Privacy Policy

Propel Venture Partners and its affiliates and its employees place a high priority on protecting sensitive personal information. We do not disclose users’ confidential information except as described in this Privacy Policy, permitted by you or required by law. Throughout this Privacy Policy the words “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Propel Venture Partners LLC. and its affiliates, and the words “you” and “your” refer to the user visiting the Web Site and your institution or organization.

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting our site you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

INFORMATION ABOUT US

For the purpose of applicable data protection legislation, the data controller of your personal dates Propel Venture Partners of 201 Mission Street Suite 2501 San Francisco, CA 94105 United States.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

We may collect information about you in a range of forms, including personal data. As used in this Privacy Policy, “personal data” refers to personal data, personal information or similar information governed by applicable privacy legislation, including, without limitation, the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (and any successor legislation); this includes any information which, either alone or in combination with other information we hold about you, identifies you as an individual, including, for example, your name, postal address, email address and telephone number. Each time you visit our site or interact with the emails we send to you, we may automatically collect the following information:

 

  • Technical information including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet or mobile device operating system name and version
  • Information about your visit, including the URL clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); pages, resources you viewed or searched for; page response times, errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction, and methods used to browse away from the page;
  • Information we receive from other sources.

We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we or any of our group companies operate or the other services we provide.  We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, analytics providers, search information providers, social media websites) and may receive information about you from them.

THE LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR DATA

We may process your data because:

 

  • we are legally obliged to e.g. to confirm your identity;
  • the processing is necessary for the performance of the contract with you to provide our services, or it is in ours or a third party’s legitimate interests to do so.
  • In some instances, we will rely on your consent to process Personal Data and where we do this, it will be flagged to you at the time.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED

Generally. We may use your Personal Information or Usage Information that we collect about you: (1) to provide you with information or services or process transactions that you have requested or agreed to receive, including to send you electronic newsletters; (2) to enable you to participate in a variety of the Web Site’s features; (3) to process any inquiry, including verifying your information is active and valid; (4) to improve the Web Site or create new service offerings, to customize your experience on the Web Site, or to serve you specific content that is most relevant to you; (5) to contact you with regard to your use of any of the Web Site and, in our discretion, changes to the Web Site and/or any of the Web Site’s policies; (6) for internal business purposes; and (7) for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information or as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us. Please note that information submitted to the Web Site via a “contact us” or other similar customer inquiry function may not receive a response. We will not use the information provided by you in a customer inquiry communication to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your request unless you agree otherwise.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share non-Personal Information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third parties. We may share your Device Identifiers with third parties along with data related to you and your activities. We do not share your Personal Information with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes unless we have given you the choice to consent or withhold consent to such sharing at the time you provide your Personal Information, in which case we will honour your choice. If we de-identify data about you, it is not treated as Personal Information by us, and we may share it with others freely. In addition, we may share the information we have collected about you, including Personal Information, as disclosed at the time you provide your information and as described below or otherwise in this Privacy Policy.

Propel.vc may also disclose your information as follows:

(a) When You Request Information From or Provide Information to Third Parties. You may be presented with an option on our Web Site to receive certain information and/or marketing offers directly from third parties or to have us send certain information to third parties or give them access to it. If you choose to do so, your Personal Information and other information may be disclosed to such third parties and all information you disclose will be subject to the third-party privacy policies and practices of such third parties.

(b) Third Parties Providing Web Sites on Our Behalf. We may use third-party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of us or the Web Site, such as hosting the Web Site, designing and/or operating the Web Site’s features, tracking the Web Site’s activities and analytics, and enabling us to send you special offers or perform other administrative services. We may provide these vendors with access to user information, including Device Identifiers and Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. Third-party analytics and other service providers may set and access their own Tracking Technologies on your Device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, potentially including Personal Information, about you. We are not responsible for those third-party technologies or activities arising out of them, nor are we responsible for the effectiveness of or compliance with any third parties’ opt-out options.

(c) To Protect the Rights of Propel.vc and Others. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we may also disclose your information if we believe in good faith that doing so is necessary or appropriate to (i) protect or defend the rights, safety or property of Propel.vc or third parties (including through the enforcement of this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Use, and other applicable agreements and policies); or (ii) comply with legal and regulatory obligations (e.g., pursuant to law enforcement inquiries, subpoenas or court orders). To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we have complete discretion in electing to make or not make such disclosures, and to contest or not contest requests for such disclosures, all without notice to you.

(d) Affiliates and Business Transfer. We may share your Personal Information with our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates. We also reserve the right to disclose and transfer all such information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Web Site or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our interests and/or assets or other corporate change, including, during the course of any due diligence process.

KEEPING YOUR DATA SECURE

We will use technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal data. While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet. If you have any particular concerns about your information, please contact us (see ‘Contact us’ below).

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Our Web Site is operated and hosted in the United States and intended for users located worldwide. Propel Venture Partners may send your data outside the jurisdiction from which it originated or was collected, including, but not limited to the United States. The data protection laws in the United States may differ from those of the country in which you are located, and your Personal Information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the United States according to laws of the United States. By using the Web Site or providing us with any information, you consent to the transfer to, and processing, usage, sharing and storage of your information, including Personal Information, in the United States as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Any information received by us via the use of social media functions shall be stored and used strictly in accordance with this privacy policy.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We keep your personal information for as long as we need to for the purposes for which it was collected or (if longer) for any period for which we are required to keep personal information to comply with our legal and regulatory requirements.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data or to restrict our processing of your personal data (including for marketing purposes). You can do so at any time by contacting us at hello@propel.vc.

You also have the right to ask us to correct any mistakes or inaccuracies in your information which we hold at any time by contacting us at hello@popel.vc. Please state the site(s) it is in reference to.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, and affiliates. 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 data to these websites.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

You have the right to obtain a copy of the personal data we hold about you. You can make your request here. Once we have received your request and verified your identity we will respond as soon as possible and in any event within one month.

COOKIES

Our website may use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small text file written to your hard drive that contains information about your account and use of this site. Cookies do not contain any personal information about users. Cookies enable us to collect useful information and to improve your experience when accessing and using our site.

The cookies we use on our site include:

GOOGLE ANALYTICS – We use this service to improve your experience across the sites.

This service runs in the background and drops one or more cookies to your computer, or handheld device. It helps us measure how you interact with our website’s content by tracking your user journey and site interactions. The cookies store non-identifiable information about your browsing history, we use this data to analyze patterns and trends to help improve your experience.

The data Google Analytics stores about you: Non-identifiable data such as visits, pages views, time on site, and the journey you take through the site.

For more details on Google Analytics please visit their website http://www.google.com/analytics/

MANAGING COOKIES

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our site, you can do this through your browser settings. The “help” function within your browser should provide information about this. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive world. We are a general audience service and do not use the Web Site to knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13) that requires parental notice and consent under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) without such parental consent. If you are a child under 13 years of age, you are not permitted to use the Site and should not send any information about yourself to us through the Web Site.

In the event that we become aware that we have collected personal information from any child, we will dispose of that information in accordance with COPPA and other applicable laws and regulations. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information without COPPA-required consent, please contact us.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

COMPLAINTS

If you have any complaints about the way we use your personal information please contact us and we will try to resolve the issue.

CONTACT US

Questions, comments, and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to hello@propel.vc.

INFORMATION FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

This section applies only to California residents. It describes how we collect, use and share Personal Information of California residents when we act as a “business” as defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), and their rights with respect to their Personal Information.  For purposes of this section, “Personal Information” has the meaning given in the CCPA but does not include information exempted from the scope of the CCPA.  For example, this section does not apply to information we collect from you in the course of communicating with you in your capacity as an employee, controlling owner, director, officer or contractor of an organization (i.e., company, partnership, sole proprietorship, non-profit or government agency) in the context of performing due diligence on, or providing or receiving products or services to or from, such organization.  In addition, this section does not apply to information governed by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.  In some cases we may provide a different privacy notice to certain categories of California residents, such as job applicants, in which case that notice will apply instead of this section.

As a California resident, you have the following rights as of January 1, 2020:

 

  • You can request the following information about how we have collected and used your Personal Information during the past 12 months:
    • The categories of Personal Information that we have collected.
    • The categories of sources from which we collected Personal Information.
    • The business or commercial purpose for collecting and/or selling Personal Information.
    • The categories of third parties with whom we share Personal Information.
    • Whether we have disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, and if so, the categories of Personal Information disclosed to each category of third party recipient.
    • Whether we’ve sold your Personal Information, and if so, the categories of Personal Information received by each category of third party recipient.

 

  • You can request a copy of the Personal Information that we have collected about you during the past 12 months.
  • You can ask us to delete the Personal Information that we have collected from you.
  • You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination as prohibited by the CCPA.

You may submit a request to exercise your right to information, access or deletion by emailing hello@propel.vc. We reserve the right to confirm your California residency to process your requests and will need to confirm your identity to process your requests to exercise your information, access or deletion rights. Government identification may be required. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. In order to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, you must provide a valid power of attorney, the requester’s valid government-issued identification, and the authorized agent’s valid government issued identification.  We cannot process your request if you do not provide us with sufficient detail to allow us to understand and respond to it.  In certain cases we may decline your request as permitted by law.

We collect Personal Information in the following categories specified by the CCPA:

 

  • Identifiers, such as your name and contact details.
  • Professional or employment information, such as your job title, professional affiliations and employment history.
  • Online identifiers, such as the device data described above in the section entitled INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
  • Internet information, such as the online activity data described in the section entitled INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
  • Sensory information in the form of security camera footage taken in our offices.
  • Inferences derived from any of the foregoing.

Information you voluntarily provide to us, such as in free-form webforms, may contain other categories of personal information not described above.  We collect this information from you or “other sources” described above in the section entitled INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU  We use this information for the business/commercial purposes described above in the section entitled HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED.  We disclose this information to third parties as described above in the section entitled DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION. Based on our current understanding of the CCPA, we do not “sell” your Personal Information as defined in the CCPA.