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Data Protection and Privacy Policy

 

SUMMARY

General Data Protection Regulation, is a law on data protection and privacy which will take effect from May 2018, impacting all individuals within the European Union. Similarly, Singapore and most over Developed Countries such as Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia has a Data Protection Act.  We believe that all users on our platform have the right to understand and to control what personal data is made available to Equity Deals Asia.

Greater Transparency

We have updated our Privacy Policy  making it clear and easy to understand. It shares the type of data we collect and how that data is managed and processed. Be sure to read through it!

Right to be forgotten

We are providing you better access to user information removal. You will also have full control over what and how you are hearing marketing messages from us. This is in your control just log in to “My Profile”. You can also unsubscribe at any time.

Equity Deals Asia Platform

The primary purpose of the Equity Deals Asia platform is to match investors with founders of companies seeking funds. The core process, is that an investor searches and finds a company of interest and then registers an Expression of Interest.  The platform then matches the two, by sending the Expression of Interest to the Company, and the company then directly contacts the investor using the contact details provided. Therefore a Subscriber is giving permission for the platform to send the core contact information of Name and Email to the Company.

The Equity Deals Asia platform consists of an online website platform AND physical events, where Founder and Executive of companies can present to, meet and engage with investors. The Equity Deals Asia platform includes digital marketing, communication via electronic means, mobile services and face to face communications. Therefore, Subscribers, can expect to receive newsletters, communications, event invitations and information.

No Subscriber has access to any other Subscribers Profile.

Contact

If you have any questions about your information, our use of this information, your rights or anything pertaining to your data and how its managed, reach out to us and contact our Data Protection Officer at   DPO@qualvin.com


Further Details

Privacy Policy

Equity Deals Asia is a platform that enables investors once they are registered subscribers “Subscribers” to interact with companies seeking investment funds and /or partners “Company”. In using our platform and services (collectively referred to as “we”, “us”, “platform”), information is entrusted to us and we want to make our intentions and processes, and your options, as transparent as possible. Our Privacy Policy will help you understand what information we collect, how it is used and the choices you have as a user.

Our Policy applies to users of our platform in every capacity, we call users “Subscribers”. This applies to investors, industry stakeholders, industry players, founders and executives of companies seeking funds and/or partners.

The primary purpose of the Equity Deals Asia platform is to match investors with founders of companies seeking funds. The core process, is that an investor searches and finds a company of interest and then registers an Expression of Interest.  The platform then matches the two, by sending the Expression of Interest to the Company, and the company then directly contacts the investor using the contact details provided. Therefore a Subscriber is giving permission for the platform to send the core contact information of Name and Email to the Company.

The Equity Deals Asia platform consists of an online website platform AND physical events, where Founder and Executive of companies can present to, meet and engage with investors. The Equity Deals Asia platform includes digital marketing, communication via electronic means, mobile services and face to face communications. Therefore, Subscribers, can expect to receive newsletters, communications, event invitations and information.

We will explain the following:

  • What information we collect and why we do so
  • How that information is used
  • Your options in accessing and managing that information

User Roles

If you register as an investor or industry player or Founder/ Executive of a company making an offering, then you are a “Subscriber”.

No Subscriber has access to any other Subscribers Profile.

We follow the “what’s yours is yours” guideline, where the creator of the intellectual property owns their own content. This means that you retain all your ownership rights in any Content you upload onto the platform. You grant Equity Deals Asia, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to display the Content in connection with the Equity Deals Asia platform (and its successors’ and affiliates’). The above licenses granted by you in Content will terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your Content from Equity Deals Asia. This relates to Company profile information. We do not make public or share Investor profiles.

You understand and agree that Equity Deals Asia, may retain removed or deleted Content, but not display or use Content for purposes other than analytics and internal research.

The above permissions do not apply to Personal Data. Equity Deals Asia will not use Personal Data under any circumstances for preparing derivative works or for any purposes other than what has been expressed. Upon your request for deletion, Equity Deals Asia will not retain any Personal Data for any purposes.

Content and Personal Data

  1. Content

Content and information submitted by users to Equity Deals Asia are referred to in this policy as “Content“. Here are some examples of Content: any data and content made available by an Authorised Executive of a Company for the purpose of publishing on the Platform; and Individual Contact information.

  1. Personal Data

During creation of an account, Equity Deals Asia collects your name and email address and mobile number. Equity Deals Asia will only use your email address and mobile: (a)  to send you marketing collaterals, promotions about events, newsletters and information about Company offerings; (b) If a Subscriber registers an expression of interest in a Company, then we will provide your contact name, email to the Company to follow up with you.

Here is a thorough breakdown of the data points collected how we use this information:

  • Account creation information.A Subscriber, provides information such as an full name, email address, mobile, account ID and password to create an account. This information is used for account creation and authentication on the Equity Deals Asia platform.
  • Services usage information.This is information about how you are accessing and using Equity Deals Asia, which may include administrative and support communications with us and information about the Companies, projects, people, links you interact with. This information is used for internal usage.
  • Profile information.With your permission, any contact information you choose to upload is collected when using the Equity Deals Asia platform. This information is used only for communications between Equity Deals Asia and you and to match your specified interest areas with candidate events and Company offerings. This information is only used internally to provide the platform and requested services to you.
  • Log data.When you use Equity Deals Asia, our servers automatically record information, including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website or your mobile app sends when you are using it. This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web page you visited before using Equity Deals Asia, your browser type and settings, the date and time of your use of Equity Deals Asia, information about your browser configuration and plug-ins, language preferences, and cookie data. This information is primarily used for internal purposes, such as establishing usage patterns, troubleshooting, interaction patterns and product development. This information may be shared with third parties to facilitate co-development or troubleshooting. In the event third parties are involved, all data points are anonymized and aggregated to protect your privacy.
  1. Our Cookie Policy

Equity Deals Asia uses cookies and similar technologies. We may use both session-based and persistent cookies.

Cookies are small text files sent by us to your computer or mobile device, and from your computer or mobile device to us each time you visit our website or use our desktop application. They are unique to your account or your browser. Session-based cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies last until you or your browser deletes them or until they expire.

Some cookies are associated with your account and personal information in order to remember that you are logged in and which Companies/ Events you are a interested in. Other cookies are not tied to your account but are unique and allow us to carry out site analytics and customization, among other similar things.

Equity Deals Asia sets and accesses our own cookies on the domains operated by Equity Deals Asia and its corporate affiliates. In addition, we use third parties including but not limited to Google, Google Analytics and Zendesk  for website analytics. You may opt out of third-party cookies from these services by visiting their websites. We do not currently recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do Not Track signals as there is no consistent industry standard for compliance.’

  1. How we use your information

We use your information to provide and improve Equity Deals Asia services and the Equity Deals Asia platform.

Content

Equity Deals Asia may access and use Content as reasonably to:

  • provide, maintain and improve Equity Deals Asia;
  • prevent or address service, security, technical issues or in connection with customer support matters;
  • comply with the law

Other information

We use other kinds of information in providing Equity Deals Asia, specifically:

  • To understand and improve Equity Deals Asia carry out research and analyze trends to better understand how users are interacting with Equity Deals Asia, and improve on feedback.
  • To communicate with you by:
    1. Responding to your requests.If you contact us with a problem or question, we will use your information to respond.
    2. Sending emails. We may send you emails and messages as necessary for the full functionality and performance of the Equity Deals Asia platform as intended. We may also contact you to inform you about changes in the Equity Deals Asia platform, offerings, and important Equity Deals Asia -related notices, such as security and fraud notices. These emails and messages are considered part of the Equity Deals Asia, platform.
  • Marketing and corporate communications. We use your information to send news and marketing collaterals – this is the purpose of the platform matching investors with founders of growth companies seeking investment funds. You can also opt out of these at any time by unsubscribing.
  • Security and keeping your information safe.We work hard to keep the Equity Deals Asia platform secure and to prevent abuse and fraud. From time to time, your information may be accessed by personnel of Equity Deals Asia to facilitate this process.
  1. Your choices

Deleting of Personal Information

At any given time, if you do not wish to share all your information, or you may delete your account by:

  • Logging into the platform and deleting all or part of your profile
  • Logging into the platform and unsubscribing

OR

  • You will be required to specify the email address registered to your account, full name, and any additional information to facilitate identification and deletion of your Personal Data. Our Data Protection Officer will contact you regarding your request.

By deleting your account, all personal information associated with your profile including but not limited to name, email address, mobile number will be permanently deleted.

Other information

If you have any questions about your information, our use of this information, your rights or anything pertaining to your data and how its managed, reach out to us at DPO@qualvin.com

  1. Other types of disclosure

Equity Deals Asia may share or disclose Content and Personal Data as follows:

  • During changes to our business structure. This includes but is not limited to a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, sale of some or all of Equity Deals Asia assets, financing, acquisition of all or a portion of our business, a similar transaction or proceeding, or steps in contemplation of such activities (e.g. due diligence). In such an event, we will contact you and inform you of the impending data transfer and we will provide a reasonable timeframe for you to withdraw your Personal Data should you wish to do so.
  • To comply with laws.To comply with legal or regulatory requirements and to respond to lawful requests, court orders and legal proceedings.
  • To enforce the rights of all stakeholders, prevent fraud and for safety.To protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of Equity Deals Asia, our users or third-parties, including enforcing contracts or policies, or in connection with investigating and preventing fraud.
  1. Security

Equity Deals Asia takes security seriously. We take various steps to protect information you provide to us from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access or disclosure. These steps take into account the sensitivity of the information we collect, process and store, and the current state of technology.

  1. External Websites

Equity Deals Asia does not take any responsibility for the content and privacy policies of any external website linked through the Equity Deals Asia platform. We advise you to click on any external links at your own discretion and to take note of the privacy policies on such external websites to protect yourself.

  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this policy from time to time and if we do, we will post any changes on this page and in certain circumstances, a notification will be made available to you informing you of the changes. If you continue to use the Equity Deals Asia platform after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy.

  1. Amendments to Personal Data Protection Policy

Our use of your personal information will always be governed by the latest version of this Privacy Policy, which will always be made accessible to you. By continuing to access or utilize the Equity Deals Asia platform following these changes, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

  1. Contacting Equity Deals Asia

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Equity Deals Asia Privacy Policy. You may contact us at DPO@qualvin.com or at our mailing address below:

  • Equity deals Asia is a trading name of Qualvin Advisory Pte Ltd.
  • Company Number: 200303669Z
  • Registered Office: Golden Castle Building #03-01, 80 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058710

 

END OF POLICY  – last updated September 2018

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