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 may also collect personal data from third parties such as a CV received from a recruiting firm, background check information received from a background check service provider, information we view on social media, or details obtained from publicly available lists of individuals subject to trade restrictions. The data we collect from third parties is often in aggregate form and not individually identifiable, though at times may include personal data
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) or through the provision of services to you, 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 and/or consent (where we collect information using analytical cookies, see further below under ‘Cookies’)|
|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 or to conduct surveys and further analyse market trends and interests.||Legitimate interest and consent|
|Job Applications: To evaluate and respond to your application for employment with Summit Partners, L.P.||Legitimate interest|
|In Compliance with Applicable Law or Regulation: To verify your identity, manage threatened or actual litigation matters, or conduct internal audits or reviews.||To comply with legal obligations|
|Improved Security: To detect security incidents and to protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity.||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 based on your 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the Website; any transmission of information or data by you to or through the 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 H. White at email@example.com.
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 endeavour to implement robust and appropriate technologies and policies, and seek to ensure 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.
The Website is only intended for individuals who are at least 18 years of age. We do not knowingly encourage or solicit visitors to the 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.
(1) Necessary cookies used by the Website
We use necessary cookies to provide users with the services available through the Website and to use some of their features. These necessary cookies are essential for using and navigating the Website. Without these cookies, basic functions of the Website would not work. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website, users cannot refuse them without impacting how the Website functions. For example, when a visitor logs into a password-protected area of the Website, we use a cookie to confirm the login status of that visitor in order to display password-protected content.
(2) Statistic and Analytic Cookies used by the Website
On the Website we use the cookies listed below:
|_cfduid||Neccesary||Cloudfare||Helps detect malicious visitors to our website and minimizes blocking legitimate users||30 days|
|_fine_summit_session||Neccesary||Fine Design||Enables website functionality and analytics tracking||Session|
|summit_portal_unlock||Neccesary||Jackrabbit Design||Preserves the login state of a user for password-protected sections of the Website||2 years|
|_ga||Static (anonymous)||Google Analytics||Used to distinguish users||2 years|
|_gat||Static (anonymous)||Google Analytics||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||1 day|
|_gid||Static (anonymous)||Google Analytics||Used to distinguish users||1 day|
|vuid||Static (anonymous)||Vimeo||Used by Vimeo to collect analytics tracking information.||2 years|
|wordpress_logged_in||Neccesary||Wordpress||Indicates and identifies when a Website administrator is logged into the Website.||Session|
|wordpress_sec||Neccesary||Wordpress||Store authentication details, limited to the administrator console area.||Session|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Neccesary||Wordpress||Checks if cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to administrators||Session|
|wpe-auth||Neccesary||Wordpress||Used as part of the Wordpress Engine to authenticate administrator logins||Session|
|wp-settings||Neccesary||Wordpress||Customizes the view of the admin interface and the front-end of the website.||Session|
|wp-settings-time||Neccesary||Wordpress||Customizes the view of the admin interface and the front-end of the website.||Session|
|__hs_do_not_track||Neccesary||HubSpot||This cookie can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot.||13 months|
|__hs_initial_opt_in||Neccesary||HubSpot||This cookie is used to prevent the banner from always displaying when visitors are browsing in strict mode.||7 days|
|__hstc||Static (opt-in)||HubSpot||Visitor tracking. Contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session.||13 months|
|hubspotutk||Static (opt-in)||HubSpot||Keeps track of a visitor's identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.||13 months|
|__hssc||Static (opt-in)||HubSpot||Keeps track of sessions. Used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie.||30 minutes|
|__hssrc||Static (opt-in)||HubSpot||Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser.||End of session|
For more information about how Google Analytics data on our site, please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
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 H. White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.