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Privacy policy

This Privacy Notice applies to personal data collected through our website. We are Draper Espirit plc and related parties, Encore Ventures LLP, Esprit Capital Partners LLP and Elderstreet Investments Limited with our registered address at 20 Garrick Street London WC2E 9BT.

We take your privacy very seriously. We ask that you read this Privacy Notice carefully as it contains important information about our processing and your rights.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, how we handle your personal data, or want to exercise any of your rights, please contact us at admin@draperesprit.com.

Changes to the Privacy Notice

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. You should check this Privacy Notice occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access this website.

What personal data do we collect and why?

Visitors only

If you are just browsing our website we will not collect personal data.

We will collect information about your usage of our website through cookies. Please see our Cookie Policy. This information is statistical and aggregated and does not identify you (so it is not personal data). We use it to monitor usage of the website and improve our products and services.

Marketing

If you sign up to receive our marketing emails, we will use your name and email address to send you the material you have requested. We will only send you marketing where we have your consent to do so.

You can withdraw your consent at any time if you change your mind by contacting us at the details set out above or clicking the unsubscribe link in the emails that you receive.

Your business plan

If you choose to submit a business plan, we will review that plan in order to review and consider plans for potential investment If your plan contains any information about you, we will use that information only in the context of reviewing your business plan. It is in our legitimate interests to assist early stage businesses but to do so we only process personal data that you provide to us. You can object to processing of your personal data on the grounds of legitimate interest (see the 'Your Rights' section). However, bear in mind that if you do, we will not be able to review your business plan.

Who will have access to your personal data?

Like any business, we use service providers to operate our website, such as the email marketing service, Mailchimp, and the data processor system, Sevanta Dealflow. Some of these service providers will process your data as part of the services they offer to us. We take steps to ensure that our service providers treat your data in accordance with the law, only use it in accordance with our contract with them and keep it secure.

We will never pass your details to third parties to market to you.

We may disclose your personal data if we are required by law to do so. If we enter into a joint venture with or are sold to or merged with another business entity, your personal data may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.

International transfers

We may need to transfer your personal data to the USA all of which are located outside the European Economic Area, for the purpose of:

  • Where our service providers in the section above are based in the USA to provide their services to us from those countries.

Any transfer of your data will be carried out in accordance with the law to safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a security breach or to any other similar approved mechanisms.

Security

To protect your personal data, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not lost, misused or inappropriately accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

Deletion

We will retain details connected to marketing until you tell us that you no longer wish to receive the subscription or marketing material.

We will keep your business plans for up to 10 years.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have the following legal rights:

  • the right of access to personal data relating to you
  • the right to correct any mistakes in your information
  • the right to object to processing which is on the grounds of legitimate interests
  • the right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing
  • the right to prevent your personal data being processed in some circumstances
  • the right to erasure in some circumstances.

If you would like to exercise your rights, please contact us at the details set out above.

We will respond to any rights that you exercise within a month of receiving your request, unless the request is particularly complex, in which case we will respond within three months.

Please note that exceptions apply to some of these rights which we will apply in accordance with the law.

Complaints to the regulator

If you do not think that we have processed your data in accordance with this Privacy Notice, you should let us know as soon as possible. You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. Information about how to do this is available on his website at www.ico.org.uk.