising from it, you should contact Aiste Buceviciute, who is responsible for matters relating to       data protection at our organisation, including any matters in this privacy notice. You can contact       them using the details set out above. 

     We may update this privacy notice from time to time. This version was last updated on 12 June 2020. 

1. Key definitions 

1.1. The key terms that we use throughout this privacy notice are defined below, for ease: 

1.2. Data Controller: under UK data protection law, this is the organisation or person responsible for       deciding how personal information is collected and stored and how it is used. 

1.3. Data Processor: a Data Controller may appoint another organisation or person to carry out certain       tasks in relation to the personal information on behalf of, and on the written instructions of, the Data       Controller. (This might be the hosting of a site containing personal data, for example, or providing an       email-marketing service that facilitates mass distribution of marketing material to a Data Controller’s       customer base.) 

1.4. Personal Information: in this privacy notice, we refer to your personal data as ‘personal information’.       ‘Personal information’ means any information from which a living individual can be identified. It does       not apply to information that has been anonymised. 

1.5. Special Information – certain very sensitive personal information requires extra protection under data       protection law. Sensitive data includes information relating to health, racial and ethnic origin, political       opinions, religious and similar beliefs, trade union membership, sex life and sexual orientation and       also includes genetic information and biometric information. 

2. Details of personal information that we collect and hold about you 

2.1. Set out below are the general categories and in each case the types of personal information that we       collect, use and hold about you: 

General Category
Types of Personal Data in that category Retention Periods
Identity Information This is information relating to your identity such as name (including any previous names and titles that you use), gender, marital status and date of birth 3 Years 
Contact Information This is information relating to your contact details such as email address, addresses, telephone numbers
7 Years
Transaction Information This is information relating to transactions between us such as details of the goods, services and/or digital content provided to you and any return details
7 Years
Survey Information This is information that we have collected from you or that you have provided to us in respect of surveys and feedback
3 Years
Marketing Information This is information relating to your marketing and communications preferences
3 Years
Website, Device and Technical Information This is information about your use of our website and technical data which we collect (including your IP address, the of browser you are using and version, the operating system you are using, details about the time zone and location settings on the device and other information we receive about your device) 3 Years

2.2. The types of personal data we collect about you may differ from person to person, depending on         who you are and the relationship between us. 

3. Details of special information that we collect and hold about you 

3.1. Special information is explained in section 1 above. We do not collect or hold any special information       about you. 

3.2. We do not collect information from you relating to criminal convictions or offences. 

4. Details of how and why we use personal information 

4.1. We are only able to use your personal information for certain legal reasons set out in data protection         law. There are legal reasons under data protection law other than those listed below; but, in most         cases, we will use your personal information for the following legal reasons: 

    a. Contract Reason: this is in order to perform our obligations to you under a contract we have entered        into with you;

    b. Legitimate Interests Reason: this is where the use of your personal information is necessary for our         (or a third party’s) legitimate interests, so long as that legitimate interest does not override your         fundamental rights, freedoms or interests;

    c. Legal Obligation Reason: this is where we have to use your personal information in order to perform         a legal obligation by which we are bound; and

    d. Consent Reason: this is where you have given us your consent to use your personal information for a         specific reason or specific reasons.

4.2. As explained in section 3 above, there are more sensitive types of personal data, which require        higher levels of protection. Where we process such sensitive types of personal data, we will usually       do this in the following circumstances: 

    a. We have your explicit consent;

    b. Where it is necessary in relation to legal claims;

    c. Where you have made the personal data public. 

4.3. So that we are able to provide you with services, we will need your personal information. If you do        not provide us with the required personal information, we may be prevented from supplying the        services to you. 

4.4. It is important that you keep your personal information up to date. If any of your personal         information changes, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know. If you do not do this, then        we may be prevented from supplying the services to you. 

4.5. Where we rely on consent for a specific purpose as the legal reason for processing your personal        information, you have the right under data protection law to withdraw your consent at any time. If        you do wish to withdraw your consent, please contact us using the details set out at the beginning       of this notice. If we receive a request from you withdrawing your consent to a specific purpose, we       will top processing your personal information for that purpose, unless we have another legal reason       for processing your personal information – in which case, we will confirm that reason to you. 

4.6. We have explained below the different purposes for which we use your personal information and, in       each case, the legal reason(s) allowing us to use your personal information. Please also note the       following: 

    a. if we use the Legitimate Interests Reason as the legal reason for which we can use your personal       information, we have also explained what that legitimate interest is; and

    b. for some of the purposes, we may have listed more than one legal reason on which we can use your       personal information, because the legal reason may be different in different circumstances. If you       need confirmation of the specific legal reason that we are relying on to use your personal data for       that purpose, please contact us using the contact details set out at the start of this privacy notice. 

Purpose Legal Reason(s) for using the personal information
To enroll you as a customer Contract Reason
Legitimate Interests Reason (in order to [offer you other services and/or digital content which helps us to develop our business)
To process your order, which includes taking payment from you, advising you of any updates in relation to your order or any enforcement action against you to recover payment Contract Reason
Legitimate Interests Reason (in order to [recover money that you owe us])
To manage our contract with you and to notify you of any changes Contract Reason
Legal Obligation Reason
To comply with audit and accounting matters Legal Obligation Reason
For record keeping, [including in relation to any guarantees or warranties provided as part of the sale of goods, services and/or digital content Contract Reason 
Legal Obligation Reason
To improve the services, and/or digital content that we supply Legitimate Interests Reason (in order to improve the goods, services, and/or digital content for future customers and to grow our business)
To recommend and send communications to you about services, and/or digital content that you may be interested in. More details about marketing are set out in section 11 below Legitimate Interests Reason (in order to grow our business 
Consent Reason
To understand how customers and visitors to our website use the website and interact with it via data analysis Legitimate Interests Reason (to improve and grow our business, including our website, and to understand our customer’s needs, desires and requirements)

5. Details of how we collect personal information and special information 

5.1. We usually collect Identity Information, Contact Information, Transaction Information, Survey       Information, Marketing Information, directly from you when you fill out a form, survey or       questionnaire, purchase services and/or digital content from us, contact us by email, telephone, in       writing or otherwise. This includes the personal information that you provide to us when you       subscribe to our mailing list. 

5.2. We may receive some of your personal information from third parties or publicly available sources.       This includes: 

    a. Contact Information and Payment Information from our selected third-party suppliers, such as       LinkedIn;

    b. Identity Information and Contact Information from publicly available sources such as Companies       House;

   c. Website, Device and Technical Information from third parties such as analytics providers (like       Google 

   d. We may also receive Website, Device and Technical Information automatically from technologies       such as cookies that are installed on our website. To find out more about these please see our cookie       policy, which is available www.7startup.vc/cookies. 

6. Details about who personal Information may be shared with 

6.1. We may need to share your personal information with other organisations or people. These        organisations include: 

    a.Other companies in our group and partners (who may might act as joint data controllers or as data     processors on our behalf) and who provide us services and require to have access to personal     information, e.g. IT and Technical services, or Fundraising.

    b. Third parties may include: 

        a. Suppliers: such as IT support services, payment providers, administration providers,          marketing agencies;

        b. Government bodies and regulatory bodies: such as HMRC, fraud prevention agencies;

        c. Our advisors: such as lawyers, accountants, auditors, insurance companies

       d. Our bankers who are based in the UK;

        e. Credit Reference Agencies;

       f. Email platforms; c.any organisations that propose to purchase our business and assets, in which        case we may disclose your personal information to the potential purchaser. 

6.2. Depending on the circumstances, the organisations or people who we share your personal        information with will be acting as either Data Processors or Data Controllers. Where we share your        personal information with a Data Processor, we will ensure that we have in place contracts that set        out the responsibilities and obligations of us and them, including in respect of security of personal        information. 

6.3. We do not sell or trade any of the personal information that you have provided to us. 

7. Details about transfers to countries outside of the EEA 

7.1. If any transfer of personal information by us will mean that your personal information is transferred       outside of the EEA, then we will ensure that safeguards are in place to ensure that a similar degree of       protection is given to your personal information as is given to it within the EEA and that the transfer       is made in compliance with data protection laws (including, where relevant, any exceptions to the       general rules on transferring personal information outside of the EEA that are available to us – these       are known as ‘derogations’ under data protection laws). We may need to transfer personal       information outside of the EEA. 

7.2. The safeguards set out in data protection laws for transferring personal information outside of the         EEA include: 

    a. where the transfer is to a country or territory that the EU Commission has approved as ensuring an        adequate level of protection;

    b. where personal information is transferred to another organisation within our group, under an         agreement covering this situation, which is known as 'binding corporate rules'; 

    c. having in place a standard set of clauses that have been approved by the EU Commission;

   d. compliance with an approved code of conduct by a relevant data protection supervisory authority         (in the UK,this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO);

   e. certification with an approved certification mechanism;

   f. where the EU Commission has approved specific arrangements in respect of certain countries, such        as the US Privacy Shield, in relation to organisations that have signed up to it in the USA. 

8. Details about how long we will hold your personal information 

8.1. We will only hold your personal data for as long as is necessary. How long is necessary will depend        upon the purposes for which we collected the personal information (see section 4 above) and        whether we are under any legal obligation to keep the personal information (such as in relation to        accounting or auditing records or for tax reasons). We may also need to keep personal information in        case of any legal claims, including in relation to any guarantees or warranties that we have provided        with the services and digital content. 

8.2. We have set out above the details of our retention periods for different types of data. You can find        them in section 2.

9. Your rights under data protection law 

9.1. Under data protection laws, you have certain rights in relation to your personal information, as       follows: 

   a. Right to request access: (this is often called ‘subject access’). This is the right to obtain from us a        copy of the personal information that we hold about you. We must also provide you with certain        other information in response to these requests to help you understand how your personal        information is being used.

    b.Right to correction: this is the right to request that any incorrect personal data is corrected and that        any incomplete personal data is completed.

    c. Right to erasure: (this is often called the 'right to be forgotten').This right only applies in certain       circumstances. Where it does apply, you have the right to request us to erase all of your personal       information.

    d. Right to restrict processing: this right only applies in certain circumstances. Where it does apply,       you have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal information.

   e. Right to data portability: this right allows you to request us to transfer your personal information to     someone else.

    f.Right to object: you have the right to object to us processing your personal information for direct         marketing purposes. You also have the right to object to us processing personal information where       our legal reason for doing so is the Legitimate Interests Reason (see section 4 above) and there is       something about your particular situation that means that you want to object to us processing your       personal information. In certain circumstances, you have the right to object to processing where       such processing consists of profiling (including profiling for direct marketing). 

9.2. In addition to the rights set out in section 9.1, where we rely on consent as the legal reason for using        your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent. Further details about this       are set out in section 4.5. 

9.3. If you want to exercise any of the above rights in relation to your personal information, please        contact us using the details set out at the beginning of this notice. If you do make a request, then        please note: 

    a. we may need certain information from you so that we can verify your identity;

    b. we do not charge a fee for exercising your rights unless your request is unfounded or excessive; and 

    c. if your request is unfounded or excessive, then we may refuse to deal with your request. 

10. Marketing 

10.1. You may receive marketing from us about similar goods and services, where either you have         consented to this, or we have another legal reason by which we can contact you for marketing         purposes. 

10.2. However, we will give you the opportunity to manage how or if we market to you. In any email that         we send to you, we provide a link to either unsubscribe or opt out, or to change your marketing         preferences. To change your marketing preferences, and/or to request that we stop processing your         personal information for marketing purposes, you can always contact us on the details set out at the         beginning of this notice. 

10.3. If you do request that we stop marketing to you, this will not prevent us from sending         communications to you that are not to do with marketing (for example in relation to services or              digital content that you have purchased from us). 

10.4. We do not pass your personal information on to any third parties for marketing purposes. 

11. Complaints 

11.1. If you are unhappy about the way that we have handled or used your personal information, you have       the right to complain to the UK supervisory authority for data protection, which is the Information       Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Please do contact us in the first instance if you wish to raise any queries       or make a complaint in respect of our handling or use of your personal information, so that we have       the opportunity to discuss this with you and to take steps to resolve the position. You can contact us       using the details set out at the beginning of this privacy notice. 

12. Third-party websites Our website may contain links to third-party websites. If you click and follow       those links, then these will take you to the third-party website. Those third-party websites may collect       personal information from you and you will need to check their privacy notices to understand how      your personal information is collected and used by them.