Data protection privacy notice
We are committed to protecting your personal information and ensuring we respect your privacy. This Privacy Notice explains how we will look after and use any personal information that we collect about you.
What is personal information?
Personal information means any information about you from which you can be identified. Examples of personal information include your name, home address, national insurance number, date of birth, telephone number and e-mail address but it also includes other pieces of information which can be used to identify you, either directly or indirectly, such as a cookie.
Who we are
Dawn Capital LLP is the Controller of the personal information you provide to us. If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the information we hold about you please contact us using the details set out below:
Full name of legal entity:
Dawn Capital LLP
27 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QR
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues. We would however appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact us in the first instance.
What types of information do we use?
We collect information in the course of providing our financial services to you. The information which we collect, use, store and transfer about you are:
- Full Name and title
- Address and Previous address
- Contact information including: Email, Tel No, Fax No, Date of Birth
- National Insurance Number
- Tax information such as Tax District, Tax Reference (UTR)
- Bank account details
- Proof of Identity
- Employment details (job title, company name, address etc.);
- Educational history;
- Employment or work history/background;
- Documentary data (this can include passport or drivers licence or other forms of identification);
We do not collect any special categories of personal data. This includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic or biometric data.
Consequences of not providing some types of information
Where we need to collect your personal information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that information when requested, we may not be able to provide the goods or services you asked for. In this case we may have to cancel the product or services but we will tell you if this is the case.
How do we collect information about you?
Typically we will collect information from you when you contact us directly or provide information in order for us to provide our products and services. We collect information from and about you in the following ways primarily through direct interactions when you give us your personal information by filling in forms or during correspondence with us. This includes when you:
- Subscribe to our funds; or
- Meet with us in person or talk to us face to face.
How we will use your personal information
We only obtain, use and keep personal information where we need it for a specific purpose. We set out in the table below the ways in which we plan to use your personal information. We are only able to use your personal information if we have a proper legal reason or basis for doing so. This is called a legal basis and the regulations require that we have a legal basis so that your privacy is protected. Most commonly we will use your information in the following ways:
- We have a contract with you. For example, we manage a fund for which you are an investor in accordance with the constitutional documents of the fund.
- We have a legal obligation. We need to use your personal information to comply with laws that assist in the prevention of financial crime and to comply with regulatory obligations. For example this might include confirming your identity and source of wealth, as well as ensuring we provide you with necessary information so you understand the risk of the financial services we can provide.
- We, or a third party, have a legitimate interest in processing the information and your interests and fundamental right do not override those interests. For example, processing your information to source deals.
We set out in the table below all the ways we plan to use your personal information and the legal bases we rely on to do so. We also explain what our legitimate interests are where appropriate:
To facilitate investment into our funds and co-investment opportunities and comply with our obligations as manager as set out in the constitutional documents of the funds.
To facilitate investment into portfolio companies, and provide advice and assistance to help our portfolio companies grow.
To acquire and exit investments
To purchase services from our suppliers
To comply with our KYC and customer due diligence obligations.
We process the personal data of a wide variety of business contacts for the purposes of conducting key parts of venture capital business, such as fundraising, generating deal flow, and recruiting management teams.
Lawful basis for processing including our legitimate interests
To fulfil our contact with investors
To fulfil our investment agreements with management companies
To fulfil the purchase or sale agreement
To fulfil our contracts with suppliers
To fulfil our regulatory obligations
Necessary for our legitimate interests – to conduct the business of a venture capital fund manager
We will only use your personal information for the reason for which we collected it. We will only use it for another reason if we believe that new reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we do need to use your personal information for a non-related purpose we will tell you about it and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Who we share your information with
We may need to provide information to third parties for a variety of reasons, for example, we may need to provide information to assist in the detection or prevention of crime or for the purpose of safeguarding national security. Please refer to the table in the section ‘How we will use your personal information’ which explains how we use your data. The third parties we share your information with are as follows:
- The funds you are invested in
- Our service providers such as accountants, fund administrators, compliance consultants and lawyers
- Counter parties to a transaction
Sending your information outside of the EEA
The regulations which have been put in place to protect your privacy apply throughout the EEA. As explained in the section above we will send your information to other third parties who are based outside of the EEA, however we will only share your information with them because the following safeguards have been put in place:
- The country we send your information to is deemed to provide an adequate level of protection by the European Commission;
- The information is being transferred between organisations which are engaged in the same economic enterprise, or within our corporate group, and we have an agreement in place which sets out how your privacy will be protected;
- The entities we transfer your information to are based in the US and are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide a similar level of protection to European standards.
- You can obtain further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal information outside of the EEA by contacting us.
Storing your information
As a financial services provider we will typically have a contract with you and will need to keep your personal information (updated to ensure accuracy) to fulfil our contract. We also need to comply with EU and UK law, which often requires us to keep certain records - which will include certain personal information – for several years.
Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
In some cases it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
You are provided with a number of different rights under the data protection laws in relation to your personal information. These allow you:
- To access your information;
- To request we correct your information;
- To request that we erase your information;
- To object to the processing of your information;
- To request a restriction in the processing of your information;
- To request a transfer of your information;
- Complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office; and
- To withdraw your consent.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information or to exercise any of the other rights. We may, however, charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive or we may refuse to deal with your request. We may also need to seek further information from you to confirm your identity before we release any personal information. This does not affect your right to make a complaint.