We take your privacy very seriously and are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of information you provide to us. Please read this document carefully to understand our policies regarding your personal data and how will collect, store and use your personal data and the rights you have in connection with the same.
GrowthInvest.com (the “Website”) is owned by EIS Platforms Ltd, trading as GrowthInvest (“GrowthInvest”, “we” or “us”), a private limited company in England and Wales (company registration number 08018312) with its registered office at Candlewick House, 120 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6AS.
The data controller (as defined under European Data Protection Legislation) for GrowthInvest.com is EIS Platforms Ltd. We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office and our registration number is ZA114581.
In the event that you disclose to us any Personal Information that relates to any another person, such as a financial adviser disclosing information or registering their clients, you represent and warrant
Where you authorise an adviser to register on, and use, the Website or any other services provided by us on your behalf, then you acknowledge and agree that we are entitled to use the Personal Information provided by such adviser as if it was provided directly by you, to the extent this information is required by us to provide the services requested by the adviser on your behalf. If you no longer wish an Adviser to use the Website on your behalf please contact us at email@example.com or on 020 7071 3945.
When you register on our Website and while you continue to use the services provided by us, or request information from us we may collect and process the following types of Personal Information:
We may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
The legal bases that we rely on for processing your Personal Information are:
You have provided your consent to us using your Personal Information for a specific purpose:
We will ask for your consent to use your Personal Information to send you marketing emails and communications.
You always have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
It is necessary in connection with the performance of a contract with you:
Sometimes it is necessary to process your Personal Information so that we can enter into contractual relationships with you or comply with a request that you may make. For example, if you make an investment via us, or request further information, we will require your Personal Information to enable us to perform our obligations.
It is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject:
This would include where we have to retain certain Personal Information or records, for example, for the detection and prevention of crime, safeguarding obligations, for maintaining suppression lists to ensure we comply with marketing laws, for tax reasons and undertaking due diligence before accepting applications or entering into certain relationships.
It is within our legitimate interests.
Applicable law allows Personal Information to be collected and used if it is reasonably necessary for our legitimate interests or a third party’s legitimate interests (as long as the processing is fair, balanced and does not unduly impact individuals’ rights). We will rely on this ground to process your Personal Information when it is not practical or appropriate to ask for your consent, and where we are confident that this will not impact your rights. This may include where we undertake research on individuals including before we proactively contact them.
Our legitimate interests include raising funds and investments for a wide range of funds, portfolios and investee companies, and ensuring that we target appropriate and qualified individuals for these investment opportunities. We have a legitimate interest in ensuring that financial advisers and other third parties are aware of investment opportunities that may be of interest to their clients, where we know or believe through our own or third party sources (see Section 5 below) that they are active in, or have an interest in these areas. We also have a legitimate interest in publicity and campaigning in more general terms about the benefits and advantages of tax efficient and alternative asset investing.
We also have a legitimate interest in undertaking due diligence to establish the provenance of investments opportunities that are made, or may be made available, via us.
Where you have provided your details to us, we may contact you by post and phone and where you have provided consent, by e-mail for certain marketing and related activities as set out in Section 2 (but we will explain this to you at the point that we collect your details). You can opt out of this activity at any time by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7071 3945
We will also rely on our legitimate interests for the proper administration and the management our operations (for example, maintaining appropriate records and databases, for the detection and prevention of crime and safeguarding data).
When we process your Personal Information to achieve such legitimate interests, we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative), and your rights under data protection laws. We will not use your Personal Information for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you, for example where use would be excessively intrusive (unless, for instance, we are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
We may share your Personal Information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in Section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
When we share your information with third parties they will process your Personal Information as either a data controller or as our data processor and this will depend on the purposes of our sharing your Personal Information. We will only share your Personal Information in compliance with any applicable data protection legislation.
We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties when:
The third parties include:
We may share some broader statistics and customer profiling information with third parties, but the data is anonymised, so you would not be identifiable from that data. We will never rent or sell our users’ details to any other organisation or individual.
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device when you access a website. The text file is then sent back to our server each time your browser requests a page from the server. This enables us to operate the Website more effectively and load the Website in such a way as to reflect your personal preferences based on your previous browsing on the Website, as well as keywords we may be able to gather from URLs of webpages from which you accessed the Website.
We use the following cookies:
If you would like to opt out of cookies, you can change the settings on your internet browser to reject cookies. For more information please consult the “Help” section of your browser. Please note that if you do set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of our Website.
We follow strict security procedures as to how your Personal Information is stored and used, and who sees it, to help stop any unauthorised person getting hold of it. All Personal Information you register on our Website or provide to us will be located behind a firewall. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. We are committed to ensuring that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your Personal Information including protection from misuse and unauthorised access.
Your Personal Information is only accessible by staff, and contractors who are bound by appropriate policies and procedures to protect your information.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and although we do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data. So, on this basis we cannot accept any liability for the loss, theft or misuse of any Personal Information which you have registered on the Website or if there is a security breach relating to its transmission over the internet.
Please note that you may only use/ benefit from some of the following rights in limited circumstances. For more information, we suggest that you consult guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – please click here – or please contact us by post the attention of the Operations Director at the address below, or by contacting us at email@example.com or 020 7071 3945. In exceptional circumstances we mayreserve the right to charge a small administrative fee to do so, but this would always be agreed with you in advance.
In certain circumstances as outlined in the ICO guidance referred to above, you have a right to require us to stop processing your Personal Information in a particular way.
You have the right to request that your Personal Information is erased from our records in certain circumstances.
You have a right to ask for a copy of the Personal Information we hold about you. If you want to access your Personal Information, please send a description of the Personal Information you want to see and proof of your identity for the attention of the Operations Director at the address set out below.
We also want to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if your details change. You may also ask us to correct or remove Personal Information which is inaccurate.
You can also opt-out of receiving all or some of our marketing/ investment communications or request that we stop processing Personal Information about you for certain purposes at any time by contacting us using the details below, or using the opt-out option which will be present on any e-mail communications.
In certain circumstances you have a right to data portability which means we will provide you (or a third party you nominate) with your Personal Information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any Personal Information to these websites.
The Operations Director,
25 Copthall Avenue,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7071 3945