For all California residents, please refer to Summit Partners' California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice, which may be found here.
We rely on various legal bases under applicable data protection legislation in order to process your personal information (e.g., name, title, address, email, marital status, date of birth, country of residence, IP address, financial data, username, password, etc.), including our legitimate interests, contractual necessity and as required by law. We use the personal information we collect to operate our business and provide you with the services and products we offer and perform essential business operations. We do not collect any special categories of personal information about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
If we require your personal information due to a legal requirement or obligation or in order to perform a contract with you, we will make you aware of this at the time we collect your personal data, and the possible consequences of you failing to provide this personal data. Further information about the legal bases under which we process your personal information is included in the section headed “Why we use your personal information”.
Information you provide to us
We collect your personal information when you decide to interact with us and we only collect the information necessary to carry out our business for the purposes set out below. You can provide us with personal information via this website, email, post and telephone. We also collect information about you through automated technology.
We may collect the following personal data:
We also process information in relation to companies that we are evaluating in connection with a potential investment in or purchase of such companies. This personal information is obtained via third parties (i.e., the company in question).
To the extent that you provide us with any personal information, through or in connection with this website (i.e., via telephone, email or post), we may use such information for the following purposes:
|Investment Due Diligence: To conduct due diligence activities in connection with an actual or prospective corporate transaction or investment with respect to which we are party to.||Legitimate interest|
|Build Relationships with Entrepreneurs: If you are an entrepreneur, we may contact you to provide information about Summit’s financing capabilities or general information that we think you may be interested in.||Legitimate interest|
|Improving the Website: We use information you provide to better understand your needs and provide you with better service, for example, we may use your personal data to improve the layout of our website based on the click path you utilized to access certain information within the website.||Legitimate interest|
|Marketing: To keep a record of your relationship with us or to make suggestions and recommendations to you about events, goods or services that may be of interest to you||Legitimate interest|
|In Compliance with Applicalbe Law or Regulation: To verify your identity, manage threatened or actual litigation matters, or conduct internal audits or reviews.||To comply with legal obligations|
No automated decision-making, including profiling, is used when processing your personal information.
We will send you direct marketing communications where we have obtained your prior consent to keep you informed of our products and services in which you might be interested, or based on our legitimate business interests to tell you about certain events or to share news we believe you will be interested in. You may opt-in to certain kinds of marketing, and all forms of marketing at any time, by emailing email@example.com or at any time choose not to receive our marketing communications by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link provided in all our marketing emails.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information and data via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of any information or data transmitted to or through our website; any transmission of information or data by you to or through this website is at your sole risk.
Your personal information will be shared with and processed by our affiliates and certain service providers as necessary to fulfil the purposes set out in this policy, including professional advisors, recruitment firms, consultants and data hosting providers. We make sure anyone who provides a service to, or for us, enters into an agreement with us and meets our standards for data security. To the extent your personal information is transferred to countries outside of the EEA, such transfers will only be made in accordance with applicable data privacy laws. For further information about the safeguards/derogations used, please contact Erin White at firstname.lastname@example.org
To the extent any personal information is transferred from Summit Partners, L.P. or an affiliate within the EEA to a Summit Partners, L.P. entity or an affiliate outside the EEA, this transfer is legitimised and your personal information is adequately protected under the terms of the EU controller-to-controller model contract clauses.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, request from a regulator, national security, for the purposes of public importance or any other legal or investigatory process involving us. Should we, or any of our affiliated entities, be the subject of a takeover, divestment or acquisition we may disclose your personal information to the new owner of the relevant business and their advisors on the basis of our legitimate interest.
We are committed to protecting the personal information you entrust to us. We adopt robust and appropriate technologies and policies, so the information we have about you is protected to the extent possible from unauthorized access and improper use. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal information breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
This website is only intended for individuals who are at least 18 years of age. We do not knowingly encourage or solicit visitors to this website who are under the age of 18 or knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18 without parental consent. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from an individual under the age of 18, we will delete that information.
You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information about types of cookies, how they are used, and how you manage your cookie preferences.
The website also utilizes Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), to help us analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on site activity for site operators and providing other services relating to site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you, and there are a number of ways you can control the way in which and what information we store and process about you. To exercise these rights and controls, please contact Erin White at email@example.com.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Should you wish to lodge a complaint with regards to how your personal information has been processed by us, please contact your local supervisory authority. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office – https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us.