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Privacy and cookies policy

Last Updated: 18 May 2018

Connection Capital LLP (‘CC’) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and processing your personal information for legitimate and lawful business purposes, in alignment with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).  

GDPR comes into effect from 25 May 2018 and its purpose is to enforce greater control and rights for individuals to have their privacy respected and their data protected. This includes easier access to the personal information organisations hold about you, ensuring it is updated, accurate and processed lawfully and fairly. 

CC offers online resources that provide information on our firm, our asset management services and our portfolio companies. This Privacy Policy (‘Policy’) together with our Terms and Conditions, aim to help you understand how we collect, use and manage any information we collect about you, when you visit our website and deal with us as a firm.

The Policy does not govern any information collected by us through channels outside of the website. It also does not apply to any third-party website or application to which the website may link, such as the websites of our portfolio companies. Should you choose to visit those websites, you should review their privacy policies to ensure that you are comfortable with them.

Your personal information

Personal information means any information that can be directly associated with a specific person, or that reasonably can be used to identify a specific person.  

You do not have to submit any personal information in order to use this website. We will not collect any personal information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. When using this website, should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, we can confirm that this information will only be used in accordance with this Policy.

When you visit CC’s website, our web server collects some basic information, such as your internet service provider’s domain name, which pages you accessed on our website, and when. This information is only used to analyse the use of our website to help guide improvements (see ‘How we use cookies’). We may also store and maintain any content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on our social media applications such as LinkedIn and Twitter.

Please see the Privacy Notices below, which provide more detail about what personal data we collect, how we collect and process it, the lawful basis for processing, how long we retain your personal information and your data protection rights:

Privacy Notice for Prospective Clients, Registered Clients and Investors (May 2018)

All Individuals not covered by a Specific Privacy Notice (May 2018)

How we use cookies

Cookies are small files that are sent from an organisation’s web server to your web browser and are saved to your computer hard-drive. They track, save and store information about your interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide you with a tailored experience within the website. Cookies can't read data off your hard drive or cookie files created by other sites, and do not damage your system.

We use cookies to better understand your experience while visiting the CC website, with the aim of improving the performance of our website, by measuring traffic and your interactions and usage of the website. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

This website uses a cookie-control system enabling you on your first visit to the CC website to either allow or decline the use of cookies on your computer/device. Please note that you can reset your browser at any time, to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent. Web browsers allow you to control cookies stored on your hard drive through the web browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including what cookies have been sent and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

The CC website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use the different web pages. This software is provided by Mouseflow and Google Analytics, which use cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer's hard-drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Google Analytics Cookies: _utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmz
Expiry: 2 years; 30 minutes; when you quit your browser; 6 months (respectively)
Purpose: These cookies collect information about how our visitors use our website. This data is collected anonymously and is used to help improve the CC website’s functionality.

Mouseflow Cookies: mf_[session]: 1st party cookies, session lifetime: A cookie for identifying the browser session.This cookie identifies the browser session while it happens. The cookie is deleted as soon as the session ends, meaning when the user leaves the website.

mf_user: 1st party cookie, persistent: A cookie for checking if the user is new or returning. This cookie establishes whether the user is a returning or first time visitor. This is done simply by a yes/no toggle - no further information about the user is stored. This cookie has a lifetime of 90 days.

Purpose: These cookies collect information about how our visitors use our website. This data is collected anonymously and is used to help improve the CC website’s functionality.

You can read about Mouseflow’s privacy policy at https://mouseflow.com/privacy/. Google's privacy policy can be found at http://www.google.com/privacy.html and the safeguarding of personal data at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by installing Google’s opt-out browser add on. Further information about the opt-out browser add on can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Security

CC is committed to safeguarding your personal information and we endeavour to apply appropriate procedures and security features to process and protect your personal data.

All CC systems are hosted in securely managed environments, where appropriate disaster recovery and backup up procedures are in place.

Please be aware that the transmission of any data via the Internet is not completely secure but we do take appropriate steps to try to protect the security of your personal data.

Updating your information

We would like to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of any errors or your information needs updating, please contact us using the contact details in ‘Contact us’.

Access to information

You may access any personal information we have about you by contacting us using the contact information in ‘Contact us’. We will respond to your inquiry within a reasonable timeframe.

Changes to our privacy policy

Please note that this Policy and Privacy Notices may change from time to time. We will provide notice of any changes on the website or, where appropriate, notify you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

This policy is effective from 18 May 2018.

Contact us

In the event of any query or complaint in connection with the personal information we hold about you or our marketing to you, please email enquiries@connectioncapital.co.uk or write to us at FAO: Louise McWeeney, Connection Capital LLP, Woolverstone House, 61-62 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NJ.

Connection Capital LLP is authorised and regulated by the FCA, ref number 705640.