We  at PocketVenture are committed to protecting your privacy and to complying with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We hope that this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) helps you to understand what kind of information we collect in connection with our Services and how we process such information. Throughout this Policy the term “personal data” means information related to an identified or identifiable individual (i.e. a natural person). PocketVenture is an uxiliary company name of Business Angels Finland Oy and it may also be referred as “we”, “us”, or “our”.

By using this website and/or by submitting personal data to us, you express your agreement to the processing of your personal data in the manner provided in this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, please do not use this website or provide us with your personal data.

 

1. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING AND CRITERIA

Our collection of your personal data is based on your status as a user,, customer or other comparable relationship or relevant connection with us.

This Policy applies to personal data collected in connection with services offered by PocketVenture or from other interactions with us in which a link or other reference to this Policy is made, for example, in connection with our websites and other types of services offered by PocketVenture typically in electronic form.

We may provide additional or amending privacy information in connection with a particular PocketVenture Service. Such information prevails over this Policy to the extent of any conflict. Our services may contain links to other companies’ websites and other third party services that have privacy policies of their own. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of such services. PocketVenture is not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of any such services.
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND THEIR SOURCES

You may visit and access certain sections of our website and services without having to register or provide information. We may still collect technical information generated by your browser. We use cookies on this Site. More information of cookies is provided in paragraph 9 (Cookies).

We collect your personal data typically when you make a purchase, use or register to our services, or otherwise interact with us. We endeavor to collect personal data only with your knowledge or consent. Below are examples of the categories of data we collect:

Information you provide: name, age, ID number, address, phone number, email address and other contact information, as well as the wishes and preferences;

Contract information: We collect the contract information related to our users and customers (e.g. for example, ordered or used services, contracts, provided consents);

Contact information: Details of the queries, requests or feedback you have made or provided in order to respond to them as well as improve our services; and

Technical information: technicality information generated when you visit the Site or use the Services (such as IP address, browsing time, visited pages, used or viewed links and content, as well as information about cookies).

 

3. USES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We processes your personal data for the purposes described in this Policy and/or any additional service specific privacy information. Please note that one or more purposes may apply simultaneously.

Provision of Services: We may use your personal data to fulfill your requests, process your order or as otherwise may be necessary to perform or enforce services, contracts and other obligations.

Security: Identification of users and customers, to ensure information security, and investigate fraud and other misuses.

Communicating with you and Marketing:  communicating with uses and customers; make recommendations and to display customized content; marketing of our current and new services; direct marketing; market research; satisfaction and other queries; to promote products and services of other companies

Development of services: Development of current and new services.

Where possible, we will endeavor to use for the above mentioned purposes aggregated and statistical information where individual users or customers cannot be identified.
4. SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose your personal data to third parties unless otherwise stated below:

Consent: We may share your personal data if we have your consent to do so. Some services may include sharing your personal data with other users of the service, for example services where users publish their own content or PocketVenture user communities.

Authorized third parties: We may share your personal data with authorized third parties who process personal data on our behalf for the purposes described in this Policy. Such parties are not permitted to use your personal data for other purposes, and we require them to act consistently with this Policy and to use appropriate security measures to protect your personal data.

International transfers: PocketVenture services may be provided using resources and servers located in various countries around the world. Therefore your personal data may be transferred across international borders outside the country where you use our services, including to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA ) that do not have laws providing specific protection for personal data or that have different legal rules on data protection, for example, the United States of America. In such cases we take steps to ensure that there is a legal basis for such a transfer and that adequate protection for your personal data is provided as required by applicable law, for example, by using standard agreements approved by relevant authorities (where necessary) and by requiring the use of other appropriate technical and organizational information security measures.
Mandatory disclosures: We may be obligated by mandatory law to disclose your personal data to certain authorities or other third parties, for example, to law enforcement agencies in the countries where we or third parties acting on our behalf operate. We may also disclose and otherwise process your personal data in accordance with applicable law to defend our legitimate interests, for example, in civil or criminal legal proceedings.

Mergers and Acquisitions: If we decide to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize our businesses, this may involve us disclosing personal data to prospective or actual purchasers and their advisers, or receiving personal data from sellers and their advisers.

 

5. DATA OF CHILDREN

Our services are available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old (and at least the legal age or majority determined by local law where you reside) and fully competent to form a binding contract.

We do not seek to collect any information from or engage in any transactions with persons under the age of 18. However, it is not always possible to determine precisely the age of the user. Insofar as we ask you to provide your age, we block the Service from any person who is under 18 years of age. We will also make reasonable efforts to clear our databases of personal data relating to under age users.

 

6. DATA QUALITY

We take reasonable steps to keep the personal data we possess accurate and up-to-date and to delete out of date or otherwise incorrect or unnecessary personal data.

As certain PocketVenture Services may allow you to manage your profile, we encourage you to access your personal data from time to time to ensure that it is correct and up-to-date. Please remember that it is your responsibility to provide us with correct details as well as to update the personal data you have provided us with in case of any changes.

 

7. SECURITY

There are always risks associated with providing personal data, whether in person, by phone, via the internet or otherwise, and no technology is completely safe or “tamper” or ”hacker” proof.  In order to prevent and minimize such risks,PocketVenture takes appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against unauthorized access, disclosure or destruction or any other unauthorized processing.

Such measures may include firewalls, encryption technology, secure server facilities, proper access rights management systems and processes, careful selection of processors and other technically and commercially reasonable measures to provide appropriate protection for your personal data against unauthorized use or disclosure. Where appropriate, we may also take backup copies and use other such means to prevent accidental damage or destruction to your personal data. We can also make backups to the extent necessary. We use “Secure Sockets Layer” (“SSL”) or other similar standards techniques to protect the confidentiality and security of electronic transactions.

8. COOKIES

When you visit our Site, information may be placed on your computer to allow us to recognize your computer. This information is commonly in the form of a text file known as a “cookie”. Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your computer’s hard drive, rather than on the website. Typically, they enable collection of certain information about your computer, including your internet protocol (IP) address, your computer’s operating system, your browser type and the address of any referring sites.

Our use of cookies is intended to provide benefits to you, such as eliminating the need for you to enter your password frequently during a session or the need to re-enter items you place in a shopping cart if you do not finish a transaction in a single visit. Cookies are also used for website traffic analysis and anonymous demographic profiling so that we may improve our services.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, or want to be notified before they are placed, you may set your web browser to do so, if your browser so permits. Please understand that if cookies are turned off, you may not be able to view certain parts of this Site or use certain PocketVenture Services. Some of our business partners whose content is linked to or from this Site may also use cookies. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.
9. YOUR RIGHTS

If you wish to know what personal data we hold about you or you wish to replenish, rectify, anonymize or delete any incomplete, incorrect or outdated personal data, or you wish us to cease processing your personal data for the purpose of sending promotional materials or direct marketing or for the performance of market research or on other compelling legal grounds, you may, as appropriate and in accordance with applicable law, exercise such rights by contacting us through the contact points referred to below.

In some cases, especially if you wish us to delete or cease the processing of your personal data, this may also mean that we may not be able to continue to provide Services to you. We encourage you to use available profile management tools for the above purposes as such tools often provide you with direct access to your personal data and allow you to effectively manage it.

If you make a request, please note that we need to identify you and to ask for additional information in order to be able to fulfill your request. Please also note that applicable law may contain restrictions and other provisions that relate to your above rights.

 

10. CONTROLLER OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Business Angels Finland Oy (business ID 2026510-2) is the controller of your personal data. In matters pertaining to privacy practices in relation PocketVenture Service you may contact us at:

Business Angels Finland Oy
c/o PocketVenture Privacy
Fredrokinkatu 55
FI-00100 Helsinki
FINLAND

 

11. CHANGES

We may from time to time make changes to this Privacy Policy or change, modify or withdraw access to this site at any time with or without notice. If this Privacy Policy is changed in a material, adverse way, we will post a notice advising of such change at the beginning of this Policy and on this site’s home page for 30 days. We recommend that you revisit this Privacy Policy from time to time to learn of any such changes to this Privacy Policy.