The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in force since May 25, 2018. At VC-A, we know that both your data privacy and your time are important and have therefore updated our VC-A M&A Suite to comply with the new GDPR.
This policy describes what information we collect to operate VC-A. It also provides information about how we store, transfer, use and delete that information, and what choices you have concerning the information.
This policy applies to the VC-A M&A Suite, including the website as well as other interactions you may have with VC-A.
Value Creation - Alternative Ltd. is registered at the Information Commissioner's Office under the reference number ZA808655 since the 17th day of November 2020. The certificate is in force until the 16th day of November 2022.
Data collection, processing and storage
VC-A is a corporate advisory firm. We provide M&A, fundraising and strategy consulting services. We are a business to business (B2B) organisation and will use your personal data only to provide professional services.
All data are stored in our VC-A M&A Suite, which is only accessible to VC-A Partners under a confidentiality agreement.
We process personal data differently depending on the type of Contact.
For VC-A Members
For Non-VC-A members
Contacts prior to the 25th of May 2018 have automatically been opted-in, but can opt-out at any time following their personal link (see information below).
Information collected from the website
Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser. Some cookies are necessary and allow you to navigate or utilize certain features of the Site. Other cookies allow us to provide the Services to you more efficiently or allow us to track your interactions with our Services. You can control the acceptance of cookies by adjusting your browser’s settings. If you disable cookies, certain features or functions on the Site may not work properly.
Web beacons are images, which may be transparent, that are added to web pages or emails and often used in combination with cookies. Web beacons allow us to better understand how you interact with and use our Services and also allow us to serve you with better and more relevant content.
Information that we collect through automated methods includes: IP address, browser and device identifying information (including the type of device and browser, settings, internet service provider information, and unique device identifiers), location information, log files, the dates and times you access our Services and perform certain activities, operating system details, information regarding your interaction with the Site, the websites you visit immediately before and after accessing the Site, and links you click on the Site.
The Site [does not] currently recognize browser “Do Not Track” requests. If you wish to disable certain tracking associated with cookies, you can do so by disabling cookies in your browser settings.
We are only using information collected automatically from the website to measure the traffic through Google Analytics tools.
Sign-Up form. New VC-A Member’s data can be collected automatically through our website using the Sign-Up form or introduced manually by one of our VC-A Partners.
Data introduced through our website are encrypted and secured by a Thawte SSL123 Certificate.
Contact form. The data introduced in the contact form are sent to an email address and not stored automatically onto our VC-A M&A Suite database unless you ask us to do so in the body of the message or the nature of your request requires a follow-up action. We keep a history of emails for compliance purposes. By ticking the "opt-in" box, you are agreeing to this policy.
For other electronic contacts
Data can be collected from public sources such as Linkedin, websites or third parties’ databases. Contacts are asked to check the Opt-In option by e-mail or through other communication channels once their record is created into the VC-A M&A Suite.
For none electronic contacts
We will collect information from you when you contact us, whether by email, phone, through the Site (see above), or otherwise. The information collected depends on the nature and purpose of the contact, but will generally include your name, contact information, and nature of the interaction. You can also choose to receive promotional emails from us. When you do, we will collect information regarding your interaction with those emails. You can unsubscribe from promotional emails at any time by customising your VC-A communications.
Customisation of VC-A communications
In each automated email communication, Contacts receive a personal link to their record and have the right to:
Contacts registered in VC-A M&A Suite have the possibility to change the following parameters to customise VC-A’s communications:
Do not send
Right to be forgotten
Should Contacts wish their data to be deleted from our database anyway, they just have to check the “Right to be forgotten” toggle-box and their data will be scheduled for deletion.
Your personal link (including personal information) is unique for your privacy and security. You are responsible for preventing unauthorized access to your account and personal information by avoiding sharing that link to third-parties by, for example, forwarding emails containing that link.
Your access to and use of the link or your submission of any personal information to us will constitute your consent to the transfer of your personal information outside of your home country or jurisdiction.