For all California residents, please refer to Summit Partners’ California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice, which may be found here.


EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2020

LAST UPDATED: November 30, 2020

This California Website Privacy Policy supplements the Firm's Privacy Policy with respect to specific rights granted under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (as amended, the “CCPA”) to natural person California residents and provides information regarding how such California residents can exercise their rights under the CCPA. This supplement is only relevant to you if you are a resident of California as determined in accordance with the CCPA. Information required to be disclosed to California residents under the CCPA regarding the collection of their personal information that is not set forth in this CCPA supplement is otherwise set forth in the Firm's Privacy Policy. To the extent there is any conflict with the privacy requirements under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and/or Regulation S-P (“GLB Rights”), GLB Rights shall apply.

What does this Website Privacy Policy apply to?

This Website Privacy Policy applies solely to your interactions with us through our Website (as defined below). If you provide personal information to use through another means (e.g., as an employee or seeking employment, as a client, or as an investor) you will receive a separate privacy notice and that notice will govern that personal information. Information collected, used, or disclosed by Summit that is publicly available information from government records, de-identified or aggregated consumer information, or protected under other state and/or federal privacy laws, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, is exempt from the CCPA and is not addressed in this Website Privacy Policy.

What categories of personal information do we collect?

We collect limited types of personal information through our website and investor reporting portals, as applicable (collectively, the “Website”). The types of personal information we collect about you depends on the nature of your interaction with us. The categories of personal information we have collected from individuals on this Website over the last twelve (12) months include the following:

  • Identifiers, such as name, contact details and address (including physical address, Internet Protocol address, and email address
  • Other customer records, such as telephone number, Social Security number, driver’s license or state identification card number, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information and other personal information provided in connection with obtaining account access;
  • Technical information, related to how you use our Website, specifically, the browser, internet connection, Internet Protocol address, time zone setting, operating system and platform, etc. via cookies on employed on our Website;
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as information regarding your use of our Website (e.g., we use cookies to provide information to us about how users are directed to the Website, the volume of traffic received, your browsing history and/or search history, and devices used to access the Website);
  • Personal data relating to, your application for employment at Summit Partners, L.P., (ii) your attendance at a Summit event, and/or (iii) via the Summit Partners Alumni Network.)
  • Professional Related Information, including current or past job history; and
  • Inferences, drawn from other personal information to which may reflect your preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behaviors, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

We do not knowingly collect, solicit, disclose, or sell personal information from anyone under the age of 18.

What categories of sources do we collect personal information from?

In connection with forming and operating our Website, we collect all the above categories of personal information from the following sources:

  • Information from your communications with us in connection with this Website, including any update notices provided by you.
  • Information captured on our Website, including registration information, information provided through online forms and any information captured via cookies (including third party statistic and analytic service cookies).

We may combine personal information that you provide to us with information that we collect from or about you from publicly available sources. This will include information collected in an online or offline context.

What business or commercial purposes do we collect personal information for?

We collect the above categories of personal information for the following business purposes:

  • To perform services for you.
  • To improve our Website and the products and services that we offer and notify you about changes to our products and services.
  • To communicate with you, including responding to requests for information submitted by you through our Website.
  • To keep a record of your relationship with us.
  • Ongoing operations and administrative maintenance and other processes.
  • To audit and verify the quality and effectiveness of our services and compliance.
  • To detect security incidents and to protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity.
  • To generally comply with U.S., state, local and non-U.S. laws, rules and regulations.

Additionally, we may use personal information about you for commercial purposes, such as to keep you informed of our products and services, if you have provided your consent to us doing so, or where we have an existing relationship with you and we wish to contact you about products and services similar to those which we provide you, in which you may be interested. You may opt-in to certain kinds of marketing, or all forms of marketing at any time, by contacting us and you may unsubscribe to receiving emails by clicking on the "opt-out" or "unsubscribe" link provided in all our marketing emails.

What categories of third parties do we share personal information with?

We do not and will not sell any of the personal information we collect about you to third parties.

In the last twelve (12) months we have not disclosed any nonpublic personal information about you to anyone, except as permitted or required by law or regulation and to affiliates and service providers, including but not limited to administrators, lenders, banks, auditors, law firms, governmental agencies or pursuant to legal process, self-regulatory organizations, consultants and placement agents. We may also disclose your information to other parties as may be required by law or regulation, or in response to regulatory inquiries.

Within the last twelve (12) months, we have shared each of the above categories of personal information collected in connection with this Website with affiliates and service providers as set forth above in “What categories of personal information do we collect?”

We may also share your personal information with applicable third parties in the event of a reorganization, merger, sale, acquisition, assignment, bankruptcy proceeding, or other disposition of all or a portion of our business, assets or shares.

How do we keep personal information secure?

We consider the protection of sensitive information to be a sound business practice, and to that end we employ appropriate organizational, physical, technical and procedural safeguards, which seek to protect personal information about you in our possession or under our control to the extent possible from unauthorized access and improper use.

Your rights under the CCPA

Deletion Rights: You have the right to request that we delete any personal information about you that we retain, subject to certain statutory exceptions, including, but not limited to, our internal uses that are reasonably aligned with user expectation base on users relationship with us and our compliance with U.S., state, local and non-U.S. laws, rules and regulations. We will notify you in writing if we cannot comply with a specific request and provide an explanation of the reasons.

Disclosure and Access Rights: You have the right to request that we disclose to you certain information regarding our collection and use of personal information specific to you over the last twelve (12) months. Such information includes:

  • the categories of personal information we collected about you;
  • the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected;
  • our business or commercial purpose for collecting such personal information;
  • the categories of third parties with whom we share the personal information;
  • the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you; and
  • whether we disclosed your personal information to a third party, and, if yes, the categories of personal information that each recipient obtained.

No Discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA, including by denying service, suggesting that you will receive, or charging, different rates for services or suggesting that you will receive, or providing, a different level or quality of service to you.

How to Exercise Your Rights: To exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, or to access this notice in an alternative format, please submit a request on your behalf using any of the methods set forth in the Contact us section below.

Contact us

For any requests relating to the exercise of your rights under the CCPA, or questions or concerns regarding our processing of your personal information, or our privacy policies and practices please submit or have your authorized representative submit a request using any of the methods set forth below.

Call us using the following toll-free number: 1-800-749-9411

Email us at the following email address:

We will contact you to confirm receipt of your request under the CCPA and request any additional information necessary to verify your request. We verify requests by matching information provided in connection with your request to information contained in our records. Depending on the sensitivity of the request and the varying levels of risk in responding to such requests (for example, the risk of responding to fraudulent or malicious requests), we may request further information or your investor portal access credentials, if applicable, in order to verify your request. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request under the CCPA on your behalf, provided that you provide a signed agreement verifying such authorized agent’s authority to make requests on your behalf, and we may verify such authorized person’s identity using the procedures above.

We will confirm receipt of your request within ten (10) business days. If you do not receive confirmation with a 10-day timeframe please contact Our goal is to respond to any verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of our receipt of such request, but in certain cases, additional time might be required. Please contact the Chief Compliance Officer of Summit Partners at with any questions about this California Website Privacy Policy.