Privacy notice

Emerge Education Privacy Notice

Introduction

  • Your privacy is important to us, and so is being transparent about how we collect, use, and share information about you (personal data). This policy is intended to help you understand:
    • Who we are, our role and our legal basis for processing your personal data;
    • What personal data we collect and how we use it;
    • How we collect the personal data;
    • How we share the personal data we collect;
    • How we secure your personal data;
    • How you can access and control your personal data;
    • What happens if we change this policy.

This Privacy Policy covers the information we collect about you when you use our website, apply to join our programmes, or otherwise interact with Emerge Education. This policy also explains how we process and protect your personal data and your rights in respect of your personal data including how you can object to certain uses of your personal data and how you can access and update certain information about yourself. If you do not agree with this policy, do not access or use our Service or interact with any other aspect of our business.

Who are we?

  • We are Emerge Venture Partners LLP (“we”, “us”, “our”, “Emerge Venture Partners LLP.”, “Emerge Education”) and operate under the name of Emerge Education.

We are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of our users. If you have any questions about how we process personal information please email us at [email protected], or write to us at 15 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BW.

The Service

  • Emerge Education is a hands-on early-stage investment, growth services, and consulting firm focused exclusively on the education technology sector.

Roles

  • We act as the Data Controller for your personal data when you engage with us directly. There may also be cases where we act as a Data Processor on behalf of third parties, such as partners in our acceleration programmes. In that case the third party will be the Data Controller of your personal data and you should refer to their privacy policies.

Legal Basis for Processing Your Data

We consider that we have the following lawful bases for processing your personal data:

  • our use of your personal information is necessary to perform our obligations under any contract with you 
  • our use of your personal information is necessary for complying with our legal obligations; or
  • use of your personal information is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others. Our legitimate interests are to:
    • run, grow and develop our business;
    • operate our Site and provide our Services;
    • select appropriately skilled and qualified suppliers;
    • build relationships with partners and academic institutions;
    • carry out research and statistical analysis;
    • carry out marketing and business development; and
    • for internal administrative and auditing purposes.
    • consent, to send you certain communications or where you submit certain information to us, or where required to rely upon consent by local law. You may withdraw your consent at any time by unsubscribing from e-mails or contacting us at [email protected]

What data do we collect and how do we use it?

Information you provide to us through our website

As a visitor to our website, you may provide us with:

  • Your full name;
  • Your email address;
  • Your website
  • Your Linkedin profile
  • Your phone number;
  • The country you live in;
  • Information about your company as part of the application process.

How we use this information

  • Make decisions about your company’s participation in our programme.

We use this data to

  • Deliver our service to you as requested
  • Improve our service based on your feedback in completed surveys.
  • Communicate about updates and changes to our services.

If your company joins one of our programmes, we may store:

  • The name and address of your company;
  • Your name and email address.

We use this information to

  • Deliver our services to you;
  • Communicate about updates and changes to our services;
  • Charge you for our service.

If you are an investor in Emerge Education portfolio companies, we are legally obligated to collect and store certain types of personal data through a standard KYC (‘Know your customer’) form, including :

  • a copy of your identification document 
  • Photograph
  • Proof of address
  • Date of birth
  • Marital status

Information we collect automatically when you use our service

We collect the following data

  • Your behaviours when you visit our website. For example, we track where you click and how long you spend on our site. This data is not linked to any other piece of data and cannot be used to identify you as an individual.

How do we collect the data?

  • As a participant in our programmes, you give us data about yourself and company directly through our desktop and mobile site or by email. As a visitor to our website, you enter your data directly to our website.

Sharing with third parties

  • We may share your personal data with third party vendors that help us operate, provide, improve, integrate, customize, support and market our service.
    • When we do this, we ensure that these third parties protect your data to the same standard that we do. 
    • In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics, which may also place cookies on your device. Please read their privacy policy to ensure that you’re comfortable with how they use cookies: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
  • If you have any questions about how we use these organisations as processors of your data, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or writing to us at 15 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BW.
  • We will not share your data with any other third parties unless you give us explicit permission to do so, or unless we are required to by law, regulatory requirement or court order.

Cookies

  • Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
  • Like many sites, we use cookies to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

How do we secure your data?

Information storage and security

We use data hosting service providers in the United Kingdom to host the data we collect, and we use appropriate technical measures to secure your data.

  • Where we transfer your personal data to third parties located in countries that do not provide the same level of protection for your data as the EU, for example, the United States, we carry out appropriate due diligence and use Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the EC as a legal safeguard.   
  • If you would like to obtain more information or a copy of these safeguards, please contact us at [email protected]
  • We have rigorous patching policies that ensure our machines, systems and servers are always secured by up-to-date protection. All of our staff receive regular training in data protection best practice.

How long we keep information

  • We are required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data, if provided, (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be destroyed. 
  • Other personal data may be subject to different retention periods depending upon the purpose for processing.
  • Where we process your personal data for marketing purposes you can withdraw your consent for processing at any time by contacting us at hello@emerge.education.

If something goes wrong

  • In the case of a breach of our own systems or the systems of one of our third parties that could compromise your data, we have breach handling protocols in place to ensure that we comply with data protection laws when it comes to managing any security incident This includes notifying a supervisory authority and data subjects where necessary.

How do you access and control your data?

Your Rights

Access: 

  • You have a right to access your personal data we are processing, this can be done by requesting a copy of this information from us

Rectification:

  • You have a right to correct any potentially incorrect data that we might have stored on you.

Erasure:

  • You have the right to have your personal data erased subject to certain exceptions which we will notify you of if applicable:

Restriction:

  • You have the right to request the restriction or suppression of your personal data in certain circumstances.

Data Portability:

  • The right to data portability allows you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services.

Objection:

  • You have the right to object to the processing of personal data in certain circumstances.

In order to query or request any of the above, please contact us at [email protected] or write to us at 15 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BW. We will respond in line with the timelines set by the applicable data protection laws. You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the ICO (0303 123 1113)

Changes to this policy

  • Any material changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be communicated to you through your provided contact information. An up-to-date privacy policy will always be available on our website. We will update this privacy policy on a yearly basis as standard and at other times it is deemed necessary to do so. This policy was last updated in July 2021.

 

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