Privacy Policy

Venture Fund Privacy Notice

Updated April 2022

Venture Fund is fully committed to compliance with the requirements of the UK General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018 and all other data protection legislation currently in force. The legislation applies to anyone processing personal data and sets out principles which should be followed and gives rights to those whose data is being processed.

This privacy notice tells you what to expect us to do with your personal information when you make contact with us or use one of our services.

In this Privacy Notice we’ll tell you:

why we are able to process your information;
what purpose we are processing it for;
whether you have to provide it to us;
how long we store it for;
whether there are other recipients of your personal information;
whether we intend to transfer it to another country; and
whether we do automated decision-making or profiling.

Venture Fund takes its responsibilities seriously and adheres to the Data Protection Principles as listed below.

When processing data we will ensure that it is:

processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way
processed only for the purpose that the data was collected for
limited to what is necessary
accurate and kept up to date
kept for no longer than is necessary
kept safe and secure
only shared with other Organisations who can demonstrate compliance with the regulations

Our contact details

There are many ways you can contact us, including via our contact us page on our website, post or email as follows:
Name: Venture Fund
Collecting and processing your personal data

Our role

Venture Fund will act as either a Data Controller or Data Processor dependant on the nature of your interaction with us. For example, if you go direct to our website and enquire about any of our services, we will act as a Data Controller. Similarly, when you set up an account as an Entrepreneur, Investor or Service Provider, we will act at the Data Controller for administering your account. However, when you subscribe to one of our experts, investors, Mentors or Coach we will act as the Data Processor.

How we collect your data and the type of information we collect

When acting as a data controller we collect the following information from you directly:

acting as a data controller we collect the following information from you directly:  personal data such as your name and contact details (address, email address, telephone number)
other personal identifiers such as IP Addresses, information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access the website and usage details.

When acting as a Data Processor, your consultant will choose what data either they or you input into the platform. We will process this data which may include:

Name, date of birth, home address, email address, gender, contact number
Your personal photograph
Details relating to your employment such as your job title, employee number, employment location, date of joining

When you register with us, you will be asked to agree to our ‘User Agreement’ which set out the terms of use.

The purpose for collecting and processing your personal data

The data we collect and process is for one or more of the following reasons:

When you use our website or to enquire about our services via our website
When you register and use our services

Your data will not be used for automated decision-making or profiling other when used for analytical purposes. In such situations, the data is anonymised meaning you cannot be identified through this means.

Lawful bases for processing

In most cases, the lawful bases or reason(s) for processing your information is in fulfilment of a contract, for example:

Where you send a query via our website requesting information about our products and services to help you decide whether to enter into a contract with us
In acceptance of our User Agreement.

How we store your information, where and for how log

We are committed to ensuring that your data is secure. As such we have put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard it, including the use of user logins and passwords to our Site, secure cloud-based data storage, encryption, anti-virus software and frequent network vulnerability scanning.

All data entered into our website by you is encrypted and securely stored in the UK and for the duration required to fulfil the request.

All data entered into our Site is stored for the duration of your access and in an encrypted format in data storage centres located as follows:

UK data storage centre

Once your access to our Site has ceased, data relating to you will be deleted. Some data however may be used for analytical purposes, this will be anonymised and as such will not identify you in any way.

Third parties we share your data with

We may use third party organisations to provide elements of our services on our behalf. We have contracts in place with these organisations which means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do so. They will hold it securely for the purposes of and retain it for the period we instruct.

We will not share your information with any third parties for the purposes of direct marketing, unless you provide your consent for us to do so. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at:
Data Subject Rights

Your data protection rights

Under UK legislation, you have rights including:

  1. Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  2. Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  3. Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  4. Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.
  5. Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
  6. Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at: if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

Should you not be entirely satisfied with any aspect of how we have used your data, you can also complain to the ICO at the following address:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

Changes to our Privacy Notice

Whenever we make any changes to our Privacy Notice and practices, we will inform you by posting an updated notice on this page and/or by sending you details of the update.