Sovereign Capital Partners LLP respects the privacy of online visitors to www.sovereigncapital.co.uk and recognises the importance of protecting any personal information you may provide to Sovereign.
We are committed to observing the highest standards of confidentiality, data protection and data security in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This statement describes the types of personal information we collect via this site, social media and email campaigns. We also explain how we use the information, with whom we may share it, and the choices available to you regarding our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of the information and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.
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Who we are
In the United Kingdom, Sovereign Capital Partners LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with the firm reference number: 408227. The website of the Financial Conduct Authority can be found here.
Sovereign Capital Partners LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with the registered number OC309409. Our registered office address is 25 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0EX.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways, but users may visit our site anonymously.
We may collect your personal information when you:
We may collect information from your devices (including mobile devices) and applications you or your users use to access and use any of our websites, applications or services (for example, we may collect the device identification number and type, location information and connection information such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from the sites, referral URL, your IP address, your browsing history and your web log information) and we will ask for your permission before we do so. We may do this using cookies or similar technologies.
We also gather information about how the site is used. For instance, our web server automatically collects each visitor's domain name (the internet name of the organization through which the visitor connects to the site). We also collect aggregate information about users' visits via Google Analytics, such as when the site is visited most often and which areas of the site are accessed most often.
Our site may contain technology that enables us to:
Some of the above information is collected and processed for the purpose of legal compliance, some to perform a contract with you, and some for the purposes of our legitimate business interests (subject to your rights), e.g. to analyse the use of our site and services in order to continually improve our services.
Information we receive from other sources
We work closely with third parties who may collect personal information from you and pass it on to us. For example, where we are conducting due diligence on prospective investee companies or decide to invest in third parties we may also receive personal information (including CVs) concerning key personnel. Our staff may also give us emergency contact information as part of our emergency scenario planning and may give us details of their dependants in relation to their employee benefits arrangements. Where this is the case the third party is responsible for obtaining the relevant consents from you to ensure you are happy with the ways in which your personal data will be used.
What we do with your personal information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Where you have consented at the time we collected your data or where we otherwise have a right to do so, we may use your information to let you know about our services that may be of interest to you and/or inform you about important changes or developments to the site or our services, by email.
If you change your mind about us using your data in the ways described in this Policy, please let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also opt out of receiving marketing emails from us by following the instructions outlined in the email.
How we share your personal information
Where it is necessary for the performance of our contract with you or for our internal business processes, we may share your personal information with third parties who process your data on our behalf, such as the entities that host our website and provide certain IT services to us.
We also may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government entities based on a lawful disclosure request, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity. We reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganisation, spin-off, dissolution or liquidation).
In addition, we may share anonymous/aggregate information with third parties, such as service providers, for any purpose.
Third party websites
Our sites may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from us. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked websites are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for their content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites.
From time to time, we may use your information to contact you with information on our investments, events and other news which we feel may be of interest to you. You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. You may also request at any time that we do not share your information with third parties. If you wish to exercise these rights you can do so by sending us an email to email@example.com. You can also unsubscribe from any email marketing using the links provided in the emails we send to you.
Your information and your rights
We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we collect from you. To update your preferences or submit a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To the extent provided by the law of your jurisdiction, you may request access to the personal information we maintain about you or request that we correct, amend, delete or block the information by contacting us as indicated below. Where provided by law, you may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us or object at any time on legitimate grounds to the processing of your personal information, and we will apply your preferences going forward.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions, your use of the Website, and all matters connected with them, are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. Disputes arising in connection with these terms shall accordingly be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. If you access the website from outside the UK, you are responsible for ensuring compliance with any local laws relating to access.
Security, data transfers outside of the EEA and data retention
We take steps to protect your information from unauthorised access and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will only keep your information for as long as we reasonably require and, in any event, only for as long as Data Protection Legislation allows.
Where you have chosen a password which allows you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We advise you not to share your password with anyone.
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or the United Kingdom (UK). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA or the UK who work for us or third parties engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services to us. By submitting your personal data, you acknowledge this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy and the Data Protection Legislation. This means that we will only transfer your information to third parties that (a) are in countries that have been confirmed by the European Commission to provide adequate protection to personal information; or (b) have agreed to provide all protections to your personal information as set out in the Data Protection Legislation.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.
If you have any queries about how we treat your information, the contents of this notice, your rights under local law, how to update your records or how to obtain a copy of the information that we hold about you, please write to our Data Protection Officer via email@example.com.
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