Privacy and cookie Policy

Introduction

This privacy and cookie policy sets out how Sarsia collects, use and protects any information that you give us when you use this website and in your interactions with us. 

Sarsia values your privacy and processes personal data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation, hereunder the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

We do not collect more personal information than is necessary and relevant to our business. We will not allow for any third-party usage of your personal data unless there is a legal basis for this transfer, like an explicit consent from you, if necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party, to establish an agreement with you or because we are required by law to share the data. The purpose of this privacy statement is to ensure that your privacy is respected and that your personal information is properly managed.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. This policy is effective from 19/03/2019.

Your rights

Any person who’s personal data is held by us has a right to access their own personal data. If the personal data are incorrect or incomplete, or if we are processing data that we are not entitled to process, you may demand that the information are corrected, erased or replaced. 

Deletion of personal data

We do not retain personal data longer than necessary given the purpose of the processing. We will also delete your personal data immediately if you withdraw your consent. If the ground for processing is our legitimate interest, the personal data will be deleted when the basis for the legitimate interest no longer exists.

How do we collect information from you?

If you contact us by post, phone, email, through the submission of forms on our website, social media channels, or in person, we may retain the communication for records including any information included within it. We also make use of systems that collate publicly available information. 

In addition, there is information that is collected automatically when you visit our website, such as IP addresses. See our cookies policy below for more details.

What do we collect?

We may collect the following information:

  • Name, job title and company name;
  • Contact information including email address and phone number;
  • Employment and education details specified in any presentations or CVs you send us;
  • Information required for Sarsia to meet legal and regulatory requirements, particularly in respect of anti-money laundering legislation;
  • Meetings attended and visits to our offices held with our staff;
  • Any other information you send to us.

How is the information used?

We use data (including personal data of individuals) for the following purposes and under the following lawful basis:

  • To carry out any obligations forming from a contractual agreement between us (Contract basis).
  • To identify, evaluate, and enter in to, investment and exit opportunities (Legitimate interest basis, where not covered by a Contractual basis in an investment agreement).
  • To monitor and support portfolio companies of the Funds (Legitimate interest basis).
  • To contact you for administrative and promotional purposes relating to our services. You can opt out at any time by emailing us (Legitimate interest basis).
  • To comply with legal obligations (Legal obligation basis).
  • For internal record keeping (Legitimate interest basis).

Where is the information stored?

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In the cause of our business, we utilizes a number of service providers to store and process data. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, all information is securely stored with GDPR-compliant services. 

Who is the information shared with?

For business purposes we might share information with external partners such as potential co-investors. We sometimes host events or participate in such activities in partnership with other organisations. In those cases, we may share your name and company name with them for the operations of the event or activity. We will under no circumstances sell your information to a third party.

Link to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. We do not have any control over these websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. 

Cookies on our website

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s, or other device’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

We use cookies to identify which pages are being used, using Google Analytics. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to our visitors’ needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and not in a way which identifies anyone. A preselection in the web browser that you as a user accept cookies is considered as consent. You can change the settings of your browser at any time if you do not want to accept a cookie. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. 

Distribution of information from this website

Any copying and distribution of site content requires prior written consent from Sarsia.