This webpage sets out when and how we use your personal information that you or others provide to us.
We are Playfair Capital LLP, a Limited Liability Partnership (registered with number OC382714).
Our registered address is 8 Warner Yard, London EC1Y 5ER.
When you have contacted us:
When you phone us or contact us by email or other mediums such as social media with general queries, we may handle your personal information (your name, contact details, details about your company and any other details you provide to us) in order to provide you with a response. This could be when you ask us to provide more information about whether your company is of interest to us for funding or explain how our investment process works.
We rely on your consent to handle your personal information in this way. If you do not provide us with the personal information we request from you for these purposes, we may not be able to fully answer your queries.
When you have submitted your pitch deck to us:
This section applies if you have submitted your pitch deck (or other written materials about you or your company) to us through any medium including via our web site, email or social media channels.
We will handle your personal information (such as your name, email address, postal address and telephone number) to provide you with information and feedback in relation to your company. This will include taking notes about our interactions with you which are stored on our internal CRM system to enable us to build up a picture of you and your company over time and make a reasoned investment decision.
You can tell us that you do not want your personal information to be processed in this way at any time by contacting us.
When you attend one of our events:
When you attend one of our events, we will collect the following information from you: name, address, email address, phone number and employer/academic institution.
We will store this information and may use it to invite you to further events. We may also provide a delegate list to the organisations and other individuals who attend our events.
We do this because our events provide a useful networking opportunity and we have a legitimate interest in wanting to help build and develop the community. You can object to us using your information in this way by contacting us.
To make our site better:
We will use your personal information for the purposes of making our site more secure, and to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.
We process your data for this reason because we have a legitimate interest to provide you with the best experience we can, and to ensure that our site is kept secure.
You can prevent us from using your personal information in this way by using the 'do not track' functionality in your internet browser.
Information we collect about you: When you visit our site we will automatically collect the following information:
Information we receive from other sources: We are also working closely with third party analytics providers, hosting providers and search information providers from whom we may also receive general aggregated anonymous information about you.
We will combine the information you provide to us with information we collect about you.
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Many of our external third parties are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal information will involve a transfer of data outside of the EEA.
Whenever we transfer your personal information outside of the EEA, we ensure it is protected by making sure at least one of the following safeguards is in place:
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or those of our third party data storage providers.
We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or legal requirements
To determine the appropriate retention period for the personal information we hold, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information, the risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the reasons why we handle your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
You have the right to object to us handling your personal information when:
You have various rights under the data protection laws, which you can exercise by contacting us. The easiest way to do this is by email at [email protected].
Right of access
You are entitled receive confirmation as to whether your personal information is being processed by us, as well as various other information relating to our use of your personal information.
You also have the right to access your personal information which we are handling.
Right to rectification
You have the right to require us to rectify any inaccurate personal information we hold about you. You also have the right to have incomplete personal information we hold about you completed, by providing a supplementary statement to us.
Right to restriction
You can restrict our processing of your personal information where:
Where you exercise your right to restrict us from using your personal information, we will then only process your personal information when you agree, except for storage purposes and to handle legal claims.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive your personal information in a structured, standard machine readable format and to send this to another organisation controlling your personal information.
This right only applies to your personal information we are handling because you consented to us using it or because there is a contract in place between us.
Right to erasure
You have the right to require us to erase your personal information which we are handling in the following circumstances:
Right to complain
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office, the supervisory authority for data protection issues in England and Wales.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates.
Our site connects you to different websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites or use our services, please note that you have left our site and these websites have their own privacy policies.
We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or websites. Please check their policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.